Author Archives: Paul Beard

News 11/7/19

ELTON COMMON   Still up to 3 male Quail “singing” 4-10th July. OGSTON RESERVOIR   An Osprey and 3 Avocets on 4th July with the Osprey again present on 6/7th July. Two drake Common Scoters on 10th July with a Goosander and … Continue reading

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News 3/7/19

WHITE EDGE   A Bee Ester flew North on June 29th, only the 6th county record and a superb find for the observer(s). ELTON COMMON   Still up to 2 “singing” Quail on June 30th. CARR VALE NR   The Bittern again present … Continue reading

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News 25/6/19

QUAIL    1 was at Parsley Hay on 16th June, up to 5 “singing” birds reported near Edale on 22nd June, 2 at Elton Common on 23rd June and 1 near Kinder Res on 24th Jun. OSPREYS   2 at Carsington Water … Continue reading

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7/6/19 News

MONYASH   A Common Crane flew NW at 10.00 a.m. on June 7th. The 1st record this year. CARSINGTON WATER   A Turnstone on June 6th. On May 29th a Little Egret and 2 Dunlin: a drake Teal on May 31/June 6th … Continue reading

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30/5/19 News

STAVELEY SEWAGE FARM   Belated news has just emerged of a male Red Backed Shrike seen by just 1 observer  here on May 14th. Photos were taken but were not looked at until recently when the truth emerged. This would be … Continue reading

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News 29/5/19

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   A 1st summer Bonaparte’s Gull dropped in to Carr Vale this morning about 10.00.a.m. and was watched by Mark Beevers, Tony Irons and Ian Swain. Unfortunately at 10.20a.m. it took off and left high to the … Continue reading

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25/5/19 News

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 … Continue reading

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News 23/5/19

CATTLE EGRETS   There is a report in the log book in the hide at Willington GP of one on May 17th. This would be a new bird for the site and, of curse, is still classed as a rare bird … Continue reading

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News 14/5/19

CARSINGTON WATER   2 Avocets were found by Ian Wright early this morning-May 14th-and were present up to 9.05 a.m. when they appeared to fly off. Also present a Bar Tailed Godwit. A Black Tern on May 11th with 4 Gadwall … Continue reading

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News 11/5/19

OGSTON RESERVOIR   A Roseate Tern present up to about 6.40 a.m. on May 10th  before it departed. This is the 10th County record with the last one being at Ogston Res in August 2017. Also present 3 Black Terns, 7 … Continue reading

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