They’ve Done It! The First Osprey Fledged for 2014
Exciting news from Hog Island! The first of the Hog Island Osprey chicks has fledged this morning, July 31st at 6:07am PDT. There is speculation over whether it was Poole or Pan who was the first to show up their feathered siblings by taking flight out over the Hog Island waters. What do you think?
See the family on the Live Cam here. The other siblings should fledge any day now!
*Update from Dr. Steve Kress: These are great photos! I especially like the way the other two chicks are looking at the flying bird. It’s likely that the first chick will return for more meals; know too that Rachael will be the first parent to migrate, leaving Steve at home to provision the fledgers who will continue to come back to the nest for some meals as they develop their own fishing skill.