Nest #4568

Nickname: Fort De Soto, just north of Boat Ramp parking lot
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description:
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: OspreyWatch Pinellas, Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.64689
Longitude: -82.715433
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

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 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 Avery
Adult arrival 01/10/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/10/2014 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 02/06/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/06/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/11/2014 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by matt
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by lralviti
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Emma
Adult arrival 01/22/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/06/2015
Incubation initiation 03/03/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/01/2015 Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Devon
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by tCribbs
Adult arrival 01/21/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/21/2016 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 Bailey
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 04/13/2017
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

11/10/2017 by Timothy
⁃ No nest on platform ⁃ Ospreys present Will monitor for nest while driving by, but assumed empty

10/26/2017 by Timothy
⁃ No nest on platform ⁃ Female flying low directly over platform and closely around

10/04/2017 by Timothy
- No nest - 1 Female Osprey in area (flew over bridge) - Same few osprey from nests 1132/1133 flying around

10/04/2017 by Timothy
⁃ No nest ⁃ 1 Female Osprey in area (flew over bridge) ⁃ Same few osprey from nests 1132/1133 flying around

05/04/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey were present inside the nest. Unable to view any of the chicks at this time.

04/27/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present inside the nest. Unable to view chicks.

04/21/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present inside nest. At least 2 chicks were also observed inside the nest.

04/13/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present inside nest. At least 2 chicks were also observed inside nest.

04/02/2017 by Bailey
Possibility of female osprey inside nest (difficult to see inside). Male osprey was observed perched nearby.

03/23/2017 by Bailey
One osprey present in nest.

03/09/2017 by Bailey
One osprey present in nest. Difficult to determine sex of osprey.

03/02/2017 by Bailey
No osprey present.

02/23/2017 by Bailey
Difficult to see inside. No osprey appear to be present inside the nest.

02/16/2017 by Bailey
Nest still contains a minimal amount of materials. No osprey were seen inside the nest but one was seen flying around the area.

02/09/2017 by Bailey
Nest contained barely any materials but one osprey was seen inside the nest with its head down. Unable to determine the sex of the osprey that was present.

01/24/2017 by Molly F
Nest looks well maintained. No osprey in nest at this time.

01/20/2017 by Molly F
Two ospreys present in nest

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

01/13/2017 by Molly F
One female in the nest that I believe to be incubating

01/10/2017 by Molly F
Nest is well maintained with a pair of osprey in the nest

01/05/2017 by Molly F
Nest is present and occupied by a male and female. Possible incubation (!!), the female was sitting low in the nest.

10/30/2016 by SamieC
Nest was empty

10/08/2016 by SamieC
2 males in area

07/14/2016 by Nicole27
Nest in okay condition. No birds spotted in or around nest.

05/10/2016 by Monica
2 adults and 1 chick seen feeding

04/18/2016 by Monica
One adult in the nest, seemed to be feeding at least one chick.

04/08/2016 by Monica
Both adults and possibly a chick in the nest

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

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

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

03/09/2016 by Monica
One female sitting low in the nest, male seen nearby in a dead tree

03/04/2016 by Monica
No birds present

02/24/2016 by Monica
Some nest materials present, both birds in nest

02/09/2016 by Monica
No osprey present and nest was blown down.

01/26/2016 by tCribbs
Female osprey showed signs of incubation and male osprey was also in the nest.

01/21/2016 by tCribbs
Female was incubating and male was next to the nest

01/14/2016 by Stefan Kapczynski
Nest in good condition, one bird in nest.

12/04/2015 by Catie T
Male seen on nest, female seen in nest later on

11/14/2015 by Devon
no birds, nest in good condition

11/14/2015 by Catie T
Ospreys seen in surrounding area after monitoring

11/01/2015 by Catie T
Male on perch, nest is in good condition

10/18/2015 by Devon
male and female flying nearby, good nest condition

09/26/2015 by Catie T
Female present on perch. Good nest condition.

09/11/2015 by Devon
Male and female present; M carrying fish. good nest condition

06/30/2015 by Patrick N.
Birds present; 1 fledge, 2 adults spotted nearby hunting.

05/06/2015 by Emma
two birds spotted in nest, multiple osprey flying over and around nest

04/29/2015 by lralviti
Four birds present in the nest, one chick attempting to fly

04/22/2015 by lralviti
Female present with two large chicks.

04/15/2015 by lralviti
Male and female present. Both chicks still present and growing

04/01/2015 by lralviti
Male, female, and two chicks present!

03/25/2015 by Emma
Female sitting very low in nest, probably incubating

03/11/2015 by Emma
female sitting low, possibly incubating

03/01/2015 by lralviti
Female sitting low in the nest, male bird flew in with fish, possibly incubating.

02/15/2015 by Emma
female incubating no male

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

01/22/2015 by Devon
Male and female occupying the nest

01/16/2015 by Krizia
Two ospreys occupying a nest.

01/11/2015 by beau
Nest being built, female present, male seen nearby in tree

12/05/2014 by matt
Male and female outside of nest

11/20/2014 by matt
Female next to nest

11/14/2014 by matt
No activity at nest

11/05/2014 by matt
Male and female present at nest

11/01/2014 by matt
Male osprey on post next to nest

10/28/2014 by matt
Male and female on post next to nest, no observed activity inside nest

10/17/2014 by matt
Male and female on post next to nest, could not see if there was activity inside the nest

10/08/2014 by matt
Nest is present but no observed activity

10/01/2014 by matt
Nest is present but no observed activity

09/24/2014 by matt
1 adult male on post next to nest, no visible activity inside nest.

09/17/2014 by matt
No Nest

05/01/2014 by Monica
1 adult and 1 juvenile present

04/25/2014 by Monica
1 adult and 1 juvenile present

04/15/2014 by Monica
Male above nest, juvenile in nest, female not seen

04/10/2014 by Monica
Female above the nest, juvenile in nest, male not seen

04/01/2014 by Monica
Male on perch above nest, female and chick were in the nest.

03/18/2014 by Monica
Female was in nest with young, male was sitting in a tree at the entrance to the boat ramp.

03/11/2014 by Monica
There are hatchlings in nest, not sure how many yet. Both adults were in the nest and feeding the young. I saw one head pop up, could be more.

03/04/2014 by Monica
Both were in the nest, female was sitting very low.

02/28/2014 by Monica
Female seems to be on eggs, male was perched above the nest.

02/21/2014 by Monica
Female was sitting low in nest, likely incubating. Male was sitting on the perch just above the platform.

02/16/2014 by Monica
Neither bird was present and none were nearby.

02/07/2014 by Monica
Neither bird was in the nest and there were none nearby.

01/17/2014 by Avery
Only the male was seen at the nest today. He was observed sitting on the post resting.

01/15/2014 by Avery
Male and female were not found in the nest today.

01/10/2014 by Avery
Male and female were both observed in the nest. It seemed that the female was incubating in the center of the nest while, the male rest standing on the post next to the nest. Hopefully there will be clutch hatching in the coming weeks.

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