Progress on Nest 4

Over the last few days, the two youngsters on Nest 4 have been practicing their wing flapping and have strengthened their legs with hops and jumps.

Aydon concentrates on his destination
(c) Forestry Commission England

Alwinton keep her feet on the ground
(c) Forestry Commission England

As a male – and also a day older – Aydon is leading the way. In this clip he exercises first. Press HD for best quality on all clips.

In the next clip Aydon is steady on most landings.

By this morning, the chicks are much more confident. Aydon does well not to lose his balance in the first video.

The youngsters are starting to eat without help, and sometimes want ‘first go’.

Alwinton gets to the fish first
(c) Forestry Commission England

Mrs 69 and Aydon tussle over trout
(c) Forestry Commission England

There’ll be an update a bit later on Aln, who fledged from Nest 2 yesterday. She didn’t arrive ‘home’ until this morning. She is fine, but waiting for some food!

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One Response to Progress on Nest 4

  1. Jo says:

    Thank you Joanna …… good to know the youngsters on 4 are progressing well.
    You must have had your hearts in your mouths watching for Aln’s return! #Phew

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