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5 April 2020
  • Alfreton (SK4055) 6 Sand Martin
  • Baslow (SK2572) 1 Swallow
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 1 Blackcap, 1 Buzzard, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Sparrowhawk
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 14 Skylark, 15 Fieldfare, 16 Yellowhammer, 3 Blackcap, 3 Mistle Thrush, 4 Greenfinch, 4 Lapwing, 6 Linnet
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 3 House Martin
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 3 Redwing, 5 Chiffchaff
  • Hope (SK1883) 1 Swallow
  • Langley Mill (SK4447) 1 Wheatear
  • Littleover (SK3233) 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Mallard
  • Melbourne (SK3726) 1 Blackcap, 1 Redwing, 4 Willow Warbler, 65 Fieldfare
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Skylark
  • Taddington (SK1470) 10 Redwing, 100 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush, 5 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit
4 April 2020
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Blackcap, 1 Buzzard, 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Fieldfare, 12 Lapwing, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Shoveler, 3 Cormorant, 3 Tufted Duck, 30 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chiffchaff, 549 Jackdaw
  • Aldercar (SK4447) 2 Red-Legged Partridge, 6 Redwing
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 Skylark, 2 Kestrel, 2 Yellowhammer, 4 Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Lapwing, 6 Meadow Pipit, 70 Fieldfare, 8 Linnet
  • Egginton (SK2727) 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Blackcap
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Barn Owl, 2 Blackcap, 2 Little Egret, 2 Little Owl, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Snipe
  • Kirk Langley (SK2838) 1 Linnet, 1 Skylark, 500 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing
  • Long Eaton (SK496343) 1 Raven
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Kingfisher, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Scaup, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Little Grebe, 11 Gadwall, 12 Cetti's Warbler, 166 Tufted Duck, 2 Blackcap, 2 Little Egret, 2 Wigeon, 23 Mute Swan, 25 Chiffchaff, 3 Pochard, 3 Sand Martin, 41 Great Crested Grebe, 45 Greylag Goose, 5 Goldeneye, 53 Coot, 8 Cormorant
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Peregrine, 1 Pheasant, 16 Buzzard, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Sparrowhawk
  • Morton (SK4060) 53 Fieldfare
  • Newhall (SK2920) 1 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Wren, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 1 White Wagtail, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Sand Martin
  • Pilsley Green (SK4261) 1 Osprey
  • Pride Park Derby (SK3735) 1 Blackcap, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Sand Martin, 5 Goosander
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Willow Tit
  • Shipley View Lagoon (SK4444) 1 Water Rail
  • Stanley (SK4140) 1 Bullfinch, 18 Redwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff
  • West Hallam (SK4341) 2 Linnet, 3 Skylark
3 April 2020
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Raven, 10 Lapwing, 2 Goosander, 2 Linnet, 2 Mandarin, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Chiffchaff, 42 Pied Wagtail, 5 Cormorant
  • Barlow (SK3474) 2 Yellowhammer, 5 Skylark
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Blackcap
  • Hanging Banks (SK3767) 1 Raven
  • Holmgate (SK3863) 19 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Greylag Goose
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 3 Curlew, 5 Goosander
  • Kirk Langley (SK2838) 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Kestrel, 52 Fieldfare
  • Langley Mill (SK4447) 2 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff
  • Littleover (SK327327) 1 Blackcap
  • Melbourne (SK3726) 50 Fieldfare
  • Moorway Lane Pond (SK3232) 1 Blackcap, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Little Grebe
  • New Mills (SK0085) 54 Curlew
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 40 Linnet
  • Repton (SK3026) 1 Whooper Swan, 61 Mute Swan
  • Shipley (SK4444) 11 Fieldfare, 2 Swallow, 23 Redwing, 5 Sand Martin
  • Wingerworth Lido (SK3766) 2 Gadwall
  • Wirksworth (SK2853) 3 Meadow Pipit
2 April 2020
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 10 Meadow Pipit, 19 Pied Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, 2 Goosander, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Linnet, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Chiffchaff, 34 Greylag Goose, 60 Canada Goose, 8 Greenfinch, 8 Lapwing, 9 Stock Dove
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Jay, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Red-Legged Partridge
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 1 Redwing
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 2 Little Owl, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Grebe
  • Holymoorside (SK3369) 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mandarin
  • Oakwood (SK3738) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Rosliston (SK2416) 1 Blackcap
  • Sinfin Moor (SK3531) 1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Goosander, 2 Linnet, 2 Little Egret, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Skylark, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Yellowhammer, 6 Lapwing
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 1 Greylag Goose, 30 Mute Swan
1 April 2020
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Coot, 2 Buzzard, 2 Cormorant, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Moorhen, 47 Pied Wagtail, 5 Goosander, 5 Tufted Duck, 8 Lapwing
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Raven, 1 Redwing, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellowhammer, 20 Linnet
  • Hardwick Wood (SK3766) 3 Treecreeper, 40 Redwing
  • Holmgate (SK3863) 6 Redwing
  • Old Tupton (SK3965) 4 Jay, 5 Greenfinch
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 2 Snipe
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 3 Tree Sparrow, 30 Linnet
  • Shipley (SK4444) 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Raven, 4 Buzzard, 4 Sand Martin
  • Spondon (SK3935) 4 Ring-necked Parakeet
31 March 2020
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Mandarin, 212 Jackdaw, 39 Pied Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Teal
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Little Owl, 2 Curlew, 2 Kestrel, 2 Pheasant, 3 Raven, 4 Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff, 7 Yellowhammer
  • Chaddesden Park (SK3836) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker
  • Darley Dale (SK2662) 3 Common Scoter over
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Peregrine, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff, 40 Meadow Pipit
  • Kirk Langley (SK2838) 1 Green Woodpecker
  • Langwith Wood (SK5068) 1 Nuthatch, 5 Chiffchaff
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 1 Jackdaw
  • Newhall (SK2920) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Raven, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Buzzard, 56 Starling
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 1 Treecreeper
  • Oakwood (SK3738) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Water Rail
  • Pride Park Derby (SK3735) 8 Lapwing
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Blackcap, 1 Buzzard, 1 Goosander, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Kestrel, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Linnet, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Song Thrush
  • Roseland Wood (SK4967) 1 Blackcap, 10 Redwing
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 32 Mute Swan
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Buzzard, 1 Goosander, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Oystercatcher, 21 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Skylark, 4 Chiffchaff
30 March 2020
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Buzzard, 3 Song Thrush
  • Breadsall (SK3739) 1333 Jackdaw
  • Bretby (SK284228) 27 Redwing
  • Bretby Hall Hospital (SK3022) 4 Mistle Thrush
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Chaffinch
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 1 Fieldfare, 1 Goldcrest, 25 House Sparrow
  • Milton (SK3226) 19 Fieldfare
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Oystercatcher, 21 Wigeon, 3 Buzzard, 5 Greylag Goose, 6 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck
  • Tibshelf (SK4360) 60 Linnet
29 March 2020
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch
  • Codnor (SK4249) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Redshank, 1 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Willow Tit
  • Hathersage (SK2381) 2 Goosander
  • Holmesfield (SK3277) 16 Redwing
  • Holymoorside (SK3269) 56 Fieldfare
  • Hulland (SK2446) 1 Curlew, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Tree Sparrow
  • Mapperley (SK4343) 1 Peregrine
  • Mickley (SK3279) 2 Greenfinch, 6 Fieldfare
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 1 White Wagtail, 4 Sand Martin
  • Pear Tree (SK3533) 35 House Sparrow
  • Repton (SK3026) 1 Whooper Swan, 65 Mute Swan
  • Stretton (SK3961) 2 Goldcrest, 22 Magpie, 30 Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff
28 March 2020
  • Alfreton (SK4055) 2 Chiffchaff
  • Alfreton Brook (SK4056) 2 Mandarin
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Pheasant, 1 Song Thrush, 24 Redwing, 3 Mandarin
  • Breaston (SK4633) 1 Skylark, 1 Song Thrush, 14 Dunnock, 15 Goldfinch, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 21 Mallard, 33 Magpie, 35 Blackbird, 51 Carrion Crow, 8 Wren, 9 Chiffchaff
  • Breaston Nature Reserve (SK469331) 2 Cetti's Warbler
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 40 Fieldfare
  • Hulland (SK2446) 1 Blackcap
  • Littleover (SK3233) 1 Swallow
  • Long Eaton (SK4833) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Melbourne (SK3726) 55 Linnet
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 1 Swallow, 1 Whooper Swan, 31 Mute Swan
  • Repton (SK3026) 1 Whooper Swan, 43 Mute Swan
  • Rosliston (SK2416) 1 Blackcap
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 4 Tree Sparrow, 6 Chiffchaff, 60 Linnet, 9 Fieldfare
  • Shipley (SK4444) 2 Sand Martin
  • Stretton (SK3961) 118 Jackdaw
  • West Park(Long Eaton) (SK4833) 1 Goldcrest, 1 Little Egret, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Greenfinch

 

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February 2020 highlights



Far fewer records this month, largely due to the prolonged spells of wet and windy weather. Even so, some nice finds and the usual dedicated patchwork.


A Shag (possibly two) was unexpected, two Waxwings were welcome in a thin year for that species and a group of Common Crossbills were regularly available given a little patience.


The usual range of wildfowl included the reappearance of Drakelow's Long-Tailed Duck and three Scaup at Carsington Water. Waders were similarly as expected with Oystercatchers and Curlew returning in numbers and more records of Jack Snipe. Raptors included a couple of Marsh Harriers and nine species of gull included a Kittiwake.


There was again an encouraging number of Barn Owl records, the huge roost of Pied Wagtails at Darley Dale and, for those fit enough to get there, the female Snow Bunting on Mam Tor. Perhaps most welcome of all were the reports of bird song and the thought that Spring would soon be with us

Bryan Barnacle and Kate Barnacle

 

 
 
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