Posted: Thursday 13th July 2017 by Emyr MWT

Menai has fledged.

After threatening to jump off all day, Menai finally decided it was time to test her wings out in earnest at precisely 15:29. She didn't go far, just a hop really to the camera pole.

Soon afterwards, however, she set of for a relatively long-haul flight of over two minutes, finally deciding to try and land on the anti-perch perch on top of the larch tree.

She made it back to the nest soon afterwards with what can be described as a minor misjudgment. She soon untangled herself from the offending rail-twig into the sanctuary of the nest where a few minutes later Monty brought a mullet in for the whole family.

Menai is on the nest perch at the start of the video:

Menai fledged at 52 days old, right where you'd expect a strong, healthy female osprey to fly.

Here are all the Dyfi fledglings so far:

 

So, just Eitha left in the nest now without the ability to fly. She's four days younger than her sister Menai, so we may not see her fledge until early next week. Pop in and visit us if you're close enough!

The weather forecast isn't too bad for the next week or so, no nasty surprises. Best of luck to them all.

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Comments

    Thank you Emyr.  Looking at the timing I had only turned the PC off about 10 mins before Menai fledged!  Lovely to see 2 in the air.  Look forward to Eitha fledging.

    Friday 14th July 2017
    by GrandmaWales

    Great to see her fly so well. The first landing on the top of the pole was very assured. Fly safe young lady.

    Friday 14th July 2017
    by Mike Simmonds

    I also missed both fledges but, one huge thank you again Emyr for a wonderful 'replay' captured on video.

    Friday 14th July 2017
    by DJ

    Thanks Emyr! Missed the fledges, but am so grateful for the videos! Wish i lived nearer & could come & visit!

    Thursday 13th July 2017
    by FP1

    Brilliant Ems, thank you, as usual I missed it! Great Blog as always.

    Thursday 13th July 2017
    by Jan Ellis

    many thanks for another wonderful blog and video Ems and for giving us the opportunity to watch this wonderful osprey family.    

    Thursday 13th July 2017
    by Lally

    I've missed both fledges but thanks to your videos get to see them after the event. Thanks, Emyr.   

    Thursday 13th July 2017
    by Polly

    I will never tire of this - seeing them take to the air for the first time (albeit usually in your wonderful clips) is fantastic.  Love the little noises they make like they are really excited - 50p? Thanks again 

    Thursday 13th July 2017
    by Barbara J C

Thank you Emyr.  Looking at the timing I had only turned the PC off about 10 mins before Menai fledged!  Lovely to see 2 in the air.  Look forward to Eitha fledging.

Friday 14th July 2017
by GrandmaWales

Great to see her fly so well. The first landing on the top of the pole was very assured. Fly safe young lady.

Friday 14th July 2017
by Mike Simmonds

I also missed both fledges but, one huge thank you again Emyr for a wonderful 'replay' captured on video.

Friday 14th July 2017
by DJ

Thanks Emyr! Missed the fledges, but am so grateful for the videos! Wish i lived nearer & could come & visit!

Thursday 13th July 2017
by FP1

Brilliant Ems, thank you, as usual I missed it! Great Blog as always.

Thursday 13th July 2017
by Jan Ellis

many thanks for another wonderful blog and video Ems and for giving us the opportunity to watch this wonderful osprey family.    

Thursday 13th July 2017
by Lally

I've missed both fledges but thanks to your videos get to see them after the event. Thanks, Emyr.   

Thursday 13th July 2017
by Polly

I will never tire of this - seeing them take to the air for the first time (albeit usually in your wonderful clips) is fantastic.  Love the little noises they make like they are really excited - 50p? Thanks again 

Thursday 13th July 2017
by Barbara J C