Nest #2513

Nickname: Santee Cooper tower at end of Power Alley
Nest substrate:
Nest Location Description: Santee Cooper tower at end of Power Alley
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Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.2084521240052
Longitude: -80.6992317923737
Followers: 2

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by KristenM
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2013 Nest Activity Report by JohnF
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 06/14/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by JohnF
Adult arrival 02/12/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/06/2018 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/08/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/15/2018 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/12/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: Both adults out on the tower structure when I arrived. One adult went back in the nest and seemed to be tending to chick/chicks. No chicks visible during this brief visit.

05/07/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: One adult sitting in nest. Mate returned and both took a brief break on the tower structure. It was during this time I noticed a little whitish head bobbing around in the nest. This is the second time I’ve noticed evidence of at least one chick...the first time was about two weeks ago. I’m looking through binocs zoomed all the way up, but nest is quite a distance away, high up on a tower. So maybe the chick/chicks just aren’t big enough yet to be easily visible.

05/05/2018 by JohnF
Observation: One adult present laying down in nest and then standing, bent over, looking like tending to chicks (hopefully). Then mate arrived and both were in nest for awhile. One adult flew off and the one remaining settled back down in nest.

04/29/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: I was at the nest for about 30 minutes. One adult standing in nest mostly looking down (watching over babies I assume) and occasionally looking around ( watching for mate to return?) No sign of any babies heads poking up high enough to see.

04/20/2018 by JohnF
Observer reports: April 20 At least one, maybe two babies in nest!!! Lots of activity. Both adults alternated flying in and out of nest. It was obvious they were tending to/and feeding at least one baby. (Saw head and movement from at least one, and looked like maybe another, but couldn’t be sure.) See photo of adults tending to their offspring. Note: We are simply estimating date of hatching as the 15th

04/13/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: April 13 Female laying down in nest. Mate flew in and out a couple of times...once delivering nesting material and once with a fish.

04/10/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: April 4th, 6th, and 10th Adult in nest incubating No sign of mate when I visited. It’s been a little over a month since incubation began.

03/28/2018 by JohnF
Observer reports: On March 28 female was again incubating. Two Osprey were soaring around the nest, one with a fish in its talons. The one with the fish turned out to be the mate. It looked like the other Osprey was chasing him, trying to steal the fish. However the mate made it back to the structure with the fish intact. He landed on the structure, down below the nest, and proceeded to eat part of the fish, then took the rest up to the nest for the female. Changing of the guard ensued so the female could eat.

03/24/2018 by JohnF
Observer reports: On March 24 Female (I assume) was laying down in nest in incubation posture when I visited and male was perched beside the nest preening.

03/21/2018 by JohnF
osprey incubating eggs

03/14/2018 by JohnF
Assigned observer notes: I feel very confident in saying there is at least one egg in this nest and it seems it was laid sometime between March 4th - 8th. On March 4th both Osprey were still active in adding to the nest and there had been no sign of incubation behavior. When I returned March 8th, There was an osprey laying down into the nest (could just barely see head) and this has been the case on subsequent visits on March 9th, 12th and 13th. My visits are usually around 20-30 minutes and the egg (or eggs) are being incubated the whole time I'm there. Sometimes the male is present, but most times not.

02/28/2018 by JohnF
No signs yet that an egg has been laid. The pair is still fussing with and adding to the nest.

02/24/2018 by JohnF
I observed both the male and female each time I visited. The female spent more time sitting in the nest while the male perched on the nest and tower structure and flew away from time to time. No incubation behavior noted yet. Will keep a close eye out for signs of an egg.

02/12/2018 by JohnF
2/12/18 two osprey at the nest working on updating the nest

02/07/2018 by JohnF
No activity seen

08/15/2017 by JohnF
No activity observed

07/13/2017 by JohnF
No activity observed

06/28/2017 by JohnF
possibly 1 chick sitting in nest; weather was very hazy

04/01/2017 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest

07/28/2016 by JohnF
No activity observed.

06/30/2016 by JohnF
1 juvenile standing in nest

05/01/2016 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest

04/10/2016 by JohnF
No activity observed

03/20/2016 by JohnF
No activity observed.

08/09/2015 by JohnF
No activity observed

07/05/2015 by JohnF
No activity observed

06/21/2015 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest

05/10/2015 by JohnF
2 adults perched on tower below nest

04/12/2015 by JohnF
No activity observed

03/08/2015 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest

08/10/2014 by JohnF
1 juvenile standing on nest and flying around

07/20/2014 by JohnF
No activity observed

06/08/2014 by JohnF
2 adults standing on nest; 1 adult flew off; observed 1 chick

05/11/2014 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest flapping its wings

04/25/2014 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest; 1 adult on post next to nest

03/14/2014 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest

07/23/2013 by JohnF
No activity

06/14/2013 by JohnF
2 chicks standing on nest

05/11/2013 by JohnF
1 adult standing on nest feeding

04/14/2013 by JohnF
1 adult eating fish on tower below nest

03/20/2013 by JohnF
1 adult sitting on nest & 1 adult standing on nest

07/13/2012 by KristenM
1 fledgling standing on nest;another fledgling standing on tower below nest

06/05/2012 by KristenM
1 chick standing on nest;2 adults flew into nest with food

05/18/2012 by KristenM
Adult feeding chicks

04/06/2012 by KristenM
1 adult sitting on nest