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Rutland Osprey, England 2018

Post by Ferenz » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:28 am

Welcome to the Rutland Osprey Project

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Rutland Water is home to the first Ospreys to breed in England for 150 years, after a translocation programme. We observe them from their arrival from Africa in Spring, through to their Autumn migration. Come and join us at Rutland Water Nature Reserve to learn more about these magnificent birds!
Rutland Website: http://www.ospreys.org.uk/

The Rutland Osprey Project is run by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Anglian Water

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Location: Rutland is a landlocked county in central England, bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire and southeast by Northamptonshire.

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Rutland, Manton Bay UK - Maya’s Return
By admin on March 12, 2018

Today has been an extremely exciting day for the Rutland Osprey Project! The first osprey was seen in Rutland, and to add to the excitement the first bird back was identified as Maya the Manton Bay osprey, this meant that her return was broadcast live for all to see via webcam. This is the earliest we have ever had a bird back in Rutland, as the birds usually return around the 17th March. We are not sure what has caused this early return, but it will be very interesting to see when the other ospreys make their way back to Rutland.
http://www.ospreys.org.uk/mayas-return/

Maya Male Makes it Back!
By Anya Wicikowski on March 15, 2018
Yesterday just as we were winding down for the day, a second osprey was spotted on the nest. This morning we were able to confirm this was 33(11). Maya’s usual partner. This is fantastic news, as it points us towards another successful breeding season for the pair. They have wasted no time at all having already started copulating this morning.
http://www.ospreys.org.uk/maya-male-makes-it-back/

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Mär 28, 2018 - Maya lays egg #1 @ 06:08hr- ©Rutland Osprey Project

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Post by Ferenz » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:35 am

Mar 31, 2018 - egg #2

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Apr 03, 2018 - egg #3

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Posted by Karen on 27 Apr 2018 6:18 AM:
30 days now that Maya and 33 have been incubating these eggs. By this time next week, we may be seeing first chick of the season
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A cracking day at Manton Bay - By Holly Hucknall on May 5, 2018

Today marks day 37 of incubation, the day that chicks often hatch, so when Information Officer Paul Stammers arrived at the centre this morning he was very excited – would today be the day…?

…Yes it would! Just a few minutes ago we got the first view of our fully hatched chick. Volunteer Chris was in Waderscrape hide this morning when he noticed the first sign of hatching – a tiny hole in one of the eggs. Paul managed to capture the moment on the webcam....
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Post by Ferenz » Sun May 06, 2018 10:51 am

Chick number 2 has hatched!! :hatch: :hatch:

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Post by Ferenz » Tue May 08, 2018 3:07 am

Third egg has a pip > there maybe a hatch in progress...

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Post by Ferenz » Tue May 08, 2018 10:08 am

Third hatch

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Post by Ferenz » Tue May 15, 2018 4:27 am

Three cute Chicks

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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Tue May 15, 2018 1:13 pm

Adorable! What good news......
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Post by Ferenz » Thu May 17, 2018 9:08 am

Bad news: Last night the third and smallest chick started to deteriorate, and this morning it was clear that it had died. The third chick hatched two days after its youngest sibling, which made it obviously smaller than the older two. Despite this all three chicks seemed to be doing really well and Maya was feeding each equally.

Things started to change when, yesterday afternoon 33 delivered a rather large clump of hay, Maya had already delivered a few clumps herself. However, this last clump swallowed up two of the chicks and for a while they were not visible. Later on 33 brought in a fish, this seemed to spur the chicks on, first it was the bigger one that managed to pop his head out from the hay for a feed, then a few moments later the smallest chick just about managed to break free.

However, this was not enough, the two stranded chicks were now stuck on the other side of the nest, away from the nest cup and Mayas warmth. The bigger chick valiantly battled his way through the hay and fortunately his larger size and strength seemed to help and eventually he ended up back under Maya.

The smaller chick was not so lucky, he put up a good fight trying to make his way back to the nest cup, but unfortunately did not make it. The chick was left out from under Maya for the rest of the night, although we had a warm day the night was cold and windy, meaning that the chick would have quickly cooled without Maya’s warmth.

The osprey team monitored the chick overnight and by morning it was clear the chick was dead and there was no action that could help without putting the remaining chicks at risk. It’s a real setback for Manton Bay and upsetting when you see the loss of a chick you’ve been watching for weeks, but on the positive side we still have two healthy chicks, both of which are looking very well fed!
http://www.ospreys.org.uk/down-to-two/

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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu May 17, 2018 7:38 pm

This kind of setback, while indeed nature, makes it tough to watch. I know the parents must feel sad or whatever they feel.
Hope the other two thrive....
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Post by Ferenz » Fri May 25, 2018 11:14 pm

Chicks are gettin' bigger

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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Sat May 26, 2018 10:13 am

Looking good!
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Post by Ferenz » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:08 am

They are well grown & looking cute with MoM Maya

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Post by Ferenz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:05 am

Well grown chicks & parents

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Post by Ferenz » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:58 pm

Manton Bay Ringing - on June 15, 2018
After the measurements and weights were recorded it was decided we had one male and one female, the male was given the ring 3AU and the slightly larger female 3AW.
http://www.ospreys.org.uk/manton-bay-ringing-2/

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Post by Ferenz » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:56 am

Female 3 AW self feeding with big fish - male 3 AU watching

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Post by Ferenz » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:17 am

Must be DADDY 33 on the nest

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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:56 pm

Ferenz.....I love these captures! Thank you, almost like old photos.
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Post by Ferenz » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:22 am

A Rainy Weekend

By Anya Wicikowski on August 27, 2018

It is very quiet down in Manton Bay this afternoon, the rain from yesterday seems to have washed everything away. The young male 3AU from Manton Bay was last seen on Saturday, so it looks as though he has finally left for his migration; let’s hope he finds better weather...
http://www.ospreys.org.uk/a-rainy-weekend/

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Post by Ferenz » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:32 am

Blue 33 - The Manton Bay Chief
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Osprey Tracking

By Anya Wicikowski on August 31, 2018


Down in Manton Bay things are exceedingly quiet, we still have the two adult birds but no sign of any of the chicks. Elsewhere it looks as though Rutland birds are starting to leave the UK on their own migrations back to their wintering grounds. We will soon be updating you on 30s’ progress as she starts her fifth migration with a satellite tag! What an incredible bird!

On the subject of migration and satellite tags we have some very exciting news, a couple of weeks ago two of the finest osprey experts in the country, Roy Dennis and Tim Mackrill, both from the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation came down to Rutland to fit satellite trackers onto two birds. With the help of our own Lloyd Park, two male ospreys were selected: 4K(13) and S1(15), both of which have been holding territory but were unable to attract females this year....

The two birds selected for tags this year were S1(15) you should recognise him, as he is a Manton Bay chick, who first returned in 2017, and 4K(13) who is from a site on private land and first returned to Rutland in 2015.
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In fact S1 the youngest bird has already set off on his migration! At 14:00 on the 25th of August he left the UK crossing the English Channel between Brighton and Newhaven. By 17:00 he was in France. After what must have been a tiring crossing he stopped off overnight in woodland just east of Le Havre, in just one day he managed to clock up an amazing 377.98 km.

On the 26th S1 continued his travels south, not stopping until he found another large piece of woodland east of Tours, and rested there overnight. The next morning he was back in skies, by now he must have been getting hungry, he only covered just less than 100 km before he found himself a nice lake north of Le Blanc to catch some dinner and rest up.


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continued Osprey Tracking S 1(15) By Anya Wicikowski on August 31, 2018

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The break and food did its trick, as the next day he was off like a rocket, he made his way south-west towards the coastline and the Gironde estuary, a popular spot for migrating birds. S1 then continued on towards Arcachon Bay, stopping only when he found a large spot of woodland to the south-east of the bay.
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The next day S1 headed back towards the coastline, it looks as though he could have then used the coastline as a guide, as he follows it straight down until he reached the Pyrenees. From here he headed south east, and on the 30th of August passed over Madrid. Our last update from S1 showed him just south Madrid, over the past 5 days he has covered an amazing 1535.78 km. It’s really intriguing to see where he will end up; at this point in time it doesn’t look as though he is heading for Portugal, where some Rutland birds have been spotted over wintering, so most likely he is heading down to West Africa, just like 30.

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Post by Ferenz » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:35 am

Autumn Already

By Anya Wicikowski on September 1, 2018


The past few days we have had beautiful weather, although we are starting to feel the nip of autumn in the air. This has meant that lots of the Rutland ospreys are starting to move off away from Rutland and back to their wintering grounds. This includes the Manton Bay female Maya, she was last seen yesterday morning; she is most likely already on her way to her wintering grounds, maybe somewhere in southern England or northern France already. 33(11) the Manton Bay male has been in the bay today but it doesn’t look like he will be here much longer, this morning he caught a massive trout, which no doubt means he’s stocking up before the long migration...

As for are satellite birds the young S1 is powering over Southern Europe, and yesterday morning cross over towards Morocco at the strait of Gibraltar, it’s going be interesting to see where he goes next! Before he made is trip down into Africa, he stopped off in Southern Spain at the Embalse de Cordobilla at wetland reserve in the Andalusia region of Spain.
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On Their Way - By Anya Wicikowski on September 2, 2018

It’s been another beautiful day at Rutland Water, this morning 33 caught a fish which he then ate on the T-perch, not long after, he started to climb high into the sky, until he was just a tiny speck against a blue back drop, and it looked as though he might have left for his migration. A couple of hours later, an osprey swooped into the bay, it was identified as 33, so he’s not gone yet…

S1 is making great progress and as of last night he was about half way across Morocco, deciding to overnight west of Marrakesh.
http://www.ospreys.org.uk/on-their-way/

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