(40.3138, -74.0277)
Utility Pole
South-east of bridge and new Old Wharf Building. Nest caught fire on pole and was destroyed 7/2015. No new nest since.
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2016 - Thumpersma2015 - Thumpersma
aAdult Arrival5/20/15
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure7/3/15
xReason For Nest Failureother

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Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by Thumpersma
Adult arrival05/20/2015Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure07/03/2015
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureNest caught fire on pole.
2016 Nest Activity Report by Thumpersma
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

03/30/2016 by Thumpersma
Adult osprey observed sitting on pole. No apparent nesting activity yet. 3:30pm

07/10/2015 by Thumpersma
Received email from Conservation Officer Shannon Martiak NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife Central Region Law Enforcement "Ms. Mazza, Thank you for bringing this incident to our attention. I investigated this today and determined that the nest in the utility pole caught fire within the last month. A whole neighborhood lost power and the Oceanport Fire Dept responded. The adult pair were unharmed but I would assume the eggs were destroyed. I confirmed this with evidence of charred wood and sticks at the base of the utility pole. On a happier note, I discovered that the adult Ospreys relocated their nest and are currently nesting in a utility pole at the intersection of Oceanport and Riverside Ave." Although her investigation revealed the reason for the nest removal, her claim that the occupants of this nest have moved to a nest at Oceanport Ave and Riverside Ave is not correct, to my knowledge. The nest at Riverside Ave (nest #4818) has been there for at least 2 years and was already occupied when this nest burned. I will investigate if a second nest has recently been built on Riverside Ave.

07/06/2015 by Thumpersma
Emailed Ben Wurst concerning removal of nest. His reply states that nests are protected during nesting season. He will investigate.

07/03/2015 by Thumpersma
Nest IS GONE!!!

06/08/2015 by Thumpersma
First spotted nest about a month ago. Adult osprey sitting low in nest today.