Tiny Little fledges at Foulshaw Moss!

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.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Oh how amazing! Tiny Little sure surprised us ! Thanks Mary Ann Steggles for this great news!

  2. Oh, Linda. I was sitting right here wondering if Mum would come in like before and take over and feed them the fish. He food cried and flapped and flew right to the parent tree and then returned. I am so happy for him! Like he had been doing it all his life.

    1. Linda Kontol says:

      Mary Ann It is amazing how smooth that was ! He has really potential doesn’t he?
      I thought the other one would fledge first too! Love Tiny Little❤️ Thanks Mary Ann and have a great evening! Linda

      1. Hi Linda. I was just so shocked. I had just closed off the Dyfi Nest. Ystwyth looked like she was going to go but it was late. So I turned that off and made TL bigger. He was frustrated over that fish. And then he just flew. He didn’t hover – he just flew! If I had blinked I would have missed it. It is good to see Mum feeding him some of that fish now.

  3. Linda Kontol says:

    Mary Ann he has definitely took the place of the Achieva nest where tiny tumbles 3 was for me. I am so happy to be able to have this nest to watch. Thanks to you !
    I’m so glad you saw him in time too!
    We will see where things go
    From here. Looking forward to
    The new updates and thank you Mary Ann!

    1. You are so welcome. These third hatches are quite amazing. With Tiny Little, we have a ring number. Hopefully, we will see him or her again! Now he has to learn to catch and eat fish – eating them seems to be the biggest problem. They get stuck on the bones up at the mouth. When Cumbrian Wildlife posts the video of the fledge I will let everyone know. So exciting.

      1. Linda Kontol says:

        Thank you Mary Ann ! I’m looking so forward to it!

  4. Linda Kontol says:

    Mary Ann I see Mom eating now on the nest. She is feeding Tiny now. Thanks for letting me know.

  5. Salliane says:

    at 715pm (EST) today one of the chicks “fell” out of the nest and I heard a distinct splash…not very sure
    Patuxent nest cam 2
    I the Patuxent Wildlife center is closed. Do you have any way of contacting them about the chick?

    1. Hi Salliane. I will try and find a way to get in touch with them. Oh, my goodness. Thank you for caring for these little ones.

    2. Hi Salliane. For the future here is the Wildlife Emergency number for Maryland where the nest is located. 1-410-8888. It is actually a fish and game issue but the man has referred the more than 20 calls they received to them. Let us hope they get out and do something. The mother looks like she is scared.

  6. Edgar Gall says:

    It’s hard to find knowledgeable people in this particular subject, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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