Bird News

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25 June 2017
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Beeley Moor (SK2968) 12 Linnet
  • Beeley Moor 'Triangle' (SK2967) 2 Stonechat
  • Bendall's Clump (SK3324) 2 Yellowhammer
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 25 Little Egret, 2 Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 6 broods of Green Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat
  • Findern (SK304314) 7 Bullfinch
  • Foremark Res. (SK3323) 2 Yellowhammer
  • Killamarsh (SK4580) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Leash Fen (SK2973) 18 Curlew
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK408381) 180 Greylag Goose
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 14 Gadwall, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Tufted Duck, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Common Tern, 64 Mute Swan
  • Milton (SK3226) 1 Whitethroat, 2 Yellowhammer, 8 Skylark
  • Skaddows Wood (Ticknall) (SK3423) 3 Willow Warbler
  • Willington PS (SK3128) 3 Sand Martin
  • Woodhead Res. (SK0899) 1 Gannet roosted
24 June 2017
  • Bakewell River Wye (SK2267) 3 Yellowhammer
  • Kirk Langley (SK292380) 1 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Little Egret, 6 Cetti's Warbler
  • Matlock Bath (SK2958) 5 Mallard, 8 Grey Wagtail
  • Rowsley (SK2565) 1 Dipper, 10 Sand Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 25 Wren, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Mallard
  • Stanton Lees (SK2663) 5 Sand Martin
  • Sutton Scarsdale Hall (SK4468) 1 Little Owl
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 4 Little Egret, 1 Spoonbill briefly, 15 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 35 Mute Swan, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Buzzard, Kestrel
23 June 2017
  • Brailsford (SK2541) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Duffield (SK3443) 8 Mandarin
  • Elton (SK2260) 2 Redstart
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Redstart, 4 Tree Pipit, 5 Nuthatch
  • Via Gellia (SK2656) 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Red Kite, 14 Mallard, 2 Redstart, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Moorhen, 5 Little Grebe, 8 Coot
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Little Egret, 1 Wigeon, 104 Coot, 11 Cormorant, 13 Lapwing, 17 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 26 Mute Swan, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Buzzard, 4 Little Grebe
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Buzzard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 12 Gadwall, 2 Peregrine, 3 Moorhen, 3 Pied Wagtail, 45 Black Headed Gull, 7 Shelduck, 8 Coot
22 June 2017
  • Ambergate (SK3451) 1 Red Kite
  • Ashford-In-The-Water (SK1969) 1 Red Kite
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Buzzard, 1 Common Tern, 1 Hobby, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Redshank, 1 Shelduck, 10 Black Headed Gull, 16 Mute Swan, 17 Tufted Duck, 20 Coot, 3 Lapwing, 31 Mallard, 4 Little Egret, 4 Skylark, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Grey Heron, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 97 Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Borrowash (SK4234) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Little Owl
  • Dronfield (SK3578) 1 Red Kite
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Cormorant, 4 Tufted Duck, 66 Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Osprey
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Pochard, 1 Wigeon, 5 Little Egret
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Cormorant, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mute Swan, 12 Gadwall, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 29 Mallard, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 31 Black Headed Gull, 4 Moorhen, 7 Shelduck, 8 Coot
21 June 2017
  • Killamarsh (SK4580) 1 Cuckoo
  • Kirk Langley (SK2838) 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 2 Kestrel
  • Raynesway (SK386342) 1 Little Egret
20 June 2017
  • Beeley Moor (SK2968) 1 Red Kite
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Tufted Duck, 147 Lapwing, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cormorant, 160 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Curlew, 3 Stonechat, 4 Goosander, 4 Redstart, 7 Common Sandpiper
  • New Mills (SK0089) 4 Reed Bunting, 5 Linnet
  • Normanton Brook (SK4357) 1 Cuckoo, 4 Meadow Pipit
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Wigeon, 16 Canada Goose, 2 Buzzard, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 20 Mute Swan, 23 Gadwall, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Redshank, 5 Common Tern, 7 Cormorant
  • Wingerworth (SK372672) 2 Swift
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Teal, 19 Mallard, 2 Lapwing, 2 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Shoveler, 51 Black Headed Gull, 7 Shelduck, 8 Coot, 8 Gadwall
19 June 2017
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Tufted Duck
  • Tapton (SK3972) 41 Mallard
  • Willington (SK2928) 1 Kingfisher
18 June 2017
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 12 Little Egret; 3 Black Swan, 23 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Shelduck, 1 Mandarin, 1 Teal, 15 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 2 Hobby, 5 Oystercatcher, 11 Common Tern, four broods of Green Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 7 Garden Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 4 Treecreeper, Nuthatch
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 7 Stock Dove, 8 Gadwall, 9 Lapwing
  • Manor Floods (SK4542) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Coot, 8 Willow Warbler
  • Mapperley Res. (SK4343) 2 Common Tern, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Mallard
  • Markeaton Lake/Park (SK3337) 1 Green Woodpecker
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Osprey
  • Taddington (SK138705) 1 Red Kite
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Avocet, 1 Little Egret
17 June 2017
  • Burrs Wood (SK3075) 8 Willow Warbler
  • Greaves's Piece (SK2977) 7 Willow Warbler
  • Leash Fen (SK2973) 2 Stonechat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Yellowhammer
  • Derby Cathedral (SK3536) 5 Peregrines (2ads, 3 juvs)
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mute Swan, 10 Gadwall, 11 Common Tern, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Lapwing
  • Matlock (SK2960) 2 Red Kite
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 2 Red Kite
  • Ramsley Moor (SK2875) 11 Chaffinch, 11 Wren, 16 Willow Warbler
  • Smeekley Woods (SK2976) 1 Cuckoo, 15 Wren
  • Unthank (SK3076) 2 Kestrel, 2 Pied Wagtail
16 June 2017
  • Borrowash (SK4234) 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Owl
  • Cordwell (SK3176) 15 Willow Warbler, 5 Tree Pipit
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cormorant, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Goosander, 1 Oystercatcher, 20 Willow Warbler, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Curlew, 4 Redstart, 5 Common Sandpiper, 5 Herring Gull, 6 Stonechat
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Gadwall
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 286 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull
  • Shillito Wood (SK2974) 37 Swift
  • Westend (SK1493) 2 Siskin
15 June 2017
  • Avenue Washlands NR (SK3966) 1 Red Kite
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Dipper, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Grey Wagtail
  • Walton (SK371696) 1 Red Kite
14 June 2017
  • Barlborough (SK4777) 1 Red Kite
  • Beeley Moor 'Triangle' (SK2967) 2 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat, 5 Curlew
  • Brimington (SK4073) 1 Red Kite
  • Calow (SK4070) 1 Willow Tit
  • Harland Edge (SK2868) 1 Hobby, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 7 Raven
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Whitethroat
  • Holmebrook Valley Park (SK3572) 5 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag Goose
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Grey Wagtail
  • Ladybower Res. (SK1986) 1 Wood Warbler
  • Langley Mill (SK4447) 2 Buzzard
  • Longdendale (SK0598) 3 Common Sandpiper, 40 Long Tailed Tit
  • Longlane (SK2538) 1 Red Kite
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Spoonbill
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Avocet, 1 Wheatear
13 June 2017
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Cuckoo, 4 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Redstart, 152 Canada Goose, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Stonechat, 7 Common Sandpiper
  • Lathkill Dale (SK1765) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Peregrine, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Dipper, 3 Redstart, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Grey Wagtail
  • Matlock Bank (SK301604) 1 Collared Dove, 2 Swift
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Yellow Wagtail
12 June 2017
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Little Egret
  • Ashbourne (SK1746) 1 Kestrel
  • Deep Dale (SK0971) 1 Redstart
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, 1 Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 10 House Martin, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Goosander, 8 Common Sandpiper, 8 Willow Warbler
  • Litton (SK1675) 5 Raven
  • Miller's Dale (SK1573) 3 Mandarin
  • Monsal Dale (SK1771) 1 Dipper, 2 Redstart, 22 Mandarin, 3 Grey Wagtail
  • Pilsley Green (SK4261) 1 Common Tern
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Kestrel, 1 Skylark, 10 Starling, 3 Mistle Thrush
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 7 Little Egret
  • Thulston (SK412316) 1 Little Owl
  • Water-Cum-Jolly-Dale (SK1673) 1 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull
11 June 2017
  • Church Wilne (SK4431) 3 Yellowhammer
  • Derby River Gardens (SK3536) 7 Moorhen
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 17 Little Egret, 3 Black Swan, 1 Mandarin, 4 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 2 Water Rail, juvenile Green and GS Woodpeckers, 11 Garden Warbler, 23 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, 4 Treecreeper, 6 Linnet, 6 Bullfinch, 13 Reed Bunting
  • Draycott (SK4433) 11 Sand Martin, 7 Mallard
  • Foston (SK1831) 1 Red Kite
  • Great Wilne (SK4430) 4 Sand Martin, 5 Mute Swan
  • Hilton Gravel Pits NR (SK2431) 1 Common Tern, 19 Canada Goose, 3 Greylag Goose, 32 Black Headed Gull
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 1 Blackcap, 1 Buzzard, 1 Garden Warbler
  • Pilsley Green (SK4261) 2 Common Tern
  • Sinfin (SK3532) 1 Blackbird
  • St Chad's Water (SK4431) 1 Common Tern
10 June 2017
  • Blackley Clough (SK1488) 7 Mallard
  • Darley Dale (SK2662) 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Skylark, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer, 12 Stock Dove, 18 Swift, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 5 House Martin, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Mistle Thrush, 9 Sand Martin
  • Egginton SF (Etwall Farm) (SK2729) 1 Red Kite
  • Flash Lane (SK2965) 3 Woodcock
  • Haggwater Bridge (SK1689) 1 Wood Warbler
  • Ladybower Res. (SK1986) 1 Cuckoo, 117 Mallard, 12 Wren, 127 Canada Goose, 13 Willow Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Oystercatcher, 9 Greylag Goose
  • Pilsley Green (SK4261) 2 Common Tern
  • Rowlee Bridge (SK1489) 7 Willow Warbler, 8 Pied Wagtail
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Little Egret
9 June 2017
  • Alport Dale (SK1391) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Stonechat
  • Birchinlee Pasture (SK1591) 3 Curlew, 3 Skylark, 53 Meadow Pipit
  • Brimington (SK4073) 1 Little Owl
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 1 Sanderling, 1 Teal, 10 Oystercatcher, 12 Redshank, 14 Cormorant, 2 Barnacle Goose, 21 Mute Swan, 411 Canada Goose, 54 Greylag Goose, 6 Lapwing, 62 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 11 Mallard, 148 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Lapwing, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Moorhen, 6 Curlew, 6 Sand Martin
  • Newbold (SK3772) 1 Little Owl
  • Staveley (SK4374) 1 Kingfisher
  • Tissington (SK1752) 10 Coot, 19 Mallard, 3 Pied Wagtail
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Cormorant, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 3 Moorhen, 40 Black Headed Gull, 7 Coot, 7 Shelduck
8 June 2017
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Common Tern, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Oystercatcher, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 34 Mute Swan, 6 Shelduck
  • Belper (SK3547) 1 Grey Wagtail
  • Bretby Park Ponds (SK3022) 11 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Canada Goose, 8 Tufted Duck
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 54 Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Trent/Dove Confluence (SK2726) 16 Mute Swan, 2 Coot, 28 Mallard, 9 Goosander
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Redshank, 1 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 19 Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret, 20 Greylag Goose, 3 Buzzard, 33 Mute Swan, 4 Common Tern, 5 Oystercatcher, 9 Cormorant
7 June 2017
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Redstart, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Raven, 2 Curlew, 3 Goosander, 4 Stonechat, 5 Common Sandpiper
  • Pikehall (SK1960) 1 Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 5 Linnet
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Kestrel, 1 Skylark, 4 Coot
  • Staunton Harold Res (SK3723) 2 Common Scoter, 3 Little Egret
6 June 2017
  • Pilsley Green (SK4161) 1 Little Owl, 2 Buzzard, 2 Common Tern, 2 Raven
  • Smalley (SK4044) 6 Curlew
5 June 2017
  • Codnor (SK4249) 13 Cormorant
  • Pilsley Green (SK418611) 2 Common Tern
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Redshank, 2 Wigeon, 7 Oystercatcher
4 June 2017
  • Anchor Church (SK3327) 2 Mute Swan
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 1 Little Owl
  • Avenue Washlands NR (SK3966) 1 Grasshopper Warbler
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Hobby, 4 Mute Swan
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 13 Little Egret, 44 Mute Swan, 3 Black Swan, 8 Green Woodpecker plus a juvenile, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 16 Whitethroat, 5 Garden Warbler, 21 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler
  • Ingleby (SK3228) 16 Cormorant, 44 Mute Swan, 6 Sand Martin, 7 Mallard
  • Milton (SK3226) 2 Pied Wagtail, 210 Starling, 7 Skylark
  • Pilsley Green (SK417611) 2 Common Tern, 2 Raven
  • Repton (SK3127) 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Yellowhammer, 5 Whitethroat
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 2 Egyptian Goose, 9 Little Egret
  • Twyford (SK3228) 20 Sand Martin, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Oystercatcher
  • Whaley Bridge (SK012824) 1 Blackcap, 1 Muscovy Duck
3 June 2017
  • Arkwright Town (SK4270) 1 Grey Heron, 11 Willow Warbler, 12 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Moorhen, 7 Whitethroat, 8 Canada Goose, 8 Coot
  • Belper (SK3447) 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Mallard, 8 Mandarin
  • Breadsall (SK3739) 1 Oystercatcher
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Dipper, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Redstart, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Raven, 10 Herring Gull, 180 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 20 Black Headed Gull, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Stonechat, 4 Goosander
  • Longcliffe (SK2255) 2 Redstart
  • Mastin Moor (SK4575) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Blackcap, 2 Gadwall, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Mallard
  • Norbriggs Flash (SK4475) 1 Cetti's Warbler
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Red Kite
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Black Necked Grebe
  • Rowarth (SK0189) 1 Little Owl
  • West Hallam (SK4341) 25 House Martin
  • Williamthorpe (SK4366) 1 Common Tern, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Reed Warbler, 10 Mallard, 16 Gadwall, 2 Coot, 2 Teal, 4 Moorhen, 4 Tufted Duck, 8 Canada Goose
2 June 2017
  • Lower Hartshay (SK3851) 50 Mandarin
  • Mickleover (SK294348) 1 Willow Tit
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 12 Swallow, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 17 Black Headed Gull, 2 Blackcap, 2 Lapwing, 2 Raven, 4 House Martin, 4 Teal, 6 Sand Martin, 7 Curlew, 7 Reed Bunting
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Black Kite
  • South Normanton (SK4456) 20 Swift, 25 Starling
  • Thulston (SK4131) 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Yellowhammer, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Skylark
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Osprey
1 June 2017
  • Bamford (SK2082) 1 Dipper, 13 Pied Wagtail, 16 Chaffinch, 17 Blackbird, 19 Wren, 4 Grey Wagtail, 6 Dipper, 60 Mallard, 70 Mandarin
  • Bubnell (SK2473) 1 Redstart
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Grey Wagtail
  • Curbar (SK2474) 5 Mallard
  • Froggatt (SK2476) 31 Mandarin, 8 Wren
  • Griffe Field Park (SK3233) 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Song Thrush
  • Grindleford (SK2477) 2 Swift, 3 House Martin
  • High Low (SK2280) 22 Canada Goose, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Matlock Bank (SK301604) 2 Collared Dove
  • Matlock Bath (SK296588) 3 Grey Wagtail
  • New Bridge (SK2475) 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Coot
  • Youlgreave (SK2064) 1 Red Kite
31 May 2017
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Little Egret, 3 Black Swan, 3 Cetti's Warbler
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Blackcap, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Gadwall, 5 Great Crested Grebe
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 2 Common Tern, 5 Buzzard
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Blackbird, 3 Goldfinch, 4 House Sparrow
  • Press Res. (SK358655) 3 Common Tern
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 2 Oystercatcher
  • Trent Meadows (SK5032) 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 30 Mute Swan
30 May 2017
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Goosander, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Shelduck, 70 Mute Swan
  • Bleaklow (SK1096) 28 Golden Plover, 7 Curlew, 9 Red Grouse
  • Church Wilne (SK4532) 1 Barn Owl
  • Crowhole (SK333754) 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Swallow
  • Snake Pass (SK1190) 1 Dunlin
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Grey Heron, 2 Dunlin, 2 Teal, 37 Mute Swan
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 12 Coot, 19 Black Headed Gull, 2 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, 4 Gadwall, 8 Shelduck
29 May 2017
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 3 Black Swan
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Redstart, 2 Dunlin

 

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April 2017 highlights



Long staying birds included both the Great Northern Diver and Long-tailed Duck with both progressing to almost full summer plumage. As expected, many of the Waxwings were also still with us, as it was too early for them to move as far northwards as they will need to go.


Large white birds are always interesting so a suite of Great White Egret, Cattle Egret, Spoonbill and an escaped White Stork proved very popular with those who could get to them in time.


Wildfowl numbers were well down but interest remained in Garganey and visits from Scaup and Common Scoters. There were an impressive 22 species of wader of which ten Sanderling together was particularly noteworthy. Gull roosts were largely over but weather conditions at the end of the month saw arrivals of Arctic, Black and Little Terns as well as the expected Common Terns. Many of the latter will stay with us for the next few months.


Raptors included many opportunities to see Osprey and Red Kite plus the return of Hobby for their summer breeding cycle.


Two excellent finds were a Hoopoe and a Bearded Tit although neither stayed long enough to be enjoyed by too many observers. Our colour-ringed Twite total progresses well, the number of locations that boasted Cettiā€™s Warbler increased yet again, migrant chats and warblers came in good numbers and there were once again some excellent counts of species that are too easy to take for granted. All in all, quite a month

Bryan Barnacle

 

 
 
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