Nest #2508

Nickname: Back Gate of HHP on Squire Pope Rd
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Back Gate of HHP on Squire Pope Rd across from Fire Station
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.2355
Longitude: -80.74517
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by KristenM
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 03/12/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/25/2018 Nest failure 07/13/2018
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 03/12/2019 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/09/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/20/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/22/2019 by CarolC
Carol U reports: , I think we have babies. I’ve seen activity on the nest this week that seems to reflect the mom isn’t sitting on eggs. She seems to be sitting up in the nest and then bends over for a few seconds and then sits back up. Early this morning, I could hear little chirps as well as the mom’s voice. With the nest being so high, I don’t know how many babies we might have. I’ll continue to monitor to see if I can see any of the babies as they grow.

05/16/2019 by CarolC
Carol U reports: . I saw activity on Monday. The mother was adjusting her position and I saw her tail but not her whole body. Today I heard her calling but didn’t see her mate. I didn’t hear any other chirps

04/22/2019 by CarolC
Carol U reports: the nest has been very quiet. I haven’t seen either bird during my visits to the nest these past 2 weeks. My friends report to me when they pass by and they’ve seen 1 bird occasionally. I’m making the assumption that they are incubating the eggs. The nest is so high, I can’t see the birds if they are sitting on the eggs, nor can I see their back.

04/09/2019 by CarolC
Carol U reports: , I believe the nest is now incubating. The past few days the nest looked empty but after waiting for 15-30 minutes, you can just see the head of a bird over the top. I’m attaching a few pictures taken over the past couple of weeks. Today the nest appeared empty and then I spotted a bird in the tree across the street from the nest. He then flies into the nest and you can see him looking over.

04/03/2019 by CarolC
Observer Carol U reports: The osprey have been actively building their nest. I’ve seen both birds bringing twigs, sticks and moss to the nest. This past week I’ve primarily seen the female on the nest (she has a lot of brown feathers on her breast).

03/18/2019 by CarolC
Carol U reports: I watched the nest this morning, 3/18/19 and found 1 bird in the nest. Then a bird flew into a tree above me and I caught these pics of the bird with a fish. How exciting! Wish I could see up inside the nest

03/16/2019 by CarolC
observer Carol U reports: Friday, 3/15/19 was the first day I saw both birds on the nest. I’d been watching daily last week. I spent over an hour watching on Saturday afternoon. I primarily saw one bird on the next and the other coming and going with Spanish moss and twigs for the nest. I’m attaching a few more pics of the nest over the weekend.

03/12/2019 by CarolC
One osprey seen flying into nest and one was at the nest.

03/11/2019 by CarolC
Carol U reports: I’ve got a bird on my nest! I’ll keep watch for the mate this week. I’m so excited!

03/05/2019 by CarolC
Observer Carol U reports: Daily checking from 2/24-3/4 with no activity to report. This nest was not active until mid-March in 2018.

02/24/2019 by CarolC
observer Carol U reports: I have checked the nest daily since 2/18 and there is no activity

07/14/2018 by CarolC
2018 observations by Mary M. an Tish S.

07/13/2018 by CarolC
Mary M. and Tish S. report: There has been no recent activity. The nest appears to be deteriorating. It is a failure this year.

06/24/2018 by CarolC
Observer reports checking the nest twice in the past few days and spotting no activity.

06/06/2018 by CarolC
Observer report: I saw two ospreys on the Squire Pope nest #2508 yesterday afternoon, June 5. I cannot tell if there are chicks. There was also on osprey on the nest on 6/5 about 8:30AM and on 6/6/about1:00PM.

05/28/2018 by CarolC
Osprey on the nest this morning

05/10/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: No Osprey cited on Monday or Tuesday but have had a lot of activity Wednesday morning. I'm out here now and have been for about maybe 40 minutes. Osprey was standing on the nest when I got here a little before 10am. I've been watching and the Osprey has been alternating making calls and being quite. Then at about 10:15 she took off after a crow that she apparently didn't like hanging around! The crow would be pestering her from behind then the Osprey would sore high, turn, put her wings back, and dive at the crow. This aerial "dog fight" went on for several minutes before the crow flew off. The Osprey flew around several times and then flew out of my sight for about two minutes, and then came back and got on the nest. Based on the lack of activity in the nest when the parent Osprey returned, I can definitely say there are no chicks in that nest at this point.

04/28/2018 by CarolC
observer reports:2 adult ospreys on the platform & a lot of chirping noises. There was no apparent sign of any chicks yet.

04/18/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: I watched it for a while yesterday. One was sitting on the nest & acted a bit like it was either preening itself, or possibly checking eggs(?). Then it flew away. I don't know if they will leave their eggs unattended. If they won't, then it might mean there are no eggs yet?

04/09/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: I was driving back into the plantation this afternoon and saw one of the Osprey fly to the nest carrying a claw full of nesting materials. The 2nd osprey was standing on the side of the nest and started "working" the nesting materials.

04/08/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: I watched the osprey nest on Squire Pope at the Boathouse (#2508) for a while today. Note that it was a bit chilly today. An osprey was sitting on the nest the whole time I watched. Occasionally he/she ducked it's head down for a bit, as if tending to eggs, but I couldn't really tell for sure

04/04/2018 by CarolC
Observer reports that during her observation: One osprey was always sitting on the nest. At one point, another osprey flew up and flapped around a while, then eventually flew off. The osprey sitting on the nest was looking around in different directions a lot.

03/25/2018 by CarolC
osprey in nest;possibly incubating eggs

03/23/2018 by CarolC
It appears that Mom is incubating eggs. Mom on the nest and Dad flying nearby

03/19/2018 by CarolC
both osprey observed on 3/18. Male appeared to be working on nest improvements.

03/13/2018 by CarolC
Osprey in the nest seen on 3-12 and 3-13

03/06/2018 by CarolC
no activity

02/26/2018 by CarolC
No osprey at nest, but sticks visible. See photo.

07/06/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest tending to at least 1 chick

06/27/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest

05/29/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest

05/20/2017 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on the nest

05/11/2017 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on the nest

04/30/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest

04/14/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest

04/07/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest

04/03/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest

03/29/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest

03/15/2017 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

07/15/2016 by CarolC
No activity observed.

06/09/2016 by CarolC
No activity observed

05/12/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest

04/20/2016 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on eggs

04/08/2016 by CarolC
2 adults standing on nest

03/31/2016 by CarolC
2 adults standing on nest

03/09/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest.

03/02/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest.

07/03/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

06/13/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

05/19/2015 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest

04/15/2015 by CarolC
1 adult feeding

04/02/2015 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

03/26/2015 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest

06/05/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

05/16/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

04/16/2014 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest

03/13/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

07/20/2013 by CarolC
No activity

06/10/2013 by CarolC
No osprey activity; crow standing on nest

05/01/2013 by CarolC
Dove sitting on nest; no osprey seen

04/06/2013 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

03/16/2013 by CarolC
3/16/13-1 adult standing on the nest.

07/07/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. 2 adults seen. 1 chick seen.

07/05/2012 by KristenM
2 Fledglings standking on nest chirping

06/13/2012 by KristenM
1 adult standing in nest

06/12/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. 2 adults seen. 1 chick seen.

05/12/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. 2 adults seen. 1 chick seen.

05/01/2012 by KristenM
1 adult sitting on nest

04/11/2012 by KristenM
2 adults sitting on nest

04/03/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. 2 adults seen.