We Have Lift Off!
Early this morning, Osprey chicks Poole and Pan gave their family something to look up to! CapOp Joellen caught it all with her eye in the sky –
Between 3:57am PT and 4:07:30am PT, we had some vigorous
flapping and lift off out of Poole and Pan. Looks like Pan got most of
the action above Rachel’s head. They both came right back down to the
nest! The look on the sibs and Rachel’s faces was priceless. The 3Ps
are having a bit of a lie down, now.
We have about one more month with the family. About fifty days after hatching, young Ospreys begin exercising their wings then take their first practice flights from the nest. Looks like Poole and Pan are leading the way! In early September, the young will begin their solo journey from Maine, heading south along the Atlantic Flyway, passing through the Caribbean to winter in South America.
Until then, you can catch Poole, Pan, Pia, Rachel and Steve on the Osprey Live Cam 24/7 from Hog Island here.
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