Long-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

The Long-billed Dowitcher is still here and can be seen from Shoveler Hide.  This picture was taken by Donald Talbot yesterday.

Waterfowl Count January 2016

Waterfowl Count January 2016

The Eurasian Widgeon was the most populous species on the reserve in January with 2993 recorded. Read on for the full figures.

2016 Wild Walks for parents and tots (or grandparents, aunties, uncles.........!)

2016 Wild Walks for parents and tots (or grandparents, aunties, uncles………!)

Come and explore the nature reserve with your little ones on one of our Wednesday morning Wild Walks – a relaxed introduction to some of our very special wildlife.     These walks begin at the Lyndon Visitor Centre at 10.30am and last for a couple of hours taking you on a journey of nature discovery on […]

2016 Wild Walks for all the family

2016 Wild Walks for all the family

Come and explore the reserve on one of our monthly Sunday afternoon walks. Suitable for the whole family, you will spend a couple of hours having a relaxed introduction to some of our very special wildlife. See our events listings for full details and booking information.

Badgers

Badger Watches – April to July 2016

We are excited to announce that we have confirmed the dates for our 2016 Badger Watches.

Pintail photographed by Ian Jones

2015 Report of Lagoons 5-8

Nigel Messenger has compiled an excellent diary of the goings-on at the new lagoons throughout 2015 – interesting reading for birders!

Landscape, Nature & Bird Photography Course 2016

Landscape, Nature & Bird Photography Course 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

Waterfowl Count December 2015

Waterfowl Count December 2015

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.

Volunteer Thank You Video 2015

Volunteer Thank You Video 2015

With a team of over 450 volunteers at the reserve, we couldn’t do it without them!

Waterfowl Count November 2015

Waterfowl Count November 2015

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.

Looking for accommodation?

Looking for accommodation?

If you are visiting Rutland Water Nature Reserve for one of our two-day courses and need somewhere to stay, the Volunteer Training Centre (VTC) can provide a simple yet comfortable night’s sleep on a budget, in a beautiful setting.

Comma

Lagoon 4 Wildlife Meadow Creation

This Autumn, we are hoping to start work on a project that is to be funded by a very generous donation from Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust member, Dr Sharples. Assistant Reserve Officer, Fran Payne, tells us more…

Family Drop in Days 2016

Family Drop in Days 2016

Just drop in for a craft session and a bug hunt in our wonderful woodland! Hunt for bugs and beasties in the pond! Catch fantastic flying minibeasts, explore the nature reserve, and join in with craft activities for children.

Nature Explorers 2016

Nature Explorers 2016

Nature Explorers is a four part series of activity days aimed at children aged 5-10. The children will get to experience all four seasons and the fascinating changes they bring to the reserve.

Noctule, by John Wright

Open Your Ears

Bat Walk and Talk.

Nature Detectives 2016

Nature Detectives 2016

The perfect opportunity to learn about our native wildlife. A great boredom buster!

Hootingly Haunted Halloween 2016

Hootingly Haunted Halloween 2016

All the fun of a Halloween party with none of the fuss!

Frightful Reserve Ramble 2016

Frightful Reserve Ramble 2016

Come along to carve a pumpkin, make a lantern and explore the reserve at dusk!

2016 Birds, Bugs, and Boats!

2016 Birds, Bugs, and Boats!

Take to the water to tour the reservoir and hunt for wildlife!

Discovering Bats

Discovering Bats

Join us on a guided evening walk on the reserve to discover bats and other wildlife

Waterfowl Count October 2015

Waterfowl Count October 2015

The Tufted Duck was present in the highest numbers in October with 2,601 counted, followed by the Eurasian Widgeon with 2,512.

Waterfowl Count September 2015

Waterfowl Count September 2015

The Tufted Duck was present in the highest numbers in September, with a whopping 8141 counted. Read on for the full figures.

Join our team of Volunteer Gardeners

Volunteer Gardener

We are looking for volunteers with knowledge of gardening and/or native flora, an enthusiasm to work outdoors and a love of wildlife and wild places to join our regular Wednesday morning gardening team.

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

Waterfowl Count August 2015

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.