Nest #5395

Nickname: Kingston Cove
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Nest is located in the Kingston Cove area of Shipyard Plantation between house #31 Kingston and the green of Galleon golf course hole #9 32 deg 9'30" N 80 deg 45' 29" W
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.158118
Longitude: -80.7412669
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Jean
Adult arrival 03/11/2015 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
2016 Nest Activity Report by Jean
Adult arrival 02/19/2016 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed 07/22/2016
Incubation initiation 03/05/2016 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2016 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival Nestlings
Nest Occupied   Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure
2018 Nest Activity Report by Jean
Adult arrival 02/18/2018 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
2018 Nest Activity Report by CarolC
Adult arrival 02/02/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active   First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation Nest failure 08/17/2018
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/17/2018 by CarolC
Jean reports: I had the hardest time seeing the nest. I cannot report actually seeing any fledging activity - I tried my hardest to walk back there as much as I could. This year I simply did not see the level of activity I saw in previous years. I thought early on (mid June) that I had spied some fledging activity but now I’m not so sure. TO be safe I think there was NOT a chick in the nest this year.

07/08/2018 by Jean
For the past several weeks I have not seen the pair in the neighborhood. Earlier in June they were very active - fishing constantly, hovering and calling. I thought there was one fledgling but the nest is impossible to see due to its location among heavy leaf cover.

03/31/2018 by Jean
Pair have been very active - still see one carrying sticks - perhaps a rebuild effort after recent high winds/storms - the actual nest is getting harder to see with recent leaf growth around it

03/01/2018 by Jean
3/1 - pair are very active in our neighborhood - fishing in the lagoon on a daily basis - we are seeing them together quite a bit now

08/19/2017 by CarolC
No activity observed

07/05/2017 by CarolC
No activity observed

06/08/2017 by CarolC
Nest has been re-built in a near-by tree; 1 adult seen near nest flapping wings

02/27/2017 by CarolC
The nest and the tree it was in were both destroyed by Hurricane Matthew

10/18/2016 by Jean
I'm saddened to report that this nest and the very tall pine tree where it was located were lost during Hurricane Matthew. I looked through the debris and could not even find the nest remnants. Very Sad. I hope the couple rebuilds in my neighborhood this spring.

07/22/2016 by CarolC
Heard adult osprey chirping at a nearby lagoon

06/04/2016 by CarolC
Observed 2 chicks in the nest and 1 adult tending to them.

05/10/2016 by CarolC
Female calling from nest

04/29/2016 by CarolC
Viewed the tail of an adult sitting in the nest chirping

03/16/2016 by Jean
I've been observing mom on the nest for approximately a week and a half

02/27/2016 by Jean
Today was the first day I saw the pair together - one in the nest the other on a limb above. Fingers crossed for little ones this year!!

02/19/2016 by Jean
One Osprey arrived back to the nest 2/19/2016

07/24/2015 by Jean
I been monitoring the nest all summer - no evidence of chicks. Although I cannot see directly into the nest I have not observed any evidence of chicks - no little heads, no fledging activity. The pair are frequently perched in the tree near the nest, however I do not think there are any little ospreys this summer.

03/28/2015 by Jean
First observed an Osprey on the nest today!

03/26/2015 by Jean
Seeing one of the pair sitting on a limb near the nest almost daily; hearing the pair call to each other frequently throughout the day

03/15/2015 by Jean
3/15 - the pair have been very active - calling, fishing in the lagoon nearby and moving about

02/11/2015 by Jean
We've been watching this nest for 3 years.