Onwards and upwards!

Over the weekend Nest 2 especially had a lot of rain. EB was often in this position.

EB tries to cover as much of her brood as possible (c) Forestry Commission England

EB tries to cover as much of her brood as possible
(c) Forestry Commission England

Her chicks didn’t have much opportunity to develop their wing muscles and leg strength. Often flapping was to get rid of rain.

Y6 coordinating her flapping (c) Forestry Commission England

Y6 coordinating her flapping as she shakes off water
(c) Forestry Commission England

On Nest 1A the weather was a bit better and the young ospreys are much nearer fledging. This video shows the different stages of development between the nests.

playToday on Nest 1A Y3, the youngest chick, has exercised more than previously and has incorporated a few small jumps. Press the HD button for best quality.

The most advanced youngster is still Y1.

A long leap by Y1 (c) Forestry Commission England

A long leap by Y1
(c) Forestry Commission England

Today he helicoptered for several seconds on a few occasions. This was his best attempt.

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2 Responses to Onwards and upwards!

  1. Mike Simmonds says:

    Thank you Jaydee. Looking good.

  2. JW4926 says:

    So good to see all of the youngsters managing to come through the awful weather …… Y1’s attempts certainly getting very adventurous! Thank you Joanna :-)

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