Build me up buttercup

Firstly, I must apologise for the lack of a live camera in the centre today, and the consequent lack of live streaming on the website. I’m sure you will all appreciate the perils of technology, and understand that the efforts we are putting towards fixing the problem are extensive. We hope to have the cameras back up and running by lunchtime tomorrow. Please be patient with us, we are doing our best.

The Ospreys have, of course, been happily getting on with their lives in Manton Bay, oblivious and undisturbed by our technological problems. 33 has brought in several fish today, and Maya has fed the chicks until all they can do is sleep! They are such fantastic parents, it is wonderful to watch. The chicks are now so big that, when they sit up, their heads can be seen poking out above the nest, so a good view of them can be had from both Waderscrape and Shallow Water hides.

All Ospreys together

The Manton Bay family, 7th June 2015


This time of year is wonderful for lovers of wild flowers. The Lyndon Reserve is blessed with several superb meadows, which are currently resplendent in a yellow blanket of buttercups! Soon, the orchids will be flowering too, and on sunny days the butterflies are out in their dozens. If you are interested in wild flowers, butterflies, Ospreys, and wildlife in general, come and  join us for a Guided Summer Walk at Lyndon on Wednesday 17th June, and enjoy the spectacles of summer with us! Click here for more information and to book.

Buttercups in the meadow

Buttercups in the meadow

Beautiful buttercups

Beautiful buttercups


The Osprey Project and the Rutland Belle hosted our second Osprey Cruise of the season on Saturday. What a great evening it was! It was rather windy, so the weather was not ideal for fishing Ospreys, however, we still had three superb sightings of Ospreys flying past the boat at very close quarters! It’s no wonder these cruises are selling out fast – click here to look at dates and book tickets! 

Male Osprey 30(10) intruding


One response to “Build me up buttercup”

  1. Mike Simmonds

    Thank you Kayleigh. I do hope you get the camera fixed as I’m sure we all share your frustration.