News 31/1/19

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   On Jan 29th 4 Great Crested Grebes, 42 Cormorants, 1 Great White Egret, 6 Grey Herons, 26 Wigeon, 76 Teal, 19 Shoveler, 12 Pochard, 102 Tufted Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Smew-1 drake, 4 Goosander-2 drakes, 1 Common Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 2 Common Gulls, 2 Stock Doves, 3 Blackbirds and 10 Long Tailed Tits.

CARSINGTON WATER   The long staying adult Great Northern Diver still present on Jan 30th. The 1st Oystercatcher returned on Jan 28th and numbers built up to 3 by Jan 30th. Still up to 4 Ruff, 4 Redshank, 3 Dunlin, 44 Snipe, 5 Woodcock and 2 Peregrine Falcons about the site, A Curlew from Jan 26-29th. Six Goosander on Jan 26th and a 3rd winter Yellow Legged Gull on Jan.27th.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   The Twite still present on Jan 30th. A drake Pintail on Jan 26th and c150 Fieldfare on Jan 30th. Up to 7 Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, 10 Goosander, 1 Peregrine Falcon and 30 Snipe around the site.

ALVASTON PARK   Still at least 3 Ring Necked Parakeets on Jan 28th. Also 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorants, 105 Canada Geese, 8 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 8 Common Gulls  and a Grey Wagtail.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   On Jan 26th 2 Little Egrets, 3 Oystercatchers and a Curlew and 2 Kingfishers.

ST.CHADS WATER    On Jan 30th 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Grey Heron, 101 Wigeon, 20 Gadwall and 22 Tufted Duck.

CHURCH WILNE WATER SKI PIT   On Jan 30th  11 Little Grebes, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Cormorants, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Wigeon, 11 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 47 Tufted Duck, 9 Goldeneye and 131 Coot.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   The Siberian Chiffchaff again present on Jan 25th and up to 2 nominate Chiffchaffs still present. On Jan 20th 3 Whooper Swans flew North, 400 Pink Footed Geese flew NW and 3 Goosanders flew North and a Barn Owl noted. Up to 133 Wigeon, 28 Gadwall, 63 Tea, 1 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail, 1 Peregrine and the Marsh Tit all noted.

LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS    The long staying 1st winter Black Necked Grebe still present on Jan 26th and also a 2nd winter Caspian Gull, a Shelduck, 22 Snipe and 5 Little Egrets present on that date. On Jan 27th 52 Pochard and 8 Shoveler  whilst on Jan 28th a Black Swan and 158 Mute Swans.

ALLESTREE PARK  2 Ring Necked Parakeets on Jan 26th.

EREWASH MEADOWS DWT RESERVE   On Jan 29th a Jack Snipe, a Shelduck, 143 Teal, 152 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler and a Water Rail.

NORTH WINGFIELD   On Jan 30th 19 Pink Footed Geese flew through.

CROMFORD MILL POND   A Hawfinch on Jan 28th.

CHURCH WILNE   On Jan 30th no sign of the long staying adult Whooper Swan or any Mute Swans in the fields here. Just 2 Cormorants


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