Nest #3080

Nickname: 176-A-041
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Oldman Creek 1.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.0796409778963
Longitude: -74.7424048284229
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2016 2015 2013

Activity reports

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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Avalon58
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/04/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Avalon58
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/16/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by Avalon58
Adult arrival 04/18/2018 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/27/2018 Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Avalon58
Adult arrival 04/15/2019 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/26/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/12/2019 by Avalon58
We are not sure of the date of arrival for egg laying but on June 12, we observed both parents caring for three chicks. Two appear slightly larger than the third. They can stick their heads up above the nest. We will continue observations this summer. Mike Day and Connie Malach

06/14/2018 by Avalon58
The female is setting on the nest. Only one chick's head observed so far, but she may be on more than one. The male lost his perching pole over the winter and is feeding in remote locations away from the nest. We would like to help replace it.

06/26/2016 by Avalon58
Three chicks were observed in the nest in May 2016. However, by the time we arrive 6-21-16, there was only one adult consistently in the nest and no chicks. At least three severe spring storms with winds in excess of 60 mph were recorded in Avalon during the intervening period and it is possible that is the cause of the nest failure. During the day only one adult is ussually seen at the nest. In the evening sometimes two are present. We cannot confirm that this is the pair that has raised multiple broods over more than a decade. We suspect that these birds may be adult offspring of the original pair as neither appear as thin and scruffy as the male of the longstanding pair.

08/15/2015 by Avalon58
The surviving, and very large, chick was observed in full flight for the first time on Aug. 4th. As of Aug. 15th, he is frequently away from the nest hunting.

07/06/2015 by Avalon58
Matt and Larissa surveyed the nest this morning and observed only one surviving chick. The other chick in the nest appeared to have died very recently. Yesterday, the surviving chick was observed pecking at the head of the other chick. There was no sign of the smaller 3rd chick observed a week ago.

07/04/2015 by Avalon58
Only two chicks (the larger pair) are now observed at the nest. It appears the smaller third chick has died and may not be in the nest. The two adults fought off an attack by another Osprey this morning that may have been after one or more of the chicks. The intruder was routed after a long skirmish with one of the adults where they locked claws and fell to the ground struggling.

07/01/2015 by Avalon58
Both adults present, taking turns on the nest. This is the first time three chicks have been observed with this pair. Chicks observed moving. Two standing at the edge of the nest, one mainly lying down.

08/31/2014 by Avalon58
This nest has been successfully used by a pair of Ospreys to raise chicks for over 20 years. In 2013 they raised only one chick, which grew to enormous size. In 2014 they successfully raised two chicks who were observed at full size with adult plumage feeding on their own in late August 2014