Nest #4555

Nickname: Frank H Pierce Recreation Center
Nest substrate: Light post
Nest Location Description: The nest is on the light post of the Frank Pierce Bartlett Recreation Center.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.749737
Longitude: -82.640684
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 Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Katherine
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
2014 Nest Activity Report by AKP
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/06/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Avery
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Erin
Adult arrival Nestlings
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by arielschindler
Adult arrival 01/13/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/20/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by KelieReimer
Adult arrival 03/16/2016 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 RachelLEckerd
Adult arrival 09/25/2016 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 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 arswan
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by MaryK
Adult arrival 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, 2 fledglings in nest with male and female adults, looks like they are feeding

04/13/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 visible fledglings with female in nest

04/06/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, male and female at nest, female sitting low possibly incubating

12/08/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, female in nest, 1 male flying near adjacent nest

12/01/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, female in nest, 2 males flying within 200 feet

11/24/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying within 200 feet of nest

11/17/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male in nest, 1 male flying within 200 feet

11/10/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched next to nest

11/03/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 3 males flying within 400 feet of nest

10/27/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~250 feet away

10/20/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 male perched in nest but flew away within 30 seconds of arriving at nest and did not return

10/13/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 1 male and 1 adult flying within 200 feet

10/06/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~100 feet away

09/29/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, adult flying ~20 feet away but never landed on nest

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

08/01/2017 by FaythB
No ospreys in the area.

07/26/2017 by FaythB
No ospreys present in the area.

07/21/2017 by FaythB
Adult male seen on nearby light pole.

07/10/2017 by FaythB
Adult male present inside the nest.

05/07/2017 by MaryK
One female was incubating in the nest. No sign of mate, not much activity.

04/26/2017 by MaryK
One is incubating, no sign of mate.

04/19/2017 by MaryK
There was a female outside the nest, but no activity throughout the watch.

04/13/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was incubating. Mate was not seen and there was no activity.

04/06/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was incubating in the nest. Mate didn't appear and osprey never left.

03/22/2017 by MaryK
Both ospreys were in nest when I arrived. Partway through the watch one flew off and the other went back to incubating.

03/15/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was lying low, no sign of mate. No activity.

03/09/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was in the nest, mate eventually showed up but soon flew off again.

03/02/2017 by MaryK
At the start there was only a female in the nest, looking alert. Towards the end her mate came back and joined her.

02/20/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was originally in the nest, but took off after a few minutes. Green parrots formerly at nest #1185 migrated to this one.

02/15/2017 by MaryK
Nest occupied by both male and female osprey, remained in nest for duration of watch.

02/08/2017 by MaryK
Female seen in nest, nest appears in good condition.

01/25/2017 by arswan
Pair in the area, but not in nest

01/23/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is still in okay condition. Male and female seen around the nest, but not in it.

01/20/2017 by arswan
Pair seen in the area. However, they were not seen in the nest during the visit

01/19/2017 by arswan
There was a male by the nest but it flew away after a short time. The female was eating a fish on a nearby pole

01/11/2017 by arswan
Nest is likely inactive- it is not in very good condition and there was an absence of Ospreys in the nest. There were very small birds on the pole next to the one with the nest but it is unknown what kind they were.

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest in good condition. Osprey in area, but nest was inhabited by many Monk Parakeets

12/13/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest remains inactive, but is still in decent shape. While still small, it has not lost much visible padding.

12/06/2016 by RachelLEckerd
No activity from pair in 1185, however nest continues on, still same in size.

11/29/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest has yet again been rejected for adjoining nest 1185, as pair was not spotted interacting with this nest at all during observation time.

11/15/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Male from nest 1185 was seen perched in the nest cleaning himself, possibly considering relocation? Female was not seen.

11/01/2016 by RachelLEckerd
While nest is not being occupied, it appears to be in good shape. No visible shrinkage to be seen, and the only pair of ospreys sighted in the area appear to have chosen another nest nearby.

10/18/2016 by RachelLEckerd
Nest has not dissipated in size, however no additions have been made, Pair seen in the area thought to take up residence in nearby nest 1185.

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.

06/28/2016 by KC
Nest is in good condition. Does not appear to be active. No adults in area.

05/05/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present. Nest is large and actively maintained. No ospreys present in or around nest.

04/20/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is large and actively maintained. Adult female Osprey was spotted in nest.

04/06/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is present. Nest is large and actively maintained. 1 adult osprey was present in nest. Unable to determine sex of osprey. No signs of incubation.

03/16/2016 by KelieReimer
Nest is large and actively maintained. Both male and female osprey are present in the nest at same time. No signs of incubation.

02/25/2016 by KelieReimer
Large nest, actively maintained. No ospreys present or nearby.

02/10/2016 by KelieReimer
Adult osprey present in nest. Another male osprey circling near by.

01/27/2016 by arielschindler
Pair seen in nest

01/20/2016 by arielschindler
Observed pair incubating. Both were present in nest.

01/13/2016 by arielschindler
Nesting osprey. Observed both male and female in nest.

12/02/2015 by Colleen
Well-maintained, small birds in nest

11/27/2015 by Colleen
Well-maintained, no osprey

11/17/2015 by Sarah B.
Well-maintained, full nest and male osprey nearby.

11/10/2015 by Colleen
well constructed nest, male osprey present

11/03/2015 by Sarah B.
Well-maintained, full nest and osprey nearby.

11/01/2015 by Colleen
Big well constructed nest, no osprey present

10/20/2015 by Sarah B.
Well-maintained, full nest and no osprey present.

10/06/2015 by Colleen
No osprey, well-maintained nest

09/30/2015 by Sarah B.
Well-maintained nest with one male osprey present.

09/22/2015 by Colleen
Well constructed nest. One osprey present near by. Did not go to nest while we were there

09/09/2015 by Sarah B.
Nest present, osprey near nest

06/30/2015 by HVAC
1 male

06/17/2015 by Erin
one fledge. one female adult

05/06/2015 by Avery
An osprey was seen present in the nest

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

04/24/2015 by Avery
No osprey present

04/23/2015 by SalFlo
No osprey present.

04/15/2015 by Avery
A female osprey was seen present in the nest and another osprey was seen present on a near by pole.

04/08/2015 by Avery
The female was present in the nest, and later flies away. The male was on a near by pole.

04/01/2015 by SalFlo
No osprey present.

03/25/2015 by Avery
No osprey present

03/10/2015 by SalFlo
No osprey present.

03/01/2015 by Avery
No osprey present

02/23/2015 by SalFlo
No osprey present.

02/15/2015 by Avery
No osprey present.

01/22/2015 by Amanda Chick
2 unidentified gender ospreys flying in area

01/16/2015 by Amanda Chick
No one in nest

01/09/2015 by JHooten
Nest built. Adult flew away. Gender unknown.

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

12/05/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female inside nest

12/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female on another pole shared with another osprey

11/29/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female on another pole shared with another osprey

11/26/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched beside nest

11/23/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female on another pole shared with another osprey

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

11/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched beside nest

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

11/05/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched beside nest

10/31/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched beside nest

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

10/24/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female on another pole 100m away

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

10/19/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female in nest

10/15/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched beside nest

10/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female arriving and perching beside nest

10/10/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female on another pole shared with another osprey

10/06/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched beside the nest

10/03/2014 by Michelle
1 adult perched on another pole 100m away from nest

09/25/2014 by Michelle
1 adult female perched beside nest

09/12/2014 by Michelle
1 adult in nest

06/28/2014 by laacuna
There was one nestling and an adult female on the nest

06/22/2014 by Eli
The nest was destroyed but a whole family was present. Two adults and a fledgling flying around the area.

05/06/2014 by AKP
No osprey present during observation period.

04/29/2014 by AKP
There is one adult male present in the nest. Again, no visible movement within the nest.

04/24/2014 by AKP
There is one adult present in the nest, sitting still. No apparent movement within the nest.

04/17/2014 by AKP
Both adults are present in the nest. One is perched on the edge and the other other is nested in the center.

04/10/2014 by AKP
Both adults present in the nest. Female still appears to be incubating with flat-back activity.

04/04/2014 by AKP
One osprey present on the edge of the nest. After about 13 minutes the osprey took flight and perched right next to another osprey on the opposite light pole.

03/18/2014 by AKP
Both male and female osprey were present during the observation. They shuffled about the nest a bit, appearing to be rearranging nesting materials.

03/13/2014 by AKP
An adult osprey was observed perched on the edge of the nest.

03/06/2014 by AKP
Male or female present, appears to be a female because of its flat-back behavior. It appears to be incubating, and it is preening its back. A male osprey was seen landing, dropping off some fish, and flying away.

02/28/2014 by AKP
Male osprey sitting atop the nest. Female osprey seen landing opposite the male and flying away after ten minutes.

02/20/2014 by AKP
Adult female and male seen sitting on the edge of the nest, ruffling their feathers and adjusting the nest. One of the ospreys flew away. The osprey that stayed circled the nest but did not land on the nest again.

02/15/2014 by AKP
A female osprey was occupying the nest. She was laying low in the center of the nest with a flat back, possibly incubating. On the adjacent light pole a male osprey sat, appearing to keep guard over the premises.

02/07/2014 by AKP
Nest present but no occupants visible or nearby.

01/21/2014 by Katherine
I saw two birds in the nest today as well! I am glad to see that both residents still appear to be happy and healthy and right at home! Maybe it is safe to assume that they are incubating because they were both sitting today as well. However, I did read that the parents rotate who sits on the nest during the incubation period so I am not confident that I can make that call. Either way, both clearly visible birds are still doing well!

01/14/2014 by Katherine
Today I was excited to see two Ospreys in my nest! They were just sitting there, I did not assume that there was any incubation going on.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived February 2013. Incubation began during March 2013.