Nest #6136

Nickname: Barbdil
Nest substrate: Cell tower
Nest Location Description: near Willowwood Drive and Red Maple Drive in Smyrna, on Tower (26 Brighton Pl.)
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 39.258648
Longitude: -75.598474
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2016

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by BDill
Adult arrival 03/29/2016 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by BarbDil
Adult arrival 03/29/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/09/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/26/2026 by BDill
Took some great close ups of the nest . Occupied by both Adults doing repairs. (bringing in sticks and twigs)

09/06/2016 by BarbDil
Two chicks fledged without incident. Spotted fishing at times on a near by pond. At present time Sept 6th nest in not occupied Ospreys not seen in since the middle of August.

07/09/2016 by BarbDil
"Wingerising" Wing stretching and exercising and possible branching.

07/05/2016 by BarbDil
Two Nestlings observed. Lots of wing exercising going on. Parents sitting near by.

04/14/2016 by BDill
Been watching for adults for two weeks now. No sign of them. We have had really high winds with may have contributed to the increase in the collapsing of one side of nest. At one point it looked like they were repairing the nest. ( 2wks ago) .

03/31/2016 by BDill
March 29 2016 saw a a parent bringing sticks and vines up to nest. A closer look ( nest is really high up ) from a different vantage view it appears that there was a partial nest collapse over the winter. There is still a large portion left horizontal. On March 30 I noticed two adults at the nest one IN the nest and one perched a near by pole over the nest. Do to the height of the cell tower it is not possible to see if there is any brooding at this time. I am watching for teh adult to bring food to the nest in the next few weeks. ;)