17 June 2013

It could be any time now for KG to fledge as the juvenile flapped its wings and hovered over the nest for almost 10 seconds.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

what an exciting morning....watching one of the chicks fledge perch on a pole and them back safely in the nest...this is good stuff.

Gina said...

So happy to see a successful fledge.

birdgirl said...

7:07 am and just JB (I think) in the nest! He looks a bit perplexed. I think I saw both chicks in the nest when the camera stopped last night. I guess KG left this morning? Wonder how long it will take for JB to try his wings.

Vivian

moderator said...

Good Morning Vivian,

It appears KG officially fledged this morning at 6:53. I agree with you the other juvenile was wondering what just happened. I'm waiting for the first time flier to return so I can verify that it is KG.

moderator said...

From looking at the photos I took before 7am today and comparing them to other photos, it now appears that it is JB that fledged first and not KG.

birdgirl said...

It is now 7:37 and KG is still standing in the same spot he was in 30 minutes ago. Guess it will take JB to return before KG will get the nerve to try a flight. ;-)

Vivian

moderator said...

LOL...I think you're right, Vivian. A few minutes after JB fledged I panned the camera around trying to see if he/she was flying around. I didn't see JB, but he/she could be in a nearby tree or even soaring overhead Hilton Head.

Anonymous said...

Have been watching for about an hour but KG doesn't appear quite ready to"fly the coop"...isn't she the larger of the two...how mesmerizing is this site! Thanks! R

moderator said...

Hey R,

Yes, KG is the larger of the two juveniles. We keep thinking that KG will fledge but then he/she lands back on the platform. About 30 minutes after JB fledged, both Bea and Jasper landed on the nest and began squawking at KG, words of encouragement.