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Substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Added by Ben Wurst over 8 years ago
Last activity: about 1 month ago
Chestnut Neck. (contributed by Tim Hendley).This nest is directly across the Mullica river from Chestnut Neck Boatyard. It was constructed by John Rosky and Tim Hendley between Christmas and New Year 1996. Its companion nest is across the Mullica, in a southerly direction. Cost of both nests: $100. total. These 2 nests were the first to go up in this area. John Rosky had previously put nests in the Margate area. The CNB nest was first occupied in 1998. Between then and Hurricane Sandy (2012) 19 chicks were successfully raised. I kept a detailed diary of the nest, each year, but sadly lost the whole thing when my house was flooded with 2 feet of salt water thanks to 'Sandy'. Since 2012 (no diary) a further 6 approx chicks have come from this nest. For unknown reasons, the second nest, across the river to the south, did not take ospreys until about 2001. It has produced chicks each year since then but I have not kept a count/diary for that nest. Ballpark I would guess about a dozen chicks between then and this year (2021).So, these two nests, put up in1996, have produced about 37 chicks in 25 years .... a very worthwhile project. But, please, M/M Osprey, do not bring plastic bags to your nests each year in March when you are rebuilding your nest. Incidentally, I set my watch by your annual return..... March 21, 23 or 25!! . .