Nest #1218

Nickname: Coquina
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Light pole at Coquina Key Park soccer field.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.7367139280974
Longitude: -82.6302840833283
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 01/15/2012 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
2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
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 Hudson
Adult arrival 01/10/2014 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 02/12/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/07/2014
Incubation initiation 03/24/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
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
2013 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
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 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Leah Rose
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/24/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/28/2015 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Erin
Adult arrival Nestlings
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by HugoR
Adult arrival 01/18/2016 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by KelieReimer
Adult arrival 02/25/2016 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 RachelLEckerd
Adult arrival 09/25/2016 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 Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 01/19/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by MaryK
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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, 3 visible fledglings with female in nest, male flew into nest during observation with fish

04/13/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched next to nest, female in nest with possible fledglings

04/06/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying around nest, female sitting low in nest possibly incubating

12/08/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched in nest

12/01/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying within 300 feet

11/24/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 male perched on light post, 2 males flying within 300 feet

11/17/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying within 100 feet

11/10/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

11/03/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched on light pole

10/27/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~300 feet away

10/20/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male circling nest for 5 minutes then flew 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, male perched on ledge next to nest

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

05/07/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was in the nest, couldn't determine gender or age. No other ospreys were seen from that nest.

04/26/2017 by MaryK
There was one adult osprey in the nest and at least one chick. Another adult osprey was on a nearby lightpole but I'm not sure if it was the mate.

04/19/2017 by MaryK
One was eating close by, but couldn't tell if it belonged to this nest. One osprey had been incubating, but flew off for a while before returning with some material to work on the nest. Green parrots were perched below the nest.

04/13/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was sitting upright towards the side of the nest. No sign of mate or chicks.

04/06/2017 by MaryK
No ospreys were in the nest during my watch. 5 other ospreys were in the area, so some of them could have belonged to this nest.

03/22/2017 by MaryK
No ospreys were present.

03/15/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was lying low, no activity from it and no sign of mate. Since it was so cold today I'm assuming the low-activity rates in all my ospreys was to conserve heat.

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

03/02/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was lying low in the nest, gender couldn't be determined. Green parrots were present underneath the nest.

02/20/2017 by MaryK
One female returned to the nest a few minutes into the watch, stayed in nest for remainder of watch.

02/15/2017 by MaryK
Nest looks healthy but did not see adult ospreys, eggs, or young osprey in nest.

02/08/2017 by MaryK
Female perched in nest, didn't see a male in the area during this time.

01/25/2017 by arswan
Female was in the nest and it looked like there was a large egg next to her- chick may be seen soon.

01/20/2017 by arswan
Pair was seen in the nest

01/19/2017 by arswan
Female was in the nest. It is possible that there are also eggs in this nest

01/13/2017 by arswan
Male on pole next to pole with nest in it, Female is flying around in the area

01/11/2017 by arswan
Parakeet was seen next to the lower nest on the light. There was also an Osprey spotted on the pole next to the one with the nest- a nest used to be here but is not anymore.

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Two nests: one directly on the field lights and one above on the platform. Female Osprey was seen in platform nest. Platform nest was small but in good condition. Female was crouching in nest, and didn't move while we were there. Perhaps she was incubating?

12/13/2016 by RachelLEckerd
There may be a possible egg laying state happening. While impossible to tell, the female still will clearly not leave the nest, and the male was observed perching himself on the rim of the nest, unwilling or uninteresting in traveling far from the nest.

12/06/2016 by RachelLEckerd
No real change in nest size, however male was not spotted during observation time. Female was seen perched again inside the nest.

11/29/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest may be subject to nesting activity, as female was seen inside the nest while the male was perched very close by. Neither seemed willing to leave very far from the area.

11/15/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Male was sighted on a nearby pole, eating fish while dropping pieces below. Female was not sighted during this visit. Nest has not changed in size.

11/01/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest is currently occupied, female was seen perched by the edge of the nest while the male perched on the platform directly above. Neither of the pair left the nest during the observation period.

10/18/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Osprey pair was sighted again near the nest, the male perched on the platform directly above the nest while the female was heard screeching around the area but did not come to land near by the nest. Nest has not grown in size, however it remains very large.

09/25/2016 by RachelLEckerd
One pair of adult ospreys present in the immediate area, seen perched at another nearby light post. Platform has little nesting material, but the nest below it is very large. One wren was seen flying into the nest. Female did not move, but male flew off shortly after arrival.

06/28/2016 by KC
Nest on platform is very small. Nest underneath is very large. Both do not appear to be active at this time. No osprey in area.

05/05/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present and is actively maintained. One osprey is present in nest, unable to determine sex.

04/20/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present and actively maintained. The nest being occupied by Osprey is small. 1 adult female Osprey present in nest.

04/06/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present and is actively maintained. Still two nests on the light pole/platform. Nest on platform is small, nest on light pole underneath is very large. 1 adult osprey present in nest on platform. Unable to determine sex of osprey. Did spot a parakeet in the bottom nest on the light pole.

03/16/2016 by KelieReimer
Osprey nest on the top platform is small and actively maintained. The second nest below the platform on the light pole is very large and looks well maintained. However, 1 adult osprey was present in the nest on the platform. Unable to determine sex of the osprey.

02/25/2016 by KelieReimer
Osprey nest on the top platform is small and actively maintained. Female osprey present in nest, then male osprey flew up. Female was sitting low, male came in looking down- possible incubation? *Also, a new nest is now below the original on the light pole, medium size, maintained, no ospreys present in that nest.

02/10/2016 by KelieReimer
1 adult Osprey present in nest, another Osprey on light pole across field. Can not determine either sex.

01/26/2016 by HugoR
Osprey spotted in tree near nest, another osprey spotted on light post near nest.

01/18/2016 by HugoR
Visited today and I saw two osprey in the area, one was sitting on a nest, and possibly incubating.

01/12/2016 by HugoR
The nest seemed not to be maintained, and no osprey were in sight.

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

11/27/2015 by Colleen
Large well-constructed nest, no osprey present

11/17/2015 by Sarah B.
Large, well-maintained nest and several small birds in and around nest.

11/10/2015 by Colleen
Large well maintained nest, no osprey present, small birds in and around nest

11/01/2015 by Colleen
Nest appears to be cared for since last observation, no osprey present

10/06/2015 by Colleen
Nest is not maintained, no osprey

09/22/2015 by Colleen
Nest is not maintained. No osprey present

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

06/28/2015 by Dane
Empty, nest falling through gaps in lights

06/17/2015 by Erin
1 male adult, 1 female adult and one fledge.

04/30/2015 by Leah Rose
Male in nest then female came to nest with fish. Saw two chicks being fed!

04/28/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey of unknown gender in nest

04/21/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey of unknown gender in nest- incubating

04/14/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey incubating, gender unknown

04/07/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey of unknown gender low in nest- incubating

03/31/2015 by Leah Rose
Male and Female in nest, female low in nest

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

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

03/01/2015 by Avery
The female was present in the nest possibly incubating.

02/23/2015 by SalFlo
Female present and possible incubation.

02/15/2015 by Avery
Both the male and female were observed in the nest. Both are very vocal. The male then flies away, and the female is observed perched on the side of the nest. No signs of incubation.

01/21/2015 by JHooten
Nest built. One osprey present.

01/16/2015 by JHooten
Nest built. One osprey present.

01/09/2015 by JHooten
Nest built. No activity.

12/08/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

12/05/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

12/03/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

11/29/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

11/26/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

11/23/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

11/19/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

11/12/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

11/08/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

11/05/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

10/31/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

10/29/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

10/24/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

10/22/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

10/19/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted- but it is getting harder to say because of the number of nests in the area and the number of ospreys posting up on near posts (however there has never been an osprey observed beside this nest and it appears that the nest is not holding up)

10/15/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted

10/12/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted

10/10/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted

10/06/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted

10/03/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted

09/25/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted

09/12/2014 by Michelle
No osprey spotted

07/16/2014 by laacuna
One mom and two nestling were observed on the nest

06/28/2014 by laacuna
One adult female and three nestlings on the nest

05/07/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey near this nest.

04/25/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male osprey perched on the utility pole where nest is located. No other sign of osprey.

04/16/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey.

04/09/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey in or around nest.

03/24/2014 by LC
Today I observed an osprey sitting low in nest. I could only see top of head and could not identify sex.

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

03/06/2014 by LC
Today I saw a male osprey fly into the nest. Osprey continued to sit in nest.

03/06/2014 by josephkeintz
male osprey flew into nest. male sits low in the center of the nest. no sign of female in nest or nearby.

02/26/2014 by josephkeintz
osprey spotted on light structure nearby nest. no sign of osprey in nest.

02/26/2014 by LC
Today I observed an ospray perched on pole across parking lot. No sign of osprey in nest.

02/23/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey near this nest.

02/23/2014 by josephkeintz
no sign of osprey in nest. there are tiny black birds perched in and around nest.

02/12/2014 by LC
Male osprey flew in holding stick. Added sticks to the nest and flew off. Nest deffinitly growing in size. No sign on other birds.

02/11/2014 by josephkeintz
no sign of osprey at first. osprey flew back with a stick to put into nest. both male and female in nest. male flew off when female arrived with stick.

02/08/2014 by LC
Found the nest for the first time today. Nest was not occupied.

02/08/2014 by josephkeintz
Today I found the nest for the first time. There was no sign of an osprey in the nest, but there was an osprey in the nest about 20 meters away.

01/14/2014 by Hudson
Originally, I had thought that this nest was occupied by an osprey. Yesterday, when I looked at it again, I found that the osprey moved over to the nest that was right next to it. The other nest was much more fortified and looked like it was in better condition. I took a closer look at my nest and saw 3 to 4 parakeets were hanging out at the nest. I don't know if this osprey likes to split its time between two "homes" or if it decided to come over to the other nest and desert the other nest.

01/10/2014 by Hudson
All of the other nests that I have been visiting during the day were deserted, so I was really hoping to get at least one bird in one nest. Sure enough there was one osprey in the nest. Couldn't tell if it was a female or male. I also say another osprey in the area so that might have been the mate. I didnt see the osprey incubating or feeding any nestlings/fledglings. The osprey was perched on the nest where you could see its head and its chest. As I said earlier I couldn't tell the gender of the osprey.

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