Thursday, 27 June 2013

OSPREYS AND RED KITES!

My school arranged a school trip to Rutland waters to visit the osprey nest they have set up! They have been running a project called 'the osprey project' to encourage them to nest and raise their young at rutland waters. 

We had a talk by one if the volunteers and we were shown the live feed on one of the osprey nests! We were also taken down to a hide where I got some great shots of the ospreys, as well as warblers, gulls, cormorants and a reed bunting!  And to finish of the guide, we also got a view of a red kite! It was a great evening and I got some lovely pictures, especially because the setting sun gave a great light! 

Here is the a picture of the live feed at rutland waters!


I love this shot! The yellow maze is produced by a unfocused buttercup in the foreground.


It may be hard to spot by in the middle of this reed bed there is a warbler! I think it is a sedge warbler.


There was a great view of 5 cormorants in a nearby tree from the hide!


AND HERE ARE THE OSPREY! IT MIGHT NOT BE A CLOSE SHOT BUT YOU CAN SEE FROM HERE JUST HOW LARGE THESE BIRDS ARE!


And here is a gull! There were lots of these at rutland water.


This common hogweed looks so much nicer in a photo!


In the middle of this reed bed their is a .......... reed bunting!


On the way back from the hide we also saw a red kite! I had never seen one before so it was amazing to see them so close.


Just before we left I took this photo. The sun was going down, swifts were gliding above are heads and the singing of birds echoed from every direction! It was a great evening...