5th May 2014

• Nottinghamshire Temminck’s Stint Idle Valley NR on Tiln North 17:20 DN22 8RU SK698859

• Nottinghamshire 2 Black Tern Idle Valley NR on Doughty’s Pit this mrng + 2 Turtle Dove at Tiln Fishery in wood N/of lake & Whinchat on E/side of Tiln North 11:00 DN22 8RU SK698859 • Nottinghamshire Wood Warbler early mrng Annesley Pit Top by bottom lagoon briefly & no further sign NG15 0BT SK522530 • Nottinghamshire Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Lowdham at Gonalston in garden 06:00 • Nottinghamshire Wood Warbler Annesley Pit Top early mrng NG15 0BT SK522530

• Nottinghamshire 3 Bar-tailed Godwit Idle Valley NR on Neatholme Fen this evng DN22 8RU SK698859 • Nottinghamshire Whinchat Annesley Pit Top NG15 0BT SK522530

• South Yorkshire Glossy Ibis till 12:30 3/4ml NW/of Old Moor RSPB at Wombwell Ings then flew north • South Yorkshire Glossy Ibis 10:00 3/4ml NW/of Old Moor RSPB at Wombwell Ings + Drake Garganey • South Yorkshire Glossy Ibis 09:15 3/4ml NW/of Old Moor RSPB at Wombwell Ings at W/end • South Yorkshire Glossy Ibis 3/4ml NW/of Old Moor RSPB at Wombwell Ings on 1st pool + Drake Garganey

• South Yorkshire 2 Garganey (drk+fem) near Old Moor RSPB on Adwick Washlands RSPB at E/end S64 0NF SE467022 • South Yorkshire Drake Garganey Edderthorpe Flash S72 7BE SE411074

• South Yorkshire Turnstone Hatfield Moors NNR at Packards South DN7 6DT SE705065

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   A Glossy Ibis dropped in at about 9.15 a.m. on 3rd May but was very wary and after being harassed by a Coot flew off North at 9.25 a.m. It then did a tour of various localities in South Yorkshire being still present today-5th May-at Old Moors RSPN Reserve at Wombwell Ings. This is the 3rd record this year within the last 3 weeks or so and the first for the Reserve. Also about the 13th for the county. A total of 7 Arctic Terns moved through during the day on 2nd May and a Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper also present. Only other bird of note on 3rd May was a Raven flying North.

EREWASH FIELDS, LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS   A pager report of a Spoonbill flying West at 8.00a.m. on 4th May. As this is still classed  as a rare bird for the county if the observers-unknown at this time-could get in touch with the undersigned I would be grateful. This would be about the 20th record for Derbyshire.

DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE   On 30th Apr a Wryneck was seen and heard by 3 Leicestershire birders and, although reported to the Drakelow regulars it was only heard and not seen later and there was no sign on 1st May. Spring records are most unusual in the County

MIDDLETON MOOR   2 Avocets were found at about 9.30.a.m. on 2nd May and were still present late afternoon along with a Whimbrel and a 2nd summer Mediterranean Gull the latter being still present on 3rd May.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   3 Arctic Terns on 1st May. A Little Tern and a Whimbrel on 2nd May with a Marsh Harrier again on 3rd May. On 4th May 9 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Cormorants, 5 Grey Herons, 36 Mute Swans, 7 Grey Lag Geese, 1 Shelduck, 8 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Herring Gulls—all 2nd summers, 8 Common Terns, 1 Cuckoo, c30 Swifts, 6 Skylarks, 13 singing Wrens, 7 Cettis Warblers and 4 Garden Warbler.

GLADWINS MARK   2 Whimbrel on 2nd May

BAKEWELL   A Red Kite on 3rd May

ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   On 1st May 13 Great Crested Grebes, 30 Cormorants, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Herons, 8 Grey Lag Geese, 2 Shelduck, 15 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 45 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 3 Swifts and 4 Cettis Warblers

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