The Rutland osprey season has begun in fine style! Currently 23 ospreys have returned to the area, with eight breeding pairs including the Manton Bay nest’s Maya and her mate 33.
This established pair is currently brooding, and feeding, two chicks.
Keep up to date with all the latest news and watch events unfold on the webcam
Want to get closer to the action? Visit Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve on the Lyndon section of Rutland Water where members of the Rutland Osprey Project will assist you.
Want to get even closer? There is not long to wait before Rutland Osprey Project’s first cruises cast off.
Join members of the Project aboard the Rutland Belle and hopefully enjoy breathtaking views of ospreys diving for fish. On the rare trip when ospreys prove elusive, there is a good range of other wildlife to view.
The Rutland Osprey Project is running 18 cruises throughout the summer, including three special Dawn Cruises. The first cruise on May 26 is nearly sold out but there are still places on the second cruise on June 2.
You can view all cruise dates and book online here
Photograph: Osprey with fish over Normanton Church taken on an earlier cruise c. Tim Merrison
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