Category Archives: 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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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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Hooded Crow Derbyshire 4th March

Now news broke yesterday of a Hooded Crow in Derbyshire near Uppertown, west of Chesterfield, just below Beeley Moor. This species is now a bit of a Derbyshire mega, the last being a fly through at Carsington in 2007, and … Continue reading

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Blue Rock Thrush….. 25th February, Stow on the Wold.

Well we have managed not to bother about the Stow on the Wold Blue Rock Thrush that has been present for a couple of months over this winter up until now. We had previously seen the bird that spent a … Continue reading

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24th January 2017. Waxwings.

To be honest I had begun to have thoughts the Belper Waxwings were a illusion. We have had reports for at least a month and every time I went after them they had evaporated like morning mist. The first ones … Continue reading

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