Nest #5123

Nickname: 042-B-003
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: In the middle of a dead tree The pair has moved the nest to a new location across the river on an abandoned Red tail Hawk nest.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.8053233025992
Longitude: -74.0542566776276
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Kristen3159
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 04/17/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/25/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/27/2016 Nest failure 06/02/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2017 Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No 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

07/07/2019 by jmac
a pair of Ospreys on this tree again with a "practice" nest of sticks. Defending the tree from other Ospreys attempting to land on the tree. This could be the same pair that has been nesting and attempting to nest at River Barge Park for the last several years.

08/13/2018 by jmac
This tree fell down during a storm in July

04/29/2018 by jmac
no nest this year

04/07/2018 by jmac
Osprey eating a fish on the tree, but no apparent nest building

04/08/2017 by jmac
a new nest about a half of a mile on the river to the south. Possibly the same pair. New nest #6721

03/29/2017 by jmac
one bird (male) flying around the area today, but no nesting activity

07/23/2016 by jmac
not much left of the nest. Two Ospreys perched on the nest tree

06/19/2016 by jmac
Two Osprey on the tree that held the nest last year. This years nest is pretty much gone

06/05/2016 by jmac
So the nest has clearly collapsed. The female was on an adjacent tree, the male was no where to be seen. Too bad, they had been incubating well. Picture attached

06/02/2016 by jmac
Once again there were several birds on the tree. The owner of the nest was aggressive about chasing the others to the perimeters but seemed to have given up chasing them away. I couldn't see the female incubating today, but I hope she was in the nest.

05/27/2016 by jmac
bird was incubating today, but oddly there were three adults sitting on the nest tree. the pair didn't chase the other two.

05/21/2016 by jmac
as of 5/18 the hen is still incubating and the male is nearby.

04/30/2016 by jmac
Viewed the nest from the opposite side in a park on the other side of the river and could see an incubating Osprey in the nest and another perched in the tree near by

04/27/2016 by jmac
Osprey in incubation position today, with it's mate perched nearby on the tree.

04/25/2016 by jmac
There was a bird in the nest when I arrived but not necessarily in an incubation position. The second bird came to the nest and joined the first, but this looks like a permanent nest

04/20/2016 by jmac
The nest on the old RTH nest has gotten much bigger and both birds were perched at it today. I think this is going to be the permanent site

04/16/2016 by jmac
This pair had built a new nest on an unused crane at a construction site a half mile away. It had to be disassembled. The Sports Authority folks and some volunteers constructed a nesting platform but so far no nest building there. Apparently they are trying the dead tree again and another pair is bringing sticks to an abandoned Redtail Hawk nest near by.

04/07/2016 by jmac
Two birds on the dead tree this morning, but no nest yet. Maybe this year they'll succeed.

06/20/2015 by jmac
Stopped by today. There was an Osprey on the nest tree, but no nest. Hopefully next year

05/30/2015 by jmac
Stopped by this morning and the pair was in the tree, but no nest. I found out that the platform was only recently put there hoping the pair would make a nest there. But so far they don't seem interested.

05/08/2015 by jmac
Once again the nest has fallen down. This really isn't the best place they could try to build a nest. There was one Osprey on the tree this morning, but the entire nest is gone.

05/03/2015 by jmac
The nest is starting to take shape. Was there this morning and the female was bringing sticks. I didn't see the male this morning.

04/29/2015 by jmac
Not much progress on the new nest since four days ago. The pair was sitting next to their lame nest (see pic). I'm not optimistic at this point

04/26/2015 by jmac
Apparently there was a nest in this tree last year, but it is gone now. However the pair was busy rebuilding it this morning. Ironically there is an Osprey platform a couple of hundred yards away that does have some sticks on it, but looks inactive.