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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
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Jack Snipe
Rutland Water
9th January 2019
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Jack Snipe
Rutland Water
9th January 2019
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Waxwing
Loughborough
4th January 2019
© Chris Hubbard

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Waxwing
Loughborough
4th January 2019
© Stuart King

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Bewick's Swan
Eyebrook Res
22nd December 2018
© Andy Mackay

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Pink-footed Goose
Eyebrook Res
22nd December 2018
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Snow Bunting
Rutland Water
16th December 2018
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Snow Bunting
Rutland Water
16th December 2018
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Shags
Rutland Water
13th December 2018
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Snow Bunting
Rutland Water
14th December 2018
© Stuart King

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Snow Bunting
Rutland Water
12th December 2018
© Andy Mackay

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MARCH

Wednesday 20th

Rutland Water: Spoonbill, Lagoon 4, also Little Ringed Plover, Avocet, White Wagtail, 4 Black-tailed Godwits & 14 Smew; at least one Slav & one Black-necked Grebe still, North Arm.

Ravenstone: Swallow flew through this morning.

Tuesday 19th

Bradgate Park: 4 Crossbills flew west over Sliding Stones area at 13:40.

Rutland Water: Wheatear, Lagoon 6; Red-necked Grebe, Lagoon 1 still; 2+ Smew, Lagoon 4.

Monday 18th

Nanpantan: 1 Swallow.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe back on Lagoon 1; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm; 8 Smew, Lagoon 4; Scaup, Lagoon 3.

Sunday 17th

Rutland Water: 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes (now coming into summer plumage) still, North Arm; 14 Smew (5 drakes), Lagoon 4; 5 Scaup east of Old Hall + Red-necked Grebe still South Arm 3. Also possible 1st-winter Bonaparte's Gull reported on Lagoon 3 mid afternoon, but no sign when looked for.

North Luffenham Airfield: 1 Wheatear.

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

Saturday 16th

Thornton Res: 1 Sand Martin.

Friday 15th

Shawell Sandpit: adult Kumlien's Gull, 2nd-winter Iceland Gull & juv Glaucous Gull from Gibbet Lane. Please park sensibly and keep strictly to public rights of way.

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon back on Lagoon 5 (first report since 28th January).

Thursday 14th

Shawell Sandpit: adult Kumlien's Gull & juv Glaucous Gull from Gibbet Lane. Please park sensibly and keep strictly to public rights of way.

Stanford Res: 2nd-winter Iceland Gull briefly this morning.

Monday 11th

Shawell Sandpit: adult Kumlien's Gull again from Gibbet Lane. Please park sensibly and keep strictly to public rights of way.

Rutland Water: 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm; 5 Scaup, east of Old Hall; 7 Smew (3 drakes), Lagoon 4.

Stanford Res: 2 Pink-footed Geese still.

Sunday 10th

Stanford Res: adult Kittwake briefly at 08:50 + 2 Pink-footed Geese late afternoon.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Lagoon 1 from Visitor Centre; 13 Smew (5 drakes), Lagoon 4; 3 Slav Grebes, North Arm; female Scaup, Lapwing hide.

Saturday 9th

Watermead CP North: 1+ Bearded Tit still calling in the reedbed, but elusive.

Shawell Sandpit: juv Glaucous Gull & juv Iceland Gull from Gibbet Lane. Please park sensibly and keep strictly to public rights of way.

Rutland Water: 2 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; 2 Scaup east of Old Hall.

Friday 8th

Rutland Water: 8 Smew, Lagoon 4; Red-necked Grebe, South Arm 3; 3 Slav Grebes, North Arm.

Stanford Res: 2 Pink-footed Geese still.

Thursday 7th

Stanford Res: adult Med Gull this evening.

Wednesday 6th

Stanford Res: 2nd-winter Iceland Gull this evening.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall, 5 Scaup, South Arm; 13 Smew, Lagoon 4; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm.

Tuesday 5th

Shawell Sandpit: 2nd-winter Iceland Gull & juv Glaucous Gull from Gibbet Lane. If visiting this site, view ONLY from public rights of way and please park sensibly.

Rutland Water: Sand Martin, Lagoon 4.

Sunday 3rd

Shawell Sandpit: juv Glaucous Gull still.

Rutland Water: 14 Smew, Lagoon 4.

Burrough Hill CP: 3 Bramblings by the feeders.

Saturday 2nd

Shawell Sandpit: adult Kumlien's Gull this morning, also 2 juv Glaucous Gulls & 3 Iceland Gulls.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe still off Old Hall, also 6 Scaup; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm.

Friday 1st

Rutland Water: Sand Martin reported this morning, but no details of where; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm.

Burrough Hill CP: 2 Bramblings around the feeders in by the car park.

FEBRUARY

Thursday 28th

Watermead CP North: 2 Bearded Tits still in the reedbed, but elusive.

Wednesday 27th

Watermead CP North: at least one Bearded Tit heard in the reedbed this morning.

Rutland Water: 12 Smew (4 drakes), Lagoon 4.

Tuesday 26th

Watermead CP North: 2+ Bearded Tits calling in the reedbed between Plover hide & Crake hide, but elusive. NB the car park is locked at 16:00.

Rutland Water: 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm; 5 Smew, Lagoon 4; 6 Scaup, South Arm 3; Green Sandpiper, Lagoon 5.

Monday 25th

Rutland Water: 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm; drake Smew, Lagoon 4.

Sunday 24th

Rutland Water: 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still + 1st-winter Med Gull, North Arm; Red-necked Grebe & drake Scaup, South Arm 3; 6 Smew, Lagoon 4.

Thursday 21st

Rutland Water: 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm + up to 5 Scaup recently in South Arm 3.

Monday 18th

Watermead CP Birstall: Goshawk flew north over Worcester Lake at 10:55 (Iain Tidmarsh).

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

Sunday 17th

Rutland Water: Great Northern Diver & Red-necked Grebe, South Arm 3; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; 9 Smew, Egleton lagoons.

Cropston Res: 3 Whooper Swans still at the inflow.

Saturday 16th

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm.

Friday 15th

Rutland Water: 2 Avocets, North Arm, also 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still.

Cropston Res: 3 Whooper Swans still at the inflow.

Groby: unconfirmed report of a White Stork near Martinshaw Wood this morning, then flew south.

Thursday 14th

Rutland Water: 7 Smew, Lagoon 4; Red-necked Grebe still, South Arm/Old Hall; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm.

Wednesday 13th

Cropston Res: 3 Whooper Swans still at the inflow.

Eyebrook Res: male & female Smew, but no sign of anything resembling a White-fronted Goose with the Greylag flock.

Tuesday 12th

Eyebrook Res: unconfirmed report of a 1st-winter Greenland White-fronted Goose, but no details of where, also 2 drake Smew.

Cropston Res: 3 Whooper Swans still at the inflow.

Rutland Water: 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still in the North Arm + Scaup.

Monday 11th

Cropston Res: 3 adult Whooper Swans at the inflow.

Friday 8th

Stanford Res: juv Hen Harrier on the Leics side briefly at 09:22, then flew to the Northants side.

Thursday 7th

Rutland Water: 11 Smew (4 drakes), 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; 2 Red-necked Grebes, Old Hall.

Thornton Res: drake Scaup.

Tuesday 5th

Rutland Water: 2 Red-necked Grebes, 4 Scaup & 3 Smew, Old Hall; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm.

Stanford Res: 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull & 2 Pink-footed Geese still late afternoon.

Eyebrook Res: 4 drake & 3 redhead Smew.

Monday 4th

Rutland Water: 7 Smew around Lagoons 3 & 4.

Stanford Res: 2 Pink-footed Geese still.

Sunday 3rd

Rutland Water: 2 Red-necked Grebes, 4 Scaup & drake Smew, South Arm 3; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: 2 drake & 3 redhead Smew, plus Marsh Harrier at the inflow.

Stanford Res: 2 Pink-footed Geese still.

Saturday 2nd

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe & 3 Scaup, Old Hall; Great Northern Diver & 2 drake Smew, South Arm 3; 3 drake Smew, Lagoon 3; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: 13 Smew (2 drakes).

Friday 1st

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe & 7 Scaup, Old Hall still, also 5+ Red-crested Pochards, South Arm 3.

Shawell Sandpit: 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull still.

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