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 Please note that for obvious reasons we do not publish sightings of rare breeders such as Little Ringed Plover during the breeding season (unless obvious migrants)

 

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15 July 2019
  • Big Moor (SK2776) 1 Raven, 2 Whinchat, 20 Linnet, 6 Stonechat
  • Ramsley Moor (SK2875) 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Whinchat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher
14 July 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 16 Coot, 2 Buzzard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Little Egret, 24 Mallard, 39 Lapwing, 62 Lapwing, 7 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, 1 Oystercatcher, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 187 Coot, 2 Little Egret, 22 Cormorant, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Lapwing, 6 Shoveler, 70 Black-headed Gull, 73 Mute Swan, 76 Greylag Goose, 8 Common Tern, 90 Tufted Duck, 97 Canada Goose
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Teal, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Green Sandpiper, 15 Lapwing, 17 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Oystercatcher, 27 Greylag Goose, 4 Canada Goose, 70 Black-headed Gull, 79 Tufted Duck, 8 Little Egret
  • Leash Fen (SK2973) 2 Little Owl
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Peregrine, 1 Pochard, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Common Tern, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler
13 July 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Oystercatcher, 10 Swift, 12 Sand Martin, 26 Lapwing, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 4 Swallow
  • Alfreton (SK4055) 42 Swift
  • Allenton (SK366327) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 1 Dunlin
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Little Egret, 3 Little Owl, 6 Black-tailed Godwit
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 17 Tufted Duck, 32 Mandarin, 8 Grey Wagtail
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 25 Gadwall, 3 Buzzard, 3 Little Egret
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Little Tern via DBFG
12 July 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 13 Coot, 15 Mallard, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 4 Gadwall, 47 Lapwing, 5 Grey Heron, 5 Greylag Goose, 58 Black-headed Gull, 6 Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen
  • Leash Fen (SK2973) 52 Lapwing
  • Melbourne Pool (SK3824) 4 Red-Crested Pochard
11 July 2019
  • Alderwasley (SK3153) 1 Little Owl
  • Alport Castles (SK1491) 3 Kestrel
  • Calke Park (SK3622) 10 Mandarin, 3 Green Woodpecker
  • King's Newton (SK403270) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Sedge Warbler
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 83 Mallard, 9 Mandarin
  • Newton (SK4459) 1 Hobby, 1 Willow Tit
  • Ticknall Limeyards SSSI (SK3523) 1 Spotted Flycatcher
10 July 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 2 Buzzard, 44 Lapwing
  • Allestree (SK3439) 4 Black-tailed Godwit
  • Elton Common (SK2159) 1 Quail
  • Staunton Harold Res (SK3723) 2 Common Sandpiper
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Common Tern
9 July 2019
  • Elton Common (SK2159) 1 Quail
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Goosander
  • Melbourne Pool (SK3824) 4 Red-Crested Pochard
8 July 2019
  • Avenue Coking Plantn (SK3967) 1 Little Egret, 14 Lapwing, 5 Grey Heron
  • Avenue Washlands NR (SK3966) 7 Swift
  • Calke Abbey (SK3622) 2 Egyptian Goose
  • Melbourne (SK3925) 1 Buzzard
  • Overseal (SK2915) 1 Hobby
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 10 Gadwall
7 July 2019
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 95 Mallard, 73 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 4 Mandarin, 47 Tufted Duck, 1 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Tawny Owls, 12 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 20+ Reed Warbler, 15 Whitethroat, 21 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Jay, 5 Bullfinch
  • Elton Common (SK2159) 3 Quail
  • Mapperley Res. (SK4343) 14 Mandarin, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 46 Canada Goose
  • Mercaston Sand Pits (SK2644) 1 Teal, 13 Shelduck, 13 Tufted Duck, 14 Coot, 15 Mandarin, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Canada Goose, 7 Mute Swan
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 14 Greylag Goose, 2 Common Tern, 21 Canada Goose, 21 Mute Swan, 37 Coot
  • Two Dales (SK2864) 1 Osprey
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mandarin, 1 Raven, 17 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 22 Black-headed Gull, 7 Teal
6 July 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 24 Lapwing, 3 Little Egret, 5 Oystercatcher, 65 Black-headed Gull, 8 Grey Heron
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Kestrel
  • Tibshelf (SK4360) 1 Willow Tit
5 July 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 20 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 45 Lapwing, 52 Black-headed Gull, 7 Grey Heron, 9 Pied Wagtail
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Little Egret, 2 Common Tern, 2 Teal, 8 Grey Heron
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Curlew, 1 Hobby, 1 Raven, 1 Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 13 Willow Warbler, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Mistle Thrush
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, 1 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 Little Grebe
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Hobby, 1 Little Egret, 1 Wigeon
4 July 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret, 36 Lapwing, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Swift, 53 Black-headed Gull
  • Elton Common (SK2159) 2 Quail
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 2 Grey Partridge
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Leash Fen (SK3760) 39 Lapwing
  • Matlock (SK3060) 1 House Martin, 4 Swift
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine, 2 Red-Legged Partridge, 2 Shelduck, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 29 Lapwing, 6 Curlew
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Osprey, 3 Avocet (via DBFG)
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret
3 July 2019
  • Chatsworth Park (SK2570) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 16 Mandarin, 25 Sand Martin
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret, 1 Red-Crested Pochard
2 July 2019
  • Alport Castles (SK1491) 1 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, 3 Wheatear, 4 Swift, 5 Raven
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 12 Swift, 2 Buzzard
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Pochard, 5 Shoveler
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 2 Siskin
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Curlew, 2 Peregrine, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Stonechat
  • Markeaton (SK3337) 1 Grey Heron, 14 Canada Goose, 2 Red-Legged Partridge, 2 Tree Sparrow
  • Matlock (SK3060) 1 Tawny Owl
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 1 Eastern Rosella (escape)
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Little Egret, 1 Skylark, 1 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 24 Mute Swan, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Shoveler, 45 Gadwall, 54 Canada Goose
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Grey Heron, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Lapwing, 3 Mandarin, 4 Cormorant, 4 Kestrel, 6 Teal
1 July 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Little Egret, 11 Coot, 15 Lapwing, 18 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 23 Black-headed Gull, 5 Grey Heron
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Little Egret, 1 Shoveler, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Little Owl, 2 Teal, 4 Little Grebe
30 June 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 3 Little Egret, 38 Lapwing, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Tufted Duck
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Shelduck, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 36 Mute Swan, 4 Common Tern, 76 Canada Goose
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Common Scoter, 26 Black-tailed Godwit
  • Chapel-En-Le-Frith (SK048795) 1 Curlew
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 29 Tufted Duck, 38 Greylag Goose, 4 Oystercatcher, 7 Gadwall
  • Rosliston (SK2416) 1 Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 House Martin, 6 Blackcap
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 2 Grey Partridge
29 June 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 19 Black-headed Gull, 2 Tufted Duck, 20 Lapwing, 23 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 8 Coot
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 45 House Sparrow
  • Elton Common (SK2159) 1 Quail, 1 Yellow Wagtail
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Little Egret, 1 Red-Crested Pochard
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 110 Swift
  • Weston-On-Trent (SK4028) 1 Buzzard, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 4 Grey Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler

 

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May 2019 highlights



May is mostly about the build up of summer visitors and breeding successes. This year, it delivered all of that and some fine county rarities too. Take your pick from Pomarine Skua, Bonaparte's Gull, Roseate Tern, Red-rumped Swallow and Red-backed Shrike. If only some of those had stayed around a little longer for more of us to enjoy! Since the first two of those species were discovered at Carr Vale (another reward for the constant effort approach) then it is also worth recording that the total species for the month there set a new site record of 113. Congratulations to the CV team once again.


Having got used to regular sightings of Great White Egret, it now looks as if we can look forward to more Cattle Egrets too. Amongst other wetland species, we saw Avocets again, several Grey Plover, a Temminck's Stint, Wood Sandpipers and a large flock of Dunlin amongst a most impressive list of waders. Also, a nice showing of Garganey and Black Terns.


Raptors included a Honey Buzzard, several Marsh Harriers and a number of Osprey. The full list of species for the month makes very interesting reading and included a number of the excellent counts of commoner species. These show the excellent value obtained from dedicated patch work.

Bryan Barnacle and Kate Barnacle

 

 
 
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