Nest #6875

Nickname: DE Park
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Reported nest. Has not been confirmed. Use Entrance closest to Christiana Hospital, pass White Clay Country Club and cross small bridge. First parking lot on the right (usually empty) has three large light posts, middle post contains nest.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 39.699959
Longitude: -75.674187
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by Jordan Terrell
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
2018 Nest Activity Report by TisTheSeason
Adult arrival 03/30/2018 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
Nest Activity Report by west51
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/27/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by west51
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/18/2019 by west51
No adults observed. Two fledglings at the nest. Both flew away and didn't return while I was there.

08/04/2019 by west51
No birds at the nest. One fledgling on another light pole in the parking lot. The other fledgling flying around the area.

07/21/2019 by west51
8:05-8:40am. 2 fledglings at the nest. No adults observed. One fledgling flying and landing in a tree. Very active. The other fledgling staying at the nest.

07/10/2019 by west51
8:35-9:10 5% overcast with high visibility. 2 fledglings active at the nest exercising their wings. 1 more active than the other. No adults at the nest. 1 adult flying high above the nest and landing in a nearby tree looking at the fledglings. The active fledgling is able to lift itself off the platform a few feet and comes back down to the platform. Not flying off the platform yet. Seeing the mother in the tree was an incentive. The other fledgling stayed in the nest.

06/24/2019 by west51
7:55-8:30am 5% overcast with high visibility. Two adults and two chicks observed. One chick more active than the other. on 6/23/2019 there was a car show in the parking lot right below the nest with alot of noise and activity. Birds were not flushed.

06/09/2019 by west51
7:45-8:30am Temp. 75 deg. 5% overcast with high visibility. Two adults observed with one feeding the chicks and the other bringing food and feeding chicks.

05/27/2019 by west51
9:15-10:00am. Two adults observed. 1 feeding and 2nd watching. 2nd chased a passing crow away and returned. After the feeding concluded the 2nd adult discarded the fish carcass to outside the nest and flew away.

05/20/2019 by west51
Observed 8:45-9:30. High visibility with 0% overcast. 80 degrees. Two adults observed. One tending nest and the other bringing food. Second adult watched while the first fed the chick(s). Second also fed chick(s) briefly.

05/15/2019 by west51
8:15-9am 0% overcast w/high visibility. Observed 2 adults (1 on the nest and the other bringing food. Did not observe any chicks.

05/09/2019 by west51
Observed adult bring a fish to nest (9am). 100% overcast.

05/09/2019 by west51
Initial observation on 4/27/2019. Nest was occupied. One adult sitting in the nest. One adult outside the nest. Utility pole #D2. Could not see inside of the nest. Observed for 30 min. 0% overcast w/ high visibility.

03/30/2018 by TisTheSeason
I was aware of this nest late in the season in 2017. On March 30, 2018, I observed two ospreys perched in the same light pole. Over the winter, the sticks had been removed from the pole, but during my observation I noted that some sticks had been placed in the light pole structure.

03/25/2018 by TisTheSeason
I observed breeding behavior of one osprey in a light pole located adjacent to where the nest pole is located. There were a few sticks in this adjacent pole and the osprey was perched on the pole and vocalizing. Also observed this individual foraging over the large pond in DE Park. (See 3/30/18 post for next observation which indicates that the bird switched back to the original nest pole).