This lovely picture of the Manton Bay pair at their nest was taken from the webcam earlier today. It won’t be long now before they are joined by two hungry chicks; 5R and his mate appear to be waiting a lot more patiently than we are!
Earlier this afternoon the two birds were in the nest as another Osprey was circling above. You can see them mantling in the nest as they try to fend off the intruder, we’re not sure who it was as our volunteers in Wadrescrape didn’t manage to get a good look at it’s ring before 5R chased the bird out of Manton Bay.
Other exciting news in today is that there has been a possible sighting of a Rutland Osprey at Arlington in Sussex over the last few days. As yet we haven’t got a clear picture but it appears to have a blue ring on its right leg so there is a chance it could be one of our birds. Could it be the first 2010 Osprey coming back? We’ll have to wait and see.