Manton Bay Ospreys

Peter Cairns/2020VISION

An update on the goings-on at the Manton Bay nest...

What an exciting couple of weeks we have had here at the Lyndon Visitor Centre! With all four of the Manton Bay juveniles having fledged they are becoming increasingly adventurous, making more exploratory flights and straying slightly further away from the nest. In my opinion, it is one of the best times of the season, as the juveniles, now confident on the wing, are dipping into the water to bathe or clean their talons.

Here are a series of video highlights that we have captured from the webcam.

In the video above, one of the juveniles, 080, steals the show as he decides to perch on top of the wide angled camera!

This perch makes a very lucky escape!

Rutland Osprey Webcam Appeal

Can you help? We want to make some vital improvements to our current livestreaming camera system, that allows us to catch a rare glimpse into the lives of a breeding pair of ospreys, Maya and 33(11). We want to improve the speed, reliability and image quality, but in order to do this we need your help. So far, we have raised an amazing £4159 - so thank you for everyone's contribution!

To find out more and to donate visit the link below.

Webcam Appeal

Osprey Education at Home

The Osprey Education team are continuing to upload even more resources to their Osprey Home School initiative.

Become a Nature Reserve Expert, by Jackie Murray and Pete Murray, is a new, fun and engaging activity book for all the family to enjoy! Now available to purchase from the Lyndon Visitor Centre or online via the link below!

Become a Nature Reserve Expert