03 July 2012

GV successfully fledged today at 9:26 a.m. and circled the tower multiple times then landed back on the nest much to the amazement of RJ. RJ spun around watching GV soar overhead our Hilton Head office. RJ has not been as proactive as GV with wing flapping and hopping about the platform. GV's next test will be learning to fish. RJ better step it up!

12 comments:

Gina said...

Thank you for the update!! How amazing!!

Anonymous said...

So cool!

I just looked at both of them standing on the corner of the nest, and wondered it they were going to go for it, and then I saw your update from this morning.

Have a great Fourth of July!

Peter

moderator said...

Hey Peter,

It was amazing to see GV lift off and fly looking so effortless. I don't think RJ knew what to make of it. Hopefully RJ will soon follow and take to the skies.

Have a great 4th of July yourself!!

Amy said...

With every nest it's always fun to see - one chick watches the first to fledge with a look of total awe and amazement - "how the heck did you do that????" I love it!

Gina said...

Did I just catch one flying???

Carol said...

Has RJ still not fledged? He sure looks ready to take that first leap!

moderator said...

Good morning Carol,

No, RJ is yet to fledge. He/she is looking over the edge of the platform more and watches GV fly about the area, so we're hoping it could be any time.

Anonymous said...

GV is saying to RJ "follow me... it's fun".

Have you noticed if Bea & Jasper are still doing food drops?

moderator said...

We saw that Bea brought in fish twice yesterday, though we have yet to see either parent today. They are probably in the nearby trees or flying about as the two are constantly lookin up or out.

Anonymous said...

Just saw that food delivery. Which juvie got it?

moderator said...

GV got the fish from Jasper.

Carol said...

Get ready for the storm RJ!