Birding in Rutland Water
The Rutland Water Reserve covers an area of 1000 acres. Currently birders can enjoy more than 30 bird watching hides and different nature trails. The wetlands at the western end of the lake are a nature reserve and a Special Protection Area for maintaining the habitats of migratory birds and certain particularly threatened bird species. Additionally wintering populations like the Gadwall and Shoveler need to be protected.
Rutland Water is home to the Lapwing, Coot, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe and the Osprey.
Christoph Roland, Dale Forbes, Batumi Raptor Count, Steve Fletcher