Nest #7286

Nickname: 042-B-005
Nest substrate: cell phone tower
Nest Location Description: Vince Lombardi Nest. This nest is right off Interstate 95 at the entrance of the Vince Lombardi rest stop coming from the north side of the highway leading south.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.8251734054305
Longitude: -74.0289356152801
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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
2019 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/28/2018 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/29/2018 Nest failure 06/15/2019
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2020 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 04/02/2020 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/27/2020
Egg laying 04/28/2020 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/29/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/04/2020 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 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
2021 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 04/04/2021 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/20/2021 Chicks last observed 08/10/2021
Incubation initiation 04/22/2021 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/28/2021 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 04/01/2022 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/20/2022 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/22/2022 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/26/2022 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/31/2022 by jmac
two fledglings on the tower below the nest. a third bird flew when I got there but I don't know if it was a fledgling

07/24/2022 by jmac
Could see three chicks practice flying over the nest

07/18/2022 by jmac
Clearly see two good size nestlings

07/09/2022 by jmac
two chicks clearly visible being fed

06/30/2022 by jmac
at least on youngster visible in the nest

06/08/2022 by jmac
Female feeding chick/chicks. Male nearby on the tower.

05/15/2022 by jmac
female incubating

04/22/2022 by jmac
Female appears to be incubating

04/02/2022 by jmac
pair working on the nest. An immature eagle got too close and was attacked my the male. The eagle took off

03/11/2022 by jmac
Male at the nest today, being harassed by Fish Crows

07/27/2021 by jmac
Got good views and photos by boat today. Three chicks in the nest with the mother

07/20/2021 by jmac
Still only seeing one chick in the nest

07/10/2021 by jmac
Could see one large chick in the nest. There could be more

07/06/2021 by jmac
Boat trip with NJSEA environmentalists today. Can clearly see two chicks. Possibly a third

06/20/2021 by jmac
looking at my pics I can see at least one chick

06/19/2021 by jmac
Went back to the nest today and the female was there apparently caring for young.

06/18/2021 by jmac
No activity observed today at this nest. It's a difficult nest to observe, but no birds apparent at all

06/05/2021 by jmac
Nest is active but can't yet see how many young.

05/29/2021 by jmac
Osprey on side of nest appearing to feed chick/chicks

04/22/2021 by jmac
nest has survived the windy weather

04/04/2021 by jmac
This nest was removed over the winter but a new nest is being built

07/27/2020 by jmac
The young continue in the nest with the male nearby. I think it is safe to assume that they can fly, just not ready to take off yet. The female seems to have left for the south.

07/19/2020 by jmac
clearly see two large nestlings in the nest today.

07/08/2020 by jmac
Hard to see, but eventually could make out at least two fledglings, good size

06/30/2020 by jmac
Still can't see a chick but the female was on the side of the nest and the male was on the tower. I'm sure that there are young in the nest

06/22/2020 by jmac
Female shading at least one chick, possibly two

06/07/2020 by jmac
Male next to nest, female in nest apparently feeding chicks

05/04/2020 by jmac
There is probably an incubating hen on this high, deep nest that I can't see. The male is always present near by on the tower for at least the last ten days.

04/13/2020 by jmac
Two pair fighting over the nest

04/05/2020 by jmac
An Osprey present and a new nest started. It's quite large already. Last year workers removed the nest, possibly with eggs in it, late in August. I will have to watch more closely this year

03/30/2020 by jmac
no activity at this nest site

06/14/2019 by jmac
I haven't seen any activity at this nest in three visits this week. It is a big nest, up high, but I should see some movement, but nothing. I think the nest may have failed, but won't call it for another week or two.

05/15/2019 by jmac
Could see female incubating

05/12/2019 by jmac
cold, rainy day. I observed the nest from the car for a good while and so no ospreys. I hope the female is incubating and the male was off sheltering somewhere.

04/29/2019 by jmac
the nest is large enough for incubatin and the female may well be. Male has been visible but not the female who wouldn't be if she were low in the nest

04/20/2019 by jmac
the pair continues to build the nest. it's starting to look like a nest. I hope the powers that be leave it alone

04/13/2019 by jmac
both birds working on the nest today; still have a long way to go

04/07/2019 by jmac
The pair is back just starting to rebuild the nest. we'll see if it is allowed to stay

03/31/2019 by jmac
This nest is no longer there. It appears it was removed by the power company. We'll see if the pair tries to rebuild

08/05/2018 by jmac
adult male and one chick at the nest today, chick should fledge soon.

07/29/2018 by jmac
Still only seeing one chick in this nest, but it is a big wide nest. The male brought a fish when I first got there, left and came back with a stick. Ate some of the fish with the chick

07/22/2018 by jmac
possibly two chicks. need some better views once they are a little bigger

07/15/2018 by jmac
could see one small head in the nest today

07/09/2018 by jmac
This nest was reported to Chris Takacs by a birder. Chris informed me. There were Osprey in the area last year, but I couldn't find the nest. There were a pair of birds at the nest and I believe there are chicks but I couldn't see any yet.