Nest #6434

Nickname: 111-A-021 (CI-1)
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Bird Blind on what used to be red and green boardwalk trail.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.9805507328068
Longitude: -74.1267168662848
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 03/25/2016 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/18/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/02/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
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 06/09/2017 Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 04/11/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/27/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/18/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/08/2018 Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 04/15/2019 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/01/2019
Egg laying 04/22/2019 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/29/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/19/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

Adult male and female present in the vicinity of the nest. Male is present eating in the usual cedar he perches in. The female is off to the far right of the nest, perched in a tree, sporadically calling. No chicks were spotted during the whole period of observation.

No individuals present at time of observation. One individual is present far back in a wild formed nest at the back of the marsh. At the end of the observation, one individual flies into the area, soars passed the nest, and keeps flying to the end of the marsh.

Female sits in nest, calling briefly upon arrival. Red Winged Black Birds are observed swooping down and striking the female in the nest. She begins to call in response, but does not make any indication of moving. One chick is observed stumbling around in the nest, which the female worries over. The suspected partner is observed in back of the nest, off to the right across the march in a nearby dead tree.

Female sits in nest, possibly incubating. Paired male is being mobbed by nearby Red-winged Black Birds, and flies into the nest, joining the female. Female is eating fish, and does not appear to be engaged in chick feeding. Rouge male in the area is soaring overhead, and acts very aggressively toward the paired male in the nest, almost seeming to attempt to land in the nest. Paired individuals keep the unpaired individual from entering the nest. It flies off and the paired male follows it to the treeline across the marsh, where it sits in a dead tree. There are multiple individuals that appear to be unpaired in the area, which inspire the paired male to call defensively and remain near the nest area.

One individual is present in the nest. Male is perched in a nearby tree, about 18 meters away

Photographer nearby said there was no activity at the nest for an hour. As soon as he left, an osprey in the nest took off and was joined by the partner waiting in a tree closeby. Both stayed in the nest for several minutes!

One unidentified individual present in the nest

One unidentified individual present engaging in nesting activities

Male present on perch, female sitting in the nest

One female observed, engaging in nesting behaviors

Excessive calling is noted upon approaching the nest. Two individuals are seen flying into the area upon approach as well. Both chicks are in the nest, and upon initial observation neither the parental male or female is present. Closer observation reveals male and female to be sitting in the tree line, far apart but attentive to the nest. One chick flies off and attempts to perch several times before it actually lands, in the tree line apart from its parents. Unknown individual approaches the nest from the main marsh area, and male shoots out of the tree line in pursuit until they are a long way away from the central nest, that now has a single chick inside.

Both chicks are initially alone in the nest, calling weakly upon approach. One chick eats, and the other does not. The chick that eats is quite large and is suspected to be female. The sex of the other individual is unknown at this time. After a short period of time, the other chick begins to share what the first is eating. Adult male flies in without a catch and calls loudly, and defensively due to presence of a secondary soaring male in the immediate area. The chicks grow silent and shrink down into the nest. The soaring and calling continues for around five minutes, and eventually quiets down

Female present in nest with two very large chicks. Calling is noted upon approach, however when observation is made, they fall silent. Chicks are preening and weakly calling every so often. Female starts calling at the end of the observation, with 3 four burst calls. One chick is notedly larger than the other. Minimal panting is also observed. Female extends and retracts wings a few times towards the very end of the observation

Two large chicks clearly visible with female this morning. Brief calling is observed, intermittently. There is no male seen in the immediate surroundings. The two chicks are nearly motionless but receive occasional attention from the female.

Female in the nest calls upwards of ten times during duration of observation. Two visible chicks are stretching and moving around in the nest. One is larger and darker than the other.

Male and female present feeding a rather large chick. Male flies off out of view on the opposite side of the marsh towards three unpaired individuals. One chick is confirmed by visuals, and the observer suspects another to be present.

Female in nest picks up small sticks and drops them out of the nest. A male, unknown to be pair or otherwise is perched on a tree at the other end of the marsh. Two additional individuals are present. One flies in with a fish, and eats it alone in a dead pine on the far side of the marsh. The other soars away to the left. Far side confirmed male hops and beats wings from branch to branch. Female tends to at least one chick. Chick's beak visible through tall amalgamation of sticks.

Male and female sit perched on the edge of nest. Appear to be shredding recently brought in food, possibly feeding chicks or eating themselves. Nearby osprey soaring calls out, Male in the nest at attention after each call. One red tailed hawk was noted in the vicinity.

Unconfirmed female in the nest. Male not present. Panting behavior with gaping beak involved. Various calls observed as well

Male and female present. Male present in nearby cedar tree. Female sitting in the nest with eggs.

Female present, sitting in the nest.

male and female present. Female present in the nest. Male seen preening in nearby dead cedar, guarding and defending against crows swooping in towards the female and the nest.

female sitting in the nest

unknown individual occupying nest and surrounding area

Saw a nestling and a parent this morning. Nest looks good!

Chicks already appear bigger than 5 days ago. Both look healthy!