Brief History of Manton Bay:
The nest at Manton Bay was first used in 2007 by White 08(97) and Green 5N(04) who successfully raised 2 chicks. In 2008 they paired again but the nest failed and in 2009 it 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 and Mrs 5R paired with a new mate, Blue 28(10) and laid 3 eggs. Blue 33(11) arrived determined to claim this nest and evicted Blue 28(10). Blue 33(11) kicked out the eggs and spent the remainder of the season bonding with Mrs 5R who was then officially named “Maya”.
In 2015 Maya and Blue 33(11) returned and to date have successfully raised 18 chicks including two broods of four the previous two seasons.
© Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust
Here’s wishing Maya and Blue 33(11) a safe journey home and for another successful season.
Some Useful Links:
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
Manton Bay 2020 - March, April, May, June, July, Aug-End Mar 21
Link to Webcam & Copyright Notice: © Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust
Manton Bay Nest Breeding Stats - 2007 – Present
White YK(F), White YP(M)
Blue 29(F), Blue 30(M), Blue 31(M)
Blue 22(M), Blue 32(M), Blue 52(M)
Blue 8F(M), Blue 9F(M)
Blue 1J(M), Blue 2J(F), Blue 3J(F)
Unringed/Mrs 5R/ Maya
Eggs kicked out by Blue 33(11)
Blue S1(M), Blue S2(M), Blue S3(F)
Blue T6(F), Blue T7(F), Blue T8(M)
Blue 2AM(M), Blue 2AN(F)
Blue 3AU(M), Blue 3AW(F)
Blue 054(F), Blue 055(M), Blue 056(M), Blue 057(F)
Blue 080(M),Blue 081(M),Blue 082(M),Blue 083(M)
Previous return dates for Maya & Blue 33(11):
So while we eagerly await the return of Maya and Blue 33(11) here is a video of the highlights of last year's season
Click on capture to play
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
Thank you Karen for the new MB thread and the very comprehensive opening post and all the Stats.
Reading your opening post brought back so many nice memories of those Ospreys back then.
They have left quite a legacy.
EJ's Memorial Balgavies Loch Ospreys 2022
Wendy, SunnyKate & Mary - you're welcome and yes Mary, so many nice memories :-)
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