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They Don’t Need Gear!

They can’t fly, but when they’re swimming, they’re actually more like flying. Confused? Don’t be! Penguins can’t fly. But their wings, while developed for swimming, work the same underwater as another bird’s does in flight. So they aren’t acting as fins. Instead, penguins are actually flying underwater, and they can “fly” as fast as 25

Second Fledge At 6:24 am!

The girls are off! And into the wide world. Or at least the immediate world around their nest while they practice flight. See them learn as they prepare for migration on the Audubon and Explore.org Osprey Cam!

Stretching The Wings, Getting Ready To Fly!

This juvenile roseate tern will soon depart it’s home colony on Seal Island Maine and migrate south where it is much more comfortable in tropical climes. Photo Capture by Danielle Smith

Osprey Interloper!

This female osprey has begun hanging around the Hog Island osprey nest since the weekend. She has been accompanied by a male osprey, who might in fact be Steveā€¦ What does this mean? Is Steve supporting more than one female? Has Rachel decided to go elsewhere? On Monday Osprey cam commenters watched as this interloper

Osprey Drama on Hog Island!

This just in! Rachel and Steve are not the only birds that are vying for the Hog Island nest this season! In order to do the proper sleuthing, stay tuned for our second blog post with additional photos. This photo collage shows the two birds that first were sighted returning to the Hog Island nest

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