Nest #4073

Nickname: 303 NJ Ave.
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: 303 NJ Ave.. Platform installed March 2010
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.23245
Longitude: -75.1686
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by MaureenB
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/03/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

05/04/2013 by MaureenB
The gift that keeps on giving...This platform was a Christmas present from my mom. She made a donation to NJ Conserve Wildlife for them to install an osprey platform in the marsh behind my house. In March of 2010 volunteers arrived, and within an hour, the platform was ready for business. Many ospreys used the platform as a dinner table throughout the summer, but no birds used it to nest. In 2011, two ospreys build a nest and laid one egg. The chick hatched on June 25, 2011. Soon after, there was a noreaster that blew both the chick and nest off the platform. A friend and I put a piece of plywood on the platform and placed the osprey chick back in the nest. The parents returned to the nest. That same day a chick from another nest, whose nest was also destroyed in the storm, was placed on my platform for the adults to foster it. It worked! In 2012, a pair hung around all spring and summer, but never nested. It appeared to be the same pair (the female is banded), but I can't be positive. 2013...so far, so good! Incubation has begun.