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The ospreys that nest near my home are always on the alert for eagles. This
morning an eagle cruised by the lake edge and soon one osprey was on its
tail though several hundred yards behind. It called repeatedly as if to
reinforce its presence and soon a second osprey joined in the push to shoo
the eagle away far from the nest.  The importance of this show of force was
made clear in a recent amazing video that showed an eagle making an
incredible swoop towards an osprey nest (on a webcam) coming  from below
the nest and rising to take an osprey fledging with not a fraction of
a second's halt to its flight as it carried the chick away. From Derby.