The purpose of this thread is to record the day-to-day activity at the Manton Bay nest thus freeing up the Rutland Osprey Project 2018 thread for general news on all the other birds, nests and projects.
Details about the Manton Bay nest, including a table of the breeding data, can be found here.
Last year we were thrilled to see both Maya and Blue 33(11) return within hours of each other on the 22 March and I am sure I speak for us all in wishing them both a safe journey home and for another successful season at Manton Bay.
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Map of Rutland Water Nature Reserve
The Lyndon Centre and Reserve Information
Chloe & Tigers Manton Bay Stats
Birdie Num Num’s Copyright Notices & Webcams List
Manton Bay 2016 - March, April, May, June, July, August,
Manton Bay 2017 - March, April, June, July & August, Sept-End Feb18
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In reply to Karen:
The Lyndon Centre is due to re-open 10 March so a very busy time ahead for the team getting everything ready.
So while we wait on the team getting webcam back on line and the stars arriving, just to whet our appetite, click here to view a video of the highlights of last season.
Thank you Karen. Great start to the season.
Birdies LG DU update.
In reply to Mike:
A super start to the thread, Karen, thank you.
Birdie's DU Summaries 2018
In reply to SheilaFE:
Thanks for the new thread, Karen. Fingers crossed that the Manton Bay pair return safely.
In reply to Gardenbirder:
Last year the cam went live around the 10th so I thought I would have a look around the cams to see if anything was happening and how exciting as I see they are working on the webcam just now.
Not yet in focus but guess what is the first thing I saw?
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Yes, the EGs are there!! Will they never learn.
That's more like it - Cam is up :-)
What a wonderful sight - I just hope we don't see any deep holes created by those EGs like last year! I recall the team having to go and fill them in just before Maya and 33 arrived!!
PM'd you while you were posting!!
First visitor on Camera.
Well captured Mike :-)
So, here we go - Whiffy and no doubt the EGs will be back. Just wait till Maya arrives LOL.
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