Meet the Osprey Team

Rebecca Pitman 

Senior Reserves Officer (Projects)

Rebecca has previously worked for the RSPB; the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire; the National Trust and Lincolnshire Biodiversity Partnership. Her CV includes roles covering reserve management, wildlife monitoring and people engagement, on reserves including RSPB Ramsey Island, Blakeney Point, RSPB Lakenheath Fen, RSPB Newport Wetlands and RSPB The Lodge. 

 

Photo by: Eric Renno

Lloyd Park 

Reserves Officer (Projects) 

Lloyd Park has worked at Rutland Water from a young age, starting out as a volunteer and today is one of the team’s Reserves Officers. Lloyd undertakes much fieldwork throughout the season to monitor the Rutland ospreys and works closely with local landowners to protect their breeding sites. He is one of the youngest bird ringing trainers in the UK and coordinates many ringing projects for Rutland Water nature reserve.

 

Anya Wicikowski 

Project Officer

Starting out at a young age as a volunteer on the osprey project, Anya then when on to study Wildlife Conservation at university. She took a year in industry at the reserve as a Trainee Reserve Officer. She then went on to work for the RSPB, Conservation Research Africa and completed a masters in Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation.

Paul Stammers

Information Officer

After a career in engineering, Paul first became involved in the project in 1996 – the first year that chicks were translocated from Scotland. Paul assists with the running of the project during the summer, and runs volunteer work parties at Lyndon Reserve during the winter.

 

 

 

The project’s education team (l-r) – Pete Murray, Jackie Murray and Ken Davies

Ken, Jackie and Pete 

Education Officers

Ken, Jackie and Pete are responsible for the project’s educational work with schools and colleges, both locally and further afield. They visit schools, organise trips for schools to see the ospreys at Lyndon nature reserve, oversee World Osprey Week each spring and develop exciting new learning opportunities!