Nest #5309

Nickname: Tennis Court Nest #1
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Raquet Ball Club. Osprey tower next to the closest court to the southern side of the parking lot.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Eckerd College, OspreyWatch Pinellas, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.813829
Longitude: -82.633133
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 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 Erin
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No 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 erohrka
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No 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 smgordon
Adult arrival 02/16/2016 Nestlings 1
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by KatieG
Adult arrival 01/05/2017 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by AllyMoran
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by carly
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/12/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/24/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/24/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

12/10/2017 by Emily Gould
No nest present. Male osprey perched on nesting platform.

11/30/2017 by Emily Gould
No nest present. Male osprey perched on platform.

11/16/2017 by Emily Gould
No nest present. Male osprey perched on top of nesting sight.

10/25/2017 by Emily Gould
No nest present.

10/11/2017 by Emily Gould
No nest present. Female osprey perched next to nesting site

10/06/2017 by Emily Gould
No nest present. Female osprey perched next to nesting sight.

09/23/2017 by Emily Gould
No nest present

05/04/2017 by carly
one adult with 2/3 babies about 3 weeks old

04/30/2017 by carly
male present with possible chicks

04/24/2017 by carly
mom was eating possible chicks

04/16/2017 by carly
both osprey on edge of nest

04/13/2017 by carly
both osprey present - female looked to be eating and male on ledge

04/02/2017 by carly
male was in nest but no female

03/19/2017 by carly
the female was standing in nest but no male

03/09/2017 by carly
nest small, no osprey this time

03/03/2017 by carly
male on edge of nest then flew away

02/24/2017 by carly
Female standing on post below nest , no male, nest is strong

02/16/2017 by carly
nest small, female not seen, male perched on edge

02/09/2017 by carly
nest is small, female is present

01/24/2017 by AllyMoran
Female in nest appears to be incubating, male is perched on nearby light.

01/19/2017 by AllyMoran
Female in nest, male not visible. Not sure if incubating yet, not sitting as low as other incubating osprey we have seen.

01/17/2017 by AllyMoran
Nest is slightly larger, female is in the nest with a male perched nearby.

01/12/2017 by AllyMoran
Nest is still small but there was a very vocal male perched up on the nest.

01/09/2017 by AllyMoran
Nest appears smaller than previous visit, possibly due to high winds. Female is in nest with a male about 50m away on a light.

01/05/2017 by KatieG
small nest, two birds present, nest barely visible, actively building

12/02/2016 by Jweinstein22
no change

11/16/2016 by Jweinstein22
no change

11/02/2016 by Jweinstein22
no change

10/02/2016 by Jweinstein22
nest intact, no osprey

06/21/2016 by KC
Female on platform. Looks like a small nest with only a few sticks. Male perched on light post next to nest. No signs of young.

05/05/2016 by smgordon
1 osprey in nest, probably an adult but possibly a medium fledgling. Was laying low down on nest.

04/21/2016 by smgordon
1 osprey on nest. possibly a good sized chick. hard to tell since only head could be seen but looked fluffy.

04/07/2016 by smgordon
male and female on nest. female in nest and male nest to nest.

03/22/2016 by smgordon
1 bird sitting next to nest. probably from other nests in area. nest was still very small and underdeveloped.

03/08/2016 by smgordon
nest no longer seems active. very few materials on platform. possible nest failure

03/01/2016 by smgordon
nest looks even smaller. no birds on or around nest.

02/16/2016 by smgordon
Small, undeveloped nest. just a few sticks/other materials.2 ospreys, one female.

01/26/2016 by LeahSC
The nest was still massive. Four times as big as all the nearby nests in the other neighborhoods. One Osprey was sitting atop it.

01/20/2016 by LeahSC
Nest is drastically bigger. Lots of Osprey calls nearby. Two Ospreys sitting on this nest atop tennis court light. They both looked more casually/temporarily perched than incubating.

01/11/2016 by LeahSC
Small nest present, one osprey sitting nearby, possibly checking the nest out.

11/19/2015 by CJGraham
No nest, no birds

11/08/2015 by Erin
no nest but male and female bird together close to the area

10/14/2015 by CJGraham
empty platform

09/29/2015 by CJGraham
Empty platform

09/21/2015 by Erin
No nest. no osprey

07/05/2015 by Melnadal
1 male adult perched

06/17/2015 by Erin
empty

06/12/2015 by erohrka
Nest is empty

01/22/2015 by Lena
No osprey in or around nest, possibly out hunting.

01/18/2015 by elaw
Male osprey in nest.

01/10/2015 by Kevin
Male osprey seen in nest.

12/05/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 male was perched on the tower with the nest. Although it is hard to see, I think the nest is finished.

12/01/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
3 Osprey were seen on the courts but they were all closer to Tennis Nest #2. There isn't any change in the nest from what I could tell

11/14/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
No osprey were seen on the tower and the nest appears the same.

11/07/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 osprey was observed on the nest but it flew away as soon as I got within 100 feet of it.

10/23/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
While I was observing 3 osprey flew over the courts calling to each other. 1 male with a fish landed on the tree at the far end of the courts. 1 male also landed on top of the osprey tower. The nest appears unchanged.

10/17/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 male osprey was seen perched on the tower but not in the nest. No female was spotted this week. The nest still seems undeveloped.

10/10/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
1 male osprey perched on the side of the osprey tower. Another osprey flew right by the tower and the two called to one another. Still no visible signs of nesting.

10/02/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
No signs of nesting and no osprey observed on the nest.

09/25/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
The nest appears the same as it was last week. No osprey nearby the nest itself and only one observed near the entire tennis complex.

09/18/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
The nest tower appears to have some more branches and twigs on top. 1 male osprey observed flying to the tower and perching next to the nest.

09/13/2014 by LawrenceEckerd
Pair of osprey observed on the nesting platform. One did a quick flyby of the other pair in courts nest #2 which is less than 100m away. Only small amounts of branches indicate nesting however.