Nest #5969

Nickname: A-1 Auto Clinic Ramrod Key nest
Nest substrate: platform in a cell tower
Nest Location Description: Nest is located northwest of the intersection of Mako Drive and State Road 4A behind the A-1 Auto Clinic, Ramrod Key, FL. Nest sits on a platform in a cell tower at 24.39.712N and 81.24.965W.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 24.6618137217468
Longitude: -81.416252623766
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2016

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by mudskipper
Adult arrival 01/12/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 01/12/2016 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/12/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

01/14/2016 by mudskipper
The tower climber, Frank Cortino, from 3Z Telecom, sent me photos of the nest with its three eggs, which I've posted. I've sent the photo of him with the bird circling to the local paper. It would be nice for the public to realize that these workers are aware of and abide by regulations to protect the birds.

01/12/2016 by mudskipper
Birds were first observed on Jan 11, 2015, although they obviously had been there a while. One bird was on the nest and another nearby. On Jan. 12, a cell tower maintenance climber ascended the tower and when at the height of the nest, the female rose from the nest and began circling and approaching the climber. He went a little higher and photographed 3 eggs in the nest. While the female was basically mobbing him, the male approached carrying a fish but only circled nearby. The climber descended (because they are not allowed to work on a tower when eggs or young are present) and the female returned to the nest, followed shortly by the male, who perched on a support beam just below the nest. All this was photographed, and the climber has promised to email photos of the eggs. The nest is lined with coconut husk fiber, evident in the photos.