Nest #5950

Nickname: La Verne Smith's
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: On residential lot on Overseas Hwy near mm98.6 in Key Largo, FL 33037. Near back of lot, close to waterfront on ocean side. Platform was erected several years ago by homeowner. Many successful nesting years, skipped only 2015.
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Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 25.08376
Longitude: -80.4506959
Followers: 1

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by Charlene
Adult arrival 12/15/2014 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 02/15/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2016 Nest Activity Report by Charlene
Adult arrival 12/06/2015 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 04/27/2016
Egg laying Chicks last observed 06/12/2016
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/02/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Charlene
Adult arrival 11/15/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 04/21/2017
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/04/2017 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by Charlene
Adult arrival 11/15/2017 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

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Nesting Diaries

09/25/2017 by Charlene
Platform survived Irma. Male was seen around off and on since late September, which is earlier then his normal return.

11/15/2016 by Charlene
It appeared that a younger pair first tried to occupy the nest, but were chased off by pair that regularly nests here.

06/15/2016 by Charlene
One last chick had been hanging out alone at the nest for the last couple of weeks. We nicknamed it 'Cry Baby', as it was very vocal. Another young osprey joined it for the last few days. I think it was from another nest by the way Cry Baby acted. They fished together and shared an area on the dock, but I did not see both on the nest. The last time I saw them was 06/12.

05/27/2016 by Charlene
Only one chick is left, has been alone for the last couple of weeks. Fishes and hangs out around nest, calls out a lot. Hopefully will be migrating soon.

04/07/2016 by Charlene
For a few weeks now it appeared there are only 2 chicks not three. We can clearly see them feeding 2 large chicks. They both did some wing flapping when it started to rain the other day.

03/02/2016 by Charlene
We now have verified feeding of three babies ! All look pretty strong, and parents are very attentive.

12/06/2015 by Charlene
Female arrived today, male has been around for a couple of weeks. Breeding activity today. Nest needs a lot of work.