The fairest of them all

Today was the first day of Birdfair, and it began with an absolutely amazing Celebrity Osprey Cruise! Simon King was on board the Rutland Belle once again, to share the wildlife of Rutland Water with all on board. The Ospreys performed perfectly – at least six birds were seen, and two caught fish!

The day also ended with a superb cruise, this time with David Lindo on board. Let’s hope tomorrow morning and tomorrow evening’s cruises see the same success!

The fair was very busy today, and luckily the weather stayed dry and rather warm. We were ready and waiting on the Osprey stand at the start of the day!

The Osprey stand is ready!

The Osprey stand is ready!


We had a great day chatting to people, showing the Osprey highlights and making Osprey badges. We had our three Osprey books on sale – Tim Mackrill’s “The Rutland Water Ospreys”, Ken Davies and John Wright’s “Ozzie’s Migration”, and Jackie and Pete Murray’s “Be an Osprey Expert” – these are £10, £5 and £5 respectively, but are on special offer at the Birdfair at £15 for all three!

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Having a ball, at Birdfair 2015

The Osprey stand at Birdfair 2015


The Osprey team will be at the Birdfair tomorrow and Sunday too, so don’t miss us!

You also don’t want to miss Tim Mackrill’s talk tomorrow (Saturday) – “Rutland’s Ospreys Go Global”, in Lecture Marquee 2 at 2:30pm.

And on Sunday, in the Author’s Marquee at 3:30pm, there will be a book launch, promoting the publication of Jackie and Pete Murray’s book – “Be an Osprey Expert”.

See this map for more details on where to find all of these unmissable events!


You can still drop off any unwanted football kit in our box to send to West Africa!

Plus, the Ospreys are still in Manton Bay!

See yesterday’s update for even more details about the Osprey stand at Birdfair.