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Hellgate Ospreys Welcome Two Hatchlings In 2024!

Watch Iris feed her hours-old hatchling its first bites of fish.

It looks like Iris and Finnegan will be working double time on the Hellgate Osprey Cam this breeding season! After welcoming their first chick on June 12, their second and final hatchling of the season was revealed on the morning of June 17. Watch above to see Iris offer the younger sibling (left) its first bites of fresh fish just hours after hatching.

This marks the first time since 2018 that Iris has successfully hatched chicks thanks in large part to the full-time investment by her new mate this breeding season. Keep up with all the action at the nest by following daily updates on Twitter/X @HellgateOsprey.

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Pileated Woodpecker by Lin McGrew / Macaulay Library