Nest #5798

Nickname: The Cottages at Shipyard
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Shipyard Resort at the Cottages #19-28 in a pine tree at end of parking lot
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.15
Longitude: -80.735833
Followers: 1

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2015 Nest Activity Report by JohnF
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
Nest Activity Report by JohnF
Adult arrival 03/03/2018 Nestlings
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 04/12/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

05/12/2018 by JohnF
observation made at 10:00AM: There was one Osprey who perched on a nearby limb, occasionally moving, but did not attempt to fly away. At one point there were several "peeps" that I hoped indicated some life inside the nest, but after almost an hour of watching, I saw no signs of movement in the nest.

05/06/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: ). I was just about to leave, giving up hope of not seeing any activity when Mama flew back into her nest. Not long afterwards Papa perched on a branch near the nest. I met one of the owners nearby who said they are very active and noisy most every morning about 7AM.

05/02/2018 by JohnF
no activity visible anywhere on the tree or the surrounding area. Where did they all go? I know now there are at least 3 that hang around the nested tree. I walked down around the lagoon. Still no sightings and no osprey sounds

04/28/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: While watching these two, another osprey flew overhead, but never rested on the nesting tree. At first, I thought perhaps the one on the branch might have been one that hatched, but I think it's too big. It later flew off. Then mother, left the nest and rested onto a branch on the other side of the tree. She was still there when I left and there was no sign of the earlier one that flew off the branch. I did hear a lot of peeping about the nest, but could not see any bird other than the mother.

04/14/2018 by JohnF
Mom was in nest in what appears to be incubating position.

03/28/2018 by JohnF
Shortly after I arrived,she remained in her nest but was flapping her wings a lot. I kept hearing another osprey and then saw the 2nd one flying about. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get them both in same picture because "he?" wasn't flying close enough to the nest.

03/18/2018 by JohnF
The osprey are still around the nest.

03/04/2018 by JohnF
osprey is still hanging out at her nest.

02/20/2018 by JohnF
osprey in area sitting by nest

08/19/2017 by JohnF
No activity observed

07/05/2017 by JohnF
2 juveniles sitting on limb near nest, one eating a good size fish while the other one was begging for some

06/08/2017 by JohnF
2 adults sitting on the nest; 2 fledglings sitting on limb next to nest

05/03/2017 by JohnF
1 adult sitting on the nest

04/02/2017 by JohnF
2 adults sitting on a limb next to refurbished nest

03/01/2017 by JohnF
Female adult sitting in the nest

02/01/2017 by JohnF
Both adults have returned and are rebuilding the nest that was partially destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.

07/22/2016 by JohnF
1 adult flew off the nest.

06/19/2016 by JohnF
2 adults in and out of the nest tending to 2 chicks

05/10/2016 by JohnF
Female calling from nest

04/29/2016 by JohnF
Adult female sitting on the nest

03/31/2016 by JohnF
Male sitting on branch near nest

08/07/2015 by JohnF
Juvenile female standing on limb beside nest chirping

07/29/2015 by JohnF
1 adult & 1 juvenile flew to the nest. The adult then gave the juvenile a fish. They both flew off and the juvenile landed on a nearby tree to eat the fish.

06/20/2015 by JohnF
No activity observed

06/06/2015 by JohnF
Female adult sitting on tree branch near nest

05/31/2015 by JohnF
1 adult and 1 chick in the nest