HIGHLIGHTS: Three Black-winged Stilts graced Stanford Reservoir (20th), with two (23rd). The Glossy Ibis remained at Cossington
Meadows (to 23rd). Flocks of Waxwings still frequented Leicester suburbs, with a maximum of 30 (21st).
Warren Hills produced a total of four Ring Ouzels. The first Cuckoo was there (17th). Swithland Reservoir had five White Wagtails (16th), a Hobby (23rd), two Ringed Plovers (16th), a Greenshank (28th), Bar-tailed Godwit (30th), Whimbrel (30th), three Black Terns (30th), an Arctic Tern (20th) and Grasshopper Warbler (23rd). Cropston Reservoir held five Common Sandpipers (28th) and three Whimbrels (30th). An Osprey was at Blackbrook Reservoir (29th). A Hobby was near Loughborough (17th).
EYEBROOK RESERVOIR: There was a Little Tern (8th), three Sandwich Terns (8th), four Black Terns (30th) and 28 Arctic Terns (27th). There were two Little Gulls at the start of the month and another at the end. Waders included Whimbrels (18th & 28th), two Bar-tailed Godwits (30th), a Greenshank (30th) and six Dunlin. There was a Yellow Wagtail and Lesser Whitethroat (8th). A Common Scoter was seen (29th).
NW LEICESTERSHIRE: Ospreys were at Thornton Reservoir (1st & 16th) and Kelham Bridge (6th). A Hen Harrier was at Heather (8th). A Common Tern was at Thornton Reservoir (1st). A Swift was at Sence Valley (15th). Hicks Lodge attracted a Med Gull (22nd), Whinchat (25th) and Whimbrel (30th). A Garganey was at Thornton Reservoir (30th). Two Grasshopper Warblers were at Kelham Bridge (from 23rd).
SOAR VALLEY: Two Grasshopper Warblers were at Cossington Meadows and one at Wanlip Meadows, with a Whinchat at the former (22nd). A Whimbrel was at Wanlip North Lakes (24th). Two Hobbies were at Wanlip Meadows (28th).
STANFORD RESERVOIR: There were 110 Arctic Terns (27th), 17 White Wagtails (15th), five Black-tailed Godwits (19th), a Bar-tailed Godwit (19th-23rd), five Greenshanks (30th), nine Dunlin, a Little Tern (30th) and a Black Tern (30th). The Long-tailed Duck remained (to 29th).
OTHER SITES: Ring Ouzels included three at Aylestone Meadows (3rd) and singles at Stoughton Airfield (14th) and Little Stretton (23rd). The latter had Redstart and Whinchat (25th). The county’s earliest-ever Lesser Whitethroat was at Burrough-on-the-hill (6th).