Our first outdoor visit of the season was to Willington Gravel Pits, a former sand and gravel quarry situated in the Trent Valley. A Derbyshire Wildlife Trust site that has a variety of habitats and so a haven for wildlife.
The day was fine though a little muddy underfoot in places due to rain the day before but still an easily accessible site with several good viewing platforms and a relatively new hide at the end of the lane.
Perhaps not as many waders around that we had hoped to see but still an interesting day with a couple of warblers still around and nice to see the usually elusive Water Rail.
The full list of birds seen…….
|Gt CRESTED GREBE||LAPWING||REED WARBLER|
|LITTLE EGRET||BLACK-HEADED GULL||GOLDCREST|
|GREY HERON||LESSER BB GULL||LONG TAILED TIT|
|MUTE SWAN||HERRING GULL||COAL TIT|
|CANADA GOOSE||WOODPIGEON||BLUE TIT|
|TEAL||Gt SPOTTED WOODPECKER||MAGPIE|
|SHOVELER||HOUSE MARTIN||CARRION CROW|