Nest #4565

Nickname: Ft. Desoto - across from fort
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.6164254876885
Longitude: -82.7342141681576
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by Dave Kandz
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 1
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 Avery
Adult arrival 01/10/2014 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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Monica
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/11/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/11/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/25/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
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
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 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/06/2015
Incubation initiation 03/14/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/15/2015 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 Nicole27
Adult arrival Nestlings
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by Bailey
Adult arrival 04/02/2017 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
- Nest has few twigs and a large palm leaf - Male/ juvenile osprey in nest - Osprey in area

12/10/2017 by Timothy
- Nest basically empty, few twigs - No osprey in nest - 1 male osprey, 1 unidentified osprey in area

11/25/2017 by Timothy
- Nest basically empty, few twigs - No osprey in nest - 1 male osprey, 1 unidentified osprey in area

11/17/2017 by Timothy
Nest 4565 - Few twigs/ no Nest - Osprey in area

10/26/2017 by Timothy
- No Nest - Female osprey perched on telephone pole about 150 feet away eating a fish

10/04/2017 by Timothy
Nest 4656 - Nest appears empty - Few small branches - Pelican flew near nest - Not much activity

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

07/26/2017 by FaythB
Adult female present inside the nest.

07/21/2017 by FaythB
No ospreys present in or around the nest.

07/09/2017 by FaythB
Again, adult female and fledge present inside the nest.

07/05/2017 by FaythB
Adult female and fledge present inside the nest.

06/28/2017 by FaythB
Adult female osprey present inside the nest.

06/20/2017 by FaythB
One adult female osprey present inside the nest. An adult male osprey was sitting on a telephone pole nearby.

06/13/2017 by FaythB
Nest is actively maintained. One adult osprey was spotted in the nest (gender n/a). Several ospreys were seen flying in the area.

05/04/2017 by Bailey
Again, female osprey was present inside the nest and the male osprey was observed perched on a nearby telephone pole.

04/27/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present inside the nest. Male osprey was observed perched on a nearby telephone pole.

04/21/2017 by Bailey
Female present inside the nest. 2 other adult ospreys were present in the area.

04/13/2017 by Bailey
Female present inside nest but doesn't appear to be incubating. Male osprey observed on nearby telephone pole.

04/02/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present inside the nest. Male osprey seen perched on nearby telephone pole.

03/23/2017 by Bailey
No more owls present inside the nest. 4 (mostly male) ospreys were observed fighting over the empty nest.

03/09/2017 by Bailey
Both great horned owlets present with adult in nest.

03/02/2017 by Bailey
2 great horned owlets present in nest. Adults were not seen in the nest or in surrounding area.

02/23/2017 by Bailey
Owl is still occupying nest.

02/16/2017 by Bailey
A great horned owl was seen inside the nest. No osprey present at this time.

02/09/2017 by Bailey
Nest contained minimal materials. Female observed close by.

01/24/2017 by Molly F
No nest present

01/20/2017 by Molly F
No nest present

01/17/2017 by Molly F
No nest present, but a few osprey of each gender are in area

01/13/2017 by Molly F
No nest present

01/10/2017 by Molly F
No nest present, several osprey in area

01/05/2017 by Molly F
No nest present, but one male in area

10/30/2016 by SamieC
No nest. 1 female in area.

10/08/2016 by SamieC
1 male in area. no nest

07/24/2016 by Nicole27
Nest is almost gone, but a male was seen nearby.

05/10/2016 by Monica
none visible in the nest, but 2 adults seen nearby

04/18/2016 by Monica
Both adults present, there seemed to be a juvenile

04/08/2016 by Monica
Female in the nest, seemed to be feeding a chick. Male about 100 yards away eating a fish

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

03/04/2016 by Monica
Female in the nest, male about 100' away on a power pole

02/24/2016 by Monica
Female possibly incubating, male not seen

02/10/2016 by Monica
Female osprey sitting low in the nest, male on electric pole about 100' away with a fish.

01/14/2016 by tCribbs
Nest seemed to be in good condition and mating pair was present inside nest. Did not show signs of incubation.

12/04/2015 by Catie T
nest in good condition, pair sitting on the nest with a female sitting low in nest

11/14/2015 by Devon
good nest condition, no ospreys seen

11/01/2015 by Catie T
Good nest condition, no ospreys present in area

10/18/2015 by Devon
good condition, osprey eating nearby

09/26/2015 by Catie T
Good nest condition. No ospreys seen.

09/11/2015 by Catie T
Good nest condition, no ospreys present

06/30/2015 by Patrick N.
Juvenile nearby nest

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

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

04/22/2015 by lralviti
Female present, no chick were seen.

04/15/2015 by lralviti
Male and female birds present with one chick, possibly too. Chick guarding behavior was observed.

04/01/2015 by lralviti
Nest in bad shape, no birds detected

03/24/2015 by Emma
female incubating, nest looks sparse

03/24/2015 by Emma
Female possibly incubating

03/11/2015 by Emma
female sitting low maybe incubating

03/01/2015 by lralviti
Female and male osprey present, nest looked more sparse than previous trips

02/18/2015 by Emma
female present in nest

02/04/2015 by lralviti
Female and male Osprey present

01/22/2015 by Devon
One (male?) Osprey present in nest

01/16/2015 by Krizia
Nest is present with female osprey in nest. Male opsrey on branch near by.

01/11/2015 by beau
Nest present, no birds seen

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
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
There was one male on the nest

07/11/2014 by laacuna
There was one male and female adults on the nest

05/01/2014 by Monica
2 juveniles and 1 adult in the nest

04/25/2014 by Monica
Neither present

04/15/2014 by Monica
Neither present

04/10/2014 by Monica
Both in nest with heads down, I don't think they have young so maybe they were eating something themselves?

04/01/2014 by Monica
Female was on the platform, the male was about 100 yards away, sitting on top of the power pole with the cone on top.

03/18/2014 by Monica
Neither present

03/18/2014 by Monica
Neither was in the nest or nearby

03/04/2014 by Monica
Neither was in the nest or nearby

02/28/2014 by Monica
Neither was in the nest or nearby

02/21/2014 by Monica
Neither was in the nest or nearby

02/16/2014 by Monica
Neither was in the nest or around it.

02/07/2014 by Monica
Female was sitting in the nest, male was not seen.

01/17/2014 by Avery
Both the male and the female were observed at the nest today. The male was seen resting on the pole next to the nest, while the female was seen resting on top of the nest.

01/15/2014 by Avery
Both male and female were found in the nest today. They were both observed resting, however there was no sign of incubation.

01/10/2014 by Avery
A male osprey was observed landing in the nest. However there was no sign of a female over the hour long period. There was also no signs of young.

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

02/27/2013 by Dave Kandz
Nest is active with Osprey sitting.