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.
In a gap between showers this afternoon, Alwinton fledged.
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.
She’s also very eager to build up her reserves. Aydon just couldn’t wait any longer for his turn earlier today.
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.
This short clip shows him at his nearest to the nest. Press HD for best quality.