Nest #1172

Nickname: EC Tennis Court
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Located on the Eckerd College tennis courts. Nest on top of lights.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.714519
Longitude: -82.684197
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 01/01/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 03/10/2012
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure adult abandonment
2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Anna
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No 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 02/09/2014 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 Eli
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
2013 Nest Activity Report by Eli
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
2014 Nest Activity Report by BirdMan
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by BirdMan
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/24/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/17/2015 Reason for nest failure
2013 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 Erin
Adult arrival 05/27/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/27/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Erin
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/01/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by kmnoonan
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 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 Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/27/2017 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 01/27/2017 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 Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/30/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/06/2019 by Isaiah
female in the nest with a chick, male watching above on light pole

04/15/2019 by Isaiah
female sitting in the nest, male standing above

04/03/2019 by Isaiah
Female in nest

02/25/2019 by Isaiah
Female crouched in the nest, male seen flying above

02/06/2019 by Isaiah
Presumably female laying in the nest

02/21/2018 by Henley
No ospreys present

02/15/2018 by Henley
Female in nest; heard lots of chirping-possibly from chicks?

05/05/2017 by HaleyKaz
Two chicks were present and the female flew to the nest while I was there.

04/28/2017 by HaleyKaz
An adult osprey was present in the nest but the chick was not visible.

04/21/2017 by HaleyKaz
An adult was present in the nest and so was a chick. The chick was stretching and flapping its wings. Monk parakeetss were also present.

04/14/2017 by HaleyKaz
Female osprey was lying in this nest, no chicks were visible at this time.

04/07/2017 by HaleyKaz
There was a female lying down in the nest and the head of a chick was visible in front of her.

03/17/2017 by HaleyKaz
There was an osprey perched on the nest, it flew away before I could identify gender. Monk parakeets were also flying in the area.

03/10/2017 by HaleyKaz
Osprey in the nest in incubation position, only the head was visible. Monk parakeets present.

03/03/2017 by HaleyKaz
One osprey lying in the nest in incubation position, others seen flying in the area.

02/24/2017 by HaleyKaz
Osprey in incubation position in nest, only the head was visible so I couldn't tell the gender.There were parakeets present in the nest also.

02/17/2017 by HaleyKaz
The nest was empty but I could hear parakeets chirping in it.

02/11/2017 by HaleyKaz
No osprey were present.

01/27/2017 by tjlong
female appeared to be in incubation posture during the entire observation. absent during observation.

01/24/2017 by tjlong
male perched during the entire observation. no sign of female.

01/21/2017 by tjlong
No adults present during observation

01/14/2017 by tjlong
Male roosted during entire observational period. Several (7) adults circling the athletic fields and waterfront p-lot area.

01/09/2017 by tjlong
male roosted female perched ~ 70 feet away on utility pole between 4560 & 1172.

01/05/2017 by tjlong
shallow walled nest. Male osprey perched on nearby light pole for the entire 20 min observational period.

12/06/2016 by HaleyKaz
Nest was present , but no birds were in the area.

11/11/2016 by BWilcox
Nest present, but no birds in or around the nest.

10/27/2016 by HaleyKaz
The nest is present but no birds were on or near it.

09/23/2016 by BWilcox
The nest was present and in good condition. There was one osprey in the nest.

09/23/2016 by HaleyKaz
This nest was present and there was an osprey in it.

07/12/2016 by Nicole27
Nest in good condition. One fledge in nest. Adult flew back, dropped off fish and then left quickly. Fledge began eating fish.

05/05/2016 by kmnoonan
Female standing in nest and chick visible!

04/20/2016 by kmnoonan
Female standing on edge of nest and preening. no chicks visible but assumed. Male not seen in immediate area.

04/14/2016 by kmnoonan
Both male and female in nest, male standing up and female sitting, but sitting up high. Both are preening and dipping heads into nest.

04/04/2016 by kmnoonan
Both male and female in nest, male is standing in nest and female is sitting.

03/20/2016 by kmnoonan
1 bird in nest and male flying nearby. Monk parakeet nest building quite close to osprey (on side of nest rather then on the bottom)

03/10/2016 by kmnoonan
One bird in nest and female on close by pole, assumed male in nest.

03/05/2016 by kmnoonan
1 bird present in nest, unable to determine gender, possible incubation. No other bird seen close to area, but many flying around.

02/26/2016 by kmnoonan
1 bird present in nest (unable to determine gender), seems to be sitting rather low, possible incubation.

02/16/2016 by Eileen
Nest present. Male flying ~100 yards away but never came closer to nest

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

01/28/2016 by kmnoonan
Nest looks to be in good condition, female osprey sitting on the nest, but not incubating. Observed one other osprey swoop down to nest, and then both birds flew off, leaving nest unattended.

01/19/2016 by kmnoonan
Nest looks well maintained, 2 birds were observed, a male and a female; assumed pair. The female was sitting in the nest, and the male was beside her. At one point, the male left and retuned with nesting supplies, which he then seemed to then arrange in the nest.

01/12/2016 by kmnoonan
Nest in good condition, 1 bird was present in the nest, unable to determine gender. Another osprey was seen in the area circling the nest, and twice swooped down on the nest, after which the osprey in the nest met the other bird in the air (talons up) in what seemed to be an aggressive or defensive action. But, at one point, the nest was left unoccupied, but that is suspected because I was close to the nest, as one returned when I moved a good distance away.

11/29/2015 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

11/22/2015 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying less than 10 feet away but never landed on nest or light structure

11/15/2015 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying ~50 feet away

11/10/2015 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

11/01/2015 by Eileen
Nest present, male in nest

10/25/2015 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched on ledge next to nest

10/18/2015 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

10/11/2015 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

06/01/2015 by Erin
One male adult and one fledgling in the nest. One fledgling flying around the nest--having trouble landing. Female adult not observed.

05/27/2015 by Erin
One adult female and two fledglings. One fledgling resting on the side of the nest, one resting in the center of the nest. Unknown fledgling genders. Male adult not observed.

05/10/2015 by BirdMan
One adult female in nest feeding 2 chicks

05/01/2015 by BirdMan
One adult female in nest with 2 chicks

04/21/2015 by BirdMan
Adult pair in nest feeding 2 chicks

04/17/2015 by BirdMan
One adult in nest with 2 chicks

04/10/2015 by BirdMan
One adult incubating very low, maybe chicks? No confirmed sighting.

04/02/2015 by BirdMan
One adult incubating very low in nest

03/10/2015 by BirdMan
One adult incubating in nest

03/04/2015 by BirdMan
One adult incubating in nest, could not determine gender

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

02/13/2015 by BirdMan
Nest present, adult pair perched in nest together.

02/05/2015 by BirdMan
Nest present, one adult female perched in nest, one adult male perched on utility pole to left of nest.

01/22/2015 by kace
Nest present, no Osprey present

01/16/2015 by kace
Nest Present, no osprey in nest, but in surrounding area

01/11/2015 by kace
Nest present, male osprey on other side of tennis court.

12/10/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, empty.

12/02/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, empty

11/26/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, empty.

11/17/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, empty.

11/10/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, empty.

10/31/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, empty.

10/23/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, one adult female perched next to nest on same utility pole

10/16/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, empty.

10/09/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, empty.

10/02/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, empty.

09/25/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, empty. Adult male seen flying roughly 200 feet away.

09/20/2014 by BirdMan
Nest present, one adult male in nest, not incubating

09/11/2014 by Eileen
Nest present, adult flying ~30 feet away

07/06/2014 by Eli
A male and female were in the nest. The chick is no longer present

06/22/2014 by Eli
Two adults present with a nestling!

05/08/2014 by Selena B
Female osprey in nest, no visible nestlings.

05/04/2014 by Selena B
Female sitting in nest, no noticeable hatchlings.

04/26/2014 by Selena B
No osprey in nest and no movement or sounds of possible chicks. Male osprey near by eating a fish.

04/21/2014 by Selena B
Female in nest.

04/13/2014 by Selena B
Female in nest.

03/30/2014 by Selena B
Female in nest, no male present

03/25/2014 by Selena B
Female in nest; male returned to nest with a twig

03/08/2014 by Selena B
Female in nest, male flying near by.

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

02/15/2014 by Selena B
Female osprey sitting in nest. Two males were flying nearby, one perched next to the nest.

02/09/2014 by Selena B
There was an bird in the nest. A male osprey was flying nearby, landed on top of the other bird for a moment then took off flying around the area again.

01/21/2014 by Anna
Still no osprey seen in nest or sitting on light post of nest- nest most likely not active

01/15/2014 by Anna
Haven't seen an osprey next to or inside of nest but have twice observed an adult male perched on the adjacent light post.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. Incubation began during February 2013. Chicks first seen in nest 4/29/2013. Pair last seen at nest 41440.