Nest #2521

Nickname: Signal tower above radio station on New Orleans Rd. at St. Augustine
Nest substrate:
Nest Location Description: Signal tower above radio station on New Orleans Rd. at St. Augustine
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.15383
Longitude: -80.76
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 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 CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/14/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 02/11/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/14/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/20/2018 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 02/09/2019 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 05/30/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/10/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/15/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

by CarolC

05/31/2019 by CarolC
Lisa P reports: adult and 2 youngsters were sharing breakfast together on the edge of the nest. Another adult was on the radar arm below, perhaps keeping watch. Lots of calling and other osprey circling.

05/30/2019 by CarolC
NOTE: Based on the most recent observations, we have moved the incubation date to sometime in March with hatching in April. Even these guesses may not be accurate since we may have young already flying, though still around the nest. We think there are 2 or 3 fledglings. This is are our best guess.

05/29/2019 by CarolC
Lisa P reports: LOTS of activity. 2 and then 3 adults were circling the nest, lots of calling. 2 additional birds side by side on the radar arms, 1 was definitely a juvenile, but just not sure about the other 1. Another bird landed on a different radar arm just below the other 2. Not sure if that was an adult or juvenile. Very busy this afternoon!

05/15/2019 by CarolC
Lisa P reports: May 15, adult on edge of nest, only tail visible

05/06/2019 by CarolC
Lisa P reports: May 6, adult on edge of nest

05/05/2019 by CarolC
Lisa P reports: May 5, adult on edge of nest No chick sightings, but my nest is up so high with few good sight lines, it’s tough to see them.

04/19/2019 by CarolC
Lisa P observes: April 19, adult on edge of nest

04/13/2019 by CarolC
Lisa P reports: April 13, adult bird circling, but no bird seen in nest

04/08/2019 by CarolC
Lisa P reports: Definitely 2 birds in the nest, both facing the same direction as I watched their tails wiggling for quite awhile. Lots of moving around in the nest / definitely not just sitting there. One adult flew off and returned around 10 minutes later. (no gifts) Settled in the nest for a few minutes then left to perch on the radar bracket below the nest.

03/21/2019 by CarolC
Lisa P reports: March 4, both birds in nest March 10, no bird sighting March 18, 1 bird left nest March 19, no bird sighting

02/09/2019 by CarolC
observer Lisa P. reports: both osprey on the nest

02/07/2019 by CarolC
observer Lisa P reports: 1 adult osprey below the nest on the tower

02/02/2019 by CarolC
observer Lisa P reports: osprey couple at/on nest

02/02/2019 by CarolC
Christine B reports: chirping, circling, land, sprucing up the nest

01/31/2019 by CarolC
observer Christine B reports: 2 osprey chirping around the nest; 1 landed

08/15/2018 by CarolC
Lisa P reports: Happy to report that the osprey family from nest # 2521 has flown the coop! Parents will need a little repair work when they come back next spring as the nest is a bit of a shamble now.

07/14/2018 by CarolC
All 2018 observations by Lisa P.

06/26/2018 by CarolC
observer Lisa P. reports: Hard to tell juveniles from adults now, they’re so big. 2 birds on edge of nest…guessing they are the juveniles

06/14/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: 1 juvenile seen in nest, no adults visible

06/12/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: June 12: 1 juvenile and 2 adults in nest

06/07/2018 by CarolC
Based on the observers report on 6/7/18 that the two young ones looked pretty big, we will guess they hatched about 2 - 3 weeks ago. Guess is about May 20, but that is purely a guess.

06/07/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: We have babies in 2521!!!! Definitely saw 2 young ones today, although I must say, they looked pretty big. One was perched on the side of the nest and the other was flapping around inside. One parent on the side of the nest, the other perched just below. Lots of calling back and forth. How exciting!!!

05/28/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Nest #2521 May 28,2018 AM Observed two Osprey in the nest. I could only see their heads. No other activity observed.

05/22/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Nest# 2521 Saw slight movement in the nest. Did not see a Parent Osprey nearby, perched or flying above.

05/08/2018 by CarolC
No activity on May 8

05/07/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: adult on edge of nest

05/01/2018 by CarolC
Observer reports: May 1: adult in nest, lots of calls, wings spreading wide and flapping off and on for several minutes.

04/28/2018 by CarolC
adult on edge of nest. No chick sightings or signs of chicks being fed, but surely they're in there ???

04/25/2018 by CarolC
adult on edge of nest, lots of moving around

04/16/2018 by CarolC
observer reports the adult is in the nest, only the head is visible.

04/16/2018 by CarolC
Based on the data, we are guessing that incubation may have started between the 12th and 16th of April. This is just an estimate, though.

04/12/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: adult hanging out on the edge of the nest, hops back into nest. Adult flies off and SURPRISE!!, returns with a small branch that is dropped into the nest. Adult hovers after dropping the branch, then flies off. The other adult is in the nest arranging the dropped branch. Adult returns to nest “empty handed” but proceeds to perch on the edge of the nest and preen him (her) self. Both adults in the nest. Lots of tail wagging and wing flapping.

04/11/2018 by CarolC
adult leaves nest, returns. Both adults with nest, moving about on the edge.

04/09/2018 by CarolC
no activity observed

04/05/2018 by CarolC
Adult swoops around and hovers above the nest at one point, but doesn't land in nest. Flies away. No activity that I can see in the nest itself.

04/04/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: adult perched on railing below nest. no activity in the nest

03/29/2018 by CarolC
Observer reports: lots of road work and traffic, but no bird sighting

03/20/2018 by CarolC
osprey present but not in the nest

03/17/2018 by CarolC
Adult Pair at nest

03/12/2018 by CarolC
No activity

03/08/2018 by CarolC
adult present

03/03/2018 by CarolC
adult present

03/01/2018 by CarolC
adult osprey present

02/25/2018 by CarolC
Two ospreys at the nest. Monitor watched one fly off and a second flew into the nest.

02/11/2018 by CarolC
Ospreys at nest site; described as "sprucing up nest"

02/06/2018 by CarolC
no activity seen

08/19/2017 by CarolC
No activity observed

07/05/2017 by CarolC
1 osprey sitting on nest

06/30/2017 by CarolC
1 juvenile standing on side of nest

06/08/2017 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

05/03/2017 by CarolC
2 adults flying around the nest

03/31/2017 by CarolC
The nest was blown away by Hurricane Matthew.

07/21/2016 by CarolC
1 osprey sitting on the tower.

06/01/2016 by CarolC
1 adult perched on tower

05/10/2016 by CarolC
No activity obaserved

04/29/2016 by CarolC
1 adult sitting in the nest; 1 adult sitting on tower below nest

03/31/2016 by CarolC
Female sitting on branch near lagoon; Male flying overhead chirping.

08/19/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

07/29/2015 by CarolC
1 osprey sitting on tower above nest; another osprey sitting on tower below nest

06/20/2015 by CarolC
1 osprey standing on tower; 3 other osprey flying over lagoon and landed n pine trees near nest

06/06/2015 by CarolC
2 chicks in the nest; 1 adult standing on tower; 1 adult fishing in lagoon

05/31/2015 by CarolC
2 chicks in the nest, one with wings flapping

05/25/2015 by CarolC
1 osprey below the nest;2 osprey in the nest

04/23/2015 by CarolC
1 adult standing/sitting on the nest

03/21/2015 by CarolC
2 adults on or near the nest

07/23/2014 by CarolC
1 fledgling standing on nest

06/30/2014 by CarolC
2 juveniles standing on post under nest

05/18/2014 by CarolC
2 adults on tower and nest; at least 1 chick in nest

04/29/2014 by CarolC
1 adult on towr antenna and 1 adult flying overhead

03/27/2014 by CarolC
Female adult standing by nest

03/11/2014 by CarolC
Nest appears to be damaged

08/14/2013 by CarolC
2 fledglings standing in nest

07/22/2013 by CarolC
2 fledglings standing in nest

07/12/2013 by CarolC
1 fledgling standing on tower below nest

06/20/2013 by CarolC
1 adult standing on pole below nest

05/14/2013 by CarolC
1 check being fed by an adult

04/02/2013 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

03/28/2013 by CarolC
1 adult flew to nest and then sat on nest

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

06/13/2012 by KristenM
1 fledgling standing on post near nest

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

04/05/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. No adults seen.