11.9.16.

Sunday…Sunny and 25ºC.

Me and Ken decided on another trip to Rutland Water. I really need trips like this at the moment to get used to my new Camera body. The more birds I see, in different situations and light the quicker I get used to the position of the new switch placements.

Statue of Heron unveiled by Sir David Attenborough…

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Good numbers of House Martins flying high over the water…

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Jackdaw…

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Male Migrant Hawker…

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Looking into the sun doesn’t really make for good photos. But I quite like how the light is shining through the wings of this Great White Egret…

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There were 4 Green Sandpipers all on the same Lagoon…

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Great White Egret having a preen….

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Just after it’s preen, it had a nice feather ruffle…

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Lapwing…

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Migrant Hawker…

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Sedge Warbler gave us the briefest of views in amongst the reeds…

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A 2nd Great White Egret joined the 1st one for a preen, this time on a Tern raft…

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Not long after the one above landed, the 1st Great White Egret took off…

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Red Admiral on fence panel…

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Black-headed Gull…

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Little Egret searching for a place to land…

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I know there is a national shortage of Small Tortoiseshells this year, but Rutland Water certainly has a fantastic population…

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Another empty scrape…Yes you’ve guessed it…yet another Peregrine Falcon. This one really distant…

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We saw 4 Greenshanks today…..

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Common Darter having a rest on one of Rutlands Benches…

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We spotted 2 distant Whinchats, at 1st we thought it was one bird flying along a small row of bushes. We thought it kept popping up in different areas to quickly. Then seeing the 2 together explained the reason…

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There were loads of these Rams/Sheep around the hides. I think this is a good idea, to keep the vegetation lower..better chance of seeing Water Rail (which we did see for a split second)…

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I don’t think I have ever seen a Little Egret have a bath…

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All cleaned up…

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Little Grebe…

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Juvenile Great-crested Grebe…

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Great Day! Although the light and hazy conditions made it tricky at times. We beat the bird count from our last visit to Rutland by 3. 62 last time…65 this time…

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Thanks Ken for Statue and Tick List photos!

 

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