Nest #6620

Nickname: Wiggins
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: New tree because hurricane Irma blew down their tree stump and nest. Located between parking lot 3 & 4 of Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Florida Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 26.285724726546
Longitude: -81.8292146650225
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by MJW
Adult arrival 02/03/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 04/03/2017
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2018 Nest Activity Report by MJW
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
2016 Nest Activity Report by MJW
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 01/15/2018
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

01/15/2018 by MJW
About a city block south of the old nest that was blown down by hurricane Irma, in a live tree. I have seen a pair of ospreys and heard their chicks. Osprey here in SW Fl. osprey stay year around. I do not know how old the chicks are but they can be quite noisy.

01/15/2018 by MJW
Observed a pair of osprey in a new nest because last years nest on top of a tall stump was blown down by hurricane Irma. Can hear at least 2 chicks but too high to see.

04/07/2017 by MJW
The nest is empty. If there were eggs and or chicks they did not survive. :( The park has taken down the signs and chain the keep people away from the nest.

03/30/2017 by MJW
While checking on the nest early afternoon this past Thursday, I saw one osprey come and then the other one. They are so close in size I am unable to determine which is the female or male. I believe there are young but have no proof.

03/24/2017 by MJW
Can you tell I am a novice when it comes to reporting on ospreys? I arrived at the nest site about 9:30 am, it appeared they were gone-no activity at all. Feeling discouraged, not being able to asses the nest properly, I went for a paddle, was gone about 2 hours. When I returned, still no activity at the nest. While eating lunch standing in the water at the edge of the beach, 3 ospreys came to the nest. They all looked grown all about the same size. Then they all flew away. I have so many questions that could all be answered if I could see in the nest.

03/17/2017 by MJW
I have been to the nest every Friday and nothing has changed. I wish I could see into the nest. Today, the smaller one was sitting in the nest when the mate came, they changed position meaning the mate sat on the nest for a few minutes then they were both on the edge of the nest for about 10 minutes. then the smaller one flew off and the mate (slightly larger) sat in the nest. About 20 minutes later the smaller one brought a fish but only he was eating, the mate didn't seem interested in eating. Contrary to my post on 2/17/17, I don't think there are eggs yet. Their behavior to me suggest no eggs yet.

02/24/2017 by MJW
One of the two men sent me 2 pics which I have posted of the osprey landing on the nest. Thank you. Today one osprey was in the nest the entire time I was there, the mate flew by on one occasion as if checking on the one in the nest. To me the smaller of the two is the one staying in the nest as the slightly larger one is out and about. Wonderful to watch.

02/17/2017 by MJW
Friday 2/17/17-Observed the last part of one of the osprey fighting off an eagle. One stayed in the nest I believe on egg/s. I took a few pics with my iPhone and posted the one with both ospreys at the nest. There were two different men photographing the nest and I gave them my business card to send pic to me but nothing yet. Observed the nest around 4:30 pm.

02/10/2017 by MJW
Watched male osprey bring a fish to female in the nest. Female never left the nest but watched the male fly to a near by tree and eat the rest of the fish. Unable to see inside of the nest but feel there may be egg/s. Took pics with my GoPro but too far away to see what the female move around. Will try with my iPhone next week. I was at the nest site around 2pm.