Nest #4868

Nickname: Glenview Manor
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Nest in in a canal mid island on Ft. Myers Beach. It is closer to the Estero Bay side.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 26.42414
Longitude: -81.90385
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by island hopper
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 FMB
Adult arrival 01/07/2015 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 01/16/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/16/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by FMB
Adult arrival 11/24/2014 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 04/14/2015
Egg laying 01/10/2015 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/16/2014 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 03/04/2015 Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by FMB
Adult arrival 12/15/2015 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 04/15/2016
Egg laying 01/15/2016 Chicks last observed 04/28/2016
Incubation initiation 01/16/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by FMB
Adult arrival 12/01/2016 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 04/14/2017
Egg laying 01/04/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/11/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 02/25/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

02/26/2017 by FMB
Noted that on 2/25/2017 parents feeding a hatchling.

01/22/2017 by FMB
Difficult to tell when the eggs were laid. Nest is high and I am low. She has been down on the nest for a little over a week.

12/19/2016 by FMB
Two birds showed up in Late November. Were serious about rebuilding first of December. Trees had overgrown the nest and we had them trimmed back before the Ospreys arrived

04/28/2016 by FMB
On 4/10/2016 both chicks appeared to be doing well. (pic shows both adults and two chicks). On or about 4/24 only one chick appeared active. The second chick was found on the ground under the nest the next day badly de-composed. The surviving chick is flying well and returns to the nest daily, but overnights elsewhere.

04/10/2016 by FMB
Both adults and both chicks. Looks to be getting big enough to try their wings. See Photo.

03/23/2016 by FMB
January was very wet and cold. Not sure of laying or hatching dates. Currently 2 chicks and on schedule considering the time of year. See photo.

01/20/2016 by FMB
The pair arrived in mid December. Now in mid January are on the eggs.

11/22/2015 by FMB
The second fledgling left the nest in late April. The nest remained un-occupied since. Two Ospreys have been observed nearby and just waiting for more activity.

04/16/2015 by FMB
The first baby fledged on 2/14/2015, pic included. Unfortunately we found this fledgling badly injured by the nest earlier today. He died shortly after. We believe he was scared by tree trimming to close to the nest. FWC and CROW were notified.

03/04/2015 by FMB
For about the last week we have had two visible babies. From the size I would expect they hatched about a week or a little more ago.

01/19/2015 by FMB
On or about Jan10, 2015 a pair appeared to take over the nest for breeding. About the 16th one was down in the nest incubating the eggs. The male brings fish for the family dinners.

11/24/2014 by FMB
Live on the canal next to the nest. Two osprey's, probably last years chicks, are hanging around. Will watch throughout the year. Picture was taken this AM, 11/24/2014.