Big news today was that both the Lapwings and the Little Ringeds on the island have hatched chicks – at least three of each. They look so vulnerable, it’s a wonder any survive at all. Fingers crossed. Also 4 Mute Swans, 143 Greylags, 128 Canada Geese, Ffour Mandarin broods of 8,8,6&2, 2 Gadwall, an increase to 29 Tufteds and with them the drake Tufted/Pochard hybrid that has been present on & off for quite a few years now, 3 Oystercatchers (pair plus chick, seems the family of four have now left), 42 Lapwings, 13 LRPlovers, Common Sand, 50+ Swifts and a Lesser Whitethroat.
- 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 […]