Nest #7500

Nickname: BBNC Waterway Snag
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Frustration nest built late season 2018 after GHOW took chicks from nearby platform in 2018
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Delaware Fish and Wildlife
Latitude: 38.5446741588662
Longitude: -75.0719462485351
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 03/27/2019 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/15/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/21/2019
Incubation initiation 04/11/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/24/2019 Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by baygirl
Adult arrival 04/02/2020 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/17/2020 Nest failure 07/20/2020
Clutch hatching 06/29/2020 Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/20/2020 by baygirl
nesting failed sometime between 7-14-20, when i saw 2 chicks being fed, and today when both adults were in the trees, no activity at nest

07/08/2020 by baygirl
chicks too young to see them but i did see female on nest rim today looking into nest at 5 pm

07/01/2020 by baygirl
female on nest this evening at 6:45, showing feeding behavior

06/22/2020 by baygirl
one deep in nest

06/08/2020 by baygirl
observed switch out at nest, incubation continues

05/13/2020 by baygirl
one on nest today did not see mate

05/08/2020 by baygirl
the nest is now almost as large as it was last season, and without the same amount of branches to hold it, oh boy, boy at nest today, one with fish on nearby perch and one fixing the nest

04/30/2020 by baygirl
one on top of snag where spindly nest is still dangling, mate was on nearby tree

04/26/2020 by baygirl
pair has not attempted rebuild of nest on snag, female on top of snag today with male on nearby tree branch with fish

04/11/2020 by baygirl
snag nest down after past 2days of extreme winds, did not see any osprey at naked snag today

04/10/2020 by baygirl
snag broke during the winter, nest is small and precarious at best

08/29/2019 by baygirl
snag nest still holding but at least one support branch has broken

07/26/2019 by baygirl
the entire family was seen today, adults coming and going and the 3 fledglings perching either on the nest or sharing the snags with adults

06/26/2019 by baygirl
female on nest, 2 chicks seen today.male arrived to nest with fish

06/01/2019 by baygirl
both adults on nest at feeding time, 3 chicks seen

05/30/2019 by baygirl
one feeding at nest

05/29/2019 by baygirl
shading today in 90 plus heat

05/24/2019 by baygirl
female eating at nest

05/20/2019 by baygirl
1 still deep in the nest today

05/12/2019 by baygirl
one incubating in snag nest in high wind and 2 days of rain

05/03/2019 by baygirl
snag still holding with one incubating other on tree with fish

04/19/2019 by baygirl
high wind and heavy rain storm will arrive tonight, osprey still incubating this afternoon, hope snag holds

04/15/2019 by baygirl
checked nest at 12:30 today in extreme wind and following a night of heavy storm, nest still standing, one incubating but winds will continue thru today with gusts over 40mph NW

04/14/2019 by baygirl
pair was at end of walkway platform for the 2018 season but lost their chicks just before fledgling most likely to a great horn owl attack. they built a frustration nest mid summer 2018 and are back and incubating eggs on a new spindly snag along gut near channel. The pair from 2018 Villas has moved in to this pairs platform at end of walkway. "As the nests Turn"