OGSTON RESERVOIR Yet another red letter day for this site with a Temminck’s Stint being found this morning-May 24th still present at 1.00.p.m. best viewed from The Oak Tree. This will be the 27th county record and the first since 2016. Also present a drake Garganey. On May 23rd an Osprey.
WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS A Turnstone mid-morning on May 24th,
BOLE HILL A Quail calling in a field on the east side of Bole Hill on May 23rd. Heard from the footpath running down the East side of the field. Grid Ref SK336 746
DEEP DALE An Osprey on My 22nd.
CARR VALE DWT RESERVE On May 18th a Barnacle Goose and a male Cuckoo which was again present on May 20th. A drake Shoveler from May 19-22nd. A Grey Plover flew North on May 21st and a Dunlin, a Grey Wagtail and a Hobby noted. On May 22nd a pair of Garganey and a Dunlin. On May 23rd a Red Kite, a Ringed Plover and a female Cuckoo. Present throughout the period were up to 24 Gadwall, 2 Teal and 3 Pochard.
Please note that the claim of an Arctic Skua at Junction 29 of the M1 at Bolsover on May 17th is now thought to refer to the Pomarine Skua seen at Carr Vale DWT Reserve. It now transpires that the Duckmanton sighting was just 3 minutes after the Pomarine Skua was lost to view from Carr Vale.