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Knot
Rutland Water
11th September 2019
© Richard Bayldon

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Adult Sandwich Tern
Thornton Res
9th September 2019
© Dave Wright

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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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Spoonbill
Rutland Water
20th March 2019
© Chris Hubbard

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Whooper Swans
Cropston Res
11th February 2019
© Jim Graham

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Jack Snipe
Rutland Water
27th January 2019
© Chris Park

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Jack Snipe
Rutland Water
9th January 2019
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Jack Snipe
Rutland Water
9th January 2019
© Donald Talbott


Last update: Sunday 15th Sept 2019 at 16:00

 
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Please note that the northern part of the Reedbed Reserve at Watermead CP North will be closed from 16th September for 2 - 3 weeks whilst works are undertaken to create a new reedbed.

The first LROS conservation task of the season will be on Wednesday September 25th at Wistow Estate, meeting at 10:00. We will be clearing the pond beside the cafe and car park. The pond is now totally overgrown so we will need as many volunteers as possible. Please contact Andy Smith - adsthornton56@gmail.com - if you are available and for more details.

LROS News page updated 5th September 2019.

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SEPTEMBER

Sunday 15th

Rutland Water: Wryneck photographed this morning from Shoveler hide, but flew off and no further sign. If anyone has photos of this bird, please contact the County Recorder so that this record is properly documented. 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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