Nest 2 fledging complete!

After quite a few practice flaps, jumps and an odd helicoptering event Blue 9H looked as though she might settle beside her siblings. But no, with the minimum of fuss off she went from the edge of the nest. The time: 13.58.

Blue 9H starts her maiden flight (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 9H starts her maiden flight
(c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 9H circled round in an anti-clockwise direction, tracked by her siblings.

The siblings track Blue 9H round the fell (c) Forestry Commission England

The siblings track Blue 9H round the fell
(c) Forestry Commission England

Then she came in to land; the other fledglings scrambled to their feet, no doubt recalling Blue 7H’s crash landing onto Blue 8H a bit earlier! But Blue 9H made a flawless touchdown near her point of take off.

Blue 9H lands smoothly  (c) Forestry Commission England

Blue 9H lands smoothly
(c) Forestry Commission England

So six fledges in under 24 hours, all the fledglings safely back and more flights achieved already. Superb.

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4 Responses to Nest 2 fledging complete!

  1. Joyce Rawlings says:

    Bet Joanna s got empty nest syndrome!!

  2. joannadailey says:

    They are all at home at the moment, Joyce!

  3. Vivien Finn says:

    Delighted at the news.I can well imagine the excitement there. So pleased for the parent birds and all at Kielder Ospreys. Well done!

    • joannadailey says:

      As you know so well at Glasyn, Viv, there is relief as well as excitement when a newly fledges osprey returns to the nest! The new fledges on Nest 2 are celebrating right now with a fresh fish brought in by Yellow 37. There’s a surprise!

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