Nest #7663

Nickname: Silo with Tower - 045-A-002
Nest substrate: Farm silo with cell equip
Nest Location Description: Farm silo with cell company equipment attached.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: New Jersey Osprey Project
Latitude: 40.712605
Longitude: -75.06255
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by ENSP Osprey
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/30/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by CyclistBarb
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/19/2020 by CyclistBarb
4:50p.m. The parent (Mom) was standing on the nest, in front of the two big chicks who appeared to be self-feeding. At 5:00 p.m. the adult flew off, but by this time, the chicks were finished eating and both were sitting down low in the nest, facing me. There was no further activity so they must have had a lot to eat. I didn't see any wing flapping, they were just sitting/lying in the nest. I view this nest from far away, but it would appear that these chicks are about the same age as others in this immediate area, and I expect they will take their first flights soon.

06/28/2020 by CyclistBarb
2:40 p.m. I drive down the road marked "Posted". Again, the area seems completely abandoned! A female is sitting high on the nest while the male is circling high overhead. I am surprised and excited to see, clearly, two large chicks! They look to me to be at least 4 weeks old! That would mean hatching took place around the end of May and incubation sometime near the last week of April. This would correspond to the nests I am watching between Riegelsville and Milford, NJ.

06/13/2020 by CyclistBarb
11:10 a.m. Driving south on Edison Rd, I spot the conical metal silo and the two communication towers. They are very far away and difficult to see even with a spotting scope! I wonder how to get into the farm associated with the silo. After an underpass, I discover a large area of land that was once some sort of industrial site...a concrete factory? There are some large concrete structures now covered with weeds. There is also a building with a business, but as it is Sunday, I don't try to see if it is occupied. There is a posted road just south of the underpass which I drive into and follow back to an area that appears to be half abandoned semi tractors, and a huge amount of bailed hay in storage! I will have to investigate this area and seek permission to spot from here as this seems to be the closest I can get to the tower. I do see an adult on the south tower sitting on a nest. It is windy so the photos are not in clear focus. I do not see the mate.