Nest #4553

Nickname: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve: near fence boundary, nest to orange-roof shack. Visible from Country Club Way S
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Nest can be found on top of a dead tree across the street from the golf course to the right of a small shack/house with an orange roof.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.7287
Longitude: -82.65746
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
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 jenniferlincoln
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
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Amy D.
Adult arrival 02/04/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/18/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/01/2015 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Amanda H
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by CharlotteS
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 02/08/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/23/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/20/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, possible fledglings but could not see, both adults at nest

04/13/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, female likely incubating, male sitting next to nest

04/06/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, female sitting in nest

12/08/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but likely inactive, no osprey nearby

12/01/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but likely inactive, no osprey nearby

11/24/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but small, no osprey nearby

11/17/2017 by Eileen
Nest present and small, no osprey nearby

11/10/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but small, no osprey nearby.

11/03/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but no new building since last visit. No osprey nearby

10/27/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but sill small, no osprey nearby

10/20/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but very very small; no new significant nest building since last visit - likely inactive, no osprey nearby

10/13/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but rundown. No new significant nest building since last visit - possibly inactive, no osprey nearby

10/06/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but small, no osprey nearby

09/29/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but very rundown, no osprey nearby

09/21/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but very rundown, possibly most of nest blown away in Hurricane Irma. No osprey nearby

05/04/2017 by MaryK
The female was sitting in the nest. She wasn't incubating but I couldn't see if any chicks were present in the nest. No sign of mate.

04/27/2017 by MaryK
One was incubating in the nest, no sign of mate during watch.

04/20/2017 by MaryK
The female was perched in the next. She was very vocal and threatened by me. The male was perched on s nearby tree eating a fish. A blackbird and two other birds were very aggressive to him, but he didn't seem to be bothered. Eventually he flew off with the fish.

04/12/2017 by MaryK
Male is on branch on tree, female left the nest before returning to incubate. Much more peaceful than last week.

04/05/2017 by MaryK
Male and female were both in the nest and acted aggressively with some neighboring ospreys. There were a lot of birds from other species also fighting with each other. The two ospreys stayed in their nest for the whole watch, acting alert.

03/23/2017 by MaryK
Female and male were both in nest. After a while the male flew off and the female went back to incubating. The woodpecker that lives below them was on the tree as well.

03/16/2017 by MaryK
The female was lying low in the nest and her mate was on a nearby tree. Little activity from either.

03/08/2017 by MaryK
One green parrot was on the tree. The female was outside the tree and very vocal while the male was working on something within the nest. The female joined and lay low and the male flew off.

03/01/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was in the nest, but sitting so low only wingtips were visible. A second osprey was across the street on a tree, potentially its mate. Neither moved while I was there.

02/23/2017 by MaryK
2 ospreys in nest, 2-3 more flying in area. The two in the nest were very vocal and didn't leave the nest during my watch.

02/15/2017 by MaryK
2 ospreys were lying low in nest, though after a while one of them flew off to a neighboring tree. There was a 3rd osprey circling overhead, potential neighbor from another nest.

02/08/2017 by MaryK
Male and female osprey were in nest. There's a potential woodpecker nest below them in the tree. A lot of turkey vultures were in the area and were harassing the ospreys for about 20 minutes until the ospreys chased them off. I'll be watching for repeated actions in the future.

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

01/23/2017 by CharlotteS
Finally saw a pair in nest. There are two nests on the tree. One is in middle of tree other at top of tree. Nest located at top of tree is active. Nest is in good condition. Female osprey was laying in nest.

01/20/2017 by CharlotteS
No osprey in nest or area. Nest is in good condition.

01/17/2017 by CharlotteS
Male osprey was seen perched on a tree next to nest.

01/13/2017 by CharlotteS
No osprey in the nest, but male osprey seen flying in the area.

01/10/2017 by CharlotteS
No osprey in nest or in the area. Maybe nest is dead?

01/05/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest in middle of dead tree. Nest in moderate condition. However, it is not as developed as other ones in this area. Male Osprey was in area.

12/07/2016 by JoC
Could not locate nest, unsure if it still exists. May have been damaged during past hurricane hermine. No ospreys were sighted.

11/12/2016 by JoC
Could not locate nest once again.

10/22/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted in area. Was unable to locate nest this time.

09/30/2016 by JoC
No ospreys were sighted in area.

07/06/2016 by KC
Female sitting in mossy nest. No sign of male.

05/10/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting up in nest, not displaying chick behavior. Possible chick sighting (unsure if it was actually a chick or not). Male not present.

05/03/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting up in nest, with wings spread out to shade possible chicks. Male seen flying in area.

04/19/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting higher up in nest, but not displaying activities associated with chicks. Male not present.

04/05/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female still sitting low in nest. Male sitting in adjacent tree.

03/16/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest, still incubating. Male not present.

03/02/2016 by Albatross Alison
Osprey have returned to the nest. Female sitting low in nest, seemingly incubating. Male seen flying in area.

02/23/2016 by Albatross Alison
Controlled burn in area on 2/22/2016. No osprey in the nest, but mating pair seen perched in an adjacent tree (possibly due to the burn?)

01/22/2016 by Albatross Alison
Nest occupied by female osprey, sitting upright in nest. Partner spotted in nearby tree before flying off towards the golf course.

01/15/2016 by Albatross Alison
Well established nest, but no osprey near the nest (One adult spotted flying nearby on the golf course opposite to the nest)

11/07/2015 by Leah Rose
No osprey, good condition

10/31/2015 by Devin
No osprey, good condition

10/24/2015 by Leah Rose
No osprey, good condition

10/17/2015 by Devin
No osprey, good condition

10/10/2015 by Leah Rose
No osprey, good condition

10/03/2015 by Devin
Nest but no osprey

09/26/2015 by Leah Rose
Nesting material present, no osprey

09/19/2015 by Devin
Nest still there. No osprey.

06/28/2015 by Dane
One juvenile near nest

06/20/2015 by Amanda H
1 Fledge

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
Female sitting low in nest

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
Female feeing chicks, I saw the little chick head. Had to leave because the female was getting mad that I was there watching

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
Female perched in nest, shading chicks

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
Female in nest and seems to be fanning chicks

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
female sitting low in nest possible chicks

03/04/2015 by CosmoK
Female osprey in nest, sitting low, possibly incubating

02/18/2015 by Amy D.
Possible female sitting low in the nest could be incubating

02/12/2015 by Amy D.
No ospreys in the nest but female osprey perched about 100 ft from the nest

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
A female was perched in the nest, seems to be a small improvement on the quality of the nest.

12/06/2014 by Amy D.
No osprey present in nest but male osprey perched to the left of the nest, hopefully he makes this nest his because if not the nest does not look like it is going to last much longer. Also the tree that it is on looks very unstable.

11/24/2014 by Amy D.
Still no ospreys present and nest still looks like no one is attending to it.

11/20/2014 by Amy D.
Still no ospreys present at nest but some flying around the golf course ponds located close by

11/12/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present

11/03/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present

10/29/2014 by Amy D.
Still no ospreys present and the look of the nest has not improved

10/23/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys are present

10/13/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys at or around the nest

10/03/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys were located at or around nest.

09/27/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present and still looks abandon

09/23/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present and nest still looks abandon.

09/15/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys present in or round nest. The nest is very sloppy and looks to be falling apart.

06/30/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

04/24/2014 by Bre
There was one osprey in the nest switching between perching and laying down. There was also a very large osprey in a tree nearby, but it was hard to tell if it was the other osprey's partner because they did not interact when we were there.

03/12/2014 by Bre
Today, a little after 1:45pm, there were no ospreys seen around or present at the nest.

02/21/2014 by Amy D.
No ospreys were at the nest. The nest does not seem to look like they are taken care of it at all. But there was an osprey of an unknown sex that was about 60 feet in another tree

02/10/2014 by Bre
When this nest was monitored around 1:30-1:45 today, there were no ospreys present.

01/19/2014 by jenniferlincoln
Today around 12:30 I noticed one female Osprey perched directly next to the nest on a different branch, observing the area around her. A male Osprey was sitting in a tree about 100 yards away from her. She called out in his general direction, but we saw no further actions following.

01/15/2014 by jenniferlincoln
Today we saw one female Osprey perched on the nest and then we had the opportunity to watch her chase off other birds away from the nest (possibly crows) before returning to the nest. A male Osprey perched in a tree to the immediate right of the nest.

01/09/2014 by jenniferlincoln
A male and female Osprey were seen within 50-100 feet of this nest but did not seem to have chosen to live in it yet.

08/01/2013 by Beth
No nesting during 2013 season