Nest #4925

Nickname: Osprey2
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This nest was originally on a power pole but we were able to get the utility company to erect a platform. The year this nest was moved, the ospreys abandoned it. The next year they started adding to the nest but no other activity was noted. This year there is activity and an adult is sitting on the nest. 5-5-14: One osprey sitting in nest and the mate bringing it food. Can't see any nestlings but I don't think it will be long now. 5-12-14: Observed parent still sitting on nest. Was getting concerned until I saw the mate bringing food. Still no nestlings that I can see. 6-1-14: Observed parent sitting on nest but did not notice any nestlings. It was raining at the time so I was not able to get a clear view. Am starting to get concerned about this nest. 6-21-14: I observed an empty nest. I am not sure if either of these adults were the ones that were electrocuted. I will continue to observe in case they were on the hunt at the time I was checking on them. I thought there would be nestlings by now. 7-26-14: No activity at the nest since the middle of June. I am certain the parents were the two that were electrocuted. We'll have to wait and see if another pair uses the nest next year. 11-04-14: This nest did not produce any babies and the two adults were electrocuted by flying into nearby power lines. 2 -2-2015: Today I noticed a pair of osprey sitting in this nest and flying around the area 3-1-2015: The ospreys are still there and I think they are getting ready to nest. . . 4-13-15: In the past two weeks, I have noticed the ospreys bringing in more nesting material, sitting in the nest, and then disappearing for a couple of days. Today, I noticed that one is sitting in the nest like she is incubating eggs. 5-31-15: This nest looks to be abandoned. For a week or so, one osprey was at nest and then it left. Have not seen it at the nest at all in the past week so I am assuming that for whatever reason, they have abandoned it. No hatchlings were ever observed. 2-14-16: In the past week, a pair of ospreys have been observed at this nest. They have been sharing food but I have not seen them adding twigs or anything to the nest yet. 5-15-16: For the past few months, there has been a pair of ospreys at this nest and one was even exhibiting nesting behavior. But last week I noticed that the ospreys were no longer in the nest or hanging around the area. Will continue to observe to see if they return. 2-27-2017: For the past two weeks I have been observing activity at this nest. Sometimes a pair of ospreys would be there, and then for a couple of days they would be gone. This week, though, I have noticed a pair there and one sitting in the nest. Will keep close watch on this nest as it has not been successful in the past. May 2017: We have 2 nestlings! This is the first time this nest has had a successful breeding season!
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 28.148391
Longitude: -80.727063
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Skye
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 Parents were electrocuted on power lines
2015 Nest Activity Report by Skye
Adult arrival 02/02/2015 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/13/2015 Nest failure 05/24/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure parents hit power lines and were electrocuted
2016 Nest Activity Report by Skye
Adult arrival 02/10/2016 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 Skye
Adult arrival 02/12/2017 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

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