News 14/2/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

CARSINGTON WATER   Three Snow Buntings flew over the Visitor Centre heading for Stones Island late morning on Feb 14th. The adult Great Northern Diver still present on Feb. 13th along with 5 Ruff. Four Pintail flew in on Feb 9th and up to 4 Oystercatchers, 2 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 6 Redshank and 9 Snipe also noted. Probably up to 3 Yellow Legged Gulls present in the roost.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   A Red Kite on 13th Feb with a pair of PIntail from Feb 11-13th. Up to 4 Goldeneye, 14 Goosanders 1 Peregrine and 2 Oystercatchers noted. The Twite still present with the Linnet flock on Feb 13th.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   The Siberian Chiffchaff still present and in song on Feb 12th.The Marsh Tit still present on Feb 11th an d still 2 Chiffchaffs and a Cettis Warbler present. Up to 129 Wigeon, 24 Gadwall, 47 Teal, 5 Goosanders, 1 Peregrine, 20 Common Buzzards and 38 Snipe present. An adult Mediterranean Gull on Feb 9th-a different bird. On Feb 10th 73 Yellowhammers were noted going to roost and 76 Goldfinches counted going to roost on Feb 9th. An Oystercatcher on Feb 11th.

LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS   The long staying Black Necked Grebe still present on Feb 12th and 3 Whooper Swan son Feb 13th.

WAXWINGS   20 were in trees near Matlock Moor on Feb 13th and up to 16 in a Matlock garden on Feb 14th.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   The Great White Egret again on Feb 10/12/13th with the Bittern on Feb /1012th. A Mediterranean Gull on Feb 11/13th. 21 Little egrets left the roost on Feb 9th and 11 Goosander  on the same date. Up to 10 Curlew and 12 Snipe noted.

BUTTERLEY RESERVOIR   3 Whooper Swan son Feb 12th.

SINFIN MOOR WETALNDS   An adult Kiitiwake on Feb 10th.

POOLS BROOK CP   A Mediterranean Gull on Feb 9th.

FLASH LANE   16 Crossbills on Feb 12th.

ST CHADS WATER   On Feb 13th 2 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Cormorants, 62 Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 15 Tufted Duck and 1 Goosander.

R.DERWENT, CHURCH WILNE   The adult Whooper Swan still present with 40 Mute Swan sin fields on Feb 13th.

CJHURCH WILNE WATER SKI PIT   6 Little Grebes, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Grey Herons, 5 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 16 Goldeneye and 87 Coot.

AMBASTON GRAVEL PIT   On Feb 13th 4 Little Grebes, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck

LOCKO PARK   On Feb. 14th   1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorants, 38 Grey Lag Geese, c75 Canada Geese, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosander, 2 Common Buzzards, 1 Oystercatcher=possibly a site first!!!, 2 Common Gulls and a Green Woodpecker


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