Nest #2653

Nickname: PD-Arthur Hills Ct.
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Corner of Arthur Hills Ct. & Leamington Lane--Palmetto Dunes
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.161944
Longitude: -80.736111
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019 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
2019 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/12/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/06/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/08/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/15/2020 Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

02/28/2021 by CarolC
Jim H reports: Nest is still in the tree. On 2/28, one osprey was seen on a branch very close to the nest.

06/21/2020 by CarolC
Jim H reports: For the last 3 weeks, there has been no activity at the nest. There is occasionally a single osprey in the pine tree but nothing at the nest. In addition, there are no "droppings" in the street under the nest. No sign of fledglings at any time. Nest has been observed daily or every other day since May. Only conclusion that I can make is that the nesting was not a success (disappointing). NOTE: We will assume that something happened to the nestlings and they didn't survive. This nest has been monitored faithfully but we can not be certain what happened.

05/29/2020 by CarolC
Jim H reports: One or both parents continue to be near or on the nest. Male chased a red hawk from the vicinity on May 27th. Female has been in or standing on the edge of the next for the last couple of days, No appearance of fledglings at this point. But the next is high and seems quite deep

04/18/2020 by CarolC
Jim H reports: Daily observations have shown the parents on or near the nest. Today, both parents were face down in the nest and appeared to be actively feeding chicks. The nest is too high to see into the nest but it seems that we might have two chicks recently hatched. NOTE: Based on this, we are estimated hatching took place this week. We list 2 chicks but will update when we can be sure.

04/02/2020 by CarolC
Jim H reports: Both parents have been actively attending/guarding the nest. Too high up to see what's in the nest. Everything looks fine. NOTE: We are assuming that incubation is underway beginning about March 8

03/08/2020 by CarolC
Jim H reports: I looked yesterday and didn't see any ospreys on or around the nest . I just checked again today and am happy to report that there is an adult in the nest looking quite maternal. I did not see the mate but will be checking daily now.

02/17/2020 by CarolC
Jim H reports: No activity at or around nest 2653.

07/14/2019 by CarolC
Jim H reports: Fledglings are testing their wings! The two young birds are now flying. Over the last week to 10 days they have been very active on the nest - flapping wings and standing on the edge. Yesterday we observed one as it flew back to their tree before dropping into the nest. Both youngsters were back in the nest by the end of the day. They are quite fully fledged now and are close to the same size as the parents.

06/30/2019 by CarolC
Jim H reports: Parents are actively caring for the nest. Two fledglings are now visible above the nest. Have attached a couple of pictures. The chicks are well along and probably not too far away from trying their wings!

06/18/2019 by CarolC
Jim H reports: checked the nest today and both male and female were on the nest and busy feeding chicks. One head visible but there have to be at least two and maybe three chicks.

05/30/2019 by CarolC
Jim H reports: Both male and female have been near the next. The female has been in the next most days. She has been moving to the edge of the nest. Too high up to see if there are fledglings but will keep looking for some heads!

05/06/2019 by CarolC
Steve J reports: You can see an Osprey above the nest. At one angle I could see the top of an adult Osprey in the nest. NOTE: Based on the observation of an adult in the nest, we will make the assumption that incubation is underway. While we listed incubation as of 5/6/19. we can not determine the exact date because this nest was just reported today.

05/06/2019 by CarolC
Steve J and Jim H found this nest on May 6, 2019. It appears that osprey have rebuilt the nest after it was reported to have disappeared in 2014.

03/27/2015 by CarolC
Nest has blown away

06/30/2014 by CarolC
No nest

05/22/2014 by CarolC
No nest

04/19/2014 by CarolC
Nest gone--no activity observed

03/14/2014 by CarolC
Female adult standing on nest chripping; 2 adults circling near nest, then female joined them in flight.

07/23/2013 by CarolC
No activity seen

05/10/2013 by CarolC
No activity seen

04/14/2013 by CarolC
No activity seen near nest; 1 adult standing on closeby snag

03/17/2013 by CarolC
No activity seen

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

06/13/2012 by KristenM
Crows in nest

05/19/2012 by KristenM
Nest present. No adults seen.

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