Meet the Osprey Team

Rebecca Pitman 

Senior Reserves Officer (Projects)

Rebecca has previously worked for the RSPB; the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire; the National Trust and Lincolnshire Biodiversity Partnership. Her CV includes roles covering reserve management, wildlife monitoring and people engagement, on reserves including RSPB Ramsey Island, Blakeney Point, RSPB Lakenheath Fen, RSPB Newport Wetlands and RSPB The Lodge.

 

Photo by: Eric Renno

Lloyd Park 

Reserves Officer (Projects) 

Lloyd Park has worked at Rutland Water from a young age, starting out as a volunteer and today is one of the team’s Reserves Officers. Lloyd undertakes much fieldwork throughout the season to monitor the Rutland ospreys and works closely with local landowners to protect their breeding sites. He is one of the youngest bird ringing trainers in the UK and coordinates many ringing projects for Rutland Water nature reserve.

 

The project’s education team (l-r) – Pete Murray, Jackie Murray and Ken Davies

Ken, Jackie and Pete 

Education Officers

Ken, Jackie and Pete are responsible for the project’s educational work with schools and colleges, both locally and further afield. They visit schools, organise trips for schools to see the ospreys at Lyndon nature reserve, oversee World Osprey Week each spring and develop exciting new learning opportunities!

 

Katy Smart

Visitor Centre Coordinator

This osprey season Katy is based at the Lyndon Visitor Centre.  Previously, Katy has worked for the Wildlife Trusts based in Lancashire and Northumberland in public engagement, community-based conservation and wildlife monitoring roles. Having previously worked with the osprey population in Kielder forest, Katy is looking forward to getting to know the Rutland ospreys and meeting lots of enthusiasts!