MANTON BAY – JUNE 2020

  • Thank You Karen for starting the thread and an excellent opening post, with links to "All the things you ever wanted to know about Manton Bay".....   

    Maya, 5R and 33(11) have already left a legacy of returners, they certainly fall into the "Super Osprey's" category. 

    8 chicks over 2 seasons, is quite a feat.    

     EJ's Photo Thread    Balgavies Loch Ospreys 2020

  • FISH @ 17:33

    Maya grabs it th chicks move towards her

    17:34     33 flies off - love the chicks faces!

    17:38   Maya gets her balance now feeding the chicks - #4 up front

     17:42  #4 being fed

    17:43   #4 looks up to Maya "Can I have some more please"  :-D

    17:46  Feed over.   

    © Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

  • 17:48   Maya has grabbed the fish again and the chicks gather round her

    #1 & #2 up first - #4 lying down and #3 waiting at the back

    17:50  lol  #4 has got its beak up

    and grabbing fish along with the older chicks

    17:56   #4 remains in front and continues to get fish

    18:03   #4 now had enough and now lying down

    18:05   Maya is standing on the fish but all the chicks are lying down so the feed may well be over. 

      

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  • In reply to MaryGK:

    MaryGK said:

    Thank You Karen for starting the thread and an excellent opening post, with links to "All the things you ever wanted to know about Manton Bay".....   

    Maya, 5R and 33(11) have already left a legacy of returners, they certainly fall into the "Super Osprey's" category.    8 chicks over 2 seasons, is quite a feat.    

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    You're welcome Mary :-) and I couldn't agree more about Maya, 5R and 33(11) being "Super Ospreys".  
    Also of interest is the fact that this is actually the third season Maya has laid 4 eggs with 33(11).  She laid 4 in 2017 but the fourth chick died not long after hatching and sadly the 2nd chick was killed - a horrible accident when Maya slipped on hay for it was wet/greasy and it was thought her talon caught the chick.   That is one of the reasons why I hate seeing so much hay!
    I am unsure if she ever laid 4 eggs when partnering 5R.
     
  • 18:19  Maya is feeding the chicks again!!

    18:20    #4 is back for more! 

      

    cam frozen

    18:22   Maya now walking away from the fish -  

    18:26   All chick resting  - #4 appears to be snoozing off its fish

    © Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

  • 18:34   33 arrives and grabs the fish

    chicks move up towards him and he starts feeding them 

    18:38   33 is getting a dab hand at this :-)

    18:40   33 flies off with the fish leaving the chicks who appear to be picking the straw

    18:42  chicks all settle down again and 33 returns.  Can't see any fish in talon so he may have dropped it?

    18:46   33 walks around the nest, staying for a moment before flying off

    © Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

  • 18:54  There is a fish piece at Maya's feet which the chicks spy and all move up to her.

     The older chick starts to nibble at it:-)

    © Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

  • 19:09   Once more, Maya is feeding the chicks 

    and view from the bottom cam

    19:12  she pauses - then restarts feeding them

    © Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

  • FISH @ 19;14

    33 arrives with a fish

    33 starts to eat edge of nest - Maya is still feeding the chicks

    19:16  33 feeds an older chick but Maya spies the fresh fish and makes a move for it

    19:16  Maya takes the fish from 33

    19:18   Maya starts to feed the fresh fish to the chicks

    19:19   33 flies off and Maya continues feeding the chicks.

    © Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

    Must go for a bit - BFN

  • In reply to Karen:

    Thanks Karen for the new thread - what a super opening paragraph!

    I have to be in work this week so my contributions will be a little bit thin on the ground. Many thanks for all today's updates, much appreciated :)