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 Please note that for obvious reasons we do not publish sightings of rare breeders such as Little Ringed Plover during the breeding season (unless obvious migrants)

 

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18 July 2018
  • Raynesway (SK387342) 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Kingfisher
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Hobby
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper
17 July 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Kestrel, 11 Coot, 122 Black-headed Gull, 19 Mallard, 24 Moorhen, 43 Lapwing, 44 Wood Pigeon
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 2 Black-tailed Godwit
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret, 6 Pochard
  • Shardlow (SK4330) 2 Raven, 3 Kestrel
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 6 Black-tailed Godwit
  • Snake Pass (SK1190) 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Siskin
  • Sudbury House (SK168315) 2 Grey Partridge
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 3 Ruff
16 July 2018
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 1 Jay, 2 Song Thrush
  • Brimington (SK4073) 1 Hobby, 5 House Martin, 7 Swallow, 9 Swift
  • Chatsworth Park (SK2570) 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Oystercatcher, 35 Mandarin
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Common Sandpiper
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Little Egret, 6 Pochard
  • Odin Mine (SK135835) 1 Redstart
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 20 Pied Wagtail, 3 Kestrel, 5 Swift
  • Shirland (SK3958) 1 Red Kite
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Blackcap, 5 Reed Bunting, 6 Skylark, 9 Swallow
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Budgerigar
15 July 2018
  • Belper (SK3547) 1 Red Kite
  • Chatsworth Park (SK2570) 144 Mallard, 48 Mandarin
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 336 Lapwing, 4 Little Egret
  • Hope (SK1883) 1 Dipper, 1 Treecreeper
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 12 Willow Warbler, 13 Red Grouse, 2 Cormorant, 2 Curlew, 4 Goosander, 4 Oystercatcher
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 2 Common Tern, 21 Mute Swan, 25 Tufted Duck, 29 Canada Goose, 45 Coot, 8 Common Sandpiper
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Little Egret
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 12 Mute Swan, 16 Cormorant, 16 Little Egret, 16 Teal, 18 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Goose, 3 Oystercatcher, 48 Canada Goose
14 July 2018
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cormorant, 1 Raven, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Goosander, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Stonechat, 7 Common Sandpiper
  • Longdendale (SK092996) 4 Common Sandpiper, 8 Oystercatcher
  • Shardlow (SK4330) 1 Red Kite
13 July 2018
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Common Scoter, 2 Curlew, 2 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat, 4 Goosander, 4 Oystercatcher, 5 Red Grouse, 6 Common Sandpiper, 6 Raven, 7 Herring Gull, 90 Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Ladybower Res. (SK1986) 158 Mallard, 239 Canada Goose
  • Pleasley (SK5064) 1 Yellow Wagtail, 13 Long-tailed Tit
  • Raynesway (SK3834) 4 Kingfisher, 7 Goosander
12 July 2018
  • Alderwasley (SK307542) 1 Redstart
  • Alvaston Lake (SK3734) 4 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Kingfisher, 156 Greylag Goose, 2 Little Owl, 23 Coot, 32 House Martin, 36 Moorhen, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Mute Swan, 42 Wood Pigeon, 44 Black-headed Gull, 56 Canada Goose, 7 Grey Heron
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Kingfisher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Curlew, 1 Redstart, 120 Canada Goose, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Snipe, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Raven, 4 Goosander, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Stonechat, 60 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Common Sandpiper
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 2 Goldfinch, 2 Green Sandpiper
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 10 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher
11 July 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 11 Coot, 182 Black-headed Gull, 4 Greylag Goose, 6 Mallard, 7 Moorhen
  • Axe Edge Moor (SK0270) 1 Curlew, 13 Red Grouse, 4 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 5 Swift, 7 Golden Plover, 8 Swallow, 9 Meadow Pipit
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Ruff
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cormorant, 1 Raven, 1 Redstart, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Tufted Duck, 40 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Common Sandpiper
  • Padfield (SK0396) 1 Red Kite
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Little Egret
10 July 2018
  • Calke Park (SK3622) 1 Hobby
  • Dove Holes (SK0777) 1 Kestrel
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Wigeon, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Tern, 5 Shoveler
  • Dunston (SK3573) 1 Red Kite
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Buzzard, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Shelduck, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 111 Coot, 155 Greylag Goose, 158 Mallard, 21 Moorhen, 44 Tufted Duck, 60 Canada Goose, 8 Grey Heron, 8 Mute Swan
  • Monyash (SK1563) 1 Yellow Wagtail
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Greenshank
  • Ticknall (SK3523) 1 Kingfisher
  • Weston-On-Trent (SK4028) 1 Raven
9 July 2018
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Dunnock, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Curlew, 171 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Stonechat, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Herring Gull, 4 Goosander, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Oystercatcher
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Stock Dove, 3 Kestrel, 3 Swift, 30 Sand Martin, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Greenfinch
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 1 Red-Legged Partridge
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Blue Tit, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mallard, 1 Reed Bunting, 14 Starling, 2 Blackcap, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 House Martin, 2 Jay, 2 Magpie, 2 Moorhen, 2 Swift, 3 Black-headed Gull, 3 Goldfinch, 4 Great Tit, 4 Wood Pigeon, 5 Blackbird, 5 Wren, 9 Skylark, 9 Swallow
  • Walton-Upon-Trent (SK223164) 4 Raven
8 July 2018
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Common Tern, 20 House Martin
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 14 Black-headed Gull, 33 Canada Goose, 4 Pied Wagtail, 7 Coot, 79 Mallard, 9 Moorhen, 9 Teal
7 July 2018
  • Cathole (SK3267) 3 Oystercatcher
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Treecreeper
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 6 Pochard
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Ringed Plover
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 3 Sandwich Tern
6 July 2018
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Red Kite
  • Middleton Top (SK2755) 12 Swift
  • Perryfoot (SK1081) 1 Red Kite
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Reed Warbler
  • South Normanton (SK4456) 14 Swift
5 July 2018
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 14 Lapwing, 2 Swallow, 4 Yellowhammer, 40 Starling, 5 Skylark
  • Hope (SK1883) 2 Grey Wagtail
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 2 Little Egret
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 1 Ring Ouzel, 5 Raven
  • Morley (SK3940) 1 Red Kite
  • Old Whittington (SK3874) 7 White Stork
  • Wadshelf (SK3170) 1 Red Kite
4 July 2018
  • Allestree (SK3439) 1 Buzzard
  • Kedleston Park (SK3140) 1 Jay
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Raven, 1 Redstart, 150 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Curlew, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Stonechat, 4 Tufted Duck, 7 Common Sandpiper
  • Kinder Scout (SK058858) 1 Hobby
  • Longdale (SK1959) 1 Woodchat Shrike Photo on Bird Gallery page
  • Matlock Bank (SK300603) 6 Swift
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Grey Wagtail
  • Raynesway (SK3834) 1 Kingfisher
  • Spondon (SK399363) 313 Jackdaw
  • Tupton (SK3965) 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull
3 July 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 110 Black-headed Gull, 14 Coot, 18 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 8 Mallard
  • Derwent Meadows DWT (SK3934) 2 Little Egret
  • Melbourne (SK3825) 1 Hobby
  • Pastures Golf Course (SK3033) 3 Green Woodpecker
  • Pikehall (SK1959) 1 Red Kite
2 July 2018
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blue Tit
  • Big Moor (SK2776) 6 Stonechat
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Red Kite
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Buzzard, 2 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 200 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 4 Goosander, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Grey Heron, 5 Red Grouse, 7 Common Sandpiper
  • Mosley Bank (SK3628) 1 Collared Dove, 1 Common Tern, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Magpie, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Robin, 1 Rook, 2 Blackbird, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Blackcap, 4 Carrion Crow, 4 Great Tit, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Wood Pigeon, 5 Skylark, 6 House Martin, 6 Wren
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Barn Owl
  • Westend (SK1493) 1 Dipper, 2 Siskin, 4 Grey Wagtail
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 24 Common Tern, 3 Teal, 6 Little Egret
1 July 2018
  • Barlborough (SK4777) 19 Swift
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 120 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Shelduck, 45 Mute Swan, 8 Egyptian Goose, 8 Mallard
  • Belper (SK3547) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Butterley Res. (SK4052) 22 Coot, 3 Sand Martin
  • Hilton Gravel Pits NR (SK2431) 2 Common Tern, 6 Canada Goose, 8 Mallard
  • Ingleby (SK3427) 2 Sand Martin, 4 Mute Swan
  • Littleover (SK3233) 2 House Martin, 6 Swift
  • Mickleover (SK306343) 18 Swift
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret
  • Spondon (SK3936) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Tit
  • Swarkestone Bridge (SK3627) 7 Sand Martin
  • Swarkestone GP/Lake (SK3627) 1 Great Crested Grebe, 90 Canada Goose, 90 Greylag Goose
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Mute Swan, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 13 Lapwing, 13 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 2 Tufted Duck, 24 Black-headed Gull, 69 Mallard, 7 Moorhen, 9 Coot
30 June 2018
  • Buxton (SK0572) 1 Tree Pipit
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 1 Red Kite
29 June 2018
  • Froggatt (SK2576) 37 Mandarin
  • Froggatt Bridge (SK2475) 1 Kingfisher
  • Matlock Bank (SK295608) 7 Swift
  • Mickleover (SK308347) 2 Swift
  • Osmaston(Derby) (SK359338) 6 Swift
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 3 Kestrel, 3 Moorhen, 3 Stock Dove
  • Scarcliffe (SK4968) 40 Swift
  • Staveley SF (SK4476) 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Whitethroat, 6 Wren, 8 Chiffchaff
28 June 2018
  • Alport Castles (SK1491) 6 Kestrel
  • Mapperley Res. (SK429439) 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Mandarin
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Peregrine, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Lapwing, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 6 Teal, 9 Mallard
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Little Owl
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Hobby
  • Spondon (SK397369) 13 Swift, 2 Buzzard

 

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May 2018 highlights



May is always an exciting month and, as this year, often sees the highest number of records in the monthly cycle. A few wintering species remain whilst the last of the incoming migrants arrive.


Our Great Northern Diver finally did depart as did a late Whooper Swan after its attempts to woo a Mute Swan. Wildfowl numbers dropped, as expected, but a drake Garganey was a nice find and one of the visiting Common Scoters stayed for a week.


We again saw a good range of waders; these included Avocets, Sanderlings, Little Stints and Turnstones. Red Kites were reported from more sites than ever whilst Marsh Harriers and Ospreys delighted those lucky enough to see them passing through.


Similarly, several scarcer species such as White Stork, Common Crane, Honey Buzzard and Golden Oriole would have pleased many, had they not been single observer sightings. It was also splendid to have news of a singing Black Redstart, a Woodlark and (hugely welcome) several Turtle Dove records.


Mediterranean Gulls are now regular monthly sightings, but we are also seeing more Little Gulls and an Iceland Gull is totally unexpected in May. Topping even those were an exceptional passage of Arctic Terns and a good number of Black Terns. Add in some excellent counts of common birds by our dedicated patch workers and the whole becomes most impressive.

Bryan Barnacle

 

 
 
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