Nature Detectives 27th July - 30th July

Nature Detectives 27th July – 30th July

The summer holiday has started and what better way to spend it, than here at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. To kick start the summer and get outside to explore nature we hosted Nature Detectives this week at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. The week has been packed with adventure, exploration and discovery running four themed days […]

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

Waterfowl Count July 2015

The Tufted Duck was present in the highest numbers in July with 1470 spotted. Closely followed by the Eurasian Coot, Mallard & Canada Goose with 1000, 980 & 934 counted respectively.

Trainee Reserve Officer post

Trainee Reserve Officer post

Looking to kick-start your career in conservation? We’re currently advertising for a Trainee Reserve Officer to work with our Projects team at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

The BIG Butterfly Count Friday 17th July - Sunday 9th August .....Competition Time!!

The BIG Butterfly Count Friday 17th July – Sunday 9th August …..Competition Time!!

Be part of something BIG this summer

50 days 'til Birdfair!

50 days ’til Birdfair!

Birdfair Co-Organiser Carole gives us the heads up on what to expect from this year’s Birdfair…

Froglets

Froglets

Spring is a wonderful time of year here at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. We get to witness nature’s springtime joys; lambs in the fields, blue tit chicks fledging just outside the Centre and our osprey chicks bringing great excitement. But what about other wildlife joys I can bring to your attention? Tadpoles! Many of us […]

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.