98 IB
(38.5875, -75.0635)
Osprey Nest Platform
Platform in marsh west of Matts Fish Camp restaurant
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2022 - baygirl2021 - baygirl2020 - baygirl2019 - baygirl2018 - baygirl2017 - baygirl2016 - Delaware Osprey Watch
aAdult Arrival3/21/223/28/213/21/203/21/193/19/183/28/17
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/18/214/14/204/20/195/4/184/15/17
cClutch Hatching5/26/215/18/205/24/196/5/18
eFirst Chick Fledging7/16/207/21/198/18/08
fChicks Last Observed8/19/209/9/199/13/18
xNest Failure5/31/215/14/17
xReason For Nest Failureotherunknown reason

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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
2017 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/28/2017Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/15/2017Nest failure05/14/2017
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/19/2018Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging08/18/0008
Egg layingChicks last observed09/13/2018
Incubation initiation05/04/2018Nest failure
Clutch hatching06/05/2018Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/21/2019Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging07/21/2019
Egg layingChicks last observed09/09/2019
Incubation initiation04/20/2019Nest failure
Clutch hatching05/24/2019Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/21/2020Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging07/16/2020
Egg layingChicks last observed08/19/2020
Incubation initiation04/14/2020Nest failure
Clutch hatching05/18/2020Reason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/28/2021Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/18/2021Nest failure05/31/2021
Clutch hatching05/26/2021Reason for nest failurelate May 2 day storm with 50 degree nightime temps
2022 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/21/2022Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

03/21/2022 by baygirl
male arrived a few days ago, both on nest today

07/15/2021 by baygirl
possible failed nesting, not seeing any chicks tho both adults on nest again today

05/26/2021 by baygirl
feeding behavior observed

05/16/2021 by baygirl
one deep in nest today

03/28/2021 by baygirl
2 on nest just before dark, s winds over 15 mph, rain front moving in

03/26/2021 by baygirl
have consistently seen one osprey, today one eating on nest, S 20 mph, 80, sun, 10 am 4 pm

07/16/2020 by baygirl

05/14/2020 by baygirl
appears to be 3 chicks feeding

04/30/2020 by baygirl
was unable to see a head in nest today

04/20/2020 by baygirl
one deep incubating

09/09/2019 by baygirl
one juv on nest today

06/22/2019 by baygirl
2 chicks visible in nest with both adults

05/29/2019 by baygirl
both on nest, one feeding

05/04/2019 by baygirl
one incubating

04/13/2019 by baygirl
both at nest, digging in nest bowl

03/25/2019 by baygirl
both on nest today

03/21/2019 by baygirl
second osprey on nest today, looks calm, no challengers thus far

03/14/2019 by baygirl
one osprey on nest, could be a looky lou

09/15/2018 by baygirl
one osprey on the nest perch today but could not comfirm if it was adult or juvenile

09/07/2018 by baygirl
juvenile perched on nest today, no adults seen

08/15/2018 by baygirl
one juvenile and one adult on nest today

08/08/2018 by baygirl
pretty sure this chick fledged before today but i just could not confirm it, finally saw it make a short flight around the cove and land, it looks like a newbie in the air!

08/03/2018 by baygirl
Since I am monitoring a foster osprey in a nearby nest I have been watching this chick starting to exercise and move about in the nest much more lately, standing on the nest edged and self feeding with adult female watching from the other side of the nest. this chick should fly soon.

07/15/2018 by baygirl
6 pm, 1 adult on the corner board of the platform, second adult, most likely female feeding just one chick in the nest.

06/16/2018 by baygirl
female feeding with one chick visible, male on fave pole at waters edge

06/10/2018 by baygirl
one in nest, hunched posture, possibly brooding the young

06/05/2018 by baygirl
Both adults on the nest today and one appeared to be feeding chicks...?

06/03/2018 by baygirl
have not seen much activity but one is deep in the nest when i drive by

05/19/2018 by baygirl
continuing to incubate, the second is often perched on the corner board of the platfrom.

05/04/2018 by baygirl
Finally today around 4:45 pm I saw one osprey deep in the nest and the second on the platform t perch. When I returned about 45 minutes later both were still in the same position. Definitely incubating posture. As I watched I scanned the cove and there were 2 other pairs out on the channel markers trying to build nests. Beach Cove is a popular osprey hangout.

05/02/2018 by baygirl
both just standing at the nest, eating or perching...

04/29/2018 by baygirl
both coming and going to the nest, they eat their fish in the nest. no signs of nest bowl prep

04/07/2018 by baygirl
no incubation but the pair is very busy at the nest

04/04/2018 by baygirl
both at nest today, no signs of incubation

04/02/2018 by baygirl
Pair was on platform today, one on t perch and one in the nest but no signs of incubating.

03/19/2018 by baygirl
Both osprey on nesting platform around 2 pm today. One appears to be eating. Saw one nest building few days ago as I passed on Rt. 1

09/21/2017 by baygirl
end of season- no ospreys seen in a few weeks

07/29/2017 by baygirl
adults still at nest bringing fish and enjoying their summer

06/22/2017 by baygirl
The pair continues to hang out at the platform

06/08/2017 by baygirl
no nesting but the pair sits on the corner boards of the platform most of the day

05/22/2017 by baygirl
if they were incubating then the nest failed around may 14th when I saw one on the nest and one nearby. today I can confirm both up on corner boards of the platform, one with fish. I came past again later and still they were both on the corner boards. we have had quite a bit of rain last few weeks and this may, or may not, be the reason for nest fail.

05/10/2017 by baygirl
one perched on nest corner perch but can not confirm mate incubating

04/17/2017 by baygirl
I believe this pair is incubating but it is becoming difficult to see the nest from the road, Route 1. once my boat is in water I will confirm

04/10/2017 by baygirl
pair has been off and on nest, sometime only one seen for long periods of time, may be a young/new pair

03/17/2016 by deldave
pair on nest today! See photo

03/15/2016 by deldave
no activity

03/10/2016 by deldave
No activity to report, photo op.