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The king has returned!

Look to the skies around Rutland Water  – ‘our’ ospreys are coming home!

Osprey 03(97) arrived from his wintering ground on March 17.

Last year 03, also known as Mr Rutland, suffered a severe wing injury during the season and needed a little help from his friends at the Rutland Osprey Project who provided fish for him when he couldn’t even fly let alone go fishing. But he recovered to make the long journey to his wintering grounds and has now made it back to Rutland Water.

He is now safely back at the nest on which he has bred for the past 14 years so here’s hoping has a successful fifteenth breeding season.

The satellite tagged female osprey 30(05) continues to wing her way northwards, on a long journey that has seen her blown too far west. Although she is slightly behind where she was last Spring she is making steady progress.

And when will Maya, the Manton Bay female arrive?

Lyndon Visitor Centre has opened its doors to the public for the first time this year and a good number of visitors have already come through them to celebrate the beginning of a new season. The Centre will be open 9am – 5pm every day until September.  The new Waderscrape hide is looking great with new seats and interpretation boards so take the opportunity to visit soon.

Keep up to date with the latest news on www.ospreys.org.uk 

Photograph: Osprey 30 (Rutland Osprey Project)

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