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Adult Roseate Tern,
Rutland Water
12th July 2016
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Short-eared Owl,
Eyebrook Res
8th July 2016
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Melton Mowbray
27th May 2016
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Rutland Water
30th May 2016
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Cropston Res
15th May 2016
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Cropston Res
15th May 2016
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Longmoor Lake
1st May 2016
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Rutland Water
20th April 2016
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Short-eared Owl,
Eyebrook Res
19th April 2016
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Short-eared Owl,
Eyebrook Res
19th April 2016
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Last update: Saturday 23rd July 2016 at 21:50

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Saturday 23rd

Eyebrook Res: Little Stint still at the inflow, alos 2 Green Sandpipers.

Friday 22nd

Rutland Water: Sanderling, Lagoon 4; Whimbrel over South Arm 3 early morning + Garganey & 4 Green Sandpipers, Wet Meadow.

Eyebrook Res: Little Stint & Ruff at the inflow.

Wednesday 20th

Rutland Water: Great White Egret still, Lyndon reserve, also Black Tern, South Arm 1; 3 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank & 6 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 1/Wet Meadow.

Plungar: 2 Green Sandpipers by Grantham Canal

Tuesday 19th

Rutland Water: drake Scaup, Lagoon 1.

Late report for Saturday 16th of a Hoopoe at Congerstone, but no further details yet.

Also of interest, a Purple Emperor butterfly in Stretton Wood this morning.

Monday 18th

Rutland Water: Great White Egret still in Manton Bay.

Sunday 17th

Cropston Res: Osprey, also Common Sandpiper on the dam.

Brascote Pits: 1 Common Sandpiper.

Saturday 16th

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Heron Bay/Lyndon reserve, but mobile, also Ringed Plover, Lagoon 4.

Friday 15th

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 1; Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 3.

Thursday 14th

Rutland Water: Greenshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Dunlin & 3 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: Med Gull, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper & 2 Dunlin.

Tuesday 12th

Rutland Water: adult ROSEATE TERN, Lagoon 4 on and off from 09:20 till 13:30 when it flew off, then no further sign by dusk. The 4th County record (3rd live bird) and the first since 2004. Also adult Arctic Tern there; 14 Common Scoters, South Arm 3 & 2 Red-crested Pochards, Lagoon 1.

Eyebrook Res: 9 LRPs & 3 Common Sandpipers at the inflow.

Monday 11th

Rutland Water: Black-tailed Godwit & 3 LRPs, Wet Meadow.

Eyebrook Res: 3 Common Sandpipers & 5 LRPs.

Sunday 10th

Cropston Res: 3 Common Sandpipers on the dam.

Also a male Scarce Chaser photographed on the River Soar north of Kegworth today.

Saturday 9th

Rutland Water: 2 Black-tailed Godwits & 1 Green Sandpiper, Wet Meadow (NB the bird reported as a Wood Sandpiper here over the last few days is a juvenile Redshank); 1Ruff, 5 Ringed Plovers & 1 Common Sandpiper, Lagoon 4; 1Common Sandpiper, Lagoon 5; 1Green Sandpiper & 1Common Sandpiper, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: 7 LRPs, 1 Green Sandpiper & 1 Common Sandpiper at the inflow.

Friday 8th

Eyebrook Res: Short-eared Owl at the inflow from 20:55.

Also some dragonfly news since there are so few birds around at the moment - a female Scarce Chaser was seen on the River Soar near Kegworth today. This is a species which is expanding its range, so may well be present on other waterways in the county.

Thursday 7th

Eyebrook Res: Short-eared Owl again at the inflow at 19:30 then flew off north.

Wednesday 6th

Rutland Water: 17 Black-tailed Godwits, Snipe hide.

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

Tuesday 5th

Eyebrook Res: Short-eared Owl at the inflow this evening.

Monday 4th

Swithland Res: 2 Common Sandpipers on the overflow.

Sunday 3rd

Eyebrook Res: 1 Green Sandpiper & 5 LRPs.

Cropston Res: 1 Common Sandpiper on the dam.


Thursday 30th

Hicks Lodge: 5 Black-tailed Godwits.

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.