15th September 2016

Derbyshire Pectoral Sandpiper Erewash Meadows NR at N/end at Dusk SK441517

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

PALLID HARRIER  The juvenile bird re-appeared again late afternoon over Big Moor/White Edge on 10th Sept and was then seen early morning on 11th Sept first in Little Barbrook Valley and then on Big Moor. It later re-appeared over Big Moor/White Edge late afternoon before a final claim of it over Ramsley Moor late afternoon of 12th Sept.

CARSINGTON WATER   An adult White Winged Black Tern was found amongst a flock of c40 Terns of Stones Island late evening on 12th Sept.by Jon Bradley. It was with 4 Black Terns, several Arctic Terns and the remainder Common Terns. It was not present at first light next morning. This is the first county record since an imm. at Long Eaton GP in Sept. 2006 and will be the 7th county record.  Also the 1st record for Carsington Water which joins Long Eaton GP as the only Derbyshire sites to have records of all 3 Marsh Terns. Also present a Greenshank and 6 Ringed Plovers. On 14th Sept 2  female Common Scoters flew round early morning put appeared not to put down. Also present c30 Wigeon, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper and a Wheatear. A Whinchat on 15th Sept.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   2 Sandwich Terns on 13th Sept spent about 90 minutes here before flying off and 3 Avocets on 14th Sept from 5.05-6.25 when they also left.

CHURCH WILNE RESEVOIR   On 14th Sept the 2nd winter Little Gull still present. Also 4 Little Grebes, 40 Great Crested Grebes, 33 Cormorants, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Pintail-female, 6 Pochard., 407 Tufted Duck, 118 Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, and 8 Lesser Bkack Backed Gulls.

ST CHADS WATER   On 14th Sept 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 34 Canada Geese, 2 Wigeon, 10 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel and 54 Coot.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   The Bittern again seen on 13/14th Sept. with an adult Caspian Gull and a Pintail on 13th  Sept.

BIG MOOR/WHITE EDGE   Single Ospreys flew over on 11/14th Sept.

HARLAND EDGE   A Marsh Harrier on 13th Sept.

DOVE HOLES QUARRY   A Red Kite on 14th Sept.

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