Nest #7428

Nickname: West Beach Lagoon - SP
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: The nest is located in a tall pine tree behind 21 West Beach Lagoon in Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.1214695824177
Longitude: -80.7959101415138
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 03/02/2019 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/01/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

02/15/2020 by CarolC
David L reports: I’ve been by the nest several times this week and there is no one at the nest but there is a male Osprey who wintered in close proximity to this nest and nest 7515.

08/08/2019 by CarolC
David L reports: I dropped by the nest briefly over the last couple of weeks and haven’t seen any activity. There are no fresh droppings under the tree that holds their nest. NOTE: Based on this report, we are assuming that the adults may have also moved on.

07/18/2019 by CarolC
David L reports: I believe our young Osprey is a female and she's already taken flight. I dropped by the nest yesterday around midday and nobody was home. I came back at dawn and found her here without her parents. I'm sure they're still close by. All is well!

07/01/2019 by CarolC
David L reports: Good news! Everything appears to be going well at this nest. There is a single juvenile who's quickly growing. The male Osprey is pictured delivering a fish to his offspring.

06/15/2019 by CarolC
David L reports: I'm happy to report there is at least one nestling and of decent size. Both adults are present and hanging around the nest and tree. I saw the female eating a small flounder.

06/04/2019 by CarolC
David L reports: I been to this nest twice over the last couple of days. I didn’t see or hear any chicks but the female spent time holding her left wing up as if to cause shade. Both adults are present.

05/18/2019 by CarolC
David L reports: The female is still sitting on her eggs and occasionally standing up to stretch. The male was perched on a tree close by with a fish

05/05/2019 by CarolC
David L reports: The Ospreys are having a relaxed morning. The male is sitting on a branch to the right and the female is in the nest. All is well!

04/21/2019 by CarolC
David L reports: I dropped by Osprey nest 7428 today and observed the nest to be quiet. I presume the female is huddled down and sitting on her eggs. The male Osprey is perched on a branch on bottom left of this photo. There's lots of bird droppings beneath the tree.

04/01/2019 by CarolC
David L reports: This photo as taken March 24th, showing the female hanging outside the nest. I dropped by 3-4 days later and didn't see anyone. I dropped by today and still couldn't see anyone until a strong gust of wind picked up her tail feathers high enough for me to glimpse she's in the nest and hunkered down. Yea!

03/18/2019 by CarolC
David L. reports: I dropped by my nest yesterday and noticed that the female was still standing in the nest and very talkative to her mate on the nearby branch. She flew around to stretch her wings and quickly returned to the nest. I don't think there's any eggs yet.

03/11/2019 by CarolC
David L reports: I found the female standing in the nest and the male on a branch close by. The property owner where the nest is located said she knew they had returned when bits of animal parts started landing in her driveway.

03/05/2019 by CarolC
observer David L reports: Here's the nest with the female on the branch. Both birds are here but I didn't see the male.

03/02/2019 by CarolC
Observer David L. reports: Both Osprey are in the nest! I saw one bringing in nesting material and they appear to be happy.

03/01/2019 by CarolC
observer David L reports: I saw one Osprey sitting on a branch next to the nest this morning.