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Leamington-South Shore Place
Nest Location Description:
tell the nest is behind the home on 17 South Shore Place.
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2020 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
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An email was sent to the Leamington board explaining the situation with this nest. We were told the tree is scheduled to be removed for a "pool installation", they think. We were told there was no osprey nest site noted on the information they had. Our concern was then referred to the ARB board chair at Leamington. So far we have not had a response to our request to consider letting this pair nest and to wait and remove the tree in late July after fledging. We also suggested erecting a platform nearby, as other local gated communities have, to provide a safe place for the pair. As of 3/5, the tree and 2 balloons are still there. Also, an osprey was seen on 3/4 2:30 pm standing about 20 feet from the nest. The osprey were not seen 3/2, 3/3 nor 3/5.
Jin and Larry report: Unfortunately, we have sad news to report: yesterday, we noticed our nest tree has a red ribbon wrap around it which means it to be cut down, that's why two shiny aluminum balloons are placed very close to the nest, to prevent the osprey from nesting, it worked, we have not seen the osprey around the nest in 5 days. Today, we saw the osprey back and standing right next to the nest again, wow we're really surprised and feel sad at the same time. NOTE: We will follow up on this.
Jin and Larry report: 6:30pm - no bird, no activity. Note: we noticed an aluminum balloon stuck in the tree about 20 feet from the old nest. Hopefully, this does not scare the birds from nesting.
Jin and Larry report: 2:20pm - single male on branch facing the lagoon about 10 ft from the nest.
Jin and Larry report: 1:30pm - single male on branch facing the nest about 15 ft from the nest.
Jin and Larry report: 2:00pm - several ospreys flying in the area of the nest ( first time this was seen).
Jin and Larry report: Right now, we have nothing to report to you: no one flying around our nest (except on XmasEve ) and no one trying to build a new nest. We will keep looking and report back to you if there is something cooking.
Larry and Jin report that the last date a fledgling was seen at the nest is 8/13/20
Note: The last time BOTH fledglings were seen at the nest was Aug 2. One still returns (as of 8/11)
Jin and Larry report for early August: 08/03/20 01:00pm 1 fledgling standing on the front branch of the nest and chirping, 08/04/20 01:00pm 1 fledgling standing in the front of the nest, 08/05/20 01:10pm 1 fledgling standing in the front of the nest, and chirping 08/06/20 01:05pm 1 fledgling standing on the left tree branch of the nest, and chirping 08/07/20 12:45pm 1 fledgling standing in the front of the nest and eating 08/08/20 01:08pm 1 fledgling standing on the lower branch of the tree on the right side of the nest 08/09/20 12:55pm 1 fledgling standing in the front of the nest 08/11/20 12:45pm 1 fledgling standing in the front of the nest, eating and chirping loudly
Debby B reports: . Yesterday late afternoon, Tues. 11th, stopped by nest for few minutes with both babies hunkered down. Luckily, dad few in with fish and proceeded to dissect it for kids and few away. Mom was like a stone statue on adjacent limb. This morn, stopped by and saw one baby in nest, so that other had flown yesterday pm after MA and I left scene. Then, LUCKILY saw this one baby fluttering wings and jumping up and down...with mom flying from adjacent tree to limb right above nest. Suddenly, baby took off mid air toward lake, flying low circling nest about 4X.Two birds flew overhead and I thought one was the other baby who may have fledged yesterday, but, no, the other baby appeared center of nest when courageous one returned. Then #1 "big sister" left little one in nest, sort of standing and looking around. So think perhaps this morn (12th) was first flight and the other will follow in day or so. So that's just additional observation to closing out our happiest avian family on Hilton Head!
Jin and Larry report for the rest of July: 07/18/20 01:20pm male standing on the upper left branch, 2 fledglings standing in front of the nest, then white chest fledgling flapping wings twice, fly/jump on the nearest branch, dark chest fledgling doing the same but back in the nest 07/19/20 01:15pm female standing on the upper right branch, male standing on another upper right branch, white chest fledgling standing on the closest branch at the back of the nest 07/20/20 01:18pm male standing on the upper left branch 07/22/20 01:10pm 1 fledgling standing on the left branch of the nest, another on the right (not sure who is) 07/23/20 01:05pm 1 fledgling standing on the left branch of the nest, 07/24/20 12:55pm both fledglings standing on the left branches of the nest, 07/25/20 12:50pm white chest fledgling standing on the closest branch at the front of nest, another fledgling eating in the front of the nest 07/26/20 01:00pm 1 fledgling standing on the right branch of the nest, another one on another further right branch, both have a white chest 07/29/20 02:40pm 1 fledgling standing on the left branch of the nest, 07/31/20 12:40pm 1 fledgling standing on the right branch of the nest,
Jin and Larry report: 7/14/20 12:50pm male standing on the left branch, 2 fledglings standing in front of the nest, female with a fish fling on the right branch, then 2 fledglings chirping loudly
Jin and Larry report: 7/12/20 12:55pm male standing on the branch on the left, 2 fledglings standing in the nest, female searching the fish near the nest
Jin and Larry report: 7/11/20 12:50pm male standing on the branch of the left of nest, white chest fledglings standing in the nest, then female with a fish flying around the nest 2 circle then into the nest, then 2 fledglings happily chirping
Jin and Larry report: 7/10/20 12:45pm: 2 babies standing in the nest & facing out, one has white chest & is bigger, another is smaller & has dark chest
Jin and Larry report: 7/08/20 02:30pm baby standing in the nest and female standing in the nest too
Jin and Larry report: 7/05/20 02:10pm male standing on the branch of the left of nest & facing the nest, baby standing in the nest
Jin and Larry Report: 7/02/20 01:30pm baby standing in the nest and female flying into the nest
Jin and Larry Report: 6/29/20 01:10pm baby chirping with 2 different tones (maybe from 2 babies)
Jin and Larry report: 6/24/20 1:15pm: a baby chirping in the nest, female standing on the left of the nest
Jin and Larry report: 6/20/20 1:00pm: male flying with a fish and circling around the nest twice, then standing on a branch on the left of the nest, then eating the fish by itself
Jin and Larry report: 6/16/20 1:15pm male standing on the right of the nest and facing out, female standing on the left of the nest and facing to the nest.
Jin and Larry report: 6/11/20 1:25pm female flying with a big fish into the nest...... 0.5hr later she flying out and make 2 circles in front of the nest
Jin and Larry report: 12:50pm: male standing on the left of the nest, female stepping inside the nest, then male flew away, then female standing on the left of the nest
Jin and Larry report: 12:45pm: male standing on the right of the nest, female standing on the left and feeding the baby NOTE: Since this was a nest found late in the season, we can not confirm when the eggs hatched. We are listing 1 nestling and will change it when we can confirm more.
Jin and Larry report:12:59pm: female flying in the nest
Jin and Larry report: Today at 2:45 observed the male osprey sitting on a nearby branch preening himself, protecting nest#7864
NOTE: Since this nest was found really late, we are just guessing that hatching occurred by June 1, but it may have been earlier.
Jin and Larry report: Yesterday, we observed the nest but showed no activity.
Steve J found this nest about June 1, 2020. There was an Osprey standing on the side of the nest and another on a branch above the nest.