May 28, 2024

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Osprey in Longmont endures hail pelting to protect her eggs

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In an act of selfless maternal instincts five days before Mother’s Day that was caught on video Tuesday night, a female osprey in a Longmont nest valiantly protected her three eggs from a severe storm that pelted her with pea-sized hail.

Her ordeal was captured by a livestream video camera focused on the nest that is maintained by Boulder County Parks & Open Space. The eggs emerged intact, but fans of the ospreys were worried they might be damaged by another round of storms Wednesday night. The nest is located at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.

Nik Brockman, web administrator for Boulder County Parks & Open Space, was notified about the intrepid osprey’s devotion Tuesday night by a nest monitor. Brockman produced the video which was posted on Twitter Wednesday morning.

“I got an…

John Meyer

2023-05-10 17:03:12

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