Rutland Water

Two weeks ago today we spent another perfect day in the English countryside at Rutland Water. Here the local wildlife trusts and Anglian Water have a flagship conservation area. One of the icons is the submerged church from when the area became a reservoir but the other is much more alive and doing well. The Ospreys. We enjoyed watching them through one found pair of binoculars and the telescopes and web cam. I will dedicate a separate post to Mr and Mrs Osprey and the Osprey Project. Even if you do not get to see these magnificent birds the following are part of our fun in the sun day in the English countryside. And thanks to a very astute amateur photographer there is a bug to add to the botany. Well worth a visit to this beauty spot in the heart of England. It is also home in August to a vast International Bird Fair full of information, optics etc and places to find birds. All places we must continue to protect as best we can in Europe and beyond. Birds know no borders.

The church half submerged under Rutland Water.
The church half submerged under Rutland Water.
Red campion
Red campion
The osprey nest on Rutland Water
The osprey nest on Rutland Water
Cuckoo flower
Cuckoo flower
Forget me nots by shore of Rutland Water
Forget me nots by shore of Rutland Water
Photography of  tiny creatures
Photography of tiny creatures
Fungus weevil perfectly camouflaged
Fungus weevil perfectly camouflaged
Shelduck  close to hide
Shelduck close to hide
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