Nickname
Ft. De Soto: Water Tower
Coordinates
(27.6321, -82.7186)
Substrate
water tower
Description
on right side of road when entering park TOWER IS GONE
Followers
None
Monitoring groups
What to look for
Review All Observations
2017 - Molly F2017 - Nicole272015 - Emma 2014 - Bobby2014 - tzimath2014 - Monica2014 - laacuna2013 - Beth2013 - laacuna2012 - Beth
aAdult Arrival
aOccupiedNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
aActiveYes
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
dNestlings
eFledglings
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure2/1/151/10/144/13/14
xReason For Nest Failureunknown reasonunknown reasonothernest destroyed during storm

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 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
2013 Nest Activity Report by Beth
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest ActiveYesFirst chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurenest destroyed during storm
2014 Nest Activity Report by tzimath
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure2014-01-10
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason
2014 Nest Activity Report by Monica
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure2014-04-13
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureStorm blew down nest but the location is not good for nesting
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
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 Emma
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure2015-02-01
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason
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 initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

2017-01-24 by Beth
Gone - need to remove this

2017-01-20 by Molly F
Nest no longer exists

2017-01-17 by Molly F
Nest no longer exists

2017-01-13 by Molly F
Nest no longer exists.

2017-01-10 by Molly F
Nest no longer exists

2017-01-05 by Molly F
Nest no longer exists

2016-10-30 by SamieC
no nest. Water tower demolished.

2016-07-24 by Nicole27
Nest is in okay condition. No birds spotted in or around nest.

2016-05-10 by Monica
2 adults and I believe there is a juvenile present here, though it is too high for me to tell for sure

2016-04-18 by Monica
Both in the nest, heads low. Either they were eating something or feeding a chick.

2016-04-08 by Monica
Both in the nest, male flew away and it appeared as though there was a chick in the nest but I couldn't tell for sure

2016-03-16 by Monica
One adult present

2016-03-09 by Monica
Both adults present, incubation likely but still can't determine for sure

2016-03-04 by Monica
Both birds in the nest, incubation is likely but it's too high up to determine if they really are incubating

2016-02-24 by Monica
Both birds in nest, incubation likely

2016-02-19 by Monica
Nest in good condition, 1 adult in nest that seemed to be sitting low, possibly incubating.

2016-01-26 by tCribbs
Nest in good condition, no birds in nest or in area.

2016-01-21 by tCribbs
Nest in good condition, no birds in nest or in area.

2016-01-14 by Stefan Kapczynski
Nest in good condition, no birds in nest or in area.

2015-12-04 by Catie T
pretty good nest condition, no ospreys in the area

2015-11-01 by Catie T
Nest is being built up, no ospreys in the area

2015-10-30 by Catie T
good nest condition, no ospreys seen in the area

2015-10-18 by Devon
poor nest condition, no ospreys seen nearby

2015-09-26 by Catie T
Still poor nest condition. Male spotted nearby.

2015-09-11 by Catie T
Poor nest condition, many osprey sightings nearby but none in nest

2015-06-30 by Patrick N.
No nest found

2015-05-06 by Emma
no birds when entering park, one maybe male bird when exitng the park

2015-04-29 by lralviti
No birds present

2015-04-22 by lralviti
No birds present

2015-04-15 by lralviti
Nest present, no birds sighted

2015-04-01 by lralviti
No birds present

2015-03-24 by Emma
male and female present in nest

2015-03-18 by Emma
one bird present unsure m or f

2015-03-01 by lralviti
Male and females present

2015-02-15 by Emma
female present

2015-02-04 by lralviti
No osprey present

2015-01-22 by Devon
(Male?) Osprey in nest, nest looks much bigger/fuller

2015-01-16 by Krizia
Nest present but do not believe it is being occupied by osprey.

2015-01-11 by beau
Nest empty

2014-12-05 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-11-25 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-11-21 by Bobby
No activity

2014-11-14 by Bobby
Nest empty

2014-11-07 by Bobby
Nest 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
The nest was empty

2014-06-27 by laacuna
The nest was empty

2014-05-02 by Monica
One adult on top of water tower and one flying around with nesting material. This pair is rebuilding after their nest blew down.

2014-04-25 by Monica
Nest blown down Sunday or Monday (4/20 or 4/21), no adults present

2014-04-15 by Monica
1 in nest, incubating very likely

2014-04-10 by Monica
1 in nest, possibly incubating but hard to tell for sure

2014-04-01 by Monica
Neither was present , however the nest is getting larger

2014-03-18 by Monica
Neither was seen, however there are more nesting materials present now

2014-03-11 by Monica
There were nesting materials on top of the tower and the male was sitting on top.

2014-03-04 by Monica
N/A

2014-02-28 by Monica
No nests present

2014-02-21 by Monica
No nest present

2014-02-16 by Monica
No nest present

2014-01-10 by tzimath
No nests in the area

2013-08-01 by Beth
Adults arrived January 2013. . Pair last seen at nest January 2013.

by Emma