Three osprey chicks are no match for a raiding bald eagle. Watch one raptor make a meal out of another.
Hog Island, Maine was the backdrop for a stunning attack on an osprey nest by a marauding bald eagle.
In the bittersweet video an eagle is seen swooping in from over the foggy water to successfully raid a nest with three osprey chicks.
When it was all over, only two remained.
Thanks to the National Audubon Society for sharing this incredible video! While it’s an amazing look into the world of bald eagle survival, it’s also a reminder that in nature, anything goes.
Steve Kress, director of the Audubon Camp on Hog Island said, “It’s one of the best videos I’ve ever seen of eagle predation.” Kress also added in a subdued way, “I didn’t realize they’d take chicks that big, but now we know they do.”
The previous season on the island another familiar pair named Rachel and Steve lost their entire brood to a bald eagle attack.