Local News 5/8/18

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS   A report of a Timmins’s Stint up to mid-morning on 6th Aug but no further sign by early afternoon. This is the first site record since one in early Aug, 2016 and if proved to be correct would be the 26th County record. Also a flock of c15 Back Tailed Godwits which departed mid-morning, a Dunlin and up to 5 Green Sandpipers. On 4th Aug 2 Black Tailed Godwits, 6 Little Egrets, 5 Green Sandpipers and 8 Common Terns. On 3rd Aug 3 adult Yellow Legged Gulls. On 31st July a Wood Sandpiper and a Marsh Harrier.

WESTON HRANGE GRAVEL PIT   On 5th Aug a Little Egret, 2 Shoveler, 2 Yellow Legged Gulls and 3 adult Caspian Gulls in the morning and a juv. Curlew Sandpiper and a Common Sandpiper late afternoon. Please be aware that this site is a working gravel pit and is completely private and should not be accessed without a permit.

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE   A juv. Wood Sandpiper from 28-30th Aug. A adult Black Tailed Godwit n 27/28th Aug and up to 1 Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpipers, 4 Dunlin,  4 Common Sandpipers, 4 Snipe and 10 Yellow Wagtails noted up to end of July.

CARSINGTON WATER   A juv. Wood Sandpiper, a Black Tailed Godwit and a Turnstone on 31st July. On 4th Aug a juv Marsh Harrier drifted South and 2 Turnstone flew through, also a Black Tailed Godwit with 2 on 1st Aug. Up to 4 Yellow Legged Gulls and 2 Caspian Gulls present early Aug. A Green Sandpiper on 27th Jul/2/3 Aug. and up to 15 Common Sandpipers, 2 Dunlin  and 10 Little Ringed Plovers noted recently. Two Red Crested Pochard also present recently. A Crossbill flew through on 5th Aug.

OGSTON RESERVOIR   2 Whimbrel on 28th July, a Wigeon on 31st July and up to 6 Little Egrets and a Yellow Legged Gull noted.

DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE   A Great White Egret seen leaving the roost on 28/31st July and up to 7 Green Sandpipers noted.

LONG EATON BGRAVEL PITS   3 Whimbrel on 28th July.

ASTON-ON-TRENT GP  On 2nd Aug 11 Great Crested Grebes, 22 Cormorants, 2 Little Egrets,5 Grey Herons, 23 Mute Swans, 21 Gadwall, 19 Teal, 234 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Buzzard, 24 Lapwing,11 Common Terns and a Green Woodpecker.


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