Nest #4818

Nickname: 083-B-026
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Large nest previously on utility pole on Riverside Ave off Oceanport Ave. at Ft Monmouth. Now on man-made nest platform approximately 5 feet away.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.3159547099895
Longitude: -74.032121596851
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Thumpersma
Adult arrival 04/12/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/20/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/22/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/05/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Thumpersma
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 09/18/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Thumpersma
Adult arrival 04/02/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/01/2015 Chicks last observed 09/18/2015
Incubation initiation 05/02/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Thumpersma
Adult arrival 03/30/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
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 Thumpersma
Adult arrival 04/01/2017 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

04/12/2017 by Thumpersma
Two adults in nest.

04/01/2017 by Thumpersma
Nest has been moved from utility pole to man-made nest platform approx 5 feet to the north of previous location. Two adult osprey observed on nest today.

07/25/2016 by SandyBon
I usually see two chicks - but see one in the nest today - I believe the other was nearby as the female was torn between going near to the far trees on the other side of the road and keeping an eye the nest.

06/24/2016 by Thumpersma
At least two chicks observed in nest with adult. 2:45pm

04/15/2016 by Thumpersma
Both male and female observed in nest. 4:10pm

03/30/2016 by Thumpersma
Male(?) osprey flew from adjacent pole to nest. Rearranging twigs. 3:45pm

07/27/2015 by Thumpersma
Chick eating fish in nest. Still unsure if it is an adult and chick or two chicks. Adult on top of dead tree across the street. 5:10pm

07/23/2015 by Thumpersma
Observed one juvenile in nest. Sitting on edge of nest calling.

07/07/2015 by Thumpersma
Saw at least one chick in nest! Adult in nest, sheltering chick from sun.

07/03/2015 by Thumpersma
Unable to see inside nest but believe adult female was spreading wings to protect nestling from sun. Unable to see any chicks.

06/01/2015 by Thumpersma
Yes, this is in front of the First Atlantic Credit Union.

05/29/2015 by Bibhu
Hi, is this in front of the first atlantic credit union office ?

05/29/2015 by Thumpersma
Female low in nest.

05/29/2015 by Thumpersma
Male osprey brought fish to female in nest. Female took fish across the street to favorite tree while male resumed nest sitting.

05/01/2015 by Thumpersma
Male perched in tree across street to the West.

05/01/2015 by Thumpersma
Female sitting low in nest. Egg laying? Incubating? Can't see inside nest.

04/29/2015 by Thumpersma
One osprey in nest. Other osprey on favorite tree across the street to the south.

04/02/2015 by Thumpersma
They're back!

07/19/2014 by Thumpersma
Second chick observed in nest. Female brought food to nest first them male brought what looked like a rat to nest. Dinner is served! 5:35pm

07/10/2014 by Thumpersma
Saw chick and female in nest. Male circling above.

06/29/2014 by Thumpersma
Saw a single chick in nest today! Mom and Dad both In nest with chick at dinner time. 5:15pm

06/17/2014 by Thumpersma
Female low in nest. Still unable to see inside for eggs/chicks. However when female called out, I thought I heard faint calls in reply coming from nest. Chicks repeating mother?

06/02/2014 by Thumpersma
Female low in nest. Unable to see any eggs or chicks since pole is too high. Male was off fishing and brought fish to female. 6:30pm

05/01/2014 by Thumpersma
Female incubating on nest. Male in tree across street in Riverside Rd.

04/22/2014 by Thumpersma
Single osprey on nest. Second osprey across the street in one of three favorite bare trees. 1:10PM

04/22/2014 by Thumpersma
Both flying in circles over nest and vocalizing. 3:50PM

04/22/2014 by Thumpersma
Both male and female on nest. Male flew off to favorite tree across the street. Female rearranged twigs in nest. Made egg nudging motions in bottom of nest (eggs?). Female began to call out as a Red-Tail Hawk flew past overhead. After 2 mins, Female flew off nest leaving it unoccupied. Very warm day - 68-72 degrees. 3:45PM

04/20/2014 by Thumpersma
Single osprey sitting in nest. Possible egg sitting?

04/15/2014 by Ben Wurst
Corrected nest location.

04/14/2014 by Thumpersma
Both male and female will fly off nest to bare tree across the street on Ft. Monmouth property. Male also will sit in top of tree across the street (southerly) from nest on Marina property.

04/13/2014 by Thumpersma
Osprey sitting on nest (female?). Flew off toward west. Landed in bare tree on Ft Monmouth by water. 03:15 PM.