Nest #6437

Nickname: 111-A-004 (CI-4)
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Blue and White Trail Bird Blind. Right Side of Island.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.98357192072
Longitude: -74.1189214448781
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
Nest Occupied Yes 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 03/30/2017 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/27/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 04/25/2018 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/25/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 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 05/20/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

No individuals are observed or noted in the area of this nest.

One juvenile is observed, no adults are seen in the vicinity.

Male and female are present. Male is persistent with calling, though there do not appear to be any rivals nearby. Female appears to be picking at food, and feeding a chick. Calls from nearby nest seem to upset the perched male overtime, making him agitated.

One individual in the nest appearing to be calling to male. One hatchling has been observed.

One individual observed in the nest, incubating

Individual present in the nest, two individuals are observed nearby. Female returns to nest with partially eaten fish.

Male and female present, female appears to be incubating, while male is perched on the perch pole

Male and female are present, one in the nest and one on the perch pole

Male and female are present, engaging in hunting behaviors

One large chick is present and very wary in the nest. Male and female parents are not evident in or around the area at first. male flies in with very large catch, and chick calls frantically. Male does not bring the catch to the nest, and eats on the perch pole briefly before bringing his catch to the chick.

Two individuals are seen from a distance, one is in the nest and one is on the perch pole. There is one presumed chick

Female is seen flying in with catch upon approach. She lands on the nearby perch pole but does not eat, because the male, who was in the nest, has spotted the observer and begins to defensively call and soar above the observer's head. No chicks are observed.

Male was perched above the bird blind and flies off upon approach. There is a female in the nest with one visible chick. Male chases a sea gull that flies near the nest for less than one minute. He circles back and lands in a tree out of sight. There is an unidentified individual perched in a nearby tree. After the sea gull excitement female turns her attention to the observer and flies out of the nest and circles overhead, making high pitched defensive calls.

Female's repeated calls can be heard upon approach. Takes off and soars above bird blind, calling during the duration of her flight. She seems to be disturbed by observer's presence. Highly defensive behavior leads the observer to suspect there are newly hatched chicks in the nest. No male is spotted in the area

Male and female are present in the nest, silent. Male flies down to the feeding pole with part of a catch it seems

Male perches on V perch. Female flies off upon arrival. Male seems to call after her and she returns after a short time. Female soars and stoops past the nest more than 10 passes and lands on feeding perch. Female perches for less than a minute and flies off again and does not return. Male remains in the nest for some time and flies out in the same direction of the female.

Male flies off suddenly; it is possible that he noticed the observer as an approach was made. Female calls after him for about a minute with no response. She makes a five note call in relatively frequent succession. Male returns to the area a few minutes later and calls to the female who seems to return the vocalization in the same pattern. There are two un-nested individuals that are seen in the area that the male is perched near.

Confirmed female sits on perch calling. Male silent at first in the nest begins to join in calling and the two carry on for around 3 minutes

Male and female present. Male perched on the edge of the nest, female is in the nest.

Male is present on the perch of the nest.

Female is present in the nest

Unknown individual sits on feeding pole

Unknown individual sitting on extended perch.

This nest has 3 nestlings this year! The fishing must be good. All look healthy, still a lot of growing to do :)

Saw two nestlings this morning! Nest looks healthy. Keep checking for updates :)

Mama was home today and it looked like she was feeding her young one(s). Haven't seen them yet, but we are keeping our eyes open!