Nest #545

Nickname: Weeki Wachee 1
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: The tree is mostly dead and I would describe it as a snag. Property owners report the nest has raised 3 osprey chicks in the past!
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 28.536291
Longitude: -82.629222
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by barbibird
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 02/02/2012 Chicks last observed 03/22/2012
Incubation initiation 02/02/2012 Nest failure 03/23/2012
Clutch hatching 03/15/2012 Reason for nest failure nest destroyed by substrate loss

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/27/2012 by barbibird
3/24/12 The egg that was in the nest when we put the chick that had survived back hatched. That osprey chick fell out on 3/23 and had a scissor beak. Wildlife veternarians and rehabbers tried to save the chick but it died on its own Saturday night. Additional monitoring is needed.

03/16/2012 by barbibird
My friend Wendy took the photo. There were 2 babies and 1 egg in the nest on 3/13, but 2 chicks fell out. One chick perished and the other was rescued and returned to the nest on 3/15/12. The effort took 26 people and a truck that costs $14,000 per month. It is a very tall tree. I would estimate about 90 feet. This area of Florida is stunning.