Successful fledging at Nest 3!

The last post on Nest 3 reported that young male Blue VR was looking keen to fledge on 17 July. Within about 4 hours of watching him helicoptering in gusty winds he had flown for the first time. In the 15.00 clip only sister Blue VH is on the nest, guarding her meal!

VR is not to be seen (c) Forestry Commission England

VR is not to be seen
(c) Forestry Commission England

VH did some modest exercise that day. Press HD for best quality on the videos.

She probably didn’t fledge until the afternoon or early evening of 18 July. In footage at 17.00 she was pondering on the nest edge.

Is VH still thinking about fledging or perhaps another flight is on her mind (c) Forestry Commission England

Is VH still thinking about fledging? Or perhaps another flight is on her mind
(c) Forestry Commission England

She had definitely fledged by the evening.

The recording shut down soon after that flight but this is probably VH flying back towards the nest.

Probably VH returning (c) Forestry Commission England

Probably VH returning
(c) Forestry Commission England

Since then the recordings haven’t shown much activity. Eating is still important!

VH feeds whilst VR watches the world outside the nest (c) Forestry Commission England

VH feeds whilst VR watches the world outside the nest
(c) Forestry Commission England

Today VH was eating again, alone initially, but then VR arrived.

He wasn’t on the nest long.

VR goes for another trip around the area (c) Forestry Commission England

VR goes for another trip around the area
(c) Forestry Commission England

Now the pair have several weeks to hone their flight skills and increase their reserves by feeding on the nutritious Rainbow Trout before they embark on their first migration.

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One Response to Successful fledging at Nest 3!

  1. Mike Simmonds says:

    Great to see another success Jaydee

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