I can’t believe it’s almost August! I’ve said it a thousand times before, but time does fly, particularly when you spend it watching a bird such as the osprey grow up from birth to maturity! Witnessing the ospreys’ rapid development just serves to make time appear to go faster, and before we know it it’s Birdfair! The three juveniles are still all with us, and won’t be thinking about leaving for around another month. That’s if they want to leave at all – they are getting much too well fed here! Recently, 33 has been pillaging a nearby shallow water supply of fish – right in Manton Bay itself! He has been catching these unsuspecting fish right in front of the hides on the nature reserve! Here are some amazing photographs by John Wright of 33 catching a tench in front of Shallow Water hide.
There has also been some other excellent action in Manton Bay – as usual! Here are John’s photographs of Maya washing her feet in the water of the bay.
It’s an amazing thing to witness! Finally, here are some other excellent shots of osprey life in Manton Bay.