Bakewell Bird Study Group visit to Wyver Lane, Belper – Thursday 21st April 2022, 9.30 to 13.15

As we arrived in the car park by the mill, we passed a bank of photographers with their long lenses trained on the upper stories of the mill. We soon spotted the Peregrine ourselves and Brian got it in his scope for close-up viewing. Once or twice it took off in an unsuccessful pursuit of a pigeon. We moved on to the weir, adding a few more species to our list before crossing the bridge and heading up Wyver Lane.
The sun was out almost continuously for our visit and the song birds kept us entertained, including Chaffinch, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Wren. From the hide we saw swallows, several species of duck, a Lapwing and a Little Egret. A couple of Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk increased our raptor count as we continued along the lane.

Members participating: 4

Bird list (41 species seen and/or heard)

Little Grebe Peregrine Falcon Blackbird
Cormorant Pheasant Blackcap
Little Egret Moorhen Chiffchaff
Mute Swan Coot Long-tailed Tit
Greylag Goose Lapwing Coal Tit
Canada Goose Black-headed Gull Blue Tit
Shelduck Herring Gull Great Tit
Wigeon Feral Pigeon Magpie
Gadwall Woodpigeon Jackdaw
Mallard Green Woodpecker Carrion Crow
Shoveler Swallow House Sparrow
Tufted Duck Wren Chaffinch
Sparrowhawk Dunnock Goldfinch
Buzzard Robin