Notts sightings for Sun 16th Jun (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

June 20, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Clumber Park - Common Kestrel, Common Shelduck, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 27 Mute Swan, Common Buzzard, Bullfinch.
  • Oxton Bypass - Common Kestrel.
  • Worksop - Common Kestrel.

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Notts sightings for Sat 15th Jun (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

June 20, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Common Pochard, 1 Egyptian Goose, 55 Gadwall, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Common Tern, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 15 Common Swift.
  • Budby Pumping Station - Hobby, 2 Ostercatcher [with young].
  • Sherwood Forest Country Park - 1 Red Kite [drifting west], 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

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Notts sightings for Fri 7th Jun (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

June 20, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Kings Mill Reservoir - 2 Common Whitethroat [nesting].
  • Maun Valley Trail - Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Common Cuckoo, Bullfinch, Skylark, Yellowhammer.

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Notts sightings for Mon 3rd Jun (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

June 20, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Skegby Trail - 1 Marsh Harrier.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler. Cliton Pond: 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Grey Heron, Northern Lapwing.
  • Clifton - 1 Hen Harrier.

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Derwent Valley – I’m Happy When I’m Hiking !

June 8, 2013 in Photo's., Read Posts, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

I went hiking today, yes hiking ! no bird counts, no chasing mega rarity’s, mainly just hiking taking in Whatstandwell,  Cromford, Fanny’s Coppice and Hard Labour, plus about four woods including Lea Wood, and it was a splendid day. I did pack binoculars, small telescope, camera and a mono-pod and a “day list” will appear at the end of this post.

The original plan was to look for flycatchers, Pied and/or Spotted, plus anything else that might be hiding in the ample woodlands in this part of the Derwent Valley. The basic plan and the “target species list” somehow drifted up into the dappled green woodland canopy and just drifted away and I just started  to enjoy the day and whatever it may bring.

I did run across a few birds, mainly just the more common species of tit, finch and warbler, the only ones of note being a Raven in a tree just above me that for the life of me, I just could not see ! and a Tree Pipit practicing parachuting on the woodland edge, both in Lea Wood. A couple of Roe Deer hinds also put in an appearance.

The River Derwent yielded a very busy Dipper and a family of five Grey Wagtails, plus three more individuals. There was a distinct lack of butterflies, a couple of Peacocks and a few whites but the event of the day was the sight of a Brown Wall Butterfly along the river near the Cromford Rugby Club, it’s amazing what one bumps into without really trying – as I say, a splendid day.

The Day List. Blue Tit, Great Tit, Crow, Raven, Jackdaw, Jay, Dipper, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, 3 Little Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Robin, House Sparrow, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Stock Dove, Feral Rock Dove, Moorhen, Coot, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Swallow, House Martin, Swift, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, 8 Grey Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Wren.

Butterflies. Brown Wall, Peacock, Small White, Large White. Plus. 2 Fallow Deer hinds.

Red Campion

Red Campion

 

Roe Deer

Roe Deer

 

Ramsons

Ramsons

 

Mallard

Mallard

 

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

 

Dipper

Dipper

 

All Of A Flutter !

June 20, 2012 in Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Bee Orchid

And flutter they did, not big numbers of butterflies but a few different species including several Meadow Browns, a similar story with damsels and dragons, including Broad Bodied and Four Spotted Chasers and two [male and female] hawker type dragonflies that got up from a ditch, that I’m pretty sure were Hairy Dragonfly.

The photo is a poor shot of a Bee Orchid shown to me by another wildlife enthusiast, on the coal at Bennerley.

Chiffchaff were “chiffing” Willow Warblers “wabling” and a Garden Warbler definitely not gardening ! just singing sweetly, and that sums up the stroll, sweet !


Bennerley. 2 Grey Heron, 6 Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Green Woodpecker, 7 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Reed Bunting. Chat Corner. 2 Skylark, Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting.

Insects On The Wing. Butterflies. Large White, Small White, Common Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown. Plus. Cinnabar Moth. Damsel & Dragonflies. Banded Demoiselle, Azure, Common Blue, Large Red, Four Spotted Chaser, Broad Bodied Chaser.

Woodside Blitzed !

June 16, 2012 in Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

 

Grey Squirrel 

 

Sadly, not the best of weather for the “Bio-Blitz” at Woodside, never the less a few people getting stuck in with nets, spades and cameras.

 

Me ? I wandered off and found a Hobby “hawking” any one of three hundred House Martins over Shipley Lake, there not being many Damsel or Dragonflies about.

 

 

 


 

Bennerley. 12 Canada Goose, 10 Lapwing, 2 Swift, 12 Swallow, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, Whitethroat. Chat Corner. 2 Skylark, Reed Bunting.

 

Woodside. 2 Grey Heron, Hobby, Kestrel, 40 Swift, 300 House Martin, 30 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 2 Song Thrush, Meadow Pipit.


There Be Dragons !

June 10, 2012 in Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Erewash Valley From Cossall Tip

Yes, there be ! at Cossall, Broad-bodied Chaser and Black-tailed Skimmer as well as a selection of Damselflies.

Over at Bennerley, a similar story, but no dragons !

If anyone wonders why Collared Dove is on the sighting. list, it because it is now officially a breeding species at Bennerley.


Bennerley. Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk [f.] 4 Lapwing, 2 Collared Dove, 5 Swift, 20 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 2 Goldfinch. Butterflies. 2 Brimstone, 2 Small White, Speckled Wood, 2 Small Copper. Plus. Burnet Companion Moth. Damselflies. Azure, Common Blue, Large Red. Nottingham Canal, Cossall, Trowell. Green Woodpecker, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Song  Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, Linnet.

On The Wing. Butterfly. Small White. Damsels & Dragons. Common Blue, Red-eyed, Blue-tailed, Azure Damselflies. 2 Broad-bodied Chaser [m/f] Black-tailed Skimmer.

Is this Garden Warbler tapping his foot as he sings ? is this a scientific discovery ?

May 3, 2011 in Beyond The Valley., Home, Photo Posts by davejsblog


Garden Warbler, Wisby, Lincs.

May 3, 2011 in Beyond The Valley., Home, Photo Posts by davejsblog