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April
05/04/20 - LNY - White-tailed Eagle - Rutland Water NR - juv released yesterday then headed over Exton Park, worth noting, keep looking up for a barn door flying over. Stay Safe

March
As of the 30th we will not be posting sightings only sightings from gardens will be posted, sorry about this but people need to stay at home and not go out looking for birds, we will be back as soon as the lockdown is lifted. 
Please stay safe
22/03/20 - Avocet - Eyebrook Reservoir - 1 at inflow. 
22/03/20 - Garganey - Rutland Water NR - drk on Lagoon 1 from Mallard Hide this afternoon. 
22/03/20 - LNY - 1745 - White Stork - Great Bowden - 2 over heading S yesterday evening. 
16/03/20 - Northern Wheatear - North Luffenham - male at the airfield this morning. 
16/03/20 - Osprey - Rutland Water NR - 1 in Manton Bay.
16/03/20 - White Stork - Hoby - possible over nearby Brooksby heading NE
15/03/20 - Ruddy Duck - Rutland Water NR - 1 reported in South Arm today. 
15/03/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 12 including 4 drk on Lagoon 4
15/03/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 2 still also 3 Great Egret. 
14/03/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 7 on Lagoon 4
14/03/20 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 2 female in South Arm 3 from Lapwing Hide. 
11/03/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide in South Arm 2
11/03/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 2 still in North Arm also 2 Scaup. 
10/03/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 from Lapwing Hide. 
10/03/20 - Caspian Gull - Rutland Water NR - at Egleton NR also escaped female Bufflehead still at Lyndon NR
09/03/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm 2 from Teal Hide. 
09/03/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 15 on Lagoon 4 this evening including 4 drk.
09/03/20 - 1446 - Rough-legged Buzzard - Rutland - reported on roadside pole by B4116 at Snarestone SK345128 
07/03/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 3 on Lagoon 3 from Shoveler Hide. 
06/03/20 - Little Gull - Rutland Water NR - unconfirmed report of 2 this morning. 
04/03/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide in South Arm 2 this morning. 
04/03/20 - Bittern - Rutland Water NR - on Lagoon 3
03/03/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide also Slavonian Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebe in North Arm plus 2 Bittern yesterday on Lagoon 3
02/03/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 still in North Arm also 3 female Scaup plus Slavonian Grebe & 3rd Black-necked Grebe from Goldeneye Hide. 
01/03/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 4 including 2 drk still on Lagoon 1 also 2 Great Egret. 
01/03/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide also Slavonian Grebe in North Arm plus 2 Black-necked Grebe & 8 Scaup. 

February
27/02/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 3 still on Lagoon 1 also 2 Great Egret. 
25/02/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 5 on Lagoon 1 also Great Egret. 
25/02/20 - 1316 - Black-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Lapwing Hide. 
25/02/20 - 1213 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide. 
25/02/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
21/02/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe & 3 Scaup. 
21/02/20 - LNY - Hooded Merganser - Boston - escaped male with Tufted Ducks between Cowbridge & Boston Golf Club yesterday via (IL)
20/02/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide. 
20/02/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 7 including 2 drk on Lagoon 1
19/02/20 - 1115 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 2 still today. 
18/02/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide also Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe & 3 female Scaup. 
15/02/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide also Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe & 4 female Scaup in North Arm. 
13/02/20 - 1400 - Great Egret - Swithland Reservoir - 1 today. 
13/02/20 - Great Egret - Saddington Reservoir - 2 today. 
12/02/20 - Kumlien's Gull - Shawell - 3w again at sandpit from Gibbet Lane this morning. 
12/02/20 - 1320 - Black Redstart - Market Harborough - on trailer by B6047 S of Gallow Field Road. 
11/02/20 - 1315 - Mediterranean Gull - Burton Flats - ad with Common Gulls by the flood relief via (STE)
11/02/20 - 1135 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe & 3 Scaup.
08/02/20 - 1030 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 8 on Lagoon 1 also female Scaup. 
08/02/20 - Jack Snipe - Ellistown - at Ellistown Pit Bank.
08/02/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm left of Teal Hide.
08/02/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm off Berry Butts Spinney.
08/02/20 - Black Redstart - Market Harborough - female/1w still just S of Gallow Field Road. 
08/02/20 - Glaucous Gull - Stanford Reservoir - 3w this morning. 
07/02/20 - 0940 - Black Redstart - Market Harborough - still of farm roof this morning. 
06/02/20 - 1256 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - 3w still at sandpit from Gibbet Lane. 
06/02/20 - 1005 - Black Redstart - Market Harborough - female/1w still on roof this morning. 
05/02/20 - 1350 - Whooper Swan - Groby Pool - 5 ad still today. 
05/02/20 - 1200 - Kumlien's Gull - Shawell - 3w at sandpit from Gibbet Lane. 
05/02/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide also 5 Scaup. 
05/02/20 - Black Redstart - Market Harborough - still on corrugated farm roof by B6047 just S of Gallow Field Road.
05/02/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm from fisherman's car park also 2 Black-necked Grebe & female Scaup in E end of North Arm plus 3 Great Egret on N shore.
04/02/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm 2 also Slavonian Grebe in North Arm. 
04/02/20 - 1615 - Whooper Swan - Groby Pool - 5 ad today. 
04/02/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 5 on Lagoon 1 also 3 Great Egret. 
04/02/20 - 1025 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - redhead still from Stoke Dry car park. 
04/02/20 - Black Redstart - Market Harborough - female/1w on corrugated farm roof by B6047 just S of Gallow Field Road, probably present since Nov 19
03/02/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 5 still on Lagoon 1
03/02/20 - 1315 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still distantly from Teal Hide. 
03/02/20 - 1200 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - 3w at sandpit from Gibbet Lane. 
03/02/20 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - redhead still opposite the car park also female Scaup. 
03/02/20 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 2 still in North Arm. 
03/02/20 - 1115 - Black-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 2 from fisherman's car, no sign of Slavonian Grebe. 
02/02/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm from fisherman's car park also 2 Black-necked Grebe, female Scaup & 3 Great Egret. 
02/02/20 - 0750 - Jack Snipe - Ellistown - on Pit Bank.
01/02/20 - 1528 - Great Egret - Saddington Reservoir - this afternoon. 

January
31/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 9 on Lagoon 1 & Lagoon 4
31/01/20 - Whooper Swan - Groby Pool - 5 today.
31/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe & female Scaup. 
30/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe & 6 Scaup. 
28/01/20 - 1200 - Kumlien's Gull - Shawell - 3w at sandpit from Gibbet Lane. 
28/01/20 - 0958 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - redhead still. 
28/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe, Pink-footed Goose & Common Scoter off the dam. 
27/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide. 
26/01/20 - 1330 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide also Slavonian Grebe in North Arm at 1409 & 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
26/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 8 on Lagoon 1 also 2 Scaup on Lagoon 3
25/01/20 - 1529 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still from Teal Hide also 8 Smew, 6 Great Egret, Black-necked Grebe & female Scaup. 
25/01/20 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - redhead still from Stoke Dry car park. 
24/01/20 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 3 female still from Lapwing Hide. 
24/01/20 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - juv at sandpit from Gibbet Lane also 2 Green Sandpiper. 
24/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Rutland Water NR - 5 still in field off Hambleton Road with Canada Geese. 
24/01/20 - Jack Snipe - Ellistown - at Ellistown Pit Banks.
23/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - drk & redhead still on Lagoon 1
23/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 2 redhead from Stoke Dry car park. 
23/01/20 - 0810 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Rutland Water NR - 6 still N of Lagoon 4 also 3 Pink-footed Geese. 
22/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still today also Slavonian Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Common Scoter, Scaup & Smew.
22/01/20 - Caspian Gull - Shawell - 3 ad at sandpit from Gibbet Lane. 
22/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Rutland Water NR - 6 in field N of Lagoon 4 also 3 Pink-footed Goose. 
21/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 7 still on Lagoon 1 also Slavonian Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebe in North Arm. 
21/01/20 - 1316 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Rutland Water NR - still on Green Bank. 
21/01/20 - 1136 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Rutland Water NR - 6 from Teal Hide also Red-necked Grebe & 2 Green Sandpiper. 
19/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 3 at Egleton NR also 3 Great Egret. 
19/01/20 - 1152 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 5 including 2 drk & 3 female on Lagoon 3
19/01/20 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 2 drk from Stoke Dry car park. 
19/01/20 - 1116 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - redhead on Lagoon 4
19/01/20 - 1020 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - juv at sandpit from Gibbet Lane. 
19/01/20 - 0953 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still this morning. 
19/01/20 - 0937 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still this morning also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
18/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 3 still on Lagoon 1 also 4 Great Egret. 
17/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 3 still today. 
17/01/20 - LN - 15/01/20 - 1430 - Kumlien's Gull - Shawell - 3w Iceland Gull has been reidentified as a 2w Kumlien's Gull. 
16/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 10 still on Lagoon 1 also 4 Great Egret. 
16/01/20 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - juv still at sandpit from Gibbet Lane also 3w & 1w Caspian Gull. 
15/01/20 - Iceland Gull - Shawell - new 3w this morning also Glaucous Gull. 
14/01/20 - Siberian Chiffchaff - Wanlip Meadows - probable along footpath of the first field off Church Road.
14/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 12 on Lagoon 1 also Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe in North Arm, Black-necked Grebe on Lagoon 3 & Common Scoter, 3 Scaup off the dam. 
14/01/20 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - juv at sandpit also ad Caspian Gull & ad plus 1w Yellow-legged Gull from Gibbet Lane.
13/01/20 - 1310 - Kumlien's Gull - Shawell - 3w at sandpit from Gibbet Lane. 
13/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe & 3 Great Egret. 
13/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 8 including 3 drk on Lagoon 1 & 2
13/01/20 - 1036 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - juv at sandpit from Gibbet Lane. 
12/01/20 - Short-eared Owl - Stanford Reservoir - today also Great Egret. 
12/01/20 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 5 on Lagoon 3
12/01/20 - Scaup - Knipton Reservoir - 1w drk.
12/01/20 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 4 still off the dam also Common Scoter. 
12/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 9 including 3 drk on Lagoon 1
12/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe plus 9 Smew including 3 drk on Lagoon 1
11/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - in North Arm 1 also 12 Smew including 4 drk, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Great Egret, 3 Scaup. 
11/01/20 - 1425 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - drk & 7 redhead on Lagoon 1
11/01/20 - Kumlien's Gull - Shawell - 3w from Gibbet Lane also juv Glaucous Gull. 
11/01/20 - 1124 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - drk still off the dam. 
11/01/20 - 1015 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 3 drk & 2 redhead on Lagoon 1
11/01/20 - 0922 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe & Great Egret. 
11/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - drk & 2 redhead still on Lagoon 1
10/01/20 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - redhead still from Stoke Dry car park. 
10/01/20 - Kumlien's Gull - Shawell - 3w at sand pit from Gibbet Lane.
10/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm 1 also 2 Black-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe & Great Egret. 
10/01/20 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 2 drk off the dam. 
10/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Rutland Water NR - no sign this morning also c.50 Pink-footed Goose over.
10/01/20 - 0815 - Great Egret - Narborough - over Narborough Station.
09/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Rutland Water NR - 5 on Sailing Club Bay.
09/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - from Dunlin Hide. 
08/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm 3 from Old Hall. 
08/01/20 - 0923 - Spoonbill - Groby - over A46 before M1 junction heading NW
07/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm 3 from Old Hall. 
07/01/20 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 4 still today.
07/01/20 - Kumlien's Gull - Shawell - again at the sand pit from Gibbet Lane. 
07/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
07/01/20 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - still off the dam.
07/01/20 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 2 drk from Stoke Dry car park. 
07/01/20 - Ruddy Shelduck - Rutland Water NR - 2 in South Arm 3 from Teal Hide.
06/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm 3 from Old Hall also Slavonian Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebe in North Arm.
06/01/20 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 3 still on Lagoon 1
05/01/20 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 3 ad/drk & 3 redhead by inflow.
05/01/20 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 2 drk still from Stoke Dry car park. 
05/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm 3 off Old Hall. 
05/01/20 - Kumlien's Gull - Shawell - at sand pit still. 
05/01/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 2 still in North Arm also 4 Great Egret & Slavonian Grebe this morning. 
04/01/20 - 1100 - Black-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 2 still this morning also Slavonian Grebe.
04/01/20 - 1520 - Whooper Swan - 4 over heading W
04/01/20 - Iceland Gull - Shawell - ad still at sandpit also juv Glaucous Gull. 
04/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm 3 from Old Hall also Slavonian Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebe still in North Arm. 
04/01/20 - 1056 - Great Egret - Rutland Water NR - 4 still on Lagoon 1
04/01/20 - 0945 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 2 drk & 2 female off the dam, no sign of Common Scoter. 
04/01/20 - Kumlien's Gull - Shawell - 3w this morning. 
04/01/20 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 3 drk & redhead still from Stoke Dry car park. 
03/01/20 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 3 drk & redhead still from Stoke Dry car park. 
03/01/20 - Iceland Gull - Shawell - sub/ad this morning also juv Glaucous Gull. 
03/01/20 - 1120 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 2 still off the dam also female Common Scoter. 
03/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe & Great Egret. 
03/01/20 - Bufflehead - Rutland Water NR - ringed escaped female still in South Arm also 2 Ruddy Shelduck. 
02/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
02/01/20 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 3 drk from Stoke Dry car park. 
01/01/20 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - juv still also 1w Caspian Gull. 
01/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm 3 from Old Hall. 


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