Nest #2535

Nickname: Johnson Creek Tavern
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: East side of rt 21 near Johnson Creek Tavern , Harbor Island, SC 7-15-16 observed one adult and one fledging. 7-2-17 nest empty today. Bird sitting. 03-24-18 One bird sitting. 04-06-18 Birds flying around nest. 04-19-18 Bird sitting. 06-04-18 Active nest, chick present. 06-29-18 Active with at least one chick. 07-26-18 Active with one chick. 08-11-18 Birds not present. 05-21-19 Nest active, bird sitting. 06-06-19 Bird still sitting. 06-21-19 Bird sitting on edge of nest; 'maybe' a hatching? 07-06-19 Bird sitting. 07-20-19 Bird sitting; no sign of young. 08-20-19 Nest vacant.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.394246
Longitude: -80.440414
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016

Activity reports

2016 Nest Activity Report by Birdguy
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/15/2016
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by Birdguy
Adult arrival 03/04/2017 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes 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 Peglucas
Adult arrival 03/03/2018 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/27/2018
Incubation initiation 03/24/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/14/2018 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by Peglucas
Adult arrival 03/15/2019 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/27/2019 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by Birdguy
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/27/2019 by Peglucas
This nest is very hard to see into but this morning it appeared that the female was feeding hatch lings.

03/16/2019 by Peglucas
Although the female has been observed on the nest for about a week, yesterday 03/15/19 was the first time that the male was seen on the nest with the female. He came in quickly copulated with her and left again. He doesn't seem to want to hang around long and after observing for about 60 min he had not returned. These quickies may be why I hadn't been able to catch him at the nest previously.

08/30/2018 by Peglucas
I can only confirm seeing one chick in this nest. Due to the location it's possible there were two but I could never see two at one time. No birds have been seen on the nest for several days now.

05/16/2018 by Peglucas
Can not see into the nest but parents behavior would indicate that chicks have hatched.

05/03/2018 by Peglucas
No sign of chicks yet.

03/18/2018 by Peglucas
Yesterday I observed the male bringing in nesting material. This is a large nest already since a lot of material was left from last year. After bringing the stick, the male mounted the female.

03/11/2018 by Peglucas
Observed both birds on the nest for the first time today.

03/03/2018 by Peglucas
Female seen on nest today for the first time