Some of you may have seen our recent call for photos of an unidentified osprey seen on a Birdfair wildlife cruise over the weekend. The team was very excited as it was not a bird we recognised, however, as the blue ring was on the right leg it was likely to be a Rutland bird. From the photographs she was instantly confirmed as a female bird, fledged this year from a nest on private land, 3AT(18). It’s exciting to see this young bird already out and about exploring Rutland, hopefully we will have even more sightings of her as she undertakes her migration down into West Africa and maybe when she returns to Rutland in two years’ time (fingers crossed).
Thank you Nigel Chester-Buckley, for sharing such beautiful images of this young bird, the first time she has been photographed away from the nest.
All osprey color ring sightings can be reported to the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation.