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LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND WILD LIFE TRUST RUTLAND OSPREY LIVE WEBCAM
Manton Bay Rutland Water Nature Reserve
APPEAL RAISED OVER £16,000 FOR NEW WEBCAMS
It could be just days before the Ospreys return to Rutland Water, and this year the online pictures will be clearer than ever, thanks to an appeal which raised over £16,000 for new webcams.
The new webcams give a better view and can zoom, pan, and tilt. The new system also incorporates sound, giving a fuller experience and deeper insight into the behaviour of breeding ospreys. When the chicks start food begging, or if there is another osprey intruder nearby, viewers will have a front-row seat.
THE RUTLAND OSPREY
The osprey was once a common sight in the UK. Intensive persecution and habitat loss during the 18th and 19th centuries led to the extinction of ospreys as a breeding bird in England in 1847. A fragmented population remained in Scotland with breeding last recorded in 1916. Ospreys were still sighted as passage migrants and in 1954 the natural re-colonisation of ospreys in Scotland began with individuals thought to have been Scandinavian in origin.
The re-colonisation of ospreys in Scotland was slow and it was predicted it would take over 100 years before ospreys were once again breeding in England. Thanks to pioneering conservation efforts, ospreys have made a triumphant return to the UK, in what is widely celebrated as an incredible conservation success story. You can be part of that story.
To find out more about the Rutland Osprey visit www.lrwt.org.uk/rutlandospreys/about-rutland-ospreys
RUTLAND OSPREY NEST CAM LIVE STREAM
Manton Bay osprey nest at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Maya and 33
have nested together since 2015.