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May 192019
 
Local Birding

Having missed a local Cattle Egret by minutes, flushed by Dog Walkers, at Sinfin Wetlands near Derby, last night, I managed to see 2 summer plumaged birds this morning. They were just over the Derbyshire border in Staffordshire. A visit to Willington GP beforehand, held a 1st summer Little Gull and a few Common Tern […]

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May 162019
 
Spring Birding in Norfolk

A Great Spotted Cuckoo was lingering at Weybourne in North Norfolk for nearly a week or so and as I hadn’t seen one for a number of years, I decided to make the journey over to see it. I didn’t realise how distant it would be and so somewhat disappointed with the 2 or three […]

 Posted by at 8:10 pm
Apr 292019
 
Rare Warbler visits local Reserve

A Savi’s Warbler, a rare summer migrant that breeds in Eastern Europe, has arrived at Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire. It has been present, showing well on occasions and singing regularly now, for over a week. The bird is favouring a small area of reed bed in front of the Tower Hide that overlooks Clifton […]

 Posted by at 10:06 am
Apr 182019
 
Spring Migrants at Local Reserve

Willington Gravel Pits, lies alongside the River Trent near Repton in South Derbyshire. The site is now a Derbyshire Wildlife Reserve but for many, many years has been well known for being a great local birding spot. Over the years it has had some superb birds and I can recall one of my best finds […]

 Posted by at 7:28 pm
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