Lots of flapping and some jumping going on!

The juveniles on all three nests are building their wing muscles with plenty of flapping and are hopping and jumping with increasing confidence, especially on Nests 1 and 2.

The Nest 1 pair appear most advanced with some quite high jumps incorporated into their routine!

14 July: VP's highest jump seen on the nestcam (c) Forestry Commission England

14 July: VP’s highest jump seen on the nestcam
(c) Forestry Commission England


By late on 15 July VP was getting ever more bouncy!

VP late on 15 July (c) Forestry Commission England

VP late on 15 July
(c) Forestry Commission England

The duo have an affinity for standing on the logs which are just inside the edge of the platform. It can be tough watching for humans, especially when breezy!
The Nest 2 youngsters aren’t quite as advanced at jumping but can manage over 50 wing beats with some hops and modest jumps.

VS jumps some distance across the nest (c) Forestry Commission England

VS jumps some distance across the nest
(c) Forestry Commission England

VM hops rather than jumps during her exercise (c) Forestry Commission England

VM makes some modest jumps during her exercise
(c) Forestry Commission England

Here is a video of the Nest 3 action caught by the short period of recording each day.play image

 

 

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