This Osprey has been seen around Ferry Meadows for at least the past week. The bird has been seen fishing on both of the larger lakes at the park and with photos by Mike Weedon showing a blue ring on one of its' legs the people from nearby Rutland Water Ospreys came on Wednesday of this week to see if they could read the ring and possibly identify the bird. They were successful by reading the ring as saying 3J, showing it to be a female bird hatched at the Manton Bay nest of Rutland Water in 2013. This is the birds first return to the U.K. after spending her time in Africa and she has chosen to spend a bit of time in the local area, very decent of her! Time will tell whether she will move on to Rutland Water or elsewhere, until then she is proving to be a very popular bird with the visitors to the park and I may try and get some more photos in due course!
|Being 'mobbed' by a Carrion Crow, showing the enormous size of 3J|