Nest #6980

Nickname: 12 Grey Fox HHP
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Nest is located at 12 Grey Fox, Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.2555774021616
Longitude: -80.7255981037048
Followers: 1

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by JohnF
Adult arrival 03/04/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/13/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/18/2018 by JohnF
Observer reports: As of 3/18 Popeye and Olive Oyl in nest #6890 are doing great. still enlarging nest and female Olive Oyl staying very tight to nest. They seem to be thriving.

03/13/2018 by JohnF
Since female returned on 3/4 Dad helped rebuild the nest. The female is exhibiting incubation behavior as of 3/13 and we assume there are eggs but cannot give the date they were laid.

02/20/2018 by JohnF
Prior to 2017, this nest was located in a tree across the lagoon. The tree was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and the ospreys built this new nest nearby. In 2017, there were two chicks that fledged. However, one was weak and returned to the nest. The Center for Avian Conservation was called but the chick died. This was the first successful nesting for the pair. The nest was attacked by a Great Horned Owl and destroyed in 2015. It was again destroyed in 2016 by another pair of ospreys. This info is being added here since 2018 is the first year that the data is being reported on this site. (entry based on info provided by J. Morford)