At Brigantine there are nesting platforms all along the loop road. I did not start counting how any were occupied until well along the drive, but the number was at least 6-10.
This nest I have watched over a number of years from when it was first put up and a "young couple" began keeping house. They have nested successfully ever since. Here, Mom feeds her young, while Dad keeps watch.
|Osprey feeding chicks|
|Mom, hungry chicks, Dad|
After feeding the chicks, she took flight, but not to forage for more food. Apparently, she felt the house needed some additional work, and she returned with a stick.
|Taking off to shop|
Still not satisfied with the home decor, she made two more trips across the marsh for nesting material ...
|Second successful shopping trip|
|Third shopping trip|