Dec 122017
 
Local Birds and Run Up to Christmas

The past few days have seen some heavy snow, resulting in 5 -10cms across Derbyshire, the worst snow conditions for a number of years. On the 8th December I made a trip up to Derwent Dale, as there had been a flock of Parrot Crossbill regularly visiting an area of open woodland near “Windy Corner”. […]

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Nov 272017
 
Local Birds

Spent a few hours recent at one of South Derbyshire’s prime spots – Willington Gravel Pits and also at Melbourne Pool. A few good photo opportunities presented themselves.  Kingfisher – above 3 images – Willington GP, Derbyshire – Tony Davison© – This is a male as there is no orange to the base of the […]

 Posted by at 2:34 pm
Nov 212017
 
A Mixed Bag of Birds

A round-up of the last weekend’s Birding Trips. I have visited several sites over the past few days, including Rutland Water, Bridlington, Covenham and Cropwell Bishop in Nottinghamshire, as there have been a few good birds around including Red-necked Phalarope, American Wigeon, Red-necked Grebe and Great Grey Shrike. The mild weather has also seen many insects […]

 Posted by at 7:49 pm
Nov 172017
 
Moulting Red-necked Phalarope

A juvenile moulting Red-necked Phalarope has been present at Covenham Reservoir, in Lincolnshire, for nearly two weeks. This is an uncommon event for a Red-necked Phalarope to be present at an inland water in late November. I decided to visit Covenham today ( 17th November) to see it and it showed very well feeding along […]

 Posted by at 10:11 pm
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