Nest #5417

Nickname: Yacht Club Drive nest
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: The nest is at eye level northeast of the on-ramp to Hwy 1northbound at the Yacht Club Drive exit about at mile marker 107), about a mile after you leave Key Largo heading north. The nest can be observed by parking under the Yacht Club Drive overpass and walking up the north bound on-ramp. It sits at the northwest corner of Lake Surprise.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 25.1826726129556
Longitude: -80.3844430255583
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2016 2015

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by mudskipper
Adult arrival 01/01/2016 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 01/01/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/01/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Charlene
Adult arrival 11/08/2017 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/27/2018 by Charlene
Two small chicks observed being fed. Nest looks pretty big despite problem with platform.

11/19/2017 by Charlene
Nest platfom damaged by Irma ! Only V structure remains. Small nest just built on structure

02/07/2016 by mudskipper
Checked the nest on both Feb. 5th and 7th. On the 5th, one bird was sitting on the nest, fairly immobile, so I assume it's the female sitting on eggs. On Feb. 7, watched one bird (male?) arrive with a fish, which it left behind while the sitting bird ate it. She? then settled down in the middle of the nest so I again assume they're still incubating.

01/01/2016 by mudskipper
One adult on nest. We did not make observations before Jan. 1 2016 so don't know when nesting began. Adult appeared to be moving things around as if repositioning an egg.

03/01/2015 by mudskipper
We watched this nest periodically through January and February 2015. When first seen (Jan 19), adults were already sitting on eggs so we don't know when laying occurred. We know the eggs hadn't hatched by Feb 15th (reported by two friends who stopped to look at the nest) but we observed two chicks when we looked on Feb. 25th. The accompanying photo was taken Feb. 28th and the backs of the heads of the two chicks are visible.