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Family fun day to learn about Rutland's ospreys




An Osprey Family Fun Day was recently held at Lyndon Nature Reserve Photo: Pete Murray
An Osprey Family Fun Day was recently held at Lyndon Nature Reserve Photo: Pete Murray

A fun day was recently held at Lyndon Nature Reserve where families got to learn all about the life of an osprey at Rutland Water.

Senior reserves officer Rebecca Pitman said around 10 families had attended the event which was held last week Thursday.

She said the aim of the exercise was to bring families to the reserve to teach them all about the amazing birds of prey.

An Osprey Family Fun Day was recently held at Lyndon Nature Reserve Photo: Pete Murray
An Osprey Family Fun Day was recently held at Lyndon Nature Reserve Photo: Pete Murray

“They were taught about the need to protect ospreys and the threats they face like climate change and persecution,” she said.

“You still have cases where eggs are stolen, which is why we have lots and lots of volunteers keeping an eye on them.”

Rebecca said Rutland Water was currently home to eight breeding pairs, although they believe it could sustain up to nine or 10.

An Osprey Family Fun Day was recently held at Lyndon Nature Reserve Photo: Lee Hellwing
An Osprey Family Fun Day was recently held at Lyndon Nature Reserve Photo: Lee Hellwing

“Ospreys need to be in an area where they can access fish, but will also travel tremendous distances in a day if needed,” she said.

Children attending on the day were given their very own numbered osprey ring and spent the day undertaking several osprey-related activities on their ‘migratory’ journey through the reserve.

An Osprey Family Fun Day was recently held at Lyndon Nature Reserve Photo: Lee Hellwing
An Osprey Family Fun Day was recently held at Lyndon Nature Reserve Photo: Lee Hellwing

This was the third year the event was held.

For more information visit www.ospreys.org.uk



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