Nest #48

Nickname: Vetture's 2
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Independant pole with wooden platform. Installed by Barb Walker, Clearwater Audubon Society. This osprey still rebuilds in his first location but uses the platform for mating and incubating. This pair has not yet produced young. They have failed for
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Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 28.1008
Longitude: -82.692428
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by barbibird
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
2013 Nest Activity Report by barbibird
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/22/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by barbibird
Adult arrival 03/14/2014 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

03/17/2014 by barbibird
The adult male died last year, was hit by a car. There is a new mate for 2014.

03/22/2013 by barbibird
3/21/13 The lone female is still sitting on the nest and rotating. I did not hear many vocalizations from her today. This morning there were 6 males around and 1 roseate spoonbill, so the eggs and hatchlings must be girls. :) I did not see another osprey drop off any thing but there was a branch added to the side of the nest which I think has already fallen. The red-shouldered hawk that was in the osprey platform early in the season was also around. There are vultures in that area but it has improved over the last couple of years. I think they caused the ospreys to fail in the past. I have seen several vulture osprey confrontations in this area as well. Usually it is because something has been killed on the road by the osprey nest and the osprey perceives the vultures as a threat to the nest.

03/19/2013 by barbibird
On 3/18 the male was hit by a car and killed as of 3/19 the female is still sitting there incubating. An osprey from another nest 400 yards away buzzed her. We released a male that came from the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in the direct vicinity of the nest. He's still hanging around the vicinity but as far as them hooking up tomorrow is another day baby.

03/19/2013 by barbibird
The male osprey was hit with tremendous force. His body was split open, eyes popped out, jaw broken, neck broken and but broken.

03/19/2013 by barbibird
The female is in an incubation position. She gets up about every 20 minutes and rotates. She looked hot and hungry. We don't know how long she will sit there but we'll post it here.

03/19/2013 by barbibird
At least we evened up the score a bit by releasing the rehabbed male in the area. He was fishing within 15 minutes of release.