Common Blue at Bloody Oaks reserve, Rutland

Wildlife Photography Competition 2015

Enter your photographs in to this great competition!

Conservation Work in Progress

Conservation Work in Progress

At this time of year work parties carry out habitat management on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. See next page for the latest….

Waterfowl count March 2015

Waterfowl count March 2015

The Eurasian Wigeon was taking advantage of the reservoir in the highest numbers in March with 2244 counted, followed by the Tufted Duck with 1062. Read on for the full figures.

Alan Whittaker March 2015

Terry’s Monthly Birdwatching Walks

New dates published for Terry’s Walks

Waterfowl count February 2015

Waterfowl count February 2015

The Eurasian Widgeon was present in the highest numbers in February with 2,891 counted, followed by the Tufted Duck with 2,122. Read on for the full figures.

Birdfair's Co-Founders, Tim Appleton and Martin Davies with Birdlife International's Chief Executive, Patricia Zurita.

Birdfair 2014 raises a record £280,000!

On Friday the Birdfair team presented a cheque of a record breaking £280,000 to Birdlife International to support the designation of new marine protected areas, and reveled the 2015 fundrasing project. Read more for details.

The team, happily holding our award!

‘Britain’s Favourite Nature Reserve’!

Rutland Water Nature Reserve has won this publicly voted award!

Volunteers are vital to Rutland Water. DUring the afternoon Matt spoke to Dave Cole - the reserve's longest-standing volunteer

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” Aesop

Watch Countryfile this weekend (Sunday 8th Feb, 7pm BBC1) for the privilege of meeting one of our most treasured volunteers, David Cole, one of a highly committed team of over 350 volunteers, vital to the running of the reserve.

A Tufted Duck ringed at Rutland Water was recovered in Siberia nine years after it was ringed

From Russia with Love – Duck Ringing at Rutland Water

Duck ringing at Rutland Water – and numerous other sites around the UK – is enabling us to understand the migratory patterns of many different species. Read on for the full story.

An early start to filming on Lax Hill

Behind the scenes with BBC Countryfile

The week before last we welcomed Matt Baker and a film crew from BBC Countryfile to the reserve. There is always a great deal going at this time of year and Matt and the team joined us to find out more about two key activities that we undertake during the winter: duck ringing and reed […]