Osprey chicks learn to fly

Last two Osprey born this year have finally flown their nest. Credit: Kielder Water & Forest Park

The final two Osprey chicks born this year in Kielder Water & Forest Park have taken their first flights.

Experts from the Forestry Commission watching the Osprey nest on live CCTV in Kielder Castle say the male chick - called Jubilee Jack - took to the skies after spending hours bouncing up and down on the nest.

When he failed to land after one hop it was his shadow cast on the tree top eerie that showed he was enjoying his first 40 second 'powered' flight.

That encouraged his sister - dubbed Queenie - to take the same bouncy route to becoming airborne soon after.

Watching the action unfold was Kielder Osprey Watch Volunteer.