Nest #1142

Nickname: Ft. DeSoto: Nest Platform by parking lot
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Nest is found on platform on the northwest area of parking lot
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.614728
Longitude: -82.736624
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 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/22/2012 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 tzimath
Adult arrival 01/10/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
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 3
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 04/25/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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
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 Bobby
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Bobby
Adult arrival 12/05/2014 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 02/04/2015 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/06/2015
Incubation initiation 04/07/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/06/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by lukejwitt
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 Nicole27
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
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 01/10/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Bailey
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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

12/15/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Smalle nest /twigs ⁃ No osprey in nest

12/10/2017 by Timothy
⁃ No nest (twigs) ⁃ No osprey in nest ⁃ Osprey flying around in area

11/25/2017 by Timothy
Nest 1147 ⁃ No nest / some twigs in nest ⁃ Female osprey perched on structure

11/17/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Few sticks / twigs in nest ⁃ 2 male/small osprey flying low over parking lot

10/26/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Nest Present ⁃ No Osprey in immediate area

10/04/2017 by Timothy
Nest 1142 - Nest Present - Osprey in area, not flying particularly close to nest - Osprey flew away before Male/Female ID

10/04/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Nest Present ⁃ Osprey in area, not flying particularly close to nest ⁃ Osprey flew away before Male/Female ID

08/02/2017 by FaythB
No ospreys present in the area.

07/26/2017 by FaythB
Adult female flew onto a nearby light pole with a fish to eat. No ospreys were present inside the nest.

07/21/2017 by FaythB
Fledge present inside the nest.

07/09/2017 by FaythB
Female adult osprey present on nearby light pole, fledge seen inside the nest.

07/05/2017 by FaythB
Adult female osprey present on nearby light pole.

06/28/2017 by FaythB
Fledge present on nearby light pole.

06/20/2017 by FaythB
Fledge was present inside the nest. An adult (gender n/a) was spotted flying in the area.

06/13/2017 by FaythB
Nest is very sturdy and actively maintained. Two adult ospreys (male and female) and one fledge were present in the nest.

05/04/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey were present inside the nest.

04/27/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey were present inside the nest. Both ospreys kept lowering their heads down into the nest. Possibility of chicks in the nest.

04/21/2017 by Bailey
Female located inside the nest, male was seen perched on nearby telephone pole eating a fish.

04/13/2017 by Bailey
Female present in nest, male observed nearby.

04/02/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey seen sitting low inside the nest. Male osprey later flew into the nest.

03/23/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present inside nest. Nest remains in good condition.

03/16/2017 by Bailey
Both osprey present in nest. Observed pair copulating.

03/09/2017 by Bailey
Both osprey present in nest.

03/02/2017 by Bailey
Well maintained nest. Female present inside the nest. Male perched on nearby telephone poll.

02/23/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey were present inside the nest.

02/16/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present in the nest.

02/09/2017 by Bailey
Again, well maintained nest. Male observed flying to the nest with fish. Both male and female were present in the nest.

01/24/2017 by Molly F
Well maintained nest, but currently no osprey in it

01/20/2017 by Molly F
One female in the nest incubating, and one male seen in the area

01/17/2017 by Molly F
One female sitting low in nest, one male briefly came back to nest, but left again

01/13/2017 by Molly F
One female in the nest, sitting low. No males in the area.

01/10/2017 by Molly F
One female in nest, possibly incubating

01/05/2017 by Molly F
Well maintained nest, and one male present

10/30/2016 by SamieC
1 male. nest in okay condition

07/14/2016 by Nicole27
Nest in poor condition. Looks abandoned.

05/10/2016 by Monica
1 female and 2 juveniles in the nest

04/18/2016 by Monica
Female in the nest, likely with a juvenile

04/08/2016 by Monica
None in the nest but one adult male nearby

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

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

03/09/2016 by Monica
Female in the nest, male not seen

03/04/2016 by Monica
Both birds in nest, incubation likely

02/24/2016 by Monica
Male on a nearby power pole, female in nest possibly incubating

02/09/2016 by Monica
no osprey present

01/25/2016 by lukejwitt
Male and female present in nest, possibly incubating. Nest was in good condition

01/21/2016 by lukejwitt
Male present in nest, female was not seen in the area

01/14/2016 by lukejwitt
Nest on artificial platform in good condition, Male and female pair spotted when driving by the nest later in the day.

12/04/2015 by Catie T
good nest condition, male spotted eating nearby

11/14/2015 by Devon
good condition, no ospreys present

11/01/2015 by Catie T
Good condition, osprey seen eating fish near nest, could not tell sex

10/18/2015 by Devon
good condition, male nearby

09/26/2015 by Catie T
Good nest condition, male spotted nearby.

09/11/2015 by Catie T
Good nest condition, no birds in nest but birds spotted nearby

06/30/2015 by Patrick N.
2 juveniles spotted, 1 in the nest

05/06/2015 by Emma
female and chick spotted for first time, male on wire next to nest

04/29/2015 by lralviti
Female present in nest, male close by

04/22/2015 by lralviti
Male and female present, concerned with something in the nest but no chicks were sighted

04/15/2015 by lralviti
Female and male birds present in the nest, they were concerned and guarding nest but no chicks were sighted; possibly still incubating.

04/01/2015 by lralviti
No birds present

03/24/2015 by Emma
female sitting low incubating constantly looking down

03/11/2015 by Emma
male and female present, female most likely incubating

03/01/2015 by lralviti
Male and female birds present

02/18/2015 by Emma
female present in nest

02/04/2015 by lralviti
Male and female present in the nest.

01/22/2015 by Devon
Male osprey sitting in nest

01/16/2015 by Krizia
Male osprey occupying nest. Multiple osprey circling the area.

01/11/2015 by beau
Nest present, osprey seen flying overhead

12/05/2014 by Bobby
Male and female seen together in nest!

11/25/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

11/21/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

11/14/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

11/07/2014 by Bobby
Nes empty

10/24/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

10/17/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

10/10/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

10/03/2014 by Bobby
Nest Empty

09/26/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

09/20/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

09/12/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

07/17/2014 by laacuna
one nestling and a female on the nest

06/27/2014 by laacuna
There was one nestling on the nest. No parents around

05/02/2014 by Monica
Female and 3 juveniles were in the nest, the male was on a power line nearby.

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

04/15/2014 by Monica
Female on eggs, male in nest

04/10/2014 by Monica
Female was incubating, male not seen

04/01/2014 by Monica
Female was in the nest, male was about 100 yards away on a power line with a fish.

03/18/2014 by Monica
One was sitting very low in the nest, I could not determine gender

03/11/2014 by Monica
Female incubating, male on edge of the nest

03/04/2014 by Monica
Female was incubating, male was not seen.

02/28/2014 by Monica
Both were in the nest, though there did not seem to be incubation.

02/21/2014 by Monica
Neither was in the nest, however both were on the power line about 50 yards away from it.

02/16/2014 by Monica
The female was on the edge of the nest while the male flew around the area, occasionally bringing in nesting materials.

02/07/2014 by Monica
The female was in the nest while the male was flying around with assorted nesting material. He dropped Spanish moss in the nest then tried to mate with her, she screeched and flapped her wings, he landed on the edge of the nest and sat next to her for the next few minutes.

01/17/2014 by tzimath
This time the male seemed to be incubating, while the female was sitting on a light pole next to the next just hanging out and checking the area.

01/15/2014 by tzimath
Male was on the nest just checking his surroundings, and female was seen on a light pole not far from the nest

01/10/2014 by tzimath
Female was next to the nest checking it out, but no male was seen in the vicinity