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Broad-billed Sandpiper,
Rutland Water
2nd June 2010
© Matthew Berriman
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Female Blue-winged Teal,
Groby Pool
26th May 2010
© Allen Pocock

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Female Blue-winged Teal,
Groby Pool
26th May 2010
© Allen Pocock

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White-winged Black Tern,
Rutland Water
24th May 2010
© Matthew Berriman

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Firecrest,
Deans Lane
24th May 2010
© John Hague

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White-winged Black Tern,
Rutland Water
24th May 2010
© Bob Pacey

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White-winged Black Terns,
Rutland Water
23rd May 2010
© Richard Bayldon

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Temminck's Stint,
Eyebrook Res
23rd May 2010
© Richard Bayldon

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper,
Rutland Water
17th May 2010
© Matthew Berriman
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Buff-breasted Sandpiper,
Rutland Water
17th May 2010
© Allen Pocock

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper,
Rutland Water
17th May 2010
© Richard Bayldon

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Wood Warbler,
Beacon Hill
16th May 2010
© Allen Pocock

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Wood Sandpiper,
Cropston Res
16th May 2010
© Jim Graham

MAY 2010

Monday 31st

Cossington Meadows: drake Garganey still on Upper Marsh pool.

Rutland Water: Turtle Dove singing by Fieldfare hide.

Sunday 30th

Birstall Meadows: drake Garganey this morning.

Cossington Meadows: drake Garganey (possibly same bird) on Upper Marsh pool this afternoon.

Saturday 29th

Watermead CP South: Spoonbill flew towards Birstall Meadows at 09:15, but no further sign.

No sign of Red-necked Phalarope at Rutland Water today.

Friday 28th

Rutland Water: female Red-necked Phalarope still on Lagoon 3.

Thursday 27th

Rutland Water: female Red-necked Phalarope, Lagoon 3 this evening; 2 Temminck's Stints, Black Tern, 2 Little Gulls & 1+ Sanderling, Lagoon 4.

No sign of Blue-winged Teal at Groby Pool this morning.

Wednesday 26th

Groby Pool: female Blue-winged Teal in channel on the north side. Park only in the car park (SK525079) and walk back along the road around the east side of the pool to the start of the footpath. Follow the footpath for about 20 yards to view the channel, where the bird is associating with a drake Shoveler. Also female Marsh Harrier in the reedbed early afternoon.

Rutland Water: Temminck's Stint still on Lagoon 4 from Sandpiper hide + 2 Little Gulls, 10 + Sanderlings, Black Tern, Yellow-legged Gull + report of Little Stint; Wood Sandpiper, Lagoon 3; Short-eared Owl, Lagoon 1. No sign of White-winged Black Terns today.

Birstall Meadows: drake Garganey & drake Red-crested Pochard - view from the footpath near the Co-op social club.

Wanlip Sewage Works: Turtle Dove flew towards Watermead at 11:25.

Tuesday 25th

Rutland Water: Temminck's Stint, Lagoon 4 from Plover hide + 1st-summer Caspian Gull; 2 White-winged Black Terns still commuting between Lagoon 4/3 and South Arm III.

Monday 24th

Rutland Water: 2 White-winged Black Terns & 4 Black Terns still commuting between Lagoon 4, Lagoon 3 and South Arm III all day. Also on Lagoon 4 this morning: 2 Avocets, Whimbrel, Knot, Turnstone & 10 Sanderlings.

Swithland Wood: Firecrest singing c50m south of the north car park this morning.

Deans Lane, Woodhouse: Firecrest singing 200 yards down the main track on the right this evening. How many more are there in Charnwood (or elsewhere)?!

Eyebrook Res: no news on Temminck's Stint today - presumed gone.

Sunday 23rd

Rutland Water: 2 White-winged Black Terns commuting between Lagoon 4 and South Arm III this afternoon, also up to 10 Black Terns; 1st-summer Little Gull, 2 Avocets & 3 Sanderlings on Lagoon 4; Black Tern & Greenshank, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: Temminck's Stint at the inflow on the Leics side, best seen from the new viewing area.

Outwoods: Firecrest singing this evening - from the main car park follow the path which runs parallel to the road for c20 yards; the bird was singing in conifers.

Saturday 22nd

Kelham Bridge: bird reported as a Purple Heron earlier is an aberrant/soiled/deformed/hybrid/manky Grey Heron. Photo and discussion here:
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=171527

Beacon Hill: Wood Warbler still singing c.50 metres north of the lower pond this morning, also 2 Spotted Flycatchers by the pond.

Rutland Water: 6 Black Terns, Lagoon 4.

Stanford Res: 6 Black Terns.

Eyebrook Res: 4 Black Terns at the inflow.

Friday 21st

Upper Bruntingthorpe: Quail singing early morning.

Beacon Hill: Wood Warbler still singing by the lower pond. From he bottom car park take the blue track for 500 yards to the pond.

Rutland Water: Black Tern, Lagoon 3.

Thursday 20th

Beacon Hill: Wood Warbler still singing by the lower pond.

Saltby Airfield: female Marsh Harrier early afternoon.

Rutland Water: Knot, Lagoon 4.

Watermead CP Birstall: Hobby over King Lear's Lake.

Wednesday 19th

Beacon Hill: Wood Warbler still singing by the lower pond.

Rutland Water: Knot & Sanderling, Lagoon 4.

Albert Village Lake: adult Med Gull, + Yellow-legged Gull on the tip.

Tuesday 18th

Rutland Water: Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Lagoon 4 till 19:30 when it flew off north. Also 4 Sanderlings & 1 Greenshank (+ Curlew Sandpiper early morning only).

Beacon Hill: Wood Warbler still singing by the lower pond.

Monday 17th

Rutland Water: BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (1st County record), Lagoon 4 this evening from Sandpiper hide.

Beacon Hill: Wood Warbler still singing by the lower pond.

Normanton-le-Heath/Heather: probable Black Stork in flight at 14:15, heading ENE and gaining height (John Hague).

Cropston Res: 2 Arctic Terns.

Leicester: pair of Spotted Flycatchers back in New Walk, between King Street and Welford Place.

Sunday 16th

Beacon Hill: Wood Warbler still singing by the lower pond.

Cropston Res: Wood Sandpiper at the inflow, late afternoon.

Saturday 15th

Beacon Hill: Wood Warbler singing this morning near the lower pond, also Spotted Flycatcher.

Watermead CP Birstall: Little Egret.

Friday 14th

Rutland Water: 4 Black Terns, South Arm III; 3 Sanderlings, Lagoon 4.

Wednesday 12th

Foston: Spotted Flycatcher by the church car park.

Brascote Pits: 1 Dunlin.

Tuesday 11th

Wanlip Meadows: Wood Sandpiper still.

Rutland Water: Avocet & Turnstone, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Common Sandpipers & 1 Dunlin.

Monday 10th

Wanlip Meadows: Wood Sandpiper still + 2 Greenshanks.

Rutland Water: 4 Turnstones, Lagoon 4.

Sunday 9th

Wanlip Meadows: Wood Sandpiper, 4 Greenshanks, Dunlin + Hobby this afternoon.

Fosse Meadows: 2 Whimbrels over.

Eyebrook Res: Greenshank & Common Sandpiper at the north end.

Brascote Pits: 1 Dunlin.

Saturday 8th

Cropston Res: 23 Arctic Terns.

Frolesworth Manor Lake: 2 Arctic Terns this morning; flew north-east at 08:50.

Friday 7th

Rutland Water: 2 Knot + 1 Whimbrel, Lagoon 1; Turnstone, Lagoon 4; 1st-summer Little Gull, North Arm; 35 Arctic Terns, South Arm III.

Thursday 6th

Rutland Water: Whimbrel & Greenshank, Lagoon 4 this morning; 50+ Arctic Terns, South Arm III.

Wednesday 5th

Rutland Water: 1+ Red-breasted Merganser still in South Arm III from Lapwing hide.

Melton Airfield: male Whinchat along the broken fence near the main runway.

Tuesday 4th

Rutland Water: pair of Red-breasted Mergansers, South Arm III (Lapwing hide), also 80+ Arctic Terns around the reservoir, including c60 in South Arm III; 2 Turnstones, Lagoon 4; 3 Black-tailed Godwits over + Little Gull, North Arm.

Monday 3rd

Rutland Water: 2 Turnstones & 4 Dunlin, Lagoon 4; 2 Hobbies, Lyndon.

Sence valley FP: 1 Dunlin.

Sunday 2nd

No news received for today.

Saturday 1st

Rutland Water: Wood Sandpiper, Turnstone, Sanderling & Dunlin, Lagoon 4.

Brascote Pits: 1 Whimbrel.

Cossington Meadows: Whinchat by Moor Pool.