Coral Sands resort
(32.1466, -80.7556)
Live Tree
This nest is located high in a Pine Tree at the entrance of the Coral Sands Resort on the Pope Avenue entrance. First reported March 2023
Monitoring groups
What to look for
Review All Observations
2023 - CarolC
aAdult Arrival4/1/23
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation4/16/23
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure
xReason For Nest Failure

Activity reports

Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival04/01/2023Nestlings1
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiation04/16/2023Nest failure
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

06/06/2023 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: When I arrived I saw and heard nothing. Then I heard some chirps and in a flash, an Osprey flew out of the nest and went out the back, away from me and obstructed by the branches. Did not get a pic. I waited awhile and as I was about to leave, an Osprey with nesting material flew into the nest. Was only able to snap a photo as he/she had begun it’s decent into the nest. I don’t know if it was the same Osprey that left the nest, but probably, so possibly Papa. I also don’t know if Mama and/or a chick was deep in the nest. The saga continues. NOTE: We are assuming that there is one chick down in the nest. We can always change that if needed.

05/31/2023 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: If you look very closely at the first photo you can see an Osprey above the pine needles to the upper right of the nest. There’s also an Osprey in the nest. I saw Papa fly into the nest with nesting material. He hung out there for a brief period and then moved to a branch (see last photos). The 2nd photo was Papa getting ready to leave the nest. It’s unclear to me if that’s Mama in the 1st picture to the upper right. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until I transferred the photos from the card that I even saw that Osprey. Wish I had known so I’d have taken different angles than I did. So I really don’t have any idea if there is a nestling or not. I can’t see into the nest. It’s a challenging location. I’ll just keep checking.

05/21/2023 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: Checked again this afternoon (between the raindrops). Nothing visible in the nest and no osprey observed in surrounding area. Don’t know if Mama is deep in the nest or if nothing much is happening. Will continue to monitor on a weekly basis.

05/08/2023 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: It looks like an osprey is in the nest incubating.

04/28/2023 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: There was no activity observed today. This is another deep nest, so there would be no way to tell if Mama was low in the nest unless I can hear chirping, which I did not.

04/16/2023 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: Looks like Ma might be sitting on eggs. This is the first observation where I have seen her in the nest as opposed to on a branch or when a few weeks ago, I observed mating. The timeline fits, so tentatively I would add incubation now.

04/09/2023 by CarolC
Joanne V reports: When I arrived at the nesting tree, I saw Pa sitting on a branch slightly above and to the right of the nest. I could not see any movement inside the nest; it is quire deep. About 10 minutes later, Pa flew into the nest and then, I think, it was Ma that first flew out. The photo shows her with a partially eaten fish (no head). I might presume that while Pa was on the branch, Ma was in the nest feasting away. After Ma flew away from the tree, Pa followed. As it was just last week I observed them mating, it will be at least a week before any eggs would be produced. I will check back in a week.

04/01/2023 by CarolC
Joane V reports: When I arrived at the nesting tree, both ospreys were on a branch to the left of the nest. Shortly thereafter, they both went into the nest and appeared to be engaged in their mating ritual. After about 5 minutes, one osprey left and the other stayed in the nest. As I have only just begun monitoring this "new" nest, it's not known if this pair has mated before.

03/27/2023 by CarolC
Joanne V reported: Joanne V reports: Was able to find a spot from which to get photos of the nest. Here are 3 different angles (not necessarily to post, but just an FYI). No sign of any Osprey in the nesting tree or in nearby trees. So I really have no clue if a pair has mated or if eggs have been laid, etc. Looks like a fairly deep nest so it may be the case that when mama is incubating, she will be tough to see. one image posted of nest

03/21/2023 by CarolC
Mary Alice T reported this new nest on 3/21/23. two photos posted

by CarolC