Nest #1147

Nickname: Ft. De Soto: Great Concrete Pillar of Ospreys
Nest substrate: Old concrete structure
Nest Location Description: The concrete structure sits on the waters edge. The structure is about 30 feet tall. It stands wider at the base of the structure, and narrows going towards the top. The top of the structure is flat and big enough to hold The Osprey nest, which is big
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.612036
Longitude: -82.73569
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   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 Beth
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Gmoney
Adult arrival 01/15/2014 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Monica
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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
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 Emma
Adult arrival 02/01/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/06/2015
Incubation initiation 03/11/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/10/2015 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Monica
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
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 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 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 04/27/2017
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

12/17/2017 by Timothy
- No nest - No osprey in area Will not return

10/26/2017 by Timothy
- No nest - No osprey in area

10/04/2017 by Timothy
- One to two twigs / branches visible - No Osprey sightings - Nest Empty

05/04/2017 by Bailey
Adult female osprey was present inside the nest. 2 chicks were also visible at this time.

04/27/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey were present inside the nest. At least 2 osprey chicks were also observed inside the nest.

04/21/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present inside the nest.

04/13/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey present in nest.

04/02/2017 by Bailey
One osprey standing inside nest, difficult to determine sex.

03/23/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey present in the nest.

03/09/2017 by Bailey
Female present in the nest.

03/02/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey present in the nest.

02/23/2017 by Bailey
Nest is still in poor condition. One male was present inside the nest.

02/16/2017 by Bailey
Nest still contains a minimal amount of materials. Female present in the nest.

02/09/2017 by Bailey
Nest contained minimal materials. One osprey was observed perched on the outer rim of nest.

01/24/2017 by Molly F
Nest looks great. Female still sitting low.

01/20/2017 by Molly F
Female sitting low in nest, no males in the area

01/17/2017 by Molly F
One male and one female present at nest

01/13/2017 by Molly F
One female in the nest, no males appeared though. Definite incubation.

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

01/05/2017 by Molly F
Nest is starting to form, and one female was perched on top of the pillar.

10/30/2016 by SamieC
No nest found

07/14/2016 by Nicole27
No sign of nest or osprey near the pillar.

05/10/2016 by Monica
2 adults and 3 juveniles in nest with a fish

04/18/2016 by Monica
The female was in the nest with a chick, the male was nearby with a fish

04/08/2016 by Monica
2 adults present, a juvenile has been seen by staff but I did not see it.

03/23/2016 by Monica
Female incubating, male not seen

03/16/2016 by Monica
Both adults present and eating a fish

03/09/2016 by Monica
Both adults in the nest, incubation likely

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

02/24/2016 by Monica
Female in nest, male in a tree a few hundred feet away

02/09/2016 by Monica
Female present sitting low in nest, no male seen.

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

01/21/2016 by lukejwitt
Male and female present in the nest, but no incubation was occurring. Nest was in good condition

01/14/2016 by tCribbs
Mating pair was present in the nest. Did not show signs of incubation.

12/04/2015 by Catie T
Nest in the process of being built up, female on nest

11/14/2015 by Devon
no nest present

11/01/2015 by Catie T
No nest present

10/18/2015 by Devon
no nest present

09/11/2015 by Catie T
No nest present

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

05/06/2015 by Emma
male and female present two chicks present

04/29/2015 by lralviti
Female, male and two chicks present

04/22/2015 by lralviti
Female and male present, male feeding a chick

04/15/2015 by lralviti
Male and female birds were present, concerned and looking down at nest but no chicks were seen.

04/01/2015 by lralviti
Female and male present, possibly incubating

03/24/2015 by Emma
female present in nest very low possibly incubating

03/01/2015 by lralviti
One female present, possibly incubating?

02/18/2015 by Emma
female sitting low

02/15/2015 by Emma
female present sitting low

02/04/2015 by lralviti
One female present, male flew in but did not stay.

01/22/2015 by Devon
Two osprey sitting on a few sticks of a nest

01/16/2015 by Krizia
Two osprey present in nest.

01/11/2015 by beau
Nest present, bird present, sex unidentified

12/05/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

11/25/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

11/21/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

11/14/2014 by Bobby
Male osprey eating on tower

11/07/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

10/24/2014 by Bobby
Male osprey seen near tower

10/17/2014 by Bobby
Male osprey seen perched near nest on tower.

10/10/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

10/03/2014 by Bobby
Female osprey seen perching by the nest

09/26/2014 by Bobby
Male and Female osprey seen perching near nest

09/20/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

09/12/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

07/17/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

06/27/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

05/02/2014 by Monica
Female and 1 juvenile in nest feeding, did not see the male

04/25/2014 by Monica
Female and one juvenile in nest

04/15/2014 by Monica
One adult and one juvenile seen

04/10/2014 by Monica
Both adults present and feeding at least one chick

04/01/2014 by Monica
Both were in the nest, possibly feeding young

03/18/2014 by Monica
Female incubating, male not seen

03/11/2014 by Monica
Female was incubating, male wasn't seen

03/04/2014 by Monica
Female seems to be incubating, the male flew away as I pulled up and did not come back while I was there.

02/28/2014 by Monica
Neither was in the nest, no apparent incubation.

02/21/2014 by Monica
Both were in the nest, there did not seem to be any incubating.

02/16/2014 by Monica
Both were present, it looked like there may have been a fish at their feet but they were not eating it.

02/07/2014 by Monica
Both osprey were in the nest, there was no activity.

01/17/2014 by Gmoney
Upon arrival of the third and final observation of The Great Pillar of Ospreys nest, the nest was active. There was no egg laying, incubation initiation, clutch hatching, nestlings, fledglings, first check fledging, or nest failure. The nest was active. The female was, again, perched on the nest, and the male Osprey was flying near and around the nest. After a few minutes, the male Osprey flew out of site and the female Osprey remained perched on the nest for the remainder of the observation.

01/15/2014 by Gmoney
The second visit to the the Great Pillar of Ospreys, I observed a female Osprey perched on the nest. The female had a light/pale necklace on its breast. This female Osprey didn't leave it's nest. It stayed perched the entire time of observation, and there was no male Osprey in sight.

01/10/2014 by Gmoney
This nest looks abandoned, but may not be. For this first viewing of the nest, there were no Ospreys seen during the time of observation.

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived February 2013. Incubation began during March 2013. Chicks first seen in nest 4/13/2013. Pair last seen at nest June 2013.