Nest #6241

Nickname: Fresh Pond
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Snag on west side of Fresh Pond. Viewable from Watermark Community kayak launch
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.5656506036974
Longitude: -75.0655501544309
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 04/01/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/13/2016 Nest failure 06/24/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/29/2018 by baygirl
some activity, one osprey presenting a fish, doing the fish dance, but I do not see where a new nest might be in this dense wooded area

09/21/2017 by baygirl
no new snag nest built this year, at least not one I could see and I did not hear any ospreys in that area

07/15/2016 by baygirl
I have brought my scope to view this nest site a few times and the nest appears to be falling down the snag. The nest has definitely failed and there are about 3-4 osprey hanging out in the snags around the nest. I have seen eagles in this area and I believe there are owls also.

05/13/2016 by baygirl
To be honest I have not checked this nest regularly. I have to either hike into a tick infested area of Fresh Pond State Park or drive into a community and walk back a kayak ramp in order to see activity. I often hear this pair on my other walks though so I know the nest is active but will not assume this date is anywhere close to the actual incubation date.

05/08/2016 by baygirl
The nest looks a bit disheveled, possibly falling down. The pair is still on the nest but I can not confirm incubating at this time.

04/23/2016 by baygirl
This nest looks like it is falling apart a bit. I don't see a bird in the nest but there may be one. I see one perched in a nearby tree.

04/06/2016 by baygirl
This is the second year for this snag nest tucked into a very secluded area of Fresh Pond. Bald eagles occasionally sit in the trees next to the nest so this pair may have a challenging season. So far they are enjoying their privacy.