RUTLAND OSPREYS 2012

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RUTLAND OSPREYS 2012

  • ALAN PETRIE

    Exciting news from Spain 11(10) is on his way home:

    http://www.ospreys.org.uk/exciting-news-from-spain/

    Woohoo! Fantastic news, Alan - the first of the 2010 birds to be spotted and the second of 08's chicks to return. Brilliant.

  • It's very cold in Rutland today, with a gusty northerly wind, so this was a very rapid changeover at MB which allowed a brief glimpse of the eggs:

  • Just tweeted:

    "09 has just visited Lagoon 4 to have a bathe!"

  • Thanks ALAN

  • ALAN PETRIE

    Just tweeted:

    "09 has just visited Lagoon 4 to have a bathe!"

    Typical! I was there yesterday. Here's the (still unoccupied) Lagoon 4 nest:

    Due to the ongoing drought (and subsequent difficult underfoot conditions, LOL) I hadn't visited RW for 3 weeks. I expected the water level to have risen during that time but was surprised to find the reservoir 99% full!

  • A cause for concern at Manton Bay here

  • oh NO!  If the egg is damaged/not viable would the parents just leave it or would they actively throw it out?

  • Panic over, Rutland ospreys have just tweeted:

    "There are still three eggs in the Manton Bay nest! What a relief!"

  • ALAN PETRIE

    Panic over, Rutland ospreys have just tweeted:

    "There are still three eggs in the Manton Bay nest! What a relief!"

     

    Yes, but looking at the video clip the've posted, the 'missing' 3rd egg is still a lot lower than the other two. I'm guessing that means it isn't getting the direct contact it probably should have, and likely isn't being turned as much, if at all. Time will tell whether it eventually hatches.

    If EJ could see the size of the fish in that clip, she would be telling Odin to find a new shop :-)

  • 5R is famous for bringing in 'whales' . The 'shop' is much closer at Rutland Water.

  • lol It is bigger than the Whales that EJ catches!! :-)

  • Update on 11(10) tweeted by Tim Mackrill:

    "Our 2yr old Rutland Osprey is still at Villaviciosa estuary in N Spain and may have been there since March. Wonder if he wintered in Spain?"

  • The 2010 bird from Site N still at Villaviciosa, and may have been there since March:

    http://twitter.com/#!/rutlandospreys

  •  Sunny morn at RW  Has a spider built a web across the camera?

  • Two young males back at Rutland: 03(09) and 06(09) - hopefully one or both will distract 00(09) from disturbing 5R & his Mrs.

    03 is a site N bird; I have no info on the parentage of 06. But at least neither are 00's siblings.

    I hope one of these (or another late-returning bird) pairs with AW's mate: she is a Scottish bird, so unrelated to the main Rutland population, which is probably a good thing for the gene pool.