Nickname
Sea Pines Baynard Park Rd
Coordinates
(32.1231, -80.8134)
Substrate
Live Tree
Description
Hilton Head Island, SC, Sea Pines Resort, 13 Baynard Park Rd. Nest is a 3'x3' platform installed in the crown of a 65' pine tree. Platform is made of cypress wood with an open bottom covered with a chain link fence type material.
Followers
None
Monitoring groups
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2023 - CarolC2023 - Ron T2022 - CarolC2021 - CarolC2019 - CarolC2018 - CarolC2016 - CarolC2013 - CarolC
aAdult Arrival3/20/233/21/233/14/192/23/164/1/13
aOccupiedYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNo
aActive
bEgg Laying4/9/18
bIncubation Initiation3/18/19
cClutch Hatching4/27/195/29/18
dNestlings0220
eFledglings210
eFirst Chick Fledging7/14/19
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure5/5/23
xReason For Nest Failureadult abandonmentotherother

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Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival04/01/2013Nestlings0
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings0
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival02/23/2016Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying04/09/2018Chicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching05/29/2018Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival03/14/2019Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging07/14/2019
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation03/18/2019Nest failure
Clutch hatching04/27/2019Reason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrivalNestlings0
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failurepair didn't return and didn't occupy the nest
2022 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureowls in area may have taken over nest
2023 Nest Activity Report by Ron T
Adult arrival03/21/2023Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2023 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival03/20/2023Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure05/05/2023
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureGreat Horned Owls drove the osprey away

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Nesting Diaries

07/17/2023 by CarolC
Ron T confirms that in early May, the osprey pair was chased off the nest by Great Horned Owls . No know eggs or babies

02/28/2023 by CarolC
Ron T observes: 4079 is actively being visited by great horned owls who seem to use it as a platform to launch attacks or to eat food. I will not send any more reports on this nest unless the ospreys return.

07/01/2022 by CarolC
Ron T reports: Nest 4079 never had any ospreys this year. The Great Horned Owl and two of their children used the nest / platform to launch attacks on Blue Herons, Wood Storks, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets and Cormorant that nest within 100’ of the nest. They killed many of the adults that were trying to nest. Typically there are more than 70 successful nests on the island in the center of our lagoon. This year only about 20 successful nests because the owls were so aggressively killing this year.

03/26/2022 by CarolC
Ron T reports: / osprey platform remains unused. A great horned owl pair visits every couple of weeks and kills large birds in the area like Blue Herons and Great Egrets

06/28/2021 by CarolC
NOTE: This nest is not active this year. The pair didn't appear and didn't use the nest. I cannot seem to remove the "yes" in the nest data for these two events.

04/27/2021 by CarolC
Ron T reports: No activity

03/25/2021 by CarolC
Ron T reports: The osprey pair have not arrived yet. The Great Horned Owl pair is heard several times a month. Perhaps they arrived in the area to hear/see the owls and left the area. No other birds osprey, hawks or the owls are using the nest.

02/28/2021 by CarolC
No activity during February This is the nest used by Great Horned Owls last year.

04/28/2020 by CarolC
Ron T reports: Same status the owls are eating great Egrets and keeping any ospreys from using the nest

02/18/2020 by Ron T
Ospreys are staying away. They are usually late nesters, but the pair of Great Horned Owls living in nearby trees appears to be keeping the Ospreys from staying around.

01/26/2020 by CarolC
Ron T reports: The Osprey have not been seen for a couple of weeks. A pair of Great Horned owls who have lived in the area for the past few years have moved closer to Osprey nest. This week they were both seen on the nest and physically mating on a tree branch just feet away from the Osprey nest.

01/16/2020 by CarolC
Ron T. reports: During the past week, at least one osprey has been feeding in the lagoon next to the osprey platform. Have not seen it land on the nest or the tree supporting the nest.

08/04/2019 by CarolC
Ron T reports: Two chicks fledged July 14. Both are still in the area. The parents stayed close to the nest for a few weeks afterward and have gradually spent less time in the area.

06/27/2019 by CarolC
Ron T reports: The two baby Ospreys are big enough to see from the ground. They look mostly feathered and frequently stand on the nest edge. They are being feed most of the day

06/06/2019 by CarolC
Ron T reports: Mother stays on nest full time except for a brief occasional flight (not more than once every few days) to poop and drink water by skimming the lagoon Father brings fish very frequently. 5/6 times a day A crow family built a nest in a pine tree next to the Osprey pine tree. The crow frequently tries to get the father Osprey bringing fish to nest to drop his catch. So frequent aerial battles I’ve never seen the crow get a fish

04/28/2019 by CarolC
Ron T reports: There are at least two Osprey chicks on the nest at 13 Baynard park rd. The observation is indirect by hearing the distinctive baby Osprey calls coming from the nest. This is the first day that I could hear them. Appears to be two based on sound. They must still be small since the male is not delivering a significant larger quantity of fish to the nest. NOTE: We recorded hatching as 4/27 based on this change of behavior.

04/27/2019 by CarolC
Ron T reports: The Osprey nest at 13 Baynard is active. The female is full time on nest and the male is actively feeding her when she calls. By the few number Of fish he brings her each day I doubt that the babies have hatched. The male occasionally brings sticks and Spanish moss, which seems odd since the next is well established

03/18/2019 by CarolC
Ron T. reports: The Osprey pair are back on the nest. Since 3/14/19. Female staying on nest full time and male nearby and brings her fish

03/06/2019 by CarolC
Ron T reports: Still no Ospreys at 13 Baynard Park Rd. They have been mid March in the past.

02/26/2019 by CarolC
Observer Ron T. reports: No activity at 13 Baynard Park nest yet.

07/31/2018 by CarolC
Ron T. Reports: Bad news, we only had one chick reach maturity at 13 Baynard Park Rd. Initially we had two eggs. But either before the egg hatched or shortly afterward the chick died. There was a big confrontation when a Wood Stork tried to take over the next. Both mom and dad defended the nest but may have lost one egg/chick. Great news the couple has produced one Osprey chick that flew from the nest with one of the parents. The two of them flew around the lagoon for about 30 minutes. Including the parent catching a fish then the two of them sitting on a horizontal pine tree branch where the parent feed the chick parts of the fish.

07/14/2018 by CarolC
all 2018 observations by Ron T.

06/12/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: The nest at my house has two chicks as of two weeks ago. The father is actively feeding the mother and she’s feeding the two chicks. May 29th is an estimate of the date they hatched.

05/04/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: The female Osprey has now been on nest without leaving for three weeks. No visible sign of eggs or chicks, but the nest sides are very high and I don’t expect to see chicks until they are large and walking to the high points of the nest. The adults do not appear to be feeding chicks.

04/12/2018 by CarolC
estimated egg laying as April 9

04/12/2018 by CarolC
Observer reports: The female is finally staying on the nest as of April 9 so she may finally have laid eggs. She is more insistent in her calls for food and no longer flys to hunt for herself

04/04/2018 by CarolC
observer reports: The Osprey pair appears to linger in the area but the female does not stay on the nest as much as past years at this point. There is a Horned Owl pair in the area. Three years ago the horned owl killed the Osprey babies. The Ospreys stuck around for a few days after that even then flew off until next season The horn owls have been killing the adult Egrets breeding at this location. The owls may be disturbing the Ospreys breeding routine. I will keep observing and let you know.

08/18/2017 by CarolC
2 juveniles standing in nest calling for their parents

06/26/2017 by CarolC
Male adult bringing fish to nest for female adult and at least 2 chicks

03/24/2017 by CarolC
Osprey have been mating in the nest this week

03/04/2017 by CarolC
2 adults returned to the nest and began setting up housekeeping; female sat on the nest and called for the male to bring food

07/29/2016 by CarolC
2 juveniles flying around the lagoon.

07/21/2016 by CarolC
2 juveniles taking first flight close to the nest while parents are watching and calling to them.

07/01/2016 by CarolC
2 chicks standing in the nest.

06/12/2016 by CarolC
Observed a 2nd chick during feedings

06/09/2016 by CarolC
Observed a chick poking its head up underneath the mother's wing

05/10/2016 by CarolC
Adult osprey feeding chicks

03/02/2016 by CarolC
Female chripping on nest; male flew to nest with a fish.

07/09/2015 by CarolC
1st of 3 chicks has fledged, learning to fly and returned to the nest

06/30/2015 by CarolC
3 juveniles standing in nest being fed by both adults

05/16/2015 by CarolC
Both adults feeding chicks

04/30/2015 by CarolC
Female sitting on the nest; male brings food 4 or 5 times a day

03/26/2015 by CarolC
Female has been sitting on nest since March 12. Male continues to refurbish nest and bring fish.

03/09/2015 by CarolC
2 adults sitting and standing on the nest

06/15/2014 by CarolC
Observed a great horned owl chasing both adult osprey away; no eggs hatched

05/31/2014 by CarolC
Observed a great horned owl chasing the female osprey off the nest

04/30/2014 by CarolC
Male and female adults in and out of the nest

03/31/2014 by CarolC
Adults have been seen flying near the nest

07/05/2013 by CarolC
Female adult standing in nest chirping; male adult brought fish to the nest. No eggs present

07/04/2013 by SkullCreek
07/04/2013 by SkullCreek. Observed one male and one fledgling.

06/20/2013 by CarolC
1 adult standing on limb near nest

05/25/2013 by CarolC
Observed adults feeding in lagoon landing on nest and perching on nearby limbs; no sign of eggs

04/25/2013 by CarolC
Female adult sitting on nest; male brought fish twice during the day.

04/01/2013 by CarolC
Two pair of osprey fought for a day to claim this newly installed platform.

by CarolC