Nest #6443

Nickname: 111-A-018 (CI-10)
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Beginning of Blue Trail on left side.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.9855017146236
Longitude: -74.1271951936682
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 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 No 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 04/25/2018 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 07/06/2018 Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 04/15/2019 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

06/29/2020 by Ben Wurst
Report that nest platform broke at the ground today.

Excessive calling observed as soon as an approach is attempted. There is a singular juvenile present on the nest, calling and looking directly at the observers. An attempt was made to observe the perch pole associated with this nest, and the chick quickly departed and did not return for the duration of the observation. This nest does not respond well to human observation or interaction.

Upon approach, there is one large adult in a nearby tree, very close to the blue trail. In the actual nest there are two individuals, both chicks, that remain silent upon approach. When an adult arrives in the vicinity one of the chicks begins calling aggressively, most likely begging for food to be brought in. This calling persists for the rest of the observation of this nest.

Female is possibly engaged in feeding young chicks. Male is perched in nearby dead tree on the left. The female is very agitated upon approach, so the observer is forced to observe from a distance.

Female is present in the nest. Male is present in nearby tree

One individual is seen in the nest. No sign of mate. Incubation is suspected

Male is observed in a tree just south of the nesting area, female is seen inside the nest

One male and one female present. Male leaves the nesting area

One individual observed in the nest

No individuals observed

One chick sits in the nest and is highly alarmed by the polaris. It calls very loudly upon approach and flies off after a few minutes. Adults are not seen or heard in the area.

Defensive and loud calling upon approach. Male flies off when in view, leaving one small chick in the nest alone. Chick presses itself down in the nest, but is large enough to see overtop. Male circles back and lands and observer decides to leave the nest for the time being

Female is present and again calls upon approach in a very defensive manner. One chick is small but clearly visible. male is not within sight, but one individual seems to respond to the female's calls as she makes them from far away.

Calling is noted upon approach, though the observer cannot see the nest at this point. Upon a clear line of vision, female osprey flies off quickly and makes loud, startled calls while soaring overhead. Observer retreats to vehicle and waits until calling is not observed. Observer remains still and quiet for an extended amount of time upon slow approach. One chick is observed to be moving around in the nest.

Confirmed male perched alone on the edge of the nest calling. His calls are higher pitched than normal, and drawn out for almost a minute each time. The observer suspects distress again from proximity, but upon retreat the calls continue at the same frequency.

Confirmed female sits in the nest. Calls are observed upon approach, for about three minutes. Female is possibly alarmed by the presence of the observer and ceases to call as soon as distance is created between the observer and the female and her nest. At a distance female is silent.

Unconfirmed female sits in the nest, with a panting behavior (gaping mouth and tongue observed) noted. No male was observed in or around the area. Increased boat activity noted in the area a second time on the far left shore of the area.

Noted female (bib) sitting on the nest. No male in sight. Boat presence nearby, which could possibly affect behaviors.

Male and female present. Male perched on a tree eating, while female sits in the nest.

Female sits in the nest.

Female present in the nest.

Unoccupied

Unoccupied

This nest was empty last season, but we saw one on the nest today! It is likely unoccupied again but we'll keep our eyes open.