Nest #4440

Nickname: Southern most osprey nest
Nest substrate: Bat Tower
Nest Location Description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarloaf_Key_Bat_Tower
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 24.649983
Longitude: -81.572665
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2015 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Ben Wurst
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 mudskipper
Adult arrival 01/05/2016 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 02/27/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

01/05/2016 by mudskipper
Both parents at the nest; we think we may have heard a chick calling. One bird was provisioning while the other remained on the nest.

03/01/2015 by mudskipper
Photos posted on the web of the Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower from 2011 show no nest on the top (http://www.lordwhimsy.com/bat-tower-sugarloaf-key-fl). I visited the tower in Feb 2014 and posted the following on TripAdvisor: " The "angry bird" at the top is an Osprey sitting in one of the largest, easily accessible Osprey nests you're going to find, anywhere. When we visited (Feb. 15, 2014), one adult was on the nest with a loud, vocalizing chick who popped its fuzzy head up now and then. The other parent flew in and dropped off a fish and then took off again. " The earlier Osprey Watch record from 2013 by Ben Wurst shows it occupied then. None of the other images on Google indicate a nest except one from May 2013 (http://gracegothealthy.com/tag/weekend/). It appears that nesting began in either 2012 or 2013, which is surprising given the size of the nest in 2014.