» Do you use this page regularly? Please support us by joining LROS
This is a news service only - reports have not been verified or subjected to scrutiny by the LROS Records Committee. Please continue to submit records in the normal way in addition to e-mailing for this page.

Click images to enlarge
More in the Photo Gallery and
Birds in Leicestershire and Rutland flickr group

Click to Enlarge
Nightjar,
Melton Mowbray
27th May 2016
© Robert Potter

Click to Enlarge
Spoonbills,
Rutland Water
30th May 2016
© Richard Bayldon
(click image for full sized pic of all 9 birds)

Click to Enlarge
Whimbrel,
Cropston Res
15th May 2016
© Stuart King

Click to Enlarge
Whimbrels,
Cropston Res
15th May 2016
© Paul Burton

Click to Enlarge
Wheatear,
Longmoor Lake
1st May 2016
© Rhys Dandy

Click to Enlarge
Whimbrel,
Rutland Water
20th April 2016
© Monica Shooter

Click to Enlarge
Short-eared Owl,
Eyebrook Res
19th April 2016
© Paul Riddle

Click to Enlarge
Short-eared Owl,
Eyebrook Res
19th April 2016
© John Turner

Click to Enlarge
Ring Ouzel,
Burbage Outwoods
18th April 2016
© Adey Baker

Click to Enlarge

Click to Enlarge
White Stork,
near Countesthorpe
11th April 2016
© Paul Riddle

Click to Enlarge
Firecrest,
Rutland Water
25th March 2016
© Richard Bayldon

Click to Enlarge
Male Black Redstart,
Lount
14th March 2016
© Paul Burton

Click to Enlarge
Adult Iceland Gull,
Eyebrook Res
7th March 2016
© Colin Towe

Last update: Saturday 25th June 2016 at 21:10

 
LROS website maintained by
 
Guidelines for Contributors - click here
Please read this before sending in your news or photographs, especially regarding which species to report for the news page
[Click Here] (updated 2nd January 2015)

Species shown in red on this page are BBRC rarities or species recorded on less than ten occasions in the county and those in blue are county rarities (generally more than 10 records since 1941, but less than annual).


A reminder to everyone to please read the Guidelines page before sending in bird news. The Latest Bird News page and Twitter feed are intended to alert birders to scarcer species that they might be interested in seeing. Records of common species, birds in gardens etc should be submitted via LROS Recorder or paper record slips (see the Bird Recording page for details), and are summarised in the monthly Field Notes in The Grebe.

Listing page updated 9th May 2016.

For Sale/Wanted page updated 8th April 2016. 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.

 

JUNE

Saturday 25th

Manton: Crossbill flew over early afternoon.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers & 1 LRP at the inflow.

Friday 24th

Leicester: White Stork flew north (mobbed by Peregrines!) over Rutland Street at 11:25.

Rutland Water: 2 Little Terns, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, 4 LRPs & 4 Ringed Plovers at the inflow.

Thursday 23rd

Eyebrook Res: 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, 2 LRPs & 2 Ringed Plovers at the inflow.

Wednesday 22nd

Eyebrook Res: Common Sandpiper & Ringed Plover at the inflow.

Tuesday 21st

Burbage: Crane flew south-west over Sketchley Road at 05:10.

Monday 20th

Rutland Water: Short-eared Owl, Lagoon 1 this afternoon.

Saturday 18th

Rutland Water: 1st-summer Med Gull, Lagoon 4; Short-eared Owl, Egleton Lane.

Friday 17th

Rutland Water: drake Garganey, Lagoon 6.

Sunday 12th

Eyebrook Res: Marsh Harrier at 14:00.

Friday 10th

Eyebrook Res: Avocet at the inflow this morning at least.

Friday 3rd

Littlethorpe: Nightjar heard calling in flight for 10 minutes around 01:30.

Also late news of another Nightjar in a Melton Mowbray garden on 27th May.

Stoney Cove: 12 Common Scoters.

Thursday 2nd

Wanlip Meadows: 1 Ruff.

Cropston Res: Osprey flishing late afternoon.

MAY

Monday 30th

Rutland Water: 9 Spoonbills on Lagoon 3, then flew off high south at 12:45. 2 Sandwich Terns, Lagoon 4, late evening.

Sunday 29th

Rutland Water: Little Tern, Lagoon 4.

Friday 27th

Rutland Water: Red-necked Phalarope, Lagoon 4 this evening.

Thursday 26th

Cropston Res: Black Tern & Common Sandpiper.

Saddington Res: Osprey.

Wanlip Meadows: 2 Ringed Plovers.

Wednesday 25th

Rutland Water: 3 Sanderlings, Lagoon 4.

Tuesday 24th

Wanlip Meadows: 1 Greenshank.

Monday 23rd

Rutland Water: 7 Sanderlings & 1 Turnstone, Lagoon 4.

Saturday 21st

Rutland Water: 2 Sanderlings & 1 Turnstone, Lagoon 4.

Cropston Res: 2 Sanderlings on the dam.

Friday 20th

Rutland Water: 3 Sanderlings, 5 Turnstones & 4 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Wednesday 18th

Rutland Water: Little Gull & 4 Sanderlings, Lagoon 4.

Cropston Res: Marsh Harrier at 18:40, then flew off low north-east at 19:00.

Cossington Meadows: Greenshank, Lower Moor scrape.

Tuesday 17th

Rutland Water: Black Tern, Lagoon 3 + summer plumaged Great Northern Diver off the dam.

Wanlip Meadows: Greenshank (also present yesterday).

Monday 16th

No news received for today.

Sunday 15th

Cropston Res: 2 Whimbrels on the dam this morning, also Osprey.

Wanlip Meadows: Whimbrel, Avocet and Greenshank this morning.

Hicks Lodge: Short-eared Owl this evening.

Rutland Water: Black Tern, South Arm 3.

Saturday 14th

Rutland Water: Sanderling, Lagoon 4; 10 Black Terns, Lagoon 3; Great Northern Diver still, North Arm, also possible Purple Heron nearby over Wing at 17:00 (not the Cossington bird as that apparently went straight up the Soar valley to Attenborough in Notts).

Friday 13th

Cossington Meadows: 1st-summer Purple Heron flew low north over Hobley Lake at 12:30, but no further sign.

Rutland Water: 12 Black Terns, Lagoon 3; summer-plumaged Great Northern Diver still, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: 1 Black Tern.

Thursday 12th

Hicks Lodge: Little Stint still, also Greenshank & Common Sandpiper.

Thornton Res: 5 Black Terns & 2 Arctic Terns.

Grimston: Marsh Harrier flew over this evening.

Wanlip Meadows: Greenshank & 2 Common Sandpipers.

Cossington Meadows: 2 Dunlin & 4 Common Sandpipers.

Wednesday 11th

Rutland Water: 2 Knot, 5 Black Terns & drake Garganey, Lagoon 3.

Hicks Lodge: Little Stint, Greenshank, 2 Dunlin & Common Sandpiper.

Eyebrook Res: 3 Black Terns off Stoke Dry car park.

Wanlip Meadows: 1 Greenshank. Nearby, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers & 5 Ringed Plovers, Cossington Meadows.

Tuesday 10th

Rutland Water: 3 Black Terns, Turnstone, Ruff, 3 Greenshanks & 4 Dunlin, Lagoon 1; 2 Knot + drake Garganey still, Lagoon 3; 3Sanderlings & 7 Dunlin, Lagoon 4; Whimbrel, 2 Grey Plovers & 2 Greenshanks, North Arm. Also 10 Common Sandpipers around the reserve

Eyebrook Res: Short-eared Owl at the inflow at 18:45 (first report there for nearly 2 weeks, so possibly a different bird).

Cropston Res: 18 Arctic Terns briefly then flew high east at 16:45.

Albert Village Lake: 4 Black Terns.

Thornton Res: 1 Black Tern.

Monday 9th

Rutland Water: Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruff, Greenshank & 2 Common Sandpipers, Lagoon 1; Garganey & Common Sandpiper, Lagoon 3; 4 Sanderlings, 4 Turnstones, 2 Black Terns & 1 Greenshank, Lagoon 4; Grey Plover, 3 Greenshank & Great Northern Divers, North Arm.

Broughton Astley: male Black Redstart in gardens on Murray Close early morning at least.

Jubilee Park, Enderby: possible Cattle Egret reported with cattle on the river bank, but no sign later.

Swithland Res: 5 Common Sandpipers on the dam, also 2 on the dam at Cropston Res.

Sunday 8th

Eyebrook Res: Greenshank & Ruff at the inflow, early morning, but flew off; 7 Black Terns & 3 Arctic Terns off Stoke Dry car park for most of the day; Whimbrel flew in and landed at the inflow at 14:20; Marsh Harrier over Leics side this evening.

Rutland Water: total of c30 Black Terns (North Arm, Lagoon 1/3); 2 Sanderlings, Grey Plover, Greenshank, 16 Ringed Plovers & 5 Dunlin, Lagoon 1; Great Northern Diver & 2 Greenshanks, North Arm & 4+ Common Sandpipers around the reserve.

Brascote Pits: Grey Plover this evening.

Cossington Meadows: Wood Sandpiper, Lower Moor + 4 Black Terns, Hobley lake.

Wanlip Meadows: pair of Garganey.

Saddington Res: 1 Black Tern.

Loughborough report of 2 Honey Buzzards flying south-east at 14:00.

Also Spotted Flycatchers at a few sites today.

Saturday 7th

No news received for today

Friday 6th

Eyebrook Res: 2 Wood Sandpipers at the inflow early morning, then flew off high north at 08:20, also 1 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 8 Black Terns & 2 Common Sandpipers. 3 Arctic Terns flew through without stopping, mid morning, and another 5 at 19:25.

Cossington Meadows: 2 Wood Sandpipers & 2 Greenshanks, Lower Moor/Plover Meadow area.

Rutland Water: Wood Sandpiper, Lagoon 2; Grey Plover & Sanderling, lagoon 1; 2 Sanderlings, Lagoon 4; 9 Black Terns, Lagoon 3; summer plumaged Great Northern Diver, South Arm 1.

Thursday 5th

Rutland Water: c60 Black Terns, Avocet, Arctic Tern & drake Garganey, Lagoon 3; 2 Great Northern Divers, South Arm + 1 still in North Arm.

Priory Water: Short-eared Owl.

Victoria Park, Leicester: Spotted Flycatcher by the pond this morning.

Eyebrook Res: Whinchat at the inflow on the Leics side being the viewing 'bunker' and the bridge.

Rothley: Hobby over Templar Way at 11:30.

Grimston: 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

And more Swifts around today.

Wednesday 4th

Rutland Water: female Black Redstart still, Whitwell harbour; 4 Black Terns, Grey Plover & Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 1; different Grey Plover, Lagoon 4.

Oadby: Whimbrel flew over the Cow & Plough pub at 23:00.

Watermead CP South: report of possible Black Kite seen from a moving car over Watermead Way at 06:00

Tuesday 3rd

Rutland Water: female Black Redstart at Whitwell harbour.

Cossington Meadows: 2 Whinchats still, Plover Meadow + Common Sandpiper.

Eyebrook Res: Hobby at the inflow + Common Sandpiper at the dam.

Hicks Lodge: 2 Common Sandpipers & a late Redwing.

Monday 2nd

Burbage: White Stork flew west over Spinney Road at 10:15; appeared to be coming down near the sewage Works, but no further sign in the area.

Rutland Water: Grey Plover, Lagoon 4; 7 Arctic Terns, North Arm; 2 Great Northern Divers & 2 female Scaup, South Arm 3.

Swithland Res: 20 Arctic Terns + Hobby.

Eyebrook Res: Marsh Harrier at the inflow at 12:20.

Cossington Meadows: 2 Whinchats, Plover Meadow; nearby, Hobby over Wanlip North Lakes.

Stanford Res: 1 Common Sandpiper.

Sunday 1st

Rutland Water: 51 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 4 this evening.

Stoughton Airfield: 1 Whinchat & 4 late Fieldfares.

Grimston: 1 Hobby.

Kelham Bridge: Common Sandpiper.