Nest #4564

Nickname: On top of light on soccer field
Nest substrate: Light pole
Nest Location Description: On square platform at the top of one of the soccer field lights across the field from the parking lot, near playground
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.7337578934769
Longitude: -82.65990797686
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 1
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Amy D.
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 02/18/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by CosmoK
Adult arrival 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 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by KC
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 07/06/2016 Chicks last observed 07/06/2016
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by JoC
Adult arrival 12/07/2016 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 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/01/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/20/2018 by Eileen
Small parts of nest present but no osprey nearby

04/13/2018 by Eileen
Small parts of nest present but no osprey nearby

04/06/2018 by Eileen
Small parts of nest present but no osprey nearby

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 still small, no osprey nearby

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

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

11/03/2017 by Eileen
Nest present still small, no osprey nearby

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

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

10/13/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but still very small, no new significant new building since last visit, no osprey nearby

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

09/29/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but small. no osprey nearby

09/21/2017 by Eileen
Nest present but very small, unsure if active. No osprey nearby

07/19/2017 by Eileen
No nest present. One male sitting on platform ~300 feet away.

05/04/2017 by MaryK
Nest is very messy. At least one osprey is inside of it, but was lying low and working on something inside of it.

04/26/2017 by MaryK
Nest looks in disarray. One was incubating in the nest. Others were seen in heard but couldn't determine if one was the mate.

04/19/2017 by MaryK
One was incubating and the other flew off when I arrived. The same one may have landed on the other platform, where there was already an adult osprey. Hard to tell if the other platform is a nest or not.

04/12/2017 by MaryK
One was in the nest, couldn't determine gender. 2 adults were in the platform adjacent to this one, still can't tell if it's a proper nest.

04/05/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was lying low in the nest. The mate never appeared.

03/23/2017 by MaryK
One was lying low in nest. A few other ospreys were circling in area, one of them may have been mate. Soccer game was happening at the time, may have been disturbing to them.

03/16/2017 by MaryK
One female was lying low, no sign of mate.

03/08/2017 by MaryK
Both ospreys were in the nest, looking alert and preening. The male flew off a couple times before flying away for good towards the end of my watch.

03/01/2017 by MaryK
Female was perched in nest with mate eating on nearby light post. 6 other osprey were circling in the area, could belong to other nests.

02/23/2017 by MaryK
Female osprey was in the nest, stayed in nest for duration of watch. Never heard or saw male.

02/15/2017 by MaryK
Female was in nest, male flying in the area. Nest is small and fairly messy.

02/08/2017 by MaryK
Only one osprey in nest, couldn't tell if it was male or female. Others were seen in area, but could have belonged to one of the two other nests.

02/08/2017 by MaryK
Only one osprey in nest, couldn't tell if it was male or female. Others were seen in area, but could have belonged to one of the two other nests. Nest was small but seemed to be in good condition.

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

01/21/2017 by arswan
Pair seen in nest

01/18/2017 by arswan
Pair in nest

01/14/2017 by arswan
Female in nest, male in the area flying

01/12/2017 by arswan
Nest in good condition still, Pair seen in area but not in the nest

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Female was in nest. Male was close by. The nest was in good condition.

12/07/2016 by JoC
Female sighted in nest. Nest well maintained-no male sighted in area at the time.

11/12/2016 by JoC
No ospreys, nest appears well maintained.

10/22/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted, nest appears well maintained.

09/30/2016 by JoC
No ospreys sighted, however, nest appears well maintained.

07/06/2016 by KC
Male and female perching on light post next to nest. Two fletchlings in nest.

05/10/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female seen feeding chicks. One confirmed but possible one or two others. Male sitting at edge of platform

05/03/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting up in nest, shading possible chicks. Male seen perched at edge of platform

04/19/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest. Male seen on adjacent pole.

04/05/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest, male not present but possibly flying in area.

03/15/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest. Male seen flying up to nest and then back to another nearby post.

03/02/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in nest. Male seen on adjacent post.

02/17/2016 by Albatross Alison
Female sitting low in the nest (probable incubation activity), male not present.

01/15/2016 by Albatross Alison
Well established nest with pair of osprey present in and next to the nest.

12/04/2015 by Catie T
good nest condition, male and female pair sitting on the nest, chased off other male when he was present

11/15/2015 by Devon
some sticks present, osprey seen but couldn't sex

11/02/2015 by Catie T
No nest, did not see ospreys in the area

10/18/2015 by Devon
little to no nest present, no ospreys in area

10/04/2015 by Catie T
Little no nest remnants present. No ospreys or bald eagles present in the area.

09/20/2015 by Devon
bald eagle sitting on platform, little to no nest remnants

06/28/2015 by Dane
Empty nest

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
Female perched in nest, feeding chick(s)?

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
Female in nest with her back to the sun shading chicks

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

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
Female perched in nest and seems to be shading chicks. Her feathers were all puffed out

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
male flew from nest and female sitting low in nest possible chicks in the nest.

03/25/2015 by Amy D.
female osprey sitting low in nest possible chicks

03/11/2015 by Amy D.
female osprey sitting low in nest

03/04/2015 by CosmoK
Female osprey in nest, possibly incubating, male osprey flying over head kicking out other female ospreys from the area

02/18/2015 by Amy D.
Female sitting low in nest incubating and male perched 50 ft away from nest

02/12/2015 by Amy D.
Female perched in nest

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
Possible female sitting low in the nest, male perched on the next pole

01/20/2015 by JaclynTaylor4294
1 Osprey perching on dead tree near to nest

01/14/2015 by JaclynTaylor4294
No Osprey seen, no activity

01/09/2015 by JaclynTaylor4294
Female Perching, not incubating, male nearby

09/15/2014 by Amy D.
Cannot find nest

07/06/2014 by Eli
One male nesting.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. Incubation began during February 2013. Pair last seen at nest June 2013.