CARSINGTON WATER 2 Avocets were found by Ian Wright early this morning-May 14th-and were present up to 9.05 a.m. when they appeared to fly off. Also present a Bar Tailed Godwit. A Black Tern on May 11th with 4 Gadwall and 2 Shoveler on May 12th. A correction to my last post is that the adult Great Northern Diver was last seen on May 7th not May 10th. Apologies.
OSPREYS On May 12th birds present at Chatsworth Park before flying off North, Holmebrook Valley CP before flying off NE, Linacre Res before it flew off North and Willington GP when it flew off E late afternoon.
OGSTON RESERVOIR An Oystercatcher and c30 Dunlin on May 11th.
BARROW-ON-TRENT A Great White Egret and a Whinchat on May 11th.
DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE A Great White Egret again on May 11th.
HIGHBRIDGE GRAVEL PITS On May 12th 5 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Egrets, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Shelduck, 13 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 31 Tufted Duck, 4 Hobbies, 2 Grey Partridge, 5 Oystercatchers, 1 Greenshank, and 2 Common Terns.
CARR VALE DWT RESERVE On May 8th 3 Ringed Plover, a Dunlin,2 Whimbrel,2 Common Sandpipers, 15 Common Terns and a Peregrine Falcon. On May 9th 6 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, 11 Arctic Terns and 2 Hobbies. On May 10th 3 Black Terns, 2 Arctic Terns, 4 Common Terns, an adult Kittiwake, a 3rd summer Yellow Legged Gull, 3 Wheatears and the Swallow x House Martin hybrid.
PLEASLEY COLLIERY The Wood Sandpipe still present on May 11th.
CHUTCH WILNE WATER SKI PITS 2 Common Terns on May 14th.
WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS A Raven and a Cuckoo on My 11th with 3 Hobbies on May 12th