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16/9/19n News

WILLINGTON GP   A Cattle Egret mid-morning on 16th Sept and also a Great White Egret again present. The Bittern was again seen on 14th Sept. The Cattle Egret will be a first site record although a claim of a Cattle … Continue reading

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News 11/9/19

NE DERBYSHIRE   A Wryneck was trapped and ringed at a private site on 8th Sept. This is the first record since  a brief bird at Long Eaton GP in October 2017. The DOS realises that there may well be comments … Continue reading

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News 31/8/19

LONG EATON GP   The Black Necked Grebe still on The Rifle Range Pit on 29th Aug and 5 Sandwich Terns flew through on this same date. Also up to 5 Little Egrets, 6 Pochard and 143 Tufted Duck noted. DRAKELOW … Continue reading

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News 26/8/19

MIDDLETON MOOR   2 Great White Egrets mid-morning on 26th Aug and an Osprey flew over at 10.45 a.m. almost certainly the first GWE records from here. LONG EATON GP   A Black Necked Grebe was found on the Rifle Range Pit … Continue reading

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News 22/8/19

WINDGATHER ROCKS, GOYT VALLEY   The juv. Chough still present on 22nd Aug. OSPREYS   At least 2 birds at Ogston Res between 14-21st Aug. One at Carr Vale DWT Reserve from 17-20th Aug and this bird was also at Pleasley Colliery … Continue reading

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News 16/8/19

WINDGSATHER ROCKS, GOYT VALLEY   The last report of the juv. Chough was on 10 Aug. OGSTON RESERVOIR   On 9th Aug a dark phase Arctic Skua flew in at 09.40 and left to the SW 5 mins later only to return … Continue reading

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News 9/9/19

WINDGATHER ROCKS, GOYT VALLEY   A Chough was reported to the DOS by an observer called John Dixon on 3rd Aug and confirmed by Tim Phillips late afternoon on 4th Aug. The bird is a juvenile and was still present in … Continue reading

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News 24/7/19

WILLINGTON GP   A flock of 30 Black Tailed Godwits flew through SW on 14th July. A Bittern again and a Great White Egret on 15th July. A Red Kite on 19th July with an Osprey on 21st July. A Little … Continue reading

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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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