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 Please note that for obvious reasons we do not publish sightings of rare breeders such as Little Ringed Plover during the breeding season (unless obvious migrants)

 

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22 August 2017
  • Bamford (SK2182) 2 Swift
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Peregrine
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 40 House Martin
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Osprey
  • West Hallam (SK4341) 1 Hobby, 35 Pied Wagtail, 5 Buzzard
21 August 2017
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 40 Mallard, 67 Greylag Goose
  • Bakewell (SK2168) 4 Swift
  • Church Wilne (SK4431) 42 Goldfinch
  • Darley Dale (SK2662) 1 Kingfisher
  • Derby (SK3536) 12 Swallow
  • Derby River Gardens (SK3536) 159 Canada Goose
  • Dove Holes (SK0778) 41 Goldfinch
  • Duffield (SK3443) 1 Swift
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Redstart
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Buzzard
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 40 Goldfinch
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 12 Swift
  • Rolls-Royce Site Sinfin (SK3632) 12 Swift
  • Staveley (SK4374) 130 Goldfinch
  • Troway (SK3879) 12 Swallow, 2 Tawny Owl
20 August 2017
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Little Egret, 1 Shoveler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 11 Cormorant, 11 Mute Swan, 148 Canada Goose, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 53 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Grey Heron, 78 Tufted Duck, 8 Great Crested Grebe
  • Bumper Castle (SK2865) 1 Kestrel, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 12 Willow Warbler, 3 Redstart, 3 Stonechat, 32 Swallow, 5 Blue Tit, 5 Meadow Pipit
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 22 Little Egret, 46 Gadwall, 4 Goosander, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Whitethroat, 7 Willow Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Willow Tit
  • Harewood Moor (SK3067) 2 Redstart
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 2 Swift
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Common Tern, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 17 Greylag Goose, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 233 Canada Goose, 3 Coot, 407 Lapwing, 41 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 43 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant
  • Holymoorside (SK3369) 6 Buzzard
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK4038) 1 Little Grebe, 1 Mute Swan, 16 Tufted Duck, 194 Greylag Goose
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Garden Warbler, 15 Gadwall, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Shoveler, 6 Little Egret, 7 Red Crested Pochard
  • Newton Solney (SK281260) 1 Goosander, 1 Little Owl, 2 Kingfisher
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 2 Hobby
  • Wragg's Qy (SK2866) 1 Wheatear
19 August 2017
  • Bumper Castle (SK2865) 1 Kestrel, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 27 Swallow, 4 Stonechat
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 21 Little Grebe, 5 Red Crested Pochard
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Osprey
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 17 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Egyptian Goose
18 August 2017
  • Buxworth (SK0282) 1 Cormorant, 3 Mute Swan
  • Furness Vale (SK0083) 1 Barnacle Goose
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 Red Grouse, 25 Meadow Pipit, 3 Kestrel, 4 Willow Warbler
  • Littleover (SK3434) 1 Moorhen
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK4038) 1 Snow Goose (escape), 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 2 Little Owl, 20 Swallow, 250 Greylag Goose
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 3 Goosander
  • New Mills (SK0084) 128 Mallard, 2 Cayuga Duck
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 2 Roseate Tern
  • Pavilion Gardens(Buxton) (SK0573) 24 Muscovy Duck, 4 Moorhen
  • Sinfin (SK3431) 10 Swift
  • Spondon (SK4036) 25 Swallow
17 August 2017
  • Belper (SK3547) 1 Goosander, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 2 Green Woodpecker
  • Cowers Lane (SK3047) 1 Red Kite
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 5 Wheatear
  • Duffield (SK3443) 4 Buzzard
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Swift, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Peregrine, 2 Sand Martin, 23 House Martin, 24 Swallow
16 August 2017
  • Raynesway (SK387341) 1 Little Egret
  • Spondon (SK398363) 1 Nuthatch
15 August 2017
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 82 Black Headed Gull
  • Ambaston (SK4232) 3 Hobby
  • Barbrook Plantn (SK2774) 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven
  • Duffield (SK3443) 1 Little Owl
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 2 Common Tern, 4 Greenshank
14 August 2017
  • Bakewell (SK2168) 5 Swift, 70 Jackdaw
  • Duffield (SK3443) 1 Swift
  • Gardom's Edge (SK2773) 8 Raven
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 1 Swift
  • New Mills (SK001861) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Willow Tit, 2 Osprey, 3 Little Egret, 6 Long Tailed Tit
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Bittern, 1 Greenshank
13 August 2017
  • Beeley Moor (SK2968) 1 Marsh Harrier
  • Beeley Moor 'Triangle' (SK2967) 1 Hobby
  • Belper River Gardens (SK3448) 5 Swift
  • Burbage (SK263827) 2 Wheatear, 6 Stonechat
  • Buxton (SK0573) 10 Willow Warbler, 5 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Chatsworth Park (SK2570) 15 Pied Wagtail, 219 Mallard, 28 Mistle Thrush, 46 Mandarin
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 22 Little Egret, 6 Sparrowhawks (3 juvs), 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 7 Willow Warbler, 19 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Tit
  • Duffield (SK3443) 1 Swift
  • Holmgate (SK3863) 12 Mistle Thrush, 4 Grey Wagtail
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Raven, 1 Treecreeper, 27 Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 4 Red Crested Pochard
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Collared Dove, 18 Swift, 8 Buzzard
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 2 Hobby
  • Somersall Park (SK3570) 2 Kingfisher
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 4 Buzzard
  • Summerley (SK3778) 3 Little Owl
  • Upper Loads (SK3169) 1 Wheatear
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Redshank, 5 Common Tern
12 August 2017
  • Beeley Moor (SK2968) 4 Stonechat
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Red Kite
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 2 Linnet
  • Gamesley (SK0194) 1 Red Kite
  • Marsh Lane (SK4079) 1 Barn Owl
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Buzzard, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Swift, 5 Raven, 6 Common Tern, 8 Teal, 2 Goldcrest
11 August 2017
  • Kirk Langley (SK292379) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat
  • Longshaw (SK2679) 28 Mistle Thrush
  • Padfield (SK0396) 1 Swift
  • Raynesway (SK387342) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret
  • Shipley View Lagoon (SK4444) 2 Swift
10 August 2017
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 2 Gadwall, 3 Grey Heron, 43 Black Headed Gull, 72 Greylag Goose
  • Bradford Dale (SK2063) 2 Kingfisher, 8 Dipper, 9 Wren
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Peregrine
  • Hartshorne (SK3220) 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Willow Tit
  • Ilkeston (SK4741) 9 Mute Swan
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 4 Swift
  • Middleton-By-Youlgreave (SK1963) 21 House Sparrow
  • Over Haddon (SK2066) 24 Swift
  • Rowsley (SK2565) 1 Osprey
  • Summerley (SK3778) 2 Little Owl
  • Swadlincote (SK2919) 2 Raven
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 1 Sparrowhawk
9 August 2017
  • Alton (SK3664) 34 Goldfinch
7 August 2017
  • Alvaston (SK3833) 1 Peregrine
  • Apperknowle (SK380784) 1 Jay, 2 Raven
  • Bakewell River Wye (SK2268) 5 Goosander
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Hobby, 20 Swallow
  • Coal Aston (SK360799) 8 Swift
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 1 Common Sandpiper, 25 Tufted Duck
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 15 Tree Sparrow
  • Wragg's Qy (SK2866) 1 Peregrine, 2 Willow Warbler
6 August 2017
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 16 Little Egrets, 2 Hobbies, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 7 Sparrowhawk (inc two broods), 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Greenshank W/SW, Green Sandpiper, 2 Tawny Owl, 3 Kingfisher, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Dipper, 3 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Pochard, 2 Raven, 2 Swift, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Egyptian Goose, 5 Little Egret
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 1 Little Owl
  • Willington Bridge (SK2927) 1 Little Egret
5 August 2017
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Little Egret
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Great Longstone (SK214731) 2 Redstart
  • Hartington (SK1260) 2 Redstart
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Mute Swan
  • Overseal (SK2916) 21 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 9 Tufted Duck
  • Poolsbrook Marsh (SK4473) 20 Swift
  • Willington (SK2929) 10 Tufted Duck
4 August 2017
  • Aston-on-Trent GP (SK4329) 12 Little Egret
  • Shardlow (SK452306) 1 Common Tern
3 August 2017
  • Carr Vale Nature Reserve (SK4669) 1 Caspian Tern, 3 Black Tailed Godwit
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 4 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Old Glossop (SK0494) 1 Red Kite
  • Pastures Golf Club (SK3033) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest
  • Ramsley Res./Pools (SK2874) 2 Grey Partridge
  • Sinfin Moor (SK3531) 150 House Sparrow
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 10 Mistle Thrush, 4 Little Egret
  • Tissington (SK1752) 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Redstart
2 August 2017
  • Apperknowle (SK379786) 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Owl, 11 Swallow, 3 Swift, 8 Linnet
  • Darley Abbey (SK3438) 1 Hobby
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 3 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Tit, 50 Goldfinch
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Grey Heron, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 90 Canada Goose, 10 Common Tern, 21 Teal, 100 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler
1 August 2017
  • Radbourne (SK2836) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, 10 Swallow
  • Staveley (SK433751) 1 Common Tern
  • Staveley SF (SK4476) 9 Pied Wagtail
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Gadwall, 30 Goldfinch, 60 Canada Goose
31 July 2017
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 3 Little Owl
  • Bakewell (SK2168) 60 Jackdaw
  • Breadsall (SK3739) 1 Raven
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Raven, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 36 Cormorant, 40 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Gadwall
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Mistle Thrush, 150 Wood Pigeon, 2 Linnet, 25 Swift, 4 Greenfinch, 4 Yellowhammer, 45 Goldfinch, 50 House Sparrow, 6 Blackcap
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Hobby, 11 Red Grouse, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Goosander
  • Lathkill Dale (SK1865) 3 Peregrine, 6 Redstart
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Robin, 14 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Buzzard, 2 Magpie, 3 Great Tit, 7 House Sparrow
  • Poolsbrook Marsh (SK4473) 1 Little Egret
  • Raynesway (SK3834) 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Egret, 5 Goosander
  • Ticknall (SK354187) 1 Jay
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egret
30 July 2017
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Kestrel, 10 Linnet, 3 Buzzard, 3 Yellowhammer
  • Chaddesden (SK376372) 1 Peregrine, 3 Raven
  • Foremark Res. (SK3323) 1 Black Swan, 1 Hobby
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Redshank, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Greylag Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 278 Lapwing, 3 Cormorant, 41 Canada Goose, 51 Tufted Duck, 7 Mute Swan
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Yellowhammer, 10 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Common Sandpiper
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Sedge Warbler
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Coal Tit
  • Trent Lock (SK4931) 189 Mallard, 24 Coot, 35 Mute Swan, 99 Moorhen
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 22 Mute Swan, 3 Little Egret, 57 Tufted Duck, 7 Canada Goose, 7 Common Tern, 7 Teal, 91 Lapwing
  • Winster (SK241597) 1 Red Kite
29 July 2017
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 3 Little Owl, 3 Tawny Owl
  • Brailsford (SK2541) 5 Yellowhammer
  • Butterley Res. (SK4051) 10 Great Crested Grebe
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Peregrine
  • Dog Kennel Pond (SK2835) 1 Little Grebe, 15 Pheasant
  • Little Hayfield (SK0388) 2 Hobby
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 House Martin, 1 Little Gull, 12 Little Egret, 14 Common Tern, 17 Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose, 22 Greylag Goose, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Common Sandpiper, 42 Lapwing
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Osprey
  • Osmaston Lake/Park/Wood (SK2042) 1 Oystercatcher, 10 Tufted Duck, 127 Greylag Goose, 135 Canada Goose, 6 Moorhen
  • Pools Head (SK2540) 3 Little Grebe, 6 Tufted Duck
  • Radbourne (SK2836) 2 Kestrel
  • Shirley (SK2141) 3 Yellowhammer
  • Shirley Park (SK2042) 165 Pheasant
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 6 Common Sandpiper

 

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June-July 2017 highlights



As ever, June and July produced a wide mix of species and much information for our records. The latter included news of breeding successes, some excellent counts of singing birds/territories and evidence of diligent fieldwork.


We had our first breeding record for Red-Crested Pochard as well as news of summering Bittern, Ospreys and Mediterranean Gulls which can only give us hope of future colonisation. ‘Drop-ins’ included two Black-necked Grebes, two Spoonbills and two Black Restarts whilst we almost expect Avocets these days.


A Gannet and a number of Common Scoter seemed unseasonable, but wildfowl also started to return and waders were moving through again. A Turtle Dove record is always welcome, there was a full suite of warblers and an exceptional count of Raven. Mandarin produced many broods and there was further good news of our Twite.


Summer is not always a great time for rarities but a White Stork appeared, albeit almost certainly an escaped bird, and a Black Kite would represent an excellent sighting if supported by notes and confirmed

Bryan Barnacle

 

 
 
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