Alwinton fledges

The weather over the last few days has prevented the Kielder juveniles either exercisng much or gaining flying experience. Although he could have sheltered away from the wet nest, Aydon usually stayed with his unfledged sister on Nest 4.

solidarity in the rain
(c) Forestry Commission England

In a gap between showers this afternoon, Alwinton fledged.

about to fly
(c) Forestry Commission England

AWAY!
(c) Forestry Commission England

Aydon watched her fly around the fell off camera for a couple of minutes, then flew after her. Both are back on the nest.

Alwinton had been very keen to follow her brother since his fledge on Monday.

Alwinton’s highest jump to date
(c) Forestry Commission England

new high jump record
(c) Forestry Commission England

She’s also very eager to build up her reserves. Aydon just couldn’t wait any longer for his turn earlier today.

Aydon wants the fish NOW
(c) Forestry Commission England

In further ‘excitement’ for ospreys and humans, UV showed off his satellite tag to Nest 4 today. The data which proved it was him came later.

UV visits Nest 4
(c) Forestry Commission England

This short clip shows him at his nearest to the nest. Press HD for best quality.

 

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2 Responses to Alwinton fledges

  1. Jo says:

    Well done Alwinton! I know you laughed before about the ‘legs’ comment Joanna …… but just look at pic 4 …. legs right up to her oxters! Thank you Forestry Commission :-) (Should make viewing her bling easier in future years ;-))

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