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Knot
Thornton Res
1st November 2019
© Geoff Busby

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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
© 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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NOVEMBER OUTING

The next LROS Conservation work party will be on Wednesday November 27th at Wistow pond. Our plan is to complete the work that we started in September. Meet at the car park at 10am. Volunteers should contact Andy Smith for more details: adsthornton.56@gmail.com

The Meetings & Outings page has been updated with details of all the 2020 Outings.

LROS News page updated 30th October 2019.

Listing page updated 4th November 2019.

For Sale/Wanted page updated 22nd October 2019. Please remember to let me know if your item on this page has sold, or if you have found what you are looking for in the case of wanted ads, so I can take your advert off. Thanks.

NOVEMBER

Saturday 16th

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

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

No update this evening as I am away.

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.

OCTOBER

Wednesday 30th

Late news for yesterday: Black Redstart in a private garden at South Kilworth, but no sign today.

Tuesday 29th

Rutland Water: No sign of White-rumped Sandpiper today. Redhead Smew still, Lagoon 1; Slav Grebe, Teal hide; Red-necked Grebe, South Arm 3; 2 Bramblings + Woodcock, end of Hambleton Peninsula.

Monday 28th

Rutland Water: 1st-winter White-rumped Sandpiper (presumed different to the one 2 weeks ago), Lagoon 4, also adult Med Gull in the roost there; Slav Grebe still showing well from Teal hide; Red-necked Grebe, South Arm 3 off Old Hall, also 5 Red-crested Pochards, South Arm 3; redhead Smew, Lagoon 1. Also the drake Hooded Merganser is an escape (small metal ring on right leg).

Sunday 27th

Rutland Water: adult drake Hooded Merganser of unknown origin, Lagoon 2. Bird is 'apparently unringed'. Redhead Smew still, Lagoon 1; Slav Grebe (showing down to a few yards!), Teal hide, Lyndon. Scaup (presumably the female that's been around), Fishponds.

Deans Lane: Woodlark flew south this morning.

Saturday 26th

Rutland Water: redhead Smew, Lagoon 1; Slav Grebe, Teal hide, Lyndon.

Friday 25th

Rutland Water: redhead Smew, Lagoon 1; 9 Whooper Swans flew south-east over South Arm 3 at 17:05, also Red-necked Grebe still.

Wednesday 23rd

Rutland Water: Slav Grebe still at Sykes Lane end of the dam; Grey Plover, Lagoon 4.

Whetstone: Waxwing flew west.

Tuesday 22nd

Rutland Water: Snow Bunting flew along the dam at 11:00, and looked like it came down towards the Sykes Lane end, but no further sign. Also Rock Pipit there, and a Slav Grebe at the north end. Red-necked Grebe & female Scaup, South Arm 3; adult Med Gull, Lagoon 4. No sign of either the Lesser Scaup or the Tufted x Pochard hybrid today (and seemingly far fewer Tufted Ducks around than at the weekend).

Groby Pool: Garganey.

Beacon Hill: 1 Brambling.

Monday 21st

North Luffenham Airfield: female Stonechat.

Sunday 20th

Rutland Water: Yellow-browed Warbler reported calling behind the Anglian Birdwatching Centre around midday, but no other sign or sound of it all day. No sign of Lesser Scaup today - the bird reported by the national news services on Lagoon 1 this morning was a Tufted Duck x Pochard hybrid (darker & plainer mantle, white flanks and larger black tip to the bill). Red-necked Grebe & female Scaup, Manton Bay; Garganey, Lagoon 4.

Oaks in Charnwood: Woodlark flew over this morning.

North Luffenham Airfield: late Wheatear.

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.

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