Nest #5234

Nickname: 073-A-011
Nest substrate: Alarm speakers pole
Nest Location Description: The nest is atop a standard telephone pole being used to mount four large white speakers evidently used for fire department or orher public alarm. It is inside the Union Beach Recycling Center lot and vieweable from Florence Avenue.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.4423570470966
Longitude: -74.1804613512458
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Barzillai
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
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 Barzillai
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

04/18/2015 by Barzillai
Observed a single osprey on the nearby communications tower. The alarm tower is deeply packed with twigs and branches, so the nest is being tended to. Took some photographs. Will post later this week.

03/28/2015 by Barzillai
Checked the nest at 10:05 am ET. No activity.

03/21/2015 by Barzillai
Checked nest at 3:45 pm. No activity.

08/15/2014 by Barzillai
I checked the nest this evening around 7 pm and saw no osprey on the next or the nearby communication tower. I remained about five minutes.

08/02/2014 by Barzillai
I noticed this nest the other day and came back this evening to document it. There was a single fledgling that flew out of the nest and alit on a tall microwave tower on the same muni property. The nest is on top of a cluster of at least five large speakers or horns. I parked in front of the locked gate to the recycling center, but I was too close for the nervous bird's comfort when I emerged from the car to check a street sign and take photos. The youngster perched on a cell tower panel for ten minute watching and waiting for me to leave.