Author Archives: Paul Beard

News 11/4/19

 Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- CARSINGTON WATER    The adult Great Northern Diver still present on Apr.10th. Four Common Scoter-3 drakes-and a Yellow Wagtail on Apr.9th. CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   in early April up to 8 Wigeon,40 Gadwall, 37 … Continue reading

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News 8/4/19

CARSINGTON WATER   The adult Great Northern Diver still present on Apr.7th. A Little Egret on Apr. 2nd with a pair of Pintail on Apr 1st on wgich date a male Marsh Harrier flew through. An Osprey on Apr. 4th with … Continue reading

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News 1/4/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- CARSINGTON WATER   After an Avocet on Mar 24th another was found during the morning of Mar 31st. An Osprey at Millfields early morning on Mar 31st and the long staying Great Northern Diver … Continue reading

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news 23/3/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- CARSINGTON WATER   The long staying adult Great Northern Diver still present on Mar. 22nd. Recently up to 6 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 4 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 36 Curlew, 1 Woodcock, 14 Snipe noted. A … Continue reading

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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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