Nest #7513

Nickname: UD-4
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: UD Campus between parking lot and cemetery. Corner near old Lewes Dairy.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 38.7850341746474
Longitude: -75.1592030653984
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by UD Marine Ops
Adult arrival 04/04/2019 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 07/22/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/28/2019 by UD Marine Ops
Vacant the few times I passed by the last few days.

08/23/2019 by UD Marine Ops
0-1 seen the last few days.

08/14/2019 by UD Marine Ops
Two perched in the morning. One in nest the other flying around at lunch time.

08/13/2019 by UD Marine Ops
0830 - Two last night at 1730. One this morning.

08/07/2019 by UD Marine Ops
0715 - three in the nest

07/30/2019 by UD Marine Ops
Big News. Yesterday ~1800 I observed a hatchling in the nest being tended to by the female. A late hatcher. The male showed up (empty handed) and the female squawked a racket and he went off remotivated to catch some fish. At ~1015 this morning I observed the hatchling and one adult in the nest.

07/23/2019 by UD Marine Ops
One osprey perched in nest the two times I observed yesterday. Likely the same adult that always seems to be there?

06/28/2019 by UD Marine Ops
~0900 one adult cooling wings in nest. No other activity.

06/25/2019 by UD Marine Ops
1500 - one adult soaring around nest then landing in the nest and eating. No sign of feeding a hatchling.

06/22/2019 by UD Marine Ops
Around 1300 today one adult was sitting in the nest. No other sign of activity. I don't see this nest as much, but have rarely (if ever) seen an adult perched on the nest perch extensions. Could there still be an egg or is it too late in the season?

06/16/2019 by UD Marine Ops
Today one adult was sitting in nest. No other activity or sign of young during 7 minutes of observation.

05/31/2019 by UD Marine Ops
I hardly see one of the pairs here (where most times I see one or both on the other UD nests) Maybe this nest was not successful. I will keep an eye on it.

04/25/2019 by UD Marine Ops
I've been watching this nest periodically. The Osprey here are more elusive than the other 3 nests on campus. They were sighted a few weeks later than the other 3 nest pairs. They may spend time in the nearby trees. A healthy pair has been sighted for several days now and the nest has been refurbished.