What a beautiful day to end the week and begin a new month! The sun has been shining nearly all day, and there has not been a hint of rain! The Ospreys have been sitting around in the Bay enjoying the change in the weather. Occasionally one or both of them put in an appearance on the nest, which is great for people visiting the Centre to see on the big screen. No fish have been caught today that we have seen, but there is plenty of daylight left for either 33(11) to fetch a fish, or indeed for Maya to go fishing herself.
Here is a short video of 33(11) rearranging nest material yet again!
Here is a clip of both Ospreys on the nest at the same time, which is always lovely to see. Unfortunately 33(11)’s head has been cut out of view, I think perhaps we need to zoom the camera out a bit more!
A few screen-shots from today:
Yesterday the Rutland Osprey Team set sail, along with sixty enthusiastic visitors, on the first Osprey Cruise of the 2014 season! It was a great experience, and special for me as it was my first cruise! We did not see an Osprey dive for a fish, but we did see three different Ospreys prospecting for fish in the reservoir, one of which obligingly sat right on top of the water tower, providing great views!
One of the Ospreys we saw was 28(10)! Identifiable, even at a distance, because of his slightly damaged right wing. It was brilliant to see him again – he is a particular favourite of mine, and it is nice to know he is still in the area.
It was wonderful to watch the Ospreys flying so close to the boat, they are such beautiful, graceful birds. Everyone who attended the cruise enjoyed it, and I would recommend these cruises very highly!