Nest #1216

Nickname: Bluff Park nest
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Forest Bluff Park, on dead tree in the middle of the park.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.710174
Longitude: -82.638695
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 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 03/23/2012
Egg laying Chicks last observed 04/05/2012
Incubation initiation 02/10/2012 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 Mike
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 01/15/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/07/2014
Incubation initiation 02/26/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/16/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Eli
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
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 Erin
Adult arrival Nestlings
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by CharlotteS
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by arswan
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/11/2017 by Eileen
Nest present. Male perched on tree branch next to nest.

04/24/2017 by LarkH
One sitting inside nest, maybe in incubation posture? Although pair hasn't been seen in nest together. Nest looks good.

04/20/2017 by LarkH
Nest looks good but no ospreys seen.

04/12/2017 by LarkH
Nest looks the same, and no ospreys around

04/06/2017 by LarkH
Nest bigger and built up. Female perched on it, then flew to branch.

03/23/2017 by LarkH
Nest is bigger and one seen in the nest, rebuilding it and calling out to one flying around!! Earlier saw female on branch next to it, may have been same individual.

03/10/2017 by LarkH
Female on nearby tree eating fish. Male on branch right above nest and may have hopped out of it?? Nest actually doesn't look bad..

03/05/2017 by LarkH
No ospreys and nest looks same

03/01/2017 by LarkH
Nest empty and looks same, but male eating fish on nearby branch. One male flew past, then I saw three other males circling above with two turkey vultures (possibly because of the heat?)

02/23/2017 by LarkH
Nest the same. No ospreys in the nest but there was a female eating a fish on the tree next to the nest.

02/11/2017 by LarkH
Nest in bad condition still, but a male was perched on the branch above it again. No other ospreys in the area.

02/04/2017 by LarkH
Nest in bad condition, but there was a male perched on branch above nest. Not sure if it's his though.

01/27/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is still in very bad condition.

01/23/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is falling apart.

01/19/2017 by arswan
Female was in the nest. She was likely laying on her eggs.

01/13/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is falling out of tree. No osprey in the area, except the ones at the other nest in park.

01/09/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is in bad condition.

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is in bad condition, it looks like part of the nest fell off. It is possible it is a dead nest.

12/07/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted, nest appears to be in good condition.

11/12/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted here, but osprey was sighted perched on dead tree next to the other nest in the park (actual nesting platform).

10/22/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted.

09/30/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted.

04/21/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Some smaller birds were sighted around the nest, but no osprey sightings. Perhaps this nest has been taken over?

04/14/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
No change in nest size, and still no osprey sighting. However the nest is still in good condition, and is large.

04/07/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Again, no sighting of ospreys. However, some trash has been added to the nest? Possible occupation?

03/31/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Still no sighting of ospreys. Possible this nest has been abandoned?

03/24/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Again, no sighting of ospreys, however nest seems to be in good condition.

03/17/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
No ospreys spotted, but nest is fairly large. Two small dark gray birds seen around nest, possibly Fish Crows again.

03/10/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
One male osprey spotted eating in a nearby tree, multiple parakeets spotted around.

01/20/2016 by ToucanSam
No Osprey present in nest

01/10/2016 by ToucanSam
Large well built nest, however no Osprey in sight and none could be heard calling either. The tree a mere two feet away was covered in at least 40 Fish Crows. This may account for empty nest?

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
No osprey, good condition

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

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

09/26/2015 by Leah Rose
Nesting material, no osprey

09/19/2015 by Devin
Larger nest. No osprey.

06/28/2015 by Dane
Couldn't find nest

06/17/2015 by Erin
1 female in tree next to nest

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
no osprey

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
no ospreys present

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
no ospreys present

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.
One female osprey perched in the nest

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
No osprey in the nest but a female osprey was present about 100 ft away

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
No osprey in the nest but a female osprey was present about 100 ft away

01/22/2015 by bmartjellyfish
Nest and osprey present.

01/14/2015 by bmartjellyfish
Nest Present. Osprey incubating in nest. Could not tell if it was male or female.

01/09/2015 by bmartjellyfish
Male incubating in nest on platform. Female in near by tree.

12/08/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male posted up in the tree across from the nest

12/05/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male posted up in the tree across from the nest

12/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male posted up in the tree across from the nest

11/29/2014 by Michelle
adult male is perched in dead tree beside nest (never seen this osprey perched any closer to the nest or beside it)

11/26/2014 by Michelle
adult male is perched in dead tree beside nest (never seen this osprey perched any closer to the nest or beside it)

11/23/2014 by Michelle
adult male is perched in dead tree beside nest (never seen this osprey perched any closer to the nest or beside it)

11/19/2014 by Michelle
adult male is perched in dead tree beside nest

11/12/2014 by Michelle
once again adult male is perched in dead tree beside nest

11/08/2014 by Michelle
adult male is perched in dead tree beside nest

11/05/2014 by Michelle
adult male is perched in dead tree beside nest

11/04/2014 by AMA
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10/31/2014 by Michelle
adult male is perched in dead tree beside nest

10/29/2014 by Michelle
adult male is perched in dead tree beside nest

10/24/2014 by Michelle
adult male is perched in dead tree beside nest

10/22/2014 by Michelle
Spotted the adult male in the dead tree that is very close to the nest that is on a manmade post with a box

10/22/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male that arrived when I pulled up and perched beside nest

10/19/2014 by Michelle
1 adult about 15m away on another post

10/15/2014 by Michelle
1 adult in nearby tree. Appears to be a male

10/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult 15m away

10/10/2014 by Michelle
1 adult 50m away in another tree

10/06/2014 by Michelle
1 adult leaving nest on arrival

10/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult leaving nest on arrival

09/25/2014 by Michelle
1 adult 10 m away

09/25/2014 by josephkeintz
Nest fell down...

09/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult 10 m away

06/22/2014 by Eli
Nest is somewhat destroyed and appears to be abandoned.

05/07/2014 by LC
Today I observed a female osprey perched on a tree branch above the nest. No other sign of ospreys.

04/25/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male osprey sitting in nest. Female was spotted perched on tree branch across park with large fish under her talons. No sign of juvenile.

04/16/2014 by LC
Today I observed a juvenile osprey sitting in the nest. Juvenile was churping to other bird across park. Male osprey was spotted flying overhead.

04/09/2014 by LC
Today I observed a bird siting low in the nest. Could not identify sex but was definitly not a juvenile.

03/24/2014 by LC
Today I observed a female osprey sitting in nest. Male osprey was spotted across park perched in a tree. No sign of juvenile yet.

03/12/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey in nest or around park today.

03/06/2014 by LC
Today I saw a female osprey perched on tree branch next to nest. Bird seemed to be picking at her feathers. Lots of churping coming from inside the nest. Male was spotted in center of park (20 meters away).

03/06/2014 by josephkeintz
female perched on branch 10ft above nest. female is cleaning her feathers. there is no sign of osprey in the nest, but high pitched chirping noises possibly coming from nest.

02/26/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male osprey perched on tree branch above nest. Female oprey was sitting in nest. Male flew off to a nearby tree.

02/26/2014 by josephkeintz
male perched on branch above the nest. There is a female in the nest. the male flies off to a tree nearby.

02/23/2014 by LC
Today I observed a female osprey perched on tree in center of park. Male was perched few trees away and eventually flew back into nest.

02/23/2014 by josephkeintz
no sign of osprey in the nest. there is a male perched a few trees over from the nest. the male flew circling over nest and landed on the branch 10ft above nest.

02/12/2014 by LC
Osprey perched up on tree branch 10 ft from nest. Another osprey (male) perched on tree across park (few trees over from big dead tree nest).

02/11/2014 by josephkeintz
male osprey perched on branch above nest, (about 10ft) the osprey is cleaning his feathers. no sign of osprey in nest.

02/08/2014 by josephkeintz
Today I found the nest for the first time this season. The park as well as the nest was deserted. There were no signs of ospreys in the area.

02/08/2014 by LC
Found the nest for the first time today. Very large nest located on a dead tree. No sign on osprey in or around the nest. Park was empty.

01/21/2014 by Mike
There was one osprey outside the nest perched seemed to be looking out for predators and another osprey circling overhead.

01/15/2014 by Mike
Went to the nest today. First there was just one in the nest then the other brought back a fish. The one in the nest joined the one with the fish.

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