Learn more about the osprey nest
Meet The Osprey
This osprey nest at the top of a tree is the best spot to see a nest from land in the park. This area is a popular spot for ospreys, great blue herons, bald eagles, cormorants, and gulls, as it is an easy place to catch fish. Owls are common as well, with great horned owls being one of the biggest predators of osprey chicks during the nesting season.
An osprey inspects its nest in Mallows Bay Park (Nick Zachar/NOAA).
Great blue heron mid-flight over Mallows Bay (Nick Zachar/NOAA).
Great horned owl scanning the forest floor for breakfast (Shannon Bernier/Courtesy of Maryland DNR).
Double-crested cormorant perched on a piling in Mallows Bay (Matt McIntosh/NOAA).
Bald eagle soars over the Ghost Fleet in Mallows Bay (Nick Zachar/NOAA).