After last weeks big dip we don't want to go that far without it being seen.
So a nice early visit to Rutland to look for the American Wigeon.
We park up & head to pool 2 and find Smew hide and once inside we find the Wigeon without to much trouble.
A cracking little bird to see & only the second one we have seen, the first being in Devon a few years back.With no news of the Scops Owl we head towards home but stop off to try once more to find a Willow Tit having tried at Kelham a few times already this year & dipped we hope this time will be the one.
Brian headed off to do his own thing as he has already ticked Willow Tit while Jimmy & I watch from the hide where the feeders had been filled & plenty of birds were feeding but it's it a long time nearly 2 hours before we get a very short view of a single Willow Tit as it lands on the tree behind the feeders but never came onto the feeders & was gone very quickly but we got a good look at it for a year tick.
While here a Kingfisher kept landing on a couple of posts to give great views & a pair of Green Sandpipers landed near to us & a Snipe was also seen.
So a very pleasant weekend that got me four year ticks.
|The American Wigeon|
|American Wigeon Wigeon|
|The friendly Kingfisher|