Nickname
#2698 Peel's lot, Fripp Island Platform 2 private area
Coordinates
(32.6347, -80.3505)
Substrate
Utility Pole
Description
3/27/18 - I noticed the nesting material was removed. I went over to the tower area and found contractors working there. They said they have had a permit for 9 months and had the clear to go to replace antennae's on the tower. Nolan, whom I spoke with, said yesterday, the nest was there and when he started working on replacing antennae's, it fell down. He said he plans to put it back up the best that he can. He said he would put some 2x4's up to support, we'll see if that happens. Anyway, he did take photos before he started work, as you will see in this email. He was also told this was not nesting season and that it began in the summer. I told him that it begins now with the building of the nest, and ya can't have eggs until ya have a nest to put them in. I will continue to stay in touch with him and educate him on the life of an osprey. Maybe he will see them in a different light. I will keep an eye on the nest site, Nolan says the work should be completed by the end of this week. Hopefully so. May activity reported, but I don't see where I entered that. at this point, I believe, it was May 13 2013 that I saw 2 birds. 2 birds June 15 2013 2 birds July 17 2013 4 Birds July 17 2014 MARCH 2022 PLATFORM BLEW DOWN FROM VERIZON TOWER OSPREY NESTING ON VERIZON TOWER WITHOUT PLATFORM
Followers
None
Monitoring groups
What to look for
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2023 - natweb2022 - Lindas2022 - Scoob2021 - Lindas2014 - natweb2013 - natweb2012 - KristenM
aAdult Arrival3/25/233/15/222/17/143/11/13
aOccupiedYesYesNoNoYesNoNo
aActive
bEgg Laying4/8/13
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
dNestlings
eFledglings1
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by KristenM
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by natweb
Adult arrival03/11/2013Nestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying04/08/2013Chicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by natweb
Adult arrival02/17/2014Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by Lindas
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by Lindas
Adult arrival03/15/2022Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by Scoob
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2023 Nest Activity Report by natweb
Adult arrival03/25/2023Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/08/2023 by natweb
Still no nesting activity

05/31/2023 by natweb
Does not appear to be a nest on the top of the utility pole.

05/21/2023 by natweb
Does not appear to have any nesting activity. No osprey around the nest area.

04/22/2023 by natweb
2 osprey standing on edge of nest, not obvious if there is a female sitting on 4/22/23

04/14/2023 by natweb
4/13/23 no signs of osprey on or near the nest.

04/11/2023 by natweb
#2698 - nest had 1 female on it on 4/2/23

04/02/2023 by natweb
#2698 nest - 4/2/23 - 1 female osprey observed on nest, standing.

03/25/2023 by natweb
Saw pair mating 3/25/23.

07/10/2022 by Lindas
Poorly constructed Nest. I have not seen any ospreys back since June. May have moved on

05/14/2022 by Lindas
nest material still surviving on tower. Osprey on tower. Do no see any chicks

03/30/2022 by Scoob
Platform was blown off tower. Have observed a single male at the tower

03/18/2022 by Lindas
FTER NEST PLAFORM BLEW OFF VERIZON TOWER, PAIR STILL ARRIVED, 3/15/2022 AND PROCEEDING TO BUILD NEST ON TOWER.

05/29/2020 by Lindas
Could have eggs, female sitting

04/07/2020 by Lindas
The 2019 nest was lost this past winter. No activity has been noted.

07/06/2019 by Lindas
ospreys flying in nest area, last seen one in nest last week, but not today.

03/21/2019 by Lindas
nest from 2018 added to and occupied since mid February 2019

03/21/2019 by Lindas
occupied, nest has been being rebuilt from 2018

03/21/2019 by Lindas
occupied, nest has been being rebuilt from 2018

03/28/2018 by natweb
Yesterday, Nolan (the boss) sent me this email with photos. Keep reading beyond the following email for the rest of the story. Karen, "We are finishing our scope of work here on Fripp Island tower (AT&T site 410-051) and I wanted to send pictures of the newly reconstructed nest. The new nest platform is 12 square feet (4.0’ x 3.0’) made of pressure treated pine 1” x 4”’s and secured to the top hat of the tower with galvanized screws. We put poultry mesh on top of the wooden platform and then topped the poultry mesh with all the remnants of the old nest. The tower has a lightning rod (which is an integral part of a communications tower) and is just off to the side of the nest. I feel as though we have given the bird(s) a sustainable platform for a future nest that can co-exist with future cell tower scopes of work: we are just missing a webcam/nest camera. Perhaps, since you live on Fripp Island, you can send me some pictures if you see any Osprey activity at the Fripp Island tower." Best regards, Nolan Mays ---- This was the most wonderful thing I had heard, way beyond my expectations. I was so delighted, I told Nolan, I was naming the tower after him. This morning, I went over to Nolan's tower and saw the nesting pair in their new nest! I asked Nolan what his wife's name was, and named the nesting pair Nolan and Mackenzie. A true success story, thank you so much Nolan. P.S. - Nolan suggested a webcam for the tower, we are working on that possibility. I did send Nolan photos of the pair, he was very happy indeed! Check out the photo of the fabulous nest Nolan built and Nolan and Mackenzie are back in their new nest!

03/27/2018 by Lindas
Nest is gone, disappeared , investigating why.

03/11/2013 by KristenM
Nest present. 2 adults seen. 1 fledgling seen.

03/11/2013 by KristenM
Nest present. 2 adults seen. 1 fledgling seen.

03/11/2013 by KristenM
Nest present. 2 adults seen.

04/09/2012 by KristenM
2 birds on nest