At five to seven this morning, our Osprey chick Blue YZ returned safely to the nest, following her mother, who led her back to the nest , circled and landed after her.
Blue YZ made a rather messy landing, overshooting the edge of the nest and landing on a lower branch to one side , then scrambling back into the nest cup itself.
She seems none the worse for her adventures on her first flight- what a night to spend away from the nest with huge thunderstorm around dusk, complete with thunder and lightning.
Thanks to the satellite transmitter she is wearing we know exactly where she spent the night- in the dense trees just around the ‘point’ headland you can see from the hides. At around dusk last night she seemed to be making her way back to the nest, but as the storm hit she very sensibly hunkered down.