Oh, my. No one was expecting it. 496 people were watching the streaming cam at Dyfi expecting Ystwyth to fledge and it was Tiny Little who beat her!
It had all been over a fish. Imagine a big fish on a nest and three juveniles. The fish came in around 19:00. 464 ate some of the fish at the beginning. Then 462 flew in and decided it was their turn. In the middle of all of this was Tiny Little trying to eat the tail, dig at the middle, twist the fish and gently unbalance his siblings.
For awhile they all give up. The fish just sits in the middle of the nest.
464 pulled it over to the edge of the nest and began self-feeding. 464 is a pro at this!
At 20:22 Tiny Little is watching 464. He moves over to the rim and food calls to mum.
At 8:19:57 Tiny Little lifts his wings and flies to the parent tree. I think he was tired of calling for mom to come and feed him! And then he proceeded to safely return to the nest at 20:22:07. Tiny Little flew like a pro. Tears of joy today.
Tiny Little returned to the nest and got curious about the fish and tried pulling it out. Hopefully mum will reward him…gosh, that was a smooth flight.
What a glorious day. Everything pales in comparison.
Thanks for stopping by and thank you to the wonderful folks at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Foulshaw Moss Osprey cam where I took these screen shots.