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Whimbrel
Rutland Water
18th April 2019
© Andy Mackay

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Marsh Harrier
Eyebrook Res
31st March 2019
© Louise Hawkins

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Spoonbill
Rutland Water
20th March 2019
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Whooper Swans
Cropston Res
11th February 2019
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Jack Snipe
Rutland Water
27th January 2019
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Jack Snipe
Rutland Water
9th January 2019
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Jack Snipe
Rutland Water
9th January 2019
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Waxwing
Loughborough
4th January 2019
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Waxwing
Loughborough
4th January 2019
© Stuart King

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Bewick's Swan
Eyebrook Res
22nd December 2018
© Andy Mackay

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Pink-footed Goose
Eyebrook Res
22nd December 2018
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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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APRIL

Wednesday 24th

Rutland Water: 2 Black Terns, Lagoon 3 tis evening.

Stanford Res: male 'Channel' Wagtail (Blue-headed x Yellow intergrade/hybrid) this evening (also present yesterday).

Tuesday 23rd

Rutland Water: 3 Sanderlings, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Arctic Terns & 4 1st-summer Little Gulls, Lagoon 4.

Wymeswold: Hobby flew north-west.

Monday 22nd

Rutland Water: 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrel, Wood Sandpiper & 2 Ruff, Lagoon 4, also up to 4 Little Gulls around the lagoons.

Eyebrook Res: 4 Black Terns & 10+ Arctic Terns at the inflow.

Birstall Meadows: Wood Sandpiper this evening.

Swithland Res: 10+ Little Gulls this morning, but no sign by late afternoon.

For sale page updated with a Swarovski scope & tripod.

Sunday 21st

Rutland Water: Wood Sandpipers, Dunlin hide & Snipe hide, also Bar-tailed Godwit, Lagoon 4.

Aylestone Meadows: 1 Ring Ouzel, King's Lock paddocks.

Warren Hills: 1 Ring Ouzel still this morning, but no reports of Firecrest today.

Bardon Hill: 1 Ring Ouzel on the new section briefly this morning, also Cuckoo & Tree Pipit.

Cossington Meadows: Whimbrel flew over this afternoon.

Bradgate Park: 1 Cuckoo.

Saturday 20th

Warren Hills: female Firecrest in plantation at the northern end of the path at the end of the last field next to the large open gate late afternoon, also 2 Ring Ouzels in 2nd field this morning at least.

Rutland Water: Wood Sandpiper & Jack Snipe, Snipe hide; Bearded Tit flew west over Dunlin hide at 10:55; Common Sandpiper, Lagoon 4.

Swithland Res: Black Tern, north side.

Aylestone Meadows: Redstart & Grasshopper Warbler this morning.

Shawell Sandpit: juv Iceland Gull from Gibbet Lane.

Whitethroats at several sites today.

Friday 19th

Rutland Water: Sandwich Tern Lagoon 4 early morning only, also 3 Greenshanks; 4 Little Gulls, Lagoon 3.

Warren Hills: 4 Ring Ouzels (2 males) in the top fields), also female Redstart & Tree Pipit.

Cropston Res: possible Black Kite flew east around 11:00 (Andy Forryan/Paul Dayman).

Ashby-de-la-Zouch: Grasshopper Warbler singing in brambles between Prior Park Road and Bath Grounds.

Thursday 18th

Rutland Water: Whimbrel & Greenshank, Lagoon 4; 1+ Brambling still singing behind Osprey hide; Reed Warbler, Smew hide + report of Grey Plover flying east somewhere this morning.

Warren Hills: male Ring Ouzel in the top fields early afternoon.

Swithland Res: Black Tern on the south side.

North Luffenham: Swift flew north at 10:00.

Burton on the Wolds: Cuckoo calling near the playing fields this morning.

Also the For Sale page updated with a pair of Swarovski EL 10x42 binoculars.

Wednesday 17th

Rutland Water: Spotted Redshank, Lagoon 4 this evening.

Watermead CP North: adult Little Gull, King Lear's Lake. Nearby, Reed Warbler singing at Watermead CP South.

Tuesday 16th

Stanford Res: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Common Sandpipers & several Sedge Warblers.

Rutland Water: 1 Little Gull, Lagoon 4.

Monday 15th

Rutland Water: 2 Little Gulls, Lagoon 3 & 1 on Lagoon 4.

Priory Water: 2 adult Little Gulls.

Stanford Res: Greenshank this morning.

Sunday 14th

Rutland Water: 4 Little Gulls, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: Whimbrel flew through this morning.

Saturday 13th

Rutland Water: 4 adult Little Gulls still, Lagoon 3, also 3 Arctic Terns; Bar-tailed Godwit briefly, Lagoon 4, then flew towards Lagoon 3.

Swithland Res: 3 Little Gulls & 2 Arctic Terns at the dam end.

Ibstock: 2+ Common Scoters heard flying wast early morning.

Friday 12th

Rutland Water: 4 adult Little Gulls, Lagoon 3; 4 Pink-footed Geese still, Lagoon 1; Sedge Warbler, Lagoon 2; 3+ Bramblings still behind Osprey hide; female Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 4/3; drake American Wigeon still, Lagoon 4.

Wednesday 10th

Burrough Hill: male & female Ring Ouzels viewed from the road in the sheep paddock below the brick reservoir, also singing Lesser Whitethroat.

Rutland Water: 21 Whooper Swans, North Arm this morning; drake American Wigeon & 3 Little Gulls, Lagoon 4; 3 Bramblings in trees behind Lagoon 2.

Leicester: Common Sandpiper in drainage ditch on Bridge Road (off Uppingham Road).

Tuesday 9th

Rutland Water: 19 Little Gulls, Lagoon 1 this morning, then most of these later on Lagoon 3, along with 3 Arctic Terns this evening; c30 Bramblings, Lax Hill/Gorse Close & another 10+ in trees behind Osprey hide; 4 Pink-footed Geese, Lagoon 1; Yellow Wagtail, Goldeneye hide; drake American Wigeon, 4 Dunlin & 2 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4; 2 Green Sandpipers, Lagoon 5.

Thornton Res: 6 Common Scoters & 1 Common Tern.

Watermead CP South: 2 adult Little Gulls.

Stanford Res: 1 Little Gull this morning.

Eyebrook Res: 2 Common Terns.

Monday 8th

Stanford Res: 12 Little Gulls this evening + Green Sandpiper.

Swithland Res: 3 adult & 1 1st-winter Little Gulls.

Groby Pool: 3 adult Little Gulls this evening.

Rutland Water: 3 Little Gulls, Lagoon 3; drake American Wigeon, Dunlin & 2 Ringed Plovers, Lagoon 4.

Charnwood Lodge: 3 Willow Warblers.

Sunday 7th

Cossington Meadows: male Ring Ouzel this morning with Redwings in horse paddock next to footpath leading from Charles Street, Sileby. Flew off north at 10:00 and no sign later.

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon still, Lagoon 4.

Saturday 6th

Burrough Hill: female Ring Ouzel this morning.

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon still, Lagoon 4.

Stanford Res: 2 Little Gulls + Common Tern.

Friday 5th

Burrough Hill: male Ring Ouzel this morning.

Rutland Water: Little Gull, Lagoon 4/South Arm 3 + Common Tern.

Stanford Res: adult Little Gull, 3 Common Terns & 2 Willow Warblers.

Shawell Sandpit: 3rd-winter Iceland Gull.

Watermead CP North: 3 Common Terns, King Lear's Lake.

Also a pair of Leica Ultravid 8x32 binoculars added to the For Sale page.

Thursday 4th

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon still, Lagoon 4.

Wednesday 3rd

Warren Hills: male Ring Ouzel at the bottom of the field to the right of the wood this morning.

Rutland Water: 2 Bramblings along the Summer Trail, flew towards Osprey hide.

Swithland Res: 2 Bramblings near the boathouse at the dam.

Cropston Res: Osprey flew over this morning, also 50+ Swallows.

Stanford Res: Ringed Plover & 2 Green Sandpipers.

Saddington Res: 5 Swallows.

Blaby: 1 Swallow.

Tuesday 2nd

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon still, Lagoon 4, also Yellow Wagtail, LRP, Ringed Plover & 6 Swallows + 3 Pink-footed Geese & Marsh Harrier, Lagoon 1.

Monday 1st

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon still, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: female Marsh Harrier again around midday.

MARCH

Sunday 31st

Rutland Water: House Martin & Swallow (with 100+ Sand Martins), Lagoon 2; drake American Wigeon still + Ringed Plover, Lagoon 4; Black-necked Grebe, Lapwing hide; drake Scaup, Lagoon 3.

Eyebrook Res: Marsh Harrier late afternoon.

Friday 29th

Rutland Water: 2 Bramblings between Buzzard & Crake hides.

Thursday 28th

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon, Lagoon 4; the 3 Slav Grebes now in South Arm 3 from Lapwing hide, also summer plumage Red-necked Grebe there, 5 Scaup (1 drake) & the presumed escaped female Bufflehead still. 5 Smew (1 drake), Lagoon 4.

Shawell Sandpit: juv Iceland Gull.

Wednesday 27th

Warren Hills: Ring Ouzel & Wheatear.

East Midlands Airport: Yellow Wagtail flew over this morning.

Tuesday 26th

Warren Hills: 2 Wheatears.

Rutland Water: 3 Smew, Lagoon 4.

Sunday 24th

Aylestone Meadows: 3 Cranes flew west at 07:25 (John Hague).

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon, Lagoon 6.

Saturday 23rd

Rutland Water: 3 Slav Grebes still North Arm; pair of Smew Lagoon 4; 3 Scaup off Old Hall.

North Luffenham Airfield: 1 Wheatear.

Belvoir: 8+ Bramblings from road near Windsor Hill.

Friday 22nd

Cropston Res: 5 Black-necked Grebes off the dam.

Rutland Water: 10+ Sand Martins around the Egleton reserve; 3 Slav Grebes & 1 Black-necked Grebe still, North Arm; drake Scaup off Old Hall; 2 Smew, Lagoon 4.

Eyebrook Res: 1 LRP at the inflow.

Thursday 21st

Rutland Water: no sign of Spoonbill today. 2+ Smew, Lagoon 4; 3 Slav Grebes still, North Arm.

Beacon Hill: male Wheatear at the summit.

Wednesday 20th

Rutland Water: Spoonbill, Lagoon 4, also Little Ringed Plover, Avocet, White Wagtail, 4 Black-tailed Godwits & 14 Smew; at least one Slav & one Black-necked Grebe still, North Arm.

Ravenstone: Swallow flew through this morning.

Tuesday 19th

Bradgate Park: 4 Crossbills flew west over Sliding Stones area at 13:40.

Rutland Water: Wheatear, Lagoon 6; Red-necked Grebe, Lagoon 1 still; 2+ Smew, Lagoon 4.

Monday 18th

Nanpantan: 1 Swallow.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe back on Lagoon 1; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm; 8 Smew, Lagoon 4; Scaup, Lagoon 3.

Sunday 17th

Rutland Water: 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes (now coming into summer plumage) still, North Arm; 14 Smew (5 drakes), Lagoon 4; 5 Scaup east of Old Hall + Red-necked Grebe still South Arm 3. Also possible 1st-winter Bonaparte's Gull reported on Lagoon 3 mid afternoon, but no sign when looked for.

North Luffenham Airfield: 1 Wheatear.

Stanford Res: adult Med Gull in the roost this evening.

Saturday 16th

Thornton Res: 1 Sand Martin.

Friday 15th

Shawell Sandpit: adult Kumlien's Gull, 2nd-winter Iceland Gull & juv Glaucous Gull from Gibbet Lane. Please park sensibly and keep strictly to public rights of way.

Rutland Water: drake American Wigeon back on Lagoon 5 (first report since 28th January).

Thursday 14th

Shawell Sandpit: adult Kumlien's Gull & juv Glaucous Gull from Gibbet Lane. Please park sensibly and keep strictly to public rights of way.

Stanford Res: 2nd-winter Iceland Gull briefly this morning.

Monday 11th

Shawell Sandpit: adult Kumlien's Gull again from Gibbet Lane. Please park sensibly and keep strictly to public rights of way.

Rutland Water: 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm; 5 Scaup, east of Old Hall; 7 Smew (3 drakes), Lagoon 4.

Stanford Res: 2 Pink-footed Geese still.

Sunday 10th

Stanford Res: adult Kittwake briefly at 08:50 + 2 Pink-footed Geese late afternoon.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Lagoon 1 from Visitor Centre; 13 Smew (5 drakes), Lagoon 4; 3 Slav Grebes, North Arm; female Scaup, Lapwing hide.

Saturday 9th

Watermead CP North: 1+ Bearded Tit still calling in the reedbed, but elusive.

Shawell Sandpit: juv Glaucous Gull & juv Iceland Gull from Gibbet Lane. Please park sensibly and keep strictly to public rights of way.

Rutland Water: 2 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm; 2 Scaup east of Old Hall.

Friday 8th

Rutland Water: 8 Smew, Lagoon 4; Red-necked Grebe, South Arm 3; 3 Slav Grebes, North Arm.

Stanford Res: 2 Pink-footed Geese still.

Thursday 7th

Stanford Res: adult Med Gull this evening.

Wednesday 6th

Stanford Res: 2nd-winter Iceland Gull this evening.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe, Old Hall, 5 Scaup, South Arm; 13 Smew, Lagoon 4; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm.

Tuesday 5th

Shawell Sandpit: 2nd-winter Iceland Gull & juv Glaucous Gull from Gibbet Lane. If visiting this site, view ONLY from public rights of way and please park sensibly.

Rutland Water: Sand Martin, Lagoon 4.

Sunday 3rd

Shawell Sandpit: juv Glaucous Gull still.

Rutland Water: 14 Smew, Lagoon 4.

Burrough Hill CP: 3 Bramblings by the feeders.

Saturday 2nd

Shawell Sandpit: adult Kumlien's Gull this morning, also 2 juv Glaucous Gulls & 3 Iceland Gulls.

Rutland Water: Red-necked Grebe still off Old Hall, also 6 Scaup; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes, North Arm.

Friday 1st

Rutland Water: Sand Martin reported this morning, but no details of where; 3 Slav Grebes & 2 Black-necked Grebes still, North Arm.

Burrough Hill CP: 2 Bramblings around the feeders in by the car park.

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