Nest #4542

Nickname: Vinoy Golf Course moved to pole near Hole 8
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Platform that is easily seen if taking the main path through the golf course. It is hard to miss, near hole 8 on the Vinoy Golf Course.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Eckerd College, OspreyWatch Pinellas, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.797622744063
Longitude: -82.6256830225067
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
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 Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/08/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by greatauk08
Adult arrival 11/18/2014 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 Leah Rose
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/09/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Avery
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 04/15/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/15/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/25/2015 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Sage
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 arielschindler
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/27/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Ninaarmstrong
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Ninaarmstrong
Adult arrival 03/20/2016 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 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 01/25/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by carly
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 04/27/2017
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/09/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

12/11/2017 by Emily Gould
Nest is relatively small. Pairing perched in nest. Female is in the nest and the male osprey is perched on the side of the nest making alarmed calls.

11/16/2017 by Emily Gould
Nest looks flattened and not well maintained.

11/06/2017 by Emily Gould
Nest looks like it's getting larger and has become better maintained.

10/25/2017 by Emily Gould
Nest is not well maintained.

10/07/2017 by Emily Gould
Small nest, not well maintained. Osprey calls could be heard but no osprey were seen.

05/04/2017 by carly
one one chick was in nest - fledged!

04/30/2017 by carly
3 chicks no parents. two were sitting one was flapping wings

04/24/2017 by carly
3 babies sitting looking around

04/16/2017 by carly
3 babies no parents, they were sitting and flapping wings

04/13/2017 by carly
3 babies, mom came after

04/02/2017 by carly
mom with 3 babies they are speckled now

03/19/2017 by carly
there are 3 babies about 3 weeks with mom

03/09/2017 by carly
female with 2/3 babies aroun 2 weeks

03/03/2017 by carly
both osprey present

02/24/2017 by carly
one osprey in nest no gender

02/16/2017 by carly
nest small, no osprey at moment

02/09/2017 by carly
nest medium, female in nest

01/25/2017 by AllyMoran
Female in nest, male flying in the area, believed to be incubating

01/20/2017 by KatieG
male perched on platform, no female seen

01/17/2017 by AllyMoran
Male in nest, no female seen but male is calling out.

01/13/2017 by AllyMoran
Male on perch attached to platform, very vocal. Nest is neat and large.

01/10/2017 by KatieG
nest is still occupied by a pair, well-maintained, solid size

01/06/2017 by KatieG
large, well-maintained nest, one female, two males present, very active and vocal

12/09/2016 by carly
the nest is visible and maintained. not sure if active

11/13/2016 by carly
nest present

10/20/2016 by carly
nest visible

09/30/2016 by carly
nest present but no osprey today

05/05/2016 by Ninaarmstrong
Nest very large and maintained. Three fledglings present. All three appeared to be females. Very grown with feathered coats. Viewed them flapping wings and flying up for short distances and coming down on nest. Viewed pecking at each other. No adults present.

04/21/2016 by Ninaarmstrong
Nest large and maintained. Three ospreys present in nest. Lost most downy coat and look very feathered. Hard to distinguish between adults and chicks.

04/06/2016 by Ninaarmstrong
One adult female present. Three fledglings present. Fledglings are much bigger than last time. Already gaining their feathered coats. Nest large and maintained.

03/20/2016 by Ninaarmstrong
One female adult present in nest. Three fledglings downy chicks present in nest as well. Looks like female is feeding chicks.

03/07/2016 by Ninaarmstrong
Nest very large and well maintained. One large female adult osprey present in nest.

02/17/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest large and very well maintained. No ospreys present in nest or surrounding area.

01/27/2016 by arielschindler
Female osprey seen incubating in nest

01/20/2016 by arielschindler
New additions to nest. No osprey were observed in area.

01/13/2016 by arielschindler
Obvious good sized nest, but no osprey were seen during time of observation

12/02/2015 by Colleen
Well made nest, male osprey present

11/27/2015 by Colleen
Well-maintained nest, male osprey present

11/17/2015 by Sarah B.
Well-constructed nest and male osprey present.

11/10/2015 by Colleen
Big nest, no osprey

11/03/2015 by Sarah B.
Well-constructed nest and no osprey present.

11/01/2015 by Colleen
Brown foliage in nest, no osprey

10/20/2015 by Sarah B.
Scarce nest and no osprey present

10/06/2015 by Colleen
Nest has some green foliage, no osprey

09/30/2015 by Sarah B.
Scarce nest and no osprey present.

09/22/2015 by Colleen
Male osprey present, scarce nest

09/15/2015 by Sarah B.
Nest with some foliage and an osprey feather found at the base. No osprey present.

07/14/2015 by jheckman
nest done

06/18/2015 by Sage
One osprey on perch, gender unknown, no fledge in sight

05/06/2015 by Avery
A fledgling was seen in the center of the nest flapping its swings . Two ospreys were seen in the near by tree

05/03/2015 by SalFlo
Both male and female osprey present in nest.

04/29/2015 by Avery
one osprey was seen in the nest. Three osprey were in a near by tree calling out to it.

04/23/2015 by SalFlo
Male and female both present inside nest.

04/22/2015 by Avery
One female osprey was seen in the nest calling out. A male osprey comes in with a fish and then flies away. There are possible signs of incubation.

04/15/2015 by Avery
Both osprey were seen in the nest with two almost full grown young.

04/01/2015 by SalFlo
Both male and female osprey present in nest.

03/25/2015 by Avery
The female was seen sitting on the side of her nest calling out to another male osprey in a close by tree. Two other osprey circle overhead.

03/10/2015 by SalFlo
Female incubating. Male in nearby tree.

03/01/2015 by Avery
The female was seen sitting in the center of the nest. There are possible signs of incubation.

02/23/2015 by SalFlo
Female osprey observed. Possible incubation.

02/15/2015 by Avery
The female was observed low in the nest, calling out to the male. The male swoops in and gives the female a fish. There is possible signs of incubation.

01/21/2015 by Leah Rose
Female low in nest

01/16/2015 by Leah Rose
Osprey low in nest but gender is unknow

01/09/2015 by Leah Rose
Female low in nest and a male flying in area

12/02/2014 by greatauk08
one male in tree near nest

11/18/2014 by greatauk08
one male, one female on nest!!!

11/11/2014 by greatauk08
one female, one unknown, one unknown flying with fish

11/04/2014 by greatauk08
one male

10/21/2014 by greatauk08
male near pond, female near maintenance shed

10/14/2014 by greatauk08
1 female near water

10/10/2014 by greatauk08
on birds in area

09/30/2014 by greatauk08
one male in area

09/28/2014 by greatauk08
two unknown in area, nest unoccupied.

09/16/2014 by greatauk08
2 females 4 males in area

04/28/2014 by jmkuperb
I was unable to ever get to this nest.

03/08/2014 by Beth
Female incubating, male foraging

03/05/2014 by jmkuperb
Unable to check nest.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. Incubation began during February 2013. Pair last seen at nest May 2013.