Nest #5412

Nickname: Sheldon Waters
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: The nest sits atop a telephone pole on a platform alongside an entrance for the Upper Tampa Bay Trail and right next to busy Sheldon Road. Busses come and go beneath the majestic perch from the station heading south toward Waters Road. The couple have been seen together on the nest, or on nearby on light poles across the street or flying over Rocky Creak which runs below the overpass.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 28.0283192467116
Longitude: -82.5832613903931
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Bus3059
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 Bus3059
Adult arrival 01/16/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/18/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/26/2015 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

02/26/2015 by Bus3059
Today one of the pair was seen at Tampa Shores development after season of rainy and windy days. Later seen sitting atop a light pole in the early morning of the next day.

02/18/2015 by Bus3059
Today one of the pair arrived at the nest wth a fish in its talons and flew over Sheldon road displaying the catch to the occupant in the nest, quite proudly it seemed!

03/27/2002 by Bus3059
The pair were seen flying around the nest, swooping and gliding, in front of a nestling who was watching intently. It was the first sighting of the offspring and so exciting to see!