12(10) arrival!

12(10) arrived back in Rutland yesterday evening, taking the number of returning birds to fifteen.

12(10) is a female bird who fledged from Site N in 2010 and is the offspring of 08(97) and 5N(04), she is the sister of 11(10) who returned to Rutland on 20th April this year.

In 2012 she was first seen at Dyfi where she intruded at their nest on 21st May. Following that she was seen briefly in Manton Bay on 23rd July before returning back to Dyfi on 29th July so it’s great to have her back in Rutland.

We’ve added 12(10) to the who’s who and we’ll be keeping this up to date over the summer so you can keep track of who’s who and who lives where!

12(10) in flight

2 responses to “12(10) arrival!”

  1. Helen

    Thanks for keeping us up to date with the comings and goings. I find I am now more in touch as I cannot get up to Rutland Water very often. Keep up the good work


    Echo Helens comments thanks for the updates, what a beautiful photo it must be a wonderful feeling to see the birds return each year like greeting old friends.