ELTON COMMON Still up to 3 male Quail “singing” 4-10th July.
OGSTON RESERVOIR An Osprey and 3 Avocets on 4th July with the Osprey again present on 6/7th July. Two drake Common Scoters on 10th July with a Goosander and a Hobby on 6th July. A Whimbrel on 9th July with a Black Tailed Godwit on 3rd July. Up to 1 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatchers, 8 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Common Sandpiper and 3 Common Terns also noted.
CARR VALE DWT RESERVE The Bittern showed every day from 3-7th July with 3 juv. Little Egrets on 3rd July, a Hobby on 3/4th July with a Dunlin and 2 Curlew on 7th July. Also up to 4 Teal.1+Water Rail, 2 Oystercatchers, 5 Common Terns and a Barn Owl noted.
CARSINGTON WATER Up to 1 Little Egret, 3 Shoveler, a Goosander, a Peregrine Falcon, 11 Oystercatchers, 1 Curlew. 11 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper and a sub-adult Yellow Legged Gull noted. A Dunlin on 4/5th July, a Whimbrel on 8th July, a Greenshank on 10th July and a Common Tern on 11th July.
MIDDLETON MOOR 2 Shelduck, 6 Curlew, a Common Sandpiper and 2 Yellow Legged Gulls on 4th July.
WILLINGTON GP A drake Wigeon still remains here with 2 Little egrets and a Hobby on 4th July.
LONG EATON GP a Little Egret and an Oystercatcher noted with a Red Crested Pochard on 3rd July, a Hobby on 5th July, a Black Tailed Godwit on 3rd July and a Common Sandpiper on 5th July.
DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE Up to 4 Mandarin, 73 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 47 Tufted Duck and 5 Cettis Warblers noted with a Green Sandpiper and a Ring Necked Parakeet on 7th July.
MERCASTON SAND PITS 13 Shelduck, 15 Mandarin, 1 Teal and 2 Oystercatchers on 7th July.
TWO DALES An Osprey over on 7th July.
CHURCH WILNE WATER SKI PIT 3 Common Terns and 45 Tufted Duck on 11th July.