We’re still waiting for the Manton Bay chicks to take their first flights. As they are the oldest of all the Rutland Osprey chicks this year they should be the first to fly.
With this lovely hot weather they are most probably feeling as lethargic as the rest of us, this along with the lack of even a gentle breeze will perhaps have put them off today.
The young birds will find it easier to make their maiden voyages if there is a bit of wind, it will just give them that extra boost and a bit of a lift once they leave the nest.
So for now at least, all three remain with their feet firmly on the ground. We might see them get a bit more active later on this afternoon and into the early evening as the temperature drops a little.
5R has been keeping busy and kept them supplied with fish; and the youngsters have been helping themselves whilst the Manton Bay female is away.