News 5/12/19

LONG EATON GP   2 Cattle Egrets were on Erewash Field on Dec 3rd. Two Stonechats and  a lone Pink Footed  Goose on Nov. 30th. Up to 1 Little Egret, 54 Wigeon, 69 Pochard and 6 Goldeneye also noted.

EGGINTON HALL   The long staying Cattle Egret still present on Dec 2nd.

DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE   The Long Tailed Duck still present on Dec 3rd along with a Green Sandpiper and 2 Red Breasted Mergansers on Nov, 25th.Up to 1 Little Egret, 79 Wigeon, 69 Gadwall, 31Shoveler, 3 Goldeneye, 5 Goosander and 4 Water Rails noted.

PARSLEY HAY   An imm/female Black Redstart near here on Dec 1st.

CARSINGTON WATER   The juv. Great Northern Diver still present on Dec 2nd and 9 Whooper Swans flew through. There were 2 Ruddy Shelduck and 2 Pintail on Dec 3rd. Skeins on 110 Pink Footed Geese flew SE on Nov. 29th with 110 SW on Dec 1st. The Cettis Warbler still present on Dec 2nd with a Chiffchaff noted on 4 date up to Dec 2nd. Up to 97 Wigeon, 24 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 220 Pochard, 7 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander, 1 Peregrine, 2 Water Rails, 23 Snipe, 4 Woodcocks, 2 Redshank, 2 Yellow Legged Gulls and 4 Ravens were noted.  Max. number of winter thrushes were 459 Redwing and 120 Fieldfare.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   An adult Caspian Gull roosted on Dec 3rd. There were 2 Pintail on Nov. 30th, single Goshawks on Nov 24/29th and a Chiffchaff on Nov 23/26th. A flock of 50 Siskin on Nov. 28th. Up to 8 Gadwall, 25 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 29 Tufted Duck,  4 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander, 4 Water Rails  and 1 Raven were noted.

WILLINGTON GP   The 4 White Fronted Geese still present on Nov 29th with 1+ on Nov 30th and 3 on Dec 1st. The Bittern again seen on Nov 27th with the adult Whooper Swan on Nov 24th/Dec 1st. The Great White Egret again present on Dec . 3rd. Up to 1 Little Egret, 133 Greylag Geese, 2 Wigeon, 24 Gadwall. C80 Teal, 37 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 22 Tufted Duck and 1 Woodcock also noted.

NEWTON SOLNEY   The 4 White Fronted Geese on Nov 29th along with an adult Whooper Swan and 6 Little Egrets.

R.TRENT, TWYFORD   2 Whooper Swans and 139 Mute Swans on Dec 1st.

DOVE HOLES QUARRY   There were 17 Whooper Swans on Nov.23rd with 5 remaining up to Dec 1st. Also a Shelduck, 20 Teal, 2 Pochard, 30 Tufted Duck and 3 Raven noted with 190 Pink Footed Geese on Dec 1st and 2 Egyptian Geese on Nov.23rd.

SINFIN MOOR WETLANDS   3 Jack Snipe on Nov. 23rd

SHIPLEY PARK   3 Jack Snipe and 37 Snipe on Nov. 30th.

PINK FOOTED GEESE   100 over Boythorpe on Nov. 28th, 60 over Troway, 150 over Oakwood and 100 ovrer Locko Park all on Dec  1st.

LOCKO PARK LAKE   5 Goosander, 125 Greylag Geese and 2 Raven on Dec 1st.

WILNE LANE, CHURCH WILNE    A Ruddy Shelduck on N on 23/24th with an adult Whooper Swan on Nov 24/Dec 3rd.

STAUNTON HAROLD RESERVOIR  On Dec 4th 35 Great Crested Grebes and c250 Greylag Geese.

FOREMARK RESERVOIR   On Dec 4th 4 Little Grebes and 20 Great Crested Grebes.

R.TRENT, INGLEBY    On Dec 4th 2 Little Grebes, 2 Greylag Geese, 541 Canada Geese, 4 Egyptian Geese, 8 Common Gulls and c20 Fieldfares.


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