Nickname
#6627 Hunting Island/Just before the Fripp Island Bridge Bridge East
Coordinates
(32.343, -80.4628)
Substrate
Osprey Nest Platform
Description
On Hunting Island, Just before you head onto Fripp Island, SC East side of Bridge
Followers
None
What to look for
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2023 - Drdo-little2022 - CarlB2022 - Drdo-little2021 - CarlB2020 - Lindas2020 - CarlB2017 - Lindas2017 - CarlB
aAdult Arrival5/25/233/5/222/19/212/18/202/16/172/13/17
aOccupiedYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
aActive
bEgg Laying3/22/17
bIncubation Initiation3/26/17
cClutch Hatching5/13/225/12/215/1/17
dNestlings333
eFledglings33
eFirst Chick Fledging7/8/22
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by Lindas
Adult arrival02/16/2017Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2017 Nest Activity Report by CarlB
Adult arrival02/13/2017Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg laying03/22/2017Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation03/26/2017Nest failure
Clutch hatching05/01/2017Reason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by Lindas
Adult arrival02/18/2020Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by CarlB
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by CarlB
Adult arrival02/19/2021Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching05/12/2021Reason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by Drdo-little
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching05/13/2022Reason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by CarlB
Adult arrival03/05/2022Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging07/08/2022
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2023 Nest Activity Report by Drdo-little
Adult arrival05/25/2023Nestlings
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

05/26/2023 by Drdo-little
I’m sure has been occupied since early spring. Just first activity report of season.

07/10/2022 by CarlB
Photo of three young on the nest 7/10/22

07/10/2022 by CarlB
Saw one flying for the first time on 7/8/22. Yesterday I saw the nest empty for the first time and saw two of them return. Today all 3 were on the nest, I watched one fly off and return. Both adults are still in the area.

06/01/2022 by CarlB
Photo of adult with two of the nestlings

05/25/2022 by CarlB
Three hatchlings confirmed

05/23/2022 by Drdo-little
Birds active. Appear to be feeding young

05/13/2022 by Drdo-little
observed a pair feeding babies this afternoon. The next is on a platform on top of what looks like an abandoned utility poll or a poll placed there for the platform. It is not the one seen in photo as there are no electrical parts on the poll. It is between the water and the utility polls that do have transformers etc. suggesting that when new utility polls were installed, the next poll may have been an abandoned poll. The nest poll is at the high tide line and easily seen from the pier.

03/13/2022 by CarlB
Both adults returned 3/5/2022 Observed mating 3/13/2022

05/22/2021 by CarlB
Estimated hatch date 5/12/2021. Observed feeding of at least two hatchlings 5/22/2021

03/24/2021 by Lindas
Mating observed

03/16/2021 by CarlB
First mating observed (twice)

03/06/2021 by CarlB
First sighting of female

02/19/2021 by CarlB
First sighting of Male

03/21/2019 by Lindas
Mid February observed 2 ospreys. Ospreys have been adding to existing nest.

03/08/2019 by Lindas
Have seen a pair arrive on and around last years nest 2/23/19

07/07/2018 by Lindas
fledged photos 6/5/18 , still in nest 6/10/18and gone by early July

06/10/2018 by Lindas
3 chicks in nest. 1 chick smaller and pretty shy

04/14/2018 by Lindas
occupied nest with two ospreys

03/04/2018 by Lindas
Week of February 26, 2018 thru today I have observed two ospreys rebuilding nest

03/02/2018 by Lindas
March 2, 2018 seen nest building activity by a male and female osprey.

02/10/2018 by Lindas
First single osprey seen yesterday

05/17/2017 by CarlB
Dates on egg laying and hatching are best estimates. The interior of the nest is not visible from the ground

05/17/2017 by CarlB
Sometime around the first of May, the eggs began to hatch. First saw three nestlings on May 14th (Mother's Day!). On 5/16/2017, I got pics and a short video showing 3 nestlings being fed by the female while the male perched just next to the nest (see photos)

04/06/2017 by CarlB
Almost certain that this nest has eggs. Observed brooding behavior since late March. I have been watching osprey nest on this platform for the past 12 years but not certain if it the same adult pair every year. I have tons of photos of the nest and check on it nearly every day. Last season there were three successful fledges, and all three fledged the nest on the same day, July 5th, 2016. My opinion is that it was due to the July 4th fireworks nearby as all three of the young and both adults were extremely agitated when the fireworks started that evening. On the morning of the 5th when I checked the nest, it was empty. Observed adults and all three young afterwards until they left the area.

03/31/2017 by CarlB
Adult on nest possible rolling eggs? (see photo)

03/09/2017 by Lindas
male and female taking turns on nest

02/26/2017 by CarlB
First observed mating (see photo)

02/21/2017 by CarlB
First sighting of female (see photo)

02/13/2017 by CarlB
Observed male starting to build the nest (see photo)