30th August 2013

*Spotted Crake Wyver Lane DWT on main pool early mrng DE56 2JE SK345493
*Tree Pipit Ogston Resv + 3rd Summer Yellow-legged Gull & 20 Crossbill flew w/ DE55 6FN SK374604

*Green Sandpiper Idle Valley floods at Newington Flash this mrng + 14 Ruff, 3 Common Sandpiper, Little Egret & 4 Buzzard DN10 6DJ SK670938
Spotted Crake Netherfield Lagoons early mrng on slurry lagoon. From Victoria Retail Park park at end of Teal Close, cross Ouse Dyke, walk se/ for 1/3ml then right over bridge NG4 2JT SK635402

South Yorkshire
*Two-barred Crossbill Broomhead Resv 15:30. Park by boardwalk, take track into woods, after 20m take 1st left, follow to clearing on right S36 4ZA SK255957
*2 Adult Yellow-legged Gull s/ of Broomhead Resv 09:00 in fields by Walker Edge S36 4ZA SK255957
*Osprey Sheffield 13:53 s/ over Hurlfield
*Garganey Catcliffe Flash from layby at dusk S60 5RQ SK426880
*Curlew Sandpiper Edderthorpe Flash + Garganey S72 7BE SE411074
*2 Spotted Redshank Potteric Carr YWT from Duchess Hide DN4 8DB SE599003
*Curlew Sandpiper Edderthorpe Flash + Garganey S72 7BE SE411074
2 Bar-tailed Godwit south over Hatfield Moors NNR this mrng DN7 6DT SE705065

Thanks to Daniel Martin for the following:-
The Crake found by Steve Jackson at Wyver Lane NR last night is still showing well this morning.
Parking is extremely limited and already full so suggest walking the lane if visiting.

Thanks to Rod Key for the following:-
WYVER LANE DWT RESERVE A Spotted Crake was found last evening-29th Aug-by Steve Jackson at the southern end of the main pool, Still present this morning along with 2 Whinchats. Please be aware that parking here is difficult and you might have to park on the main road and walk in. This is the first site record with the last county record being at Willington GP in 2010. Steve Jackson has now found 4 Spotted Crakes in Derbyshire. Nice Work Steve.
CARSINGTON WATER “Brutus” the adult Yellow Legged Gull still present on 28th Aug along with 2 Red Crested Pochard, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover. 2 Greenshank, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a Wheatear.
STAUNTON HAROLD RESERVOIR A jiv. Mediterranean Gull on ther dam wall late afternoon of 27th Aug with 3 Little Egrets and the ad. Yellow Legged Gull still present on 28th Aug
ASTON-ON-TRENT GRAVEL PITS A Marbled Duck was found here on 29th Aug but unfortunately had a red/orange colour ring on it’s left lag making this potentially new bird for the county into an escape!!!! Also here were 2 Little Grebes,11 Great Crested Grebes, 47 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 13 Grey Herons, 45 Mute Swans, 33 Grey Lag Geese, 90 Canada Geese, 10 Wigeon, 50 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 12 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 86 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, c300 Black Headed Gulls, c50 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 1 Herring Gull-ad, 1 Yellow Legged Gull-ad . 3 Caspian Gulls-ads and 4 Common Terns. Just a reminder that there is no general access to this siteOGSTON RESERVOIR A Tree Pipit, c20 Crossbills and a 3rd year Yellow Legged Gull on 30th Aug

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