The Manton Bay pair have had a fairly settled day today. There was one intruder that bothered them briefly this morning, but apart from that the Bay has been quiet and peaceful. It has been a beautiful day! The sun has been shining, and the gentle breeze has carried with it that warm scent of spring. The walk down to the hides is an absolute delight! At this time of year, the meadows are a glorious carpet of resplendent yellow buttercups, and various butterflies flit between the colourful blooms.
Maya and 33(11) have not been on the nest all that much today, but they have been present in the Bay nearly all day, as we predict they will be for the rest of the season. Even if they just sit on a perch and do not do all that much, it is still a wonderful privilege and an awe-inspiring spectacle to view these magnificent birds in their natural surroundings. From his favourite perch in the dead tree by Waderscrape Hide, 33(11) has a great view of Manton Bay and his nest, and visitors to the hide have a great close-up view of him!
Here are a few clips and screen-shots of the Manton Bay pair playing with another stick yesterday!