Wakefield and District U3A

Bird Watching Group April Meeting 2017

Everything went according to plan. We were loaded on the coach for 8am departure, traffic was mainly free flowing and we arrived on schedule in 1 hour and 50 minutes to a sunny but cold Anglia Water Bird watching site at Rutland Water. The target bird of the day was of course the osprey so we headed off to the known specially constructed nesting site to see the female sat on a nest of 4 eggs. (If you are interested in this there is a web site with live camera at Rutland water ospreys), and the male sat nearby in a tree. Mission accomplished. We spent the rest of the day birding accumulating a total of 67 species before departing around 4pm to be back in Stanley at the pub for a pre arranged meal. 67 is the highest number of species the group has seen on a day trip this year but falls short of our best ever number of 72. A most enjoyable day out as any of the members will confirm.
Clive