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25 March 2019
  • Allestree Park/Lake (SK3540) 1 Red Kite, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Ashbourne Airfield (SK1945) 1 Red Kite
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 1 Linnet, 5 Buzzard, 6 Pink-Footed Goose
  • Duffield (SK3443) 1 Red Kite
  • Milton (SK3226) 17 Fieldfare
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Red-Legged Partridge
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Buzzard, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Goosander, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Moorhen, 4 Skylark, 6 Cormorant
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Redshank, 2 Water Rail, 3 Shelduck, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Buzzard, 7 Curlew
24 March 2019
  • Beeley Moor (SK2968) 1 Red Kite
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Avocet (via DBFG)
  • Cordwell (SK3176) 1 Stonechat, 6 Reed Bunting
  • Farley (SK2962) 1 Red Kite
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Shelduck, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Snipe, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Goldeneye, 7 Goosander
  • Longstone Moor (SK1872) 2 Chiffchaff
  • Matlock Bank (SK2960) 2 Blackcap
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Iceland Gull, 33 Sand Martin
  • Rowsley (SK2565) 2 Mandarin
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mandarin
  • Stockley (SK4667) 5 Chiffchaff
23 March 2019
  • Allestree (SK3439) 17 Fieldfare
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest
  • Combs (SK0478) 2 Wheatear, 30 Lapwing, 4 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, 8 Curlew
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Coal Tit
  • Hardwick Wood (SK3766) 12 Blue Tit, 14 Great Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Jay, 4 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper
  • Hartington (SK136628) 3 Wheatear
  • High Edge (SK0668) 3 Wheatear
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Shelduck, 5 Oystercatcher
  • Lea Wood (SK3155) 15 Goldfinch, 3 Chiffchaff
  • Matlock (SK301604) 1 Tawny Owl,
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Jay
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Pintail, 9 Cetti's Warbler
22 March 2019
  • Clough Wood (SK257618) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 17 Gadwall, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Oystercatcher, 25 Wigeon, 3 Snipe, 4 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck
  • Stanage Edge (SK2384) 2 Ring Ouzel
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 3 Ruff
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 10 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll
21 March 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 10 Black-headed Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 28 Coot, 3 Gadwall, 3 Grey Heron, 31 Teal, 8 Mallard, 9 Lapwing
  • Alfreton Brook (SK4056) 3 Chiffchaff
  • Allestree Park/Lake (SK3540) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Bamford (SK2182) 2 Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush
  • Fallinge Edge (SK2765) 2 Wheatear
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 2 Chiffchaff
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Oystercatcher
  • Markham Vale (Industrial Park) (SK4471) 1 Peregrine
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 1 Nuthatch, 1 Siskin
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Peregrine, 16 Lapwing, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Red-Legged Partridge, 3 Yellow-legged Gull
  • Milton (SK3226) 1 Siskin, 2 Tree Sparrow
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Red Kite
  • Pastures Golf Club (SK3033) 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 3 Redshank
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sand Martin
  • Upper Moor (SK3064) 6 Stonechat
  • Uppertown (SK3265) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Tree Sparrow
20 March 2019
  • Beeley Moor (SK2968) 1 Wheatear
  • Burbage Edge (SK0273) 1 Ring Ouzel
  • Chatsworth Park (SK2570) 1 Red Kite
  • Darley Dale (SK2662) 1 Red Kite
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Buzzard
  • New Mills (SK0085) 5 Brambling
  • Pride Park Derby (SK3735) 2 Sand Martin
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 3 Tree Sparrow
  • Shipley (SK4545) 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Snipe
  • Spital (SK3970) 2 Buzzard
  • Staveley (SK4374) 1 Raven
  • Walton-Upon-Trent (SK2118) 1 Great White Egret
19 March 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Little Egret
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 6 Skylark, 8 Lapwing
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK094778) 2 Wheatear
  • King's Newton (SK386274) 10 Greylag Goose, 2 Goosander, 3 Buzzard, 67 Mute Swan
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff
  • Snake Pass (SK1190) 1 Peregrine, 2 Curlew
18 March 2019
  • Alfreton (SK4055) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Ashbourne (SK1746) 2 Canada Goose
  • Breaston (SK4535) 1 Jay
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 2 Sparrowhawk
  • Crowden (SK0799) 2 Redwing, 50 Fieldfare
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Swainspark Wood (SK295170) 2 Waxwing
17 March 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Little Egret, 18 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 30 Coot, 44 Lapwing, 67 Teal
  • Allestree (SK3439) 1 Mandarin
  • Holmebrook Valley Park (SK3572) 1 Shoveler
  • Little Eaton (SK3641) 2 Mandarin
  • Long Eaton (SK491343) 2 Lesser Redpoll
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Redshank, 11 Shoveler, 14 Goldeneye, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Shelduck, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Snipe, 6 Lesser Redpoll
  • Milton (SK3226) 25 Mute Swan
  • Padfield (SK0396) 50 Lapwing
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Red-Legged Partridge
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Chiffchaff, 250 Starling
  • Swineshaw Res. (SK0495) 125 Curlew
  • Willington (SK2928) 1 Song Thrush
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 6 Pheasant, 6 Shoveler
16 March 2019
  • Baslow (SK2572) 1 Osprey
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 1 Gadwall, 26 Mute Swan, 5 Goosander
15 March 2019
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Raven, 2 Oystercatcher, 22 Curlew
  • Kirk Langley (SK2838) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 15 Meadow Pipit
14 March 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Mallard, 140 Black-headed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Oystercatcher, 21 Coot, 3 Common Gull, 4 Snipe, 40 Teal, 5 Gadwall, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 53 Lapwing, 6 Wigeon
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 57 Curlew
  • Sheepbridge (SK3674) 15 Waxwing
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Common Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 6 Black-tailed Godwit
13 March 2019
  • Buxton (SK0573) 12 Brambling, 16 Greenfinch, 6 Bullfinch, 8 Lesser Redpoll
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 178 Wigeon, 2 Lesser Redpoll
  • Sawley (SK4731) 4 Sand Martin
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret, 10 Curlew, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Sand , 2 Treecreeper
12 March 2019
  • Ashbourne (SK1746) 2 Mandarin
  • Findern (SK304314) 1 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting
  • New Mills (SK0085) 4 Brambling
  • Stockley (SK4667) 20 Redwing, 20 Siskin, 200 Starling
11 March 2019
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 35 Skylark
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 2 Shelduck
  • Lathkill Dale (SK1865) 1 Peregrine, 4 Grey Wagtail, 6 Dipper
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Goosander, 2 Snipe, 2 Whooper Swan, 4 Bullfinch, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Shoveler, 6 Little Egret, 7 Chiffchaff, 7 Common Gull, 8 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Goldeneye
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 27 Fieldfare, 4 Goosander, 8 Buzzard
  • Padfield (SK0396) 2 Greenfinch, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Bullfinch
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Jay, 200 Fieldfare, 4 Tree Sparrow
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Great White Egret
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Buzzard, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Skylark
10 March 2019
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 1 Blackcap
  • Markeaton Brook (SK3238) 1 Grey Wagtail
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Tree Sparrow, 6 Red-Legged Partridge
  • Via Gellia (SK2656) 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
9 March 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, 1 Wigeon, 16 Common Gull, 19 Coot, 2 Gadwall, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Moorhen, 65 Lapwing, 84 Teal
  • Ashbourne Airfield (SK1945) 1 Jack Snipe, 11 Skylark, 2 Buzzard, 200 Starling, 23 Lapwing, 24 Snipe
  • Church Wilne (SK4431) 44 Mute Swan
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Holme Nook (SK361396) 1 Little Egret
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 2 Grey Wagtail, 40 Redwing
  • Pools Brook CP (SK4373) 2 Iceland Gull
8 March 2019
  • Ashford-In-The-Water (SK1969) 1 Dipper
  • Beresford Dale (SK1259) 1 Wheatear
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Peregrine, 21 Greenfinch
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Pink-Footed Goose, 1 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 11 Moorhen, 136 Canada Goose, 155 Coot, 18 Gadwall, 20 Teal, 21 Tufted Duck, 223 Greylag Goose, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pochard, 39 Mallard, 4 Mandarin, 4 Oystercatcher, 5 Buzzard, 5 Goosander, 6 Mute Swan
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 24 Curlew
  • Lathkill Dale (SK1966) 2 Dipper
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Treecreeper, 6 Cormorant
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 15 Curlew
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Little Owl, 3 Tree Sparrow
7 March 2019
  • Breaston (SK456332) 5 Little Egret
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 103 Wigeon, 18 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Shoveler, 4 Oystercatcher, 63 Greylag Goose, 7 Snipe, 8 Canada Goose
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 21 Goosander
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 4 Lapwing, 40 Teal, 5 Curlew
6 March 2019
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Great Northern Diver
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 300 Starling
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 15 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Shelduck, 92 Curlew
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Shipley (SK4444) 4 Golden Plover
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Goosander, 4 Lapwing, 5 Siskin
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 105 Mallard, 12 Coot, 17 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Canada Goose, 5 Greylag Goose, 8 Tufted Duck, 9 Moorhen
5 March 2019
  • Ashbourne (SK1746) 1 Red Kite
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 1 Chaffinch, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Jay, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Skylark
  • King's Newton (SK3826) 1 Grey Heron, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Goosander
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 137 Wigeon, 2 Oystercatcher
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Willow Tit, 10 Goosander, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Tawny Owl, 4 Common Gull, 5 Skylark
  • Mapperley Res. (SK4343) 16 Tufted Duck, 26 Goosander, 3 Gadwall, 5 Cormorant, 9 Mandarin
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Curlew, 1 Glaucous Gull, 1 Iceland Gull, 1 Wigeon, 7 Oystercatcher
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 1 Tree Sparrow
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 11 Lesser Redpoll, 9 Common Gull
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Skylark, 2 Buzzard, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Little Egret, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Teal, 3 Goosander, 6 Mute Swan
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Great White Egret, 2 Water Rail
4 March 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Snipe, 15 Coot, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Wigeon, 3 Curlew, 3 Gadwall, 32 Teal, 44 Lapwing, 7 Moorhen, 88 Black-headed Gull, 9 Mallard
  • Beresford Dale (SK1259) 2 Dipper
  • Bridgeholm Green (SK0481) 1 Dipper, 1 Pied Wagtail
  • Chapel-En-Le-Frith (SK0479) 28 Lapwing
  • Combs Res. (SK0379) 1 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Greylag Goose, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 90 Curlew
  • Hartington (SK1260) 6 Skylark
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Raven, 10 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher
  • Pleasley (SK5064) 1 Goldcrest
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 4 Red-Legged Partridge
  • Swineshaw Res. (SK0495) 73 Curlew
  • Waterswallows Qy (SK0874) 1 Goosander
  • Willington (SK2928) 1 Little Egret
3 March 2019
  • Allestree Park/Lake (SK3540) 1 Coal Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Siskin, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Brambling, 2 Dunnock, 3 Lesser Redpoll
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Peregrine
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 52 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher, 14 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 8 Green Woodpecker, 12 Fieldfare, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff
  • Egginton (SK2727) 1 Barn Owl
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 168 Wigeon, 30 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 6 Goldeneye, 7 Goosander, 7 Snipe
  • Hilton Gravel Pits NR (SK2431) 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Oystercatcher
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe
  • Sudbury Lake (SK1532) 6 Grey Heron
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 19 Curlew
2 March 2019
  • Ashford-In-The-Water (SK1969) 1 Swallow
  • Burbage (SK046724) 1 Brambling
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Peregrine
  • Combs Res. (SK0379) 102 Canada Goose, 2 Sand Martin
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Yellowhammer, 10 Goldeneye, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 25 Meadow Pipit, 3 Goosander, 7 Snipe
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 5 Buzzard, 7 Buzzard
  • Middleton Moor (SK201743) 10 Common Gull, 26 Curlew
  • Nutbrook Canal (SK4639) 1 Little Egret
  • Ockbrook (SK4235) 2 Raven
  • Press Res. (SK3565) 1 Yellowhammer
  • Press Res. (SK3565) 1 Yellowhammer
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 2 Red-Legged Partridge
  • Stubbing Court (SK3567) 247 Starling, 7 Yellowhammer
1 March 2019
  • Allestree (SK3439) 1 Jay, 2 Siskin, 3 Bullfinch, 5 Greenfinch
  • Arleston (SK3329) 1 Cetti's Warbler
  • Calver (SK2474) 58 Mandarin
  • Curbar (SK2574) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Froggatt (SK2576) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Matlock (SK3060) 1 Wood Pigeon
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 2 Siskin
  • Rowsley (SK2565) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Stenson (SK3230) 7 Chiffchaff
  • Twyford (SK3228) 4 Lapwing
28 February 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 110 Black-headed Gull, 14 Coot, 2 Gadwall, 4 Golden Plover, 45 Teal, 5 Moorhen, 6 Mallard, 81 Lapwing
  • Allestree Park/Lake (SK3540) 5 Brambling
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 110 Lapwing, 26 Barnacle Goose, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30 Redwing, 35 Gadwall, 4 Mistle Thrush, 5 Ruff, 6 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, 8 Reed Bunting
  • Crowhole (SK3374) 1 Kingfisher, 1 Treecreeper
  • Derby River Gardens (SK3536) 1 Cormorant, 2 Goosander
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 2 Oystercatcher
  • Longdendale (SK090996) 15 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 210 Black-headed Gull, 3 Brambling, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Song Thrush, 31 Goldfinch, 35 Chaffinch, 4 Siskin
  • Sinfin Moor (SK3531) 1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 10 Skylark, 19 Yellowhammer, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 22 Chaffinch, 3 Little Egret, 6 Dunnock, 8 Lapwing
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew
27 February 2019
  • Alvaston (SK3833) 2 Raven, 4 Buzzard
  • Barrow Hill (SK4075) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 1 Buzzard, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Jay, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Song Thrush
  • Chapel-En-Le-Frith (SK048794) 14 Lapwing
  • Combs Res. (SK0379) 10 Coot, 162 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 2 Jay, 55 Black-headed Gull, 8 Common Gull, 83 Curlew, 9 Great Crested Grebe
  • Gamesley (SK0194) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Hollingwood Estate (SK4174) 1 Blackcap
  • Long Eaton (SK4833) 1 Coot, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 19 Carrion Crow, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 22 Goldfinch, 4 Dunnock
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
  • Stubbing Pond (SK3667) 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Mandarin, 4 Teal
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cormorant, 2 Goosander, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Teal, 6 Wren, 7 Reed Bunting
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Shelduck, 6 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff
26 February 2019
  • Axe Edge Moor (SK0270) 1 Meadow Pipit, 17 Golden Plover, 2 Raven, 20 Lapwing, 8 Red Grouse
  • Bee Low (SK096783) 7 Buzzard
  • Calver (SK2474) 10 Skylark
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Buzzard
  • Great Rocks Dale (SK105746) 15 Fieldfare
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Woodcock
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 2 Stonechat, 3 Raven, 8 Red Grouse
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Green Sandpiper
  • Mapperley Res. (SK4343) 11 Cormorant, 45 Goosander, 6 Mandarin
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard

 

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February 2019 highlights



It was not difficult to believe that this was the warmest February on record as notable features of the month were birdsong and the early return of some summer visitors.


The wintering Great Northern Diver and Black-necked Grebe remained, as did one of the Lapland Buntings found last month, albeit that bird only for one more day. We now expect to see Great White Egrets in the summary, but a Cattle Egret was much less anticipated. Sadly, the latter did not hang around for us all to enjoy and other finds that were either all too brief or inaccessible were Black Redstart, Firecrest and Snow Buntings.


A few Whooper Swans and Pink-footed Geese passed through, while wildfowl numbers were about average for the time of year but included good numbers of Mandarin, four Smew and a brief reappearance by the Long-tailed Duck.


Waders included returning Oystercatchers and Curlew plus our first Ringed Plover of the year. Eleven species of gull is always impressive, and these included three white-winged species and a Kittiwake. There were just enough Waxwings to give anyone with a little patience a good chance to see them, and good news about both Barn Owls and Twite.


Add in a February Sand Martin, and some very impressive counts of common species, and the month surely had plenty for everyone.

Bryan Barnacle

 

 
 
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