Here are some screen shots from this morning; band #72 seems to be ready to try another flight. They all three were flapping their wings, then #72 took off!
The Hellgate Osprey nest has seen its share of drama this year, with powerful thunderstorms, a missing mate, and the dramatic rescue of a chick that got tangled in fishing line. Last year's Hellgate Osprey chick fledged at 61 days post-hatch, so today's fledge by #72 is over a week earlier. The other two chicks are 55 and 50 days old.