Nest #7019

Nickname: Fish Haul/Alice Perry
Nest substrate: Utility Pole
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.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.2451754355314
Longitude: -80.7005388355714
Followers: None

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/07/2018 Chicks last observed 07/02/2018
Incubation initiation 04/24/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/26/2018 Reason for nest failure
2020 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
Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 02/08/2021 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

02/08/2021 by CarolC
Kay and Phil report: Today I'm thrilled to report that not only is there a nest there, but an osprey sitting on it! While I watched, another osprey came in and... well, it seemed to me he tried to land on top of her and things didn't go well, so after flapping his wings a few times he flew off. Anyway, there's a somewhat precarious nest sitting on the very tippy top of the cell tower, not nestled a bit beneath the top as was the nest a couple of years ago. It looks as though a big wind would blow it right off, but let's hope they know what they're doing

04/06/2020 by CarolC
Kay G reports: after checking multiple times during March, there is no sign of any interest or activity at this nesting site. We have decided to call it inactive for this season.

03/03/2020 by CarolC
Carol R reports: Around 4pm on 3/3 I saw 2 osprey soaring in the vicinity near the nest.

02/29/2020 by CarolC
Kay G reports: Still no evidence of activity at our nest site on the cell tower.

02/06/2020 by CarolC
Carol R reported seeing two osprey in the vicinity of the nest. Kay G. also observed the nest but when she visited, there were no osprey nearby. Neither sees any signs of nest rebuilding yet.

07/21/2019 by CarolC
This nest was inactive this year.

03/04/2019 by CarolC
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

03/04/2019 by CarolC
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.

02/18/2019 by CarolC
Observer Kay G. reports: one osprey on tower near nest location

07/14/2018 by CarolC
all 2018 observations by Kay G, Phil N, and Diane L

07/02/2018 by CarolC
observer reports that both chicks must have fledged since there has been no activity around the nest since the June 24th report.

06/24/2018 by CarolC
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.

06/20/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: June 20: 10 am No activity

06/15/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: June 15: 4 pm No activity

06/12/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: 9 am Chick in nest. Head pops up every few seconds…perhaps eating.

06/08/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Saw 3 osprey soaring above just to the right of the nest around 1 pm. Nothing visible in nest.

06/06/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Observed nest for about 15 minutes around 11 am. Did not see or hear any osprey.

06/02/2018 by CarolC
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.

05/26/2018 by CarolC
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!

05/14/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: We checked out our osprey nest yesterday. It appears she’s still brooding. She was there, but no sign of chicks yet.

05/04/2018 by CarolC

05/02/2018 by CarolC

04/28/2018 by CarolC
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.

04/24/2018 by CarolC
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!

04/18/2018 by CarolC

04/17/2018 by CarolC

04/07/2018 by CarolC
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.

03/28/2018 by CarolC

03/24/2018 by CarolC
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.

03/22/2018 by CarolC