News 25/5/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS   12 Black Terns on The Windsurfing Pit early evening on 24th May.

CARSINGTON WATER   6 Black Terns early evening on 24th May with 3 during the morning on 25th May. Also 5 Common Terns and 10 Arctic Terns moved through, Still 4 Turnstones from 22-24th May with 3 still on 25th May. An Arctic Tern, a 2nd summer Common Gull and an imm. Yellow Legged Gull on 23rd May with 4 Arctic Terns on 24th May. On 25th May a drake Red Crested Pochard, the imm.Yellow Legged Gull and the 2nd summer Common Gull.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   2 Black Terns on 25th May and a Sanderling which was joined briefly at about 10.45 a.m. by 6 more very jumpy birds. After a short time all 7 flew off East. On 23rd  May a male Ruff with a near adult Yellow Legged Gull on 24th May.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   The juv. Iceland Gull again seen briefly on 24th May. A Little Stint on 24/25th May with 2 Turnstone and 19 Arctic Terns flew North on 25th May. A Turtle Dove on 23rd May.

GREAT LONGSTONE   A report of  a White Stork on 22nd May.

WESTON UNDERWOOD   A male Golden Oriole flew across the road leading to the Cement Factory late afternoon on 23rd May seen by Tony Wood. Of found acceptable by the Derbyshire Rare Birds Committee this will  be the 25th County record.

ALFRETON   A report of a Great White Egret on 24th May.

ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   On 24th May 11 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egrets, 7 Grey Herons, 10 Mute Swans, 2 Greylag Geese, 37 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Oystercatcher. 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwings and 11 Swifts.

PLEASLEY   15 Arctic Terns flew NE early morning on 23rd May.

RED KITES   Single birds over Belper and Alfreton on 24th May.

 

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