Nest #7425

Nickname: Heron Point Course in Sea Pines
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: This nest is located near the t box at hole number 4 at the Heron Golf Course in Sea Pines
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.1373286814923
Longitude: -80.7891161060791
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018

Activity reports

2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 02/15/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/15/2018
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/11/2019 by CarolC
observer Herb N reports: This year, much to my joy, I saw the arrival of the first bird on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Within a few hours the mate arrived. Since their arrival, they have been extremely vocal and busy. What I believe may have been fertilization of the egg commenced within a day or two of arrival and, if this is as I believe, may have taken place at least once more. Nest repair and rebuilding has been a task that goes on almost daily. They must know what they are doing as the nest survived hurricane Matthew two and a half years ago, albeit with considerable damage, and was repaired expertly.

03/01/2019 by CarolC
observer David L. reports that both osprey were seen by 2-16

02/16/2019 by CarolC
Herb N has been watching this nest for at least 5 years.....but the nest was not part of the project. Here is some "catch up" info on the nest from 2018. My wife and I have been watching this nest and the birds for at least 5 fascinating years. When they leave, mid-August last summer, I feel a real sense of loss and wait none too patiently until their return. I watch them and their nest and their fledgling with my binoculars with enjoyable wonder during the much too short months they honor us with their presence. Of note and should be mentioned, is that last year, shortly before migration, I observed the fledglings just before they discovered flight. I was amazed to see what may have been the male parent light on a limb not far from the fledglings in the nest. The parent had the 2 young birds' attention. Then, to my amazement, without flying and holding on, the parent began a vigorous wings flapping. I believe he was teaching the young how to fly. Then the fledgling began to flap their wings and lifted-off a few inches. Shortly thereafter, the fledgling began to fly much to their delight. The young must have believed they discovered flight as they honed there skills with what appeared to be flying for fun and their enjoyment. In the evenings, they would dive toward the water in the large water hazard nearby and pull up just before the water. I noted The larger of young birds seemed to practice flying more than did the smaller one. The parent birds then seemed to take the two young birds to the ocean during the day and, I assume, the young were taught to dive for fish. Once mid-August arrived, the young were gone, then one of the older birds departed, and a few days later the last one was gone. My wife and I then had to endure our home osprey emptiness until their return mid-February.