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Flap, Flap, Hop! The Sight of a Newly Airborne Osprey

What is it like for a fledgling to fly for the first time? In 2012, our Osprey Live Cam caught the images of baby bird, nicknamed Sky, in her first flight. In this short, 2-minute film, see mom step aside as Sky tests her wings, hops around the nest and then takes the ultimate leap over the bay.

Rachel and Steve laid three eggs this year starting on April 30th, and we wait expectantly for them to hatch on the Live Cam around June 7th. Nestling Ospreys grow as large as their parents before they take their first flight, which they do around 8 weeks.