Osprey, leaving home?

There was a lot of activity at the old Osprey nest this morning.  I got the impression that the grown ups were trying to get the young ones to fly.  There was a stiff breeze, about 20 MPH, and they were standing up in the nest with wings open, but hanging onto the nest with their claws.

In spite of all the encouragement, they were reluctant to turn loose.  After about 20 minutes, the adults gave them a demonstration, but to no avail.  It’s one of those kind of deals, if you can fly you can come back home, if you can’t, you’re on your own.  I understand the reluctance.

One of the adults stayed on the roost nearby, just to keep an eye on things while the other one tried to push the youngster out, at least that was my read on it.  I think it will be an empty nest soon.

Happy Bird Day

Gary

 

I am not ready to fly, am I?
I am not ready to fly, am I?

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