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