The osprey chicks are making rapid progress and I don’t think they’ll be at the nest for much longer.
The great news from this week is that we still have 2 chicks. The few visits prior to that I’d only seen one chick at a time, so I started to worry that maybe one of them hadn’t survived.
There’s quite a lot of ‘flapping practice’ going on each day.
As you can see above, the bigger one is now airborn.
Although the parents are used to me and not really interested in passers by, the chicks are still a little wary. This one gave me a long hard stare before returning to his flapping practice.
I’m sure it won’t be long now before they all leave the nest – Dad is already disappearing for increasingly long spells. Hopefully they’ll move back to the parents old feed ground nearby and I’ll be able to follow their progress into independence.