Nest 2 exercises

Nest 2 is a much smaller nest than Nest 1. Whilst not as cramped as it looks from the nestcam angle it is still not spacious for three youngsters to flap and jump. This can lead to some uncomfortable moments for napping ospreys.

A soft landing for Blue 8H! (c) Forestry Commission England

A soft landing for Blue 8H!
(c) Forestry Commission England

All three chicks are flapping their wings for 30 seconds or more, accompanied by hops and jumps. Quite often the jumps are onto the nest edge.

Blue 7H heading for the edge (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 7H heading for the edge
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 8H during a sustained wing flapping exercise (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 8H during a sustained wing flapping exercise
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 9H executing a jump to the edge (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 9H executing a jump to the edge
(c) Forestry Commission England

Better than still images, here is a link to a video of the three young ospreys.

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