|Redwing Turdus iliacus awaiting my arrival|
Any different from last week? The icy last last Monday and Tuesday certainly seems to have brought in more birds but m not necessarily in great numbers. A very good range of ducks including all last week's species plus almost a dozen Goosander, scores and scores of Pintails, Shelduck, a female Red-crested Pochard and a Slavonian Grebe- but the Red-necked Grebe had gone walkabout, or "flyabout" even!
|Scores of Pintail Anas acuta to be seen on the various lagoons (above and below)|
|Teal Anas crecca|
|Goldeneye Bucephala clangula|
|Wigeon Anas penelope|
In addition to the hundreds of Lapwing we also found a pair of Black-tailed Godwits and a score or more of Golden Plover, the latter on Lagoon 3.
|A pair of visiting Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa|
|See the yellow flash on the crown and you see the Goldcrest Regulus regulus|
|Just a fleeting glance to get the record shot of a "Jenny" Wren Troglodytes troglodytes|
|Always a friendly Robin Erithacus rubecula to welcome you to Rutland Water|
Mute Swan, Shelduck, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Shoveler, Pintail, Teal, Red-crested Pochard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, Pheasant, Great Crested Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Heron, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Dunnock, Robin, Pied Wagtail, Blackbird, Redwing, Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch.
|The ever watchful Grey Heron Ardea cinerea|
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