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Yellow-browed Warbler
Rutland Water
19th October 2019
© Andy Mackay

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White-rumped Sandpiper
Rutland Water
15th October 2019
© Andy Mackay

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Drake Lesser Scaup
Rutland Water
12th October 2019
© Andy Mackay

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Spoonbill
Rutland Water
6th October 2019
© Andy Mackay

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Whinchat
Rutland Water
16th September 2019
© Andy Mackay

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Knot
Rutland Water
11th September 2019
© Richard Bayldon

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Adult Sandwich Tern
Thornton Res
9th September 2019
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Juv Sandwich Tern
Thornton Res
9th September 2019
© Phil Crowfoot

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Redstart
Bradgate Park
19th August 2019
© Iain Tidmarsh

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Wood Sandpiper
Great Glen
29th July 2019
© Chris Hubbard

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Spoonbill
Thornton Res
29th July 2019
© Andy Smith

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Whooper Swan
Groby Pool
8th June 2019
© Allen Pocock

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Wood Warbler
Shepshed
6th May 2019
© Ian Merrill

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Whimbrel
Rutland Water
18th April 2019
© Andy Mackay

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Marsh Harrier
Eyebrook Res
31st March 2019
© Louise Hawkins

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OCTOBER

Saturday 19th

Rutland Water: Yellow-browed Warbler behind the Anglian Birdwatching Centre, Egleton; Lesser Scaup Lagoon 1; Red-necked Grebe east of Old Hall.

Friday 18th

Rutland Water: Lesser Scaup North Arm, then Lagoon 1; Slav Grebe, North Arm; Jack Snipe still, Lagoon 3; Black-necked Grebe, South Arm 3 between Fieldfare & Gadwall hides.

North Luffenham Airfield: 5 Fieldfares over this morning.

Thursday 17th

Rutland Water: Lesser Scaup reported Lagoon 1 this morning, then flew towards the North Arm, but no further sign; 2 Jack Snipes, Lagoon 3; Rock Pipit and Brambling over the North Arm. No reports of Spoonbill since Tuesday.

Deans Lane: 6 Hawfinches flew west this morning, and 4 over Oaks in Charnwood a few minutes later (almost certainly the same birds).

Tuesday 15th

Rutland Water: juv White-rumped Sandpiper, Lagoon 4 this afternoon, but no sign late afternoon, also Garganey there. Drake Lesser Scaup still, North Arm, also Rock Pipit flew over, and Black-necked Grebe nearby in the Fishponds (same bird later seen South Arm 3). Spoonbill still, Lagoon 1/4; Jack Snipe & Bittern, Lagoon 3. Red-necked Grebe still, South Arm 3.

Bardon: Yellow-browed Warbler sadly found moribund at the Industrial Estate, and later died.

Also the For Sale page updated with a Nikon D300s camera body with extras.

Monday 14th

Rutland Water: drake Lesser Scaup still, North Arm; Spoonbill now on Lagoon 3.

North Luffenham Airfield: a very late Quail flushed (first ever October record for the counties), and a Brambling ringed.

Sunday 13th

Rutland Water: drake Lesser Scaup, North Arm, off Barnsdale; Spoonbill still, Lagoon 1.

Longmoor Lake: 14 Whooper Swans flew east at 17:00.

Saturday 12th

Ibstock: female Goshawk flew south at 10:30 (Rhys Dandy).

Rutland Water: drake Lesser Scaup still in North Arm this morning, then flushed by a fishing boat at 09:30 and spent most of the day on Lagoon 3 before ending up in South Arm 3 late afternoon. Also Spoonbill still, Lagoon 1; Jack Snipe, Lagoon 3; Red-necked Grebe & female Scaup, South Arm 3.

Friday 11th

Rutland Water: drake Lesser Scaup still in North Arm, best viewed from the fishermen's car park on the Hambleton Peninsula road. Spoonbill still, Lagoon 1 + Common Sandpiper; Dunlin & 2 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3.

Thursday 10th

Rutland Water: drake Lesser Scaup, Lagoon 3, then relocated in the North Arm from the fishermen's car park, also Spoonbill still, Lagoon 1. Reported Sandwich Tern was a winter plumage Common Tern.

Wednesday 9th

Rutland Water: Spoonbill still, Lagoon 1, also Rock Pipit, Lagoon 4.

Tuesday 8th

Rutland Water: Spoonbill still, Lagoon 1.

Monday 7th

Rutland Water: Spoonbill still, Lagoon 1.

Sunday 6th

Fort Henry Ponds: Yellow-browed Warbler in bushes by outfall at the lower lake (access via footpath from Horn Mill).

Rutland Water: adult Spoonbill, Lagoon 1; 18 Knot & 4 Ruff dropped into Lagoon 4 at 13:30.

Saturday 5th

Rutland Water: Cattle Egret briefly on Lagoon 1 this morning, but no further sign all day. Also Knot & Avocet, Lagoon 4 & Red-necked Grebe still, South Arm 3.

Friday 4th

North Luffenham Airfield: Stonechat + another 75 Redwings over.

Thursday 3rd

Thornton Res: Garganey still.

Redwings over several sites in Rutland today: 125 at North Luffenham Airfield, 50 at Preston, 25 at Ridlington and 20 at Wing.

Wednesday 2nd

Swithland Res: Whooper Swan on the north side, then flew towards Quorn.

Coalville: Manx Shearwater found dead today.

Tuesday 1st

Rutland Water: 2 Arctic Skuas south-west over Lagoon 1 early afternoon.

North Luffenham Airfield: 2 Wheatears.

Dragonfly news: another Willow Emerald Damselfly was seen at Watermead CP yesterday. These must now be widespread in the county, and could be found anywhere with suitable habitat. Please report any sightings to the County Dragonfly Recorder, Ian Merrill: i.merrill@btopenworld.com

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 29th

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe still, South Arm 3.

North Luffenham Airfield: 5 Stonechats & 1 Wheatear.

Saturday 28th

Rutland Water: Storm Petrel, North Arm briefly early afternoon (Andy Mackay) but no further sign. First county record since 1990. Also Black Tern, South Arm 3 & Black-necked Grebe still, Heron Bay.

Stanford Res: Spoonbill flew towards South Kilworth at 08:00.

Wednesday 25th

Rutland Water: juv Curlew Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpipers & 6 Dunlin, Lagoon 3; Black Tern & Greenshank, Lagoon 1; 2 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; Ringed Plover, North Arm; Common Sandpiper, Old Hall.

Tuesday 24th

Rutland Water: juv Black Tern, Lagoon 1; Black-necked Grebe still, Heron Bay.

Sunday 22nd

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe still, South Arm 3; Black-necked Grebe still, Heron Bay; juv Arctic Tern, North Arm; Tree Pipit flew south over Lyndon reserve at 10:50; male Red-crested Pochard, Manton Bay; Ruff, juv Little Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plovers & 7 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3.

North Luffenham Airfield: Redstart trapped & ringed.

Late news for yesterday: a Wryneck photographed 'north of Melton' but no further details at present.

Saturday 21st

Eyebrook Res: 4 adult Whooper Swans opposite Stoke Dry car park.

Rutland Water: Black-necked Grebe still, Heron Bay.

Thornton Res: Garganey still.

Brascote Pits: Garganey still.

Wednesday 18th

Rutland Water: 2 Knot, Lagoon 4.

Thornton Res: Garganey still.

Tuesday 17th

Rutland Water: Black-necked Grebe, Heron Bay.

Thornton Res: Garganey still.

Monday 16th

Rutland Water: juv Whinchat behind Tern hide; juv Black Tern still, Lagoon 3 + 9 Green Sandpipers & 3 Ruff; Red-necked Grebe still from Lapwing hide; Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plovers & Wheatear, Lagoon 4; Greenshank, Heron Bay; Ruff, North Arm.

Sunday 15th

Rutland Water: Wryneck photographed this morning near Shoveler hide. Also Red-necked Grebe still, South Arm 3.

Thornton Res: Garganey still.

Brascote Pits: Garganey still.

Saturday 14th

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Lapwing hide (presumably the regular bird back for its 6th winter); juv Sandwich Tern, Black Tern & 6 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3; Ruff, Lagoon 4; 5 Red-crested Pochards, South Arm 2; Greenshank, Manton Bay.

Eyebrook Res: Greenshank & Ringed Plover.

Friday 13th

Launde: Stonechat along the footpath from Leigh Lodge.

Thursday 12th

Rutland Water: Curlew Sandpiper briefly on Lagoon 3 early afternoon, also Black Tern, Green Sandpiper & Marsh Harrier; Wood Sandpiper, Lagoon 4; Whinchat, 2 Greenshanks, 5 Ruff & 2 Green Sandpipers, North Arm.

Shawell Sandpit: 3 Wood Sandpipers still this morning from Gibbet Lane.

Wednesday 11th

Rutland Water: 6 juv Knot in the North Arm this evening.

Shawell Sandpit: 3 Wood Sandpipers from Gibbet Lane.

Tuesday 10th

Rutland Water: 2 Wood Sandpipers still, also 3 Marsh Harriers & 1 Dunlin; 6 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3; 4 Ringed Plovers & 3 Dunlin, Lagoon 4.

Shawell Sandpit: Wood Sandpiper from Gibbet Lane.

Sunday 8th

Thornton Res: adult and juvenile Sandwich Terns this morning, then flew off east at 09:10.

Sunday 8th

Croft Hill: Marsh Harrier flew west at 16:30.

Dragonfly news: 3 Willow Emerald Damselflies were at the bridge over the inflow stream of Eyebrook Res this afternoon, the first for Leics & Rutland.

Saturday 7th

Rutland Water: 2 Wood Sandpipers still, Lagoon 1 + 3 Marsh Harriers; 3 Black-tailed Godwits & 1 Ruff, North Arm; 3 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3.

Brascote Pits: Redstart c30 metres from stile on the main footpath between barbed wire fences.

Thornton Res: Garganey still.

Friday 6th

Rutland Water: Wood Sandpiper, Lagoon 1.

Thornton Res: Garganey still opposite the church.

Wednesday 4th

Rutland Water: Spotted Redshank still, Lagoon 3 + Black Tern & 2 Green Sandpipers; 3 Wood Sandpipers, Lagoon 1; 2 Grey Plovers, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Ruff, Dunlin & Ringed Plover, Lagoon 4.

Cossington Meadows: 2 Garganey, Upper Marsh.

Birstall Meadows: 2 Greenshanks & 2 Green Sandpipers.

Tuesday 3rd

Rutland Water: Spotted Redshank & 10 Black Terns, Lagoon 3.

Monday 2nd

Rutland Water: Turnstone, Ruff, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper & Ringed Plover, Lagoon 4; Black Tern, Black-tailed Godwit & 3 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3.

Sunday 1st

Rutland Water: 4 Wood Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper & Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 1; 4+ Black Terns commuting between Lagoons 3 & 4; 2 Greenshanks, 2 Ruff & 2 Dunlin, Lagoon 4; Greenshank, Lagoon 5; 2 Ruff & 2 Green Sandpipers, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: Garganey still at the inflow.

Thornton Res: Garganey still.

Brascote Pits: Garganey still.

AUGUST

Saturday 31st

Rutland Water: 15 Black Terns, Lagoon 3.

Eyebrook Res: Black Tern at the inflow.

Thornton Res: Garganey still.

Brascote Pits: 1 Garganey.

Wednesday 28th

Rutland Water: Wood Sandpiper, Lagoon 5; 10 Black Terns, Lagoon 3; juv Little Gull, Manton Bay; Knot, Ruff, Common Sandpiper & 3 Dunlin, Lagoon 4.

Croft Hill: female/1st-winter Redstart.

Somerby: 2 Whinchats still.

Thornton Res: Garganey opposite the fishing lodge.

Birstall Meadows: 8 Green Sandpipers.

Tuesday 27th

Rutland Water: Wood Sandpiper, Snipe hide + Black Tern somewhere (presumably Lagoon 3).

Brascote Pits: male Redstart + 2 Whinchats still.

Monday 26th

Eyebrook Res: Wood Sandpiper at the inflow.

Brascote Pits: 2 Whinchats.

Somerby: 3 Whinchats & 1 Wheatear (same place as yesterday).

Sunday 25th

Aylestone Meadows: Pied Flycatcher on the mound.

Somerby: 2 Whinchats & 2 Wheatears south of the village c3/4 of a mile along Newbold Lane, near the big stone pile.

Croft Hill: 2 Redstarts in the Huncote side.

Beacon Hill: male Redstart near the fence between the cattle & sheep fields.

Rutland Water: 1 Black Tern, Lagoon 3; Bittern, Crake hide; Ruff, Common Sandpiper & 5 Dunlin, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: Garganey at the inflow.

Saturday 24th

Croft Hill: Pied Flycatcher.

Braunstone: Pied Flycatcher in a garden this morning.

Rutland Water: 4 Black Terns, North Arm; 5 Turnstones, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Whinchats still at the inflow on the Rutland side.

North Luffenham Airfield: 3 Redstarts & 2 Wheatears, + 13 Whimbrels flew WSW at 08:25.

Friday 23rd

Eyebrook Res: 2 Whinchats at the inflow on the Rutland side.

Bradgate Park: male Redstart at the Anstey gate.

North Luffenham Airfield: 2 Redstarts & 2 Wheatears.

Thursday 22nd

Eyebrook Res: 1 Whinchat still at the inflow.

Hicks Lodge: male Redstart.

Also of interest, an escaped Sacred Ibis photographed in a Birstall garden this morning!

Wednesday 21st

Eyebrook Res: 2 Whinchats + Green Sandpiper at the inflow.

Rutland Water: Med Gull, 2 Ruff & Common Sandpiper, Lagoon 4.

Monday 19th

Bradgate Park: 3 Redstarts around the Anstey gate.

Rutland Water: Black Tern still, Lagoon 3.

Sunday 18th

Rutland Water: Turnstone, Lapwing hide; Bittern, Snipe hide; Black Tern still, Lagoon 3.

Saturday 17th

Rutland Water: Black Tern still, Lagoon 3.

Friday 16th

Rutland Water: Black Tern still, Lagoon 3.

Thursday 15th

Rutland Water: Black Tern, Lagoon 3; Arctic Tern, North Arm; female Scaup, Old Hall.

Wednesday 14th

Rutland Water: Knot & Greenshank, Lagoon 4; Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 1.

Tuesday 13th

Rutland Water: Black Tern still, North Arm; Knot & adult Med Gull, Lagoon 4, also report of a Pied Flycatcher near the red Birdfair entrance.

Monday 12th

Rutland Water: Black Tern, North Arm.

Sunday 11th

Rutland Water: Turnstone, 3 Knot, 5 Dunlin & 8 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; Black-tailed Godwit & 2 Marsh Harriers, Lagoon 1; Garganey, North Arm.

North Luffenham Airfield: 1 Whinchat & 3 Wheatears.

Aylestone Meadows: just 2 Common Sandpipers on the flooded field behind the Asda mini roundabout this evening.

Saturday 10th

Rutland Water: Black Tern, Lagoon 3 late morning, also Bittern reported.

Aylestone Meadows: Wood Sandpiper still on flooded field behind the Asda mini roundabout, also 3 Green Sandpipers.

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Friday 9th

Aylestone Meadows: Wood Sandpiper still on flooded field behind the Asda mini roundabout, also 3 Green Sandpipers & 4 Common Sandpipers.

Thursday 8th

Twycross: Wood Sandpiper still on Harris Bridge pools along the A444 by the River Sence, also a Ruff.

Cossington Meadows: 2 Garganey, Upper Marsh.

Wednesday 7th

Twycross: Wood Sandpiper on pools along the A444 by the River Sence.

Burrough Hill: male Redstart on fence of last field on the right before the Country Park entrance gate this morning.

Rutland Water: drake Scaup still, North Arm.

Tuesday 6th

Rutland Water: 2 Turnstones, Lagoon 3 late morning; adult Med Gull, Lagoon 4 and drake Scaup, North Arm.

Monday 5th

Rutland Water: 3 drake Scaup, North Arm.

Stanford Res: Garganey still at the dam.

Sunday 4th

Aylestone Meadows: Wood Sandpiper & 5 Common Sandpipers still on flooded field behind Fosse Park Asda

Saturday 3rd

Aylestone Meadows: Wood Sandpiper on flooded field behind Fosse park Asda, also 5 Common Sandpipers.

Stanford Res: Garganey still.

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