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 Please note that for obvious reasons we do not publish sightings of rare breeders such as Little Ringed Plover during the breeding season (unless obvious migrants)

 

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25 May 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 39 Lapwing, 4 Little Egret
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Skylark
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Pochard
24 May 2019
  • Avenue Washlands NR (SK3967) 1 Lapwing, 1 Linnet, 2 Swift
  • Errwood Res. (SK0175) 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Matlock (SK2960) 3 House Martin, 3 Swift
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 2 Redstart
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Garganey, 1 House Martin, 1 Temminck's Stint
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Turnstone
23 May 2019
  • Bee Low Qy (SK092785) 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Wheatear
  • Bole Hill (SK3374) 1 Lapwing, 1 Quail, 5 Skylark
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Osprey
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 2 Oystercatcher
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Little Gull
22 May 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 10 Mallard, 18 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 24 Lapwing, 4 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 6 Sand Martin
  • Bradford Dale (SK2063) 1 Dipper
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 2 Garden Warbler, 5 Oystercatcher
  • Deep Dale (SK0869) 1 Osprey
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 2 Mistle Thrush
  • Leash Fen (SK2973) 1 Skylark, 1 Stock Dove, 10 Lapwing
  • Normanton Brook (SK4357) 8 Skylark
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Wood Warbler
  • Spondon (SK3936) 2 Swift
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Shelduck, 1 Water Rail, 7 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Rook
21 May 2019
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Cuckoo
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Peregrine, 2 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Whitethroat
  • Glossop (SK0495) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Peregrine, 2 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Whitethroat
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Woodcock, 2 Pied Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Goosander, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, 51 Canada Goose
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Cuckoo, 11 Little Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Pochard, 6 Cetti's Warbler
20 May 2019
  • Calke Park (SK360221) 4 Egyptian Goose
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Grey Plover
  • Foremark Res. (SK3324) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Grebe
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Goldcrest
  • Longdendale (SK0999) 1 Golden Plover, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 1 Goldfinch
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wood Warbler, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Redstart, 3 Treecreeper, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Pied Flycatcher
  • Ramsley Moor (SK2875) 1 Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipit
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 8 Little Egret
19 May 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Whitethroat, 32 Lapwing, 6 Goldcrest
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Gadwall, 1 Jay, 10 Egyptian Goose, 16 Greylag Goose, 19 Reed Warbler, 2 Shoveler, 2 Skylark, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 3 Shelduck, 3 Whitethroat, 30 Mute Swan, 31 Tufted Duck, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Common Tern, 4 Cormorant, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 56 Canada Goose, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 9 Great Crested Grebe
  • Crowhole (SK336756) 1 Blackcap, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 2 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, 303 Cormorant
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 2 Cuckoo, 2 Reed Bunting
  • Heath (SK4466) 2 Tawny Owl
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Ruddy Shelduck
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 3 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Cuckoo
  • Middleton Top (SK2755) 3 Redstart, 9 Mistle Thrush
  • Sawley (SK471311) 20 Mute Swan
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Little Gull
18 May 2019
  • Beeley Moor (SK2968) 1 Cuckoo
  • Calow (SK4070) 1 Little Owl
  • Egginton (SK2628) 1 Cuckoo
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Grey Plover, 2 Sand Martin
  • Longshaw (SK262804) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Tree Pipit
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Cattle Egret (via DBFG)
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Reed Warbler
17 May 2019
  • Ashbourne (SK1746) 4 Swift
  • Carr Vale Nature Reserve (SK4669) 1 Pomarine Skua
  • Duckmanton (SK4170) 1 Arctic Skua
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 2 Teal, 4 Common Tern
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Black Tern
16 May 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Grey Heron, 10 Sand Martin, 25 Lapwing, 3 House Martin, 3 Oystercatcher, 7 Swift
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Common Sandpiper
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Peregrine, 1 Whitethroat, 15 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Swift, 8 Curlew
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Egret
15 May 2019
  • Alton (SK3664) 1 Tree Sparrow
  • Buxton (SK061742) 1 Oystercatcher
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Cuckoo, 2 Siskin, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Pied Flycatcher
  • Rowarth (SK0189) 1 Tawny Owl, 5 House Martin
14 May 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sand Martin, 12 Carrion Crow, 14 Mallard, 16 Lapwing, 2 Canada Goose, 3 Little Egret, 3 Swallow, 6 Moorhen
  • Alport Castles (SK1491) 1 Wheatear, 2 Kestrel
  • Ambergate (SK3451) 4 Swift
  • Birchinlee Pasture (SK1591) 1 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew, 2 Greylag Goose, 42 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark, 9 Red Grouse
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 2 Avocet
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 30 Mute Swan, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 33 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 17 Garden Warbler, 36 Blackcap, 11 Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Hobby, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redstart, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, 5 Stonechat
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 5 Pochard
  • Matlock (SK3060) 2 Tawny Owl
  • Middleton Top (SK2755) 10 Swift, 2 Raven
13 May 2019
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear
  • Calke Park (SK3622) 5 Egyptian Goose
  • Hardwick Wood (SK3766) 1 Cuckoo
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 6 Swift
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 8 Swift
  • Linton (SK2716) 16 Buzzard, 2 Yellow Wagtail
12 May 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 38 Coot
  • Burbage Edge (SK0273) 1 Cuckoo
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 5 Swift
  • Darley Abbey (SK3438) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Tufted Duck
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 13 Gadwall, 2 Common Tern, 26 Greylag Goose, 3 Little Egret, 31 Tufted Duck, 4 Hobby, 4 Shelduck
  • Holmebrook Valley Park (SK354728) 1 Osprey
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK420393) 1 Little Owl
  • Long Eaton (SK486330) 6 Mute Swan
  • Matlock Forest (SK3062) 4 Tree Pipit
  • Mossylea (SK0594) 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 11 Sand Martin, 2 Tree Pipit, 2 Whinchat, 4 Swallow
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 6 Swift
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart, 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Pied Flycatcher
  • Shardlow (SK4330) 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch
  • Shire Hill (SK0594) 1 Pied Flycatcher
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Osprey, 2 Grey Heron, 21 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Hobby, 7 Common Tern, 9 Mute Swan
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Shelduck, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Gadwall, 5 Oystercatcher, 8 Tufted Duck
11 May 2019
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Whinchat
  • Cauldwell (SK2517) 16 Buzzard
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Great White Egret
  • Matlock (SK301604) 1 Tawny Owl, 3 Swift
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 2 Bullfinch, 2 Peregrine, 4 Lesser Whitethroat
  • Milton (SK3226) 2 Yellow Wagtail
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 30 Dunlin
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 1 Wood Sandpiper
  • Unstone (SK3777) 9 House Martin
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grasshopper Warbler
10 May 2019
  • Barbrook Plantn (SK2774) 1 Pied Flycatcher
  • Calke Park (SK3622) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Mandarin, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Egyptian Goose
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Swift
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Great White Egret
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Goldcrest, 1 Mistle Thrush
  • Ramsley Moor (SK2875) 1 Whinchat
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Greenshank, 1 Hobby, 2 Common Sandpiper
9 May 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Gadwall, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mute Swan, 11 Mallard, 13 Coot, 13 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Moorhen
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 3 Gadwall, 53 Mute Swan, 9 Egyptian Goose
  • Calke Park (SK3622) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Church Wilne Res. (SK4632) 7 Black Tern
  • Darley Abbey (SK3438) 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Tufted Duck, 79 Greylag Goose
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 2 Black Tern, 2 Common Tern, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Teal, 5 Little Egret, 6 Shelduck
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Black Tern, 1 Pink-Footed Goose, 2 White Wagtail, 3 Arctic Tern, 31 Dunlin, 6 Common Tern, 70 Sanderling
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 13 Dunlin
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Whinchat
  • Shire Hill (SK0594) 1 Cuckoo
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 3 Black Tern
8 May 2019
  • Derby (SK367332) 1 Hobby
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 2 Black Tern, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 5 Dunlin
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 11 Whimbrel
  • Mugginton (SK283464) 1 Swift
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 17 Dunlin, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Common Sandpiper
  • Stockley (SK4667) 30 Swallow, 5 Coot, 6 Long-tailed Tit
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Little Egret, 8 Dunlin, 1 Black Tern, a very brief Little Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 4 Common Tern, 1 Shelduck, 5 Gadwall, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Swift, 100 Sand Martin, 100 Swallows, 30 House Martin
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Knot
7 May 2019
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 1 Kestrel, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wren, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow
  • Avenue Washlands NR (SK3966) 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Blackcap
  • Buxton (Grin Qua) 2 Swallow
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 3 Pied Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Goosander, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Redstart, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Stonechat
  • Mapperley (SK4343) 1 Osprey
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 3 Dunlin
  • Pools Brook CP (SK4373) 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Grey Heron, 7 Reed Warbler
  • Pride Park Derby (SK3735) 4 Swift
6 May 2019
  • Bakewell (SK2168) 1 Swift
  • Bottom Moor (SK3162) 1 Crossbill, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Redstart, 10 Tree Pipit
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Great White Egret
  • Egginton SF (Etwall Farm) (SK2729) 2 Yellow Wagtail
  • Harewood Moor (SK3067) 1 Snipe, 1 Swift, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Woodcock, 2 Curlew, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Lapwing
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Stonechat
  • King's Mills (SK4127) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Red-rumped Swallow, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Shelduck, 8 Mute Swan
  • Longdendale (SK0598) 1 Grasshopper Warbler
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Cuckoo, 4 Pied Flycatcher
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Little Gull
5 May 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 2 Common Sandpiper
  • Allestree (SK3439) 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Little Egret
  • Avenue Washlands NR (SK3966) 3 Kingfisher
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 20 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Sedge Warbler, 12 Garden Warbler, 10 Willow Warbler, two family parties of Long-tailed Tit
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Redstart, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Cuckoo, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 8 House Martin
  • Hoo Moor (SK0077) 1 Cuckoo
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 1 Common Sandpiper
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Wood Warbler
  • Sawley (SK469312) 10 Mute Swan
  • Trent Meadows (SK5031) 1 Cuckoo, 20 Sedge Warbler, 3 Greylag Goose, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap
  • Tupton (SK3965) 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat
4 May 2019
  • Barlborough Common (SK4776) 1 Swift
  • Barlow (SK3474) 10 House Martin
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 9 Swift
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Cuckoo, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 3 House Martin, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Swift
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Little Egret, 1 Swift, 2 Shelduck
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 4 Pied Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Goosander, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Stonechat, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 1 Common Sandpiper, 25 Mallard, 4 Pied Flycatcher
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK4038) 42 Mallard
  • New Whittington (SK3975) 1 Marsh Harrier
  • Ockbrook (SK415360) 2 Whitethroat
  • Pleasley (SK5064) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 2 Buzzard
  • Sawley (SK458306) 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Tern, 9 Mute Swan
3 May 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 5 Little Egret
  • Allestree (SK3439) 2 Bullfinch, 2 Song Thrush
  • Buxton (SK0573) 1 Swift
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 2 Redshank
  • New Mills (SJ994864) 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Arctic Tern
2 May 2019
  • Alfreton (SK4055) 1 Swift
  • Alvaston Lake (SK3734) 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 3 Little Egret, 7 Gadwall, 1 Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 22 Reed Warbler, 14 Sedge Warbler, 17 Whitethroat, 10 Garden Warbler, 32 Blackcap, 1 Wood Warbler, 10 Willow Warbler, 22 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 7 Swift
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 1 Common Sandpiper
  • Risley (SK4536) 2 Yellow Wagtail
  • Stockley (SK4667) 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Reed Warbler
  • Winster (SK2460) 2 Redstart
1 May 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Oystercatcher, 18 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret
  • Apperknowle (SK385778) 1 Blackcap, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Red-Legged Partridge, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Lapwing, 6 Skylark
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Wigeon
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Cuckoo, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Whitethroat
  • Heanor (SK4346) 2 Swift
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Goosander, 1 Redstart, 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 2 Woodcock, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Red Grouse
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Swallow, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 3 Collared Dove, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Skylark
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 5 Swift, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Oystercatcher, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 9 Sedge Warbler, 3 Common Tern
30 April 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 14 Coot, 15 Lapwing, 4 Moorhen
  • Big Moor (SK2776) 5 Whinchat
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 6 House Sparrow
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Little Egret, 1 Osprey, 1 Red-Crested Pochard, 2 Oystercatcher
  • Pastures Golf Course (SK3033) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven, 10 House Martin, 2 Blackcap, 2 Buzzard, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Robin, 3 Carrion Crow, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 5 Wood Pigeon
  • Ramsley Moor (SK2875) 1 Cuckoo
  • Ramsley Res./Pools (SK2874) 1 Cuckoo
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl
  • Taddington (SK1370) 2 Grey Partridge, 8 Skylark
  • Wingerworth (SK3767) 1 Osprey
29 April 2019
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Snipe, 12 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Redstart, 3 Pied Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Curlew
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Red-Crested Pochard, 1 White Wagtail, 7 Pochard
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Oystercatcher
  • New Mills (SJ996865) 2 Whitethroat
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 8 Goosander
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat
28 April 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail, 12 Coot, 26 Sand Martin, 6 Goosander
  • Barbrook Plantn (SK2774) 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 2 Redstart, 4 Pied Flycatcher
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Goldeneye, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Willow Warbler, 11 Cormorant, 18 Greylag Goose, 2 Buzzard, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Common Tern, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Shelduck, 4 Oystercatcher, 47 Tufted Duck, 70 Canada Goose, 8 Egyptian Goose, 9 Mute Swan
  • Calke Abbey (SK3622) 1 Common Tern, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, 6 Sedge Warbler
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 8 Little Egret, 1 Goosander, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 20 Reed Warbler, 10 Sedge Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Garden Warbler, 25 Blackcap, 7 Willow Warbler, 23 Chiffchaff
  • Hardwick Hall (SK458633) 1 Garden Warbler
  • Hoo Moor (SK0077) 1 Cuckoo
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Redstart, 2 Pied Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Goosander, 1 Redstart, 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 3 Pied Flycatcher
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Common Tern, 1 Little Gull, 2 Shoveler
  • Shipley (SK4545) 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 32 Sand Martin, 4 Sedge Warbler
  • West Wood (SK4172) 1 Grasshopper Warbler
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Water Rail, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Sedge Warbler, 6 Common Tern
27 April 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Hobby, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Wheatear, 10 Pied Wagtail, 15 Stock Dove, 2 Oystercatcher, 27 Lapwing, 3 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 9 Pheasant
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Goldcrest, 1 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Shelduck, 20 Swallow
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Little Egret, 1 Red-Crested Pochard, 10 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 200 Sand Martin, 3 Pochard

 

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April 2019 highlights



As is often the case, April was an exciting month when many wintering species were yet to depart but incoming migrants arrived in good numbers. The long-staying Great Northern Diver progressed to summer plumage, Great White Egrets sightings are now expected, and the Hooded Crow found last month stayed long enough for many to catch up with it.


Wildfowl numbers did fall away but Garganey and Common Scoter were good finds, whilst an impressive list of waders included another Avocet and two Wood Sandpipers. Raptor watchers saw passing Ospreys and Marsh Harriers plus the first Hobby of the year. Observers at the larger waters reported brief influxes of Little Gulls and Kittiwakes whilst the first terns to appear involved four separate species.


Many reports were of the eleven species of warbler which were present, and some excellent patchwork at several locations produced nice high counts of common species. The latter is invaluable for annual comparisons. There were also records of the fledged young of several species.


Any report of Turtle Dove or Lesser Spotted Woodpecker is now special but only one of each this month. Please report all such species, in confidence, as it helps us to build a wider picture of progress or otherwise.

Bryan Barnacle and Kate Barnacle

 

 
 
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