Nest #8034

Nickname: 7 Lee Shore
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: This nest was first spotted in March 2021. It is located in a live tree close to the water behind house #7 Lee Shore in Palmetto Dunes. It can also be monitored from a kayak on the lagoon system.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.1782061785812
Longitude: -80.7124746656876
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2022 2021

Activity reports

2021 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/23/2021 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure unknown reason
Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 03/09/2022 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/10/2022 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/20/2022 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report for May 14-20: 5/14 1:40pm - she eating fish on the tree 20ft away, he laying in the nest (Yes!) 5/15 1:50pm - one laying in the nest 5/16,5/18 1:40pm - nothing to hear/see around this time 5/17 2:00pm - one laying in the nest 5/18 2:05pm - one laying in the nest 5/19 1:35pm - one flapping the wing with chirping while he flying onto the tree across the lagoon with fish & loud chirping 5/20 1:45pm - one laying in the nest

05/13/2022 by CarolC
Larry and Jin report for 5/7-5/13: 5/7 1:35pm - nothing to hear/see at this moment 5/8 2:10pm - chirping from the nest 5/9 2:35pm - one laying in the nest 5/10 2:25pm - one laying in the nest 5/11 2:25pm - one laying in the nest 5/12 2:10pm - one standing on the tree 100ft away 5/13 7:45,8:15am,2:15pm - nothing to hear/see at these moments

05/06/2022 by CarolC
Larry and Jin report for the week of April 30-May6: 4/30 1:25pm,1:35pm - One laying in the nest 5/1 1:30,1:40pm - One laying in the nest with chirping, Another flying around the nest 5/2 1:30pm - One laying in the nest 5/3 1:20pm - a little chirping from the nest 5/4 1:35pm - One laying in the nest 5/5 1:40pm - One moving a little bit in the nest, another on the tree 100ft away 5/6 1:35pm - One standing on the tree 100ft away

04/29/2022 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report for the week of 4/23-4/29: 4/23,24,27,29 3pm,2pm,2:30om,1:55pm-Nothing to hear/see in this sunny moment 4/25 1:45pm - One standing on the side branch of the nest 4/26 1:35pm - he flying into the nest with fish, she flying out of nest with fish, then eating on the tree across lagoon while he laying in the nest. (Yes!) 4/28 2:20pm - One laying in the nest

04/22/2022 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report for the week of 4/16 - 4/22: 4/16,18,21,22 around 3pm - Nothing to hear/see in this sunny/cloudy moment. 4/17 2:20pm - One standing on the tree 100ft away from the nest 4/19 3:20pm - One flying circle around the nest, then standing on the tree 100ft away.

04/14/2022 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report for 4/10-4/14: 4/10 3:10pm - One flying into the nest, Another flying out of the nest & circling above the nest,then flying away; then One jumping out of nest & standing on that 10ft away branch 4/11 3:10pm - Nothing to hear/see at this sunny moment 4/12 1:45pm - One laying in the nest & soft chirping, Another standing on that 100ft away tree 4/13 3:15pm - chirping from the nest 4/14 2:20pm - One loud chirping on the branch 10ft away from the nest

04/09/2022 by CarolC
Larry and Jin report for 4/4-4/9: 4/3 2:40pm - One standing on the tree 100ft away from the nest 4/4 2:40pm - One chirping loud from the nest while 5 crows flying around & 1 crow standing on the branch below the nest 4/5 2:40pm - One standing on the branch 15ft away from the nest 4/6 2:30pm - One standing on the branch 10ft away from the nest 4/7 2:45pm - One overlooking on the branch 10ft away from the nest,Another high chirping & flying into the nest with fish; Then One flying away with fish from the nest,Another standing on the side branch of the nest 4/8 2:45pm - One standing on the tree 100ft away from the nest 4/9 3:15pm - One standing on the branch 10ft away from the nest while Another circling high in the sky,then flying away

04/03/2022 by CarolC
Report for 3/30 - 4/2 from Larry and Jin: 3/30 2:30pm - One flying with moss into the nest, then moving around 3/31 8:30am - One laying in the nest (maybe on egg??) 4/1 2:40pm - One standing on the branch 10feet away from the nest 4/2 2:30pm - One standing on the tree across lagoon with chirping,then flying onto the tree 10feet away from the nest NOTE: Based on these observations we are noting 3/31 as probably start of incubation

03/28/2022 by CarolC
Larry and Jin report for 3/21-3/28: 3/21 2:30pm - One standing on the side branch of the nest 3/22 2:40pm - One is in the nest *3/24-26&29:due to high wind/rain we could not kayak there to monitor it 3/27 2:40pm - One standing on the branch 10feet away from the nest 3/28 2:35pm - One standing on the tree across lagoon, then flying into the nest and flapping wings with loud chirping

03/20/2022 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report for the week of Mar 13-20 3/13 3:30pm - Male standing on the tree across lagoon, then flying away; Female following it from the nest 3/14 3:45pm - an osprey standing on the branch above the nest,then flying away 3/16 3:40pm - an osprey standing on the branch 20feet from the nest & chirping loudly 3/18 3:50pm - TWO standing on the branch 20feet from the nest,then one flying onto the branch across lagoon 3/20 3:45pm - One standing on the side branch of the nest

03/09/2022 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report: 3/9 1:55pm - TWO ospreys standing together on a pine tree across the lagoon from the nest

03/08/2022 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report: March 3-8 3/3 2:40pm - an osprey standing on a pine tree 25 feet away from the nest 3/5 2:35pm - One osprey standing on the branch right above the nest; Another flying circle / chasing 2 attacking ospreys away, then standing on the tree 100 feet away from the nest, then flying into the nest, almost same time 1st one jump into the nest, these TWO are in the nest together (make love?), chirping loudly 3/6 2:30pm - TWO ospreys flying into nest area, one landing/standing on the branch right to nest, another circling 3 times, then landing on the same branch; 1st one flying away, 2nd one following it 3/7 2:25pm - an osprey flying / landing on the tree 20 feet from the nest 3/8 1:50pm - an osprey is in the nest

06/28/2021 by CarolC
Larry and Jin report: 6/19 2:35pm: an osprey standing on the neighbor tree left to the nest 100feet away 6/27 2:40pm: male & female standing on the different branches (one above another) of neighbor tree left to the nest 100feet away For the other days, No activity seen. Therefore, we believe nest 8034 has been abandoned.

06/18/2021 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report for June 9-16: 6/9 2:00pm: an osprey standing on the neighbor tree left to the nest 5feet away 6/11 2:30pm: an osprey standing on the neighbor tree left to the nest 100feet away 6/14 2:15pm: an osprey eating a big fish on the neighbor tree left to the nest 100feet away 6/16 2:05pm: an osprey standing on the neighbor tree left to the nest 100feet away

06/05/2021 by CarolC
Larry and Jin report for mid May - June 2: 5/22 3:20pm: male & female standing 5 feet apart on different branches of the tree left to the nest with back to the nest 5/23 2:50pm: male & female standing on different neighboring trees with back to nest, one is 100feet apart from nest, another is across lagoon & eating a big fish 5/25 3:00pm: female standing on neighboring tree left to the nest with back to the nest, male standing on the branch right below the nest 5/29 3:15pm: male & female standing 10 feet apart on different branches of the tree left to the nest with back to the nest 5/30 3:00pm: male overlooking the nest on neighboring tree left to the nest 5/31 & 6/1 3:20pm: male standing on neighboring tree 100feet left to the nest 6/2 2:55pm: female flying into the nest, at same time male flying out from the nest

06/05/2021 by CarolC
NOTE: Based on additional observations, we do think there is a nestling but he is not yet large enough to be seen. We will continue to monitor and adjust as needed.

05/18/2021 by CarolC
NOTE: While it is difficult to be sure, the adult behavior of staying near but not always in the nest indicates there might be a nestling.

05/18/2021 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report for May 16-18: 5/16 2:45pm: male standing on the branch of neighbor tree left to the nest, facing to the nest, female standing on the branch above & left to the nest with back to the nest, chirping softly 5/17 3:10pm: female standing on a pine tree across lagoon, male standing on the branch below & left to the nest 5/18 3:15pm: male overlooking the nest on the branch 2 trees away, above & left to the nest

05/11/2021 by CarolC
Larry and Jin report for t May 8 - 11 5/8 3:00pm: 2 ospreys standing 1 foot apart on the same branch of the tree left to the nest with back to the nest 5/9 2:30pm: an osprey standing on a branch of the tree left to the nest with back to the nest 5/10 2:45pm: an osprey standing on the branch below and right to the nest facing to the nest 5/11 2:55pm: an osprey standing on the branch above and right to the nest facing to the nest

05/06/2021 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report for May 1-6: 5/3-4 2:30pm an osprey standing on the branch of 6 trees away 5/6 3:00pm: one osprey flying circles in the area, then standing on the branch of 6 trees away; another one flying, then standing on a different branch of the same tree

04/30/2021 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report for April 25-30: 4/25 2:25pm: an osprey flying in the circle very high around the nest area, chirping loudly 4/26 2:57pm: an osprey standing on the branch above the nest with its back to the nest 4/27 3:00pm: one osprey standing on the branch above the nest, another one on the branch of the neighbor tree; suddenly 2 other ospreys flying into the area, immediately our 2 ospreys flying out / chasing them away, then they both circling back and standing together on the same branch of the nearby tree 4/28 2:30pm: one osprey standing on the branch 3 trees away from the left of nest, another one flying with a fish and landing on the branch at right of nest 4/29 2:35pm: an osprey standing on the branch below the nest on the right side

04/23/2021 by CarolC
Larry and Jin report: 4/23 2:25pm: female laying in the nest Based on this and other reports leading up to it, we estimate that incubation may be underway.

04/21/2021 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report: week of 4/17 through 4/21: 4/17 3:00pm: an osprey standing on the left branch above the nest, facing the nest 4/20 2:55pm: female carrying Spanish moss and flying 2 big circles above the nest, then standing in the nest 4/21 2:30pm: female sitting in the nest and chirping softly, male standing left tree branch with back to the nest

04/13/2021 by CarolC
Larry and Jin report week of 4/6 - 4/13 4/6 2:05pm: an osprey standing on the edge of the nest and facing the nest, and chirping softly (the big white machine is gone) 4/7 2:30pm: an osprey flying in the area and landing on the branch below the nest 4/8 2:20pm 2 ospreys chirping, one standing on the branch below the nest, another standing on the branch close by 4/12 3:05pm: an osprey standing on the closest neighbor tree branch below the nest, facing the lagoon 4/13 2:50pm: an osprey eating fish on the branch of the closest neighbor tree, facing the nest

04/05/2021 by CarolC
Larry and Jin report: 4/5 3:10pm: one osprey standing on the tree across the lagoon from the nest & chirping loudly, another flying in circles high in the area

04/04/2021 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report: 3/29 to 4/4: No activity is seen. we noticed 1 very big white street grinder that is parked right below the nest for over a week, it may scare them away.

03/28/2021 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report: 3/28 2:45pm: an osprey standing on the tree across the lagoon from the nest, facing the nest

03/24/2021 by CarolC
Jin and Larry observation: 2:30pm an osprey standing in the nest, then flying onto a branch and then flying in circles, then flying away.

03/17/2021 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report: 3:00pm: the male flying then standing on the edge of the nest for a minute, then flying to a nearby branch. 5 min later, the female is seen flying across the nest, standing on another tree for about 5 min then makes a U-turn back to the nest.

03/16/2021 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report: 2:30pm: an osprey flying across the nest and standing on the branch below the nest and chirping softly

03/12/2021 by CarolC
Jin and Larry report: 20pm: the female is in the nest and the male is on a branch above the nest 10ft away and chirping loudly.