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18 November 2018
  • Draycott (SK4433) 43 Pink-Footed Goose
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Raven, 11 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 280 Teal, 4 Shoveler
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel
  • Hollingwood Estate (SK4173) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Long Eaton (SK495325) 1 Woodcock
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 12 Bullfinch, 2 Jay, 3 Egyptian Goose, 4 Little Egret, 7 Cetti's Warbler
  • Matlock Moor (SK3062) 1500 Brambling
  • Norbriggs Flash (SK4475) 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Great Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mallard, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Wood Pigeon, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Robin, 3 Moorhen, 31 Redwing, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Magpie, 4 Wren, 5 Black-headed Gull, 8 Blackbird, 8 Fieldfare, 8 Goldfinch
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 3 Dunlin
  • St Chad's Water (SK4431) 1 Little Egret, 11 Gadwall, 19 Tufted Duck, 32 Coot, 4 Goosander, 4 Shoveler, 44 Wigeon, 73 Canada Goose
17 November 2018
  • Buxton (SK0573) 1 Blackcap
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 15 Cormorant, 563 Black-headed Gull
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hooded Merganser, 1 Little Egret, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Buzzard, 427 Cormorant, 5 Golden Plover, 70 Lapwing
  • Errwood Res. (SK0175) 1 Buzzard, 200 Brambling
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Kingfisher, 1 Shelduck, 2 Cormorant, 2 Tawny Owl
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 105 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Redshank, 7 Pochard
  • Hoo Moor (SK0077) 1 Kestrel, 10 Bullfinch, 5 Crossbill
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 14 Bullfinch, 2 Shelduck, 2 Woodcock, 34 Shoveler, 39 Pochard, 40 Golden Plover, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Little Egret, 8 Common Scoter, 84 Lapwing
  • Moorway Lane Pond (SK3232) 20 Collared Dove
  • Screetham Lane (SK3066) 25 Brambling
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Green Sandpiper, 40 Meadow Pipit, 53 Common Gull
  • South Normanton (SK4456) 2 Long-tailed Tit
  • Sudbury Lake (SK1532) 10 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 2 Pochard
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 40 Golden Plover
16 November 2018
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Chellaston (SK372308) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Peregrine
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 102 Gadwall, 2 Woodcock, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 9 Bullfinch
  • Raynesway (SK387342) 9 Goosander
  • Staveley (SK4374) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Staveley SF (SK4476) 1 Barn Owl
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Teal, 2 Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Redwing, 31 Fieldfare, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Mute Swan
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Common Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Raven, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 110 Greylag Goose, 120 Canada Goose, 14 Wren, 15 Goldfinch, 15 Robin, 150 Starling, 152 Lapwing, 198 Teal, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Goosander, 2 Jay, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Shoveler, 375 Black-headed Gull, 4 Cormorant, 8 Blackbird, 97 Mallard
15 November 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Grey Heron, 160 Black-headed Gull, 3 Shoveler, 38 Teal, 5 Moorhen, 75 Lapwing, 9 Mallard
  • Denby (SK3946) 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Owl, 1 Snipe, 144 Black-headed Gull, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Shoveler, 6 Grey Partridge, 6 Mallard, 6 Teal, 7 Coot
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 2 Little Egret, 384 Cormorant
  • Duckmanton (SK452729) 37 Yellowhammer
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail, 160 Black-headed Gull, 2 Goosander, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 24 Golden Plover, 26 Red-Legged Partridge, 633 Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Normanton Brook (SK4357) 20 Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark
  • Shillito Wood (SK2974) 5 Brambling, 6 Crossbill
  • Staveley SF (SK4476) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Peregrine, 30 Black-headed Gull, 45 Redwing, 50 Fieldfare
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 2 Pochard, 5 Snipe
14 November 2018
  • Avenue Sidings (SK4066) 1 Black-tailed Godwit
  • Avenue Washlands NR (SK3966) 1 Bullfinch, 1 Dunnock, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Gadwall, 6 Snipe, 8 Magpie, 8 Redwing
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Glaucous Gull
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Peregrine
  • Raynesway (SK387341) 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 6 Mallard, 7 Goosander
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Green Woodpecker, 12 Lesser Redpoll, 50 Redwing, 7 Goosander
  • Toyota Site/Lake (SK2830) 4 Shoveler, 40 Wigeon
13 November 2018
  • Curbar (SK2574) 1 Nuthatch, 20 House Sparrow
  • Hardwick Park (SK4664) 54 Gadwall
  • Hoo Moor (SK0176) 10 Brambling, 20 Crossbill
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Blackcap
  • Owler Bar (SK2978) 150 Fieldfare
12 November 2018
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Hooded Merganser, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Egret, 360 Cormorant, 7 Snipe
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Barn Owl
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Woodcock
  • Markham Vale North Tip (SK4572) 2 Bearded Tits
11 November 2018
  • Breadsall (SK3739) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Glaucous Gull
  • Grindleford (SK2477) 2 Raven, 2 Redwing, 20 Brambling, 70 Fieldfare
  • Holmgate (SK3863) 32 House Sparrow
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 2 Pink-Footed Goose, 25 Goosander
  • Langley Mill (SK454461) 11 Linnet
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Lesser Redpoll, 132 Wigeon, 9 Pochard
  • Shipley (SK458457) 1 Water Rail, 12 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Green Sandpiper, 48 Wigeon, 73 Common Gull
  • South Normanton (SK4456) 60 Starling
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 2 Egyptian Goose
10 November 2018
  • Ashbourne Airfield (SK1945) 27 Meadow Pipit, 6 Snipe
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 592 Black-headed Gull
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hooded Merganser, 1 Merlin, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Woodcock, 4 Snipe, 40 Fieldfare, 445 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret
  • Fernilee (SK021770) 40 Lapwing
  • Goyt Valley (SK0176) 100 Wood Pigeon
  • Hoo Moor (SK0077) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 100 Wood Pigeon, 20 Coal Tit, 20 Crossbill
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Treecreeper, 10 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 6 Greenfinch
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 88 Mandarin
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Goldeneye, 11 Teal, 12 Lapwing, 18 Gadwall, 18 Golden Plover, 34 Mute Swan, 38 Shoveler, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 58 Wigeon, 8 Pochard
  • Mapperley Res. (SK4343) 2 Cormorant, 28 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 67 Canada Goose
  • Osmaston Lake/Park/Wood (SK2042) 1 Muscovy Duck, 166 Greylag Goose, 2 Goosander, 34 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 76 Pheasant
  • Rowsley (SK2565) Hooded Crow
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 133 Wigeon, 26 Gadwall, 33 Mute Swan, 337 Coot, 74 Black-headed Gull, 8 Little Grebe
  • St Chad's Water (SK4431) 1 Grey Heron, 18 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 22 Wigeon, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 4 Gadwall, 7 Goosander
  • Willington (SK2928) 175 Canada Goose, 40 Wigeon
9 November 2018
  • Alvaston Lake (SK3734) 4 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK096783) 13 Goldfinch
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 2 Red Kite, 21 Goosander
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Woodcock
8 November 2018
  • Egginton SF (Etwall Farm) (SK2729) 26 Golden Plover
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 10 Goosander, 3 Brambling, 7 Cormorant, 80 Fieldfare
  • Ilkeston (SK476406) 1 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 65 Brambling
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 43 Pink-Footed Goose
  • Langley Mill (SK452466) 1 Kingfisher
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Grey Wagtail12 Goldfinch, 5 Skylark, 9 Cormorant
  • Toyota Site/Lake (SK2930) 1 Raven, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Moorhen, 4 Wigeon, 8 Coot, 8 Gadwall, 9 Tufted Duck
7 November 2018
  • Allestree (SK3439) 6 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 65 Brambling
  • Mapperley Res. (SK4343) 1 Gadwall, 18 Mandarin, 3 Greylag Goose, 35 Tufted Duck, 54 Canada Goose, 9 Teal
  • Pilsley(Near Chatsworth) (SK2471) 50 Fieldfare
  • Troway (SK3879) 7 Grey Partridge
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Caspian Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Ruff, 1 Water Rail, 10 Redwing, 15 Golden Plover, 2 Common Gull, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Raven, 35 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 Fieldfare
6 November 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Moorhen, 1 Shoveler, 108 Black-headed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 24 Teal, 87 Lapwing
  • Caldwell (SK2517) 2 Red Kite
  • Doe Hill CP (SK4259) 3 Snipe
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 2 Great White Egret, 2 Whooper Swan, 435 Cormorant
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 182 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 42 Wigeon
  • Kirk Hallam Lake (SK4540) 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Goosander
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Linnet, 1 Meadow Pipit, 7 Fieldfare
  • Rosliston Farm FC (SK2417) 1 Buzzard, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Fieldfare, 10 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Jay, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Bullfinch.
5 November 2018
  • Derwent Meadows DWT (SK3934) 1 Water Rail, 4 Goosander
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Stonechat
  • Hady (SK3970) 2 Brambling
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 2 Cormorant, 3 Raven, 3 Tawny Owl, 40 Black-headed Gull, 5 Goosander
  • Holmesfield (SK3277) 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 2 Bullfinch
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Buzzard, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Rowarth (SK0189) 1 Barn Owl
  • Shardlow (SK431308) 1 Snipe, 19 Fieldfare
  • Staveley (SK4374) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Long-tailed Tit
  • Staveley SF (SK4476) 2 Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine, 25 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 16 Pochard, 2 Red-Crested Pochard
4 November 2018
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Caspian Gull, 1 Raven, 1 Shelduck, 2 Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Herring Gull, 5 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 3 Mistle Thrush
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Pochard, 29 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, 4 Goldeneye
  • Shelton Lock (SK3731) 1 Blackcap
  • Stretton (SK3961) 12 Long-tailed Tit, 16 Herring Gull
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Herring Gull, 110 Mallard, 13 Goosander, 133 Teal, 134 Canada Goose, 17 Snipe, 46 Lapwing, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 92 Greylag Goose
3 November 2018
  • Barrow Hill (SK4175) 2 Buzzard
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Egret, 129 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 43 Wigeon
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Common Gull, 1 Goldeneye, 3 Red-Crested Pochard, 37 Pochard, 4 Grey Wagtail, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 70 Wigeon
  • Pebley Pond (SK4879) 2 Great White Egret, 1 Shoveler, 14 Mute Swan, 32 Canada Goose
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 166 Wigeon, 34 Mute Swan, 4 Little Grebe
2 November 2018
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 530 Cormorant
  • Goyt Valley (SK0275) 1 Rough-legged Buzzard
  • Hady (SK3970) 3 Brambling
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Curlew, 80 Pink-Footed Goose
  • Mapperley Res. (SK4343) 1 Mandarin, 21 Tufted Duck, 51 Canada Goose, 6 Teal
  • Pebley Pond (SK4879) 2 Great White Egret
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Coal Tit, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Goosander, 6 Skylark, 9 Long-tailed Tit
1 November 2018
  • Crowhole (SK3374) 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper
  • Doveridge (SK113326) 2 Whooper Swan
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 300 Fieldfare, 40 Pink-Footed Goose, 60 Redwing
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 2 Lesser Redpoll, 250 Fieldfare, 65 Brambling
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Goldeneye, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Water Rail, 80 Golden Plover
31 October 2018
  • Calke Park (SK3622) 1 Brambling
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, 1 Red-Crested Pochard, 1 Shelduck, 10 Snipe, 200 Starling, 3 Ruff, 7 Dunlin
  • Chellaston (SK3829) 1 Buzzard
  • Langwith (SK5269) 1 Little Egret
  • Littleover (SK316331) 1 Greenfinch, 2 Dunnock, 2 Stock Dove
  • Melbourne (SK3824) 1 Little Egret, 11 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 2 Cormorant, 2 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 31 Mallard, 33 Coot, 34 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard
  • Stockley (SK4667) 20 Fieldfare, 5 Bullfinch
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Water Rail
30 October 2018
  • Allestree (SK3439) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Blackwell (SK4458) 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Willow Tit
  • East Moor (SK2970) 150 Fieldfare, 3 Kestrel, 4 Raven
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Barn Owl, 117 Teal, 28 Wigeon, 73 Greylag Goose
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 10 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 8 Pochard
29 October 2018
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 1 Little Owl
  • Greaves's Piece (SK2977) 2 Raven, 250 Fieldfare
  • Hilton Gravel Pits NR (SK2431) 1 Goldeneye, 24 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 115 Brambling
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Kittiwake
  • Swarkestone Bridge (SK3627) 2 Egyptian Goose
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Ruff, 3 Curlew
28 October 2018
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 149 Tufted Duck, 6 Whooper Swan
  • Brimington (SK4073) 1 Buzzard, 1 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Jay, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Sparrowhawk, 48 Mallard
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 5 Whooper Swan left to NE at 08:21, 40 Shoveler, 78 Gadwall, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 2 Water Rail, 1 Woodcock, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Tawny Owl, 3 Cetti's Warbler
  • Greenacres NR (SK3428) 2 Whooper Swan
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, 19 Teal, 2 Red-Crested Pochard, 24 Pochard, 6 Goldeneye
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 108 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 32 Mute Swan, 4 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, 9 Whooper Swan
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 101 Lapwing, 13 Goosander, 132 Black-headed Gull, 17 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, 90 Teal
27 October 2018
  • Alvaston (SK382340) 12 Fieldfare
  • Flash Lane (SK2965) 40 Crossbill
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Red Kite
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Jay, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Red-Crested Pochard, 2 Snipe, 3 Little Egret, 3 Whooper Swan
  • Sinfin Moor (SK3531) 2 Stonechat
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Green Sandpiper
  • South Normanton (SK4456) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Walton Dam (SK3670) 1 Barn Owl
  • Wye Dale (SK1771) 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Dipper

 

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September 2018 highlights



As ever, a transitional month with migration both in, out and through the county. That produced some commendable and very interesting counts, thanks to diligent patchwork and the increasing participation in visible migration watches.


Marsh Harriers and Ospreys drifted through the county, the first waves of Pink-footed Geese passed overhead and there were the usual surprises such as a Gannet and a very early Brambling. Two Common Cranes were reported and a Black-necked Grebe stayed for the second half of the month. Wildfowl numbers grew slowly and included a few sea duck, whilst a most impressive list of waders included two Wood Sandpipers, a Turnstone and at least two Grey Phalaropes. Add in the usual mix of gulls and both Black and Arctic Terns and there was every reason to spend time at wetland sites.


Great White Egrets now feature in the bird notes almost every month and there was a further update on our increasing Twite population. The month end saw Redwings and there was a welcome set of Grey Partridge records, albeit accompanied by the less welcome news that one shoot alone had released 2400 Red-legged Partridges recently

Bryan Barnacle

 

 
 
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