The 2017 season is almost upon us and my first thoughts are of 03(97) / Mr Rutland as he was usually the first back on or around the 17th March and heralded the start of the season.
03(97) - Mr Rutland ........ Copyright "LRWT- John Wright"
Sadly 03(97) is no longer with us but it is nice to think of him and smile knowing his legacy will live on as we now eagerly await the safe return of all the regulars and also new returnees.
A safe journey to all.
Some useful links:
Rutland Ospreys Website
Manton Bay Webcam
Rutland Osprey Project 2016
Rutland Osprey Project 2015
Rutland Osprey Project 2014
Rutland Osprey Project 2013
Rutland Osprey Project 2012
Rutland Osprey Project 2011
Rutland Osprey Project 2010
In reply to Karen:
YAY! Good to see you back, Karen. How are you?
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:
Not too bad, thanks Clare. Still coughing but up and about and getting excited LOL
Good to see you Karen. Hope you are soon back to full strength.
Birdies LG DU update.
In reply to Mike:
Welcome back! I see you are as efficient as ever and got right back into it :)
Scottish Wildlife Trust - Link to Loch of the Lowes Webcam
In reply to Starling:
Latest blog from Rutland .... Osprey Season 2017
Kayleigh advises 30(05) has not started her northward journey yet.
In reply to patily:
Lovely to see you taking the helm, KAREN :) Thank you for the 'legacy' link, which I hadn't read before (wonderful sketches, paintings and photos from John Wright!) and the latest blog.
I would love to be able to record the nest on the 11th, can't wait to see the EGs and cormorants making the most of the nest while they can ;-)
Tiger's Osprey Info & World Bird Cams
In reply to scylla:
I am glad you enjoyed Tim's tribute to 03(97) SCYLLA - it is a wonderful read and the sketches are fantastic.
I noted from it that 30(10), one of 03(97) grandsons claimed Site B last year. I wonder if he will follow his grandfather's ways and be the first back? Whatever :-), I just hope that he attracts a mate this year as it will be nice to hear of young ones at this nest again.
And as for these EGs SCYLLA, I am not sure about wanting to see them!
In fact, I just hope they stay clear of Lagoon 4! They really are quite vicious and I really felt sorry for 51(11) last year - they gave him a really hard time.
So another wish I have for this season is that 51(11) and 2J(12) 3J(13) pair up again and successfully breed at Lagoon 4.
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