28th June 2017

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

WOODHEAD RESERVOIR   An adult Gannet was found late morning on 25 June on the water here being mobbed by Black Headed Gulls. It remained here all day and in fact roosted overnight still being present early morning on 26 June but could not be found later. A most unusual summer record of this species.

WILLINGTON GP   A Spoonbill dropped in mid-morning on 24 June, spent just 18 minutes on the deck before flying out. The 2nd record here this year. Also 4 Little Egrets and 3 Oystercatchers here. An Avocet here on 18 June.

SNFIN MOOR WETLANDS   An Avocet and a Wheatear on 14 June.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   A Spoonbill found late afternoon on 14 June by Mike Coates appeared to roost but there was no sign next morning. An Osprey on 18/22/26 June. On 14 June a Red Kite and 2 Ringed Plovers, a Red Kite, a Hobby, a Ringed Plover and 2 Ravens on 15 June. A Hobby on 16/17/27 June with a Peregrine on 17 June. On 20 June 2 Ringed Plover and a Green Sandpiper. A Ringed Plover on 22/23/25 June with  a Redshank on 23 June. Six Curlew on 24 June

FOREMARK RESERVOIR   7 Common Scoter on 18 June.

RED KITES   Single birds at Longlane, Brimington and Barlborough on 14 June, Walton and the Avenue Washlands NR on 15 June, Taddington on 18 June, Beeley Moor on 20 June,  Ambergate, Ashford-in-the-Water and Dronfield on 22 June, Via Gellia on 23 rd June, West Hallam and Atlow on 25th June and Atlow and Hadfield on 26 June. In addition two were over Matlock and Mickleover on 17 June.

CARSINGTON WATER   The pair of  Red Crested Pochard was found with a brood of 6 young at the Wildlife Centre on 18 June, the first proved breeding record for the county.

LONG EATON GP A pair of Red Crested Pochard with young on 22nd young represents the 2nd ever breeding record for the County.

DRAKELOW WR   On 25th June 25 Little Egrets left the roost and 2 Hobbies and a Green Sandpiper noted.

WINGERWORTH  Photos have just been received of a male Black Redstart in a garden from 4-6 June.  

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