It's been a dramatic two weeks for Rachel and Steve's family. Early last week a Great Horned Owl attacked in the middle of the night and took a chick from the Osprey couple's nest at Audubon's Hog Island in Maine. Then, a few nights later, it returned for seconds. Even for a nest cam that has captured its share of nest attacks and historic moments, this has been an especially eventful 12 days.
My name is Andrew Del-Colle, and I love sandwiches. In fact, when I make a sandwich, I refer to it as having a “sandwich party.” I own a specialty sandwich knife, and I prefer to call any sandwich taller than two inches a “sammich.” I have been commended on my Strategic Bite Approach (SBA), and I hold a fervent belief in a hot dog’s ability to change one’s day (by definition, hot dogs are sandwiches, too).
Alas, another year, another nest predation for Rachel and Steve. For the third year in a row now, Hog Island's beloved Osprey couple has lost at least one chick from the exact same nest. For the past two, daytime raids by Bald Eagles have been to blame. But this year, a Great Horned Owl attacked in the midst of darkness. As the above clip from our Audubon and explore.org cam shows, the large owl stealthily snuck in a little after 1 a.m., plucking one of the slumbering chicks from the nest.
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