Nest #4594

Nickname: Fort De Soto, north of gift shop on east side of the road
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: Nest is in a short, dead Australian Pine next to the Soldier's Hole trail north of the gift shop. It is on the east side of the road.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers, Eckerd College, OspreyWatch Pinellas
Latitude: 27.620696
Longitude: -82.734649
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Monica
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 Monica
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Emma
Adult arrival 02/04/2015 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
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
2015 Nest Activity Report by ckelly997
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 lukejwitt
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 Nicole27
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 Molly F
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/17/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Bailey
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 04/21/2017
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

11/25/2017 by Timothy
- No nest - Will not return

11/17/2017 by Timothy
- No Nest - Osprey in area - Male osprey eating on electricity pole adjacent to nest

10/26/2017 by Timothy
- One to two twigs / branches visible - No Osprey sightings - Female osprey in area

10/04/2017 by Timothy
- No nest - Stand completely empty - No Osprey present

10/04/2017 by Timothy
- No nest - Stand completely empty - No Osprey present

05/04/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey were present inside the nest. Only 1 chick was visible at this time.

04/27/2017 by Bailey
Male and female osprey were present inside the nest. I was only able to see 2 of the chicks at this time. 1 chick was observed exercising it's wings.

04/21/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey was present inside the nest. Male osprey was observed bringing additional nesting materials to the nest site. At least 3 chicks were also observed inside the nest.

04/13/2017 by Bailey
Nest is still in great condition. Female osprey was present inside nest.

04/02/2017 by Bailey
Both osprey present inside nest.

03/23/2017 by Bailey
One osprey was present inside nest but was difficult to determine sex.

03/09/2017 by Bailey
Female is currently incubating.

03/02/2017 by Bailey
Difficult to see inside of the nest due to depth. One osprey flew from telephone pole into nest, unsure if other osprey was inside nest or not.

02/23/2017 by Bailey
Nest is still in great condition. Female is currently incubating.

02/16/2017 by Bailey
One osprey was present inside the nest but it was difficult to determine the sex of the osprey due to the depth of the nest.

02/09/2017 by Bailey
Again, well maintained nest. Both osprey present in the nest. Female may be incubating.

01/24/2017 by Molly F
Well maintained nest, one female sitting low in it

01/20/2017 by Molly F
One female in nest, and several osprey in area

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

01/13/2017 by Molly F
One female in nest and a couple osprey of both genders in area

01/10/2017 by Molly F
One female present, nest looks great

01/05/2017 by Molly F
One female present building nest! And also one male in the area maybe scoping it out..

10/30/2016 by SamieC
Nest in good condition. No osprey in area.

07/14/2016 by Nicole27
One female in nest. A female and male spotted near the nest. Female in nest and male near nest flew off.

04/18/2016 by Monica
Female was in the nest, male was nearby with a fish. I still can't see for sure if there are young

04/08/2016 by Monica
2 heads seen, appeared to be adults. Seeing the chicks will be difficult as the nest is very deep.

03/23/2016 by Monica
Female in the nest, male on the side. Definite incubation

03/16/2016 by Monica
One adult present, male adult was flying around the area

03/09/2016 by Monica
One adult in the nest, definite incubation. The nest is too deep to determine which adult was present, only the top of their head is visible when they are sitting in the bottom of the nest.

03/04/2016 by Monica
Female in the nest, male perched on the side

02/24/2016 by Monica
Female in nest, incubation possible

02/09/2016 by Monica
Both in nest, no obvious incubation.

01/25/2016 by lukejwitt
nest appears in very good condition, very large. One male standing in nest, others ospreys flying in the area

01/21/2016 by lukejwitt
Very large nest, male present on perch near nest

01/14/2016 by lukejwitt
Nest in a dead tree. Very large. Upon our arrival, the single osprey occupying the nest flew to a nearby perch. The sex could not be determined

12/04/2015 by Catie T
Nest in very good condition, no ospreys present in the area

11/14/2015 by Devon
very good condition, two ospreys seen flying nearby, an hour or two later female seen sitting by nest

10/30/2015 by Catie T
good nest condition, female sitting next to nest

10/18/2015 by Devon
very good condition, no ospreys seen nearby

09/26/2015 by Catie T
Very good nest condition. No ospreys present in nest or area.

09/11/2015 by Catie T
Very good nest condition, no ospreys present in nest

06/30/2015 by ckelly997
Nest looks well kept, no ospreys present in nest

05/06/2015 by Emma
female and only 2 chicks spotted

04/29/2015 by lralviti
Three baby chicks and one female were present

04/22/2015 by lralviti
One chick in the nest, male bird in nearby tree

04/15/2015 by lralviti
Female present with one chick sighted, and possibly a second

04/01/2015 by lralviti
Female incubating, male on nearby tree

03/24/2015 by Emma
female incubating male present

03/11/2015 by Emma
female incubating male not present

03/01/2015 by lralviti
Female sitting low, possibly incubating

02/18/2015 by Emma
female and male present

02/04/2015 by lralviti
Female and male present, eating a fish

01/22/2015 by Devon
Female sitting in nest, male sitting on branch next to it. (Juv. Ibis sitting in same tree)

01/16/2015 by Krizia
Nest is present with osprey currently occupying nest. Male osprey off to the side near nest.

01/11/2015 by beau
Large nest present, no birds seen

12/05/2014 by matt
No activity at nest

11/20/2014 by matt
No activity at nest

11/14/2014 by matt
Adult male outside of nest

11/05/2014 by matt
No activity at nest

11/01/2014 by matt
No activity at nest

10/26/2014 by matt
No activity at nest

10/17/2014 by matt
No activity at 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
Nest Present But no activity

09/17/2014 by matt
Could not locate nest

04/25/2014 by Monica
Male flying around the nest, female not seen. 2 hatchlings present

04/15/2014 by Monica
Female was in the nest, male on a nearby branch

04/10/2014 by Monica
Both in nest, no apparent chicks but the nest is quite deep so it is hard to tell for sure

04/01/2014 by Monica
One was in the nest, the other was unseen.

03/18/2014 by Monica
Both were in the nest

03/11/2014 by Monica
One sitting low in the nest, one on a branch nearby with back towards road. (Hard to determine gender when they are in the nest since it is so deep, only the head was sticking out)

03/04/2014 by Monica
One sitting low in the nest (too low to determine sex), did not see partner.

02/28/2014 by Monica
Both were on the edge of the nest with a fish, no apparent incubation.

02/21/2014 by Monica
Neither was present, no apparent incubation

02/16/2014 by Monica
The female was sitting low in the nest, perhaps incubating but I am not sure. The male was not seen.

02/07/2014 by Monica
The female was sitting on the edge of the nest for about fifteen minutes before the male flew in. They mated and he flew away, she stayed in the tree.