News 12/2/2018

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

NEWTON SOLNEY   The 2 Cattle Egrets still their favourite Sheepfield on 11th Feb. viewed from the B5008, the Repton-Burton road.

DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE   The long staying female Long Tailed Duck still present on 11th Feb after going over the water to Branston GP during the last few days.

WILLINGTON GP   The Great White Egret still present on 12th Feb. On 7th Feb 2 Goldeneye, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull-ad.sp., 2 Caspian Gulls-a 2nd winter and a 1st winter and a 1st winter Yellow Legged Gull. The 2nd winter Caspian Gull and a Yellow Legged Gull on 8th Feb, 8 Curlew and a Red Breasted Merganser. On 10th Feb. an adult Glaucous Gull was present.

CARSINGTON WATER   The adult Great Northern Diver still present on 11th Feb along with an adult Kittiwake and 5 Ruff.

ST.HELENS CHURCHYARD, DARLEY DALE   Still 14 Hawfinches on 11th Feb.

ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   On 8th Feb 2 Little Grebes, 16 Great Crested Grebes, 22 Cormorants, 2 Grey Herons, 19 Mute Swans, 1 Greylag Goose, 144 Wigeon, 57 Gadwall, 68 Teal, 11 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 194 Tufted Duck, 21 Goldeneye, 3 Smew-1 drake, c50 Lapwing, 1 Common Gull, 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 1 Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest. On 9th Feb the 3 Smew still present and also 2 Shelduck.

ST.CHADS WATER  On 6th Feb 1 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 22 Tufted Duck and 5 Long Tailed Tits.


CHURCH WILNE WATER SKI PITS   On 6th Feb 2 Little Grebes, 14 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Gadwall, 8 Pochard, 64 Tufted Duck, 8 Goldeneye and 188 Coot..

ABBEY HILL FLOODS   On 6th Feb 73 Teal, 3 Shoveler and c65 Lapwings

FOREMARK RESERVOIR   On 10th Feb a juv. Glaucous Gull roosted along with 4 Caspian Gulls-3 adults and a 1st winter.

DERWENTDALE, HOWDEN RESERVOIR   The last reported sighting of the Parrot Crossbill flock from Ronksley South Plantation was 9 on 5th Feb although bad weather may have kept people away from this area over the last week.

SHIPLEY   A Jack Snipe on 7th Feb.

ASHBOURNE AIRFIELD   2 Jack Snipe on 11th Feb.

ALLESTREE PARK   Still 2 Ring Necked Parakeets on 11th Feb.


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