Nest #8689

Nickname: Bonnie and Clyde
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: In a marsh behind 154 Cranberry Ave., Bay Head, NJ
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.0737758
Longitude: -74.0495425
Followers: None

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by Candy
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/05/2022 by Candy
Wow those two chicks have grown! I am glad they all made it past July 4th bc Bay Head had a ton of fireworks.

06/21/2022 by Candy
I spotted Clyde flying overhead with a huge fish, being hassled by a red-winged blackbird. He delivered it to Bonnie who promptly fed it to her two chicks.

06/09/2022 by Candy
The other day I took a ride to check on them and observed an interesting behavior. For a good five minutes, a male red-winged blackbird continually harassed Bonnie as she sat on the nest, even landing on her back at one point! I know the rw blackbirds are extremely protective of their territory but I thought it was unusual because the osprey nest has been there for a number of months. Do rw blackbirds eat baby birds? I ask this because it appeared after the blackbird left Bonnie fussed about the nest with greenery, as if she were covering up eggs or perhaps newly hatched chicks.

04/08/2022 by Candy
This nest is new to me. I was lucky enough to see "Bonnie and Clyde" mating so hopefully there'll be hatchlings in a month or so!