Nickname
074-A-008
Coordinates
(40.428, -73.9871)
Substrate
Osprey Nest Platform
Description
Spermaceti Cove [P1]. Nest rebuilt and relocated to inside boardwalk in spring 2019.
Followers
None
Monitoring groups
What to look for
Review All Observations
2022 - Ken O2017 - ploverhead2013 - Ben Wurst2013 - Kristen3159
aAdult Arrival
aOccupiedNoYesNoYes
aActive
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
dNestlings01
eFledglings1
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed7/24/13
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019 2018 2017 2015 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Kristen3159
Adult arrivalNestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed2013-07-24
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by ploverhead
Adult arrivalNestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by Ken O
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2022-03-18 by Ken O
While this nest has been vacant since it was rebuilt after a storm in 2019, it is used as a staging area for several Osprey visitors. Picture attached.

2020-05-18 by Ken O
Now that the park is re-opened post Covid-19 shutdown, access to the nest shows it is empty. Still being used as a staging area but no apparent nesting activity there. Shame- it is a great spot and a solid nest. Will keep an eye.

2019-05-13 by Ken O
It seems the nesting pair from the nest over by the Sandy Hook Visitor's center is using this new nest as a staging area. I've observed both the banded male and the female alternately eating fish here and preening as well. I wonder if they will occupy this nest next year instead of the overbuilt one they are currently incubating on. They have moved a lot over the last couple of years due to their nest being blown down by a storm last spring. Makes for a great story!!

2019-04-05 by Ken O
Have been checking in to see if there are any Osprey taking up residence at this newly rebuilt nest. As of 4/5, only this bunch of Turkey Vultures hanging around. Will check back.

2019-03-31 by Ken O
Nest rebuilt and relocated slightly north. Beautiful location and nest construction. Lets hope a new pair moves in!

2018-06-21 by Alyssa
This platform nest fell over during a storm April 2018 about 2 weeks after the nesting pair returned. They relocated to a nest platform about a half mile south and were there for another 2 weeks but then they abandoned the relocated nest. I don't know where they ended up.

2015-03-29 by ralph
Suzq. I see you said nest is down? I'm new. Last week I was headed south off sandy hook and observed the pictured hawk in last nest on peninsula on my right. Did I choose wrong nest on map?

2015-03-27 by Suzie Q
This nesting platform is no longer in place. Last season it was very crooked and appeared some what unstable. The platform disappeared after all the ice & snow this winter. Today I observed one osprey sitting on the telephone pole near the site of the former platform. I later observed what I believe to be the same osprey in the tree near the platform site that the pair always used for eating & resting when not in the nest. This nesting site usually had the first birds return to it in March. I feel this osprey had recently arrived today.

2015-03-21 by ralph
This nested Hijacked By Hawk for now.

2013-07-29 by Kristen3159
I am unsure if more than one Osprey hatched from this nest. I was able to view them on eggs in May and was unable to get back down to this nest until July. On July 24, I observed one immature Osprey going in and out of the nest, doing quite a bit of flying, considering that the chics in the other nests of Gateway National Park are mostly still in the nests. As a result, I am posting this as producing one chic.