Rare video: Bald eagle swooping down on osprey nest to snatch chick

We have a rare occasion to see nature in action. This video from the National Audubon Society shows the moment when a bald eagle swooped down to an osprey nest to snatch up a chick.

The footage, shot on Hog Island, Maine, was captured by a camera installed by explore.org and is described as a “bittersweet” reminder that “shows just how powerful and fast a raptor attack can be.”

The National Audubon Society works with explore.org to share livestreamed footage from this particular nest each year.

Video released after the attack shows that life in the nest went back to normal for the ospreys, despite the loss of one of the chicks.