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If You Love Raptors……………………

 Posted by on July 2, 2016  Carsington Bird Club, Educational, Events, Features, Miscellaneous, News, Things To Do  Comments Off on If You Love Raptors……………………
Jul 022016
 

See below and attached, information about the upcoming “Raptors, Uplands & Peatlands” 2 day Conference being held in Sheffield in early September 2016 – see map for details.

Click the link to view/print/download a Conference Booking Form .

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For more information click here.

CBC Newsletter – No 2 – May 2016

 Posted by on June 4, 2016  Carsington Bird Club, CBC Newsletters  Comments Off on CBC Newsletter – No 2 – May 2016
Jun 042016
 

FINAL REMINDER! Annual membership subscriptions are now OVERdue – so if you’ve not yet renewed, and wish to do so, please contact Peter Gibbon (details at the end of this newsletter) or send your cheque payable to ‘Carsington Bird Club’ to Peter at 25 Church Street, Holloway, Matlock DE4 5AY

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Willington – Australia?

 Posted by on May 16, 2016  Carsington Bird Club, Events, Member Reports  Comments Off on Willington – Australia?
May 162016
 
 The seven club members who turned up for the visit to DWT Willington last weekend (15/6) could be excused for thinking they’d switched continents as a Black Swan swam serenely in front of the newly-constructed hide overlooking the reserve’s main pool.
Black Swan

Black Swan

 Not counting this (probable) escapee, the group saw a collective total of around 45 species in the two and a half hours spent along the linear route that ends up at the hide. 
Several warblers were heard if not always seen, including Cetti’s for which Willington is something of a stronghold.
 
Reed and Sedge Warblers kept up a chattering among the reeds and low willows, while Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats and Garden and Willow Warblers periodically announced their presence.
Reed Warbler

Reed Warbler

Hunting above the reserve were Swallows and Martins, later joined by a sizeable contingent of Swifts.   
A distant Cuckoo was heard twice, Buzzard and Kestrel were the only raptors seen, but it was the water loving species – waders, wildfowl, gulls and terns – that stole the show.
Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

 
The full list of birds seen by one or more of the party were as follows:
Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Chiffchaff, Wren, Song Thrush, Great Tit, Garden Warbler, Cuckoo, Chaffinch, Cetti’s Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Sedge Warbler, Buzzard, Robin, Kestrel, Whitethroat, Canada Goose,
Moorhen, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Reed Bunting, Common Tern, Swift, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron, Magpie, Coot, Willow Warbler, Gadwall, Lapwing, Long-tailed Tit, Great Crested Grebe, Redshank, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Egyptian Goose and Carrion Crow.
Gary Atkins.

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