Rutland Water held four Great White Egrets (from 11th), a Long-tailed Duck
(from 16th), Red-necked Grebe (from 23rd) and 11 Shags (31st). A Nightjar was in an Uppingham garden (25th).
Four Garganey were present (4th) with seven Red-crested Pochards (23rd). The count (16th) produced 713 Gadwall, 2,436 Tufted Ducks, 398 Great Crested Grebes, 70 Little Egrets and 10 Water Rails. Three Marsh Harriers were present (to 19th) with Hobbies daily and a Peregrine (16th). There was a Knot (16th), two Curlew Sandpipers (21st), Turnstones (2nd & 16th), a Wood Sandpiper (12th-24th), Whimbrel (2nd-24th) and Black-tailed Godwit, plus frequent Common and Green Sandpipers, Ruff, Greenshanks, Ringed Plovers and Little Ringed Plovers. Six Caspian Gulls, 130 Yellow-legged Gulls and two Med Gulls (13th-18th) were logged. Twelve Black Terns were present (20th) with an Arctic Tern (21st). A Whinchat and five Swifts were noted (20th). There was a Redstart (30th). A Redwing (10th) was unseasonal.
A Mandarin and Pintail were at Fort Henry Ponds (22nd). Hobbies were in Exton Park (22nd), Fort Henry (27th) and a likely breeding site (29th). Common Sandpipers were at Banthorpe GP and Fort Henry Ponds (22nd). Green Sandpipers were at Leighfield Fishponds (6th) and Banthorpe (22nd). A Greenshank was at Leighfield Fishponds (24th). An early Wheatear was at Luffenham Airfield (11th) with others at Leighfield and Martinsthorpe (from 14th). Whinchats were at Fort Henry (28th) and Stretton (29th). Redstarts passed through Leighfield (9th-30th) with two (18th). Tree Pipits flew over Leighfield (10th-30th).