24 hours have now passed since “Blue 44” fledged the nest, just before 12 noon yesterday. Whilst we have not heard or had sight of him since that time we remain hopeful that he will return to the nest soon. It is not unknown for osprey chicks to spend a considerable period of time away from the nest in the period immediately post-fledging.
We are urgently trying to locate him using the various cameras we have deployed around the reserve and have been undertaking ground patrols within the area where he was last seen heading. We have also been in contact with Roy Dennis in order to get an update with regards to the satellite data as due to the time lag between downloads we are yet to receive any data for yesterday.
We’ll let you know as soon as there is any further news. Please rest assured we are doing everything we can to locate him as soon as possible.
Visitor Centre Assistant Manager