Leics Sightings

Leicestershire and Rutland Region Sightings

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March
19/03/19 - Red-necked Grebe - still on Lagoon I today.
18/03/19 - Red-necked Grebe - on Lagoon I this afternoon. 
18/03/19 - 11:05 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe.
12/03/19 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 14 including 5 drk on Lagoon IV also Slavonian Grebe.
10/03/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 1 on Lagoon I this afternoon. 
10/03/19 - 08:50 - Kittiwake - Stanford Reservoir - 1 briefly. 
09/03/19 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - juv also ad Iceland Gull at sandpit. 
09/03/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 2 still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
09/03/19 - Bearded Tit - Watermead CP - in reedbed at N section. 
08/03/19 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 3 drk & 5 redhead on Lagoon IV 
08/03/19 - 12:56 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm from Lapwing Hide. 
08/03/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 in North Arm. 
06/03/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still also 5 Scaup. 
06/03/19 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 13 on Lagoon IV 
06/03/19 - Great Egret - Saddington Reservoir - in far end of the lake this afternoon. 
06/03/19 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 4 in South Arm I
06/03/19 - Black-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 2 in North Arm also 3 Slavonian Grebe. 
05/03/19 - Iceland Gull - Shawell - 2w this morning also juv Glaucous Gull. 
04/03/19 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 3 including 1 drk in South Arm. 
04/03/19 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - juv again also 2 Iceland Gull (ad & probable 2w) 4 Caspian Gull. View from Gibbet Lane from public footpath only & park with care.
03/03/19 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - juv again from Gibbert Lane.
01/03/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 

February
28/02/19 - Bearded Tit - Watermead CP - at least 2 in reedbed between Plover Hide & Crake Hide though elusive. 
27/02/19 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 12 including 4 drk on Lagoon IV 
27/02/19 - Bearded Tit - Watermead CP - at least 1 in reedbed at N section this morning (heard only)
26/02/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
25/02/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
24/02/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 in North Arm. 
17/02/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm III also Great Northern Diver also 3 Slavonian Grebe in North Arm plus 9 Smew & 4 Great Egret on Egleton Lagoons.
17/02/19 - 11:30 - Whooper Swan - Cropston Reservoir - 3 at the inflow. 
17/02/19 - 10:56 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 6 on Lagoon IV 
16/02/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe plus escaped female Bufflehead off Old Hall.
15/02/19 - White Stork - Groby - reported at Martinshaw Wood then headed S this morning. 
15/02/19 - 12:21 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - 2 juv today from Gibbet Lane public footpath.
14/02/19 - Great Egret - Rutland Water NR - 3 still today. 
14/02/19 - 08:45 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 7 on Lagoon IV this morning. 
14/02/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm also 3 Slavonian Grebe in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
13/02/19 - 16:24 - Whooper Swan - Cropston Reservoir - still this afternoon. 
13/02/19 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 15 on Lagoon III & IV also 3 Slavonian Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebe in North Arm. 
11/02/19 - 16:00 - Whooper Swan - Cropston Reservoir - 3 at the inflow this evening. 
07/02/19 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 11 in North Arm including 4 ad/drk also 5 Great Egret, 3 Slavonian Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
07/02/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 2 still off Old Hall. 
07/02/19 - Scaup - Thornton Reservoir - drk today. 
07/02/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
06/02/19 - 13:30 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 2 still off Old Hall also 3 Scaup plus 6 Great Egret on Lagoon III
05/02/19 - Glaucous Gull - Stanford Reservoir - 2w late afternoon also 2 Pink-footed Geese.
05/02/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - off Old Hall also 3 Smew & 4 Scaup plus 3 Slavonian Grebe & 2 Black-necked Grebe in North Arm.
04/02/19 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 7 around Lagoon III/IV today.
04/02/19 - 14:00 - Great Egret - Rutland Water NR - from Shoveler Hide also 4 Smew.
04/02/19 - LNY - 11:50 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 5 yesterday off plantation.
03/02/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 1 still in North Arm this morning also 2 Scaup. 
03/02/19 - 09:30 - Great Egret - Rutland Water NR - 6 on Lagoon III this morning. 
02/02/19 - Great Northern Diver - Rutland Water NR - in South Arm W of Old Hall also 3 Slavonian Grebe in North Arm, 2 Black-necked Grebe & 2 drk Smew in South Arm. 
02/02/19 - LNY - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still off Old Hall yesterday also 7 Scaup. 

January
31/01/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still in South Arm also 7 Scaup & esc/fem Bufflehead. 
31/01/19 - Short-eared Owl - Stockerton - from crop cover by Stockerton Lane at Great Merrible Lane.
30/01/19 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - drk on Lagoon IV 
28/01/19 - Jack Snipe - Rutland Water NR - 2 in South Arm from Crake Hide mid-afternoon.  
28/01/19 - American Wigeon - Rutland Water NR - drk again from 360 Hide.
28/01/19 - LNY - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still off Old Hall yesterday. 
26/01/19 - Scaup - Rutland Water NR - 3 off Hambleton Peninsula. 
26/01/19 - Waxwing - Loughborough - 15 at Pinfold Gate.
26/01/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 1 still off Old Hall. 
26/01/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 in North Arm this morning also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
25/01/19 - 13:30 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - Eyebrook Reservoir - 15 including 5 male off Stoke Dry car park. 
25/01/19 - Waxwing - Melton Mowbray - on Valley Road in rowan c.100yds from shops.
24/01/19 - 13:45 - American Wigeon - Rutland Water NR - drk still in North Arm on far bank near bund.
23/01/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - in South Arm off Old Hall also 2 Slavonian Grebe plus 2 Black-necked Grebe in North Arm. 
21/01/19 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - 2w at sandpit this afternoon. 
21/01/19 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 12 S of Stoke Dry. 
20/01/19 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 5 this morning. 
20/01/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 1 in South Arm off Old Hall also Slavonian Grebe in North Arm plus 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
08/01/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 2 still in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe & 2 Great Northern Diver. 
06/01/19 - American Wigeon - Rutland Water NR - drk still from Tufted Duck Hide. 
06/01/19 - Jack Snipe - Rutland Water NR - still from Crake Hide also drk Smew & 5 Scaup from Shoveler Hide. 
06/01/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 2 in North Arm also 2 Black-necked Grebe. 
06/01/19 - Red-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - still this morning at Old Hall also Great Northern Diver, escaped Bufflehead & Shag.
04/01/19 - 13:40 - American Wigeon - Rutland Water NR - drk from Tufted Duck Hide plus 2 Red-necked Grebe off Old Hall, redhead Smew & 2 Slavonian Grebe also 2 Black-necked Grebe in North Arm & 2 Great Northern Diver from Teal Hide. 
04/01/19 - Mealy Redpoll - Bradgate CP - at least 1 with c.100 Lesser Redpoll near Deerbarns.
04/01/19 - Waxwing - Loughborough - 2 still near junction of Silverton Road & Park Road.
03/01/19 - Slavonian Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 2 in North Arm also 3 Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver & 3 Great Egret. 
03/01/19 - 15:56 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 5 in 3 drk.
03/01/19 - Glaucous Gull - Shawell - 2 ad & 2 juv on sandpits.
03/01/19 - Smew - Rutland Water NR - 4 still on Lagoon IV including 2 drk.
03/01/19 - Waxwing - Loughborough - 2 in rowan on Park Road near junction with Silverton Road.
03/01/19 - Iceland Gull - Shawell - 2w at sandpit this morning. 
03/01/19 - Great Egret - Swithland Reservoir - by the inlet this morning. 
02/01/19 - 10:30 - Jack Snipe - Rutland Water NR - in front of Crake Hide this morning. 
02/01/19 - Smew - Eyebrook Reservoir - 2 still from Stoke Dry also drk Smew. 
02/01/19 - Snow Bunting - Rutland Water NR - again this morning also 2 Shag & Brent Goose. 
02/01/19 - Great Egret - Rutland Water NR - still today. 
02/01/19 - American Wigeon - Rutland Water NR - ad drk at Lyndon NR from Deep Water Hide. 
01/01/19 - Jack Snipe - Rutland Water NR - from Crake Hide.
01/01/19 - Snow Bunting - Rutland Water NR - still along the dam also Shag. 
01/01/19 - 08:15 - American Wigeon - Rutland Water NR - drk still to the W of Old Hall in South Arm III also 2 Black-necked Grebe & 2 Slavonian Grebe in North Arm from fishermen's car park. 

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