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 Please note that for obvious reasons we do not publish sightings of rare breeders such as Little Ringed Plover during the breeding season (unless obvious migrants)

 

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24 May 2018
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Starling, 2 Jackdaw
  • Belper (SK361465) 1 Red Kite
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 9 Stock Dove
23 May 2018
  • Beeley Moor 'Triangle' (SK2967) 2 Curlew, 3 Kestrel
  • Big Moor (SK2776) 2 Stonechat, 4 Buzzard
  • Cromford Canal (SK3155) 1 Blackcap, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Little Grebe
  • Curbar Edge (SK2575) 3 Whinchat
  • Cutthorpe (SK3473) 2 Tawny Owl
  • Lathkill Dale (SK1865) 1 Redstart
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 20 House Martin, 4 Swift
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 10 Sand Martin, 2 Little Grebe
  • Spondon (SK398363) 2 Bullfinch
  • Ramsley Moor (SK2875) 2 Cuckoo, 2 Raven
  • Raynesway (SK387341) 1 Little Egret
  • Weston Underwood (SK2943) 1 Golden Oriole briefly
  • White Edge (SK2676) 1 Whinchat
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Ruff, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 2 Swift
22 May 2018
  • Gamesley (SK0094) 1 Red Kite
  • Great Longstone (SK2071) 1 White Stork
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Woodcock
  • Normanton Brook (SK4357) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Pools Brook CP (SK4373) 23 Canada Goose, 9 Great Crested Grebe
21 May 2018
  • Bradford Dale (SK2063) 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Dipper, 30 Mallard, 6 Grey Wagtail
  • Brimington (SK4073) 14 Starling
  • Burbage (SK264814) 3 Ring Ouzel
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 4 Swallow, 5 Swift, 8 House Martin
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 30 Swift
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Arctic Tern, 8 Common Tern
  • Millstone Edge (SK2480) 3 Ring Ouzel
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Lapwing, 6 Sand Martin
  • Stanage Edge (SK2384) 1 Ring Ouzel
20 May 2018
  • Barlborough (SK4777) 5 Swift
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Pochard, 1 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Lesser Whitethroat
  • Melbourne (SK381257) 1 Cuckoo
  • Newhall (SK2920) 12 Swift, 3 Sparrowhawk
  • Old Tupton (SK3965) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Hobby, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Buzzard
  • Padfield (SK0396) 13 Swift
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Cuckoo, 10 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 14 Little Egret
  • Winster (SK2460) 6 Swift
19 May 2018
  • Arkwright Town (SK4270) 14 Willow Warbler, 2 Pochard, 3 Yellowhammer, 8 Skylark, 8 Whitethroat
  • Doveridge (SK1134) 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Sand Martin
  • Heanor (SK4346) 6 Swift
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 1 Cuckoo, 2 Common Tern, 34 Coot, 9 Mute Swan
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 8 Little Egret
  • Stockley (SK4667) 12 Swift, 2 Reed Warbler
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 4 Hobby
18 May 2018
  • Bakewell River Wye (SK2268) 1 Dipper, 1 Greylag Goose, 6 Goosander
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Cuckoo
  • Matlock (SK2960) 2 Grey Wagtail
  • Matlock Bank (SK3060) 5 Swift
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 7 Swift
  • Palterton (SK4768) 1 Little Owl
  • Westend (SK1493) 1 Red Kite
17 May 2018
  • Bakewell River Wye (SK2268) 6 Goosander
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Starling
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Sand Martin
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 2 Grey Partridge
  • Shipley (SK4444) 1 Raven
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Buzzard, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Hobby, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Greylag Goose, 3 Skylark, 5 Blackcap
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 7 Hobby
16 May 2018
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Red Kite
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK4038) 3 Mandarin, 6 Tufted Duck
  • Shipley (SK4444) 45 Swift
15 May 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 13 Mallard, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Oystercatcher, 22 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing, 7 Mute Swan
  • Allestree (SK3439) 1 Hobby
  • Alport Castles (SK1491) 1 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear, 2 Ring Ouzel, 4 Raven
  • Ashbourne (SK1746) 1 Little Egret
  • Curbar (SK2574) 3 Greenfinch, 3 Jackdaw
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 5 Garden Warbler
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Wheatear, 7 Stonechat
  • Old Tupton (SK3965) 1 Crane
  • Shire Hill (SK0594) 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Cuckoo
14 May 2018
  • Allestree (SK3439) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Goldcrest
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Cuckoo, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Swift
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Redstart, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Yellowhammer, 15 Meadow Pipit, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Goosander, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Stonechat, 4 Curlew, 6 Common Sandpiper, 9 Red Grouse
  • Linacre Res. (SK3372) 1 Mallard, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Tawny Owl
  • Matlock Bank (SK301604) 1 Jackdaw
  • Middleton Top (SK2755) 10 Linnet, 4 Redstart, 6 Swift
  • Ramsley Res./Pools (SK286746) 1 Lapwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mallard, 2 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat, 3 Cuckoo
  • Ripley (SK3950) 3 Swift
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 2 Grey Partridge
  • Sinfin Moor (SK3531) 47 Stock Dove
  • Wingerworth (SK3767) 1 Woodcock
13 May 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 2 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Goosander
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Grey Heron, 11 Greylag Goose, 2 Common Tern, 24 Canada Goose, 31 Mute Swan, 7 Gadwall, 8 Egyptian Goose, 8 Shelduck, 9 Cormorant
  • Burnaston (SK2929) 1 Oystercatcher
  • Buxton (SK0573) 9 Swift
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 Tufted Duck, 5 Shelduck, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Gadwall
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 1 Common Sandpiper, 33 Mute Swan, 9 Goosander
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 1 Tree Sparrow
  • Shipley (SK4444) 2 Oystercatcher
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Red-Crested Pochard, 7 Hobby
  • Wirksworth (SK289541) 1 Peregrine
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lapwing, 1 Shelduck, 1 Teal, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher, 29 Black-headed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull
12 May 2018
  • Holmgate (SK3863) 28 House Sparrow
  • Horsley Woodhouse (SK3944) 5 Mandarin
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Wood Warbler, 3 Pied Flycatcher
  • Shipley (SK4444) 1 Cuckoo, 2 Hobby, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Oystercatcher
  • Twyford (SK3228) 1 Barn Owl
11 May 2018
  • Alvaston Lake (SK3734) 1 Goosander, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 2 Sand Martin
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Tree Sparrow, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 House Martin, 2 Redshank, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 3 Barnacle Goose, 8 Oystercatcher
  • Curbar Edge (SK2575) 3 Wheatear
  • Dale Abbey (SK4338) 1 Red Kite
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 9 Little Egret, 2 Gadwall, 10 Little Grebes, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 1 Egyptian Goose, 6 Green Woodpeckers, 9 species of warbler including two Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Linnet
  • Melbourne (SK3825) 1 Cuckoo
  • Melbourne Pool (SK3824) 1 Oystercatcher, 12 Greylag Goose, 17 Coot, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Canada Goose, 4 Grey Heron
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Kingfisher, 1 Oystercatcher
  • Swarkestone Bridge (SK3627) 4 Sand Martin
  • Ticknall (SK3523) 2 Yellowhammer, 7 Skylark
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Little Egret, 1 Red-Crested Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 8 Common Tern
10 May 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 12 Mallard, 14 Coot, 3 Greylag Goose, 4 Moorhen, 7 Mute Swan, 9 Lapwing
  • Barlow (SK335750) 1 Red-Legged Partridge, 3 Swift, 3 Yellowhammer
  • Derby River Gardens (SK3536) 1 Goosander
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 4 Pied Flycatcher, 6 Mistle Thrush
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Goosander, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Curlew
  • Ramsley Moor (SK2875) 3 Whinchat
  • Torside Res. (SK0697) 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Whimbrel
9 May 2018
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 1 Reed Warbler
  • Birchover (SK2262) 2 Mistle Thrush
  • Bradford Dale (SK2063) 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Grey Wagtail
  • Chee Dale (SK1273) 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Mandarin, 4 Dipper, 4 Grey Wagtail
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 2 Swift
  • Cutthroat Bridge (SK2187) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Peregrine, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Whinchat
  • Morley (SK3940) 1 Red Kite, 4 Mandarin
  • North Wingfield (SK4165) 5 Swift
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Jay, 1 Redstart, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Mistle Thrush
  • Pewit Carr (SK452420) 1 Cetti's Warbler
  • Ripley (SK3950) 1 Whitethroat
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 40 Swift
  • Stanton & Staveley Works (SK4638) 50 Sand Martin
  • Stanton Moor (SK2463) 6 Linnet
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Skylark, 6 Blackcap
  • Wadshelf (SK335705) 1 Red Kite
  • Walton (SK3669) 1 Cuckoo
  • Wye Dale (SK1072) 2 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Mallard
  • Youlgreave (SK2064) 1 Redstart, 2 Blackcap, 6 Swift
8 May 2018
  • Great Longstone (SK2071) 2 Redstart
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Pied Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Raven, 1 Redstart, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Stonechat, 2 Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Common Sandpiper, 6 Curlew
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Swift
  • Lower Hartshay (SK3851) 2 Oystercatcher
  • Markham Vale (Industrial Park) (SK450718) 1 Wheatear
  • New Mills (SJ9986) 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler
  • Padfield (SK0396) 4 Swift
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lapwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat
  • Smalley (SK4044) 1 Cuckoo
  • South Normanton (SK446566) 3 Swift
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Osprey
7 May 2018
  • Barlborough (SK4777) 3 House Martin
  • Great Longstone (SK210727) 1 Cuckoo
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 3 Swift
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Teal, 12 Gadwall, 2 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Shoveler, 3 Common Tern, 3 Little Egret, 30 Mute Swan, 32 Tufted Duck, 4 Shelduck, 7 Great Crested Grebe
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Longshaw (SK2679) 1 Cuckoo
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Wheatear, 3 Arctic Tern, 3 Garden Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Wood Warbler, 10 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Jay, 3 Redstart, 3 Tree Pipit
  • Press Res. (SK3565) 1 Marsh Tit, 5 Whitethroat
  • Sherriff Wood (SK2378) 1 Redstart
  • Shire Hill (SK0594) 1 Redstart, 1 Wood Warbler
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Yellow Wagtail
  • Smalley (SK4044) 1 Osprey
  • Swarkestone Bridge (SK3627) 8 Egyptian Goose
  • Barlborough (SK4777) 5 Swift
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Osprey, 1 Teal, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 40 Canada Goose
6 May 2018
  • Combs (SK043787) 1 Oystercatcher
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 1 Eyptian Goose, 2 Willow Tit, 8 Green Woodpecker, 7 Little Egret, 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 32 Reed Warbler, 8 Sedge Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat, 24 Blackcap, 9 Garden Warbler, 20 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 10 Reed Bunting
  • Errwood Res. (SK0175) 1 Cuckoo
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Whooper Swan
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Pied Flycatcher
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Raven, 2 Shelduck, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Cetti's Warbler
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 1 Cuckoo
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Oystercatcher
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 1 Grasshopper Warbler
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 2 Buzzard
  • South Wood (SK3620) 1 Woodcock
5 May 2018
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Buzzard, 6 Linnet
  • Ashbourne (SK1746) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Ashbourne Airfield (SK1945) 3 Wheatear, 4 Willow Warbler, 7 Whitethroat
  • Bole Hill (SK302552) 6 Linnet
  • Cordwell (SK3176) 1 Cuckoo, 2 Redstart, 5 Tree Pipit, 9 Willow Warbler
  • Egginton SF (Etwall Farm) (SK2729) 1 Yellow Wagtail
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Whimbrel
  • Mickleover Golf Club (SK3134) 1 Buzzard, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Dunnock, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Goldcrest, 5 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Robin, 6 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch, 6 Mistle Thrush, 6 Wren, 7 Blue Tit, 7 Magpie, 8 Blackcap
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 3 Common Tern, 7 Goosander
  • Walton (SK3669) 1 Red Kite
  • Willington (SK2928) 1 Mistle Thrush
4 May 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret, 12 Coot, 14 Lapwing, 2 Blackcap, 2 Tufted Duck, 22 Mallard, 7 Mute Swan
  • Axe Edge Moor (SK0270) 10 Curlew, 2 Ring Ouzel, 3 Wheatear, 4 Lapwing, 8 Golden Plover
  • Derwent Meadows DWT (SK3934) 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Whooper Swan
  • Hoo Moor (SK0077) 1 Cuckoo
  • Mickleover Meadows LNR (SK3136) 1 Red Kite
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 1 Mandarin
  • Padley Gorge/Wood (SK2579) 1 Cuckoo, 2 Redstart, 2 Tree Pipit, 9 Pied Flycatcher
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Skylark, 4 Whitethroat
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 4 Tree Sparrow
  • Shardlow (SK425307) 2 Oystercatcher
3 May 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Buzzard, 11 Coot, 2 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Tufted Duck, 7 Mute Swan, 8 Mallard
  • Barlborough (SK4777) 1 Hobby
  • Burbage (SK2581) 2 Ring Ouzel, 2 Wheatear
  • Glossop (SK0394) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 1 Hobby, 2 Raven
  • Lightwood (SK3881) 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Tawny Owl
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 1 Common Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Swallow, 6 Linnet
  • Mapperley (SK4343) 1 Red Kite
  • Pinxtonwharf (SK4554) 1 Pied Flycatcher
  • Repton (SK3026) 1 Red Kite
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Owl, 1 Red Kite, 2 Whitethroat
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Barn Owl, 3 Raven
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Shelduck, 10 Swift, 2 Lesser Whitethroat
2 May 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 2 Little Egret
  • Allestree (SK331396) 1 Tree Sparrow
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Swift
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 1 Swallow
  • Ramsley Res./Pools (SK2874) 1 Buzzard, 3 Tree Pipit, 7 Lesser Redpoll
  • Repton (SK3026) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Somercotes (SK423532) 1 Red Kite
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Dunlin, 14 Common Tern
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Little Gull
1 May 2018
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 3 Little Egret, 8 Mute Swan
  • Beeley Moor 'Triangle' (SK2967) 1 Hobby
  • Beeley Moor (SK2866) 1 Ring Ouzel
  • Bottom Moor (SK3162) 20 Crossbill
  • Cromford Canal (SK3155) 1 Osprey
  • Elvaston Castle Country Park (SK4134) 1 Little Egret
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Redstart
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 1 Dipper, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Pied Flycatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Redstart, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Stonechat, 2 Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, 7 Red Grouse
  • New Mills (SK0085) 1 Lesser Whitethroat
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Jay, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Willow Tit
  • Pikehall (SK1761) 2 Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 4 Blackcap
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 1 Buzzard
  • Shipley View Lagoon (SK4444) 1 Lesser Whitethroat
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Osprey, 1 Redstart, 1 Whitethroat, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Shelduck, 4 Gadwall, 5 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap
30 April 2018
  • The Grange (Barrow-On-Trent) (SK3528) 2 Blue Tit, 2 Mute Swan
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Little Gull
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Hobby, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Shelduck
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 1 Swallow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 3 House Sparrow, 3 Robin, 4 Blackbird
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Dunnock, 1 Goosander, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sedge Warbler, 13 Wood Pigeon, 2 Blackbird, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Jay, 2 Magpie, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Robin, 2 Skylark, 3 Mallard, 4 Carrion Crow, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Great Tit, 6 Blackcap, 6 Swallow, 6 Wren
  • Thulston (SK4131) 4 Lapwing
29 April 2018
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Swift
  • Long Eaton (SK4934) 2 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 1 Blue Tit, 1 Chaffinch, 12 Wood Pigeon, 2 Dunnock, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 4 Greenfinch
  • New Mills (SK0085) 1 Garden Warbler
  • Swarkestone Bridge (SK3627) 2 Egyptian Goose, 46 Mute Swan
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Cuckoo, 10 Common Tern, 100 Sand Martin, 100 Swallow, 20 Swift, 4 Herring Gull
  • Woolley Moor (SK3661) 1 Red Kite
28 April 2018
  • Ashbourne Airfield (SK1945) 2 Whitethroat, 8 Wheatear
  • Errwood Res. (SK0175) 1 Mandarin
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon
  • Milton (SK3226) 2 Yellow Wagtail
  • Newton Solney (SK2725) 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Swift
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 13 Black-tailed Godwit
27 April 2018
  • Bakewell River Wye (SK2268) 12 Sand Martin, 25 Swallow, 3 House Martin
  • Derwent Meadows DWT (SK3934) 5 Willow Warbler
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Common Sandpiper
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5033) 1 Swift, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Wigeon, 100 Sand Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Pochard
  • Pride Park Sanctuary LNR (SK3734) 1 Sand Martin, 1 Skylark, 2 Kestrel, 2 Whitethroat
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 9 Little Egret

 

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April 2018 highlights



In many ways, the highlights this month were the sheer volume of birds, the variety of species and the diligent patchwork which produced impressive counts of even common species. Migration, both inwards and outwards, was very evident and the changing scene produced a lot of interest.


Our Great Northern Diver remained, progressing into summer plumage, as did the very popular drake Scaup at Carsington Water and the flocks of Hawfinch. A Black-necked Grebe put in an appearance, there was a rush of Common Scoter and a most impressive list of waders included another Avocet.


A total of ten gull species and four terns pleased reservoir-watchers but those looking upwards may have been lucky enough to see one or more of the Common Cranes which passed through.


There was a record number of Red Kite sightings, the first Osprey and Hobby of the year and some welcome reports for our Woodcock, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and regular rookery surveys

Bryan Barnacle

 

 
 
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