Nest #4633

Nickname: Fort De Soto--behind park headquarters
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: The nest is at the end of the service road that runs toward the Bay behind Park Headquarters.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.621618
Longitude: -82.713739
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

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 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/02/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/10/2014 Reason for nest failure
2012 Nest Activity Report by Monica
Adult arrival Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/02/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/02/2014 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
2015 Nest Activity Report by Emma
Adult arrival 02/15/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 05/06/2015
Incubation initiation 03/02/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/01/2015 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
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
2017 Nest Activity Report by Bailey
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

12/15/2017 by Timothy
Nest 4633 ⁃ Nest Present ⁃ Male osprey perched on side of nest ⁃ Female not seen

12/10/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Nest Present ⁃ Female osprey perched on side of nest ⁃ Male flying in area, calling to one another

11/25/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Nest Present ⁃ Male osprey perched on side of nest

11/17/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Nest present ⁃ Female osprey perched on nest

10/26/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Nest In-tact ⁃ Unidentified Osprey calls and flying in area

10/04/2017 by Timothy
⁃ Nest In-tact ⁃ No Ospreys present

10/04/2017 by Timothy
- Nest In-tact - No Ospreys present

05/04/2017 by Bailey
No nest present.

04/27/2017 by Bailey
No nest present.

04/21/2017 by Bailey
No nest present.

04/13/2017 by Bailey
No nest present.

04/02/2017 by Bailey
No osprey present.

03/23/2017 by Bailey
No osprey present.

03/09/2017 by Bailey
No nest present.

03/02/2017 by Bailey
No nest present.

02/23/2017 by Bailey
No nest present.

02/16/2017 by Bailey
No nest present.

02/09/2017 by Bailey
No nest present.

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

01/13/2017 by Molly F
No nest present

01/10/2017 by Molly F
No nest present

01/05/2017 by Molly F
Platform is present, but no nest or remains.

10/30/2016 by SamieC
no nest found

07/24/2016 by Nicole27
No nest was seen in or around this area.

05/10/2016 by Monica
2 adults and 2 chicks seen, Kathleen Finnerty reported 4 chicks in this nest

04/18/2016 by Monica
Female was in the nest and there seemed to be at least one chick present

04/08/2016 by Monica
Both adults in the nest eating a fish. I could not determine whether chicks were present or not

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

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

03/09/2016 by Monica
Female in the nest, male heard in the woods nearby but not seen

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

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

02/09/2016 by Monica
No osprey present

01/21/2016 by Stefan Kapczynski
Female was seen in nest, not incubating, just perched.

01/14/2016 by Stefan Kapczynski
Nest present and in good condition, no birds.

12/04/2015 by Catie T
nest in ok condition, no ospreys seen nearby

11/14/2015 by Devon
good condition, two ospreys (sex unknown) nearby, one with fish

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

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

09/26/2015 by Catie T
Ok nest condition. Osprey spotted in tree nearby (sex unknown).

09/11/2015 by Catie T
Nest present with male and female spotted nearby

06/30/2015 by Patrick N.
1 nestling and 2 fledglings spotted. Adult + other species in the vicinity

05/06/2015 by Emma
female and 2 chicks, still relatively small, male siting near by in tree

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

04/22/2015 by lralviti
Female bird present, two chicks sighted.

04/15/2015 by lralviti
Female present, one chick sighted

04/01/2015 by lralviti
Male and female present, possibly a chick

03/24/2015 by Emma
male and female present, possibly incubating

03/11/2015 by Emma
female incubating

03/01/2015 by lralviti
Female bird flew in, possibly chicks present?

02/15/2015 by Emma
female sitting low incubating, male near by

02/04/2015 by lralviti
No osprey present

01/22/2015 by Devon
Male osprey in nest. Nest looks bigger/fuller

01/16/2015 by Krizia
Nest is present. No osprey in immediate area.

01/09/2015 by beau
Nest present, female bird occupying nest

12/08/2014 by matt
No activity at nest

11/20/2014 by matt
No activity at nest

11/14/2014 by matt
No activity at nest

11/05/2014 by matt
No nest activity

11/01/2014 by matt
No nest activity

10/28/2014 by matt
No activity at nest

10/18/2014 by matt
No activity at nest

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

10/01/2014 by matt
No Activity at nest, Looks like could be in rebuild process

09/24/2014 by matt
Nest empty, still appears to have been blown down,

09/14/2014 by matt
Nest was empty, Appears to have been blown down.

07/17/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

06/27/2014 by laacuna
The nest was empty

05/01/2014 by Monica
2 adults and 3 juveniles present

04/25/2014 by Monica
Both adults and 3 juveniles in nest

04/15/2014 by Monica
Female feeding 3 young, male about 100 yards away

04/10/2014 by Monica
Female present and was feeding at least one juvenile, possibly more. Male not seen

04/01/2014 by Monica
Female was in nest, male not seen. Possible young in nest, though I'm still not positive

03/18/2014 by Monica
Female in nest, male about 100' away in a century plant, incubation still occurring.

03/09/2014 by Monica
Female was sitting low, male was not seen

03/02/2014 by Monica
Female was sitting very low in nest, incubation seems to be occurring. The male was not seen.

02/21/2014 by Monica
The female was sitting very low in the nest, probably incubating, and the male was at the top of a century plant about 50 yards away.

02/16/2014 by Monica
Neither osprey was present

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