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Wood Sandpiper & Greenshank
Rutland Water
9th August 2020
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Eyebrook Res
3rd August 2020
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Little Tern
Rutland Water
26th July 2020
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Bradgate Park
24th July 2020
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Wanlip CP North
11th June 2020
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Wanlip CP North
11th June 2020
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Wanlip CP North
11th June 2020
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Red-necked Phalarope
Wanlip CP North
10th June 2020
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Caspian Tern
Stanford Res
31st May 2020
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Green-winged Teal
Eyebrook Res
30th May 2020
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Cattle Egret
Eyebrook Res
21st May 2020
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AUGUST

Tuesday 11th

Eyebrook Res: 3 Wood Sandpipers & Cattle Egret still at the inflow, also 3 Ruff, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, LRP & 3 Whinchats.

Rutland Water: 1 Wood Sandpiper, Lagoon 3.

Sence Valley FP: 2 Whinchats in the northernmost fields.

North Luffenham Airfield: Short-eared Owl this morning, also male Redstart ringed.

Cossington Meadows: Osprey flew south this afternoon.

Monday 10th

Eyebrook Res: 3 Wood Sandpipers at the inflow, also Cattle Egret still, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, Ruff, 2 Greenshanks, 4 Green Sandpipers & 1 Whinchat.

Rutland Water: Wood Sandpiper, Lagoon 4; 5 Black-tailed Godwits & 1 Greenshank, Lagoon 1.

Sunday 9th

Rutland Water: juv Little Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank & 2 Dunlin, Lagoon 1; 2 Wood Sandpipers, Black Tern, Greenshank & Dunlin, Lagoon 3; 2 Red-crested Pochards, South Arm 3, + several Green and Common Sandpipers around the reserve.

Eyebrook Res: Cattle Egret still at the inflow, also 3 Whinchats, LRP & 2 Green Sandpipers; Black-necked Grebe south of the island.

Saturday 8th

Eyebrook Res: Cattle Egret still at the inflow.

Rutland Water: Sanderling, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, 3 Dunlin & 2 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 1 + Marsh Harrier, 5 Green Sandpipers & 10 Common Sandpipers around the reserve.

Friday 7th

Loughborough: adult Gannet flew north-west at 10:00, also Crossbill west at 10:12.

Eyebrook Res: Cattle Egret still at the inflow, also Tree Pipit flew over this morning, 1 Whinchat still, Dunlin, 2 LRPs, 4 Green Sandpipers & 2 Common Sandpipers.

Groby: 3+ Crossbills flew over Leicester Road this morning.

North Luffenham Airfield: Redstart ringed this morning.

Thursday 6th

Eyebrook Res: Cattle Egret still at the inflow.

Wednesday 5th

Eyebrook Res: Cattle Egret at the inflow.

Tuesday 4th

Rutland Water: Bittern, Lagoon 3 this morning, but no reports of Cattle Egrets today.

Monday 3rd

Rutland Water: 2 Cattle Egrets still around Egleton Reserve, also Greenshank & 4 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 1 & 4 Dunlins, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: 4 Whinchats at the inflow still, also Marsh Harrier.

Bradgate Park: 1 male Redstart still near the Anstey Gate.

Sunday 2nd

Rutland Water: 2 adult Cattle Egrets, Lagoon 1, one still in full breeding plumage, also Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwits & Dunlin; 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 5; Greenshank, Dunlin & 2 LRPs, Lagoon 4 + 8 + Green Sandpipers & 3 Common Sandpipers around the reserve. Also one of the released White-tailed Eagles from the Isle of Wight project flew over the North Arm yesterday.

JULY

Friday 31st

Eyebrook Res: 4 Whinchats, 3 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpipers & 1 Common Sandpiper at the inflow; female Common Scoter north of the island.

Thursday 30th

Rutland Water: 4 Turnstones, Lagoon 4 briefly this evening.

Wednesday 29th

Rutland Water: adult Little Gull, Lagoon 3; female Common Scoter, North Arm still.

Tuesday 28th

Rutland Water: female Common Scoter, North Arm.

Sunday 26th

Stanford Res: Caspian Tern flew east at 07:55 (later seen at Summer Leys in Northants).

Rutland Water: Little Tern & 5 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3.

Bradgate Park: 1 Redstart still near the Anstey gate.

Saturday 25th

Rutland Water: Little Stint & Black-tailed Godwit, Lagoon 3 + 5 Green Sandpipers, 5 Dunlin & 3 LRPs around the Egleton reserve.

Bradgate Park: two male Redstarts still around the Anstey gate.

Friday 24th

Eyebrook Res: 3 Whinchats at the inflow.

Bradgate Park: male Redstart still between the Anstey and Cropston gates.

Wednesday 22nd

Oakham: 5 Crossbills flew over Wensum Close at 12:27.

Also of interest, one of the released, satellite-tagged White-tagged Eagles from the Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme has been hanging around the county in the last few days, in the Gaddesby - Great Dalby - Burrough on the Hill area. Please note that large parts of this area are private and difficult to view - if looking for it please keep strictly to public rights of way.

Tuesday 21st

Rutland Water: Garganey, Wader Scrape hide, Lyndon Reserve; 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 4.

Bradgate Park: 2 male Redstarts still between the Anstey and Cropston gates.

Monday 20th

Eyebrook Res: 2 Whinchats, Dunlin & Green Sandpiper at the inflow.

Sunday 19th

Stanford Res: Wood Sandpiper on the dam briefly at 06:45, then flew south-west.

Saturday 18th

Bradgate Park: male Redstart again between the Cropston & Anstey gates.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Whinchats & 1 Dunlin at the inflow.

Friday 17th

Eyebrook Res: Whinchat & 3 Black-tailed Godwits at the inflow.

Thursday 16th

Rutland Water: Little Stint, Lagoon 3.

Eyebrook Res: 3 Whinchats at the inflow + Green Sandpiper & LRP.

Wednesday 15th

Rutland Water: Garganey, Lyndon Reserve from Shallow Water hide.

Tuesday 14th

Eyebrook Res: 2 Whinchats at the inflow.

Monday 13th

Cossington Meadows: Bittern still, Tern Pool; Green Sandpiper & Common Sandpiper, Hobley Lake.

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

Sunday 12th

Cossington Meadows: Bittern, Tern Pool + 6 Green Sandpipers & 1 Common Sandpiper.

Bradgate Park: 2 male Redstarts along the wall between the Cropston & Anstey gates.

Brascote Pits: female Garganey, then flew towards Cadeby Quarry.

Saturday 11th

Bradgate Park: male Redstart still by the Anstey gate.

Quorn: flocks of 7 & 11 Crossbills flew north over Woodhouse Road this afternoon.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Whinchats + Black-tailed Godwit at the inflow.

Friday 10th

Eyebrook Res: 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper & Common Sandpiper at the inflow.

Stanford Res: 5 Whimbrel flew south-west this morning.

Rutland Water: Greenshank, Lagoon 4.

Thursday 9th

Cossington Meadows: Whinchat by Plover Meadow pool this morning.

Bradgate Park: male Redstart still near the Anstey gate.

Wednesday 8th

Bradgate Park: male Redstart at the Anstey gate this afternoon.

Cossington Meadows: 2 Black-tailed Godwits, LRP & 7 Green Sandpipers.

Monday 6th

Rutland Water: 2 Cattle Egrets, Lyndon/Egleton reserves, but mobile; Knot + 29 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 3.

Stanford Res: Little Tern flew west at 08:08, also 10 Common Sandpipers.

Saturday 4th

Rutland Water: Black Tern, Lagoon 3, then South Arm 3.

Eyebrook Res: Black-tailed Godwit at the inflow.

Friday 3rd

Eyebrook Res: 2 Black-tailed Godwits & 1 Dunlin at the inflow.

Thursday 2nd

Shawell Sandpit: 3 Black-tailed Godwits.

Cossington Meadows: 1 Black-tailed Godwit & 5 Green Sandpipers.

JUNE

Tuesday 30th

Rutland Water: drake Common Scoter, North Arm still.

Cossington Meadows: Black-tailed Godwit & 3 Green Sandpipers.

Stanford Res: 15 Common Sandpipers on the dam!

Monday 29th

Rutland Water: drake Common Scoter, North Arm.

Sunday 28th

Cossington Meadows: 12 Black-tailed Godwits, Tern Pool + 2 Green Sandpipers, Upper Marsh.

Rutland Water: 2 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3 + 2 on Lagoon 5.

Saturday 27th

Braunstone: 2 Crossbills flew north-west at 11:30.

Friday 26th

Rutland Water: 3 Black Terns, Lagoon 3.

Thursday 25th

Cossington Meadows: Wood Sandpiper.

Wednesday 24th

Rutland Water: 6 Black Terns, Old Hall.

Cossington Meadows: Wood Sandpiper.

Tuesday 23rd

Rutland Water: Wood Sandpiper still, Lagoon 3; adult Med Gull at the south end of the dam.

Monday 22nd

Rutland Water: Wood Sandpiper, Lagoon 3.

Sunday 21st

Late news for yesterday: Roseate Tern briefly at Shawell Sandpit, chased off by a Black-headed Gull and no further sign (Carl Baggott).

Also a Golden Oriole singing at Ketton during the week.

Wednesday 17th

Ibstock: adult male Goshawk flew south-west this evening.

Cossington Meadows: no sign of Green-winged Teal today.

Tuesday 16th

Cossington Meadows: drake Green-winged Teal on Upper Marsh.

Monday 15th

A Manfrotto tripod was found at Eyebrook Res inflow by Phil Rogers this afternoon - if this is yours please contact me via birdnews@lros.org.uk and I will put you in touch with Phil.

Saturday 13th

Rutland Water: 18 Common Scoters, South Arm 3 off Old Hall.

No sign of Red-necked Phalarope at Watermead CP North.

Friday 12th

Watermead CP North: male Red-necked Phalarope still showing well at the southern end of King Lear's Lake.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Green Sandpipers & 1 Dunlin at the inflow but no sign of Green-winged Teal (last reported on Tuesday).

Thursday 11th

Watermead CP North: male Red-necked Phalarope still showing well at the southern end of King Lear's Lake.

Stanford Res: Little Gull (permit holders only).

Rutland Water: 3 Common Scoters, South Arm 3.

Blackbrook Res: Osprey this evening.

Wednesday 10th

Watermead CP North: male Red-necked Phalarope at the southern end of King Lear's Lake.

Tuesday 9th

Kibworth: White Stork (of unknown origin - too distant to see any rings) thermalling high north-west of the village at 11:40, and flew off north-west (Stuart Lyon).

Eyebrook Res: drake Green-winged Teal still at the inflow, also Wood Sandpiper this afternoon.

Monday 8th

Eyebrook Res: drake Green-winged Teal still at the inflow, also 1 Green Sandpiper.

Sunday 7th

Nanpantan: 2 Rose-coloured Starlings in a private garden this morning then flew off north-east. If anyone knows who saw these please let us know.

Eyebrook Res: drake Green-winged Teal still at the inflow.

Saturday 6th

Stamford: Fulmar flew south-west into Rutland at c.12:05 (Chris Park).

Eyebrook Res: drake Green-winged Teal still at the inflow.

Friday 5th

Eyebrook Res: drake Green-winged Teal still.

Dragonfly news: Scarce Chasers are now on the wing in the north of the River Soar, and along the River Welland as far as Caldecott (a significant range expansion). Please send all records to Ian Merrill: i.merrill@btopenworld.com

Thursday 4th

Late news for 28th May: Rose-coloured Starling in a private garden in Desford (6th county record). It looks as though a big national influx of this species is underway, so look out for them in Starling flocks or on their own. It's a description species, so ideally try and get photos if possible.

Eyebrook Res: drake Green-winged Teal still.

Rutland Water: Little Tern, Manton Bay.

Wednesday 3rd

Eyebrook Res: drake Green-winged Teal still between Stoke Dry car park & the inflow, on the Rutland shore this morning.

Tuesday 2nd

Hinckley: 2 Cranes flew south-east at 09:04.

Eyebrook Res: drake Green-winged Teal still.

Monday 1st

Eyebrook Res: drake Green-winged Teal still.

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