Nest #1204

Nickname: Telephone pole off of Alhambra Way S. on Fairway Ave S.
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: This nest is close to the road by the golf course, near the Boyd Hill turn/entrance, and located on top a telephone pole. The nest itself is not very aesthetically pleasing compared to the other ones in the vicinity.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.722944
Longitude: -82.65341
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 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 04/26/2012
Egg laying Chicks last observed 04/26/2012
Incubation initiation 01/15/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
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 Meg219
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 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 Amy D.
Adult arrival 02/04/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/30/2015 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Amanda H
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 Nest destroyed
2016 Nest Activity Report by ToucanSam
Adult arrival 01/20/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/16/2016 Nest failure 01/10/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2016 Nest Activity Report by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/14/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by CharlotteS
Adult arrival 01/26/2017 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 arswan
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by MaryK
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/26/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/05/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/20/2018 by Eileen
Nest present 2 visible fledglings with female

04/13/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, 3 visible fledglings with adult

04/06/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, female at nest but not sitting low

12/08/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but likely inactive, no osprey nearby

12/01/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but likely inactive, no osprey nearby

11/25/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but no new nest building, no osprey nearby

11/17/2017 by Eileen
Nest present and small, no osprey nearby

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

11/03/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but no significant new nest building, no osprey nearby

10/27/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but still small, no osprey nearby

10/20/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but still no significant new additions to nest, no osprey nearby

10/13/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but still no significant new building, no osprey nearby

10/06/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but very small and does not look added to since last visit - possibly inactive, no osprey nearby

09/29/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but small and rundown still, no osprey nearby

09/21/2017 by Eileen
Nest looks quite damaged from storm but still slightly there, no osprey nearby

05/04/2017 by MaryK
Two ospreys were in the nest, lying too low to be seen very well. I believe they were the two chicks. Both kept an eye on me and the third chick and neither adult were soon. There wasn't much activity.

04/26/2017 by MaryK
There are three chicks in the nest and the adult female was present. She seemed to be shading her chicks from the sun. No sign of mate.

04/19/2017 by MaryK
Male was perched in tree, female sitting inside of nest. There's at least one chick. Male was very vocal, might have been warning for me.

04/12/2017 by MaryK
Male was on nest, preening. No sign of female. After a few minutes the chick stood up and began looking around.

04/05/2017 by MaryK
One adult was in the nest while the other was perched in a nearby tree. At least one chick was observed in the nest.

03/23/2017 by MaryK
Female was in nest, working on something inside. The male was sitting on the nearby tree.

03/16/2017 by MaryK
The male was on a nearby tree while the female was lying low in the nest. After a while the male flew off but the female remained for the watch.

03/08/2017 by MaryK
Female lying low, no sign of mate while I was there.

03/01/2017 by MaryK
Male was perched on a nearby tree while the female was lying low. Male was very vocal.

02/23/2017 by MaryK
Female lying low in nest, looked alert. No male seen or heard.

02/15/2017 by MaryK
Osprey in nest, working on something in the nest for the duration of the watch (couldn't specify gender). Partner not in sight.

02/08/2017 by MaryK
Nest is active and has a female in it. Laying flat and constantly checking something in nest, may be eggs present now or in future.

01/26/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is now active. Female was seen in nest. Ospreys built up nest.

01/25/2017 by arswan
Nest is not present

01/23/2017 by arswan
Nest is not present

01/17/2017 by arswan
Nest is not present

01/11/2017 by arswan
Nest is not present.

01/06/2017 by arswan
Nest is still dead, no birds

01/05/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is non-exsistent. it looks shredded.

12/07/2016 by JoC
nest still not rebuilt, no ospreys sighted in area

11/12/2016 by JoC
Nest still not rebuilt. No ospreys in sight.

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

09/26/2016 by JoC
Nest appears to be destroyed by hurricane hermine. Twigs/ sticks scattered below onto platform and wires. Does not appear to be active, no ospreys observed in area.

07/06/2016 by KC
Nest is kind of messy. Scattered twigs/sticks. Does not appear to be active. No Ospreys in area.

04/21/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Female was seen sitting in the nest, chirping for the male, and feeding hatchlings. The male was spotted flying overhead.

04/14/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Hatchling behavior seen, with the female seen dipping her head into the nest repeatedly. Male was seen perched in a nearby tree.

04/07/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Female was seen sat in the nest, while male was not sighted at all. No change in nest size.

04/04/2016 by Albatross Alison
Pair of osprey seen in the nest (a female sitting lower in the nest and a male seen sitting at the edge of the platform). Unsure if incubating or not.

03/31/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Male was seen perched above the nest, but no sighting of the female. Nest has not changed in size.

03/24/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Pair of adults seen present at the nest, female perched above the nest while male remains in nest. No incubation/hatchling behavior.

03/17/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
No ospreys were spotted during the observation time, however the nest remained very large.

03/10/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
The nest is is good condition, one adult was seen flying away from the nest, gender unknown.

02/16/2016 by ToucanSam
Very hard to see due to height of platform, however there is a female displaying incubation behavior. She never left the nest, and the only way I saw her was when she stood up to turn around. The male was not seen this time. The nest appears sturdy as it sits atop a utility pole. While incubation cannot be confirmed because eggs cannot be seen, the actions of the female were very characteristic of incubation.

01/20/2016 by ToucanSam
Nest has been cleaned up a bit, and a pair were seen sitting on the edge of the nest walking about. Both the female, and the male left the nest at one point or another.

01/10/2016 by ToucanSam
Nest appears to have partially blown from the nesting platform on top, to the support structure below. Nest may have been occupied, however it has been recently destroyed. No Osprey present in area during 10 minute observation.

11/14/2015 by Devin
nest being built up in a bad location. no osprey present

11/07/2015 by Leah Rose
Nest appears to be getting bigger. In bad location. No osprey

10/31/2015 by Devin
Nest has possibly been added to. No osprey.

10/24/2015 by Leah Rose
Nest still in bad condition. No osprey

10/17/2015 by Devin
terrible condition, no osprey

10/10/2015 by Leah Rose
Nest in bad shape and terrible location. No osprey

10/03/2015 by Devin
Nest is in poor condition. No osprey.

09/26/2015 by Leah Rose
Nest in poor condition, no osprey

09/19/2015 by Devin
Nest, but no osprey.

06/28/2015 by Dane
One juvenile, nest very small and falling apart

06/20/2015 by Amanda H
Could not find nest on any poles, evidence of previous nest at location and battered adult osprey flying around the area calling

05/03/2015 by CosmoK
Female perched in nest

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
Female perched in nest looked to be feeding chicks

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
Female perched in nest, shading chicks

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
Female perched in nest and seems to be shading chicks with fanned out wings

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
Male perched next to nest. Female in nest looking like fanning chicks with her wings. No chick sighting but there are chicks in nest, we could hear them. Plus the mother was starring us down every where we went

03/04/2015 by CosmoK
Female osprey flying overhead and is now sitting in the nest, looking down...possible chicks!

02/18/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey standing in nest, while unidentifiable osprey flying over head

02/12/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey in nest sitting low male perched near by

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
Male was feeding a female possible chicks in the nest

01/19/2015 by Selena B
Male osprey sitting in nest; not incubating. No other osprey in the immediate area.

01/16/2015 by Selena B
Both male and female ospreys present in the nest.

01/09/2015 by Selena B
very large nest with trash, seemingly dangerous placement on the telephone pole. no osprey in nest, a few adults flying in the distance

12/06/2014 by Amy D.
Male osprey located in tree right next to nest. but no ospreys directly in the nest

11/24/2014 by Amy D.
No osprey at nest but one perched on near by tree eating a fish

11/20/2014 by Amy D.
no ospreys present

11/12/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present

11/03/2014 by Amy D.
Male osprey on tree across the street

10/29/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present

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

10/13/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys at the nest but an female osprey flying around nest.

10/03/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present at or near nest looks to be no more crows at the nest.

09/26/2014 by Amy D.
There were no ospreys present but it was also raining this day.

09/23/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present, but fisher crows were in and around nest. The ones in the nest through plastic bag out and looked to be digging or mixing up dirt . There was another one sitting on the power line next to the nest. I do not know how to tell the sex of

09/15/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present, but nest looks very clean and still put together.

07/06/2014 by Eli
The nest was empty once again

06/30/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

04/24/2014 by Bre
Around 4:15pm there were two ospreys in the nest, one male and one female. Calls were being made, and quite frequently too. There could have also been possible babies in the nest because the adult partners would look down every now and then, but no baby heads were spotted.

03/13/2014 by Bre
Around 1:45 and 3pm, there were no ospreys spotted in the nest or in the nearby area.

03/12/2014 by Bre
Around 1:45pm today, there was one male osprey present at this nest site. The osprey was in the act of preening.

02/21/2014 by Amy D.
There were no ospreys at the nest today.

02/10/2014 by Bre
There was a female osprey in the next tree over (to the left) perching; however, there were no ospreys in the actual nest itself.

01/21/2014 by Meg219
I went to view this nest today and saw one Osprey in the area. The Osprey was bringing materials to build up the nest.

01/16/2014 by Meg219
Last time I observed this nest it appeared to be unoccupied. However, when I went to this nest I saw that there were two Ospreys in and near the nest. the female was near the nest and the male osprey was perched outside of the nest. I believe this nest is occupied.

01/11/2014 by Meg219
I found the nest it was not destroyed however I did not see any ospreys occupying the nest or near the nest.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. Incubation began during February 2013. Chicks first seen in nest 4/1/2013. Pair last seen at nest July 2013.