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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Scarred Deer

West Kyo - 7 Wheatear, pair of Grey Partridge, pair of curlew and 3 Skylark
Derwent Walk CP -  Two female roe deer and further along one buck. One of the female roe deer appeared to have old scars around her neck! The buck was lame when walking with looked like a bite to his rear leg!. The observer asked is there a problem with poaching around here or could be a dog attack? 15 Sand Martin here yesterday evening

Roe Deer - note scars on bbth animals [William Cowings]

Watergate - 1 Black necked grebe, 2 Little grebe - summer plumage, 1 Swallow and Willow Warbler
Burdon Moor - Skylarks - several and in full voice, 10 Curlew, 2 Grey partridge, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow warblers, Lapwing and Red Kites

Late News:
Bensham - A flock of 20 Waxwing spent 3 days around 7th April in the area.
Rowlands Gill - 1 Blackcap in a garden in March for several days.

1 comment:

  1. Sadly poaching does occur in the derwent valley, also dog attacks occur as it is a popular dog walking area. Im a responsible dog owner, but you do get some idiots thinking its fun to let there dogs chase the deer. As far as poaching goes, dial 999 if you see anyone with a riffle in the area as it is an offence to be carrying it in a public area, ive done it on a few occasions.