Fishy business in the bay

New arrival 33(11) has been causing trouble today for the Manton Bay pair. He was around yesterday, and by late afternoon it was thought he had gotten the message and disappeared. However, today he is back, and 28 is having difficulty in getting rid of him!

John took some brilliant photographs yesterday, including some great close-ups of 28 and 33, and a lovely sequence of images showing 28 bringing in a small bream and Maya taking it away to eat. Enjoy…

Brilliant close-up of 28 flying

Brilliant close-up of 28 flying

Male Osprey 33(11) intruding in the bay

Male Osprey 33(11) intruding in the bay

28 brings in a roach

28 brings in a roach, note the red fins

28 coming into the nest with a small bream

28 approaches the nest with a small bream

28 arrives with small bream

28 arrives with bream

Maya taking the fish away

Maya grabs the fish…

Maya flies away with the bream

…and flies away with it

28 incubating

28 takes over incubation

28 standing on Maya's back

28 standing on Maya’s back

33(11) perched nearby the nest

33(11) perched nearby the nest

33 appears to be a very fiesty young male. Hopefully, he will eventually take the hint that this nest is not available!

Here are some photographs taken by John a couple of days ago, of 28 with a pike. This helps to demonstrate the variety of fish that are available to the Ospreys in Rutland Water. In the last week we have seen bream, roach and pike. 

28 with a lovely pike, you can clearly see its markings

28 with a lovely pike, you can clearly see its markings

28 bringing the pike to the nest

28 bringing the pike to the nest

28 bringing the pike

28 bringing the pike

One response to “Fishy business in the bay”

  1. Mike Grundy

    Superb shots John!
    Thank you so much.