A visit to the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Reserve at Willington Gravel Pits on Sunday 7th May, produced a few spring passage migrants. Four Black Tern, a Great White Egret and a drake Garganey were all good Derbyshire birds. With the drake Garganey, my year list moved on to 196.
Black Tern – 4 summer plumaged birds had remained on the reserve for several days now – Tony Davison©
Great White Egret – Willington Gravel Pits, Derbyshire – Tony Davison©
Garganey – drake – Always a good bird to see in my county – Tony Davison©
Reed Warbler – numbers seem to be low this year, possibly due to the prolonged spell of cold weather – Tony Davison©
Coot – Willington GP – Tony Davison©
Great Crested Grebe – Willington GP – Tony Davison©