Nest #6211

Nickname: Evian Villas
Nest substrate: Live Tree
Nest Location Description: Tall Pine tree near gazebo at tennis courts at Evian Villas in Shipyard Plantation
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: LowCountry Institute
Latitude: 32.155555
Longitude: -80.748333
Followers: 1

Past Seasons

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

Activity reports

2016 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 03/19/2018 Nestlings 1
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 1
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging 08/04/2018
Egg laying Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/31/2018 Nest failure
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

08/04/2018 by JohnF
Mary Alice T reports: DATE: August 4, 2018 TIME: 5:45pm - 6:00PM WHERE: Evian, Shipyard Plantation Observations: When I arrived, one adult and one juvenile were sitting on a branch next to the nest. Both were crying on and off. Then the juvenile stood up and began stretching her wings and jumping about in front of Mom. Mom just sat there watching. Then all of a sudden the juvenile flew off the the show was over! She never returned while I was there.

07/21/2018 by JohnF
Mary Alice reports: DATE: July 21 2018 TIME: 4:30pm - 4:45PM WHERE: Evian, Shipyard Plantation Observations: When I arrived, one chick was in the nest; first time I have had a good look at this chick clearly and more than just the head! Chick was eating something and looking up at Mother. Mother was on limb above waiting patiently for her to finish eating. Mother called a couple of times. Fairly quiet. No other activity noted. I believe this chick will fledge within the next 10 days or so. 3 photos.

07/14/2018 by JohnF
all 2018 observations and photos by Mary Alice T.

07/05/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: : When I arrived, one adult was in the nest eating and/or feeding the chick (who I couldn't see.) Then two Ospreys exit the nest and go out on a nearby limb to sit. After looking at them, I thought these were two adults. But then an adult male flew in and landed with a fish, so I believe the two Osprey on the limb are one adult and one chick. The male eventually flew off and left the other two on the limb. Never saw the fish again, so the male either left with it or threw it in the nest. When I got home and looked at the two Ospreys on the limb on my computer, I believe that the smaller one is definitely the chick. Very hot and humid but with a little breeze. Two Mississippi Kites were buzzing overhead for the entire time I was there. The male Osprey went after the kites a couple of times.

06/19/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: Observed one chick's small head poking up in the nest, but couldn't get a photo. Two adults in nest - both appeared to be feeding or eating. Lots of wings flailing around. Very hot day, but nest is located high in a huge pine tree completely shaded. One adult flew off eventually.

06/01/2018 by JohnF
comments:Observations: One Osprey in nest; appeared to be feeding a chick although I could barely see what appeared to be the top of the chick's head. Could be more than one chick. It is a huge nest. One Osprey, presumably the male, was sitting in the nest with the female and then flew out onto a limb with a fish in its talons. Male stayed on limb and didn't appear to be eating the fish. Then lots of action of both Osprey's flying out of the tree and circling in the sky; then flew back in (with the fish.) Did not observe any chicks per se, but it appeared that Mom was feeding something when I first arrived. Watched for about 20 minutes and for the remainder of the time, the male sat on the limb and the female reentered the nest. Hot and humid; bright sun, but nest if fully in the shade

05/07/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: Osprey sitting very deep in nest (assuming it was the mother) Could just barely make out the top of her head and one eye. Did not see mate or hear any chicks. Some people there said there was a lot of activity yesterday with them flying in and out of nest and making much noise. Watched for about 10 minutes. It is just a guess that incubation started in late March,

04/24/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: Observations: Osprey sitting on outer limb by the nest. Did not observe any chicks, but two owners told me they had seen at least one chick's head. It appeared that Mom was eating something when I first arrived - possibly a fish. Watched for about 15 minutes and for the remainder of the time, she sat preening. Warmish evening. Did not observe any chicks or hear any. Never saw the mate.

03/27/2018 by JohnF
Observations: One Osprey quietly sitting on limb near nest. No other activity, but encouraging that she's back again. Watched for about 10 minutes. Coolish out. Never saw the mate. 1 photo.

03/18/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: First time I have observed an Osprey in the nest this season. One female Osprey sitting on limb (on the other side of the nest) crying. Never entered the nest. Watched for about 15 minutes.

03/15/2018 by JohnF
observer reports: Nest is empty (didn't observe any activity or hear anything). No activity.

02/24/2018 by JohnF
No activity and no osprey in area

08/19/2017 by JohnF
No activity observed

07/06/2017 by JohnF
No activity observed

06/08/2017 by JohnF
1 adult landed next to nest with a fish and flew away with the fish

05/03/2017 by JohnF
No activity observed

04/02/2017 by JohnF
1 adult standing on a limb next to nest

03/01/2017 by JohnF
1 adult flying in and out of the nest, bringing nesting material

07/22/2016 by JohnF
1 adult and 1 chick standing in the nest.

06/19/2016 by JohnF
2 adults feeding chicks

05/10/2016 by JohnF
Male standing at nest eating a fish

04/29/2016 by JohnF
2 adults sitting in the nest; the male flew out of the nest carrying a large branch

03/31/2016 by JohnF
Male & Female standing in nest