Nest #1170

Nickname: ResearchCenter
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
Nest Location Description: This was a new nest in Spring 2012, located on a light pole in parking lot of Tampa Research Center, Roosevelt Blvd.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.8715565248272
Longitude: -82.6497021521149
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Nicky
Adult arrival 02/01/2012 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/20/2012
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/13/2012
Incubation initiation 03/23/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/07/2012 Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Nicky
Adult arrival 02/05/2013 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/17/2013
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/28/2013 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Nicky
Adult arrival 01/06/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/10/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/17/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Nicky
Adult arrival 12/16/2014 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 05/26/2015
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Nicky
Adult arrival 01/07/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/17/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/23/2016 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Nicky
Adult arrival 12/15/2016 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

by Nicky
I was unable to see any activity on this nest after the first few days of feeding that I observed and I never saw any baby fledge or hanging out afterwards. The nest is too high up on the pole that was installed by Duke Energy so unable to see up close as before when they were on the light pole instead.

12/15/2016 by Nicky
Was lucky enough to have to exit the work building around 11 am today due to a fire drill and when I looked up at the nest platform, I saw one of the osprey hanging out up there.

04/14/2016 by Nicky
While taking photographs from across the street today to get a better angle I discovered that one of the nestlings has died - still in the nest, but hanging off the side. Very sad.

04/07/2016 by Nicky
Finally got to see the two babies in the nest yesterday thanks to finally good weather and remembering to have my camera with me. They are already fighting like most siblings do (see photo).

02/17/2016 by Nicky
Definitely on eggs. I saw the switch today

02/09/2016 by Nicky
There have been a pair constantly at this nest for a month now. I have not been able to get photos due to the height of the pole, but they appear to be doing okay, despite the windy days lately

11/13/2015 by Nicky
One fledged for sure, around May some time. I was not able to observe as well this year due to not being at the office very often.

03/25/2015 by Nicky
not sure where prior posts went - today I observed feeding behavior but still can't see how many there are

01/05/2015 by Nicky
Adult seen again on the platform today (I've been out of town since the last sighting I posted in mid-December).

12/16/2014 by Nicky
Saw an adult on the nest plaform today

04/03/2014 by Nicky
I watched the parents feeding the hatchling(s)? today. I am not sure yet how many there are, because the heads are not visible so high up, but definitely feeding

02/22/2014 by Nicky
Whilst I'm excited that the platform nest is easier for the ospreys to keep it together, it's not so easy to see what's going on now. I do know for sure that they have been incubating for just over a week now. They certainly get some good food, too.

01/16/2014 by Nicky
I have confirmed that my pair have decided to use the platform instead of the light pole this year. A new pair showed up last year very near 1170 and tried to build on a scary looking electrical pole. I worked to get a platform put up instead, but the nest had already failed very early in the season. That pair never came back after their nest failed, but 1170 pair remained and successfully bred their three fledglings on their usual nest. Anyway, to cut a long story short, the 1170 pair moved to the platform instead and they're getting busy with nest-building.

01/06/2014 by Nicky
I think one of the adults stuck around all year, but the first time I saw two of them back again in their trees near the nest was January 6th 2014.

08/09/2013 by Nicky
8/8/2013 - the female youngster is still seen daily on the nest pole. She's extremely vocal. I think the other siblings are still around in the trees by the lake. They like to hear their echoes across when they call.

07/12/2013 by Nicky
Still hanging around the vicinity of the nest today

07/03/2013 by Nicky
As of yesterday, the three young and adults are still hanging around the nest. In the trees in the surrounding area

06/18/2013 by Nicky
At 9.30 am today all three of the young were on separate light poles in the parking lot of their nest (only one was on the nest pole). At 11.00am they were all back on the nest. At 4.45 they were all on the nest again.

06/12/2013 by Nicky
Got some great photos of them all today (see latest photos posted). Lots of flapping of wings

06/11/2013 by Nicky
Got back from outta town and have great relief knowing that the whole family survived the tropical storm last week! It won't be long now before the fledging occurs

06/02/2013 by Nicky
Wow, those three young ones are getting really big and are so pretty. Photos uploaded today too.

05/16/2013 by Nicky
Sorry I was sick for two weeks and missed the hatching. Today I was extremely excited to see THREE young in the nest! (pics uploaded)

05/01/2013 by Nicky
04/30/2013 I finally saw an adult in the nest obviously feeding a chick. I couldn't see the chick's head yet so it must have only hatched very recently

05/01/2013 by Nicky
I hope the parents cover up the chick really well - that weather out there is nasty right now (thunder lightning and lots of heavy rain)

03/03/2013 by Nicky
Nest is getting even bigger and I think they may be incubating (sitting really low on nest as of 2/28/2013)

02/19/2013 by Nicky
The nest is definitely growing in size. Picture attached from today

02/08/2013 by Nicky
Where there was nothing left from last years' nest a few days ago, now I see more and more nest material showing up regularly (photos' uploaded today)

02/05/2013 by Nicky
02/05/2013 - The pair was seen today on the light pole where their nest was last year. Coincidentally I didn't see any birds on nest #1156 so I am still unsure if its the same pair moving around or not

02/05/2013 by Nicky
Correction - the other nest is #1560 (sorry for typing error). I am monitoring both.

08/30/2012 by Nicky
There isn't even one twig left on the light pole after all the wind and rain we've had this year. I hope they return again next season.

08/06/2012 by Nicky
The young Osprey is still using his nest daily, for eating, and resting. He has to be one of the loudest young ones I've encountered.

06/20/2012 by Nicky
6/20/2012. I saw one of the young birds flapping its wings today, finally! I haven't seen two young birds at the same time in a couple of weeks now, so I am not sure if there are still two. Photo of wing flapping uploaded today too.

05/26/2012 by Nicky
5/24/2012. I left work late just as the wind was kicking up and the thunder storm started. Twigs were flying off the nest left and right, and I could see the chicks hunkered down. Parents were nowhere to be seen. I stayed until one adult returned, so I could sleep easier that night.

05/11/2012 by Nicky
I first noticed the pair hanging out together in the trees next to the parking lot at the end of January/beginning of February 2012. One of them eats food on the same branch in the same tree day after day around 4 or 5pm. They actually started a nest on another light pole in same lot before deciding on this one. They picked a great spot!