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Wetlands Bird Survey February 2013

  John Barefoot came to do the survey in February. It was a cold raw day and we wouldn’t have been surprised if the birds had been huddled up in a cosy corner somewhere. But in the event the usual … Continue reading

22. February 2013 by Voyager
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Wetland Birds Survey January 2013

Paul Bingham, WeBS Volunteer, came to do the monthly count and the results are in the table below. Whilst the focus is on Wetland Birds, other birds are also noted and, with several other people accompanying the walk around, the … Continue reading

14. January 2013 by Voyager
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Wetland Bird Surveys

WeBS, British Trust for Ornithology partners, has been running for over 50 years and monitors waterbird populations in the UK. Counts are carried out at over 2,000 wetland sites. Counts are usually undertaken on a single day each month. Two … Continue reading

18. December 2012 by Voyager
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Butterfly Report 2012

The poor weather meant the Marina’s Butterfly population suffered badly with far fewer species in evidence compared with 2011. We did a ‘Butterfly Walk’ on the 25th of July and other sightings were as and when.      

25. July 2012 by Voyager
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Moth Report 2012

Moth Report 2012 (compiled by Michael Williams; photographs by Rose Williams) Due to the awful weather only two moth trapping sessions were achieved this year on 21st July and 8th September, both using a Robinson type moth trap. Each session … Continue reading

12. July 2012 by Voyager
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Bat Surveys and Sonograms

Steve and Alan Roe have continued to monitor the marina’s foraging bat species. On their second survey, they added Leisler’s and the Brown Long-Eared Bat to the tally.   The bats don’t roost here, they just come to feed but … Continue reading

05. June 2012 by Jo
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Bat Survey May 2012

There are 17 bat species in the UK, 11 in Derbyshsire and 9 of these in Findern. The Marina’s body of water with its insect life is an excellent habitat for bat foraging. Steve Roe, a member of the Derbyshire Bat Conservation … Continue reading

29. May 2012 by Jo
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Breeding Birds Survey 2012

This year is the start of regular surveys at the marina. And these can be of different types. This is for Breeding Birds and was on the 15th of May, led by Michael and Rose Williams and accompanied by Steve … Continue reading

18. May 2012 by Jo
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Butterfly Survey 2011

One of the days of the 2011 national Big Butterfly Count fell on a warm summer Sunday in July so we were out counting and logging. This yielded the following results: Brimstone (1), Large White (5), Small White (1), Green-veined … Continue reading

26. July 2011 by Jo
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