Local News 13th May 2016

Thanks to Rodney Key for the following:-

BLACK KITE   Photos have emerged of a bird seen over the moors above Beeley Village mid-morning on 10th May seen by Richard Baines a Yorkshire birder doing field work in the area. Because of this he was unable to follow the bird as it flew West. This will be the only the 6th Derbyshire record after 2 were seen in the county last May at Carsington Water and Ogston Reservoir.

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   There was no sign of the Great Reed Warbler here on 10th May but 2 Sanderling were present and 3 Greenshank flew through early morning. On 11th May a Black Tern, 2 Grey Plover and a Sanderling with 3 Black Terns and 8 Arctic Terns on 12th May.

CARSINGTON WATER   Still 2 Great Northern Divers on 10th May with the juvenile still present on 12th May. Also on 10th May 5 Turnstone, a Sanderling, a Whimbrel and 3 Arctic Terns. On 11th May a pale phase Arctic Skua pent 10 minute on site early morning-the first county record since 1 at Ogston Reservoir in 2013. Also 29 Arctic Terns flew through, 8 Dublin, 5 Ringed Plover, a Sanderling, a Turnstone, 4 Whimbrel and a 1st summer Mediterranean Gull. Onn12th May 4 Arctic Terns and a pair of Red Crested Pochard.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   On 10th May 2 Black Terns, 2 Arctic Terns and a Greenshank. On 11th May 27 Arctic Terns and a Black Tern had moved through by midday

MIDDDLETON MOOR   A Black Tern and 2 Grey Plover on 10th May.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   A total of 21 Arctic Terns flew through on 11th May.

LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS   2 Arctic Terns on 11th May with 3 Black Terns on 12th May.

WYVER LANE DWT RESERVE   A Bar Tailed Godwit on 12th May may well be a new bird for the reserve.

CHURCH WILNE RESERVOIR   2 Arctic Terns briefly on 11th May

ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS   3 Little Egrets, a Pochard, the injured female Goldeneye and 2 Arctic Terns on 12th May .



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