Nest #6439

Nickname: 111-A-001 (CI-6)
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Second Marsh Right Side.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.9892159156396
Longitude: -74.1164932068745
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
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 Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 03/30/2017 Nestlings 2
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 04/11/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/11/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/15/2018 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 04/15/2019 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) is sitting in the nest. This nest is too far out into the marsh to be certain whether or not this individual is a juvenile or an adult. It remains motionless and silent for the duration of the observation.

Two juveniles and two adults are observed. One adult is sitting in a dead tree just off the main trail, and one is on the V pole observing the juveniles in the nest.

Two juveniles and two adults are observed. One adult is sitting in a dead tree just off the main trail, and one is on the V pole observing the juveniles in the nest.

An individual is soaring over the nesting area, but there is no adult presence in or around the nest.

Female is stationary in the nest, Male is standing "on guard" on roost.

Female in nest, male present on roost. Eventually the pair switch places. Incubation is suspected.

Male eating in a tree, west of the nest, calling. Female present in the nest, possibly disturbed by nearby human actions

Male and female present, resting in the nest

Male and female present, rebuilding the nest

Male and female present, resting in the nest

One chick is noted to be in the nest, no parents are observed nearby. There is no sign of a second chick for the second week.

No adults are seen in the immediate area. One chick is still small, and shifts around periodically.

Female is present with one chick in the nest. One individual soars nearby, and there is no alarm coming from the female. This is suspected to be her mate. Second observation notes that the female and chick have not moved, however there is a male individual a little ways away sitting on the marsh grass. He does not eat or move for the duration of the observation

Female is seen feeding only one visible chick. The second chick is not seen. There are no soaring or calling individuals in the area.

Apparent feeding behavior observed from a male in the nest. No female is present. Upon second observation, female is observed to be soaring in the vicinity of the nest.

One individual of unknown sex feeding one visible chick. There are two individuals opposite of this nest in trees that appear make the nesting pair wary, as they sit up at attention when the pair starts calling.

Confirmed female sits in the nest. After about two minutes male returns with a fish. Female remains seated and eats with onlooking male glancing out into the marsh for short intervals. Both sit facing into the wind after a while. Male leaves. Female adjusts positions and could be feeding chicks.

Unconfirmed female present in the nest. There are no soaring or perched individuals in the immediate area.

Male and female present in the nest. Catch was brought in, species of fish unidentified. Heavy wing beats upon entry were observed. Male leaves immediate vicinity within the next 15 minutes.

Male and female present. Male is seen sitting on the nest perch, and on the pole. Female is seen sitting in the nest.

Female is present, sitting in the nest.

One unknown individual sitting on the ground near the nest.

One unknown individual sitting on feeding pole.

One unknown individual present in the nest.

I saw an adult and one chick today! We hope the other one is doing well. This nest can best be viewed from our main trail or on the scenic orange trail :)

Great news. Saw two nestlings and a parent this morning! Looked like they were enjoying a meal together.

This nest produced 3 osprey last year! While we have not seen the nestlings yet, one of the adults appeared to be feeding today.