Wildlife Records

Here you find information about the plants and flowers found on the reserve.

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!

2013 - 2015 Butterfly Counts

2013 – 2015 Butterfly Counts

Lots of butterflies are spotted on the Laxhill Transect. Many thanks to Brian Webster for these counts.

Xanthoria Parietina

Rutland’s ‘Burning Bushes’

Rutland Water is not just important for birds, as Wildlife Recorder Ivan Pedley explains…

Lepidoptera Count Rutland Water 2010

Lepidoptera Count Rutland Water 2010

Lepidoptera is a large order of insects that includes moths and butterflies (called lepidopterans).

Plant records 2011

Plant records 2011

A list showing species name and common name for all plants found on the reserve in 2011

Plant Records 2002

Plant Records 2002

Plant records for Rutland Water Nature Reserve, 2002. Compiled by Andy Lear.

Water Plants

Water Plants

On a recent staff training day to identify the plants growing around the Reserve, we were delighted to note the following list of water plants, including some rare species.

Checklist of Moths as at 2009

Checklist of Moths as at 2009

A Checklist of Moth species found on the reserve as of 2009

Fish Records

Fish Records

A list of the different species of fish found on the reserve.

Osprey

Spring Migrants

Here is a list of all the dates on which spring migrants have arrived at the reserve over the last 10 years

Breeding Birds

Breeding Birds

A list detailing the birds breeding on the reserve

Black-tailed Godwit Migration

Black-tailed Godwit Migration

This godwit was ringed in the Tejo estuary, Portugal as part of the same study on Icelandic godwits.

Bird watching record

Bird watching record

On Saturday, 25th April 2009, Matthew Berriman carried out a day-long birdwatch entirely from within the reservoir boundaries and saw 109 species, beating his own previous record set up in September 2001 by 8.

Complete Bird List

Complete Bird List

Here is a complete list of all birds found on the reserve, compiled by Tim Appleton

Hoverfly records

Hoverfly records

Hoverfly records for Rutland Water Nature Reserve, 2002. Compiled by Brian Wetton

From Orchids to Long-horn Beetles, we'll be counting everything!

Ground Beetle Records

Ground beetle records for Rutland Water Nature Reserve 2001-2002 compiled by John Wright