Author Archives: Paul Beard

news 13/3/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- OGSTON RESERVOIR   A near adult Glaucous Gull roosted on Mar 2/5th . Up to 4 different Iceland Gulls- an adult, a 2nd winter and 2 1st winters-used the roost here from Mar 2-12th … Continue reading

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News 2/3/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following;- POOLS BROOK AREA   On Mar 1st a Little Ringed Plover was at Markham-the earliest ever county record and 2 Iceland Gulls were  on waste ground behind the beet factory-a 4th year bird and … Continue reading

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News 14/2/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- CARSINGTON WATER   Three Snow Buntings flew over the Visitor Centre heading for Stones Island late morning on Feb 14th. The adult Great Northern Diver still present on Feb. 13th along with 5 Ruff. … Continue reading

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News 7/2/19

HARLAND EDGE   A Cattle Egret briefly seen here by Doug Aston  mid-afternoon on Feb 3rd before flying off NE. This was probably the bird seen earlier that day flying through Welbeck Raptor Watch Point in Notts. ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   On … Continue reading

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News 31/1/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   On Jan 29th 4 Great Crested Grebes, 42 Cormorants, 1 Great White Egret, 6 Grey Herons, 26 Wigeon, 76 Teal, 19 Shoveler, 12 Pochard, 102 Tufted Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 2 … Continue reading

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News 19/1/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- WHOOPER SWANS   There was significant movement this morning-Jan 19th-of birds moving across the county. A small herd of 7 flew SW over Willington GP, 4 adults were done on Ogston Res,  5 more … Continue reading

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News 10/1/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- YELLOW BROWED WARBLER   This bird still present this dinnertime-Jan 10th-on Sinfin Moor Lane in bushes on the right hand side just after where the cycle track crosses the lane. This bird can be … Continue reading

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Bird Walk 5/1/19

Thanks to Wendy for the list from the walk. Gt Crested Grebe, Cormorant. Tufted Duck, Greylag Goose, Teal, Coot, Bh Gull, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Coal tit, Jay, Blue Tit, Gt Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Magpie, Wood Pig, Mallard, Crow, L Grebe, Pochard, … Continue reading

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News 7/1/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- YELLOW BROWED WARBLER   One was found early afternoon on Jan. 5th on Sinfin Moor Lane, Derby by Mike Blaver close to where the cycle path crosses the lane. It showed well on and … Continue reading

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News 27/12/18

ETWALL   The 1st winter Rose coloured Starling last reported on Dec 22nd at Melville Court. Also a Waxwing there briefly on Dec 23rd. Please respect the privacy of the residents when going to look for the Starling especially on Jan … Continue reading

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