Feb 122012
Redwings Brighten up a Grey Day - 12th February 2012

It was a very dull grey and cold morning as we stood on the bridge over-looking the river Derwent at Cromford.     Suddenly it felt like spring as a Dipper burst into song and then four birds began staking out their territories and either side of the bridge Dippers were singing. Several Goosander were […]

Feb 052012
Invasion of Winter Thrushes - 5th February 2012

The freezing cold temperatures on Saturday 4th February saw hundreds of Fieldfares & Redwings arrive in our gardens and trees around my village.   There must have been a consolidated flock of at least three hundred birds and they spent the day frantically feeding on ornamental berries. Trying to get close to them on foot […]

Mar 272011
Dances with Grebes - Sunday, 27 March 2011

Local birding in South Derbyshire. A very dull grey spring morning was brightened up by the courtship dances of the Great Crested Grebe. This pair were really putting on a show at Foremark Reservoir. A pity they were just a little distant for my camera lens. No luck with Lesser Pecker this morning but did […]

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