Nest #2544

Nickname: 9 Tall Pines _HHP
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: HHP--Mary & Richard Goodrich--9 Tall Pines
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.254
Longitude: -80.728
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 02/14/2013 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/13/2013
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
Nest Activity Report by JohnF
Adult arrival 02/17/2018 Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 2
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 06/29/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed 08/05/2018
Incubation initiation 03/01/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 04/22/2018 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/05/2018 by JohnF
Mary G reports: One of the chicks sits on the limb nearly 24/7. The other chick flies in and out. The parents have flown. I have contacted someone about replacing the nesting platform that came down.

07/25/2018 by JohnF
Carol C (substitute observer) reports: When I arrived I could hear the osprey from the driveway. One was perched at the top of the nesting site, but flew off. A second osprey was farther to the right in a pine tree and I watched it fly off, too. Within a couple minutes, an osprey flew back to the perch with a fish. It didn't eat it, but just chirped and looked around. Based on a photo taken, I think this was a juvenile. I also caught a photo of an adult flying very close to the former nest sight. I actually believe there were at least 3 osprey in the area...a juvenile with spotted wings perched with a fish, and two that were flying around near the nest. I cannot identify all of them, but believe one was an adult and one a juvenile.

07/23/2018 by JohnF
Carol C. (substitute observer) reports: The nest is totally destroyed. One osprey, probably an adult, was flying over the lagoon, but no others were in sight. Posted pictures of the destroyed nest and platform and the remnants of the nest on the ground. You can see part of a fish that was in the nest. There were several dark feathers on the ground, but I do not think they were from the osprey...at least we hope not!

07/21/2018 by JohnF
Mary G reports: Sad news this morning. When I checked the nest, it wasn’t there. Overnight, it fell to the ground. I assume from the heavy rain and the weight of the nest itself was the cause. The platform where it sat was cockeyed, not flat. The female was sitting on her limb and has been chirping all morning. I’ve seen none of the others. So far, I have not seen the young birds fishing with the parent, but hopefully they know how. For sure the platform is not positioned for the parents to build a nest next year.

07/15/2018 by JohnF
Mary G reports: The two chicks have grown so much this month, it is difficult to tell them from the parents. They are flying in and out of the nest, but they have not yet learned to fish. We are waiting and watching for their first lesson where they sink and come up empty. That will happen a couple times before they get the hang of it. If they’re on schedule, they should be independent within the week. And then the parents will be heading south. I’ll let you know when that happens.l

07/14/2018 by JohnF
all observations by Mary G. We are guessing they fledged about June 29.

06/24/2018 by JohnF
observers report: , the chicks have grown and matured. They are lifting their wings and elevating themselves in the nest. The next step will be to perch themselves on a limb on the same tree as the nest before trying their wings. The youngsters are so big now that the four of them are getting tight in the nest. Usually, one of the parents is sitting on a nearby limb.

06/03/2018 by JohnF
The chicks are growing up. Two little heads, side by side, sit in their nest observing their world while Irma and Ozzie take turns fishing. Life is good at Nest 2544.

05/21/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: Two little heads were peeking over the rim of the nest today. Ozzie continues bringing in the fish and Irma continues her maternal duties. All is well at Nest 2544.

05/07/2018 by JohnF
observers report: Our osprey are doing well. Ozzie and Irma are great parents. Ozzie is quite a fisherman and Irma is a homebody, busy feeding her youngsters and staying home and protecting them. We enjoy sitting on our back deck and just watching them. They are the most active in the morning and early evening.

04/28/2018 by JohnF
The date of hatching is posted as 4/22/18. This is our best guess.

04/27/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: We have chicks in the nest. We arrived home last weekend (excuse me for just reporting) to the sound of cheeping chicks. Ozzie is flying in frequently with fish, and we can see Irma’s tail sticking up in the air while she is feeding them. This week we saw two little heads peeping up out of the nest. Based on when we saw the mating, we assumed the chicks would hatch while we were gone....and they did.

03/01/2018 by JohnF
incubation began about March1

02/19/2018 by JohnF
Our birds are very active fishing and chirping and were observed mating on Feb. 19 (plus other days that week).

02/19/2018 by JohnF
mating took place about Feb 19

02/18/2018 by JohnF
Both Osprey seen on 2/17/18

06/26/2017 by JohnF
Adult male and female flying to nest with fish for 2 large chicks

04/10/2017 by JohnF
2 eggs have hatched; Male brings fish to the nest; females is feeding chicks

02/21/2017 by JohnF
Both adults arrived today and began adding material to the nest

09/02/2016 by JohnF
The two juveniles have fledged.

08/19/2016 by JohnF
1 juvenile standing in nest

07/21/2016 by JohnF
2 adults bringing fish to the nest.

06/28/2016 by JohnF
2 adults tending to chicks

05/24/2016 by JohnF
1 adult standing over nest with 2 chicks

04/19/2016 by JohnF
2 adults taking turns sitting on nest

03/03/2016 by JohnF
2 adults returned to the nest--both were busy sprucing up the nest.

08/08/2015 by JohnF
"New" osprey pair continued to refurbish nest thru the 1st week of August --then they both left the nest--no eggs laid.

07/18/2015 by JohnF
2 adults adding nesting material and fishing in lake

06/29/2015 by JohnF
2 adults bringing moss & sticks to nest; both adults then standing on nest

06/21/2015 by JohnF
No activity observed

04/04/2015 by JohnF
Male sitting on branch over nest daily since March 1. Female has not returned.

08/16/2014 by JohnF
No activity observed

07/17/2014 by JohnF
1 fledgling flying around nest

06/14/2014 by JohnF
2 adults flying; 2 juveniles in nest

05/29/2014 by JohnF
1 adult flew off nest and then flew back to nest

04/25/2014 by JohnF
Female adult feeding chicks; male adult flew to nest with a fish

03/15/2014 by JohnF
1 adult sitting on nest; 1 adult standing on limb next to nest

08/13/2013 by JohnF
1 Fledgling sitting in nest

07/10/2013 by JohnF
2 fledglings and both parents flying around the lake fishing

06/15/2013 by JohnF
2 chicks in nest; adult female standing on limb above nest

05/17/2013 by JohnF
Observed 2 chicks; adult female feeding chicks and male on nearby limb

04/13/2013 by JohnF
No activity

03/22/2013 by JohnF
1 adult flew to nest; 1 adult standing on limb next to nest

07/14/2012 by KristenM
2 Fledglings standing on nest, then flying around

06/02/2012 by KristenM
Adult feeding 2 chicks. Heard 2nd adult in nearby tree

05/19/2012 by KristenM
1 adult chased by crow;1 adult on nest chripping;2 chicks in nest

04/10/2012 by KristenM
1 adult sitting on nest