Nest #3559

Nickname: 083-B-016
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Hazen.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.320890437
Longitude: -74.0306803512
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Thumpersma
Adult arrival 04/12/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/20/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/22/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Thumpersma
Adult arrival 05/02/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/01/2015 Chicks last observed 09/18/2015
Incubation initiation 05/04/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/02/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Thumpersma
Adult arrival 03/28/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
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 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/30/2018
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 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Ken O
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2020 Nest Activity Report by Ken O
Adult arrival 03/13/2020 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
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

08/11/2020 by Ken O
Empty nest today! There were no fewer than 8 Osprey circling over this nest today - cooler up there for sure, and there was a juvenile red tail hawk not 50 yards away today. Much going on, but we have one confirmed fledgling at this nest. Pic of the Red tail hawk intruder uploaded.

07/17/2020 by Ken O
Single nestling still growing and flexing wings. All is well here for this "only child." ;-)

07/02/2020 by Ken O
Was fortunate to stop by at AM feeding time with both parents present. Confirmed only one chick in this nest currently - appears healthy and eating well.

07/02/2020 by Ken O
Was fortunate to stop by at AM feeding time with both parents present. Confirmed only one chick in this nest currently - appears healthy and eating well.

06/30/2020 by Ken O
Was thrilled today to observe both parents and at least one chick (large) on the nest. I could not see more than one chick, but given the geometry of this setup, it is hard to see into the nest. Will try later this week, but happy to report one healthy chick and two active parents. Thrilled, because last year this nest failed.

05/23/2020 by Ken O
Male and Female are sharing nest duty. New picture posted today of the female taking a lunch break. All is well at this nest. Seems they are incubating but will keep an eye out here in the next week or two for hatchlings.

03/21/2020 by Ken O
Nest is now occupied with male and female. Hard to tell which Osprey is occupying which nest here on Hazen, but time will tell. Good news is, both pairs are defending their nests and mating. Wow. Many Osprey overhead circling as well - looking for places to call home I guess. Great to see the Osprey population returning.

03/18/2020 by Ken O
Today I observed the male mating with the female in the other nest! Confirmed it is him by the silver leg band number. Will keep watch to see if this is a permanent change of residence for 086. Of course, after mating he went out in search of nesting material and came back with a huge piece of rope for the other nest. Will post it over there. To be continued....

03/17/2020 by Ken O
Still no female with him on this nest. However, the nest just west of this one on Hazen has a female and no male. I think he may be moving into this nest because, over an hour, I saw him going between his nest and hers.

03/14/2020 by Ken O
Leg-banded male was first spotted by me at the nest on Friday, 3/13/20. He was there again today eating a fish. Female has not been observed yet, but I have confirmed the band number to be the same male as in previous years. How awesome! Glad to see him back. Hopefully they will have better luck this year. 4 Osprey observed in the immediate area yesterday and today, so one of them might be his mate. Hopefully! Happy spring!

06/20/2019 by Ken O
Unfortunately it appears this nest has failed. Today , while other nest in the immediate area have chicks, I spotted the male on a nearby perch eating a fish and the female nowhere to be found. After about 20 minutes , the female reappeared and the male joined her, but then she left and he left again as well. I did not see any chicks and the nest was left unattended for a long period of time. Will check again in a few days, but it looks like their early egg arrival and egg laying did not work to their advantage this year due to perhaps bad weather early in the season.

03/26/2019 by Ken O
Mating and nest padding in full swing!

03/24/2019 by Ken O
Male and Female were mating today. Uploaded pic of Male. Got some clear shots of his leg band today, definitely same male as last year!

03/18/2019 by Ken O
The nest renovation continues. Both are heavily involved in chasing away not only potential rivals, but also more Eagles that encroach on the airspace above their nest. Pics posted of the male landing with nesting material, and a mature Bald Eagle overhead that both Osprey climbed up to meet.

03/16/2019 by Ken O
Posted a picture of the juvenile Eagle that was encroaching on the Osprey's airspace, and a shot of the male forcing the Eagle to dive away. Amazing moment. 3/16/19

03/16/2019 by Ken O
3/16/19 was thrilled to see a leg banded male and his mate occupying this nest. Will examine photos to confirm same couple as last year, but appears to be the case. I watched as they chased away a juvenile Eagle who was circling overhead. Both of them went into defense mode. Awesome to see them back!

08/30/2018 by Ken O
I observed the Juvenile on the nest this morning. She was preening, bouncing between the south perch and the nest, and calling to every Osprey that flew in the vicinity. Did not see a parent in the 45 minutes I was watching. Pics uploaded.

08/08/2018 by Ken O
Was pleasantly surprised to see the female and the juvenile at the nest today! Did not see the male but I'm sure he was not far. Mom had the fish and the fledgling was vocalizing rather strongly to get some. Still hanging around...

07/29/2018 by Ken O
Chick is out of the nest and sitting on a nearby pole that borders the railroad tracks. He seems to want to join the 3 fledglings in the next nest down, but looks so lonely up there. Both parents were near the nest today, but eventually both flew away together. Nest is empty!

07/23/2018 by Ken O
Female, nestling and Male observed this morning. Not much wing exercising going on for the chick that I've been able to see. Will try after the sun comes out to check again. Otherwise nestling looks very large and healthy. Been raining for the last few days. Pic uploaded.

07/22/2018 by Ken O
This morning, after the nasty low pressure system moved through with strong winds and heavy rain, I'm happy to report MOM and one nestling were observed this morning. Did not see the male but he was probably out fishing. All is well at this nest. Picture uploaded

07/20/2018 by Ken O
Both parents and one large nestling observed today. I've also observed the male's interesting behavior around feeding time on 3 different days- and he's consistent. He watches as the chick eats the fish - first from a distant pole, and then from one of the perches. He makes the decision when enough is enough and grabs the fish away, takes off and lands back on his favorite telephone pole to finish it. I saw this today as well. As he wrestled with the chick to remove the fish, he kind of hip-checked the chick, almost knocking her out of the nest as he prepared for takeoff. I have photos of this and it was quite interesting to watch. :) Photos uploaded.

06/29/2018 by Ken O
Feeding was in full swing this morning. Mom and Dad got in a tug-o-war with the fish after a while, but Mom wasn't letting it go quite yet. Nestling is looking strong and healthy. Amazing when the very loud train goes by less than 30 yards away, they keep their cool.

06/24/2018 by Ken O
Male from the Hazen nest observed today.

06/24/2018 by Ken O
Male, Female and one nestling observed today feeding and enjoying the warm day. Male is banded with silver band 788-49086 Originally banded in 6/21/2009 in Raritan Bay / Sandy Hook as a chick too young to fly.

07/06/2016 by Thumpersma
Appears to be a single juvenile sitting on perch of nest.

03/30/2016 by Thumpersma
Single osprey sitting in nest , calling out. 3:40pm

07/27/2015 by Thumpersma
Adult female brought fish to nest. Adult male took fish and flew off to nearby pole to eat. Chick still in nest. 4:45pm

07/23/2015 by Thumpersma
Observed adult male on perch. Two juveniles in nest. Female arrived in flight. Male and female adults began circling above nest, coaxing juveniles to fly. But not yet. Fledging should happen soon!

07/03/2015 by Thumpersma
Observed one chick in nest with adult osprey - 1:30pm

05/29/2015 by Thumpersma
Female sitting low in nest.

05/04/2015 by Thumpersma
Female sitting low in nest. Most likely incubating eggs. Male sitting on perch of nest platform.

05/02/2015 by Thumpersma
Osprey observed sitting on perch and flying above nest

07/19/2014 by Thumpersma
Picked up more blue vinyl shreds from ground under nest. Vinyl is coming from roof of abandoned building on Ft Monmouth property. Chicks still in nest. 5:45pm

07/10/2014 by Thumpersma
Observed two chicks in nest with female. Male sitting on perch on nest.

06/16/2014 by Thumpersma
Female in nest. Male on perch. Lots of trash in this nest. See photo for hanging bits of what appear to be vinyl or plastic tarp which has shredded. Found bunches of this stuck to barbed-wire fence which surrounds property right under nest pole. Removed all I could (while female yelled at me and hovered over my head protecting the nest) and disposed of it. Not sure if there are eggs or chicks here. Unable to see into nest. Nest appears to be small and not very well built leading me to think this is a first year couple. Will continue to watch for possible entanglements in trash in the nest.

06/02/2014 by Thumpersma
Female low in nest. Male flew up to nest (empty-handed) and landed on nest perch. 7:55pm

05/01/2014 by Thumpersma
Osprey incubating in nest. Unable to determine sex. Mate eating fish on nearby pole

04/22/2014 by Thumpersma
Female sitting on perch of nest. Unable to view anything (eggs, male mate) in nest. 1:15PM.

04/12/2014 by Thumpersma
First sighting of pair at nest on 04/12/2004