Nest #190

Nickname: Lakewood:NE Light Pole
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Lakewood High School football field light northeast corner next to bleachers on raised platform
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.71711
Longitude: -82.653316
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
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/22/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
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 Dustin CL
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/09/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 01/15/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by AKP
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 02/07/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Eli
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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 Eli
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by LC
Adult arrival 08/01/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 11/12/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 12/03/2014 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 Anna
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 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 LarkH
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/05/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/12/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/28/2017 by LarkH
One adult perched on side. One nestling seen. Nest looks good.

04/20/2017 by LarkH
Female perched on side of nest. Nest looks good.

04/12/2017 by LarkH
One perched and feeding one nestling, probably a week old or so. Nest looks good

04/06/2017 by LarkH
One perched, nest is good

03/22/2017 by LarkH
Osprey perched in nest, nest is good

03/12/2017 by LarkH
Pair in nest, female perched and male sitting (possibly incubating). Nest looks good

03/05/2017 by LarkH
Nest is good but no ospreys seen in area

03/01/2017 by LarkH
No ospreys in nest or area. Can't see nest very well

02/22/2017 by LarkH
Osprey in nest, unsure of sex and unsure if perched or sitting. Nest in good condition.

02/12/2017 by LarkH
Pair sitting inside nest together. Nest is in good condition.

02/05/2017 by LarkH
Pair in nest, possibly incubating? Nest is small but looks like good condition.

01/20/2017 by arswan
Osprey sighted on pole next to where the nest is located- unknown gender.

01/19/2017 by arswan
Pair in nest. Female does not show any signs of incubating.

01/13/2017 by arswan
No birds in nest but the likely pair that belong to it are in the area.

01/12/2017 by arswan
Pair spotted in nest, nest is still in good condition.

01/07/2017 by arswan
Male in nest, Female in area.

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Good condition. Two birds in/around nest. Unsure of sex. Could be a pair?

12/07/2016 by JoC
Osprey sighted on pole beneath nest.

11/11/2016 by JoC
Osprey sighted on pole adjacent to nest.

10/20/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted this time. Appeared inactive.

09/30/2016 by JoC
Two ospreys spotted on light pole adjacent to nest-might possibly be pair.

05/11/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female still sitting in nest, slightly higher but displaying no signs of feeding- possible chicks? Male not present.

05/04/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female still sitting low in nest, but slightly higher. Male sitting on lights.

04/20/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female still sitting low in nest, male not present but possibly flying in area as there were several osprey circling

04/06/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest, probable incubation position. Male not present.

03/16/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting lower in nest, but unsure if in incubation position or not. Male seen sitting on the edge of nest platform.

03/02/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting perched on edge of nest platform. Male seen sitting on the lights attached to the nest's pole.

02/24/2016 by Albatross Alison
Osprey in area, but none in this nest

11/14/2015 by Devin
no osprey, okay condition of nest

11/07/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey of unknown gender by nest

10/31/2015 by Devin
2 females in area

10/24/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey of unknown gender by nest

10/17/2015 by Devin
1 unknown osprey, good condition

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

10/03/2015 by Devin
No new material. Two couples in the area.

09/26/2015 by Leah Rose
No material present, two males flying in area

09/19/2015 by Devin
Nesting material on post. 2 males and 2 females in area. All of them are moving around.

06/28/2015 by Dane
Nest present, no osprey, three flying nearby

06/09/2015 by Anna
Nest present. No ospreys present.

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

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

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
No osprey present

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
osprey perched on nest

03/25/2015 by Amy D.
osprey flying overhead

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.
No ospreys present in the nest but a male and female perched near by

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

01/20/2015 by JaclynTaylor4294
One osprey seen on platform perching, flew off as observing

01/16/2015 by JaclynTaylor4294
Both Osprey seen on nest platform, nest barely built at all, do not think they are incubating

01/09/2015 by JaclynTaylor4294
Osprey (could not determine sex) standing on the nest, not built up yet with materials

12/03/2014 by josephkeintz
Osprey perched low in center of nest- cannot determine sex.

11/20/2014 by josephkeintz
One osprey perched in the center of the nest. Cannot determine sex.

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

11/05/2014 by josephkeintz
Both male and female osprey were spotted today around the nest. The female was perched in the nest, while the male was perched on the same light pole about 2m below nest.

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

10/16/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey around the nest.

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

10/02/2014 by josephkeintz
There was no sign of an osprey in the nest or on the light structure. There were a few other osprey in the area, but it is hard to determine which nest they belong to because it is so condensed in this area.

09/25/2014 by josephkeintz
Osprey perched on the light structure about 1 meter below nest. Many osprey are in the area today.

09/15/2014 by LC
Osprey sitting low in nest, occasionally pokes head up. Unable to identify sex. Nest is in good shape.

07/06/2014 by Eli
The male and female pair were present but the chick is no longer there.

06/22/2014 by Eli
One nestling but no adults were present.

05/06/2014 by AKP
One adult and one nestling present. They are each preening themselves, perched upon the edge of the nest. By now the chick is quite old but there is still no sign of fledging.

04/29/2014 by AKP
There is an adult osprey present on the edge of the nest. The chick is sitting in the center with only the top of its head visible.

04/24/2014 by AKP
One adult and nestling easily visible. The nestling is growing rapidly. Upon arrival the adult flew the nest, circled, and landed. The adult flew away after ten more minutes. After the adult left the chick moved from the edge of the nest to the center.

04/17/2014 by AKP
There are both adults in the nest. The nestling is quite large, brown, and fluffy. It is ruffling its feathers and adjusting itself. Over the course of twenty minutes the female and chick sat down in the center of the nest and the male took flight.

04/10/2014 by AKP
There is an adult female osprey present tending to the center of the nest. It appears the chick is eating.

04/04/2014 by AKP
One adult osprey present during observation period. It was perched on the edge of its nest, preening itself.

03/18/2014 by AKP
One female osprey was present below the nest standing on the light pole. Visible briefly within the nest was a nestling.

03/13/2014 by AKP
One adult osprey seen tending to one nestling, feeding or grooming the young. Though two nestlings were observed a month ago, since that sighting there has only been one nestling visible. The adult osprey got up and flew away to perch on a nearby telephone wire.

03/06/2014 by AKP
Overcast, drizzling weather. No osprey visibly present in this nest. Perhaps the weather offered a good hunting opportunity. There was a little bit of movement in the nest, which were probably the nestlings sighted in previous weeks.

02/28/2014 by AKP
Female osprey seen sitting in the center of nest. Two nestlings were seen popping up briefly. Male osprey on nearby lightpole but may not necessarily be the male osprey occupying this nest.

02/20/2014 by AKP
From the normal vantage point it appeared as if there were osprey present. However, upon walking to a nearby nest and glancing back with binoculars a female was apparent sitting in the middle of the nest. The head of one nestling was briefly seen when the female readjusted herself.

02/15/2014 by AKP
Only the female was present during the period of observation. The mother was seen tending to her nestlings, though only one head was seen this time.

02/07/2014 by AKP
Both male and female osprey were present. Quickly after arrival the male circled, flying ~10ft above me. While the male astutely circled the nest the female was seen tending to nestlings. Two nestling heads were briefly visible. The male repeatedly circled and returned to the nest.

01/21/2014 by Dustin CL
Male and female osprey were laying low in nest next to each other and did not move. Last week it appeared as if the adult ospreys were catering to nestlings, but no sighting of a nestling was made.

01/15/2014 by Dustin CL
Male osprey perched next to the nest platform on the light pole, and did not move. The female osprey was perched on the side of the nest and seemed to be interacting with nestlings inside of the nest. Unfortunately the nest is very high up and I couldn't get visual confirmation of actual nestlings living in nest. However, the female osprey was bending over nest and opening beak and interacting with most likely two young.

01/09/2014 by Dustin CL
There was a male and a female osprey in nest. Male was perched on side of nest, occasionally shuffling feathers and shifting position. Female seemed to be in the incubation posture with a flat back. Neither birds left the nest

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. Incubation began during February 2013. Chicks first seen in nest 4/22/2013. Pair last seen at nest July 2013.