OK Island
(30.3966, -86.5726)
Osprey Nest Platform
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2014 - sailfl2013 - sailfl2012 - sailfl
aAdult Arrival2/15/142/16/131/1/12
bEgg Laying3/16/13
bIncubation Initiation3/16/133/17/12
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging7/1/136/26/12
fChicks Last Observed9/1/137/31/12
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failurenest destroyed during storm

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by sailfl
Adult arrival01/01/2012Nestlings4
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings4
Nest Active First chick fledging06/26/2012
Egg layingChicks last observed07/31/2012
Incubation initiation03/17/2012Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by sailfl
Adult arrival02/16/2013Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging07/01/2013
Egg laying03/16/2013Chicks last observed09/01/2013
Incubation initiation03/16/2013Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by sailfl
Adult arrival02/15/2014Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurenest destroyed during storm

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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
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.

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

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