51 Canadas, 55 Greylags & single Pinkfoot, 8 Gadwall, 16 Tufteds, 2 Goldeneye, 7 Goosander, 2 Oystercatchers, 256 Lapwings, a Knot came in at 1100 in a snow flurry and briefly landed on the ice in the centre of the reservoir; only the second February record here of a bird that has become less frequent despite good coverage, a single record last year (summer adult on 19 Jul) was the first since Nov 2014. Rare in spring/winter, most records are between Aug & Nov (usually singles with a best of three on 20 Sep 1989), an adult Herring Gull with a yellow colour-ring on the left leg was too distant unfortunately, 5 Common Gulls, c80 Linnets.
- Sat 7 December 2019
Highlight was a Twite that flew south at 0840, Also a juvenile Mute Swan, 22 Canada & 2 Greylag Geese plus one hybrid, 25 Tufteds, 6 Goldeneye (inc three ad drakes), 3 fem Goosander, 2 Water Rails, 4+ Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, 90 Lapwings, a Raven, a Kingfisher, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail.
- Fri 6 December 2019
Juvenile Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 24 Tufteds, drake Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, 4 Buzzards, male Goshawk, 3 Snipe and a Willow Tit.
- News 5/12/19
LONG EATON GP 2 Cattle Egrets were on Erewash Field on Dec 3rd. Two Stonechats and a lone Pink Footed Goose on Nov. 30th. Up to 1 Little Egret, 54 Wigeon, 69 Pochard and 6 Goldeneye also noted. EGGINTON HALL The long staying Cattle Egret still present on Dec 2nd. DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE The Long […]