Manton Bay Nest Summary
The Manton Bay nest was first used in 2007 by White 08(97) and Green 5N(04) who successfully raised 2 chicks. They paired again in 2008 but the nest failed and in 2009 the nest was unused.
In 2010 a new pair, Green 5R(04) and an unringed female nicknamed Mrs 5R, took up residence and over the next four years successfully raised 11 chicks.
Green 5R(04) failed to return in 2014 resulting Mrs 5R took a new mate, Blue 28(10) and laid 3 eggs. Blue 33(11) arrived determined to claim this nest and succeeded removing Blue 28(10) and kicking out the eggs. Mrs 5R was officially named “Maya” and she spent the remainder of the year bonding with Blue 33(11).
In 2015, Maya and Blue 33(11) returned and to date have successfully raised 14 chicks including a brood of four last year - the first time seen on a public webcam. It was a pure joy to watch and a summary of the 2019 season can be viewed here.
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Maya, for the second successive year, was the first osprey to return home last season arriving on March 14 and was reunited once more with Blue 33(11) when he returned on March 23.
Will she be first back again this year?
Time will tell but I am sure you will all join me in wishing Maya and Blue 33(11) a safe journey home and for another successful season.
Some useful facts:
Manton Bay Nest Breeding Stats:
Maya and Blue 33(11) Arrival Dates:
For anyone who does not know yet, unfortunately we start this new season with a new website as Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust has decided to now have its individual websites under the one platform “lrwt.org.uk” and the old Rutland Osprey website is now defunct.
The result of this action is that we no longer have access to any historical data. ALL links on previous Manton Bay/Rutland threads pointing to Rutland Blogs are now inaccessible. This also applies to links on other social media ie Facebook, Twitter etc. As yet it is not known when or if we will have access to this data but hopefully somehow it will all be restored and once again available to us.
Meanwhile, of some consolation is that we do have a fair bit of our own information about the nest recorded on previous Rutland/MB threads thanks to everyone who has contributed stats, observations, captures and videos.
Here are the links to previous threads:
Manton Bay 2010 - 2015 included in Rutland Osprey Project Threads.
Manton Bay 2016 - March, April, May, June, July, August,
Manton Bay 2017 - March, April, June, July & August, Sept-End Feb18
Manton Bay 2018 - March, April, May, June, July, August, Sept-End Feb 19
Manton Bay 2019 - March, April, May, June, July, August, Sept-End Feb 20
As yet there is no link to the webcam. Hopefully this will be in place soon and the webcam up and running. It will be lovely to once again see the nest.
So until then, we wait ……
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