Sep 032021
 

A Glossy Ibis had been frequenting Rutland Water for some days before I managed to get to see it on the 29th August. It took some finding and I eventually re-located it in front of the visitors centre, as it took to the air from behind reed beds across the far side. I also found two Little Stints, one on Lagoon 1 and one from Shoveler Hide. Several Ospreys were performing at various locations, 8 Ruff from Sheveler Hide, 2 Greenshank from Sandpiper Hide along with a Curlew, 4 Ringed Plover and 2 Little-ringed Plover. Around 8 Great White Egrets, numerous Little Egrets and the usual away of common ducks, including a huge raft of Tufted Duck. I dont think I’ve ever seen so many concentrated in one flock before. Two marsh harrier and a Red Kite from Visitors Centre completed a good mornings birding at this fabulous reserve.

Glossy Ibis
Great White Egret
Great White Egret
Great White Egret
Great White Egret
Great White Egret
Great White Egret
Little Egret
Little Egret
Little Egret
Little Stint from Shoveler Hide
Osprey from Visitors Centre – this Osprey, Blue 6K was hatched at Rutland water in 2014.
Ruff – a juvenile
Lapwing

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