It has been a beautiful day today; this picture was taken at dawn from Shallow Water hide.
5R spent the early part of the morning incubating before the Manton Bay female took over.
At about 10.30am, as Tim and John were in Manton Bay, an intruding osprey flew over the nest. After close inspection they were able to tell us that it was 11(10), another Rutland bird returning for the second time. 11(10) is a male who fledged in 2010 and returned for the first time last year. He hung around for a short while before heading out of the Manton Bay area.
Meanwhile 5R was enjoying the sunshine so much that it wasn’t until early afternoon when he eventually brought in a fish.