WILD RUTLAND DAY on the 27th of June

WILD RUTLAND DAY on the 27th of June

Join us for the fantastic event showcasing the nature of Rutland Water Nature Reserve!

Common Blue at Bloody Oaks reserve, Rutland

Wildlife Photography Competition 2015

Enter your photographs in to this great competition!

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.

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.