HIGHLIGHTS: A Black-necked Grebe was at Carsington Water (10th) with a Slavonian Grebe at Long Eaton GP (21st-31st). The Shag remained at Linacre Reservoir. Two Bitterns were at Willington GP. Great White Egrets were at Newton (29th-31st) and Willington GP (12th). A Water Pipit was at Ogston Reservoir (23rd-25th) with a Richard’s Pipit at Carsington Water (28th). Yellow-browed Warblers were at Carsington Water (2nd), Toddbrook Reservoir (15th), New Mills (22nd) and Glossop (24th). Great Grey Shrikes were at Beeley Triangle (from 17th) and Carr Vale (20th-21st).
ASTON-ON-TRENT GP: There were 12 Little Egrets, 21 Pintails, a Goldeneye, Peregrine, Water Rail, Green Sandpiper, three Yellow-legged Gulls, four Caspian Gulls, two Swallows and a Kingfisher.
CARR VALE: Pinkfeet peaked at 1,400. A Whitefront was heard moving with them. There was a Pintail, Goldeneye, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, two Peregrines, 65 Red-legged Partridges, 14 Water Rails, 23 Golden Plovers, 33 Snipe, three Jack Snipe, a Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 113 Stock Doves, a Swallow, Rock Pipit, four Fieldfares, three Redwings, a Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, 200 Linnets and 8,000 Starlings.
CARSINGTON WATER: Highlights were two Little Egrets, 420 Pinkfeet, two Whitefronts, nine Whooper Swans, six Pintails, a Red-crested Pochard, seven Common Scoters, a Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, five Goosanders, a Merlin, Water Rail, Grey Plover, four Ringed Plovers, four Dunlin, a Jack Snipe, Curlew, Redshank, two Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, Little Gull, Caspian Gull, two Yellow-legged Gulls, a Swallow, 12 Grey Wagtails, a Wheatear, two Stonechats, a Reed Warbler, Fieldfare, 33 Bramblings, 100 Siskins and a Crossbill.
DRAKELOW: There were 304 Cormorants, 16 Little Grebes, a Little Egret, five Mandarin, three Goosanders, a Hobby, two Water Rails, a Green Sandpiper, Redwing, 66 Fieldfares, two Cetti’s Warblers, a Willow Tit and three Ravens.
LONG EATON GP: There was a Little Egret, four Red-crested Pochards, a Marsh Harrier, Ringed Plover, Ruff, Short-eared Owl and a Rock Pipit.
OGSTON RESERVOIR: There were three Little Egrets, five Goldeneyes, 245 Pinkfeet, a Shelduck, three Common Scoters, a Marsh Harrier, Goshawk, Merlin, 12 Buzzards, two Peregrines, three Black-tailed Godwits, 12 Snipe, a Redshank, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Little Gull, two Kittiwakes, 50 Swallows, 10 House Martins, a Rock Pipit, 57 Redwings, four Fieldfares, two Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, Hawfinch, two Twite and 19 Bramblings.
WILLINGTON GP: There were two Little Egrets, eight Whooper Swans, a Goldeneye, Marsh Harrier, seven Water Rails, two Common Sandpipers, a Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Whinchat, three Stonechats and a Whitethroat.
OTHER SITES: Five Whooper Swans were at Arnfield Reservoir, with 15 at Glossop. Some 100 Pinkfeet flew over Kedleston Park. A Pintail was at Locko Park, then Kedleston Park. A Marsh Harrier was at Eckington. Red Kites were at Swanwick and Spondon. A Greenshank was at Foremark Reservoir. A Yellow-legged Gull was at Highbridge GP. Two Wheatears were at Crowden. Ring Ouzels were at Kinder Scout and Ambaston. Rod Key