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Moss Creek Water Tower
Nest Location Description:
The nest is located at the top of a water tower by 131 Timberlane in Moss Creek, a residential community just off Hilton Head Island.
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2020 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
Reason for nest failure
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Based on reports, it appears that the nest did not succeed this year. If there were eggs, they do not appear to have hatched. The nest seems to have partially blown away.
Marge I reports: No birds. Nest actually looks like some of it blew away
Marge I reports: No Osprey. 07/6 and 07/13 Only birds on top of the tower were crows
Marge I reports: 7742 on 06/24 no birds seen or heard. Same on 06/29. I was very close today during a golf lesson. I asked the pro who is there every other day to keep an eye out. He cannot recall seeing or hearing birds.
Marge I reports: one Osprey in nest. Second flying around
Marge I reports: could barely see anything but definitely one bird deep in nest. based on this observation of one deep in the nest, we are estimating that incubation has begun. Our date is a pure guess.
Marge I reports: Nothing at first. Then one Osprey flew in and sat down pretty far
Marge and Dave I report: Nest present. No birds seen or heard but on 04/15. Saw one fly out
Marge and Dave I report: Sitting on Metal Bar above nest
Marge I reports: One osprey sitting in the nest.
Marge I reports: Nest there but did not see any Osprey today
Marge I reports: One osprey outside the nest and maybe another inside.
Marge I. reports: I found this nest on 3/19/20. It is an active Osprey Nest on the water tower that was not there last year. The tower was recently repainted. Marge and a friend saw two fly off out of the nest and a third one was in the nest. NOTE: Because we just found this nest, we can not say when the pair first arrived. We will monitor this nest to see if we can determine why there are three ospreys, since it is early for any osprey to have hatched and be flying already.