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Bradgate Park
19th August 2019
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Wood Sandpiper
Great Glen
29th July 2019
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Thornton Res
29th July 2019
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Whooper Swan
Groby Pool
8th June 2019
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Wood Warbler
6th May 2019
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Rutland Water
18th April 2019
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Marsh Harrier
Eyebrook Res
31st March 2019
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Rutland Water
20th March 2019
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Whooper Swans
Cropston Res
11th February 2019
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Jack Snipe
Rutland Water
27th January 2019
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Rutland Water
9th January 2019
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Rutland Water
9th January 2019
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4th January 2019
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Last update: Sat 24th August 2019 at 16:15

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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.

Friday 23rd

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

Bradgate Park: male Redstart at the Anstey gate.

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.

For Sale page updated with a Swarovski ATX 1.7x extender.

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.


Wednesday 31st

Rutland Water: adult Little Stint & Turnstone, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: 4 drake Common Scoters north of the island.

Swithland Res: female Common Scoter on the north side.

Stanford Res: Garganey still on the dam.

Tuesday 30th

Rutland Water: 2 adult Little Stints & 12 Dunlin, Lagoon 4.

North Luffenham Airfield: juv Redstart trapped and ringed + 1 Wheatear.

Monday 29th

Thornton Res: juv Spoonbill this evening, veiwable from the bank near the church.

Great Glen: Wood Sandpiper on small lake south of the crematorium, viewable from the farm bridge over the bypass (SP659968).

Eyebrook Res: 2 Green Sandpipers.

Sunday 28th

Eyebrook Res: Wood Sandpiper at the inflow, also 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 10 Green Sandpipers & 12 Common Sandpipers.

Rutland Water: 5 Scaup (3 drakes), North Arm.

Stanford Res: 11 Arctic Terns.

Friday 26th

Cossington Meadows: Whooper Swan, Lower Moor.

Stanford Res: Garganey still, also Greenshank, Green Sandpiper & 6 Common Sandpipers.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Ruff, Dunlin & 13 Black-tailed Godwits at the inflow.

Wednesday 24th

Rutland Water: 19 Black Terns, South Arm 3.

Tuesday 23rd

Stanford Res: Garganey, Green Sandpiper & Common Sandpiper.

Sunday 21st

Rutland Water: juv Black Tern, Manton Bay.

Saturday 20th

Eyebrook Res: 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper & Dunlin.

Thursday 18th

Rutland Water: 4 Spoonbills circled over Egleton reserve around 10:00, but no further reports.

Tuesday 16th

Rutland Water: 4 Common Sandpipers, Green Bank (South Arm 3).

Eyebrook Res: 1 Common Sandpiper & 6 Green Sandpipers.

Sunday 14th

Rutland Water: 1 Ruff & 7 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 1.

Saturday 13th

Loughborough: Whimbrel flew over this morning.

Eyebrook Res: 7 Green Sandpipers & 5 LRPs.

Thursday 11th

Rutland Water: Garganey, Marsh Harrier & 3 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 1.

Eyebrook Res: Spoonbill circled the inflow then flew north at 16:50. 4 Green Sandpipers.

Monday 8th

Stanford Res: 4 Common Scoters this afternoon.

Sunday 7th

Rutland Water: flocks of 7 & 24 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: 5 Black-tailed Godwits this evening.

Tuesday 2nd

Eyebrook Res: 11 Black-tailed Godwits.

Monday 1st

Eyebrook Res: 50 Black-tailed Godwits this afternoon.

Stanford Res: 1 Green Sandpiper.


Sunday 30th

Rutland Water: 12 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 4.

Saturday 29th

Rutland Water: 2 Little Terns, North Arm late morning.

Wanlip Meadows: 5 Black-tailed Godwits from Plover hide.

Thursday 20th

Rutland Water: 3 Little Terns, Lagoon 4.

Monday 17th

Rutland Water: Green Sandpiper, Lagoon 4.

Update on the Groby Pool Whooper Swan (ringed V9J in black on yellow, right leg) - this bird was in care at RSPCA Stapley Grange, Cheshire last winter, and was ringed and released on 21st April 2019 on the canal at Middlewich (odd place to release a wild Whooper Swan?). This is the first reported sighting since it was released.

Tuesday 11th

Rutland Water: 2 Grey Plovers & 26 Dunlin, Lagoon 4.

Saturday 8th

Rutland Water: Turnstone & 2 Sanderlings, Lagoon 4.

Groby Pool: Whooper Swan still.

Friday 7th

Groby Pool: an unseasonal Whooper Swan this afternoon with Mute Swans.

Thursday 6th

Rutland Water: Turnstone, 5 Sanderlings, 12 Ringed Plovers & 22 Dunlin, Lagoon 4. NB yesterday's Bittern report referred to Sunday at the Lyndon reserve, not Lagoon 3.

Eyebrook Res: female Garganey at the inflow.

Wednesday 5th

Rutland Water: Turtle Dove flew low across Lagoon 4 late morning.

Monday 3rd

Rutland Water: Grey Plover & 1 Sanderling still, Lagoon 4.

Sunday 2nd

Rutland Water: Grey Plover & 4 Sanderlings, Lagoon 4; Bittern, Lyndon.

Saturday 1st

Rutland Water: Grey Plover, 3 Sanderlings, 10 Dunlin & 25+ Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.