Nest #1461

Nickname: SharkRiver18
Nest substrate: cell tower
Nest Location Description: SharkRiver18. This big nest has been occupied for at least 10 years. In 2012 they raised 2 chicks. As of November 2016, this nest has been completely removed by the owner of the cell tower.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.1920622091582
Longitude: -74.061586818695
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by annewithany
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/18/2012
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by annewithany
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
2014 Nest Activity Report by jimbowie
Adult arrival 03/27/2014 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by KMM
Adult arrival 03/29/2015 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by MB
Adult arrival 03/27/2017 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

04/19/2017 by MB
Glad to see this pair is busy rebuilding, but the nest is much smaller than the one removed.

04/06/2017 by MB
Ospreys are back and seen with sticks on this cell tower, hopefully rebuilding after Crown Castle Communications removed their nest last fall from the cell tower without replacing it onto a better perch.

11/10/2016 by MB
This has been a successful nest for at least 10 years. It has now been removed by the owners of the cell tower. Let's hope these birds return in the spring to rebuild!

04/04/2014 by annewithany
Nest repair underway, one of the biggest I have ever seen

10/05/2013 by annewithany
Although I saw adults around this nest and it looks active, it is so high that it is difficult to determine the # of chicks, who is an adullt or who is a fledgling. Last osprey around the nest was in mid-September