Rutland Water Day 2

A great start to the day, lovely breakfast at Laundimer House, so with a full belly I was back on the road heading up to Egleton and the Birdwatching Centre at Rutland Water.

The weather was better than yesterday and there was more people out. In to the reserve and I soon picked up a Cettis Warbler calling along with a Reed Warbler and Whitethroat, a good start to the day.

Fine weather was with me and I was soon picking up on a few insects, Green Longhorn Moth, Scorpion Fly, Epistrophe eligans hoverfly, and a few Tipula varipennis Craneflies as I made my way up to Lagoon 4 for some wader action.

Out on Lagoon 4 were a few Oystercatchers, nice to see a few Avocet, Shelduck, lots of Swift, Swallow, Sand and House Martins again, a few waders nice to see a Sanderling in summer plumage, Ringed and Little Ringed Plovers, and Dunlins, Common Terns and a few gull species Black headed, Lesser Black backed, and Herring but a Goldeneye was a surprise, and Little Egret are nice to see.

I then had a wonder around to the other hides picking up on a Marsh Harrier and Egyptian Geese

Video of the Day can be seen here PRESS

Bird List : Avocet, Blackbird, Blackcap, Black headed Gull, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Crow, Cettis Warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Collard Dove, Common Tern, Coot, Cormorant, Dunlin, Dunnock, Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, Garden Warbler, Goldeneye, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, House Martin, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Lapwing, Lesser Black backed Gull, Little Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Oystercatcher, Pheasant, Red Kite, Reed Warbler, Ringed Plover, Robin, Sand Martin, Sanderling, Shelduck, Song Thrush, Stock Dove, Swallow, Swift, Tufted Duck, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon, Wren (57) (60 species seen over 2 days)

Scorpion Fly

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