Nest #4444

Nickname: Tennis Lights Nest 2
Nest substrate: Flood lights tennis court
Nest Location Description: Raquet Ball Club. Nest next to court 12.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers, Eckerd College
Latitude: 27.8139046193101
Longitude: -82.6321135201683
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by icegull
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 LawrenceEckerd
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 Conner C.
Adult arrival 01/11/2016 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 smgordon
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/08/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by AllyMoran
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/19/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by carly
Adult arrival 01/01/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 02/19/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/05/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

12/10/2017 by Emily Gould
Nest is very large and well maintained. No osprey present.

11/30/2017 by Emily Gould
Very large and well structured nest. Pairing perched across from nest on a lamp post.

11/16/2017 by Emily Gould
Nest is large and well maintained. Female osprey is perched on nest.

10/25/2017 by Emily Gould
Nest is very large and well maintained. Female and male osprey seen perched on a lamp post nearby nesting spot.

10/11/2017 by Emily Gould
Large, well maintained nest. No osprey present.

10/06/2017 by Emily Gould
Large, well-maintained. Female osprey sighted near nest on a lamp post

09/23/2017 by Emily Gould
Nest is large and well-maintained. No osprey present

05/04/2017 by carly
no osprey visible

04/30/2017 by carly
no osprey sighting today

04/24/2017 by carly
no osprey at moment

04/24/2017 by carly
no osprey today

04/16/2017 by carly
female sitting and male standing close

04/13/2017 by carly
both osprey. female standing in nest and male on edge of nest

04/02/2017 by carly
female was low and male flew way eventually

03/19/2017 by carly
the female was present low in nest again

03/09/2017 by carly
one osprey low in nest but sex unknown

03/03/2017 by carly
Female was low in nest and male was not present

02/24/2017 by carly
nest is large, no osprey today

02/16/2017 by carly
female incubating on eggs it assumes, male not seen

02/09/2017 by carly
nest is larger, only female preset at nest

01/24/2017 by AllyMoran
Female in nest and male is on a light about 10m away

01/19/2017 by AllyMoran
Female incubating in nest, male not in area.

01/17/2017 by AllyMoran
Female in nest, male perched one light post away.

01/12/2017 by AllyMoran
Large and neat with a male osprey perched on the side of the nest.

01/09/2017 by AllyMoran
Male inside nest, which looks large and well-maintained. No female in sight.

01/06/2017 by KatieG
large, well-maintained nest, female present inside

12/02/2016 by Jweinstein22
no change

11/16/2016 by Jweinstein22
no change

10/30/2016 by Jweinstein22
Osprey not present. No other changes

10/02/2016 by Jweinstein22
Nest on flood lights, no osprey in nest, osprey found 10-20 feet from nest on platform

06/21/2016 by KC
Large, well maintained nest. Male delivered fish to female in nest.

05/05/2016 by smgordon
1 female standing on nest. No chicks seen.

04/21/2016 by smgordon
1 osprey on nest and possibly one medium sized chick.

04/07/2016 by smgordon
One female osprey in nest. male on pole nearby. possible chick in nest; saw what looked like the top of a chicks head.

03/22/2016 by smgordon
Big nest, one osprey sitting deep in nest. sex unknown

03/08/2016 by smgordon
large nest maintained, one osprey seen sitting down low in nest. incubation assumed. Second osprey seen flying high above/around nest.

03/01/2016 by smgordon
Still large nest. Small traffic cone and "no diving" sign embedded in nest. 1 osprey returned to nest and was attentive to nest. may have seen feeding behavior to possible chicks. Then sat down low in nest.

02/16/2016 by smgordon
Decent size, well-maintained nest with one osprey on top (male). osprey seemed attentive to nest.

01/20/2016 by Conner C.
One osprey (sex unknown) in a well maintained nest.

01/11/2016 by Conner C.
One osprey (sex unknown) sitting on a very large and well maintained nest.

12/08/2015 by Erin
Male bird near the pole. traffic cone still there. it's not IN the nest it's just right next to it.

11/19/2015 by CJGraham
non-osprey in nest, traffic cone still there

10/14/2015 by CJGraham
not flag - traffic cone! no birds around

10/05/2015 by CJGraham
Flag in nest, male circling between this area and across the road

09/21/2015 by Erin
Nest is present. Flag in the nest. No osprey . Other bird acting territorial in the area.

07/05/2015 by jheckman
Empty

06/16/2015 by Sage
Empty

01/22/2015 by Lena
Male osprey in nest. Nest has continued to grow and the traffic cone is less visible now.

01/18/2015 by elaw
Traffic cone still present in nest. Nest is larger and there was one osprey in nest.

01/10/2015 by Kevin
Male osprey (and traffic cone) seen in nest.

12/05/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
The nest appears to be in even better condition despite the traffic cone which is still on the light pole as well. 1 osprey was seen on the tree at the end of the courts 100m away and there was a male on Tennis Nest #1.

12/01/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
The nest was remade! It appears to be fully formed but the court owners might be trying to stop them from nesting on the light poles because there is a traffic cone with wires stuck into it also on top of the light post. 3 osprey were seen very close to the nest but none were in it. 2 Females 1 Male.

11/14/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 male osprey was observed on the light pole directly next to where the nest used to be. There are still no signs of nesting.

11/07/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 female osprey was observed on the lightpole where the nest used to be. There was not any evidence of nesting even though the osprey was present.

10/23/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no signs of nest. 3 osprey flew over the courts while I was observing. 2 landed about 50 -100 m away on the tree at the far end of courts and on the osprey tower.

10/17/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 male osprey was seen on the other nearby nest tower but none were observed where this nest was and there are no signs that it is being rebuilt.

10/10/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
No sign of a nest. Other than the osprey perched on nest #2 another osprey was observed on a tree past the end of the courts 100m away.

10/02/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
There is still no nest on the light post. 1 osprey was seen on a light pole on the other courts across from where the nest was about 100m away.

09/25/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Same as 9/18/2014 update: no nest but an osprey perched on the same tree about 100 m away.

09/18/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no signs of a nest but one female observed perched on a tree at the far end of the courts.

09/13/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Nest was removed from the light over the summer by the court management. Pair of osprey observed on the light pole anyways even without the nest.

03/20/2013 by icegull
on lights at tennis court