Nest #2517

Nickname: Palmetto Dunes Water Tank
Nest substrate:
Nest Location Description: Palmetto Dunes Water Tank
Nest Cam URL: Click to Visit
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.17717
Longitude: -80.727
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
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by JohnF
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/25/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/18/2018 by JohnF
observer reports:I drove by slowly and could see the nest much better. It’s larger than I thought and there was an osprey adult in it...

05/11/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: Checked on nest Friday around 3 pm. Again cannot see the entire nest due to height and location... this time I did not see any ospreys near it.. Did not see any heads in the nest ????maybe try another time of day....

05/04/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: This nest is pretty sparse, similar to the one on the bridge... I looked at it for a while today..around 3 pm. One osprey standing on one of the railings near the nest.. I could not see any activity in the nest. You can only see three areas and it’s very high.. at least one osprey was seen near it. !!!!

04/25/2018 by JohnF
This nest is difficult to observe. We estimate the incubation as of April 25 when it was first reported.

04/25/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: At first I did not see any movement, than an osprey flew into it. I moved to the dry cleaners area and got a better view of the female sitting in the nest. No chicks yet, but it is active.

03/28/2018 by JohnF
March 2018 - we think the nest is active but it is high up and the web camera is not yet working.

02/28/2018 by JohnF
Osprey flew from the nest and another nearby

02/20/2018 by JohnF
Oprah and Oscar have a nest on top of the water tower in Palmetto Dunes. There is a web cam but it is not functioning at the present time but should be up and running in a few weeks.

02/15/2018 by JohnF
From the blog: Oprah FEMALE OSPREY This protective mom is quite vocal, and always on the lookout. Her hobbies include feeding Obie, and staring directly into the camera. We make sure it always catches her good side. Oscar MALE OSPREY Oscar is a little more camera-shy than his counterpart. This guy just won't keep still! You'll find him darting in and out of the nest intermittently during the day. His favorite thing to do is go fishing. Their Home bcpsd elevated tank Oprah and Oscar made their nest on a platform high above Palmetto Dunes atop the water tower. Their little piece of real estate gives them protection from prey, a perfect 360° view of their surroundings, and is situated right next our lagoon, which is teeming with all the fish they could possibly eat! From their nest, O&O can see Broad Creek to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. We'd like to think they have the best view on the island, and now they can share it with all of us! Obie Osprey spring 2017's BABY OSPREY We were able to get power to our camera, and we were surprised to find three eggs already in the nest! All three hatched on May 4. Sadly, one of the eggs was not viable, and although a second one hatched, the baby disappeared from the nest one week later. Obie, our lone survivor, is an active, strong, and hungry baby. His/her favorite activities are eating as much as possible, and exploring the edges of the nest. Update: Obie grew into a stunningly handsome osprey over the course of last summer, and by fall would still stop by the nest occasionally for dinner and to do his laundry.

08/11/2017 by JohnF
Juvenile standing on nest

08/06/2017 by JohnF
Juvenile standing in nest eating fish

07/26/2017 by JohnF
Juvenile standing on nest preening

07/15/2017 by JohnF
Juvenile eating fish on his own and practicing touch and go landings on the nest

07/13/2017 by JohnF
1 adult and 1 chick standing in nest--adult feeding fish to chick

06/30/2017 by JohnF
Juvenile standing in nest eating a fish

06/24/2017 by JohnF
Adult sitting in nest next to 1 chick

06/12/2017 by JohnF
Female adult feeding chick

06/08/2017 by JohnF
Adult female standing beside chick

05/27/2017 by JohnF
1 chick being fed a fish by adult

05/04/2017 by JohnF
2 adults on the nest tending to 1 chick that just hatched

04/01/2017 by JohnF
2 adults standing/sitting on the nest; egg(s) have been laid

03/30/2017 by JohnF
1 adult flew over the nest; a 2nd adult flew around the nest

07/18/2016 by JohnF
1 juvenile standing in nest.

07/14/2016 by JohnF
No activity observed.

06/30/2016 by JohnF
No activity observed

05/15/2016 by JohnF
2 adults standing on nest; 1 adult feeding chick(s)

04/29/2016 by JohnF
1 adult sitting on nest; 1 adult standing on post next to nest

03/25/2016 by JohnF
2 adults standing on nest flapping wings; 1 adult flew off

03/10/2016 by JohnF
2 adults sitting on the nest.

03/09/2016 by JohnF
2 adults standing on poles by nest.

08/04/2015 by JohnF
2 juveniles standing on nest

07/16/2015 by JohnF
2 juveniles standing in nest

06/21/2015 by JohnF
2 osprey standing on nest

06/12/2015 by JohnF
2 adults feeding chicks

05/06/2015 by JohnF
2 adults flapping wings on nest

04/18/2015 by JohnF
2 adults standing/sitting on the nest

03/25/2015 by JohnF
2 adults copulating on nest

03/11/2015 by JohnF
1 adult sitting on nest and 1 adult standing on nest

08/10/2014 by JohnF
1 juvenile standing on nest

07/06/2014 by JohnF
2 fledglings standing on posts under nest

06/24/2014 by JohnF
1 juvenile sitting on post below nest

05/21/2014 by JohnF
2 adults standing on nest

04/16/2014 by JohnF
2 adults mating in the nest

03/05/2014 by JohnF
2 adults standing on nest

08/14/2013 by JohnF
No activity seen

07/08/2013 by JohnF
1 fledgling standing on nest

06/23/2013 by JohnF
2 chicks standing on nest

06/07/2013 by JohnF
1 adult apparently feeding chick(s)

05/06/2013 by JohnF
1 adult sitting in nest & 1 adult standing on side of nest

04/14/2013 by JohnF
1 adult sitting on nest

03/16/2013 by JohnF
2 adults on nest

07/10/2012 by KristenM
Adult landed on nest;2 fledglings standing on nest

06/11/2012 by KristenM
2 chicks standing in nest

05/05/2012 by KristenM
Adult standing on nest

04/12/2012 by KristenM
2 adults sitting in nest