Nest #1215

Nickname: Mid Parking Lot
Nest substrate: Light Pole
Nest Location Description: Skyway Plaza (corner of 62nd Ave. S and MLK), in front of now closed Walgreens (vacant building) .
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.712779
Longitude: -82.64762
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 02/10/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 04/26/2012
Incubation initiation 02/24/2012 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 arose
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
2014 Nest Activity Report by josephkeintz
Adult arrival 02/23/2014 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/07/2014
Incubation initiation 02/23/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/24/2014 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 06/22/2014
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 Amy D.
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/31/2015 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by CosmoK
Adult arrival 03/04/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/25/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/11/2015 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Erin
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/17/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by arswan
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 01/06/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2017 Nest Activity Report by LarkH
Adult arrival 02/04/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/01/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/12/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/28/2017 by LarkH
Male perched on side of nest with two nestlings. Nest looks good, many monk parakeets and sparrows seen under nest still.

04/19/2017 by LarkH
Male feeding nestling(s) (Can only see one at a time? Or just one). Nest in good condition, little sparrows still live under.

04/12/2017 by LarkH
Female sitting on side of nest and keeps looking in, so maybe there are nestlings. Nest in good condition

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

03/23/2017 by LarkH
Nest is good, one osprey in nest incubating

03/10/2017 by LarkH
One sitting in nest, incubating. Can't tell sex. Nest looks good... monk parakeet underneath it and two little brown birds (house wrens?) moving sticks around underneath too.

03/05/2017 by LarkH
Osprey sitting in nest, possibly incubating. Nest is good

03/01/2017 by LarkH
One osprey in nest, seems to be incubating. Two others flying around. Nest is in good condition.

02/23/2017 by LarkH
Nest is good. Can't see any ospreys but I heard them.

02/11/2017 by LarkH
Female perched in nest calling to male, who flew up and landed on her back then jumped into nest. He shortly flew away again. Nest is in good condition.

02/04/2017 by LarkH
Nest looks like it's in fine condition. Empty at first, but a pair flew into nest together after some time. Both were making calls.

01/25/2017 by arswan
No Ospreys in nest or area

01/23/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest seems to be falling apart, and still no osprey in sight.

01/20/2017 by arswan
No Ospreys in nest or in the area

01/13/2017 by arswan
Nest is very small, no Ospreys in the area or in the nest

01/12/2017 by arswan
Nest is tiny without Ospreys in it or in the area

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest in Good condition, but no ospreys were seen around it.

11/12/2016 by JoC
Large nest, in good condition. Does not appear to be active, no ospreys were seen near by.

10/22/2016 by JoC
Large nest, appears well maintained despite no sight of ospreys.

09/30/2016 by JoC
Large nest, much more present than nest 1214. Does not appear to be active, no ospreys sighted.

07/08/2016 by KC
Large nest. In great condition. Does not appear active. No Ospreys in area.

04/21/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Male was seen perched in the nest, while the female was seen above the nest perched on one of the individual lamp posts. Small birds were seen hanging around the nest, but the ospreys don't seem to mind.

04/14/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Pair was again both spotted inside the nest, feeding hatchlings. The other nest #1214 is effectively gone, and the pair seems pretty content in their choice.

04/07/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Nest has been expanded to, very large nest. Female can be seen sitting in the nest, top of her head visible. Male was also in the nest, visible only when he stood up to strech his wings.

03/31/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Female was seen in the nest feeding hatchlnigs, while male was spotted sitting on a lamp post across the parking lot.

03/24/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
No ospreys seen in the nest, however the male was seen perched nearby. Pair has definitely abandoned the other Skyway Plaza nest #1214 in favor of this one.

03/17/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Pair of adults spotted at nest, both reaching their heads into the nest, possible hatchling behavior? Nest has been added to since last observation period.

03/10/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
No osprey perched in the nest, one female perched across parking lot. The male was not spotted.

01/28/2016 by Jeremy Brown
Female was located in the nest moving nesting materials around. The male osprey was located on roof of a building right next to the nest.

01/21/2016 by Jeremy Brown
A single female osprey was seen sitting in the nest. The nest seemed to be in very good condition with a lot of nesting materials. The male osprey was perched on top of the light post over the female.

01/10/2016 by Jeremy Brown
A single female osprey was seen sitting in the nest. The nest seemed to be in very good condition with a lot of nesting materials.

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

11/07/2015 by Leah Rose
No osprey, good condition

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

10/24/2015 by Leah Rose
No osprey, good condition

10/17/2015 by Devin
Material present, no osprey

10/13/2015 by Devin
Material is still present. Gulls and crows are occupying the area close to the nest.

10/10/2015 by Leah Rose
No osprey, good condition

09/26/2015 by Leah Rose
Material present, no osprey

09/19/2015 by Devin
Empty nest. Seagulls hanging around.

06/28/2015 by Dane
2 circling, crow in nest, gulls on lights, circling osprey are likely from nearby nest

06/17/2015 by Erin
empty

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
Male and female osprey in nest, feeding chick

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
Adult osprey, feeding chicks

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
Osprey in nest, shading chicks

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

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
male and female standing in nest feeding chicks

03/25/2015 by Amy D.
female osprey in nest looks like possible chicks

03/11/2015 by CosmoK
Female osprey sitting low in nest, possible incubation

03/04/2015 by CosmoK
Possible female sitting low in nest, possible incubation

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

02/12/2015 by Amy D.
No ospreys present

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
No ospreys located in or near the nest

01/22/2015 by Alec Nelson
Nest is there but no sign of osprey.

01/16/2015 by Alec Nelson
Nest is there but no sign of the ospreys.

12/08/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

12/05/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

12/03/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

11/29/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

11/26/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

11/23/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

11/19/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

11/12/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

11/08/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

11/05/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

10/31/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

10/29/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

10/24/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

10/22/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

10/19/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

10/15/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

10/12/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

10/10/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

10/06/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

10/03/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

09/25/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

09/12/2014 by Michelle
No osprey- nest is deteriorating

07/14/2014 by laacuna
There is a male around the nest

06/22/2014 by Eli
Both male and female were observed in the nest with a chick (appears to be a nestling).

05/07/2014 by LC
Today I observed the female osprey fly into the nest. There were (3) juvenile ospreys sitting up in the nest. Minutes later, Female flew out of the nest.

04/25/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male osprey and juvenile fly into nest. Juvenile was holding fish in his mouth. Male then flew off and perched on store awning across parking lot.

04/16/2014 by LC
Today I saw a female sitting up in nest with juvenile beside her. Juvenile seeme to be cleaning their feathers. Male spotted perched on store awning across parking lot.

04/09/2014 by LC
Today I spotted the first juvenile osprey! Bird was sitting in nest.

03/24/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male osprey perched on store awning. No sign of female. There seemed to be some movement coming from inside the nest

03/12/2014 by LC
Today I observed an osprey sitting low in nest. Could not identify sex of bird. No sign on other osprey around area.

03/06/2014 by josephkeintz
osprey sitting in the center of the nest. cannot tell if male or female. other osprey sitting on light pole in distance.

03/06/2014 by LC
Today I observed an osprey sitting in the nest. Another osprey perched across parking lot on a pole. Could not idenitify sex. Nest definitly grew in size.

02/26/2014 by LC
No sign of birds around nest. Male and female ospreys both spotted perched on light poles around parking lot.

02/26/2014 by josephkeintz
no sign of osprey in nest. both male and female osprey perched on different light poles near nest.

02/23/2014 by LC
Today I observed a female osprey sitting in nest. Male was perched across parking lot on light pole (30 meters away).

02/23/2014 by josephkeintz
female osprey sitting in middle of nest. male osprey perched on light pole 30m away.

02/12/2014 by LC
Nest looking a bit larger then last week. No sign on osprey in or around nest.

02/11/2014 by josephkeintz
no sign of osprey in nest or nearby. nest seems to be growing.

02/08/2014 by LC
Found the nest for the first time today. Smaller nest located on top of parking lot light pole, quite low to the ground. Nest seemed very old. No sign of Osprey.

02/08/2014 by josephkeintz
Today was the first time I found the nest. The nest looks much smaller than the other nests that we have seen today. There was no sign of an osprey in the nest or nearby.

01/21/2014 by arose
When we first arrived the female was just outside the nest on the end of the light pole. A male sat across from the female on a nearby light post possibly keeping guard. He appeared to have a half eaten fish under one of his talons.

01/15/2014 by arose
Osprey sat on a nearby light pole observing its surroundings. Although the Osprey is female, she doesn't appear to have a partner.

01/09/2014 by arose
In the plaza, in front of the Walgreens an Osprey was perched on one of the four light poles right outside of its nest.

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