Nest #4543

Nickname: Target / Publix center of parking lot
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: In the plaza parking lot on lightpole near bealls.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.8449968007871
Longitude: -82.6442231985683
Followers: 25

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
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
2014 Nest Activity Report by jmkuperb
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 02/04/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2014 Nest Activity Report by Eli
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No 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 No 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 Danielle M
Adult arrival 01/10/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/01/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/18/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/04/2015 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by KatieG
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/24/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by Ellen
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/10/2017 by Ellen
Female in nest with 3 chicks.

05/04/2017 by Ellen
Male and female in nest, eating. 2 chicks are visible.

04/20/2017 by Ellen
Male and female in nest tending to chicks. 2-3 chicks visible.

04/15/2017 by Ellen
Female perched on side of nest.

04/02/2017 by Ellen
Male osprey perched on side of nest, female in nest incubating.

03/22/2017 by Ellen
Female in nest incubating.

03/16/2017 by Ellen
Female in nest, incubating. Did not see male.

03/05/2017 by Ellen
Female in nest, incubating

02/26/2017 by Ellen
Male perched on nest, female in nest incubating

02/19/2017 by Ellen
Female in nest, incubating. No male nearby

02/16/2017 by Ellen
Occupied, osprey laying low (cannot see inside nest), possible incubation

02/09/2017 by Ellen
No activity around nest.

01/24/2017 by KatieG
female in nest, incubating, male seen on light post near by

01/19/2017 by AllyMoran
No osprey in nest, but two seen flying about 100m away.

01/17/2017 by KatieG
female in nest, male perched beside, active nest

01/13/2017 by KatieG
female perched on top of the nest, nest has been added too, male seen near nest.

01/09/2017 by AllyMoran
Female in nest, appears to be adding new material to nest. No male in sight.

01/04/2017 by AllyMoran
Fairly small nest on light post in parking lot, close to building. Seems poorly maintained and not recently built on. No osprey visible in area.

12/02/2016 by Jweinstein22
no change

11/16/2016 by Jweinstein22
no change

10/30/2016 by Jweinstein22
no change

10/02/2016 by Jweinstein22
Nest looks slightly intact. No ospreys were found in the nest. Another nest was found in the same parking lot a couple meters away so may be separate birds or other osprey

06/21/2016 by KC
Nest is intact. Nest does not look active. Female osprey in area.

05/05/2016 by smgordon
Nest was the same but no ospreys seen in the area.

04/21/2016 by smgordon
Possible nest in different area of parking lot that had not been previously observed. Doesnt look active and there were no ospreys on or directly around nest but not sure if they just weren't there at time of observation. There were also 2 ospreys seen on light poles in different area of parking lot/shopping center. Had never seen ospreys in area before during observations.

04/07/2016 by smgordon
no nest, no ospryes

03/22/2016 by smgordon
no sign of nest or ospreys

03/08/2016 by smgordon
no sign of nest or ospreys

03/01/2016 by smgordon
Could not see any ospreys or any nests in or around shopping center

02/16/2016 by smgordon
Ssmall nest. No ospreys and looks uninhibited

01/29/2016 by Kendra
This nest was still unoccupied and there were no osprey nearby!

01/21/2016 by Kendra
This nest is still unkept looking but there were osprey nearby, sex undetermined. The nest was still unoccupied. There looked to be a new nest in the process of being made near the entrance of the plaza.

01/21/2016 by Kendra
This nest is still unkept looking but there were osprey nearby, sex undetermined. The nest was still unoccupied. There looked to be a new nest in the process of being made near the entrance of the plaza.

01/11/2016 by Kendra
There were three fish crows occupying the nest at the time of observation. There was an osprey whose sex couldn't be determined near by but not in the nest. The nest looked as if it was going down hill a little, no greens and not that many sticks.

12/05/2015 by CJGraham
no nest, no birds

11/13/2015 by CJGraham
no nest, female bird on pole

11/08/2015 by Erin
no nest no birds

10/29/2015 by CJGraham
no nest, female bird on pole

10/21/2015 by CJGraham
no nest, no birds

09/25/2015 by CJGraham
no nest, no birds

05/03/2015 by Danielle M
One Unidentified adult perched on the side of the nest.

04/19/2015 by Danielle M
No osprey in nest.

04/12/2015 by Danielle M
Adult male in the nest.

04/04/2015 by LibbyWilkinson
One osprey sitting low in nest, maybe fledgling. Adult male perched on cell tower across the street.

03/29/2015 by Danielle M
One male osprey near the nest on a light tower.

03/23/2015 by Danielle M
Unoccupied nest.

03/14/2015 by Danielle M
One female in nest.

03/06/2015 by Danielle M
Unoccupied nest, but one adult male seen close by.

02/27/2015 by Danielle M
Unoccupied nest.

02/20/2015 by LibbyWilkinson
No osprey in nest but adult seen flying around the area

02/06/2015 by LibbyWilkinson
No osprey in nest

01/22/2015 by Lena
adult in nest, either incubating or laying down.

01/18/2015 by elaw
Male and female osprey feeding nearby, nest unoccupied

01/10/2015 by Kevin
Osprey in nest, unable to determine gender.

12/05/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no evidence of osprey.

12/01/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no evidence of osprey

11/14/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no evidence of osprey.

11/07/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no evidence of osprey

10/23/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no evidence of osprey.

10/21/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no evidence of osprey.

10/10/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no evidence of osprey

10/02/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no evidence of osprey

09/25/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
No nest or osprey. The site is abandoned.

09/18/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no nest and no osprey spotted at all.

09/13/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
The nest appears completely gone. No evidence in the cell phone tower, the nearby utility tower, or the public parking lot lights.

06/22/2014 by Eli
Site appears to have been abandoned

03/31/2014 by jmkuperb
No nest or ospreys

03/19/2014 by jmkuperb
No ospreys and the nest appears to be slowly falling apart

03/05/2014 by jmkuperb
Empty nests.

02/26/2014 by jmkuperb
No ospreys present.

02/19/2014 by jmkuperb
The nest appears to have fallen apart more and there are still no osprey.

02/12/2014 by jmkuperb
No ospreys in the area

02/04/2014 by jmkuperb
The nest is very small with nesting materials at the base of the light pole.

01/15/2014 by Ryan_lee
this nest is very small and has very little material in it.

08/01/2013 by Beth
No nest present in 2013 season.