Both Nest 2 juveniles fledge, 33 mins apart!

Intermittent bouts of exercise were the order of the day on Nest 2 until mid afternoon. The youngsters had been lying in the nest for some time and Mrs 37 was with them when VS decided conditions were good for wing stretching. Mrs 37 left!

VS had a few preparatory flaps and jumps before taking off.

She fledged at 14.52.

VM lay watching her sister flying around the open area that surrounds the nest. The nestcam pole bounced – probably an adult though.

After a while VM ‘helicoptered’ a few times but lacked the confidence for that final leap.
She appeared to be going to settle down, then had another high jump across the nest that didn’t end well.

VM catches her feet on landing (c) Forestry Commission England

VM catches her feet on landing
(c) Forestry Commission England

Would that be it for a while? No – up to the edge and away was the response!

The time was 15.25 and 48 seconds. Her maiden flight lasted six seconds short of a minute.

VM about to land (c) Forestry Commission England

VM about to land
(c) Forestry Commission England

37 has just brought a fish to the nest so VS will probably arrive back soon!

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6 Responses to Both Nest 2 juveniles fledge, 33 mins apart!

  1. KEITH ROGERS says:

    Great News to add to the two fledges on Nest 1 – Congratulations to Kielder.

  2. Cirrus says:

    Wll done VS and VM such confident take offs no matter how the youngsters ‘felt’. Congratulations Kielder . It’s been a day of fledges – all three from Dyfi took flight today too

  3. Tiger Mozone says:

    Congratulations. That is splendid news.

    • joannadailey says:

      Thanks, Tiger, it was a treat to watch them fledge via the link to Kielder Castle, just a shame remoteness means no webcams.

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