News 7/2/19

HARLAND EDGE   A Cattle Egret briefly seen here by Doug Aston  mid-afternoon on Feb 3rd before flying off NE. This was probably the bird seen earlier that day flying through Welbeck Raptor Watch Point in Notts.

ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   On Feb 6th 3 Smew-2 drakes, a Great White Egret, 7 Goosander and a Green Sandpiper. On Feb 2nd  2 Little Grebes, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Cormorants, 5 Grey Herons, 2 Shelduck, c20 Wigeon, c15 Gadwall, 11 Teal, 20 Shoveler, 21 Pochard, 117 Tufted Duck, 14 Goldeneye, 3 Smew-1 drake, 2+ Goosanders, c20 Snipe, 2 Common Gulls, 1 Herring Gull, an adult Caspian Gull, an adult Yellow Legged Gull, a Barn Owl and  2 Cettis Warblers.

BIRCH VALE   A report of 1 Lapland Bunting still here on Feb 1st.

CARSINGTON WATER   The long staying adult Great Northern Diver still present on Feb 6th. Still up to 4 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatchers, 6 Redshank, 2 Woodcock, 1 Curlew and 12 Snipe here. Also up to 63 Gadwall, 8 Goldeneye and 5 Goosander noted. On Feb 1st 70 Pink Footed Geese flew West. Up to 2 Yellow Legged Gull son Feb 4/5th and  3 Brambling have been noted on the feeders.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   An adult Iceland Gull and a juv. Glaucous Gull roosted on Feb 1st and the Twite still present on Feb.2nd. Up to 242 Teal, 5 Pochard, 4 Goldeneye and 5 Goosander noted.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE  The Siberian Chiffchaff again noted with 2 Common Chiffchaff on Feb 4th. The Marsh Tit still present on Feb 3rd. Up to 134 Wigeon, 27 Gadwall, 61 Teal, a male Shoveler, 6 Goosanders, 4 Golden Plover, 29 Snipe, 1 Peregrine Falcon and 1 Water Rail noted. On Feb 1st c80 P9nk Footed Geese flew West. The Barn Owl again present on Jan 28/31st.

LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS   The long staying 1st winter Black Necked Grebe still present on Feb.3rd along with 8 Red Crested Pochard along with 288 Wigeon, 28 Gadwall, 86 Pochard, 5 Goldeneye and a Water Rail.

POOLS BROOK COUNTRY PATK   A 1st winter Caspian Gull on Feb 5th.

BRADWELL   5 Waxwings from Feb 2-4th.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   A “cream crown” Marsh Harrier and 6 Curlew on Feb 1st with a Shelduck, a Goldeneye and up to 4 Water Rails on Feb 3rd.

CHADDESDEN   2 Ring Necked Parakeets on Feb 3rd.

ALLESTREE 7 Pink Footed Geese flew through on Feb 4th.

STAUNTON HAROLD RESERVOIR   On Feb 5th 38 Great Crested Grebes, 45 Cormorants, 2 Grey Herons, 106 Greylag Geese, 65 Canada Geese, 22 Wigeon, 114 Teal, 2 Pochard, 42 Tufted Duck, 3 Common Gulls-ads, 1 Great Black Backed Gull-ad and 3 Yellowhammers below the main car park feeders.

R,DERWENT, DRAYCOTT   On Feb 6th 37 Mute Swans and 10 Pheasants in fields just over the river.

ST CHADS WATER   On Feb 6th 1 Great Crested Grebe, 48 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 2 Pochard and 12 Tufted Duck,

R.DERWENT , CHURCH WILNE   The adult Whooper Swan still present with 10 Mute Swans, 14 Greylag Geese and 24 Cormorants. He Swan flock have moved further back and are now more difficult to see.

CHURCH WILNE WATER SKI PIT   On Feb 6th 15 Little Grebes, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Herons, 2 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 24 Tufted Duck, 11 Goldeneye and 103 Coot.

AMBASTON GRAVEL PIT    On Feb 6th 4 Little Grebes, 1Cormorant, 7 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck and 49 Coot.


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