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Snow Bunting
Rutland Water
16th December 2018
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Snow Bunting
Rutland Water
16th December 2018
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Shags
Rutland Water
13th December 2018
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Snow Bunting
Rutland Water
14th December 2018
© Stuart King

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Snow Bunting
Rutland Water
12th December 2018
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Whooper Swan
Stanford Res
13th November 2018
© Chris Hubbard

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Bradgate Park
20th October 2018
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Purple Sandpiper
Rutland Water
3rd October 2018
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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
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Purple Heron
Rutland Water
29th July 2018
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Purple Heron
Rutland Water
27th July 2018
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Glossy Ibis
Rutland Water
24th July 2018
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DECEMBER

Monday 17th

Rutland Water: Snow Bunting and at least one Shag still at the dam; Bittern, Lagoon 3.

Eyebrook Res: 5 Smew (2 drakes), 2 Ruff & 2 Stonechats.

Sunday 16th

Rutland Water: 1 Snow Bunting and 2 Shags still at the dam; drake American Wigeon still, Deep Water hide, Lyndon reserve; 5 Bewick's Swans & 5 Smew, Lagoon 1; Slav Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; Red-necked Grebe, South Arm 3.

Saturday 15th

Rutland Water: 1 Snow Bunting and 4 Shags still at the dam; drake American Wigeon still, Deep Water hide, Lyndon reserve.

Shawell Sandpit: 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull still from Gibbet Lane.

Friday 14th

Rutland Water: 1 Snow Bunting still at the dam, also 4 Shags still. 2 Bearded Tits trapped & ringed, Lagoon 3.

Eyebrook Res: 4 Smew.

Late news for yesterday: Waxwing in a garden at Scalford, but no sign today.

Thursday 13th

Rutland Water: 2 Snow Buntings still at the dam till midday at least, but only one could be found at 15:00, also 3+ Shags still. Drake American Wigeon still, Lyndon; 3 Whooper Swans flew east over Lagoon 3 this morning; 5 Bewick's Swans still on Lagoon 1; Slav & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; Red-necked Grebe & Great Northern Diver, Old Hall.

Shawell Sandpit: 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull and Merlin this afternoon from Gibbet Lane.

Eyebrook Res: 2 drake Smew off Stoke Dry car park.

Wednesday 12th

Rutland Water: 2 Snow Buntings at the dam from 10:05, initially at the south end, then later relocated at the north end, where they were still present late afternoon. Also 4 Shags at the dam, and a 1st-winter Little Gull flew east at 12:04. Drake American Wigeon still, Lyndon reserve; Slav Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebes, & 4 Pink-footed Geese, North Arm; Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall; 5 Bewick's Swans, Lagoon 1; Bittern, Lagoon 3 + 5 Smew around the reserve.

Loughborough: 41 Pink-footed Geese flew over at 11:09.

Tuesday 11th

Rutland Water: 1st-winter Shag at the dam this afternoon; drake American Wigeon still from Wader Scrape hide, Lyndon; Slav Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 4 Pink-footed Geese & 4 Scaup, North Arm; 2 Great Northern Divers + female Scaup, South Arm 3.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Pink-footed Geese flew low west over the inflow, redhead Smew off Stoke Dry + 2 Ruff & 50 Dunlin.

Monday 10th

Rutland Water: 2 Black-necked Grebes & 2 Scaup, North Arm.

Sunday 9th

Rutland Water: 4 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Slav Grebe & 2 Scaup, North Arm; Red-necked Grebe & 2 Great Northern Divers, South Arm 3.

Saturday 8th

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon still from Wader Scrape hide, Lyndon; 5 Bewick's Swans still Lagoon 1 + 2 redhead Smew; 2 Black-necked Grebe still, North Arm.

Shawell Sandpit: juv Glaucous Gull this morning from Gibbet Lane.

Friday 7th

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon still, Manton Bay - best viewed from Wader Scrape hide; Slav Grebe, North Arm.

Thursday 6th

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon, Manton Bay (first report since 18th October, so either a different bird or it's been somewhere else in the meantime); 2 Black-necked Grebes & redhead Smew, North Arm; 2 adult & 3 juv Bewick's Swans still + 2 redhead Smew, Lagoon 1; Red-necked Grebe & Great Northern Diver, Old Hall.

Tuesday 4th

Rutland Water: 2 adult & 3 juv Bewick's Swans still, Lagoon 1; Red-necked Grebe & 2 Great Northern Divers, Old Hall.

Eyebrook Res: 1 Ruff.

Saturday 1st

Rutland Water: 2 adult & 3 juv Bewick's Swans still, Lagoon 1, also 3 redhead Smew & Black-tailed Godwit; 30+ Red-crested Pochards, Lapwing hide.

NOVEMBER

Friday 30th

Rutland Water: 2 adult & 3 juv Bewick's Swans still, Lagoon 1; redhead Smew, Lagoon 4; 16 Red-crested Pochards, South Arm 3.

Wednesday 28th

Stanford Res: ringtail Hen Harrier on Leics side at 08:35, then flew across to Blowers Lodge Bay on the Northants side.

Eyebrook Res: female/imm Merlin at the island at 16:05, also 3 Scaup, 2 redhead Smew, Red-crested Pochard & Black-tailed Godwit.

Tuesday 27th

Rutland Water: juv Red-throated Diver still between Whitwell and the dam; 5 Bewick's Swans still Lagoon 1 + Red-necked Grebe still Old Hall.

Monday 26th

Rutland Water: juv Red-throated Diver still off Whitwell.

Eyebrook Res: 2 redhead Smew & 3 Scaup (2 drakes).

Sunday 25th

Rutland Water: juv Red-throated Diver & Slav Grebe off Whitwell; 2 adult & 3 juv Bewick's Swans still, Lagoon 1 + redhead Smew & Whooper Swan; Red-necked Grebe & Great Northern Diver still, South Arm 3 + 6 Whooper Swans briefly, Old Hall.

Eyebrook Res: 1 Whooper Swan + redhead Smew.

Saturday 24th

Rutland Water: 2 adult & 3 juv Bewick's Swans still, + 3 redhead Smew, Lagoon 1; White-fronted Goose in fields between Barnsdale Lodge & Whitwell; Slav Grebe & female Common Scoter off Whitwell; Red-necked Grebe & Great Northern Diver still off Old Hall.

Eyebrook Res: 7 adult Bewick's Swans still till 08:40 when they flew off east.

Friday 23rd

Rutland Water: 2 adult & 3 juv Bewick's Swans still, Lagoon 1; 2 Slav Grebes (north side of the end of Hambleton Peninsula & Whitwell); Red-necked Grebe & Great Northern Diver, Old Hall; Bearded Tits heard, Lagoon 3; female Scaup, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: 7 adult Bewick's Swans still along the Plantation shore south of Stoke Dry car park (view from the gate opposite on the Leics side, also female Scaup.

Thursday 22nd

Rutland Water: 2 adult & 3 juv Bewick's Swans, Lagoon 1; Red-necked Grebe & Scaup, Old Hall.

Eyebrook Res: 7 Bewick's Swans still, also female Scaup +2 redhead Smew.

Wednesday 21st

Eyebrook Res: 7 Bewick's Swans south of Stoke Dry, also female Scaup + redhead Smew still.

Rutland Water: White-fronted Goose 'Hambleton Peninsula'; Great Northern Diver, Old Hall.

Tuesday 20th

Rutland Water: 2 Slav Grebes at the dam; Red-necked Grebe still South Arm 3 off Old Hall; White-fronted Goose in field on the north side of Lax Hill.

Eyebrook Res: 9 Whooper Swans this morning + redhead Smew still.

Monday 19th

Rutland Water: 2 adult Bewick's Swans & 2 adult Whooper Swans, South Arm 3 this afternoon till c15:05 when they all flew off east. Presumably the same 2 Bewick's were then relocated in the North Arm at 16:00. Also Red-necked Grebe still off Old Hall & Great Northern Diver off Hambleton Peninsula.

Eyebrook Res: redhead Smew still off Stoke Dry car park.

Stanford Res: male & female Common Scoters this morning.

Sunday 18th

Eyebrook Res: redhead Smew off Stoke Dry car park this morning.

Saturday 17th

Rutland Water: 8 Whooper Swans, North Arm; 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Manton Bay.

Eyebrook Res: Knot, Greenshank, 33 Dunlin & 2 Stonechats at the inflow end.

Thursday 15th

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe still, South Arm 3 off Old Hall; 62 Red-crested Pochards, South Arm 2; Greenshank, Goldeneye hide; Scaup, 2 Red-crested Pochards & 10 Dunlin, North Arm.

Eyebrook Res: Greenshank, Ruff & 18 Dunlin.

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.

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.

 

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