Monthly Archives: May 2017

1st May 2017, passage starts at Carsington.

Today saw the start of my witnessing this years spring passage. An afternoons jaunt up to the reservoir produced brilliant views of 4 beautiful Black Terns around the gull colony on Millfields island and after a couple of hours watching … Continue reading

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Ogston again….27th April 2017… Waxwing dip again…

Title says it all really, an evening run over after the Waxwings were reported again, and no sign again for me. A few commoner birds made up though with great views of Nuthatch, Song Thrush etc. pity the light was … Continue reading

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Ogston 26th April 2017

Another trip to Ogston but this time a dip on the Waxwings which were still in the area (even if this Crow seemed to be saying “they went that-a-way”). The day was chilly again but lovely and sunny and the … Continue reading

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Waxwings at Ogston, 25th April 2017.

A surprise this late in the season were a party of 7 or 8 Waxwings in Ivy clad trees opposite the church in Brackenfield at Ogston. It was my t’other halves birthday today and after a nice meal we called … Continue reading

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Carsington 18th April 2017

Spring in the air… Blackthorn flowers.   The Wildlife Centre Creek Buzzard. Pheasant. Chiffchaff in WLC Creek. Crappy shot of mating Kestrels! Lesser Celandine. Could this be False Oxlip? Looked wrong for pure Cowslip in field. Cowslips in WLC Creek.

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Wyver Lane 18th April 2017

It was to my shame that I needed Little Ringed Plover for my once long term patch in Belper, I have not been a regular there despite it being so close to home for a long time, mostly visiting Ogston … Continue reading

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