Nest #7797

Nickname: Bethany Forest Tree
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: was a bald eagles nest until spring 2019 when the eagles abandoned the nest possibly due to marina construction and development
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.5756346132943
Longitude: -75.1097117540842
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 03/27/2020 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/30/2020
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/20/2020
Incubation initiation 04/27/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/06/2020 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

09/04/2020 by baygirl
no osprey seen at nest area today

08/01/2020 by baygirl
fledgling only flying 2 days and this evening it was doing some impressive maneuvers over the marsh before landing on a snag with one adult watching and 3 mature bald eagles observing from their nest.

07/27/2020 by baygirl
expecting chick to fledge first week of august. the bald eagle family is very closeby with one juvenile eagle remainiing at the nest so i can assume this family has many fish stolen, i am hoping this chick can fledge and thrive living in the shadow of a bald eagle family

07/02/2020 by baygirl
no adult at nest, appears to have failed, both adults on nearby snag

04/23/2020 by baygirl
if this pair was incubating they are not today, i saw both coming and going to the nest with at least one interloper causing a disturbance. and i finally saw where the bald eagles moved to, they are back at the tree line at north entrance to Collins Creek, an area I was told by locals they had nested in years before.

04/15/2020 by baygirl
both coming and going and copulating

04/14/2020 by baygirl
this pair was active at this prior large bald eagles nest at the end of the 2019 nesting season, the eagles attempted nesting early 2019 but moved, the 2018 season they had no eaglets and i suspect the construction disturbed them. this is a live tree that is slowly dying from top down. the nest should be very solid for this osprey pair, at least for 2020, and is high enough to keep human disturbance to the minimum, for osprey anyway!