We have had some excitement at the Manton Bay nest this morning! The Manton Bay female flew off the nest with half a fish at about 09:30. Roughly 15 minutes later, staff in the centre spotted an Osprey landing on the nest, sporting a ring! Could it be 5R?
On closer inspection we saw that the ring was number 25. From this we know that this bird is a female who fledged from Rutland in 2010, and she bred in the area last year, raising three chicks.
She seems to be settling in on the nest, scraping it out and moving some sticks. What will happen when the Manton Bay female returns to find an intruder on her nest?!