Nest #1206

Nickname: Lakewood: Home Plate
Nest substrate: Light Pole
Nest Location Description: Lakewood High School baseball field. Not allowed on campus, had to observe nest from the street. Over home plate
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.716666
Longitude: -82.65171
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 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 2
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 arose
Adult arrival 01/09/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 01/09/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 09/14/0001 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by AKP
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/07/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 02/28/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by LC
Adult arrival 09/16/2014 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Anna
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 06/09/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by arswan
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/12/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/04/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but small and falling apart - most likely not an active nest. No osprey nearby

04/28/2017 by LarkH
One sitting inside, possibly incubating. Nest same.

04/20/2017 by LarkH
One sitting inside nest, incubating? Nest is small but looks good.

04/12/2017 by LarkH
One sitting in nest, possibly incubating. Nest looks good

04/06/2017 by LarkH
Male perched moving around nesting materials (sticks), then sat down in it. Nest looks about same

03/22/2017 by LarkH
One sitting in corner of nest then moved to middle so maybe incubating. Nest is not huge but good

03/12/2017 by LarkH
One sitting in nest, incubating? Can't tell sex. Nest isn't full but looks good

03/05/2017 by LarkH
Nest looks small but not bad. One osprey sitting in nest, but close to corner so maybe not incubating. It was calling out, and one flew over the nest but didn't land.

03/01/2017 by LarkH
One osprey was perched before it's mate flew up to perch as well. Later, I saw them making their nest by moving around sticks!

02/22/2017 by LarkH
Nest looks very shallow. Osprey sitting in nest, but I don't think it's incubating.

02/12/2017 by LarkH
Male perched on nest. Nest is small, but so is the platform so it's in good condition.

02/05/2017 by LarkH
Nest very small. One osprey in nest and one on nearby light pole. Cannot determine genders.

01/25/2017 by arswan
Pair seen in the nest- female might have been incubating still

01/24/2017 by CharlotteS
No ospreys in nest, but male osprey is in the area. Nest is in good condition.

01/19/2017 by arswan
There were not any birds in the nest

01/16/2017 by arswan
Pair was seen in the nest.

01/15/2017 by CharlotteS
Female osprey next to the nest eating a fish. Nest is in good condition.

01/11/2017 by arswan
The nest is small. Female was seen in the nest- she might have been on eggs. The male was also in the area. Another female and male were spotted in the area

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is in good condition and male osprey in nest. No female was in sight.

12/07/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted in area, nest appears well maintained.

11/12/2016 by JoC
Osprey sighted on pole next to nest.

10/22/2016 by JoC
3 ospreys sighted on adjacent light poles near this nest. One was across the field. 2 appeared to be calling to each other, one looked like a juvenile?

09/30/2016 by JoC
Osprey sighted on light pole near nest.

05/11/2016 by Albatross Alison
Nest not occupied.

05/04/2016 by Albatross Alison
Nest not occupied.

04/20/2016 by Albatross Alison
Still appears to be tufts sticking out of the nest, but I suspect they are actually really convincing sticks.

04/06/2016 by Albatross Alison
Nest not occupied by osprey. Possibly occupied by a great horned owl, as there appeared to be two tufts sticking out of the nest, but it may have been an optical illusion.

03/16/2016 by Albatross Alison
No osprey in nest at time of observation

03/02/2016 by Albatross Alison
Male sitting in nest with no visible female present.

02/23/2016 by Albatross Alison
Pair of osprey sitting near, but not in nest.

11/14/2015 by Devin
female low in nest

11/07/2015 by Leah Rose
Female on pole near nest

10/31/2015 by Devin
Female near nest.

10/24/2015 by Leah Rose
One female and one unknown osprey near nest

10/17/2015 by Devin
2 male and a female nearby and nest in ok condition

10/10/2015 by Leah Rose
Female near nest

10/03/2015 by Devin
Osprey of unknown gender in area, no nesting material present

09/26/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey of unknown gender in area, no nesting material present

09/19/2015 by Devin
Nesting material on post. 2 males and 2 females in area. All of them are moving around.

06/28/2015 by Dane
No birds, three flying nearby

06/09/2015 by Anna
Nest present. One fledge in nest.

01/19/2015 by Alec Nelson
Both Osprey present at nest.

01/16/2015 by Alec Nelson
Two ospreys present at nest but not sitting on it.

01/09/2015 by Alec Nelson
No sign of osprey at nest, however, there were multiple ospreys flying around the area.

12/03/2014 by josephkeintz
No sign of osprey in the nest, but there was an osprey perched on a light pole about 30 meters away in the same ball field.

11/20/2014 by josephkeintz
No sign of osprey in the nest, but there is a male osprey perched on light pole in the same field (about 20m from nest)

11/13/2014 by LC
Osprey perched on light pole on same field. Could not determine sex.

11/05/2014 by josephkeintz
No ospreys spotted in nest today, but there was one in the same field about 30m from the nest.

10/30/2014 by LC
Osprey perched on pole in distance. Same field as nest.

10/16/2014 by LC
Osprey spotted perched in nest. Another osprey was seen perched on pole 50 meters away on pole. Could not determine sex of either bird.

10/08/2014 by LC
Female osprey spotted perched below nest on light fixture. Male osprey perched 50 meters away on another light pole.

10/02/2014 by josephkeintz
No sign of an osprey in the nest, but there is a male osprey perched on a light structure about 40 meters from nest.

09/25/2014 by josephkeintz
There is no sign of an osprey directly in the nest, but there are three other osprey in the same field as this nest.

09/15/2014 by LC
Today I observed an osprey perched on light fixture just below nest. Another osprey was spotted perched on light pole 50 meters from nest pole (same field). Cannot determine sex of either bird.

09/14/2014 by arose

06/22/2014 by Eli
Nest was empty. It seemed abandoned. We spotted two ravens nesting there.

05/06/2014 by AKP
There are two adults and a nestling present. The chick has grown to about half the size of the parents now. They are perched calmly in their nest, alert to their surroundings.

04/29/2014 by AKP
On the edge of the nest the male osprey is keenly surveilling its surroundings. Its mate and chick are in the center of the nest. The chick is growing and is now >1/3 size of the adults.

04/24/2014 by AKP
Both adult male and female are present as well as their chick. On the edge of the nest sit the male and the chick with the female in the center. The chick is faintly chirping.

04/24/2014 by AKP
Both adult male and female are present as well as their chick. On the edge of the nest sit the male and the chick with the female in the center. The chick is faintly chirping.

04/17/2014 by AKP
One adult and nestling were present during the observation period.

04/10/2014 by AKP
There is an adult tending to the center of the nest. There is one large chick visible in the center of the nest, poking its head up every few minutes.

04/04/2014 by AKP
The head of an adult osprey was visible sitting in the center of the nest. It was very still during the observation period.

03/18/2014 by AKP
No adult osprey observed during the observation period. Instead, only a downy nestling head was sticking up in the middle of the nest! The nestling looked healthy and rather large in size.

03/13/2014 by AKP
Female osprey low in the nest, head not visible but her body was. She would pop her head up and down every minute or so and then duck down again. There have been nestlings observed in this nest previously but they were not seen during this observation period. The nest and the osprey were very still.

03/06/2014 by AKP
Overcast and rainy day. Upon arrival no ospreys present. After ten minutes a male or female seen landing in nest. After landing the osprey began tending to and feeding the nestling. Though two nestlings were seen last week this week only one nestling head was visible.

02/28/2014 by AKP
Adult male visible within nest. Male seen tending to nestlings. Chirps could be heard when near nest. From far away two nestlings were visible with binoculars.

02/20/2014 by AKP
Female observed laying low in nest. Appears to be incubating. There is a male perched on an adjacent light pole eating a fish.

02/15/2014 by AKP
Only the female was observed. She was laying low in the nest with a flat back, but similar to the previous week there were no visible eggs or hatchlings.

02/07/2014 by AKP
Male and female osprey both present. Male seen circling around and landing. Female appears to be incubating and laying down low in nest. No visible eggs or hatchlings, though.

01/21/2014 by arose
When I first approached the nest, the male was keeping guard on a near by light post while the female was in the nest. As we go closer the male flew back into the nest with the female. The male attempted to mount the female. This could be a new pair of ospreys. A gym bag strap could be seen dangling from the nest along with the black sheets you lay down in a garden bed to prevent weeds from growing.

01/15/2014 by arose
When I arrived there was a female in the nest. About a minute later the male osprey arrived with a twig to build up the nest. The male then left and perched on a nearby light pole, possibly because he thought I was an intruder. The female osprey was then seen pecking down as if she were feeding hatchlings. Although I didn't personally see the baby birds, I thought I could hear soft chirps. If this nest doesn't have hatchlings, the mother is atleast incubating

01/09/2014 by arose
The female Osprey was sitting in the middle of its nest when I first arrived on the scene. About five minutes later a male Osprey flew into the nest. The two sat side by side for a few minutes. The male Osprey then left while the female stayed.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. Incubation began during February 2013. Chicks first seen in nest 4/22/2013. Pair last seen at nest June 2013.