Nest #3535

Nickname: 072-A-007
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: There is a tall channel marker on the Old Bridge side of the entrance to the Cheesequake Creek inlet, about 100 yards off the beach on a rocky jetty. It is one of a pair of channel markers, the other being on the Sayreville side of the inlet. No nest was spotted at this site in July 2014, but both markers would make feasible if noisy spots for nesting ospreys.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.4649558439
Longitude: -74.2567594173
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Barzillai
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No 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 Ben Wurst
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
2018 Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
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

07/13/2018 by Raritan Riverkeeper
Found 2 adult and 2 chicks on the nest.

08/06/2017 by KevinR
No ospreys observed on nest or in vicinity.

07/02/2017 by Raritan Riverkeeper
Found one adult osprey on the nest with one chick.

07/05/2014 by Barzillai
I went in search of this nest this afternoon. A seagull was perched atop the Old Bridge channel marker. No nesting materials were spotted on either of this or the Sayreville marker. The spot was amazingly noisy, with an active draw bridge with alarm, motorboats and skidoos zipping around, ice cream vending trucks playing loud music, and hundreds of beachgoers laying out or playing in the water. The channel itself is busy with boat traffic when the bridge is up. Horns and bells signal the draw up and down. With the relative sanctuary of the state park on the other side of the highway, this doesn't seem an ideal spot for a nest. But stranger things have happened, I'm sure.

07/04/2010 by KevinR
Until Hurricane Sandy took my boat for her prize in 2012, I used to pass this tower/nest weekly. From 2002 thought 2010, this was an active nest, raising new chicks every single year!