Nest #6031

Nickname: WPT 134
Nest substrate: Cell Tower
Nest Location Description: Porter Rd/Carson Dr.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 39.60873
Longitude: -75.68964
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Delaware Osprey Watch
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Caylen
Adult arrival 04/06/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/25/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/11/2016
Incubation initiation 04/30/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/23/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Caylen
Adult arrival 04/09/2017 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/05/2017
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/23/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/31/2017 Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Caylen
Adult arrival 03/30/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/26/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by west51
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/03/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

09/02/2019 by west51
The 2 adults and 2 fledglings have not been observed at the nest for a few weeks. 7:45-8:10am.

08/18/2019 by west51
No adults or fledglings at the nest.

08/04/2019 by west51
No adults or fledglings observed.

07/10/2019 by west51
Fledglings actively exercising their wings. Mother lifting herself off platform a few feet to encourage the fledglings to do the same. Mother did this over and over again. Fledglings didn't respond. 5% overcast with high visibility.

06/24/2019 by west51
9:00-9:40am 10% overcast with high visibility. One adult and two chicks observed. Did not observe second adult bringing food.

06/19/2019 by west51
11:40-12:15pm 100% overcast with high visibility. 2 adsults observed with 1st adult feeding the chicks and the 2nd bringing food.

05/27/2019 by west51
Observed 10:30 - 11:00. High visibility with 0% overcast. One adult in the nest. Did not see the second adult.

05/20/2019 by west51
9:50 - 10:20 Sky overcast was 0% with high visibility. Two adults observed. One tending the nest and the second bringing food. First adult was feeding the chick(s). Second adult watched and while the feeding activity took place. Second adult observed chasing a bird away and then returning. Second adult also briefly helped in feeding the chick(s).

05/16/2019 by west51
9:30-10:15am. 10% overcast w/high visibility. Two adults observed. One bringing food and the other tending the nest and feeding the chicks. Did not observe chicks. Assuming their are chicks present by the activity of the adult tending the nest.

05/10/2019 by west51
4pm-4:30pm 100% overcast w/high visibility.No activity observed.

05/09/2019 by west51
Initial observation on 5/3/2019. Adult activity in nest. Second adult observed on tower. 60% overcast. Visibility high.

06/21/2018 by Caylen
Nest observed from 15:49 to 16:00 on 6/21/18. Overcast was 80% and visibility was high. Just like last survey, one adult was next to the nest. I could not get a glimpse of any possible nestlings. Adult stayed there for the duration of the survey.

06/07/2018 by Caylen
Nest observed from 14:24 to 14:40 on 6/7/18. Overcast was 80% and visibility was high. Adult was directly next to nest, but not on it. Stayed there for duration of survey.

05/24/2018 by Caylen
Nest observed from 14:27 to 14:40 on 5/24/18. Overcast was 0% and visibility was high. It appeared as though there was no adult on the nest. One adult was perched next to it. Could possibly have chicks now.

05/10/2018 by Caylen
Nest observed from 14:28 to 14:41 on 5/10/18. Overcast was 50% and visibility was high. One adult was perched next to the nest, while another was on it. The perched osprey flew to a lower level of the cell tower and began preening. Both adults remained in these spots for the duration of the survey.

04/26/2018 by Caylen
Nest observed from 11:00 to 11:21 on 4/26/18. Overcast was 25% and visibility was high. Both adults were present at the nest. The female was on the nest, but flew off and quickly returned to it. The male remained nearby and would fly to deter nearby vultures from approaching. Another adult osprey came near, which the male promptly gave chase to and away from the nest.

04/12/2018 by Caylen
Nest observed from 14:02 to 14:40 on 4/12/18. Overcast was 75% and visibility was high. Female osprey was at the nest, calling. Male osprey came to the nest, mated with the female, and then shortly left afterward. Not long after, the male returned with what looked to be a large goldfish or koi. The female accepted the fish and started eating it. Both adults eventually flew away, with the female going into a nearby tree to continue eating.

04/10/2018 by Caylen
Nest observed from 13:08 to 13:33 on 4/10/18. Overcast was 40% and visibility was high. Nest appeared more built up, but no osprey at the nest. Two osprey were on one of the other cell towers in the area, and stayed for the duration of the survey.

03/30/2018 by Caylen
Nest observed from 13:36 to 13:48 on 3/30/18. Overcast was 100% and visibility was high. Two adults were at the nest, with one directly over top of the nest. Another osprey came near, but was given chase by the two at the nest. The two original adults circled around one another after the other was gone, and eventually went out of view.

03/27/2018 by Caylen
Nest observed from 13:43 to 13:55 on 3/27/18. Overcast was 100% and visibility was high. No osprey at platform, but nest material is visible. Could possibly be remnants from the previous year, but could not say for certain. Several starlings were around the edge of the platform.

08/17/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 15:40 to 15:50 on 8/17/17. Overcast was 30% and visibility was high. One juvenile at the nest, calling constantly. It flew up onto a higher point of the tower, and remained there for the duration of the survey. No others were seen nearby.

08/11/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 14:36 to 14:55 on 8/11/17. Overcast was 75% and visibility was high. There was only one juvenile at the nest. Another osprey flew nearby and began pursuit of a red-tailed hawk. The osprey at the nest took off, but went past the treeline. The one pursuing the hawk attacked several times, driving it away. It returned to the nest and was able to identify as another juvenile. It was calling for the rest of the survey.

08/05/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 11:48 to 12:03 on 8/5/2017. Overcast was 30% and visibility was high. One chick was feeding while another was preening. The feeding chick then took flight, mingling with another osprey in flight nearby. It appeared to be the third juvenile- they are all capable of flight now. Judging by the prowess in flight, they have probably been flying for quite some time now, at least two weeks. The two osprey flew out of sight, and the one remaining in the nest stayed there for the rest of the survey.

07/23/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 16:05 to 16:18 on 7/23/17. Overcast was 100% and visibility was high- it had started to lightly rain. One of the chicks was continuously flapping and looked capable of flight. Could only see 2 of the chicks, but the third may have just been out of view. Both adults returned to the nest, one of which had a fish. It left the fish and flew off again, leaving the other adult with the chicks.

07/08/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 12:38 to 12:58 on 7/8/17. Overcast was 50% and visibility was high. There are a definitive 3 chicks at the nest, all nearing 7 weeks old. An adult was also at the nest, calling continuously. The chicks were seen with pieces of food. The adult left for a brief moment, flew in a circle near the nest, and landed back at the nest. They stayed there for the duration of the survey.

06/23/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 14:20 to 14:35 on 6/23/17. Overcast was 70% and visibility was high. The female was at the nest, and 2 chicks were visible. They appeared roughly 4-5 weeks old. Near the end of the survey, the male came with a fish to the nest.

06/10/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 11:47 to 11:57 on 6/10/17. Overcast was 5% and visibility was high. An adult was on the nest for the duration of the survey.

05/31/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 14:23 to 14:34 on 5/31/17. Overcast was 50% and visibility was high. There were a total of 3 adults, one appeared to be feeding chicks on the nest and two were flying around the tower close by. Judging by chest markings, they appeared to be male and female. It did not seem like an aggressive interaction, but they did eventually fly out of sight from the nest. At the end of the survey, the adult at the nest went to sit on it.

05/17/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 15:23 to 15:38 on 5/17/17. Overcast was 0% and visibility was high. The male was on the nest, while the female circled around the area nearby for a few minutes. She came to the nest and switched incubating duties with the male. Male stayed perched next to the nest for the rest of the survey.

05/03/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 12:55 to 13:15 on 5/3/17. Overcast was 85% and visibility was high. One adult was on the nest for the entire duration of the survey. As I was leaving, another osprey was flying overhead toward the nest.

04/23/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 15:50 to 16:00 on 4/23/17. Overcast was 70% and visibility was high. Immediately could see the nest and that it was built up, but could not see an osprey on it until it stood up. Looks to be incubating female. No other adults seen.

04/09/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 14:13 to 14:42 on 4/9/17. Overcast was 10% and visibility was high. One adult was managing the nest and collecting sticks for it. Only one adult was seen this whole time though.

04/01/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 15:10 to 15:35 on 4/1/17. Overcast was 100% and visibility was high. One adult was on the cell tower below the nest, eating a fish. It then flew up to the nest platform. Another adult flew in toward the nest, but the interaction between the two seemed hostile and the adult at the nest gave chase. Both flew off out of sight at the end of the survey.

03/25/2017 by Caylen
Nest observed from 16:50 to 17:00 on 3/25/17. Overcast was 100% and visibility was high. At the time there was no presence of adults. The old nest is gone, but it may have fallen/manually been removed like it had been last year at this time.

08/21/2016 by Caylen
On 8/21/16, I observed this nest from 13:13 to 13:23. Overcast was at 100% and raining, but visibility was still high. There were no adults or chicks present.

08/11/2016 by Caylen
On 8/11/16, I observed this nest from 15:30 to 15:40. Overcast was 25% and visibility was high. No adults were present, but both chicks were. One was at the nest while the other was on a nearby cell tower. Both stayed in these locations for the duration of the survey.

08/07/2016 by Caylen
On 8/7/16, I observed this nest from 19:10 to 19:40. Overcast was 15% and visibility was high. The two fledglings were around the nest. Two adults flew near the nest and then landed in the other nearby cell tower. The fledglings were calling continuously at the adults, but they remained perched at cell tower for the rest of the survey.

07/25/2016 by Caylen
On 7/25/16, I observed this nest from 16:00 to 16:13. Overcast was 95% and visibility was high. One adult was present on a nearby cell tower. At least one of the chicks was now a fledgling, as it was perched on a nearby spruce tree. The other chick was still on the nest. All three osprey stayed at these locations for the duration of the survey.

07/09/2016 by Caylen
On 7/9/16, I observed this nest from 10:17 to 10:30. The sky was fully overcast but visibility was still high. There were no adults present, but I could see at least two chicks in the nest. They appeared to be around 6-7 weeks old. Although still in the nest, the chicks appeared as though they were becoming increasingly mobile.

06/30/2016 by Caylen
On 6/30/16, I observed this nest from 15:18 to 15:28. Overcast was 35% and visibility was high. There was only one adult at the nest, but it was sitting over the nest as if to shield the chicks from the sun. It remained this way for the duration of the survey.

06/27/2016 by Caylen
On 6/27/16, I observed this nest from 15:27 to 15:38. Overcast was 60% and visibility was high. One adult was standing over the nest feeding chicks. I know that there are at least two chicks judging by how the adult was feeding them. Another adult was flying around the area and near the nest, then flew off out of sight.

06/07/2016 by Caylen
On 6/7/16, I observed this nest from 15:20 to 15:30. Overcast was 80% with high visibility, although it did begin to rain during the survey. One adult was at the nest, then sat on the nest once it began raining.

05/29/2016 by Caylen
On 5/29/16, I observed this nest from 11:30 to 11:43. Sky overcast was 20% and visibility was high. Both of the adults were at the nest. The female was sitting on the nest, while the male perched next to her. They remained this way for the duration of the survey.

05/23/2016 by Caylen
On 5/23/16, I observed this nest from 10:09 to 10:25. Sky overcast was 75% and visibility was high. When I arrived, an adult flew by to a nearby cell tower with a fish in tow. Another adult was at the tower already. The two seemed to be "spatting" at one another, but were not physically aggressive. The one without a fish flew back toward the nest, but the female refused to let it land on or near the nest by giving warning calls. The other adult with the fish (the male of the nest presumably) came back, gave it to the female, and stayed at the nest. The other adult left. The female stood over the nest and appeared to be picking at the fish and feeding chicks.

05/15/2016 by Caylen
On 5/15/16, I observed this nest from 16:32 to 16:47. Visibility was high and overcast was 40%. I could not tell if an adult was on the nest due to the viewing angle, so I cannot confirm if an osprey was there or not. No adult came and tended to the nest while I observed either. It was a noticeably windy day though, so perhaps the adult was low to the nest if present.

04/30/2016 by Caylen
On 4/30/16, I observed this nest from 16:08 to 16:19. Sky overcast was roughly 70% and visibility was high. The female was on the nest and did not move, so I am certain at this point that she is incubating. The male was not seen.

04/18/2016 by Caylen
On 4/18/16, I observed this nest from 15:56 to 16:09. Sky overcast was 0% and visibility was high. Both of the adults were at the nest, with the female on the nest. An object that looked like a plastic bag was by the female. There was a Cooper's hawk calling nearby, but it did not disrupt the osprey pair. The male flew off near the end of the survey.

04/06/2016 by Caylen
On 4/6/16, I observed this nest from 14:28 to 14:58. Sky overcast was roughly 5% and visibility was high. After arriving, an adult osprey arrived at the nest with a fish. Another adult was on the nest tending to it. The adult that brought the fish left very quickly, and it looked like it took a large rag-like object with it. The adult, which I identified as the female, flew to a nearby tree that has been a popular roosting spot for these osprey in the past. The male on the nest then left and came back shortly with a stick. Near the end of the survey, the female left her perch, without the object she originally had, and went into the nearby forest to bring another stick to the nest. She then stayed on the nest while the male stayed over it.

04/04/2016 by Caylen
On 4/4/16, I observed this nest from 12:39 to 12:59. Overcast was 100% and visibility was high. Shortly after I arrived, an adult osprey flew up to the nest with a large stick in tow. Judging by size and breast color, I believe it was the female. After adding the stick to the nest, she stayed above the nest for the rest of the survey. I did not see another adult.

03/25/2016 by Caylen
On 3/25/16, I observed this nest from 12:30 to 12:43. Overcast was 100% and there was light precipitation. The visibility was still high. There were no signs of adults.

03/16/2016 by Caylen
On 3/16/16, I observed this nest from 16:00 to 16:10. It was partly cloudy, with high visibility and 75% overcast. There were no signs of adults.

03/09/2016 by Caylen
On 3/9/16, I observed this nest from 16:55 to 17:10. It was a relatively clear day, with high visibility and 35% overcast. There are no signs of adults yet, and it appears that the cell tower was cleared of the old nest. Was it forcibly removed?