Another Day in Manton Bay

After a very exciting opening day, the Manton Bay female is now settling back into familiar surroundings. The following photographs are the latest taken by our Field Officer John Wright.

I'm back, but where's 5R?

I’m back, but where’s 5R?

During the winter, we have improved the image from our nest camera. This has been achieved by the design of a new camera support, seen below.

Female sitting on nest perch

Female sitting on nest perch

Leaving for her first fishing expedition

Leaving for her first fishing expedition

The female flew past the Lyndon Centre and down to the dam, returning to the nest with this massive trout – her first Rutland trout of the season!

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Our Osprey gets a visit from a Red Kite – another species that has benefited from translocation. The following pictures show adult and juvenile visiting Red Kites.

Adult Red Kite chasing Manton Bay female

Adult Red Kite chasing Manton Bay female

The chase continues

The chase continues

Immature Red Kite swoops over the nest

Immature Red Kite swoops over the nest

8 responses to “Another Day in Manton Bay”

  1. Valerie Webber

    Great photos thank you ‘ perhaps it was a kite ‘bombing’ her this morning , she was not happy . Just to say congratulations from me for two back so far – its great to see them once again , good luck for the season .

  2. Annie Sage

    Fabulous photography, and I love the red kite and osprey pictures!

  3. Rebecca Denny

    Fantastic pictures. She deserved to catch that huge fish after her long journey north.

  4. Pat Kelsall

    terrific photos of Mrs 5R settling in. Thanks.

  5. Shirley A. Davies

    These are absolutely brilliant, thank you to John Wright. Fantastic shots with the Red Kite also. What a celebratory day!

  6. Shirley Newton

    After the Osprey the Red Kite is my favourite bird. Wish 5R would get a wriggle on, she’s lonely. Thanks for the wonderful pics.

  7. Tina Irvin

    Beautiful photos and a well deserved dinner for her.

  8. Sally Whale

    Wonderful pictures, especially like the flight shots with fish. Great to be at this stage of the year – hope it’s a very successful season for the ospreys and the project.