WINDGATHER ROCKS, GOYT VALLEY A Chough was reported to the DOS by an observer called John Dixon on 3rd Aug and confirmed by Tim Phillips late afternoon on 4th Aug. The bird is a juvenile and was still present in the area on 8th Aug. It spends most of it’s time in a sheep field below the Rocks where it shows well and this field is just in Cheshire, the Rocks being the county boundary. This may be one of the two juveniles that were on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border in late July. Obviously this is a county first and a most unexpected, but very welcome, addition to the Derbyshire list.
OGSTON RESERVOIR An Osprey on 8th Aug. A Little Egret on 6/8th Aug, 113 Tufted Duck on 5th Aug, single Oystercatchers, Dunlin and Common Sandpipers noted along with the regular adult Yellow Legged Gull.
MIDDFLETON MOOR An Osprey on 8th Aug.
CARSINGTON WATER A Turnstone on 9th Aug. Three Little Egrets on 7/8th Aug,. Also 18 Teal, a drake Pochard,1 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Sandpipers and the regular sub-adult Yellow Legged Gull noted.
DRAKELOW WILDFOWL RESERVE On 7th Aug a Barn Owl, 2 Hobbies, 4 Great White Egrets, 22 Little Egrets and an Otter.
WESTON-ON-TRENT A report of 2 Great White Egrets on 7th Aug.
MELBOURNE POOL A report of a Great White Egret on 8th Aug and also 4 Little Egrets.
HADFIELD AT least 1 Turnstone flew through early morning of 4th Aug.
CHAtSWORTH PARK An Osprey on 4th Aug.
PLEASLEY COUNTRY PARK A Black Necked Grebe on 4th Aug.
WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS 16 Ravens on 7th Aug with 3 on 8th Aug.
CLIFTON A Red Kite on 7th Aug.
CHURCH WILNE WATER SKI PIT 2 Pochard on 8th Aug.
AMBASTON GP A Yellow Wagtail on 8th Aug.