Nest #5442

Nickname: Gypsea
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Balsam Dr/Finch Ave cross street Bayview Ave New pole/nesting platform erected 3/20/2015 by JCPL to replace 4234, 4322, and 'Balsam'
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 39.899047
Longitude: -74.134375
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by ricardop
Adult arrival 04/01/2015 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Shack In The Swamp Photography
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 Sherrie
Adult arrival 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 Pictaker
Adult arrival 03/18/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/26/2017
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Pictaker
Adult arrival 03/24/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/11/2018
Clutch hatching 05/29/2018 Reason for nest failure eggs or young killed by predator
2019 Nest Activity Report by Sherrie
Adult arrival 03/28/2019 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
2019 Nest Activity Report by Pictaker
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/27/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/28/2019 by Pictaker
Two young in nest,looks like they are ready to fly

07/11/2019 by Pictaker
Adult Osprey in nest,one nestling seen

04/06/2019 by Pictaker
They seem to be favoring the higher nesting platform, maybe because of losing their young last year in the other nest

03/30/2019 by Sherrie
Two nesting platforms on Balsam. For the third year, the pair seem to be utilizing both nests. 3/29/29 they were fighting off crows. As we left the area, one Osprey was standing in each nest.

06/29/2018 by Pictaker
Mom still around,found her sitting on nest, staring out at the bay

06/13/2018 by Pictaker
found Mom and Dad alive sitting close by, hopefully they will be back next year

06/11/2018 by Pictaker
Nest attacked by predator, found one nestling on ground dead, mom was not around, dad was on pole chirping, hopefully mom didn't die in the attack.

06/08/2018 by Pictaker
Saw at least two heads yesterday, mom was feeding them both.

03/24/2018 by Pictaker
Both Male and female on nest,male brought a fish to female and then returned with stick, seems early for them,but they do seem to be the first ones back every year

07/27/2017 by Pictaker
Both chicks fledged 7-26-27,posted a photo of one who landed on house under construction by the nest.

07/09/2017 by Pictaker
Two chicks in nest

Finally saw both babies in the nest with the Mom. Dad flying overhead.

Mom and one baby in the nest. Dad nearby, but no pictures of him. Baby stretching his/her wings..too cute!

Mom and one baby peeking out... Dad flying over

Mom and a baby were in the nest - I saw 2 babies but not at the same time so I can't be sure if it was the same one or not. Dad was nearby eating on a pole

New pictures from today...she was still sitting but wanting to move around. I'm pretty sure she has a few eggs in there.

04/10/2016 by Sherrie
Both male and female were at the nest, she was in it, and he was on the extended post.

She was sitting in the nest again today...no sign of the male yet...

She has arrived!!!!! Was not able to get pictures, but will be back tomorrow to get some -

No activity yet :(

Saw the Female in the nest, the male was nearby on a pole eating, then flew to the nest with his fish, then flew back to the pole..with his fish! They have rebuilt the nest to be a very full nest.