Nest #7474

Nickname: Oyster Reef hole #17
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: The nest is located on Oyster Reef Golf Course in Hilton Head Plantation on hole #17. It is in a dead tree on the right hand side 3/4 way down the fairway across the lagoon. It’s close to the lagoon by 5 Crepe Myrtle. Once you see it, you realize it’s fairly open to see with or without binoculars.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.2423261054807
Longitude: -80.7087571239929
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020 2019

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/07/2019
Incubation initiation 04/22/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/22/2019 Reason for nest failure
2020 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 04/11/2020 Nest failure 04/13/2020
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure nest destroyed during storm

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

01/16/2021 by CarolC
No longer there. Tree came down in storm in 2020

04/13/2020 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: With a very sad heart, the tree with this nest in it came down from the storm today. It was a dead tree with a large nest and osprey was sitting in it on 4/11... the top of the tree with the nest is in the lagoon. We saw it at 7 pm and I did not see any ospreys on the ground so hoping they both flew away and survived. Sad. Last year they met and this year they tried to start a family... Hopefully they will find a better tree next time.

04/08/2020 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: saw Osprey in nest. Hopefully she is on eggs.

03/28/2020 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: Nest 7474-oyster reef golf course. Hard to see this one even with binoculars. Nest appears very deep. Have seen one beside the nest. Will keep monitoring.

03/11/2020 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: 2 ospreys in nest

02/09/2020 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: Osprey seen, 1/17 and 2/9.

01/17/2020 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: saw the Osprey sitting next to the nest.

08/09/2019 by CarolC
Note: While we believe there was 1 chick, we can not confirm that it fledged.

07/15/2019 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: nest empty, adults gone since July 7. Next year for them..

06/17/2019 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: One adult Osprey in nest. No chick activity

06/06/2019 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: 2 adults sitting on tree near the nest. No one in the nest. This was about 7;30 and it was. Lightly raining. I think if there were chicks, moma would be sitting on them for shelter ?...

05/23/2019 by CarolC
NOTE: Based on the evidence of Chicks on 5/23 but not on 5/16, we simply listed hatching as 5/23.

05/23/2019 by CarolC
Jeffry M reporting for Sandy P: #7474(Oyster Reef / Crepe Myrtle) - see pic All looks well with female on nest feeding chick(s) when I took pic. No idea how many chicks.

05/16/2019 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: One adult in nest and one on tree. No signs of chicks yet....

05/03/2019 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: Osprey still sitting on nest.

04/22/2019 by CarolC
Sandy P reports: Osprey sitting in nest, other flew away. 7 pm NOTE: We assume by her flat back posture she is sitting on eggs.

04/01/2019 by CarolC
This is a newly located, large nest found by observer Sandy P. Sandy reports: Both Ospreys were in it, but not sitting