Derbyshire Adult Great Northern Diver Carsington Water this mrng DE6 1ST SK241515
Derbyshire Adult Winter Med Gull Carr Vale NR at 10:39 + Cetti’s Warbler singing SK459701
Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-
CARSINGTON WATER The adult Great Northern Diver still present this morning-Feb 20th.along with the long staying Ruff. Also here were 26 Barnacle Geese, 1 Shelduck, 10 Goldeneye, 9 Goosanders, 9 Oystercatchers, 1 Ringed Plover which flew North, 4 Dunlin, 1 Curlew and 7 Raven. Up to 73 Common Snipe here lately and the Cettis Warbler is still present. Still a Jack Snipe , a Water Rail and 13 Grey Wagtails leaving the roost at the Hopton End on Feb 16th.
WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS An adult Kittiwake briefly this morning-Feb 20th with a Mediterranean Gull on Feb 18th along with a Shelduck, 17 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher and 2 Stonechats.
WILLINGTON CANAL PIT The 2 imm. male Scaup still present here on Feb 19th along with 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Shelduck, 1 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 7 Goldeneye and an adult Common Gull.
HIGHBRIDGE GRAVEL PITS On Feb 19th 5 Shelduck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 392 Wigeon, 77 Teal, 1 Pintail, 6 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck, 32 Pochard, 13 Goosander, 626 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Ringed Plover briefly, 21 Curlew and 1 Greenshank.
LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS The Tundra Bean Goose finally made it into the County when it was seen on the Windsurfing Pit on Feb 15th. The female Common Scoter still here on the Pylon Pit on Feb. 19th along with 5 Little Egrets, 10 Goldeneye and 12 Common Snipe.
FOREMARK RESERVOIR Still 2 juv. Glaucous Gulls roosting here on Feb 16th.
DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE The imm. female Long Tailed Duck still on the reserve on Feb. 16th.
CHURCH WILNE RESERVOIR On Feb 15th 3 Little Grebes, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Cormorants, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Gadwall, 24 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 104 Tufted Duck, 14 Goldeneye, 167 Coot, 9 Common Gulls and an ad. Herring Gull.
ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS On Feb 16th 1 Little Grebe, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 38 Cormorants, 10 Grey Herons, 48 Mute Swans, 5 Shelduck, 59 Wigeon,34 Gadwall, 7 Teal, 15 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 1234 Tufted Duck, 21 Goldeneye, 3 Smew including 1 drake, 3 Goosander, 2 Common Buzzards, c160 Wood Pigeon. On Feb 18th 4 Smew, 95 Wigeon, 25 Shoveler, 23 Goldeneye and 2 Goosander. Also 2 Cettis Warblers and 2 Bullfinch.
STAUNTON HAROLD RESERVOIR On Feb 17th 50 Great Crested Grebes, 25 Cormorants, 2 Grey Herons, 9 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 1 Goosander,37 Common Gulls, 1 Herring Gull and 1 Great Black Backed Gull.
EGGINTON The Ring Necked Parakeet again present on Feb 17th.
AVENUE WASHLANDS DWT RESERVBE A Jack Snipe on Feb 18th.
PILSLEY NEAR CHATSWORTH A Red Kite Feb 16th.
CROMFORD Still 4 Hawfinches on Feb 16th.
WAXWINGS On Feb 16th 75 in Shirebrook and 10 in Codnor. On Feb 17th 15 at Shipley Country Park, 4 in Darley Dale and still 25 in Codnor near the French Horn Pub. On Feb 18th 18 at Calton Lees and still 40 in The Oaklands Avenue area of Sunnyhill.