Nest #77

Nickname: Starbucks
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Wooden platform installed on an independant pole. Nest was moved from T-Mobile tower due to tower damage. This nest was particularly large and had been in the cell tower for over a decade. A deterrent was put up in the tower. The osprey had no proble
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Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 28.049905
Longitude: -82.697324
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2014 2013 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 Chicks last observed 04/23/2012
Incubation initiation Nest failure 04/23/2012
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2013 Nest Activity Report by barbibird
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/14/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

03/17/2014 by barbibird
This nest is now inactive 2014

03/22/2013 by barbibird
This nest most likely started incubating in early March. We'll have to count backwards!

03/22/2013 by barbibird
Also, there was 1 stray calico cat at the tower.

01/09/2013 by barbibird
Replaced wooden platform with fiberglass dish and added a perch December 2012.

05/18/2012 by barbibird
THe pair does not seem to be tending the nest. Has stomped down the deterrents on the cell tower and are rebuilding up there again.

04/24/2012 by barbibird
Two osprey chicks found dead under platform on 4/23. One was blown out and likely broke his neck. The other may have been kicked out or walked off the side of the platform nest about a week ago, much smaller and lots of ants present. So far the adult female continues to tend the nest so at this point I am still thinking that there is 1 more up there.