DER­BYSHIRE

Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings August -

HIGH­LIGHTS:

A Black-necked Grebe was at Ogston Reser­voir (10th), with a Honey Buz­zard (26th). The Shag re­mained at Li­nacre Reser­voir as did the Bit­tern at Willing­ton GP. The Great White Egret stayed at Willing­ton GP (to 21st), with a Tem­minck’s Stint (9th). Eight Cranes were reported over Up­per Lang­with (17th).

AS­TON-ON-TRENT GP:

There were 23 Lit­tle Egrets, Hobby, Dun­lin, Common Sand­piper, five Green Sand­pipers, Caspian Gull, six Yel­low-legged Gulls, 30 Common Terns and two Ravens.

CARR VALE:

High­lights in­cluded Lit­tle Egret, Mer­lin, two Hob­bies, Pere­grine, Water Rail, 215 Lap­wings, Lit­tle Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Dun­lin, nine Snipe, Curlew, Green­shank, two Common Sand­pipers, two Caspian Gulls, three Yel­low-legged Gulls, four Common Terns, 18 Yel­low Wag­tails, four Grey Wag­tails, three Tree Pip­its, 30 Mis­tle Thrushes, a Spot­ted Fly­catcher and Marsh Tit, only the fourth site record.

CARSINGTON WATER:

There were 40 Cor­morants, three Lit­tle Egrets, Common

Scoter, Marsh Har­rier, Osprey, Hobby, Pere­grine, Black-tailed God­wit, Whim­brel, three Green­shanks, five Ringed Plovers, Lit­tle Ringed Plover, Oys­ter­catcher, Golden Plover, two Dun­lin, four Curlews, Red­shank, Green Sand­piper, seven Common Sand­pipers, Lit­tle Gull, three Yel­low-legged Gulls, Arc­tic Tern, four Tree Pip­its, four Red­starts, Wheatear and three Ravens. A Lesser Spot­ted Wood­pecker was at Mill­fields.

DRAKELOW:

Cor­morants peaked at 196. There were 11 Lit­tle Egrets, seven Egyp­tian Geese, two Goosanders, Red Kite, Hobby, four Water Rail, Oys­ter­catcher, five Green Sand­pipers, three Common Sand­pipers and four Common Terns.

EREWASH MEAD­OWS:

There were six Cor­morants, six Lit­tle Egrets, four Grey Par­tridges, Lit­tle Ringed Plover, Ruff, 12 Snipe, Whim­brel, three Green­shanks, Red­start and four Ravens.

LONG EA­TON GP:

There were 11 Lit­tle Egrets, two Egyp­tian Geese, two Red-crested Pochards, two Hob­bies, two Ruff, three Green­shanks, two Turn­stones, two Green Sand­pipers, four Common Sand­pipers, 14 Common Terns and Wheatear.

OGSTON RESER­VOIR:

High­lights in­cluded 12 Lit­tle Egrets, 65 Man­darins, Shel­duck, Common Scoter, Goosander, three Ospreys, Marsh Har­rier, two Hob­bies, Pere­grine, Goshawk, Oys­ter­catcher, Dun­lin, San­der­ling, two Ruff, 12 Black-tailed God­wits, Curlew, two Snipe, a Med Gull, four Yel­low-legged Gulls, 10 Common Terns, three Yel­low Wag­tails, Tree Pipit, Red­start, Pied Fly­catcher, four Spot­ted Fly­catch­ers and Cross­bill.

WILLING­TON GP:

There were nine Lit­tle Egrets, Marsh Har­rier, two Hob­bies, Lit­tle Stint, four Ruff, Lit­tle Ringed Plover, two Ringed Plovers, Dun­lin, three Black-tailed God­wits, Green­shank, five Green Sand­pipers, two Common Sand­pipers, a Caspian Gull, Yel­low-legged Gull, Med Gull, Black Tern and Wheatear.

OTHER SITES:

A Marsh Har­rier was at Mid­dle­ton Moor. Red Kites were at eight sites. An Osprey flew over Fal­lange Edge. A Spot­ted Red­shank and two Turn­stones were at Pleasley Col­liery. Church Wilne Reser­voir had a Caspian Gull. Ring-necked Para­keets were at Eg­ging­ton and Lit­tleover.

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