WILLINGTON GP A Cattle Egret mid-morning on 16th Sept and also a Great White Egret again present. The Bittern was again seen on 14th Sept. The Cattle Egret will be a first site record although a claim of a Cattle Egret from here back in May has never been substantiated
WYVER LANE A Spotted Crake was found by Dave Newcombe late afternoon on 13th Sept and showed until dusk. There was no sign of it on 14th Sept but it was again seen briefly on 15th Sept. This will be only the 20th record since the formation of the DOS with the last being in 2015.
SHIPLEY LAKE An Osprey on 15th Sept.
CARR VALE DWT RESERVE The 3 Garganey still present on 15th Sept. On 11th Sept a juv. Red Kite and a juv. Yellow Legged Gull, An Osprey flew South on 12th Sept and a Redstart present with another Red Kite, a Green Sandpiper, 13 Swifts and a Yellow Wagtail on 13thSept. Yet another Red Kite on 14th Sept. On 15th Sept 2 Swifts and a Nuthatch-a rare record here. Also noted were up to 28 Gadwall, 53 Teal including one with a nasal band-so far too distant to read the code, 2 Shoveler, 22 Common Buzzards, 4 Hobbies and 2 Peregrines.
LONG EATON GP The Black Necked Grebe still present on the Pylon Pit on 15th Sept. Also on 15th Sept 1 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall. 2 Teal, 13 Shoveler, 7 Pochard, 131 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper and a Common Tern.
DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE Still up to 5 Great White Egrets and 28 Little Egrets roosting here with 82 Gadwall and a Green Sandpipe on 12th Sept.
CARSINGTON WATER A Black Tailed Godwit and 2 Oystercatchers on 16th Sept with 6 Curlew flying South on 12th Sept. Two Yellow Wagtails on 12/15th Sept with single Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart and Wheatear on 12th Sept. Up to 1 Little Egrets, 2 Wigeon, 17 Gadwall, 25 Teal, 56 Pochard, 293 Tufted Duck, 1 Goosander on 15th Sept, 3 Yellow Legged Gulls all noted,
OGSTON RESERVOIR The female Garganey still present on 15th Sept along with a Spotted Flycatcher. A Shelduck on 14th Sept. Up to 1 Little Egret, 17 Gadwall, 20 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 1 Pochard and an adult Yellow Legged Gull all noted.