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Following recent updates from the Government with regards to COVID 19 we have unfortunately made the difficult decision to close Rutland Water Nature Reserve to the public until further notice. All events and volunteer activities have also been cancelled until the end of June.
The well being and safety of our staff and visitors is the most important thing at this time, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please visit www.lrwt.org.uk for more information and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
By Julia on August 20, 2019
Cimbex connatus A very large (3 cm body length) sawfly, vaguely resembling a hornet but fatter bodied. Once thought extinct in Britain it was re-discovered in Wiltshire in the 1990’s and has since spread through southern England and up the east coast as far as Yorkshire. We think this record may be only the third […]
By Julia on March 10, 2018
The Lyndon Visitor Centre is now open! Hours are 9am to 5pm and the gates to the car park close at 8pm.
By Julia on February 7, 2018
We are pleased to release the next four dates for Terry’s Friday Walks: April 27th: May 18th: June 22nd and July 20th. Just click on the links and it will take you to the booking page!
Posted in Wildlife Events
By Julia on January 23, 2018
Last Saturday we held a Winter Wildfowl Day. On visiting various sites around the reservoir on this rather wet and cold day the group came back with an impressive list…..
By Julia on February 3, 2017
The Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is very pleased to welcome Dr Mat Cottam as the new Reserve Manager at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.
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2,436 Tufted Ducks were present on the reserve in August, 953 Canada Geese, 862 Coots, plus 37 other species.
The Tufted Duck was present in the highest numbers during July, with 960 counted. Read on for the full figures.
By Julia on September 22, 2016
This time of year is great to visit and explore some of our nature reserves – happy Wildlife Watching!
771 Canada Geese were observed during the June count, closely followed in number by the Greylag Goose with 705 spotted. Read on for the full figures.
377 Mallards were present for the May count, putting them at the top of the list, followed by 294 Greylag Geese.
By Julia on May 3, 2016
Sign up for a walk with Jeff to explore the reserve and all the wildlife it has to offer.
The Eurasian Widgeon was once again present in the highest numbers in March. 1,555 were spotted by our team, down from 2,430 in February.
The Eurasian Widgeon was present in the highest numbers in February with 2,430 counted. Read on for the full figures.
By Julia on March 1, 2016
The Long-billed Dowitcher is still here and can be seen from Shoveler Hide. This picture was taken by Donald Talbot yesterday.
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The Eurasian Widgeon was the most populous species on the reserve in January with 2993 recorded. Read on for the full figures.
By Julia on January 5, 2016
This One Day Digital Photography Course will show you how to photograph landscapes, flowers, birds & other wildlife in their natural habitat is on Sunday May 1st – go to the events pages for more details. or visit http://www.digitalphotographycourses.co.uk
It’s a close one! The Tufted Duck population topped the board in December with 2179 counted, closely followed by the Eurasian Widgeon with only 16 less. Read on for the full figures.
The Eurasian Widgeon was present on the reserve in the highest numbers in November, with 2406 counted, closely followed by the Tufted Duck with 2133. Read on for the full figures.
The Tufted Duck was present in the highest numbers in October with 2,601 counted, followed by the Eurasian Widgeon with 2,512.
The Tufted Duck was present in the highest numbers in September, with a whopping 8141 counted. Read on for the full figures.
The most populous residents on the reserve in August were 2,692 Tufted Ducks, followed by the Eurasian Coot with 1,245 recorded. Read on for the full figures.
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.
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.
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.
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