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    I am willing to organise a day at Rutland Water if anyone is interested. If you don't know it, it is (arguably) the largest artificial lake in the UK and has a superb nature reserve. Around the water, and in the surrounding villages, there are some great landscape opportunities and on the right day you can get excellent sailing and surfboarding action shots.

    The main point of interest may be that I should be able to organise a guided walk around the nature reserve so you will be able to photograph from all the hides and also have the benefit of an expert guide for the morning to help you tell the difference between a sparrow and a sparrowhawk (dinner if you don't know!)

    In the last week there have been kingfishers, a bittern, water rail, otters and plenty of water birds and waders.

    I'm flexible as to date - suggestions please.

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    Nice walk right round it too... great photo ops

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      Sounds good.

      I'll try my best to be there.

      Might be best in March/April when the birds a breeding and there's plenty of light.
      All the best

      Being left handed my brain sometimes works sdrawkcab

      Andy

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        Yes please. I usually go just for the Birdfair so would like to come for a proper visit.

        thank you

        Peter
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          I'm in dependant on date.
          sigpicDave

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            I'm not sure if it's a comfortable return drive for me, but (subject to that and, of course, the date) I'm interested.

            I have to say that birds are not my particular thing, but I seem to recall that there's a church left almost in the middle of the water??

            Andrew

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              Originally posted by Andrew Riddell View Post
              I'm not sure if it's a comfortable return drive for me, but (subject to that and, of course, the date) I'm interested.

              I have to say that birds are not my particular thing, but I seem to recall that there's a church left almost in the middle of the water??

              Andrew
              Do you mean this one?

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                That's it!

                Andrew

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                • #9
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                  Mike, thanks for suggesting this - Rutland Water and the surrounding area would make for a cracking event... I'm sure we'll have lots of interest from the Safari Group members in the area.

                  The church is very photogenic.



                  Map Reference and detailed event discussion.

                  Looking forward to it!

                  Kind Regards

                  Brian

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                  • #10
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                    Sorry guys, I have scanned up and down the thread and can't see a proposed or agreed date. If I have missed it - sorry . Its been a long day.

                    Otherwise, and again dependent on date, I would try to attend being quite close. Incidentally, the Church is at Normanton (see the Brians Olympus Google Map and Reference link)

                    Regards

                    Graydon
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                        Mike,

                        I almost certainly wouldn't be able to do Thursday 19th March, but probably could make it on the Sunday.

                        Regards,

                        Andrew

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                          Sunday looks good for me.

                          Rod

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                              This is one of my favorite sites and I will certainly be there, keep me posted

                              Barrie Norman
                              Barrie Norman

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