Nest #6435

Nickname: 111-A-014 (CI-2)
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: First marsh. Near nest on right side.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.9829615297935
Longitude: -74.1258004453079
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 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
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 Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 04/11/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/03/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/25/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/08/2018 Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 04/01/2019 Nestlings
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 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

One individual (sex unknown) present in the nest. There is no white spotting, so this individual is presumed to be an adult. There is a large female in close proximity to the nest perched in a dead tree, just next to the marsh area. Brief calling noted upon secondary approach of the nest.

Vocalizations can be heard upon approach and for the duration of the observation. Primarily two individuals can be seen perched facing the bay. It is unclear if either of these individuals are juveniles. Secondary observation leads to the same conclusions.

Both male and female present. Female appears to be brooding, while male sits on the "V" poles on the nesting platform. Male calls periodically, appearing to be responding to soaring individuals in the vicinity. Eventually the male flies off and out of sight. Upon secondary observation, only the female is present, brooding in the nest.

One individual observed in the nest

One individual (sex unclear) present in the nest, possibly incubating a clutch

Female is present in the nest, male is perched on perch pole adjacent to the nest

Male and female observed, female present in the nest.

Both individuals present in the nest

Male and female present in the vicinity of the nest site, hunting

First observation reveals that no individuals seen. Adult male and female are present without chicks in the nest. Two chicks are spotted in the tree line on the opposite side of the main trail. They are silent and observant but appear calm around all of the trail activity.

Male and female are present with one visible chick. Male is on the perch pole while female sits in the nest with the chick. Upon further observation it is noted that there are in fact two chicks in the nest.

Male and female appear to be feeding chick(s). Upon further observation, two chicks are confirmed. The third observation leads to the sight of male taking off after an unidentified osprey individual. Female and chicks remain in the nest

Unidentified individual and one chick clearly visible. There is frequent calling by the adult. Upon second observation the situation has not changed. The third observation notes no calling, otherwise the situation remains similar to the first observation.

Unidentified individual sits on the edge of the nest. Upon the next observation, a female is identified to be sitting on the nest, and one chick's head is visible from the baseline of the nest. The third and final observation leads to the sight of both male and female present. The female sits in the nest with the chick(s) and the male sits on the nearby perch pole.

Primary observation shows one individuals of unknown gender in the nest, and secondary observation is similar to the first. No calls or soaring individuals observed this week

Primary cursory observation female perches on the edge of the nest. No male in sight. Secondary observation male soars nearby, female does not appear to tend to chicks. Upon third observation one chick beak is seen with female perched on the edge of the nest. Male flies in and perches on the 'V' perch.

While male and female are in nest, two (sex unidentified) individuals soaring overhead go unnoticed by the pair.

Male and female present and vocalizing. Male perched on "v" switches from side to side for the duration of the observation. Female seen shredding what appears to be fish, possibly feeding chicks or eating herself. Upon second observation, male and female in the nest with no vocalizations. Third observation male is back on the "v" perch.

Male and female present. Both sit in the nest initially; male moves to perch post in subsequent minutes

Male and female present. Male sits on nest perch, while female sits in the nest.

Possible sighting, sitting in the nest, though unconfirmed.

Male and female present. Male seen eating on perch, female sitting on the nest.

Female and male present. Female sits on nest perch and sits in the nest. Male present on feeding pole and nest perch.

Two (sex unspecified) individuals present. One eats and preens in the nest, while the other perches on the "V" extension.

This is the first year this nest has been occupied. It doesn't look like this pair has produced any babies this year!