Nest #6159

Nickname: NanVC
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: 106 VInes Lane Dagsboro, DE 19939. Right corner of my deck
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.561378
Longitude: -75.199993
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by NancyVC
Adult arrival 03/03/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/12/2016
Egg laying 04/16/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/16/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/25/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by NancyVC
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 Canada Goose successfully raised 3-4 goslings in it.
2018 Nest Activity Report by NancyVC
Adult arrival 04/08/2018 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/24/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/01/2018
Incubation initiation 05/28/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/04/2018 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/11/2019 by NancyVC
Canada Goose again hatched several goselings in this nest early this spring. I was unable to see the eggs to count them. As soon as they hatched, they disappeared. We usually see them almost adult size at a later date. No viewing yet

08/01/2018 by NancyVC
Single chick finally fledged on July 24th, 2018. Both parents and chick soaring around - chick returns to nest at night. Parents in nearby trees.

06/04/2018 by NancyVC
About May 28 the osprey began sitting up on nest and today, for the first time, I can see one chick that she is feeding. There may be another but I haven't seen a second one. Male bringing them food and sitting up in nearby pine tree.

04/26/2018 by NancyVC
Photo: Male (assumed) standing on edge of nest, female's head shown in his shadow. April 26, 2018

04/08/2018 by NancyVC
Pair of osprey attempted to settle on platform #6160 at 110 Vines Creek [2 houses down], but were chased out by a pair of Canada Geese about 2 weeks ago. So osprey are building up nesting material and settling on platform #6159 at 106 Vines Lane [off my deck]. Two males were vying for female's attention, but one was chased off. Mating activity seen. Not sitting on eggs yet. Nancy

07/16/2016 by NancyVC
16 July: 2 new photos of last chick to fledge. 1. spreading out wings to cool body. 2. looking "all grown up."

06/26/2016 by NancyVC
Chicks getting bigger, back of neck browning, body and wing feathers brown and spotted. Adult on nest (female?) cries when I come out on deck. Mate in tree nearby flies overhead. One on nest keep peeping. When other flew off, she followed him. They circled awhile then 'changing of the guard". Opposite one on nest and other flew off - presumable to feed for herself.

06/19/2016 by NancyVC
2 chicks have more mature feathers and mottled coloring. I adult up on edge of nest and 1 bringing fish. I child larger than other.

06/05/2016 by NancyVC
2 fluffy chicks up in next periodically. Feeding well. Adults give alert call when I come out onto deck, but do not flush. One chick fluffs wings.

05/28/2016 by NancyVC
Finally able to observe at least 2 chicks in nest. Parent bringing food. Changing of the guard in the early evening.

05/25/2016 by NancyVC
One bird on or in nest continuously, except when pair fighting off a third osprey that keeps coming around. One bird dropping small fish in nest. About 10:30 today one bird standing up with wings extended as if to shelter young from heat. Still unable to see chicks, if any.

05/21/2016 by NancyVC
Observed 'changing of the guard." Bird immediately nestled in on eggs or chicks. Unable to see if eggs have hatched. Adult still nestled down in nest but weather still cold.

05/12/2016 by NancyVC
April 16th is first date one osprey begin to sit long and low in the nest. It is still sitting most of the time. I am unable to see if there are any eggs. 5/10/2016 2 Bald Eagles fighting osprey for a fish. Both osprey chased them away. 5/12/2016 Osprey on nest, standing up more often. Male bringing food to nest regularly.

04/19/2016 by NancyVC
Nesting just began April 16, 2016. 10:30 a.m. watched the 'changing of the guard' - one osprey moved off nest, other settled on egg/s. Blue plastic has blown away.

03/26/2016 by NancyVC
Osprey have worked a blue plastic bag into their nest.

03/26/2016 by NancyVC
2nd & 3rd photos shows both nesting platforms, 106 and 110 (left) Vines Lane, Dagsboro, on Vines Creek.

03/26/2016 by NancyVC
3rd photos shows both nesting platforms, 106 (right) and 110 (left) Vines Lane, Dagsboro, on Vines Creek.

03/25/2016 by NancyVC
03/17/2016 - 03/23/2016 Single osprey guarding nest, chasing 2 geese away. Osprey using platform off the right corner of my back deck. Goose is incubating on my ospreys usual nesting platform - off 110 Vines Lane. 03/23/2016 Mate arrived. Male dropping nesting material - female arranging on platform 03/25/2016 Male mounting female - short trist