News 22/8/19

WINDGATHER ROCKS, GOYT VALLEY   The juv. Chough still present on 22nd Aug.

OSPREYS   At least 2 birds at Ogston Res between 14-21st Aug. One at Carr Vale DWT Reserve from 17-20th Aug and this bird was also at Pleasley Colliery and over the R.Meden at Pleasley on 17th Aug. One at Carsington Water on 20th Aug. Two were seen over the Bakewell-Hassop road on 16th Aug, one over Holmebrook Valley CP on 15th Aug, one over Lathkill Dale on 17th Aug  and one over Netherthorpe on 19th Aug. It would be useful if observers of this species could indicate the time of their sighting plus, if possible, the age of the bird when reporting the records.

CARSINGTION WATER   A drake Common Scoter on 15th Aug along with a Curlew. A juv. Black Tailed Godwit, a Redshank and a Tree Pipit  on 21st Aug with 2 Yellow Wagtails on 14/21st Aug and 4 Ravens on 15th Aug. Also up to 3 Little Egrets,13 Gadwall, 10n Teal, 1 Pochard., single Hobby and Peregrine Falcon, 2 Common Sandpipers, and the 2 Yellow Legged Gulls noted.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   3 parties of between 10-15 Goosanders flew through on 20th Aug with a cream croiwn Marsh Harrier on 15th Aug. A male Merlin on 15th Aug with a “brown” bird on 20th Aug. Two Snipe, a Tree Pipit and 6 Whimbrel on 19th Aug with a juv.Wheatear on 14th Aug. Up to 1 Little Egret, 25 Mandarin,10 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 2 Pochard, 151 Tufted Duck, 1 Hobby, 2 Peregrines, and the regular adult Yellow Legged Gull noted. At Highoredish 17 Tree Pipits flew S/SW on 21st Aug.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   A Greenshank, a Green Sandpiper and Hobby on 14th Aug with a Greenshank and a Hobby on 15th Aug. A juv moulting into 1st winter Mediterranean Gull on 22nd Aug along with a Polish colour ringed Black Headed Gull

LONG EATON GP   On 18th Aug a Marsh Harrier, 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Little Egrets, 1 Pochard and 5 Common Terns with 31 Gadwall on 20th Aug.

WILLINGTON GP   A Great White Egret and 31 Little Egrets on 19th Aug.

BARROW-ON-TRENT GP   4 Great White Egrets on 22nd Aug viewing from the Anchor Church side.

DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE   2 Great White Egrets and 24 Little Egrets on 15th Aug.

ST CHADS WATER.   A Little Egret on 20th Aug.


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