(40.4443, -74.1587)
Osprey Nest Platform
Take Union Avenue to the end of Bayview Avenue and park on the right. Walk past the fire hydrant on the left end of Bayview and stand facing the creek. The low, man-made platform is in the near ground at 11 o'clock in the direction you were walking. A small feeder creek with a steep bank and reeds runs along the north side of Bayview. If you use a GPS device, set it for the intersection of Bayview AV & Beachview AV to avoid ending up in a different part of town.
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aAdult Arrival
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
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2014 Nest Activity Report by Barzillai
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Barzillai
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

03/28/2015 by Barzillai
Checked the nest at 10:15 am. No activity.

03/28/2015 by Barzillai
As I was driving on Jersey Avenue and nearing Rose Avenue, I pulled over in sight of the western edge of the IFF parking lot. I was where the telephone poles that run along the southern edge of the parking lot turn 90 degrees north towards the bay but again along the edge of the parking lot. It was at that corner that I saw a pair of osprey -- one standing atop a phone pole and calling incessantly and the other was spotted twice near the ground. Perhaps they are nesting nearby at this nest? I stayed for about five minutes and the one atop the pole didn't leave.

07/31/2014 by Barzillai
We had a nice chat with some local residents who have been watching this nest for several years. This year there was a nesting pair, and they had two offspring, one of which left the nest recently. One adult and one offspring were present this evening around 7:30 pm. I relocated the nest on the map, realizing that the nest is on the far side of the creek.

07/12/2014 by Barzillai
I went to the end of Bayview Avenue today and found a great spot for observing this nest. It is definitely occupied by at least an adult pair. One was on the nest when I arrived and another returned to the nest soon after. The newly arrived adult stayed only a moment and then left, apparently concerned about another osprey flying around to the north. The two flew in arcs above the treetops, then another osprey joined them, and another. I looked back to the nest and the adult was still there, so there were 5 adult osprey in the area. Two of the osprey formed a pair in the sky, one flew into the distance northeast and I lost track of the fourth, which I presume was the East Creek adult who'd arrived and left the nest. I noticed two nests at 10 o'clock in the distance, almost in line with one another. The first, presumably 139B (#2918), was on a platform attached near the top of a telephone pole with a street lamp. The far one, presumably 139C (#3007), was also a platform attached near the top of a telephone pole. I saw nesting material on each but couldn't see any birds. The adults flying around made no visits to those nests while I was watching. Presumably the other nests in this vicinity are better viewed from the waterfront, but I didn't have time to explore. The Bayshore Regional Watershed Council posted a Facebook event for 22 March 2014 to erect some new osprey platforms. They were meeting in the IFF parking lot on Union Avenue at Route 36 near Natco Lake but the event didn't specify where the platforms would be erected.