Nest #7374

Nickname: Bay Colony Marsh
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: new platform replacing downed Seagrass Plantation snag nest-as of 5-3-19. snag nest was at edge of property/marsh at end cul de sac of Habersham Ln. New plat in marsh near Bay Colony marina
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.5810830247448
Longitude: -75.1538716406861
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 04/02/2018 Nestlings 4
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 4
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/24/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/15/2018
Incubation initiation 04/24/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/28/2018 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 03/29/2019 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/11/2019 Nest failure 04/26/2019
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/30/2019 by baygirl
pair has decided to renest, I am guessing on or around May 20th. today one deep in nest, did not see mate

05/06/2019 by baygirl
both at nest today, male bringing in nest material, female quite vocal to him, looks like they like their new home!

05/03/2019 by baygirl
new platform placed in nearby Bay Colony Marina marsh today, both osprey on the new platform within less than 30 minutes! pair had started a new frustration nest in another snag close to the marina ramp but once the new platform was ready they flew over it a few times and quickly claimed it as their own! i observed nest building and copulating.

04/26/2019 by baygirl
nest blew down in storm

04/22/2019 by gypsymom3
Both ospreys visible by nest. Birdfeeding station placed near snag has been removed.

04/18/2019 by gypsymom3
One incubating in nest. Mate perched in tree nearby. Birdfeeding station has been placed on property not far from snag.

04/15/2019 by baygirl
heavy rains last night, 40 mph NW wind gusts though-out the day today, reports of many snag nests down in Delaware, so far this nest is holding and snag is standing

04/13/2019 by baygirl
one deep in nest incubating today, did not see mate. incubating osprey let out a warning call when man approached very near to snag. nest location is extremely close to human activity. plans are to attempt to relocate this pair to a new platform for 2020. this may be difficult unless snag comes down.

04/02/2019 by gypsymom3
Ospreys continue to build nest. One osprey leaves nest frequently while the other remains on nest. It would be great to have a platform placed in the community. I would be happy to help since I live in the community that owns the marsh.

04/01/2019 by baygirl
osprey pair at snag building up the nest however the snag is rotting and just hope it can hold a nest thru the entire season. snag nest is very close to a home. nearby marsh that is suitable for a nest platform is owned by a different community and I have not yet been given permission to place a tall safe nesting platform. hoping to do so in the future.

03/29/2019 by gypsymom3
Osprey couple preparing nest in snag. Good to see their return.

03/27/2019 by gypsymom3
Osprey on nest and flying around. Have seen another osprey flying nearby and perched on tree very close to marina. Heard osprey on nest calling out.

03/20/2019 by baygirl
one osprey off and on the nest and flying around with a fish before eating it on the lobloly pine near the snag, then a mature bald eagle chased the osprey and when the osprey dropped the fish the eagle couldnt find it in the marsh, how many times have i seen this, robbing peter to feed no one.

03/19/2019 by baygirl
one visitor early this morning

09/21/2018 by baygirl
this nest had 4 chicks, 2 were considered "runts", the first 2 larger chicks fledged and then knocked one runt out of the nest on 7-25-18, i was called by tristate bird rescue to retrieve it, i found it in the marsh, it was then placed in a new nest at Cliffs Island with one other similarly aged chick and it fledged 8-5-18, the same day as its sibling runt fledged from this nest. We hope to construct a new nest platform in the marsh near this snag nest in 2019. snag nest is falling