Three fish and you’re out!

The adults in Manton Bay had a slow start this morning so when 5R brought in the first fish at 11am all three chicks were eagerly waiting to be fed…

After having their late breakfast the youngsters had their usual post-meal rest and stretch but it wasn’t long before 5R decided that it was time for them to eat again. This time though, the chicks didn’t seem to be very hungry…

Our experience at Rutland Water suggests that male Ospreys usually reduce the number of fish they catch at this stage. 5R seems to be doing the exact opposite this year because he brought a large trout to the nest just a couple of hours later. After being fed for a short time the chicks just couldn’t take it any more…

Fish #3