Category Archives: Birds

22nd September 2017. A gloomy afternoon.

A trip up to Carsington in the gloomy afternoon of the 22nd September¬† resulted in a quik stroll round Stones Island, where on the sides of the causeway a large amount of mud is showing. On here a group of … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Carsington, Little Egret, Little Stint | Leave a comment

Bee-eaters in Nottinghamshire. 26th June 2017.

This was a surprise. Three Bee-eaters were reported from a quarry just over the county border in East Leake in Notts, late on Sunday night (the 25th). As they were there at dusk it was assumed they roosted and if … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Bee-eaters, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Under the Boardwalk” 25th June 2017 Shrewsbury. Hoacti Night heron.

We had been wondering whether to go for the Night Heron that had taken to the Quarry Park area in Shrewsbury for a while, when after seeing photo’s and reading discussion it was found the bird was most likely to … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Night Heron, Shrewsbury, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wood Sandpiper Video.

The Ogston Wood Sandpiper from May.

Posted in 2017, Ogston, Uncategorized, Wood Sandpiper | Leave a comment

14th June 2017 Ogston Spoonbill!

A teatime message soon got me out of the house and heading straight to Ogston as Dan had seen a Spoonbill. Now this is still quite a rare bird in Derbyshire and one I certainly hadn’t seen at Ogston as … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Ogston, Spoonbill, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

May… Arctic Waders and other nice things!!!

May kicked off where April left off with passage continuing on the 3rd with an absolutely stonking full summer Slavonian Grebe at Ogston. This took some finding when I arrived and I had almost given up when it floated into … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Carsington, Dunlin, Greenshank, Ogston, Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Uncategorized, Wood Sandpiper | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2017, Carsington, Sanderling, Uncategorized, Willow Warbler, Yellow Wagtail | Leave a comment