Nest #1209

Nickname: Southwest Light Pole
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: High school football field light pole next to bleachers near 16th street south
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.716578
Longitude: -82.65438
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 Nestlings
Nest Occupied   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 Beth
Adult arrival 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 Dustin CL
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 AKP
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 Eli
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 06/22/2014
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Eli
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/06/2014
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2012 Nest Activity Report by Eli
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/06/2014
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by LC
Adult arrival 09/10/2014 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by CosmoK
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 03/25/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by Anna
Adult arrival Nestlings
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 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/28/2017 by LarkH
One osprey on lightpole under nest. None seen in nest. Nest looks good.

04/20/2017 by LarkH
One male perched on side. Nest looks good.

04/12/2017 by LarkH
No ospreys in nest or nearby. Nest in good condition

04/06/2017 by LarkH
Can't see any ospreys, but nest is good

03/22/2017 by LarkH
None in nest but nest is good

03/12/2017 by LarkH
Can't see if any ospreys are there, but nest is good

03/05/2017 by LarkH
Male flew up into nest, might have dropped off a fish? The he flew away. Nest is good

03/01/2017 by LarkH
One osprey in the nest, one on the light. Can't see nest and unsure of sex.

02/22/2017 by LarkH
Nest is in good condition. No ospreys in or near nest.

02/12/2017 by LarkH
One osprey went from being perched on nest to sitting in nest, and the other osprey flew away out of nest. Unsure which was male/female. Nest is in good condition.

02/05/2017 by LarkH
Nest in good condition. Osprey perched on light pole beneath nest, unsure of gender.

01/27/2017 by CharlotteS
Male and female are in nest. Female might be on eggs, but i am not sure. Nest is in good condition.

01/23/2017 by CharlotteS
Female is in nest and male is perched beneath it. Female looks to be crouching. Monk parakeets are flying around the nest.

01/19/2017 by arswan
Male and female were close to the nest next to the pole by the bleachers. This pair might still be mating.

01/14/2017 by CharlotteS
Both male and female osprey are next to the nest. Nest is in good condition.

01/10/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is active. Both male and female are in nest. Nest was built up since last visit. Nest is in good condition.

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Underdeveloped nest, but Pair was seen by the nest. Male and Female ospreys were present.

12/07/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted.

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

10/22/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted, nest did not appear any different.

09/30/2016 by JoC
No osprey sighted, nest appeared well maintained.

05/11/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest (POSSIBLY shading chicks), but after a few minutes flew out of the nest and circled for about a minute, then flew back to the nest and resumed position. Male sitting on light attached to nest.

05/04/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting more upright in the nest. Possible young chicks in nest? No feeding behavior shown. Male not present.

04/20/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female still sitting lower in her nest. Male seen flying up to the nest and perching on the side of the platform.

04/06/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female still sitting low in nest, probable incubation. Male not present.

03/16/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest, probable incubation. Male sitting on lights attached to nest.

03/02/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting in nest, unsure if incubating or not. Male not present, but several osprey were flying in the area so it is possible that he is one of them.

02/23/2016 by Albatross Alison
Pair of osprey sitting on the lights attached to the same pole as the nest, but not in the nest itself.

11/14/2015 by Devin
no osprey, nest built up

11/07/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey of unknown gender on poll with nest

10/31/2015 by Devin
No osprey, good condition

10/24/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey of unknown gender in nest

10/17/2015 by Devin
1 osprey, good condition

10/10/2015 by Leah Rose
No osprey present, nest in good condition

10/03/2015 by Devin
Male and female are close together with partial nest.

09/26/2015 by Leah Rose
Male and Female next to nest which has lots of material

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
Nest present, no osprey present

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

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
no ospreys present

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
No osprey present

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
osprey perched on nest

03/25/2015 by Amy D.
no ospreys

03/11/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

03/04/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

02/18/2015 by Amy D.
No ospreys present

02/12/2015 by Amy D.
No osprey in the nest but female osprey located about 40 feet from the nest

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
possible male in the nest hard to tell the gender of the osprey

12/03/2014 by josephkeintz
Female osprey perched on light structure about 1 meter below nest.

11/20/2014 by josephkeintz
One osprey circling the field and the nest, but no osprey in the nest or perched beside it.

11/13/2014 by LC
Today I observed both male and female osprey perched on lights below nest.

11/05/2014 by josephkeintz
Both male and female osprey were around the nest today. Female was perched in the nest, while the male was perched on the light pole about 2m below nest.

10/30/2014 by LC
Today I observed both male and female osprey perched on lights below nest.

10/16/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey around the field.

10/08/2014 by LC
Female osprey perched on light fixture below nest. No sign of male.

10/02/2014 by josephkeintz
There is an osprey perched on the light structure below the nest. Cannot determine the sex of this osprey.

09/25/2014 by josephkeintz
Male osprey perched in nest, while a female osprey sits one meter below nest on a light structure.

09/15/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male osprey perched on light fixtures 10 ft below nest. Bird seemed to be cleaning himself. No other sign of osprey or activity.

07/06/2014 by Eli
A female and her chick were nesting. We observed the chick fledging about two weeks prior.

05/06/2014 by AKP
This nest remains abandoned.

04/29/2014 by AKP
This nest remains abandoned.

04/24/2014 by AKP
This nest remains unbuilt and abandoned, but there was an adult osprey sitting in it for about ten minutes before flying away.

04/17/2014 by AKP
No osprey observed.

04/10/2014 by AKP
This nest appears to remain unoccupied.

04/04/2014 by AKP
No osprey observed near nest.

03/18/2014 by AKP
This nest remains to appear unoccupied.

03/13/2014 by AKP
No ospreys were observed at the nest. A nesting osprey from nearby landed briefly in the nest only to take off again.

03/06/2014 by AKP
For the first time an osprey was seen within the nest! The platform on this nest is not very built up. It appeared the osprey was rearranging materials of the nest. After about three minutes the osprey took flight and landed on nest 1207 of the opposing light pole. After two minutes perched on nest 1207 the osprey took flight and did not return.

02/28/2014 by AKP
There is an osprey on the light pole beneath the nest platform. Osprey seen preening itself and taking flight after five minutes.

02/20/2014 by AKP
No ospreys observed on the platform or light pole. Nest believed to be unoccupied.

02/15/2014 by AKP
Again, there was one osprey perched below and to the right of the platform's small nest. The osprey appeared to be a male and every minute or so would outstretch his wings for about one minute.

02/07/2014 by AKP
One male osprey perched alongside the nest platform. Nest remains minimal.

01/21/2014 by Dustin CL
One male osprey perched on side of the nest platform. The nest itself is very minimal, and only has a few twigs inside of the nesting platform.

01/15/2014 by Dustin CL
No activity in nest.

01/09/2014 by Dustin CL
No activity seen in nest. However, many Osprey were spotted in the area, most likely inhabitants of neighboring nests.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived November 2012. Incubation began during December 2012.