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Long Eaton GPs Derbyshire

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Species
Lesser Whitethroat
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Ian Bollen
Date
02 May 2021
Description
A showy male who was having a good sing early in the morning.
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Site Details

Gravel pits with surrounding fields. The pits are owned by ARC Quarries and back onto the River Trent. Good spot for Wheatear, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtails, Common Tern, the odd Arctic Tern, most species of duck (especially in winter). This site takes you right through to Attenborough Nature Reserve. An excellent day can be had - we have had Bluethroat there and Great White Egret at Attenborough in the past, so expect the odd surprise.

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Directions

Coming off Fields Farm Road, turn right of the roundabout over the level crossing, right at the mini island down Meadow Lane and just keep following the road for about a mile and a half until you reach the bottom of the lane (you can go no further). Walk pass the gate at the side. No public transport, other than taxi.

Access

Anybody can enter the gravel pits at the bottom of the lane. There are signs telling you where you cannot go, which does not restrict your birding anyway.

Parking

Bottom of the lane - plenty of room.

Opening Times

All day.

Key Areas / Routes

All over for birding. You can walk to Attenborough NR from this site, where you can observe the nesting herons on the far side of the River Trent.

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