Nest #1213

Nickname: South west baseball field light pole
Nest substrate: Light Pole
Nest Location Description: Lake Vista Rec. Park. Baseball field light pole on field further east (behind the first field).
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.71456
Longitude: -82.6516
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 01/08/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/15/2012 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 mikewright
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 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/29/2014 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 08/27/2014 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 02/25/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2015 Nest Activity Report by Anna
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 02/25/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
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

03/22/2017 by LarkH
doesn't exist

03/12/2017 by LarkH
Doesn't exist

03/05/2017 by LarkH
Doesn't exist

03/01/2017 by LarkH
Doesn't exist

02/23/2017 by LarkH
Nest does not exist

02/12/2017 by LarkH
Still no nest found

02/05/2017 by LarkH
Can't find nest. Location should be very conspicuous, but definitely no nest around.

01/26/2017 by CharlotteS
Female osprey in nest. Monk parakeets next to nest.

01/22/2017 by CharlotteS
No osprey in the nest. Nest is in good condition.

01/18/2017 by CharlotteS
Male osprey is next to the nest. Female no where to be seen.

01/15/2017 by CharlotteS
No osprey in the nest. Ospreys seen flying in area. Crow is perched next to nest.

01/11/2017 by CharlotteS
Female osprey in the nest. Nest has had a lot of sticks and spanish moss added to it. Nest is in a lot better condition.

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest not there anymore? a few sticks and twigs, and male osprey was sitting by it.

12/07/2016 by JoC
Nest completely gone..? Platform is still there, but there are no sticks, branches or anything remaining. Completely different from last observation date. However, an osprey was sighted on the light pole to the left of this nest...

11/12/2016 by JoC
Ospreys sighted across baseball field (seen closer to 1210-1212). Nest appeared to be in same condition as last time.

10/22/2016 by JoC
Though ospreys were sighted across the field, the nest looked like it had been added too. (This might be due to storm shifting around branches however)

09/30/2016 by JoC
Small nest, no ospreys sighted in area. Does not appear active.

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

05/11/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female osprey in nest with two visible (and very active) chicks. Male not present.

05/04/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female present, sitting upright and shading chicks (unsure how many, it looks like two or three). Male not present.

04/20/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest, but visibly moving around in nest ('squirming'). Male also present in nest, but not displaying any notable activity.

04/06/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest. Male seen flying up to nest.

03/15/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest, probable incubation. Male not present in nest, but possibly flying around area.

03/02/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest, possible incubation. male not present

02/23/2016 by Albatross Alison
Pair of osprey seen sitting in the nest. Both were sitting high, and didn't seem to be incubating

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

01/21/2016 by Jeremy Brown
Both male and female ospreys were seen in the nest. The male appeared to have a fish and the female did not appear to be nesting.

01/10/2016 by Jeremy Brown
A male osprey was seen in a tree by the nest. It then carried nesting materials to the nest and left again.

11/14/2015 by Devin
female next to nest on pole

10/31/2015 by Devin
female and two males in area

10/17/2015 by Devin
male nearby, nest in good condition

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

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

09/19/2015 by Devin
Nest material. No osprey but plenty of crows.

06/28/2015 by Dane
Very small nest, no birds in sight

06/09/2015 by Anna
Barely a nest present. Osprey nearby

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
Nest is knocked down, no signs of re-building

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
Nest is knocked down, no sign of re-build

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
Nest is knocked down, no signs of re-building

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
Nest is knocked down, no signs of re-building

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
Nest is knocked down, no signs of re-building

03/11/2015 by CosmoK
Nest is knocked down, no signs of re-building

03/04/2015 by CosmoK
Nest is completely knocked down

02/18/2015 by Amy D.
No ospreys, nest looks to be falling down

02/12/2015 by Amy D.
Only the female is perched in the nest

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
Male and female sitting in the nest

12/03/2014 by josephkeintz
No sign of an osprey in the nest, but there is a male perched on the right field light pole about 30m from nest.

11/20/2014 by josephkeintz
No sign of an osprey in the nest nor on the light pole under the nest, but there was a male osprey circling the area high above the nest.

11/13/2014 by LC
Female osprey spotted sitting in nest. Eventully perched up. No sign of male.

11/05/2014 by josephkeintz
Today there was two ospreys in the field, both male and female. Male was about 20m from nest while the female was on a different light pole about 30m from nest.

10/30/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male osprey perched on pole 20 meters away from nests. Female osprey was perched on outfield light pole (same field).

10/16/2014 by LC
Osprey spotted perched on light pole 20 yrds from nest. Cannot determine sex.

10/08/2014 by LC
Male osprey perched on light pole 50 meters from nest (pole over right dugout). No other sign of osprey.

10/02/2014 by josephkeintz
No sign of an osprey in or around the nest, but there are smaller birds perched along the rim of this nest. There is a male osprey perched on a light structure about 20 meters from nest, in the same field.

09/25/2014 by josephkeintz
No sign of any osprey in the nest, but there were two other osprey spotted in the same field as this nest.

09/15/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey in or around nest.

07/13/2014 by laacuna
There was a male around the nest

06/22/2014 by Eli
We observed an adult female at the nest with a nestling. No male was spotted at the time.

05/06/2014 by AKP
There are both adult osprey present during the observation period. They are tending to the nestling in the center. When the nestling perched on the edge it appeared quite large, perhaps it hatched a while before it was observed..

04/29/2014 by AKP
Both the adult male and female osprey were present, tending to the center of the nest upon arrival. After ten minutes it was evident there was a chick in the center of the nest. Soon after the male osprey moved to the lights underneath the nest.

04/24/2014 by AKP
There is an adult osprey sitting beneath the nest on the light, assumed to be a male because of size. there is no apparent movement in the nest.

04/17/2014 by AKP
No osprey were present during observation period.

04/10/2014 by AKP
Both male and female osprey were present during period of observation. The female osprey flew away after about seven minutes.

04/04/2014 by AKP
One osprey observed on the edge of the nest. It appeared to be rearranging nesting materials here and there.

03/18/2014 by AKP
Both male and female osprey were present. The female was sitting in the center of the nest. The male was perched along the side, tending to the center.

03/13/2014 by AKP
Wow!!! After weeks of appearing abandoned this nest has been occupied! At first a very large osprey was observed perched in the front-center of the nest, grooming itself. After about 5-10 minutes the large osprey took flight and the head of an adult female was visible in the center of the nest. There appeared to be movement in the nest but perhaps it was the female shuffling around.

03/06/2014 by AKP
This nest remains abandoned.

02/28/2014 by AKP
Still no ospreys occupying the nest. A loud baseball event nearby seems to have driven away some of the ospreys.

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

02/15/2014 by AKP
Although this nest is built up I believe it is abandoned.

02/07/2014 by AKP
The nest is very large and built up, but no osprey were seen occupying the nest or flying close-by.

01/09/2014 by mikewright
appeared to be only one osprey in the nest during observation, however the nest is quite large and may house more then one osprey.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived December 2012. Incubation began during December 2012. Chicks first seen in nest March 2013.