In Pictures: Thursday in Manton Bay

The Manton Bay chicks are now nearly eleven weeks old and they’re getting more adventurous by the day. Not only are they exploring further away from the nest but they’ve also been fine tuning their diving technique. John spent most of yesterday down in the hide and here is a fantastic selection of his photos. As you can see, it wasn’t just Ospreys that were keeping the visitors entertained!

Juvenile Yellow Wagtail

Juvenile Yellow Wagtail

Manton Bay juveniles

Manton Bay juveniles

Manton Bay juveniles

Manton Bay juveniles

Little Egrets

Little Egrets

2J and 3J

2J and 3J

2J and 3J

2J and 3J

Juvenile 3J

Juvenile 3J

Manton Bay female with manure

Manton Bay female with manure

3J

3J

Yellow-legged Gull with Signal Crayfish

Yellow-legged Gull with Signal Crayfish

Distant splash of 1J diving into the water

Distant splash of 1J diving into the water

1J

1J

2J

2J

5R

5R

1J

1J

Manton Bay

Manton Bay

Juvenile Mediterranean Gull

Juvenile Mediterranean Gull

Juvenile Mediterranean Gull

Juvenile Mediterranean Gull

3 responses to “In Pictures: Thursday in Manton Bay”

  1. Kate Wells

    A wonderful selection of photographs – especially welcome now that there is not a lot of activity on the Manton Bay nest; brought back wonderful memories of when we were able to visit Rutland Water. Now in our early 80’s, the website gives us a wonderful interest during the Spring and Summer.

  2. Andy, London UK

    Fantastic shots – I particularly like the three on their poles. Eleven weeks, it’s incredible how fast they mature isn’t it? Here’s to successful first catches for all.

  3. Andy, London UK

    12:45 BST and Mum is feeding two of the young ‘uns on the nest, just like pre-fledge days – she’s not on the dole queue just yet then!