Nest #1132

Nickname: Fort Desoto Nest 3 south of boat launch
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: This nest is at the very end of that small trail south of the boat launch. This nest is on a platform that the trail leads right under. It can also be viewed from Pinellas Bayway S.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.640486
Longitude: -82.717537
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/15/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by MarkScafidi
Adult arrival 01/10/2014 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/15/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Monica
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/04/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/04/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/10/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Sami
Adult arrival 09/11/2014 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Emma
Adult arrival 03/01/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/20/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/22/2015 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by ckelly997
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by tCribbs
Adult arrival 01/14/2016 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by Molly F
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/05/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Bailey
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Bailey
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 03/23/2017
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

12/15/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Nest present ⁃ Female and male osprey present, Male on perch, female in nest

12/10/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Nest present ⁃ Unidentified osprey sitting in nest ⁃ Osprey in area

11/25/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Nest present ⁃ Male and female osprey present

11/17/2017 by Timothy
- Nest present - No osprey in nest - Multiple males and females in area

10/26/2017 by Timothy
- Nest empty - Osprey perched on nearby tree, no m/f ID

10/05/2017 by Timothy
- Osprey sitting in nest - Appears Female, but hard to Identify due to sitting position - Looks to be pressing itself into nest to get out of wind

10/04/2017 by Timothy
- Osprey sitting in nest - Appears Female, but hard to Identify due to sitting position - Looks to be pressing itself into nest to get out of wind

05/04/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female adult osprey were perched on nesting platform. No nesting material remains. All 3 chicks have fledged and were observed flying around close proximity to the nest site.

04/27/2017 by Bailey
Both adult male and female ospreys were present inside the nest as well as the 3 chicks (which are just about the size of the adults).

04/21/2017 by Bailey
Adult female osprey present inside nest. Only 2 chicks were visible at this time.

04/13/2017 by Bailey
Adult male, adult female, and 3 chicks present inside nest.

04/02/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female were present inside the nest. It is difficult to count the chicks but there are at least 2 (possibly 3 or even more) inside the nest as well.

03/23/2017 by Bailey
Female present in nest. 2 chicks were also spotted.

03/16/2017 by Bailey
Female present in nest. Male seen in area.

03/09/2017 by Bailey
Both osprey present in nest, male flew off. Several osprey seen in the area.

03/02/2017 by Bailey
Both osprey were present in nest. Female most likely incubating.

02/23/2017 by Bailey
Nest is being maintained. Female osprey present, sitting low inside the nest.

02/16/2017 by Bailey
Neither male or female were seen inside the nest. Several osprey were in the area though.

02/11/2017 by Bailey
Adequate nest. Female present and most likely incubating. Male also present.

01/24/2017 by Molly F
Male and female in nest. Female sitting low.

01/20/2017 by Molly F
Male and female in nest. Definite incubation.

01/17/2017 by Molly F
Mating pair in nest, female is sitting low

01/13/2017 by Molly F
Nest is being maintained well and there are a couple osprey in area

01/10/2017 by Molly F
Two osprey in nest, assuming it is a mating pair. The nest looks well maintained and the female was sitting low.

01/05/2017 by Molly F
Nest present, occupied by an osprey of unknown sex

10/30/2016 by SamieC
2 males and 2 osprey of unknown gender.

05/10/2016 by Monica
2 adults and definitely 1 juvenile, possibly 2

04/18/2016 by Monica
2 adults in the nest, female was feeding a chick

04/08/2016 by Monica
2 adults and one juvenile in the nest

03/23/2016 by Monica
Female in the nest, incubation likely

03/16/2016 by Monica
Both in nest, incubation is likely

03/09/2016 by Monica
Female in the nest, one adult male seen flying nearby with a fish

03/09/2016 by Monica

03/04/2016 by Monica
Both adults in nest, no apparent incubation, some more nest materials added

02/24/2016 by Monica
Nest in better condition and one adult in nest, no apparent incubation, another bird nearby but I could not determine gender of either bird

02/09/2016 by Monica
No osprey present and nest blown apart

01/26/2016 by tCribbs
Female was standing in the nest. No male in sight

01/21/2016 by tCribbs
Both male and female were in nest, did not show sign of incubation

01/14/2016 by Stefan Kapczynski
Nest in good condition, one female in nest who flew away when we arrived, one male bringing nesting materials

12/04/2015 by Catie T
Female sitting near nest, nest is in good condition

11/14/2015 by Devon
male and female on nest with fish

11/01/2015 by Catie T
Cannot see nest on platform but male and females have been sitting near the platform

10/18/2015 by Devon
no nest on platform, osprey seen nearby

09/21/2015 by Catie T
No nest present

06/30/2015 by ckelly997
one fledgling spotted in nest, multiple adults near by in trees

05/06/2015 by Emma
Nest was empty no adult or small chicks on the way into park, 30 min later on the way out two osprey were spotted in nest

04/29/2015 by lralviti
Nest looking sparse, two chicks present with a male and female

04/22/2015 by lralviti
Two chicks present in nest, female present in nearby tree.

04/15/2015 by lralviti
Female present

04/01/2015 by lralviti
Female and possible chick, male on the nearby tree

03/24/2015 by Emma
Female sitting low in nest possibly incubating,male in tree near nest

03/01/2015 by lralviti
Female and male ospreys present

02/18/2015 by Emma
female present in nest, male flying around but not landing in nest

02/18/2015 by Emma
female present in nest, male flying around but not landing in nest

02/04/2015 by lralviti
One osprey present, could be male or female

01/22/2015 by Devon
Male standing, female sitting in nest

01/16/2015 by Krizia
Two osprey, male and female, occupying nest.

01/11/2015 by beau
Nest present, birds seen nearby

12/04/2014 by Sami
No activity in nest, a lot of ospreys in area

11/24/2014 by Sami
1 adult male and 1 adult female, standing

11/20/2014 by Sami
No activity in nest, ospreys in area

11/10/2014 by Sami
no activity in nest, adult male in nearby dead Australian pine

11/03/2014 by Sami
no activity in nest, adult female and adult male eating fish in nearby dead Australian pines

10/27/2014 by Sami
No activity, possible female in area

10/20/2014 by Sami
1 male adult, 1 female adult guarding nest

10/13/2014 by Sami
No activity, possible female in area

10/06/2014 by Sami
No activity, monofilament still there

09/29/2014 by Sami
1 adult male, MONOFILAMENT hanging from nest!

09/22/2014 by Sami
1 adult male, adult female nearby in Australian pine

09/15/2014 by Sami
1 male adult guarding nest, possible female nearby

09/11/2014 by Sami
2 adults, 1 male 1 female

07/24/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

06/27/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

05/02/2014 by Monica
2 juveniles were in the nest, no adults were seen

04/25/2014 by Monica
One adult and 2 juveniles present

04/15/2014 by Monica
1 adult and 2 juveniles present

04/10/2014 by Monica
Both on nest and at least one, possibly two chicks seen

04/01/2014 by Monica
One adult in nest (I could not determine gender) and appeared to be feeding young.

03/18/2014 by Monica
Both in nest, incubation possible, one was sitting low

03/11/2014 by Monica
Both were in the nest, no apparent incubation

03/04/2014 by Monica
Both were in the nest, neither was sitting low and there was no apparent incubation.

03/01/2014 by Monica
Neither was in the nest or nearby.

02/22/2014 by Monica
Both were in the nest, though it did not appear that there was any incubation going on yet.

02/16/2014 by Monica
Female was on the edge of the nest, male was about ten feet away in an adjacent nest.

02/07/2014 by Monica
Both osprey were flying around the nest, but neither was in it at any point during observation.

01/17/2014 by MarkScafidi
This nest was incubating. The female was on the eggs and the male was perched off to the side of the nest watching guard.

02/27/2013 by Dave Kandz
yesterday observed two chicks in this nest!