Rutland Water's newest Osprey chicks fledge

One of the chicks as it's just about to fledge at Rutland Water Credit: Rutland Water
  • Watch the three chicks below as they all fledge individually

Three Osprey chicks born in May at Rutland Water as part of a pioneering project to re-introduce the bird of prey into the wild have now fledged.

The chicks were nesting at Manton Bay and were watched carefully by their parents Maya and 33.

One of the chicks captured on webcam as its about to fledge. Credit: ITV News Anglia
The Osprey chicks back in May 2019 Credit: Rutland Water

The Bird of Prey had been extinct in England for 150 years but now down to a project spanning more than two decades at Rutland Water, they're thriving again.

Between 1996 and 2001 - 64 six week old Scottish Ospreys were released at the reservoir and the project saw the first birds return to breed there in 2001.

The Osprey nest in Manton Bay, Rutland Water, May 2019 Credit: ITV News Anglia