Nest #7812

Nickname: Slough's Gut #2
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: very old once unused tall platform near the James Farm purple Trail observation deck
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.5763861440708
Longitude: -75.0752764808197
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 04/12/2020 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/13/2020 Nest failure 07/03/2020
Clutch hatching 06/21/2020 Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/27/2020 by baygirl
i observed chick feeding for about 5 days with the female feeding and then appearing to also continue incubating but around the july 4 holiday the female was off the nest

06/29/2020 by baygirl
female laying in nest this evening, did not see mate and still not certain of hatchling

06/25/2020 by baygirl
no feeding behavior seen this evening at 6 pm, there should be a hatchling now if my data is correct. will keep my eyes on the nest for next couple days

06/10/2020 by baygirl
female deep on nest today, i watched her reposition the eggs and herself

05/23/2020 by baygirl
continuing to incubate and not bothered by the people on the nearby observation deck. this pair is just far enough away that the male has a good perch on a snag next to the platform and female is deep in nest. they seem to look in the opposite direction towards joshua and beach coves, NE

05/16/2020 by baygirl
continuing to inc with mate on snag nearby

05/13/2020 by baygirl
female on nest digging turning eggs then rocked down deep in nest, i am calling incubation!

05/09/2020 by baygirl
male on snag next to platform, female on substantial looking nest. no incubating, i think this may be a sub adult pair

05/02/2020 by baygirl
pair on nest, no incubation though

04/30/2020 by baygirl
pair on nest today, nest is looking full

04/25/2020 by baygirl
lots of nest material but no osprey seen

04/20/2020 by baygirl
pair arrived last week and caused quite an uproar above the marsh along the Slough's Gut area. the old platform has not seen any serious nesting activity since I started monitoring in 2013, occasionally a single would dine there but now we have a new pair seriously building up the nest and adding some osprey energy to the large marsh. i hope they stay all summer and nest