Pepper Creek Channel Marker
(38.566, -75.2026)
Channel Marker
First channel marker entering creek, has danger shoals sign on both sides of marker that allows ospreys to build a nest
What to look for
Review All Observations
2023 - baygirl
aAdult Arrival3/25/22
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival03/25/2022Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/13/2022 by baygirl
Nest is on a channel marker directly in front of a seaplane ramp, fireworks are set off directly over this nest and a helicopter now lands at this location. Boaters tie onto this channel marker and harass the ospreys regularly. Late 2021, we placed a new platform in the marsh across the creek, #8672, within this osprey pairs territory on Point Farm Community marsh land,Osprey arrived spring of 2022, accepted the new nest platform, built a large nest but ultimately went back to the channel marker and with out an excluder they were able to rebuild a nest between the danger shoal signs. They continued to use both nest sites but incubated eggs at this location, they lost one chick around 8 weeks of age, fledged one chick. The channel marker needs a substantial excluder placed on the top to deter future nesting.