Pacific Rim

Not for me the new epic by Guillermo del Toro but an after work twtich to Rutland Water for the Pacific Golden Plover.

After the weekend, what you really don’t need is a County mega mid-morning. That’s just what happened yesterday! After sweating, physically and mentally all day by 17.15 I was on my way to Rutty with Adam Archer and Colin Green. The reserve had stayed open to 18.30 so we had to get permits… thankfully at 18.05 they didn’t ask for full money.

Heron Hide was packed when we got there so a quick look through Rob Lambert’s scope and we headed round to Wigeon hide. The PGP never showed close and digiscoping was tough but what a bird. A times when it hunched its neck both Richard Bayldon and I felt it resembled a mini Little Bustard.

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Easier to digiscope, and good value for my forthcoming talk at Birdfair was this Egyptian Goose.

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On our way back we came across a stunning male Southern Hawker, it did land but was in deep shade by 20.00. What a great evening!

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