Nest #3833

Nickname: 083-A-020
Nest substrate: former Army Communications Tower
Nest Location Description: Joe Palaia Park.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.2580456770102
Longitude: -74.0276161613464
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by cdabirds
Adult arrival 03/26/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/20/2013
Incubation initiation 04/10/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
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
2014 Nest Activity Report by cdabirds
Adult arrival 03/16/2014 Nestlings 2
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 cdabirds
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by cdabirds
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 06/22/2017
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/22/2019 by cdabirds
Male at adjacent tower. Others noted osprey seen earlier in the week

03/27/2017 by cdabirds
Male observed 3/27/17 bring going material to nest. This nest was 99% destroyed over the winter. Only a scattering of sticks remain.

03/18/2015 by cdabirds
The male has returned. He was on the "feeding" tower eating dinner tonight!

03/18/2015 by cdabirds
The male has returned. He was on the "feeding" tower eating dinner tonight! The nest lost a lot of its mass this winter. They have a lot of work to do to get it in shape.

03/16/2014 by cdabirds
This nest lost a lot of its bulk over the winter. One osprey was spotted bringing a new stick to the nest.

10/01/2013 by cdabirds
Spotted a female juvenile on the adjacent tower along with a turkey vulture on 9/20/13. She was calling, but received no response. The vultures (turkey and black) have taken over the towers at this point. Safe flight to our 2013 fledglings!

08/03/2013 by cdabirds
All ospreys have fledged! Not sure if there are 2 or 3 fledglings. A female has some baling twine stuck on her left foot.

07/09/2013 by cdabirds
to wildlifenj-the tower is the center of the three towers - photos posted today. If you enter the park at the center entrance, drive to the white building, park and walk back a short way, tower is on your left.

07/03/2013 by cdabirds
Two or possibly three young in the nest. The young are almost the size of the adults.

06/25/2013 by cdabirds
Chicks have hatched, not sure of date or how many at this time.

06/13/2013 by Ben Wurst
Not sure which tower at this location...east or west.

04/11/2013 by cdabirds
I believe there are eggs in the nest. Stopped in about 6:15 4/10/13 and observed the male on the adjacent tower eating and the female sitting in the nest (incubating). After a few moments, he flew to the nest with the fish and delivered it to the female. The female took the fish to north tower to consume the fish, the male remained at the nest.

03/27/2013 by cdabirds
Both adults observed on Tuesday 3/26/13 @ 6:00 PM. Others at this location mentioned that the ospreys have been present for several days. The female was observed in the nest and was calling to the male who was eating on the adjacent tower.