Nest #1217

Nickname: Coquina Key Park Nest
Nest substrate: Light Pole
Nest Location Description: Light pole at Coquina Key Park. It's the bigger one on the right.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.7366369984662
Longitude: -82.6311836736107
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 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 03/23/2012
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 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 Caroline
Adult arrival 01/08/2014 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 josephkeintz
Adult arrival 02/08/2014 Nestlings 3
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 04/09/2014 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
2013 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
2012 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 SalFlo
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/09/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Leah Rose
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/30/2015 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 KelieReimer
Adult arrival 03/16/2016 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 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 MaryK
Adult arrival 02/15/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/02/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/26/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/20/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, female sitting next to nest, no visible fledglings

04/13/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, 3 visible fledglings in nest with adult male

04/06/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, female sitting in nest with possible fledglings

12/08/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, female in nest, male flying within 200 feet

12/01/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, female in nest, male flying within 200 feet

11/24/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying within 400 feet

11/17/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male and female in nest

11/10/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, female in nest

11/03/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched on light post adjacent to nest

10/27/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 male and 1 adult flying near nest

10/20/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~100 feet away

10/13/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby.

10/06/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

09/29/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 male and 1 adult flying ~150 feet away

09/21/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~50 feet away

05/07/2017 by MaryK
The female was in the nest with at least two chicks. Not much activity.

04/26/2017 by MaryK
Both of the adults were in the nest with at least one chick. There wasn't much activity, potentially due to time and temperature of the day.

04/19/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was incubating, might have also been working on something inside the nest. I saw some green parrots using the underside of the nest.

04/13/2017 by MaryK
One was lying low in the nest. It was moving a bit towards the end but mostly just incubating. There was a male where the missing nest used to be, couldn't tell which nest it belonged to. A green parrot was on the underside of the nest before departing.

04/06/2017 by MaryK
The male and female were both in the nest, preoccupied with something in it. Potential for chicks in the nest but couldn't see. There were also 5 other ospreys in the area flying around this nest and #1218. I think there is at least one other nest on Coquina Key.

03/22/2017 by MaryK
The female was fixing something in the nest for a few minutes. The male flew off and after that the female went back to incubating. There was a green parrot building part of the nest underneath before going inside the bottom of the nest.

03/15/2017 by MaryK
Female osprey was sitting very close to me eating a fish. I assumed it belonged to this nest since it was closer to this than #1218. One osprey was lying low in the nest.

03/09/2017 by MaryK
1 was in nest, lying too low to determine gender. Other ospreys were heard in the area, but no visual sign of mate.

03/02/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was sitting in the nest, lying low. I'm assuming it was female, but mate was not seen. Green parrots were present underneath the nest.

02/20/2017 by MaryK
There was a female near the nest, but did not approach it. A lot of other bird activity in the area.

02/15/2017 by MaryK
Both ospreys were in nest, remained in it for duration of watch.

02/08/2017 by MaryK
Nest is present but no ospreys were seen in it. There was a female where nest 5502 should be, but did not seem interested in moving to nest. No wrens spotted.

01/25/2017 by arswan
Nest not present

01/20/2017 by arswan
Nest not present

01/19/2017 by arswan
There is not a nest here but there was a male on the light pole where the nest used to be.

01/12/2017 by arswan
Nest not present

01/09/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest Still not there. Ospreys in area, but for other nest.

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest not seen. Could have been taken down in a storm.

12/13/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Less wrens than last observation, but still at least half a dozen were seen directly around the nest. Ospreys still do not seem interested in nest.

12/13/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Less wrens than last observation, but still at least half a dozen were seen directly around the nest. Ospreys still do not seem interested in nest.

12/06/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Same as past observation, wrens like to be approached less than even the ospreys. Neither species pays much mind to being observed unless I get too close.

11/29/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest continues to be occupied by numerous wren, who appear quite content with their modified home. Ospreys seem to have no interest in nest or wrens.

11/15/2016 by RachelLEckerd
More wren were sighted than late date of observation. Nest appears to be in good condition, and the wren seem to have kept up somewhat with upkeep.

11/01/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Only two wrens were seen by the nest during observation time. Pair of ospreys in area appear to have settled in closeby in a nest across the field.

10/18/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest is still active by multiple pairs of wrens, a pair of osprey were seen nearby but did not approach this nest during the observation time.

09/25/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Pair of osprey seen in the immediate area, however believed to inhabit 1218. Very large nest with blue bag stuck into it. Nest appears to be inhabited by wrens, at least 6. They can be heard chirping and stay close to the nest.

06/28/2016 by KC
Nest is in good condition. Does not appear to be active. No adults in area.

05/05/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present. Nest is very large and maintained. 1 adult female osprey present in nest.

04/20/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is large and actively maintained. 1 adult Osprey present in nest- unable to determine sex.

04/06/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present. Nest is large and actively maintained, however a few signs of trash bags in nest. Adult female osprey was present in the nest. No signs of incubation.

03/16/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is large and actively maintained. Both adult female and male osprey present in nest at same time. No signs of incubation.

02/25/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is large and actively maintained. Adult male osprey in nest, no sign of female nearby.

02/10/2016 by KelieReimer
1 adult Osprey present- unable to determine sex.

01/26/2016 by HugoR
There were three osprey spotted in the park today, and they are using the other two nests in the park.

01/18/2016 by HugoR
Again the nest is not in use, the nest appears the same and some sticks sit on top of the light pole but no real structure exists.

01/12/2016 by HugoR
Only the nest on the flat platform designed for osprey might be in use, the other nests in the park are not in use.

12/02/2015 by Colleen
Large, well-maintained nest, no osprey

11/27/2015 by Colleen
Large nest, no osprey

11/17/2015 by Sarah B.
Well-maintained nest and no osprey present.

11/10/2015 by Colleen
Small nest, no osprey, small birds present

11/01/2015 by Colleen
Well constructed nest, looks to be built up from last observation

10/06/2015 by Colleen
Small nest with greens and twigs. no osprey

09/24/2015 by Colleen
scarce nest, no osprey

09/15/2015 by Sarah B.
Small nest present, no osprey

06/17/2015 by Erin
Nest is empty

04/30/2015 by Leah Rose
Male and female in nest but no longer low in nest. Nestlings hatched?

04/28/2015 by Leah Rose
Female incubating in nest

04/21/2015 by Leah Rose
Female incubating in nest

04/14/2015 by Leah Rose
Female incubating in nest

04/07/2015 by Leah Rose
Female in nest- incubating

03/24/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey low in the nest- gender unclear- probably incubating.

03/10/2015 by SalFlo
Female present and incubating.

03/01/2015 by Avery
No osprey present

02/23/2015 by SalFlo
No osprey present at the nest

02/15/2015 by Avery
Male flies from the nest and circles around it, then flies back. Possible signs of young osprey.

01/21/2015 by JHooten
Nest built. Both ospreys present.

01/16/2015 by JHooten
Nest built. Both ospreys present.

01/09/2015 by JHooten
Nest built. Adult flew away.

12/08/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey that appears to be a female

12/05/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey that appears to be a female

12/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey that appears to be a female

11/29/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey that appears to be a female

11/26/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey that appears to be a female

11/23/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey that appears to be a female

11/19/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey that appears to be a female

11/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey that appears to be a female

11/08/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m away on a light post

11/05/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey

10/31/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey

10/29/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey

10/24/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post- sharing it with another osprey

10/22/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post

10/19/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m on a light post

10/15/2014 by Michelle
1 adult 200 m away. There are several nests in this area and several ospreys consistently perching close to this nest but the closest osprey consistently claims this spot

10/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m away

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

10/06/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m away

10/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 15 m away

09/25/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m away

09/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male 200 m away

07/16/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

07/11/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

05/07/2014 by LC
Today I observed (3) juveniles sitting in the nest. Birds seemed very active, moving around nest.

04/25/2014 by LC
Today I observed an osprey perched in the nest. Could not determine sex. No other sign of osprey/juvenile.

04/16/2014 by LC
Today I saw a male osprey perched in nest. Possibly some other movement comming from inside the nest.

04/09/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey again today.

03/24/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey today.

03/12/2014 by LC
Today I observed an osprey sitting low in the nest. Could not idenitfy the sex or whether or not it was a juvenile.

03/06/2014 by LC
I oberserved an osprey sitting low in nest today. Could not determine sex. Overcast weather.

03/06/2014 by josephkeintz
osprey sitting in middle of nest. cannot determine sex of osprey. it rained all day, current weather is overcast

02/26/2014 by josephkeintz
male perched on light structure 50m away from nest. female sitting in middle of nest.

02/26/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male osprey perched on lighting structure 50yrds from nest. Female spotted sitting in nest. Lots of activity at park.

02/23/2014 by LC
Osprey perched on soccer light pole (100 meters away) Small black birds flying around nest.

02/23/2014 by josephkeintz
no sign of osprey in nest. there are tiny black birds perched in and around nest. there is an osprey perched in high tree about 100m away on a light structure.

02/12/2014 by LC
No sign on osprey near this nest.

02/11/2014 by josephkeintz
no sign of osprey in or near nest

02/08/2014 by josephkeintz
Today I found the nest for the first time. It is very close to another osprey nest. This nest is currently occupied. I saw a male osprey in this nest perched above on a metal pole that stuck out from atop the nest. It was making loud noises while looking around the area. There were more high pitched noises coming from inside of the nest. I did not see any movement coming from inside of the nest.

02/08/2014 by LC
Found the nest for the first time today. Very easy to spot. There was a male perched up over nest. Heard squawking noises coming from male. Could possibly be from inside the nest (hatchlings) did not see any young.

01/21/2014 by Caroline
For my first nest observed at Coquina Key Park, there were no osprey's in the nest, but one couple that perched across it on a light pole with no nest. There were two total nests at that location. The first week the smaller nest was occupied by the osprey pair, and my nest, the sturdier one was not occupied. The second week the osprey's moved to my observed nest and was seen bringing branches and items to build the nest to be a little bigger. The other nest was not occupied by the osprey pair, but was being used by mock parakeets. This week, they seemed to abandon that nest and go to mine and now there is a nest for monk parakeets in my osprey nest. The monk parakeets seem to be fighting and warning of the European starling.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived November 2012. Incubation began during December 2012. Pair last seen at nest February 2013.