Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Surprising Independence

Our three Osprey chicks are showing themselves to be surprisingly independent this week. It seems they were quiet slow in fledging, a little reluctant to start flying ( perhaps because the weather was so awful) but now them seem to be making up for lost time.

All three chicks have been spending considerable time away from the nest, and taking flights around the valley. In fact they are spending more time off the nest the last few days then we would normally expect at this stage- perhaps the very hot weather we've been having is making the nest a bit uncomfortable and they've been sheltering in nearby trees were it is a bit shadier. They certainly seem to appear quickly whenever food is delivered by an adult to the nest- they seem to come from nowhere in an instant like typical teenagers!

There is still plenty to see in the centres though with all the birds making regular appearances and great highlights of the season so far now on DVD too.

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