Nest #4554

Nickname: Lake Vista, skate park, south of baseball fields
Nest substrate: Utility pole
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.714201
Longitude: -82.651659
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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 josephkeintz
Adult arrival 02/23/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/07/2014
Incubation initiation 02/26/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/09/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Eli
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
2013 Nest Activity Report by Eli
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
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 JaclynTaylor4294
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/08/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by CosmoK
Adult arrival 02/11/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/04/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/25/2015 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Anna
Adult arrival 02/11/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/04/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/25/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by RachelLEckerd
Adult arrival 04/14/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/14/2016 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 LarkH
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/05/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/20/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/27/2017 by LarkH
Female eating fish on corner of nest, then fed one nestling. Male that was perched on basketball court net flew to perch on nest. Nest in good condition.

04/20/2017 by LarkH
Female? sitting on side of nest, looking into nest. Nest looks good.

04/12/2017 by LarkH
One laying in nest, possibly incubating. Nest looks good

04/06/2017 by LarkH
One sitting in nest, possibly incubating. Nest looks good

03/22/2017 by LarkH
One in nest incubating, nest looks good

03/12/2017 by LarkH
female osprey in nearby tree, but can't see if there's an osprey in the nest. Nest in good condition.

03/05/2017 by LarkH
One osprey sitting inside nest, incubating. Nest is in good condition

03/01/2017 by LarkH
Female in nest, possibly incubating. She left and came back, put hr head in the nest, then sat back down. Nest is good

02/23/2017 by LarkH
Nest is good. Osprey laying in it (can only see tail feathers), incubating most likely.

02/12/2017 by LarkH
Osprey sitting in nest, looks like it's incubating. Can't tell sex because it was grooming its chest. Nest is in good condition.

02/05/2017 by LarkH
Female sitting inside nest and calling a lot, looks like she's incubating. Nest in good condition.

01/24/2017 by CharlotteS
Female osprey seen on pole next to the nest. Nest is in good condition.

01/19/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is still in good condition, and no ospreys were seen near the nest.

01/16/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is in good condition. Female Osprey in area. Crows by nest as well. Looks as though some sticks were added to nest since last report.

01/12/2017 by arswan
Nest is small, a male was seen in the nest

01/10/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is small, but in good condition. Ospreys in area.

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nes is in good condition, and ospreys were seen around nest. Crow was by nest as well.

12/09/2016 by carly
i did not see osprey. nest is present

12/07/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted here. Nest is present, still small.

11/13/2016 by carly
no osprey sighted but nest is small. was originally looking in wrong area.

11/12/2016 by JoC
No Osprey sighted, nest is still present but small.

10/22/2016 by JoC
(I saw a nest here..unless I am getting it confused with another one?).I visited on 10/21...

10/20/2016 by carly
no osprey today, was looking in wrong spot nest is small

09/30/2016 by carly
osprey sited, was looking in wiring spot nest is there

09/29/2016 by JoC
Osprey sighted in nest.

07/08/2016 by KC
Does not appear active. No Ospreys in area.

04/21/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest has remained same in size, pair was again spotted taking care of hatchlings. There appears to be a total of three pairs at the lake Vista location, who have all built multiple nests.

04/14/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest has became active, a pair was seen feeding hatchlings in the nest today. Possible pair that relocated came back? nest is still relatively small.

04/07/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest seems to have shrunk in size, no ospreys seen in the immediate area.

03/31/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Pair of adults spotted at a nearby, newly formed nest. This nest may have been abandoned due due the loud nature of the skate park.

03/24/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Again, no nesting material added. Due to the multiple pairs of ospreys and nests in the immediate areas, it is unclear whether this nest is currently active.

03/17/2016 by RachelLEckerd
No nesting material has been added to the platform, pair may have located to nearby nest at 1st base of the same field.

03/10/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Platform still has small amount of nesting material, yet no ospreys seen visiting the nest.

01/28/2016 by Jeremy Brown
One osprey brought nesting materials to the platform and left. The sex of the osprey could not be determined.

01/21/2016 by Jeremy Brown
The platform had a good amount of nesting materials on it, but there were no osprey in the nest and none showed up.

01/10/2016 by Jeremy Brown
Nest was empty, but the platform had a good amount of nesting materials on it. No osprey came into contact with the nest either.

11/14/2015 by Devin
no osprey, nest in ok condition

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

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

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

10/17/2015 by Devin
1 male, nest in good condition

10/10/2015 by Leah Rose
No osprey present, nest in good condition

10/03/2015 by Devin
Nest seems untouched. No osprey present.

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

09/19/2015 by Devin
Nesting material.

06/28/2015 by Dane
Nest present, no osprey

06/09/2015 by Anna
Nest present. No osprey

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
Male and female osprey feeding in nest. Possibly feeding chicks?

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
Osprey fanning chicks

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
Osprey in nest, shading chicks

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
Female osprey possibly fanning chicks. Sitting in nest with feathers puffed out

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
female laying low possible chicks

03/11/2015 by CosmoK
Male and female osprey in nest, possibility of incubation or even chicks

03/04/2015 by CosmoK
Male osprey brought fish to female osprey, male incubated nest while female ate fish

02/18/2015 by Amy D.
Female sitting in nest

02/12/2015 by Amy D.
No ospreys present in the nest but a lot of ospreys present in the area

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
Female standing in the nest

01/20/2015 by JaclynTaylor4294
Male osprey perching in nest, female not seen

01/16/2015 by JaclynTaylor4294
Osprey both on nest, nest well developed

01/09/2015 by JaclynTaylor4294
Osprey (undetermined sex) is incubating on nest

12/08/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100m away on another light pole

12/05/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched beside nest

12/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100m away on another light pole

11/29/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100m away on another light pole

11/26/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100m away on another light pole

11/23/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100m away on another light pole

11/19/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched beside nest

11/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100m away on another light pole

11/08/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100m away on another light pole

11/05/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100m away on another light pole

10/31/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100m away on another light pole

10/29/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100m away on another light pole

10/24/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched beside nest

10/22/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100 m away on another light pole

10/19/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched 100m away on another light pole

10/15/2014 by Michelle
There are many nests and all the spotted ospreys appear to be female including the nest I was accounting for. This adult female is consistently perched 100m away from the nest- if it is her nest. I assume it is since this is the closest osprey to the nest

10/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult perched 100 m away

10/10/2014 by Michelle
1 adult perched beside nest

10/06/2014 by Michelle
1 adult perched 100 m away

10/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult perched 100 m away

09/25/2014 by Michelle
1 adult perched 100 m away

09/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult perched 100 m away

07/14/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

06/22/2014 by Eli
We spotted an adult female watching over a fledgling

05/07/2014 by LC
Today I spotted (2) juvenile ospreys sitting in the nest. One sitting up more towards the edge of the nest, one sitting low in the center. Male osprey was spotted perched on (usu) tree branch across skate park.

04/25/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male osprey perched on a light pole across skate park. Female was sitting in nest stretching wings. Juvenile spotted in nest with female.

04/16/2014 by LC
Today I observed a female osprey sitting up in the nest. Some juvenile were sitting in the nest with her. Male was spotted soaring overhead.

04/09/2014 by LC
Today I observed what looked like a juvenile osprey sitting in the nest. A few minutes later Female osprey flew in to the nest.

03/24/2014 by LC
Today observed a female osprey perched in a tree across from skate park. No sign of other osprey

03/12/2014 by LC
Today I observed a female osprey perched high in tree opposite the skate park. Female flew to light pole (closer to nest) carrying a fish in her claw.

03/06/2014 by LC
Today I observed a female osprey perched 50 yrds away on light pole. Osprey circles skate park twice and lands in tree.

03/06/2014 by josephkeintz
no sign of osprey in nest. female osprey perched on light structure 50m away. female flew over nest and landed in tree 50m in opposite direction.

02/26/2014 by josephkeintz
female osprey perched in nest. male osprey perched on light structure nearby.

02/23/2014 by josephkeintz
female osprey sitting in nest. another osprey flying in the distance. osprey then flew out of nest onto tree nearby.

02/23/2014 by LC
Today I observed an osprey flying in circles very high above nest. Female osprey flew out and away from nest. Two osprey total. Park was very busy with people.

02/12/2014 by LC
Today I saw a male osprey sitting in this nest. No sign on other birds. Few skateboarders down below.

02/11/2014 by josephkeintz
male sitting low in nest. no sign of female. many skateboarders

02/08/2014 by LC
First time visiting this nest. Saw a male perched up in nest. Male flew to a nearby tree where we continued to perch for several minutes. There was a group of skateboarders making a decent amount of noise (just below nest)

02/08/2014 by josephkeintz
Today was the first time that I found the nest. There were about a dozen skateboarders around the nest. The nest is quite low to the ground. There was a male osprey occupying the nest. The osprey made eye contact with us and flew away into a nearby tree.

01/09/2014 by mikewright
one osprey was observer to be building a nest

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived February 2013. Incubation began during March 2013. Chicks first seen in nest 4/22/2013.