Nest #6813

Nickname: White Creek Marina
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: in the marsh at entrance to marina
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.5515278195342
Longitude: -75.1009913556111
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019 2018 2017

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 04/09/2018 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/03/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/24/2018
Incubation initiation 04/28/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/14/2018 Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 03/18/2019 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/24/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/27/2019
Incubation initiation 04/10/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/29/2019 Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 03/23/2020 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/17/2020
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/30/2020
Incubation initiation 04/13/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/22/2020 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No 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

07/09/2021 by baygirl
adults back at nest territory after failing at nearby Naomi Drive low small nest over water

05/26/2021 by baygirl
male on nest, could be from failed Naomi Dr nest site

05/15/2021 by baygirl
no birds at nest

04/26/2021 by baygirl
goose and goslings vacated nest today

03/27/2021 by Cindy Held-Szlasa
Ospreys are back and very vocal. Sitting on the inhibitor today.

03/26/2021 by baygirl
goose incubating eggs on nest past few days

03/22/2021 by baygirl
i have not seen or heard any ospreys in the area and unfortunately the red wing blackbirds are thriving in the phragmites and hanging out at the nest AND canada geees were on the nest this morning... this could be a tough season for this pair

03/17/2021 by baygirl
have not seen any ospreys on nest past couple days

03/13/2021 by baygirl
2 ospreys at the nest today, need to confirm a bonded pair...

06/29/2020 by baygirl
only saw 2 chicks today at 2:30 but a male red wing blackbird was constantly buzzing the nest and hitting the female osprey on the head as she was trying to shade and then a female red wing blackbird got in the act, somehow the adult osprey maintained her composure but its not good to have this happening. I have told the community to trim the phragmites and groundsel plants that are surrounding the nest platform, the black birds nest in there and will cause ospreys to abandon nests. this is a reason to not place nesting platforms where there is tall plant growth

06/12/2020 by baygirl
1 chick being fed with 2 chicks happily hanging out on the other side of the nest, all 3 look similar size

07/28/2019 by baygirl
empty nest today for about 2 hrs

06/22/2019 by baygirl
2 chicks visible in nest with female

05/30/2019 by baygirl
female up in nest and appeared to be shading, male arrived to T perch and red wing blackbird dive bombing him mercilessly. too many phragmtes and groundsel bushes growing up around the platform pole, poor placement, never a good idea, blackbirds are relentless when nesting near osprey. female then settled down into nest oh so gently. i am calling it hatchlings

05/27/2019 by baygirl
have not seen feeding behavior but over due for hatchlings so i may be missing it, female low in nest past few days when i pass in my boat.

05/06/2019 by baygirl
one deep in the nest incubating on 5-3-19, today the male was eating a fish at tree by Solitude's community swimming pool

04/15/2019 by baygirl
both at nest during extreme winds today, one inc but nest is not very deep

03/18/2019 by baygirl
definitely a pair at the nest today but definitely being given a run for their money by another female osprey. there had been a pair of geese off and on this platform, so happy the osprey will be free to nest.

09/02/2018 by baygirl
adult male only seen, had fish in favorite dining tree, heard no juveniles

08/24/2018 by baygirl
one juvenile in nest, one in tree with a fish. last time i saw the entire family including the adult female was 8-19-18 when she was feeding the youngest on nest. one other juvenile had its own fish and adult male flew in with fish. 3rd juvenile was calling for a fish, busy family that day!

08/09/2018 by baygirl
last younger chick of the 3 fledged today. the adults are a bit elusive but they do have to fly out of the narrow creek area to catch fish as even if there were plenty to catch there are lost of boaters coming and going..

08/01/2018 by baygirl
2 large chicks standing in the nest today and then I saw a third wing stretch up to confirm the smaller chick is still in the nest. I expect they will be flying any day now

07/20/2018 by baygirl
no adults seens today. i have not been able to confirm the males guard/dining perch, nor the females favorite perch, and often the nest has no adult present.... today i did confirm all 3 chicks are still in the nest. one was self feeding and one was laying in the far corner, possibly the smallest, and one was up and then down also., chicks look to be about 4-5 weeks old

07/05/2018 by baygirl
one adult on nest today, chicks visible, boat ride near nest at about 3 pm

07/04/2018 by baygirl
finally got a good ook at the nestlings today, 2 regular size and one laying off to the side looked a bit younger with some down still on its back. i did not see or hear any adults though... sometimes a female will leave a nest unattended and especially with the red wing blackbirds bothering this location she may have been perched nearby.

06/27/2018 by baygirl
5:30 today, female on the nest obviously shading but no chicks visible. She was calling for fish and looking out the creek, no male seen.

06/14/2018 by baygirl
first day i could confirm feeding behavior altho no doubt chicks hatched at earlier date.

06/06/2018 by baygirl
female very deep in the nest bowl today, still not seeing hatchling behaviors

05/31/2018 by baygirl
female very very fussy in the nest today. i would expect chicks any day

05/21/2018 by baygirl
one deep incubating today

05/19/2018 by baygirl
so far the osprey are continuing to incubate, there has been 7 solid days of heavy rain and yesterday I watched the bird in the nest constantly shaking the rain off its head

04/28/2018 by baygirl
This is the first day I see incubation behavior so the date is just an estimate, probably this pair been on eggs a few days. We approached by boat and as we turned around we watched to see if the nesting bird would be stressed and she didn't even lift her head up out of the nest. hoping for a productive season for this pair who's behavior points to them likely being a mature pair from a fallen snag nest in 2016...2017 a pair spent all season in this general location but did not chose the platform.

04/19/2018 by baygirl
no ospr seen today anywhere near the nest and the bulkhead workers were very closeby

04/15/2018 by baygirl
well guess i do not know osprey ! :) there has been a pair on the platform since around the 9th of April, sort of coming and going. today the nest was looking like it needs quite a bit of work but both osprey were at the platform and I observed 2 attempts at copulation. This is great news for the woman who had the platform built early 2017 in memory of her late husband. I talked with her today and she named them Diana and Chuck.the bulkheading company is still working at the marina so this may be a good sign that this pair will handle some human disturbance "in season".

03/29/2018 by baygirl
no ospreys anywhere near this new platform as the marina is under construction and equipment is just a few 100 feet from the nest site. doubt there will be any pairs claiming this site to nest for the 2018 season.

09/21/2017 by baygirl
end of season- no osprey seen on this platform, no nest material

07/29/2017 by baygirl
no nest material on platform and no osprey activity seen this season for this new platform. may be too close to marina traffic and night time lights..but maybe next season a pair will claim it.

06/29/2017 by baygirl
no activity seen

05/29/2017 by baygirl
new platform placed at the entrance to marina, has a 2017 plaque, no nest material was placed in the platform and no osprey has claimed it so far although there are a number of ospreys hanging out in the nearby new community "solitude" off clubhouse Rd.