BOULDER, Colo., April 14 (UPI) — A Colorado wildlife camera captured the moment a dive-bombing osprey knocked an expectant father out of the nest he was guarding with his mate.
The video, posted to YouTube by Boulder County Open Space, features footage from the “osprey cam” planted near the nest to monitor the progress of the mated pair as they prepare for the birth of their chicks.
The footage shows a dive-bombing male osprey attack the nest while both the male and female ospreys were present.
The attacking raptor makes a second pass at the nest and is successful in knocking the male out of the nest.
The male later returned to the nest, undeterred.