Moss Creek Water Tower
(32.2534, -80.8185)
Utility Pole
The nest is located at the top of a water tower by 131 Timberlane in Moss Creek, a residential community just off Hilton Head Island.
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2020 - CarolC
aAdult Arrival
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation5/17/20
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failureunknown reason

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Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2022 2021 2020

Activity reports

2020 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrivalNestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation05/17/2020Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureunknown reason

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Nesting Diaries

03/21/2023 by CarolC
Marge I reports: No activity

03/13/2023 by CarolC
Marge I reports: No activity.

02/23/2023 by CarolC
Marge I confirms that the nest is gone.

02/10/2023 by CarolC
Marge I reports that the nest is no longer there at the start of the 2023 season.

03/29/2022 by CarolC
Marge I reports: no nests or birds NOTE: Based on the no nest or birds reports, we are marking this nest inactive for the season.

03/23/2022 by CarolC
Marge I reports: No nest or birds

03/17/2022 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Nothing but an occasional crow

03/08/2022 by CarolC
Marge I reports: No birds or nest

02/28/2022 by CarolC
Marge I reports: . No nest. No birds

04/27/2021 by CarolC
Jessica and Matt report: We have been checking the platform regularly. Unfortunately have not seen any activity as of today. NOTE: Based on several months of no activity, we will declare the nest site inactive for this season.

07/24/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: No birds. Nest actually looks like some of it blew away

07/24/2020 by CarolC
Based on reports, it appears that the nest did not succeed this year. If there were eggs, they do not appear to have hatched. The nest seems to have partially blown away.

07/13/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: No Osprey. 07/6 and 07/13 Only birds on top of the tower were crows

06/29/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: 7742 on 06/24 no birds seen or heard. Same on 06/29. I was very close today during a golf lesson. I asked the pro who is there every other day to keep an eye out. He cannot recall seeing or hearing birds.

06/13/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: one Osprey in nest. Second flying around

05/20/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: could barely see anything but definitely one bird deep in nest. based on this observation of one deep in the nest, we are estimating that incubation has begun. Our date is a pure guess.

04/29/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Nothing at first. Then one Osprey flew in and sat down pretty far

04/18/2020 by CarolC
Marge and Dave I report: Nest present. No birds seen or heard but on 04/15. Saw one fly out

04/06/2020 by CarolC
Marge and Dave I report: Sitting on Metal Bar above nest

03/28/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: One osprey sitting in the nest.

03/26/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: Nest there but did not see any Osprey today

03/21/2020 by CarolC
Marge I reports: One osprey outside the nest and maybe another inside.

03/19/2020 by CarolC
Marge I. reports: I found this nest on 3/19/20. It is an active Osprey Nest on the water tower that was not there last year. The tower was recently repainted. Marge and a friend saw two fly off out of the nest and a third one was in the nest. NOTE: Because we just found this nest, we can not say when the pair first arrived. We will monitor this nest to see if we can determine why there are three ospreys, since it is early for any osprey to have hatched and be flying already.