Bennerley Marsh, Friday, 5th. December, 2014.

December 5, 2014 in Read Posts, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max. Temp. 6°C (43°F) Wind Direction: North Westerly, Wind Speed: 11mph,,Visibility: Cloud/Sun, Good, Sunset: 15:50 GMT.

No rare gulls today, just a couple of common or garden Herring Gulls and a few Common Gulls, the northern thrushes especially the the Redwings are well ensconced  and always a treat to see as are the Lapwing and Wigeon.

Bennerley.210 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 4 Common Gull. 65 Lapwing, 3 Grey Heron, 125 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 40 Redwing, 25 Goldfinch, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch, Kestrel, Chat Corner. 35 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare, 5 Meadow Pipit, Grey Heron, 2 Pheasant,  1 Snipe.

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Redwing

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Drake Mallard

Shipley, Woodside & Straws Bridge. Sunday 12th. October, 2014,

October 13, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

I made the climb out of the Erewash Valley and took a look at Shipley and finally found more than one Meadow Pipit up on the mound, no owls yet though. A single Peacock and two Red Admirals were at the Shipley View Lagoons and three Migrant Hawkers and a couple of Common darters were at Straws Bridge.

Shipley Lake. 8 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Gadwall, Wigeon [at least 2 heared, none seen] Shipley View Lagoons. 18 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Sparrow Hawk. Butterflies: 2 Red Admiral, Peacock. Straws Bridge. 240 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, 2 Cormorant. Dragonflies:  3 Migrant Hawker, 2 Common Darter. Woodside. 2 Jay, Buzzard, Grey Heron , 24 Gadwall [over] 3 Grey Partridge, Pheasant, Green Woodpecker, 15 Meadow Pipit.

 

 

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Tufted Duck

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Tufted Duck & Little Grebe

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Great Crested Grebe

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Cormorant wing drying.

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…. and preening

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Not sure, I thought Common Gull

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Black-headed Gull

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A tricky touch down !

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The Shore Line

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Grey Heron

The Bennerley Bugle No. 24

December 16, 2013 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Maximum Temperature: 9°C (48°F),Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Light Cloud, Visibility: Moderate/Poor, Sunset: 15:48 GMT.

Common Gull

Thursday, 12th. December, 2013. Bennerley Marsh.

A very murky day but a good day for Common Gull, we usually get one or two but there seems to be a few more this year. A couple of Green Woodpeckers was nice, they are a bit scarce of late and several pairs use to breed, I only confirmed two pairs this year, still “blips” do occur.

 

Bennerley. 100 Black-headed Gull, 10 Common Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 80 Wigeon,  Snipe, 14 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Green Woodpecker, 118 Redwing,42 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush,  Buzzard, Kestrel,Chat Corner. 4 Snipe, 2 Goldfinch,42 Redwing, 55 Fieldfare, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull,

 


Saturday, 14th.  December, 2013. Bennerley  Marsh.

Maximum Temperature: 10°C (50°F) , Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 16mph, sunny, Visibility: Low,  Sunset: 15:48 GMT.

Redwing

The Wigeon took some finding today, but I found a few less than of late, they do commute and can be found anywhere from Bennerley across to Bennerley South and through to the Millichip Newt Ponds. Good to find a Jack Snipe up at the North Marsh along with a handful of Common Snipe, plus of course, “Northern Thrushes” everywhere!

Bennerley. 130 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 40 Wigeon, 12 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, Grey Heron, 96 Fieldfare, 67 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, 130 Starling. Chat Corner. Jack Snipe, 8 Snipe, Kestrel, Buzzard, 42 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing. North Marsh. 28 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, Pheasant, 60 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare.

 

Sunday, 15th. December, 2013.

Maximum Temperature: 12°C (54°F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 15mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 15:49 GMT.

Female Goosander

I thought I would pop next door and pay a visit to a neighbouring  patch, Woodside NR, I’ve not been to this Derbyshire Wildlife Trust site for a while and I was Interested, it being a new venture, to see how things were progressing, not much as it goes, its a steady progress, a bit more fencing and site management. Still, Shipley lake held a lot of Wigeon, it quite an important site for this species, lets hope the developers realise this, Mapperley Reservoir held a group of Shoveler and a single female Goosander. Elsewhere in the area, Siskin, a Goldcrest and those pesky “northern Thrushes, but no Waxwings!


Bennerley.  90 Black-headed Gull, 8 Common Gull, 3 Bullfinch, 88 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Fieldfare. Shipley Lake. 230 Wigeon, 35 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 220 Coot, 6 Cormorant. Woodside. 70 Fieldfare, 45 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, 21 Siskin, Green Woodpecker, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Teal. Shipley View Lagoons, 4 Teal, 2 Gadwall, Little Grebe. Mapperley Reservoir. 11 Shoveler, Goosander [f.] 3 Great Crested Grebe.

The Bennerley Bugle No. 24-Gallery

December 16, 2013 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Common Gull

 

Buzzard

 

Kestrel

 

Birds On Wires!

 

Grey Heron

 

Goosander

 

Grey Squirrel

 

And Again
A Pair Of Shoveler

 

Mapperley Reservoir

 

Notts sightings for Sat 8th Jun (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

June 20, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Clifton Grove - Common Scoter [male on river], 1 Hobby, 11 Common Tern, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail [Beeston Weir].
  • Clifton - Ring-necked Parakeet [near post office].
  • Welbeck Watchpoint - 3 Common Gull.

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Notts sightings for Sat 8th Jun (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

June 9, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Clifton - Ring-necked Parakeet [near post office].
  • Welbeck Watchpoint - 3 Common Gull.

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Notts sightings for Thu 28th Mar (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 29, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Worksop - 33 Bohemian Waxwing [Babbage Way].
  • Bennerley Marsh - 12 European Golden Plover, 26 Northern Lapwing, Dunlin, Grey Heron, 120 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, Common Buzzard, 6 Pied Wagtail. Green Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch, 70 Eurasian Starling. North Marsh: 21 Common Snipe, 2 Mistle Thrush. Chat Corner: 6 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 40 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Common Kestrel [male], 15 Fieldfare.
  • Clumber Park - 53 Mute Swan, 17 Goosander.

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Notts sightings for Mon 25th Mar (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 26, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Southwell - Bewick's Swan [over - calling at 00:09].
  • Beeston - Canal: 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Common Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit.
  • Hucknall - Siskin.
  • Arnold - 30+ Bohemian Waxwing [Surgeys Lane].
  • Hoverignham - Bean Goose [unknown origin - with farmyard geese].
  • Kirton Wood - 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 40+ Redwing.
  • Wollaton Park - 4 Red-crested Pochard [on lake - 3 males and 1 female].
  • Meden Vale - 1 Common Shelduck, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Bullfinch, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Reed Bunting.
  • Worksop - 60+ Bohemian Waxwing [09:00 east end of Babbage Way].

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Notts sightings for Sat 23rd Mar (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 26, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Budby Pumping Station - Common Tern [through], Common Goldeneye [male].
  • Hoveringham - Grey Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit.
  • Worksop - 70+ Bohemian Waxwing [15:30 at east end of Babbage Way]. Vessey Road: 50+ Siskin, Linnet, 1 Brambling [garden], 30 Eurasian Starling.
  • Bennerley Marsh - 75 Eurasian Wigeon, 26 Eurasian Teal, 130 European Golden Plover, 50 Northern Lapwing, 220 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, Grey Heron, Common Kestrel. Chat Corner: Common Snipe, 6 Meadow Pipit, 11 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing.

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Notts sightings for Sat 23rd Mar (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 23, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Hoveringham - Grey Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit.
  • Worksop - 70+ Bohemian Waxwing [15:30 at east end of Babbage Way]. Vessey Road: 50+ Siskin, Linnet, 1 Brambling [garden], 30 Eurasian Starling.
  • Bennerley Marsh - 75 Eurasian Wigeon, 26 Eurasian Teal, 130 European Golden Plover, 50 Northern Lapwing, 220 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, Grey Heron, Common Kestrel. Chat Corner: Common Snipe, 6 Meadow Pipit, 11 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing.

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