Nickname
Ft. DeSoto: Nest Platform by parking lot
Coordinates
(27.6147, -82.7366)
Substrate
Osprey Nest Platform
Description
Nest is found on platform on the northwest area of parking lot
Followers
None
What to look for
Review All Observations
2017 - Molly F2017 - Bailey2017 - Nicole272016 - lukejwitt2015 - Bobby2015 - Emma 2014 - Beth2014 - Bobby2014 - tzimath2014 - Monica2014 - laacuna2013 - laacuna2012 - Beth
aAdult Arrival12/5/142/4/151/10/14
aOccupiedNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
aActive
bEgg Laying3/4/14
bIncubation Initiation1/10/174/7/151/17/143/4/141/22/12
cClutch Hatching5/6/154/25/14
dNestlings1311
eFledglings
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed5/6/15
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 arrivalNestlings1
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2012-01-22Nest 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 tzimath
Adult arrival2014-01-10Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2014-01-17Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by Monica
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying2014-03-04Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation2014-03-04Nest failure
Clutch hatching2014-04-25Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by laacuna
Adult arrivalNestlings1
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
2014 Nest Activity Report by Bobby
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 Bobby
Adult arrival2014-12-05Nestlings
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 arrival2015-02-04Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed2015-05-06
Incubation initiation2015-04-07Nest failure
Clutch hatching2015-05-06Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by lukejwitt
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Nicole27
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
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 OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation2017-01-10Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Bailey
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2017-12-15 by Timothy
⁃ Smalle nest /twigs ⁃ No osprey in nest

2017-12-10 by Timothy
⁃ No nest (twigs) ⁃ No osprey in nest ⁃ Osprey flying around in area

2017-11-25 by Timothy
Nest 1147 ⁃ No nest / some twigs in nest ⁃ Female osprey perched on structure

2017-11-17 by Timothy
⁃ Few sticks / twigs in nest ⁃ 2 male/small osprey flying low over parking lot

2017-10-26 by Timothy
⁃ Nest Present ⁃ No Osprey in immediate area

2017-10-04 by Timothy
⁃ Nest Present ⁃ Osprey in area, not flying particularly close to nest ⁃ Osprey flew away before Male/Female ID

2017-10-04 by Timothy
Nest 1142 - Nest Present - Osprey in area, not flying particularly close to nest - Osprey flew away before Male/Female ID

2017-08-02 by FaythB
No ospreys present in the area.

2017-07-26 by FaythB
Adult female flew onto a nearby light pole with a fish to eat. No ospreys were present inside the nest.

2017-07-21 by FaythB
Fledge present inside the nest.

2017-07-09 by FaythB
Female adult osprey present on nearby light pole, fledge seen inside the nest.

2017-07-05 by FaythB
Adult female osprey present on nearby light pole.

2017-06-28 by FaythB
Fledge present on nearby light pole.

2017-06-20 by FaythB
Fledge was present inside the nest. An adult (gender n/a) was spotted flying in the area.

2017-06-13 by FaythB
Nest is very sturdy and actively maintained. Two adult ospreys (male and female) and one fledge were present in the nest.

2017-05-04 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey were present inside the nest.

2017-04-27 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey were present inside the nest. Both ospreys kept lowering their heads down into the nest. Possibility of chicks in the nest.

2017-04-21 by Bailey
Female located inside the nest, male was seen perched on nearby telephone pole eating a fish.

2017-04-13 by Bailey
Female present in nest, male observed nearby.

2017-04-02 by Bailey
Female osprey seen sitting low inside the nest. Male osprey later flew into the nest.

2017-03-23 by Bailey
Female osprey present inside nest. Nest remains in good condition.

2017-03-16 by Bailey
Both osprey present in nest. Observed pair copulating.

2017-03-09 by Bailey
Both osprey present in nest.

2017-03-02 by Bailey
Well maintained nest. Female present inside the nest. Male perched on nearby telephone poll.

2017-02-23 by Bailey
Both male and female osprey were present inside the nest.

2017-02-16 by Bailey
Female osprey present in the nest.

2017-02-09 by Bailey
Again, well maintained nest. Male observed flying to the nest with fish. Both male and female were present in the nest.

2017-01-24 by Molly F
Well maintained nest, but currently no osprey in it

2017-01-20 by Molly F
One female in the nest incubating, and one male seen in the area

2017-01-17 by Molly F
One female sitting low in nest, one male briefly came back to nest, but left again

2017-01-13 by Molly F
One female in the nest, sitting low. No males in the area.

2017-01-10 by Molly F
One female in nest, possibly incubating

2017-01-05 by Molly F
Well maintained nest, and one male present

2016-10-30 by SamieC
1 male. nest in okay condition

2016-07-14 by Nicole27
Nest in poor condition. Looks abandoned.

2016-05-10 by Monica
1 female and 2 juveniles in the nest

2016-04-18 by Monica
Female in the nest, likely with a juvenile

2016-04-08 by Monica
None in the nest but one adult male nearby

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

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

2016-03-09 by Monica
Female in the nest, male not seen

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

2016-02-24 by Monica
Male on a nearby power pole, female in nest possibly incubating

2016-02-09 by Monica
no osprey present

2016-01-25 by lukejwitt
Male and female present in nest, possibly incubating. Nest was in good condition

2016-01-21 by lukejwitt
Male present in nest, female was not seen in the area

2016-01-14 by lukejwitt
Nest on artificial platform in good condition, Male and female pair spotted when driving by the nest later in the day.

2015-12-04 by Catie T
good nest condition, male spotted eating nearby

2015-11-14 by Devon
good condition, no ospreys present

2015-11-01 by Catie T
Good condition, osprey seen eating fish near nest, could not tell sex

2015-10-18 by Devon
good condition, male nearby

2015-09-26 by Catie T
Good nest condition, male spotted nearby.

2015-09-11 by Catie T
Good nest condition, no birds in nest but birds spotted nearby

2015-06-30 by Patrick N.
2 juveniles spotted, 1 in the nest

2015-05-06 by Emma
female and chick spotted for first time, male on wire next to nest

2015-04-29 by lralviti
Female present in nest, male close by

2015-04-22 by lralviti
Male and female present, concerned with something in the nest but no chicks were sighted

2015-04-15 by lralviti
Female and male birds present in the nest, they were concerned and guarding nest but no chicks were sighted; possibly still incubating.

2015-04-01 by lralviti
No birds present

2015-03-24 by Emma
female sitting low incubating constantly looking down

2015-03-11 by Emma
male and female present, female most likely incubating

2015-03-01 by lralviti
Male and female birds present

2015-02-18 by Emma
female present in nest

2015-02-04 by lralviti
Male and female present in the nest.

2015-01-22 by Devon
Male osprey sitting in nest

2015-01-16 by Krizia
Male osprey occupying nest. Multiple osprey circling the area.

2015-01-11 by beau
Nest present, osprey seen flying overhead

2014-12-05 by Bobby
Male and female seen together in nest!

2014-11-25 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-11-21 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-11-14 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-11-07 by Bobby
Nes empty

2014-10-24 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-10-17 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-10-10 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-10-03 by Bobby
Nest Empty

2014-09-26 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-09-20 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-09-12 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-07-17 by laacuna
one nestling and a female on the nest

2014-06-27 by laacuna
There was one nestling on the nest. No parents around

2014-05-02 by Monica
Female and 3 juveniles were in the nest, the male was on a power line nearby.

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

2014-04-15 by Monica
Female on eggs, male in nest

2014-04-10 by Monica
Female was incubating, male not seen

2014-04-01 by Monica
Female was in the nest, male was about 100 yards away on a power line with a fish.

2014-03-18 by Monica
One was sitting very low in the nest, I could not determine gender

2014-03-11 by Monica
Female incubating, male on edge of the nest

2014-03-04 by Monica
Female was incubating, male was not seen.

2014-02-28 by Monica
Both were in the nest, though there did not seem to be incubation.

2014-02-21 by Monica
Neither was in the nest, however both were on the power line about 50 yards away from it.

2014-02-16 by Monica
The female was on the edge of the nest while the male flew around the area, occasionally bringing in nesting materials.

2014-02-07 by Monica
The female was in the nest while the male was flying around with assorted nesting material. He dropped Spanish moss in the nest then tried to mate with her, she screeched and flapped her wings, he landed on the edge of the nest and sat next to her for the next few minutes.

2014-01-17 by tzimath
This time the male seemed to be incubating, while the female was sitting on a light pole next to the next just hanging out and checking the area.

2014-01-15 by tzimath
Male was on the nest just checking his surroundings, and female was seen on a light pole not far from the nest

2014-01-10 by tzimath
Female was next to the nest checking it out, but no male was seen in the vicinity