Nest #6533

Nickname: Portal Bridge abandoned tower
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Nest is on an abandoned tower on the Secaucus side of Portal Swing Bridge.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 40.7536173259421
Longitude: -74.0940958612182
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Shayna
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   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 jmac
Adult arrival 04/01/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/20/2017 Nest failure 07/01/2017
Clutch hatching 05/26/2017 Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/26/2018 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/28/2018 Nest failure 06/18/2018
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 04/01/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 06/14/2019
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/15/2019 by jmac
no activity on this nest. I would say it failed

05/19/2019 by jmac
female incubating

04/29/2019 by jmac
female incubating

04/07/2019 by jmac
Ospreys working on the nest

03/31/2019 by jmac
One Osprey on the nest this morning

07/09/2018 by jmac
No activity

06/18/2018 by jmac
I watched this nest for a half an hour. No activity

05/20/2018 by jmac
Things are fine at this nest. While I observed the male came to the nest and the female got up and they copulated. Then she got back on her eggs

04/28/2018 by jmac
There is an incubating Osprey on this nest now. good news

04/12/2018 by jmac
no sign of activity yet

04/07/2018 by jmac
lots of Ospreys around, but after a half hour of observation, none went to this nest

03/24/2018 by jmac
no birds observed at the nest yet

08/24/2017 by jmac
this nest had an incubating female, and appeared to have chick/chicks when they should have hatched, but then they were gone at the end of June

07/01/2017 by jmac
Observed the nest for more than an hour and a half this morning. No sign of life in or around the nest.

05/26/2017 by jmac
when I first observed the nest today, there were no birds visible. After about 15 minutes, the female arrived with a fish and appeared to feed a chick/chicks. Then the male arrived and they copulated. The female got on the nest in a high position as if on young.

05/10/2017 by jmac
Hen incubating, male perched next to her

04/20/2017 by jmac
two birds on the nest today, one possibly incubating.

04/01/2017 by jmac
Visited the nest today from Laurel Hill Park with a scope. The pair were present and active, even copulating once

08/09/2016 by jmac
visited this nest today by boat with the BC Audubon people. No Ospreys present but a nice big nest. They said it is a new nest this year.

07/30/2016 by Shayna
Nest just spotted, wish I'd seen it earlier in the season. One Osprey present in the nest, appears to be a large nestling (if it hasn't left the nest yet it must be very close). An adult was seen flying around in the vicinity (two adults were simultaneously observed perched near the nest behind the abandoned swing bridge, so it was definitely a separate adult from that group).