… a ringed intruder swooped low over Nest 1 as well! But we’ll start with the final two fledges on Nest 2.
The stats are:-
Blue 7H, the youngest Nest 2 chick, fledged at 12.19. She has always been adventurous
Blue 9H, the middle Nest 2 chick, fledged at 13.58
A video of Blue 7H’s big moment is here. She was treated to a meal shortly after her fledge.
Blue 9H enjoyed her first flight (video here) so much she went off again a couple of minutes after her return.
Later in the afternoon there was more eating on Nest 2.
On Nest 1, the young fledglings stayed mainly in the nest area today, a gusty one. They seemed to find the wind challenging. Blue UV spent some time taking off and landing on the nest.
So, that intruder incident! The fledglings flattened themselves at about 11.20, then YA flew down to the nest, mantling. The legs of an intruder appeared on screen as an osprey flew really low, YA leapt upwards towards (maybe, quite white chested) him. He has a BTO ring on his right leg and possibly a dark Darvic ring on the left, so likely to be Scottish. Frustratingly the nestcam froze for a second during the flypast. These are the only images.
So another “we’ll never know” unless the osprey tries another low sortie.