Great Crested Grebe
I dropped in to Rutland Water on the way down to Peterborough to visit some friends, what a fantastic place. The ospreys had left and gone back home, but a sighting of a young bird in the morning was promising but it did not re-appear. The nest looked astonishing just left abandoned sitting proud on top of its pole.
Huge amounts of waterfowl on the water with Tufted Duck, Pochard, Teal, Wigeon, Mallard, Shoveler and Pintail all present. There also had been reports of Red Crested Pochard, Little Egret and a Hobby seen during the day.