Nest #6040

Nickname: 98 IB
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Platform in marsh west of Matts Fish Camp restaurant
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.58754
Longitude: -75.06346
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 03/28/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/15/2017 Nest failure 05/14/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 03/19/2018 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/18/0008
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/13/2018
Incubation initiation 05/04/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/05/2018 Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 03/21/2019 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/21/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/09/2019
Incubation initiation 04/20/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/24/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

09/09/2019 by baygirl
one juv on nest today

06/22/2019 by baygirl
2 chicks visible in nest with both adults

05/29/2019 by baygirl
both on nest, one feeding

05/04/2019 by baygirl
one incubating

04/13/2019 by baygirl
both at nest, digging in nest bowl

03/25/2019 by baygirl
both on nest today

03/21/2019 by baygirl
second osprey on nest today, looks calm, no challengers thus far

03/14/2019 by baygirl
one osprey on nest, could be a looky lou

09/15/2018 by baygirl
one osprey on the nest perch today but could not comfirm if it was adult or juvenile

09/07/2018 by baygirl
juvenile perched on nest today, no adults seen

08/15/2018 by baygirl
one juvenile and one adult on nest today

08/08/2018 by baygirl
pretty sure this chick fledged before today but i just could not confirm it, finally saw it make a short flight around the cove and land, it looks like a newbie in the air!

08/03/2018 by baygirl
Since I am monitoring a foster osprey in a nearby nest I have been watching this chick starting to exercise and move about in the nest much more lately, standing on the nest edged and self feeding with adult female watching from the other side of the nest. this chick should fly soon.

07/15/2018 by baygirl
6 pm, 1 adult on the corner board of the platform, second adult, most likely female feeding just one chick in the nest.

06/16/2018 by baygirl
female feeding with one chick visible, male on fave pole at waters edge

06/10/2018 by baygirl
one in nest, hunched posture, possibly brooding the young

06/05/2018 by baygirl
Both adults on the nest today and one appeared to be feeding chicks...?

06/03/2018 by baygirl
have not seen much activity but one is deep in the nest when i drive by

05/19/2018 by baygirl
continuing to incubate, the second is often perched on the corner board of the platfrom.

05/04/2018 by baygirl
Finally today around 4:45 pm I saw one osprey deep in the nest and the second on the platform t perch. When I returned about 45 minutes later both were still in the same position. Definitely incubating posture. As I watched I scanned the cove and there were 2 other pairs out on the channel markers trying to build nests. Beach Cove is a popular osprey hangout.

05/02/2018 by baygirl
both just standing at the nest, eating or perching...

04/29/2018 by baygirl
both coming and going to the nest, they eat their fish in the nest. no signs of nest bowl prep

04/07/2018 by baygirl
no incubation but the pair is very busy at the nest

04/04/2018 by baygirl
both at nest today, no signs of incubation

04/02/2018 by baygirl
Pair was on platform today, one on t perch and one in the nest but no signs of incubating.

03/19/2018 by baygirl
Both osprey on nesting platform around 2 pm today. One appears to be eating. Saw one nest building few days ago as I passed on Rt. 1

09/21/2017 by baygirl
end of season- no ospreys seen in a few weeks

07/29/2017 by baygirl
adults still at nest bringing fish and enjoying their summer

06/22/2017 by baygirl
The pair continues to hang out at the platform

06/08/2017 by baygirl
no nesting but the pair sits on the corner boards of the platform most of the day

05/22/2017 by baygirl
if they were incubating then the nest failed around may 14th when I saw one on the nest and one nearby. today I can confirm both up on corner boards of the platform, one with fish. I came past again later and still they were both on the corner boards. we have had quite a bit of rain last few weeks and this may, or may not, be the reason for nest fail.

05/10/2017 by baygirl
one perched on nest corner perch but can not confirm mate incubating

04/17/2017 by baygirl
I believe this pair is incubating but it is becoming difficult to see the nest from the road, Route 1. once my boat is in water I will confirm

04/10/2017 by baygirl
pair has been off and on nest, sometime only one seen for long periods of time, may be a young/new pair

03/17/2016 by deldave
pair on nest today! See photo

03/15/2016 by deldave
no activity

03/10/2016 by deldave
No activity to report, photo op.