Moss Creek Toppin Dr.
(32.2619, -80.8097)
Live Tree
The tall pine tree this new nest was built on top of is behind the house in Moss Creek addressed at 53 Toppin Dr. This house is right on the corner of Victoria and Toppin Drive and towers over a pond.
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2019 - HHI Osprey Watch
aAdult Arrival
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation5/15/19
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure6/15/19
xReason For Nest Failureunknown reason

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2019

Activity reports

2019 Nest Activity Report by HHI Osprey Watch
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation05/15/2019Nest failure06/15/2019
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason

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Nesting Diaries

07/15/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Don C reports: Something happened at this Osprey's nest. I don't know what. In mid-May Mom appeared to be incubating her eggs. Up until that time, I would see her walking around the next as if to prepare to lay on her eggs. Something happened about mid-June where activity simply stopped. Up until then, I would always hear that high pitched whistling sound they make throughout the day. All in about 2-3 days then, everything just stopped. Around June 15th, I saw a vacant nest. There was no evidence that eggs had ever been there. My father said it simply must have been a failed nest. I wonder what caused a failed nest. I always listen for them and when I take my walks, I always take my binoculars when I walk that way, however I continue to see and hear nothing. I do see an Osprey or two in other parts of Moss Creek however they are always flying. My hope is these two that built this nest will come back and try again. If they do, I will certainly let you know.

03/18/2019 by HHI Osprey Watch
Don C and Jack C. found and reported this nest on March 16, 2019. It is described as active, but since it was not found until mid-March, we can not provide exact dates for the pair arrival.