News 16/4/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS  2 Arctic Terns late morning on Apr.15th. Two Ruddy Shelduck on Apr.13th along with a Green Sandpiper, a Common Tern n Apr. 12th and a Red Crested Pochard on Apr. 11th. UP TO 2 Little Egrets, 2 Shoveler, 11 Pochard, 108 Tufted Duck and 3 Oystercatchers noted.

CARSINGTON WATER   The Great Northern Diver still present on Apr.15th. An Avocet-the 3rd of the year-and a Black Tailed Godwit on Apr. 11th with a Common Sandpiper on Apr. 12th. A White Wagtail on Ap.10th with a Yellow Wagtail on Apr 14th along with c80 Fieldfare flying SE and a Redstart with 2 on Apr. 115th along with a pair of Wigeon. Up to 8 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 18 Shoveler, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Curlew and 2 Yellow Legged Gulls noted.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   On Apr. 14th a Common Tern, c250 Sand Martins, c70 Swallows and 6 House Martins.

DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE   A Reed Warbler, a Sedge Warbler and a Green Sandpiper on Apr. 14th.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   A drake Mandarin, an adult Yellow Legged Gull and a Redshank on Apr.11th, A White Wagtail and a Yellow Wagtail on Apr. 10th, the first Willow Warbler on Apr. 11th with the first Reed Warbler on Apr. 14th. Up to 8 Wigeon, 40 Gadwall, 33 teal, 3 Pochard, 15 Common Buzzards, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Curlew also noted.

KEDLESTON PARK   A male Ring Ouzel on Apr.12th was a very nice record.

PADLEY GORGE   A Pied Flycatcher on Apr.12th.

ALPORT NEAR YOULGREAVE   A Red Kite on Apr.14th.

ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   ON Apr. 14th 11 Great Crested Grebes, 20 Cormorants, 1 drake Wigeon, 16 Gadwall, 54 Teal, 16 Shoveler, 86 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatchers, 5 Lapwings, 1 Snipe, 2 Stock Doves, Cettis Warblers, 13 Blackcaps, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers and a Linnet.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   The Great White Egret still present on Apr.11th.


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