Cove Court
(38.5849, -75.0713)
Cove Court-Chimney nest
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2016 - Delaware Osprey Watch2016 - baygirl
aAdult Arrival3/25/16
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failureother

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Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Delaware Osprey Watch
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/25/2016Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurethis pair moved their nesting to the newly constructed osprey platform at joshua cove-#6298

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Nesting Diaries

05/21/2021 by baygirl
nest no longer exists, pair was moved to Joshua Cove #6298 where they are doing great

04/02/2017 by baygirl
officially no longer an osprey site!

03/24/2017 by baygirl
This nest site is now officially removed! The new homeowners took the chimney down. The osprey from this location moved to Joshua Cove (#6298) early 2016.

05/22/2016 by baygirl
They are gone-moved to Joshua Cove #6298

05/08/2016 by baygirl
Incubating has commenced at Joshua Cove platform and except for one day when I saw the male eating a fish back at Cove Ct bulkhead- I believe this site is abandoned!

04/20/2016 by baygirl
Pair continued to bring nest material and get wings caught in wire deterrent even after a chimney company placed more wires on the structure. Homeowner refused to take nest material off chimney but still wanted the osprey off the chimney...A group of people decided to erect a platform about 1/4 mile away on the marsh of James Farm at Joshua Cove (#6298) and miraculously that same day, 4-17-16, the pair relocated to the platform. Fingers crossed they can hold onto the newly constructed platform nest site but as of 4-20-16 they are binging nest material and thwarting other ospreys attempts at nest takeover!

04/04/2016 by baygirl
I observed both birds flying in and out of the wire deterrent on the chimney. The one bird continues to bring nest material (most likely the male) and it appears the female spends more time in amongst the wires attempting to place the nest material. The nest has grown considerably since last week so the wiring is not keeping the birds away. Both birds are getting their wings caught on the wires. The home is for sale and unoccupied. I contacted DE F&W and gave the homeowners info to biologist in hopes someone can do a better and SAFER job of deterring this osprey pair. There is open marshland very close to this nest site that would be suitable for a nesting platform. Something I will look into for fall of 2016.

03/29/2016 by baygirl
Nest has been rebuilt on a private home chimney for past 3 years. Nest is taken down by owner each winter. 2015 pair had 2 chicks, both died. 2016 winter homeowner placed wire on chimney to keep birds from nesting. 3-25-2016 both birds were on nearby piling and have begun flying through the wiring and rebuilding a nest. The wiring may be very hazardous for the birds.

03/09/2016 by baygirl
Nest removed winter 2015