Bennerley/Shipley, Sunday, 22nd. March, 2015.

March 22, 2015 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Temp. 8°C (46°F)2°C (36°F), Wind Direction: South South Easterly, Wind Speed: 3 mph, Visibility: Sun, Cloud, Very Good, Sunset: 18:22 GMT.

A pleasant yomp today, I had a good look and a hard listen for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Shipley Wood and for my trouble found two of the Great Spotted variety and a Marsh Tit.

A Water Rail and a Chiffchaff were in Pewit Carr and next door in the coal screen,  were a Tawny Owl and a Green Woodpecker, a trio of Buzzard and 5 Common Gull were at Straws Bridge, plus a Snipe and a couple or Meadow Pipit were at Woodside.

Bennerley: Scaup [drake still on the Erewash canal] 3 Shoveler, 32 Teal, 70 Wigeon, 26 Lapwing.  Chat Corner: 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Redwing, 8 Long-tailed Tit. Shipley Wood: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, Song Thrush. Shipley View Lagoons: 5 Gadwall, Teal, Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker. Pewit Carr: Water Rail, Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit, Green Woodpecker. Straws Bridge: 3 Buzzard, 5 Common Gull, 28 Tufted Duck, 4 Greylag Goose. Hallam Coal Screens: Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker. Woodside: Snipe, Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush.

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Scaup on the Erewash Canal

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The Bennerley Viaduct-a work in progress!

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Drake Gadwall, Shipley View Lagoons.

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Little Grebe, Shipley View Lagoons.

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Canada Goose, Straws Bridge.

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Greylag Goose, Straws Bridge.

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A Taste Of Spring

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Song Thrush, Woodside

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Buzzard, Woodside

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Tufted Duck, Straws Bridge.

Bennerley/Cossall, Sunday, 15th. February, 2015

February 16, 2015 in Latest Patch Sightings, Photo Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

 

Temp. 8°C (46°F)-4°C (39°F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 6 mph, Visibility: Good, Sunset: 17:16 GMT.

First of my long Sunday strolls, this year, through Bennerley and on to Strelley, on this occasion looking for Yellow Hammer but no joy today, but I did hear albeit briefly, a Goshawk calling.

I ended up at Strelley Church, I’d heard a rumour of Peregrines in the area but all I found was two Starlings!

Lodge Feeders: 2 Bullfinch, 16 Goldfinch.  Bennerley:  Scaup [ drake-Erewash Canal, Bridge Pub, Cotmanhay]  5 Tufted Duck, 95 Wigeon, 28 Teal, 90 Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 130 Black-headed Gull, 18 Redwing. Chat Corner: 7 Snipe, 3 Stonechat, 5 Teal. Cossall: 2 Bullfinch, 20 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, 5 Song Thrush, Buzzard, Grey Heron, 15 Pheasant. Spring Wood: Goshawk [1 calling briefly] 2 Kestrel, Buzzard, 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Strelley: 2 Buzzard, Grey Heron.

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House Sparrow, Eyeing Up The Feeders

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Goldfinches

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Stonechat, Chat corner

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Black-headed Gull

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A Very Vocal Robin!

Bennerley Marsh, Friday, 13th. February, 2015.

February 16, 2015 in Latest Patch Sightings, Photo Posts, Read Posts, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Temp. 7°C (45°F) -4°C (39°F), Wind Direction: South South Easterly, Wind Speed: 12 mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 17:13 GMT.

The Scaup was on the canal again today about one hundred and fifty yards from my back gate, I could almost include it in the “Lodge Feeders” reports!

Lodge Feeders: 3 Bullfinch, 16 Goldfinch. Bennerley: Drake Scaup [Stensons Lock, Cotmanhay] 180 Black-headed Gull. 140 Wigeon, 52 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 1 Jack Snipe, 112 Golden Plover, 95 Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 44 Redwing, 9 Fieldfare. Chat Corner: 11 Snipe, 2 Stonechat [m. f.] 18 Fieldfare, Kestrel, Pheasant.

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Goldfinches

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Drake Scaup

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Unlikely Bedfellow!

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And Again

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Kestrel

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Bennerley Marsh, Sunday, 8th. February, 2015.

February 9, 2015 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

 

Temp. 6°C (43°F), 2°C (36°F), Wind Direction: West North Westerly, Wind Speed: 4 mph, Visibility: Sun, Good, Sunset: 17:03 GMT.

Another pleasant Bennerley day, apart from motor bikes and an illegal shooter, Golden Plover’s, lots of Snipe, a Water Rail and a pair of Stonechat’s, what’s not to love!

Bennerley Marsh: 130 Wigeon, 40 Teal, 70 Lapwing, 40 Golden Plover, 190 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull.Grey Heron, 6 Redwing, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk [f.] Jay. Chat Corner: 20 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat [m.-f.] Buzzard. Shipley Gate: 23 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail, 23 Fieldfare, 45 Redwing. North Marsh:  2 Jack Snipe, 16 Snipe, 5 Goosander [over] 5 Teal, Grey Heron, Lesser Black-backed Gull

 

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Buzzard

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Carrion Crow

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Stonechat’s

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Tufted Duck

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Little Grebe

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Robin

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Chat Corner

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Bennerley Marsh, Friday, 6th. February, 2015.

February 7, 2015 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

 

Temp. 4°C (39°F) -2°C (36°F), Wind Direction: North Easterly, Wind Speed: 9mph, Visibility: L/cloud, Good, Sunset: 16:59 GMT.

A very busy day starting with the Lodge Feeders where four Bullfinches, a Coal Tit and a Wren are now regular visitors.

The drake Scaup was around again today, it has now  been on the Erewash Canal now for six days!

A couple of Snipe were on Bennerley Marsh along with a pair of Stonechat, another pair of Stonechat’s along with eight Snipe were at Chat Corner.

Bennerley Marsh Feeders: Coal Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Bullfinch, 4 Blackbird, Song Thrush, 6 Starling, Wren, 2 Robin, 4 Carrion Crow,  8 Black-headed Gull, 4 Collared Dove, Woodpigeon. Stensons Lock, Erewash Canal, Cotmanhay: Scaup [m.] Bennerley Marsh: 125 Wigeon, 30 Teal, 190 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 30 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 16 Redwing, Kestrel. Chat Corner: 8  Snipe2 Stonechat, Reed Bunting, 20 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, Buzzard, 2 Pheasant.

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Female Bullfinch

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Goldfinch

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Wren

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Robin

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Coal Tit

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Drake Scaup, Erewash Canal, Cotmanhay

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Moorhens

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Wigeon On The Marsh

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Robin, Chat corner

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Blue Tit

Bennerley Marsh, Sunday, 1st. February, 2015.

February 1, 2015 in Latest Patch Sightings, Photo Posts, Read Posts, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Temp. 3°C (37°F), -3°C (27°F), Wind Direction: NNW, Wind Speed: 16 mph, Visibility: Sun, Cloud, Very Good, Sunset: 16:49 GMT. 

A day Of surprises mainly due to a single drake Scaup, swimming with half a dozen Tufted Duck on the Erewash Canal, plus 50 Golden Plover and a couple of Stonechat.

Bennerley: 90 Wigeon, 65 Lapwing, 50 Golden Plover, 6 Bullfinch, 6 Wren. Tathams Pond: Scaup [1st. winter ?] 6 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch. Chat Corner: 12 Snipe, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 35 Rook.

 

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Who’s that !

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Arrested by the Tufttie Police !

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He’s fit !

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Time fore a snooze!

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It’s old bighead!

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Drake Scaup, Canon SX50.

Bennerley Marsh, Friday, 23rd. January, 2015.

January 30, 2015 in Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max. Temp.3°C (37°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 11 mph, Visibility: Cloud, Sun, Moderate, Sunset: 16:32 GMT.

Bennerley: 135 Wigeon, 19 Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 85 Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 110 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull. Mistle Thrush, 35 Goldfinch. Shipley Gate: Water Rail, Reed Bunting, North Marsh: 9 Snipe, 4 Cormorant, Pheasant, 2 Kestrel. Chat Corner: Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker, 6 Redwing.

 

Bennerley Marsh, Friday, 16th. January, 2015.

January 16, 2015 in Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max.Temp. 5°C (41°F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 10 mph, Visibility: Sun, Cloud, Good, Sunset: 16:20 GMT.

Bennerley: 120 Wigeon, 32 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 75 Lapwing, 430 Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, 2 Grey Heron, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker. Chat Corner: 2 Stonechat [m. f.] 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Redwing, Kestrel.

Bennerley Marsh, Thursday, 15th. January, 2015.

January 15, 2015 in Latest Patch Sightings, Read Posts, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max. Temp. 5°C (41°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 19 mph, Visibility: Good, Sunset: 16:19 GMT.

Bennerley: 2 Cormorant, 4 Goosander, 1 Shoveler, 38 Teal, 130 Wigeon, 85 Lapwing, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Grey Heron. Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Stonechat., 6 Redwing. Chat Corner: Buzzard, Kestrel, 1 Redwing.

Bennerley Marsh, Sunday, 11th. January, 2015.

January 12, 2015 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max.Temp. 6°C (43°F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 17mph, Visibility: Very Good, Sun, Cloud, Sunset: 16:12 GMT.

Lively  around the North Marsh today, but no Owls – anywhere !

Bennerley: 16 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 70 Lapwing, 260 Black-headed Gull, Sparrowhawk., 25 Goldfinch, Bullfinch. Chat Corner: Stonechat [f.] 5 Redwing. Shipley Gate: Kingfisher, 5 Tufted Duck, Kestrel. North Marsh: 19 Snipe, 3 Jack Snipe, Grey Heron, 2 Meadow Pipit.

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Little Grebe-Erewash Canal.

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Tufted Ducks-Erewash Canal.

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Its On My List !!!!