Nest #6911

Nickname: Palmyra flea market
Nest substrate: light tower
Nest Location Description: The nest is located in the parking lot of the flea market on top of a light tower.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 39.999832378409
Longitude: -75.0379514694213
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by kmerola
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/18/2017 by kmerola
A single male arrived to build the nest in the summer of 2013 by himself. The light tower he was trying to build on is two-tiered and the initial shabby nest fell from the top tier into the bottom tier during the construction. By late fall, the male left the area of the nest. The following spring, the male showed up to the "nest" with a female. Within a month, the nest was fixed and the female was nesting. The first year the pair had one successful fledging. The pair has been coming back since, with 1-2 successful fledglings each year, even with the crowds at the flea market every weekend.