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Adult Med Gull
Cropston Res
14th July 2018
© Jim Graham

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Juvenile Med Gull
Cropston Res
13th July 2018
© Stuart King

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2nd-summer Med Gull
Rutland Water
27th May 2018
© Tony Taylor

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White-winged Black Tern
Eyebrook Res
20th May 2018
© Ian Merrill

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Drake Garganey
Rutland Water
6th May 2018
© Andy Mackay

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Wood Sandpiper
Rutland Water
6th May 2018
© Andy Mackay

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Black-winged Stilt
Rutland Water
5th May 2018
© Toby Carter

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Black-winged Stilt
Rutland Water
5th May 2018
© Chris Hubbard

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Garganey
Brascote Pits
28th April 2018
© Bob Lee

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2nd-summer Med Gull
Rutland Water
30th March 2018
© Chris Hubbard

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Kittiwake
Groby Pool
23rd March 2018
© Chris Hubbard

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Great White Egret
Syston
16th March 2018
© Iain Tidmarsh

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Sanderling
Albert Village Lake
4th March 2018
© Chris Hubbard

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Black-throated Diver
Albert Village Lake
11th February 2018
© Ian Merrill

Last update: Sunday 15th July 2018 at 21:30

 
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Sunday 15th

Rutland Water: adult Med Gull (presumed returning regular Dutch bird with metal ring on right leg), Lagoon 4; Black-tailed Godwit, Lagoon 3; Great Northern Diver & Greenshank, North Arm.

Saturday 14th

Rutland Water: 54 Black-tailed Godwits, Great White Egret & Dunlin, Lagoon 1 (and possibly same GWE, North Arm); juv Med Gull & 3 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; Black-tailed Godwit & 2 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3.

Cropston Res: adult Med Gull at the dam.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Greenshanks & 3 Green Sandpipers.

Friday 13th

Cropston Res: juv Med Gull at the dam.

Thursday 12th

Rutland Water: Great Northern Diver, drake Common Scoter & 2 Green Sandpipers, North Arm; Black-tailed Godwit & 4 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 3; 3 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Wednesday 11th

Eyebrook Res: Ruff, 2 Greenshanks & 2 Green Sandpipers.

Tuesday 10th

Rutland Water: 3 Garganey, Lagoon 3.

Monday 9th

Rutland Water: 6 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 1; 5 Green Sandpipers & Red-crested Pochard, Lagoon 3; Dunlin & Ringed Plover, Lagoon 4.

Sunday 8th

Rutland Water: Greenshank, Lagoon 4, also a Yellow-winged Darter dragonfly by the path to Plover hide this afternoon.

Eyebrook Res: Ruff & 3 Greenshanks.

Thursday 5th

Rutland Water: 68 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 1 + another 23 on Lagoon 4.

Shawell Sandpit: Grey Plover & 2 Black-tailed Godwits.

Eyebrook Res: Greenshank & 2 Green Sandpipers.

Cossington Meadows: 4 Black-tailed Godwits.

Hicks Lodge: adult Med Gull.

Wednesday 4th

Eyebrook Res: Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper & 3 Greenshanks.

Tuesday 3rd

Rutland Water: Little Tern & Ruff, Lagoon 4 + Greenshank & 4 Black-tailed Godwits around the reserve.

Monday 2nd

Rutland Water: Turtle Dove again over Lagoon 1 this afternoon - flew into trees between Mallard hide & the visitor centre at 15:00. Also Marsh Harrier & 2 Black-tailed Godwits. Ruff & female Red-crested Pochard, Lagoon 3.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Greenshanks & 3 Green Sandpipers at the inflow, also 12 Black-tailed Godwits briefly this morning before flying over south-east.

Sunday 1st

Rutland Water: 5 Greenshanks, 3 Black-tailed Godwits & Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 1.

Eyebrook Res: 1 Ruff.

JUNE

Saturday 30th

Rutland Water: 4 Black Terns, 3 Greenshanks & Whimbrel, Lagoon 4; female Red-crested Pochard, Crake hide, also Woodcock flew past Lyndon Visitor Centre at 15:10.

Eyebrook Res: Ruff & Dunlin.

Friday 29th

Rutland Water: Turtle Dove flew over Lagoon 1, also Black-tailed Godwit & Marsh Harrier there; Bittern flew from Lagoon 2 - 3; Knot (earlier on Lagoon 1) & Black-tailed Godwit, Lagoon 4.

Thursday 28th

Rutland Water: drake Garganey & 3 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; 10 Black-tailed Godwits & 4 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 1.

Thursday 21st

Rutland Water: 21 Black-tailed Godwits, Lagoon 1; 13 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Wednesday 20th

Leicester: 2+ Crossbills flew over the Cathedral late morning.

Eyebrook Res: Dunlin & 2 Green Sandpipers.

Tuesday 19th

Rutland Water: female Garganey, Wet Meadow; 12 Ringed Plovers & 10 Dunlin, Lagoon 4 + 5 Black-tailed Godwits flew over.

Dragonfly news: Scarce Chaser: double figures recently on the River Soar between Kegworth and the River Trent, also good numbers on the Welland near the county boundary. Beautiful Demoiselle: several records from both the Rivers Avon and Swift in the far south of the county. Please remember to send any records of these and other dragonfly species to the county recorder, Ian Merrill: i.merrill@btopenworld.com

Friday 15th

Ketton Quarry: 5 Crossbills flew over low at 10:35 and probably landed nearby.

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

Cossington Meadows: adult Med Gull (red colour ring on right leg), Hobley Lake.

Thursday 14th

Rutland Water: 2 Little Terns, 2 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plovers & 1 Avocet, Lagoon 4.

Tuesday 12th

Rutland Water: pair of Garganey still, Lagoon 1 + 2 Turnstones, Lagoon 4.

Monday 11th

Eyebrook Res: Avocet & Green Sandpiper at the inflow.

Rutland Water: Great Northern Diver still off Lyndon.

Sunday 10th

Brascote Pits: Osprey this morning.

Saturday 9th

Rutland Water: pair of Garganey, Snipe hide; Great Northern Diver still off Teal hide, Lyndon.

Friday 8th

Rutland Water: pair of Garganey, Lagoon 1.

Hicks Lodge: Turnstone on the island.

Cropston Res: Sanderling on the dam this morning.

Thursday 7th

Rutland Water: 2 Black Terns, Grey Plover, 4 Avocets, 4 Dunlin & 4 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Nikon ED field scope added to the For Sale page.

Wednesday 6th

Rutland Water: 6 Dunlin, 2 Avocets & 13 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: Green Sandpiper & Dunlin.

Monday 4th

Swithland Res: 10 Common Scoters from the dam.

Several new items added to the For Sale page, including a Swarovski compact camera digiscoping adapter, tripod and a moth trap.

Sunday 3rd

Rutland Water: Curlew Sandpiper, 30+ Ringed Plovers, 14 Dunlin & 4 Avocets, Lagoon 4, also an escaped female Bufflehead with Tufted Ducks (apparently has 'pale' rings on both legs); 2 Great Northern Divers still off Lyndon.

Wanlip Meadows: 2 Avocets.

Dragonfly news: 2 female Scarce Chasers on the River Soar north of Kegworth today. Please remember to send any records of these and other dragonfly species to the county recorder, Ian Merrill: i.merrill@btopenworld.com

Saturday 2nd

Rutland Water: Curlew Sandpiper, 11 Sanderlings, 2 Garganey, 15 Dunlin & 28 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; 2 Great Northern Divers still off Teal hide, Lyndon.

Wanlip Meadows: no sign of Red-necked Phalarope today.

Friday 31st

Wanlip Meadows: female Red-necked Phalarope on the scrape, best viewed from the Wanlip village side, but may be visible from Plover hide when open.

Rutland Water: pair of Garganey still on Lagoon 4.

 

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