It has been an extremely wet and windy day at Rutland Water with the Manton Bay nest battered by strong north-easterly winds and driving rain. The female has sat resolutely on the eggs all day, which can’t have been a pleasant task – as this video shows.
Its not just the Ospreys who have suffered in the rain today. Just after 2pm this afternoon a rather soggy, but very relieved, Brian Anderson arrived at Rutland Water having completed his 450 mile charity cycle ride from Loch Garten in just six days. Brian, or Black Jaguar as he is better known to the Loch Garten bloggers, has raised over £2000 for the RSPB’s work at Loch Garten – a fantastic achievement. We welcomed him to the Lyndon Visitor Centre with a cup of coffee and plenty of congratulations. Well done Brian! If you would like to know more, or to sponsor him, check out his JustGiving page.