Business as usual…

For the staff and volunteers working at Rutland Water Nature Reserve much of the last three weeks has been dominated by Birdfair. Despite the hive of activity over at Egleton it has been business as usual in Manton Bay. Two days ago, Tom and Ann our volunteers in the hide for the morning shift, reported that 5R had brought three fish to the nest before 8am! What a superb fisherman! The male is obviously doing his best to ensure the chicks are in tip top condition before they leave.

When Liz and I arrived in the centre later that morning there were the remains of two fish still in the nest, 5R had outdone himself! But 32(11), as well as some of the others, couldn’t resist for very long…