Author Archives: Paul Beard

News 30/10/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS   The juv, Black Necked Grebe was still present on the Rifle Range Piot on 28th Oct. Also here recently have been 3 Whooper Swans on 27th Oct, a Jack … Continue reading

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News 23/10/18

Thanks to Rod key for the following:- WILLINGTON GP   The Bittern is still present being seen just twice recently with the last sighting on Oct 16th when it was seen  to fly across “Pittams” Pool at the rear of the … Continue reading

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Guided Walk 1/9/18

Thanks to Wendy for keeping the list. Great Crested Grebe, Robin, Cormorant, Heron, Goldfinch, Crow, Osprey, Moorhen, Lapwing, Wood pigeon, Pheasant, Swallow, Canada, Greylag, L B back, Buzzard, Mallard, Coot, Stock Dove, B H Gull, L Tale Got, Blue tit, Great … Continue reading

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News 24/9/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- CARSINGTON WATER   A juv/1st winter Grey Phalarope was found by Alan Stewardson at Sheepwash Hide about 09.15 a.m. on 21st Sept. It remained here all day and was still present, although mobile, up … Continue reading

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News 19/9/2018

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- WILLINGTON GP   A Temminck’s Stint was found here early morning  on 19 Sept. by Richard James but was unfortunately disturbed by Lapwings after just 10 minutes and flew off never to be seen … Continue reading

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News 30/8/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- WILLINGTON GP   2 Spoonbills flew SW early morning on 29 Aug watched by 2 lucky observers, Richard James and Dave Richardson from the screen at the end of the lane. The eclipse drake … Continue reading

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News 14/8/2018

Thanks to Rod key for the following:- WILLINGTON GP   An eclipse drake Ring Necked Duck was found by Mike Blaver and Richard James first thing on 11th Aug and was still present this am-13th Aug. At one stage yesterday morning … Continue reading

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Local News 5/8/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   A report of a Timmins’s Stint up to mid-morning on 6th Aug but no further sign by early afternoon. This is the first site record since one in early Aug, … Continue reading

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Guided Bird Walk 4/8/2018

Bird list thanks to Wendy Greylag, Goldfinch, C Turn, Mallard, Tufted, Heron, L B B Gull, Cormorant, L Egret, Woodpig, Buzzard, Bluetit, Blackbird, Canada, Coot, Moorhen, M Swan, Gt Crested Greeb, Crow, Magpies, House Martin, Jackdaw, Rook, Swift, P Wag, … Continue reading

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News 20/7/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- WILLINGTON GP   On 19th July a “flock” of 10  juv. Mediterranean Gull were found mid-morning on the spit and amongst the resting Black Headed Gulls. Most soon disappeared but still 2/3 present at … Continue reading

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