Nest #7416

Nickname: Truck Stop Overlook - 044-A-004
Nest substrate: Cell Tower
Nest Location Description: I-78/Rt-22
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.669607102562
Longitude: -75.1384024142532
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019

Activity reports

2019 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 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/07/2020 by CyclistBarb
10:45a.m. I approached on route 173 heading west and could see the nest from a different angle. I stopped along an overpass when I was quite close to the tower. It is a good view, but would be better very early before traffic and with morning sun, better still early Sunday! I see one adult perched and one adult eating. At 11:00 a.m. I move to the truck stop/gas station parking lot and see two chicks. The male flies off the perch and heads southwest toward the river. The female is vocalizing. I don't see her feeding the chicks. One is mostly down and out of sight.

06/28/2020 by CyclistBarb
3:40 p.m. I park in the back of the truck stop and set up my scope. I immediately see two active chicks and Mom at the nest. I am lucky I saw the two because soon they appear to lie down and aren't visible. In the photo, one has already disappeared into the deep nest.

06/13/2020 by CyclistBarb
9:45 a.m. I am trying to locate reported nests that have not been closely "followed" in order to have the osprey chicks in Central and North Jersey "counted" in our state totals. Driving along Edge Rd I locate this nest and it is very far away! However, I find a gas station/truck stop at the corner of routes 22 and New Brunswick (route 122) and pull in. The tower is right at this busy corner near the I-78 cloverleaf and the nest viewing and the parking is quite good. I see one adult sitting on the nest as if incubating or brooding. The mate then flies in with a stick at 10:12 a.m. I assume this pair either has eggs or chicks and will return soon to check again.