Nest #5297

Nickname: Crookes Point - Great Kills
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: A nesting platform was erected along Crooks Point Trail in Great Kills Gateway National Park in 1994, but the osprey, while visiting the park, didn't favor the nesting site. So Con Ed, responding to park rangers requests, built a nesting platform nearby atop a 45-foot utility pole and placed nesting materials on it in 2002, according to a 7 March 2002 article in The New York Daily News titled "High Hopes for New Osprey Nest." The Gateway National Recreational Area's Facebook page pointed out in 2011 that Great Kills had the only active osprey nesting sites on Staten Island. SILive repeated this assertion in 2014.
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Latitude: 40.5347274808143
Longitude: -74.1379081052246
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Barzillai
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

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Nesting Diaries

10/26/2014 by Barzillai
A friend told me she saw three osprey and an eagle in this vicinity on Sunday. Presumably they were transiting south. The temps here have been in the 50s and low 60s but are expected to reach the low 70s midweek.