The season so far:
33(11) and Maya both arrived back within hours of each other on the 22nd March. Maya laid three eggs on the 4th, 7th, 10th April and surprised us all laying a fourth egg on the 13th April. The first chick hatched on the 12th May followed by #2 on the 13th, #3 on the 16th and #4 on the 18th. Sadly two of the chicks died, chick #2 on the 15th May and chick #4 died not long after hatching.
So four was not to be, but Maya and 33(11) have two strong, healthy chicks and 33(11) is once again proving himself to be an excellent provider. Throughout this month we will see them transform into beautiful young juvenile ospreys and learn of their sexes and IDs when they are ringed later in the month.
Some useful links:
Manton Bay Webcam
Rutland Ospreys Website
ChloeB & Tigers’ Manton Bay Stats
Manton Bay 2016 Threads - March, April, May, June, July, August,
Manton Bay 2017 Threads - March, April, May,
Maya feeding the chicks just now
In reply to Karen:
Thank you Karen for the summary. Your picture is a also great start to the Month.
Birdies LG DU update.
In reply to Mike:
Maya and chicks all preening
In reply to patily:
Maya has arrived with some greenery around her feet which the eldest chick finds interesting or is it the fish piece there! :-)
I think the fish and another feed underway
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Another top up
33 arrives and has a little nest scrape
Maya takes off and 33 has sit down along with the chicks LOL
Maya returns with some nesting
33 rises and then flies off
33 once more enjoys a sit down with the chicks while Maya takes off enjoying some freedom
Maya returns with talons full of hay
33 is not for budging :-D Maya enjoys a preen
Maya then takes off and returns with a stick which she drops on him :-D
33 takes the hint and gets up ... the two tussle over the stick
Then after a little walk around, 33 flies off.
33 now arrives with a stick
He tries pulling it to stop it falling over the edge but too late!
33 is off again and I must go to SYL
33 is definitely having a lazy day. He is back and sitting with the chicks :-D
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