We’ve had a very busy week on the osprey project, on Wednesday we were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Tim Mackrill’s new charity, the Osprey Leadership Foundation. “The foundation will work with young people from different cultures and contrasting backgrounds to inspire them about the natural world and help them to develop into conservation leaders who can make an impact at an international level”. If you would like to find out more and support the charity please see their website here.
The ospreys themselves have are also very busy in Manton Bay; the chicks have been taking every opportunity to practices their flying skills, even doing some night flapping. We expect that they will be fledging in the next couple of weeks.
We are getting lots of osprey intrusions into the bay, Maya and 33(11) are doing a great job of seeing them off. The chicks don’t seem to mind at all and are becoming very independent with both of them happily feeding themselves, once the intruder has been chased away.
They are also still learning about the world around them, with both chicks showing great interest in a lump of grass that Maya brought in.