Nest #5494

Nickname: Ft. Desoto nest
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: above pick nick area to the right when first entering parking lot
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.6142363116032
Longitude: -82.7342526371064
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by Emma
Adult arrival 03/11/2015 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 03/31/2015
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2016 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 Molly F
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 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
- Male osprey in dead tree where old nest was - Female osprey not sighted

12/10/2017 by Timothy
- Pair of osprey still present in usual locations - Could have moved to Nest 6624 (nest there but no ospreys)

11/25/2017 by Timothy
- Nest still not located (maybe they moved nest elsewhere) - Male and female in area

11/17/2017 by Timothy
- Nest not located - Male and female osprey present - Male in dead tree, female flying around low to ground

10/26/2017 by Timothy
- Could not locate nest - Pair of Male + Female present, call to one another - Male on tree where old nest was located - Female perched on tree near parking lot entrance

10/04/2017 by Timothy
Nest 5494 - Could not locate nest - Bundle of twigs, branches, and rope under a tree could be remnants of old nest - No osprey in area or sighted

10/04/2017 by Timothy
- Could not locate nest - Bundle of twigs, branches, and rope under a tree could be remnants of old nest - No osprey in area or sighted

05/04/2017 by Bailey
No osprey present.

04/27/2017 by Bailey
No osprey present.

04/21/2017 by Bailey
No osprey present.

04/13/2017 by Bailey
No osprey present.

04/02/2017 by Bailey
No osprey present.

03/23/2017 by Bailey
No osprey present.

03/09/2017 by Bailey
No osprey in area.

03/02/2017 by Bailey
No osprey in area.

02/23/2017 by Bailey
No osprey in area.

02/16/2017 by Bailey
Unable to locate nest. Several osprey were seen in the area.

01/24/2017 by Molly F
One female in nest and a male perched nearby. Based on the way the female was standing, I'd say there is no incubation.

01/20/2017 by Molly F
Nest present and active. Male seen nearby.

01/17/2017 by Molly F
Nest present, and one female was doing work on it today

01/13/2017 by Molly F
Nest is present, unable to tell if there's a pair occupying it

01/10/2017 by Molly F
Nest is not being maintained

01/05/2017 by Molly F
Nest looks like it has not been maintained, and no sightings of osprey in the area

10/30/2016 by SamieC
No nest found

01/25/2016 by lukejwitt
Nest appears good, still no ospreys in area

01/21/2016 by lukejwitt
Nest appeared good, but there were no ospreys present in the area

01/14/2016 by Stefan Kapczynski
Nest in good condition, no Ospreys present in nest or in area.

12/04/2015 by Catie T
male on nest which then flew away and circled the nest while we observed, female also spotted nearby

11/14/2015 by Catie T
very good nest condition, osprey on nest and other ospreys seen nearby

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

11/01/2015 by Catie T
Good nest condition, female sitting next to nest, male flying overhead

09/26/2015 by Catie T
Good nest condition, ospreys present nearby.

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

06/30/2015 by Patrick N.
2 fledglings, possible parent nearby

05/06/2015 by Emma
Female in nest, male on branch near by, no chick but have been very teritoral

04/29/2015 by lralviti
Male and female present, both territorial but no chicks seen

04/22/2015 by lralviti
Male on tree branch, female sitting low in the nest.

04/15/2015 by lralviti
Two males were present in the tree, nest was empty

04/01/2015 by lralviti
Female present in nest, male on nearby branch

03/24/2015 by Emma
male in tree by nest, female sitting low possibly incubating

03/11/2015 by Emma
male and female present, female incubating

02/18/2015 by Emma
Bird near by, unsure if m or f. Another bird low in nest

02/15/2015 by Emma
One bird in nest, most likely female sitting low