A Day of Celebration

It’s been a beautiful day at Rutland Water and what better way to spend the day than watching the happy couple. People might not be lining the streets to see Maya and 33(11), but we’ve had a lot of visitors down in our waderscrape hide!

 

There has also been plenty of special guests in Manton Bay, any avid osprey webcam watchers, may have noticed 33 mantling on the nest.


 

The reason for this behaviour was none other than T3 (16), this bird was spotted by our diligent volunteers in the hide, who watched her as she perched up on the cormorant tree, right in front of the hide! She had a fish with her at the time, so may have caught it somewhere on the reserve. T3 (16) hatched in 2016 from a site on private land, the bird was first seen in Hampshire last year. 

T3 with fish
photo credit: Mat Blurton

 

T3
photo credit: Mat Blurton and Trudie Gilbert

A report later in the afternoon from Egleton, explained that they had four fishing ospreys outside Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre today, this is no surprise as we now have 24 ospreys in the Rutland area. If you would like to see ospreys fishing for yourself, why not book onto one of our osprey cruises!