Nest #6560

Nickname: 083-B-040
Nest substrate: Light Tower
Nest Location Description: The nest is located on top of the southwest stadium light, on the visitors side of the football field.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.2901710115446
Longitude: -73.993347944072
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Gunny
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 LNR
Adult arrival 03/27/2021 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/17/2021
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/13/2021 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/01/2021 by LNR
All three ospreys were present this morning around 7AM. The fledgling was at the nest enjoying fish breakfast. After it was finished it flew to a lower light fixture for a while, then flew to one of the high lights. Most of the flights I observed this week were approximately the height of 2 - 4 stories of the high school. It moves around the campus and off into the neighborhood. One or both adults remain on nearby light towers.

07/21/2021 by LNR
Date of fledging is approximate. I could not spot the juvenile on 7/20/2021 anywhere and guess it may have been somewhere in the neighborhood. During previous stops earlier in the week the juvenile was at the nest. On 7/17/2021 the juvenile was sitting on the southeast lightpole, south of the pole that supports the nest.

06/27/2021 by LNR
Both adults were at the nest for a while this morning. Female was busy eating a fish. Eventually a chick popped its head up. It did some wing exercises showing its impressive wingspan.

06/15/2021 by LNR
Adults were at nest feeding chicks around 7 am. On 6/13/2021 one chick was up high enough to be spotted as it was being fed. Still impossible to know how many chicks are in the nest.

05/26/2021 by LNR
Eggs should have hatched sometime last week. The nest is too high to tell how many chicks, but the nest was active as of yesterday morning. Adult observed standing high in nest, later moved down where it could not be seen from ground level.

04/17/2021 by LNR
Location of the nest makes it impossible to see if there are eggs, but birds were observed mating today as well as 4/10 and it has been hard to see if there is a bird in the nest. I would guess they are incubating since I can barely see the head at times.