Common Blue at Bloody Oaks reserve, Rutland

Wildlife Photography Competition 2015

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Hedgerow Survey

Hedgerow Survey

This Spring Assistant Reserve Officer Sarah Merriman spent several days surveying the reserve’s hedgerows. Read more to find out how she got on.

This year the ringing team caught this five-year-old Sand Martin

Banking on success

A lone Sand Martin twisting and turning over the lagoons on a misty morning in mid-March is often the first sign of summer at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Their arrival doesn’t make the same sort of headlines, but we have been able to gain a fascinating insight into their breeding behaviour in recent years at Rutland Water.

Waterfowl Count June 2015

Waterfowl Count June 2015

The Canada Goose was resident in the highest numbers in June with 772 counted. Closely followed by The Greylag Goose with 726. Read on for the full figures.

Waterfowl Count May 2015

Waterfowl Count May 2015

The Mallard was present in the highest numbers in May with 318 counted, closely followed by the Eurasian Coot with 291. Read n for the full figures.

It’s easy to make a difference

It’s easy to make a difference

Birdfair’s invaluable volunteers demonstrate just how easy it is to make a big difference, Read more to find out why…

Three chicks hatched in the Manton Bay nest over the weekend

Osprey chicks and BBC Springwatch

It was an incredibly exciting bank holiday weekend at Lyndon where all three of the Manton Bay Osprey chicks hatched. You can read the full story on the Osprey project website. Make sure you keep a close eye on the Osprey webcam too! The three newly-hatched Manton Bay Osprey chicks mean that 03(97) aka Mr […]

Volunteer at Birdfair 2015!

Volunteer at Birdfair 2015!

The dates of the 2015 Birdfair are Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August and we will need as much help as possible. As a volunteer, you will become an essential part of the Birdfair team and of this amazing event – a few of hours of your time will make all the difference to wildlife around the world.

Dragonflies emerging on the reserve

Dragonflies emerging on the reserve

Recent dragonfly emergence.

"Black-headed gull in flight" by Charlesjsharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Black-headed_gull_in_flight.jpg#/media/File:Black-headed_gull_in_flight.jpg

Waterfowl Count April 2015

The Tufted Duck was present in the highest numbers during April, with 807 counted. The Black Headed Gull came in second with 569. Read on for the full figures.

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.