Nest #4699

Nickname: Fairway15 southern nest
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: New nest under construction in dead tree on the 15th fairway on the Savannas Golf course.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 28.431007
Longitude: -80.677063
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Haole
Adult arrival 03/03/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/14/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/14/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Haole
Adult arrival 01/22/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/27/2015
Egg laying 03/28/2015 Chicks last observed 08/11/2015
Incubation initiation 03/28/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/26/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Haole
Adult arrival 02/22/2016 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/01/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/30/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/30/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Haole
Adult arrival 01/28/2017 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/20/2017 by Haole
Finally, they started to build a nest. They have been here since late January, mated, but hadn't started building a nest until now.

02/27/2017 by Haole
This is really strange. The Ospreys returned to the tree on Jan 28th. I have observed them breading 3 times now but, they aren't building a nest. What's up with that, anyone?

07/14/2016 by Haole
Finally, the 3rd chick fledged. Yesterday (7/13/2016) it appeared as if one of the other chicks pushed it off the nest but, it flew. Today all 3 chicks are flying around. The nest is deteriorating.

07/09/2016 by Haole
A bit worried about the 3rd nestling. The 2nd nestling fledged 2 days after the first but, the 3rd one is still in the nest. It appears as if it halfheartedly exercises it's wings, not getting them fully extended. We are thinking that there might be something wrong with it. Haven't a clue it there is something that can be done and, if so by whom. The other thing that seems strange is that the adults seem to have abandoned them after the 2nd nestling fledged. I did however see an adult there one time since. I haven't seen either of the 2 fledglings with fish yet.

06/12/2016 by Haole
Chicks are growing fast. Last 2 pics are 12 days apart.

05/15/2016 by Haole
There are chicks up there. I can hear them but, can't see them yet so I don't know how many there are.

07/07/2015 by Haole
The chicks have been fishing in the lake behind our house but, I haven't seen them catch a fish yet. They keep trying though.

06/27/2015 by Haole
Approx 0800 hrs this morning 6/27/15 the first chick took flight. Grabbed my camera and as I was going out to get closer to the nest it flew directly over me. Then when it tried to land back in the tree, it miscalculated and had to try again. Made it the second time. Rested a bit then took off again. It hasn't returned as of 1700 hrs. Hope it's ok. Waited all day with the camera for the second one to fly but, it's still a bit timid. Maybe tomorrow, I hope.

06/24/2015 by Haole
Today around noon, one of the chicks was helicoptering pretty high. I caught it on video but the site won't let me upload it. I thought it was going to fly. Won't be long now, hope I can catch it with the camera.

05/23/2015 by Haole
Finally....I thought I saw a head sticking up this morning, so I grabbed the camera. The pic confirmed that there are at least 2 chicks.

04/26/2015 by Haole
It appears as if the adults are feeding young so although I can't see into the nest, I believe there are chicks. If this is so, then I assume that the date I entered for incubating is probably wrong.

03/27/2015 by Haole
Reconstruction of this nest was started in late January. Mating was observed on March 13th. On Feb 27th the nest was attacked by another Osprey. The homeowner prevailed, however. See the pictures posted on 3/27.

11/16/2014 by Haole
No young were observed in this nest and the nest has been destroyed by a storm

05/01/2014 by Haole
Although I have no way of seeing into the nest, approx on 4/13/14 I observed only one Osprey perched outside the nest. This has continued for about 3 weeks. So, I assume that eggs have been laid and incubation has begun. Occasionally, one Osprey will perch at the side of the nest. Bringing food to the one in the nest?

04/03/2014 by Haole
On 4/2/14 and again on 4/3/14 I observed what appeared to be the Ospreys mating. On 4/2, the male was doing some aerial acrobatics, then flew to the nest where he appeared to couple with the female. On 4/3, I observed the male fly to the female, who was sitting in the tree outside of the nest and again it appeared that they mated. The male keeps bringing sticks to the nest.