Category Archives: Local News

4th August 2017 News

Thanks to Roy Frost for the following:- CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   An adult Caspian Tern was found here late yesterday afternoon-3rd Aug- by Ian Swain walking his dog. It remained until about 6.50 p.m. when after it had circled round … Continue reading

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July 17th 2017 News

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- CARR VALE NR   On 6th July 5 Teal present with smaller numbers to 16th.Also a drake Shoveler which stayed until the 13th July and was joined by a female on 7th July with … Continue reading

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6th July 2017

 Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- PLEASLEY COLLIERY   2 Back Tailed Godwits briefly early morning on 5th July. OGSTON RESERVOIR   2 Black Tailed Godwits, possibly the Pleasley birds, showed well on 5th July with a female Common Scoter on … Continue reading

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28th June 2017

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- WOODHEAD RESERVOIR   An adult Gannet was found late morning on 25 June on the water here being mobbed by Black Headed Gulls. It remained here all day and in fact roosted overnight still … Continue reading

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2nd June News

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- OGSTON RESERVOIR   A pale phase adult male Honey Buzzard flew East on 28th May. Also a Ringed Plover, a Grasshopper Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher. On 24th May a Hobby, 3 Ringed Plovers, … Continue reading

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24th May News

Thanks to Rod key for the following:- HIGHBRIDGE GRAVEL PITS   2 Sanderling on May 23rd. On May 21st 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Cormorant, 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Shelduck, 3 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Common Buzzards, 40 … Continue reading

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17th May 2017 Latest News

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- FORRESTS PLANTATION NEAR CLOWNE   A report of a probable Iberian Chiffchaff singing early afternoon on May 17th found by an ecologist. It was looked for later by other birders but nothing was seen … Continue reading

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9th May 2017

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- CARSINGTON WATER   The adult Great Northern Diver was last seen on May 2nd along with a pair of Red Crested Pochards-still present on May 8th, a Grey Plover, a Turnstone and a Sanderling. … Continue reading

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1st May 2017

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- CARSINGTON WATER   On May 1st 1 Grey Plover, 6 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 3 Black Terns and 29 Arctic Terns. WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   On May 1st 1 Turnstone, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit and 4 … Continue reading

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30th April 2017

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- A very busy weekend with the SE winds. CARSINGTN WATER   On Apr. 30th the adult Great Northern Diver still present. Also 18 Common Scoter, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit flew straight … Continue reading

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