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 Please note that for obvious reasons we do not publish sightings of rare breeders such as Little Ringed Plover during the breeding season (unless obvious migrants)

 

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16 September 2019
  • New Mills (SJ994865) 1 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear
  • Stockley (SK4667) 35 Pink-Footed Goose
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret
15 September 2019
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 1 Marsh Tit, 102 Jackdaw, 12 Magpie, 2 Blackcap
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 5 Great White Egret, 28 Little Egrets
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Treecreeper, 12 Cormorant, 13 Shoveler, 131 Tufted Duck, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Teal, 21 Mute Swan, 24 Great Crested Grebe, 27 Little Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 3 Gadwall, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 5 House Martin, 58 Mallard, 7 Pochard
  • Mapperley Res. (SK4343) 12 Mandarin, 35 Tufted Duck
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 1 Osprey, 132 Coot, 15 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Mute Swan, 3 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Spotted Crake (very limnited access and parking along a very narrow lane - suggest parking in Belper and walking, you all remember walking)
14 September 2019
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Red Kite
  • Willington GP (SK2827) [DOS Field Trip] 1 Bittern, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, 6 House Martin, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 13 Lapwing, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 5 Snipe, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Starling, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Swallow, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Willow Tit, 10 Meadow Pipit, 13 Cetti's Warbler, 19 Little Egret, 2 Goosander, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Wigeon, 3 Egyptian Goose, 3 Pintail, 5 Blackcap, 5 Buzzard, 5 Reed Warbler, 5 Skylark, 7 Water Rail
13 September 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Garden Warbler, 1 House Martin, 14 Meadow Pipit, 30 Pied Wagtail, 34 Swallow, 53 Black-headed Gull, 6 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret
  • Alvaston Lake (SK3734) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Brimington (SK4073) 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Buzzard, 4 Goosander, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Swift, 8 House Martin
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Owl, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Willow Tit, 6 Snipe
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret, 35 Shoveler
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Spotted Crake (via DBFG, very limnited access and parking along a very narrow lane - suggest parking in Belper and walking, you all remember walking)
12 September 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 2 Grey Heron, 46 Black-headed Gull, 5 Little Egret, 5 Teal
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 4 Great White Egret, 25 Little Egrets, 3 Shelduck, 82 Gadwall, 1 Hobby, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 24 House Martin, 13 Swallow, 16 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Willow Tit
  • Kinder Scout (SK063852) 14 Ring Ouzel
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Kestrel, 370 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Buzzard, 45 Goldfinch
  • Mousley Bottom SJ (SJ9985) 1150 House Martin
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 1 Nuthatch, 150 Greylag Goose, 2 Collared Dove, 30 Carrion Crow, 350 Canada Goose, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Mute Swan, 7 Cormorant
  • Wolfscote Dale (SK1357) 1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 3 Dipper
11 September 2019
  • Darley Dale (SK2662) 1 Swift
  • Farley (SK2962) 12 Swallow
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Wheatear
10 September 2019
  • Beeley Moor (SK2968) 1 Whimbrel
  • Crowden (SK0799) 1 Ring Ouzel, 40 House Martin
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0878) 1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Raven
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Siskin, 2 Stonechat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 30 House Martin, 6 Lesser Redpoll
  • Littleover (SK3233) 1 Barn Owl
  • Matlock (SK3060) 10 House Martin
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 10 Red-Legged Partridge, 2 Grey Partridge
9 September 2019
  • Alport (SK2264) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Calver (SK2474) 31 Mandarin, 51 Mallard
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 2 Swift
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 42 Siskin
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 2 Spotted Flycatcher
8 September 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret
  • Barlow (SK3474) 1 Redstart, 1 Swift
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Little Egret, 1 Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, 3 Goosander, 6 Egyptian Goose
  • Chunal (SK035917) 1 Barn Owl
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 2 Great White Egret, 30 Little Egret, 3 Whitethroat, 14 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Nuthatch
  • High Bridge GP (SK2727) 1 Garganey, 10 Gadwall, 13 Snipe, 205 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 33 Tufted Duck, 43 Mute Swan, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 53 Canada Goose, 7 Teal, 83 Greylag Goose, 9 Wigeon
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Ruff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Tit
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat
  • Stenson (SK3230) 150 Swallow, 200 House Martin, 3 Swift
  • Wingerworth (SK3767) 2 Raven, 2 Sparrowhawk, 35 Buzzard
7 September 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 10 Black-headed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, 7 Swallow
  • Chaddesden (SK3737) 1 Swift
  • Freebirch (SK3073) 36 Lapwing
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Peregrine, 1 Red Kite, 5 Mistle Thrush
  • Long Eaton (SK4934) 4 Little Egret
  • Weston-On-Trent (SK4028) 1 Kestrel, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 120 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Little Egret
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Little Egret, 8 Greylag Goose, 2 Water Rail, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Jay
6 September 2019
  • Ambaston GP (SK4232) 2 Little Grebe, 3 Mute Swan, 30 Coot, 8 Great Crested Grebe
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 11 Teal, 31 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 5 Shoveler, 74 Mute Swan, 8 Egyptian Goose
  • Ingleby (SK3427) 2 Goosander, 340 Greylag Goose, 376 Canada Goose
  • Weston-On-Trent (SK4028) 13 Moorhen
5 September 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swallow, 3 Buzzard, 3 Little Egret, 4 House Martin
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Crane
  • Eyam Moor (SK2278) 1 Wheatear
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Little Egret, 5 Pochard
  • Melbourne (SK3825) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Garganey, 1 Hobby, 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine, 4 Raven
  • Radbourne (SK2836) 1 Red-Legged Partridge, 1 Little Owl, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest
  • Rowthorne (SK4764) 6 Red-Legged Partridge
4 September 2019
  • Carr Vale NR (SK4569) 1 Garganey, 1 Mediterranean Gull (via DBFG)
  • Curbar (SK2574) 2 Sparrowhawk
3 September 2019
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 3 Swift
  • Higham (SK3959) 4 Raven
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Raven, 11 Red Grouse, 2 Ring Ouzel, 30 Meadow Pipit, 8 Stonechat
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 187 Tufted Duck, 34 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Little Egret
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 4 Whinchat
  • Spitewinter (SK333669) 1 Red Kite
2 September 2019
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Little Egret, 6 Common Tern
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Buzzard, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 House Martin, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Reed Bunting, 4 Swallow, 8 Cormorant
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Bittern
1 September 2019
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 11 Teal
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Osprey, 2 Arctic Skua
  • Clay Cross (SK3963) 1 Marsh Tit
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 4 Great White Egret, 27 Little Egret, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 23 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Tit
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Swift, 1 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 163 Tufted Duck, 20 House Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Common Tern, 5 Great Crested Grebe
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Kestrel, 1 Osprey, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Mandarin, 2 Willow Tit
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Wheatear, 2 Swift, 3 Whinchat
31 August 2019
  • Highoredish (SK3559) 1 Hobby
  • Kedleston Hall/Park/Lake (SK3140) 1 Peregrine, 130 House Martin, 850 Black-headed Gull
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer, 12 House Martin, 150 Linnet, 2 Little Egret, 2 Pochard, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 31 Little Grebe, 7 Common Tern
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Hobby, 1 Swift, 1 Whinchat
  • Smalley (SK4044) 2 Wheatear
  • Stockley (SK4667) 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl
  • Weston-On-Trent (SK4028) 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 100 House Martin, 2 Kestrel, 20 Swallow, 4 Pied Wagtail, 40 Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Great White Egret
30 August 2019
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Mandarin, 23 Teal, 3 Snipe, 3 Swift, 9 Shoveler
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 12 Swift
  • Matlock (SK3060) 1 Grey Wagtail
29 August 2019
  • Charlesworth (SK0092) 2 Swift
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Teal, 143 Tufted Duck, 46 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Little Egret, 5 Sandwich Tern, 6 Pochard
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) 4 Great White Egret, 18 Little Egrets, 1 Hobby, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Willow Tit
  • Middleton Moor (SK2074) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 3 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Hobby, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Swift, 2 Raven, 25 House Martin, 3 Mistle Thrush, 38 Swallow
  • Tapton (SK3972) 1 Little Egret
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 4 Shoveler, 5 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 100 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 4 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler
  • Woodhead Res. (SK0899) 1 Redstart
28 August 2019
  • Dove Holes Quarry (SK0978) 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard
  • Higham (SK3959) 1 Hobby, 3 Swift
  • Matlock (SK3060) 1 Tawny Owl
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 20 Snipe
  • Willington PS (SK3028) 5 Buzzard
27 August 2019
  • Ashbourne (SK1746) 1 Hobby
  • Buxton (SK0575) 6 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Kestrel
  • Holmewood (SK4366) 2 Swift, 25 House Martin
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Goosander, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 1 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Siskin, 5 Stonechat
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 6 Pochard
  • Loscoe Dam (SK4247) 2 Buzzard, 2 Swift, 30 Swallow
  • Matlock (SK301604) 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wood Pigeon
  • New Mills (SK0085) 2 Tawny Owl
  • Pastures Golf Club (SK3033) 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great SPotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch
  • Swarkestone (SK3628) 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Reed Bunting, 12 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Jay, 4 Goldfinch, 40 Jackdaw
  • Williamthorpe (SK4366) 50 House Martin

 

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August 2019 highlights



August turned out to be a splendid month for birders and the star record was, without doubt, the county's first Chough. Enjoyed by many, even if some did have to wait for it to cross from Cheshire!


Many of the notes of commoner species provided valuable breeding information, whilst the growing interest in visible migration watches produced some impressive counts as birds relocated.


There were records of Black-necked Grebes, Bittern and the more expected Great White Egrets, whilst the raptor list benefitted from several Marsh Harriers and a near record showing of Ospreys. Wildfowl began to return, including the first Wigeon and Pintail, but two Garganey were also a bonus.


A good list of waders included Sanderling and Turnstone records but the Arctic Skua at Ogston was an excellent find and a splendid surprise. All of the Mediterranean Gulls reported were at Carr Vale, but there was a supporting cast of other gulls elsewhere plus four different tern species. Amongst other notables was a late singing Cuckoo, a Corn Bunting at Carsington Water and some excellent counts of Goldfinch and Linnet.

Bryan Barnacle and Kate Barnacle

 

 
 
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