19th July 2013

* Adult Caspian Gull Idle Valley NR on Walters Lane Pit at 15:00 + 3 Yellow-legged Gull & Bar-tailed Godwit

South Yorkshire
* Immature Night-heron Old Moor RSPB till dusk on Wath Ings then flew to Reedbeds SE422022
South Yorkshire Immature Night-heron Old Moor RSPB 21:25 on Wath Ings showing well SE422022

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-

BIG MOOR 10 Whinchat and 4 Stonechat on 18th July
LONG EATON GRAVEL PITS A moulting adult Black Necked Grebe on the pylon pit on 15th July.
BOTTOMS RESERVOIR, LONGDENDALE A flock of c 20 Common Scoter on 15th July
WOODVILLE On 16th July 3 Avocets flew over the observer’s house at about 9.30.a.m.
BONSALL A calling Quail on 4th July
MIDDLETON MOOR A Black Tailed Godwit on 5th July.
CARSINGTON WATER 4 Common Scoter on 6th July
WYVER LANE DWT RESERVE A Yellow Legged Gull on 8th July with a Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper on 9th July.
WILLINGTON GP A Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper on 7/8th July
RED KITES Single birds over Allestree on 9th July, Denby on 11th July, Hardwick Hall on 13th July, Horsley Woodhouse on 14th July and over the A38 at Alfreton and Ripley on 15th July.
CARR VALE DWT RESERVE 5 Curlew flew West on 1st July, 2 Siskin flew South on 2nd July, a Little Egret and a Hobby on 3rd July, a Red Kite flew North on 6yh July, a Grasshopper Warbler on 9th July with 4 Teal on 10th July, a Peregrine Falcon on 11th July with a 1st summer Great Black Backed Gull on 12th July, 2 Snipe on 14/15th July, a juv Little Egret on 15th July and a Cuckoo on 17th July. A Water Rail was present on several dates and up to 7 Common Terns present.
AMBASTON GRAVEL PITS A Green Sandpiper and a Redshank on 19th July.

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