Nest #8356

Nickname: 042-B-006 (Bellman's Creek Nest)
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: the top of a Utility pole
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.8328298132915
Longitude: -74.0154669027119
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2021

Activity reports

2021 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 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
Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 04/07/2022 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/07/2022 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 05/15/2022
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure I think the harassing of eagles that nest nearby was a factor

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/16/2022 by jmac
The pair has abandoned the nest. I'm not sure why, but bald eagles nesting a quarter mile away have been harassing them.

05/15/2022 by jmac
Osprey next to the nest today, then I lost sight of it. I couldn't see an incubating bird on the nest but it could have been there.. Heavy winds forcast for tomorrow which isn't good for this nest that has a history of blowing down

05/08/2022 by jmac
female is incubating today. It still is very windy, but hopefully the nest is big enough now to withstand the gusts.

05/02/2022 by jmac
The nest is back and being built quickly. I don't know if this nest is able to withstand the winds up on this tower. The birds are persistent, constantly rebuilding and fighting off eagles that nest nearby. Today both birds gathering sticks and copulating.

04/28/2022 by jmac
A couple of days of winds 20 to 30 with higher gusts and the nest is mostly gone.

04/26/2022 by jmac
Osprey on the nest. I hope it doesn't get taken down. Will contact the powers that be to try to protect it

04/24/2022 by jmac
The nest is being rebuilt

04/21/2022 by jmac
The nest is completely gone. I don't know if the power company removed it or if it blew away. I suspect the power company because there isn't a stick left. I'm surprised that I don't see the birds rebuilding since they are usually persistent. I'll keep watching

04/08/2022 by jmac
Pair of Ospreys working on the nest today

04/02/2022 by jmac
Still no sign of Ospreys

08/05/2021 by jmac
Both Ospreys continue at this site most days. No visible nest at this time

07/24/2021 by jmac
Osprey present at the nest site.

06/23/2021 by jmac
This is probably a "practice" nest. Both adults are bringing branches and sticks to the nest this afternoon. The pair has been present for quite a while now.