Monday 22 April 2019

Ospreys at Rutland Water

                                                        Egleton Reserve

Osprey with a Fish.

On Tuesday the 16th April i had an away day to Rutland Water , i called into Egleton reserve first and heard & saw plenty of  Blackcaps, Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler.

Looking from the 'Redshank hide' there were very good numbers of Sand Martin using the man-made sand bank.

Then an Osprey was seen fairly close eating a large fish on top of the man-made Common Swift nest box platform.

The Osprey then flew off  with fish in toe towards Lagoon 4 so i soon headed there and had closer views as the Osprey just perched nearby.


Superb bird.

Adult Little Gull plus a Common Tern were also seen , lots of butterflies were seen including my first Speckled Wood & Orange Tip.

Speckled Wood.

Lyndon Reserve

From here i went to Lyndon Reserve to see the nesting Osprey's , on entering the reserve centre the bird feeders outside were very busy with good numbers of Greenfinch,Goldfinch,Chaffinch & Brambling.

Brambling , Chaffinch & Greenfinch

There was 8+ Brambling at feeders.

After dragging myself away from this superb feeding station i eventually made my to view the Osprey nest where Maya was sitting on 4 eggs.

Both parent's on the nest.

A really great day out in glorious weather.