Nest #976

Nickname: OK Island
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 30.396569
Longitude: -86.572609
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by sailfl
Adult arrival 01/01/2012 Nestlings 4
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 4
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/26/2012
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/31/2012
Incubation initiation 03/17/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by sailfl
Adult arrival 02/16/2013 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/01/2013
Egg laying 03/16/2013 Chicks last observed 09/01/2013
Incubation initiation 03/16/2013 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by sailfl
Adult arrival 02/15/2014 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 nest destroyed during storm

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/31/2014 by sailfl
This platform nest was destroyed or blown apart in 67 MPH straight wind storm 3/28/14 The platform is still there but I noticed that the Ospreys are starting to rebuild two poles down. I did not approach so that there was no additional stress added.

03/09/2014 by sailfl
They are back and I am glad to see them. Noted Mating behavior today and continued nest building 3/9/14

03/31/2013 by sailfl
Well new nesting season has started for 2013 I have seen both Ospreys in and off the nest for the past few weeks. Saw the female on a nearby lamp pole this morning. I have not seen any mating or sitting on the nest behavior.

09/08/2012 by sailfl
Well we know that all 4 fledged and and were last seen in and around the nest up until the end of July. They were seen with parents honing their fishing skills on both the bay and gulf side. Since around the 2nd week of August it has been difficult to tell Who's Who with out a play list since other Osprey fledges are beginning to disperse into the area.

07/14/2012 by sailfl
Well the Parents have been very busy keeping up with group. For the past 3 nights the fledges have been practicing their fishing skills, flying and complaining when 1 has food and the other doesn't. I saw all 4 with parents in locale of nest, although it seems 2 or 3 have moved over to old nest but one still favors the platform.

07/09/2012 by sailfl
the last few pictures I have posted are small since i only had my Kodak with me

07/09/2012 by sailfl
Its been a few days and TS Debby blew through the area. I have been able to see the Juvie's from the road up till yesterday. So I pulled in and watched and waited and waited some more. No heads popping up and no parents. I noticed that a lot of the nesting material that was hanging over the edge of the platform was missing. Panic started to set in because there is some minor construction going on around the area and the county just approved a fish hatchery to be built for the same area. Anyway I disgress, I pulled in today and what I thought was a parent turned out to be 2 of the 4 Juvie's sitting in the old nest. and 1 popped up on the platform. So I know that there are at least 3 still there.

06/27/2012 by sailfl
Amazing there are 4; yes 4. It has taken many weeks and some still sy there were 5 but today I was able to capture pictures. One even fledged (picture of parent and Juvie on pole). Great Job P's!

04/15/2012 by sailfl
This is year round pair that I have been following; My understanding is that they have have at least 2 other nests in the past 2 years.

04/15/2012 by sailfl
Pair on nest daily now