6th April 2013

*Great Grey Shrike Beeley Moor Just Sw/Of Triangle Btw Wraggs Quarry & Bumper Castle 13:30 Sk281663
*3w Iceland Gull 12:00 Near Bolsover At Carr Vale Nr+2 Ad Kittiwake N/ 11:50
*2 Ad Kittiwake Ne/Thru Ogston Resv 11:15

*Fem Long-Tailed Duck Idle Valley N.R On Neatholme Pit This Mrng
*Hawfinch Rufford Cp Along Track Twds Ice House 08:45 Then Flew Twds Abbey
*3 Short-Eared Owls Idle Valley N.R On Tiln North +60 Pinkfeet In Fred Walters Sheep Field, Avocet & 2 Ruff
*20 Waxwing Clifton On Bridgenorth Drive
*Black-Necked Grebe Hatfield Moors Nnr At Huggin Carr This Mrng
*Bittern Old Moor Rspb & 3 Ad Med Gulls
*Kittiwake E/Over Orgreave Lagoons 08:15
The Carsington bird report by Roger Carrington has been added to the website.

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

CARR VALE DWT RESERVE The third winter Iceland Gull again on 5/6th Apr.
OGSTON RESERVOIR The third winter Iceland Gull roosted on 4/5th Apr and was joined by a near adult Caspian Gull on 5th Apr.
DRAKELOW DWT RESERVE An adult Caspian Gull, a Little Egret, 8 Ringed Plover, a Green Sandpiper and 2 Redshank on 5th Apr.
WILLINGTON GRAVEL PITS The Bittern was seen again on 5th Apr after a long gap. Also a Little Egret.
CARSINGTON WATER The 4 Great Northern Divers still present on 5th Apr with 3 Whooper Swans on 2nd Apr.
WYVER LANE DWT RESERVE 3 Sand Martins on 4th Apr.
ROWSLEY An Osprey on 4th Apr.
ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS 3 Smew-2 drakes and a female- still present on 4th Apr.
SAWLEY WEIR A Sand Martin on 4th Apr.
STAVELEY A Swallow on 3rd Apr.
CHELMORTON A Wheatear on 4th Apr.
GOLDEN BROOK DWT RESERVE A report of a Bittern roosting here on 4th Apr.
COMBS RESERVOIR/FERNILEE RESERVOIR The Brent Goose at both sites on 1st Apr.
BOLSOVER A herd of 35 Whooper Swans flew North on 1st Apr.
RED KITES Singles over Barlborough and Duffield on 1st Apr and over Newbold and Willington GP on 2nd Apr.
WAXWINGS Still 20 over Spinney Road, Chaddesden on 2nd Apr with 42 on Reginald Road North, Chaddesden on 4th Apr. Up to 12 at Shipley View on 1st Apr.
ST CHADS WATER On 2nd Apr 2 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Wigeon, 16 Tufted Duck and 2 Long Tailed Tits
CHURCH WILNE RESERVOIR On 2nd Apr. 1 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Cormorant, 4 Gadwall, 66 Tufted Duck, 13 Goldeneye and 66 Coot.
AMBASTON GRAVEL PITS On 4th Apr. 3 Little Grebes, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 19 Teal, 8 Shoveler, 16 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Redshank, 7 Stock Doves, 4 Meadow Pipits, 2 Ravens, c200 Starlings and 6 Goldfinches.
LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS On 5th Apr 1 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Cormorants, 4 Grey Lag Geese, 5 Teal, 64 Tufted Duck, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Common Gulls and 3 Long Tailed Tits.
R,TRENT, CRANFLEET CUT On 5th Apr 9 Grey Lag Geese, c150 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler and 3 Goosander.

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