Nest #6155

Nickname: Channel marker nest
Nest substrate: Channel Marker
Nest Location Description: This nest is on top of a channel marker in Bunces Pass near the bridge going into Fort De Soto. It can be seen from the bridge or from the youth camp area.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Eckerd College, Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 27.6488731488414
Longitude: -82.7146403599854
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Monica
Adult arrival 03/16/2016 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Nicole27
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 Molly F
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 01/10/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Bailey
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
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

10/27/2017 by Timothy
⁃ No Nest ⁃ Ospreys flying around Assumed nest destroyed by Irma

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

10/04/2017 by Timothy
⁃ No Nest ⁃ No Ospreys present

07/26/2017 by FaythB
No ospreys present in the area.

07/21/2017 by FaythB
Nest is still present. No ospreys in the area.

07/09/2017 by FaythB
No ospreys present.

07/05/2017 by FaythB
Nest still very sturdy, no ospreys in or around the nest.

06/28/2017 by FaythB
No ospreys seen in the area.

06/20/2017 by FaythB
Nest sill appears very sturdy. No ospreys seen in the area.

06/13/2017 by FaythB
Nest appears to be actively maintained. Adult female osprey was present inside the nest.

05/04/2017 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey were present inside the nest. Chick(s) were not visible at this time.

04/27/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present inside the nest. Unable to view the chick(s) at this time.

04/21/2017 by Bailey
Both osprey present inside the nest. At least 1 chick was observed inside nest.

04/13/2017 by Bailey
Both osprey present inside the nest.

04/02/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present.

03/23/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present inside nest.

03/16/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey present inside nest.

03/09/2017 by Bailey
Both osprey present inside the nest. Observed pair copulating.

03/02/2017 by Bailey
Nest is well maintained. Both osprey present inside the nest.

02/23/2017 by Bailey
Female osprey is incubating.

02/16/2017 by Bailey
Nest is well maintained. Female seen inside the nest, possibly incubating.

02/09/2017 by Bailey
Again, well maintained nest. One osprey present in nest. Difficult to determine sex of present osprey.

01/24/2017 by Molly F
Well maintained nest, empty upon my arrival, but the female came back around 5 minutes later.

01/20/2017 by Molly F
Female sitting low in nest, several males in the area

01/17/2017 by Molly F
One male and one female in nest, female is sitting low

01/13/2017 by Molly F
Definite incubation. Two osprey were in nest.

01/10/2017 by Molly F
Mating pair in nest, I believe incubation is happening

01/05/2017 by Molly F
Present and occupied by a pair of osprey. Possible incubation?

07/24/2016 by Nicole27
Male Osprey spotted flying away from nest. Nest is in okay condition.

05/10/2016 by Monica
No adults or chicks present

04/18/2016 by Monica
2 adults in the nest, maybe incubating but I could not see eggs. Definitely sitting low

04/08/2016 by Monica
2 adults in the nest

03/23/2016 by Monica
One female was in the nest, no male seen. No apparent incubation.