And still we wait…oh, uh oh 00!

For those of you who have been watching the webcam today you will have seen that we still have 2 intact eggs and hatching at Manton Bay is yet to start. We have been saying it should be Wednesday before they start so our eyes will be glued to the monitor as we try to be the first to spot the first signs tomorrow morning.

You may recall we had a young female Osprey, 00(09), visiting the bay regularly at the beginning of the season. Well, after not seeing her for over a fortnight, she has been back in the area again today. Both 5R and his female became very protective of their nest as 00 flew over them in Manton Bay; you can see thier concern in this clip.

Elsewhere on the reserve…
With the arrival of the sunshine the meadows are starting to flower nicely. On his walk back from Waderscrape hide this morning Paul spotted several species of butterfly – Brimstone, Orange Tip, Holly Blue, Peacock and Green Veined White.

Yesterday a few of our volunteers came along to help us weave a new willow hedge along the front of the visitor centre. It was a lovely way to spend a morning and was topped off by one of Paul’s infamous soups!

Margaret and Gillian pointing stakes

The team in front of the completed hedge.