Nest #6441

Nickname: 111-A-020 (CI-8)
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Second Marsh Left Side. CI 8
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.9887761178936
Longitude: -74.1204753086089
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 04/11/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/18/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 05/20/2019 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 unknown reason
Nest Activity Report by Cattus Island County Park
Adult arrival 04/12/2021 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/11/2021 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 06/15/2021 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

One adult male stood on nest, wing was slightly forward and at least two chicks were stood under the parent's wing.

Two adults - one stood on nest, head up and down, adjusting nest, moving sticks and fiber etc. then laid down in nest. Other adult flying overhead, dove into water twice then landed in nearby tree. Possibility of chicks.

Two adults observed. One adult, possibly male, laying in nest. Female on nearby perch, eating. Male was making intermittent calls, possibly due to jet skis driving by.

One adult perched on nearby stand. One individual laying in nest, can only see head poking out.

One adult female observed standing on the nest with her head bent down into the nest. She was then calling to a male that flew over the nest. Female then laid in the nest.

Two adults observed. Male is sat on perch near nesting platform. Female laying in nest with a flat back, indicating incubation.

Two adults on nest. One laying in nest, flat back. One stood on nest perch. The standing individual appears smaller so is assumed male.

Two adults observed. Female perched on nesting platform. Male absent at first later flew in with a fish, landing on a nearby tree branch.

One male sitting on the nest platform. Female flew in after 5 minutes and landed in nest, on the back of the male. Then took off and landed on a stump in marsh next to the nest.

One male observed sitting on nest.

No individuals present on the nesting platform. The wild formed nest has one individual perched near the outer rim. It appears to be a solitary male. No calls or particular behaviors are noted or observed.

No individuals are present in the nest or in the vicinity. The previously mentioned newer wild formed nest is also unoccupied with no individuals in the vicinity either. This observer believes that there may be a proximity issue with nearby boat traffic, or some other extraneous reason.

No individuals were noted during the duration of the observation near the nesting platform. There is evidence that there is a new nest being built directly next to the platform in a dead tree. One individual, sex unknown, is perched near this newly formed nest.

A male is seen perched just north of the nest. There is no sign of a mate in the vicinity. The nest itself shows signs of remodeling.

Nest does not appear to be in use

No presence observed

No presence observed

No presence observed

No presence observed

No individuals in the nest. The newly made nest is very very large, but there are no individuals seen in the area.

Unoccupied. There is a new nest being constructed in the immediate area, though it is not yet large enough to nest in.

No individuals are present in the area. No individuals are noted to be in the trees nearby either.

No individuals are present in the vicinity of the nest. One male sits to the right of the nest in the tree line. Upon second observation an unidentified, but presumed female, sits to the left of him in a nearby dead tree.

No individuals seen soaring or perched nearby. No calling was observed. The nest remains unoccupied

No individuals observed upon arrival. One soars near the nest about three minutes in calling periodically.

Upon second observation the four individuals in question are seen in the vicinity of the empty nest. Two are confirmed males. One male returns and sits on the V perch. Another approaches and flies close by, provoking the perched male to pursue. All individuals leave after about 5 minutes.

Upon observation, one individual (sex unconfirmed) perches in the nest. 3 individuals are loudly calling and soar overhead. Two of the flying individuals make contact with their talons as the individual in the nest looks on. Eventually the three individuals leave, and the individual in the nest follows after them after waiting less than a minute to do so. Confirmed male returns and perches on the V perch.

No individuals in sight. Two red-tailed hawks circle nearby, but no osprey observed soaring or perched nearby.

Male and female present. Confirmed female (size) sits in the nest, while male sits on "V" perch. Male flies off during primary observation. Male returns within the nest 15 minutes with the female gone, leaving the nest unoccupied.

Female is present sitting in the nest.

Male and female present. Female sits in the nest, while the male is perched on the feeding pole.

Male and female present. Female sits in the nest, while the male is perched on the feeding pole.

Male and female present. One sits in the nest, while the other flew in with food and seemed to have passed it off and flew away.

One possibly two unidentified individuals in the area, sitting on extended "V" perch and on the loop back around in the nest.

This nest has been empty for the last two years. An osprey was there today, but we do not think it is occupied.