First of the Rutland Ospreys arrives at Lyndon Nature Reserve
The first of the Ospreys who live at Rutland water have arrive home.
Maya arrived back on the nest at 10.39 yesterday morning (14th March).
She battled wind speeds of up to 50mph to reach Manton Bay, and was only on the nest for a few minutes before disappearing again, presumably to find herself a meal.
Seconds before she arrived, a pair of Egyptian Geese were cosily resting on the nest – not for long though!
Maya is experienced in seeing off geese and yesterday was no exception.
When Maya turned her head, we got to see the cross on the back of her head, which is her most distinguishing feature, since she is an unringed bird.
The Rutland Ospreys Project says Maya arrived back on March 12th last year, and was expected to be delayed this year due to the weather.
Maya’s mate 33 arrived back on this day last year, so his safe return his expected any day too.
A webcab views the activities of the next at Lyndon Nature Reserve.
It can be viewed at www.ospreys.org.uk/