324 Fort Howell PH
(32.2389, -80.6982)
Live Tree
The nest is located by 324 Ft. Howell Drive in Palmetto Hall, Hilton Head.
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2022 - CarolC2021 - CarolC
aAdult Arrival2/21/22
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation3/27/22
cClutch Hatching4/24/22
eFirst Chick Fledging6/13/22
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

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

Activity reports

2021 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrivalNestlings3
Nest OccupiedNoFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure
2022 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival02/21/2022Nestlings2
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings2
Nest Active First chick fledging06/13/2022
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation03/27/2022Nest failure
Clutch hatching04/24/2022Reason for nest failure

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Nesting Diaries

02/16/2023 by CarolC
Chris K reports that this nest is gone.

02/06/2023 by CarolC
Robin S reports that the tree has been removed.

07/06/2022 by CarolC
Robin S reports: The 2022 season ospreys are still hanging around the nest. Tonight both were close to the nest eating dinner. Here is the male

06/23/2022 by CarolC
NOTE: Based on this latest observation, we are guessing that the young fledged about June 13, but that is just a guess.

06/22/2022 by CarolC
Robin S reports: I returned from vacation on Monday and was pleased to see our chicks have left the nest, flying around and still being fed in the nest. Tonight, I saw both fly out of the nest, share some dinner with the male adult close by. Wonderful sights to watch!

05/24/2022 by CarolC
Robin S reports: The last couple of visits I only saw 2 osprey chicks and feel confident that is all that remains unfortunately. The two we have in the nest look great. I have seen both male and female plus other curious ospreys visiting overhead.

04/30/2022 by CarolC
Robin S reports: 5 images added accompanied by these comments. Fun to watch how protective the female adult is and how the little one doesn’t appear to be bothered; 2 Female adults in the nest doesn’t work for this mom; Food delivery; confirmation of 3 nestlings

04/29/2022 by CarolC
Robin S reports: I have been suspecting for a couple of weeks we had chicks but couldn’t see them. FINALLY! There are 3 chicks visible.

03/27/2022 by CarolC
Robin S reports: I observed the nest and ospreys a few times this month. In all instances, the female was in the nest and the male close by. Today, it appears that the osprey was sitting on eggs. Yeah!

03/06/2022 by CarolC
Robin S reports: The female was calling for her mate and he finally came and attempted to mate but didn’t appear successful…this time.

02/21/2022 by CarolC
Robin S reports: I saw both male and female today. Female in the nest and male on a tree nearby.

02/21/2022 by CarolC

06/27/2021 by CarolC
Robin S reports: I spent a great deal of time at the nest today. For awhile the female was in the nest with the chick blocking my view of the chick. Finally she left the nest to join the male in a nearby tree.She didn’t last long in the tree with the male until another osprey flew overhead and she takes off after the osprey. After she shooed away the other osprey the female adult stayed close to the chick which is when this photo was taken. Finally I can see the Osprey chick. I have gone by a few times this month and noticed practicing of wing movement and momentary in flight upward. (2 images added) Confirmation of only one chick this year.

06/08/2021 by CarolC
Robin S reports: I was finally able to see one chick today which was pretty big.

05/17/2021 by CarolC
Robin S reports: All is going well at nest 8029. Earlier this month I watched the male watching and protecting the nest as another male osprey was flying overhead. The female was sitting on eggs. After the excitement was over it was time to eat. I went by the nest tonight and believe we may have nestlings. I saw poop leave the nest and not in the correct position for the female on the nest. The female was sitting up a little higher and left the nest and went to a nearby tree. NOTE: Based on this report, we are assuming there is at least 1 nestling.

04/29/2021 by CarolC
Robin S reports: Mom is sitting on eggs

04/16/2021 by CarolC
Robin S reports: I have gone by this nest over the past couple of weeks and at times I don’t see anyone in the nest. Today I saw one fly into the nest and then sitting down into the nest. When sitting in the nest you can only see the osprey from one side of the road. Still not too sure about this pair.

03/29/2021 by CarolC
Robin S reports: One osprey was busy making the nest perfect.

03/27/2021 by CarolC
Robin S reports: Both ospreys were sitting in the nest. YEAH!

03/23/2021 by CarolC
Robin S reports: Nest continues to grow and here is the female perched by the nest.

03/09/2021 by CarolC
Robin S. reports finding this nest in early March. We think the pair of ospreys that were at nest 6983 are building the new nest at 324 Fort Howell. Since this is a new nest, we are recording the pair's return as 3/9/21, but it may have been earlier. (NOTE 6983 was in a tree that was removed and a platform was placed nearby. )