Nest #7481

Nickname: Palmetto Bay Marina Village
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Right before you enter Palmetto Bay Marina, there is an apartment complex on the left called Palmetto Bay Marina Village. It is before you get to Sunrise Cafe. Enter the property and you will pass two lagoons; one on the left and one on the right. After you pass the two lagoons, take a left and you will come to a dead-end, where there is a tennis court. I have never seen anyone use this court. Also, no apartments around to bother people. It is on the other side of the tennis court but you can best see from the parking area.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.1761266420764
Longitude: -80.7716817474823
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 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/11/2019 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/25/2019 Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 03/26/2020 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/28/2020 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/22/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: 7481 on 06/22. No birds seen or heard

06/13/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Did not see or hear anything. Highly unusual for this nest

05/24/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Barely saw top of Osprey’s head. Hunkered down in nest . Did not see or hear second bird. Assuming she is incubating her eggs

04/29/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: 1 Osprey sitting in nest. Not far down but definitely in the nest. NOTE: Based on this, we will assume that incubation has begun.

04/18/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: One Osprey sitting on edge of nest

04/06/2020 by CarolC
Marge and Dave I report: 2 Osprey. One sitting on edge. Second in and out with sticks etc

03/26/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Good Activity at 7481. At first one Osprey in the edge. A second one flew in and momentarily landed on the back of the first one. Both flew off and a couple minutes later returned with sticks

03/21/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Today there was one Osprey on the nest standing right outside of the nest. Could not tell if a second one was inside.

03/08/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: As of Sunday 03/08 no birds in nest or area. No changes to nest itself.

02/26/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Took a ride over yesterday. No new activity. One man said they have seen Osprey flying around.

02/16/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Osprey Nest 7481 still empty yesterday. But it was raining. Will check within a week but on a nice day.

02/07/2020 by CarolC
Marge I. reports no activity, but the nest looks in good shape.

07/27/2019 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Exciting day for me. I FINALLY saw junior! When I got there I saw a bird perched on top of the nest preening. It appeared smaller with mottled feathers. I waited and in a little while one of the parents flew in with a fish. It jumped down and started eating. I am assuming there is one juvenile

07/11/2019 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Checked today. Saw the mother sitting. Did not see father or the chick. I am guessing there is just one but still cannot tell from where I can look.

06/19/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T shared a photo of Mom with wings out to shade the nestling.

06/17/2019 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Exciting day. Definitely saw one baby with Mama and Dad flew in dropped a fish and flew out again. NOTE: We will update the data as we can determine if there is another.

06/11/2019 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Checked my nest today. Still did not see the babies. She was kind of busy just preening etc. Did not see the male either.

06/03/2019 by CarolC
Marge I reports: She was sitting quietly and low in the nest. I could not tell but since it was 11:30 she might have been trying to keep the hatchlings cool. Did not see the male today.

05/26/2019 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Today she was very active and her head kept going up and down. NOTE: This probably means the eggs hatched between the 23 and 26.

05/23/2019 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Mom was hunkered down in the nest.

05/07/2019 by CarolC
Marge reports: Mother on Nest hunkered down Three others all looked like adults flying around. Did not see the male bring a fish There is a great viewing area right by the sign that says 800 -1100 No trees in the way.

04/29/2019 by CarolC
Marge and Dave I. report: My husband Dave was able to see one of the birds bring a fish to the other one. Of course it flew off when he got his camera.

04/14/2019 by CarolC
Mary Alice T and Marge I. report: Male flying had just dropped off a fish. You can barely see female, but she's there! NOTE: Since we just found this nest, but Mom appears to be in the nest with eggs, we have recorded incubation on the 11th although we really do not know when it started.

04/08/2019 by CarolC
observer Mary Alice T: found this osprey nest and we determined it was not being monitored. Because of this, we have missed some of the dates activity occurred, but now are able to monitor the nest beginning in early April