16 June 2014

We had our first juvenile to fledge this morning at 7:05 a.m. Details to follow soon...

Update at 7:08 a.m.: It was BK that took flight early this morning and has been flying overhead quite often. For BK it was 57 days from hatching to fledging. Shortly after BK flew off the platform, CR came close to flying off as well, but stopped.
We don't think it will be too long before CR takes flight.

Update at 4:28 p.m.: Our second juvenile, CR, has fledged. It's landing on the platform was a bit wobbly, but it is a windy up there. 

More updates to come about our resident ospreys.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

♥♥

Beth/Oh

Anonymous said...

Just saw one of the chicks "practice"...then fledge! Do they land first in nearby trees? Thanks again for all your great information! R

moderator said...

Good Morning R,

BK circled about our office area and then over Port Royal Plaza, which is next to us. There are many trees surrounding the communications tower, where the nest is located, but usually the juveniles return to the platform.

birdgirl said...

Congratulations BK and CR!! You're well on your way to being full-grown ospreys soaring the skies! Thanks Moderator for the updates and pics.

Vivian

carol mullins said...

One has to wonder whether Bea is able to tell the sex of her offspring in some way we as humans are not aware of.