Nest #450

Nickname: sunshine
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 26.431959
Longitude: -82.01777
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Sunny
Adult arrival 02/23/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 04/22/2012
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/25/2012 by Sunny
With high wind gusts and rain most of the nest was destroyed. The tree was too tall to see any eggs or chicks, but by the osprey feeding habits I am sure there was chicks to small to escape the foul weather. The pair is back but not rebuilding the nest yet

03/16/2012 by Sunny
It looks like the nest building is complete with the last additions of a palm frond and several whelk egg casings. The pair use to ignore the crows, but now the male immediately chase them off - I am assuming there are now eggs - but the nest is approximately 45 to 50 feet in the air so cannot confirm.

03/11/2012 by Sunny
This nest was originally started by 2 young osprey, but wind destroyed most of the nest - on 2/23/12, 6 osprey were fighting for this nest - the largest won and rebuilt the nest. There is 1 lone osprey that keeps coming by every day - much smaller than the pair there now.