HOG ISLAND, Maine, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Wildlife cameras captured rare footage of a bald eagle snatching up a chick while flying past an osprey nest.
The National Audubon Society shared video of the attack in which the bald eagle swooped into the nest and grabbed one of the three osprey chicks before flying away with it on Tuesday.
"This rare video of a Bald Eagle raiding our explore.org Osprey nest shows just how powerful and fast a raptor attack can be," the society wrote. "The moment is bittersweet—despite the loss of one of the chicks, the two older chicks are safe."
An update shared to Facebook on Wednesday showed the remaining osprey chicks in a more peaceful state, as they sat in the nest undisturbed.
"After this week's drama, the Osprey nest seems to be quiet, with two chicks exercising their wings and preparing to fledge," the society wrote.