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Monday, 15 December 2014

Derbyshire Dip but Pipit comes good

Out with Mark today and we headed over to Carr Vale NR on the outskirts of Bolsover in Derbyshire first thing where a Ferruginous Duck had been found yesterday, unfortunately there was no sign of it this morning, it was a pleasant little reserve though, good for Willow Tits, and we had a little wander around. Late morning we headed back north and thought we’d have another session with the Blyth’s Pipit, after showing well without being prompted yesterday it was back to having to be flushed today, several flushes took place during the afternoon giving the usual flight views then late afternoon it flew up into a willow and allowed us a fairly close approach as it just sat there calling, absolutely amazing views much better than we could have hoped for, all that was missing was a bit of sun but we were well chuffed, we ended the day at Pugney’s CP for the Gull roost, it was a bit of a slow start but among the many Herring and Great Black Backs we also saw 1st and 3rd winter Yellow Legged and 2nd winter, 3rd winter and adult Caspian Gulls, a good end to the day.
Buzzard at Carr Vale NR

a few birds attending the many feeding stations

initially quite happy to have got some flight shots

but then it posed for us


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