news 13/3/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

OGSTON RESERVOIR   A near adult Glaucous Gull roosted on Mar 2/5th . Up to 4 different Iceland Gulls- an adult, a 2nd winter and 2 1st winters-used the roost here from Mar 2-12th along with 2 different Caspian Gulls, 3 different Yellow Legged Gulls and the adult Viking” Gull-a hybrid Herring x Glaucous Gull. An adult Mediterranean Gull roosted here on Mar 6th. Up to 14 Mandarin Ducks, 1 Wigeon, 25 Gadwall, 100 Teal, 6 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 5 Oystercatchers and 19 Curlew here. A Little Egret on Mar 8th. The earliest ever Sand Martin flew through on Mar 2nd with a Chiffchaff on Mar 2nd and up to 3 after that. The Twite still present on Mar 12th and “several” Bramblings have been around the feeders.

CARSINGTON WATER   The adult Great Northern Diver still present on Mar 1th with a Water Rail on Mar 5th. A Sand Marti in Mar 3rd. Up to 5 Goldeneye, 11 Goosander, 2 Peregrines, 2 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 11 Curlew and 5 Redshank lately along with 3 Yellow Legged Gulls  and 6 Chiffchaffs.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   Up to 2 different Juv. Iceland Gulls here on Mar 2/7/8th. A colour ringed adult Mediterranean Gull on Mar 7th with an adult Yellow  Legged Gull on Mar 7th. An adult Kittiwake flew Neon Mar 11th.Up to 136 Wigeon, 40 Gadwall, 67 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 3 Goosander, 1 Peregrine, 2 Water Rails, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Golden Plover,2 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 29 Snipe and 4 Grey Wagtails noted. The Cettis Warbler still present with 7 Chiffchaffs on  Mar 1st and the Siberian Chiffchaff on Mar 3rd.

POOLS BROOK COUNTRY PARK   3 Iceland Gulls-an adult and 2  1st winters-on Mar 7th with 2 Iceland Gulls-an ad and a 1st winter along with an ad. Mediterranean Gull on Mar 8th. On Mar 9th 2 Iceland Gulls and the adult “Viking” Gull.

LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS   The long staying 1st winter Black Necked Grebe still present on Mar 11th. A Ruddy Shelduck on Mar 2nd with 2 Whooper Swans and a Jack Snipe on Mar 11th. A 2nd winter Caspian Gull on Mar 4th.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   2 Great White Egrets on Mar 5/11th.

ASHFORD-IN-THE-WATER   a Swallow on Mar 2nd.

COMBS RESERVOIR   2 Sand Martins on Mar 2nd.

BRADFORD DALE   A male Wheatear on Mar 8th.

ASHBOURNE AIRFIELD   A Jack Snipe on Mar 9th.


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