Nest #6099

Nickname: Little League Lite
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Old nest failed due to storm. New platform installed Spring 2016 and is successful!!!
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.7236922
Longitude: -75.1036011
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Marti
Adult arrival 04/01/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/08/2016
Egg laying 05/08/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/08/2016 Nest failure 03/16/2016
Clutch hatching 06/19/2016 Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2017 Nest Activity Report by Marti
Adult arrival 04/02/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/12/2017
Egg laying 05/12/2017 Chicks last observed 08/26/2017
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/11/2017 Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Marti
Adult arrival 03/23/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/25/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/20/2018
Incubation initiation 05/27/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 07/06/2018 Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Marti
Adult arrival 03/30/2019 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/15/2019 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/20/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/05/2019 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by Marti
Adult arrival 04/01/2020 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
Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 03/21/2020 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/28/2020
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/21/2020
Incubation initiation 04/19/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/04/2020 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

09/18/2020 by Marti
Observed adult female and a somewhat smaller one fly over our home adjacent to the pond in Canal Point. Mature fledgling has learned to fish.

07/28/2020 by baygirl
one fledgling fly to nest, one adult in tree

07/06/2020 by baygirl
so far just one chick seen at nest, may be more

07/06/2020 by baygirl
one chick vis at feeding both adults at nest late morning

06/20/2020 by baygirl
one chick visible at feeding time around 4:15 pm, did not see mate, female feeding

06/15/2020 by baygirl
female in nest watching for mate who was in nearby tree while 2 other osprey floated over head. then mate left. i was unable to get chick count today

05/17/2020 by baygirl
female deep in nest this evening, did not see male while i was there for about 30 minutes.

05/08/2020 by baygirl
female in nest incubating, nest looks clean of trash, male on snag near nest

04/30/2020 by baygirl
female deep in nest incubating, male on snag at treeline next to field

04/20/2020 by baygirl
seeing incubating behavior from the new female today, new male was on snag farther out from the nest than the prior male would perch. also this male doesnt bring trash to the nest like last seasons pair always did, sure hope the original pair has found a suitable home.

04/15/2020 by baygirl
female on nest today, no incubating behavior observed

04/11/2020 by baygirl
This is the somewhat famous nest referred to as HG or Holland Glade. The original pair has quite a history. summer 2017 I begged a sign company to use their bucket truck to rescue their one (of 2) chick caught in baling twine, and again in 2019 I used another sign companies bucket truck to attempt to rescue the adult female who was also caught in baling twine. She broke free and flew off so I cleaned out the nest. She remained at the nest into the fall and had an injured foot, but miraculously she was able to catch fish with just one foot. We waited to see if she would return this spring and I saw her at the nest on 3-21-20 along with her mate. In the next 2 weeks they were challenged for the nest site and as of today I see the challengers are holding down the nest. This new female has a magnificent full dark necklace and her mate has an obvious though light necklace. We hope the original female who recovered from her tendon injury comes back but its not looking likely. We hope this new male is not so fond of baling twine and trash.

04/04/2020 by Marti
My neighbor took this photo of a pair mating.

04/03/2019 by Marti
So excited to see this pair return! Watched the male circle our pond, dive for fish, and perch in a nearby tree. He stayed for over an hour!

09/20/2018 by Marti
September 10th, observed young osprey carrying a fish away fro the pond, both adults nearby.

09/20/2018 by Marti
Late August observed 2 smaller osprey flying over our pond with adult female.

09/20/2018 by Marti
mid August (20-25th) 2 chicks fledged the nest

07/06/2018 by Marti
Female Osprey on nest continually thru out month of June. First head chirpings (from below next) around July 1.

06/01/2018 by Marti
Female (much whiter underside) observed in nesting position within the nest. Male in nearby tree observing. Two pair of Osprey often seen fishing and flying over our pond. Another neighbor is reporting on the nest in her backyard.

04/13/2018 by Marti
Today I observed the female sitting on the nest, with the male perched nearby. This is the 1st observation of both male and female at the next. Uncertain as to egg laying at this time, seems too early.

03/29/2018 by Marti
First spotted osprey returning to area 3/23/18. Observed female flying/hunting over pond in Canal Point 3/25 and 3/26. Saw female perched on old nest platform at Little League field 3/29. Not certain she is nesting yet.

09/06/2017 by Marti
Adult female observed flying alone now. Fledglings have left the area, after being observed flying and fishing.

08/26/2017 by Marti
Fledglings have been spotted fishing and diving in pond behind my home. Adult nearby observing.

06/18/2017 by Marti
Observed the adult osprey crouching over her nest, no longer sitting down in it. Both adults have been seen fishing in a nearby pond and taking their "catches" back to the nest. Appear to be feeding their hatchlings.

05/12/2017 by Marti
Although I did not actually see any eggs, the female sits low in the nest, indicating she is/has laid her eggs.

04/07/2017 by Marti
Observed female perched in a tree very near to last year's platform nest on 4/2/17.

04/07/2017 by Marti
Observed male fishing in Canal Point pond less than 1/4 mile from last year's next platform.

09/02/2016 by Marti
Not certain when eggs were actually laid. Observed the flat back in early May. Observed adults carrying food/fish back to the nest on July 12. Continued to hear nestlings in the next throughout July and again on July 30th. By August 8th the fledglings were flying from the nest. Throughout August observed them flying over our pond and sometimes diving for fish. On September 2nd, nest seemed empty.

05/15/2016 by Marti
New nest on platform is successful! Pair are definately sitting on nest. Not positive of egg laying date.Impossible to view inside of nest.