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 Black Terns on 25/26th May. A report of a Great White Egret flying through on 27th May.

CARSINGTON WATER   Yet another Turnstone on 1st June. On 26th May a Sanderling, 3 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover and a drake Red Crested Pochard. On 27th May 15 Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel. Single Turnstone, Sanderling and Dunlin with just a single Ringed Plover on 28th May. On 31st May single Whimbrel and Yellow Legged Gull plus a Crossbill flew over.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   3 drake Common Scoters on 31st May along with 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Curlews and a Dunlin. On 29th May a Greenshank which was still present on 31st May.. On 25/26th May 2 Curlews and a Ringed Plover and 2  sightings of Hobbies. On 27th May the Ringed Plover still present and a Red Kite flew through. On 28th May single Sanderling and Dunlin and 3 different Red Kites flew through in a Northerly direction from 9.45-1210. A Goshawk and a Hobby on 29th May with a drake Pochard on 30th May.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   The 1st Summer Iceland Gull again present on 26th May and a pair of Pochard, 2 Common Sandpipers,, 13 Common Terns, a Cuckoo and a Hobby noted. The Iceland Gull again briefly on 27th May along with a drake Pochard and a Barnacle Goose. On 28th May a Sanderling, drake Pochard, a Barnacle Goose, a Ringed Plover and 2 Hobbies noted. Both the Barnacle Goose and the Ringed Plover still present on 29th May along with 26 Gadwall and 10 Common Terns. On 30th May 13 Arctic Terns flew North with a drake Teal and a Hobby on 31st May. On 1st June a female Stonechat was sen along with the drake Teal and a Ringed Plover.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   Still 3 Black Terns on 26th May along with a Ruff, 3 Redshanks and a Red Kite. There were 2 Ruff on 27th May with one still present on 28th May.

CARVER   A cracking dark phase male Honey Buzzard soared round being mobbed by 2 Common Buzzards on 26th May before it flew off North.

SINFIN MOOR WETLANDS   An Avocet on 27th May.

CHURCH WILNE RESERVOIR   A Hobby, a Kestrel and over 40 Swifts over the road running past the Reservoir on 29th May.

AMBASTON GRAVEL PITS   2 Shoveler and a Greenshank on 29th May.

ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   On 31st May 12 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Cormorants,4 Grey Herons, 21 Mute Swans, 5 Greylag Geese, 1 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Caspian Gull-1st summer, 4 Common Terns, 3 Cettis Warblers and 16 Reed Warblers


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