Nest #3032

Nickname: Linaberry Rd - Knowlton
Nest substrate: Transmission Tower
Nest Location Description: Knowlton.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.9212058426787
Longitude: -75.058936460413
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by CyclistBarb
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

07/04/2020 by CyclistBarb
3:00 p.m. Traveling west on I-80, I saw the tower to the south, right before the exit for a scenic view point. I took the exit thinking perhaps the parking for the scenic view point might be higher than Linaberry Rd and thus might be a clearer view of the nest. It was, and I did get some photos which showed one adult on the nest and the other perched on a tower post. I did not see any chicks. From the posture of the adult on the nest, this pair could still be incubating, but could also be brooding. Other nests in this area already have nestlings. I then exited I-80 and started back east on route 94. I pulled into the farm road and viewed the nest and pair from about half way up this steep dirt road. I still saw no chicks, just the 2 adults, one on the nest, the other perched on the tower. As I left heading east on Linaberry Rd I realized I had a pretty good view of the nest looking back toward the west. I was pulled over, facing west, just east of Cook Rd.

06/21/2020 by CyclistBarb
11:26 a.m. This tower is located along the south side of Linaberry Rd, where route 80 is running parallel to the north. I watched the nest from several different angles. Clearly, one adult was perched on the tower, and it would seem, then, that the mate was probably on the nest. It was difficult to see in the nest as the tower sits very high above the road. In an attempt to get higher, I found a steep, dirt lane on the south side of Linaberry Rd, to the west of the tower, that leads to a corn field. Driving part way up that road, I got some photos that do show the head of the other adult sitting very low on the nest. However, the sun had gone behind a cloud so the photo is too dark to be clear.