Nest #6646

Nickname: Boyd Hill Center Loop
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: If you're approaching center loop from the main trail, take the right fork in the trail and the nest is easily visible on the lefthand side of the path on a large dead tree, within eyesight of the Great-Horned Owl nest.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.7332823147276
Longitude: -82.656661233902
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by MaryK
Adult arrival 03/01/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/05/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

04/20/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, male and female at nest, possible fledglings

04/13/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, female sitting in nest incubation likely

04/06/2018 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying within 100 feet of nest, female in nest

12/08/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, adult flying high about 300 feet away

12/01/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

11/24/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

11/17/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male perched on pole nearby and 2 other males flying within 200 feet

11/10/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, 2 males flying with 200 feet

11/03/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

10/27/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

10/20/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

10/13/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, male flying ~50 feet away

10/06/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, adult flying ~300 feet away

09/29/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, no osprey nearby

09/21/2017 by Eileen
Nest present, adult flying ~300 feet away

07/19/2017 by Eileen
Nest present. No osprey nearny

05/04/2017 by MaryK
One was incubating. Mate not seen. If this nest is going to succeed, it will likely be later in the season due to the late start and owl take-over.

04/27/2017 by MaryK
One was incubating, the mate was not seen.

04/20/2017 by MaryK
There was one osprey incubating in the nest. The mate never appeared and there was no other activity.

04/12/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was in the nest incubating. Mate was not seen. Do ospreys pant when overheated?

04/05/2017 by MaryK
One osprey was incubating, could only see the top of head. Mate was not seen.

03/23/2017 by MaryK
Both were in nest, standing normally. Female flew to nearby tree and stayed there for watch.

03/16/2017 by MaryK
The male was perched in the nest and the female was eating a fish in a nearby tree. Some great horned owls from the original nest were perched close by, but this didn't seem to bother them.

03/08/2017 by MaryK
Nest appears healthier and bigger, female osprey flew off from nest before I approached and the male stayed in a nearby tree. Neither returned to the nest while I was there.