MANTON BAY – AUGUST 2021 to end of FEBRUARY 2022

  • 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 .

    Valerie

  • In reply to Karen:

    Bye bye Maya and 33, stay safe and see you again soon!
    Karen it has been a great pleasure to 'talk' to you throughout our visits and share what we see. We would like to send you A BIG THANK YOU for so many updates, pics and vids and keeping us up to speed every day with this wonderful pair of ospreys!
    All the very best,
    Lyn and Mike
  • 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: