Nest #7450

Nickname: Moss Creek Toppin Dr.
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: The tall pine tree this new nest was built on top of is behind the house in Moss Creek addressed at 53 Toppin Dr. This house is right on the corner of Victoria and Toppin Drive and towers over a pond.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.2619406617298
Longitude: -80.8096993780594
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019

Activity reports

2019 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 05/15/2019 Nest failure 06/15/2019
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/15/2019 by CarolC
Don C reports: Something happened at this Osprey's nest. I don't know what. In mid-May Mom appeared to be incubating her eggs. Up until that time, I would see her walking around the next as if to prepare to lay on her eggs. Something happened about mid-June where activity simply stopped. Up until then, I would always hear that high pitched whistling sound they make throughout the day. All in about 2-3 days then, everything just stopped. Around June 15th, I saw a vacant nest. There was no evidence that eggs had ever been there. My father said it simply must have been a failed nest. I wonder what caused a failed nest. I always listen for them and when I take my walks, I always take my binoculars when I walk that way, however I continue to see and hear nothing. I do see an Osprey or two in other parts of Moss Creek however they are always flying. My hope is these two that built this nest will come back and try again. If they do, I will certainly let you know.

03/18/2019 by CarolC
Don C and Jack C. found and reported this nest on March 16, 2019. It is described as active, but since it was not found until mid-March, we can not provide exact dates for the pair arrival.