Nest #4062

Nickname: 073-A-009
Nest substrate: Communications tower
Nest Location Description: The nest is at the top of a tall communications tower at Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L)'s Wilson Avenue sub-station. The tower is immediately behind the sub-station. The nest is best viewed from the lawn on the left side of the building. I parked in the visitors' parking lot off Wilson but the office was closed at the time. Wilson Avenue has no shoulder, so don't expect to park on the side of the road. The Hudson Trail crosses Wilson about 50 ft away, so you might consider making the nest part of a hike on the trail. Wilson begins at Route 79 at the Brass Rail (former Poet's Inn) restaurant.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.3970797679647
Longitude: -74.2431830978393
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 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 Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/04/2014 by Barzillai
I visited this nest around 3 pm today. The nesting materials are visible but no osprey were visible on the nest or in the immediate area after 15 minutes. A young brown hawk with white underplummage and black wingtips was on a high tension power tower across the street. It watched me for a while then soared around the area beyond the power substation, over the Hudson Trail, and then west over Wilson. Perhaps the nestlings have left?

07/04/2014 by Barzillai
I visited this nest at 6 pm on the 4th of July, mostly to pin down its location. I was staring up at the tower when an adult left the nest and flew SSW towards Birch Swamp Brook, maintaining its altitude. The adult returned at the same height from the north. While the adult was away, I could hear calls from the nest as well as some movement. There are at least two birds, but the tower is very, very tall and obstacles at the top block any line of sight. I was able to capture some photographs of the adult's return to the nest. I also took a picture of the sub-station sign and several of the tower.

04/30/2013 by Ben Wurst
Nest is new for 2013 and active as of 4/29/13 as reported from a representative who was trying to do maint. to the tower with Pyramid Network Services LLC.