Nest #5711

Nickname: Nest 2
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Constructed osprey platform on top of abandoned power pole on Sea Girt National Guard Training Site.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.12053783449
Longitude: -74.0360623861999
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by NJDMAVA
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Sjogin
Adult arrival 03/25/2016 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by NJDMAVA
Adult arrival 03/24/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 06/01/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 06/01/2016 Nest failure 07/15/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by NJDMAVA
Adult arrival 04/12/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/24/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/24/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Sjogin
Adult arrival 04/05/2017 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 07/10/2017 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Donna B
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Donna B
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
2018 Nest Activity Report by NJDMAVA
Adult arrival 04/04/2018 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/03/2018
Egg laying 05/03/2018 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/03/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/13/2018 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by NJDMAVA
Adult arrival 03/20/2019 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/02/2019 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/02/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/09/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/11/2019 by NJDMAVA
One chick seen in game camera picture with adult offering food.

06/09/2019 by NJDMAVA
The chicks have hatched! Osprey adult was first seen off the nest on 6/8 and was seen with food at the nest 6/9, presumably feeding chicks.

06/03/2019 by NJDMAVA
Osprey Pair continues to incubate the nest! Nest is due to hatch around June 9th.

05/02/2019 by NJDMAVA
Pair observed incubating! Camera was disabled from April 26- May 2 so laid during that period.

04/26/2019 by NJDMAVA
Osprey recently brought in a few trash items (plastic bags, mesh tarp) for nesting material. No eggs yet!

04/11/2019 by NJDMAVA
Pair both present in the vicinity of the nest. One perched on the nest, other on the lawn near the wetland area.

03/30/2019 by NJDMAVA
A wing and keel bone is visible in the nest (seen in photo taken 3/30)

03/28/2019 by NJDMAVA
Pair both on the lawn near the wetland area along with 10 Killdeer and 2 Turkey Vultures.

03/26/2019 by NJDMAVA
Osprey pair sighted at noon showing breeding behavior and copulating.

03/20/2019 by NJDMAVA
Single osprey seen on the platform

02/28/2019 by NJDMAVA
Installed game cameras

06/13/2018 by NJDMAVA
Three eggs hatch

06/09/2018 by NJDMAVA
three eggs in pic

05/11/2018 by NJDMAVA
Three, but possibly four eggs

05/03/2018 by NJDMAVA
One egg laid

04/04/2018 by NJDMAVA
Osprey pair at nest

03/18/2018 by NJDMAVA
Camera snapped pic of first arrival. Probably not expecting snow.

02/09/2018 by NJDMAVA
Installed two new, solar powered, cell modem equipped game cameras on nest.

07/17/2017 by Donna B
Two adults seen on this nest today. There appear to be young also but could not determine how many

05/20/2017 by NJDMAVA
Three eggs in nest

05/17/2017 by NJDMAVA
Two eggs observed in nest

05/16/2017 by NJDMAVA
One egg observed in nest

05/15/2017 by NJDMAVA
Something knocked the camera and a portion of the nest is in the camera's view

05/07/2017 by NJDMAVA
Something knocked the camera and the nest isn't in view of the camera

05/03/2017 by NJDMAVA
Two eggs appear to be buried in nest substrate and abandoned. Difficult to tell based on camera angle.

04/27/2017 by NJDMAVA
Two eggs noted

04/12/2017 by NJDMAVA
Installed two new game cameras

10/27/2016 by Ben Wurst
Same nest as 5085

08/26/2016 by NJDMAVA
No osprey observed during observation time.

08/12/2016 by NJDMAVA
1 osprey observed circling nest, flying nearby nest.

08/05/2016 by NJDMAVA
Both male and female osprey were observed in nest, after a few minutes of observation osprey flew out of nest and were seen circling the nest with a third osprey.

08/04/2016 by NJDMAVA
Based on game camera photos, this is the last time the eggs are seen in the nest. The eggs are almost completely white with some faded brown speckles.

07/16/2016 by NJDMAVA
Based on game camera photos, the two eggs failed on July 15, 2016.

07/15/2016 by NJDMAVA
Based on game camera photos, neither egg has been incubated the entire day.

07/15/2016 by NJDMAVA
No osprey observed while on site.

07/06/2016 by NJDMAVA
Female osprey observed sitting in nest, male flying around the nest with a fish

07/01/2016 by NJDMAVA
Based on game camera photos, both eggs are still present as well as both osprey.

06/17/2016 by NJDMAVA
Observed nest from 12:05-12:20 One osprey was observed sitting on top of game camera pole, above nest. Second osprey was observed flying over nearby lake.

06/08/2016 by NJDMAVA
Both ospreys are present in nest as well as both eggs.

06/01/2016 by NJDMAVA
Based on game camera photos, two eggs were laid before or on June 1, 2016. The eggs are white with dark brown speckles.

05/27/2016 by NJDMAVA
1 osprey (likely female) was observed in nest. Osprey stayed in nest entire observation time, which let us to believe there are eggs in the nest.

05/09/2016 by NJDMAVA
Observed nest from 9:30-9:50am. While no osprey were seen in the nest, 2 osprey (1 male, 1 female) were observed flying around nest as well as out along ocean and over adjacent fields.

03/25/2016 by Sjogin
A pair of Osprey are on the nest. They appear to be adults and may be the ones from their old nest nearby. A bit of standing on I presume the females back.

03/24/2016 by NJDMAVA
Osprey pair observed by facility staff acclimating to old nest (nest 5085) on new platform. Our fingers are crossed.

05/13/2015 by NJDMAVA
No nest building activity to date.

05/01/2015 by NJDMAVA
No nest building activity to date.

04/27/2015 by NJDMAVA
Osprey platform installed on pole in the hopes of luring the current tenants of nest 5085 off the live wires. We tried to entice them with nest material on the platform. We set up two game cameras to take pics.

04/27/2015 by NJDMAVA
No nest builidng activities to date. The pair seen in the photos are from nest 5085.