Nest #4668

Nickname: Honey Horn-Field
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: Coastal Discovery Museum--pole mounted platform in field
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.21191
Longitude: -80.742361
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   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 CarolC
Adult arrival 03/01/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/13/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 02/25/2019 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/28/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/25/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/20/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/31/2019 by CarolC
Note: The young one still occasionally returns to the nesting area.

07/13/2019 by CarolC
Note: We are guessing that the young fledged about June 28.

07/13/2019 by CarolC
Pam W reports: Nest #4668 was busy this year! I think the one chick has flown the coop — I was at the museum 4 days and never saw Perchy come back to roost! I will keep my fingers crossed that we have the same or better things happen next year!!

06/28/2019 by CarolC
Pam W reports: Saw the youngster, Perchy, on 6/27 and he was also seen on 6/28 in the nest looking around.

06/18/2019 by CarolC
Pam W reports: I saw another osprey flying around the perched osprey! I just hope it waits till I can have the scope!! I tried to get a picture today but Perchy (my name for the chick) hunkered down☹️.

06/17/2019 by CarolC
Pam W reports: While it looks like an osprey guarding/feeding something, it may be that is the chick getting ready to fledge. He/She sits on the perch, looks at me while I watch and then hops back into the nest. Looks like it’s eating something and it is the only osprey I see!

05/29/2019 by CarolC
Pam W reports: A big osprey just flew in. We think that is the small osprey in the nest! The chick is sitting in the nest and the adult flew in to feed it. Through the binoculars I could see the little guy with his mouth open. Then the adult flew in. Dropped off something and flew away! Yay!!

04/22/2019 by CarolC
two chicks seen flapping their wings in the nest.

04/04/2019 by CarolC
Pam W. reports: She was sitting on the nest. Then he flew in with a fish and then she flew off to go eat in a tree!! You can see the fish in her claws if you bring it up close.Ossie is busy, and I named him Horn!!

03/31/2019 by CarolC
observer Pam W reports: She’s either sitting in eggs or she’s sitting on him! Looking good for chicks!!

03/25/2019 by CarolC
observer Pam W reports: I checked out Ossie yesterday and she was just sitting on her nest. No chicks that I can see but she is certainly guarding something. There is a mound of pine needles and other things that Ossie is stoically guarding!!

03/14/2019 by CarolC
observer Pam W. reports: Issue is still at the nest.

03/13/2019 by CarolC
observer Pam W. reports: "Ossie" is flying around and bringing back spanish moss and stuff!! And there is another just sitting on the pole!! Maybe I will get lucky this year! Exciting!!

03/06/2019 by CarolC
observer Pam W reports: Nest is alive and active!! She is sitting right up there and then entertained us flying around!!

02/26/2019 by CarolC
Pam W. reports: No activity this morning.

02/25/2019 by CarolC
observer Pam W. reports: Nest 4668 in the field is lively today! One female sitting on the side. One male either sitting next to her or on top of her! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

02/21/2019 by CarolC
one osprey seen at the nest platform

02/18/2019 by CarolC
observer Pam W reports: no activity at the nest site.

07/14/2018 by CarolC
2018 observations by Pam W.

07/14/2018 by CarolC
Observer Pam W. reports that while there is an adult by the nest at times, there do not seem to be any chicks. The nest has probably failed.

06/18/2018 by CarolC
observer reports that Mom is still sitting on eggs.

05/09/2018 by CarolC
observer reports that Mom still seems to be incubating eggs.

04/18/2018 by CarolC
4/17/18 osprey sitting on nest in incubation posture; observed 2nd osprey flying in with something; cannot verify start of incubation so guessed

04/03/2018 by CarolC
Observer reports: Osprey at CDM was sitting on the platform and then on the corner stilt

03/28/2018 by CarolC
Observer reports that the female apparently had two male suitors. She finally seems to have chosen once and has been seen in the nest.

03/16/2018 by CarolC
Despite the pair photographed in mating behavior at the nest site, no nesting has occurred. The assigned monitor checks 2 or 3 times per week and reports no nesting.

03/01/2018 by CarolC
pair observed flying in mating behavior

02/27/2018 by CarolC
no activity

07/06/2017 by CarolC
No activity observed

06/27/2017 by CarolC
No activity observed

06/19/2017 by CarolC
2 adults standing in nest

04/12/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest

04/07/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in nest

03/29/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing in the nest

07/15/2016 by CarolC
No activity observed.

06/10/2016 by CarolC
No activity observed

05/30/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest

03/31/2016 by CarolC
1 adult sitting in nest; 1 adult standing in nest

03/24/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest platform

03/17/2016 by CarolC
1 adult flew in & out of nest repeatedly.

03/02/2016 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest.

07/16/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

06/12/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

05/28/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

04/09/2015 by CarolC
No activity observed

03/26/2015 by CarolC
2 adults standing on nest chirping

06/26/2014 by CarolC
1 adult standing on nest chirping

05/16/2014 by CarolC
No activity observed

04/17/2014 by CarolC
1 adult sitting on nest; 1 adult flying over nest

04/02/2014 by CarolC
3 adults standing on nest platform

03/13/2014 by CarolC
Platform installed in February, 2014. No nest has been started.