Nest #6780

Nickname: Steelton C
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Large stick nest atop a utility pole in the rail yard between the Susquehanna River and US Rt. 230. 12th pole north of existing osprey nest, active for last several years, 2nd south from overpass at northern end of "no man's land" area between Highspire and Steelton.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Pennsylvania Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 40.2205214
Longitude: -76.82400736
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by Westwindschild
Adult arrival 04/17/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/21/2017 Nest failure 07/08/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by Westwindschild
Adult arrival 04/06/2018 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/06/2018 by Westwindschild
Adult osprey perched on nest when I arrived. Another adult flying nearby, and a red-tailed hawk was perched on the nest pole in line. Nest is much more built up than when I last visited on March 19. I did not see anyone on the nest at last visit, but they have clearly been working on this for several days.

07/27/2017 by Westwindschild
Visited nest - apart from decomposing body of deceased adult, there was no activity.

07/08/2017 by Westwindschild
Visited nest and observed adult female osprey sitting at edge of nest, nudging at dead adult osprey, also at edge of nest. No sign of successful nesting.

04/21/2017 by Westwindschild
April 21, 2017, good sized nest built upon utility pole, and female sitting in nest in incubation posture.

04/17/2017 by Westwindschild
April 17, 2017, observed one adult osprey sitting on top of utility pole arranging a few sticks. Nest construction only just begun.