Nest #2512

Nickname: Indigo Run--17 Branford Lane
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Indigo Run--17 Branford Lane
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.206
Longitude: -80.719
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 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/11/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 03/06/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/08/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/01/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/15/2018 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/15/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/01/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/07/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/19/2019 by CarolC
Jack C reports: My wife and I were playing a quiet game of Scrabble while overlooking our backyard creek (lagoon) and saw a juvenile Osprey from the platform nest at the end of our block fly by. It landed in some shrubs outside of our picture window and next to our home. It fell down into the shrubs and could not get out. I hurried outside to see what I could do to free it. I took a lawn rake. I was beginning to think the worse: This young bird has broken its wing or damaged something else ... and cannot fly! After about 15 minutes of prodding with the rake to try to make a clear path out and get it to move out of the shrub, it finally came to the front of the shrub and plopped out onto the ground. Then, it looked at me intensely for a few seconds as if to say: "Thank you" ... and then took off flying! What a great ending!!

06/26/2019 by CarolC
Jack C reports: Adult Osprey seen feeding large juvenile in platform nest.

06/18/2019 by CarolC
Jack C reports: I still have a lone large chick in my Branford Lane platform nest. However, I have not seen it fly as yet

05/07/2019 by CarolC
Jack C reports: Found an Osprey chick in the nearby platform nest with an adult for the first time this season!

05/05/2019 by CarolC
Jack C reports: Mom is still on one nest apparently incubating eggs. No sign or movement of a chick as yet!

04/27/2019 by CarolC
Jack C reports: Mom and Dad Ospreys are at and on their nest ... but I have not yet seen the movement of a chIck! I'll keep you posted if that changes!

04/01/2019 by CarolC
observer Jack C reports:Mom Osprey is in the nest and I assume she is incubating eggs. Poppa Osprey was on a telephone pole nearby.

03/12/2019 by CarolC
observer Jack C reports:Osprey was at the the platform nest but not in the nest as yet.

07/15/2018 by CarolC
Jack C. reports: I have seen two Osprey chicks in the Branford Lane platform nest and saw one there today. They have both fledged and my best estimate is about a week ago.

07/14/2018 by CarolC
2018 observations by Jack C.

05/30/2018 by CarolC
Note that the hatching date of 5/15/18 is a pure guess based on incubation and appearance of at least one chick.

05/30/2018 by CarolC
observer Jack C. reports: I saw an Osprey chick in the platform nest with Momma for the 'first' time this nesting season!

05/22/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Osprey was still in high platform nest at the end of my block on Branford Lane and looking down frequently ... 'apparently' paying much attention to chick (s) ... but I could not see a chick in the nest.

05/03/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Momma Osprey still in nest but cannot see any evidence of a chick as yet ... only Momma's head can be seen from my ground view. Will continue to monitor and let you know if/when a chick can be seen in the nest.

04/02/2018 by CarolC
Observer reports: Momma Osprey is still on the nest with either egg (s) or Chick (s) ... I cannot tell at this time. I can only see the head of an adult Osprey pop up periodically. I assume all is going well since she is still on the nest. I think this one will be a late fledging based on others I've heard of this Spring!

03/07/2018 by CarolC
Osprey have returned

02/24/2018 by CarolC
no activty

06/28/2017 by CarolC
The 1 chick has fledged; did no see any osprey at or near the nest

05/05/2017 by CarolC
There is a least 1 chick in the nest

04/07/2017 by CarolC
Adults tending to new born chick

03/01/2017 by CarolC
1 adult sitting beside the nest

07/02/2016 by CarolC
1 chick and 1 adult standing in the nest.

06/27/2016 by CarolC
Observed 1 adult and 1 large chick standing in nest

05/26/2016 by CarolC
1 very large chick standing on nest

04/21/2016 by CarolC
2 adults taking turns sitting on eggs

04/03/2016 by CarolC
Adult constantly sitting on nest

02/26/2016 by CarolC
2 adults standing on nest.

07/16/2015 by CarolC
No activity obeserved

06/21/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

05/15/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

04/29/2015 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

03/09/2015 by CarolC
2 adults mating in the nest

06/24/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

05/18/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

04/13/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

03/14/2014 by CarolC
2 adults standing on nest

08/26/2013 by CarolC
No activity seen at the nest

07/11/2013 by CarolC
1 fledgling standing in nest

06/06/2013 by CarolC
2 adults in and out of nest; could hear chicks in nest.

05/17/2013 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

04/14/2013 by CarolC
1 adult seen flying over nest

03/16/2013 by CarolC
1 adult seen sitting on nest

07/13/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. No adults seen.

06/13/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. No adults seen.

05/18/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. No adults seen.

04/11/2012 by KristenM
Owl took over nest