Nest #4079

Nickname: Sea Pines-13 Baynard Park Rd
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Sea Pines-13 Baynard Park Rd-right side of house in backyard
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.124166
Longitude: -80.815555
Followers: 2

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2013 Nest Activity Report by JohnF
Adult arrival 04/01/2013 Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by JohnF
Adult arrival 02/23/2016 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
Nest Activity Report by JohnF
Adult arrival Nestlings 2
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 04/09/2018 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/29/2018 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/31/2018 by JohnF
Ron T. Reports: Bad news, we only had one chick reach maturity at 13 Baynard Park Rd. Initially we had two eggs. But either before the egg hatched or shortly afterward the chick died. There was a big confrontation when a Wood Stork tried to take over the next. Both mom and dad defended the nest but may have lost one egg/chick. Great news the couple has produced one Osprey chick that flew from the nest with one of the parents. The two of them flew around the lagoon for about 30 minutes. Including the parent catching a fish then the two of them sitting on a horizontal pine tree branch where the parent feed the chick parts of the fish.

07/14/2018 by JohnF
all 2018 observations by Ron T.

06/12/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: The nest at my house has two chicks as of two weeks ago. The father is actively feeding the mother and she’s feeding the two chicks. May 29th is an estimate of the date they hatched.

05/04/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: The female Osprey has now been on nest without leaving for three weeks. No visible sign of eggs or chicks, but the nest sides are very high and I don’t expect to see chicks until they are large and walking to the high points of the nest. The adults do not appear to be feeding chicks.

04/12/2018 by JohnF
estimated egg laying as April 9

04/12/2018 by JohnF
Observer reports: The female is finally staying on the nest as of April 9 so she may finally have laid eggs. She is more insistent in her calls for food and no longer flys to hunt for herself

04/04/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: The Osprey pair appears to linger in the area but the female does not stay on the nest as much as past years at this point. There is a Horned Owl pair in the area. Three years ago the horned owl killed the Osprey babies. The Ospreys stuck around for a few days after that even then flew off until next season The horn owls have been killing the adult Egrets breeding at this location. The owls may be disturbing the Ospreys breeding routine. I will keep observing and let you know.

08/18/2017 by JohnF
2 juveniles standing in nest calling for their parents

06/26/2017 by JohnF
Male adult bringing fish to nest for female adult and at least 2 chicks

03/24/2017 by JohnF
Osprey have been mating in the nest this week

03/04/2017 by JohnF
2 adults returned to the nest and began setting up housekeeping; female sat on the nest and called for the male to bring food

07/29/2016 by JohnF
2 juveniles flying around the lagoon.

07/21/2016 by JohnF
2 juveniles taking first flight close to the nest while parents are watching and calling to them.

07/01/2016 by JohnF
2 chicks standing in the nest.

06/12/2016 by JohnF
Observed a 2nd chick during feedings

06/09/2016 by JohnF
Observed a chick poking its head up underneath the mother's wing

05/10/2016 by JohnF
Adult osprey feeding chicks

03/02/2016 by JohnF
Female chripping on nest; male flew to nest with a fish.

07/09/2015 by JohnF
1st of 3 chicks has fledged, learning to fly and returned to the nest

06/30/2015 by JohnF
3 juveniles standing in nest being fed by both adults

05/16/2015 by JohnF
Both adults feeding chicks

04/30/2015 by JohnF
Female sitting on the nest; male brings food 4 or 5 times a day

03/26/2015 by JohnF
Female has been sitting on nest since March 12. Male continues to refurbish nest and bring fish.

03/09/2015 by JohnF
2 adults sitting and standing on the nest

06/15/2014 by JohnF
Observed a great horned owl chasing both adult osprey away; no eggs hatched

05/31/2014 by JohnF
Observed a great horned owl chasing the female osprey off the nest

04/30/2014 by JohnF
Male and female adults in and out of the nest

03/31/2014 by JohnF
Adults have been seen flying near the nest

07/05/2013 by JohnF
Female adult standing in nest chirping; male adult brought fish to the nest. No eggs present

07/04/2013 by SkullCreek
07/04/2013 by SkullCreek. Observed one male and one fledgling.

06/20/2013 by JohnF
1 adult standing on limb near nest

05/25/2013 by JohnF
Observed adults feeding in lagoon landing on nest and perching on nearby limbs; no sign of eggs

04/25/2013 by JohnF
Female adult sitting on nest; male brought fish twice during the day.

04/01/2013 by JohnF
Two pair of osprey fought for a day to claim this newly installed platform.