Nest #4600

Nickname: ESS-02 Brophy Salt Marsh Platform, Essex
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This platform was installed by Bob Brophy, Essex resident, in the 1980s and was the first known active OSPR nest in Essex County in the mid 1980s. In the early years Bob thought productivity was low due to Great-horned owl predation on chicks but eventually the nest produced fledglings and certainly contributed to the beginning of the recovery of OSPR in the Great Marsh.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Essex County Greenbelt
Latitude: 42.663109
Longitude: -70.770668
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Dave R
Adult arrival 04/24/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2012 Nest Activity Report by Dave R
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
2011 Nest Activity Report by Dave R
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
2010 Nest Activity Report by Dave R
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 Dave R
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
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 Dave R
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Dave R
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Dave R
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
2018 Nest Activity Report by Dave R
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
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

by Dave R
Active in 2012.

by Dave R
Active in 2011.

06/01/2016 by Dave R
3 chicks banded, June 2016

06/24/2014 by Dave R
3 chicks banded 6/24/14

04/24/2013 by Dave R
2013 - pair on nest as of April 24. Successfully fledged 3 young.

08/04/2010 by Dave R
DWR. OSPR active on nest...probably fledglings.

06/09/2010 by Dave R
4:45pm KEA CC Observation from boat. Nest is extremely high and square, well kept. 2 ospreys observed. One osprey perching on a bluebird box eating, another sitting on nest exhibiting possible nesting behavior - eg. Stationary on nest, reaching down into nest.