Over the last few weeks we’ve become accustomed to 5R bringing in a bountiful supply of fish, specifically Roach. Well today he brought an enormous Bream back to Manton Bay. He flew off from the T perch and over towards Lagoon 1 at the Egleton side of the Nature Reserve. Minutes later he re-appeared carrying this huge Bream.
If we were to hazard a guess as to the weight it would be around the 2lb mark and about the largest fish an Osprey could catch and lift out of the water.
It was so heavy that he dragged it through the water before making his way to the fallen poplars on the far side of the bay. Losing his grip he then dropped the fish, right on top of a group of tufted duck. Fortunately he managed to retrieve it and deliver it whole to the nest.
John was in the hide and captured it all, we also managed to get a few video clips of when the Bream was delivered to the nest.
The Manton Bay female took it from him and after dragging it accross the nest she immediately began feeding the chicks. This was the fourth fish of the day and it has stayed on the nest for most of the afternoon. In fact, if you look on the webcam you will probably still see the tail end of it!