MANTON BAY – JULY 2021

Continued from Manton Bay – June 2021.   

The history of the Manton Bay nest, breeding stats and links to previous threads can be found here.

The season so far:  On 19 March, Blue 33(11) returned at 12:29 and Maya at 12:52.  Three eggs were laid, #1 on 30 March at 11:45,  #2 seen on 2 April at 07:34 and #3 on 5 April at 07:05.  Sadly only two eggs hatched, the first chick on 8 May at 19:51 and the second on 10 May at 19:48, one egg being unviable.   The chicks were ringed on 19 June.  Chick #1, a male, was fitted with the blue darvic 096 and Chick #2, a female, was fitted with blue 095.    

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  • Gorgeous framed portrait pictures of 095 and 096, Karen, and a super, informative OP ...thanks so much!

  • 096 rests at the edge of the nest with his younger sibling, 095 sound asleep in the middle of the nest. 

     © Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

  • Morning ALL

    Today,

    096 is 54 days old &

    095 is 52 days old

  • Checking back, at 05:52, 33 arrived with breakfish

    Maya followed and fed herself and 096 - 095 did not seem too hungry

    Maya then flew off leaving the fish and 095 self fed

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  • 096 flapping, mentally preparing himself

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    Just needs to build his confidence to take that leap of faith!

  • 12:12      096 has fledged

    and off

    095 alone on the nest

    Video:    Blue 096 fledges @ 12:12 on 1 July 2021