News 8/4/19

CARSINGTON WATER   The adult Great Northern Diver still present on Apr.7th. A Little Egret on Apr. 2nd with a pair of Pintail on Apr 1st on wgich date a male Marsh Harrier flew through. An Osprey on Apr. 4th with a Ringed Plover on Apr 2/3rd and a Greenshank on Apr.2nd. Two House Martins on pr. 5th and 3 Crossbil son Apr.1st. Up to 2 Mandarin Ducks, 15 Teal,6 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 14 Snipe, 3 Yellow Legged Gulls, 8 Sand Martins, 12 Swallows and 2 Blackcaps noted.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   Up to 2 Great White Egrets still present up to Apr. 6th. Both single House Martins an Willow Warblers on Apr.4th. Up to 2 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 12 Gadwall. 6 Teal, 13 Shoveler, 32 Tufted Duck, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Curlew, c150 Sand Martins, 20 Swallows, 8 Blackcaps and 3 Chiffchaffs noted.

AMBASTON GRAVEL PITS   On Apr. 1st 1 Little Ringed Plover and a Redshank.

LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS   A Great White Egret flew South on Apr. 5th. On Apr. 2nd 7 Little Grebes, 37 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Greylag Geese, 9 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 69 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, c40 Sand Martins, 3 Blackcaps and 2 Chiffchaffs.

CRANFLEET CUT   On Apr. 2nd a Green Sandpiper and c20 Sand Martins.

ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   On Apr. 3rd 1 Little Grebe, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 23 Cormorants,3 Grey Herons, 6 Greylag Geese, 4 Wigeon, 13 Gadwall, 72 Teal, 16 Shoveler, 129 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Swallow, 6 Cettis Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 7 Chiffchaffs and 2 Long Tailed Tits.

HIGHBRIDGE GRAVEL PITS   On Apr. 7th6 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Cormorants flew West, 1 Little Egret, 43 Mute Swans, 9 Greylag Geese, 23 Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 8 Teal. 5 Shoveler,35 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Blackcaps and 2 Chiffchaffs.

WYVER LANE DWT RESERVE   A drake Garganey on Apr. 1/3rd.

EREWASH MEADOWS DWT RESERVE   On Apr. 2nd 2 Black Tailed Godwits and 3 Little Egrets.

MIDDLETON MOOR   A Red Kite and 3 Wheatears on Apr.6th.

HOLESTONE GATE   The Hooded Crow still present on Apr. 1st.


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