Nest #4654

Nickname: Bluff Park Nest 2
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: there are two nests in this park, one closer to 4th street and one more in the middle of the park. This is the one farther into the park (about 75m from 4th street)
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.7096553917403
Longitude: -82.64
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by josephkeintz
Adult arrival 02/26/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/07/2014
Incubation initiation Nest failure 03/12/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2014 Nest Activity Report by Eli
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by LC
Adult arrival 09/02/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 12/03/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 12/04/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by CosmoK
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 02/25/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2016 Nest Activity Report by ToucanSam
Adult arrival 01/10/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 01/10/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/10/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by arswan
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/06/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by LarkH
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/06/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/12/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/11/2017 by Eileen
Nest present. No osprey in nest but two males flying within ~200 feet.

04/24/2017 by LarkH
Male calling out on nearby branch, female calling perched on nest. Can't see the nestlings. Nest looks the same.

04/20/2017 by LarkH
Female calling out from nest with two large nestlings (maybe 2-3 weeks old). Nest looks pretty torn up, or maybe just overflowing or pushed over? Not any smaller though.

04/12/2017 by LarkH
Two nestlings! Look about 1-2 weeks old. Female was perched next to them. Nest looks good and another osprey was calling nearby

04/06/2017 by LarkH
Nest is good. Overhead, 3-4 crows chasing a male around and attacking him. One osprey in nest calling out. 3 males flying overhead and one on tree calling back it seems like.

03/23/2017 by LarkH
Male sitting in nest, but not incubating. Another male on nearby tree. Nest looks good

03/05/2017 by LarkH
Nest is good. One calling out from nest when male came close, but he landed on a tree. Possibly incubating.

03/01/2017 by LarkH
Pair flew to nest, one perched then left and the other sat down into nest, possibly incubating. Nest is in good condition. Two males perched nearby (one of them might have been the nest's male) and another osprey flying overhead with fish.

02/23/2017 by LarkH
Nest in good condition. Male (with really light brown chest) calling from nearby tree. (Female eating a fish on tree next to Nest 1216).

02/11/2017 by LarkH
Nest in good condition, but no ospreys in the nest. The only other osprey in the area was the male perched above Nest 1216.

02/04/2017 by LarkH
Female appeared to be incubating, and the male flew out of nest as I walked up. He landed on a nearby tree. Nest in good condition.

01/27/2017 by CharlotteS
Female was in nest. She was crouching, so maybe she is on eggs. Male was not seen in the area. Nest is still in good condition.

01/23/2017 by CharlotteS
Female osprey is crouching in nest. male is in tree next to nest. Nest seems to be in good condition, but can't be sure of condition because I can't see into structure.

01/16/2017 by CharlotteS
Female is in nest and male is in a tree next to the nest. Nest seems to have been built up since last visit.

01/11/2017 by arswan
There was a pair of Ospreys spotted- the male was in the tree and the female was in the nest crouching. It is possible that she was on eggs. I also noticed that there was more added to the nest compared to the last time I visited it.

01/08/2017 by CharlotteS
Male and female osprey are in nest. Nest is in great condition.

01/06/2017 by CharlotteS
Nest is in very good condition. Female Osprey was located in the nest. She was crouching but she stood up several times.

12/07/2016 by JoC
No osprey sighted, nest well maintained.

11/12/2016 by JoC
Osprey perched in dead tree across from platform. Nest appeared well maintained.

09/30/2016 by JoC
Nest does not appear active, no ospreys sighted in area.

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

04/21/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Male was spotted perched in a nearby tree, while the female was seen perched in the nest, not moving. No indication of hatchlings.

04/14/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Nest has been slightly expanded to, however there was no osprey sighting during observation time.

04/07/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Again, female was seen perched in the nest. When called out to the mate there was not audible response. No sighting of the male.

03/31/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
nest has been visibly added to, one adult female was seen perched in the nest. No sighting of male.

03/24/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Pair was spotted in the nest, the female nesting while the male preened himself. Possible incubation behavior?

03/17/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
No change in nest size, again no sighting of any ospreys.

03/10/2016 by Mardy(Gloria)Eckerd
Very small nest, no sightings of ospreys during the time of observation.

01/20/2016 by ToucanSam
Male stands on adjacent tree feeding on some fish while female appears to incubate. She was completely stationary and low in the nest, and when I approached the nesting pole only the male reacted to my presence.

01/20/2016 by ToucanSam
Male stands on adjacent tree feeding on some fish while female appears to incubate. She was completely stationary and low in the nest, and when I approached the nesting pole only the male reacted to my presence.

01/10/2016 by ToucanSam
Small nest built in metal nesting box atop a wooden pole. Male and Female both present in nest. Male stood on nest edge, female sat low in nest, possible incubation but from my observations it was inconclusive whether the bird was incubating.

11/14/2015 by Devin
no osprey, good condition

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

10/31/2015 by Devin
unknown osprey in nest

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

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

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

10/03/2015 by Devin
no osprey.

09/26/2015 by Leah Rose
No osprey present

09/19/2015 by Devin
No ospreys present.

04/29/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

04/22/2015 by Amy D.
no ospreys present

04/15/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

04/08/2015 by CosmoK
no ospreys present

04/01/2015 by Amy D.
no ospreys present

03/11/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

03/04/2015 by CosmoK
No ospreys present

02/18/2015 by Amy D.
No ospreys present

02/12/2015 by Amy D.
No ospreys present in the nest but a female was perched 40 ft away

02/04/2015 by Amy D.
Female perched on the nest

01/22/2015 by bmartjellyfish
Nest present. No osprey seen

01/14/2015 by bmartjellyfish
Nest present. No osprey seen in area

01/09/2015 by bmartjellyfish
Nest present. Osprey not seen.

12/03/2014 by josephkeintz
Female osprey sitting in center of nest, while male osprey is watching. Male osprey perched about 10 meters from nest on a tree branch.

11/20/2014 by josephkeintz
Female osprey perched on tree (where old nest was.) Female osprey about 20meters from nest platform.

11/13/2014 by LC
Today I observed female osprey perched on tree branch 10 meters from nest platform. No sign of male osprey in the park.

11/05/2014 by josephkeintz
Male osprey perched in the nest. No sign of female osprey in the area.

10/30/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey in the park today.

10/16/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey today.

10/08/2014 by LC
No sign of osprey in the park today.

10/02/2014 by josephkeintz
There was both a male and a female osprey perched in the same nest. After a few minutes, the female osprey flew off while the male was making bird calls.

09/25/2014 by josephkeintz
Male osprey perched in the nest, while a female was perched on a branch about 10 meters from the nest.

09/15/2014 by LC
Today I observed a male osprey perched on top of a dead tree branch about 30 meters from nest platform. No other sign of osprey in the park.

06/22/2014 by Eli
Nest appears to be abandoned. No signs of ospreys.

03/06/2014 by josephkeintz
female perched on branch 20m from nest. no sign of osprey in nest.

02/26/2014 by josephkeintz
female flew into nest. male perched on tree 20m away. male is cleaning feathers.

02/23/2014 by josephkeintz
no sign of osprey in nest, female perched on same branch male was perched on last week (20 m) male flying in circles over nest.

02/11/2014 by josephkeintz
no sign of osprey in nest, but there is a male osprey about 20m from nest in tree. other nest nearby