Yesterday early evening as VY was eating at the front of the nest VP decided she would have a bit of exercise. This video shows what happened next.From the evidence VP was trying to land on the edge, but carried on down. The fledge was at 17.52.
The adult on the perch followed VP to check on her and VP moved to a branch where she flapped her wings but didn’t attempt to return to the nest before streaming ceased at 19.15. She wasn’t in that spot this morning.
Juveniles have gone missing at Nest 1 before – in 2009, the first year, a youngster fledged and was found on a post hours later. Sometimes there is a less happy ending, but the adults are bringing fish to the nest and Mrs YA has also taken a fish away, maybe to VP in a tree out of sight of the nestcam. At Loch of the Lowes a few years ago a newly fledged osprey Blue YZ received a ticking off from the mother on return after spending a night away from the nest.
Meanwhile VY has been honing her flying skills flying about the area and landing on the nestcam pole and the tops of trees waving in the wind!
There are increasing amounts of energetic exercising on Nest 2. This video is from yesterday when VM ‘helicoptered’ well above the nest.