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Nest Location Description:
The nest is atop a pine tree close to the tower that was damaged from Hurricane Mathew. This nest is behind the Mellow Mushroom,the outside seating area, left of the Sea Pines Greenwood gate, front gate, to the right of Harris Teeter you get a perfect view from the Harris Teeter Mellow Mushroom side parking lot.
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2018 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
Reason for nest failure
While we think there was one nestling, it appears that for some reason it did not survive. We do not know why, but there has been no activity indicating a chick survived and fledged.
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Christine B reports: June 12th 13th 14th 15th I have been observing this nest for 4 days in a row at different times AM and PM. I also have observed this nest prior to these dates and have not seen any signs of hatchlings. I have not seen an adult in the nest since my last report. I will keep an eye on it but I am afraid that something happened and there will not be any offspring from this nest this year.
Christine B reports: May 19th 2019 Nest# 7070 I heard a lot of chirping in this nest luckily I did get to see Mom Osprey's head pop up and wings flutter . She is very low in the nest and I have not seen chicks yet.
Christine B reports: :May 4th 2019 at 11:30 I observed one Mom Osprey in nest #7070 standing up chirping. The dad flew in a couple minutes later with a fish It looked like they were feeding chicks. I heard some more chirping in the distance. Both Parents remained in the nest standing wings slightly open.
Christine B reports: Nothing visible. Vary hard to see what is happening in this nest.
Christine B reports: May 1, 2019 AM no activity.
Christine B. Reports no change since last report.
Christine B reports: When I frist arrived I observed one Osprey perched on the edge of the nest. Went into HT and when I came out I observed the nest was empty and one Osprey was flying toward the nest with a fish. He landed on the nest looked around, took off circled and landed on a branch close to the nest. looked about then he began to eat his fish. I waited for awhile but could not spot any other Osprey in the vicinity.
observer Christine B reports: I observed a pair of Osprey in the nest #7070 arranging twigs. So my pair are back.
Christine B reports: March 19th AM spotted one Osprey landing in the nest and began arranging twigs.
observer Christine B reports: Nest # 7070 Harris Teeter parking Lot. Still no activity at this time.
Tree is dead, but nest is still there.
Christine reports: Aug. 7, 2018 Observations. I have been back to the nest 3x since the morning of Aug. 6 including this morning and all 3x I have not seen the Parents or the young Osprey nor did I see any Osprey in the sky or hear any chirps.
Christine B reports: Aug.6, 2018 Morning Observed one Parent perched on limb below nest and one Parent perched on the tower. No movement observed in the nest.
Christine B reports: Aug. 5, 2018 Sun. Afternoon observed one young Osprey slightly smaller than sibling perched on edge of nest spreading his wings. Second young Osprey perched on limb below nest
Christine B reports: Aug.4, 2018 Sat. late Morning observed one young Osprey perched on the edge of the nest moving about .No signs of second young Osprey or the Parents.
Christine B reports: Tuesday July 31, 2018 - I saw two young Osprey in the nest this AM. The Young Osprey closest to the parking lot was standing upright in the nest and began flapping his wings and rose sightly in the air. I could see his feet hoped he would take off. One Adult was on a nearby limb watching. After a few minutes both Ospreys in the nest settled down into the nest.
Christine B. Reports: . Watched the Mom feed chick today. Chick looked like he/she had grown since last week . Dad perched up on top of the tower near by chirping
Christine B. reports: July 22,2018 Sunday afternoon observations Nest #7070. Two young Osprey, one in the nest and one standing on the top edge of the nest eating and when they were finished they did a lot of chirping. Did not see parent near by. There was however an Osprey soaring very high up above close to the nest.
all 2018 photos and observations by Christine B.
Observer reports: July 9, 2018 8:13 PM I counted two baby Osprey sitting in their nest with their Mother. Dad was up in the Tower watching over them. Mom did a lot of chirping before I saw the babies but I could hear them chirping in response. After 10 mins their heads popped up.
observer reports: June 30th 2018, Observed my nest three times this week. Seeing the same behavoir each time. Mom walks gingerly around in the nest stopping and unfolding her wings. Looks like she is shading the nest. Dad is nearby and nudges her out of the nest and he takes over nesting duties. Dad has brought home twigs and one time a fish. I have not seen babies yet . Virginia Creeper has covered the outside of my nest making it impossible to see in the nest.
observer reports: June 18th 2018 AM . I observed Mom Osprey standing in her nest chirping and slightly spreading her wings obviously shading her eggs. I have not seen any signs of chicks yet. Dad Osprey is coming and going but I have not seen him bring a fish to the nest or to Mom Osprey yet. Last week I observed Mom and Dad sharing nesting responsibilities and a lot of chirping. Dad also took a position on the tower watching over the nest for some time last week.
observer reports: No activity that I could see in the nest and no activity near or above the nest this morning.
observer reports: Nest #7070 May 28, 2018 AM Observed Mom Osprey sitting flat on nest her head popping up occasionally.
observations: Nest #7070 could not see any movement in the nest. one Parent Osprey perched on a branch very near the nest .
observer reports: A lot of activity this morning. Mom and Dad taking turns leaving the nest coming back with Spanish Moss and chirping. Finally they both settled down Mom sitting flat in the nest and Dad perched on the branch below the nest Preening.
observer reports: May 1st 2018. Finally my Mom #7070 laying flat on her nest . Hoping for some chicks. Dad was not around at this time.
observer reports: Nothing new to report observed Osprey sitting in the nest and standing on edge of nest.
observer reports: Observed one Osprey standing in the nest chirping.She flew off and returned with a stick. Repeated the same behavior 3 more times bringing back sticks and Spanish Moss placing all nest material in the nest. She settled down and began to preen. No sightings of any other Osprey in the area.
observer reports: April 18th 2018 observed one Osprey standing on the edge of the nest. No sighting of mate. About ten minutes later Osprey standing on edge of nest started to chirp. A smaller Osprey who I thought for a moment was her mate came flying in almost landing on her back. Both Osprey began flapping there wings and Her chirp became louder. The intruder flew off and a split second later her mate arrive and perched on the branch right next to her and the nest.
observer reports: Observed Osprey standing in her nest for a few minutes. She sat down on her nest. At that point I could no longer see her.
observer reported that on Thursday the 12th and Saturday the 14th I observed one Parent Osprey standing in the nest. No sighting of the other parent.
This appears to be a new nest, so we do not have data on the arrival of the adults. Incubation is probably underway. Since we do not know the start date, we are estimating it as early April.
Both parents were there. One flew away and one stayed and kept watch on a branch next to the nest.