Nest #1148

Nickname: Ft. De Soto: Water Tower
Nest substrate: water tower
Nest Location Description: on right side of road when entering park TOWER IS GONE
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.632132
Longitude: -82.718618
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 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
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm
2014 Nest Activity Report by tzimath
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 01/10/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by Monica
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 04/13/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure Storm blew down nest but the location is not good for nesting
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 Nestlings
Nest Occupied No Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 02/01/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
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 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

by Emma

01/24/2017 by Beth
Gone - need to remove this

01/20/2017 by Molly F
Nest no longer exists

01/17/2017 by Molly F
Nest no longer exists

01/13/2017 by Molly F
Nest no longer exists.

01/10/2017 by Molly F
Nest no longer exists

01/05/2017 by Molly F
Nest no longer exists

10/30/2016 by SamieC
no nest. Water tower demolished.

07/24/2016 by Nicole27
Nest is in okay condition. No birds spotted in or around nest.

05/10/2016 by Monica
2 adults and I believe there is a juvenile present here, though it is too high for me to tell for sure

04/18/2016 by Monica
Both in the nest, heads low. Either they were eating something or feeding a chick.

04/08/2016 by Monica
Both in the nest, male flew away and it appeared as though there was a chick in the nest but I couldn't tell for sure

03/16/2016 by Monica
One adult present

03/09/2016 by Monica
Both adults present, incubation likely but still can't determine for sure

03/04/2016 by Monica
Both birds in the nest, incubation is likely but it's too high up to determine if they really are incubating

02/24/2016 by Monica
Both birds in nest, incubation likely

02/19/2016 by Monica
Nest in good condition, 1 adult in nest that seemed to be sitting low, possibly incubating.

01/26/2016 by tCribbs
Nest in good condition, no birds in nest or in area.

01/21/2016 by tCribbs
Nest in good condition, no birds in nest or in area.

01/14/2016 by Stefan Kapczynski
Nest in good condition, no birds in nest or in area.

12/04/2015 by Catie T
pretty good nest condition, no ospreys in the area

11/01/2015 by Catie T
Nest is being built up, no ospreys in the area

10/30/2015 by Catie T
good nest condition, no ospreys seen in the area

10/18/2015 by Devon
poor nest condition, no ospreys seen nearby

09/26/2015 by Catie T
Still poor nest condition. Male spotted nearby.

09/11/2015 by Catie T
Poor nest condition, many osprey sightings nearby but none in nest

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

05/06/2015 by Emma
no birds when entering park, one maybe male bird when exitng the park

04/29/2015 by lralviti
No birds present

04/22/2015 by lralviti
No birds present

04/15/2015 by lralviti
Nest present, no birds sighted

04/01/2015 by lralviti
No birds present

03/24/2015 by Emma
male and female present in nest

03/18/2015 by Emma
one bird present unsure m or f

03/01/2015 by lralviti
Male and females present

02/15/2015 by Emma
female present

02/04/2015 by lralviti
No osprey present

01/22/2015 by Devon
(Male?) Osprey in nest, nest looks much bigger/fuller

01/16/2015 by Krizia
Nest present but do not believe it is being occupied by osprey.

01/11/2015 by beau
Nest empty

12/05/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

11/25/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

11/21/2014 by Bobby
No activity

11/14/2014 by Bobby
Nest empty

11/07/2014 by Bobby
Nest 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
The nest was empty

06/27/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

05/02/2014 by Monica
One adult on top of water tower and one flying around with nesting material. This pair is rebuilding after their nest blew down.

04/25/2014 by Monica
Nest blown down Sunday or Monday (4/20 or 4/21), no adults present

04/15/2014 by Monica
1 in nest, incubating very likely

04/10/2014 by Monica
1 in nest, possibly incubating but hard to tell for sure

04/01/2014 by Monica
Neither was present , however the nest is getting larger

03/18/2014 by Monica
Neither was seen, however there are more nesting materials present now

03/11/2014 by Monica
There were nesting materials on top of the tower and the male was sitting on top.

03/04/2014 by Monica
N/A

02/28/2014 by Monica
No nests present

02/21/2014 by Monica
No nest present

02/16/2014 by Monica
No nest present

01/10/2014 by tzimath
No nests in the area

08/01/2013 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. . Pair last seen at nest January 2013.