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Wood Warbler,
Swithland Wood
2nd June 2013
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Red-necked Phalaropes,
Rutland Water
2nd June 2013
© Richard Bayldon

JUNE 2013

Saturday 29th

Rutland Water: 37 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 1.

Cossington Meadows: 9 Black-tailed Godwits, Upper Marsh.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Green Sandpipers at the inflow.

Friday 28th

Rutland Water: 10 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3.

Eyebrook Res: 4 Green Sandpipers & 1 Common Sandpiper at the inflow.

Thursday 27th

Eyebrook Res: Green Sandpiper still at the inflow.

Tuesday 25th

Rutland Water: 4 Little Gulls & 3rd-summer Med Gull Lagoon 4; Green Sandpiper, Lagoon 3.

Monday 24th

Eyebrook Res: Green Sandpiper this evening.

Sunday 23rd

Rutland Water: 3 Little Gulls, Lagoon 3 and Lagoon 4.

Ibstock: Crossbill calling over Pretoria Road this morning.

Friday 21st

Late news for last Sunday, 16th June: report of a male Red-footed Falcon in a field off Thorpe Road, Lyddington.

Thursday 20th

Swithland Reservoir: 8 Common Scoters from the dam.

Tuesday 18th

Wanlip Meadows: 2 Green Sandpipers.

Report of Spotted Redshank at Rutland Water was erroneous.

Sunday 16th

Broombriggs (near Beacon Hill): 5 Crossbills over, early afternoon.

Thornton Res: 2 Crossbills in pines opposite the church this morning.

Friday 14th

Eyebrook Res: 3 Black-tailed Godwits at the inflow.

Thursday 13th

Rutland Water: 3 Sanderlings, Grey Plover, Turnstone & Little Gull, Lagoon 4.

Wednesday 12th

Great Casterton: Quail still singing in second field south of Home Farm east of the road.

Rutland Water: Sanderling & Little Gull, Lagoon 4; 3 Garganey, Lagoon 3.

Tuesday 11th

Great Casterton: Quail still singing in second field south of Home Farm east of the road.

Rutland Water: 2 Little Gulls still, Lagoon 4.

Monday 10th

Great Casterton: Quail still singing in second field south of Home Farm east of the road.

Rutland Water: Sanderling, 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin & 2 1st-summer Little Gulls, Lagoon 4; 3 Garganey, Lagoon 3.

Eyebrook Res: 1 Greenshank.

Cossington Meadows: male Red-crested Pochard, Upper Marsh.

Sunday 9th

Great Casterton: Quail singing 800m south of Mounts Lodge this afternoon, SK 9996 1013.

Rutland Water: Curlew Sandpiper, Lagoon 3, also 3 Garganey still; Greenshank, North Arm.

Saturday 8th

Rutland Water: 6 Black Terns & 2 Garganey, Lagoon 3.

Friday 7th

Rutland Water: 7 Black Terns, 3 Garganey & 1 Green Sandpiper, Lagoon 3; 2 Greenshanks, North Arm.

Thursday 6th

Swithland Wood: Wood Warbler still singing on the east side.

Wednesday 5th

Rutland Water: Grey Plover, Turnstone, 1st-summer Little Gull, 1 Dunlin & 18 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4 + 13 Sanderlings briefly mid afternoon; 3 Garganey, Lagoon 3.

Tuesday 4th

Rutland Water: Turnstone & Black Tern, Lagoon 4; female Garganey, Lagoon 3.

Eyebrook Res: Avocet at the inflow.

Monday 3rd

Some late news: male Hen Harrier reported at Cossington Meadows on 6th May and again on 1st June over Sileby, heading towards Cossington Meadows, suggesting (if it's the same bird) that it could still be in the area.

Belvoir: Quail calling in fields between Woolsthorpe by Belvoir and Harston this afternoon, c. SK 838 325.

Rutland Water: Black Tern, Lagoon 3; Turnstone, 3 1st-summer Little Gulls & 13 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; Great Northern Diver still, North Arm.

Swithland Wood: Wood Warbler still singing on east side of wood.

Sunday 2nd

Rutland Water: 2 Red-necked Phalaropes, Manton Bay, from Shallow Water hide or the bridge. Also Great Northern Diver still in the North Arm.

Swithland Wood: Wood Warbler still singing on the east side.

Eyebrook Res: 3 Black-tailed Godwits still.

Saturday 1st

Rutland Water: Golden Oriole singing this evening by the fishermen's car park on the Hambleton road, also Great Northern Diver still at west end of the North Arm.

Swithland Wood: Wood Warbler still singing on the east side of the wood SK 5423 1233.

Eyebrook Res: 3 Black-tailed Godwits at the inflow.

Cropston Res: Osprey fishing at 17:00.