4 Mute Swans, 6 Mandarins, female Gadwall with six young, 132 Tufteds ( this is I believe the best count ever here, beating 131 on 12 Jan 2003. Best counts in recent years have been of the moulting flock in late summer), a pair of GCGrebes with at least two chicks at the south end, Osprey from 0940-1020 then SW, ad Yellow-l-Gull, Kingfisher & c20 Swifts.
- Sat 7 December 2019
Highlight was a Twite that flew south at 0840, Also a juvenile Mute Swan, 22 Canada & 2 Greylag Geese plus one hybrid, 25 Tufteds, 6 Goldeneye (inc three ad drakes), 3 fem Goosander, 2 Water Rails, 4+ Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, 90 Lapwings, a Raven, a Kingfisher, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail.
- Fri 6 December 2019
Juvenile Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 24 Tufteds, drake Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, 4 Buzzards, male Goshawk, 3 Snipe and a Willow Tit.
- News 5/12/19
LONG EATON GP 2 Cattle Egrets were on Erewash Field on Dec 3rd. Two Stonechats and a lone Pink Footed Goose on Nov. 30th. Up to 1 Little Egret, 54 Wigeon, 69 Pochard and 6 Goldeneye also noted. EGGINTON HALL The long staying Cattle Egret still present on Dec 2nd. DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE The Long […]