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 Please note that for obvious reasons we do not publish sightings of rare breeders such as Little Ringed Plover during the breeding season (unless obvious migrants)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 September 2018
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Grey Phalarope
  • Darley Dale (SK2662) 1 Hobby
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Grey Phalarope
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 515 Meadow Pipit
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Common Tern, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Ruff
21 September 2018
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Grey Phalarope
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Pochard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Red-Crested Pochard, 2 Yellow Wagtail
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Kestrel
20 September 2018
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Lapwing, 47 Black-headed Gull
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Peregrine
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Coal Tit
  • Hasland (SK3969) 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 House Martin
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 100 House Martin, 11 Pochard, 28 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 3 Red-Crested Pochard, 4 Yellow Wagtail
  • Longdendale (SK033973) 1 White-Fronted Goose, 230 Canada Goose
  • Normanton Brook (SK4357) 14 Mistle Thrush, 20 Meadow Pipit
19 September 2018
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Dipper, 17 Red Grouse, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 3 Goosander, 6 Kestrel
  • Raynesway (SK388341) 1 Cetti's Warbler
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Kestrel, 12 Grey Partridge
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 1 Cormorant, 12 House Martin, 14 Mute Swan, 17 Gadwall, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Shoveler, 9 Wigeon
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Hobby, 1 Little Egret, 1 Skylark
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Temminck's Stint (early am only), 1 Great White Egret, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 16 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hobby
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Raven, 1 Snipe, 26 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull
18 September 2018
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Chiffchaff, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Linnet
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 14 Pochard, 28 Little Grebe, 3 Red-Crested Pochard, 3 Yellow Wagtail
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 1 Hobby
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Kingfisher
17 September 2018
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Peregrine
  • Darley Dale (SK270631) 5 House Martin
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Coal Tit
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 2 Ring Ouzel, 3 Goosander
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Common Gull, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Little Egret, 11 Pochard, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Red-Crested Pochard
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Buzzard, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 3 Wheatear
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Bittern, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Dunlin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail, 2 Green Sandpiper, 20 Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Ruff, 4 Reed Bunting, 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Blackcap, 7 Long-tailed Tit
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Sand Martin, 102 House Martin, 2 Osprey, 2 Sparrowhawk, 220 Swallow, 36 Teal, 4 Siskin, 6 Stock Dove, 64 Meadow Pipit, 8 Linnet
16 September 2018
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 2 Sparrowhawk, 90 Linnet
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Red-Crested Pochard
  • Shardlow (SK4330) 1 Peregrine
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kestrel, 1 Shelduck, 1 Snipe, 230 Mallard, 34 Teal, 4 Goosander, 4 Tufted Duck, 50 House Martin
15 September 2018
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 1 Swift
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 1 Kingfisher, 10 Coal Tit, 100 House Martin, 14 Great Tit, 16 Blue Tit, 3 Chiffchaff
  • Shipley (SK4444) 1 Red Kite, 10 Cormorant
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Shoveler, 27 Gadwall, 7 Wigeon
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Bittern, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Blackcap, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Ruff, 7 Chiffchaff
14 September 2018
  • Calke Park (SK3622) 2 Jay, 2 Raven
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 2 Buzzard, 85 Lapwing
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 24 Mistle Thrush
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Grey Wagtail, 7 Bullfinch
13 September 2018
  • Denby (SK3946) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Owl, 153 Black-headed Gull, 19 Coot, 2 Buzzard, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Mandarin, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Moorhen, 5 Teal, 6 Greenfinch, 62 Starling, 9 Mallard
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Whinchat, 3 Blackcap
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Whinchat, 3 Blackcap
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Swallow, 4 Egyptian Goose, 5 Little Egret, 6 Red-Crested Pochard, 8 Pochard
  • Shipley (SK4444) 1 Hobby, 2 Raven
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Hobby
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Willow Warbler, 13 Canada Goose, 2 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, 23 Linnet, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 75 Wood Pigeon
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Willow Tit
12 September 2018
  • Allestree (SK3439) 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Magpie
  • Derwent Meadows DWT (SK3934) 1 Cetti's Warbler
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Red Kite, 1 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Matlock (SK2960) 10 House Martin
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Meadow Pipit
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 2 Whinchat
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Bittern, 6 Little Egret, 1 Ruff
11 September 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Kingfisher, 12 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 2 Teal, 24 Carrion Crow, 25 Moorhen, 26 Lapwing, 3 Little Egret, 48 Black-headed Gull, 5 Grey Heron
  • Bakewell River Wye (SK2268) 4 Goosander
  • Chellaston (SK369302) 1 Kingfisher
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Green Sandpiper, 107 Lapwing, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Wigeon, 5 Shoveler, 57 Teal
  • Hathersage (SK2381) 1 Kestrel, 2 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail
  • Horsley Woodhouse (SK3944) 7 Mandarin
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Wheatear, 10 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 30 Red Grouse, 4 Goosander, 5 Raven
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Red-Crested Pochard, 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 29 Little Grebe, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Egyptian Goose
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 1 Chiffchaff, 200 House Martin, 38 Goldfinch
  • New Mills (SK012867) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Pastures Golf Course (SK3033) 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Swift, 2 Snipe
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Bittern, 1 Hobby, 1 Ruff
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Hobby, 2 Whinchat
10 September 2018
  • Barlow (SK3374) 100 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull
  • Chatsworth Park (SK2570) 207 Mallard, 23 Carrion Crow, 26 Mandarin
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Kestrel, 1 Mandarin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 120 Black-headed Gull, 13 Goosander, 2 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 3 Green Sandpiper, 30 Shoveler, 40 House Martin
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Water Rail, 46 Lapwing, 7 Shoveler
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Coal Tit
  • Hardwick Hall (SK4663) 1 Hobby
  • Long Eaton GP (SK512332) 1 Common Sandpiper
  • Monsal Dale (SK174715) 6 Dipper
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 300 Goldfinch, 5 Grey Partridge
  • Shardlow (SK438308) 1 Hobby, 2 Buzzard, 30 Linnet
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Swift
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Black-tailed Godwit
9 September 2018
  • Ashbourne Airfield (SK1945) 1 Hobby, 1 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 40 Linnet
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 136 Canada Goose, 25 Cormorant, 46 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Great White Egret
  • Shardlow (SK433311) 6 Grey Partridge
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Teal, 2 Raven, 22 Gadwall, 245 Coot, 25 Mute Swan, 3 Wigeon, 35 Moorhen, 4 Mandarin, 7 Tufted Duck
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Sand Martin, 2 Swift
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Tufted Duck, 100 House Martin, 2 Whinchat, 300 Mallard, 41 Teal, 50 Greylag Goose, 96 Black-headed Gull
8 September 2018
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Hobby, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel, 365 Cormorant
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 15 Siskin, 3 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Osprey
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Whinchat
7 September 2018
  • Findern (SK303292) 1 Kingfisher
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Great White Egret
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Hobby, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 105 Gadwall, 14 Tree Sparrow, 146 Coot, 15 Teal, 150 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Kingfisher, 241 Tufted Duck, 3 Egyptian Goose, 39 Little Grebe, 5 Common Tern, 6 Little Egret, 61 Great Crested Grebe, 65 Mute Swan, 70 Lapwing, 74 Mallard, 8 Pochard, 9 Shoveler
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Wood Sandpiper
6 September 2018
  • Bamford (SK2083) 3 Dipper
  • Denby (SK3946) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Owl, 1 Teal, 140 Starling, 19 Coot, 2 Snipe, 3 Wigeon, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Greenfinch, 8 Mallard
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Ruff
  • Hathersage (SK2381) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 31 Mandarin, 4 Dipper
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 2 Tawny Owl
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat, 11 Red Grouse, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Kestrel, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Meadow Pipit, 8 Goosander
  • Matlock (SK289596) 14 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Mistle Thrush
  • Shipley (SK4444) 1 Hobby, 130 House Martin
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Raven, 6 Swift
5 September 2018
  • Derwent Moors (SK2088) 2 Raven, 2 Wheatear, 29 Red Grouse, 35 Meadow Pipit, 4 House Martin, 5 Kestrel
  • Duffield (SK3443) 2 Dipper
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 11 Ring Ouzel, 6 Wheatear
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 1 Coal Tit
  • Shardlow (SK4330) 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 4 Buzzard
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Swift, 2 Hobby
  • South Normanton (SK4456) 10 Canada Goose
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Jay, 3 Goosander, 30 Linnet, 5 House Martin, 5 Long-tailed Tit
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Pintail, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 3 Snipe, 2 Black Tern, 2 Raven, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Willow Tit
4 September 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 103 Greylag Goose, 12 Moorhen, 15 Lapwing, 3 Gadwall, 3 Grey Heron, 70 Black-headed Gull, 8 Mallard
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 1 Pochard, 11 Teal, 22 Gadwall, 26 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Pintail, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 13 Snipe, 2 Black Tern
3 September 2018
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 2 Little Egret, 8 Tree Sparrow, 1 Willow Tit
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 12 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Bittern, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Black Tern, 7 Little Egret
2 September 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 17 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 57 Greylag Goose
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Swift, 11 Swallow, 45 Starling, 60 House Martin
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 10 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 47 Mute Swan, 74 Gadwall, 14 Goosander, 37 Moorhen, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 15 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff
  • Kinder Bank (SK052865) 3 Tree Pipit
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Common Gull, 31 Little Grebe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret, 7 Teal
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Mandarin, 2 Little Owl, 3 Tawny Owl, 6 Teal, 9 Lapwing
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 1 Swift
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Green Sandpiper, 20 Swift
  • South Normanton (SK4456) 1 Kestrel, 10 House Sparrow, 2 Robin, 6 Collared Dove, 70 Starling
  • Weston Underwood (SK2942) 2 Red Kite
  • Weston-On-Trent (SK4028) 5 Yellow-legged Gull
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Black Tern, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 16 Little Egret
1 September 2018
  • Ashbourne (SK1746) 1 Hobby
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Chiffchaff, 105 Greylag Goose, 118 Canada Goose, 17 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 21 Mute Swan, 26 Lapwing
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Great White Egret, 2 Wigeon, 25 Lapwing
  • Glossop (SK0394) 3 Swift, 40 House Martin
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 2 Grey Heron, 2 Wigeon, 22 Canada Goose, 6 Mute Swan, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Greylag Goose, 72 Coot, 75 Tufted Duck
  • Holmgate (SK3863) 114 Jackdaw
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Grey Plover
  • Shipley (SK4444) 1 Hobby
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 17 Gadwall, 19 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, 24 Mute Swan, 254 Coot, 6 Little Grebe
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 59 Canada Goose
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Wigeon, 141 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 2 Hobby, 23 Mute Swan, 33 Tufted Duck, 39 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler
31 August 2018
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, 143 Greylag Goose, 16 Mute Swan, 2 Buzzard, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 21 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Canada Goose, 5 Lapwing, 61 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 64 Tufted Duck, 69 Coot, 7 Cormorant, 7 Egyptian Goose
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 12 Linnet, 24 Tufted Duck, 3 Meadow Pipit
  • Newhall (SK2921) 2 Raven, 3 Coal Tit
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 1 Black-necked Grebe
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Raynesway (SK387341) 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret
  • Shipley (SK4444) 1 Peregrine, 3 Hobby, 30 Swallow, 50 House Martin, 6 Raven
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl, 10 Swift, 2 Little Owl
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 6 Raven
30 August 2018
  • Bennerley Marsh (SK4743) 1 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, 22 Lapwing
  • Combs Res. (SK0379) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Bullfinch, 56 Mallard
  • Denby (SK3946) 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Water Rail, 13 Mallard, 18 Lapwing, 2 Gadwall, 21 Coot, 3 Buzzard, 3 Snipe, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Great Tit, 5 Linnet, 6 Black-headed Gull, 9 Moorhen
  • Derbyshire Bridge (SK0171) 2 Kestrel
  • Eckington (SK4379) 1 Hobby, 30 Linnet, 4 Buzzard, 60 Hirundines
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Whinchat, 2 Snipe, 52 Greylag Goose
  • Errwood Res. (SK0175) 1 Goosander, 2 Buzzard, 4 Cormorant
  • Goyt Valley (SK022751) 35 Meadow Pipit
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 1 Snipe, 1 Wheatear, 2 Hobby, 3 Redstart, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Raven
  • Shardlow (SK432307) 1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 100 Black-headed Gull, 50 Linnet
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 17 Mistle Thrush, 7 Swift
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Whinchat, 3 Ruff
29 August 2018
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 150 Linnet, 2 Buzzard, 4 Wheatear
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Grey Heron, 109 Greylag Goose, 117 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Cormorant, 14 Mute Swan, 2 Common Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Canada Goose
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 2 Black-headed Gull
  • Big Moor (SK2776) 3 Stonechat, 5 Raven
  • Ingleby (SK3427) 156 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan
  • Kedleston (SK3041) 400 Linnet, 60 Stock Dove
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 100 Goldfinch, 2 Green Woodpecker
  • Shipley (SK4444) 1 Swift, 7 Snipe
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Swift
  • Spondon (SK4036) 2 Raven
  • Staunton Harold Res (SK3723) 12 Little Egret, 4 Common Tern
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Buzzard, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cormorant, 1 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Magpie, 1 Moorhen, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Wood Pigeon, 2 Blackbird, 3 Jay, 3 Wren, 4 Robin, 4 Swallow, 5 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 6 Jackdaw, 6 Starling, 7 House Martin, 8 Linnet
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Spoonbill, 1 Dunlin, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Hobby, 10 Mute Swan, 2 Common Tern, 3 Ruff, 3 Snipe, 33 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 46 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Grey Heron, 644 Lapwing, 8 Goosander, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Kingfisher
  • Winster (SK2460) 1 Cuckoo
28 August 2018
  • Crich Chase (SK3452) 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Ruff
  • Glossop (SK0492) 1 Red Kite, 10 House Martin, 20 Swallow, 3 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 5 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 2 Grey Heron, 4 Red Grouse, 5 Goosander
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Swift
  • Ripley (SK3950) 1 Swift
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Hobby, 6 Swift
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Reed Warbler, 50 Swallow
  • Wirksworth (SK286536) 1 report of a Golden Eagle
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 2 Little Egret, 4 Raven

 

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August 2018 highlights



August can often throw up surprises, as migrants move through, and this year was no exception. Sadly, Black-necked Grebe, Spoonbills and a Honey Buzzard made only very brief appearances although a Ring-necked Duck did stay longer.


Great White Egrets are now recorded in most months but the really big news was confirmation that Little Egrets have bred in the county for the first time ever. There were also welcome reports of more progress for breeding Nightjars and Twite.


Winter wildfowl started to return, gull roosts began to form and an impressive list of 21 wader species included a Temminck's Stint and a Curlew Sandpiper.


Other passage birds included Garganey, Marsh Harriers and Ospreys, with some good counts of commoner species, and a report of 31 Raven together was quite exceptional.


Finally, many thanks to all who have participated in the Swift monitoring project. With all but stragglers now departed, the collation process can be completed.

Bryan Barnacle

 

 
 
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