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Osprey Babies Debut
Born to Eat
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Now With Eggs
Egg-laying was complete with 3 eggs on May 1st. "After a winter in South America, our happy osprey pair has found their way back home," announced Maine Audubon on Friday, April 5th.
Rachel and Steve make their summer home atop a 30-foot tower located at the Audubon Camp in Maine on Hog Island. Osprey are birds of prey that rely almost entirely on fish, so they nest and raise their chicks near water. Last spring, Rachel laid the first of three eggs on April 29th. She does most of the incubation, while Steve often feeds her at the nest. The chicks began to fly in early August. and will take off for fall migration soon. The pair returns to Hog Island each year in early April after wintering in South America.
How do osprey respond to seasonal change? The images and video captured during the nesting season are your springboard to research and discovery.