Nest #6929

Nickname: canal way west
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: snag nest on spit of land across canal from 410 Canal Way West, Salt Pond Community
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.5448059877434
Longitude: -75.0767746576087
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
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
2018 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 04/08/2018 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/22/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/07/2018
Incubation initiation 04/17/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/25/2018 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 05/13/2019 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

05/29/2019 by baygirl
female alone at snag near nest

05/26/2019 by baygirl
no osprey seen past few days, nest not built up.

05/13/2019 by baygirl
finally the female has found a mate, he is perched on snag above her. she is in nest and new nest material has been added

05/12/2019 by baygirl
female alone at nest area today, very wet, eating a fish. heavy rain and wind, nest looks same, no new material added = no mate, bummer!

05/04/2019 by baygirl
2nd osprey seen circling over the nest with the resident female this morning

05/03/2019 by baygirl
female on branch preening today, no signs of a mate or nest building

04/28/2019 by baygirl
female alone near nest, calling softly for mate, hope she finds a new mate soon, she has not built up the nest this season, she needs her mate to do so

04/19/2019 by baygirl
female still alone at nest site with no change to fallen nest, hope she gets a new mate soon

04/13/2019 by baygirl
one consistently on fallen nest, snag, no signs the nest has been built up, appears just one osprey at this nest site. the bird is very quiet, no longer calling for mate

04/02/2019 by baygirl
one on snag next to nest snag, no calling for mate, very quiet, no signs of any nest building, i do not think the mate has arrived

03/31/2019 by baygirl
one at nest calling softly for mate for 3 days

03/23/2019 by baygirl
no activity

03/16/2019 by baygirl
snag nest still standing, no osprey seen thus far

09/07/2018 by baygirl
one very quiet juvenile perched on the branch of the nest snag today at 2:30 pm. it appeared to be a male with very white chest.

08/18/2018 by baygirl
one juvenile perched on a branch near nest today, it was crying loudly for fish, did not seen adults

08/17/2018 by baygirl
have not been able to spot any of the birds from this nest site. they may be perching too deep in the pond area behind the homes

07/24/2018 by baygirl
one fledge on snag, and 2 tussling in the nest today with one adult ignoring them from another snag

07/22/2018 by baygirl
one large chick on the nest eating alone, 2 fledglings on the snag with one adult on the other snag

07/12/2018 by baygirl
female clearly feeding with 2 chicks visible today

07/05/2018 by baygirl
3 chicks clearly visible in nest today, adult female flew in with nest material.

06/24/2018 by baygirl
continuing to see just 2 chicks

06/15/2018 by baygirl
2 chicks clearly visible today as female was feeding

06/05/2018 by baygirl
one feeding chicks today and one on the snag

06/03/2018 by baygirl
not alot to see due to the angle of the high snag nest but its obvious from the females behavior in the nest that she is eating in the nest and feeding with the male perched just above her on the branch.

05/17/2018 by baygirl
one deep and second on the snag branch nearby, i expect first hatchling soon

04/29/2018 by baygirl
one osprey deep in the nest, second osprey not seen or heard

04/17/2018 by baygirl
one osprey very deep in the snag nest. the tree is shaped in such a way to create a deep nest that will make it difficult to see incubation as the nest continues to be shaped thru out this season. It took patience and time until I finally saw the white head pop up at the nest ridge. Did not see the second bird today.

04/08/2018 by baygirl
Female was perched on the upper branch of the snag and male was deep in the nest today. I think both have been here for a few days but confirmed today.

03/30/2018 by baygirl
first sighting at this tall snag nest, appears to be the female on a branch higher than the nest, perched quietly.

03/19/2018 by baygirl
Great Blue Heron on the nest

09/26/2017 by baygirl
this is the second osprey nesting season for a pair of osprey to claim the snag behind a home on canal way west. 2016 the pair just sat and discussed their plan for the new summer home :) This season they built a big nest but did not incubate eggs. I will check in on them in 2018 and see if they raise a family. there are numerous great blue heron nests very close to the osprey nest, in fact it is a well known heron rookery.