The Black Swan was still present and a blue phase Snow Goose and a few Mandarins completed the list of exotics. Also 7 Gadwall, c10 Teal, a drake Common Scoter, 20 GCGrebes, 2 Ospreys together from 1100, 3/4 Oystercatchers, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlin, 5 Common Sands, 1 Snipe, 2 Curlew, 2 Common Terns, 37 BHGulls thru and a few LBBGulls. The Grasshopper Warbler was in the same area and after the first yesterday an arrival of Garden Warblers with at least five.
- Fri 23 August 2019
2 Mute Swans, 16 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 134 Tufteds, juv Pochard, Little Egret, ad Yellow-l-Gull, just 3 Swifts, Kingfisher, Raven. At least 5 Willow Warblers in the area – they get scarce locally at the end of the month. The trees at the back of the car park are always worth a look this time […]
- Thurs 22 August 2019
2 Mute Swans, 3 Gadwall, 130 Tufteds, a Pochard, c65 Lapwings, ad Yellow-l-Gull, 50+ Swifts still, Reed Warbler and 2 Yellow Wagtails, the first for a while. In the afternoon Osprey, 2 Hobbies & 2 Ravens. Highoredish vis-mig was ‘back to reality’ with 53 Swallows, 4 House Martins and a Raven in 80 minutes. Yesterday’s […]
- News 22/8/19
WINDGATHER ROCKS, GOYT VALLEY The juv. Chough still present on 22nd Aug. OSPREYS At least 2 birds at Ogston Res between 14-21st Aug. One at Carr Vale DWT Reserve from 17-20th Aug and this bird was also at Pleasley Colliery and over the R.Meden at Pleasley on 17th Aug. One at Carsington Water on 20th […]