Nest #2995

Nickname: 146-B-001
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Chestnut Neck. (contributed by Tim Hendley).This nest is directly across the Mullica river from Chestnut Neck Boatyard. It was constructed by John Rosky and Tim Hendley between Christmas and New Year 1996. Its companion nest is across the Mullica, in a southerly direction. Cost of both nests: $100. total. These 2 nests were the first to go up in this area. John Rosky had previously put nests in the Margate area. The CNB nest was first occupied in 1998. Between then and Hurricane Sandy (2012) 19 chicks were successfully raised. I kept a detailed diary of the nest, each year, but sadly lost the whole thing when my house was flooded with 2 feet of salt water thanks to 'Sandy'. Since 2012 (no diary) a further 6 approx chicks have come from this nest. For unknown reasons, the second nest, across the river to the south, did not take ospreys until about 2001. It has produced chicks each year since then but I have not kept a count/diary for that nest. Ballpark I would guess about a dozen chicks between then and this year (2021).So, these two nests, put up in1996, have produced about 37 chicks in 25 years .... a very worthwhile project. But, please, M/M Osprey, do not bring plastic bags to your nests each year in March when you are rebuilding your nest. Incidentally, I set my watch by your annual return..... March 21, 23 or 25!! . .
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.5487915679
Longitude: -74.4566205644
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2015 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
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
Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/27/2021 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/09/2021 by Ben Wurst
I have visited this nest between the 2020-21 nesting season to be sure it is good working condition.

04/06/2015 by Ben Wurst
Today I went past several nest platforms on the Mullica River. At two there were active battles between interloping males. One was playing out at this nest, which has failed to produce young for the past two years (at least). And - there is an empty platform right across the river. I guess this spot has the best view?