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Smew
Eyebrook Res
16th December 2019
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Brent Goose
Stanford Hall
9th December 2019
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Bewick's Swan
Stanford Res
24th November 2019
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Red-breasted Merganser
Rutland Water
17th November 2019
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Knot
Thornton Res
1st November 2019
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Yellow-browed Warbler
Rutland Water
19th October 2019
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White-rumped Sandpiper
Rutland Water
15th October 2019
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Drake Lesser Scaup
Rutland Water
12th October 2019
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Spoonbill
Rutland Water
6th October 2019
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Whinchat
Rutland Water
16th September 2019
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Knot
Rutland Water
11th September 2019
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Adult Sandwich Tern
Thornton Res
9th September 2019
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Juv Sandwich Tern
Thornton Res
9th September 2019
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Redstart
Bradgate Park
19th August 2019
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Wood Sandpiper
Great Glen
29th July 2019
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Spoonbill
Thornton Res
29th July 2019
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JANUARY 2020

Saturday 18th

Shawell Sandpit: adult Glaucous Gull & 3rd-winter Kumlien's Gull.

Rutland Water: female Common Scoter & 3 Scaup at the dam; Slav, 2 Black-necked Grebes & 5 Red-crested Pochards, North Arm; 4 Smew (1 drake), Lagoon 1; 1 Smew, Lagoon 4; 4 Scaup, Lagoon 3; Red-necked Grebe, South Arm 3.

Thursday 16th

Shawell Sandpit: juv Glaucous Gull still.

Wednesday 15th

Shawell Sandpit: 2nd-winter Kumlien's Gull (not 3rd-winter Iceland as initially thought) + juv Glaucous Gull still.

Tuesday 14th

Shawell Sandpit: juv Glaucous Gull still (+ 3rd-winter Kumlien's still yesterday).

Rutland Water: 12+ Smew, Red-necked Grebe, Slav Grebe, 3 Black-necked Grebes, female Common Scoter & 3+ Scaup all still in the usual places.

Sunday 12th

Priory Water: 4 Pink-footed Geese with Greylags between the pits and River Wreake.

Rutland Water: 9 Smew (3 drakes), Lagoon 1; Slav & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; 5 Scaup, Lagoon 3; 4 Scaup & female Common Scoter still at the dam.

Friday 10th

Rutland Water: 52 Pink-footed Geese flew west this morning, but no sign of the White-fronts. Also Red-necked Grebe, Slav, 2 Black-necked Grebes & 2 Smew still.

Shawell Sandpit: 3rd-winter Kumlien's Gull still.

Thursday 9th

Rutland Water: 5 White-fronted Geese in Sailing Club bay.

Wednesday 8th

Shawell Sandpit: juv Glaucous Gull still.

Groby: Spoonbill flew north-west over A46/M1 junction at 09:23.

Eyebrook Res: 2 drake Smew still.

Rutland Water: all the same stuff that's been there all winter, plus report of 4 female Scaup, Lagoon 3.

Tuesday 7th

Shawell Sandpit: 3rd-winter Kumlien's Gull still.

Sunday 5th

Shawell Sandpit: 3rd-winter Kumlien's Gull still.

Rutland Water: female Common Scoter & drake Scaup, dam; Slav & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall.

Eyebrook Res: 3 drake & 3 redhead Smew opposite Stoke Dry car park.

Saturday 4th

Shawell Sandpit: 3rd-winter Kumlien's Gull, adult Glaucous Gull (not Iceland as reported earlier), juv Glaucous Gull, Merlin, Common Sandpiper & Green Sandpiper.

Rutland Water: female Common Scoter & Scaup at the dam; 3 redhead Smew, Lagoon 1; Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; Slav, 2 Black-necked Grebes, drake Red-crested Pochard & female Scaup, North Arm; 8 Red-crested Pochards (5 drakes), Lapwing hide.

Eyebrook Res: 3 drake & 1 redhead Smew off Stoke Dry car park, also 2 Stonechats at the inflow.

Warren Lane GP: 4 Whooper Swans flew west at 15:20.

Thursday 2nd

Rutland Water: female Common Scoter, adult Med Gull & female Scaup, dam; Red-necked Grebe, South Arm 3; Slav & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; Black-necked Grebe, Lagoon 3; 2 redhead Smew, Lagoon 1.

Eyebrook Res: male Merlin between Alec Lane gate & the Fishing Lodge this afternoon, also 3 drake Smew opposite Stoke Dry car park.

DECEMBER

Tuesday 31st

Shawell Sandpit: juv Glaucous Gull again from Gibbet Lane.

Rutland Water: 2 Bewick's Swans, Lagoon 1 this morning then flew east at 11:55; female Common Scoter & Scaup at the dam; Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; Slav Grebe, North Arm.

Monday 30th

Shawell Sandpit: adult Iceland Gull + juv Glacuous Gull (also 3rd year Kumlien's Gull there on the 28th).

Friday 27th

Stanford Res: 2 Bewick's Swans this morning.

Rutland Water: 4 redhead Smew, Lagoon 1; Red-necked Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebes, South Arm 3; Black-necked Grebe, Lagoon 3; Slav Grebe & 2 female Scaup, North Arm; female Common Scoter & 2 Scaup at the dam.

Eyebrook Res: drake Smew off Stoke Dry car park.

Tuesday 24th

Ryhall Heath: ringtail Hen Harrier over maize crop at 11:30.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe Old Hall, Slav North Arm, 2 Black-necked Grebes east of Teal hide + another on Lagoon 3 + 10 Smew (1 drake), Egleton reserve.

Eyebrook Res: drake Smew off Stoke Dry car park.

Also an unconfirmed report of a Great Grey Shrike at Knipton, but no details of where exactly.

Saturday 21st

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe & 2 Scaup, Old Hall; Slav & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; 8 Smew (1 drake), Lagoon 1.

Friday 20th

Rutland Water: 10 Smew (1 drake), Lagoon 1; Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; Slav & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm.

Thursday 19th

Rutland Water: 2 female Scaup, south end of the dam; Slav & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; 4 Smew (1 drake), Lagoon 1.

Eyebrook Res: female Scaup south of the island.

Tuesday 17th

Rutland Water: 6 Smew (1 drake), Lagoon 1.

Monday 16th

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still, also drake Smew.

Rutland Water: Short-eared Owl reported near Harrier hide.

Sunday 15th

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still.

Saturday 14th

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; 2 Black-necked Grebes, Teal hide.

Tuesday 10th

Stanford Hall: Brent Goose still early morning at least.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; Slav Grebe, Dickinson's Bay.

Stanford Res: adult Med Gull late afternoon.

Monday 9th

Stanford Hall: Brent Goose still.

Wigston Sewage Works: Siberian Chiffchaff.

Sunday 8th

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still, also adult Med Gull at the inflow this morning & 25 Dunlin.

Rutland Water: 2 redhead Smew, Lagoon 1 + 1 on Lagoon 3.

Saturday 7th

Stanford Hall: Brent Goose with Canada flock, viewed from the entrance gate.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; Slav Grebe, Dickinson's Bay; 2 Black-necked Grebes, Teal Hide; 4 Scaup, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still.

Friday 6th

Stanford Res: Brent Goose with Canada/Greylag flock.

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still between the island and the dam.

Tuesday 3rd

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; Slav Grebe, Dickinson's Bay; 2 Black-necked Grebes, Teal hide; 2 female Scaup & 2 Green Sandpipers, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still north of the island.

Monday 2nd

Stanford Res: adult Med Gull late afternoon.

Rutland Water: 3 redhead Smew still, Lagoon 4.

Sunday 1st

Stanford Res: Brent Goose flew east over inflow at 15:10.

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still, also redhead Smew & 2nd-winter Med Gull.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe still, Old Hall.

NOVEMBER

Saturday 30th

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe still, Old Hall; Slav Grebe still, Dickinson's Bay.

Friday 29th

Rutland Water: 9 Whooper Swans, Teal Hide; 3 redhead Smew, Lagoon 4.

Thursday 28th

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still.

Wednesday 27th

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still.

Tuesday 26th

Rutland Water: 4 redhead Smew, Lagoon 4; Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; Slav Grebe, North Arm; 2 Black-necked Grebes, Teal Hide.

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still.

Monday 25th

Glenfield: Spoonbill flew north-east over Kirby Road at 10:45.

Sunday 24th

Stanford Res: 5 adult & 4 juv Bewick's Swans, still present at dusk.

Rutland Water: Red-breasted Merganser still at the dam, and presumably a different bird in the North Arm off Hambleton Wood, also 4 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Scaup + Stonechat, North Arm; 4 redhead Smew, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: 8 adult Whooper Swans early afternoon, then flew off, also Red-throated Diver still.

Swithland Res: redhead Smew.

Saturday 23rd

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still.

Rutland Water: Turnstone flew low over Lagoon 1 at 15:00.

Friday 22nd

Ashby-de-la-Zouch: of interest, a Snow Bunting photographed on farmland today, but no public access.

Thursday 21st

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still north of the island.

Rutland Water: Red-breasted Merganser still off the dam.

Wednesday 20th

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still north of the island, also 1 Stonechat at the inflow.

Tuesday 19th

Rutland Water: Red-breasted Merganser still at the south end of the dam; Slav Grebe & 2 Scaup, North Arm; Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; 2 redhead Smew, Lagoon 4 + 1 Lagoon 2.

Eyebrook Res: Jack Snipe at the inflow, Red-throated Diver still around the island & 2 Red-crested Pochards.

Monday 18th

Leighfield: Hawfinch late morning, then flew south.

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver off Holyoaks gate.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; 2 Black-necked Grebes, Teal hide.

Sunday 17th

Rutland Water: Red-breasted Merganser at the south end of the dam.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Jack Snipe on mud at the inflow, also Red-throated Diver still north of the island.

Saturday 16th

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still north of the island.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe still off Old Hall; 2 Black-necked Grebes, Teal hide; female Common Scoter, North Arm; redhead Smew, Lagoon 4.

Friday 15th

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe still off Old Hall.

Thursday 14th

Eaton: Rough-legged Buzzard c1 mile south-west of the village, flying towards Goadby Marwood this morning.

Rutland Water: Great Northern Diver, North Arm.

Wednesday 13th

Ketton: Waxwing in garden on Empingham Road.

Eyebrook Res: redhead Smew at the island.

Tuesday 12th

Rutland Water: 3 Pink-footed Geese & Slav Grebe, North Arm; 2 Black-necked Grebes still, Teal hide.

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still north of the island.

Monday 11th

Rutland Water: 2 Whooper Swans, end of Hambleton Peninsula; Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; Slav Grebe, Teal hide.

Sunday 10th

Rutland Water: 2 Smew, Lagoon 3; Slav Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebes, Teal hide; adult Med Gull, Lapwing hide.

Saturday 9th

Rutland Water: Jack Snipe, Lagoon 3; Knot, Goldeneye hide; 4 Scaup & female Common Scoter, North Arm; Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall & 2 Black-necked Grebes, Teal hide.

Eyebrook Res: Red-throated Diver still.

Friday 8th

Rutland Water: 2 Black-necked Grebes still, Teal hide.

Stanford Res: 6 Whooper Swans flew north at 15:00 + adult Med Gull in the roost.

Thursday 7th

Rutland Water: Slav Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebes, Teal Hide; Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; female Common Scoter, North Arm.

Wednesday 6th

Rutland Water: Slav Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebes & 5+ Red-crested Pochards, Teal Hide; female Scaup at the dam.

Eyebrook Res: juv Red-throated Diver still, north of the island late afternoon.

Ellistown: 2 Jack Snipes at Ellistown Pit Bank.

Tuesday 5th

Rutland Water: 2 Brent Geese Lagoon 1 briefly, then flew off, also redhead Smew still; Slav Grebe, Red-necked Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebes all from Teal hide, Lyndon; female Common Scoter still, North Arm off Barnsdale.

Eyebrook Res: juv Red-throated Diver still, between the island and Holyoaks this morning.

Stanford Res: adult Med Gull in the roost this evening.

Groby Pool: 3 Red-crested Pochards (2 drakes).

Monday 4th

Eyebrook Res: juv Red-throated Diver still around the island, also 3 Red-crested Pochards.

Rutland Water: female Common Scoter, female Scaup, Black-necked Grebe & 8 Red-crested Pochards, North Arm; Red-necked Grebe still, Old Hall.

Stanford Res: female/imm Merlin flew north-east over the dam towards South Kilworth at 07:54.

Sunday 3rd

Ibstock: Firecrest briefly with tit flock at the sewage works late morning, also Siberian Chiffchaff. SK399091. Park only in the Church View area and follow footpaths.

Rutland Water: 4 Bearded Tits, Lagoon 3 from Bittern hide; 1 Black-necked Grebe, North Arm; Red-necked Grebe still, South Arm 3 off Old Hall; redhead Smew, Lagoon 1.

Eyebrook Res: juv Red-throated Diver still, south of the island early afternoon.

Croft Hill: Short-eared Owl briefly this morning, then flew west.

Stanford Res: 3 Red-crested Pochards.

Saturday 2nd

Eyebrook Res: juv Red-throated Diver north of the island this afternoon.

Rutland Water: 4 Bearded Tits North Arm, then flew towards Lagoon 3, also 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm. Red-necked Grebe still off Old Hall.

Friday 1st

Thornton Res: Knot at the outflow.

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