News 23/10/18

Thanks to Rod key for the following:-

WILLINGTON GP   The Bittern is still present being seen just twice recently with the last sighting on Oct 16th when it was seen  to fly across “Pittams” Pool at the rear of the site viewed from the causeway. The Great White Egret was again here on Oct 15th and 2 Black Tailed Godwits appear to have taken up residence here. Also lately up to 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers, a Redshank and a Dunlin plus the usual Little Egrets. Also a Goldeneye has been noted recently

DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE   The escaped drake Hooded Merganser re-appeared here on Oct 14th with a Goldeneye and was also present on Oct 15th. with a Great White Egret on Oct 13/14th.

CHATSWORTH PARK   3 Great White Egrets flew through South on Oct.11th.

PLEASLEY PIT COUNTRY PARK  A Great White Egret on Oct. 10th.

LONG EATON GP   The long staying juv. Black Necked Grebe still present on Oct 18th with 3 Ruff on Oct. 13th. Still up to 11 Red Crested Pochards here.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   During October up to 23 Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, 167 Teal and 8 Shoveler noted. On Oct 17th a brief Great White Egret before it flew South just after 9.00.a.m. On Oct 1st 24 Pink Feet flew East and 5 flew North on Oct 15th with 170 flying East on Oct 17th. A pair of Pintail on Oct. 2nd with a female on Oct 17th. Eight Golden Plover on Oct 1st with one heard calling on Oct 15th. A Little Egret on Oct. 17th. Three Swallows and Chiffchaff on Oct 15th. A Marsh Tit from Oct 4th with a Cettis Warbler on Oct 15/17th. On Oct 7th 510 Redwings and 430 Fieldfares flew through.

MIDDLTON MOOR   6 Whooper Swans on Oct. 18th.

BIG MOOR  A Great Grey Shrike on Oct. 11th.

CARSINGTON WATER   Up to 4 Little Egrets, 6 Pintail, 2 Ruff, 4 Ringed Plover, a Redshank and a Dunlin recently. A Great White Egret on Oct. 10th. A juv. Arctic Tern,  a Ruddy Shelduck and 7 Redwing on Oct 4th,  a female Common Scoter on Oct 6th, a Rock Pipit and 3 Yellow Legged Gull on Oct. 10th, a female type Goldeneye on Oct 13th, a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull on Oct 14th and 70 Pink Footed Geese flew NW on Oct. 18th. The first Fieldfare were 77 moving through on Oct. 17th.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   An adult Yellow Legged Gull throughout the period. On Oct. 5th 2 Swallows and the first Redwings of the autumn-5.On Oct 6th 6 Whooper Swans flew NE. On Oct 7th 12 Mandarins and 4 Swallows. On Oct 8th a Little Egret, a Rock Pipit, 33 Bramblings and a  Crossbill. On Oct. 9th the first 4 Fieldfares flew through with a Rock Pipit on Oct 10th.

RING NECKED PARAKEETS   Single birds at Allestree on Oct 6th and at Smalley on Oct 16th.

BARLOW   A Whooper Swan on Oct. 9th.

ASTON-ON-TRENT GP   On Oct 18th 2 Little Grebes, 16 Great Crested Grebes, 50 Cormorants, 2 Little Egrets, 10 Grey Herons, 31Mute Swans, 84 Greylag Geese, 40 Wigeon, 73 Gadwall, 34 Teal, 16 Shoveler, 7 Pochard, 240 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel and 2 Cettis Warblers.


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