Sunday, 14 April 2013

Brimstone and Tangmere come out in the mid-day sun

SR Light Pacific 4-6-2 no 34067 Tangmere hauling The Peak Forester, Kings Cross to Rowsley passing Ketton Signal Box, Rutland, I am not sure why she is displaying an irrelevant headboard.

Called in on Eyebrook Reservoir, Leicestershire and Manton Bay, Rutland Water on our way to see Tangmere at Ketton. Yellow-legged Gull adult was the best at Eyebrook with 2 Little Owl and 2 Red Kite near Stockertson while Manton Bay and adjacent Manton Bridge had 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Egyptian Goose, Little Egret and a Brimstone Moth.
The temperature had risen to double figures when we arrived at Ketton and after parking at Aldgate and checking the stream out for Trout we walked up to the footbridge and waited for the train. At least 15 Brimstone and a single Comma were out while Swallow, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Raven and a Buzzard were in the area along with 300+ Fieldfare.

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