Nest #1417

Nickname: 042-A-004
Nest substrate: Bridge
Nest Location Description: Lift Bridge Nest. This is a starter nest atop the light blue RR Lift Bridge across the Hackensack River. A colleague photographed two young in the nest about 10 days ago but i did not see them on two recent river trips. Both parents were always near the nest on both trips. Nest appeared to have failed in 2013. Saw two adults near nest on 07/02/14. Posted photos.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.778007559767
Longitude: -74.0898251152038
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by NJMC Jim
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by NJMC Jim
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 04/13/2016 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/25/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/27/2016 Nest failure 07/29/2016
Clutch hatching 06/02/2016 Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2017 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 04/01/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 05/20/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 04/07/2018 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/24/2018
Egg laying 04/26/2018 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/28/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/14/2018 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by jmac
Adult arrival 04/07/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/24/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/21/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/28/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/15/2019 by jmac
Far view but could see three birds in the nest; not sure if any were adults. I can't get a closer view for a while. I hope they don't fledge before that.

07/07/2019 by jmac
Activity at the nest viewed by scope at a mile away. The nest is active but I will have to get closer to see what the deal is

06/30/2019 by jmac
feeding young; my viewing point was too far to see how many chicks, even with a scope. Hope to get out there by boat soon

06/23/2019 by jmac
Osprey on the nest appeared to be feeding young, but I couldn't see them

06/11/2019 by jmac
one Osprey in the nest shading chick/chicks and another chest deep in water in the river. At first I thought it may be in distress, but after viewing for a while I noticed it was just taking a bath. I don't think I've ever seen this behavior in an osprey before.

06/02/2019 by jmac
Osprey appeared to be feeding chick/chicks

05/19/2019 by jmac
female incubating

05/10/2019 by jmac
female incubating

04/29/2019 by jmac
female incubating

04/21/2019 by jmac
female incubating; male sitting next to her

04/14/2019 by jmac
Two birds on the nest today

04/07/2019 by jmac
One Osprey sitting on the tower next to the nest

03/31/2019 by jmac
No birds yet on this nest. This pair was very late last year compared to the other nests that I observe.

08/09/2018 by jmac
Fledged chicks flying back and forth from nest to tower. Seem very healthy

07/30/2018 by jmac
four birds at the nest or nearby structure. Two were definitely fledglings, couldn't say for sure what the other two were. Only one bird in the nest.

07/22/2018 by jmac
I got a report today that all three chicks were in the nest. I was concerned that the one that was down by the river wouldn't make it back up to the nest, but apparently it did.

07/18/2018 by jmac
only two chicks in the nest today, and then I saw the third chick down on a concrete base of the bridge. I noticed that the other two were trying out their wings, lifting from the nest, so I hope the third bird fledges soon. He should be safe here because he is surrounded by the river as long as he doesn't fall in

07/10/2018 by jmac
Three good size chicks

06/22/2018 by jmac
Osprey on the nest with at least three chicks

06/03/2018 by jmac
Osprey in the nest down low; still incubating

05/20/2018 by jmac
all is well. while I watched an osprey brought a fish to the nest.

05/05/2018 by jmac
some drama at this nest today while I watched. A murder of fish crows attacked the female on the nest and got her to come off and chase them. The male came rushing in and protected the nest. Eventually the crows left and the female got back on the nest. I'm sure they were after her eggs.

04/28/2018 by jmac
incubating Osprey on the nest

04/12/2018 by jmac
two birds continue to work on the nest

04/07/2018 by jmac
two Ospreys at the nest today

04/06/2018 by jmac
Finally an Osprey at the nest!

04/01/2018 by jmac
still no sign of any Ospreys

03/24/2018 by jmac
no birds observed at the nest, but the nest appears to be repaired and enlarged. Only observed for about 10 minutes

05/26/2017 by jmac
both birds on the adjacent tower but not on the nest. In fact there were pigeons in the nest. It has failed for some reason.

05/20/2017 by jmac
didn't appear to have a bird on the nest today. two birds were on the tower near by. Not a good sign. will check again nest week

05/10/2017 by jmac
hen incubating

04/26/2017 by jmac
female incubating

04/20/2017 by jmac
could see two birds on the nest today with the scope from Laurel Hill Park, It does not appear that they are incubating yet

04/19/2017 by jmac
One bird at the nest when I first got there, after a while another bird was in the area, but the nest bird seemed to be chasing it. The nest is much larger than when I first saw it before the birds arrived

04/01/2017 by jmac
Checked the nest today from Laurel Hill Park with a scope and could see two birds on nest.

03/29/2017 by jmac
no sign of Ospreys around this nest. The nest is mostly gone

08/14/2016 by jmac
Checked the nest again on 08/09 and 08/13 and no sign of the chick

08/04/2016 by jmac
again no sign of the nestling. One adult on the tower, the other bringing nesting material but no sign of the nestling. Not a good sign

07/30/2016 by jmac
One adult on the nest, another bird on the nearby transmission tower. no sign of the chick

07/21/2016 by jmac
chick is getting big. alone in the nest but ther parents were near by on a tower

07/10/2016 by jmac
all is well with this nest and their chick. Male continues to bring nesting material to the nest. I've noticed this behavior with almost all my nest: they continue to build up the nest even when raising chicks.

07/03/2016 by jmac
The chick is getting quite big. It looks like just the one. Pic attached

06/18/2016 by jmac
Couldn't see any chicks today, but mom was shading one or more. pic attached

06/11/2016 by jmac
Could see one little head this morning. Perhaps more deep in the nest

05/27/2016 by jmac
bird incubating while it's mate sits near by. It was morning at rush hour with trains going to and from Manhattan every few minutes and the birds dont seem to mind. Pic attached. The nest is on top at the center.

04/27/2016 by jmac
Osprey incubating.

04/20/2016 by jmac
nobody on the nest today, but there was an Osprey near by hunting

04/16/2016 by jmac
Checked on the nest this week and there were a pair of birds present

08/07/2015 by Ben Wurst
Not sure if this nest was active in 2015...

06/22/2014 by Kristen3159