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HIGH­LIGHTS: The Great North­ern Diver re­mained at Cars­ing­ton Wa­ter. Great White Egrets were at Willing­ton GP (1st-4th and 25th) and at Drakelow (3rd). A Long-tailed Duck was at Drakelow (6th-21st). Fore­mark Reser­voir held an Ice­land Gull (19th) and five Glau­cous Gulls. A Black Red­start was on Sin­fin Moor (25th-28th). The Dusky Thrush re­mained at Bee­ley Vil­lage (to 10th). Great Grey Shrikes were on Hare­wood Moor (5th) and Tod­dbrook Reser­voir (4th). AS­TON-ON-TRENT GP: There were 44 Gold­eneyes, five Smew, three Goosanders, a Wa­ter Rail, Caspian Gull and two Cetti’s War­blers. CARR VALE: High­lights in­cluded 41 Whooper Swans, 55 Pink­feet, 12 Goosanders, 13 Buz­zards, four Pere­grines, three Wa­ter Rails, 300 Lap­wings, 39 Golden Plovers, 13 Snipe, a Ringed Plover, Jack Snipe, Curlew, Mediter­ranean Gull, Waxwing, Barn Owl, two Ravens, 45 Stock Doves, 90 Pied Wag­tails, a Cetti’s War­bler and three Chif­fchaffs. CARS­ING­TON WA­TER: There was a Pin­tail, 18 Gold­eneyes, 11 Goosanders, a Wa­ter Rail, nine Oys­ter­catch­ers, a Ringed Plover, two Golden Plovers, 980 Lap­wings, six Dun­lin, three Jack Snipe, 79 Snipe, 38 Curlews, three Red­shanks, a Ruff, four Wood­cocks, three Yel­low-legged Gulls, a Kit­ti­wake, 13 Grey Wag­tails, a Cetti’s War­bler, seven Ravens, 30 Siskins and 18 Bullfinches. CHURCH WILNE RESER­VOIR: There were 34 Wi­geon, 27 Gad­wall, five Teal, 24 Shov­el­ers, eight Pochards, 148 Tufted Ducks, 14 Gold­eneyes and three Shel­ducks. DRAKELOW: There was a Lit­tle Egret, two Egyp­tian Geese, a Gold­en­eye, seven Goosanders, six Buz­zards, two Pere­grines, a Wa­ter Rail, two Oys­ter­catch­ers, 12 Snipe, two Wood­cocks, a Curlew, Mediter­ranean Gull, Yel­low-legged Gull, Cetti’s War­bler and 200 Field­fares. EREWASH MEAD­OWS: A Shel­duck, Goosander and Curlew were the pick. FORE­MARK RESER­VOIR: Three Mediter­ranean Gulls, four Caspian Gulls and two Yel­low-legged Gulls roosted. HIGH BRIDGE GP: There were 382 Wi­geon, a Pin­tail, 29 Goosanders, three Oys­ter­catch­ers, a Ringed Plover, 626 Lap­wing, 40 Golden Plovers, 21 Curlews, two Red­shanks and a Green­shank. LONG EA­TON GP: There were five Lit­tle Egrets, three Pin­tails, three Red-crested Pochards, 13 Gold­eneyes, 17 Goosanders, a Com­mon Scoter, two Oys­ter­catcher, 12 Snipe, a Red­shank, Green Sand­piper and seven Cetti’s War­blers. OGSTON RESER­VOIR: There was a Lit­tle Egret, 57 Great Crested Grebes, five Gold­en­eye, 14 Goosanders, a Goshawk, two Pere­grines, four Oys­ter­catch­ers, 589 Lap­wings, 50 Snipe, a Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Curlew, Caspian Gull, Yel­low-legged Gull, ten Waxwings, two Ravens, 102 Lin­nets and two Bram­blings. WILLING­TON GP: There was a Bit­tern, two Lit­tle Egrets, three Pin­tails, two Scaup, seven Gold­eneyes, two Goosanders, six Oys­ter­catch­ers, 22 Curlews, 20 Snipe, a Dun­lin, 45 Golden Plovers, a Red­shank, two Kit­ti­wakes, three Mediter­ranean Gulls, 10,000 Star­lings, two Stonechats and two Ravens. OTHER SITES: Six Whooper Swans were at Combs Reser­voir. Red Kites were at six sites. A Jack Snipe was at Av­enue Wash­lands. A Ring-necked Para­keet was at Eg­gin­ton. Waxwings in­cluded 130 at Brim­ing­ton, 75 at Shire­brook and up to 50 at Mick­leover, Sun­ny­hill and Sin­fin. Rod Key

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