Nest #1210

Nickname: Left Field light pole
Nest substrate: Light Pole
Nest Location Description: Lake Vista Rec. Park. Baseball field light pole near left field.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.714551
Longitude: -82.65267
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 01/15/2012 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 Bobby
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 AKP
Adult arrival 05/06/2014 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 04/29/2014
Incubation initiation 03/13/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/17/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Eli
Adult arrival 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
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by CosmoK
Adult arrival 02/04/2015 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Amy D.
Adult arrival 02/04/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/04/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/01/2015 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Anna
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 JoC
Adult arrival 12/07/2016 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 Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/13/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/10/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but no osprey in or around nest.

04/27/2017 by LarkH
One adult sitting on side. Nest looks good.

04/20/2017 by LarkH
Pair in nest, male perched and female sitting. Nest looks good

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

04/06/2017 by LarkH
Nest looks good, but can't see if there's an osprey

03/22/2017 by LarkH
Nest is good. One incubating and one on nearby lightpole

03/22/2017 by LarkH
One incubating, one nearby on lightpole. Nest is good

03/12/2017 by LarkH
Nest looks good, but can't see ospreys

03/05/2017 by LarkH
Nest looks good. Female was sitting in nest, possibly incubating. Intruder male flew overhead directed at her nest, she called a lot and left nest after intruder flew away. Intruder came back to try to land in nest, but the nest's male shooed him away and stayed sitting inside.

03/01/2017 by LarkH
Male was sitting in nest, but then he flew away after awhile. Female on light pole nearby eating fish. Nest in good condition

02/23/2017 by LarkH
Pair perched in nest. Nest is in good condition.

02/12/2017 by LarkH
Male sitting in nest near corner, moved to be in the middle and was fidgeting and flapping wings a lot to adjust himself. He flew away, came back, then flew away again. Female osprey sitting on neighboring light pole the whole time. Nest is in good condition.

02/05/2017 by LarkH
Male observed eating fish on nearby light pole. Female was sitting inside nest, flew to male (who flew away with fish), then flew back to nest. Female looks like she's incubating. Nest in good condition.

01/27/2017 by CharlotteS
Both ospreys are in nest. Nest is in good condition. Monk parakeets are perched underneath nest.

01/21/2017 by CharlotteS
Male osprey is in nest. Female seen flying in area.

01/17/2017 by CharlotteS
No osprey in nest. Crows underneath nest. Nest is still in good condition

01/13/2017 by arswan
Female laying down in nest, male was in the nest but flew away shortly after.

01/09/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is in good condition. Both male and female osprey are in nest.

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is in good condition and a female was present in nest but it is unknown whether she has a mate as there was not a male in sight.

12/07/2016 by JoC
Osprey sighted in nest, male osprey sighted flying around nest.

11/12/2016 by JoC
Osprey perched on pole beneath nest.

10/22/2016 by JoC
Osprey sighted near by, not in nest. Nest appears small still.

10/22/2016 by JoC
Osprey sighted near by, not in nest. Nest appears small still.

09/30/2016 by JoC
Pair of ospreys sighted perched on adjacent light pole, but not in nest. Nest appeared very small.

07/08/2016 by KC
Small nest. Does not appear active. No Ospreys in area.

04/21/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest has gotten significantly smaller but still in tact. Multiple pairs of ospreys and other nests can be found in the immediate area, this nest was most likely abandoned.

04/14/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest continues to lose material slowly, no adults seen near the nest.

04/07/2016 by RachelLEckerd
No new activity at the nest, may have been abandoned in favor of one of the other nests in the area.

03/31/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest seems to have gotten smaller, no ospreys seen at nest, but one male seen perched nearby. May belong to a different nest.

03/24/2016 by RachelLEckerd
No ospreys spotted at the nest, nest remains the same size, no visible additions have been made.

03/17/2016 by RachelLEckerd
No change in nest size, one female spotted preening herself on top of a nearby lamp post.

03/10/2016 by RachelLEckerd
One male remained in the nest, while the female perched at a close by light pole.

01/28/2016 by Jeremy Brown
One female osprey was perched in the nest. The male osprey was not seen.

01/21/2016 by Jeremy Brown
Upon first arrival there were no osprey in the nest, but then after a few minutes a male and a female osprey flew to the nest. The osprey remained in the nest.

01/10/2016 by Jeremy Brown
There were two ospreys in the nest: one male, one female. The female osprey stayed in the nest and the male osprey flew away after a few minutes.

11/14/2015 by Devin
no osprey, good condition

11/07/2015 by Leah Rose
No osprey present

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

10/24/2015 by Leah Rose
Female on pole next to nest

10/17/2015 by Devin
Female and unknown near nest.

10/10/2015 by Leah Rose
Female flying near nest

10/03/2015 by Devin
Nest present but no osprey.

09/26/2015 by Leah Rose
Material present with female flying in area

09/19/2015 by Devin
Small nest. Osprey in area.

06/28/2015 by Dane
empty, very small nest

06/09/2015 by Anna
Nest present. No osprey in nest.

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
Osprey perched in nest

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey perched in nest shading the chicks

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

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
Osprey perched in nest

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
Female osprey possibly fanning chicks. Sitting in nest with feathers puffed out

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
female osprey sitting low possible chicks

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.
Female still sitting in the nest

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
Female sitting in the nest could be possibly incubating

12/03/2014 by josephkeintz
Both male and female osprey perched on the same light structure, about 30 meters from their nest.

11/20/2014 by josephkeintz
No osprey in the nest, but both a female and male osprey are perched on different light poles equal distance from nest.

11/13/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey today.

11/05/2014 by josephkeintz
No sign of osprey in the area.

10/30/2014 by LC
Today I observed an osprey perched 50 meters away from nest on another light pole. Could not identity sex.

10/16/2014 by LC
Today I observed a female osprey perched on pole near left field nest.

10/08/2014 by LC
No osprey near nest. Female osprey perched on light pole in center field. Hard to determine which nest she belongs too.

10/02/2014 by josephkeintz
No sign of osprey in the nest, but again, there is a male osprey perched on a different light structure in the same field.

09/25/2014 by josephkeintz
There is no sign of an osprey perched in the nest, but there is an osprey closest to this nest on a different lighting structure in the outfield.

09/15/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey today.

07/13/2014 by laacuna
There are one male and female on the nest

06/22/2014 by Eli
Both adults were present with one chick, seems to be a nestling

05/06/2014 by AKP
No osprey present during the observation period. There is an adult osprey on an adjacent light pole. The nestling does not appear to be in the nest.

04/29/2014 by AKP
Both adults are present along with their chick. The male flew away and came back about twenty minutes later with a fish.

04/24/2014 by AKP
Two adults and one baby osprey all sitting in the center of the nest. The baby is about 1/3 the size of the adults.

04/17/2014 by AKP
Three osprey were present in the nest, male and female adults as well as their chick.

04/10/2014 by AKP
No osprey were present during the observation period.

04/04/2014 by AKP
A female osprey was sitting in the center of the nest. A male osprey was perched on the right of the nest. The female osprey flew away after about ten minutes.

03/18/2014 by AKP
Both male and female osprey were present in the nest. They were perched on the left and right sides of the nest and appeared quite content, not appearing to move very much.

03/13/2014 by AKP
One osprey was present in this nest. The osprey did not appear to move much during the observation period.

03/06/2014 by AKP
A male or female osprey was seen landing for a minute and flying away. Otherwise nest appears abandonded.

02/28/2014 by AKP
Nest remains abandoned. It is noteworthy that their was a loud event occurring in the nearby baseball field and few other osprey nests were occupied.

02/20/2014 by AKP
This nest is abandoned.

02/15/2014 by AKP
This nest was unoccupied just as last week. No osprey were visible nearby.

02/07/2014 by AKP
Nest built and visible, no osprey visible witihin or nearby.

01/21/2014 by Bobby
One female osprey is seen sitting in the nest. Male was not seen near the nest but one was flying nearby.

01/15/2014 by Bobby
Female osprey seen sitting in the nest. Male was perching on the side of the nest. Possible incubation.

01/09/2014 by Bobby
One female Osprey seen perching in this nest. No male seen nearby.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. Incubation began during February 2013. Pair last seen at nest May 2013.