Nest #7147

Nickname: Queen's Folly
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: In a tall pine tree on Queens Folly Road driving into Palmetto Dunes. Approx 100 yards east of the main bridge just to the right of the road and bike path. It is behind the 15th green of the George Fazio Course. 20yards or so past the tree on the road is a small sign identifying the George Fazio Course.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.1742786298305
Longitude: -80.7240135288696
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019 2018 2017

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/01/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 07/12/2019
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/05/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/14/2019 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

02/24/2020 by CarolC
Carol B reports: Checked nest #7147 yesterday. Sat for awhile, but no activity. Nest looks a little disheveled. Hope rebuilding starts soon

02/15/2020 by CarolC
Carol B and Fran B report: One adult osprey was seen in the vicinity of the nest. The nest repair has not yet begun.

07/29/2019 by CarolC
Fran B (subbing for Carol B): While I would not say that the Ospreys are back at the nest, I think food was in the nest. One of the juvenile Ospreys made his presence known on Saturday, when he perched in a tree across the water from our dock. He had in his talons a kind of partially eaten, possibly a bit dessicated fish. I think photos show a bit of blood, but it didn't look too great! I got a fairly good series of shots on Saturday, especially like the ones with spread wings and taking off with the fish. He was back on Sunday, apparently with the same fish remnant (?) ! I saw the adult sitting on a nest tree limb, on the opposite side of the tree from the actual nest. Lots of incessant calling, too. On Sunday, the juvie was perched on a tree limb right above our dock, so really close. I stayed back from the dock, but he was definitely watching me.

07/13/2019 by CarolC
Fran B (subbing for Carol B): I looked at the nest with binocs from my dining area and saw two Ospreys. So...I took my camera for a walk down to the dock. Low and behold, my shots clearly show TWO speckled Ospreys, and in shots of their front, each have the buffy color on the across the breast. I can't believe this... Most of the photos I got of two birds on the nest clearly showed the difference between baby and adult plumage plus the different eye color (yellow vs. orangish)... Here are two photos to show that there are actually TWO young in the nest. This is the first confirmation that the nest produced two young osprey. What a surprise find!

07/12/2019 by CarolC
Fran B (subbing fro Carol B) reports: This morning, I spotted the young Osprey perched on a limb away from the nest. It was not in a different tree...opposite side of tree and on a higher limb. He almost flew yesterday... So, I guess this youngster can be said to have officially fledged!

07/04/2019 by CarolC
Fran B reports: Took a few pics on July 4 of the Osprey juvenile testing its wings and am sending the best one. Also took some shots of an adult at the nest today...did not see a second bird at the nest, so either the juvenile was off practicing flying or was just out of sight line.

07/01/2019 by CarolC
Carol B and Fran B report: Sending 3 images...one clearly shows a juvie in the nest with an adult, plus "Dad" with a fish which he has been dining on, but also taking lots of time to call to the nest occupants. I was hoping the juvie would actually fly, but it did not...and I still have not seen that happen.

06/25/2019 by CarolC
Carol B and Fran B report: I still am seeing an adult with one juvenile. The other day I saw the juvie doing a lot of wing-flapping. Mom was at the nest...and right across the lagoon from our dock, an Osprey which I believe was Dad, kept calling and calling...and Mom would sometimes call back. But the juvie still didn't try to fly while I was watching. I saw the adult on the nest yesterday and just a bit (a bit of a head shape of what I thought was the youngster behind her). Surely, that youngster will be flying away any day now.

06/13/2019 by CarolC
Carol B reports: Saw Mom feeding the young on Thursday, 10:20 am

06/11/2019 by CarolC
Carol B and Fran B report: Attached are 3 not-very-good photos. The first two were from yesterday and the third was from today. It takes some "imagination", but if you look closely you can distinguish a second bird's head in the nest. One really bad shot shows the youngster with it's wings slightly raised, but I did not include that one.

06/03/2019 by CarolC
Carol B and Fran B report: Nest #7147 is still hard for me to see into, but Fran is doing an outstanding job getting a better view of the activity. NO sign of the chicks yet, not sure if because nest is so deep, or they are not there/shy. NOTE: There did seem to be feeding activity happening on May 14th so we have listed that as the hatching date, but that is just our best guess.

04/26/2019 by CarolC
Carol B and Fran B report: saw the bird in nest yesterday, preening itself. This nest is very difficult to observe, but we do think incubation has been occurring but cannot pin point the date. We will make a tentative guess of April 5 based on an observation and will adjust it if we can determine when the youngsters hatch.

04/17/2019 by CarolC
Carol B reports: It is a very large nest, and hard to see into. Fran has a great vantage point from her deck and checks on it for me

03/06/2019 by CarolC
Carol B. reports: osprey at nest; sent photo

03/06/2019 by CarolC
Steve J reports: one osprey around nest site

02/28/2019 by CarolC
observer Steve J reports no activity

02/16/2019 by CarolC
observer Steve J. reports: no activity at the nest between Feb. 13-16, 2019

07/14/2018 by CarolC
all 2018 observations and photos by Steve J.

07/12/2018 by CarolC
Observer reports: nest # 7147 I have visited 3 times in the past wk. Mom or Dad seems to be tending to the nest but I Have not see any young ones. Nest is pretty high.

06/07/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: I checked on it the past 2 days. Both days an adult Osprey was on the nest. Today a second adult was very close by in a tree. I can't tell if there are any babies.

05/18/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: My wife and I checked on #7147 yesterday afternoon. We could see movement in the nest, could not tell if it was Mom/Dad or babies.

05/09/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: I checked on it this afternoon. I could see either mom or dad in the nest moving around every now and then. Everything looked fine

05/09/2018 by CarolC
based on the reports, we are guessing that incubation is underway. May 1st is just a guess.

04/26/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: Mom. (Assuming Mom) has been on the nest the 2 or 3 times I have gone past it in the past wk

04/25/2018 by CarolC
This is a new nest just found in late April.