Latest from Rutland - confirmation that Maya and 33 have indeed left, Maya last seen on the 30th and Blue 33(11) on the 31st.
© Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust
Now the season has come to a close, here is a list of all the key dates of the Manton Bay 2021 Season with links to relative posts
Manton Bay 2021 Key Dates & Links
Mar 19 @ 12:29 Blue 33(11) returns
Mar 19 @ 12:52 Maya returns
Mar 30 @ 11:45 Egg #1 laid
Apr 02 @ 07:34 Egg #2 seen
Apr 05 @ 07:05 Egg #3 laid
May 08 @ 19:51 First hatching
May 10 @ 19:48 Second hatching
Jun 19 Ringing: #1 Blue 096(M) & #2 Blue 095 (F)
Jul 01 @ 12:12 096, 54 days old, fledges
Jul 02 @ 11:12 095, 53 days old, fledges
Aug 20 @ 08:51 Last sighting of 096 on the nest
Aug 22 @ 09:06 Last sighting of 095 on the nest
Aug 22 @ 09:10 095 (104 days old) sets off on her first migration
Aug 22 @ 09:13 096 (106 days old) sets off on his first migration
Aug 30 @ 13:40 Last sighting of Maya on the nest
Aug 31 @ 06:20 Last sighting of Blue 33(11) on the nest
And finally, I would like to thank everyone, especially Lyn and Mike aka LAM, for all their contributions on this thread and also throughout the forum.
All that is left for me to say is:
Blue 33(11) & Maya
Blue 096(21) & Blue 095(21)
a safe journey and a safe return
In reply to SheilaFE:
Hi Sheila , confused me slightly :) it was Green 5R who did not return in 2014 , from memory Blue 33 and Maya were together 2014 and then it was as you say 2015 Blue 28 and Blue 33 . Looking forward maybe to a BirdFair 2022 and meeting up with people once again , sad not having them for 2 years .
In reply to Karen:
In reply to Valerie:
Valerie D said:from memory Blue 33 and Maya were together 2014 and then it was as you say 2015 Blue 28 and Blue 33
I don't remember Blue33 the year before Blue28 turned up, I only remember 33 being too strong and being so upset about 28 losing his nest, eggs and Mrs5R. That was 2014, the year I first did some recordings of MB, eg, 28 brings a fish:
Then I've got Egg #1 with 28 present but too much rain to see, and Egg #2 with Mrs5R alone, and then on 18 April Mrs5R defending 3 eggs with "no partner":
I've got a gap in "Mrs5R" ivds until...
06 August (edited, I had put 18 April) there were no eggs on the nest.
A search using Blue28 didn't find eviction, A Blue33 search found a mating attempt on 01 May:
Remember this was when the LG cam was high priority, I didn't keep a good record of this nest.
The following year, this was how Blue33 won us over
If only there were time and space to put it all on the record.
IMAGICAT | LG DAILY OBS
I've edited my above post, there was a date error, plus I found an early sign of Blue33 courting on 01 May 2014.
Birdie's DU Summaries 2018
I'd like to echo everything that has been stated about the wonderful coverage on this thread from all participants but especially to Karen - thank you so much for your dedication. LAM, your on-the-spot reporting has been invaluable, thank you both too. See you next season :)
We spend 90% of net income on conservation, public education and advocacy
The RSPB is a member of BirdLife International. Find out more about the partnership
© The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654
Accepting all non-essential cookies helps us to personalise your experience
These cookies are required for basic web functions
Allow us to collect anonymised performance data
Allow us to personalise your experience