Nest #246

Nickname: Buchholz High School
Nest substrate: Baseball field light tower with an Osprey platform.
Nest Location Description: This nest is on a light pole with a platform next to our baseball field at Buchholz High School.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 29.681138
Longitude: -82.40316
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Scott Flamand
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/03/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/03/2012 by Scott Flamand
The Female was incubating most of the day. Male came back in the afternoon. The male then incubated for a while. The female chased a Bald Eagle away from the area. It was quite a display of aerial combat. The Eagle left the area quickly.

03/02/2012 by Scott Flamand
First the history:This nest has been active for many years. The nest originally was on a pole without a platform. One year the nest had gotten so big that it caught on fire from the heat of the lights. The fire destroyed the nest and the lights. When they came to replace the lights they put the nest platform on top. The very next year the Ospreys came back and nested again. This has been an active nest site since then.