88 IB
(38.5926, -75.0677)
Osprey Nest Platform
Mainland marsh platform east of channel entrance into Beach Cove
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2021 - baygirl2020 - baygirl2019 - baygirl2018 - baygirl2017 - baygirl2016 - Delaware Osprey Watch
aAdult Arrival3/28/213/18/203/19/193/19/184/8/17
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/18/214/20/204/19/194/9/184/14/17
cClutch Hatching5/25/205/24/195/29/185/19/17
eFirst Chick Fledging8/12/198/1/187/14/17
fChicks Last Observed9/2/199/3/189/11/17
xNest Failure6/26/20
xReason For Nest Failureunknown reason

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

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 arrival04/08/2017Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging07/14/2017
Egg layingChicks last observed09/11/2017
Incubation initiation04/14/2017Nest failure
Clutch hatching05/19/2017Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/19/2018Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging08/01/2018
Egg layingChicks last observed09/03/2018
Incubation initiation04/09/2018Nest failure
Clutch hatching05/29/2018Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/19/2019Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging08/12/2019
Egg layingChicks last observed09/02/2019
Incubation initiation04/19/2019Nest failure
Clutch hatching05/24/2019Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/18/2020Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/20/2020Nest failure06/26/2020
Clutch hatching05/25/2020Reason for nest failureunknown reason
2021 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/28/2021Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/18/2021Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/15/2021 by baygirl
3 very large chick with both adults at or near neast this afternoon

05/26/2021 by baygirl
possible chick feeding

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

03/28/2021 by baygirl
2 on nest just before dark and strong south front with rain moving in

03/25/2021 by baygirl
one on nest at 5:30 pm, 64, S 7 mph, clouds and sun

03/17/2021 by baygirl
one on corner board in drizzle

09/06/2020 by baygirl
ad m on guard post

09/02/2020 by baygirl
adult male still at nest area

07/28/2020 by baygirl
confirmed nesting failure these past 2 weeks

06/26/2020 by baygirl
something looked off today, no adults on nest, one adult on waters edge perch, and a blackbird on the nest... not normal behavior allowed if chicks in nest...

04/20/2020 by baygirl
i could be off on dates but today was the first i could see deep nesting with second on nest rim.

04/14/2020 by baygirl
one high on nest today

04/08/2020 by baygirl
some territorial fighting at this nest today

08/22/2019 by baygirl
fledgling continues to spend all its time on the nest, rarely flying. it tends to lay in the nest alot .i know my data is off and this pair renested.

07/31/2019 by baygirl
chick still laying in nest, shaded by adult female with male on platform perch.

07/23/2019 by baygirl
data is off, i believe this pair renested, as of today the chick has not fledged.

06/27/2019 by baygirl
appears to be just one growing chick with both adults present on nest

05/26/2019 by baygirl
one low in nest on on nest perch

04/12/2019 by baygirl
one high on nest

03/25/2019 by baygirl
both osprey on nest today

03/19/2019 by baygirl
pair on nest most of today, bringing nest material

09/07/2018 by baygirl
adult male on new satellite pole at waters edge today, no juveniles seen

09/03/2018 by baygirl
one juvenile on nest

08/17/2018 by baygirl
the duo is still at the nest often with both adults tending them.

08/03/2018 by baygirl
On the morning of 8-1 as I was monitoring a foster osprey in a nearby nest I realized one of the 2 chicks had flown and was on a nearby pole. I had been watching both chicks getting ready to fledge as I hoped the fostered bird would but alas these 2 flew before the older foster we placed on Cliffs #6559. The foster that is a runt so may take a bit more time than the healthy well cared for chicks.

07/16/2018 by baygirl
2 chicks clearly visible today with both adults on the nest as we passed on the boat

06/16/2018 by baygirl
female feeding with one chick vis

06/03/2018 by baygirl
not yet sure of the status of this pair, until i can get my boat into the cove i will wait on data entry

05/19/2018 by baygirl
have not seen any signs of chick feeding with one deep in the nest apparently incubating, this pair may have renested.

04/20/2018 by baygirl
both osprey sitting in the marsh at the waters edge today. this pair does not appear to be incubating. not sure what happened but will hope they do have chicks this season.

04/16/2018 by baygirl
I was able to spend just a few minutes with my scope trained on this nest today and one osprey was on the marsh edge eating a fish and the other was sitting on the nest. it had just stopped raining so perhaps the osprey was drying off but I did not see incubating in the short window of time I observed.

04/11/2018 by baygirl
one incubating late this afternoon with the other on the favored sign post, watching numerous ospreys hanging out around Cliff's Islands at the entrance to Beach Cove

04/07/2018 by baygirl
probable incubation, will not be able to confirm until the weather improves

04/02/2018 by baygirl
could not see an osprey incubating although I expect it soon if not already. One osprey visible on the corner board of platform today

03/19/2018 by baygirl
Both adult osprey on nesting platform today. Viewed with binoculars from Quillen's point. They appear to be nest buidling. Platform lost the t perch over the winter.

09/21/2017 by baygirl
update today- one mature bald eagle perched in this nest as I approached by boat. no osprey seen

09/21/2017 by baygirl
end of season: last adult sighting was 8-17-17 with both adults at nest

07/29/2017 by baygirl
I drive the boat by this nest and both youngsters are always coming and going and using the scraggly old poles along the marsh to hunt and watch fish.

06/22/2017 by baygirl
2 active chicks seen on 6-16

06/08/2017 by baygirl
I have not gotten close enough to count chicks but I regularly see both adults on the nest and feeding behavior

05/25/2017 by baygirl
both adults on nest today, one feeding chicks

05/15/2017 by baygirl
Unless in my boat I view this nest from a good distance so today, via car, I used my binos and pretty sure I saw chick feeding behavior.

04/10/2017 by baygirl
platform is on the mainland marsh area east of entrance to Beach Cove Channel and the pair arrived sometime before 4-8-17 but I did not start notes until this date.