Wing flapping lessons

Our chicks are certainly growing up fast! The chicks are now feeding themselves and grabbing the fish from their parent’s talons, rather than waiting for the female to feed them. Over the past few days they have been busy building up their wing muscles preparing themselves for fledging.

They spend a lot of time flapping their wings whilst standing on the nest, and they will then progress to “helicoptering” above the nest. This is where they are able to lift themselves several inches above the nest for a few seconds. With time, the chicks will increase the amount of time they are able to helicopter above the nest.

Keep your eyes on the Loch of the Lowes webcam over the coming weeks – the chicks will fledge soon!

Amy

Visitor Centre Assistant

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