Nickname
111-A-021 (CI-1)
Coordinates
(39.9805, -74.1267)
Substrate
Osprey Nest Platform
Description
Bird Blind on what used to be red and green boardwalk trail.
Followers
None
Monitoring groups
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2022 - Cattus Island County Park2021 - Cattus Island County Park2019 - Cattus Island County Park2018 - Cattus Island County Park2017 - Cattus Island County Park2016 - Cattus Island County Park
aAdult Arrival3/23/224/15/194/11/183/25/16
aOccupiedYesNoYesYesYesYes
aActive
bEgg Laying4/22/19
bIncubation Initiation4/29/194/18/18
cClutch Hatching6/19/196/8/186/9/176/2/16
dNestlings3223
eFledglings23
eFirst Chick Fledging8/1/197/27/187/18/16
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival03/25/2016Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging07/18/2016
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching06/02/2016Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching06/09/2017Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival04/11/2018Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging07/27/2018
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/18/2018Nest failure
Clutch hatching06/08/2018Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival04/15/2019Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging08/01/2019
Egg laying04/22/2019Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/29/2019Nest failure
Clutch hatching06/19/2019Reason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival03/23/2022Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/19/2022 by Cattus Island County Park
One individual present on nest [nest in tree line], three osprey observed flying overhead together.

07/06/2022 by Cattus Island County Park
One adult present [nest on tree line]

06/15/2022 by Cattus Island County Park
One adult on nest [nest on tree line]

06/02/2022 by Cattus Island County Park
New greens added to nest but no individuals observed. [Nest in tree line] One adult observed.

05/25/2022 by Cattus Island County Park
Male on nest, calling then flew off and was circling overhead.

05/25/2022 by Cattus Island County Park
Male sat on nest, calling, then flew off and circled above. Natural nest in nearby tree line also observed adult sat in nest.

05/11/2022 by Cattus Island County Park
Male and female both sat on nest.

04/20/2022 by Cattus Island County Park
No individuals observed.

04/11/2022 by Cattus Island County Park
Platform nest unoccupied - natural nest in tree line just behind stand observed two adults.

09/01/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
No one present.

08/18/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
Observations about nest behind platform in tree line: one adult and two juveniles in trees nearby nest.

07/28/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
Observations about nest behind platform in tree line: One juvenile on nest, one adult in tree and one adult flying overhead.

07/14/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
Observations about nest behind platform in tree line: Two adults perched in nearby trees, possible chicks in nest.

06/22/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
Observations about nest behind platform in tree line: Two adults perched in tree on either side of the nest.

06/15/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
Observations about nest behind platform in tree line: one adult perched in nearby tree.

06/08/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
Observations about nest behind platform in tree line: One adult stood on nest.

06/02/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
Observations about nest behind platform in tree line: One adult perched in nest another adult perched in nearby tree.

05/25/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
No activity in nest. Two adults however observed in nearby tree. There is an established nest in the top of another nearby tree. It is believed that nest is occupied by these individuals. Observations from here on with be made of that nest.

05/17/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
Two adults observed in nearby tree. No individuals observed on nest. Individuals may be associated with a nest in another nearby tree. Various calling heard.

05/12/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
One adult perched in nearby tree. None observed in nest specifically. There is a wild nest in the tree line so individual may be associated with this nest.

04/28/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
One adult observed, possibly female. Observed sitting in tree nearby nesting platform. Another adult can be heard calling very nearby.

04/19/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
One adult sitting on nest for a few minutes, then flew south.

04/13/2021 by Cattus Island County Park
No individuals observed.

08/30/2019 by Cattus Island County Park
Adult male and female present in the vicinity of the nest. Male is present eating in the usual cedar he perches in. The female is off to the far right of the nest, perched in a tree, sporadically calling. No chicks were spotted during the whole period of observation.

08/01/2019 by Cattus Island County Park
No individuals present at time of observation. One individual is present far back in a wild formed nest at the back of the marsh. At the end of the observation, one individual flies into the area, soars passed the nest, and keeps flying to the end of the marsh.

06/19/2019 by Cattus Island County Park
Female sits in nest, calling briefly upon arrival. Red Winged Black Birds are observed swooping down and striking the female in the nest. She begins to call in response, but does not make any indication of moving. One chick is observed stumbling around in the nest, which the female worries over. The suspected partner is observed in back of the nest, off to the right across the march in a nearby dead tree.

06/07/2019 by Cattus Island County Park
Female sits in nest, possibly incubating. Paired male is being mobbed by nearby Red-winged Black Birds, and flies into the nest, joining the female. Female is eating fish, and does not appear to be engaged in chick feeding. Rouge male in the area is soaring overhead, and acts very aggressively toward the paired male in the nest, almost seeming to attempt to land in the nest. Paired individuals keep the unpaired individual from entering the nest. It flies off and the paired male follows it to the treeline across the marsh, where it sits in a dead tree. There are multiple individuals that appear to be unpaired in the area, which inspire the paired male to call defensively and remain near the nest area.

05/20/2019 by Cattus Island County Park
One individual is present in the nest. Male is perched in a nearby tree, about 18 meters away

05/20/2019 by Cattus Island County Park
Photographer nearby said there was no activity at the nest for an hour. As soon as he left, an osprey in the nest took off and was joined by the partner waiting in a tree closeby. Both stayed in the nest for several minutes!

05/06/2019 by Cattus Island County Park
One unidentified individual present in the nest

04/29/2019 by Cattus Island County Park
One unidentified individual present engaging in nesting activities

04/22/2019 by Cattus Island County Park
Male present on perch, female sitting in the nest

04/15/2019 by Cattus Island County Park
One female observed, engaging in nesting behaviors

08/03/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
Excessive calling is noted upon approaching the nest. Two individuals are seen flying into the area upon approach as well. Both chicks are in the nest, and upon initial observation neither the parental male or female is present. Closer observation reveals male and female to be sitting in the tree line, far apart but attentive to the nest. One chick flies off and attempts to perch several times before it actually lands, in the tree line apart from its parents. Unknown individual approaches the nest from the main marsh area, and male shoots out of the tree line in pursuit until they are a long way away from the central nest, that now has a single chick inside.

07/20/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
Both chicks are initially alone in the nest, calling weakly upon approach. One chick eats, and the other does not. The chick that eats is quite large and is suspected to be female. The sex of the other individual is unknown at this time. After a short period of time, the other chick begins to share what the first is eating. Adult male flies in without a catch and calls loudly, and defensively due to presence of a secondary soaring male in the immediate area. The chicks grow silent and shrink down into the nest. The soaring and calling continues for around five minutes, and eventually quiets down

07/13/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
Female present in nest with two very large chicks. Calling is noted upon approach, however when observation is made, they fall silent. Chicks are preening and weakly calling every so often. Female starts calling at the end of the observation, with 3 four burst calls. One chick is notedly larger than the other. Minimal panting is also observed. Female extends and retracts wings a few times towards the very end of the observation

06/29/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
Two large chicks clearly visible with female this morning. Brief calling is observed, intermittently. There is no male seen in the immediate surroundings. The two chicks are nearly motionless but receive occasional attention from the female.

06/22/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
Female in the nest calls upwards of ten times during duration of observation. Two visible chicks are stretching and moving around in the nest. One is larger and darker than the other.

06/15/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
Male and female present feeding a rather large chick. Male flies off out of view on the opposite side of the marsh towards three unpaired individuals. One chick is confirmed by visuals, and the observer suspects another to be present.

06/08/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
Female in nest picks up small sticks and drops them out of the nest. A male, unknown to be pair or otherwise is perched on a tree at the other end of the marsh. Two additional individuals are present. One flies in with a fish, and eats it alone in a dead pine on the far side of the marsh. The other soars away to the left. Far side confirmed male hops and beats wings from branch to branch. Female tends to at least one chick. Chick's beak visible through tall amalgamation of sticks.

06/01/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
Male and female sit perched on the edge of nest. Appear to be shredding recently brought in food, possibly feeding chicks or eating themselves. Nearby osprey soaring calls out, Male in the nest at attention after each call. One red tailed hawk was noted in the vicinity.

05/25/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
Unconfirmed female in the nest. Male not present. Panting behavior with gaping beak involved. Various calls observed as well

05/09/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
Male and female present. Male present in nearby cedar tree. Female sitting in the nest with eggs.

05/02/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
Female present, sitting in the nest.

04/25/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
male and female present. Female present in the nest. Male seen preening in nearby dead cedar, guarding and defending against crows swooping in towards the female and the nest.

04/18/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
female sitting in the nest

04/11/2018 by Cattus Island County Park
unknown individual occupying nest and surrounding area

06/29/2017 by Cattus Island County Park
Saw a nestling and a parent this morning. Nest looks good!

06/14/2017 by Cattus Island County Park
Chicks already appear bigger than 5 days ago. Both look healthy!