Oakham residents - we need you!

Oakham residents – we need you!

We have some exciting news – the Rutland Osprey Project recently entered the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ scheme and happily we have been selected as one of their 3 charities for the summer! If you aren’t familiar with the scheme, here’s how it works… Our project, along with the two other successful projects in the […]

Some of our Wild Skills members

30 Days Wild: A blog by Community Engagement Officer Holly Hucknall

We are nearly at the end of 30 Days Wild now – what kind of wild activities have you been getting up to?  Sunday 24th June was the day of our June Wild Skills meeting. Wild Skills is a volunteer group for 13-18 year olds. We meet once a month and complete all sorts of […]


30 Days Wild: Have you signed up yet?

It’s not long now until 30 Days Wild starts and here at the reserve we are really looking forward to it! For those of you not familiar with 30 Days Wild, the idea is to commit to doing something wild every day for the month of June. You can sign up for 30 Days Wild […]

Footpath Maintenance 24/05/2018

Footpath Maintenance 24/05/2018

Thursday 24th May 2018  Tomorrow we will be resurfacing the tracks south of the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre (Egleton), towards lax hill. This means that for one day only, there will be no access to the hides south of Woodpecker Hide.  Lagoons 1 to 4, and Lyndon will be open as usual! UPDATE Work is […]

...and the tree planting area more recently, covered in bluebells

Tree planting within Hambleton Wood

A blog by Reserves Office Paul Trevor If you’ve visited Hambleton Wood recently, you might have noticed some changes. Over the course of this winter we have set about a programme of tree planting within Hambleton wood. We have planted up an area that was previously dominated by bracken with a mix of broadleaf trees […]

Winter Wildlife Walks: An Account by Ken Davies

Winter Wildlife Walks: An Account by Ken Davies

Osprey Project Education Officer and author of the ‘Ozzie’ series of books, Ken Davies, has written this account of winter visits to Rutland Water Nature Reserve. When I was a boy I loved books with stories about groups of young people who simply went out for long days in the countryside, on foot or a […]

A summary of bird ringing at Fieldfare Hide in 2016

A summary of bird ringing at Fieldfare Hide in 2016

A permit holder and ringing trainer Chris Hughes undertakes regular mist netting sessions throughout the spring and summer by Fieldfare Hide on the south of lagoon 1. Read his report on 2016 here…

Noctule, by John Wright

Open Your Ears

Bat Walk and Talk.

Wild Skills

Wild Skills

Wild Skills is a group for young people aged 14-18 with a keen interest in nature conservation and provides a unique opportunity for young people to volunteer, whether it is to build up hours for an award or skills and experience to add to your C.V.

Work Experience

Work Experience

Rutland Water Nature Reserve offers work experience placements that aim to give young people an insight in to the variety of work that goes into the management of a large wetland nature reserve. This is a great opportunity to experience the world of work and become better prepared for a career in nature conservation.

Black-winged Stilt by Matthew Berriman

Rarity for Rutland Water!

Rarity for Rutland!