Ospreys at Rutland Water!

Osprey

The Ospreys are now back at Rutland Water and we are looking forward to what we hope will be another great breeding season!

You can see the ospreys fishing on the reservoir so always keep a look out if you’re here. The Manton Bay nest that can be viewed on the live webcam at http://www.ospreys.org.uk/webcam/ They are at the Lyndon Nature reserve if you are planning a visit, and the nest is in front of Waderscrape and Shallow Water hides.

To find out more about the project have a look at the Rutland Osprey Project website at www.ospreys.org.uk

We are now taking bookings for our famous Osprey Cruises, starting on the 31st May!

One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir where we stand the best chance of seeing fishing Ospreys and, with a bit of luck, are rewarded with spectacular views. On many occasions we have enjoyed breathtaking views of the birds diving for fish very close to the boat, making it a trip to remember for those lucky enough to be on board.

See a full list of afternoon and dawn cruises here or contact sarahproud@rutlandwater.org.uk for more information.

osprey dawn cruise