Nest #7880

Nickname: Fuel Ox Cell
Nest substrate: Cell tower
Nest Location Description: Cell tower
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.6625546514293
Longitude: -75.0509828283447
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by ENSP Osprey
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/01/2020 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by CyclistBarb
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/29/2020 by CyclistBarb
NOTE ABOUT NEST LOCATION AND NUMBER: I am adding this note at home as I write the report for 06/28/20. As I mentioned earlier, there were two nests listed and shown at Bloomsbury Park. There is only one tower and one nest at the park and I assumed the other nest (#7672) listed was the one at this location at Fuel Ox on route 173, as the description was "at the Bethlehem-Bloomsbury line" and that is more or less correct. However, tonight I noticed that the ENSP had listed this new nest (#7880) in a more precise location (assuming Fuel Ox-the business--remains at this location and in business!) Thus, I am reporting to this nest number. The #7672 should be eliminated.

06/28/2020 by CyclistBarb
5:15 p.m. After observing six other nests in the area, I got back on I-78 eastbound to head home. I stopped on the shoulder across from the tower. This paid off, although there was a lot of speeding traffic! I snapped off some shots from my car using my window mount and my camera zoomed. When I downloaded, I could see the adult, probably Mom, and one chick peering over the rim of the nest, looking south across the interstate highway, right at me!

06/28/2020 by CyclistBarb
1:35 p.m. I pulled over to the shoulder of I-78 westbound and looked at this nest through my binoculars. I could see an adult perched on one of the tower posts and it appeared that there was a bird on the nest, sitting low, as well. I exited the highway and drove the mile back up route 173, viewing the nest from the large parking area at Nelson Enterprises, the next business west of Fuel Ox. The adult was still perched, but I could not see anything in the nest from this parking lot, or anywhere along route 173.

06/16/2020 by CyclistBarb
3:30 pm. I wanted to check on this nest again to see if there was any sign of osprey. The photos I took showed what I believe is the head of the adult sitting on the nest. It is difficult to see from the highway as the tower is very high and there is no surrounding land that isn't lower than the road or parking near the road. I might try next time to view from the shoulder of the interstate highway!

06/13/2020 by CyclistBarb
8:30 a.m. I am planning to locate all the nests I can north of Riegelsville which are not being "followed" or reported here. Two towers were listed in Bloomsbury Park, but traveling on I-79 south, we spotted this tower. We back tracked on route 173 and saw a nest, but did not see any adults or chicks. I will check back soon. There is only one tower at Bloomsbury Park.