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American Wigeon,
Cossington Meadows
13th September 2016
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American Wigeon,
Cossington Meadows
9th September 2016
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American Wigeon,
Cossington Meadows
8th September 2016
© Paul Fossey

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Gannet,
Thornton Res
24th August 2016
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Gannet,
Thornton Res
22nd August 2016
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Gannet,
Thornton Res
22nd August 2016
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Gannet,
Thornton Res
22nd August 2016
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juv White-winged Black Tern,
Watermead CP
21st August 2016
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Drake Long-tailed Duck,
Rutland Water
17th August 2016
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Great White Egret,
Rutland Water
4th August 2016
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Great White Egret,
Rutland Water
24th July 2016
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Adult Roseate Tern,
Rutland Water
12th July 2016
© Andy Mackay
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Short-eared Owl,
Eyebrook Res
8th July 2016
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SEPTEMBER

Saturday 24th

Cossington Meadows: drake American Wigeon back on Tern Pool this morning.

Rutland Water: 2+ Great White Egrets around Egleton reserve still; 2 Marsh Harriers & 4 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 4; Greenshank, 2 Dunlin & 11 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; Garganey, Whimbrel & 1+ Black-necked Grebe, North Arm.

Kelham Bridge: Osprey this afternoon, still present at 18:00 and presumably roosted in the area.

Also a late report of a Yellow-browed Warbler at Burrough Hill on Thursday 22nd.

Friday 23rd

Leicester: Common Crane heard flying south over Clarendon Park at 00:20.

Rutland Water: 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm; Whimbrel & Greenshank, Lagoon 3.

Melton CP: Garganey.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Ruff at the inflow + Red-crested Pochard off Stoke Dry car park.

Longmoor Lake: 6 Stonechats.

Thursday 22nd

Rutland Water: 2 Turnstones, Manton Bay; 2 Black-necked Grebes, Garganey & Whimbrel, North Arm.

The east coast of the UK is once again experiencing a large influx of Yellow-browed Warblers. Some of these will pass through Leics & Rutland in the next few weeks, but are unlikely to be found unless you are familiar with the distinctive call, which can be heard here: http://www.xeno-canto.org/279160 . They can turn up almost anywhere, including gardens, but often prefer sycamores and sallows.

Wednesday 21st

Rutland Water: 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm; Bittern, Lagoon 3.

Tuesday 20th

Rutland Water: 21 Grey Plovers flew over Lagoon 4 this afternoon; female Common Scoter & juv Shag at the dam; 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Ruff at the inflow.

Monday 19th

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 1; 2 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Greenshanks, 3 Ruff, Green Sandpiper & Dunlin, North Arm.

Cropston Res: drake Common Scoter from the dam.

Sunday 18th

Cossington Meadows: drake American Wigeon still, Tern Pool.

Rutland Water: 2 Black-necked Grebes, Garganey, adult Med Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Greenshanks, 4 Ruff, 8 Dunlin & 1 Green Sandpiper, North Arm; Great White Egrets, Lagoons 1 & 3.

Eyebrook Res: Whinchat at the island; 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff & 3 Dunlin.

Wanlip Meadows: Ruff, Dunlin & 2 Green Sandpipers.

Also, yesterday's stint at Shawell A5 Lagoons is now considered to have been an adult winter Little Stint rather than a Temminck's.

Saturday 17th

Cossington Meadows: drake American Wigeon still, Tern Pool.

Shawell A5 Lagoons: adult Little Stint (not Temminck's as initially thought) briefly this afternoon before flying off north at 15:36.

Rutland Water: Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Shag, 2 Black-necked Grebes, Greenshank & 2 Ruff, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: juv Black Tern still.

Longmoor Lake: 2 Wheatears.

Friday 16th

Cossington Meadows: drake American Wigeon still, Tern Pool.

Rutland Water: Curlew Sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Greenshanks & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; 2 Great White Egrets, 2 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Black-tailed Godwits & Green Sandpiper, Lagoon 3; 4 Dunlin & 17 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; Common Sandpiper, Old Hall.

Eyebrook Res: juv Black Tern still off Stoke Dry car park, also Ruff at the island & 1 Dunlin.

Thursday 15th

Cossington Meadows: drake American Wigeon still, Tern Pool.

Rutland Water: Whimbrel & Bar-tailed Godwit, North Arm; juv Curlew Sandpiper, Lagoon 4 - flew off with Ringed Plovers late afternoon.

Wednesday 14th

Cossington Meadows: drake American Wigeon still, Tern Pool.

Rutland Water: no sign of Pectoral Sandpiper today. 11 Turnstones, Lagoon 4 (mid morning only), also Greenshank, 6 Dunlin & 25 Ringed Plovers; Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff, 4 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper & 2 Red-crested Pochards, North Arm; Greenshank & 2 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3; Ruff & Green Sandpiper, Lagoon 1.

Melton Mowbray: Pied Flycatcher at south corner of Priors Close, by the river.

Eyebrook Res: juv Black Tern off Stoke Dry car park, Ruff at the inflow, Green Sandpiper & 2 Ringed Plovers at the island.

Birstall Meadows: Garganey.

Tuesday 13th

Rutland Water: Pectoral Sandpiper still, Lagoon 4, also 2 Spotted Redshanks & Garganey; Great White Egret & Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 3; 2 Black-necked Grebes, Spotted Redshank & Bar-tailed Godwit, North Arm.

Cossington Meadows: drake American Wigeon still, Tern Pool.

Long Clawson: Redstart in a garden on Coronation Avenue this morning.

Monday 12th

Rutland Water: Pectoral Sandpiper, Lagoon 4 from Dunlin hide, also 4 LRPs, 40+ Ringed Plovers, 10+ Dunlin, Greenshank & Green Sandpiper; Bar-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 4 Knot, 6 Ruff, 5 Greenshanks & 3 Green Sandpipers, North Arm; Great White Egret & 3 Red-crested Pochards, Lagoon 3; Great White Egret, Lagoon 1; 3 Whinchats, Harrier hide.

Cossington Meadows: drake American Wigeon still on Tern Pool.

Cropston Res: juv Arctic Tern still from the dam.

Sunday 11th

Cropston Res: juv Arctic Tern still, also Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpipers & 8 Green Sandpipers.

Saturday 10th

Cossington Meadows: eclipse drake American Wigeon still on Tern Pool.

Rutland Water: Bar-tailed Godwit & 2 Marsh Harriers, Lagoon 1; Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Great White Egrets, 3 Red-crested Pochards & 5 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3; 4 Knot, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 LRPs, 2 Greenshanks, 5 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plovers & 2 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 4; Black-necked Grebe, 3 Knot & 4 Ruff, North Arm.

Cropston Res: 2 Bar-tailed Godwits briefly early afternoon, also Black Tern, juv Arctic Tern, Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpipers & 2 Green Sandpipers.

Friday 9th

Cossington Meadows: eclipse drake American Wigeon still on Tern Pool.

Rutland Water: juv Shag at the dam and probably a different one at the Sailing Club. also Greenshank over and Common Sandpiper at the dam.

Cropston Res: Black Tern, juv Arctic Tern & Black-tailed Godwit.

Thursday 8th

Cossington Meadows: eclipse drake American Wigeon with Wigeon on the Tern Pool. Still present this evening, also a Garganey there. Park at the reserve entrance on Syston Road and walk north along the main track for c 3/4 of a mile - Tern Pool is the last big pool on the left before the gate out of the reserve.

Rutland Water: Still 3 Shags at the dam; 11 Knot, Lagoon 4; Black-necked Grebe & Red-necked Grebe, North Arm; 3 Great White Egrets & Bittern, Lagoon 3.

Ibstock: 7 Shags flew over at c 11:00, initially low, then gained height and headed off east-north-east.

Cropston Res: Black Tern, 3 Greenshanks, 4 Green Sandpipers & 3 Common Sandpipers.

Late news for Tuesday 6th - a Manx Shearwater was picked up somewhere in the county and handed in to a vets at Fosse Park. The bird is now at the Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital and will be released on the coast when it has recovered.

If anyone would like to make a donation to help cover the costs of caring for and releasing this and another Manx Shearwater currently in their care (found in Milton Keynes), you can do so via their website: http://www.leicesterwildlifehospital.org

Wednesday 7th

Rutland Water: Curlew Sandpiper & juv Little Gull, Lagoon 4; 7 Shags still at the dam.

Bradgate Park: at least one Redstart around the Anstey gate near the water butt at the edge of the higher field, but elusive.

Melton Mowbray: Wheatear on Rugby fields at Melton Vale Post 16 Centre.

Tuesday 6th

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Dickinson's Bay, North Arm; 3 Great White Egrets, Lagoon 3/4; 3 Greenshanks, 15 Dunlin & 10 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; 4 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3; Whinchat on the filter bed behind Lagoon 4.

Thornton Res: male Redstart still viewable distantly from the first gate along the track from the eastern entrance to the reservoir perimeter track.

Eyebrook Res: 6 Whinchats, 4 Ruff, Green Sandpiper & Dunlin.

Bradgate Park: Whinchat & Wheatear east of the war memorial.

Monday 5th

Rutland Water: 3 juv Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Knot, 10 Turnstones (7 flew off at c10:45 & different 3 present later), 2 LRPs, 4 Greenshanks, 20 Ringed Plover, 16 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper & 1 Common Sandpiper, Lagoon 4; Bittern, Great White Egret & 4 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3; Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Greenshank & 3 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 1; Black-necked Grebe, Garganey, Shag, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin & Ringed Plover, North Arm; 5 Shags at the dam; Long-tailed Duck still from Teal hide, Lyndon reserve.

Eyebrook Res: 3 Whinchats, Wheatear, 2 Ruff, 3 Dunlin & Green Sandpiper.

Cropston Res: 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Greenshanks, 5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Ringed Plovers & 2 Common Sandpipers.

Brascote Pits: 2 Wheatears.

Sunday 4th

Rutland Water: Long-tailed Duck still from Teal hide, Lyndon reserve.

Eyebrook Res: 3 Whinchats, Greenshank & Green Sandpiper.

Longmoor Lake: 2 Whinchats.

Saturday 3rd

Rutland Water: adult Med Gull, Lagoon 4; 2 Great White Egrets, 3 Greenshanks, 3 Green Sandpipers, 4 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 6 LRPs & 18 Ringed Plovers around the reserve.

Eyebrook Res: 3 Whinchats, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin & Ringed Plover.

North Luffenham Airfield: 1 Wheatear.

Friday 2nd

Eyebrook Res: 3 Whinchats, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank & 2 Green Sandpipers.

Rutland Water: Long-tailed Duck still, Lyndon.

Cropston Res: 4 Greenshanks, 3 Green Sandpipers & 2 Common Sandpipers.

Thursday 1st

Rutland Water: Long-tailed Duck still, Lyndon; 3 Great White Egrets, Lagoon 3; 2 Greenshanks & 3 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3; Wheatear, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: Spotted Redshank at the inflow.

AUGUST

Wednesday 31st

Rutland Water: 11 juvenile Shags on the tower off Normanton. Also drake Long-tailed Duck still, Lyndon + Black Tern, & 2 Garganey, North Arm. Egleton reserve: 3 Great White Egrets still; Redstart behind Dunlin hide; Red-crested Pochard, Lagoon 3; 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Greenshanks, 5 Dunlin, 7 Green Sandpipers, 3 Common Sandpipers, 3 Ringed Plovers & 6 LRPs.

Longmoor Lake: Osprey flew south at 12:05, also Whinchat & Wheatear.

Tuesday 30th

Rutland Water: 6+ Shags at the southern end of the dam. Also Whinchat & Redstart, Lagoon 1.

Longmoor Lake: 2 Whinchats & 1 Wheatear.

Cossington Meadows: Greenshank, Hobley Lake then Lower Loor.

Wymeswold: 3 Wheatears in ploughed field just south of the village.

Monday 29th

Thornton Res: Gannet sadly found dead this morning.

Cropston Res: Marsh Harrier flew north-west this afternoon, also 3 Greenshanks & 2 Common Sandpipers.

Grimston: male Redstart in paddocks opposite the grain dryer.

Brentingby: Tree Pipit flew over this morning.

Brascote Pits: 1 Green Sandpiper.

Beacon Hill: 3 Wheatears east of the summit.

Sunday 28th

Rutland Water: Long-tailed Duck still, Teal Hide; Red-necked Grebe, Black Tern & 3 LRPs, North Arm; Black-tailed Godwit, Lagoon 3; Great White Egret, Lagoon 1 + 7 Greenshanks, 13 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpipers, 8 Green Sandpipers & 10 Ringed Plovers around the reserve.

Groby Pool - male Redstart along the footpath between the pool and Newtown Linford this afternoon.

Eyebrook Res: Whinchat, Black Tern, Greenshank, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper & Ringed Plover.

Cropston Res: Black Tern this evening, also 6 Greenshanks, 6 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers & 2 Ringed Plovers.

Shawell A5 Lagoons: Marsh Harrier this afternoon.

Saturday 27th

Rutland Water: Long-tailed Duck still, Teal Hide, also 3 Great White Egrets, 6+ Greenshanks, 8 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwits & 6+ Green Sandpipers around the reserve.

Cropston Res: Black Tern.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Whinchats, Ruff, Greenshank & Dunlin at the inflow.

Friday 26th

Cropston Res: 3 Redstarts and 1 Whinchat along Causeway Lane, also Green Sandpiper at the inflow and 3 Greenshanks from the dam.

Thornton Res: Gannet still present late afternoon at least, also 3 Redstarts in hedge along the stony bank (east end of reservoir).

Rutland Water: 16 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 3 + 3 Great White Egrets flew over this evening.

Eyebrook Res: Whinchat, Greenshank, Ruff & 2 Dunlin.

Great Glen: Wheatear at the end of Orchard Lane.

Thursday 25th

Thornton Res: Gannet still present.

Rutland Water: Garganey & drake Scaup, Dickinson's Bay, North Arm.

Shoby: Tree Pipit briefly this morning then flew south.

Wednesday 24th

Thornton Res: Gannet still, flying around occasionally and being hand-fed fish at the duck feeding area! (photos to come tomorrow)

Rutland Water: Long-tailed Duck still off Lyndon, also Black Tern, Black-tailed Godwit & Greenshank; Wood Sandpiper, 8 Ruff, 6 Green Sandpipers, 3 Black-tailed Godwits & Greenshank, Lagoon 3; 2 Great White Egrets & 3 Greenshanks, Lagoon 1; Whimbrel, 3 Greenshanks, 7 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpipers & 1 Common Sandpiper, North Arm.

Hicks Lodge: Redstart & Wheatear.

Tuesday 23rd

Thornton Res: Gannet still present at dusk, flying around occasionally and has been seen feeding, so seems to be recovering!

Rutland Water: summer-plumaged Red-necked Grebe, North Arm, off the end of Tim's road (presumed returning bird from last winter). Also Wood Sandpiper, Lagoon 3.

Bradgate Park: male Redstart & Whinchat around the Anstey gate.

Grimston: juv Cuckoo.

Melton Mowbray: Wheatear at the Mars Petcare factory.

Monday 22nd

Watermead CP North: juv White-winged Black Tern still, King Lear's Lake early morning, then flew off south and no further reports all day.

Thornton Res: Gannet still present at 18:00 at least.

Rutland Water: 2 juv Black Terns, South Arm.

Bradgate Park: at least one male Redstart still around the Anstey gate.

Sunday 21st

Watermead CP North: juv White-winged Black Tern, mostly on King Lear's Lake, but also went to Worcester Lake, WCP Birstall for a while. Nearby, Ruff & 3 Green Sandpipers, Wanlip Meadows, and Garganey at Cossington Meadows on the Tern Pool.

Thornton Res: adult Gannet on the water this evening, viewable from the car park, also Osprey over.

Croft Hill: Pied Flycatcher.

Rutland Water: drake Long-tailed Duck still from Teal hide, Lyndon reserve; 2 Curlew Sandpipers, Shallow Water hide + 5 Black Terns & Arctic Tern, South Arm & 2+ Great White Egrets still around the reserve.

Cropston Res/Bradgate Park: 4 Redstarts around the Anstey gate, also Whinchat along Causeway Lane & 3 Greenshanks, LRP, Green Sandpiper & 6 Common Sandpipers around the reservoir.

Saturday 20th

Rutland Water: 12 Black Terns, lagoon 1 this evening, (also 1 in South Arm 3 earlier); drake Long-tailed Duck still east of Teal hide, Lyndon reserve; Wood Sandpiper, 3 Garganey, 6 Greenshanks, 15 Green Sandpipers, 4 Red-crested Pochards & 3 Common Sandpipers, Lagoon 3, and 3 Great White Egrets still around the reserve.

Eyebrook Res: Little Stint, 4 Greenshanks, 3 Ruff, 2 LRPs, Dunlin & Green Sandpiper.

Cropston Res: 3 Greenshanks & 5 Common Sandpipers from the dam.

Friday 19th

Rutland Water: drake Long-tailed Duck still east of Teal hide, Lyndon reserve; Wood Sandpiper, Garganey, 4 Ruff , 6 Greenshanks, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 20+ Green Sandpipers & Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 3; 2 Black Terns, Lapwing hide; 2 LRPs, Lagoon 4, also 3 Great White Egrets still around the reserve.

Stanford Res: Little Tern.

Eyebrook Res: Marsh Harrier, 4 Greenshanks, 4 Dunlin, 2 LRPs & 2 Green Sandpipers.

Cropston Res: 4 Greenshanks, 3 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper & Ringed Plover all at the inflow.

Thursday 18th

Rutland Water: drake Long-tailed Duck still east of Teal hide, Lyndon reserve, also 4 Great White Egrets still around Egleton reserve.

Eyebrook Res: Little Stint, Greenshank, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, LRP, 3 Dunlin & Marsh Harrier.

Leighfield: 2 male Redstarts in hedge along the northern track this morning.

Wednesday 17th

Rutland Water: drake Long-tailed Duck still east of Teal hide, Lyndon reserve, also 3 Great White Egrets, Marsh Harrier & 2 Ruff, Lagoon 1; 3 Greenshanks, 2 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwits & 11 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3.

Wanlip Meadows: Greenshank, Ruff & 8 Green Sandpipers.

Tuesday 16th

Rutland Water: drake Long-tailed Duck off Lyndon Centre (NB this bird is in wing moult and completely flightless, so will be around for a while!), also 2 Great White Egrets, Lagoon 1; 2 Turnstones, Lagoon 4; 2 Garganey, 4 Red-crested Pochards, 6 Greenshanks & 17 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3 + a Ferruginous Duck hybrid, Lagoon 2.

Cropston Res: 1 Common Sandpiper.

Monday 15th

Eyebrook Res: Marsh Harrier, 4 Ruff & 2 Dunlin.

Beacon Hill: Redstart on the east side of the hill.

Rutland Water: 3 Great White Egrets, Lagoon 1.

Sunday 14th

Rutland Water: 2+ Wood Sandpipers reported, also Garganey & 4 Great White Egrets still around the reserve.

Cropston Res: juv Med Gull on railings at the dam this morning, also 3 Common Sandpipers.

Wanlip Meadows: Greenshank, 2 Common Sadnpipers & 9 Green Sandpipers.

Saturday 13th

Rutland Water: Marsh Harrier, 2 Great White Egrets & Black-tailed Godwit, Lagoon 1; female Red-crested Pochard, South Arm 3; Great White Egret, 2 juv Marsh Harriers, Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwits & 16 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3; LRP, 8 Ringed Plovers & Common Sandpiper, Lagoon 4; Green Sandpiper, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper & 3 Dunlin at the inflow.

Wanlip Meadows: LRP. Common Sandpiper & 10 Green Sandpipers.

Abbey Park, Leicester: Wheatear at the Abbey ruins.

Friday 12th

Rutland Water: Wood Sandpiper with 12 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3, also at least one Great White Egret around the reserve.

Thursday 11th

Rutland Water: 4 Great White Egrets around the reserve today, also Garganey, Greenshank & Black-tailed Godwit, Manton Bay; 2 Marsh Harriers (Lagoon 1 & 2); 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank & Common Sandpiper, Lagoon 3; 8 Ringed Plovers, 3 Common Sandpipers & 3 Dunlin, Lagoon 4; Black-tailed Godwit, Lagoon 1.

Luffenham Airfield: 1 Wheatear.

Wednesday 10th

Rutland Water: A very unseasonal Redwing today, seen well by one of the reserve staff along the service road behind Mallard hide.

Little Stretton: Redstart along the road to the car park at the pool.

Syston: Marsh Harrier flew over the A46 near the Hobby Horse roundabout from Watermead CP North towards Cossington at 10:10.

Leighfield: Tree Pipit flew over.

Tuesday 9th

Rutland Water: Garganey, Manton Bay; 2 Great White Egrets, Lagoon 1 & a third bird on Lagoon 6; Marsh Harrier, lagoon 1; Greenshank & 12 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3.

Leighfield: 1 Redstart.

Eyebrook Res: 6 Black-tailed Godwits & 1 Dunlin.

Monday 8th

Thornton Res: 2 Redstarts from gate at the eastern end of the dam, in first hedge up the slope.

Rutland Water: 2 Great White Egrets & Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 1; Whimbrel & 2 Green Sandpipers, Wet Meadow; Marsh Harrier flew over South Arm 1 towards Manton Bay; female Red-crested Pochard, Goldeneye hide.

Eyebrook Res: 4 Black-tailed Godwits & 4 Dunlin at the inflow.

Saturday 6th

Eyebrook Res: Great White Egret at the inflow, also Marsh Harrier over early afternoon, 3 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpipers & 2 Common Sandpipers.

Rutland Water: 2 Great White Egrets still, Egleton reserve (present at the same time as the Eyebrook bird); Little Stint, Lagoon 4.

Friday 5th

Rutland Water: 2 Marsh Harriers, Lagoon 1; 2 Whimbrels, Black-tailed Godwit & 3 Green Sandpipers, Wet Meadow.

Thursday 4th

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 1; 4 Garganey, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: Black-tailed Godwit & 5 Dunlin.

Cropston Res: 3 Common Sandpipers on the dam.

Wednesday 3rd

Rutland Water: 2 Great White Egrets, Lagoon 1.

Tuesday 2nd

Rutland Water: probably both Great White Egrets still around the reserve, but mobile - reports today from Lagoon 3, Lagoon 6 & Heron Bay. 2 Garganey, 1 Whimbrel, Turnstone & 4 Dunlin, Lagoon 4; Marsh Harrier & Red-crested Pochard, Lagoon 3; Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 1; also 6 Green Sandpipers & 7 Common Sandpipers around the reserve.

Eyebrook Res: Marsh Harrier this morning, also 3 Dunlin & 2 Green Sandpipers.

Monday 1st

Rutland Water: Great White Egret, Lagoon 6; 2 Garganey still, Lagoon 4; Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 1; 4 Green Sandpipers, Wet Meadow; Common Sandpiper, Lagoon 5.