Nest #1185

Nickname: Bartlett
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: When parked in the side parking lot, it is located on the first light pole to the left on the football field.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.7490551212275
Longitude: -82.6415667238732
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival 05/01/2012 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 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 Hudson
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 It is really too early to tell if the nest was abandoned or if there was another reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
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
2013 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   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 Avery
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 05/06/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/15/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/08/2015 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Erin
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Sarah B.
Adult arrival 10/20/2015 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by KelieReimer
Adult arrival 03/16/2016 Nestlings 1
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by RachelLEckerd
Adult arrival 09/25/2016 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 arswan
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 01/19/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2017 Nest Activity Report by MaryK
Adult arrival 02/08/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/02/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

by LC

by LC

04/20/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, female possibly incubating but not likely

04/13/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, female in nest

04/06/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby/visible

12/08/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying within 400 feet

12/01/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying within 400 feet

11/24/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying within 150 feet

11/17/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying within ~200 feet

11/10/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~100 feet away

11/03/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched on nearby light pole and 2 other males flying within 300 feet

10/27/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~200 feet away

10/20/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 adult flying within 100 feet

10/13/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 male and 1 adult flying within 300 feet

10/06/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~150 feet away

09/29/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

09/21/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

08/01/2017 by FaythB
No osprey present in the area.

07/26/2017 by FaythB
No osprey present in the area.

07/21/2017 by FaythB
Adult male present inside the nest.

07/10/2017 by FaythB
Adult male present on nearby light pole.

05/07/2017 by MaryK
The female was sitting next to the nest and the male was on a nearby light pole. The female was tending to the nest for a while before flying away.

04/26/2017 by MaryK
One male was standing in the nest. There wasn't much activity this day, and there was no sign of any mate or chicks.

04/19/2017 by MaryK
No Ospreys were seen in nest this day, though the unknown male did fly over it.

04/13/2017 by MaryK
A male was sitting on a light pole near the nest, but only returned to the nest minutes later when the female did. Both stayed for the rest of the watch.

04/06/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was standing on the edge of nest. Mate was not seen and osprey did not leave nest.

03/22/2017 by MaryK
There was one female sitting and preening outside of the nest. She didn't move and her mate never appeared.

03/15/2017 by MaryK
Female left the nest but came right back. Male was lying low in nest, female eventually left to sit on a nearby light post.

03/09/2017 by MaryK
One lying low in nest, couldn't determine gender. The osprey flying in the area turned out to belong to another nest. Mate never appeared.

03/02/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was lying in the nest, low enough that I couldn't tell its gender. Two other ospreys were in the area, might have been mate or belonging to nearby nests.

02/20/2017 by MaryK
Both male and female were in nest, little activity or movement from them for entire watch. There were some green parrots under the nest but they migrated to #4555 when the osprey in that nest flew away.

02/15/2017 by MaryK
Female was in nest, joined by male after a while. Male left to fly close to nest#4552, was promptly chased off.

02/08/2017 by MaryK
Two ospreys seen in and by the nest, nest appears in good condition.

01/25/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest seems to be deteriorating? No birds have been seen by the nest, except for monk parrots.

01/21/2017 by CharlotteS
Still no birds in nest. Nest is still present, and looks to be in okay condition.

01/19/2017 by arswan
No birds in nest during visit

01/16/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is present. Osprey in area, but we think that they are using the other nests in the area.

01/11/2017 by arswan
Nest is big and in good condition. There was a male osprey in the distance eating a fish.

01/05/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest in good condition. No Ospreys seen, but a crow was in the nest.

12/13/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest remains solid and well built, and may have even been slightly added to. Female was seen perched inside the nest, while male was spotted in a nearby tree. At one point they started calling to each other, before the female suddenly flew off.

12/06/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest seems to have grown slightly in size, and looks more solid than before. Female can be seen perched at edge of the nest, while male is settled inside, with only the tip of his head poking out.

11/29/2016 by RachelLEckerd
After the occupying pair were spotted venturing towards an adjacent next earlier, they seemed to have definitely settled on occupying this particular nest. It is unclear if the nest is active or the pair are preparing for egg laying, but both were seen either by the nest or nearby. The male flew off towards the end of the observation period, but the female remained in sight the entire time.

11/15/2016 by RachelLEckerd
This nest have definitely been chosen by the pair of osprey in the immediate area, as neither bird has been observed approaching either of the other two nests nearby. Nest appears to have been added to, a piece of blue ribbon can be seen hanging off the nest. Both female and male were observed perching very closely to the nest.

11/01/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Pair seems to have settled on this particular nest, female was seen perched by the edge of the nest, while the male could be heard calling and was spotted flying around the area.

10/18/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest has not been built upon since date of last observation, and again only one pair of ospreys has been seen in the area despite multiple nests. It appears the pair may have chosen this nest currently, as the female was spotted perched on the utility pole it is located on. Male was seen flying overhead, and landed in a nearby tree.

09/25/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Very small nest built upon lamp post, pair of osprey sighted perched nearby, unclear as to whether they are inhabiting 1185 or the neighboring nests of 4555 or 4552, both of which are similar in size.

06/28/2016 by KC
Large well maintained nest. Male osprey perched on light post next to nest.

05/05/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present, large and actively maintained. 1 adult female present in nest. Unsure about fledgings.

04/20/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present, large and actively maintained. 1 female adult Osprey present in nest. Saw a brief sighting of the fledglings deep in nest.

04/06/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present. Nest is large and actively maintained. Both male and female osprey present in nest. Female was spotted first in the nest, and then male flew up. Did not see or hear any of the previous fledglings, but seemed as though female osprey was in nest looking down at them and male came in with food and was feeding.

03/16/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is large and actively maintained. Both adult male and female ospreys in the nest at the same time. First sign of fledglings! 1 fledgling present. Spotted the female adult osprey feeding one fledgling by mouth.

02/25/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present, large and actively maintained. One osprey in nest, unable to determine sex.

02/10/2016 by KelieReimer
Both male and female ospreys present in nest. Male flew off and is circling nearby field.

01/27/2016 by Colleen Owen
This nest has not been rebuilt. It might have been knocked down by a storm but there is currently no nest in the location.

01/21/2016 by Colleen Owen
The nest at the depicted area didn’t appear to be there any longer. There were no birds located in the area besides those in the two nearby nests.

12/02/2015 by Colleen
Well-maintained, male osprey present

11/27/2015 by Colleen
Well-maintained, no osprey present

11/17/2015 by Sarah B.
Nest well-maintained with one male osprey present.

11/10/2015 by Colleen
Well made nest, male osprey nearby

11/03/2015 by Sarah B.
Nest well-maintained with one male osprey present.

11/01/2015 by Colleen
Well maintained, no osprey present

10/20/2015 by Sarah B.
Nest well-maintained with one male and one female osprey in nest.

10/06/2015 by Colleen
Good nest with small male osprey

09/30/2015 by Sarah B.
Nest well-maintained with one male osprey nearby.

09/22/2015 by Colleen
Well constructed nest, pair of osprey nearby. Male and female

09/21/2015 by Sarah B.
Nest present, 1 osprey near by

06/30/2015 by HVAC
no nest present

06/17/2015 by Erin
No nest present

05/06/2015 by Avery
Female was seen flying into the nest. There are possible signs of hatchlings. A small osprey was seen in the nest flapping its wings

05/03/2015 by SalFlo
No osprey seen in nest.

04/24/2015 by Avery
Osprey in the middle of the nest.

04/23/2015 by SalFlo
Female present in nest. Male osprey seen on light pole close to nest.

04/15/2015 by Avery
Osprey was seen present in nest, and another osprey was seen on a near by pole.

04/08/2015 by Avery
The female was seen looking down in the nest. There is possible signs of fledglings. The male was on a near by pole.

04/01/2015 by SalFlo
Female incubating and male present on light pole near nest.

03/25/2015 by Avery
Osprey seen sitting on near by pole

03/10/2015 by SalFlo
Unknown gender spotted on light post near nest.

03/01/2015 by Avery
Both male and female circled the nest and then departed.

02/23/2015 by SalFlo
Saw osprey circling the nest. Gender unknown.

02/15/2015 by Avery
One osprey seen in nest. Possible signs of incubation.

01/22/2015 by Amanda Chick
Female in nest. Male on light near nest

01/18/2015 by Amanda Chick
Female on light near nest. Male in nest

01/09/2015 by JHooten
Nest built. Adult present. Gender unknown.

12/08/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside nest

12/05/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside nest

12/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched about 100 m away on another pole

11/29/2014 by Michelle
1 adult 100 m away on another pole

11/26/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside nest

11/23/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside nest

11/19/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 100 m away on another pole

11/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 100 m away on another pole

11/08/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 100 m away on another pole

11/05/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside nest after arriving back

10/31/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside nest

10/29/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside nest

10/24/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside nest

10/22/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched 100m away

10/19/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside nest

10/15/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside nest after arriving back

10/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside nest

10/10/2014 by Michelle
1 male adult perched beside nest

10/06/2014 by Michelle
1 adult perched beside nest

10/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult perched 100 meters away

09/25/2014 by Michelle
1 adult perched beside nest

09/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult perched 100 m away Nest is well kept

07/16/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

06/28/2014 by laacuna
One male and female where seen on the nest

02/08/2014 by josephkeintz
Today was the first time I found this nest. There was a female osprey in the nest sitting down. There was a male osprey on a light pole about 20 meters away. No sign of hatchlings.

01/14/2014 by Hudson
Unfortunately this nest didn't see any new activity either. The nest looked like it was in pretty bad shape. Didn't look like it was managed for the past several months. I think this nest is definitely abandoned.

01/12/2014 by Hudson

01/10/2014 by Hudson
Unfortunately, there were two nests in the area and I had the nest that failed. I didn't see anymore than two osprey in the area. Didn't seem like there was any nestling/fledgling activity in the nest for me to think otherwise that the nest was abandoned.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. Incubation began during January 2013. Chicks first seen in nest 5/1/2013. Pair last seen at nest June 2013.