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Fish Haul/Alice Perry
Nest Location Description:
Nest is located near 5 Alice Perry and can be viewed from about 239 Fish Haul. It is also visible from Hilton Head Plantation off Hickory Forest Road.
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2018 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
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observer Carol R. reports: I saw an osprey flying overhead from my kitchen. It creates a shadow. So I went over to monitor the nest across the street but saw nothing for the better part of 15 minutes 2:30 – 2:45
observers Kay and Phil report: We have stopped by to observe the nest twice - once last week and once yesterday. Neither time was there a bird present nor any evidence of activity.
Observer Kay G. reports: one osprey on tower near nest location
all 2018 observations by Kay G, Phil N, and Diane L
observer reports that both chicks must have fledged since there has been no activity around the nest since the June 24th report.
observer reports: An osprey was on the nest, and flew off after a few minutes. It flapped its wings a couple of times before take-off, and hopped onto a metal post before take-off. Not certain at this point whether it was an an already fledged chick or a parent. It circled, and soon another osprey appeared Eventually, one of the birds landed on the nest, possibly with food (unable to tell). The second flying bird didn't return to the nest at this point. If the bird who initially left was a newly fledged chick, I would have expected it to come swooping back at this point to get food. However, if the bird who landed was the same as the bird who took off initially, it was probably a chick giving it's wings some practice. As this bird landed, one large wing came flapping up - this time surely a chick who appeared from deeper in the nest. Anyway, clearly at least one chick.
observer reports: June 20: 10 am No activity
observer reports: June 15: 4 pm No activity
observer reports: 9 am Chick in nest. Head pops up every few seconds…perhaps eating.
observer reports: Saw 3 osprey soaring above just to the right of the nest around 1 pm. Nothing visible in nest.
observer reports: Observed nest for about 15 minutes around 11 am. Did not see or hear any osprey.
observer reported: From the time we arrived and even before, we could hear osprey "screams". We looked all over, and couldn't find an osprey in the air. And no parents on the nest. Turns out the screaming was coming from a chick, who eventually stuck it's head up when a parent flew nearby without food. The chick at times was almost full body visible, and did some wing flapping. Only one decent sized chick was ever in sight. We were hoping to watch a feeding to see if another chick popped up, but no parents appeared and the thunder ended our watch.
observer reports: As I walked down the street, I heard, then saw one of the parents (probably the male) flying overhead and calling. As I arrived at my viewing point (a special spot where I can see thru the trees to the top of the cell tower) I saw the female. She was sitting on a post part of the cell tower, just next to the nest. I watched for a while, with her talking to the male, but saw no movement in the nest. Eventually she took off. As I continued to watch the nest, I saw the tail end of a bird, then saw a wing fly up as in part of a bird rearranging itself. Not a small bird, so the chick(s?) aren't newly hatched. I watched a while longer, but no new developments. I think we can confidently conclude that there is at least one chick on this nest!
observer reports: We checked out our osprey nest yesterday. It appears she’s still brooding. She was there, but no sign of chicks yet.
observer reports: Chicks! Not sure how many. Flapping their wings. Dad delivered a snake yesterday. NOTE: The hatching date of 4/27 is an estimate.
observer reports: I’m happy to report that a “ tail end” view of an osprey was immediately viewable. At first I thought she might be rearranging eggs, but soon I realized she wasn’t wiggling. Looks like get new brooding position has her rear end sticking up into view! I watched for half an hour, hoping for more action, but the view didn’t change. I think we can happily presume she is still brooding and chicks are in our near future!
observers report: Hi Carol, This afternoon, the osprey was on the nest. When we first arrived she (?) appeared to be standing and fussing with the nest (rolling eggs?). She was also looking around a lot (where is he!!!). After a while she settled down and seemed to be roosting.
This active nest was discovered by two other nest monitors about March 22. They determined the location and the fact that they had both found the same nest, but viewed it from different locations. There is a pair of osprey in the nest and they may be incubating eggs.