Friday, 18 July 2008

We Have First Lift off!

Late yesterday afternoon our oldest and strongest chick, a female, took the huge step of her first flight! After flying across the nest several times during the day, she finally took off from the nest at 4.05pm heading off down the valley.

We anxiously awaited her return but she hadn't made it back by 6pm when our cameras shut down for the night. So of course I came in early this morning to see if she's made it safely back- only to find only two chicks on the nest- my heart lurched! Luckily within the first hour she reappeared- obviously confident enough to take another short flight this morning.

Neither of her two nest mates looks so keen to follow suit but it's likely they will in the next few days- hopefully as successfully as their sister.

1 comment:

  1. It's such a tense time with all these 'public' ospreys waiting to fledge! Glad your girl came back safely, hopefully the rest will follow soon. Keep up the good work :)


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