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, 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, 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 !!!!

 

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

December 1, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

 Max.Temp. 10°C (50°F), Wind Direction: East North Easterly, Wind Speed: 9 mph, Visibility: T/Cloud, Moderate, Sunset: 15:55 GMT.

A pretty normal day at Bennerley, fifteen Snipe, sixty five Golden Plover and a Kingfisher at Shipley gate livened things up a bit.

Shipley Gate. Kingfisher, 5 Redwing, 6 Tufted Duck, Teal, 2 Cormorant. North Marsh. 15 Snipe, 18 Fieldfare, Lesser Black-backed Gull. Chat Corner. 1 Snipe, 18 Fieldfare, 3 Meadow Pipit. Bennerley. 110 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 85 Lapwing, 65 Golden Plover, Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Redwing.

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The Family Muts

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Starlings-a buzz on the wires.

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Coot

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Kingfisher, Shipley, too far away though !

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Spot The Teal.

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Tufted Ducks.

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Bennerley Marsh, 21st. November, 2014.

November 22, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max. Temp. 8°C (46°F), Wind Direction: East South Easterly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 16:03 GMT.

I took the “clockwise” route around Bennerley for a change, there were a lot of Redwings about, but not so many Fieldfare, a good count of Snipe at the North Marsh, a duo of Stonechats were at Chat Corner, a good number of Lapwings at Bennerley along with plenty of Teal, a trio of Shovelers but just two Wigeon, if I had stayed to count the Black-headed Gulls heading of to roost for the night there would have been many hundreds – I stopped counting at one hundred and seventy !

Shipley Gate. 30 Goldfinch, 60 Redwing, 35 Fieldfare, Sparrowhawk [m.] North Marsh. 2 Grey Heron, 24 Snipe, 70 Redwing. Chat Corner. Kestrel. 2 Stonechat, 68 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, Grey Heron. Bennerley. Green Woodpecker, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 84 Lapwing, 38 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, 170 Black-headed Gull.

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Male Black Bird

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Female Blackbird

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Young Mute

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Mute Swans – Erewash Canal

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Mallards, Erewash Canal

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Stonechat, Chat Corner

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Stonechat

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Bennerley Marsh, Friday, 17th. October, 2014.

October 17, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Maxi. Temp: 17°C (63°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Visibility: Cloud, Good, Sunset: 18:06 BST.

Lots of Buzzards about today, a good day for soaring ! A dozen Snipe at the North Marsh and more Green Woodpeckers than I’ve seen for a while, plus a few dragonflies hanging on and a single Red Admiral.

Bennerley. 200 Black-headed Gull, 18 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 27 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 9 Long-tailed Tit, Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit. Shipley Gate. 4 Buzzard, 2 Jay, 3o Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker. North Marsh. 12 Snipe, 2 Cormorant, Kestrel, Buzzard, Grey Heron, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Pheasant, 2 Green Woodpecker. Chat Corner. 2 Reed Bunting, 8 Long-tailed Tit. Dragonflies: 1 Migrant Hawker, 3 Common Darter. Plus: 1 Red Admiral Butterfly.

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Goldfinch

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In Yer Face !

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Young Swan

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Panic !

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Starlings

 

Bennerley Marsh, Friday, 10th. October, 2014.

October 11, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max. Temp. 15°C (59°F) Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Visibility: Sun, Cloud, Good, Sunset: 18:22 BST.

After a slow start a single female Stonechat was on the North Marsh, five Sand Martin passed through the same area, plus a single Red Admiral, a single Migrant Hawker and a few Common Darters were on the wing.

Tathams Pond. 2 Tufted Duck. Dragonflies: 5 Common Darter, 1 Migrant Hawker. Bentleys Plantation. Buzzard. Plus: Red Admiral butterfly. North Marsh. 3 Snipe, Reed Bunting, Stonechat [f.] 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Pheasant, 12 Goldfinch. Shipley Gate. Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker. Chat Corner. Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit. Bennerley. 27 Wigeon, 24 Teal, 2 Lapwing, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 8 Goldfinch.

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Tufted Duck

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Common Darter

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Bracket Fungi

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Kestrel

 

Bennerley Marsh, Friday, 26th. September, 2014.

September 26, 2014 in Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley


IMG_5574Maximum Temp: 18°C (64°F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Visibility: Cloud, Sun, Good, Sunset: 18:55 BST.

Bennerley. 3 Grey Heron, 2 Gadwall, 24 Black-headed Gull, 6 Swallow, 3 Meadow Pipit. Chat Corner. 2 Buzzard, 24 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Pheasant. Tathams Pond. 3 Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Shipley Gate. 70 Rook, 5 Bullfinch. Bentleys Plantation. 2 Buzzard. North Marsh. 4 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, Snipe, 2 Pheasant. Butterflies: 1 Comma, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood. Dragonflies: 10 Migrant Hawker, 2 Brown Hawker, 5 Common Darter.

 

Bennerley Marsh, 19th. September, 2014.

September 19, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Maximum Temperature: 17°C (63°F), Wind Direction: North Easterly, Wind Speed: 6 mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 19:12 BST.

 

Not so busy today but still a few Swallows and a couple of Sand Martin, sadly overcast and misty meaning poor light for photography.

Bennerley. 2 Gadwall, 27 Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail,  5 Greenfinch, 22 Goldfinch, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 8 Swallow. Chat Corner. 2 Kestrel, 2 Grey Heron, Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit. Shipley Gate. 3 Tufted Duck, 12 Swallow, 4 House Martin, Grey Wagtail. North Marsh. 2 Reed Bunting, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel. Dragonflies. 2 Migrant Hawker, 1 Brown Hawker. Plus. Peacock Butterfly.

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Grey Wagtail, Eastwood Lock.

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Dunnock, North Marsh.

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Tufted Duck, Erewash Canal.

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Kestrel on the wind turbine fence.

Bennerley To Bentleys Plantation

September 14, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Maximum Temperature: 18°C (64°F),Wind Direction: North North Easterly, Wind Speed: 7 mph, Visibility: Cloud, Sun, Good, Sunset: 19:22 BST.

First Stonechat at Chat Corner for a while, very nice !

Bennerley. 25 Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker. Shipley Gate. 12 Long-tailed Tit. Bentleys Plantation. 3 Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrow Hawk, 5 Jay. Chat Corner. Stonechat, 10 Goldfinch. Butterflies. 5 Speckled Wood, 2 Small White, Green-veined White,  Dragonflies. 6 Migrant Hawker, 1 Brown Hawker, 2 Common Darter.

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Green Veined White

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Peacock