Crookes Point - Great Kills
(40.5347, -74.1379)
Osprey Nest Platform
A nesting platform was erected along Crooks Point Trail in Great Kills Gateway National Park in 1994, but the osprey, while visiting the park, didn't favor the nesting site. So Con Ed, responding to park rangers requests, built a nesting platform nearby atop a 45-foot utility pole and placed nesting materials on it in 2002, according to a 7 March 2002 article in The New York Daily News titled "High Hopes for New Osprey Nest." The Gateway National Recreational Area's Facebook page pointed out in 2011 that Great Kills had the only active osprey nesting sites on Staten Island. SILive repeated this assertion in 2014.
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2014 - Barzillai
aAdult Arrival
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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2014 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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10/26/2014 by Barzillai
A friend told me she saw three osprey and an eagle in this vicinity on Sunday. Presumably they were transiting south. The temps here have been in the 50s and low 60s but are expected to reach the low 70s midweek.