Nest #7143

Nickname: SP Rookery area on Lake Mary
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Sea Pines Rookery on Lake Mary (where there are no birds). You kind of walk back and then there is a blind with step and a nice look out over the water. If you look left as you face the lake, the fishing pier is just across the water on your left. The Osprey nest is on the left far away about mid-tree line.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.1444282668752
Longitude: -80.7698793030243
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/01/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/14/2018 by CarolC
Jim G reports: Both have left the nest. They probably fledged in early August.

07/30/2018 by CarolC
Jim Reports: #7143 10:03am - 10:23am 10:03am Both chicks are in the nest. No adults present. 10:07am One chick stands and engages in some vigorous wing flapping. 10:11am For the next 11 minutes, both chicks call frequently and scan the sky. 10:23am Both chicks settle in the nest.

07/14/2018 by CarolC
all 2018 photos and observations by Jim G.

07/10/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: #7143 03:08pm - 03:31pm 03:08pm Female is shading both chicks. 03:13pm One chick stands and moves around the nest. 03:31pm Standing chick returns to shade of mother’s wings.

06/24/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: #7143 05:37pm - 06:04pm 05:37pm Adult(facing away) was feeding chick. 06:01pm Adult stopped feeding.

06/03/2018 by CarolC
report: 7143 03:12pm - 03:52pm 03:12pm Male standing in nest preening. 03:17pm Male left nest. 03:34pm Female returned to nest with fish, stood on edge of nest and ate the fish. 03:56pm Observation terminated

05/25/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: 7143 04:14pm - 04:46pm 04:14pm Female sitting low in nest 04:17pm Male sitting in small tree on Rookery Isl. 04:27pm Female left nest. Male circling over Rookery Isl. 04:31pm Female and male circling over water. 04:34pm Female returned to nest and settled low. 04:38pm Two males interacting over water (territorial dispute?). 04:40pm Male fishing near nest. 04:46pm Observation terminated.

05/13/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: 7143 04:49pm - 05:33pm 04:49pm Adult did not move for the entire observation period. 05:33pm Observation terminated.

05/04/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: #7143 02:22pm - 02:54pm 02:22pm One adult on nest - seems to be incubating. 02:54pm Adult hasn’t moved except for a little head movement and panting. based on these observations, we will assume that incubation may have started about May 1