Nest #6442

Nickname: 111-A-009
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Left Side of Island. Straight out onto marsh from Blue and White and Blue trail intersection. CI 9
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.9868022604542
Longitude: -74.1230038508997
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 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
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 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 04/11/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/18/2018 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 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/06/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

One juvenile is observed in the nest, calling upon approach. An adult female is present on the perch pole who does not seem to respond to the calling of the juvenile.

Two adults are present, one in the nest and one on the perch pole nearby. One juvenile is present. There is aggressive calling noted upon observation, however it is not clear which individual is responsible.

One individual is observed brooding in the nest. The vantage point for this nest is not optimal, so activity is difficult to observe. Calling is noted upon leaving the area, though it is not possible to tell what it is in response to.

One individual observed in the nest

On individual is present in the nest

Female noted on perch next to the nest. There is not activity in the actual nest though.

No activity observed

One male is observed around the nesting area

Two individuals are seen in the nest, and call for the duration of the approach, observation and retreat. It is nearly impossible to see whether or not there are chicks in the nest due to the high phrag.

Three individuals were able to be seen in the nest, one is assumed to be a chick. One individual calls repeatedly upon approach or departure.

No individuals are able to be seen by the observer due to the tall phragmites. No individuals were heard by the observer until the end of her efforts to see the nest through the trees. One 5 burst call is noted, and then the individual falls silent.

Phragmites are too high to see the nest clearly. One individual is seen through the reeds, and calls repeatedly. It is unknown whether or not there was a second individual seen in the area, as visibility was not ideal .

Extensive calling is heard from the roadside. Female is seen in the nest, quiet and motionless during observation duration. Upon leaving the female calls again repeatedly. The perch pole is not visible from the current vantage point due to overgrowth of phragmites.

Extensive calling with four or five bursts each time over short intervals. This individual flies off after a short while. There is no sign of another present in the area. There are no signs of chick though the incubation process is not occurring any longer.

One individual sits in the nest, the other is unseen. Individual is still and quiet for the duration of the observation

Male and female are present. Female does not sit in the nest, but is perched on the edge and leans in ward. Male calls, possibly alerting to the observer's approach as direct eye-contact was perceived by the observer. Calls were loud and frequent from the male and were noted as the observer left the area for quite a distance. Nearby grasses make visualization of the area a challenge.

One individual present, with back turned: sex unconfirmed. Presumed female.

Male and female are present. Female sits in the nest, while male feeds on fish on the feeding pole.

Male is present flying around the nest.

male and female are present. Female sits in the nest while the male is perched on the feeding pole.

Male and female present. Female sits in the nest, while male is eating in a nearby pine.

Male and female are both sitting on the feeding perch.

This nest has definitely two nestlings this year! The best spot for viewing is on the bird blind just southeast of the Cattus boathouse site. Stop by our nature center for more osprey viewing tips :)

Saw at least one chick this morning! Very exciting.

Mom was home today, but the baby was not visible. We will try again soon!