Nickname
Pepper Creek Channel Marker
Coordinates
(38.566, -75.2026)
Substrate
Channel Marker
Description
First channel marker entering creek, has danger shoals sign on both sides of marker that allows ospreys to build a nest
Followers
None
What to look for
Review All Observations
2023 - baygirl2022 - baygirl
aAdult Arrival3/25/22
aOccupiedNoYes
aActive
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
dNestlings02
eFledglings01
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2023 2022

Activity reports

2023 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrivalNestlings0
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings0
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2022 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

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Nesting Diaries

09/07/2023 by baygirl
pair incubated on the new pepper creek platform (8672)but that nesting was adandoned nest 5/5/23 after storm. they then played around on the channel marker but no nest built, we have requested DNREC place a larger excluder on the channel marker pole but t so far they say they are too busy to do it

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.