Nest #7519

Nickname: Little Silver Point
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Twelve feet above wetlands on a point of land behind 615 Little Silver Point Road, about 10' from Little Silver Creek, a tributary of the Shrewsbury River. No public access via land but visible from the water.
Nest Cam URL: Click to Visit
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.338335
Longitude: -74.018627
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by wrwetzel
Adult arrival 04/13/2019 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/12/2019 by wrwetzel
No change in behavior for past two+ weeks, one of pair always sitting on nest. Other rarely on perch except just before hand-off of nest duty. Nest and pair survived rain and 20+ Kt sustained winds on Sunday, 12 May 2019. Observed hand-off a couple of times including one where duty period lasted only a few minutes.

05/06/2019 by wrwetzel
Nothing new for the past week. One of the pair is always on the nest, the other is frequently on the perch.

04/29/2019 by wrwetzel
Behavior described on 27 Apr continues. Registered at Osprey Watch, posted photo, link to osprey camera, and diary entries retroactively. Angle of osprey camera is too low to observe inside of nest - cannot report on presence of eggs.

04/27/2019 by wrwetzel
Today the behavior of the pair changed abruptly. Now the nest is always occupied by one osprey. The other is infrequently on the perch, more often fishing or perching elsewhere.

04/26/2019 by wrwetzel
From 14 Apr 2019 to present the pair divided their time between building the nest, sitting on the nesting-box perch, fishing, and sitting in a tall, nearby tree. They appeared to vacate the nest before dark and return in morning. We observed one giving the other a backrub on several occasions - one on top of the other, claws touching back feathers.

04/14/2019 by wrwetzel
Pair begin nest construction.

04/13/2019 by wrwetzel
Built and installed platform. Pair observed visiting platform a few hours later.