Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Monday, 27 April 2009

Pectoral Sandpipers, Leicestershire

Two Pec Sands have been present at Cossington Meadows since 20th April, with one bird still present over the weekend. Photos by Dave Gray.

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Whiskered Terns

What a weekend! On Friday there were 11 Whiskered Terns at Willington GPs in Derbyshire, but by Saturday morning one had left overnight. Later during Saturday morning a single bird was found at Frampton in Gloucestershire before relocating to Slimbridge WWT, and the Willington birds eventually dropped to 8 birds by dusk. Then came Sunday...

... and 8 Whiskered Terns remained at Willington, then 8 became 5, and finally only 2 remained. But Cleveland was to receive its long anticipated first county record, when 2 birds graced the Tees marshes at Saltholme Pools RSPB late in the afternoon. Staffordshire was blessed with 5 at Croxall lakes in the evening and Derbyshire found a single bird at Long Eaton gravel pits.

So by the end of Sunday the tally stood at:

Croxall GPs, Staffs: 5
Saltholme Pools, Cleveland: 2
Willington GPs, Derbys: 2
Long Eaton GPs, Derbys: 1

Not forgetting that Northern Ireland also recorded its first ever Whiskered Tern on Sunday at Quoile Pondage!

Photos below from Willington GPs by Glyn Sellors.

Arctic Tern, Notts

Annesley Pit Top, 19th April. Photo by Paul Naylor.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Photo's by Glyn Sellors April 09

Whiskered Tern
Derbyshire 24/04/09: 11 Whiskered terns Willington GPs
Probably largest flock seen in UK.still present at dusk
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Thursday, 23 April 2009

Photo:by Glyn Sellors April 2009

Male White Wagtail
Derbyshire:Taken at Carsington Water
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Photos by Glyn Sellors:Taken April 2009

Male Wheatear
Cheshire:Taken at Dane Bower

Red Grouse
Derbyshire:Taken at Axe Edge

Common Scoters
Leicestershire:Taken at Watermead C.P
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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Great Grey Shrike near Strines, Derbyshire

Currently present by the A57 near the South Yorkshire county border. Photos by Glyn Sellors.

Black-necked Grebe

Undisclosed site. Photos by Glyn Sellors.

Red-necked Grebe, Foremark Reservoir, Derbyshire

It just about reaches summer plumage and then vanishes on 5th April. Photos taken on 4/4/09 by Glyn Sellors.

Thursday, 2 April 2009