Eyebrook Reservoir and Rutland Water Birding Trip - 8th of October 2017.

An early Sunday morning start with my two birding buddies Steve and Gary saw us off to two of our regular birding locations. Eyebrook notables were Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, Red Legged Partridge, Yellowhammer, Blackcap, Bullfinch, Cetti's Warbler, Common Gull, Goldcrest, Little Egret, Ruff, Shelduck, Stonechat and Tree Sparrow.

We were hoping to catch the resident Barn and Little Owl, sadly these were not seen!

Moving on to Rutland Water with hopes of seeing the recently reported American Wigeon our target bird for the day, pleased at seeing the bird and only my second record for the UK we were treated to a second bird on the same pool!
Records of the two American Wigeon

Other birds of note were Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Egyptian Goose, Goldcrest, Goldeneye, Great Black-backed Gull, Great White Egret, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Pintail, Red Kite, Red-legged Partridge, Sparrowhawk and Tree Sparrow which were spotted on the feeders.

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