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Birds in Leicestershire and Rutland flickr group

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Ruddy Duck
Site withheld
© Rosie Thompson

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Bar-tailed Godwit
Rutland Water
1st May 2017
© Andy Mackay

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Black-winged Stilt
Stanford Res
20th April 2017
© Ian Merrill

Also some video of the birds by Mike Tew here

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Female Garganey
Rutland Water
14th April 2017
© Andy Mackay

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Drake Garganey
Rutland Water
12th April 2017
© Richard Pegler

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Sandwich Tern
Eyebrook Res
9th April 2017
© Andy Mackay

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Ring Ouzel
Warren Hills
30th March 2017
© Paul Burton

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Hen Harrier
Eyebrook Res
19th March 2017
© Geof Royle

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Bonaparte's Gull
Swithland Res
12th March 2017
© Steve Mathers

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Bonaparte's Gull
Swithland Res
12th March 2017
© Chris Lythall
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Last update: Monday 24th July 2017 at 21:15

 
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JULY

Monday 24th

Rutland Water: Knot, 2 Sanderling, Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper, 3 LRPS, 2 Ringed Plover & adult Med Gull, Lagoon 4; Red-crested Pochard, South Arm 3; Common Sandpiper, North Arm + 2+ Great White Egrets around the reserve.

Sunday 23rd

Rutland Water: Med Gull, Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin & 3 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; Common Scoter, South Arm 3 + up to 4 Great White Egrets around the reserve.

Friday 21st

Cropston Res: 2 Little Terns at midday.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Little Terns (possibly the same birds?) this afternoon.

Thursday 20th

Rutland Water: Whimbrel flew west over Lapwing hide; 3 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers, 5 LRPS & 1 Ringed Plover, Lagoon 4; 4 Great White Egrets still around the reserve.

Tuesday 18th

Rutland Water: Black Tern, Common Scoter & Red-crested Pochard, South Arm.

Also a Nikon D200 camera (body only) added to the For Sale page.

Monday 17th

Rutland Water: 3 Common Scoters (2 drakes) & drake Red-crested Pochard still, South Arm 3; Garganey still, Wet Meadow; 31 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 4.

Sunday 16th

Rutland Water: 3 Common Scoters (2 drakes) & drake Red-crested Pochard, South Arm 3; Garganey & Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 1; adult Med Gull, Whimbrel (returning bird of unknown origin with small apparently copper ring on one leg), 3 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plovers & 4 Common Sandpipers, Lagoon 4; 4 Green Sandpipers, Wet Meadow; 3+ Great White Egrets around the reserve.

Saturday 15th

Rutland Water: adult Med Gull & 2 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; Great White Egret, Lagoon 1.

Friday 14th

Rutland Water: Garganey, Wet Meadow.

Thursday 13th

Rutland Water: Marsh Harrier & 2 Great White Egrets, Lagoon 1; Green Sandpipers, Wet Meadow & Lagoon 2; Dunlin & 2 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; Great White Egret, South Arm 3; Ruff, North Arm.

Just over the border into Notts, up to 7 Bee-eaters continue to be seen daily at East Leake Quarry, but no further reports of them definitely entering Leics airspace, although they have been seen flying off in our direction on several occasions, usually around 7pm.

Wednesday 12th

Rutland Water: Marsh Harrier & 2 Great White Egrets, Lagoon 1; 3 Green Sandpipers, Wet Meadow; 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Ringed Plovers & 4 Dunlin, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: 3 Dunlin.

Tuesday 11th

Rutland Water: 4 Great White Egrets around the reserve.

Monday 10th

Rutland Water: 3 Great White Egrets, Lagoon 4.

Stanford Res: 20 Black-tailed Godwits + 1 Greenshank.

Saturday 8th

Rutland Water: Little Tern, Lagoon 4; 19 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 1; Great White Egrets Lagoons 1 & 4.

Friday 7th

Eyebrook Res: Common Sandpiper & 2 Green Sandpipers at the inflow.

Thursday 6th

Cropston Res: 2 Little Terns.

Wednesday 5th

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 2; 5 Black-tailed Godwits flew over Lagoon 3; 2 LRPs, North Arm; Ringed Plover, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: 6 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper & 4 LRPs.

Tuesday 4th

Rutland Water: Great White Egrets, Lagoon 4 & Manton Bay.

Monday 3rd

No reports of yesterday's reported Red-footed Falcon.

Sunday 2nd

Market Harborough/Little Bowden: unconfirmed report of female RED-FOOTED FALCON at 15:10, feeding over fields near the junction of the A6 & Kettering Road, then flew towards Great Bowden.

Saturday 1st

Rutland Water: Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 1; Great White Egret, Lagoon 8.

JUNE

Friday 30th

Rutland Water: 6 Wood Sandpipers, Lagoon 4 this evening, also adult Med Gull.

Eyebrook Res: Little Tern still at the inflow, also 1 Knot.

Thursday 29th

Eyebrook Res: Little Tern, 4 LRPs, 4 Black-tailed Godwits & 1 Common Sandpiper all at the inflow.

Wednesday 28th

No reports of any Bee-eaters flying into Leics from East Leake (where at least 4 still present) today.

Stanford Res: 2 Little Terns.

Tuesday 27th

5 Bee-eaters reported to have flown into Leics from East Leake Quarry, Notts at 17:45. Park only in the RSPB car park at Lings Farm (LE12 6RG) by the A6006 (£5 per car), then walk north on the bridleway for 375m to the viewpoint. For the best chance of seeing them fly into Leics, watch from the gate opposite the bridleway at c.SK566245.

Alternatively, it might be worth trying the footpath that runs north-west from Hoton and along the King's Brook (which is the county boundary) south of Stanford Hall.

Rutland Water: 2 Knot, Lagoon 4 then flew off, also Dunlin there; 2 Great White Egrets still + Grasshopper Warbler, Harrier hide.

Stanford Res: Grasshopper Warbler, Greenshank, 4 LRPs & Green Sandpiper.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Whinchats.

Monday 26th

5 of the 7 BEE-EATERS that have been present at East Leake Quarry, Notts, flew across the county boundary into Leicestershire on two occasions this evening and disappeared towards Hoton.

Stanford Res: Avocet still.

Sunday 25th

Stanford Res: Avocet, also 27 Black-tailed Godwits dropped in at 17:20, and Osprey through this morning.

Saturday 24th

Rutland Water: Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 3; Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpipers & 5 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Friday 23rd

Rutland Water: 2 Great White Egrets, Heron Bay.

Thursday 22nd

Rutland Water: 2 Great White Egrets, Lagoon 8.

Tuesday 20th

Rutland Water: Sanderling, Lagoon 4; 2 adult Med Gulls flew over Lagoon 3; Great White Egret, Lagoon 8.

Stanford Res: 2 Green Sandpipers + Ringed Plover.

Sunday 18th

No bird news today, but a couple of interesting dragonfly reports: a male Scarce Chaser on the River Welland just east of Tinwell at TF013060, and a male Beautiful Demoiselle on private land on the River Avon downstream of Stanford Res. Please submit all dragonfly records in the county to Ian Merrill: i.merrill@btopenworld.com

Saturday 17th

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 8.

Braunstone: Crossbill flew over Bendbow Rise at 07:15.

Friday 16th

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 8.

Stanford Res: Green Sandpiper.

Thursday 15th

Melton Mowbray: Cattle Egret flew west over the council buildings at 07:55 (Toby Carter).

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 3 (flew off south-west at 12:05); 1 Dunlin & 14 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Wednesday 14th

Rutland Water: 3 drake Garganey, Lagoon 4 (Dunlin hide).

Tuesday 13th

Rutland Water: 1st-summer Arctic Tern, South Arm 3.

Monday 12th

Rutland Water: 1st-summer Arctic Tern, Lagoon 4.

Also, the For Sale page has been updated with a set of Teach Yourself Bird Sounds tapes.

Saturday 10th

Rutland Water: Little Tern & Garganey, Lagoon 4; 1st-summer Arctic Tern, South Arm 3.

Friday 9th

Rutland Water: drake Garganey, Lagoon 4; 1st-summer Arctic Tern, North Arm.

Wednesday 7th

Rutland Water: female Common Scoter, South Arm 1.

Stoney Cove: 1 Common Sandpiper.

Monday 5th

Rutland Water: female Common Scoter, North Arm.

Saturday 3rd

Rutland Water: adult Arctic Tern & 20 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Friday 2nd

Eyebrook Res: female Goosander at the inflow, then flew over the bridge.

Thursday 1st

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 8; Grey Plover, Lagoon 4.

Stanford Res: Jack Snipe & Grey Plover still.

 

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