Bonnie and Clyde
(40.0738, -74.0495)
Osprey Nest Platform
In a marsh behind 154 Cranberry Ave., Bay Head, NJ
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2022 - Candy
aAdult Arrival
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2022

Activity reports

2022 Nest Activity Report by Candy
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

04/04/2023 by Candy
As of 4/4/2023, no osprey have been seen. It is noted that a huge new home is being built directly across from the nest....

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!