Saturday, 14 March 2015

Whooper Swans heading back north

Since the middle of the week there has been a major northward movement of Whooper Swans across the Midlands with 47 at Carsington and presumably the same birds over Wyver Lane yesterday as well as smaller parties elsewhere in Derbyshire. This morning there were 96 reported from Carsington and 40 at Ogston. It was probably this latter group that Ken, Mel and I saw in the distance from Beeley Triangle flying up the Derwent valley just before 09:30. We had also seen a smaller group over Flash Lane at 8:05.
The other highlight for me was a Redshank flushed from Wragg's Quarry at first light.
Whooper Swans (Ken Smith)

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