News 19/9/2018

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

WILLINGTON GP   A Temminck’s Stint was found here early morning  on 19 Sept. by Richard James but was unfortunately disturbed by Lapwings after just 10 minutes and flew off never to be seen again. Also here today were 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 16 Snipe, 1 Back Tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpipers and a Hobby. A brief Great White Egret on the back pools as well before it disappeared behind trees/bushes. On 17th Sept 2 Spotted Redshank and an Osprey flew through. A Bittern has returned and shows itself a couple of times a day-if you are lucky!!!! Odd Yellow Legged Gulls and Caspian Gulls lately amongst the Lesser Black Backed Gulls. On 5th Sept 2 Pintail and 2 juv. Black Terns still present. A juv. Shelduck from 16-19th Sept.

LONG EATON GP   A juv. Black Necked Grebe was found here on the Rifle Range Pot on 11th Sept and was still present on 18th Sept. A Marsh Harrier on  7th Sept and up to 6 Red Crested Pochard are currently here. Two Ruddy Shelduck on 11th Sept. Also up to 3 Green Sandpiper present with a Pintail on 13th Sept.

RENISHAW PARK   A Great White Egret was found here on 13th Sept and was still present on 18th Sept. Please be aware that this site is strictly private and the only way to obtain public access is to visit Renishaw Hall-if still open-and paying an admission fee which then allows access to the lake.

KEDLESTON PARK   A Great White Egret from 5-15th Sept.

DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE   A Great White Egret on 8th Sept along with a Hobby, 2 Green Sandpipers and 365 Cormorants in the roost. On  10th Sept 13 Goosanders, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Hobbies.

EREWASH MEADOWS DWT RESERVE   A Great White Egret on 13th Sept along with a Whinchat. A Ruff on 8th Sept.

CARSINGTON WATER   A Great White Egret from 1-6th Sept with it, ot another, on 13th Sept.  An Osprey on 1-3rd Sept with  a Red Kite on 3rd Sept. On 4th Sept3 to 4 Black Terns and 8 Commic Terns flew through with another Black Tern on 5th Sept.  A Wood Sandpiper on 7th Sept, 2 Common Scoter on 16th Sept. and up to 9 Little Egrets, 3 Red Crested Pochard, 9 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover,8 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank and 4 Yellow Legged Gulls noted.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   A Honey Buzzard flew through on 5th Sept-the 4thg of the year with a juv. Merlin on 6/7th Sept.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE.  The first Pink Footed Geese of the autumn were 63 flying West on 16th Sept. Up to 65 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 16 Cormorants, 13 Common Buzzards, 3 Hobbies, 2 Golden Plover-on 16th Sept, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Terns, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 100 Goldfinch and  10 Siskin noted. Meadow Pipot passage was noted with 357 flying S/SW on 15th and 337 on 17th Sept.

WYVER LANE DWT RESERVE   A Wood Sandpiper on 7th Sept, a Mediterranean Gull on 9th Sept and 2 Ospreys flying South on 17th Sept.

PRIDE PARK SANCTUARY   4 Ring Necked Parakeets on 17th Sept.

STAUNTON HARLD RESERVOIR   On 18th Sept 20 Great Crested Grebes, 29 Cormorants, 13 Little Egrets-recently up to 28 here. 4 Egyptian Geese, 322 Tufted Duck, 1 Caspian Gull-adult and 1 Great Black Backed Gull-ad.


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