Nest #4552

Nickname: Football Field
Nest substrate: light pole
Nest Location Description: When parked in the side parking lot, it is the first light pole on your right. It is located on the light on the football field. The recreation center is located on 22nd Ave S and 7th St S.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.749053747485
Longitude: -82.6406218968201
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 unknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by Meg219
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/11/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by AKP
Adult arrival 02/15/2014 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/17/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
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 nest destroyed by human
2015 Nest Activity Report by Avery
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/01/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Erin
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by KelieReimer
Adult arrival 02/10/2016 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by arswan
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by MaryK
Adult arrival 02/15/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/15/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/20/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, male and female in nest, no fledgling visible

04/13/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 fledgling feeding with adult female

04/06/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 visible fledgling with male in nest

12/08/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, female in nest, male flying within 300 feet

12/01/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, adult perched next to nest, 2 males flying within 300 feet

11/24/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying within 300 feet

11/17/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying within ~300 feet

11/10/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 adults initially in nest but one flew away - could not identify gender

11/03/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched on light post near nest, 2 other males flying within 200 feet

10/27/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~100 feet away

10/20/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 adult flying within 50 feet

10/13/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 male and 1 adult flying within 100 feet

10/06/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~200 feet away

09/29/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, adult flying ~70 feet away but never landed

09/21/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

05/07/2017 by MaryK
Both the female and male were in the nest, preoccupied with something inside. Could be new chicks in the nest.

04/26/2017 by MaryK
One female was standing by the nest, and I think the male was incubating.

04/19/2017 by MaryK
Some green parrots were building the underside of the nest, and one osprey was incubating. One male osprey flew over each of the three nests but did not appear to belong to any of them.

04/13/2017 by MaryK
The nest was unoccupied for several minutes until a nearby male flew back to it and began working on something inside. No sighting of female.

04/06/2017 by MaryK
One was standing on the edge of nest. Mate never appeared and osprey never left nest.

03/22/2017 by MaryK
The male was in the nest incubating and there were two green parrots building the nest from underneath.

03/15/2017 by MaryK
Two ospreys were lying low, no activity from either of them.

03/09/2017 by MaryK
Two ospreys were sitting in the nest, no activity from them for the entire watch. There was a green parrot under the nest and sometimes went inside of it.

03/02/2017 by MaryK
Both male and female osprey were present at the start, looking alert. About halfway through my watch the female flew off and didn't return.

02/20/2017 by MaryK
One was in nest, frequently working on something inside the nest. Mate never appeared and never heard.

02/19/2017 by MaryK
Two ospreys were in nest, no parakeets this time. Male from #1185 flew too close and was chased off.

02/08/2017 by MaryK
No ospreys seen in nest, but there were two green parakeets perched in and on top of the nest. Nest was in good condition.

01/25/2017 by arswan
Pair seen in the nest together

01/20/2017 by arswan
Female in nest, male seen in the area

01/18/2017 by arswan
Nest continues to grow into a well developed nest

01/14/2017 by arswan
Pair was seen in the area but not in the nest

01/12/2017 by arswan
Male was seen carrying materials to nest, building it up

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest was small, but could be being built? Osprey in nest. Osprey was identified as male.

12/13/2016 by RachelLEckerd
No change in nest size or activity

12/06/2016 by RachelLEckerd
No change in nest size or activity, may in future serve as a backup to 1825 in case of some event.

11/29/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest has been rejected along with nest #4555 but singular osprey pair present in area, who seem to have settled on nest 1825. Nest remains at medium size.

11/15/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nearby pair of osprey have settled into another nest in the immediate area, it appears as if this nest has been abandoned by the pair.

11/01/2016 by RachelLEckerd
While one pair remains active in the immediate area, it does not seem like they have chosen this nest. During observation, neither of the pair went near the nest.

10/18/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest has not been added to since last observation. Again one pair of ospreys were sighted in the immediate area despite the presence of three closeby nests. It appears the pair has chosen another nest.

09/25/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Pair of ospreys sighted perched on nearby light posts, both of which were observed screeching to each other before flying off. Unclear as to whether pair is inhabiting 4555, 4552, or 1185. Nest is very small and not well developed. No other ospreys observed in area.

06/28/2016 by KC
Nest is medium sized. Doesn't appear to be active. no osprey in area.

05/05/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is large and actively maintained. 1 adult male osprey is present in nest.

04/20/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is large and actively maintained. 1 adult Osprey present in nest. Unable to determine sex of Osprey.

04/06/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present. Nest is large and actively maintained. Female osprey was present on the light pole next to the nest.

03/16/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is large and actively maintained. 1 adult male osprey is present. No signs of incubation.

02/25/2016 by KelieReimer
New nest built, medium size, actively maintained. No ospreys present or nearby.

02/10/2016 by KelieReimer
Adult male osprey present on light pole, eating fish and making vocals. No sign of nest, nest must have fallen.

01/27/2016 by arielschindler
Pair in nest

01/20/2016 by arielschindler
Observed male perched in nest. Female was not seen.

01/13/2016 by arielschindler
Well maintained nest. Observed both male and female

10/14/2015 by CJGraham

10/06/2015 by Colleen
well maintained nest, no osprey

09/29/2015 by CJGraham

09/10/2015 by CJGraham

09/09/2015 by Sarah B.
Nest present, no osprey near

06/30/2015 by HVAC
1 male 1 female in nest

06/17/2015 by Erin
1 fledge, 1 male on nearby light

05/06/2015 by Avery
Two osprey were seen in the nest. One osprey has its head down in the nest

05/03/2015 by SalFlo
Male and female both present in nest.

04/24/2015 by Avery
Female seen in nest. Another osprey seen on near by pole.

04/23/2015 by SalFlo
Male observed on light pole near the nest.

04/15/2015 by Avery
No osprey were present.

04/08/2015 by Avery
No osprey present.

04/01/2015 by SalFlo
Female incubating and male present on light pole near nest.

03/30/2015 by Avery
No osprey present.

03/10/2015 by SalFlo
Male by light post but not located in nest.

03/01/2015 by Avery
Both male and female were observed standing in the nest. A few minutes late, the male flies away.

02/23/2015 by SalFlo
No osprey present at the nest

02/15/2015 by Avery
No osprey observed present in the nest.

01/18/2015 by elaw
Osprey near nest, none seen in nest

12/08/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched beside the nest

12/05/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male returning to nest

12/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside the nest

11/29/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside the nest

11/26/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male perched beside the nest

11/23/2014 by Michelle
This time only the female was at the nest beside her chicks and there was no male spotted

11/19/2014 by Michelle
Waited a bit for the male to return with something for the chicks

11/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male was beside the nest again but perched along the side

11/08/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male was beside the nest again but perched along the side

11/05/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male was beside the nest again but perched along the side

10/31/2014 by Michelle
1 adult male was beside the nest again but just perched along the side

10/29/2014 by Michelle
The female was absent but the male returned to the nest and I assume he was providing for the hatchlings some type of food

10/24/2014 by Michelle
This time the female seemed to be perched above the nest. However I could not spot any hatchlings in the nest

10/22/2014 by Michelle
At first it was very hard to observe the female in the nest that is normally seen incubating but after waiting I spotted her. I found it very strange as if she may have added to the nest or moved around material that made her harder to spot by even just the head

10/19/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female appears to be incubating

10/15/2014 by Michelle
adult female appears to be incubating

10/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female appears to be incubating

10/10/2014 by Michelle
1 female adult appears to be incubating

10/06/2014 by Michelle
1 adult appears to be incubating

10/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult appears to be incubating

09/25/2014 by Michelle
1 adult appears to be incubating

09/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult appears to be incubating

06/28/2014 by laacuna
The nest was destroyed

05/06/2014 by AKP
The chick and one adult osprey are present in the nest during observation. The nest is very calm and there is not much movement within.

04/29/2014 by AKP
There is a chick and an adult male present. They are low in the center of the nest and only half of their bodies are visible. The chick is small, brown, and downy. It is hard to tell whether there is a second chick or whether it is just nesting material moving in the wind.

04/24/2014 by AKP
There was an adult male osprey present. There was no apparent movement within the nest.

04/17/2014 by AKP
One adult osprey is sitting on the edge of the nest. This nest is particularly deep, and it is hard to discern whether the movement in the nest is an adult or a possible chick.

04/10/2014 by AKP
Both adults were present at the nest. The male took flight immediately, circled, and flew away.

04/04/2014 by AKP
At the beginning of the observation period an osprey was perched on the edge of the nest preening itself. After seven minutes the osprey moved to the center of the nest and only its head was visible.

03/18/2014 by AKP
A female osprey was present. She was sitting in the center of the nest, possibly incubating. On an adjacent light pole sat what appeared to be a male osprey. It was watching its surroundings, flexing its wings here and there.

03/13/2014 by AKP
A white head was visible in the center of the nest laying very low. Perhaps she is incubating. After fifteen minutes a male osprey landed on the edge of the nest and flew away after thirty seconds.

03/06/2014 by AKP
Nest unoccupied. Today there was a tornado watch and many nests were unoccupied during observation period. There was an adolescent osprey (guessing it was young due to size) sitting on a nearby light pole with ruffled feathers.

02/28/2014 by AKP
No ospreys present in the nest during observation period.

02/20/2014 by AKP
There was a female sitting in the nest. She was observed to sit up readjust herself and sit back down.

02/15/2014 by AKP
I think this nest be the same nest that is currently being reported as #1185. The database says there are three nests at Bartlett Park but there are currently only two occupied. This nest was occupied by a female, laying low and flat backed. A male osprey was seen flying by, dropping something off as he briefly perched only to fly away in seconds. It looked like he was dropping by materials to build up the nest but it could have possibly been food.

02/07/2014 by AKP
Currently the pin is dropped to the right of the recreation house. When I arrived there was no nest on the platform of the right light pole. An osprey was present on the right light pole though. However, on the left light pole platform there was a nest. No birds were visible within the nest.

01/21/2014 by Meg219
When I went to observe this nest today it appeared that there were still two ospreys around the area. A female Osprey was perched on the nest and the male Osprey was close by on another light post on the football field. The Ospreys that I saw today were not in the original nest that I believed to be incubating.

01/16/2014 by Meg219
I do not believe that the nest is incubating. While I saw a female osprey in the nest the last time that I checked on the nest it appears the nest was empty this time. This being said it looks like a new nest might be being built on the opposite side of the football field on another light. I am curious as to whether this is a new pair of ospreys or if they have abandoned their old nest.

01/11/2014 by Meg219
I observed this nest for quite a while and I saw that there appeared to be an osprey in the nest. The bird stayed low in the nest which led me to think the osprey might be incubating eggs. I also saw that there was a male osprey not far from the nest. He had a fish that he was eating.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived March 2013. Incubation began during March 2013. Pair last seen at nest July 2013.