News 4/12/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

ETWALL   Photos emerged on 27th Nov of an imm. Rose Coloured Starling in a private garden here which has apparently been present for about a week. The bird can only be seen from the house and the occupants apparently are out at work all day. I gather that an attempt to allow access to this garden may happen at the weekend. There have only been 4 society records with the first being at nearby Hilton in 2001 followed by the popular bird at Sinfin in 2002.

CARSINGTON WATER   A Hawfinch was found at the Millfields end of the Reservoir on 25th Nov and was still present on 26/27th. Skeins totalling 180 Pink Footed Geese flew NE on 25th Nov with 300 more East n 26th Nov. Still up to 3 Ruff, 14 Dunlin, 8 Snipe and 4 Redshank present. Up to 10 goldeneye and 11 Goosander also noted.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   73 Pink Footed Geese flew East on 26th Nov with a Little Egret on 26/27th Nov. Up to 25 Gadwall, 183 Teal, 4 Goldeneye AND 1 Shveler also noted.

WLLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   A Little Egret, 24 Shoveler, 9 Pochard. 1 Goldeneye, 5 Snipe, an adult Yellow Legged Gull plus 4 Common and 2 Herring Gull son 28th Nov. On 26th Nov 18 Whooper Swans, a Black Tailed Godwit and a Short Eared Owl noted

ST. CHADS WATER   On 27th Nov 3 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Little Egrets, 25 Wigeon, 20 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 4 Goosander and 2 Brambling.

CHURCH WILNE WATER SKI PIT   On 27th Nov 5 Little Grebes, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Cormorants, 11 Wigeon,9 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 9 Pochard, 92 Tufted Duck, 9 Goldeneye and 166 Coot.

MELBOURNE   A Short Eared Owl flew over fields towards Newton Solney on 26th Nov.

LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS   The juv. Black Necked Grebe still present on 25th Nov along with 2 Little Egrets and 3 Egyptian Geese.

SINFIN MOOR WETLANDS   On 25th Nov a Yellow Legged Gull and 2 Jack Snipe.

DOVE HOLES QUARRY   782 Pink Footed Geese flew through on 25th Nov.


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