Nest #6627

Nickname: #6627 Hunting Island/Just before the Fripp Island Bridge Bridge East
Nest substrate: Osprey Nest Platform
Nest Location Description: On Hunting Island, Just before you head onto Fripp Island, SC East side of Bridge
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups:
Latitude: 32.34301
Longitude: -80.46278
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2018 2017

Activity reports

2017 Nest Activity Report by Lindas
Adult arrival 02/16/2017 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
2017 Nest Activity Report by CarlB
Adult arrival 02/13/2017 Nestlings 3
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 03/22/2017 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 03/26/2017 Nest failure
Clutch hatching 05/01/2017 Reason for nest failure

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/07/2018 by Lindas
fledged photos 6/5/18 , still in nest 6/10/18and gone by early July

06/10/2018 by Lindas
3 chicks in nest. 1 chick smaller and pretty shy

04/14/2018 by Lindas
occupied nest with two ospreys

03/04/2018 by Lindas
Week of February 26, 2018 thru today I have observed two ospreys rebuilding nest

03/02/2018 by Lindas
March 2, 2018 seen nest building activity by a male and female osprey.

02/10/2018 by Lindas
First single osprey seen yesterday

05/17/2017 by CarlB
Sometime around the first of May, the eggs began to hatch. First saw three nestlings on May 14th (Mother's Day!). On 5/16/2017, I got pics and a short video showing 3 nestlings being fed by the female while the male perched just next to the nest (see photos)

05/17/2017 by CarlB
Dates on egg laying and hatching are best estimates. The interior of the nest is not visible from the ground

04/06/2017 by CarlB
Almost certain that this nest has eggs. Observed brooding behavior since late March. I have been watching osprey nest on this platform for the past 12 years but not certain if it the same adult pair every year. I have tons of photos of the nest and check on it nearly every day. Last season there were three successful fledges, and all three fledged the nest on the same day, July 5th, 2016. My opinion is that it was due to the July 4th fireworks nearby as all three of the young and both adults were extremely agitated when the fireworks started that evening. On the morning of the 5th when I checked the nest, it was empty. Observed adults and all three young afterwards until they left the area.

03/31/2017 by CarlB
Adult on nest possible rolling eggs? (see photo)

03/09/2017 by Lindas
male and female taking turns on nest

02/26/2017 by CarlB
First observed mating (see photo)

02/21/2017 by CarlB
First sighting of female (see photo)

02/13/2017 by CarlB
Observed male starting to build the nest (see photo)