Nest #2515

Nickname: Sam's Club Parking Lot
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Sam's Club Parking Lot
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.21283
Longitude: -80.70133
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 2
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 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/07/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   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 02/23/2018 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/12/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/22/2018 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/14/2018 by CarolC
all 2018 observations by Brady H.

06/12/2018 by CarolC
observer Brady H. reports: The Osprey chicks are no longer chicks, they are now flying. As of today, June 12, only one seems to be lingering on the nest trying to gain the courage to jump off the edge. Two others are setting nearby in trees and flying. I would think they will all be flying very shortly. It has been a fun season watching them grow. I look forward to next year. I will report back again In a few days to make sure they have all "flown the coop".

05/24/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Went by Sam's Club osprey nest yesterday. All is well with the chicks. The nest originally had three chicks. Could not confirm how may we have now but they are moving about and are discovering their wings as they were stretching and opening their wings.

05/10/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Just visited the Sam's Club osprey nest May 10. Saw one of the parents sitting on the nest and could see the chicks. Could not see from my vantage point if all three chicks are still there. But they are definitely growing as could see more movement and heads starting to stick above the nest and the formation of the feathers. Looks like all is well for right now.

05/02/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Good news we have three Osprey Chicks at our nest at Sams Club on HHI. Able to see the Mother feeding all three today. Based on this report and the estimated start of incubation, we are guessing that they hatched about April 22

04/03/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: As of yesterday, April 3, the Old Sams Club osprey are still setting the nest. Both were near the nest....one on the nest the other in a nearby tree. I will report in again later in the month or earlier if we have little ones!

03/17/2018 by CarolC
The observer cannot be sure when the egg was laid nor the actual start of incubation so 3/12 is a guess. On 3-15 Mom was on the nest with dad perched nearby.

02/27/2018 by CarolC
Osprey sitting on the nest.

02/24/2018 by CarolC
:Saw the Male Osprey perched in nearby tree. Did not see the Female after waiting some time to see if she was around but never saw her. As an observation, in the past, at least, when Sams was open the Osprey nest was in the parking lot on a light pole near the entrance off 278 to the Sam Club parking lot. And the nest was well formed and quit large. The nest now appears to be on a light pole at the end of the parking lot nearer to Bi-Lo. And the nest does not appear to be as well built nor as large.

07/13/2017 by CarolC
No activity observed

06/28/2017 by CarolC
1 juvenile standing in nest; 1 adult perched on limb near nest

05/18/2017 by CarolC
1 adult tending to at least 1 chick in the nest

04/11/2017 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on the nest

04/02/2017 by CarolC
2 adults standing/sitting in the nest

02/26/2017 by CarolC
2 adults standing in the nest

07/30/2016 by CarolC
No activity observed.

06/30/2016 by CarolC
No activity observed

05/31/2016 by CarolC
1 adult and 1 chick in the nest

05/05/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest feeding chick(s)

04/16/2016 by CarolC
No activity observed

02/26/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest.

07/16/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

06/24/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

06/15/2015 by CarolC
At least 1 chick in nest

05/07/2015 by CarolC
2 adults standing/sitting on nest

04/18/2015 by CarolC
2 adults standing on the nest

04/08/2015 by CarolC
2 adults flying in and out of the nest

03/23/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed in either one of the two nests in the parking lot

03/12/2015 by CarolC
1 adult arranging nesting material and then sat on nest

06/13/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

05/05/2014 by CarolC
1 adult sitting in the nest

04/27/2014 by CarolC
1 adult flew into nest

03/11/2014 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

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

07/23/2013 by CarolC
No Activity

06/09/2013 by CarolC
2 adults in and out of nest;1 chick flapping its wings

05/11/2013 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest

04/14/2013 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

03/22/2013 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

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

06/05/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. No adults seen.

05/18/2012 by KristenM
Adult feeding chicks

04/04/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. No adults seen.