Nest #3901

Nickname: Silver Bay
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Silver Bay. Active nest
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.9867867573856
Longitude: -74.1230080640316
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by jimbowie
Adult arrival 03/24/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/12/2013 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/12/2013 Nest failure 07/14/2013
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

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Nesting Diaries

07/14/2013 by jimbowie
Nest appears to be abandoned. No sign of adults in the area. Watched for over an hour. I don't know reason, however eggs were laid very late here. They could have abandoned nest or predator is possible.

05/28/2013 by jimbowie
After several weeks of nest disturbance by a 2nd and sometimes a 3rd male, things have settled down as incubation finally began around the 12th of May. Can't tell how many eggs there are. This family will face a challenge due to the late appearance of eggs.

05/08/2013 by jimbowie
5/4 Continuing interference by a 2nd male keeps this pair busy for hours per day. I am thinking, this male intruder may be last years resident that was ousted. He is very determined and constantly brings fish with him when he visits.

04/22/2013 by jimbowie
Lots of drama at this nest. For 3 weeks I have watched as an unpaired male attempts to take over nest. Most of the day is spent by both adults chasing this intruder away. This has been, for many years, a very successful nest.