Nest #3289

Nickname: 034-A-001
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: DSM Plant.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.8448082959
Longitude: -75.0687437854
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by CyclistBarb
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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

07/04/2020 by CyclistBarb
5:00 p.m. This is a terrible time to view this nest. Morning sun would be preferable as the nest is very far from the entrance road to the DSM plant, on the public side of the security gate. Again, the security guard approached my car and I explained what I was doing. Next time I will have to come on a weekday and check in at the gate first. Maybe I can get inside and to a better position. In any case, I was able to see and photograph at least 3 birds on the nest. In a short video, it looked like there might have been 4 birds, but these photos are not clear enough to determine how many of the birds I saw were chicks. It could have been one parent on the nest, and 2 or 3 chicks, or both parents and one or two chicks.

06/21/2020 by CyclistBarb
10:00 a.m. It took me awhile to locate the nest tower! This DSM site, which used to be Hoffman-LaRoche (a drug and vitamin company) is completely gated. Since it was Sunday, I didn't attempt to approach the gate house. I drove through the parking lot and access roads and then was leaving when I spotted a very, very tall pole with the nest atop! I was able to set up my scope and saw an adult sitting on the nest. As I was observing, the security guard approached. I gave him my card and explained what I was doing. He said if I returned mid-week, to the gate house, he would call to get permission for me to enter. However, with such a tall tower, I expect the best views are from a distance in any case!