Nest #7939

Nickname: Leg-o-Mutton Road
Nest substrate: Dead Tree
Nest Location Description: This nest is located in what looks like is a dead tree trunk that is covered in vines and weeds. From 278, turn as if entering Indigo Run. At the Indigo Run circle, proceed 3/4 of the way and turn right onto Leg-O-Mutten Road. Part way down on the left, there is a small pull off. Park there and look to the right in that small field. The nest is nearly impossible to spot unless you see the osprey flying in or out of it. However, if you check during the winter, you can easily see the nest since the vines have died. Note: It is nearly opposite where years ago there was a nest in a different dead tree.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.2122665828368
Longitude: -80.7172758198242
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2020

Activity reports

2020 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

02/26/2021 by CarolC
Steve E reports: No activity yet.

02/17/2021 by CarolC
Steve E reports: No activity at the nest this morning.There doesn't seem to be a well formed nest there, compared to a few other active nests I've seen.

07/27/2020 by CarolC
On July 26, Mary Alice T again contacted Carol C because she did see more activity, although the nest is really not visible. Mary Alice reported her Observations: Observed two adults perched close together on tall tree to the left of where the possible nest is. Then female flew off and circled a couple of times and landed on a small limb in the tree where the possible nest is. Perched there and then dove (jumped) down into tree. Re-emerged about 10 minutes later and circled again and then landed back on the small branch by the nest. Male osprey stayed on his perch the entire time. I feel certain there are nestlings in this nest presently. ... 6 photos. Based on this second confirmed siting of Osprey at this possible nest, we created the nest. While there is little we can add this year, we will check it in the winter to see if we can actually spot the nest. We will monitor the site for 2020-2021.

06/02/2020 by CarolC
This is a very difficult nest to see or to confirm. On June 2, Mary Alice T, contacted me about this possible new nest since she saw an osprey land in a " clump of vegetation" that was well hidden. Another osprey flew off to a tree limb. Carol C went to investigate but did not see any osprey and could not confirm a nest. It is extremely difficult to see. We made a note to check the site in Dec. when the vegetation died off to see if we could spot a nest.