Nest #4422

Nickname: Olsen
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Found in 2013. Active. Failed to produce young
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.0252358907667
Longitude: -74.1287305569649
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 07/09/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by AMA
Adult arrival 03/31/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/20/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 05/08/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/13/2016 by oceangardener
Nesting material being brought into the nest today. Two osprey on nest.

05/08/2015 by AMA
We were out for the day on a trip to Forsythe and when we left home, everything was as always on the nest, mom sitting down deep with just the top of her head showing. When we got home, mom was in a dead tree in our yard and a crow was walking around in the nest. Mom continued to sit in the tree and do some very odd wing displays, like a baby bird fluttering for food, she seemed to look sad to us. After about an hour she went back to the nest, looking into the bowl and then she would flutter some more and go out to the perch. She has not sat inside the nest since and continues to leave for linger lengths of time, but always comes back. Now we are not sure if there never were eggs, or if something happened to the eggs.

04/20/2015 by AMA
On April 20, we observed some behaviors that we thought might indicate there were eggs being laid. After that, someone was always on the nest until the weather warmed considerably. Then mom would take short breaks out on the perch.

04/02/2015 by AMA
The platform was replaced on March 22, thanks to Ben Wurst and some great volunteers. The female returned to the nest on March 29, and the male on March 31. They are both on the nest, there have been several sky dancing courtship displays and mating today.....several other Osprey have been around the nest, but the pair chases them off.

11/04/2014 by AMA
The nest was checked early in the fall and showed signs of raccoons scratching on the platform and pole. We are looking for volunteers to come on November 15,2014 at 10:00 a.m to construct a new platform with a predator guard. Then pole was damaged by hurricane Sandy.

09/11/2014 by Ben Wurst
Here's video from the survey of this nest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPfPyZCxsto&feature=youtu.be

09/09/2014 by Ben Wurst
Nest either needs to be replaced or it needs a much better predator guard. Hard to tell if predation is from ground (raccoon) or aerial predators (owls).

10/05/2013 by AMA
We actually purchased this home because of the osprey nest!!!! There were two adults on the nest all summer, no young, wondering if these are an immature pair. Also had helicopter activity off and on, checking for Mosquitos, not sure if this was disruptive to osprey activity. They left about two weeks ago....