2nd June News

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

OGSTON RESERVOIR   A pale phase adult male Honey Buzzard flew East on 28th May. Also a Ringed Plover, a Grasshopper Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher. On 24th May a Hobby, 3 Ringed Plovers, 1 Dunlin and 8 Common Terns. On 25th May 1 Osprey,  2 Hobbies, 8 Ringed Plover, 6+Little Ringed Plovers,  1 Common Sandpiper and a Yellow Legged Gull. On 26th May a Red Kite flew NE, 2  Shelduck, 7 Ringed Plovers, a Curlew, 3 Yellow Legged Gulls and 2 Yellow Wagtails. On 27th May a Hobby, 7 Little Ringed Plovers, 9 Ringed Plovers, a Curlew, a Yellow Legged Gull. On 29th May 6 Sanderling, 9 Little Ringed lovers, 3 Ringed Plovers, a Curlew, 3 Yellow Legged Gulls, a Yellow Wagtail and a Raven. On 30th May the Grasshopper Warbler still present along with 5 Ringed Plovers, a Raven and a Yellow Wagtail. On 1st June an Osprey, an escaped “Blue” Snow Goose and a Pink Footed Goose.

CARSINGTON WATER   On 26th May a pair of Red Crested Pochards still present with 3 Spotted Flycatchers, a Common Sandpiper and 3 Raven.  On 27th May 2 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Shoveler and a Yellow Legged Gull. On 28th May a Red Kite, a Sanderling, a drake Red Crested Pochard and 2 Common Sandpipers.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE    A Redshank on 24th May, a Red Kite flew NE on 26th May with a 2nd bird again flying NE an hour later, also a Hobby and a Peregrine. On 28th May 3 Little Egrets and a male Shoveler with a Water Rail heard calling. The mak]le Shoveler still present on 29/30/31st  May and 6 Barnacle Geese flew North on 30th May. An Osprey and 2 Peregrine Falcons on 31st May.

WILLINGTON GP   7 Black Tailed Godwits briefly on 28th May. A male Redstart briefly on 29 May along with 2 Dunlin which were still present on 30th May.

CHURCH WILNE RESERVOIR   11 Common Terns and a Shelduck on 23rd May with 9 Common Terns still on 1st June.

ASTON-ON-TRENT GP   On 25th MY A Little Egret and 3 Shelduck along with a Green Woodpecker.

MIDDLETON MOOR   A Red Kite on 26th May along with a Common Sandpiper and 6 Curlew.

MATLOCK   A Red Kite on 26th May.

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