Posts tagged osprey

Wings shaking, tail fanned Rachel defends her nest from another female Osprey intruding on her territory. Rachel chased her off easily this time; she doesn’t have room for any uninvited guests this season! We viewers, however, love the drama. Catch more ruffled feathers on Hog Island live 24/7!

Photo: Lynn Gipson

Wings shaking, tail fanned Rachel defends her nest from another female Osprey intruding on her territory. Rachel chased her off easily this time; she doesn’t have room for any uninvited guests this season! We viewers, however, love the drama. Catch more ruffled feathers on Hog Island live 24/7!

Photo: Lynn Gipson

Posted 8 hours ago

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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

Posted 1 day ago

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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!

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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: luv-them-all

Posted 6 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

8 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