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 Please note that for obvious reasons we do not publish sightings of rare breeders such as Little Ringed Plover during the breeding season (unless obvious migrants)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 October 2017
  • Derwent Meadows DWT (SK394340) 5 Redwing, 5 Shoveler
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 110 Pink Footed Goose
  • Markeaton Lake/Park (SK3337) 1 Little Egret
  • Padfield (SK0396) 1 Whooper Swan
  • Peak Forest (SK105784) 770 Pink Footed Goose
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 27 Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher
17 October 2017
  • Allestree (SK3439) 87 Starling
  • Barlow (SK3374) 45 Lapwing, 7 Buzzard, 9 Skylark
  • Carr Vale Nature Reserve (SK4669) 2 Great White Egret
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 2 Redwing
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Green Sandpiper, 313 Cormorant, 4 Goosander
  • Draycott (SK4433) 2 Great White Egret
  • Walton (SK363701) 6 Bullfinch
16 October 2017
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Wigeon, 14 Lapwing, 148 Black Headed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 27 Mallard
  • Bakewell (SK2168) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Borrowash (SK4234) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Owl, 12 Fieldfare, 2 Goosander, 200 Starling, 7 Long Tailed Tit
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 2 Stonechat
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Green Sandpiper, 14 Little Grebe, 158 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 2 Stonechat, 237 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 37 Mute Swan, 80 Wigeon
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Coal Tit, 7 Redwing
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 8 Red Crested Pochard
  • New Mills (SJ992866) 15 Snipe
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 1 Hawfinch, 2 Great White Egret (possibles)
  • Raynesway (SK387341) 1 Little Egret
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Great Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Blackbird, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Jay, 2 Magpie, 2 Mallard, 2 Rook, 3 Robin, 3 Wren, 5 Long Tailed Tit, 5 Wood Pigeon, 6 Carrion Crow, 7 Egyptian Goose, 7 Mute Swan
  • Totley Moss (SK2779) 1 Stonechat, 2 Red Grouse, 2 Snipe
15 October 2017
  • Arleston (SK3329) 1 Kingfisher
  • Darley Dale (SK2662) 1 Water Rail
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Coal Tit
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Pintail
  • Ollersett (SK0385) 4 Ring Ouzel
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 8 Fieldfare
  • Snelston Park (SK1643) 1 Peregrine
  • Swarkestone Bridge (SK3627) 150 Greylag Goose
14 October 2017
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 1 Little Owl
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Little Egret, 1 Pintail, 106 Gadwall, 117 Wigeon, 13 Cetti's Warbler, 15 Shoveler, 18 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 206 Tufted Duck, 33 Mallard, 47 Pochard, 49 Great Crested Grebe, 56 Mute Swan, 7 Teal, 9 Moorhen, 9 Red Crested Pochard
  • New Mills (SK0085) 1 Long Eared Owl, 4 Swallow
  • Sudbury Lake (SK1532) 13 Grey Heron
  • Summerley (SK3778) 1 Barn Owl, 2 Little Owl, 3 Tawny Owl
13 October 2017
  • Aston on Trent GP/Witch's Oak (SK4329) 1 Great White Egret (no access to this site)
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Snipe
  • Whitwell Common (SK5177) 250 Golden Plover
12 October 2017
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 1 Jay, 12 Grey Partridge, 13 Lapwing
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Kingfisher, 9 Stock Dove
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay
11 October 2017
  • Inkersall (SK4272) 9 Grey Partridge
  • Mapperley Res. (SK4343) 7 Mandarin
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Kestrel, 7 Redwing
  • Roseland Wood (SK4967) 250 Wood Pigeon, 60 Red Legged Partridge
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Pochard, 54 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Raven, 4 Goldcrest
10 October 2017
  • Dove Holes (SK0778) 100 Goldfinch
  • Gladwin's Mark (SK3066) 1 Wheatear
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 1 Dipper, 3 Buzzard
  • Normanton Brook (SK4357) 3 Kestrel
  • Roseland Wood (SK4967) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Stonechat, 3 Willow Tit, 5 Meadow Pipit
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 15 Little Egret
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Red Kite, 1 Water Rail, 2 Stonechat, 3 Raven, 45 Teal
9 October 2017
  • Bakewell (SK2168) 6 Meadow Pipit
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 140 Redwing
  • Smalley (SK4044) 1 Tree Sparrow
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Grey Heron
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Great Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Magpie, 1 Raven, 15 Carrion Crow, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Moorhen, 2 Wren, 22 Wood Pigeon, 3 Robin, 4 Mute Swan, 6 Egyptian Goose
8 October 2017
  • Avenue Washlands NR (SK3966) 20 Redwing
  • Brackenfield (SK3758) 1 Swallow
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 49 Redwing
  • Chatsworth Park (SK2570) 149 Mallard, 53 Mandarin
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 25 Redwing
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Siskin, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Goldcrest
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 House Martin, 2 Lesser Redpoll
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Pink Footed Goose, 183 Canada Goose, 316 Black Headed Gull
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Raven, 10 Mandarin, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Mandarin, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Teal, 6 Little Egret
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 1 Lesser Redpoll
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 1 Buzzard, 1 Goosander, 1 Kestrel, 2 Reed Bunting, 20 Mute Swan, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Little Egret, 7 Pochard
  • Sinfin Moor (SK3531) 1 Barn Owl
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Ring Necked Parakeet, 6 Egyptian Goose
  • Weston-On-Trent (SK4028) 10 Redwing, 4 Buzzard
  • Windy Harbour (SK2827) 1 Cetti's Warbler
7 October 2017
  • Baslow (SK2572) 1 Exhausted Manx Shearwater taken into care
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 2 Goldcrest
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Cetti's Warbler
  • Holmgate (SK3863) 14 Pied Wagtail
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Coal Tit, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, 137 Gadwall, 156 Wigeon, 2 Swallow, 20 Pochard, 3 Pink Footed Goose, 6 Cetti's Warbler
  • Osmaston Lake/Park/Wood (SK2042) 1 Muscovy Duck, 343 Greylag Goose
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Black Redstart Meadow Farm
  • Shirley Common (SK2142) 2 Swallow, 63 Pheasant
6 October 2017
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Goosander, 1 Green-winged Teal, 1 Red Crested Pochard, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 17 Shoveler, 2 Raven, 2 Scaup, 6 Little Egret, 7 Buzzard, 92 Pochard
  • Harland Edge (SK2868) 1 Peregrine, 4 Raven
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Raven, 1 Shoveler, 11 Teal, 12 Mute Swan, 19 Mandarin, 28 Tufted Duck, 32 Canada Goose, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 41 Gadwall, 512 Greylag Goose, 6 Little Grebe
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whooper Swan, 10 Greylag Goose, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 34 Teal, 6 Canada Goose
5 October 2017
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Green-winged Teal, 1 Little Stint
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Eckington (SK4379) 20 Pink Footed Goose
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cormorant, 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 5 Buzzard, 5 Siskin
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Common Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mute Swan, 10 Canada Goose, 33 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Little Grebe, 43 Coot, 47 Lapwing, 6 Tufted Duck
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Bittern, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Snipe
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Owl, 1 Water Rail, 112 Mallard, 2 Greylag Goose, 38 Teal, 74 Canada Goose
4 October 2017
  • Allestree (SK3439) 2 Little Egret
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Canada/Greylag Hybrid, 1 Green-winged Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Stint, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 1019 Canada Goose, 17 Shoveler, 23 Pintail, 238 Greylag Goose, 3 Red Crested Pochard, 4 Ringed Plover, 47 Mute Swan, 58 Gadwall, 9 Little Egret
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Raven, 1 Chiffchaff
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Stonechat, 108 Teal, 118 Black Headed Gull, 2 Jay, 2 Shoveler, 2 Swallow, 24 Wren, 28 Robin, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Mute Swan, 30 House Martin
3 October 2017
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Canada Goose, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 38 Mallard, 48 Black Headed Gull, 5 Teal, 73 Greylag Goose
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 1 Raven, 2 Buzzard
  • Breaston (SK451338) 20 Skylark
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 8 Chiffchaff
  • Gamesley (SK0194) 35 Goldfinch
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Barn Owl, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 321 Black Headed Gull, 82 Teal, 88 Mallard
2 October 2017
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Green-winged Teal, 191 Greylag Goose, 2 Red Crested Pochard, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 20 Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 8 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin
  • Derwent Meadows DWT (SK3934) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Ruff, 24 Stock Dove, 291 Canada Goose, 4 Little Egret
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Hobby, 1 Yellow-legged Gull
  • New Whittington (SK3975) 1 Swallow
  • Raynesway (SK387341) 1 Little Egret
  • Summerley (SK3778) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Shoveler, 53 Gadwall, 71 Wigeon
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 4 Shoveler, 93 Teal
1 October 2017
  • Carr Vale Nature Reserve (SK4669) 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 Grey Partridge, 2 Kestrel, 6 Grey Heron, 6 Swallow
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Green-winged Teal
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 2 House Martin
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 10 Swallow
  • Holmgate (SK3863) 40 Goldfinch
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 47 Mandarin, 50 Mallard
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Green Woodpecker, 102 Wigeon, 13 Gadwall, 16 Little Grebe, 19 Pochard, 2 Little Egret, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Red Crested Pochard
  • Miller's Dale (SK1473) 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven
  • Pools Brook CP (SK4373) 1 Jay, 4 House Martin, 6 Swallow
  • Poolsbrook (SK447738) 1 Cattle Egret reported
  • Shipley (SK4444) 2 Stonechat, 8 Swallow, 84 Goldfinch
30 September 2017
  • Barlborough (SK4777) 1 Garden Warbler
  • Holmgate (SK3863) 21 Linnet
  • West Park(Long Eaton) (SK4733) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 2 Mistle Thrush, 580 Black Headed Gull, 67 Pied Wagtail
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 3 Cetti's Warbler
29 September 2017
  • Barlborough (SK4777) 1 Willow Warbler
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5031) 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 18 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe
28 September 2017
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Chiffchaff
  • Ramsley Res./Pools (SK2874) 1 Stonechat, 17 Fieldfare, 2 Ring Ouzel, 20 Siskin
  • Roseland Wood (SK4967) 100 Goldfinch, 16 Long Tailed Tit
  • South Normanton (SK4456) 70 Starling
27 September 2017
  • Allestree (SK3439) 1 Raven, 12 Magpie
  • Bradford Dale (SK2063) 3 Dipper
  • Lathkill Dale (SK1865) 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 120 Goldfinch
  • Pastures Golf Club (SK3033) 1 Hobby, 2 Buzzard, 5 Long Tailed Tit

 

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Aug 2017 highlights



The history of observer cover at Carr Vale has been mentioned in the Bulletin on many occasions, so many of the excellent finds are the product of diligent patchwork rather than just luck. Even so, to turn up both Sabine’s Gull and Caspian Tern (both for the second year running) is quite remarkable and a credit to the CV team.


Elsewhere, Shag appeared again, the Little Egrets just keep increasing in numbers and wintering wildfowl started drifting back into the county. Amongst the latter was the first Pintail for the second half of the year, more Common Scoter (almost monthly now!) and a growing number of Red-crested Pochard.


Raptors included the long staying Ospreys and a good passage of Marsh Harriers. Summering waders started to depart but were replaced by an excellent mix of passage birds and a Quail sufficiently visible as to be photographed is certainly remarkable.


Add in good news of our Nightjar population and some encouraging counts of common species, particularly finches, and it proved yet another fascinating month

Bryan Barnacle

 

 
 
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