Nest #5308

Nickname: Puryear Park Parking Lot Tower #1
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Osprey tower near the southern end of the parking lot. Once nest was destroyed, couple returned and appeared to move to light pole to the immediate left (if you're looking at it with your back to the tennis courts) of the original platform. They might rebuild nest on these lights instead of the platform.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Eckerd College, OspreyWatch Pinellas, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.82347
Longitude: -82.625735
Followers: 22

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by LawrenceEckerd
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 LawrenceEckerd
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Danielle M
Adult arrival 10/10/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/06/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by erohrka
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
Nest Activity Report by KatieG
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/24/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by Ellen
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries


05/10/2017 by Ellen
3 female osprey in nest feeding or picking at nest. Appear to be adults, but could be fledglings. One female flapped its wings wildly for a minute (further supporting that they may be fledglings). Male observed from a light post near nest.

05/04/2017 by Ellen
Female perched on side of nest.

04/20/2017 by Ellen
Male and female in nest.

04/15/2017 by Ellen
Female in nest, male flew in and perched on side of nest. Later male was observed bringing a fish to the female.

04/02/2017 by Ellen
Female in nest. Male brought fish to female in nest, then sat on like post near nest while the female ate.

03/22/2017 by Ellen
Male originally perched on light post, then flew into nest. Female in nest with head down in the center (possibly eating or building nest). Male flew away, returned with a stick and then perched on light post again for several minutes.

03/16/2017 by Ellen
Male on light post parallel to nest, staring up at nest.

03/05/2017 by Ellen
Male in nest grooming

02/26/2017 by Ellen
Male perched on same light post parallel to nest. Nest better constructed than on previous observations.

02/19/2017 by Ellen
Male nearby perched on light post.

02/16/2017 by Ellen
Nest not well constructed, female perched parallel to nest on light post.

02/09/2017 by Ellen
Male nearby. Not much activity occurring, no sight of female.

01/24/2017 by KatieG
female incubating, male perched on light right next to nest

01/19/2017 by AllyMoran
Female in nest and male perched on light next to next. Does not appear to be incubating.

01/17/2017 by KatieG
female perched in nest, male perched nearby, still a rather small nest

01/13/2017 by KatieG
small and nest nest, male and female seen in the nest

01/09/2017 by AllyMoran
Not in nest, but pair was flying around general vicinity. Nest appears small and neat.

01/04/2017 by AllyMoran
Small, neat nest. Appears to be freshly added to with twigs. Pair is perched on a light directly behind the platform that the nest is on, both male and female are eating.

12/02/2016 by Jweinstein22
no change

11/16/2016 by Jweinstein22
no change

10/30/2016 by Jweinstein22
no change

10/02/2016 by Jweinstein22
nest seems small or non-existent. no osprey seen

06/21/2016 by KC
Platform appears to be empty with only a few sticks on it. Female osprey perching on floodlight next to platform.

05/02/2016 by Olivia Coleman
One osprey flies out of the nest. The other osprey is on a light pole nearby.

04/25/2016 by Olivia Coleman
Osprey perched on the side of the nest.

04/04/2016 by Olivia Coleman
Female in nest moving moss around while the male was nearby on light pole.

03/26/2016 by Olivia Coleman
Female osprey in nest. Male osprey next to it on light pole. Nest looks fuller. Male was calling out.

03/11/2016 by Olivia Coleman
Osprey sits nearby on hight pole. Nest is same structure as before.

02/22/2016 by Olivia Coleman
Female osprey is in nest with male searched nearby. Nest is small with a few sticks/moss visible.

02/17/2016 by Olivia Coleman
Small nest with few branches. Osprey present

01/26/2016 by LeahSC
One Osprey was nearby as one casually was perched on nest. There weren't many sticks in the nest.

01/20/2016 by LeahSC
Plastic was still very visible in nest. One Osprey sitting on nest, probably incubating. Another Osprey was watching it nearby.

01/11/2016 by LeahSC
One osprey present. Flat nest maintained, some plastic bags visible in nest.

12/05/2015 by CJGraham
male and female on lights next door to platform (monitor this in the future instead of platform?), another osprey of unknown gender seemed to be sitting with them but flew away as we approached

11/08/2015 by Erin
male birds on light next to the nest.

10/14/2015 by CJGraham
no nest, 2 birds perching on empty platform where nest used to be (genders couldn't be determined but likely couple)

09/29/2015 by CJGraham
No nest

09/10/2015 by CJGraham
nest gone, lots of parakeets and fish crows around, no ospreys in sight

07/05/2015 by Melnadal
2 adult Osprey nearby 1 female, 1 male perched on light pole next to platform

06/05/2015 by erohrka
One male and one female in nest

05/03/2015 by Danielle M
No osprey in nest.

04/19/2015 by Danielle M
One female in nest.

04/19/2015 by Danielle M
One female in nest.

04/12/2015 by Danielle M
Two adults spotted in the nest.

04/04/2015 by LibbyWilkinson
One adult in nest

03/29/2015 by LibbyWilkinson
One adult in nest

03/23/2015 by Danielle M
One adult in nest.

03/13/2015 by Danielle M
One unidentified adult in nest.

03/06/2015 by Danielle M
1 female in the nest.

02/27/2015 by Danielle M
1 unidentified adult in nest.

02/20/2015 by LibbyWilkinson
one osprey in nest, flying in and out of nest

02/06/2015 by Danielle M
Two ospreys in the nest, unidentified gender.

01/22/2015 by Lena
Female osprey in nest and male osprey on a pole next to nest.

01/10/2015 by Kevin
No osprey seen in nest, but a male and female were spotted nearby.

12/05/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 osprey was nesting but I wasn't able to see how well defined the nest was or the gender because of the high angle.

12/01/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 Female was seen perched on the nearest light pole to the tower. The nest looks a little better defined.

11/14/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 male osprey was seen on the Parking Lot Nest #2 and a female was seen across the field on a light pole about 100m away. No change is observed in the nest.

11/07/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
No osprey were seen in the park however the nest appears to be forming well.

10/23/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 female was seen nesting on top of the osprey tower. No male was seen nearby this time. The nest appears the same as it did last week.

10/17/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Both a male and a female osprey were seen perched on the tower. The female appeared to be nesting and acted defensively when another bird flew past.

10/10/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 female observed in the nest and 1 male seen on the nearest light pole less than 10m away. The female appeared to be building a nest on top of the southern tower. The nest itself still isn't very visible but more sticks can be seen hanging over the edg

10/02/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 female was spotted on the farther south osprey tower but it didn't appear to be nesting.

09/25/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Still no signs of nesting or nearby osprey.

09/18/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
No changes were observed. No osprey were sighted and no evidence of nest building.

09/13/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Both the towers on this field appear abandoned or empty. There is very little evidence of nesting and no osprey were seen nearby.