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More in the Photo Gallery and
Birds in Leicestershire and Rutland flickr group

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Ruddy Duck
Site withheld
© Rosie Thompson

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Bar-tailed Godwit
Rutland Water
1st May 2017
© Andy Mackay

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Black-winged Stilt
Stanford Res
20th April 2017
© Ian Merrill

Also some video of the birds by Mike Tew here

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Female Garganey
Rutland Water
14th April 2017
© Andy Mackay

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Drake Garganey
Rutland Water
12th April 2017
© Richard Pegler

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Sandwich Tern
Eyebrook Res
9th April 2017
© Andy Mackay

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Ring Ouzel
Warren Hills
30th March 2017
© Paul Burton

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Hen Harrier
Eyebrook Res
19th March 2017
© Geof Royle

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Bonaparte's Gull
Swithland Res
12th March 2017
© Steve Mathers

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Bonaparte's Gull
Swithland Res
12th March 2017
© Chris Lythall
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Last update: Saturday 24th June 2017 at 20:50

 
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JUNE

Saturday 24th

Rutland Water: Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 3; Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpipers & 5 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Friday 23rd

Rutland Water: 2 Great White Egrets, Heron Bay.

Thursday 22nd

Rutland Water: 2 Great White Egrets, Lagoon 8.

Tuesday 20th

Rutland Water: Sanderling, Lagoon 4; 2 adult Med Gulls flew over Lagoon 3; Great White Egret, Lagoon 8.

Stanford Res: 2 Green Sandpipers + Ringed Plover.

Sunday 18th

No bird news today, but a couple of interesting dragonfly reports: a male Scarce Chaser on the River Welland just east of Tinwell at TF013060, and a male Beautiful Demoiselle on private land on the River Avon downstream of Stanford Res. Please submit all dragonfly records in the county to Ian Merrill: i.merrill@btopenworld.com

Saturday 17th

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 8.

Braunstone: Crossbill flew over Bendbow Rise at 07:15.

Friday 16th

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 8.

Stanford Res: Green Sandpiper.

Thursday 15th

Melton Mowbray: Cattle Egret flew west over the council buildings at 07:55 (Toby Carter).

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 3 (flew off south-west at 12:05); 1 Dunlin & 14 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Wednesday 14th

Rutland Water: 3 drake Garganey, Lagoon 4 (Dunlin hide).

Tuesday 13th

Rutland Water: 1st-summer Arctic Tern, South Arm 3.

Monday 12th

Rutland Water: 1st-summer Arctic Tern, Lagoon 4.

Also, the For Sale page has been updated with a set of Teach Yourself Bird Sounds tapes.

Saturday 10th

Rutland Water: Little Tern & Garganey, Lagoon 4; 1st-summer Arctic Tern, South Arm 3.

Friday 9th

Rutland Water: drake Garganey, Lagoon 4; 1st-summer Arctic Tern, North Arm.

Wednesday 7th

Rutland Water: female Common Scoter, South Arm 1.

Stoney Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper.

Monday 5th

Rutland Water: female Common Scoter, North Arm.

Saturday 3rd

Rutland Water: adult Arctic Tern & 20 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Friday 2nd

Eyebrook Res: female Goosander at the inflow, then flew over the bridge.

Thursday 1st

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 8; Grey Plover, Lagoon 4.

Stanford Res: Jack Snipe & Grey Plover still.

 

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