Nest #2518

Nickname: Behind Hargray building on US 278
Nest substrate:
Nest Location Description: Behind Hargray building on US 278 on Cell Tower
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.17317
Longitude: -80.73517
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019 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
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/13/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/07/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
2020 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 01/27/2020 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/15/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/01/2020 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/01/2021 by CarolC
Michelle G reports: The nest appears to be complete, and during my observation, an osprey flew from the nest.

02/23/2021 by CarolC
Michelle G reports: The nest appears to be nearly complete. I observed an osprey flying into the nest, staying for less than a minute, then flying away again.

02/16/2021 by CarolC
Michelle G reports: I visited again today, and there were branches and what appeared to be a partial nest visible. A single osprey was visible flying in the vicinity of, but not near, the tower.

02/09/2021 by CarolC
Michelle G reports: I visited the nest on 2/2/21 and 2/9/21, but there was no evidence of a nest on the platform, nor ospreys in the vicinity.

07/24/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: unsure if if the nestling has fledged

07/24/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: There was one well developed young osprey observed in the nest during my visit today (it’s in the right front corner of the nest). It was vocalizing regularly, and an adult osprey flew around the tower, but didn’t land in the nest.

06/13/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: When I arrived at the nest, an osprey was flying around the tower, while the other adult osprey was sitting in the nest. Though it isn't possible to see into the nest, it seemed that the adults were alternately leaving the nest and returning to feed the hatchlings. This was the most activity that I've observed at the nest thus far.

06/03/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: Upon arrival at the nest site, I observed an adult (probably male) osprey perched on the top of the pole to the right of the nest. After approximately 10 minutes, the other adult appeared at front of the nest, looking over the edge and turning regularly to look back into the nest. Despite observing from a number of locations at the base of the tower, I was unable to see any young.

05/26/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: Visited the nest around 1:30 PM and observed one adult osprey in the back of the nest. Within 15 minutes, a second osprey flew in and landed in the nest. Both adults were sitting on the edge of the nest and leaning into the nest, so one might assume that there are young present (though it's not possible to see from below). NOTE: This observation supports our theory that there is at least 1 chick in the nest.

05/20/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: Visited the nest around 2:00 PM. Both adult osprey were on/next to the nest and were moving about within the next. (It wasn't possible to observe if there were young present.) One osprey flew out and landed below the nest on a crossbar on the tower. The second osprey also left the nest, but landed on a pipe overlooking the nest and was watching the nest. See photo showing the osprey perched on the tower. One osprey is on the vertical tower at the top on the right. The second osprey is in the middle of the 4th crossbar below the nest.

05/12/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: During today’s visit, once again an adult osprey was sitting on the edge of the nest and looking down into the nest. Nothing else was visible from my vantage point.

05/05/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: An osprey was clearly visible, sitting on the edge, looking down into the nest. Given that the nest is at the top of a tower, it was not possible to see if there were young present. However, the nest is still active. NOTE: Based on this behavior and the estimate that incubation began about 4/15, we are assuming that the eggs have hatched and have guessed about May 1. However, we are unable to able to confirm the number of chicks.

04/24/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: During today's visit to the nest, an osprey was clearly visible looking out from the nest, moving it's head from side to side. No other activity noted. NOTE: Based on this, we assume that incubation is underway starting sometime between the 7th and 24th. As a pure guess, we will record it as the 15th.

04/07/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: Visited the nest today - complete nest on the tower, but no ospreys observed. There was a lot of activity while the pair were building the nest. I think the problem with that location is that it's on a platform on top of a very high tower, and unless you happen to observe when they leave the nest, it's impossible to see if they are present.

03/29/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: 3/29/20. There was no visible activity on or around the osprey nest this afternoon.

03/17/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: As soon as I arrived at the Hargray tower, an osprey flew out of the nest. I stayed for 10-15 minutes, and there was no further activity visible. (Because the nest is on the center of a platform at the top of the tower, it's difficult to see if the birds are in the nest.)

03/10/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: 11:30 AM. Observed the male osprey flying around the tower, while the female was in the nest evidenced by an outstretched wing. (When I first arrived, there was no activity , until the red rescue helicopter flew over the tower. I think that disturbed the birds. and they became more active.)

02/20/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: 2/20/20 Upon arrival at the tower, observed one osprey sitting on the tower's crossbars beneath the nest. Within 10 minutes, another osprey flew into the nest, and the one previously sitting on the bar flew up into the nest to join it.

02/10/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: 2/10/20 Observed both male and female ospreys flying toward and landing on the nest at the top of the tower. They stayed in the nest for approximately 10 minutes, then both flew away.

02/03/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: Neither male nor female osprey were on or near the nest. Branches are apparent overhanging the platform at the top of the tower.

01/27/2020 by CarolC
Michele G reports: Observed the female osprey perched on a pipe above the platform on the tower, and the male was perched on one of the pipes on the side of the tower below the nest. A few branches were apparent sticking out on the sides of the platform.

08/09/2019 by CarolC
Note: While this nest was active, it doesn't appear that there were any chicks this year.

08/03/2019 by CarolC
Quin F reports: I have seen no sign of any Ospreys on the Hargray Tower for at least 1 month.

07/21/2019 by CarolC
No sign of hatching. May have been a failure or no eggs laid.

06/20/2019 by CarolC
Quin F reports: At3:50 PM on 6/20/19, I saw no sign of either osprey at the nest atop the Hargray tower

06/08/2019 by CarolC
Quin F reports: At 5:30 PM 6/8, both adult ospreys were seen sitting in the nest on the Hargray tower.

05/07/2019 by CarolC
Quin F reports: On 5/7 @ 11:30 AM an adult osprey was seen on the nest

03/12/2019 by CarolC
Quin F reports: 3/12/19 @ 2:30 PM, nest is still visible, no sign of ospreys.

02/18/2019 by CarolC
observer Quin F reports: The nest appears to be in good shape, but no activity at the nest yet.

07/14/2018 by CarolC
all 2018 observations by Quinn F.

05/21/2018 by CarolC
observer Quinn F. reports it is very hard to see the nest. No activity or adults at the nest. Observer talked to the Hargray (phone) company to see if they might consider placing a camera there next year.

04/30/2018 by CarolC
OBSERVER REPORTS: Saw an adult leave nesting area, other movement evident in nest. Nest on tower about 200' up, hard to see or confirm evidence of young.

04/17/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Both adults in nest at arrival at 3:30, by 3:40 both had flown away. Could not see heads of any young in nest.

04/03/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Osprey seen returning to nest. Too high too see if anything in talons.

03/13/2018 by CarolC
the Date of incubation is a guess based o the 3/13 observation

03/13/2018 by CarolC
occupied; saw head of osprey in nest looking around

02/09/2018 by CarolC
no activity seen

07/19/2017 by CarolC
No activity observed

06/30/2017 by CarolC
no activity observed

07/14/2016 by CarolC
No activity observed.

06/30/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing on side of nest chirping

05/20/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest feeding chick(s)

04/29/2016 by CarolC
1 adult feeding 2 chicks

03/10/2016 by CarolC
1 adult flew out of nest; 1 adult standing on pole by nest.

08/19/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

07/05/2015 by CarolC
1 osprey perched on tower near nest. 2nd osprey flew to nest and sat in nest

06/21/2015 by CarolC
1 osprey sitting on the nest and one standing on the tower

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

04/17/2015 by CarolC
1 adult standing on pole over nest

03/23/2015 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest

07/25/2014 by CarolC
1 juvenile standing on nest chirping

06/24/2014 by CarolC
1 adult and 1 juvenile standing on nest

05/19/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

04/29/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

03/12/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

07/07/2013 by CarolC
No activity

06/12/2013 by CarolC
1 adult standing on post next to nest; 2 chicks standing on nest

05/18/2013 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest--appeared to be feeding chick(s)

04/14/2013 by CarolC
1 adult standing on tower next to nest

03/19/2013 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

07/18/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. No adults seen.

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

05/15/2012 by KristenM
Adult standing on post over nest

04/05/2012 by KristenM
1 adult sitting on nest