Nest #3307

Nickname: Nest 1
Nest substrate: Communication tower
Nest Location Description: Top of cell tower at western end of Stockton Lake near Bldg 59 and electrical sub station.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.1256459897
Longitude: -74.0441808875
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   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 NJDMAVA
Adult arrival 03/17/2015 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
2019 Nest Activity Report by NJDMAVA
Adult arrival 03/18/2019 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/09/2019
Egg laying 05/03/2019 Chicks last observed 08/17/2019
Incubation initiation 05/03/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/09/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/02/2019 by NJDMAVA
2 large nestlings seen sticking their heads over the edge of the nest

07/12/2019 by NJDMAVA
Adults bringing food items to nest but not sure how many chicks hatched

07/05/2019 by NJDMAVA

06/28/2019 by NJDMAVA

06/13/2019 by NJDMAVA

06/11/2019 by NJDMAVA
Adult continues to incubate nest. Have not seen chicks yet.

05/27/2019 by NJDMAVA
Osprey pair has been consistently incubating nest.

05/10/2019 by NJDMAVA
One Osprey seen incubating while two other Ospreys flew overhead.

05/03/2019 by NJDMAVA
Osprey seen incubating!

04/26/2019 by NJDMAVA
Consistently 1 adult at or near nest.

04/11/2019 by NJDMAVA
Pair seen perched on tower.

03/28/2019 by NJDMAVA
Pair observed bringing nesting material to the nest. Three crows disturbing pair.

03/25/2019 by NJDMAVA
Pair of Osprey seen on the tower at 9 am

03/18/2019 by NJDMAVA
Single osprey seen on tower

06/23/2018 by Kat C.
This nest is at the southwest corner of the Sea Girt National Guard Camp. It appears to be active. Osprey were observed there the morning of June 22, 2018. I will try to get a photo and will update.

07/17/2017 by Donna B
No ospreys observed on or near this nest at time of visit.

01/06/2017 by NJDMAVA
Two eagles seen on nest on 5 Jan 2017

11/07/2016 by NJDMAVA
Bald eagle sighting near osprey nest. See photos.

08/26/2016 by NJDMAVA
Osprey again observed sitting on transformer below nest. Osprey say for a few minutes, flew away and circled nest before returning to transformer.

08/12/2016 by NJDMAVA
1 male osprey observed sitting on transformer below nest. Remained on transformer for about 5 minutes before flying away (towards ocean).

08/05/2016 by NJDMAVA
Both male and female osprey observed sitting on antenna below nest level. Ospreys remained in this spot throughout observation.

07/15/2016 by NJDMAVA
No osprey observed on site during time of visit.

07/06/2016 by NJDMAVA
1 osprey observed poking head in and out of nest.

05/27/2016 by NJDMAVA
Osprey believed to be in nest, hard to tell as it is so high and sun angle didn't allow for good view of nest.

05/09/2016 by NJDMAVA
No ospreys were observed in the nest, however one osprey (couldn't determine sex) was seen flying near nest several times throughout observation.

09/04/2015 by NJDMAVA
No ospreys were seen during the time of observation.

08/20/2015 by NJDMAVA
No osprey observed during the time of observation.

07/24/2015 by NJDMAVA
2 adult osprey observed at first one on transformer below nest, one circling nest. Third osprey flew close to nest and circling osprey attacked encroaching bird. Continued to follow/attack 3rd osprey for several minutes. Both flew away after a few minutes one returned and resumed circling.

06/25/2015 by NJDMAVA
2 osprey observed. 1 in nest one sitting on transformer near nest. Both remained in those positions to the duration of the observation period.

06/24/2015 by NJDMAVA
1 Osprey observed in nest.

05/29/2015 by NJDMAVA
Osprey flying around the nest with a fish in its talons.

05/13/2015 by NJDMAVA
Observed 1 Osprey sitting in nest for ~8 minutes, left nest and didn't return for the rets of out watch ~5 more minutes

04/30/2015 by NJDMAVA
Observed two osprey circling nest area around 10:30 am. Neither osprey was observed landing in the nest.

06/17/2014 by NJDMAVA
Observed nest around 10AM. One adult in nest. Photo posted.

06/12/2014 by NJDMAVA
This nest was established in 2005 after a cellular company installed the tower. It has fledged 2-3 chicks each year since.