Hellgate Ospreys Raise Their Chick In Montana!


Watch Iris and Louis provide for their chick as it nears fledging.

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July 17, 2018

Prey Drop On American Kestrels' Favorite Perch

Watch some of the recent American Kestrel fledglings perch together on a branch while one of the adults arrive with a prey drop. Fledglings will continue to rely on their parents for food for another 12–14 days after leaving the nest.  

July 17, 2018

Louis Delivers Second Fish of the Morning to Hellgate Nest

Ospreys are the original fly fishermen! Over several studies, Ospreys caught fish on at least 1 in every 4 dives, with success rates sometimes as high as 70 percent. The average time they spent hunting before making a catch was about 12 minutes—something to think about next time you throw your line in the water. 

July 16, 2018

California Condor Chick Greets The Day

Rise and shine with the Hutton's Bowl California Condor chick! You might notice that the chick's bare head and neck are just beginning to turn a dark gray to blackish color. As the chick develops into its juvenile plumage, these regions become covered in short, gray down. Over the nest 7–8 years, the coloration of the head and neck will grade from a pinkish-gray to a bright blend of pink, red, purple, yellow, and orange that's typical of an adult condor!