Nest #1519

Nickname: Bay Point Elementary
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Replaced a wooden platform to a fiberglass dish and added a perch on 1/4/2013. Located in the back of school, next to playground.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.715522
Longitude: -82.662163
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by barbibird
Adult arrival 04/12/2012 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Bobby
Adult arrival 01/09/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 01/21/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by josephkeintz
Adult arrival 02/08/2014 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/07/2014
Incubation initiation 02/08/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/12/2014 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by CosmoK
Adult arrival 03/11/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/11/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Amanda H
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by CharlotteS
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
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

07/17/2017 by Eileen
No nest or fiberglass dish present. No osprey nearby

04/28/2017 by LarkH
None seen in nest. Can't see into nest to see condition.

04/20/2017 by LarkH
One sitting inside nest, then moving around nest materials. Can't see into nest.

04/12/2017 by LarkH
Can see some nesting material sticking up. Can't see any ospreys

04/06/2017 by LarkH
Can't see nest condition of nest or any ospreys

03/23/2017 by LarkH
None seen in or near nest. Can't see nest in dish

03/05/2017 by LarkH
One sitting in nest, possibly rearranging it. There is spanish moss added to the nest.

03/01/2017 by LarkH
Pair in nest until male flew up to perch on the pole connecting to their platform. Can't see nest

02/22/2017 by LarkH
Can't see nest. No ospreys on perch or in area.

02/11/2017 by LarkH
Nest condition hard to see. Osprey on perch, none in area. Can't tell its gender.

02/04/2017 by LarkH
Osprey standing on perch, likely female but hard to tell. Nest condition is hard to see.

01/25/2017 by arswan
Osprey in nest but the sex is unknown

01/23/2017 by CharlotteS
Osprey in nest. Sex is unknown. Cannot see the condition of the nest due to structure its on.

01/19/2017 by arswan
Two Ospreys in the area- likely the pair for this nest.

01/12/2017 by arswan
There were not any Ospreys in the nest but there were two in the area.

01/07/2017 by arswan
Two Ospreys in the area- likely pair that belong to this nest

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest on platform, cannot tell if it is in good condition or not. No osprey in sight.

12/07/2016 by JoC
Nest still appears small. No osprey sighted in area.

11/12/2016 by JoC
Nest still appears small. No ospreys were sighted in the area.

10/22/2016 by JoC
Nest appears poorly maintained. Very small. No ospreys sighted in area.

09/28/2016 by JoC
Nest appears very scraggly and poorly maintained. Few sticks/material left. No ospreys sighted in area

07/08/2016 by KC
Nest does not have many twigs/sticks. Male perched on perch on nest. No sightings of female in area.

04/21/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Still no sighting of female, male was again seen on the other side of the building, perched on a lamppost.

04/14/2016 by RachelLEckerd
No sightings of ospreys during wait period. Nest remains the same size.

04/07/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Male was again sighted at same lamp post, no change in nest size or sign of female.

03/31/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest remains the same, a few sticks are visible above the platform. No ospreys were seen during wait period.

03/24/2016 by RachelLEckerd
No visible addition to the nest, male was seen perched on the other side of the building on a lamppost. No sight of female. No evidence of hatchlings.

03/17/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Small amount of nesting material, with some Spanish moss. One male sighted preening himself on perch above nest, no sighting of female. One local reported having seen the female fly off and not return in the past few days after the male failed to bring her food.

03/10/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Pair of ospreys still inhabiting nest, some nesting material at the perch. Neither adults remained in the nest but they did not go too far from it.

01/20/2016 by ToucanSam
Pair of Osprey still present, in the same places as they were last week. The nesting pole has a metal dish on the top of it and remains completely clean. There were a few other pairs in the area however it appears that these two have claimed this pole, they just do not seem to be making any nesting moves.

01/10/2016 by ToucanSam
No nest or evidence of recent nesting in the vicinity. However a male and female were observed together by the baseball fields.

11/14/2015 by Devin
1 unknown at nest, 2 unknown in area

11/07/2015 by Leah Rose
unknown osprey in area on fence

10/31/2015 by Devin
unknown osprey in area on fence

10/24/2015 by Leah Rose
Female in area

10/17/2015 by Devin
1 male near platform

10/10/2015 by Leah Rose
No osprey, no nest on platform

10/03/2015 by Devin
Unknown osprey flying near by. No nest material visible on the platform yet.

09/26/2015 by Leah Rose
Female near nest and male in area

09/19/2015 by Devin
Put up new platforms. No nest or osprey.

06/28/2015 by Dane
One female on perch, two juveniles in nest

06/20/2015 by Amanda H
One Fledge and One adult flying around nest

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
no osprey in the nest but possible female circling over the nest

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
No osprey present

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
Female osprey standing in nest with feathers out, possibly shading chicks

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
female osprey sitting in nest

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

03/04/2015 by CosmoK
Osprey sitting in nest, then flew away. Undetermined sex

02/12/2015 by Amy D.
No osprey present in the nest but the female osprey perched near by

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
Male osprey located in nest

01/22/2015 by bmartjellyfish
Nest present, male osprey seen in nest.

01/14/2015 by bmartjellyfish
Nest present. Osprey seen in nest. Unable to tell gender. Multiple osprey also seen in area.

01/09/2015 by bmartjellyfish
Nest present. Male and Female osprey present on near by platform.

12/03/2014 by josephkeintz
No sign of an osprey in the nest, but there was a male osprey in the parking lot resting on a light pole on the other side of the elementary school.

11/20/2014 by josephkeintz
Today there was no sign of an osprey in the nest nor flying around it.

11/13/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey.

11/05/2014 by josephkeintz
Today there was sign of an osprey in the area.

10/30/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey today.

10/16/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey.

10/08/2014 by LC
No sign on osprey in or around nest.

10/02/2014 by josephkeintz
There was no sign of any osprey in the nest of in the immediate area. There was an osprey sighted half way between this nest and the nest at the middle school (4572).

09/25/2014 by josephkeintz
Female osprey perched on the platform above the nest. The osprey was ruffling her feathers and looking around the area.

09/15/2014 by LC
Today I observed a female osprey perched on the pole above nest platform. Bird was cleaning herself/ playing with feathers.

07/15/2014 by laacuna
There is a male on the nest

06/22/2014 by Eli
We spotted a fledgling flying nearby the nest as a male osprey was perched nearby keeping watch

05/07/2014 by LC
Today I observed (2) juvenile ospreys sitting up in the nest. One of the juveniles were sitting over the edge of the platform looking down.

04/25/2014 by LC
Today I observd juvenile osprey sitting/moving in nest. No sign of adult osprey.

04/16/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey in or around nest.

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

03/24/2014 by LC
Today I observed female osprey circling nest. Male osprey was perched on pole above nest platform.

03/12/2014 by LC
No sign on osprey. May have heard some churping comming from up above. Could not get close enough to nest.

03/06/2014 by josephkeintz
cannot determine if osprey is in nest. large platform and small nest. weather is overcast

03/06/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey. Weather is overcast

02/26/2014 by josephkeintz
male perched on pole above the nest. female suiting center of the nest. male flew away, but the female stayed in nest.

02/26/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male perched on pole above nest. Female was sitting in nest moving around. After a few minutes male flew off.

02/23/2014 by LC
Observed female osprey perched on pole up above nest platform. Male osprey inside nest, flew out circled nest, tried to land next/ on top of female (pole was to small) then flew down back into the nest. Nest seems to be growing.

02/23/2014 by josephkeintz
female osprey perched on pole above nest. male is sitting low in the center of the nest. male flew out and circled the nest and landed on top of the female ( literally perched on top of her back) then flew back into the nest.

02/12/2014 by LC
Male osprey perched above nest platform on pole. Osprey perched in nest on platform. Sex undetermined.

02/11/2014 by josephkeintz
osprey sitting low in nest. osprey then stood up to clean feathers. male osprey perched on pole above nest.

02/08/2014 by LC
First time visiting this nest. Nest platform seemed pretty bare, not many sticks. Bird was sitting inside nest. Due the size of the platform could not identify its sex.

02/08/2014 by josephkeintz
Today was the first time that I found this nest. The nest is very hard to see again, because of the larger platform that it sits on. There was an osprey occupying this nest. It was sitting down in the nest and could not determine the sex of the osprey.

01/21/2014 by Bobby
No longer any activity at this site. The twigs and other materials are gone and no ospreys were seen nearby.

01/15/2014 by Bobby
One osprey was seen perching on the side of the nest. The platform is starting to have more twigs and other materials for nesting.

01/09/2014 by Bobby
Two ospreys were seen perching in this nest.

01/09/2014 by Bobby
One male and one female Osprey seen perching in the nest. The nest is still being built; not large nest currently.

01/05/2013 by barbibird
A teacher at Bay Point Elementary contacted me in early December about this nest. She said the platform was falling apart. She was right. The pole wasn't going to make it either so we installed a new pole and fiberglass dish platform on 1/4/13. There was a pair of kids pants in the nest!