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25th July, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£5
Join Ken from the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust for an informative talk and presentation about this wonderful bird of prey.
Ospreys are large, fish eating, migratory birds of prey, once a common sight in England, but exterminated as a breeding species by the 1840’s. After a ground-breaking, ambitious re-introduction scheme a small but self-sustaining population has been established at Rutland Water.
The first Osprey chick was successfully raised by a pair of wild Ospreys in 2001 – over 150 years since the last known breeding attempt. Since then, numbers have increased annually, and these spectacular birds of prey can now be seen in the skies and over the waters every summer, as they return from their wintering grounds in West Africa and Southern Spain and Portugal. In Rutland and neighbouring counties, eight pairs of Ospreys produced a total of nineteen young Ospreys in the summer of 2021, and the total for the Osprey Project since its beginning is now over 200.
Meeting point: Lakeside Meeting Room
Self service tea/coffee and biscuits available at the interval.