I had an opportunity to go to Rutland Water Nature Reserve last Friday, 2 September, and got some birding in. It was a beautiful place, with lots and lots of birds. New for me are the Great Crested Grebe (lots and lots!)
I also saw lots of other birds, including this very cooperative Mute Swan!
Other birds I feel pretty certain of: Black-headed Gull, Coot, Greylag Goose, Little Grebe, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Cormorant, Pied Wagtail, Robin. Also probably Common Gull, Herring Gull.
All in all, a fabulous day outside, feeling very happy, walking lots.