In reply to Karen:
If not tomorrow then definitely Saturday as the visitors centre opens for the season. I'm getting quite excited!
Karen W said:I will never forget the vision of 33(11) and the two sticks
Me neither, and I remember trying to find the video last year and it taking me ages, so I put "stilts" in the title.
Tiger's Osprey Info & World Bird Cams
In reply to scylla:
Thank You Scylla for finding 33's stilts episode, so funny.
EJ's Memorial Balgavies Loch Ospreys 2021
In reply to MaryGK:
Karen, Thanks for starting the thread. Regulars will not need to read further but I wonder, especially for anyone who has never visited Rutland Water, if it might be a bit confusing to see both 'Manton Bay' and 'Rutland' used in various places. Perhaps if we explained that Rutland Water reservoir is a very large body of water and that Manton Bay is only one arm or bay on the reservoir and that it holds only one Osprey nest platform, the one used by Maya and 33. However there are other nest platforms on other arms/bays of Rutland Water and there are many other platforms/nests on private land around Rutland Water and which are not in the public domain, some of which have had Osprey nests and some of which were unoccupied, at least in the last year or more. An example of the not used ones is the platform on Lagoon 4 of Rutland Water which had the problem of newly nesting Ospreys 51 and 3J who could not evict the Egyptian Geese. Perhaps Mike will again post his link to a map for us (please!)
In reply to Gardenbirder:
Thanks for such a comprehensive start to the thread Karen.
Tiger's RSPB Signature
In reply to Tiger:
In response to Ann's request here is the Map of the Reserve.
The information about the Lyndon Visitor Centre may also help.
Birdies LG DU update.
In reply to Mike:
Thanks SCYLLA for posting 33 on stilts - I could not find a capture and seeing it again, it truly is a side splitter! I am ROTFL
And just to whet our appetite, here is a link to a fantastic video showing the highlights of 2016
...and to whet it a bit more....nest camera live.
Oh Happy Days!
Just noticed it is up - thanks Mike
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