At the time of writing (13.30), Aydon hasn’t returned to the nest. But footage suggests he’s been flying around the fell.
Aydon had been leaping high over the last few days.
He’s not made any lengthy helicoptering ‘flights’, one of the nearest efforts came during an exercise session yesterday.
This morning, he had a few flaps and hops around the nest edge, then was away.
An hour or so later, Aydon was probably flying around the fell with Mrs 69.
An osprey which hasn’t been regarded as an intruder by either adult has been seen in the distance occasionally since then. It may take a fish to encourage Aydon back to the nest.
Alwinton seems to want to join her brother, and has been exercising more vigorously. She’s jumped higher than in previous days.
Was that an adult or a juvenile flying to her right?