Nest #2698

Nickname: #2698 Fripp Island Platform 2
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: 3/27/18 - I noticed the nesting material was removed. I went over to the tower area and found contractors working there. They said they have had a permit for 9 months and had the clear to go to replace antennae's on the tower. Nolan, whom I spoke with, said yesterday, the nest was there and when he started working on replacing antennae's, it fell down. He said he plans to put it back up the best that he can. He said he would put some 2x4's up to support, we'll see if that happens. Anyway, he did take photos before he started work, as you will see in this email. He was also told this was not nesting season and that it began in the summer. I told him that it begins now with the building of the nest, and ya can't have eggs until ya have a nest to put them in. I will continue to stay in touch with him and educate him on the life of an osprey. Maybe he will see them in a different light. I will keep an eye on the nest site, Nolan says the work should be completed by the end of this week. Hopefully so. May activity reported, but I don't see where I entered that. at this point, I believe, it was May 13 2013 that I saw 2 birds. 2 birds June 15 2013 2 birds July 17 2013 4 Birds July 17 2014
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.336419
Longitude: -80.4679
Followers: 4

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2012 Nest Activity Report by KristenM
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
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 natweb
Adult arrival 03/11/2013 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/08/2013 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2014 Nest Activity Report by natweb
Adult arrival 02/17/2014 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

03/28/2018 by natweb
Yesterday, Nolan (the boss) sent me this email with photos. Keep reading beyond the following email for the rest of the story. Karen, "We are finishing our scope of work here on Fripp Island tower (AT&T site 410-051) and I wanted to send pictures of the newly reconstructed nest. The new nest platform is 12 square feet (4.0’ x 3.0’) made of pressure treated pine 1” x 4”’s and secured to the top hat of the tower with galvanized screws. We put poultry mesh on top of the wooden platform and then topped the poultry mesh with all the remnants of the old nest. The tower has a lightning rod (which is an integral part of a communications tower) and is just off to the side of the nest. I feel as though we have given the bird(s) a sustainable platform for a future nest that can co-exist with future cell tower scopes of work: we are just missing a webcam/nest camera. Perhaps, since you live on Fripp Island, you can send me some pictures if you see any Osprey activity at the Fripp Island tower." Best regards, Nolan Mays ---- This was the most wonderful thing I had heard, way beyond my expectations. I was so delighted, I told Nolan, I was naming the tower after him. This morning, I went over to Nolan's tower and saw the nesting pair in their new nest! I asked Nolan what his wife's name was, and named the nesting pair Nolan and Mackenzie. A true success story, thank you so much Nolan. P.S. - Nolan suggested a webcam for the tower, we are working on that possibility. I did send Nolan photos of the pair, he was very happy indeed! Check out the photo of the fabulous nest Nolan built and Nolan and Mackenzie are back in their new nest!

03/27/2018 by Lindas
Nest is gone, disappeared , investigating why.

03/11/2013 by KristenM
Nest present. 2 adults seen.

03/11/2013 by KristenM
Nest present. 2 adults seen. 1 fledgling seen.

03/11/2013 by KristenM
Nest present. 2 adults seen. 1 fledgling seen.

04/09/2012 by KristenM
2 birds on nest