Monday, 16 July 2012

Rutland Water

Had a prearranged trip to a Rutland Water to see the Ospreys on saturday though the weather was grey managed to escape the rain apart from on the journey. Headed up early to explore the rest of the reserve with a bit of warmth a few butterflies were up in the air. From the main lagoon had a view of a osprey fly in before it decided to sit in a puddle and bathe which is something i never seem them do before.  After watching him clean himself he moved which gave me a chance to see what other birds were around with mainly waders with Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpipers, Greenshank and Black-tailed Godwits all out. Around the edge quite few warblers around with Reed Warblers, Chiff-chaffs calling including both Spring and Autumn call which is quite unusual.

Then headed back to the center for the main event where had a introduction talk before heading out to the water for the evening cruise were there seemed to be a boating event on with lots out on the water. Birdwise was fairly quiet with just Gulls and Common Terns around the edge then we caught sight of a Barn Hunting hunting around the fields on the edge before we had a Male Osprey flyin over the boat giving some nice views a good end to a lovely evening.

Common Sandpiper

Little Egret

Common Tern

Male Osprey

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