Nest #4781

Nickname: Marvin
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: 2010: Nest site built by Marvin Black of Minnesota. Visiting Osprey used it as a lookout post for two years. Some twigs were brought to the nest site but never enough to be considered a nest. 2012: Two Osprey claimed the nest site and made feeble attempts to build a nest. Most of the twigs blew away. 2013: Nest was more substantial and the Osprey pair occupied the nest. 2014: January: Pair always around nest. In March one chick flew from the nest to nearby rocks along river. Florida Wildlife (FWC) expert advised that chick was too young to feed itself but too old for parents to feed it. FWC person tried to capture chick but it flew to inaccessible spot. Chick died two days later.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 26.5630307
Longitude: -81.9359202
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by JimW
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 JimW
Adult arrival 11/10/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 08/27/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2013 Nest Activity Report by JimW
Adult arrival 02/01/2015 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by JimW
Adult arrival 01/08/2016 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 02/22/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/22/2016 Nest failure 04/22/2016
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2017 Nest Activity Report by JimW
Adult arrival 03/01/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/12/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/12/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/30/2017 Reason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries