Fridays Sightings

April 30, 2010 in Latest Patch Sightings by Bennerley

 Bennerley Marsh. 2 Common Tern, Redshank, 8 Lapwing, 2 Gadwall, Barn Owl, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff. Plus. 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Swift [both sightings recorded by Mick] Chat Corner. Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Swallow. Tathams Pond. 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat.

And at Shipley CP. Wheatear [f]  Nuthatch, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff.

Bennerley Sightings.

April 30, 2010 in Sightings by davejsblog

Bennerley Marsh. 2 Common Tern, Redshank, 8 Lapwing, 2 Gadwall, Barn Owl, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff. Plus. 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Swift [both sightings recorded by Mick] Chat Corner. Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Swallow. Tathams Pond. 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat.

And at Shipley CP. Wheatear [f]  Nuthatch, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff.

Marsh Harrier – Erewash Meadows

April 30, 2010 in Latest News, Latest Patch Sightings by ChrisLuv

A Marsh Harrier has been reported at Erewash Meadows – its an immature or female and was showing from the railway line at 10am.

If anyone has more info or pictures please let me know.

Monthly Report – April

April 30, 2010 in Monthly Reports by davejsblog

 

At the beginning of the month the winter residents had thinned out some what, Wigeon were down to about ten and falling by the day, a similar story for teal, two or three Shoveler made sporadic appearances and a female Goosander showed on the River Erewash on the 4th .

Migration was under way with a Yellow Wagtail on the 3rd along with 20 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark, plus Buzzard and 2 Grey partridge.

By the 8th Swallow and Sand Martin were drifting in, as were Chiffchaff and more Meadow Pipit. 160 Golden Plover were on the marsh, but only 9 Lapwing.

32 Sand Martin at Shipley on the 9th, with a handful of Swallows and 3 Chiffchaff.

Still 100 Golden Plover on the 11th and Willow Warblers had arrived.

At Bentlleys Plantation on the 16th a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was drumming and calling, plus 2 Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and 2 Buzzard.

Back at Chat Corner the first Grasshopper Warbler had arrived, also, a Whitethroat and a couple of Willow Warblers.

A Green Sandpiper was on the marsh on the 17th along with 12 Lapwing, a male and female Gadwall, 4 Willow Warbler and 7 Chiffchaff.

Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Reed Bunting, 5 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark, Green Woodpecker and a Buzzard were at Chat Corner.

A handsome Shelduck was present on the marsh on the 20th along with 11 Teal and lapwing numbers down to about 16.

Sedge Warbler was at Tathams Pond on the 21st with 3 Reed Bunting, at Shipley Gate, 40 Sand Martin and 7 Swallow. 6 Swallow and 8 Sand Martin on the North Marsh. Shelduck and 7 Teal back at Bennerley.

3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, 16 Lapwing and 4 Teal at Bennerley, a single Wheatear at Chat Corner, plus, 2 Skylark, 3 Reed Bunting and a

Green Woodpecker

The 30th produced 2 garden Warblers, 2 Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and a surprise visit from a Barn Owl. A grasshopper warbler was at Chat Corner and 4 Reed Warbler were at Tathams Pond along with 2 Sedge Warbler and 2 Whitethroat.

By mid month Great Crested Newts were showing in decent numbers, Grass Snakes were around and insects were on the wing. Butterflies. Orange Tip, Large, Small and Green Vein Whites, Peacocks, Small Tortoiseshells, Brimstones, Comma’s plus Buff Tailed and Red tailed Bumble Bees.

Attenborough GPs

April 30, 2010 in Other Notts Sightings by ChrisLuv

Attenborough. 6.30am – 8am. Sunny.

27 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Coot, 19 Greylag + 4 Gosling, 2 Canada Geese, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Tern, pair Shoveler, c200 Black Headed Gull, 3 Sedge Warbler, ~4 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiff-chaff, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 4 Swallow, 8 Swift, 2 Bullfinch, Grey Heron, 2 Dunnock, Lapwing, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler.

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Wharf Green-Jacksdale

April 30, 2010 in Latest Patch Sightings by SteveI

I guess I picked the wrong time for our walk

It rained, in fact we might have been drier if we walked in the river!

2 male blackbirds fighting 1 wood pigeon

Thursday At Bennerley.

April 29, 2010 in Latest Patch Sightings by Bennerley

Bennerley Marsh. 2 Common Tern, Redshank, 12 Lapwing, 2 Gadwall, Teal, Green Woodpecker, 5 Bullfinch, 2 willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Swallow. Chat Corner. 14 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 7 Reed Bunting, Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel. Tathams Pond. 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat.

Butterflies. Speckled Woods, Large Whites, Small Whites, Orange Tips, Peacocks, Small Tortoiseshells.

Bennerley Sightings.

April 29, 2010 in Sightings by davejsblog

Bennerley Marsh. 2 Common Tern, Redshank, 12 Lapwing, 2 Gadwall, Teal, Green Woodpecker, 5 Bullfinch, 2 willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Swallow. Chat Corner. 14 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 7 Reed Bunting, Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel. Tathams Pond. 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat.

Butterflies. Speckled Woods, Large Whites, Small Whites, Orange Tips, Peacocks, Small Tortoiseshells.  

Bennerley Sightings

April 28, 2010 in Sightings by davejsblog

Tathams Pond. 2 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler. Chat Corner. Whinchat [male] 4 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Skylark, Green Woodpecker. Bennerley Marsh. 2 Common Tern, Redshank, 16 Lapwing, 2 Gadwall, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat [top cut]

Speckled Wood.

April 28, 2010 in Latest Patch Sightings by davejsblog

DSCF4415 Erewash Canal.