Nest #2514

Nickname: Signal tower at Palmetto Electric on Matthews Dr.
Nest substrate: 100' Tower
Nest Location Description: Osprey nest is on top of a communications tower at the Hilton Head Island office of Palmetto Electric Cooperative. The Co-op created a platform for the ospreys to nest. The platform is roughly 6.5' x 7' chain link fence with hardware cloth underneath.
Nest Cam URL: Click to Visit
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.20967
Longitude: -80.70083
Followers: 3

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by KristenM
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
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 JohnF
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/20/2013
Egg laying 03/13/2013 Chicks last observed 08/07/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/22/2013 Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by JohnF
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/07/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/19/2014 Reason for nest failure
2015 Nest Activity Report by JohnF
Adult arrival 02/10/2015 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 3
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/09/2015
Egg laying 03/02/2015 Chicks last observed 07/31/2015
Incubation initiation 03/07/2015 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/10/2015 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by NCPirate
Adult arrival 01/26/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 02/12/2018 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 02/12/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

02/13/2018 by NCPirate
First egg of Palmetto Electric's 2018 Osprey Season

02/13/2018 by JohnF
NC Pirate: Please contact cclemens318@roadrunner.com. This nest is assigned to someone else to monitor and she is reporting to me to enter the data. I am confused on your report since it is a nest in our study area. It is fine if you also post, I just need to know if you are part of the project since I do not have your name on my assigned nest list. Thanks!

02/12/2018 by JohnF
2/12/18 one osprey sitting in the nest

02/07/2018 by JohnF
no activity seen

06/08/2017 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest--no eggs or chicks

03/30/2017 by JohnF
Osprey were mating on the nest

03/10/2017 by JohnF
Fifth egg has fallen through the nest

03/03/2017 by JohnF
Third & fourth eggs fell through the nest; fifth egg was laid

02/27/2017 by JohnF
Third & fourth eggs were laid

02/21/2017 by JohnF
Booth the eggs fell through the nest

02/20/2017 by JohnF
Second egg was laid

02/17/2017 by JohnF
First egg was laid

01/31/2017 by JohnF
Male arrived at nest

01/10/2017 by JohnF
Female arrived at nest

07/23/2016 by JohnF
No activity observed.

06/20/2016 by JohnF
No activity observed

05/23/2016 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest--no eggs

05/14/2016 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest--no eggs

05/06/2016 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest--no eggs

04/24/2016 by JohnF
2 adults standing on nest

04/14/2016 by JohnF
Adults have begun mating again

04/08/2016 by JohnF
The only chick has disappeared

03/29/2016 by JohnF
1 chick hatched--other 2 eggs did not hatch

03/18/2016 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest next to 2nd adult sitting on 3 eggs

02/21/2016 by JohnF
Adult sitting on 2 eggs.

08/09/2015 by JohnF
No activity observed

07/05/2015 by JohnF
1 juvenile standing on nest. All 3 juveniles have fledged but perch on trees near nest

06/11/2015 by JohnF
3 good size chicks standing on nest

05/13/2015 by JohnF
3 chicks being fed by both adults; chicks are 4 weeks old

04/13/2015 by JohnF
Adult sitting on 2 chicks & 1 egg

03/08/2015 by JohnF
2 adults seen on nest. 1 adult sitting on 3 eggs

07/18/2014 by JohnF
1 fledgling standing on nest

06/25/2014 by JohnF
2 juveniles standing on nest

06/24/2014 by JohnF
1 juvenile standing on edge of nest

05/18/2014 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest next to 2 chicks

04/26/2014 by JohnF
Adult sitting on nest with 2 chicks

04/12/2014 by JohnF
I adult sitting on nest

03/13/2014 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest

08/07/2013 by JohnF
1 Fledgling standing in nest

07/19/2013 by JohnF
1 fledgling standing in the nest

06/10/2013 by JohnF
2 chicks in nest + 1 egg

05/09/2013 by JohnF
adult feeding 2 chicks

04/13/2013 by JohnF
1 adult sitting on nest

03/18/2013 by JohnF
2 adults taking turns sitting on 2 eggs

07/13/2012 by KristenM
1 fledgling standing on nest

06/05/2012 by KristenM
1 adult standing on nest feeding 2 chicks

05/19/2012 by KristenM
Adult in nest next to 2 chicks

04/10/2012 by KristenM
1 adult sitting on nest