4th May 2015

> Derbyshire Adult Summer Red-throated Pipit 19:00 NE/of Marple S/of Chisworth on Ludworth Moor off Gun Road along track to Robin Hood’s Picking Rods SK6 5PZ SK002909
> Derbyshire Red-throated Pipit 11:10 NE/of Marple S/of Chisworth on Ludworth Moor off Gun Road along track to Robin Hood’s Picking Rods SK6 5PZ SK002909
> RFI Derbyshire Red-throated Pipit Ludworth Moor – any further news please text 07581 302 260 / call 01158 712888
> Derbyshire 1st Summer Little Gull Willington GPs from platform 4 SK285274

 Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

RED THROATED PIPIT   An adult in summer plumage was found on the Greater Manchester/Derbyshire border near Chisworth mid-morning on 3rd May.. The exact location is c1mile SE of Chisworth and NE of Ludworth Moor c100 yards east of Gun Road in a field just North of the track to Robin Hoods Picking Rods at Csk.004.910. The bird was found by a Greater Manchester birder-John Rayner and was still present and showing well today-4th May. This is the 4th county record with the last being a brief bird at Butterley Reservoir in September 2006. This species has only just been put back on to The BBRC list of rarities as it has become a very rare bird again.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   The 1st summer Little Gull still present on 4th May. On 3rd May 2 Black Terns, 2 Arctic Terns 1 Black Tailed Godwit and 3 Red Breasted Mergansers. On 29th April 1 Little Grebe, 18 Great Crested Grebes, 10 Cormorants, 11 Grey Lag Geese including a brood of 3 small goslings-almost certainly the first breeding record here of this species, 1 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 21 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Buzzards, 19 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 6 Black Tailed Godwits, 1 Redshank, 1 Herring Gull, 21 Common Terns, 2 Arctic Terns, 1 Cuckoo, 9 Swifts, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whinchats and 7 species of Warbler singing. On 27th April 8 Dunlin and 19 Back Tailed Godwits

OGSTON RESERVOIR   3 Red Breasted Mergansers on 28th April.

CARSINGTON WATER   The ad Great Northern Diver , now in full summer plumage, was still present on 3rd May and is now flying around the water a fair amount. On 30th April 8 Arctic Terns,10 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel,   1 Sanderling and an Osprey drifted West early morning. A Greenshank and a female Wheatear on 1st May.

MICKLEOVER   A Red Kite on 2nd  May.

BEELEY TRIANGLE   A Red Kite on 2nd May.

ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   On 30th Apr 1 Little Grebe, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 13 Cormorants, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Mute Swans, 17 Grey Lag Geese, 2 Shelduck, 13 Gadwall, 58 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye-drake, 1 Common Buzzard,1 Peregrine,  4 Oystercatchers, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Terns, 3 Swifts, 2 Cettis Warblers and 6 Garden Warblers.

LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS  On 3rd May 6 Little Grebes, 19 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Grey Heron,2 Grey Lag Geese, 1 Shelduck, 57 Tufted Duck, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Arctic Tern, 7 Common Terns and a Green Woodpecker.

ST.CHADS WATER  On 3rd May 23 Tufted Duck And 3 Common Terns.

CHURCH WILNE RESERRVOIR   On 3rd May 6 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Tufted Duck and an Oystercatcher.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   Am Egyptian Goose from 25-27th April. On 26th April 14 Common Buzzards, a first summer Common Gull and a Little Owl. On 27th April a Common Sandpiper and a 1st summer Mediterranean Gull. On 28th April a White Wagtail with a Shelduck, a Whimbrel flying NE and 3 1st summer Herring Gulls on 29th April. On 30th April a Shelduck, a Goosander, a Peregrine, a Little Egret, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper and a female Wheatear.

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