Nest #2550

Nickname: Wilborn Rd. in school parking lot
Nest substrate:
Nest Location Description: Wilborn Rd. in school parking lot
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.22111
Longitude: -80.73333
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 1
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
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
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/02/2018
Incubation initiation 04/06/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/15/2018 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/23/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/27/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/07/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/24/2019 by CarolC
Wendy D reports: 2550 definitely fledged. There is no action or osprey sounds next to that next. NOTE: Based on these last two observations, we will gues that the young one fledged on 6/23.

06/22/2019 by CarolC
Wendy D reports: Lissa, no one around the nest, although I could hear what sounded like a hungry young Osprey near by. I could not find it. I know last year her chick was first to fledge and I could find it in the woods across the lot. Much of that woods has been cut, but I think the young one must have been near by.

06/13/2019 by CarolC
Wendy D reports: Lissa clearly has one young Osprey with two adults flying overhead.

06/06/2019 by CarolC
Wendy D reports: The nest is doing well and Mom is continuing to shade the one chick. I do not know where the Dad has been, hopefully out hunting fish for junior.

05/30/2019 by CarolC
Wendy D reports: I have been consistently checking on my Osprey Moms because of this heat. The other day Lissa stood over her chick and shaded it with her wings out. She looked so hot! Today Mom was standing up in the nest with one chick.

05/19/2019 by CarolC
Wendy D reports: While no young are visible, Mom is no longer in incubation posture but is standing up. Probably means there are chicks. while we can not be sure, we have listed May 7th as a possible hatching date.

05/05/2019 by CarolC
Wendy D reports: Moms on 2550 and 2583 were in the nest and a bit fidgety but I do not believe there were any chicks yet. No other Osprey in area. This is my report for Sunday, May 5

04/28/2019 by CarolC
Wendy D observes: I went again yesterday and have been going weekly. Both nests have adult white heads which appear when the adult moves. The nests are so high up it is hard to see anything. They must be deeper this year because I cannot see the birds on them until they move. I go at least every week, often more. My last view was this morning at 9:30 am. I saw Moms on both nests. No other osprey in area.

04/06/2019 by CarolC
Wendy observes: the Mom was "restless" in the nest. incubation underway.

03/27/2019 by CarolC
Wendy D reports: Lissa remains on her nest hunkered down so I only see a little white of her head. She definitely seems to be sitting on eggs. I have not seen her mate but assume he is out fishing. (Note: we will record this as confirmation she is incubating eggs. This date is our best guess.)

03/03/2019 by CarolC
Wendy reports: Lissa was sitting on her nest (2550) again and it makes me think she may have eggs. It is much too high to see into the nest.

02/27/2019 by CarolC
Observer Wendy D. reports: LIssa on nest 2550 was present on the 24th and 26th.

02/13/2019 by CarolC
Wendy D reports: female osprey (named Lissa) is around the nest.

08/06/2018 by CarolC
Wendy D. reports: Several times prior to the 2nd I went by and saw the juvenile Osprey sitting on side of nest. As of Aug 2nd I have not seen it. I think we can safely say it fledged. What a thrill. Sign me up for these nests next year!!

07/23/2018 by CarolC
Wendy reports: Last Thursday the 19th I saw the young Osprey squawking from the NEST and an adult flew by during my 15 min. Today I again see the juvenile squawking constantly and the Lissa sitting and preening in the next light pole.

07/14/2018 by CarolC
all 2018 observations and photos by Wendy D.

07/02/2018 by CarolC
observer Wendy D. reports: Both the 21st of June and today, I observed Mom Lissa and a chick in her nest, number 2550.

06/11/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Nest 2550 was quiet but I could see the top of a head moving in the nest. I am not certain but it appeared to be a chick. It did not have crisp color delineation like the parents do.

05/30/2018 by CarolC
Observer reports that LIssa, the Mom, appeared to be feeding one chick. I could see a head just at the top of the nest and a second chick moving close to the mother, separate from the other, but not really able to see much. Verified 2 chicks. Note: based on this, our best guess is that they hatched around the 15th of May....but that is our guess.

05/03/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: I saw Mom on the nest today! No chicks yet that I could see and they were just sitting so we are still in waiting.

04/12/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Lissa was on her nest and her mate was standing on the edge of the nest.

04/06/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Nest 2550 there was a bird sitting horizontally and low in the nest. I have seen an osprey on the edges but never in this nest before. I will call her Lissa. That is with two S's. It is appropriately a supreme mother goddess in African mythology

04/06/2018 by CarolC
incubation started about this date based on our best estimates.

03/12/2018 by CarolC
no incubation behavior observed by osprey in nest on 3-11-18

02/24/2018 by CarolC
No sign of ospreys at nest on 2/24/18

02/17/2018 by CarolC
osprey at nest; another flew in with additional nesting material

07/14/2017 by CarolC
No activity in nest; heard osprey chirping close-by

06/04/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest tending to at least 1 chick

05/29/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest chirping

03/24/2017 by CarolC
2 adults standing in nest

07/13/2016 by CarolC
No activity observed.

06/09/2016 by CarolC
One adult standing on nest chirping

05/12/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest feeding chick(s)

04/27/2016 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

03/15/2016 by CarolC
1 adult flew in to the nest.

03/11/2016 by CarolC
1 Red Tail Hawk standing guard in nest. Another Red Tail Hawk was fighting off 2 osprey trying to gain possession of the nest.

07/16/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

06/13/2015 by CarolC
1 adult and 1 chick standing in nest

05/21/2015 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest

04/02/2015 by CarolC
Heard osprey chirping in the nest

03/11/2015 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest

06/13/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

05/16/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

04/10/2014 by CarolC
1 adult flapping wings in nest, chirping

03/13/2014 by CarolC
No nest observed

07/20/2013 by CarolC
Black vulture standing next to nest; no osprey seen

06/13/2013 by CarolC
1 large chick standing on nest flapping wings

05/18/2013 by CarolC
Observed 1 chick; 1 adult standing on nest

04/06/2013 by CarolC
No activity seen

03/18/2013 by CarolC
2 adults flapping their wings in the nest

07/05/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. No adults seen.

06/15/2012 by KristenM
1 adult flying over;1 chick sitting in nest

05/01/2012 by KristenM
1 adult sitting on nest

04/13/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. No adults seen.