Nest #2544

Nickname: 9 Tall Pines _HHP
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: HHP--Mary & Richard Goodrich--9 Tall Pines
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.254
Longitude: -80.728
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 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
2013 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 02/14/2013 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/13/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 02/17/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/29/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/05/2018
Incubation initiation 03/01/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/22/2018 Reason for nest failure
2019 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 03/22/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/01/2019 Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 03/15/2020 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/15/2020 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/20/2020 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/11/2020 by CarolC
Mary G reports: All is well with the young. Flapping wings etc. so all is good.

07/04/2020 by CarolC
Mary G reports: Our osprey are right on schedule. The babes have been flapping their wings in the nest, and they are close to their first flight.

05/17/2020 by CarolC
Mary G reports: We are recreating the dates of nest activity. It was not possible to get exact dates this nesting season, so these are simply our best guesses. Male returned 2/24 pair arrived and courted about mid March eggs laid around second/third week of March eggs hatched about the third/fourth week of April

08/06/2019 by CarolC
Mary G reports: Our osprey season is nearly over. The parents departed over the weekend after putting on Several air shows both Friday and Saturday evenings. The parents and both chicks flew and squawked and entertained the neighborhood by flying back and forth over Bear Lake for two evenings. On Sunday morning (7/28) the parents were gone. My concern is one of the chicks stays in the nest most of the time. While I have been out of the house quite a bit the past week, I haven't seen him fish or bring anything back to the nest.

05/28/2019 by CarolC
Mary G reports: There is a lot of activity in the nest. The chicks are "heads up and chirping". We see two.

05/05/2019 by CarolC
Mary G reports: I know we have babies in our nest, but so far I hear them and have seen small heads bopping up, but I haven't gotten a head count.

03/23/2019 by CarolC
Mary G reports: Great news! Ozzie has returned and Irma is on the nest full time. We have been out of town so I don't have a date when all this occurred. However, we're celebrating!

03/06/2019 by CarolC
Mary G reports: Unfortunately, our male osprey has not returned (yet). I'm getting a little discouraged.

02/18/2019 by CarolC
observer Mary G. reports: Our osprey was sitting on the nest (their first home in the dead tree) yesterday (2/18/19) at 12 noon.

02/01/2019 by CarolC
This nest came down after the 2018 nesting season. Working with the local Property Owners Association and the property owners, a new platform was erected in early 2019 just prior to this year's nesting season.

08/05/2018 by CarolC
Mary G reports: One of the chicks sits on the limb nearly 24/7. The other chick flies in and out. The parents have flown. I have contacted someone about replacing the nesting platform that came down.

07/25/2018 by CarolC
Carol C (substitute observer) reports: When I arrived I could hear the osprey from the driveway. One was perched at the top of the nesting site, but flew off. A second osprey was farther to the right in a pine tree and I watched it fly off, too. Within a couple minutes, an osprey flew back to the perch with a fish. It didn't eat it, but just chirped and looked around. Based on a photo taken, I think this was a juvenile. I also caught a photo of an adult flying very close to the former nest sight. I actually believe there were at least 3 osprey in the area...a juvenile with spotted wings perched with a fish, and two that were flying around near the nest. I cannot identify all of them, but believe one was an adult and one a juvenile.

07/23/2018 by CarolC
Carol C. (substitute observer) reports: The nest is totally destroyed. One osprey, probably an adult, was flying over the lagoon, but no others were in sight. Posted pictures of the destroyed nest and platform and the remnants of the nest on the ground. You can see part of a fish that was in the nest. There were several dark feathers on the ground, but I do not think they were from the least we hope not!

07/21/2018 by CarolC
Mary G reports: Sad news this morning. When I checked the nest, it wasn’t there. Overnight, it fell to the ground. I assume from the heavy rain and the weight of the nest itself was the cause. The platform where it sat was cockeyed, not flat. The female was sitting on her limb and has been chirping all morning. I’ve seen none of the others. So far, I have not seen the young birds fishing with the parent, but hopefully they know how. For sure the platform is not positioned for the parents to build a nest next year.

07/15/2018 by CarolC
Mary G reports: The two chicks have grown so much this month, it is difficult to tell them from the parents. They are flying in and out of the nest, but they have not yet learned to fish. We are waiting and watching for their first lesson where they sink and come up empty. That will happen a couple times before they get the hang of it. If they’re on schedule, they should be independent within the week. And then the parents will be heading south. I’ll let you know when that happens.l

07/14/2018 by CarolC
all observations by Mary G. We are guessing they fledged about June 29.

06/24/2018 by CarolC
observers report: , the chicks have grown and matured. They are lifting their wings and elevating themselves in the nest. The next step will be to perch themselves on a limb on the same tree as the nest before trying their wings. The youngsters are so big now that the four of them are getting tight in the nest. Usually, one of the parents is sitting on a nearby limb.

06/03/2018 by CarolC
The chicks are growing up. Two little heads, side by side, sit in their nest observing their world while Irma and Ozzie take turns fishing. Life is good at Nest 2544.

05/21/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Two little heads were peeking over the rim of the nest today. Ozzie continues bringing in the fish and Irma continues her maternal duties. All is well at Nest 2544.

05/07/2018 by CarolC
observers report: Our osprey are doing well. Ozzie and Irma are great parents. Ozzie is quite a fisherman and Irma is a homebody, busy feeding her youngsters and staying home and protecting them. We enjoy sitting on our back deck and just watching them. They are the most active in the morning and early evening.

04/28/2018 by CarolC
The date of hatching is posted as 4/22/18. This is our best guess.

04/27/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: We have chicks in the nest. We arrived home last weekend (excuse me for just reporting) to the sound of cheeping chicks. Ozzie is flying in frequently with fish, and we can see Irma’s tail sticking up in the air while she is feeding them. This week we saw two little heads peeping up out of the nest. Based on when we saw the mating, we assumed the chicks would hatch while we were gone....and they did.

03/01/2018 by CarolC
incubation began about March1

02/19/2018 by CarolC
mating took place about Feb 19

02/19/2018 by CarolC
Our birds are very active fishing and chirping and were observed mating on Feb. 19 (plus other days that week).

02/18/2018 by CarolC
Both Osprey seen on 2/17/18

06/26/2017 by CarolC
Adult male and female flying to nest with fish for 2 large chicks

04/10/2017 by CarolC
2 eggs have hatched; Male brings fish to the nest; females is feeding chicks

02/21/2017 by CarolC
Both adults arrived today and began adding material to the nest

09/02/2016 by CarolC
The two juveniles have fledged.

08/19/2016 by CarolC
1 juvenile standing in nest

07/21/2016 by CarolC
2 adults bringing fish to the nest.

06/28/2016 by CarolC
2 adults tending to chicks

05/24/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing over nest with 2 chicks

04/19/2016 by CarolC
2 adults taking turns sitting on nest

03/03/2016 by CarolC
2 adults returned to the nest--both were busy sprucing up the nest.

08/08/2015 by CarolC
"New" osprey pair continued to refurbish nest thru the 1st week of August --then they both left the nest--no eggs laid.

07/18/2015 by CarolC
2 adults adding nesting material and fishing in lake

06/29/2015 by CarolC
2 adults bringing moss & sticks to nest; both adults then standing on nest

06/21/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

04/04/2015 by CarolC
Male sitting on branch over nest daily since March 1. Female has not returned.

08/16/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

07/17/2014 by CarolC
1 fledgling flying around nest

06/14/2014 by CarolC
2 adults flying; 2 juveniles in nest

05/29/2014 by CarolC
1 adult flew off nest and then flew back to nest

04/25/2014 by CarolC
Female adult feeding chicks; male adult flew to nest with a fish

03/15/2014 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest; 1 adult standing on limb next to nest

08/13/2013 by CarolC
1 Fledgling sitting in nest

07/10/2013 by CarolC
2 fledglings and both parents flying around the lake fishing

06/15/2013 by CarolC
2 chicks in nest; adult female standing on limb above nest

05/17/2013 by CarolC
Observed 2 chicks; adult female feeding chicks and male on nearby limb

04/13/2013 by CarolC
No activity

03/22/2013 by CarolC
1 adult flew to nest; 1 adult standing on limb next to nest

07/14/2012 by KristenM
2 Fledglings standing on nest, then flying around

06/02/2012 by KristenM
Adult feeding 2 chicks. Heard 2nd adult in nearby tree

05/19/2012 by KristenM
1 adult chased by crow;1 adult on nest chripping;2 chicks in nest

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