News 14/11/2018

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

OGSTON RESERVOIR   A Glaucous Gull present up to 11.20.a.m. on 14th Nov before it flew off South. Also an adult Caspian Gull present. A 3rd winter Caspian Gull and 3 Yellow Legged Gulls roosted on 11th Nov. Five Bramblings and a fine male Crossbill flew over Highordish on 13th Nov.

CARSINGTON WATER   A second winter Glaucous Gull was found here on mid-afternoon on 5th Nov and has roosted here most days since then coming in quite early on some dates including today-14th Nov-when it was in Brown Ale Bay early afternoon. Also here recently up to 4 Yellow Legged Gulls and an adult Caspian Gull in the roost. A flock of 72 Golden Plover circled the res on 10th Nov and up to 3 Ruff, 2 Redshank, 7 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret, 2 Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 5 Goldeneye  and 4 Goosander noted. A Peregrine on 14th Nov and c15 Brambling roosted on 5th Nov.

LONG EATON GP   The juv. Black Necked Grebe still present on 11th Nov and a Great White Egret on 12th Nov.

MARKHAM VALE NORTH PIT   2 male Bearded Tits were finally seen on 12th Nov having been first heard on 9th Nov. and were still present on 13th Nov.

LOCKO PARK   A Firecrest was reported on 13th Nov.

WILLINGTON GP   On 14th Nov 3 Little Egrets, 1 Ruff, 1 Black Tailed Godwit and 2 Caspian Gulls, a colour ringed 1st winter and  a 3rd winter along with up to 9 Common Gulls.  On 12th Nov 2 Bramblings were found in the lane whilst on 19th Nov 10 Golden Plover, a Green Sandpiper and 2 3rd winter Caspian Gulls.

DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE   2 Great White egrets on 5th Nov with 1 on 10th Nov. The escaped drake Hooded Merganser again present on 10th Nov along with a Green Sandpipe and a Merlin.

EREWASH MEADOWS DWT RESERVE   A Great White Egret present her on both sides of the county border since 10th Nov, still present on 13th Nov with 2 Shelduck on 10th Nov.

ROWSLEY   A Hooded Crow flew over on 10th Nov.

RING NECKED PARAKEETS  Still up to 6 in Allestree Park, 4 in Alvaston Park and 1 at Breadsall on 11th Nov.

ST CHADS WATER   3 Little Egrets, 22 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler and 2 Goosander on 13th Nov.

CHURCH WLNE WATER SKI PIT   10 Little Grebes, 11 Pochard, 79 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye on 13th Nov.

KEDLESTON   Still 1 Red Kite on 13th Nov.


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