Nest #6032

Nickname: WPT 171
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Hickman
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.56714
Longitude: -75.07603
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015

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 baygirl
Adult arrival 04/19/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/22/2016 Nest failure 07/03/2016
Clutch hatching 05/31/2016 Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2017 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 04/13/2017 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/02/2017 Nest failure 07/21/2017
Clutch hatching 06/07/2017 Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 04/08/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

09/20/2018 by baygirl
i heard some ospreys thru out the season but never saw any nests in this dense wooded area surrounding a remote marsh

03/25/2018 by baygirl
The snag that held last years failed nest has really taken a beating from the winter storms. I doubt it will hold a nest this season. no ospreys in the area on my first check today.

09/21/2017 by baygirl
end of season: both adult osprey last seen on the nest 7-23-17. it is difficult to see the birds unless they are on the nest because of the woods and high phragmites along the marsh. the snag nest remains even with the extreme storms we have had recently.

07/29/2017 by baygirl
nest seemed to slowly empty out, I saw one remaining then none this past week...perhaps a great horned owl as the nest is up against tall stand of pines in a somewhat remote area

06/18/2017 by baygirl
I saw the female eating and I believe she was feeding one chick and 2 other chicks were peering out of the nest.

05/24/2017 by baygirl
incubating deep in the nest, and nest material still looks good, even on just 2 branches!

05/07/2017 by baygirl
again I needed to be very patient so see the osprey in the nest. I also heard and then finally found the mate deep in a nearby pine being quite boisterous, happy calling!

05/02/2017 by baygirl
I stared at the nest for about 5 minutes before I saw an osprey deep in the nest, obviously incubating. the angle is very tough to see much but I will be patient and hope the nest holds this season! beautiful setting for a nest, lovely wooded area along a marsh.

04/23/2017 by baygirl
nest looks very big, female on nest today, did not see mate

04/17/2017 by baygirl
They are here and building a new snag nest very close to the one that came down. This nest might not hold as it seems to only have 2 branch supports and it is already quite large. It is visible from the gravel driveway just across from the new home construction.

09/30/2016 by baygirl
Big storm blew through the area and this snag is now down. I am happy it is gone as I hate to see snag nests come down with chicks in them and this one was not very substantial. I hope this pair finds a better home in 2017.

07/06/2016 by baygirl
This nest failed. The last date I saw both adults on the nest was 6-19-16. 6-24-16 and 6-29-16 I saw one adult just sitting on the nest and was not able to see any chicks from my vantage point. 7-3-16 I saw both adults sitting in a nearby snag. At that time I considered the nest had failed. I checked again on 7-5-16 and there were no birds anywhere near the nest. I believe this nest along with 2 others nearby may have failed due to predation, likely owls, coons or eagles.

06/01/2016 by baygirl
One adult up on nest shading chicks. and feeding past 2 days! I have seen second osprey bring fish too.

05/26/2016 by baygirl
Pair is still incubating.

05/18/2016 by baygirl
Still incubating.

05/13/2016 by baygirl
One in the nest incubating

05/08/2016 by baygirl
Everything looks good. The mate guards from a nearby snag and the vultures seem to be keeping a further distance this year.

04/23/2016 by baygirl
Wow, I may have missed something with this pair. They are definitely incubating and working as a team. I watched them switch out on the nest, one brought the remains of a fish to one incubating and off that one flew. I enjoy watching the behavior of the arriving osprey fussing over the eggs and then settling down on them..

04/20/2016 by baygirl
Finally was able to confirm a second bird yesterday, 4-19-16 even though I could see the nest was much larger and one bird was tending to it for weeks. I often heard the soft call osprey make when they are waiting for their mates but finally I saw the second bird bring nest material. At that same time it actually appeared the first bird was deep in the nest and possibly incubating but not sure..yet!

04/06/2016 by baygirl
This snag nest deep in the marsh is surrounded by pine forest. The pines are often filled with egrets, herons, vultures and the occasional mature bald eagle. There is an osprey tending to the nest but I have yet to confirm a mate at this site.