Official Opening of Waderscrape hide

If you’re planning to visit Rutland Water this weekend then make sure you leave plenty of time to visit the revamped Waderscrape hide overlooking the Manton Bay nest. Although the hide has been open since mid-March, it was officially opened today by Mark Dorsett, UK Country Director for Caterpillar. Caterpillar have generously funded the hide as part of a three year project at Rutland Water.

Mark was joined at the opening by representatives from Anglian Water, Western Power, BED Electrical and the Martin Lawrence Memorial Trust who, along with the Horse and Jockey at Manton, have all supported the new hide in various ways. We are extremely grateful to all of them for their support.

Mark Dorsett cuts the ribbon to officially open the revamped Waderscrape hide

Mark Dorsett cuts the ribbon to officially open the revamped Waderscrape hide

Telescopes provide a great view of the Ospreys at the nest

Telescopes provide a great view of the Ospreys at the nest

Of course it isn’t just Ospreys that you will see on a visit to Lyndon. Spring is a great time to visit the reserve and Dave Cole has filmed a superb video to give you a sneak preview of what you might expect to see if you visit over the Bank Holiday weekend. We hope to see you soon!

As we would hope during incubation it has been another quiet day at the Manton Bay nest. Maya and 33 have been sharing incubation with little disturbance from other Ospreys. After what we’ve witnessed at Site B over the past few weeks, that is very much a good thing at this sensitive time of the year.

Maya incubating earlier today

Maya incubating earlier today