Nest #1416

Nickname: Secaucus Swing Bridge
Nest substrate: Bridge
Nest Location Description: This nest is on the unused swing bridge itself. There is another nest located right behind it, as well. There is a new pair building a nest in the same place or nearby the nest from several years ago was. There are two other active nests in close proximity to this new nest. Both have incubating hens as of 05.10.17 in 2014 it was taken over by nesting Peregrines; Ospreys nesting on small radio tower nearby.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 40.7586687543174
Longitude: -74.095082244873
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by NJMC Jim
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Kristen3159
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/18/2013 Chicks last observed 07/22/2013
Incubation initiation 04/18/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/13/2018 by jmac
no nest on this site

04/28/2018 by jmac
There are new sticks on the nest sight, but I did not observe any Ospreys near by

04/07/2018 by jmac
no nest at this site so far this season, but lots of Ospreys in the area

03/24/2018 by jmac
no activity

07/01/2017 by jmac
this nest has pretty much fallen apart, but there was what appeared to be a male Osprey perched a few feet from the nest

05/26/2017 by jmac
No birds apparent at this nest today, although it is possible a hen sitting very low, not probable

05/10/2017 by jmac
This nest was abandoned a couple of years ago when a pair of Peregrines took over. It blew/washed away completely, but now a new pair is building a nest on the same spot. There are two other active nests less than a half mile away on either side of it.

07/29/2013 by Kristen3159
Nest period 2013 has successfully produced 3 Osprey chics. As of July 29, 2013 they are still in the nest and not flying.

04/18/2013 by Kristen3159
Last year I came across this nest and the one directly behind it, approximately 50 feet. I was able to see their young and last week, I found that they had arrived and were building their nest, as well as mating. The nest located behind it fell apart due to the hurricane, but they were seen to be rebuilding it, so maybe there will be another nest. On April 11, 2013, I witnessed them mating 4 different times throughout the day. Both the male and female went foraging for nest material, which does consist of some rope and other litter.