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Nest Location Description:
Osprey nest is on CSA maintenance pole off Lawton Canal Road, right after turn into back entrance to Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The best way to see the nest (on the skinny pole, not the water tower) is to go in the back gate, entering Forest Preserve on Lawton and park at first right hand turn under the tree before you get to the little gazebo with maps. Walk on the path to the gate and peer through. Walk a bit further and peer between trees. Very hard to see this nest as it is high up.
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2018 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
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2018 nest monitored by Debby B. with assistance from Jim G.
observer Debby B. reports: think the 2 osprey chicks (quite big) flew about 27th June, but they are still on nest. Sometimes one, one day none, today both there on nest. Can't say for sure, but you can put down July 1 for fledge date.
observer Jim G. confirmed 3 chicks in the nest with a photo.
Observer Jim G. was able to help at this nest by viewing it through his scope. It was quite a day at the nest. 6981 01:06pm - 02:16pm At 01:06pm Two juveniles standing in nest; one is exercising flight muscles. At 01:12pm Female brings fish to the nest. A third juvenile pops up and join in the eating. Female leaves the three kids to eat. At 01:28pm One of the juveniles continues the flight muscle exercises. At 01:35pm Female returns to the nest with another fish and begins to eat At 01:37pm The larger juvenile (the one who had been exercising) takes to the air and flies out of sight. At 01:41pm The female starts tearing pieces of fish off of the carcass and giving them to the remaining two juveniles. At 01:45pm One of the remaining two juveniles resumes wing flapping. At 01:49pm I hear an osprey calling in the distance; the female and the two juveniles remaining in the nest are scanning the sky. At 01:52pm The female is still eating and tearing off chunks for the two remaining chicks. At 01:59pm The female has finished eating and is now just feeding remainder of the fish to one of the juveniles. At 02:16pm The female and 2 juveniles remain in the nest. No further sightings of the juvenile that flew at 01:37pm.
Observer Debby B. reports: The two osprey babies are waving their wings with at least one parent always in attendance. Very hard to see this nest as it is so high up.
observer Debby B. thinks there are 2 or 3 chicks in the nest....she says it looks like 3 heads but is not positive
observer Debby B. reports that it appears the adults are feeding chicks....chicks not yet visible Based on this, guessing that they hatched about the 1st...but this is purely a guess.
observer reports: osprey moving around on the nest....eggs may have hatched
Observer reports she thinks the osprey is still sitting on the nest
No new activity reported
observer reports: Nest is up so high that it is difficult to see the osprey, but probably one head visible
3/19 Observer reports: thought osprey were sitting on eggs, and on 3/15/18 saw one bringing more sticks and then both pushing them around the nest.
Observer reports two adults on the nest both 3/5 and 3/9
One osprey on the nest.
Observer reports the osprey were bringing sticks to the nest.
Nest located and osprey activity near nest
two adults on the nest