Nest #7407

Nickname: Indian Rock
Nest substrate: Electric Pylon
Nest Location Description: On Delaware River across from Indian Rock Inn, which is now called The Narrows.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.5712404910875
Longitude: -75.1517759084015
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by DB
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
Nest Activity Report by CyclistBarb
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/08/2019 by CyclistBarb
11:30 a.m. I drove to the vantage point on route 647 where the nest was visible. I saw and photographed only one chick on the nest. The light was quite good even though the nest is far away. I then drove into the farm field, but couldn't get a much-better photo. I then drove down the gravel lane to the Phillips farm house (where I was told the father lived), but the gate across the tracks was closed. I turned around and headed back up the lane toward route 647. I did get photos of nest #2930, "Holland Township" from the south perspective, with its one chick perched and the adult perched on the high tension tower nearby.

08/08/2019 by CyclistBarb
11:51 a.m. I drove south to the Milford bridge crossing into PA, then took route 32 north again and parked at The Narrows restaurant across from the nest. I got a photo of the chick sitting on the nest, and calling persistently.

08/06/2019 by CyclistBarb
At 1:00 p.m., now on the NJ side, I drove into the farm field to get closer to the nest. I could see two of the three fledglings. I then followed a farm worker down the driveway toward the river. The gate on the other side of the tracks was open. I viewed the nest from very close up, from beside the farm equipment shed. It was too close to see both chicks, but the one on that side was a good close-up.

08/06/2019 by CyclistBarb
At around noon I arrived at the observation post on the PA side of the river in the parking lot of The Narrows restaurant. I set up my spotting scope, but could see nothing in the nest. I watched for awhile then left figuring the fledglings were off flying around.

08/06/2019 by CyclistBarb
From the Rieglesville-Millford Rd, route 627, you can see the nest. It is quite far away. The photo of the nest and tower was taken with my 40x zoom camera. I could see only 2 of the chicks.

07/29/2019 by CyclistBarb
Photos from 7/29 show all three in the nest; A fledgling that flew off then returned to perch on the metal strut; The nest with a second fledgling missing having flown off; A close up from very close on the NJ side (it is impossible to see into the nest from this point).

07/29/2019 by CyclistBarb
Three healthy fledglings were observed sitting on, flying off and back to the nest. They all were vocalizing continuously, loud enough to be heard on the PA side in the parking lot of The Narrows Inn. First fledge occurred sometime between 6/16 and 7/29, and I would guess at least a week ago (mid July?).

06/16/2019 by CyclistBarb
First photo shows 3 beaks! Three chicks were observed with adult on the nest. This is the first time I saw this nest. Observed from the PA side, parking lot for "The Narrows" restaurant, through spotting scope and 40x zoom camera.