Nest #776

Nickname: Pelican Bay 1
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: I've been observing this nest for 3 - 4 years.(Osprey Diaries: http://penelopeyoung.wordpress.com/) A couple years ago, a new female showed up. I'm assuming the other one, who looked pretty haggard, died. The mom is hunkered down in the nest now (sorry
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 29.144629
Longitude: -81.04917
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Penny
Adult arrival 02/10/2012 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/06/2012 Nest failure 05/16/2012
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2013 Nest Activity Report by Penny
Adult arrival 02/02/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/24/2013 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

10/05/2013 by Penny
4/28 babies observed. As usual, around the end of July, everyone was gone. I haven't been good about recording dates/observations this year!

03/25/2013 by Penny
Very exciting: Walked by the nest yesterday, saw both male and female there and believe I heard some babies as the parent(s) brought food to the nest!

03/23/2013 by Penny
After the pair reunited later in February, things got so quiet I wasn't sure if they had abandoned the nest or not. During the past week, though -- since around 3/16/13 -- I have seen the male on his usual perch across from the nest. I see no signs of the female, so I'm presuming she is hunkered down in the nest sitting on eggs? It often goes this way. The female seems to disappear and the next thing I know there are tiny ospreys.

03/23/2013 by Penny
I saw the pair flying together around March 3 (as per the photo)

02/13/2013 by Penny
Saw the male for the first time this season at the nest and perched on a nearby tree on February 2, 2013. This is the earliest I've ever seen him there.

05/28/2012 by Penny
I have watched this nest for a few years. This is the first year of nest failure. During the month of April, everything was very quiet, so I was assuming she had laid eggs and they were incubating. I normally see chick activity in this nest around May 5th. We last saw any activity (parents around) a few weeks ago. Then my husband saw the male and female sitting together, away from the nest, on a nearby palm. That was the last either of us has seen of them as the nest sits empty.

04/01/2012 by Penny
3/31 -- Female is on the branch across from the nest where male is usually perched.

03/29/2012 by Penny
This has been a really fun nest to watch. The male is so experienced. Last year, a main branch the nest was resting on had fallen, and probably 25% of the nest had gone down with it (off season). He had the nest back to perfection before you could blink an eye. It's been a very successful nest so far, so I'm crossing my fingers for this year. The "new" female seemed nervous and skittish the first year, but has seemed much more comfortable with people (and dogs) walking by.