Just visiting

A bit of excitement at the Manton Bay nest this morning! There was a surprise visit to the nest by 51(11)! This male Osprey is a three-year-old in his second year back at Rutland Water. He has been seen quite a lot around the reservoir this year, but he has not found a partner or settled on a nest anywhere. He is obviously quite a bold Osprey (a bit like 33), standing quite brazenly on the nest until Maya eventually chases him off.

Maya mantling at 51(11)

Maya mantling at 51(11)

Maya lunging at 51(11)

Maya lunging at 51(11)

 

51(11) has also visited the nest previously. You may remember earlier in the year when 33(11) was making a nuisance of himself, there was a day (26th April) when both young males landed on the nest (but not at the same time!).