Category Archives: Local News

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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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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News 9/7/18

Thanks to Rod key for the following:- LONG DALE    Photos were taken on 4th July of a Woodchat Shrike here by 3 Suffolk Birders. I was contacted by them on Thursday evening-5th July- about this bird and was promised the … Continue reading

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News 2/7/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- LONG EATON GP   An adult Shag flew round the Windsurfing Pit on 29th June before flying off towards Attenborough NR.A pair of  Pochard have again bred here and have a brood of 5 … Continue reading

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News 17/6/18

Thanks to Rod for the following:- OGSTON RESERVOIR   This site is currently going through a purple patch. Steve Mann found a Manx Shearwater late morning on 14th June. Despite being heavily mobbed/harried by Great Black Backed Gulls it was still … Continue reading

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News 1/6/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:- LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS   A report of a singing male Siberian Chiffchaff early morning On 1st June about 100 yards from the end of Pastures Lane. A Sanderling on 31st May and 3 … Continue reading

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