Bird News

This is a news service only and the reports are unchecked. All records submitted via the "Submit record" page will be sent to the Bulletin Bird Notes Compiler and entered onto the DOS database even if they do not appear here. Please note that for obvious reasons we do not publish sightings of rare breeders such as Little Ringed Plover during the breeding season (unless obvious migrants)

 

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30 September 2020
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Sparrowhawk, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Redwing
  • Derby River Gardens (SK3536) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 11 Cetti's Warbler, 14 Wigeon, 150 Lapwing, 2 Swallow, 4 Little Egret, 8 Pochard
  • Longshaw (SK2679) 6 Mandarin
29 September 2020
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Buzzard, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Jay, 996 Jackdaw
  • Alfreton (SK4055) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Brimington (SK4073) 4 Swallow
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 100 Pink-Footed Goose
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 5 Swallow
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 175 Pink-Footed Goose
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard
  • Midway (SK3020) 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Mute Swan, 8 Magpie, 87 Mallard
  • Pilsley Green (SK4261) 25 Meadow Pipit, 3 Swallow, 30 Skylark
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Little Egret, 1 Skylark, 2 Jay, 3 Buzzard
28 September 2020
  • Allestree Park/Lake (SK3540) 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Mistle Thrush
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Owl, 107 Teal, 12 Gadwall, 14 Snipe, 4 Stonechat
  • Hayfield (SK052860) 1 Crossbill
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 61 Pink-Footed Goose
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK4038) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Tawny Owl, 12 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Treecreeper, 20 House Martin, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Skylark, 4 Swallow, 5 Cormorant, 6 Meadow Pipit, 7 Linnet
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5133) 1 Great White Egret
  • Melbourne (SK3825) 7 Redwing
  • Snelston (SK153442) 1 Great White Egret
  • South Normanton (SK4456) 14 Canada Goose
  • Swadlincote (SK2919) 1 Peregrine
27 September 2020
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Great White Egret, 69 Pied Wagtail
  • Allestree Park/Lake (SK3540) 14 Mandarin
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 13 Egyptian Goose, 17 Wigeon, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Herring Gull, 22 Cormorant, 28 Lapwing, 29 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Shoveler, 5 Grey Heron, 6 Gadwall, 66 Teal, 8 Mute Swan
  • Bennerley Marsh (SK4743) 1 Raven, 6 Redwing
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 2 Redwing, 3 Buzzard
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Barn Owl, 115 Greylag Goose, 18 Wigeon, 26 Redwing, 5 Stonechat
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swallow, 3 Raven, 93 Lapwing
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 6 Cormorant
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 83 Mandarin, 96 Mallard
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 25 House Martin, 26 Little Grebe, 4 Pochard, 48 Shoveler, 9 Wigeon, 91 Gadwall
  • Matlock Bank (SK2960) 2 Chiffchaff
  • Midway (SK3020) 1 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Black-headed Gull, 2 Jay, 4 Mute Swan, 95 Mallard
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 176 Pink-Footed Goose
  • Roseland Wood (SK4967) 1 Stonechat, 50 Chaffinch
26 September 2020
  • Allestree Park/Lake (SK3540) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 13 Mandarin
  • Belper (SK3547) 1 Goldcrest
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Stonechat, 2 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Snipe
  • Hayfield (SK052860) 5 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Swallow, 80 Goldfinch
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 95 Pink-Footed Goose
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Knot, 12 Cetti's Warbler, 184 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 House Martin, 2 Little Egret, 27 Little Grebe, 48 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 6 Whooper Swan, 61 Gadwall
  • Matlock Bank (SK2960) 22 Pink-Footed Goose
  • Melbourne (SK3825) 1 Blackcap
  • Midway (SK3020) 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Jay, 2 Shoveler, 4 Mute Swan, 81 Mallard
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 1 Snipe
  • Radbourne (SK2836) 1 Little Owl
25 September 2020
  • Derby River Gardens (SK3536) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • East Moor (SK2970) 1 Peregrine, 1 Swallow, 11 Stonechat, 12 Raven, 20 Meadow Pipit, 5 Reed Bunting
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 19 Mistle Thrush
  • Lea Wood (SK3256) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Normanton Brook (SK4357) 10 Meadow Pipit, 60 Goldfinch
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 18 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe
  • Stanton-By-Dale (SK4637) 15 Meadow Pipit
  • Taddington (SK1471) 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Snipe
24 September 2020
  • Brailsford (SK2541) 1 Stonechat
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Little Egret
  • Dale Abbey (SK4338) 21 Meadow Pipit
  • Kedleston (SK3041) 1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 100 Corvids, 2 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, 2 Reed Bunting, 25 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 4 Red-Legged Partridge
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 1 Cormorant, 12 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 63 Mandarin
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler
  • Melbourne (SK3726) 60 Meadow Pipit
  • Midway (SK3020) 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 4 Mute Swan, 63 Mallard
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 1 Peregrine
  • Ripley (SK3950) 1 Kestrel
  • Shardlow (SK4329) 1 Little Egret
  • South Normanton (SK4456) 1 Robin, 12 Starling, 3 Collared Dove
  • Weston Underwood (SK2942) 1 Red Kite
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Dunlin
23 September 2020
  • Alfreton (SK4055) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Duffield (SK3443) 1 Great White Egret
  • Freebirch (SK3073) 2 Wheatear
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 14 Mistle Thrush, 80 Meadow Pipit
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 11 Rook, 31 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lapwing, 59 Teal, 6 Snipe, 9 Shoveler
22 September 2020
  • Breaston (SK4535) 3 Buzzard
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 1 Raven, 5 Buzzard
  • Middle Handley (SK4077) 1 Barn Owl
21 September 2020
  • Alvaston (SK3833) A report of a Woodlark over
  • Alvaston Lake (SK3734) 20 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Midway (SK3020) 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 15 House Sparrow, 18 Magpie, 57 Mallard
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Stock Dove
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pintail
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Bittern, 1 Great White Egret, 3 Common Gull, 4 Water Rail, 7 Little Egret
20 September 2020
  • Allestree Park/Lake (SK3540) 2 Raven, 6 Mandarin
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Garganey
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Little Egret, 31 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 76 Black-headed Gull
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Garganey, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 167 Black-headed Gull, 22 Gadwall, 227 Canada Goose, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 687 Greylag Goose, 7 Moorhen, 7 Tufted Duck, 99 Mallard
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Cetti's Warbler, 22 Little Grebe, 26 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 3 Teal, 32 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Wigeon, 48 Gadwall, 5 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 82 Tufted Duck
  • Lower Pilsley (SK4163) 1 Harris's Hawk (escape)
  • Mapperley Res. (SK4343) 17 Tufted Duck, 19 Mandarin, 2 Teal
  • New Mills (SK0085) 2 Barn Owl, 90 Linnet
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Raven, 1 Snipe, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 1 Snipe, 16 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 21 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 77 Coot
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 17 Wigeon, 18 Snipe
19 September 2020
  • Ashbourne Airfield (SK1945) 1 Buzzard
  • Aston-on-Trent GP (SK4229) 4 Goosander
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 18 Mistle Thrush, 5 Mandarin
  • Kirk Langley (SK2838) 1 Buzzard
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard
  • Littleover (SK3233) 17 Long-tailed Tit
  • Osmaston Lake/Park/Wood (SK2042) 4 Buzzard, 4 Red Kite, 6 Raven
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 1 Little Stint
  • Pride Park Derby (SK3735) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Bittern, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 1 Lesser Redpoll
18 September 2020
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Little Stint
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 4 Raven
  • Crowden (SK0799) 1 Bearded Vulture still in area, 1 Hobby
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 3 Little Egret, 3 Ringed Plover
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK4038) 1 Meadow Pipit, 25 Linnet, 30 Swallow, 4 Buzzard
  • Long Eaton (SK494339) 2 Sparrowhawk
  • Markeaton Lake/Park (SK3337) 4 Little Egret
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Ringed Plover, 20 Teal, 3 Dunlin, 6 Wigeon
  • Midway (SK3020) 1 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Mute Swan, 63 Mallard
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 1 Gadwall, 105 Mallard, 18 Black-headed Gull, 25 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 3 Tufted Duck, 9 Greylag Goose
17 September 2020
  • Breadsall (SK3739) 1 Yellow Wagtail
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) Little Stint (via DBFG)
  • Derby River Gardens (SK3536) 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Little Egret
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Little Egret, 2 Wigeon, 4 Blackcap
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Peregrine, 1 Redshank, 18 Teal, 3 Dunlin
  • Midway (SK3020) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Chiffchaff
16 September 2020
  • Borrowash (SK4234) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Goosander, 1 Hobby, 1 Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher
  • Breaston (SK450338) 1 Kestrel
  • Crowden (SK0799) 1 Bearded Vulture still in area
  • Chunal (SK0391) 1 Red Kite
  • Etwall (SK2731) 1 Hobby
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 3 Buzzard
  • Osmaston Lake/Park/Wood (SK2042) 3 Red Kite, 7 House Martin
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Raven, 1 Stonechat, 102 Teal, 123 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 23 Greylag Goose, 3 Snipe, 4 Cormorant, 6 Shoveler, 7 Goosander
15 September 2020
  • Alfreton (SK4055) 18 House Martin
  • Chaddesden (SK38213) 1 Grey Wagtail
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 2 Peregrine
  • Midway (SK3020) 1 Kingfisher, 2 Buzzard
  • Sutton Lane Lakes (SK2331) 500 House Martin
  • Westend (SK1493) 15 Swallow, 2 Kestrel, 4 Stonechat
14 September 2020
  • Alvaston Lake (SK3734) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Beeley Moor 'Triangle' (SK2967) 1 Red Grouse, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 30 Meadow Pipit
  • Brimington (SK4073) 5 Grey Partridge
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Little Egret, 35 Meadow Pipit
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Egret, 1 Tree Sparrow, 2 Whinchat, 4 Blackcap, 6 Snipe
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron
  • Harland Edge (SK2868) 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 3 Raven
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Raven, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Ring Ouzel, 4 Stonechat
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 5 Ring Ouzel
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Cattle Egret
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 10 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Buzzard
  • Milton (SK3226) 4 Raven
13 September 2020
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) (NB - View only from Anchor Church footpath) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Pochard, 1 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail, 10 Grey Heron, 13 Mute Swan, 135 Tufted Duck, 195 Greylag Goose, 2 Green Sandpiper, 24 Gadwall, 24 Teal, 25 Egyptian Goose, 26 Cormorant, 27 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 28 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 31 Lapwing, 445 Canada Goose, 8 Wigeon
  • Ilkeston (SK4641) 3 House Martin
  • Markham (SK4572) 25 Pied Wagtail
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 1 Swift
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Water Rail
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Snipe
  • Pride Park Derby (SK3735) 12 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Shipley View Lagoon (SK4444) 1 Chiffchaff
12 September 2020
  • Ashbourne (SK1746) 1 Red Kite
  • Aston-On-Trent (SK4129) 3 Buzzard, 3 Peregrine
  • Brackenfield (SK3758) 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Red Kite
  • East Moor (SK2970) 2 Whinchat
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Buzzard, 2 Coal Tit
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 13 Pied Wagtail, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, 7 Gadwall
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Pochard, 10 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Little Grebe, 15 House Martin, 2 Jay, 2 Little Egret
  • Sinfin Moor (SK3531) 1 Red Kite
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Peregrine
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Hobby, 22 Little Egret
11 September 2020
  • Borrowash (SK4234) 9 Goosander
  • Derwent Meadows DWT (SK3934) 12 House Martin
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Coal Tit, 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Milton (SK3226) 2 Raven
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Hobby
10 September 2020
  • Axe Edge (SK0369) 1 Stonechat, 16 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 6 Red Grouse
  • Beeley Moor 'Triangle' (SK2967) 1 Osprey
  • Brackenfield (SK3758) 1 Kestrel, 18 House Martin, 20 Swallow
  • Broomridding Wood (SK4264) 1 Grey Wagtail
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 1 Curlew, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Owl, 1 Stonechat, 2 Goldfinch, 30 Linnet, 30 Meadow Pipit
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 2 Little Egret
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 8 Lesser Redpoll
  • Melbourne (SK3825) 3 Raven
  • New Mills (SK0085) 40 House Martin
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Jay
  • South Normanton (SK4456) 90 Starling
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Bittern, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Spotted Flycatcher
9 September 2020
  • Aldercar (SK4447) 1 Wheatear, 60 Swallow
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 3 Little Egret, 7 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 98 Teal
  • King's Newton (SK3826) 1 Hobby
8 September 2020
  • Alvaston Lake (SK3734) 1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 14 Ring-necked Parakeet, 22 Mute Swan, 4 Cormorant
  • Brailsford (SK2541) 2 Wheatear
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Leadmill Bridge (SK2380) 1 Dipper, 1 Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Red-Legged Partridge, 38 Canada Goose, 65 Mandarin
  • Milton (SK3226) 1 Hobby, 1 Little Egret
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Snipe, 2 Great White Egret
7 September 2020
  • Buxton (SK0568) 1 Golden Plover
  • Cressbrook Dale (SK1774) 1 Green Woodpecker, 60 House Martin
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 2 Shelduck
  • Harland Edge (SK2868) 3 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 4 Raven
  • Kirk Langley (SK2838) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap
  • Leadmill Bridge (SK2380) 2 Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 37 Mandarin, 57 Canada Goose
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK4038) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Raven, 20 House Martin, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Buzzard, 6 Mistle Thrush, 80 Swallow
  • Royden Hall (SK4329) 4 Little Egret
6 September 2020
  • Alvaston (SK371328) 3 Buzzard, 3 House Martin, 3 Swift
  • Brackenfield (SK3758) 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 4 Greenfinch
  • Brimington (SK4073) 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Swift
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 21 Shoveler
  • Kedleston (SK3041) 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat, 16 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 14 Cetti's Warbler, 14 Little Grebe, 14 Swallow, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kingfisher, 27 House Martin, 27 Shoveler, 6 Meadow Pipit, 6 Wigeon, 7 Common Tern
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Raven, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Meadow Pipit, 9 Swift
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Kestrel, 1 Mandarin, 19 Long-tailed Tit
  • Old Tupton (SK3965) 1 Swift, 10 House Martin, 5 Swallow
  • Tansley (SK3259) 1 Kingfisher
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Swift, 10 Water Rail, 12 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Great White Egret, 4 Grey Wagtail
5 September 2020
  • Alton (SK3664) 6 Swift
  • Beeley Moor 'Triangle' (SK2967) 1 Kestrel, 1 Swallow, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard
  • Brimington (SK4073) 1 Swift, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark
  • Flash Lane (SK2965) 1 Hobby, 30 Goldfinch, 6 House Martin, 8 Crossbill
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Curlew
  • King's Newton (SK3826) 3 Yellow Wagtail
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 14 Grey Wagtail
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Little Egret, 10 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Swift, 20 House Martin, 21 Shoveler, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Wigeon, 70 Gadwall, 9 Common Tern
  • Mackworth(Estate) (SK3236) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 2 Swift
  • Pilsley(Near Clay Cross) (SK4262) 1 Osprey
  • Ticknall (SK3523) 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 House Martin, 2 Hobby, 5 Swallow
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Great White Egret, 4 Grey Heron
4 September 2020
  • Calke Park (SK3622) 15 Swallow
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 2 Coal Tit
  • Milton (SK3226) 1 Merlin
  • Norbriggs Flash (SK444762) 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Peregrine, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Mistle Thrush, 12 Bullfinch, 13 Swallow, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Linnet, 35 House Sparrow, 5 Grey Wagtail, 5 House Martin, 66 Wood Pigeon, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Chiffchaff, 9 Swift
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 3 Swift
  • Padley Wood (SK4161) 2 Whinchat
3 September 2020
  • Alfreton (SK4055) 2 Swift
  • Kirk Langley (SK2838) 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 4 Swift
  • Williamthorpe (SK4366) 7 Cormorant
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Pintail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Great White Egret, 7 Wigeon
2 September 2020
  • Allestree (SK3439) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Alton (SK3664) 1 Hobby
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 27 House Sparrow
  • Crowden (SK0799) 1 Bearded Vulture, 12 Mistle Thrush, 2 Kestrel, 2 Merlin, 6 Ring Ouzel, 6 Stonechat
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Willow Tit, 23 Siskin, 7 Shoveler
  • Etwall (SK272317) 1 Blackcap, 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Fallange Edge (SK2867) 1 Kingfisher
1 September 2020
  • Barbrook Res./Pools (SK2777) 1 Cuckoo, 2 Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, 8 Stonechat
  • Brimington (SK4073) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Swift, 25 House Martin, 4 Mistle Thrush
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 1 Hobby, 2 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, 30 House Martin, 6 Swift
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Snipe
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK4038) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 1 Raven, 12 House Martin, 17 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Hobby, 6 Linnet
  • Milton (SK3226) 2 Raven
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 1 Hobby
  • Shelton Lock (SK3731) 15 Swift
  • Smalley (SK4044) 3 Hobby
  • Williamthorpe (SK4366) 30 Swift
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Merlin, 1 Wigeon, 2 Snipe, 6 Shoveler
31 August 2020
  • Alfreton (SK4055) 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Swift, 12 House Martin, 41 Swallow
  • Allestree Park/Lake (SK3540) 1 Shoveler, 11 Mandarin
  • Alport Height (SK3051) 1 Red Kite, 1 Wheatear
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Little Grebe, 11 Grey Heron, 17 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck, 21 Great Crested Grebe, 27 Cormorant, 27 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 36 Mute Swan, 4 Green Sandpiper, 475 Greylag Goose, 6 Gadwall, 7 Little Egret, 70 Canada Goose, 92 Tufted Duck
  • Brackenfield (SK3758) 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Brimington (SK4073) 15 Goldfinch, 15 Swift, 2 Sparrowhawk, 27 House Martin, 3 Buzzard, 4 Greenfinch, 4 Raven, 8 Swallow
  • Crowden Area (SK0799) 1 Bearded Vulture
  • Harland Edge (SK2868) 130 House Martin, 6 Raven
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK4038) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Hobby, 1 Kestrel, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Raven, 10 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Jay, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Sparrowhawk, 31 Linnet, 5 Greenfinch, 8 Buzzard
  • Long Eaton (SK4834) 1 Goldcrest, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Jay, 1 Little Egret, 11 Starling, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven, 3 Wren
  • Markham Vale (SK4471) 1 Wryneck
  • Melbourne (SK3825) 1 Hobby, 3 Raven
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Raven, 2 Sparrowhawk
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 1 Wheatear
  • Repton (SK3026) 2 Tawny Owl
  • Shipley (SK4444) 1 Whinchat
  • Spondon (SK398364) 3 Buzzard
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Little Egret, 10 Wood Pigeon, 17 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 2 Mallard, 25 Starling, 3 Dunnock, 4 Great Tit, 5 Blackbird, 6 Cormorant, 6 Egyptian Goose
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Cuckoo
30 August 2020
  • Allestree (SK3439) 1 Hobby
  • Avenue Washlands NR (SK3966) 1 Gannet
  • Brimington (SK4073) 1 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 9 Swift
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 1 Lesser Whitethroat
  • Crowden (SK0799) 1 Bearded Vulture, 5 Mistle Thrush
  • Hurst Res. (SK0593) 1 Dipper
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK418384) 50 Linnet
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sparrowhawk, 19 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 34 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cetti's Warbler
  • Mossylea (SK0594) 2 Kestrel, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Hobby, 2 Peregrine
  • Pilsley(Near Clay Cross) (SK4262) 4 Greenfinch
  • Pools Brook CP (SK4373) 10 Swift
  • Weston-On-Trent (SK409280) 4 Redstart
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Hobby, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Great White Egret, 8 Common Tern
29 August 2020
  • Alfreton (SK4055) 1 Swift
  • Glossop (SK0394) 1 Moorhen, 1 Wigeon, 40 Mallard
  • Osmaston Lake/Park (SK2043) 1 Little Grebe, 2 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel, 10 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Raven
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 1 Ruff, 1 Yellow-legged Gull
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Green Woodpecker, 100 Goldfinch
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Hobby
28 August 2020
  • Brimington (SK4073) 4 Swift
  • Lower Pilsley (SK4163) 1 Raven
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 11 Common Scoter, 2 Swift
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 3 Sparrowhawk
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Raven, 161 Canada Goose, 176 Mallard, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Swift, 39 Greylag Goose

 

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July 2020 highlights



Another interesting month with many observers out and about after the restrictions of earlier months. Two different Black-necked Grebe visited Carsington Water and a Gannet was found in the NE of the county. Sadly, the latter had to be twice taken into care and did not survive. Wildfowl included the expected species but with a good passage of Common Scoter and an unseasonable pair of Goldeneye.


There was a good range of waders with a notable movement of Black-tailed Godwit, a Sanderling, and a few Whimbrel.


Amongst the raptors, there were three Marsh Harrier, the same number of Osprey and the Lammergeier which arrived at the end of June. The vulture was to stay all month and media coverage meant that it attracted a lot of observers.


Sightings of Red Kite, Egyptian Geese and Ring-necked Parakeets continue to grow, as their range expands, whilst one lucky observer enjoyed close views of a Quail. Many of us would like to have shared that experience. There was a promising number of Common Crossbill reported and a most satisfying report on the status of our Nightjar population.

Bryan Barnacle and Kate Barnacle

 

 
 
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