Nest #1136

Nickname: Fort Desoto Nest 1 south of boat launch
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: There is a small trail that leads to the nest. This nest can also be view from Pinellas Bayway S.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.641603
Longitude: -82.717566
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
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/23/2012 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
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 01/17/2014 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 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/04/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/01/2014 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Sami
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure No nest or nesting material
2015 Nest Activity Report by Emma
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Nicole27
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
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 Molly F
Adult arrival 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 Bailey
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No 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

12/15/2017 by Timothy
⁃ No osprey present ⁃ No osprey in area

12/10/2017 by Timothy
⁃ No nest ⁃ Female osprey on perch ⁃ Many osprey in area

11/17/2017 by Timothy
⁃ No osprey present ⁃ 2 female and 1 male Osprey in area

10/26/2017 by Timothy
⁃ No nest ⁃ Male Ospreys flying in area ⁃ Appears empty

10/04/2017 by Timothy
- No nest - Male Ospreys flying in area - Appears empty

10/04/2017 by Timothy
⁃ No nest ⁃ Osprey on nest, juvenile

05/04/2017 by Bailey
Nest has moved to nearby platform.

04/27/2017 by Bailey
Nest has moved to nearby platform.

04/21/2017 by Bailey
No nest. 4 ospreys were seen in area.

04/13/2017 by Bailey
No nest. Possibility of osprey pair moving to a nearby nest platform.

04/02/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey were present in the tree where the nest is being constructed.

03/23/2017 by Bailey
Osprey pair are continuing to build nest. Both male and female osprey were present.

03/16/2017 by Bailey
Osprey pair was present in nearby tree. It looks like they have begun to build another nest.

03/09/2017 by Bailey
No nest present. No nesting materials left in tree. Several osprey seen in area.

03/02/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present in new nest. Male osprey perched on a nearby telephone poll.

02/16/2017 by Bailey
Still unable to locate nest, however it looks like a new nest is being built in close proximity. Several osprey in the area.

02/11/2017 by Bailey
Unable to locate nest but multiple ospreys were seen in the area.

01/24/2017 by Molly F
Nest looks great. Several males and females in area. If nest is occupied, I do not believe there's incubation happening

01/20/2017 by Molly F
Nest looks great, no osprey currently occupying it. Several males and females in area.

01/17/2017 by Molly F
Well maintained nest

01/13/2017 by Molly F
Nest looks good, and a male and female are occupying it

01/10/2017 by Molly F
Found the nest. There's a mating pair, and the nest looks well maintained

01/05/2017 by Molly F
Couldn't locate a nest, but there were several osprey in the area.

10/30/2016 by SamieC
1 male 1 female 1 unknown gender in the area

07/24/2016 by Nicole27
No nest in this area.

05/10/2016 by Monica
nothing new

04/18/2016 by Monica
Nothing new

04/08/2016 by Monica
Still nothing

03/23/2016 by Monica
Still no new nest

03/16/2016 by Monica
Still no new nest

03/04/2016 by Monica
Still no new nest materials present and no birds seen

02/24/2016 by Monica
Still no new nest attempts

02/10/2016 by Monica
Nest blown down, no new nest seen

06/30/2015 by Patrick N.
No nest found

01/22/2015 by Devon
No nest found, two ospreys sitting in tree nearby

01/16/2015 by Krizia
Nest not seen.

01/11/2015 by beau
No nest seen

12/04/2014 by Sami
No nest

11/30/2014 by Sami
No nest but osprey in tree

11/20/2014 by Sami
No nest

11/13/2014 by Sami
no nest, bird activity (adult male)

11/06/2014 by Sami
No nest, bird activity (adult male and female)

10/30/2014 by Sami
No nest

10/23/2014 by Sami
no nest but bird activity in tree

10/16/2014 by Sami
No nest, bird activity

10/09/2014 by Sami
No nest

10/02/2014 by Sami
No nest, bird activity

09/25/2014 by Sami
No nest but adult female in tree

09/18/2014 by Sami
No nest but adult female eating fish in tree

09/11/2014 by Sami
No nest but bird activity in tree

07/17/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

06/27/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

05/02/2014 by Monica
1 adult and 2 juveniles present and feeding.

04/25/2014 by Monica
Both adults and 2 juveniles feeding in nest

04/15/2014 by Monica
Both adults and 2 juveniles seen

04/10/2014 by Monica
none seen

04/01/2014 by Monica
Both adults were in the nest and appeared to be feeding young.

03/18/2014 by Monica
Both were present, incubation likely

03/11/2014 by Monica
Both in nest, neither was sitting low. Still not sure about incubation

03/04/2014 by Monica
Female was sitting low in the nest, the male was about 20 feet away in another branch of the same tree. Possible incubation occurring

03/01/2014 by Monica
Both were sitting on the edge of the nest, no apparent incubation.

02/22/2014 by Monica
Both were sitting on a branch above the nest.

02/16/2014 by Monica
Both were in the nest eating a fish. They did not seem to be incubating.

02/07/2014 by Monica
The female was about ten feet from the nest, the male flew in a few minutes after I arrived and sat in a tree nearby watching.

01/17/2014 by MarkScafidi
In this nest it was a slow start but finally there was some incubation occurring. The female was incubating while the male was perched close by keeping an eye out.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. Incubation began during February 2013.

02/27/2013 by Dave Kandz
This is the northernmost of three active nests on the peninsula.