Nest #1138

Nickname: EC Front Gate Pond
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This was on a light and then was moved slightly to a platform. The platform is located at the front of Campus on the side walk beside Front Gate Pond.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.7179668801064
Longitude: -82.6892666627045
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Beth
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
2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by Gmoney
Adult arrival 01/10/2014 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Selena B
Adult arrival 02/21/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/25/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by BirdMan
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/24/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by tCribbs
Adult arrival 01/14/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/21/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by kmnoonan
Adult arrival 01/14/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/08/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/12/2016 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Nicole27
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by tjlong
Adult arrival 01/09/2017 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by HaleyKaz
Adult arrival 01/09/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/16/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by Isaiah
Adult arrival 02/05/2019 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


05/01/2019 by Isaiah
both sitting in a tree across the roadway from the nest

04/08/2019 by Isaiah
Female walking around in nest for a while, then eventually sat down and stayed there

03/12/2019 by Isaiah
Female laying low in the nest. Male perched on a nearby tree. Both flew off within a minute of me walking up. Female circled nest and vocalized for another two minutes before flying off

02/17/2019 by Isaiah
Male and female in the nest, other movements in the nest as well. Male brought fish and seemed to be leaning over in nest

02/06/2019 by Isaiah
male and female in an adjacent tree, another male flying overhead

04/12/2018 by ManaMcD
Osprey moving around frequently in the nest - may be fledgling based on messy, speckled feathers. Adult in tree with a fish nearby.

04/05/2018 by ManaMcD
Male perched in tree nearby the nest. Female adult in the nest appears to be eating.

04/03/2018 by ManaMcD
Male kept watch in a different tree than usual. He finished a small silver fish today after the female (and fledglings?) in the nest finished.

03/27/2018 by ManaMcD
Female appears to be in the nest, no sign of the male this time but lots of vocalizations.

03/13/2018 by ManaMcD
Female appears to be in the nest, but the male showed up half-way through observations with what appeared to be a little bluegill fish. After sharing at the nest, he flew to the tree and ate the rest of the fish.

03/09/2018 by ManaMcD
Two adult ospreys (& babies?) interacting in the nest. Male flew to tree after some time and finished a small fish. Vocalizations were many at first, but both were quiet near end of observation period.

03/08/2018 by ManaMcD
Many osprey in the area vocalizing. Adult (male?) landed in nest at 10:25 AM, and then moved to tree at 10:27. Still in tree upon departure,appeared to be preening and resting. Periodic vocalizations.

03/02/2018 by ManaMcD
Adult arrived to nest half way through observations, and left again a few minutes later. Heard frequent unidentified vocalizations before and after the adult landed in the nest.

03/01/2018 by ManaMcD
Adult (male?) present in the nest. Frequent vocalizations, very alert with lots of head movements. Left the nest once during observations, and returned to the nest several minutes later.

02/21/2018 by Henley
Male in nest, very alert

02/15/2018 by Henley
Several ospreys around lake, female in nest

11/15/2017 by Tom
osprey found around lake. none in nest

11/03/2017 by Tom
no osprey in nest

10/25/2017 by Tom
2 males, 1 female found around lake. none in nest

10/03/2017 by Tom
One female and two males found around area

10/03/2017 by Tom
Osprey around lake. None in nest

05/05/2017 by HaleyKaz
One adult and two chicks were present in the nest.

04/28/2017 by HaleyKaz
A female was in the nest with 2 large chicks.

04/21/2017 by HaleyKaz
The female was sitting in the nest, the male approached with a fish and the female began feeding 2 chicks.

04/14/2017 by HaleyKaz
A female was present in the nest, but flew away and a chick was visible

04/07/2017 by HaleyKaz
The female was present in incubation posture.

03/17/2017 by HaleyKaz
No ospreys were visible in this nest.

03/10/2017 by HaleyKaz
No ospreys were visible in this nest.

03/03/2017 by HaleyKaz
At first the osprey's head was only visible in the nest, and then it got up and vocalized before flying away. Other ospreys were circling in the area.

02/24/2017 by HaleyKaz
Nest was empty at this time but osprey were flying in the area.

02/16/2017 by HaleyKaz
Both osprey were sitting in the nest when I first arrived, then the female flew to a nearby tree with a fish and the male remained in the nest in incubation posture.

02/07/2017 by HaleyKaz
Nest appeared shallow with not much nest material and no osprey were present.

01/27/2017 by tjlong
male perched temporarily. female absent during observation.

01/24/2017 by tjlong
No adults present during observation.

01/21/2017 by tjlong
Pair roosted during entire observation,

01/14/2017 by tjlong
No adults roosted or nearby during observation.

01/09/2017 by tjlong
Adult pair roosted in live oak tree on the eastern (opposite) edge of the pond closest to the security gate.

01/05/2017 by tjlong
Female roosted on the edge of a shallow walled nest.

12/07/2016 by HaleyKaz
Still barely any nest material and no birds present in the area.

11/11/2016 by HaleyKaz
It looks like the nest is falling apart and no birds were present.

10/30/2016 by HaleyKaz
There was barely any nest material and no birds in the area.

09/23/2016 by HaleyKaz
This nest was present but looked sparse and had no birds near it.

09/23/2016 by BWilcox
The nest was present, and seemed intact, but we didn't observe any birds in the area.

06/09/2016 by Nicole27
One fledge in nest. Nest in good condition.

05/05/2016 by kmnoonan
Female on nearby tree and male in nest. Watched female chase fish crow out of surrounding area.

04/20/2016 by kmnoonan
Male visible in nest, seemingly incubating. Female returned to nest and settled down (but not sitting as low as male was) and male left.

04/12/2016 by kmnoonan
Female sitting extremely low in nest; incubation.

04/04/2016 by kmnoonan
Both male and female in nest, male left to nearby tree and female remained in nest, barley visible.

03/20/2016 by kmnoonan
One bird in nest, barley visible. Male flew to nest with nesting materials and remained there.

03/10/2016 by kmnoonan
Bird seen on platform, unable to determine gender. Other osprey seen nearby circling.

03/05/2016 by kmnoonan
Nest not well formed, no birds observed in or near nest.

02/26/2016 by kmnoonan
Not a very well formed nest, no osprey present in nest.

02/16/2016 by Eileen
Nest present. Male flying ~200 yards away. Female in nest.

02/09/2016 by Eileen
Nest present. Female sitting low in nest - possible incubation

01/26/2016 by tCribbs
Female showed signs of incubation and male osprey was in a near by tree.

01/21/2016 by tCribbs
Female showed signs of incubation and male osprey was nearby.

01/14/2016 by tCribbs
There was no osprey in nest but one female perched in a nearby tree. Could have been cautious due to traffic alterations.

12/15/2015 by Beth
Male seen on nest, female near nest on tree, but not that much nesting material on disc

11/17/2015 by Beth
Male and female near nest

10/30/2015 by Beth
Nest does not look tended too, but male and female seen on nearby tree

10/16/2015 by Beth
Nest does not look tended to, but 1 male osprey on slash pine tree nearby

10/06/2015 by Beth
no ospreys seen.

09/22/2015 by Beth
Male seen near nest in slash pine

05/27/2015 by Beth
one female and one fledge that is close, male near tree

05/10/2015 by BirdMan
One adult female in nest, no chicks seen, nest failure?

05/01/2015 by BirdMan
No chicks sighted, one adult perched in nest

04/21/2015 by BirdMan
Still no chicks sighted, one adult perched low in nest

04/17/2015 by BirdMan
Adult pair at nest incubating, still no chicks sighted

04/10/2015 by BirdMan
Adult pair at nest incubating. Possibly chicks, but no confirmed sighting.

04/02/2015 by BirdMan
Nest present, adult osprey incubating very low in nest

03/10/2015 by BirdMan
Nest present, no osprey seen

03/04/2015 by BirdMan
Nest present, no osprey observed

02/24/2015 by BirdMan
One adult incubating in nest, could not determine gender-too low

02/13/2015 by BirdMan
Nest present, one adult female perched in nest.

02/05/2015 by BirdMan
Nest present, empty

01/22/2015 by Devon
Female osprey occupying nest

01/16/2015 by Krizia
Nest present. Male osprey seen in area.

01/09/2015 by beau
nest present, adult osprey seen nearby in trees near the pond

12/10/2014 by BirdMan
No nest present, adult female observed in tree 250 ft away

12/02/2014 by BirdMan
No nest present, adult female observed in tree 150 ft away

11/26/2014 by BirdMan
No nest present, adult pair observed in tree 200 to 250 ft away

11/17/2014 by BirdMan
No nest present, adult female observed in tree 50 to 75 ft away, adult male observed in tree 150 ft away

11/10/2014 by BirdMan
No nest present, adult pair observed in tree 200 ft away

10/31/2014 by BirdMan
No nest present, adult pair perched in tree 150 ft away

10/23/2014 by BirdMan
No nest present, adult pair (male and female) perched in tree 150 ft away

10/16/2014 by BirdMan
Nest still absent. Adult male perched in tree roughly 50-75 feet away.

10/09/2014 by BirdMan
Platform still empty, but adult pair observed perched in tree roughly 150 to 200 feet away.

10/02/2014 by BirdMan
No nest present, but slight accumulation of twigs on top of platform. One adult female perched in tree roughly 100-150 feet away from platform. On adult male flying in vicinity of platform before perching in tree roughly 50 feet away from platform.

09/25/2014 by BirdMan
No nest present, one adult male observed flying about 100 feet away before perching in nearby tree

09/20/2014 by BirdMan
No nest present, one adult male perched 100-150 ft away in tree

09/11/2014 by Eileen
No nest present, evidence of past nest (twigs)

05/08/2014 by Selena B
Male and female osprey are present in nest with fledgling; getting difficult to tell apart fledgling from adults since it's getting significantly larger. Other fledgling is still at rehab center.

05/04/2014 by Selena B
Appears that one fledgling is still left in nest but no adult osprey were in or near by the nest.

05/01/2014 by Selena B
One fledgling fell from nest and was brought to a rehab center.

04/25/2014 by Selena B
One chick in nest, no adults in nest or near by.

04/11/2014 by Selena B
Female in nest with chick; this is the first day a chick has been observed, currently only one chick has been seen.

04/04/2014 by Selena B
Female in nest.

03/14/2014 by Selena B
Female in nest, no other osprey near by

02/28/2014 by Selena B
This is the fourth visit where no ospreys have been seen occupying or near the nest.

02/21/2014 by Selena B
No osprey in or near nest.

02/14/2014 by Selena B
No birds in or near nests.

02/09/2014 by Selena B
The nest was unoccupied and no ospreys were seen in the area.

01/17/2014 by Gmoney
During this third observation of the front gate nest, The male and female osprey were perched on the nest. The male flew off the nest and soared around the pond, but would come back and perch again on the nest with the female. The male did this several times. The male would also perch on other power lines or poles in the area. The female left only twice but for a very short period of time, and then returned to perch on its nest again. The female had a beautiful light grey and white breasted necklace.

01/15/2014 by Gmoney
During this second observation of the Eckerd College Front Gate Pond Osprey nest, we spotted a female perched on the nest. All she did was look around, and she never left her nest the entire duration of the observation.

01/10/2014 by Gmoney
This nest is isolated from other trees and is located beside the Eckerd college front gate pond. This pond has a lot of other bird species that can be a good resource of the Ospreys. During this first observation there were no Ospreys perched on the nest. We only saw a male Osprey flying around in the general vicinity.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. Incubation began during February 2013. Pair last seen at nest June 2013.