Yacht Club Drive nest
(25.1827, -80.3844)
Osprey Nest Platform
The nest is at eye level northeast of the on-ramp to Hwy 1northbound at the Yacht Club Drive exit about at mile marker 107), about a mile after you leave Key Largo heading north. The nest can be observed by parking under the Yacht Club Drive overpass and walking up the north bound on-ramp. It sits at the northwest corner of Lake Surprise.
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2018 - Charlene2015 - mudskipper
aAdult Arrival11/8/171/1/16
bEgg Laying1/1/16
bIncubation Initiation1/1/16
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by mudskipper
Adult arrival01/01/2016Nestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying01/01/2016Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation01/01/2016Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Charlene
Adult arrival11/08/2017Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

03/27/2018 by Charlene
Two small chicks observed being fed. Nest looks pretty big despite problem with platform.

11/19/2017 by Charlene
Nest platfom damaged by Irma ! Only V structure remains. Small nest just built on structure

02/07/2016 by mudskipper
Checked the nest on both Feb. 5th and 7th. On the 5th, one bird was sitting on the nest, fairly immobile, so I assume it's the female sitting on eggs. On Feb. 7, watched one bird (male?) arrive with a fish, which it left behind while the sitting bird ate it. She? then settled down in the middle of the nest so I again assume they're still incubating.

01/01/2016 by mudskipper
One adult on nest. We did not make observations before Jan. 1 2016 so don't know when nesting began. Adult appeared to be moving things around as if repositioning an egg.

03/01/2015 by mudskipper
We watched this nest periodically through January and February 2015. When first seen (Jan 19), adults were already sitting on eggs so we don't know when laying occurred. We know the eggs hadn't hatched by Feb 15th (reported by two friends who stopped to look at the nest) but we observed two chicks when we looked on Feb. 25th. The accompanying photo was taken Feb. 28th and the backs of the heads of the two chicks are visible.