Together with the Rutland Osprey Project and the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, we are thrilled to be sponsoring one day “Reserve Expert” activity days in 2019.

There will be a choice of two dates for 8 - 12 year olds and two for 12 - 14 year olds during the summer holidays based at the Lyndon Nature Reserve on Rutland Water. 

The Lyndon reserve is home to the Rutland Ospreys and the place where these fish eating birds were re-introduced 23 years ago. The children participating will work with the Education Team, reserve staff and local school “Osprey Ambassadors” (14 - 16 year olds)  in a range of activities which will include an osprey watching behaviour study, owl pellet dissection including identifying and mounting their contents, bird identification from their features and behaviour, feather ID, bird  ringing, bird calls and songs with sonics, and more!.  This is a wonderful opportunity for those interested and wanting to learn more about birds in the wild and how to study them. 

More information about how to sign up for these interesting and exciting days, will be available from March 2019 so keep checking the website for up-dates.  

Places on each of the Reserve Expert days are limited so children wishing to take part will be asked to complete a simple application. Successful applicants will be offered a place by April 30th 2019

In the meantime, if you wish to learn more about Ospreys, please have a look at the Rutland Ospreys website:

Osprey Days -Examining Owl Pellets

Budding naturalists dissect owl pellets.

Eager youngsters fill in their bird lists

Eager youngsters fill in their bird lists