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HIGH­LIGHTS: A Pal­lid Har­rier on Big Moor/ White Edge (9th-12th) was a county first. A Manx Shear­wa­ter was at Fenny Bent­ley (4th). An­other was found dead in a Bur­nas­ton gar­den (27th). The Shag re­mained at Li­nacre Reser­voir, with two at Fore­mark Reser­voir (9th). One was at Willing­ton GP (16th), where the Bit­tern re­mained and a Great White Egret was present (6th-8th). A Crane flew over Somer­cotes (5th). A Dot­terel was on Kin­der Scout (1st). Three Avo­cets were at Ogston Reser­voir (14th). A Pec­toral Sand­piper was at Ere­wash Mead­ows (15th-16th). A White-winged Black Tern was at Cars­ing­ton Water (12th). A Yel­low-browed War­bler was at Clay Cross Hos­pi­tal (23rd).

AS­TON-ON-TRENT GP: There were nine Lit­tle Egrets, a Gold­en­eye, four Caspian Gulls, four Yel­low-legged Gulls, two Com­mon Terns and a Com­mon Sand­piper.

CARR VALE: There were 10 Man­darins, a Marsh Har­rier, Osprey, three Hob­bies, three Pere­grines, a Water Rail, 265 Lap­wings, a Green­shank, Com­mon Sand­piper, two Swifts, seven Yel­low Wag­tails and a Raven.

CARS­ING­TON WATER: High­lights in­cluded three Lit­tle Egrets, four Pin­tails, two Red-crested Pochards, two Com­mon Scot­ers, an Osprey, Mer­lin, two Hob­bies, eight Ringed Plovers, two Grey Plovers, four Dun­lin, a Ruff, two Green­shanks, four Com­mon Sand­pipers, a Turn­stone, two Mediter­ranean Gulls, a Caspian Gull, eight Yel­low-legged Gulls, 20 Com­mon Terns, 20 Arc­tic Terns, four Black Terns, a Rock Pipit, White Wag­tail, two Yel­low Wag­tails, a Whin­chat and Stonechat.

CHURCH WILNE RESER­VOIR: A Pin­tail, Com­mon Sand­piper, Lit­tle Gull and Arc­tic Tern were noted.

DRAKELOW: Max­ima were 181 Cor­morants, eight Lit­tle Egrets, two Man­darins, two Hob­bies, a Water Rail, four Green Sand­pipers, a Com­mon Sand­piper, Mediter­ranean Gull, Com­mon Gull, 31 Stock Doves, three Stonechats, a Whin­chat, Spot­ted Fly­catcher, Raven and four Siskins.

ERE­WASH MEAD­OWS: There was a Lit­tle Egret, Marsh Har­rier, Water Rail, two Lit­tle Ringed Plovers, two Ruff, a Dun­lin, Lit­tle Stint, Green­shank, 30 Snipe and two Spot­ted Fly­catch­ers.

LONG EA­TON GP: There were nine Lit­tle Egrets, five Egyp­tian Geese, seven Red-crested Pochards, three Ringed Plovers, 122 Lap­wings, 11 Snipe, three Ruff, three Com­mon Sand­pipers, a Green Sand­piper, Green­shank, four Com­mon Terns, a Rock Pipit, Spot­ted Fly­catcher and six Cetti’s War­blers.

OGSTON RESER­VOIR: There were four Lit­tle Egrets, 48 Man­darins, three Red-crested Pochards, a Com­mon Scoter, Marsh Har­rier, Osprey, Mer­lin, Hobby, Ringed Plover, Dun­lin, Green­shank, Com­mon Sand­piper, Yel­low-legged Gull, three Com­mon Gulls, two Sand­wich Terns, a Sand Martin, Wheatear, Rock Pipit, Yel­low Wag­tail and Bram­bling.

WILLING­TON GP: High­lights were seven Lit­tle Egrets, a Man­darin, Pin­tail, Hobby, four Water Rails, 500 Lap­wings, a Lit­tle Stint, two Dun­lin, a Ruff, two Black-tailed God­wits, 18 Snipe, eight Green Sand­pipers, three Com­mon Sand­pipers, two Mediter­ranean Gulls, a Yel­low-legged Gull, two Caspian Gulls, an Arc­tic Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, Spot­ted Fly­catcher, six Cetti’s War­blers and three Ravens.

OTHER SITES: Four Com­mon Scot­ers were at Li­nacre Reser­voir. Ospreys flew over Big Moor, Rowsley and Allestree Park. A Marsh Har­rier flew over Har­land Edge. A Red Kite was at Dove Holes Quarry. A Whim­brel was at High Bridge GP and New­ton Sol­ney. Three Yel­low-legged Gulls were at Mid­dle­ton Moor. Rod Key

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