Sightings for August 2013

Saturday 31st Aug 2013
Little Egret, 2 Common Snipe, Black Tern (Juv - Coneries Pond), Garden Warbler, 8 Wigeon (Clifton Pond)

Thursday 29th Aug 2013
Clouded Yellow Butterfly, 2 Painted Lady (Coneries Pond - adjacent to railway line)

Wednesday 28th Aug 2013
Ruff, 11 x Balck-tailed Godwit (both Clifton Pond)

Monday 26th Aug 2013
Juv. Little Gull, Black Tern (Coneries Pond)

Sunday 25th Aug 2013
1st summer Little Gull (Church Pond @ 17.15), 2 x Little Egret (Clifton pond), 3 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 6 Common Tern, Purple Hairstreak butterfly (in Oak on wet Marsh path)

Friday 23rd Aug 2013
Two Clouded Yellow (one of which of form helice), 24 Common Blue, 18 Small White, 1 Brown Argus (along Coneries Pond track - adjacent to railway line)

Wednesday 21st Aug 2013
Clouded Yellow Butterfly (2, Erewash Field and Coneries Pond grassland - adjacent to railway line)

Monday 19th Aug 2013
Garganey (Clifton Pond), 6 Little Egret (Wheatear Field and in roost on Coneries Pond - with Cormorants)

Monday 19th Aug 2013
Garganey (Clifton Pond), 6 Little Egret (Wheatear Field and in roost on Coneries Pond - with Cormorants)

Sunday 18th Aug 2013
Little Egret (c.15, Coneries roost), Swift (10 from Barton Lane bridge), Green Sandpiper (2 calling as they flew over in half light c.9pm), Canada and Greylag geese (combined total of around 600 flew in the Barton fields and landed on Tween Scrape area around dusk)

Saturday 17th Aug 2013
Little Egret (c.14 Coneries roost), Garganey (1 in between Clifton Pond reedpens), Swift (12 from the Barton Lane bridge towards dusk), Yellow Leg Gull (3rd year bird - showing a few brown on wing covert tips indicating not full adult)

Saturday 17th Aug 2013
Little Egret (c.14 Coneries roost), Garganey (1 in between Clifton Pond reedpens), Swift (12 from the Barton Lane bridge towards dusk), Yellow Leg Gull (3rd year bird - showing a few brown on wing covert tips indicating not full adult)

Monday 12th Aug 2013
Little Egret (24 in roost on Coneries Pond - early evening), Teal, 12 Shoveler, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, c.30 Swift, c.25 House Martin, 15 Sand Martin

Thursday 8th Aug 2013
Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Curlew (over), 6 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Painted Lady Butterfly

Monday 5th Aug 2013
Little Egret - total of 15 had flown into the Coneries Pond roost by 9PM (including local birds), Swift - flock of 25 feeding low over trees at end of Barton lane, Common Tern - 25 feeding over Coneries at dusk

Friday 2nd Aug 2013
Yellow legged Gull x1 (3rd Year bird) Tween pond scrape, Black Tailed Godwit x2, 4x shoveler on Clifton Pond gull island, Curlew (2 juvs low to the southwest over Barton Lane), Common Sandpiper x1 (Clifton pond), Little Ringed Plover (1 on Wheatear field)


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