Nickname
2nd nest in Chaplin Park
Coordinates
(32.1941, -80.7002)
Substrate
light pole
Description
located diagonally from the other nest (#2674) on 6 light pole close to Castnet Drive
Followers
None
Monitoring groups
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aAdult Arrival2/28/233/21/223/4/212/28/19
aOccupiedYesNoYesYesYesYesNo
aActive
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation3/26/233/19/192/28/18
cClutch Hatching4/27/235/8/224/7/214/15/18
dNestlings12322
eFledglings1231
eFirst Chick Fledging6/17/22
fChicks Last Observed8/9/18
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by HHI Osprey Watch
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by HHI Osprey Watch
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed08/09/2018
Incubation initiation02/28/2018Nest failure
Clutch hatching04/15/2018Reason for nest failure
2019 Nest Activity Report by HHI Osprey Watch
Adult arrival02/28/2019Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation03/19/2019Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2020 Nest Activity Report by HHI Osprey Watch
Adult arrivalNestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2021 Nest Activity Report by HHI Osprey Watch
Adult arrival03/04/2021Nestlings3
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings3
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching04/07/2021Reason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by HHI Osprey Watch
Adult arrival03/21/2022Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging06/17/2022
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatching05/08/2022Reason for nest failure
2023 Nest Activity Report by HHI Osprey Watch
Adult arrival02/28/2023Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings1
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation03/26/2023Nest failure
Clutch hatching04/27/2023Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

02/25/2024 by HHI Osprey Watch
Steve J. reported: Osprey was sitting in nest. Another Osprey flew by. The Osprey in the nest flew out and they flew together. Kind of chasing and chirping.

07/16/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Carol U reports: No activity for the second week in a row. This confirms that the nestling has fledged, probably by 7/4.

07/05/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Carol U reports: 2 pics show a bird watching the nest from a light pole adjacent to the nest. Birds on and flying into the nest were very vocal this afternoon. It’s difficult to tell if the fledgling is in the nest or has been testing his wings. NOTE: It is very likely the nestling has fledged but still comes back to the nest.

06/26/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Carol U reports: There was one bird on the nest this morning. It wasn’t very cooperative for posing for pics. There was another bird in an adjacent pole to this nest. There was very little Osprey vocal activity this morning. Usually there’s a lot of “Osprey talk” going on. (5 photos added)

06/18/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Carol U reports: A lot of activity on this nest. Appears we’ve got a little fledgling being attended by mom and dad. 3 photos added

06/11/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Carol U reports for Mary Ellen H: Activity with adults coming on and off the nest. I didn’t see them bring fish but definitely they were seen with head down and tail up. I couldn’t see a chick (yet). 4 photos added

06/05/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H and Carol U report: When Carol U, who will be monitoring my nests while I am away, and I arrived the nest appeared empty. We noticed some wing activity on the left side of the nest but were unable to accurately get a picture of this. An Osprey flew into the nest and we observed another Osprey to its right. I think this is a hatchling. 3 Photos posted NOTE: Based on the recent reports and photos, we are listing 1 nestling...but we will change that if we can confirm more.

06/04/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Not much going on. Osprey in same position as last week. No sign of any chicks.

05/28/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: I saw one Osprey in nest and took front and back view of nest. When I was leaving the Osprey flew out of nest. 4 photos added

05/07/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: When I arrived an Osprey was just flying out of nest. Did not get pic. Several minutes later an Osprey flew into nest. This Osprey seemed to be in a feeding chicks position. Last pic shows possible chick. (3 photos added) NOTE: Based on the last updates, we are listing 4-27-23 as the possible date of hatching. This is our best estimate.

04/15/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: I saw Osprey flying around the nest and then went to light pole with a fish in its claws. Nest seems to have a deeper cavity this year. It is hard to see activity in nest. I think I saw an Osprey rear sticking out and possible chick. NOTE: THIS IS A HARD nest to monitor. Adjusting nest data to indicate possible incubation beginning about 3/26 based on the last couple observations. Again, it is probably a bit early for chicks in this nest, but this seems to confirm incubation is underway.

03/26/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Really hard to tell if Osprey is in the nest. I zoomed in and I think there is one deep inside nest. Not at all visible with naked eye. Saw Osprey fly by on road near best but did nor enter nest.

03/19/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Arrived could not see anything in nest. Next an Osprey flew out of nest and landed in a pine tree not too far from nest. Remained there whole time I was at area.

03/12/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Today, I am not sure what is happening. I think the Osprey may be laying eggs? Zoom in and looks like an egg dropping. NOTE: This may be what has happened but we will wait for incubation posture to confirm.

03/08/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Wednesday. Activity in and out of nest. Final pic the nest looks empty

02/28/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Saw second Osprey fly in while I was walking under nest. Turned around to take pic and the Osprey flew out. I was only able to take pic of Osprey in sky.

02/24/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Mary Ellen H observes: This week it does look like nesting material has been worked on.

01/29/2023 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports no activity yet.

07/10/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: I am officially an empty nester. Added photo of empty nest.

07/04/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
NOTE: Based on the latest report, it seems that both have successfully fledged.

07/04/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: When I arrived, there were two hatchlings in nest. One flew out of nest and circled around area but did not return to nest. Second one flew out of nest and flew around area but did not return to nest. Nest was empty when I left.

06/26/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Osprey observed on light pole near nest. Flew off and circled around the area. Did not go into nest. Second Osprey observed in nest. Stayed in nest and just looked around it’s surroundings.

06/19/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: When I arrived I saw Osprey with fish on adjacent light pole. Osprey flew off but not to nest. Later on I saw what appeared to be a young Osprey in nest. The head was quite a bit smaller than a mature Osprey. This Osprey flew out of nest and around area. The pictures show how small this Osprey is. It was being chased by a crow. After awhile both flew out of range. 5 photos added NOTE: Based on the observations, we assume that one fledged by 6-17-22. That recorded date is our best guess.

06/14/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Chirping noises heard but no Osprey visible in nest. Osprey observed in pine tree near nest. Lots of flying around by this Osprey and another but no landing in nest. 4 images added

06/05/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Lots of chirping but not too much activity. Osprey looking out of nest and another nearby Osprey eating a fish.

05/26/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Saw one in the nest!

05/19/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Osprey flying into nest with fish. See two Osprey in nest. Osprey flew out and went to nearby pole to clean itself.

05/15/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Some feeding activity observed and chirping noises too. Think two hatchlings.

05/13/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
NOTE: Based on the last few reports, we can confirm hatching has occurred. This nest is very high up on a light pole so it is difficult to tell yet how many nestlings there may be. We list 1, but will update as we can clearly see others. We cannot confirm the start of incubation, but believe it was very late March or the first few days of April. Feeding behavior indicates hatching occurred at least by May 8 .

05/13/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Chirping noises head. Feeding activity observed.

05/08/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Little activity. Heard chirping noises. Saw bird fly out as soon as I arrived and was not quick enough to capture pic. Also saw Osprey with fish in mouth but it flew off and did not go to nest. NOTE: The chirping MIGHT indicate chicks, but we will wait to confirm. Incubation most likely began sometime in late March since it seemed to be in progress in the late April observation.

04/29/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Osprey left (pic 1) and another came into nest. Then could see no activity in nest. One who came dropped fish in the air. NOTE: images added.

04/25/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: All quiet.

03/21/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Nest empty when arrived. Osprey flew into nest and then another flew in with a small fish in claw. That bird flew out and went to pine tree to clean claws.

03/13/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: No activity.

03/06/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Notice how the nest has been built up from last week! One Osprey visible on arrival Red tail hawk tries to enter nest Osprey flys after the red tail Last shot shows two Ospreys. One in left of nest is small and moving .

02/20/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H:Ospreys on pole and flying around BUT NO NEST ON POLE as was the case last year.

02/06/2022 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: While the nest is still there, it looks like it needs extensive repair. No osprey seen yet.

06/14/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Can see hatchling being fed and nest mate starting to try out wings! Did not see three this time. Mate intently watching nest from near by pole.

06/11/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: A new image clearly shows two chicks and what appears to be feeding behavior that of a third chick. Based on the last two reports, we are adjusting this to indicate 3 nestlings, not two.

06/10/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Lots of activity flying in and out. Two hatchlings spotted. May be a third at extreme right of nest.

06/06/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H. reports:Observed two heads popping up.

05/15/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Lots of activity flying in and out.

05/06/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports:One bird flew in with a 8 inch fish. Came from back of nest. I did not see but my husband did. After this bird left the fish in nest, it flew off and went to pole. Can see two heads in one pic. Rear pic shows hatchlings being attended to.

05/01/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Osprey watching nest from nearby pole. Think I heard hatchling chirping.

04/09/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: There are two heads in the nest and feeding behavior was observed. We are marking 4-7-21 as date of hatching, but it may have been a bit earlier.

03/24/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: Nest is empty but this Osprey was very close on another light pole.

03/15/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H. reports: one in nest and one flying around - shared photos

03/04/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: The pair is back at the nest.

02/22/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports that the nest shows storm damage.

02/07/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: No activity yet.

01/31/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: No activity yet.

01/24/2021 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary Ellen H reports: No activity

07/11/2020 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mary G. reports: This nest has 2 osprey standing in the nest. Since we have no reports on this nest since March, we lack a lot of information. However, based on this observation, the assumption is that these are two young osprey.

03/01/2020 by HHI Osprey Watch
Emma M reports: the nest is occupied

05/02/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R observes: Osprey bringing in food.

04/25/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R reports: . All quiet.

04/22/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry States: One bird on nest beautifully chirping.

04/18/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry reports: No observable activity.

04/11/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry Observed: 1 osprey on nest

04/08/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry reports: Could not see osprey, but could hear cooing.

04/04/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R reports: a lot of chirping from the nest

03/28/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
observer Jerry R reports: no activity seen

03/23/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R reports: 3/23/19. 2pm. The nest occupied by 1 osprey. Looks like they have settled down to serious home making.

03/19/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R reports: An osprey on nest gently clucking.

03/14/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R reports: 1 osprey on the nest

03/08/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R reports: 1 osprey on nest.

03/07/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R reports: 1 osprey on nest

03/06/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R. reports: 2 in nest, 1 standing. The other sitting

03/04/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R reports: Nest 6894. 1 on nest.

02/28/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R reports: 2 ospreys sitting on nest, looking very contented.

02/25/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R. observed: Nest building looks complete.

08/11/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R. reports: Last check was Aug 11 and saw no activity from the ground at 12:30. Two days earlier I saw one osprey looking out of Nest 6984 at 1pm

07/29/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R. reports: Nest 6984: No observable activity.

07/15/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R Reports: Chirping. Not visible

07/10/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R: No observable activity.

07/06/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R Reports: Heard chirping.

07/03/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch

07/02/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
Jerry R Reports: Bird in nest. Parent on lights next to nest site.

07/01/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
all 2018 observations and photos by Jerry R.

06/29/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
observer reports: Nest 6984: 2 parents on nest. Sounds of chicks.

06/15/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
observer reports: 6/15/18. 12pm. Nest 6984. One parent on nest. Other parent on field lights adjacent to nest.

06/13/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
observer reports: 6/13/18. 2pm. Nest 6984. Hurrah! Watched 2 parents and 1 chick looking over their nest as they watched the dogs and me. (It would be fun to see it from their perspective.

06/11/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
observer reports no observable activity

06/07/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
observer reports: Great joy! Saw parent and 2 chicks peeking over the nest at me and my dogs. As we were leaving the site, heard the chicks.

05/23/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
Observer states: Wow moment! Saw parent. Heard chick AND observed chick stretch fuzzy wing.

05/12/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
two parents at the nest

05/01/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
Observer reports: Nest 6984. Heard chicks. Saw 2 parents. Only guessing that they hatched in mid April

04/23/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
observer states: Photo of Nest 6984, 4/23, parent only. Parent will watch my dogs and me, then turn to tend chick(s).

04/12/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
no activity

03/21/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
Osprey sitting on nest incubating eggs

03/09/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
Mom is sitting in nest

02/28/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
ospreys at/around the nest; one sitting in nest

02/26/2018 by HHI Osprey Watch
no activity

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