The purpose of this thread is to record observations, activity and captures of Rutland’s Manton Bay nest throughout the season.
The nest at Manton Bay has been in use since 2007 and its history can be found here.
I am sure I speak for us all in wishing Maya and Blue 33(11) a safe journey home and for another successful season at Manton Bay.
Karen W said:I am sure I speak for us all in wishing Maya and Blue 33(11) a safe journey home and for another successful season at Manton Bay.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
In reply to Clare:
Thank you Karen - I better post or I'll be lost before the seasons even started.
Let's hope Maya gets back a bit earlier this year.
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In reply to Starling:
Clare, Starling - I too hope she is back much earlier and 33(11) too! I don't like for there to be too much time between female/male arrivals.
In reply to Karen:
That's because we're so used to what EJ gets up to if Odin takes too long to return.
Clare - so very true LOL.
Have just had a quick look at the webcam as it was live around the 2nd last year and see this update on the webcam
Quote "We are now looking forward with eager anticipation to the return of Maya and 33 in 2016. The live camera will be back online on Saturday 12 March when the Lyndon Centre will re-open for the 2016 season."
I hope its up quicker ...
I am so looking forward to seeing Maya and 33(11) this season, he turned out to be a great successor to 5R. He was such a character, so many lovely memories of him last year, sitting side by side with Maya, and that capture of him coming into land when it looked like he was on stilts. So many funny moments.
EJ's Memorial Balgavies Loch Ospreys 2021
In reply to MaryGK:
I too am looking forward to seeing them Mary and also your beautiful sunrises :-) I really must make the effort to get up a bit earlier this year lol
The stilts - just thinking about it and I am ROTFL but 33 is really the sweetest osprey I have ever known. I have never seen any other pair sit side by side. Here is a capture I took of them sitting side by side last year and is one of my favourites
I think I must have hundreds of captures of them sitting side by side Karen, it was hard to resist not taking them. 33(11) certainly loved to sit close by. It was like he was in the first flush of adoration for Maya ha ha....
Thanks Karen for starting us off..
Memories start flooding back of so much excitement on this Nest, will the Geese return? only to be ousted(hopefully by this pair(sheila 6th April 2015)
and here are Keiths dates from last year
2014 - 17 March2013 - 21 March2012 - 23 March2011 - 28 March2010 - 5 April first pairs with 5RIn 2009 she spent much time in the lagoon with Yellow 32 but they did not pair off.
and then future dates to maybe book a Tour
So much to absorb, and hopefully we will witness another safe return and Season
In reply to SunnyKate2:
Thank you Karen for starting this thread.
Chloe started to record stats for Manton Bay last year.
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