Nest #3557

Nickname: 083-B-014
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Hazen 2.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.3220725596
Longitude: -74.0328644872
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 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 Thumpersma
Adult arrival 05/01/2015 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Thumpersma
Adult arrival 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Thumpersma
Adult arrival 03/30/2016 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 Ken O
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/23/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/08/2018
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Gunny
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/08/2018 by Ken O
3 big juveniles spotted today, very actively flying around the area and alternately landing on Dad's perch at the nest just west of their natal nest. Did not see either adult today, but didn't have much time to observe. All look healthy.

07/29/2018 by Ken O
This morning, all 3 chicks were flying sorties around the local area and returning to the nest. Male was in his usual spot on the perch of the nest next door which has no base so is not occupied. Female was on a nearby telephone pole. Male left and came back with a fish that he kept entirely to himself. Chicks looked like they were eating when I arrived this morning. So we have 3 fledglings here - what a success this year!

07/23/2018 by Ken O
I watched with joy and amazement this morning as one of the three nestlings took flight on two separate sorties. First one was happening as I arrived in the area, and the Fledgie landed on the east perch. Second flight that I observed was a nice takeoff followed by a low pass over the trees (a little too low) and then a climbing counterclockwise circle around the nest for 2 full circuits, then approached and landed on the east perch. The other two were motivated to do some jumping and hovering of their own, but did not fly yet. Male was observing from a perch about 50 yards north. Wow. Pictures uploaded of the flights.

07/22/2018 by Ken O
Morning after the big storm on 7/21 overnight to 7/22. I got lucky as the male had just arrived with breakfast. Mom and 3 large nestlings present and accounted for. Despite the wind and drizzle this morning, once again the largest nestling was getting some airtime - hovering about 2 feet above the nest. Picture uploaded of DAD doing a fish flyby. I observed the male bringing the fish to his post while it flopped around. A few minutes later he started preparing the fish and went back to deliver it to the waiting hungry family.

07/20/2018 by Ken O
3 Large and getting larger - chicks are still on the nest today. Mom standing by and Dad perched on an old nest about 50 yards away that does not have a floor anymore. I observed one nestling that got about 2-3 feet above the nest in a hover while practicing. The others took turns flapping as well. Pictures uploaded.

07/15/2018 by Ken O
This morning during a heavy thunderstorm I was in the area and stopped by to see how they were doing in the storm. 3 very large and healthy nestlings were doing some serious wing exercising while Mom watched from a perch. Male not seen in the area. All three were flapping vigorously, with one observed to leave the nest to about perhaps a foot above then hovered and touched back down in the nest. Photos uploaded.

07/02/2018 by Ken O
3 Nestlings being fed by one parent this morning shortly after sunrise. All looking healthy. Picture uploaded.

06/25/2018 by Ken O
Observed 2 parents and 3 nestlings today feasting on a fresh fish. Picture uploaded. 3 healthy looking heads in this picture. First time observing this one.

07/06/2016 by Thumpersma
Single adult standing in nest. Single chick head pops up to look around and slumps back again.

04/13/2016 by Thumpersma
Mating observed in nest. 12:03pm

03/30/2016 by Thumpersma
Male observed eating fish on adjacent bare tree. Female observed eating fish on perch of osprey pole. No nesting activity observed. 3:20pm

09/18/2015 by Thumpersma
Unknown if chick fledged. Nest was small and underdeveloped. No activity when viewed today.

07/27/2015 by Thumpersma
There's a baby in the nest! Much smaller than other chicks this year. Perhaps born later. Nest is small and not well developed. 4:55pm

07/23/2015 by Thumpersma
Observed adult on perch and second adult sitting low in nest. Unsure if second adult was sheltering chicks or still sitting on eggs.

07/12/2015 by AmyOla
Observed one small chick. First year for this nest I think.

05/29/2015 by Thumpersma
Small nest. Osprey sitting on perch.