Rutland this morning.

My first trip here for quite a while.The PGP was showing nicely,though there was a bit of a heat haze.The temperature was about 30 degrees,but it was no mirage-this rarity really was there for all to see.Behind it in the distance an osprey was perched.I was going to call into Stainby on the way back but went home for a lovely cold shower.

Graham Welch phoned me to say there was a turtle dove drinking at the scrape at Marston.It’s a sign of the times that this species is causing us to get excited.(It doesn’t take a lot) .They are getting scarce in the area now.A  little egret was there,too.

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