Blue 055 fledges!

After his recent helicoptering 055 decided this morning at 08:36 that he needed no more practice and decided to take his first flight from the nest, known as fledging. Here it is happening:

And here are some great photos taken by Bill Glancy of 055 taking off the nest and taking his first flight!

He decided to stay close to home and perched in one of the tall poplar trees in Manton Bay. Here’s another photo from Bill of 055 heading towards them:

The three siblings remain in the nest for now and seem to be enjoying the extra space and the sunshine after their latest meal: