As we near the end of August it is inevitable that the Ospreys breeding at Rutland Water will begin to depart for warmer climes. And it looks as though two of the Manton Bay juveniles, 1J and 2J, have done just that and both left Rutland on their migration. Over the next few days we’ll update you with news of their departures along with photos from John from the last week in Manton Bay.
But 3J, it seems, is not quite ready to leave just yet! First thing this morning 5R(04) brought in two fish, the first a large trout which he shared with the Manton Bay female and the second a small pike which was taken to 3J.
For the visitors and volunteers who have visited Manton Bay today, this video will be a familiar sight. Following her early meal 3J has been persistently food begging from the nest. She hasn’t ventured very far, after all you never know when a fish might arrive and she most definitely wouldn’t have wanted to miss it!