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PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP

2020: Observations of a Slavonian Grebe, Cattle Egrets, Little Egrets and a Kingfisher at Attenborough, followed by Bank Voles at Codnor Park. Little Egret at Wollaton park and Green Woodpecker in her garden (Kathy Revell). Dave Gilbert seeing male & female Blackcaps in his garden in Wollaton (5.2.20) Marsh Tit (Brian & Margaret Hobby) Calke Park. Lots of Orange-tips seen during a very sunny April. Foxes, badger and hedgehogs photographed by Dave Gilbert in his garden. 

2019 started with a Firecrest at Attenborough followed by Waxwings, Grizzled skipper etc see photos below. 

During 2018, we saw adders at Ramsley Moor near Dronfield. 7 members saw water voles on the disused Cromford Canal between Cromford and Ironville. Clouded Yellow butterflies were seen at The Old Forge site near Ironville and Wall butterflies at Hoe Grange quarry.

During the year, photographs taken by the group are shared by email, as are locations of interesting sightings. 

If you are interested in joining this group please contact  dave.gilbert@live.co.uk

Each photograph can be enlarged by clicking on it and they can then also be played as a slide show. 

Linnet
Linnet
Derbyshire, 31.5.21 by Graham Stamper
Redwing
Redwing
Taken by Chris Bull, one of 6 seen on his lawn 16.2.21
Jay
Jay
Seen in Dave's Garden, 10.2.21
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Taken by Dave Gilbert at Beeston Canal, Jan 2021
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Taken by Dave Gilbert at Beeston Canal, Jan 2021
Hedgehog
Hedgehog
Seen in Dave Gilbert's garden, 10pm, 18.4.20.
Juvenile Badger
Juvenile Badger
Photographed in his garden, 1am, 16.4.20, Dave Gilbert.
Small White
Small White
First brood male, note feint black spots and wing margins, seen in his garden 6.04.20, photo by Dave Gilbert.
Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell
Taken by Derek Martin in his Chillwell garden 6.04.20.
Female Brimstone
Female Brimstone
Photo taken by Chris Bull in his garden 24.3.20
Comma
Comma
Photographed by Chris Bull in his garden 22.3.20
Waxwing
Waxwing
Interestingly feeding on white berries in the garden of 136 North Road, Retford. Photo by Graham Stamper
Bank Vole
Bank Vole
Seen 18.01.20 by Nigel Downes near Codnor Reservoir
Cattle Egret and Small Egret
Cattle Egret and Small Egret
The difference between Cattle Egret (left) and Small Egret (with black beak on right) Attenborough Nature Reserve 28.12.19. Dave Gilbert
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret
Attenborough Nature Reserve 28.12.19. Photo by Dave Gilbert
Fallow Stag
Fallow Stag
Seen at Bradgate Park, Photo by Joan Shelton 13.9.19
Purple Emperor
Purple Emperor
Seen at Cotgrove Wood by Dave Gilbert on 17.7.19.
Silver-washed Fritillary
Silver-washed Fritillary
Taken at Cloud Wood by Derek Martin 16.7.19
Male Small Skipper
Male Small Skipper
Also features an egg! Possibly of a Large Skipper. Taken by Patricia McHale at Manor Floods Nature Reserve, Ilkeston, 9.7.19
Male Large Skipper
Male Large Skipper
Taken by Patricia McHale at Manor Floods Nature Reserve 9.7.19
Knotgrass Moth Caterpillar
Knotgrass Moth Caterpillar
Feeding on thistle, seen at Manor Floods Nature Reserve, 9.7.19. Photo by Nigel Downes. (Image rotated 180 degrees to make it easier to view)
Puffin with Sand eels
Puffin with Sand eels
40,000 Puffins on Inner Farne Island, Tony Platt felt very privileged when he was able to see and capture this spectacle. May 2019.
Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Taken by Derek Martin at Bradford Dale, 10.4.19
Ferruginous ducks
Ferruginous ducks
Ferruginous ducks.Seen at Attenborough NR on 13th April by Joan Shelton. First appearance there since the 1960s
Ferruginous duck
Ferruginous duck
Attenborough 13.4.19
Orange Tip Butterfly
Orange Tip Butterfly
Nutbrook Trial, Nr Manor Floods, Ilkeston, 8.4.19. Photo by Nigel Downes
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Seen by Dave Gilbert, 5th March 2019 at West end of Codor Park Reservoir.
Small Tortoiseshell on Backthorn
Small Tortoiseshell on Backthorn
Seen in Breaston 26.2.19. Photo by Chris Bull.
Comma Butterfly
Comma Butterfly
This is one of 4 British Butterfly species that overwinters. Seen by Dave Gilbert 27.2.19 at Toton Fields.
Nuthatch
Nuthatch
Photographed by Chris Bull, whilst on the Botanical Walk in Shipley Park 23.2.19.
Male Stonechat
Male Stonechat
Photo by Dave Gilbert, 28.1.19 at Attenborough Nature Reserve.
Waxwing
Waxwing
Near Wilko carpark, Sherwood. Photo by Dave Gilbert, 21.1.19.
Little Egret
Little Egret
Photo taken at Attenborough Nature Reserve by Brian Hobby on 20.1.19.
Starling Murmuration
Starling Murmuration
Photo by Derek Martin, January 2019, at Attenborough Nature Reserve.
Male Brambling
Male Brambling
Seen at Shillito Woods near Dronfield, 30.11.18. Photo by Nigel Downes
Fly agaric mushroom
Fly agaric mushroom
taken by Dave Gilbet at Calke Abbey, Oct 2018.
Parasol Fungus
Parasol Fungus
taken by Dave Gilbert on a guided walk at Calke Abbey, October 2018.
'Peekaboo'
'Peekaboo'
This photograph was commended in the 2018 Photographic competition, taken by Tony Platt at Formby, Lancashire
'Mating Crane Flies'
'Mating Crane Flies'
This photograph was selected as one of the best 10 of the 20 entries in the 2018 Photographic competition, taken by Patricia McHale at Hilton Gravel Pits, Derbyshire
'Spent Grassses'
'Spent Grassses'
this photograph was one of the best 10 of the 20 entrants in the 2018 competition. It was one of several botanical themes photographs. Taken by Mike Harringhton at Parsley Hay, Derbyshire
Small Copper
Small Copper
Taken by Dave Gilbert in his garden in Wollaton 16.09.18. The first he had seen there since 2006.
Water Vole
Water Vole
Seen in the disused part of the Cromford Canal near Ironville. Photo by Patricia McHale 10.9.18
Clouded Yellow underside
Clouded Yellow underside
This butterfly is uncommon locally, ~11 have been seen this year at The Forge site near Codnor Park Reservoir. Photo by Nigel Downes 27.7.18.
Purple Emperor underside
Purple Emperor underside
Photographed by Dave Gilbert at Cotgrave forest 2.7.18.
Black-Necked Grebe with young
Black-Necked Grebe with young
Black-Necked Grebe at Annesley Pit top reserve. Photo by Dave Gilbert 19.6.18
Male Adder
Male Adder
Ramsley Moor, taken by Dave Gilbert 16.4.18
Common Lizard
Common Lizard
Ramsley Moor, taken by Dave Gilbert 16.4.18
Curlews, Beeley Moor
Curlews, Beeley Moor
taken by Dave Gilbert 9.4.18
Green Hairstreak
Green Hairstreak
Photographed by Dave Gilbert at Toton sidings 13.05.18.
White-letter Hairstreak
White-letter Hairstreak
Taken at Cloud Wood Nature Reserve, Leics by Dave Gilbert 17.07.17
Marsh Fritillary
Marsh Fritillary
Chambers Farm Wood, Lincs. 28.5.21, Dave Gilbert
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