The last post on Nest 1A ended with a bit of a cliffhanger as Y3 had fledged but not returned to the nest about 90 minutes later. In fact it was almost twice that length of time before she landed on the nest.
During her absence ospreys could be seen flying around but not near enough the nestcam to identify. Mrs YA had taken off with a fish – possibly to try and encourage Y3 back to the nest.
YA also flew in that direction a few minutes later.
Here is a video of Y3 before, during and after her fledge.
Her brothers have been on and off the nest many times.
The fourth juvenile – and the eldest – Y0 has not been seen since she fledged sometime before the nestcam stream began on 15 July. The area surrounding the nest site has been searched without success. From distant observation she was not seen in the immediate nest area. The adults are flying off with a fish sometimes so could be feeding her off the nest but that would be unusual. Y0 may have needed a couple of days to pluck up the nerve to fly back to the nest but time is passing. We hope she will return safely.