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 Please note that for obvious reasons we do not publish sightings of rare breeders such as Little Ringed Plover during the breeding season (unless obvious migrants)

 

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10 July 2020
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Oystercatcher
  • Foremark Res. (SK3323) 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Common Tern
  • Normanton Brook (SK4357) 1 Kestrel, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Whitethroat
  • Palterton (SK4768) 4 Willow Tit
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 8 Mute Swan
  • Pleasley Colliery (SK4964) 1 Wheatear
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 107 Mallard, 2 Mandarin, 31 Mute Swan, 4 Common Tern, 53 Canada Goose
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 106 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 4 Mute Swan, 6 Mandarin, 6 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 8 Gadwall
9 July 2020
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Grasshopper Warbler
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Kinder Bank (SK0486) 6 Crossbill
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Jay, 6 Little Egret
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 3 Swift, 4 Chiffchaff
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 4 Swift
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Great Crested Grebe
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Goosander, 1 Sand Martin, 15 Gadwall, 15 House Martin, 2 Buzzard, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Shoveler, 30 Swift, 38 Black-headed Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Lapwing, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Teal, 6 Mandarin, 6 Tufted Duck, 77 Mallard
8 July 2020
  • Alvaston Lake (SK3734) 1 Oystercatcher, 18 Mute Swan, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Bakewell (SK2168) 30 Swift
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Cormorant, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Peregrine, 1 Raven, 1 Stonechat, 2 Curlew, 2 Siskin
  • Pilsley(Near Clay Cross) (SK4262) 17 Swift, 2 Song Thrush
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 17 Tufted Duck
7 July 2020
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 15 Mandarin, 2 Little Egret, 41 Black-headed Gull
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Black-necked Grebe
  • Chellaston (SK3730) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whitethroat, 10 Blackcap, 15 House Sparrow, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Greenfinch, 5 House Martin, 5 Yellowhammer, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Song Thrush, 75 Swift, 8 Skylark
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Whinchat, 2 Redstart
  • Gardom's Edge (SK2773) 1 Bearded Vulture - additional info on Rod Key's page
  • Normanton Brook (SK4357) 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Swift
  • Norbriggs Flash (SK4475) 1 Gannet - additional info on Rod Key's page
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 8 Mute Swan
  • Pools Brook CP (SK4373) 1 Gannet, 128 Canada Goose, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag Goose
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 102 Mallard, 31 Mute Swan, 4 Mandarin, 4 Swift, 5 Common Tern, 53 Canada Goose, 6 Coot
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 11 Black-headed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Mandarin, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 Coot, 4 Gadwall, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 5 Lapwing, 6 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 62 Mallard, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Moorhen
6 July 2020
  • Apperknowle (SK3878) 2 Little Owl
  • Belper (SK3547) 1 Buzzard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Swift
  • Brailsford (SK2541) 4 Buzzard
  • Chapel-En-Le-Frith (SK0680) 1 Little Egret
  • Cubley Common (SK1693) 2 Buzzard
  • Ednaston (SK2341) 1 Hobby, 1 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 21 Mallard, 22 Canada Goose, 5 Coot
  • Erewash Meadows (DWT Resv) (SK4449) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher
  • Kinder Scout (SK0888) 1 Curlew, 3 Whinchat, 4 Ring Ouzel, 5 Red Grouse, 6 Kestrel, 6 Stonechat
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Jay, 3 Little Egret, 35 Great Crested Grebe, 42 Gadwall, 5 Common Sandpiper, 58 Mute Swan, 6 Linnet
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 5 Black-tailed Godwit
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Nuthatch, 1 Skylark, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Tern, 30 Greylag Goose
  • Snake Pass (SK1190) 2 Grey Wagtail
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Little Egret, 50 Swift
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Buzzard, 10 Pheasant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Lapwing, 4 Gadwall, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Teal, 55 Mallard, 6 Coot, 6 Tufted Duck, 7 Mandarin, 7 Moorhen
5 July 2020
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Egyptian Goose, 11 Tufted Duck, 17 Common Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper, 28 Cormorant, 32 Mute Swan, 38 Greylag Goose, 5 Little Egret, 6 Oystercatcher, 6 Shelduck, 65 Canada Goose, 8 Grey Heron
  • Baslow (SK2572) 1 Osprey south
  • Dale Abbey (SK4338) 4 Blackcap
  • Foremark Res. (SK3323) 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Common Tern, 18 Canada Goose
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK4038) 1 Kestrel, 10 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellowhammer, 20 Swift, 3 Lapwing, 30 House Martin, 4 Raven, 6 Buzzard
  • Long Eaton GP (SK5032) 1 Goldeneye, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Egret
  • Mapperley Res. (SK4343) 14 Mandarin, 28 Canada Goose
  • Mickleover (SK3034) 2 Green Woodpecker
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 14 Mute Swan, 14 Tufted Duck
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 11 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Raven, 23 Coot, 3 Green Woodpecker, 33 Black-headed Gull, 39 Greylag Goose, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Canada Goose
  • Shipley View Lagoon (SK4444) 1 Little Grebe, 2 Swift, 8 Goldfinch
  • Staunton Harold Res (SK3723) 4 Egyptian Goose
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 34 Mute Swan, 45 Black-headed Gull, 54 Canada Goose, 6 Mandarin, 98 Mallard
4 July 2020
  • Foremark Res. (SK3324) 3 Little Egret, 7 Arctic Tern
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Coal Tit, 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Song Thrush
3 July 2020
  • Drakelow Nature Reserve (SK2220) 1 Mandarin
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Stock Dove, 10 Grey Heron, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Common Tern, 3 Little Egret, 34 Tufted Duck
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sedge Warbler, 8 Mute Swan
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 102 Mallard, 29 Mute Swan, 4 Moorhen, 5 Common Tern, 51 Canada Goose, 7 Mandarin
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Peregrine, 2 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 4 Bullfinch
  • Willington PS (SK3028) 2 Peregrine
2 July 2020
  • Abbey Hill Flood (SK3639) 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron
  • Aston-On-Trent (SK4129) 1 Treecreeper, 3 Yellowhammer, 8 Mistle Thrush
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 11 Common Scoter
  • Ladybower Res. (SK1986) 1 Common Scoter
  • Matlock (SK298601) 3 Swift
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Mandarin, 8 Mute Swan
  • Ramsley Moor (SK2875) 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat
  • Ramsley Res./Pools (SK2874) 2 Grey Wagtail
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 1 Reed Warbler, 108 Mallard, 2 Mandarin, 31 Mute Swan, 5 Common Tern, 51 Canada Goose, 7 Swift
  • Wingerworth (SK3767) 2 Siskin
  • Wingerworth (SK3767) 2 Siskin
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Goosander, 2 Mandarin, 2 Oystercatcher, 22 Lapwing, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Reed Bunting, 9 Teal, 91 Mallard
1 July 2020
  • Crich (SK3455) 1 Hobby
  • Danesmoor (SK4163) 1 Lesser Whitethroat
  • Hayfield (SK0386) 2 Redstart, 2 Reed Bunting, 400 Jackdaw
  • Locko Park/Lake (SK4038) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Skylark, 10 Swift, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Yellowhammer, 4 Raven, 7 Buzzard
  • New Whittington (SK3975) 1 Kingfisher
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Buzzard, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Dunnock, 5 Song Thrush
  • Stockley (SK4667) 2 Willow Tit
  • Wyver Lane (SK3449) 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 3 Lapwing, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Greylag Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 5 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 6 Mandarin, 9 Teal
30 June 2020
  • Alvaston Lake (SK3734) 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Skylark
  • Baslow (SK2472) 3 Little Owl
  • Carsington Water (SK2451) 1 Common Tern, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Willow Tit, 131 Greylag Goose, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Redstart, 26 Mute Swan, 29 Gadwall, 3 Kestrel, 3 Moorhen, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 515 Canada Goose, 7 Oystercatcher
  • Kinder Res. (SK0588) 1 Goosander, 2 Curlew, 3 Ring Ouzel, 5 Common Sandpiper, 7 Stonechat
  • Milton (SK3226) 1 Blackcap, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Skylark, 2 Whitethroat
  • Nether Moor (SK1587) 1 Bearded Vulture - additional info on Rod Key's page
  • Newhall (SK2920) 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Hobby, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Swift, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Goldfinch
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Common Sandpiper
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Mute Swan
  • Pikehall (SK1959) 66 Goldfinch
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 1 Hobby, 1 Little Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Tufted Duck
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 1 Mandarin, 2 Moorhen, 2 Reed Warbler, 34 Mute Swan, 4 Tufted Duck, 50 Canada Goose, 6 Common Tern, 8 Black-headed Gull, 95 Mallard
  • Westhouses (SK4257) 1 Grasshopper Warbler
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 3 Arctic Tern
29 June 2020
  • Barrow-On-Trent (SK3528) 1 Hobby, 2 Oystercatcher
  • Chesterfield (SK3871) 1 Grey Wagtail
  • Cromford Canal (SK3155) 11 Sand Martin
  • Cromford Mill Pond (SK2956) 1 Swift, 10 House Martin, 6 Sand Martin
  • Hallam Fields (SK4739) 1 Goldcrest, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Sand Martin, 5 Mallard
  • Ilkeston (SK4541) 1 Greenfinch, 1 Kestrel, 1 Nuthatch, 19 Wren, 6 Chiffchaff
  • Kirk Hallam (SK4540) 1 Song Thrush, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Swift, 7 Blackcap, 8 Moorhen
  • Kirk Hallam Lake (SK4540) 1 Common Tern, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mandarin, 14 Greylag Goose, 65 Mallard, 7 Coot
  • Monsal Dale (SK1771) 2 Mandarin
  • Newton Solney (SK2826) 1 Kingfisher, 14 Goosander, 2 Egyptian Goose
  • Sandiacre (SK4836) 1 Grey Wagtail
  • Shipley Country Park (SK4444) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Nuthatch
  • Shipley Lake (SK4444) 12 Canada Goose
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Common Sandpiper
  • Stanton Bridge (SK4639) 1 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Swift, 4 Coot
  • Stanton Gate (SK4837) 1 Buzzard
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 1 Redshank, 8 Common Tern
28 June 2020
  • Barrow GP (SK3527) 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 10 Oystercatcher, 12 Egyptian Goose, 12 Gadwall, 15 Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 24 Cormorant, 47 Mute Swan, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Little Egret, 6 Shelduck
  • Foremark Res. (SK3323) 5 Little Egret
  • Glapwell (SK4766) 1 Sparrowhawk
  • Hardwick Park (SK4664) 1 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Ilkeston (SK4641) 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron
  • Middleton Top (SK2755) 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff
  • Mossylea (SK0594) 2 Spotted Flycatcher
  • Ogston Res. (SK3760) 1 Common Tern, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sedge Warbler, 10 Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Jay, 2 Oystercatcher
  • Pewit Carr (SK4541) 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Common Tern, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Mute Swan
  • Shiningcliff Wood (SK3353) 100 Swift
  • Sinfin Moor Wetlands (SK3631) 1 Peregrine, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Raven, 3 Little Egret, 4 Gadwall, 6 Egyptian Goose, 80 Swift
  • Straw's Bridge (SK4541) 2 Common Tern, 2 Swallow, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Reed Warbler, 30 Mute Swan, 53 Canada Goose, 8 Black-headed Gull, 90 Mallard
  • Willington GP (SK2827) 2 Little Egret, 3 Black-tailed Godwit

 

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May 2020 highlights



May is always an exciting month for birders and with the mobility restrictions being eased early in the month, we received almost 6,000 records for the period. These included early news of breeding successes as well as the arrival of the last of the incoming migrant species.


There was a record number of Little Egret and Red Kite reported and Andy Lane's meticulous passerine counts always add much to our year on year monitoring projects. A late Fieldfare and an exceptionally late Redwing were also of particular interest.


Rarities included a surprise Eider Duck and a Red-footed Falcon, whilst it would be nice to add Purple Heron, White Stork and Hoopoe to the list if we can obtain confirmations. Sadly, in each case we have to dig beyond vague reports or a reluctance to supply the supporting notes that are requirement for correct assessment.


An excellent mix of waders included Avocets, Sanderlings and single Grey Plover, Wood Sandpiper and Turnstone, whilst an assortment of gulls was almost as wide as any winter month.


Four species of tern included a splendid White-Winged Black Tern which would undoubtedly have been "bird of the month" for those who saw it.


Nightjars seem to be in reasonable numbers, several Marsh Harriers were seen, and records of Black Redstart and Quail are always welcome. All in all, another excellent month

Bryan Barnacle and Kate Barnacle

 

 
 
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