Wednesday 18 September 2013

Ewden Valley & Midhope

More Hall Reservoir - 3 (2 eclipse drakes & 1 female) Mandarin Ducks, 3 Teal, 78 Mallards, 2 juvenile Garganey, 2 Cormorants and 6 Moorhens.
Broomhead Reservoir - 14 Mallards, 2 Cormorants, 1 male Two-barred Crossbill and 40+ Common Crossbills.
Midhope Reservoir - 1 Tufted Duck and 2 Little Grebes.
Low Moor, Upper Midhope - c10 Swallows and c15 Meadow Pipits S.


Graham Speight said...

Garganey must be a pretty rare bird up there? Dont remember of any records before.

Martin Wells said...

I have been checking Garganey records for the upland/moorland reservoirs.
There have been five records in the Ingbirchworth group of reservoirs, one record from Midhope Reservoir (3 in September 1998) and one record from Langsett Reservoir (2 in September 2003). So therefore this is the first record for the Ewden Valley (I thought that there had been one here before). Additionally they have been recorded on three occasions at Redmires Reservoirs in the Sheffield area.