Nest #6211

Nickname: Evian Villas
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Tall Pine tree near gazebo at tennis courts at Evian Villas in Shipyard Plantation
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.155555
Longitude: -80.748333
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 03/19/2018 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/04/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/31/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 03/05/2019 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/10/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 03/31/2016 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 07/22/2016 Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/15/2020
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/25/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/29/2020 by CarolC
Mary Alice reports: Today the nestlings (fledglings) were both on separate limbs in the tree by the nest, but I wasn't there 5 minutes and they both flew off! Funny that Mom did feed one fledgling the other day!

07/27/2020 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: Observations: Observed two fledglings - one on limb (where it always is) and one in nest, just barely visible unless it stretches its wings; Mom flying overhead and lands in nest. Proceeds to feed the nestling in nest for about 20 minutes. The other nestling stayed on the limb to the left. I do not believe that these nestlings have left the nesting area to fly. Mom and Dad are always nearby.

07/25/2020 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: Observations: Observed two fledglings perched close to nest on separate branches. Two Ospreys flying above making a lot of noise. It appeared to me that these were the parents trying to coax them out of the tree. Mom flew in and landed a couple of times, but the fledglings would not budge! I'll keep watching until the fledglings actually leave... 3 photos.

07/18/2020 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: DATE: July 18, 2020 TIME: 1:37pm Observations: Observed two nestlings both huddled in nest. I thought at least one would be gone, but they're sticking together

07/16/2020 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: : Observed two nestlings (definitively); one perched on branch and one sitting up in nest. Mom flying overhead, making a couple of circles. Then Mom flew in and perched on a limb beside the nestlings. Looks like they won't be there long now. A lot of flapping of the wings behavior from both of the nestlings. 4 photos.

07/11/2020 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: Observations: Observed two Ospreys sitting in nest. The one on the left is clear; the feathers of the one of the right can be seen when image is blown up. Also another Osprey perched right above the nest which is clearly an adult. I think (but am not certain) that the two in the nest are chicks and at one point, one began flapping its wings, testing them out. The adult (Mom) flew off the limb and circled a couple of times and came back and landed in the tree again.

07/11/2020 by CarolC
Mary Alice T: Observations 4:09pm: Observed two nestlings (definitively) sitting in nest. Mom is perched right above the nest. She flew in and out a couple of times. Stretched their wings a lot. They will be leaving soon.

07/08/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: Only saw this one Osprey today. Can’t really tell from these photos if it’s an adult or nestling, but I suspect it’s the nestling based on the coloration of the 2nd picture. It kept moving about in the nest.

07/04/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V and Mary Alice T report: Mary Alice was able to get a photo showing 1 chick in the nest. This nest is high up and deep making it very hard to monitor. We cannot determine a hatching date.

07/03/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: When I arrived “Papa” (right) was sitting in nest; can barely see top of “Mama’s” head (left). He flew out and sat on a nearby branch. Mama popped her head up. No sign of any nestlings yet.

06/17/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: One in the nest, one on a nearby branch. No sign of any nestlings. Pretty quiet today.

06/12/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: Shortly after I arrived this Osprey (papa probably) flew out of the nest and then returned about 5 minutes later and sat on a branch by the nest. No sighting of mama, but believe she was deep into the nest. No sign of any nestings.

06/03/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: Interesting observations today. When I arrived, one Osprey was sitting on a branch. Several minutes later, another Osprey flew out of the nest. That Osprey met up with a 3rd Osprey and flew around for several minutes. Then one of that pair flew to the tree, sat on a branch and then went back inside the nest. The Osprey on the far left branch never moved.

05/29/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: Didn’t stay too long today as it was hot. Need to go out mornings and not afternoons. Know mama was in the nest as she moved a few times, but not visible enough for me to get a good photo.

05/25/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: Saw both Mama & Papa today. He kept flying in and out of the nest for the 30 minutes I observed. She stayed in the nest the entire time.

05/18/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: When I arrived I heard occasional peeps from nest, but saw nothing. About 10 minutes later I see “Papa?” arriving from behind me and he circled the tree and then sat on a branch by the nest. Not long afterwards, he left. I waited for another 15 minutes and as I was starting to leave, he returned to the tree and sat on a different branch. Then I left. Never saw any movement inside nest, but know “Mama” was there from her noise.

05/14/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: Saw absolutely nothing today. Waited about 20 minutes.

05/10/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: Very quiet again. Waited at least 20 minutes before I saw this wing move above the nest top. Did see and hear an Osprey flying in the distance, but it never came close to this nest. It might have even been from a nearby nest. But haven’t seen much activity the last few times I’ve visited.

05/09/2020 by CarolC
Joanne Voulelis: No activity

05/02/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: So this papa dropped a fish off in the nest and then sat on a nearby branch for awhile before he flew away again. No sign of mama, but pretty sure she was deep inside the nest. NOTE: Based on the past 2 observations, we assume incubation has begun. We will simply pick a date that seems likely.

04/26/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: I can never see anything inside the nest. When I arrived an Osprey (papa?) was sitting on a branch above the nest and then flew away. About 20 minutes later, I heard peeps coming from the nest and shortly thereafter papa returned and flew into the nest. I left shortly thereafter.

04/18/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: Pretty quiet today. Could not see into the nest nor could I hear any peeps. He was sitting on branch about 4 feet above nest.

04/11/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: When I arrived, this Osprey was flying out of nest and rested on this branch. Could not see into nest

04/05/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V who is helping monitor this nest with Mary Alice T reports: Could not see an Osprey inside the nest, but one was on the branch near the nest. It’s a deep nest and pretty high, so it’s possible another was too far down to see.

03/29/2020 by CarolC
Joanne V reports :Just saw the one today. Had butt and tail feathers up, head in nest.

03/24/2020 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: DATE: March 24, 2019 TIME: 1:24pm WHERE: Evian Regime (Shipyard) Observations: Observed one Osprey sitting in nest and one Osprey flying by. No other activity - 2 photos

03/03/2020 by CarolC
Mary Alice reports: Observed one Osprey sitting on limb above the nest and to the right

02/01/2020 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: No activity. Was a late nest last season.

08/10/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: Stopped by the nest today and this is the FIRST time no adults were watching over the nest. After looking for the "chick" in the nest, I finally spotted her out on the limb just sitting there.

08/09/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: DATE: August 8, 2019 TIME: 10:12am Observations: Observed one Osprey (Mom) sitting on a limb facing away from the nest. Did not see any other movement. Then the Male comes flying in with a fish and drops the fish into the nest and sits on the side. I thought I saw movement at this point, and suddenly the chicks wings flew up (not really a chick anymore - lol) and the "chick" appeared to be pretty big. Dad flew off and then Mom moved directly over the nest and "chick" was totally visible at this point. Although we thought this nest was dormant, there definitely is one "chick" who has not fledged. I have included photos. I have faithfully watched this nest and just could not believe that the chick had fledged without me seeing it! So glad I finally saw the "chick" and I would assume it should be fledging soon, but who knows. This was an unusual case!

08/04/2019 by CarolC
NOTE: It appears the adults are still around the nest watching it. However, since it is 4 months since incubation behavior was first note (April 10), it seems very unusual that this youngster has still not fledged.

08/03/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: TIME: 12:13pm WHERE: Evian Regime (Shipyard) Observations: Observed one Osprey sitting on limb above the nest and to the right. Unfortunately, no signs of any chicks. I have about given up, but find it interesting that one or both the adults are consistently sitting over the nest watching it. I have checked everyday for the past 2 weeks and either one or both Ospreys are keeping vigil.

07/21/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T: Observations: Observed two Osprey sitting on limbs above the nest. Unfortunately, no signs of any chicks. A little disappointed that this might be a failed nest. Will keep checking for a chick as long as the adults hang around. Will keep looking 2 photos

07/15/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T. reports: Observed one Osprey sitting on limb above the nest. Unfortunately, no signs of any chicks. It is a huge nest though, so I supposed it could be hunkered down low. Will keep checking for a chick.

06/30/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: DATE: June 30, 2019 TIME: 12:40pm Observations: Observed one Osprey sitting on limb and one Osprey sitting in nest when I arrived. Couldn't see or hear any chicks but eventually the male flew off and returned shortly with a big fish. I am 99.9% sure she has at least one chick in the nest. Male Osprey stayed on limb until I left. Got a shot of the male bringing the fish back and the female sitting in the nest. 2 Photos

06/13/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: DATE: June 13, 2019 TIME: 1:30pm Observations: Observed one Osprey sitting on limb when I arrived. Osprey also visible in nest. Couldn't see or hear any chicks but she was busy poking her head down in the nest, so I think there is a chick Other Osprey just stayed on limb right above the nest. 2 Photos NOTE: Based on these observations, we are simply guessing that there is 1 chick (at least). We will update this if we can confirm additional chicks.

06/05/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: Observed one Osprey sitting on limb when I arrived. Fairly quiet. The it flew off. Few minutes later another Osprey returned with a bunch of nesting material (Spanish Moss) and threw it into the nest. Then it flew off. Another Osprey appeared with a fish in tow and landed on a limb. Couldn't see any chicks. Could not hear any chick noises. So glad there was some activity finally! Cloudy day with slight breeze.

05/17/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T: Observations: Observed one Osprey sitting on limb when I arrived. Fairly quiet. Then saw some flapping of wings deep in the nest which I originally thought could be a chick. The the Osprey flapping its wings flew out of nest and the other Osprey (F) hunkered down in the nest. Could not hear any chick noises. Sunny, hot day with slight breeze. 3 Photos

05/07/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: Observations: Observed one Osprey sitting on a limb above the nest and one Osprey flying around in the sky. The Osprey sitting on the limb moved around and eventually hunkered down on the nest, so I assume she has some chicks in there. Sunny, beautiful, breey day. 4 Photos.

04/22/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: Observed one Osprey head just barely peaking over the top of the huge nest. Hunkered down deep. No male in sight. Sunny, nice day.

04/10/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T's report describes a behavior that indicates incubation has begun.

03/15/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: 11:15am Observed two Osprey quietly sitting on limbs where their nest is located. Sunny, coolish day.

03/10/2019 by CarolC
observer Mary Alice T reports: March 10, 2019 4:15pm Observations: Observed female sitting quietly on nest. One adult flying around overhead but never landed at the nest or tree. Adult flying was making calling noises. Sunny, warm day. Got shot of nesting Osprey and flying Osprey.

03/05/2019 by CarolC
observer Mary Alice T reports: DATE: March 5, 2019 TIME: 3:45pm - 4PM WHERE: Evian Regime Observations: Observed female sitting on nest, calling for mate. One adult flying around overhead but never landed at the nest. Coolish, but sunny day. The nest is massive and located high in a large pine tree which is completely shaded.

03/04/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: no activity

02/09/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T. reports: no activity

08/04/2018 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reports: DATE: August 4, 2018 TIME: 5:45pm - 6:00PM WHERE: Evian, Shipyard Plantation Observations: When I arrived, one adult and one juvenile were sitting on a branch next to the nest. Both were crying on and off. Then the juvenile stood up and began stretching her wings and jumping about in front of Mom. Mom just sat there watching. Then all of a sudden the juvenile flew off the the show was over! She never returned while I was there.

07/21/2018 by CarolC
Mary Alice reports: DATE: July 21 2018 TIME: 4:30pm - 4:45PM WHERE: Evian, Shipyard Plantation Observations: When I arrived, one chick was in the nest; first time I have had a good look at this chick clearly and more than just the head! Chick was eating something and looking up at Mother. Mother was on limb above waiting patiently for her to finish eating. Mother called a couple of times. Fairly quiet. No other activity noted. I believe this chick will fledge within the next 10 days or so. 3 photos.

07/14/2018 by CarolC
all 2018 observations and photos by Mary Alice T.

07/05/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: : When I arrived, one adult was in the nest eating and/or feeding the chick (who I couldn't see.) Then two Ospreys exit the nest and go out on a nearby limb to sit. After looking at them, I thought these were two adults. But then an adult male flew in and landed with a fish, so I believe the two Osprey on the limb are one adult and one chick. The male eventually flew off and left the other two on the limb. Never saw the fish again, so the male either left with it or threw it in the nest. When I got home and looked at the two Ospreys on the limb on my computer, I believe that the smaller one is definitely the chick. Very hot and humid but with a little breeze. Two Mississippi Kites were buzzing overhead for the entire time I was there. The male Osprey went after the kites a couple of times.

06/19/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Observed one chick's small head poking up in the nest, but couldn't get a photo. Two adults in nest - both appeared to be feeding or eating. Lots of wings flailing around. Very hot day, but nest is located high in a huge pine tree completely shaded. One adult flew off eventually.

06/01/2018 by CarolC
comments:Observations: One Osprey in nest; appeared to be feeding a chick although I could barely see what appeared to be the top of the chick's head. Could be more than one chick. It is a huge nest. One Osprey, presumably the male, was sitting in the nest with the female and then flew out onto a limb with a fish in its talons. Male stayed on limb and didn't appear to be eating the fish. Then lots of action of both Osprey's flying out of the tree and circling in the sky; then flew back in (with the fish.) Did not observe any chicks per se, but it appeared that Mom was feeding something when I first arrived. Watched for about 20 minutes and for the remainder of the time, the male sat on the limb and the female reentered the nest. Hot and humid; bright sun, but nest if fully in the shade

05/07/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Osprey sitting very deep in nest (assuming it was the mother) Could just barely make out the top of her head and one eye. Did not see mate or hear any chicks. Some people there said there was a lot of activity yesterday with them flying in and out of nest and making much noise. Watched for about 10 minutes. It is just a guess that incubation started in late March,

04/24/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Observations: Osprey sitting on outer limb by the nest. Did not observe any chicks, but two owners told me they had seen at least one chick's head. It appeared that Mom was eating something when I first arrived - possibly a fish. Watched for about 15 minutes and for the remainder of the time, she sat preening. Warmish evening. Did not observe any chicks or hear any. Never saw the mate.

03/27/2018 by CarolC
Observations: One Osprey quietly sitting on limb near nest. No other activity, but encouraging that she's back again. Watched for about 10 minutes. Coolish out. Never saw the mate. 1 photo.

03/18/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: First time I have observed an Osprey in the nest this season. One female Osprey sitting on limb (on the other side of the nest) crying. Never entered the nest. Watched for about 15 minutes.

03/15/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Nest is empty (didn't observe any activity or hear anything). No activity.

02/24/2018 by CarolC
No activity and no osprey in area

08/19/2017 by CarolC
No activity observed

07/06/2017 by CarolC
No activity observed

06/08/2017 by CarolC
1 adult landed next to nest with a fish and flew away with the fish

05/03/2017 by CarolC
No activity observed

04/02/2017 by CarolC
1 adult standing on a limb next to nest

03/01/2017 by CarolC
1 adult flying in and out of the nest, bringing nesting material

07/22/2016 by CarolC
1 adult and 1 chick standing in the nest.

06/19/2016 by CarolC
2 adults feeding chicks

05/10/2016 by CarolC
Male standing at nest eating a fish

04/29/2016 by CarolC
2 adults sitting in the nest; the male flew out of the nest carrying a large branch

03/31/2016 by CarolC
Male & Female standing in nest