Nest #4547

Nickname: Mangrove Bay golf course, on driving range light next to parking lot
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: Nest built on light pole, 2nd from far west pole (2 down from handicap parking). nest in the middle of two near nests.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.8325600492899
Longitude: -82.6269081276474
Followers: 24

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
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 jmkuperb
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 04/28/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
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 adult abandonment
2015 Nest Activity Report by Danielle M
Adult arrival 11/16/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/20/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by jheckman
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/05/2015
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by erohrka
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Daniella
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
Nest Activity Report by KatieG
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
Nest Activity Report by Ellen
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/10/2017 by Ellen
No activity observed today, nest well built.

05/04/2017 by Ellen
Female sitting low in nest. Possible incubation.

04/20/2017 by Ellen
Female perched above nest, male perched on light post nearby.

04/15/2017 by Ellen
Male on light post beside nest. Female in nest, difficult to see.

04/02/2017 by Ellen
Female in nest chirping to male perched on light post nearby. Possible incubation.

03/22/2017 by Ellen
Female in nest, possible incubation. Male perched nearby.

03/16/2017 by Ellen
Two parakeets flying in and out of the bottom of the nest, most likely the source of past observed chirping. Female perched on light post nearby, grooming. Appears very healthy and clean.

03/05/2017 by Ellen
Female in nest exhibiting possible feeding behavior, lots of chirping sounds like chicks

02/26/2017 by Ellen
Male perched on nest, lots of chirping- unsure if chicks are present

02/19/2017 by Ellen
Female inside, lots of chirping

02/16/2017 by Ellen
Nest occupied, well constructed. Possible incubation, lots of chirping from female

02/09/2017 by Ellen
No activity, nest well constructed

01/24/2017 by KatieG
not an active nest

01/19/2017 by AllyMoran
Not an occupied nest

01/17/2017 by KatieG
not an active nest

01/17/2017 by KatieG
not an active nest

01/13/2017 by KatieG
not an active nest, falling apart

01/09/2017 by AllyMoran
Appears to be falling down and not being used by osprey. Starlings could be using it.

01/04/2017 by AllyMoran
No osprey occupying this nest as of yet; seemed less maintained compared to other nests in the area. Small birds, thought to be Starlings, were flying in and out of this nest.

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 intact, no osprey in nest

05/05/2016 by smgordon
No change

04/21/2016 by smgordon
no change.

04/07/2016 by smgordon
no osprey on nest.

03/22/2016 by smgordon
no activity on nest. nest still present

03/08/2016 by smgordon
no activity, small nest no ospreys. possible that earlier monitors mixed up this nest and 4546 or 4545.

03/01/2016 by smgordon
no ospreys at time of observation.

02/16/2016 by smgordon
smaller nest with no ospreys

01/28/2016 by Daniella
Osprey is still present, gender unable to determine

01/20/2016 by Daniella
Large nest with an Osprey present at the nest.

01/12/2016 by Daniella
This nest was large, occupied by a male. There was also a starling right below the nest.

12/05/2015 by CJGraham
male and female nearby, either/both could be with this nest or 4545

09/29/2015 by CJGraham
Nest beginning to deteriorate

09/10/2015 by CJGraham
intact, no birds around

07/05/2015 by jheckman
1 fledge, 1 adult female in nest

06/05/2015 by erohrka
No osprey in nest

05/03/2015 by Danielle M
No osprey in nest.

04/19/2015 by Danielle M
Unoccupied nest.

04/12/2015 by Danielle M
Unoccupied nest, male near by.

04/04/2015 by LibbyWilkinson
Nest more developed, adult in nest building it up

03/29/2015 by Danielle M
Unoccupied nest with 2 adults flying nearby.

03/23/2015 by Danielle M
Unoccupied nest.

03/13/2015 by Danielle M
One unidentified adult in nest.

03/06/2015 by Danielle M
1 female in nest.

02/27/2015 by Danielle M
2 adults low in nest.

02/20/2015 by LibbyWilkinson
One male seen standing on the side of the nest

02/06/2015 by Danielle M
One unidentified adult in nest.

01/22/2015 by Lena
Unoccupied nest.

01/18/2015 by elaw
No osprey seen.

01/10/2015 by Kevin
No osprey seen.

12/14/2014 by Beth
Nest continues to grow and had a large female in the nest, but not incubating

11/16/2014 by Beth
This nest has grown and had a male near by

10/27/2014 by Beth
Nest is still small, but more monk parakeets ~10, 2 ospreys near by on nest 4546.

09/26/2014 by Beth
Nest is small with little new material - 2 monk parakeets were on it.

06/22/2014 by Eli
No ospreys at the nest. Seems too small, I am marking it as abandoned.

04/28/2014 by jmkuperb
Still no ospreys at nest.

03/31/2014 by jmkuperb
No ospreys at the nest.

03/19/2014 by jmkuperb
No ospreys present

03/05/2014 by jmkuperb
No ospreys present

02/26/2014 by jmkuperb
no ospreys, small nest

02/19/2014 by jmkuperb
no ospreys present

02/12/2014 by jmkuperb
Small nests, no osprey present.

02/04/2014 by jmkuperb
Small nest that is falling apart.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. Incubation began during February 2013. Chicks first seen in nest 3/27/2013. Pair last seen at nest July 2013.