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Whooper Swan
Stanford Res
13th November 2018
© Chris Hubbard

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Short-eared Owl
Longmoor Lake
12th November 2018
© Steve Daniels

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Bradgate Park
20th October 2018
© Peter Shale

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Purple Sandpiper
Rutland Water
3rd October 2018
© Chris Hubbard

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Glossy Ibis
Measham Trail
28th September 2018
© Richard Pegler

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Spotted Redshank
Eyebrook Res
2nd September 2018
© Ian Merrill

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Purple Heron
Rutland Water
5th August 2018
© Chris Hubbard

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Purple Heron
Rutland Water
29th July 2018
© Ian Merrill

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Purple Heron
Rutland Water
27th July 2018
© Chris Hubbard

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Glossy Ibis
Rutland Water
24th July 2018
© Chris Hubbard

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Glossy Ibis
Rutland Water
16th July 2018
© Richard Bayldon

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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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The Meetings and Outings page has been updated with details of all the 2019 Outings.

The next LROS conservation work party will be on Saturday November 17th at Cropston Reservoir/Bradgate Park. Meet at 09:30 at the Hall Gates car park. We will be clearing scrub from the reservoir bank to help improve the view. So if you have enjoyed wader viewing at Cropston you should be there.

Please note that Shallow Water hide on the Lyndon Reserve at Rutland Water will be closed until further notice as it is being replaced.

LROS News page updated 24th October 2018

Listing page updated 29th October 2018.

For Sale/Wanted page updated 9th October 2018. 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.

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 13th

Stanford Res: ringtail Hen Harrier on Leics side at 16:05, also 3 Whooper Swans, but flew off north-east at 16:12.

Eyebrook Res: Short-eared Owl on the Leics side of the inflow this evening, also 8 Red-crested Pochards north of the island; Greenshank, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit & 28 Dunlin at the inflow.

Rutland Water: Great Northern Diver still, South Arm 3.

Monday 12th

Leicester: Cattle Egret flew south over London Road station at 09:40 (Andrew Self).

Rutland Water: Great Northern Diver & Red-necked Grebe off Old Hall; Scaup & 2 Black-tailed Godwits, North Arm.

Longmoor Lake: at least one Short-eared Owl again this afternoon.

Sunday 11th

Longmoor Lake: 2 Short-eared Owls ranging from north to east of the lake, late afternoon.

Saturday 10th

Longmoor Lake: Short-eared Owl this afternoon, hunting east of the lake, also Stonechat there.

Friday 9th

Some late news from 20th October - a Shore Lark photographed near Old John in Bradgate Park.

Wednesday 7th

Bardon: Hooded Crow this afternoon in fields at SK442116, just north of the new Amazon warehouse on Beveridge Lane till 15:02 when it flew east. Take the footpath next to the Fleetex depot to view the area. Also nearby, a Short-eared Owl hunting over the new mound east of Bardon Hill this evening. Park on Warren Hills Road at SK472137 and follow the footpath to the south of the road. Bird was hunting along the slope 150 yards before the burnt-out car.

Tuesday 6th

Rutland Water: Shore Lark flew north over Lagoon 3 late morning (Lloyd Park), but sadly didn't seem to have come down anywhere, as no further sign despite several people searching this afternoon. Red-necked Grebe still off Old Hall.

Monday 5th

Rutland Water: female Scaup, North Arm; 2 Marsh Harriers, Lagoon 3.

Eyebrook Res: Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff & 22 Dunlin.

Sunday 4th

Eyebrook Res: 3 Spotted Redshanks briefly, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff & 2 Red-crested Pochards.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, South Arm 3 (Old Hall); Bar-tailed Godwit & 4 Red-crested Pochards, North Arm.

Saturday 3rd

Stanford Res: ringtail Hen Harrier near South Kilworth at 11:35, then flew towards the railway track on the Northants side.

Friday 2nd

Eyebrook Res: Whooper Swan, Knot, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff & 27 Dunlin.

Sence Valley FP: 6 Whooper Swans from bridle track in fields surrounding the private fishing lake.

Tilton on the Hill: Short-eared Owl at 16:15

OCTOBER

Tuesday 30th

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, South Arm 3 off Old Hall; Rock Pipit, Whooper Swan & Marsh Harrier, Teal hide (Lyndon).

Eyebrook Res: Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 19 Dunlin & 2 Red-crested Pochards.

Monday 29th

Cossington Meadows: 2 Whooper Swans, Tern Pool.

Sunday 28th

Bradgate Park: 10 Brent Geese, 7 Pink-footed Geese and 15 Crossbills over the war memorial this morning.

Eyebrook Res: 8 Whooper Swans at the inflow.

Albert Village Lake: 5 Whooper Swans.

Rutland Water: Smew, Lagoon 4.

Swithland Res: 1 Little Gull.

Saturday 27th

Rutland Water: 3 Bearded Tits still, Lagoon 3 + 7 Whooper Swans low over South Arm 3 from Lapwing hide.

Friday 26th

Rutland Water: 4 Bearded Tits, Lagoon 3 (Shoveler/Buzzard hides); 2 Whooper Swans, Teal hide (Lyndon).

Wednesday 24th

Bradgate Park: Gannet flew south-west this afternoon.

Monday 22nd

Stoney Cove: 10 adult Whooper Swans briefly this afternoon, then flew off west.

Eyebrook Res: 8 Whooper Swans at the inflow.

Burrough on the Hill: 2 Crossbills flew south this morning.

Sunday 21st

Watermead CP South: Yellow-browed Warbler still in same area as yesterday this morning at least.

Rutland Water: 4 Whooper Swans. Goldeneye hide, then flew off early afternoon; Rock Pipit, Lagoon 4; female Scaup, Lagoon 3; 23 Red-crested Pochards, Lyndon (Deep Water hide) + report of ringtail harrier sp over Egleton lagoons mid afternoon.

Eyebrook Res: 3 Whooper Swans, Greenshank, 4 Ruff & 3 Dunlin.

Bradgate Park: male Ring Ouzel near Hunts Hill car park briefly this morning, then flew north-east.

Saturday 20th

Watermead CP South: Yellow-browed Warbler ranging between the weir and Birstall Lock, calling and showing occasionally but generally elusive this afternoon.

Aylestone: Hawfinch flew over this morning.

Rutland Water: imm male Scaup, Lagoon 3.

Friday 19th

Rutland Water: Rock Pipits at the dam and North Arm.

Thursday 18th

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon (now in full plumage), North Arm; Jack Snipe again from Crake hide; Red-necked Grebe, Teal hide.

Thornton Res: c.20 Whooper Swans flew low east at 08:20.

No sign of Yellow-browed Warbler at Groby Pool today.

Wednesday 17th

Groby Pool: Yellow-browed Warbler calling by the steps late morning, then showed well at 12:24.

Tuesday 16th

Rutland Water: 2 Rock Pipits, North Arm.

Monday 15th

Rutland Water: 2 Great Skuas flew west past Normanton Church at 10:55; Jack Snipe again, Crake hide; Glossy Ibis still, Lagoon 1

Sunday 14th

Rutland Water: Glossy Ibis still, Lagoon 1; Red-necked Grebe, Fishponds.

Hicks Lodge: Jack Snipe still.

Saturday 13th

North/South Luffenham: Merlin this morning.

Friday 12th

Rutland Water: Glossy Ibis still, Lagoon 1.

Thursday 11th

Rutland Water: Glossy Ibis still, Lagoon 1.

Eyebrook Res: 1 Black-tailed Godwit.

Wednesday 10th

Rutland Water: Glossy Ibis still, Lagoon 1; drake American Wigeon still, Wader Scrape hide, Lyndon reserve.

Hicks Lodge: Jack Snipe.

Victoria Park, Leicester: 2 Bramblings this morning.

Also, of interest, a Yellow-browed Warbler trapped & ringed on the Northants side of Stanford Res this morning.

Tuesday 9th

Rutland Water: Jack Snipe, Crake Hide; Glossy Ibis, & 2 Grey Plovers, Lagoon 1.

Monday 8th

Rutland Water: Glossy Ibis, Lagoon 1; drake American Wigeon still, Wader Scrape hide, Lyndon reserve.

Sunday 7th

Bradgate Park: 1+ Woodlark flew over the war memorial this morning, also male Ring Ouzel, 5 Crossbills and good numbers of Redwings & Fieldfares.

Rutland Water: Glossy Ibis, Lagoon 1; drake American Wigeon still, Wader Scrape hide, Lyndon reserve.

Burrough on the Hill: 4 Bramblings flew south this morning.

North Luffenham Airfield: 2287 Redwings & 380 Fieldfares flew west this morning.

Saturday 6th

Rutland Water: Glossy Ibis still, North Arm/Fishponds, also 5 Whooper Swans, 5 Rock Pipits & 2 juv Arctic Terns.

Eyebrook Res: Rock Pipit flew over the Rutland side of the inflow late afternoon.

For Sale page updated with a pair of Swarovski 8x42 SLC binoculars.

Friday 5th

Rutland Water: Glossy Ibis, North Arm (maybe the Oakthorpe bird, as no reports of that today), also 3 Whooper Swans there; drake American Wigeon still, Manton Bay; 3 Red-crested Pochards, South Arm 3.

Thursday 4th

Oakthorpe/Donisthorpe: Glossy Ibis still on the flash along the Measham Trail.

Wednesday 3rd

Rutland Water: 2 Purple Sandpipers half way along the dam this afternoon; flew off towards the North Arm at 18:15, but one returned at 18:25.

Oakthorpe/Donisthorpe: Glossy Ibis still on the flash along the Measham Trail.

Tuesday 2nd

Ibstock: juv Gannet flew north-west at 17:20.

Oakthorpe/Donisthorpe: Glossy Ibis still on the flash along the Measham Trail.

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon still, Manton Bay.

Monday 1st

Oakthorpe/Donisthorpe: Glossy Ibis still on the flash along the Measham Trail. Park in the Trail car park next to Donisthorpe Church and walk back towards Measham, past some Pheasant pens, and the bird is on the small flash on the right after about 3/4 of a mile.

Rutland Water: adult Whooper Swan & 4 Black-tailed Godwits, North Arm.

 

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