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News 18/11/19

WHOOPER SWANS   A small movement this weekend   with on Nov. 16th 26 flying E at Ogston Res., 36 flew N over Carr Vale DWT Reserve , 11 at North Wingfield, 10 at Dove Holes Quarry, 20 at Abbey Hill Floods, … Continue reading

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News 12/11/19

OGSTON RESERVOIR   A Siberian Chiffchaff was found by the members hide on Nov. 11th and the female Common Scoter still present on Nov.12th DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE   The Long Tailed Duck and the escaped drake Hooded Merganser again present on Nov. … Continue reading

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News 11/11/19

CURBAR EDGE   A Snow Bunting was found here by Ron Blagden on Nov. i8th WILLINGTON GP   Despite flooding a few brave souls have still managed access here. The Hen Harrier still present late afternoon on Nov. 10th and the Marsh … Continue reading

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News 4/11/19

HIGHBRIDGE GP   A Cattle Egret here on Nov. 2nd along with 11 Snipe. WILLINGTON GP   Despite high water levels and access difficulties this locality continues to deliver the goods. The Cattle Egret was seen to leave the roost on Nov. … Continue reading

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News 29/10/19

CARSINGTON WATER   A Manx Shearwater was found about 8.30.a.m. on 21st Oct on the water of the dam and remained until at least dinnertime. There was no sign of it next morning. This is about the 47th county record. The … Continue reading

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News 20/10/19

LONG BILLED DOWITCHER   It was seen again at Willington GP from about 09.45 a.m. until it flew off with 5 Lapwing at 11.00.a.m. on 19th Oct. It was then re-located at Highbridge GP early afternoon on 19th Oct but so … Continue reading

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8/10/19 News

CARSINGTON WATER   A small juv. Skua was found on the water off Paul Stanley Hide in poor conditions mid-afternoon on 7th Oct by Simon Roddis. It was initially identified as an ArctIc Skua but when photos of the bird were … Continue reading

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News 6/10/19

YELLOW BROWED WARBLERS   One was found late morning on 5th Oct calling along the embankment at Carr Vale DWT Reserve by Mark Beevers and was still present early afternoon although difficult to see at times. A pager report also of … Continue reading

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News 4/10/19

GREY PHALAROPE   One was found at Swineshaw Reservoir along the dam on Sept. 28th but no sign this morning-Sept 29th. However it or another bird was found at Torside Reservoir mid-morning on Sept 29th. These 2 records will probably bring … Continue reading

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News 24/9/19

HOLME MOSS   A Black Redstart was singing here on Sept. 22nd. CROWDEN   4 Ring Ousels on Sept. 22nd. LONG EATON GP   The Black Necked Grebe was last seen on Sept. 20th. On Sept 22nd 3 Little Egrets, 11 Pochard and … Continue reading

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