Nest #2934

Nickname: 074-A-008
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Spermaceti Cove [P1]. Nest rebuilt and relocated to inside boardwalk in spring 2019.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.427964440366
Longitude: -73.9870980859652
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2015 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Kristen3159
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/24/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by ploverhead
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/13/2019 by Ken O
It seems the nesting pair from the nest over by the Sandy Hook Visitor's center is using this new nest as a staging area. I've observed both the banded male and the female alternately eating fish here and preening as well. I wonder if they will occupy this nest next year instead of the overbuilt one they are currently incubating on. They have moved a lot over the last couple of years due to their nest being blown down by a storm last spring. Makes for a great story!!

04/05/2019 by Ken O
Have been checking in to see if there are any Osprey taking up residence at this newly rebuilt nest. As of 4/5, only this bunch of Turkey Vultures hanging around. Will check back.

03/31/2019 by Ken O
Nest rebuilt and relocated slightly north. Beautiful location and nest construction. Lets hope a new pair moves in!

06/21/2018 by Alyssa
This platform nest fell over during a storm April 2018 about 2 weeks after the nesting pair returned. They relocated to a nest platform about a half mile south and were there for another 2 weeks but then they abandoned the relocated nest. I don't know where they ended up.

03/29/2015 by ralph
Suzq. I see you said nest is down? I'm new. Last week I was headed south off sandy hook and observed the pictured hawk in last nest on peninsula on my right. Did I choose wrong nest on map?

03/27/2015 by Suzie Q
This nesting platform is no longer in place. Last season it was very crooked and appeared some what unstable. The platform disappeared after all the ice & snow this winter. Today I observed one osprey sitting on the telephone pole near the site of the former platform. I later observed what I believe to be the same osprey in the tree near the platform site that the pair always used for eating & resting when not in the nest. This nesting site usually had the first birds return to it in March. I feel this osprey had recently arrived today.

03/21/2015 by ralph
This nested Hijacked By Hawk for now.

07/29/2013 by Kristen3159
I am unsure if more than one Osprey hatched from this nest. I was able to view them on eggs in May and was unable to get back down to this nest until July. On July 24, I observed one immature Osprey going in and out of the nest, doing quite a bit of flying, considering that the chics in the other nests of Gateway National Park are mostly still in the nests. As a result, I am posting this as producing one chic.