Aug 212011
 
Where has all the water gone? - 21st August 2011

The prolonged drought has given rise to Incredibly low levels of water at Carsington Reservoir. The above photo should show the public sailing club with water up to the grass on the left handside!!  Not much about bird wise, best bird of note was a drake Red-Crested Pochard.     At Willington Gravel Pits, the […]

Mar 192011
 
Recent updates - March 13th  / 19th / 20th

March 13th 2011 – Blithfield Reservoir, Staffordshire. My second attempt for the Great White Egret, eventually paid off. Seen in flight briefly before disappearing from view in dense willow scrub. Also my first spring migrant for 2011- 2 parties of Sand Martin – 1 off 11 birds and 1 of 6 birds. Nice to see […]

Jan 232011
 

A very poor day for photography so no new bird pictures I’m afraid. Instead a day out year ticking some of the local species around my county at this time of year. Cromford Wharf is now the traditional site for Hawfinch and eventually 5 birds gave themselves up. On the River Derwent Dipper was singing […]

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