Fortifying her nest with soft materials such as lichen and moss is a sign that Rachel could be ready to lay eggs. Watch her eggs appear live from Hog Island Maine’s Osprey nest!

Photo: Melissa

Fortifying her nest with soft materials such as lichen and moss is a sign that Rachel could be ready to lay eggs. Watch her eggs appear live from Hog Island Maine’s Osprey nest!

Photo: Melissa

Notes

When Rachel gives her alarm call she has spotted a potential predator or disturbance (such as a boat, human, or vehicle) approaching her nest. The call is composed of short, clear whistles that fall in pitch. Hear it for yourself, live 24/7 on Explore and Audubon’s Hog Island Osprey Cam!

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When Rachel gives her alarm call she has spotted a potential predator or disturbance (such as a boat, human, or vehicle) approaching her nest. The call is composed of short, clear whistles that fall in pitch. Hear it for yourself, live 24/7 on Explore and Audubon’s Hog Island Osprey Cam!

Photo: luvthemall

Posted 4 days ago

1 Notes

Osprey feathers aren’t naturally waterproof, but they can render them water resistant by applying waxes from their preen glands. When raindrops hit the feathers, they bead up and do not penetrate the layers below.
Love to learn more about Osprey and other animals from around the world? Watch them at Explore.org live 24/7!
Photo: Sheri Cochran

Osprey feathers aren’t naturally waterproof, but they can render them water resistant by applying waxes from their preen glands. When raindrops hit the feathers, they bead up and do not penetrate the layers below.

Love to learn more about Osprey and other animals from around the world? Watch them at Explore.org live 24/7!

Photo: Sheri Cochran

Posted 1 week ago

7 Notes

Rachel feasts on fish.
Osprey are known as fish hawks because 99.9% of their diet is live fish. They are also known to rarely eat small mammals, snakes, turtles, frogs, sandpipers, and ducks, perhaps when fish are scarce. Watch the Osprey live 24/7!
Photo: Sheri Cochran

Rachel feasts on fish.

Osprey are known as fish hawks because 99.9% of their diet is live fish. They are also known to rarely eat small mammals, snakes, turtles, frogs, sandpipers, and ducks, perhaps when fish are scarce. Watch the Osprey live 24/7!

Photo: Sheri Cochran

Posted 1 week ago

5 Notes

Who is this Mysterious Madam X?  On April 11, 2014 two female Osprey appeared on our Hog Island Live Cam Nest.  Dedicated viewers remember Rachel having a distinctive dot in her right eye (top photo).  So what is this other female doing buzzing around her nest?  Hopefully not playing on making (dotless) eyes at Steve.  Will he be tempted to stray again?  Watch the live cam 24/7 to find out!  

Posted 1 week ago

7 Notes