If you have visited Waderscrape or Shallow Water hides in recent days, there’s every chance you’ll have been treated to great views of 5R fishing in Manton Bay. As John Wright’s fantastic photos show, it’s a brilliant place to watch the birds in action.
After several unsuccessful dives yesterday morning, he lifted out of the water with…a crayfish! This is the first time we have seen a Rutland Osprey catch anything other than a fish at Rutland Water. It obviously took 5R by surprise because he dropped the crayfish as he flew back to the nest. So sadly we will never know how he would have tackled this potentially painful meal!