15th March 2013

*12 Waxwing Derby At Eastgate Sk357365
*Kittiwake Ogston Resv In Roost This Evng+Ad Med Gull & Red Kite Thru
*4 Great Northern Diver Carsington Water Off Stones Island+Ad Kittiwake In Roost This Evng

*Juv Glaucous Gull Idle Valley Nr On Neatholme Fen+Long-Tailed Duck On Neatholme Pit
*25 Waxwing Mansfield At Junction Of Sutton Road & Hermitage Lane At 14:15
*Redhead Smew Holme Pierrepont On A52 Pit+Ad Med Gull
*Ad Kittiwake Winthorpe Lake

*36 Waxwing Cudworth On White Cross Road At 15:00
*18 Kittiwake Old Moor Rspb On Mere+Bittern On Reedbed
*17 Kittiwake E/Thru Broomhill Flash At 18:15

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

WHOOPER SWANS The passage of these Swans continued on 12/13th Mar. The record flock of 81 at Mapperley Reservoir on 11th Mar stayed all day but had gone by next morning. However on 12th Mar a herd of 29 were on the Pylon Pit at Long Eaton GP and stayed all day having arrived from the SW at about 9.00.a.m. Another herd of 29 were at Carr Vale NR, c35 flew over Foremark Reservoir and 1 was on the Canal Pit at Willington. On 13th Mar 28 spent all day at Willington GP and 1 was at Carsington Water.

CARR VALE NR 5 adult Kittiwakes on 12th Mar.

CARSINGTON WATER The ad Kittiwake still present on 1/12th Mar. The 4 Great Northern Divers still present on 12th Mar.

CROMFORD WHARF Still 18 Hawfinches here on 14th Mar.

LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS 5 Red Crested Pochard on 12th Mar and the female Red Breasted Merganser again present on 13th Mar. Other birds on 12th Mar included 3 Little Grebes, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Herons, 22 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 33 Pochard, 76 Tufted Duck, 12 Goldeneye and 7 Goosander.

ST.CHADS WATER On 12th Mar 1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Pochard, 23 Tufted Duck and 3 Long Tailed Tits.

CHURCH WILNE RESERVOIR On 12th Mar 4 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Cormorant, 10 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 50 Tufted Duck, 16 Goldeneye and 119 Coot.

AMBASTON GRAVEL PITS On 14th Mar 2 Little Grebes, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 27 Mute Swans, 57 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 15 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Snipe and 2 Ravens

WILLINGTON GP On 13th Mar 2 Little Grebes, 5 Great Crested Grebes,18 Cormorant, 4 Grey Herons, 3 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 9 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 19 Tufted Duck, 5 Goosander, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull-2nd winter, 1 Caspian Gull-1st winter, 1 Great Black Backed Gull-2nd winter and 2 Stonechats.

MUTE SWANS Still 74 in the field at Twyford on 13th Mar with 63 near Aston-on-Trent and 25 at Thulston Lane End on 14th Mar.

WAXWINGS On 11th Mar 4 were in Cotmanhay and 44 were in Barlborough on Limekiln Way. On 13th Mar 10 in Hilton.

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