Nest #1203

Nickname: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve on Main Trail
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: This nest was found a little past the Center Loop of the main trail in Boyd Hill Nature Preserve (past the pond and armadillo statue on the left and a fire hydrant on the right). Nest is very high up in a dead tree on the left across from lake; can be seen easily from trail.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.733016
Longitude: -82.656646
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 01/01/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/22/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
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 jenniferlincoln
Adult arrival 01/09/2014 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 Bre
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Amy D.
Adult arrival 02/04/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/12/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/18/2015 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 05/27/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed 06/17/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by CharlotteS
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by MaryK
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 01/20/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure Taken over by great horned owl

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/20/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, female sitting in nest likely still incubating

04/13/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, female sitting low in nest likely incubating

04/06/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying within 100 feet

12/08/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched on tree nearby

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

11/24/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 3 adults flying quite high but within 200 feet

11/17/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 male flying about 400 feet away

11/10/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

11/03/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched next to nest, one adult flying within ~200 feet

10/27/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying within ~300 feet

10/20/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

10/13/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~50 feet away

10/06/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, adult flying ~100 feet away

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

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

05/04/2017 by MaryK
The great horned owl left about two or three weeks ago. The nest may be utilized by ospreys in the future.

03/01/2017 by MaryK
Great horned owl still in nest.

02/23/2017 by MaryK
Great horned owl still occupying, local professional photographers say that she has chicks.

02/15/2017 by MaryK
Great horned owl still living in nest. There is a newly constructed osprey nest a bit further down the trail, possibly from the original inhabitants, but no activity was seen. I'll be checking on it this week.

02/08/2017 by MaryK
Nest is still in good condition, but the great horned owl was still present. Specific ospreys not seen or heard in the area.

01/26/2017 by arswan
No birds were seen in the nest, possible pair of nest was seen farther back on the trail at Boyd Hill- this nest has probably failed due to the owl

01/25/2017 by CharlotteS
Great horned owl still in nest, but Male and female osprey still in Boyd Hill area.

01/20/2017 by arswan
A great horned owl was in this nest so it is possible the ospreys are going to move to a different one soon.

01/16/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is in great condition, Male and female osprey are in the nest.

01/12/2017 by arswan
Female was seen on branch above nest

01/05/2017 by CharlotteS
nest looks healthy, good condition. Pair located in nest.

12/07/2016 by JoC
Nest still does not appear active. No new material appears to have been added, no ospreys sighted.

11/12/2016 by JoC
Nest does not appear active. No ospreys in sight.

10/22/2016 by JoC
Nest not active. No ospreys in sight.

09/30/2016 by JoC
No ospreys seen. Nest in good condition.

07/06/2016 by KC
Nest in good condition. Does not appear to be active. No osprey in area.

05/10/2016 by Albatross Alison
Chicks seen! Female seen sitting in nest with chicks, male not present.

05/03/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting high up in nest displaying feeding behavior. Chicks not seen but present. Male sitting on tree.

04/19/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting high in nest and active. Chicks likely but not seen. Male was sitting in a nearby tree.

04/05/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting higher up in the nest, and active, looking as if she was possibly feeding chicks. Male not present at the time of observation

03/16/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest, probable incubation. Male not present.

03/02/2016 by Albatross Alison
Osprey have returned to the nest. The female is sitting lower in the nest, probably incubating eggs. The male is sitting higher up in the tree.

02/23/2016 by Albatross Alison
Controlled burn in area on 2/22/2016 (including area at base of nest). No osprey present in the nest today, but it is likely (and hopefully) just temporary

01/22/2016 by Albatross Alison
Nest rebuilt, extremely well established (first seen 1/16). : Pair of osprey perched near the nest. The male was perched directly above the nest on an outlaying branch and the female was in an adjacent tree eating. The male later flew off, circled, and came back to the perch.

01/15/2016 by Albatross Alison
Nest fallen. Reports of Osprey rebuilding nest in a nearby live tree but I was unable to spot it and saw no osprey in the immediate area.

12/04/2015 by Catie T
Nest fallen, no longer present. Female spotted nearby

11/15/2015 by Devon
good nest condition, female spotted nearby

11/02/2015 by Catie T
Good nest condition but did not see any ospreys in the area

10/18/2015 by Devon
good nest condition, no ospreys seen nearby

10/04/2015 by Catie T
Good nest condition, no ospreys found in nest or surrounding area.

06/17/2015 by Beth
fledges seen around, but not in nest. Parents near nest.

05/27/2015 by Beth
first flights seen in 3 fledges

05/06/2015 by Beth
3 nestings seen

04/29/2015 by Amy D.
I can see at least one little chick head sticking up but the female had her back to the sun fanning so it is hard to see what else is up there

04/23/2015 by Amy D.
I can hear little peeping sounds from the nest, still can not tell how many are up there but female is perched on the nest

04/15/2015 by Amy D.
Male osprey brought over a fish to the female osprey, they looked to be feeding a chick(s) hard to see how many are up there

04/08/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey in nest looks to be feeding a chick in the nest but hard to see because the nest is so high up

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey perched in nest with wings fanned out possible chicks in the nest

03/25/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey perched in nest

03/18/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey still in nest but now sitting as low

03/11/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey sitting in nest and other 2 unidentifiable osprey flying around the nest

03/04/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey sitting low in the nest

02/25/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey sitting low in nest, Male osprey flying overhead

02/18/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey sitting low in nest

02/12/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey in the nest not sure if she is incubating or not because she was sitting low but not completely down.

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey in nest with a male flying by

01/14/2015 by Selena B
A female osprey is present in the nest and a male is near by.

01/09/2015 by Selena B
male perched in tree eating, female in nest; she left then returned with a stick. well established nest.

12/06/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys at nest, but a lot of bald eagle and hawk activity around nest. Ospreys are present through out the park just not near the nest. Wondering if they are going to try and nest somewhere else since the eagles are hanging around the back side of the park where this nest is

11/24/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys at nest

11/21/2014 by Amy D.
Female osprey flying around nest, but none located at nest

11/13/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present at nest, heard from rangers at park that bald eagles are hanging around the nest

11/04/2014 by Amy D.
Still no ospreys present at nest

10/28/2014 by Amy D.
Still no ospreys present at nest but a few perched in the adjacent area

10/23/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present

10/13/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys at or near the nest, but their were two bald eagles flying around the nest

09/20/2014 by alelliot
None in nest. One female 300 yards north, overlooking lake. Appeared slightly agitated-- watching passerby closely.

09/12/2014 by alelliot
No ospreys.

07/06/2014 by Eli
We saw one female nesting. Another osprey, which we believe to be the male, was flying away as we got to the nest.

03/13/2014 by Bre
Around 2:30 today, there was a male sitting in the nest as we approached it from below. The female partner flew in, switched spots, and the male flew out. They did not sit in the nest together for very long this time, as I think they were trying to be careful and protect what was in the nest. The male flew to another tree nearby and started preening for a bit. The female remained in the nest for awhile and was calling too.

02/21/2014 by Amy D.
There were no ospreys to be found today. The temperature was very hot so I am wondering if that is why they were not at the nest. Maybe the ospreys were out foraging for food.

02/10/2014 by Bre
There was a lot of activity at this nest today around 2:15pm. There was a female perching above the nest/higher in the tree, and she was calling to a male. The male osprey was perched in a tree across the trail on the right side, and flew over to the nest where she was perching. There was a great deal of movement between them, in addition to sounds, before the male flew away again. There were 2 other ospreys flying above/circling the pond near the nest as well. We also heard little chirps following the female's call, but it was hard to fully distinguish if they were coming from the nest she was at because we couldn't see any visible movement in the nest itself.

01/19/2014 by jenniferlincoln
Today around 12:15pm I noticed Wanda (I named the female) perched on a branch next to the nest and Cosmo (male) perched on a tree next to the nest. Wanda called out at Cosmo a few times while I was observing them. I could not discern whether Wanda was taking a break from incubation or she had given up on her eggs.

01/15/2014 by jenniferlincoln
Today we found the female low in the nest, hopefully a sign that she really is incubating. We also watched the male fly down to the nest and snuggle up next to the female. He did not appear to be carrying any food but it was still exciting to see him land in the nest.

01/09/2014 by jenniferlincoln
Today we found this Osprey nest occupied by a male and a female. The male was perched on the branches above the nest and the female sat low in the nest, possibly incubating, but flew away when we approached her.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. . Pair last seen at nest January 2013.