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April 2006


Sun 30th April: University Boating Lake (Nottingham) - Fulvous Whistling Duck (Ex Attenborough ?)
Sun 30th April: Stoke Lock - 2 Grey Wagtails
Sun 30th April: Stoke Bardolph Estate - Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 28 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Partridge + Brown Hare
Sun 30th April: Staythorpe - Cuckoo at the power station.
Sun 30th April: Normanton-on-Trent Holmes - 6 Curlews, 2 Arctic Terns.
Sun 30th April: Netherfield Lagoons - Probable Montagu's Harrier downstream at Netherfield Lagoons at 11:50 also 1st W Little Gull there at 12:15 before flying off north east.
Sun 30th April: Mapperley (Nottingham) - A Red Kite east at 09:30
Sun 30th April: Hovringham (Railway Pit) - Red Kite flew through to WNW around midday.
Sun 30th April: Hoveringham (Sailing Pit) - 4 Oystercatchers, Female Pochard.
Sun 30th April: Hoveringham (Railway Pit) - Chiffchaff, 2 Shelduck, Oystercatcher
Sun 30th April: Barton-in-Fabis/Clifton - 1 Short-Eared Owl hunting over fields near Barton flash also 1 Barn Owl. Also in the area, 1 Shelduck on Barton flash, 10 Yellow Wagtails on track near Beeston weir.
Sun 30th April: Attenborough - Arctic tern x4 at least[main pond 17.45],Shelduck x3[Tween],LRP x2[Tween],Common Sandpiper[Tween],Yellow Wagtail[Tween],R.C.Pochard[Barton Ln car park].
Sat 29th April: Victoria Embankment - Black swan, red crested pochard, c70 mute swan on river.
Sat 29th April: Holme Pierrepont - LRP Blott's pit, kingfisher, green woodpecker, cuckoo, 100+ comic terns on rowing lagoon 1930 despite regatta in full swing.
Sat 29th April: Attenborough NR - 2 Arctic Terns [1 Main Pond & 1 Visitor Centre], Shelduck, Little Ringed Plover [Tween Pond], 1 Reeling,Grasshopper Warbler [Erewash Field], Oystercatcher [Sailing Pit], also Hirundines, Swifts, Common Terns and the more common Warblers. Butterflies: 7 Orange Tips, 4 Small Tortoisehell, 2 Small Whites, 3 Peacocks, Speckled Wood.
Fri 28th April: Stoke Bardolph - 2 Common Sandpipers, Yellow Wagtail, Tawny Owl, 15 Golden Plover [over -> North.]
Fri 28th April: Stoke Bardolph Sewerage Works - 3 Shelduck, Shoveler, Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler.
Fri 28th April: Radcliffe-on-Trent - Probable adult male Citrine Wagtail (in private area).
Fri 28th April: Netherfield Lagoons - 5 Common Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warblers, 2 Willow Warblers, 5 Sedge Warblers, Yellow Wagtail + 6 Wheatears [fields], 7 Black-headed Gulls [immatures], 2 Great black-Backed Gulls [immatures], 5 Common Terns, 2 Shelduck, Argentine Blue-bill Duck, Oystercatcher [calling & over], 23 Swifts [1 group-over & -> North.], 2 Grey Partridges, 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler. Butterflies: Small White, 5 Peacocks, 7 Small Tortoisehells, Orange Tip, 3 Brimstones, Comma.
Fri 28th April: Hoveringham (Railway Pit) - @ 5pm; 2 Little Gulls through, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 2 Wheatears, 2 Yellow Wagtails.
Fri 28th April: Holme Pierrepont - 2 Arctic Terns [Rowing course]
Fri 28th April: Gringley Carr - Rough legged Buzzard flew east at 12.45, mobbed by crows. Last seen over the wood where it hovered briefly. Two female and one male Dotterel at 3.45pm in pea field reached by turning left down the lane and viewing from the chicane with the white posts. Also in same field six northern summer plumaged Golden Plover but both these and Dotterel sometimes sitting very low and difficult to see. Also female Marsh Harrier, four Wheatears, several Yellow Wagtails, 3 Grey Partridges.
Fri 28th April: East Leake GPs - Sand Martins, Willow Warblers, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Little Grebes on lake. Common Buzzard over Stanford Hall area. Also Peacock, Orange tip, Common blue, Brimstone -all by footpath.
Fri 28th April: Attenborough NR - 2 Shelducks, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, female Brambling [old car park]
Thu 27th April: Holme Pierrepont ( Holme Sluice Gates ) - 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Swift
Thu 27th April: Eakring - Tugbridge Farm (rolled dirt field N of road) between Eakring Village and Penny Pasture; 5 Wheatear, including 1 male leucorhoa (Greenland) bird.
Thu 27th April: Eakring Flash - 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler
Thu 27th April: Colwick CP - 12 Common Whitethroats, 7 Blackcaps, 3 Willow Warblers; Butterflies: 3 Small Tortoisehells, Small White.
Thu 27th April: Attenborough - Whinchat[female,barton lane,near hide],R.C.Pochard[church pond],LRP x2[Tween],Lesser Spotted Woodpecker[Calling Delta Gate],Brambling x5[old car park area].
Wed 26th April: Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Little ringed Plover, 11 Common Swifts, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Eurasian Teal 3 Grasshopper Warblers around site.
Wed 26th April: Kinoulton - Grantham Canal, Grasshopper Warbler reeling about 8.30pm at Vimy Ridge.
Wed 26th April: Dunham lakes - 2 Oystercatchers, Common Sandpiper, 3 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, Green Woodpecker, Tawny Owl.
Wed 26th April: Colwick CP - 10 Common Terns, 5 Common Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, Garden Warbler + Swallows, Sand Martins & 1 House Martin.
Wed 26th April: Attenborough - Garden Warbler x2,Lesser Whitethroat x4.Brambling x8[old car park area],Hobby[sailing pit],Jay[main pond].Whinchat x2 males,Pair of Wheatear,Grasshopper Warbler x4[All Erewash field].
Tue 25th April: Warsop - Red Kite over Medan school 3.00pm
Tue 25th April: Nottingham - 3 Little ringed plovers on the shingle by the 'lake' on the Jubilee campus of Nottingham University.
Tue 25th April: King's Mill Reservoir - Blue headed Wagtail seen for 10 mins before being flushed north east by Sparrowhawk @ 8.55am. Also 5 Swifts, good numbers of Sand Martins & Swallows, 2 House Martins, 2 Common Whitethroats, 4 Yellow Wagtails through to the north, 1 female Common Redstart.
Tue 25th April: Attenborough - Garden Warbler.LRP x2,White Wagtail[Tween],R.C.Pochard.Cuckoo[clifton pit],
Mon 24th April: Sutton Bonington - Whitethroat -Hungary Lane-returned to same spot as last year
Mon 24th April: Dunham Pools - 2 Common Sandpiper
Mon 24th April: Attenborough - Hobby[hawking insects,sailing pit], Grasshopper Warbler[3 in erewash field, 1 delta reedbed], Whinchat[female,erewash field], Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Fulvous Whistling Duck, R.C.Pochard, Jay x2, Lesser whitethroat x3, Swift x7, Redstart, Garden Warbler [Beeston Pit].
Sun 23rd April: Netherfield Lagoons - 6 Grasshopper Warbler, Whinchat, 6 Wheatear.
Sun 23rd April: Lound - Arctic Tern - up to 11 birds on Neatholme Scrape by 12.20pm and 3 noted on Neatholme Works Pit. 5 Common Tern on Neatholme Scrape, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and drake Pintail. 14 Wheatear in peaty field on Hayton Common still, plus Common Buzzard. Single Grassshopper Warblers at Cross Lane, River bank near Neatholme Bridge, Neatholme Scrape and Chainbridge Pit. Also a possible Sandwich Tern flew off from Neathome Scrape.
Sun 23rd April: King's Mill Reservoir - 17 Wheatear, 2 Common Redstart.
Sun 23rd April: Hoveringham - 7 Black-tailed Godwits, Blue-headed Wagtail, 8 Wheatears, Whinchat.
Sun 23rd April: Holme Pierrepont (Finger Ponds) - Garden Warbler, calling Cuckoo, 2 Sedge Warblers
Sun 23rd April: Holme Pierrepont (Blotts) - 2 Common Swifts, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 White Wagtails, 3 Northern Wheatears.
Sun 23rd April: Holme Pierrepont (A52 Pit) - 3 Little Gulls
Sun 23rd April: Holme Pierrepont ( Blotts ) - 3 Northern Wheatear
Sun 23rd April: Girton - Red-necked Grebe (summer plumage), 9 Whooper Swan.
Sun 23rd April: Eakring Village - 8 Northern Wheatear (in the morning), at Tugbridge Farm between Eakring Village and Penny Pasture
Sun 23rd April: Barton-in-Fabis - Blue-Headed Wagtail in the ploughed field near Branshill wood but very mobile between ploughed field and grass field near the river. 12 Northern Wheatear still in the ploughed field, Cuckoo in scrub by the ponds near Branshill wood, 2 Shelduck on Barton flash. Barn Owl on fence posts near ploughed field.
Sun 23rd April: Attenborough - Lesser Whitethroat[clifton pit],Arctic Tern x2[main pond],Swift x5,Lrp x2.
Sun 23rd April: Attenborough - Drake Goldeneye [main pond], Whimbrel [Barton flash], female Red-crested Pochard [Visitor centre car park],2 Northern Wheatears, Arctic Tern [with Commons around Main pond platform], female Scaup [Main Pond], Fulvous Whistling Duck [near reserve centre]. Little Ringed Plover [Tween}, Yellow Wagtail (Tween), 20+ Wheatear (ploughed field's opposite river trent), Bar-Headed Goose (escape) and Yellow Wagtails also on other side of river to reserve, Reed Warbler [Delta], Sedge Warbler and many Whitethroat singing around Clifton pond.
Sun 23rd April: Attenborough - 4 bramblings in tall trees Trent side of bridge south of the new visitor centre. Male goldeneye on main pond. Kingfisher. Several warblers - blackcap, willow, chiffchaff, garden, whitethroat.
Sun 23rd April: Attenborough [Erewash field] - 2 Wheatears, 2 Whinchats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 2 Snipe, Hobby
Sun 23rd April: Annesley pit top - 50+ Redpoll, single Turtle Dove, 2 Bullfinches, Blackcap, 1 Little ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, good numbers of up to 14 Northern Wheatears, 2 Redshanks, 4 Shelducks, first male Winchat immaculate condition, single Ring Ouzel & Greenshank also seen here today.
Sat 22nd April: Victoria Embankmen (Nottingham) - White-Fronted x ? Goose - several diagnostic features,but not right
Sat 22nd April: Lound - No sign of Grey-headed Wagtail found last night in peaty field on Hayton Common, but 12 Wheatear and a few Yellow Wagtails still present. Black-tailed Godwit, two flocks of 32 and 13 in the Chainbridge NR Scrape area early am. A single Knot and a flock of 41 Redshank on Chainbridge NR Scrape. Grasshopper Warbler on Cross Lane. Three Swift, drake Pintail, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin and Greenshank on Neatholme Scrape and 53 Pink-footed Geese in the Blaco area with a Wheatear, Common Tern, Lesser Whitethroat and Kingfisher in the Neatholme Pit area. Lots of Hirundines again today with a noticeable increase in Swallow and House Martin. A feral Lesser White-fronted Goose is present on Chainbridge NR Scrape and is paired with a Greylag. The resident Black Swans are now on Neatholme Scrape and Bellmoor Pit
Sat 22nd April: Langford Lowfields - @ 7PM -- Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Oystercatcher, 10 Snipe, Kingfisher, 2 Yellow Wagtails and 3 Goldeneye still
Sat 22nd April: Kingsmill Reservoir - Female Reed Bunting, Male and female Blackcap, Willow Tit, Grey and Pied Wagtail, plus, in field next to The Mill Adventure Centre, 4 Yellow Wagtails.
Sat 22nd April: Holme Pit (Clifton) - 2 Sedge Warblers, Reed Warbler.
Sat 22nd April: Gotham Moor - 2 Yellow Wagtails, 7 Yellow Hammers, 2 Grey Partridge.
Sat 22nd April: Giltbrook - Hobby at 11.15
Sat 22nd April: Erewash Meadow NR (Brinsley Flash) - Great grey Shrike still present early morning,but not seen since.
Sat 22nd April: Clifton Woods: - 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcaps.
Sat 22nd April: Clifton Bridge (Nottingham) - 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Common Whitethroats, Willow Warbler.
Sat 22nd April: Barton in Farbis - 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Red-Legged Partridge, 2 Egyptian Geese, 7 Wheatear [ploughed field].
Sat 22nd April: Attenborough - Garden Warbler[river end of north path],Yellow Wagtail x20[clifton pit],LRP[tween],Jay,Swift,House Martin x20,Grasshopper Warbler x2+cuckoo[erewash field],Wheatear x2,Common tern x12,Reed Warbler[clifton pit], male Whinchat in field opposite entrance to clifton pond bird hide.
Sat 22nd April: Attenborough [Erewash field] - Cuckoo, Snipe, 4 Common Scoter (Windsurfing pit], Greenshank, 3 Grasshopper Warblers.
Sat 22nd April: Attenborough NR - Reed Warbler [Delta], 2 Oystercatchers [Coneries], 150+ Sand Martins, 50+ Swallows, 1 House Martin, 2 Goldeneye, c10 Common Terns, Curlew over.
Fri 21st April: Shirebrook - Cuckoo seen and heard calling.
Fri 21st April: Lound - Grey-headed wagtail with 28 Yellow Wagtails and 9 Wheatear on Hayton Common late evening (R Stevens and PJ Freeman). Two Curlew and three Common Tern off Neatholme Pits. drake hybrid Wigeon and Greenshank on Neatholme Scrape.
Fri 21st April: Erewash Meadow (Brinsley Flash) - Great grey Shrike.
Fri 21st April: Attenborough - Lesser spotted Woodpecker, Wheatear.
Fri 21st April: Attenborough [Erewash field] - Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler
Thu 20th April: Nottingham Cemetery - 2 Green Woodpeckers at the Nottingham Cemetery (Nr Clarendon St corner entrance) opp Arboretum:
Thu 20th April: Lound - Hybrid drake (American x Eurasian) Wigeon again on Neatholme Scrape, along with single Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Tern and up to 5 Dunlin. Two Common Terns on Chainbridge Scrape from viewpoint, a single Goldeneye still present and up to 13 Red-crested Pochard in Chainbridge/Neatholme area
Thu 20th April: Clifton Wood/Brandhill Wood area - 18:45 - 20:15; 6 Wheatear in ploughed field, 1 Yellow Wagtail in adjoining cow field. 1 Barn Owl perched on fence near nest box. 4 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Blackcap, 12 Linnets.
Thu 20th April: Blidworth Woods - Numerous singing Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcaps and a Skylark over central heathland area: all allowing very clear views. Cuckoo heard repeatedly but unfortunately not seen.
Wed 19th April: Ratcliffe-on-Soar - Hoopoe present at the Power Station in the afternoon about 3 p.m. Feeding on ground around the back of cooling towers between the towers and the railway line and sitting in trees next to railway line.
Wed 19th April: Holme Pierrepont (A52 pit) - 2 Whimbrel over.
Wed 19th April: Clifton /Barton-in-Fabis - 18 Northern Wheatear , 11 White Wagtail and 25 Yellow Wagtail in the ploughed field at Barton-in-Fabis. 3 Northern Wheatear on fence posts near Beeston Weir, Common Whitethroat on the edge of Branshill wood
Tue 18th April: Ratcliff-on-Soar - Hoopoe still present at the power station
Tue 18th April: Netherfield lagoons - 6 Northern Wheatear (4 male, 2 female) feeding in a group on slurry, also seen by Neil Matthews. 2 Grasshopper Warblers [by large fishing pit], 1 Little ringed Plover, 2 Blackcaps, 5 Common Snipes [on reedbed edge on slurry pit], 350+ Golden Plovers [on Seven-Trent land], 1 Curlew, 1 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Terns. Also good numbers of warblers, including Sedge, Willow and Common Whitethroats.
Tue 18th April: Mapperley Park - Green Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk.
Tue 18th April: Attenborough - Osprey through, 1 Northern Wheatear [Wheatear field], 12 Common Tern [Conneries], 1 White Wagtail [Tween pond scrape]. Good numbers of common migrants, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff.
Mon 17th April: Papplewick Moor - c300 Golden Plover; 10:30.
Mon 17th April: Netherfield - 2 Little ringed Plovers, 1 Black tailed Godwit, 3-4 Grasshopper Warbler reeling around site but mostly fishing pit area, 3 Northern Wheatears on slurry pit at 10.45 am, 7 Common Snipe, 350 Golden Plover on Severn-trent field close to site, now in allmost full breeding plumage. 3 Chiffchaffs, 5 Sedge Warblers, 8+ Common Whitethroats, 2 Teal, 2 Shoveller, 8-10 bullfinch which is odd after being very scarce on the site all winter and now feeding on blackthorn flowers around the site, 3 Blackcaps.
Mon 17th April: Moorgreen Woods - 2 Nuthatch, 3O Siskin, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Buzzards
Mon 17th April: Linby Trail - 35 Golden Plovers [over to the west].
Mon 17th April: Holme Pierrepont - 2 Common Swifts over the rowing lake, @ 08:35
Mon 17th April: Gedling pit top - masses of Skylarks, possible up to a hundred plus birds on the highest area of grassland, superb sight and sound and most the observer has seen in years in Nottinghamshire and well worth a trip to experience, also 20+ Meadow Pipits. 1 Common Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff, 15-20 Barn Swallow feeding over pools, plenty of owl pellets but no sign of Short eared Owls now.
Mon 17th April: Clumber Park - 2 Tree Pipits on the South Lawn.
Mon 17th April: Bestwood park - 3 Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler, Marsh Tit, Green Woodpecker, Great and Lesser spotted Woodpeckers, Little Owl being mobbed at about 10am, Nuthatch.
Mon 17th April: Attenborough NR - 2 Lesser spotted Woodpeckers [near the Delta gate], 2 Oystercatchers, [South of river], 5 Common Terns [Main pond].
Mon 17th April: Annesley Woods - Tawny Owl
Mon 17th April: Annesley Pit Top - 2 Redshanks, Little ringed Plover, 2 Shelducks
Mon 17th April: Annesley (Middle Of The Road Wood [A6110] - 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, Coal Tit.
Sun 16th April: Skegby - Barn Owl [Beck Lane] at 2115.
Sun 16th April: Ratcliff-on-Soar - Hoopoe at the power station (unfornately no public access)
Sun 16th April: Nottingham - Peregrine Falcon on the Newton Building still.
Sun 16th April: Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 little ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2/3 Sedge Warblers, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, Wheatear.
Sun 16th April: Kinoulton - Hobby flying extremely low towards Vimy Ridge at 7.15pm along Pinfold Lane. May have been in area last week, too.
Sun 16th April: Kinoulton Canal - Kinoulton Canal between Kinoulton and Hickling: 2 Long tailed Tits, 1 Yellowhammer - male - singing his heart out!! 1 Willow Tit, 1 Reed Bunting.
Sun 16th April: Hoveringham (Sailing Pit) - 100 + Yellow Wagtails + 40 Pied Wagtails - joined briefly by 40 Yellow Hammers [feeding frenzy along West bank, 4 Egyptian Geese.
Sun 16th April: Hoveringham (Railway Pit) - 5 Wigeon, 3 Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 7 Redshanks, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, 3 Oyster Catchers, 2 Red-Legged Partridges, 4 Grey Partridges, 2 Wheatears + 3 Brown Hares [in nearby ploughed field] + 3 Small Tortoisehell Butterflies.
Sun 16th April: Harlow Wood - 4 singing Tree Pipits.
Sun 16th April: Attenborough - Common Whitethroat, Scaup, 3 Common Terns.
Sun 16th April: Annesley Pit Top - Little Ringed Plover, 5 Wheatears [near paddock], No sign of Ring Ouzels PM.
Sat 15th April: Widmerpool - Common Buzzard
Sat 15th April: Holme Pierrrpont (A52 pit) - Greenshank.
Sat 15th April: Clifton/Brandhill Woods - 11 Blackcaps [including 1 female], 8 Chiffchaffs, Butterflies: 3 Peacocks, 7 Small Tortoishell.
Sat 15th April: Clifton grove/Barton-in-Fabis - singing Sedge Warbler near Beeston weir, 32 Golden Plover over Holme pit, 8 Northern Wheatear, 3 White Wagtails and 4 Yellow Wagtails in the ploughed field at Barton-in-Fabis.
Sat 15th April: Beeston Rylands - 3 Yellow Wagtails (Siemens sports ground)
Sat 15th April: Barton Flash - Common Buzzard, 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Grey Partridge, 4 Wheatears, 8 Yellow Wagtails.
Sat 15th April: Attenborough - Pink Footed Goose [Wheatear field c15:30], 3 Common Terns [Main pond], Common Sandpiper [Tween pond scrape], female Scaup [Main Pond], Oystercatcher [Coneries], 2 Lesser spotted Woodpeckers [Delta], Treecreeper [Delta], many Blackcaps and Willow Warblers present.
Sat 15th April: Attenborough (Erewash Field) - Short-eared Owl.
Sat 15th April: Annesley Pit Top - 2 Ring Ouzels on the pit top, early morning
Fri 14th April: Sutton Bonington - Little Owl at Landcroft Lane--railway bridge area @ 2030
Fri 14th April: Netherfield Lagoons - Grey Wagtail, 12 Swallows, 7 Sand Martins [bridge], 2 Blackcaps, 3 Willow Warblers, 5 Lapwing, Argentinian Blue - Billed Duck. Butterflies: Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoishells.
Fri 14th April: Hoveringham - 9 White Wagtails plus 2 Wheatears.
Fri 14th April: Colwick CP - 3 Chiffchaffs, 5 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 1 Wigeon, Black Swan.
Fri 14th April: Barton-in-Fabis - 8 Northern Wheatear, 6 White Wagtail and 4 Yellow Wagtail in the ploughed field in front of Branshill wood. 2 Common Buzzard over Branshill wood. Good numbers of singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler in the area.
Fri 14th April: Attenborough - 2 Sedge Warblers [Clifton Pit], Common Whitethroat [Barton Lane], Common Tern [River Trent], female Lesser spotted Woodpecker [delta gates], Common Sandpiper [Tween Pond scrape].
Thu 13th April: Wollaton Park - singing Blackcap.
Thu 13th April: Nottingham - Peregrine, Newton Building, Trent University @ 7.20pm.
Thu 13th April: Attenborough N.R. - Sedge warbler,whitethroat,reed warbler,common tern x 2,fem. lesser pecker,common sandpiper,ringed plover x 2,yellow wagtail.
Wed 12th April: Netherfield Lagoons - Grasshopper Warbler.
Wed 12th April: Holme Pierrepont Blotts - White Wagtail 2 Yellow Wagtail 2
Wed 12th April: Attenborough - Common Tern,Common Sandpiper,G.B.B.Gull,Shelduck,House Martin,Female Scaup,Blackcap
Tue 11th April: Nottingham - Two Grey Wagtails on city centre rooftops
Tue 11th April: Nottingham - Peregrine on the Newton Building, Burton Street.
Tue 11th April: Attenborough - Common Sandpiper[Tween],Common tern[clifton pit],Several Willow Warbler and House Martin,Shelduck,Yellowhammer x2,G.B.B.Gull[tween],Willow Tit x2,Goosander x3.
Mon 10th April: Wollaton Park - singing Willow Warbler, big influx of Swallows and Sand Martins over weekend, plus odd House Martin
Mon 10th April: Rainworth Waters - Chiffchaff and a Swallow
Mon 10th April: Papplewick Moor - 2 Wheatears, c200 Golden Plover, 1 Corn Bunting.
Mon 10th April: Dunham - Shelduck, Gadwall, 2 Oystercatchers, male Greater Scaup on bend in river with Tufteds 19.30
Mon 10th April: Cottam - 4 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Swallows, 6 Sand Martins, 50+ Shelduck, Pochard, Goldeneye
Mon 10th April: Colwick CP - 4 Goldeneye, Pochard, Wigeon, Shoveler [1 of each sex], 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler, 450 Sand Martins, 8 Swallows, Grey Wagtail, Black Swan + Butterfly-Small Tortoishell.
Mon 10th April: Attenborough - LRP x3,Buzzard x2,Willow Warbler x3,House Martin.
Mon 10th April: Attenborough - 2 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 3 singing Blackcaps [+female], 14 Shoveler [Works Beach], 2 Siskins [Village], 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers.
Sun 9th April: Holme Pierrepont (Skylarks NR) - 3 Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers
Sun 9th April: Holme Pierrepont (Rowing Course) - 15 Swallows, 80 Sand Martins, Willow Warbler, Tree Creeper, Buzzard[over-E.]
Sun 9th April: Holme Pierrepont (Blotts) - 500 Sand Martins, 6 Swallows, Redshak, female Scaup, Blackcap.
Sun 9th April: Holme Pierrepont (A52) - 40 Wigeon, Shelduck, 2 Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler, 800 Sand Martins, 25 Swallows.
Sun 9th April: Bulwell - c20 Waxwings still around Bateley's cash and carry on Camberley Road.
Sun 9th April: Barton-in-Fabis - 4 Northern Wheatears and 3 White Wagtail still in the ploughed field. 6 Corn Bunting near the yellow gate good numbers of singing Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, and Blackcap in the area
Sat 8th April: Normaton-on-Trent Holmes - 5 Curlew, 2 Oytercatchers, 2 Pinkfoot, 50/60 Golden Plover.
Sat 8th April: Clifton Grove/Barton-in-Fabis - 4 Northern Wheatear ,3 White Wagtail, 50+Linnet in newly ploughed field near Branshill wood. Little Owl and 30+Meadow Pipit near Holme Pit a large influx of 300+Swallow in the area today.
Sat 8th April: Bulwell - c20 Waxwings by Batleys on Camberley Road.
Sat 8th April: Blidworth Woods - Common Buzzard
Sat 8th April: Attenborough NR - 2 Blackcaps, 7 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warbler, 30 Linnet, 3 Goldeneyes, Little Ringed Plover [Works Pit]. Plus overflying & c.SE.) 8 Common Gulls, 2 Herring Gulls, 2 Great Black-Backed Gulls, Western Yellow-Legged Gull. And at the delta gate, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Tree Creeper.
Sat 8th April: Attenborough (Long Eaton end) - Yellow Wagtail, c.20 Skylarks.
Fri 7th April: Wollaton Park - Singing Chiffchaff,
Fri 7th April: Sutton Bonnington - Landcroft Lane 2 Yellow Hammers, 2 Red Legged Partridges, 2 Lapwings, south of lane and in Hungary Lane 4 Jays, 5 Red Legged Partridges, Buzzard.
Fri 7th April: Holme Pierrepont - Little Egret over Blotts Pit; also female Scaup, White Wagtail and 2 Little ringed Plovers.
Fri 7th April: Colwick - At Colwick Crossing: Sparrow Hawk [pair displaying]
Fri 7th April: Colwick CP - 500 Sand Martins, 3 Willow Warblers, 1 House Martin.
Fri 7th April: Colwick CP - 1 Goldeneye, 1 Wigeon, Red-Crested Pochard [male+female-West Lake], 20 Linnet, c.100 Sand Martins, 1 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtails,Yellow Wagtail.
Fri 7th April: Bestwood CP - Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs.
Fri 7th April: Attenborough - Red Kite[over delta/main pond,and across river,07.45],Redshank[Tween],Short Eared Owl and Little Owl[across river at Barton in Fabis],Buzzard x7,White Wagtail,Blackcap,Willow Warbler.
Fri 7th April: Attenborough NR - Female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (near Delta gate; 12:15pm)
Thu 6th April: Attenborough - Female Scaup+Redshank+LRP x2[tween],Willow Warbler x3,Blackcap,Swallow x12,House Martin x2,Shelduck,Willow Tit,Water Rail.
Wed 5th April: Wollaton Park - 2 Greylag Geese on lake, Buzzard passing through overhead, Lesser spotted Woodpeckers (also Great spotted and Green) heard or seen most days in trees by lakeside.
Wed 5th April: Syerston - Common Buzzard over the A46
Wed 5th April: Attenborough - Willow Warbler x3,Blackcap,Swallow x10,Yellow Wagtail,House Martin,Sand Martin C200,LRP x3,Shelduck ,Snipe,Goosander x2.
Tue 4th April: Wollaton Park - Sand Martins still passing through over lake.
Tue 4th April: Silverhill Wood - Short Eared Owl stil present.
Tue 4th April: Eakring Meadows/Penny Pasture - c. 20 Common Snipe, 2 Redwing.
Tue 4th April: Dunham Pools - 35 Fieldfares, also 1 male Greater Scaup (early a.m.) on the River Trent adjacent to Dunham Pools.
Tue 4th April: Clumber - 1,000+ Sand Martins, 50+ Swallows
Tue 4th April: Attenborough - 2 Willow Warblers [Church Pond], 20+ Sand Martins, Common Tern, 2 Little ringed Plovers [New Scrape], 2 Swallows, 2 Blackcaps [Church Pond, Beeston Pit]. Plus also Shelduck and a few Goldeneye and Goosander.
Mon 3rd April: Wollaton Park - Sand Martins pasing over the lake.
Mon 3rd April: Harworth - Two Swallows over
Mon 3rd April: Colwick CP - 2 Goldeneye [females.], 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Herring Gull [immatures over to the NE.], c.180 Sand Martins.
Mon 3rd April: Attenborough - Blackcap x3,Buzzard,Shelduck.
Sun 2nd April: Kilvington - Three Lesser Canada Geese late morning. Very wary and flew off to the east and could not be relocated
Sun 2nd April: Hoveringham - Raven over the new workings flying low towards Caythorpe. Also a Little Egret flying towards the Trent over the Fiskerton to Gibsmere road.
Sun 2nd April: Holme Pierrepont - 2 Shelduck, 3 Redshank, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, c150 Sand Martin, 2 Swallows.
Sun 2nd April: Clumber - 2x Buzzard, Little Grebe, Sand Martins, Swallows, singing Chiffchaff.
Sun 2nd April: Clumber Park - Two small groups of both male and female Common Crossbills in morning in area to left of cafe looking from lake, and heading towards bridge over lake/river.
Sun 2nd April: Bestwood [Mill Lakes] - Jack Snipe, 9 Chiffchaff, 14 Golden Plover, moving west.
Sun 2nd April: Annesley pit top - Ring Ouzel in the morning.
Sat 1st April: Moorgreen Woods - 4 Buzzards, Woodcock, 3 Chiffchaffs, 5 Goldcrests, 2 Siskin [male-fem.], 2 Tree Creepers, Nuthatch, 3 Roe Deer.
Sat 1st April: Hucknall - Middle Of The Road Wood, Curlew [over to NW.]
Sat 1st April: Annesley Pit Top - 3 Shelduck, 4 Redshank, 32 Lapwing, 2 Little-Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover.
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