Nest #1516

Nickname: Pine Tree 16
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Lakewood Estates, very deep nest at the top of a dead pine tree on the edge of the golf course.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers, Eckerd College
Latitude: 27.724186
Longitude: -82.654277
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Judy E
Adult arrival 12/07/2012 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 05/29/2013
Egg laying 02/18/2013 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/25/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/28/2013 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Judy E
Adult arrival 12/08/2013 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 05/19/2014
Egg laying 02/11/2014 Chicks last observed 05/25/2014
Incubation initiation 02/11/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/20/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Judy E
Adult arrival 10/11/2014 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 Amy D.
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 Amanda H
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 Judy E
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/09/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/24/2016 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 Judy E
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/13/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by MaryK
Adult arrival 02/08/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/15/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/19/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

12/15/2018 by Judy E
This pair has returned for another season of nesting.

04/20/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, male sitting next to nest, 1 visible fledgling

04/13/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 visible fledglings and both adults present

04/06/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 visible fledglings in nest with adult

12/08/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

12/01/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched next to nest, one male flying within 200 feet

11/24/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

11/18/2017 by Judy E
Hurricane Irma took down some huge trees on this golf course but oddly enough this lone dead pine trunk was untouched; the nest is still there and we await arrival.

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

11/10/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 male circling nest but never landed

11/03/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying around nest then flew away

10/27/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

10/20/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying within 200 feet of nest, then one flew away

10/13/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male in nest for entire time of visit (~10 minutes)

10/06/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched in nest but flew away after ~5 minutes

09/29/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

09/21/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

05/04/2017 by MaryK
Male was in the nest with at least two chicks. The male flew off after a few minutes. The chicks were flapping/stretching their wings a bit, but were not attempting to fly and did not gain any elevation.

04/26/2017 by MaryK
One adult and two chicks were in the nest. Not much activity, no sign of mate.

04/19/2017 by MaryK
One was in the nest and the other on the tree next to it. I think the female was in the nest. There is at least one chick in the nest, looks to be born within the last week or so.

04/12/2017 by MaryK
One was sitting on the nest and two other adults were flying overhead. The one was tending to something in the nest, could be chicks. Mate returned much later.

04/05/2017 by MaryK
One was lying low in the nest, the other was working on something inside of the nest. Potential for chicks to have hatched but couldn't see any.

03/23/2017 by MaryK
I couldn't see the mate, but one osprey was lying low in the nest so only the top of the head was visible.

03/16/2017 by MaryK
Only the top of the head of the osprey was visible. Still no sign of a second osprey, but the nest is deep so it is potentially there.

03/08/2017 by MaryK
Only the wingtips were visible, looks like the osprey has been in the same place for the past couple weeks. Still no sign of mate. I'm a little worried.

03/01/2017 by MaryK
Only wingtips of the osprey could be seen, unsure if mate was in the nest as well (it's a deep nest in a tall post). Two vultures were circling the area.

02/23/2017 by MaryK
1 osprey in nest, sitting so low only wingtips were visible. Did not move for duration of watch.

02/15/2017 by MaryK
Female in nest, male flying nearby. Female was lying low in nest and not moving much, potentially incubating.

02/08/2017 by MaryK
Male and female osprey in the nest, nest looks to be in good condition.

01/25/2017 by arswan
Nest is still unoccupied, no Ospreys in area

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

01/18/2017 by arswan
Nest is dead, no sign of Ospreys in nest or area

01/12/2017 by arswan
Nest is deteriorating, no sign of effort to build it back up

01/09/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest found. No Osprey sighted. Nest looks to be falling apart

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest not seen.

12/07/2016 by JoC
Did not see any ospreys in sight.

12/07/2016 by Judy E
Birds are here, getting ready to start re-building. Both of the pair have been seen.

11/12/2016 by JoC
Nest still in good condition, does not appear to be added to. No ospreys sighted in area.

10/22/2016 by JoC
Nest in good condition. Does not appear to be active. No ospreys sighted in area.

09/28/2016 by JoC
Nest in good condition. No ospreys sighted in area.

07/06/2016 by KC
Nest in good condition. Does not appear to be active. 1 osprey far in the distance on dead tree with no nest.

04/28/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Female and male were both spotted in the nest. One adult (gender unknown) was seen feeding hatchlings, while the mate just sat.

04/21/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Female was seen sitting in the nest. chirping for the male. Male was not seen, but a response could be heard.

04/14/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
The nest remains at the same size. No ospreys were seen during the observation period.

04/07/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
The nest has been expanded to the point that it hangs down the light pole, covering any surface that could possibly catch debris. Hatchlings were being fed in the nest by the female. The male was not sighted.

03/31/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Pair was seen hanging around the nest, with male perched in the nest and female sat along a nearby branch. Nest remains large and stable.

03/24/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Nest has some twigs and Spanish moss hanging down, female was seen in the nest feeding hatchlings, no sighting of the male.

03/17/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Very large, well developed nest, no ospreys spotted during observation.

03/10/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
One small male was seen perched at a branch directly above the nest, chirping at the female who remained perched in the adjacent tree. The male was seen flying back into the nest, The nest remains in good condition.

02/16/2016 by ToucanSam
Both birds in pair present. The nest remains in very good condition. The new addition of lots of Spanish Moss can be clearly seen. The nest is in a tree that has a Y shape, and the nest sits at the base of where the two arms meet. Both birds in the pair were observed sitting outside the nest, one on top of each branch. They simply sat there and looked around during the 15 minutes of observation. Definitely no incubation. Monk parakeets could be seen nearby as well.

01/20/2016 by ToucanSam
Notes: Single occupant, sex unknown, however movement shows that the bird is not incubating.

01/10/2016 by ToucanSam
Nest is decently built up. Clearly occupied, and maintained. Female sitting very near to nest, may be considering taking that nest.

12/13/2015 by Judy E
The pair have returned but the nest was severely destroyed by heavy summer rains. We are watching to see if they are able to establish a new substrate.

12/13/2015 by Judy E
This pair, which did not breed last year, has returned. The nest is very deep but apparently intact.

11/14/2015 by Devin
unknown osprey near nest

11/14/2015 by Judy E
We were never able to tell if there were young in this nest because it is so high and so deep. Others were watching it, though, and may have better information. In mid-November we began to see adults hanging around this tree so we are hopeful the nest will be occupied for the 2016 season.

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

11/01/2015 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 material. No osprey in sight.

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

09/19/2015 by Devin
Nest material. No osprey in sight.

06/28/2015 by Dane
Three birds circling area, no nest activity

06/20/2015 by Amanda H
No Osprey in nest, however 1 battered adult flying around calling.

05/06/2015 by Amy D.
No osprey present

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
No ospreys present

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
Female osprey perched near tree, but not near nest

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

04/03/2015 by Judy E
This is a very deep nest so it's hard to tell what's going on but it does appear as of April 3 that there are eggs - a bird is in the 'position.'

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
possible osprey in nest it was hard to see into the nest

03/25/2015 by Amy D.
male osprey perched on the next tree over

03/11/2015 by Amy D.
no ospreys present

03/04/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

02/18/2015 by Amy D.
Male and female perched in tree 25 ft from nest

02/18/2015 by Amy D.
Male and female perched in tree 25 ft from nest

02/15/2015 by Judy E
For the last few weeks no one has seen any osprey in or near this nest but in the last 2 days a pair has been seen. We do not know if this is a young pair getting a late start but we will continue to watch. Updated information from other observers will be appreciated.

02/11/2015 by Amy D.
Still no ospreys present

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
No ospreys present

01/19/2015 by Selena B
No osprey observed in nest or in the immediate area.

01/16/2015 by Selena B
No osprey in the nest but both adults were perched in the tree.

01/09/2015 by Selena B
well established nest. no osprey in nest, but adults flying nearby

12/19/2014 by Judy E
This pair appears to have begun enhancing the nest for the new season.

12/06/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present at the nest

11/24/2014 by Amy D.
Female osprey flying over head but no ospreys present at the nest.

11/20/2014 by Amy D.
no ospreys present

11/12/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys prsent

11/03/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present in the nest but there was a female osprey in adjacent tree.

10/29/2014 by Amy D.
no ospreys present

10/23/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present

10/13/2014 by Amy D.
no ospreys present in nest but there was a female osprey flying over head, she was flying slow and low possibly foraging

10/03/2014 by Amy D.
Still no ospreys present

09/27/2014 by Amy D.
no ospreys present

09/23/2014 by Amy D.
Male osprey perched on the tree right next to nest. The nest still looks sloppy and there were also 4 crows located around the nest.

09/15/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present, nest looks sloppy

06/02/2014 by Judy E
We are not sure of the exact date of fledging because this is a very deep nest; the occupants are almost invisible from the roadway, but we know it was constructed about a week after the nearby platform nest. We also are not sure whether about the number of chicks. But it's a healthy nest and we expect the parents will return again next year. This golf course with its ponds full of bream makes an ideal nesting place.

02/12/2014 by Judy E
This is a very deep nest high in a pine tree; very hard to see what's going on but we are basing activity information on the nearby nest 1515 - that pair appears to be the parents of this pair and they seem to be mirroring their activities.

10/04/2013 by Judy E
This nest is hard to follow because it is extremely deep and set among large palm fronds. We know only that the nestlings fledged about 2-3 weeks after nest 1515, which is about 100 feet away. Both nests were successful.