The Bennerley Bugle No. 13.

March 31, 2014 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Thursday, 27th. March, 2014. Bennerley Marsh.

Maximum Temperature: 8°C (46°F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 10mph, Visibility: Good, Sunset: 18:30 GMT

 

Female Mandarin

A duck and a drake Mandarin were on the Erewash Canal today, a lovely sight, but the were very “flighty” they kept taking flight making the “small yapping dog” call they make, which until today I’d never heard. A few Lapwing, a single Redshank and a decent count of Golden Plover were on Bennerley Marsh, very nice! A Kingfisher was on the River Erewash in absolutely perfect position, staring right down the barrel of the camera lens, I’ve been after this shot for years but as usual with Kingfisher I completely fluffed the whole affair! I have a few shots of Kingfisher tucked away somewhere but they are just not right, I’m told I’ll  know the money shot  when and if I get it!


Tathams Pond. Mandarin [m. f.] 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Goose. Shipley Gate. Kingfisher, Buzzard, 2 Redwing, 2 Pheasant. Bennerley. 230 Golden Plover, 10 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, Green Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch.


Friday, 28th. March, 2014. Bennerley Marsh.

Maximum Temperature: 11°C (52°F),Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 10mph, Visibility: Good, Sunset: 18:32 GMT.

 

Not as many Gold Plover on the marsh today but there were three Sand Martin flitting about along the

Cowslips

river. The Snipe are still hanging on at the North Marsh and I manage two “Jacks” eight Reed Bunting and a pair of Grey Wagtails on the River Erewash.


Bennerley. 90 Golden Plover, 14 Lapwing, 4 Canada Goose, 4 Greylag Goose, 6 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, Kestrel, Chiffchaff, 3 Sand Martin, 5 Stock Dove. Chat Corner. 2 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Skylark. Botany Bay. 6 Green Finch, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch. North Marsh. 20 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail [R.Erewash] 4 Sand Martin12 Meadow Pipit, 8 Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, Kingfisher. Bentleys Plantation.  Nuthatch, Song Thrush, 200 Starling, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Pheasant.


Saturday, 29th. March, 2014.

Maximum Temperature: 17°C (63°F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 10mph, Visibility: Sun Very Good, Sunset: 19:36 GMT.

 

Kestrel On Beeley Moor.

A most wonderful spring day today spent on Beeley Moor in wildest Derbyshire, it took me right back to my early years on the Yorkshire Moors,  I even had the Lapwing, Curlew. Red Grouse, Skylark and Meadow Pipit,  as I did back then at the end of the fifties and early sixties, there were even a few butterflies in the mix, a lovely day.


Bent Lane. Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Meadow Pipit. Wraggs Quarry. 6 Curlew, 19 Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark,Buzzard Kestrel. Beeley Moor. 2  Red Grouse, 4 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 5 Skylark, 23 Meadow Pipit. Flash Lane. Curlew, 2 Chiffchaff, Song Thrush. Butterflies. 2 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell.

 

Sunday, 30th. March, 2014. Bennerley Marsh.

Maximum Temperature: 16°C (61°F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Visibility: cloud/Sun Moderate Sunset: 19:36 BST.

 

Another very pleasant day today, nice weather and closer to home, again with butterflies, a few more than yesterday, plus three Brown Hares behaving quite well for the time of year,The Bennerley Bugle No. 13. just getting warmed up probably! As can be expected Buzzards were above Moorgreen Woods, as were a small flock of Redwing and a single Blackcap, a few Lapwings were where they were to be expected and Chiffchaff were everywhere!

 

Small Tortoiseshell

Bennerley Marsh. 2 Greylag Goose, 3 Teal, 7 Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff. Butterflies 10 Peacock, 13 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 1 Small White. Watnall Wood. Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Nuthatch, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Wren, Green Woodpecker,4 Pheasant. Butterflies. 5 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone. Greasley. Buzzard, 2 Pheasant, 3 Linnet, 3 Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush. Plus. 1 Peacock Butterfly. Moorgreen Woods. 3 Buzzard, 25 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush,15 Goldfinch, Yellow Hammer, 6 Lapwing. Butterflies. 4 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone.

The Bennerley Bugle No. 13. – Gallery

March 31, 2014 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Small Tortoiseshell-Bennerley Marsh

 

Comma-Bennerley Marsh.

 

Peacock-Watnall Wood

 

Robin-Watnall Wood.

 

Great Tit-Watnall Wood.

 

Cock Pheasant-Watnall Wood.

 

Blue Tit-Watnall Wood.

 

Brown Hare-Moorgreen.

 

 

Wildflowers?
Chaffinch-Bent Lane, Beeley Moor.

 

Meadow Pipit-Wraggs Quarry, Beeley Moor.

 

Fallinge Edge.

 

Fallinge Edge.

 

Curlew, Beeley Triangle.

 

Beeley Triangle.

 

Meadow Pipit, Gas Pumping Station, Beeley Moor.

 

Pheasant-Watnall Wood.

 

Brown Hare-Moorgreen.

 

Drake Mandarin-Bennerley

 

Female Mandarin-Bennerley

Robin

 

Tufted Duck-Tathams Pond.

 

 

 

Meadow Pipit-Wraggs Quarry, Beeley Moor 

The Bennerley Bugle no. 12

March 26, 2014 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

 

Monday, 17th. March, 2014. Bennerley Marsh.

Maximum Temperature: 12°C (54°F),Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 18:07 GMT.

 

Fungi [?]

Two species or Woodpecker in Bentleys Plantation but the the one I was hoping to find! Great Spotted and Green only and no lesser! Jack Snipe and Water Rail along with over a dozen Snipe were at the North Marsh, I saw the two species of Snipe but I only heard Water Rail. Meadow Pipits and Redwings at Chat Corner, plus Teal, Wigeon and Lapwings at Bennerley.


Bentleys Plantation. Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 4 Dunnock, Pheasant. North Marsh. Jack Snipe, 14 Snipe, Water Rail, Reed Bunting, 3 Teal, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Buzzard, Pheasant. Chat Corner. 7 Meadow Pipit, 9 Goldfinch, 5 Redwing. Bennerley South. 15 Teal, Grey Heron. Bennerley. 3 Wigeon, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Canada Goose, Grey Heron, 10 Lapwing, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush.


Thursday, 20th. March, 2014. Bennerley Marsh.

Maximum Temperature: 12°C (54°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 24mph, Visibility: Good, Sunset: 18:18 GMT.

 

A couple of surprises today, a single Oystercatcher on the marsh and despite the recent disturbances of site clearance and motor bikes, I managed to find a Snipe, just the one, I have been saying for years that  if places like this were left undisturbed wildlife returns pretty quickly.


Bennerley South. 14 Teal. Bennerley. 2 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, Oystercatcher, Snipe, 10 Lapwing, Grey Heron,Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 8 Goldfinch. Chat Corner. 5 Snipe, 7 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Green Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, Grey Heron, Lesser Black-backed Gull.


Friday, 21st. March, 2014. Bennerley Marsh.

Maximum Temperature: 10°C (50°F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 17mph, Visibility: Very Good, Sunset: 18:20 GMT.

 

A couple of good sightings today, first a Peregrine on the ground by the marsh with prey and what appeared to be blood and gore but way out of range for the camera, I am trying to do something with the

Cowslip

very poor shots I did get, but I don’t hold out much hope. The Other good sighting was seven Sand Martin arriving home in Shipley Gate, a truly wonderful sight.


Bennerley South. 14 Teal. Bennerley. 7 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 5 Greylag Goose, 5 Canada Goose, 14 Lapwing, Grey Heron, Peregrine, Song Thrush,6 Greenfinch, Bullfinch. Tathams Pond. 2 Greylag Goose, 5 Tufted Duck. Shipley Gate. 7 Sand Martin, 5 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush. Bentleys Plantation. 12 Fieldfare, Green Woodpecker.

Bennerley South. 14 Teal. Bennerley. Peregrine, 7 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 14 Lapwing, 5 Greylag, Goose, 5 Canada Goose, Grey Heron., Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch, Song Thrush. Bentleys Plantation. Green Woodpecker, 12 Fieldfare. Plus. 2 Brown Hare. Shipley Gate. 7 Sand Martin, 5 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush.


Saturday, 22nd. March, 2014. Bennerley Marsh. Shipley/Woodside.

Maximum Temperature: 8°C (46°F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 15mph, Visibility: Very Good, Sunset: 18:22 GMT.

I gave the Shipley/Woodside area another go today with slightly better results by way of a couple of drake Goosanders, two Grey Partridge, a Chiffchaff and a small flock of Meadow Pipit, like I say, a little better.


Bennerley. 2 Wigeon, 2 Greylag Goose, Green Woodpecker. Chat Corner. 2 Snipe. Shipley, Osborn’s Pond. 2 Goosander [m’s] 2 Great Crested Grebe, Chiffchaff. Shipley Park. Jay, 3 Buzzard, 5 Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush. Woodside. 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, 2 Pheasant, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Green Woodpecker, Buzzard. Mapperley Reservoir. 2 Great Crested Grebe, Song Thrush. Shipley Wood. Green Woodpecker.

 

Sunday, 23rd. March, 2014. Holme Pierrepont.

Maximum Temperature: 8°C (46°F), Wind Direction: North Westerly, Wind Speed: 15mph, Visibility: Very Good, Sunset: 18:23 GMT.

 

Chiffchaff

Back on an old stomping ground today, things are changing at Holme P, with fencing and mowing etc.hopefully another piece of ground saved for wildlife and kept from the land grabbing developers! Warblers were in evidence around Blotts with Chiffchaff’s and Blackcap’s in vocal mode, still a few Goldeneye on the water but not for much longer methinks! Over on the 52 Pit still good numbers of Wigeon about, a single Redshank and a few each of Shoveler, Teal and Goldeneye. One of the three Buzzards seen above the “52” was a distant individual that appeared to be a large bird and had the look of a Black Kite and I have seen a great many Black Kite’s, it refused to adopt the wing attitude of a Buzzard and was performing some kind of swooping, hovering, stooping display, fortunately it was drifting towards me and my agony was soon ended – it was a dark Buzzard and a biggish specimen of that species, it had me fooled for a while’ good practise though!


52 Pit. 180 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 5 Goldeneye, 6 Shoveler, 5 Teal, Redshank,  3 Buzzard, 5 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, 2 Pied Wagtail. Blotts Pit. 5 Goldeneye, 2 Teal, 1 Pochard, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Great Crested Grebe,2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch.

The Bennerley Bugle no. 12 – Gallery

March 26, 2014 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Fungi-Bentleys Plantation

 

Robin-Bennerley

 

Canada Goose-Bennerley

 

Collared Doves After The Rain-Bennerley

 

Do’s This White Tip Make My Bum Look Big ?

 

Cowslip-Bennerley [Top Cut]
The Rainbow

 

 

Pied Wagtail – Holme Pierrepont

 

 

Mute Swan-Holme Pierrepont

 

Chiffchaff-Holme Pierrepont

 

Great Crested Grebe-Holme Pierrepont

 

Blotts Pit-Holme Pierrepont

The Bennerley Bugle, No. 11

March 18, 2014 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Thursday, 13th. March, 2014. Bennerley Marsh.

Maximum Temperature: 12°C (54°F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 3mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 18:05 GMT.

 

Lesser Celandine

A good day day for it today and a lively one too! butterflies were on the wing and Golden Plover were putting on an Ariel display above the marsh and still a good number of Wigeon on the marsh. The sub-woofer call of Stock Doves was emitting from the viaduct as was the “jack jacking”  of the many Jackdaws they share the structure with.   A dozen Meadow Pipit were at Chat Corner with Reed Buntings, Buzzards were soaring in the sunshine and Green Woodpeckers were present all areas – a good day for it!


Bennerley. 90 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 110 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 80 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Bullfinch, 16 Redwing, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove. Chat Corner. 5 Wigeon, 3 Greylag Goose, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard. Butterflies: 8 Peacock, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma.


Friday, 14th. March, 2014. Bennerley Marsh.

Maximum Temperature: 12°C (54°F),Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 18:07 GMT.

 

 

A quick tour of the site showed there were still Wigeon, Shoveler and Golden Plover on the marsh.

Greylag Geese

Four Greylag Geese were getting cosy up at the fields just behind Tathams Pond and there were still Fieldfare and Redwing in the area, plus Buzzards displaying, very nice!

 

Bennerley. 85 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, 90 Golden Plover, 25 Lapwing, 4 Canada Goose, 10 Redwing, 3 Buzzard. Shipley Gate. 4 Greylag Goose, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush. Chat Corner. 35 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker,


Saturday, 15th. March, 2014. Bennerley.

Maximum Temperature: 11°C (52°F), Wind Direction: West North Westerly, Wind Speed: 17mph, Visibility: Good, Sunset: 18:09 GMT.

 

Grey Squirrel 

A disappointing day especially at Woodside, very little on Shipley Lake and Woodside was a similar story apart from a few Meadow Pipit and a Great Black-backed Gull over not much happening, most disappointing, no sign of the Lesser Redpoll, Goldfinches’ and other small birds that one usually bumps into at this reserve. Back at Bennerley, the Greylag Geese had increased in number to six at Tathams Pond and a few Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies were on the Wing.


Bennerley. Botany Bay. 4 Canada Goose. Tathams Pond. 6 Greylag Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, Buzzard, Kestrel. Plus 3 Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies. Bentley Plantation. 20 Fieldfare, Grey Heron, Cormorant. Shipley Wood. 2 Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, Great Black-backed Gull [over] Shipley View Lagoons. 2 Little Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck. Woodside. 18 Meadow Pipit, 1 Skylark, Green Woodpecker, 5 Stock Dove.


Sunday, 16th. March, 2014. Cossall/Bennerley.

Maximum Temperature: 12°C (54°F), Wind Direction: West North Westerly, Wind Speed: 13mph, Visibility: Good, Sunset: 18:11 GMT.

 

The day began in despondency with the “Chavley Court Wacky Races” in full swing on the Bennerley

Chiffchaff

Disposal Point – and apart from a couple of Lapwings, absolutely nothing on Bennerley Marsh, as is the way in birding and despite the appearance of more moronic moto’s on what is lovingly known as “The Ski Slope”  but is in fact the old Cossall Colliery Tip, my mood was lifted by the sight and sound of my first Chiffchaff of the year, there would be three more chiffchaff and a single Blackcap so my mood was improving and fourteen Buzzards, four soaring Skylarks and a couple of Yellow Hammers later my mood was restored to something approaching pleasant! As I said earlier Bennerley was “empty” earlier in the day but by early evening as I passed through on the way home it had filled a little with a pair of Goosander. a few Wigeon, a single Reed Bunting, Green Woodpeckers and a score or more of Teal – mood swings, who needs ‘em!


Cossall. 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap,18 Fieldfare, Green Woodpecker, 2 Pheasant. Old Moor Wood. 9 Buzzard, Kestrel, Pheasant, 2 Long-tailed Tit. Spring Wood. 5 Buzzard, 2 Yellow Hammer, 4 Skylark, 2 Pheasant. Bennerley Marsh. 2 Goosander, 26 Teal, 12 Wigeon, 6 Lapwing, Reed Bunting, 2 Green Woodpecker.

The Bennerley Bugle, No. 11 – Gallery

March 18, 2014 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Motor Homes And A Wind Turbine!

 

Golden Plover

 

Black-headed Gull

 

Comma – Bennerley

 

Buzzard – Bennerley

 

Meadow Pipit – Chat Corner

 

Robin

 

Female Mallard – Tathams Pond

 

Displaying Carrion Crows

 

Greylag Geese – Shipley Gate

 

 

Tufted Ducks – Erewash Canal

 

Greylag Goose

 

Another Grey Thing!

 

Mute Swan – Cossall

 

Moorhen – Cossall

 

Wood Anemone 

 

Blue Tit

 

Straw’s Bridge and Pewit Carr 14/3/2014

March 14, 2014 in Latest Patch Sightings by Jim Steele

Another lovely day. Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Two Chiffchaff singing – welcome back, boys! Coots nest building. Single Great Crested Grebe. Several Tufties. Single Common and Lesser Black-backed Gull. Kestrel. Several Jays. Bullfinch eating Hawthorn buds. Long-tailed Tits prospecting. Marsh Tit calling. Peacock butterfly.
Jim

Moorgreen 13/3/2014

March 14, 2014 in Latest Patch Sightings by Jim Steele

Lovely day but a bit hazey. Several Buzzard, two Sparrowhawk, two Kestrel and a Raven soaring. Skylarks singing. Dunnock singing.
Jim

The Bennerley Bugle No. 10

March 10, 2014 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Thursday, 6th. March, 2014. Bennerley Marsh.

Maximum Temperature: 10°C (50°F),Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed:13mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 17:52 GMT.

 

Tufted Ducks

Still plenty of Wigeon at Bennerley along with Golden Plover, Lapwing, a few Shoveler and Teal, a Sparrow, over at Chat Corner a Grey Wagtail, over, Green Woodpeckers, a single Sparrow Hawk and the “northern thrushes” Redwing and Fieldfare.


Bennerley Lodge. 2 Mistle Thrush, 8 Goldfinch. Stensons Lock. Mistle Thrush, 12 Goldfinch, 5 Canada Goose. Bennerley. 180 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 130 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 70 Golden Plover, 25 Lapwing, Jay, Sparrowhawk, Bullfinch. Water Treatment Works. Grey Wagtail, 35 Black-headed Gull. Chat Corner. 90 Redwing, 35 Fieldfare, 2 Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Sparrow Hawk.


Friday, 7th. March, 2014. Bennerley.

Maximum Temperature: 12°C (54°F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 13mph, Visibility: Very Good, Sunset: 17:54 GMT.

 

A glorious day weather-wise today, warm and sunny, so it was north [ish] along the canal towards the

Canada Goose

North Marsh, I thought there might be a few butterflies about but all I found was a single Small Tortoiseshell, I had had to wait until I got to the North Marsh for anything approaching exciting, thirty seven Snipe and six Jack Snipe did it for me! Very spring-like at Chat Corner with a singing Reed Bunting, a small group of Meadow Pipit and a Skylark up aloft greeting the spring, what could be nicer ?


Bennerley Lodge. 20 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Goldfinch. Botany Bay. 4 Canada Goose. Tathams Pond. 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Greylag Goose, Buzzard. Plus. Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly. Corky Wood. 3 Goldfinch, Mistle Thrush. Bentleys Plantation. Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Pheasant, 2 Stock Dove. North Marsh. 37 Snipe, 6 Jack Snipe, 7 Meadow Pipit, 27 Redwing. 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Pheasant. Shipley Gate. Buzzard, Sparrow Hawk, Green Woodpecker, 28 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 4 Stock Dove. Chat Corner. 27 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting, Skylark.


Saturday, 8th. March. 2014. Wyver Lane/Belper Riverside Walk.

Maximum Temperature: 13°C (55°F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 14mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 17:56 GMT.

 

Pink-footed Goose [left]

So far this year I have “dipped” on Dipper, so to speak, I think the River Derwent has been too high, covering the rocky perches this bird likes, so for a change I took the Riverside Walk through Belper and on to Wyver Lane, I found a few Goosander, a pair of Grey Wagtails and then a Dipper, he [or she] was operating at the road bridge , by the weir and then down stream of the bridge on a spit of rocks.  Two Curlew greeted me on arrival at Wyver along with a couple of Oystercatcher, a single Pink Footed Goose and half a dozen Buzzards – sweet!


Belper Riverside Walk. 3 Canada Goose, 4 Goosander, 2 Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel. Wyver Lane. 10 Gadwall, Pochard [m.] 3 Shoveler, 24 Teal, 40 Wigeon, Goosander [f.] 1 Pink-footed Goose [with Greylags] 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 15 Lapwing, 6 Buzzard.


Sunday, 8th. March. 2014. Bennerley Marsh, Watnall Wood, Moorgreen.

Maximum Temperature: 16°C (61°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 10mph, Visibility: Good, Sunset: 17:58 GMT.

 

A brief look at Bennerley turned up a flock of Golden Plover, a few Lapwing, plus Wigeon, Teal and a

Great Tit-Watnall Wood

trio of Shoveler – and a single Peacock Butterfly. Headed of to Watnall wood for a few small birds and a Buzzard, I even managed a couple of photo’s! I took off across the fields past Greasley and on to Moorgreen, a pair of Buzzards were up and soaring over the woods and after a good half hour I connected with my “target species” fairly distant and high but definitely a female Goshawk, I was mentored in Goshawk by Mr James Steele of Shipley and over the last few years Jim and I have seen a fair few Goss’s at various sites across two counties, but so far I have avoided doing the “Goss’s Jig” which Jim is prone to performing at the sight of this fabulous raptor. At this point I could have gone home happy! but I stayed and found a few butterflies, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone and Comma, so that was good!


Bennerley. 90 Wigeon, 18 Teal, 3 Shoveler, Grey Heron, 75 Golden Plover, 22 Lapwing, 5 Song Thrush. Plus. 1 Peacock Butterfly, Watnall Wood. Buzzard, 3 Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, 5 Pheasant. Plus. Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly. Moorgreen. Goshawk, Sparrow Hawk, 2 Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch,  5 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Butterflies: 3 Comma, 2 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone.

The Bennerley Bugle No. 10 – Gallery

March 10, 2014 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Mute Swan

 

Tufted Ducks-Bennerley

 

Goosanders-R.Derwent, Belper

 

Oystercatcher-Wyver Lane, Belper

 

Pink-footed Goose-Wyver Lane, Belper

 

Pink-footed Goose & Greylag Goose-Wyver Lane, Belper

 

Blue TitBlue Tit-Wyver Lane, Belper

 

 

 

Teal-Wyver Lane, Belper

 

 

Goosanders-R.Derwent, Belper

 

Small Tortoiseshell-Watnall Wood, Notts.

 

Great Tit-Watnall Wood, Notts.

 

Blue Tit-Watnall Wood, Notts.

 

Chaffinch-Watnall Wood, Notts.

 

Grey Squirrel -Watnall Wood, Notts.
Oystercatcher Grazing With Wigeon-Wyver Lane, Belper