Salt Meadow
(38.4788, -75.0551)
Osprey Nest Platform
Near Salt Meadow Community on Little Assawoman
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2021 - baygirl2021 - Jordan Terrell2021 - Bellamom
aAdult Arrival5/3/21
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation5/26/21
cClutch Hatching7/14/21
eFirst Chick Fledging8/23/21
fChicks Last Observed9/14/21
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2022 2021

Activity reports

2021 Nest Activity Report by Jordan Terrell
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by Bellamom
Adult arrival05/03/2021Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging08/23/2021
Egg layingChicks last observed09/14/2021
Incubation initiation05/26/2021Nest failure
Clutch hatching07/14/2021Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

09/14/2021 by Bellamom
I am happy the chicks survived and were able to fly south today given their late start in life. They always remained close by to one another and I believe left together as they were side by side the last they were seen yesterday morning.

09/08/2021 by baygirl
Happy this nest was indeed productive this season. perhaps the new pair was from a prior nest where there was more human activity and they are acclimated. Please monitor the ospreys next season and help educate people to stay as far back from the nest as possible. If you have any concerns for the birds in the future ( bird caught on nest or tree etc) please call Tri-State Bird Rescue immediately.302-737-9543 If the ospreys are captured quickly they can possibly be saved. Thanks so much for monitoring this nesting pair!

09/02/2021 by Bellamom
The remaining parent has departed. The chicks are proficient in fishing. They rest either in the nest or tree perch many times together.

08/26/2021 by Bellamom
As of 8/25/2021 both chicks are flying. One parent remains near the nest and is still bringing fish.

08/24/2021 by Bellamom
On 8/23/2021 one chick began flying. One parent remains. The other chick is just today starting wing exercises.

08/17/2021 by Bellamom
As of 8/16/2021 one adult remains feeding chicks. The two chicks are exercising their wings while seated up in the nest.

08/01/2021 by Bellamom
The two chicks continue to thrive and are being fed by both parents.

07/14/2021 by Bellamom
As of today 2 chicks can be observed being fed.

07/05/2021 by Bellamom
As of 7/3/21 the adults remain at the edges of the nest. There are no chicks visible however the female repeatedly reaches into the nest.

05/25/2021 by Bellamom
The original male lost his life entangled in a line on a tree on 4/28/30. The female remained several days leaving only one observed time for food. On or around May 3rd two osprey forced her from the nest. They remain at the nest having done some additional building. The male brings food. However in the afternoon the female had been leaving for short periods of time. As of 5/23/21, the female is staying low in the nest and while bringing food the male is now sleeping on a tree perch.

05/21/2021 by baygirl
nest is added to the 2021 CIB State of the Bays Inland Bays Active Nesting Survey

05/10/2021 by baygirl
my impression and check of this platform, platform is too close to a community building and deck, pair was on nest but flushed off when some people walked down the trail. i would recommend moving this nesting platform away from the public area. i would not expect it to be productive this season but will check back one more time

03/31/2021 by Bellamom
One bird arrived 3/5/21. The bird was there less frequently as the days went by without a partner. There are now as of 3/28/21 two birds with nest reconstruction/repair activities visible.