Nest #3445

Nickname: Laurel Harbor 2
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Laurel Harbor 2. 14-July-19: 1730 to 1800 hrs. 85º, Clear sky, light breeze. One adult flying low over bay near nest. One nestling perched on nest watching adult. Second adult perched utility pole 200 ft of nest with second nestling. Appears nestlings have or nearly have fledged.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.8601357673
Longitude: -74.1291318354
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
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 ricardop
Adult arrival 03/30/2015 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
2018 Nest Activity Report by Kate Manna
Adult arrival 03/19/2018 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
2018 Nest Activity Report by Wildcat
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by Wildcat
Adult arrival 08/01/2019 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 Wildcat
Adult arrival 07/03/2019 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/14/2019
Egg laying 05/25/2019 Chicks last observed 08/01/2019
Incubation initiation 05/27/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/04/2019 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by Pictaker
Adult arrival 03/21/2020 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
Nest Activity Report by Wildcat
Adult arrival 03/21/2020 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/15/2020 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/15/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/01/2020 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/06/2020 by Wildcat
0830 to 0900 hrs. Clear with light haze. Wind, W at 2 to 5 mph. 83º F. One Adult and 2 Juv on nest. Second Adult perched on channel marker near nest. No additional activity during monitoring. Note: the plastic bag was gone from the nest. It would appear that the two Juv are about to fledge withing the week to 10 days since they are now capable of flight as observed on 7/5/2020.

07/05/2020 by Wildcat
0945 to 1045 hrs. Overcast (100%) with haze, Wind SW at 2 to 5 mph. 80º F. One adult on nest with 2 Juvs. Second Adult perched on channel marker 150 yards from nest. Adult on nest flew off at 0952 hrs flying low along western shore of bay returning to nest at 0954 hrs. repeating same at 0959 hrs circling nest before landing at 1002 hrs. But left nest as two people approached nest withing 25 ft. At 1005 hrs, a Juv flew off nest circling area. 1007 hrs, a Adult perched utility pole 250 ft S of nest and attacked by Red-winged Blackbird while first Juv circled area and joined by an adult at 1011 hrs. Adult returned to nest at 1013 hrs. Adult on channel marker flew off at 1016 hrs. Second Juv also became airborne and circled area 1020 hrs returning to nest at 1023 hrs with Adult and both Juvs back on nest. Note: three or 4 Osprey were observed flying high over bay heading N while the nest Osprey were circling above nest. Also, advised the two people to respect the "Do Not Enter Area" signs. They complied.

07/04/2020 by Wildcat
0915 to 1015 hrs. Overcast (100%) with NE wind at 5 mph. 73º F. Two Adults and 2 Juv's on nest. One Adult flew from nest at 0918 hrs. Remaining Adult flew from nest chasing a Gull out over bay and returned to nest. 0930 hrs, second Adult returned to nest area, circled several time then headed SE over bay. 0943 hrs, a Juv began flapping briefly lifting off nest 2 to 3 feet followed by second Juv. 0951 hrs, Adult left nest circling the area returned at 0954 hrs. 0955 hrs, a Juv lifted off nest grasping a stick and airborne for 30 sec. dropped stick and perched on nest rim. 1002 hrs. second adult returned to nest area, circling several time attempting to land then flew to nearby house perching on railing top of house then flew off harassed by Red-winged Blackbird as Adult on nest flew off, too. One of the Adults returned to nest and perched on rim.

07/03/2020 by Wildcat
1645 to 1715: Partly cloudy, ESE wind at 5 mph, 85º F. One Adult, 2 Juv's perched on nest rim with second Adult perched on channel marker 150 yds NW of nest. At 1658 hrs #2 Adult left channel marker perch and was seen flying E toward Island Beach State Park at 1705 hrs. Note: large white plastic bag in nest surrounding juveniles.

06/28/2020 by Wildcat
0800 to 0845 hrs. One Adult perched on nest rim, 2 nestlings in nest bowl. At 0810 hrs, second adult arrived and perched briefly on nest rim then flew off. Both nestlings up and stretching their wings then back in nest bowl at 0837 hrs. Second adult returned at 0845 hrs with a fish, then flew off as nestlings fed on fish. Adult #1 flew off nest leaving nestlings feeding on fish.

06/27/2020 by Wildcat
1000 to 1100 hrs. Overcast, temperature 76º F, Wind W at 2 to 5 mph. One Adult, 2 nestlings in nest bowl. At 1012 hrs, a nestling sitting up in nest then back into nest bowl. At 1017 hrs, adult began moving sticks into outer rim of nest while a nestling grooming it self. 1020 hrs, adult flew off nest as #2 adult arrived on nest. One nestling pecking at piece of plastic (size of dinner napkin) for several minutes then stopped. Second adult flew off nest, circled and continued flying from area as Adult # 1 returned to nest at 1049 hrs, and perched on rim. 1053 hrs, both nestlings perched on nest rim and flapping. Adult flew off at 1055 hrs.

06/26/2020 by Wildcat
1100 to 1200 hrs. Partly cloudy, calm west wind, 81º F. One adult, 2 nestlings. 1115 hrs, nestlngs flapping wings. Adult # 2 arrived at nest with a fish then perched on water's edge 25 ft E from nest pole. Adult #1 and 2 nestlings fed on fish. At 1142 hrs, Adult #2 moved from water's edge up beach to grass line. It remained there as observation ended.

06/25/2020 by Wildcat
1315 to 1345:Mostly cloudy, E wind at 2 to 5 mph. Temperature, 83º F. One adult with 2 almost full feathered nestlings in nest. 1320 hrs, one nestling defecating out of nest, then flapping its wings. 1323 hrs., second adult approached nest but chased off by Red-winged Blackbird. Made second attempt to perch on nest but chased of by Red-winged Blackbird. ended observation.

06/12/2020 by Wildcat
0830 to 0900 hrs. Blue sky with scattered clouds. Temperature, 73º F. Wind, North at 2 to 5 mph. One adult OS perched on nest rim. Two nestlings deep in nest bowl. At 0845 hrs. one nestling began stretching and flapping its wings while second nestling moved out of its way. At 0847 hrs, both nestlings sitting up and stretching and flapping wings as Adult OS #1 flew from nest, circled and returned to perch on nest rim. Nestlings feathers becoming more pronounced. Both appear active and healthy.

06/11/2020 by Wildcat
1000 to 1100 hrs. Mostly cloudy with West wind gusty at 10 mph. Temperature, 77º F. Adult on nest rim with two nestlings in nest bowl avoiding wind gusts. 1010 hrs. Red-winged Blackbird diving on adult. 1032 hrs. one nestling defecated over nest rim.Adult # 2 flew low past nest at 1034 hrs. then low out over bay and circling. 1040 hrs. Red-winged Blacked returned and landed on back of OS # 1 on nest then retreated. At 1042, while OS #2 circling over bay close to shore, a third OS chased off by OS # 2. During this encounter, OS #1 left nest then returned and adjusted several sticks on nest rim.

06/10/2020 by Wildcat
1600 to 1630 hrs. Clear sky with scattered clouds. Temperature, 79º F. Wind, South, 10 to 15 mph. Bay water, choppy. One adult on nest with 2 chicks with pin feathers. 16`15, Adult # 2 arrived as # 1 left nest. # 1 returned at 1621 hrs. and both adults perched on nest rim.

05/24/2020 by Wildcat
0845 to 0915 hrs. 52º F, overcast. Wind NE at 10 mph. Adult #1 low in nest bowl protected from strong wind. At 0855, #2 arrived at nest with a fish. Both feeding on fish. No sigh of any hatchlings at this visit.

05/23/2020 by Wildcat
1030 - 1130 hrs. 64º F, Wind SE 5 to 10 mph, 100% cloud cover, light drizzle. Adult deep in nest bowl, #2 perched on piling below nest with a fish and Herring Gull perched on piling 10 ft away. At 1048 hrs, gull flew off and OS #2 flew up into nest with fish and #1 flew out of nest but returned within a minute. #1 flew from nest at 1052 and returned with 2 sticks, flew off again returning with another stick. #2 remained in nest bowl. 1110, # 2 left nest flying to a green channel marker ¼ mile N of nest and perched. 1130 hrs, #2 flew from channel marker joining #1 at nest. Disturbance by two individuals with dog standing under nest causing some distress to OS in nest. They moved off at 1130 just before return of the other OS.

05/22/2020 by Wildcat
0745 to 0830: 60º F, Wind ESE 5 mph, 100% Cloud cover. Adult perched on nest rim. 0755, Adult #2 circling shore line of bay NE of nest. 0758, #1 settled into nest bowl. 0809, #1 left nest flew to ground below nest and returned to nest. #2 flew past nest again with stick but dropped before entering nest. Both adults perched on nest.

05/17/2020 by Wildcat
Adult low in nest bowl incubating. at 0700 hrs. Second adult arrived at 0720 hrs and perched on nest rim. At 0734 hrs a gull hovered 25 ft. above nest at 0734 hrs. Adult began verbalizing gull flew off. OS # 2 flew from nest perch at 0741 hrs. heading north.

05/16/2020 by Wildcat
1930 to 2000: Partly cloudy, 65º F, Wind calm. Adult sitting in nest incubation. Second adult not at location.

03/28/2020 by Pictaker
Both on nest, copulation and nest building goin on.

08/01/2019 by Wildcat
Time: 1515 to 1600 hrs. Weather clear with scattered clouds, 84º F, SE wind at 5 mph. Netlings have fledged recently within past 10 days. Fledglings perched on nest feeding, with adults perched on piling blow nest, # 2 on utility pole 100 ft to west. One juvenile flew from nest across bay just above water at 1535 hrs. 1550 hrs, both adults left perches. Juveniles not quite on there own but use nest as comfort station.

07/07/2019 by Wildcat
1400 to 1445 hrs. 81º F, clear with ENE wind at 10 mph. One adult 2 nestlings in nest and feeding. Second adult arrived 1415 hrs. and perched on low piling below nest. Adult #1 left nest at 1407 hrs, circled and returned. Adults and nestlings vocalizing. Nestlings flapping and lifting off nest. Fully feathered.

07/03/2019 by Wildcat
3-July-19, 1545 to 1645 hrs. Mostly cloudy, 84º F. E wind at 5 mph. Adult feeding 2 nestlings. Almost fully feathered. Second adult perched on piling below nest. Nestlings flapping.

06/26/2019 by Wildcat
Time, 1100 to 1200 hrs. 81º F, clear and calm. Adult and 2 nestlings in nest. Adult left nest at 1125 hrs. and two adults returned at 1127 hrs. and perched on nest. One adult flew off several minutes after landing. Nestlings developing feathers.

06/24/2019 by Wildcat
Time, 1500 to 1600 hrs. 78º F, mostly cloudy with South wind at 5 to 10 mph. One adult on nest joined by #2 at 1530 hrs. Two (2) nestlings visible. Dog running along beach near nest caused both adults to swoop down in false attack mode and vocalize during "attack". Asked dog's owner to refrain from letting dog run on beach in protected area. She complied.

06/04/2019 by Wildcat
Time, 1100 to 1130 hrs. 67º F, clear and calm. One adult perched on nest rim with one nestling visible with pin feathers.

05/27/2019 by Wildcat
time, 0945 to 1045 hrs. 75º F, clear sky with NNE wind at 10 mph. One adult in nest bowl. #2 arrived at 1023 hrs with fish. both adults feeding until 1029 hrs when #2 flew off toward west. No nestlings visible. Not sure when eggs laid.

05/25/2019 by Wildcat
Time; 1245 to 1345 hrs. 66º F, Cloudy with South wind at 5 to 10 mph. Adult in nest bowl. Second adult arrived at 1303 hrs, with stick weaving into nest. $A 2 left nest heading West. did not return during rest of observation.

05/24/2019 by Wildcat
Nest erected around 2010 plus or minus a year or two by the Lacey Township Environmental Commission. Posted 2 Osprey "Warning", active Osprey Nest Ahead, signs. One on utility pole next to road an second on bulkhead on beach 150 yards south of nest pole.

06/27/2016 by Sherrie
This nest is very active. There appear to be two chicks. Based on regular observation, they are likely three to four weeks old. Witnessed feedings.

03/18/2016 by Sherrie
Witnessed first Osprey of the season at the nest today. Two ospreys spotted, with only one in the nest. Left briefly to fish, then brought the fish to the nest.