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 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

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

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
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.

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

05/16/2019 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