Nickname
Fort Desoto Nest 3 south of boat launch
Coordinates
(27.6405, -82.7175)
Substrate
Osprey Nest Platform
Description
This nest is at the very end of that small trail south of the boat launch. This nest is on a platform that the trail leads right under. It can also be viewed from Pinellas Bayway S.
Followers
None
What to look for
Review All Observations
2017 - Molly F2017 - Bailey2016 - Bailey2016 - tCribbs2015 - Sami2015 - Emma 2015 - ckelly9972014 - Beth2014 - MarkScafidi2014 - Monica2014 - laacuna2013 - laacuna2012 - Beth
aAdult Arrival1/14/169/11/143/1/151/10/14
aOccupiedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNo
aActive
bEgg Laying3/4/14
bIncubation Initiation1/5/174/20/151/15/143/4/141/15/12
cClutch Hatching4/22/154/10/14
dNestlings3320023
eFledglings3310
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed3/23/17
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2012-01-15Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by MarkScafidi
Adult arrival2014-01-10Nestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings0
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2014-01-15Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Monica
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying2014-03-04Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2014-03-04Nest failure
Clutch hatching2014-04-10Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Sami
Adult arrival2014-09-11Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by Emma
Adult arrival2015-03-01Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2015-04-20Nest failure
Clutch hatching2015-04-22Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by ckelly997
Adult arrivalNestlings0
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by tCribbs
Adult arrival2016-01-14Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Molly F
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2017-01-05Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by Bailey
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Bailey
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed2017-03-23
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2017-12-15 by Timothy
⁃ Nest present ⁃ Female and male osprey present, Male on perch, female in nest

2017-12-10 by Timothy
⁃ Nest present ⁃ Unidentified osprey sitting in nest ⁃ Osprey in area

2017-11-25 by Timothy
⁃ Nest present ⁃ Male and female osprey present

2017-11-17 by Timothy
- Nest present - No osprey in nest - Multiple males and females in area

2017-10-26 by Timothy
- Nest empty - Osprey perched on nearby tree, no m/f ID

2017-10-05 by Timothy
- Osprey sitting in nest - Appears Female, but hard to Identify due to sitting position - Looks to be pressing itself into nest to get out of wind

2017-10-04 by Timothy
- Osprey sitting in nest - Appears Female, but hard to Identify due to sitting position - Looks to be pressing itself into nest to get out of wind

2017-05-04 by Bailey
Both male and female adult osprey were perched on nesting platform. No nesting material remains. All 3 chicks have fledged and were observed flying around close proximity to the nest site.

2017-04-27 by Bailey
Both adult male and female ospreys were present inside the nest as well as the 3 chicks (which are just about the size of the adults).

2017-04-21 by Bailey
Adult female osprey present inside nest. Only 2 chicks were visible at this time.

2017-04-13 by Bailey
Adult male, adult female, and 3 chicks present inside nest.

2017-04-02 by Bailey
Both male and female were present inside the nest. It is difficult to count the chicks but there are at least 2 (possibly 3 or even more) inside the nest as well.

2017-03-23 by Bailey
Female present in nest. 2 chicks were also spotted.

2017-03-16 by Bailey
Female present in nest. Male seen in area.

2017-03-09 by Bailey
Both osprey present in nest, male flew off. Several osprey seen in the area.

2017-03-02 by Bailey
Both osprey were present in nest. Female most likely incubating.

2017-02-23 by Bailey
Nest is being maintained. Female osprey present, sitting low inside the nest.

2017-02-16 by Bailey
Neither male or female were seen inside the nest. Several osprey were in the area though.

2017-02-11 by Bailey
Adequate nest. Female present and most likely incubating. Male also present.

2017-01-24 by Molly F
Male and female in nest. Female sitting low.

2017-01-20 by Molly F
Male and female in nest. Definite incubation.

2017-01-17 by Molly F
Mating pair in nest, female is sitting low

2017-01-13 by Molly F
Nest is being maintained well and there are a couple osprey in area

2017-01-10 by Molly F
Two osprey in nest, assuming it is a mating pair. The nest looks well maintained and the female was sitting low.

2017-01-05 by Molly F
Nest present, occupied by an osprey of unknown sex

2016-10-30 by SamieC
2 males and 2 osprey of unknown gender.

2016-05-10 by Monica
2 adults and definitely 1 juvenile, possibly 2

2016-04-18 by Monica
2 adults in the nest, female was feeding a chick

2016-04-08 by Monica
2 adults and one juvenile in the nest

2016-03-23 by Monica
Female in the nest, incubation likely

2016-03-16 by Monica
Both in nest, incubation is likely

2016-03-09 by Monica

2016-03-09 by Monica
Female in the nest, one adult male seen flying nearby with a fish

2016-03-04 by Monica
Both adults in nest, no apparent incubation, some more nest materials added

2016-02-24 by Monica
Nest in better condition and one adult in nest, no apparent incubation, another bird nearby but I could not determine gender of either bird

2016-02-09 by Monica
No osprey present and nest blown apart

2016-01-26 by tCribbs
Female was standing in the nest. No male in sight

2016-01-21 by tCribbs
Both male and female were in nest, did not show sign of incubation

2016-01-14 by Stefan Kapczynski
Nest in good condition, one female in nest who flew away when we arrived, one male bringing nesting materials

2015-12-04 by Catie T
Female sitting near nest, nest is in good condition

2015-11-14 by Devon
male and female on nest with fish

2015-11-01 by Catie T
Cannot see nest on platform but male and females have been sitting near the platform

2015-10-18 by Devon
no nest on platform, osprey seen nearby

2015-09-21 by Catie T
No nest present

2015-06-30 by ckelly997
one fledgling spotted in nest, multiple adults near by in trees

2015-05-06 by Emma
Nest was empty no adult or small chicks on the way into park, 30 min later on the way out two osprey were spotted in nest

2015-04-29 by lralviti
Nest looking sparse, two chicks present with a male and female

2015-04-22 by lralviti
Two chicks present in nest, female present in nearby tree.

2015-04-15 by lralviti
Female present

2015-04-01 by lralviti
Female and possible chick, male on the nearby tree

2015-03-24 by Emma
Female sitting low in nest possibly incubating,male in tree near nest

2015-03-01 by lralviti
Female and male ospreys present

2015-02-18 by Emma
female present in nest, male flying around but not landing in nest

2015-02-18 by Emma
female present in nest, male flying around but not landing in nest

2015-02-04 by lralviti
One osprey present, could be male or female

2015-01-22 by Devon
Male standing, female sitting in nest

2015-01-16 by Krizia
Two osprey, male and female, occupying nest.

2015-01-11 by beau
Nest present, birds seen nearby

2014-12-04 by Sami
No activity in nest, a lot of ospreys in area

2014-11-24 by Sami
1 adult male and 1 adult female, standing

2014-11-20 by Sami
No activity in nest, ospreys in area

2014-11-10 by Sami
no activity in nest, adult male in nearby dead Australian pine

2014-11-03 by Sami
no activity in nest, adult female and adult male eating fish in nearby dead Australian pines

2014-10-27 by Sami
No activity, possible female in area

2014-10-20 by Sami
1 male adult, 1 female adult guarding nest

2014-10-13 by Sami
No activity, possible female in area

2014-10-06 by Sami
No activity, monofilament still there

2014-09-29 by Sami
1 adult male, MONOFILAMENT hanging from nest!

2014-09-22 by Sami
1 adult male, adult female nearby in Australian pine

2014-09-15 by Sami
1 male adult guarding nest, possible female nearby

2014-09-11 by Sami
2 adults, 1 male 1 female

2014-07-24 by laacuna
The nest was empty

2014-06-27 by laacuna
The nest was empty

2014-05-02 by Monica
2 juveniles were in the nest, no adults were seen

2014-04-25 by Monica
One adult and 2 juveniles present

2014-04-15 by Monica
1 adult and 2 juveniles present

2014-04-10 by Monica
Both on nest and at least one, possibly two chicks seen

2014-04-01 by Monica
One adult in nest (I could not determine gender) and appeared to be feeding young.

2014-03-18 by Monica
Both in nest, incubation possible, one was sitting low

2014-03-11 by Monica
Both were in the nest, no apparent incubation

2014-03-04 by Monica
Both were in the nest, neither was sitting low and there was no apparent incubation.

2014-03-01 by Monica
Neither was in the nest or nearby.

2014-02-22 by Monica
Both were in the nest, though it did not appear that there was any incubation going on yet.

2014-02-16 by Monica
Female was on the edge of the nest, male was about ten feet away in an adjacent nest.

2014-02-07 by Monica
Both osprey were flying around the nest, but neither was in it at any point during observation.

2014-01-17 by MarkScafidi
This nest was incubating. The female was on the eggs and the male was perched off to the side of the nest watching guard.

2013-02-27 by Dave Kandz
yesterday observed two chicks in this nest!