Osprey Diary July 3rd

Good morning all you Bloggers- its a very windy morning here at Lowes as you can probably see from the webcam. Its a warm gusty breeze which is perfect for our birds to soar in. Some of you may be worried about our chicks accidentally taking off whilst doing their wing stretches and practise flapping. Don’t worry they usually keep a firm hold on the nest with thier talons at this stage. As their muscles strengthen, they will start to make proper little ‘leaps’ or ‘levitations’ aloft for a few seconds, sometimes right across the nest. It doesn’t count as fledging though ( in our book) until they actually leave the nest though! The first flight it often a bit ungainly and landings certainly take a while to be perfected , so we could be in for some comedy moments in the next week.
Emma Rawling
Perthshire Ranger

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