Nest #6293

Nickname: UD-3
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Univ of DE - loop road around Marine Operations Building
Nest Cam URL: Click to Visit
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.7882711580556
Longitude: -75.1607759325409
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2016

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Shook
Adult arrival 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 UD Marine Ops
Adult arrival 03/14/2019 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/25/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/25/2019 by UD Marine Ops
A single Osprey is resting a lot in nest. Possibly tending to eggs.

04/04/2019 by UD Marine Ops
Recent days the pair has continued to build up padding inside the nest. The size of fish they have been catching is larger. Plenty of periods of rest and some half-enthused courting behavior. Today was first day I observed soaring and chirping of a large # (~10) Osprey. Almost as if younger ones have arrived and getting reacquainted (or finding out they are not welcome in their birth nest).

03/29/2019 by UD Marine Ops
There has been less mating behavior the last few days. Today the male is building up the nest while the female is resting (and seems to be supervising the nest build up from her perch).

03/27/2019 by UD Marine Ops
Courting behavior and soft inside nest building has continued in earnest. This pair is healthy and happy. The outside ring of the nest is a bit better than last year, but no where close the quality of UD-2.

03/26/2019 by UD Marine Ops
Multiple trips placing seaweed and other soft material into nest.

03/25/2019 by UD Marine Ops
Courting behavior has begun

03/18/2019 by UD Marine Ops
3/18/19- Very active nest building by the pair.

04/19/2016 by Shook
This next is in the water on a aid to navigation sign