Nest #1212

Nickname: Right Field Light Pole
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Lake Vista Rec. Park. Baseball field light pole closest to back of Lakewood High school. to the right of the 3rd baseline
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.715607
Longitude: -82.652352
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 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 04/26/2012
Egg laying Chicks last observed 04/26/2012
Incubation initiation 02/10/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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 Dustin CL
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/15/2014 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 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/24/2014 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   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 LC
Adult arrival 08/20/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 11/26/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 12/03/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by CosmoK
Adult arrival 03/04/2015 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 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 Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/04/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/04/2015 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 LarkH
Adult arrival 01/19/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/23/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/12/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/27/2017 by LarkH
Male perched on side eating fish, then alternated between feeding two chicks. One chick is bigger than other, but he fed both. Nest looks good.

04/20/2017 by LarkH
Male perched on side, calling out. Nest looks good.

04/12/2017 by LarkH
Pair in nest, one brought fish and the other fed the nestlings the fish. Couldn't actually see nestlings though. Nest looks good

04/06/2017 by LarkH
One sitting inside nest, possibly incubating. Nest looks good

03/22/2017 by LarkH
Female incubating in nest, then male flew up to join; nest is good. Later saw a male in nearby tree, not sure if its the same male

03/12/2017 by LarkH
One sitting inside nest, possibly incubating and one sitting in tree. Later, tree one flew to nest to sit with its mate. Unsure of sexes. Nest looks good.

03/05/2017 by LarkH
One sitting inside nest, can't tell sex. Perched when intruder male was flying around, then laid back down. Nest looks good

03/01/2017 by LarkH
One osprey was sitting in the nest, possibly incubating, then the other flew up to be in the nest as well. Nest is good. Later, another male flew up to nest (possibly for the female?) and the male chased him off then went back to the nest.

02/23/2017 by LarkH
One osprey was perched, unsure of sex. Nest was good.

02/12/2017 by LarkH
Pair in nest, one sitting inside, one perched. I think the female is inside. They could be incubating? The nest is in good condition

02/05/2017 by LarkH
Pair flies back and forth from trees to nest together. Nest in good condition.

01/26/2017 by CharlotteS
Female is in the nest. She is crouching, perhaps she is on eggs.

01/23/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest looks to have more sticks added. Pair in nest. Female could been on eggs

01/19/2017 by CharlotteS
Both male and female osprey are in the nest. Monk parakeets perched next to the nest.

01/15/2017 by CharlotteS
Male osprey is in the nest. Nest is in good condition. Crows perched beneath the nest.

01/10/2017 by CharlotteS
No ospreys in nest, but many osprey seen in the area.

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest in Good condition, and ospreys were seen around it.

12/07/2016 by JoC
Osprey sighted on light pole next to nest.

11/12/2016 by JoC
Pair of ospreys spotted perched on pole beneath the nesting platform. No chicks or young spotted.

10/22/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted near nest.

09/30/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted near nest.

05/11/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female seen feeding chicks - two visible but possibly a third). Male not present in nest.

05/04/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female seen feeding chicks (not visible). Male not present in nest, possibly flying in area.

04/20/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting higher up in nest, shading possible chicks. Male not present.

04/06/2016 by Albatross Alison
Both male and female present at nest. No chick associated activities seen.

03/16/2016 by Albatross Alison
New nest has appeared. Female seen sitting in it. Male seen bringing over nest materials.

03/02/2016 by Albatross Alison
Nest no longer present. Unsure what happened to it.

02/23/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting high in nest. Male not present.

01/28/2016 by Jeremy Brown
A female osprey was seen sitting in the nest, but it did not appear to be nesting.

01/10/2016 by Jeremy Brown
Two ospreys were in the nest. Male was carrying nesting materials to nest and could not see the breast of the other osprey to verify if it was a female.

11/14/2015 by Devin
male and female in built up nest

11/07/2015 by Leah Rose
Female on pole next to nest

10/31/2015 by Devin
Female in nest

10/24/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey of unknown gender by nest and another osprey of unknown gender on the pole next to the nest

10/17/2015 by Devin
2 males and a female nearby. material is in ok condition

10/10/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey of unknown gender on pole next to nest

10/03/2015 by Devin
Unknown osprey perched near the nest.

09/26/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey of unknown gender present near nest

09/19/2015 by Devin
Nest material. No osprey.

06/28/2015 by Dane
Small nest, both make and female present near nest, juvenile in nest

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

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
Female osprey was flying above then perched herself in the nest

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
Female osprey perched in nest with wings fanned out

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

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
Female osprey sitting low in new, possible incubation

03/04/2015 by CosmoK
Hard to determine sex, but possible female sitting low in the nest

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

02/12/2015 by Amy D.
Still no osprey present in the nest

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
No osprey in the nest but man ospreys around due to the fact that there are other nests in the area

12/03/2014 by josephkeintz
Both male and female osprey perched in nest. One osprey low in the center of the nest, while the other is perched on the outskirts of the nest.

11/20/2014 by josephkeintz
Both male and female perched together on same light pole about 1m under nest. The ospreys were just a few feet from one another.

11/13/2014 by LC
Male osprey perched on light fixture below nest. No sign of female.

11/05/2014 by josephkeintz
Male osprey perched in nest. Female osprey perched on light pole 2m below nest.

10/30/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey today.

10/16/2014 by LC
Female osprey spotted soaring above then lands in nest.

10/08/2014 by LC
Male osprey spotted perched blow nest on light. Bird seems to be cleaning himself. No other sign on osprey.

10/02/2014 by josephkeintz
Again, there was a male osprey perched on the light structure about one meter below the nest.

09/25/2014 by josephkeintz
Male osprey perched on light pole about one meter below the nest.

09/15/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male osprey perched on lighting fixture 2ft below nest platform. No other sign of osprey.

07/13/2014 by laacuna
There was one female around the nest

06/22/2014 by Eli
Both adults were at the nest with their nestling!

05/06/2014 by AKP
Both adults are present during observation period. One adult flew away, circled, and landed again. There are known nestlings but they were not observed, perhaps they have fledged.

04/29/2014 by AKP
There are four osprey present in this nest! Both adults are standing on the edge of the nest, alert to their surroundings. The chicklings are both sitting in the center of the nest.

04/24/2014 by AKP
Both a male and female osprey were present in the nest. After five minutes one flew away. A nestling popped out of the nest soon after. The nestling is stretching and attempting to flap its brand new wings. Its wings are incredibly floppy and noodle-like, thin and sparsely covered in down. After about fifteen minutes of observation, a second chick was visible peeping its head out.

04/17/2014 by AKP
There is one adult male osprey sitting on the edge of the nest.

04/10/2014 by AKP
Both the male and female osprey are sitting on the edge of the nest. They appear at ease.

04/04/2014 by AKP
Both male and female osprey were present. One osprey was tending to the center of the nest, appearing to be rearranging materials. The male osprey flew away after fifteen minutes to land and stand watch on a nearby light pole.

03/18/2014 by AKP
An osprey was present sitting in the center of the nest. Only its head was visible, it was quite still.

03/13/2014 by AKP
A female osprey was in the center of the nest with ruffled feathers. After ten minutes a male osprey was seen landing on the edge of the nest.

03/06/2014 by AKP
There is a female laying very low in the nest. The male osprey was seen landing and dropping something off. There was movement in the nest but it could have just been the female rearranging her nesting materials.

02/28/2014 by AKP
No birds present in the nest. There was a very loud baseball event occurring in a nearby field.

02/20/2014 by AKP
Male osprey sitting upright in the center of the nest. He stretched his head out and dodged down a handful of times.

02/15/2014 by AKP
Both male and female osprey present in nest. The female appeared to be laying low and flat-backed, possibly incubating eggs (consistent with previous weeks' observations).

02/07/2014 by AKP
Only one bird visible, perched puffed up on the side of the nest. The osprey appeared to be a male by size.

01/21/2014 by Dustin CL
One male perched on the side of the nest platform. There was one female laying low in the nest, possibly incubating eggs.

01/15/2014 by Dustin CL
Male osprey perched on the light pole next to the light, and did not move. The female osprey was sitting low in the nest most likely incubating eggs.

01/09/2014 by Dustin CL
One male perching on edge of nest. Stayed completely still, and eventually flew away.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived November 2012. Incubation began during December 2013. Chicks first seen in nest 1/20/2013. Pair last seen at nest June 2013.