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Wed 30th Apr
Woodthorpe - Blackcap [male].
Tue 29th Apr
Tollerton - Golden Pheasant [male in garden].
Wilford Hill - Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Swift, Chiffchaff [singing].
Maun Valley Trail - 1 Grasshopper Warbler [opposite the New Mill Lane entrance to the Trail singing till 10:00 at least], 6 Blackcap, 12 Common Whitethroat, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 7+ Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Garden Warbler.
Bestwood Country Park - Mill Lakes: 4 Blackcap. Bestwood Quarry: 1 Cuckoo, 2+ Linnet, 2+ Common Whitethroat. Big Wood: 5 Blackcap.
Dunham Pools - 3 Common Sandpiper.
Penny Pasture - 1 Grasshopper Warbler.
Mansfield Woodhouse - 1 Hen Harrier [probable - ring-tailed harrier to SW high in front of the weather system].
Mon 28th Apr
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cuckoo [Delta, singing].
Netherfield Lagoons - 5 Common Swift, 3 House Martin, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Grasshopper Warbler [reeling].
Sun 27th Apr
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pond], Lesser Whitethroat.
Newton - 15 Common Swift [screaming over the village - first if the year].
Blidworth - 1 Common Swift [glying high over the village].
West Bridgford - Holme Grove: 3 Yellowhammer, 4 Common Swift.
Holme Pierrepont - Regatta Way: 2 Red-legged Partridge. Hackett Lakes: 2 Oystercatcher. A52 Pit: 3 Cuckoo, 4 Common Shelduck, Common Goldeneye [female], 14 Gadwall, Oystercatcher, 2 Garden Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap. Rowing Course: Oystercatcher, Common Redshank, 4 Common Tern.
Netherfield Lagoons - 1 Grey Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 4 Common Tern, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Common Swift, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Shelduck, 2 Eurasian Teal, 2 Common Pochard, 1 Northern Shoveler, 1 Argentine Blue-bill.
Sat 26th Apr
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Barton Lane: Northern Wheatear [female in field by level crossing], 2 Oystercatcher. Clifton Pond: Common Sandpiper, Tree Sparrow.
Netherfield - 20+ Common Swift [around town centre].
Colwick Country Park - Nature Reserve: Garden Warbler, Chiffcahaff. Migrant Trap: 2 Blackcap [male & female]. Trout Lake: 14 Common Swift, 2 Common Tern, Brent Goose, 2 Red-crested Pochard [male & female], Mandarin Duck.
Longdale Lane - 2 Tree Pipit [singing], 8 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff.
Annesley Pit Top - 1 Dunlin [summer plumage bird], Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank [flew in at 19:50 - all birds still present at 20:30].
Fri 25th Apr
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whimbrel [Clifton Pit].
Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat. Viaduct: 35 Swallow, 6 Oystercatcher [over]. Deep Pit: 3 Common Tern [2 on platform], 2 Common Pochard, Kingfisher. Small Gravel Pit: Ring Ouzel [over to WSW]. Large Gravel Pit: 6 Common Pochard, 2 Grey Partridge. Slurry Lagoon: 6 Northern Lapwing [over], 4 Common Pochard, 11 Gadwall, 2 Eurasian Teal, Argentine Blue-bill. Plus: Small White, 3 Peacock.
Thu 24th Apr
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Dunlin [left of Kingfisher Hide].
Arnold - Lesser Whitethroat.
Colwick Woods - Chiffchaff.
Colwick Country Park - Orion Stretch: Lesser Whitethroat. Migrant Trap: Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff. Trout Lake: Brent Goose, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Mandarin Duck, 6 Common Tern, Herring Gull, 4 Swallow, 70 Sand Martin, House Martin, Chiffchaff.
Wed 23rd Apr
North Leverton - 1 Coal Tit [garden].
Tue 22nd Apr
Cotgrave Country Park - 1 Garden Warbler.
Trowell - Hobby [male flying North].
Beeston - Boots Site: 1 Grasshopper Warbler [seen and heard], 4 Willow Warbler [singing], 1 Chiffchaff [singing].
Nottingham University Jubilee Campus - 1 Reed Bunting [female feeding on seeds of Common & Lesser Bulrush/Reedmace].
Hoveringham Gravel Pits - Railway Lake: 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff [plenty], Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, 1 Sandwich Tern [flew North East at approx 08:30, was diving while travelling across the lake], 16 Common Goldeneye [3 males and 13 females], 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper [over the road on the smaller lake], 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Eurasian Teal [2 male and 2 female), 2 Green Sandpiper. Flashes: 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Shelduck, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail. Sailing Lake: 1 Northern Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail.
Mon 21st Apr
Holme Pierrepont - Blott's Pit: Willow Warbler.
Attemborough Nature Reserve - Tween Pond Scrape:- 2 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail. Attenborough Bowling Green: 4 Yellow Wagtail.
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Girton Gravel Pits - 1 Greater Scaup [male], 2 Eurasian Curlew.
Collingham - New Workings: 1 Mandarin Duck [male], 1 Greater Scaup [female], 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 White Wagtail, 1 Northern Wheatear.
Besthorpe Gravel Pits - 1 Common Sandpiper.
Colwick Country Park - Nature Reserve: Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffcaff, Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker. River Trent: Common Sandpiper [below sluices]. Trout Lake: Common Tern, Brent Goose, Red-crested Pochard [male], Mandarin Duck.
Gunthorpe Gravel Pits - 1 Gadwall, 2 Northern Shoveler, 1 Common Snipe, 20 Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, 60 House Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler [singing and showing well], 4 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler.
Nottingham - Red-crested Pochard [1 male on the Nottingham Canal at London Road/Railway Bridge again. Associating with a female Mallard].
Arnot Hill Park - 4 Black Swan, 45 Tufted Duck, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Tawny Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk [pair], 5 Siskin, 5 Goldfinch.
Sun 20th Apr
Colwick Country Park - 3 Swallow, c.100 Sand Martin.
Girton - 7 Tundra Bean Goose [in fields near the Trent till 19:00 at least].
Retford - 1 Osprey [fly-over, viewed from the 12th at Retford Golf Club].
Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Redstart, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Common Whitethroat, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Black Tern [stopped only a few minutes].
Cotgrave Country Park 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, 5 Yellowhammer, 4 Skylark, 4 Green Woodpecker, 6 Swallow, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, Common Gull.
Holme Pierrepont - A52 Pit: 2 Red-crested Pochard [male & female].
Brandshill Wood - 2 Ring Ouzel [in fields at the Clifton end].
Ordsall - Fulmar [over NE at 07:55].
Scrooby - 2 Ring Ouzel [Home Wood].
Annesley Pit Top - Ring Ouzel, 4 Whimbrel, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Curlew.
Penny Pasture Common - Ring Ouzel.
Hoveringham - 1 Greenshank, 2 Northern Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 White Wagtail.
Sat 19th Apr
Screveton - Grasshopper Warbler [1 singing in hedgerow], 2 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Yellowhammer, 4 Tree Sparrow.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Swift [over Visitor Centre], 200+ Sand Martin [Coneries Pond], 50+ Swallow, 20 Common Tern.
Eakring Meadows - Penny Pasture: 8 Common Snipe, 1 Tree Pipit, 13 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 8 Bullfinch [party of 4 pairs].
Hoveringham Gravel Pits - New Workings: Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail. Big Railway Pit: 2 Oystercatcher, Common Redshank, 6 Eurasian Wigeon, 3 Common Goldeneye. Sailing Lake Flashes: 2 Common Shelduck, Ringed Plover. River Pit: 2 Common Buzzard, 35 Yellow Wagtail.
Fri 18th Apr
Elton - Barn Owl [crossing A52 bwetween Elton and Whatton. Present all week].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Sand Martin [total on all pits: 1200+], 150+ Swallow total on all pits, 4 House Martin, Common Swift [one flying low near Barton Lane bridge area late afternoon], Yellow Wagtail [feeding on Tween Pond Scrape], Reed Warbler [Delta reed-bed], 5 Willow Warbler [singing], 33 Common Tern [29 together feeding over Coneries Pond and 4 to North earlier over Main Pond], 24 Common Goldeneye [12 each on Church and Clifton Ponds], 4 Northern Shoveler, Common Snipe [one on Delta.
Colwick Country Park - Nature Reserve: Chiffchaff, Willow Tit, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk. Trout Lake: Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Mandarin Duck, Red-crested Pochard.
Netherfield Lagoons - Large Gravel Pit: 70 Swallow, Willow Warbler. Slurry Lagoon: 21 Gadwall.
Annesley Pit Top - 1 House Martin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Swallow, 10 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff.
Collingham - New Workings: 2 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail.
Brierley Forest Park - 2 Mandarin Duck [pair on Brierley Water], 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Mallard, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit.
Thu 17th Apr
West Bridgford - 8 House Martin [river].
Netherfield - Tawny Owl [CO-OP building, Dennis Street].
Wed 16th Apr
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Reed Warbler [singing, Delta reed-bed].
Nottingham Racecourse - Northern Wheatear.
Colwick Country Park - Trout Lake: 2 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail [over], Chiffchaff, Brent Goose, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Mandarin Duck, 2 Green Woodpecker, 70 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow. Nature Reserve: Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Blidworth - Rickett's Lane: 1 Ring Ouzel [male in the field with the lake. Approximately half a mile from the village], 8 Fieldfare, 1 Swallow.
Tue 15th Apr
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Osprey [male seen flying down River Trent towards Nottingham at approximately 11:15.
Clumber Park - Mandarin Duck [male & female close to the road bridge at the head of the lake], 3 Comm on Shelduck, Mallard [femle with 9 very small young], 10+ Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler [in song by the dam], c.10 House Martin. Plus: 10-12 Fallow Deer.
Collingham - New Workings: 1 Mandarin Duck [male], 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, c.10 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 4 Northern Wheatear.
Hoveringham Gravel Pits - Railway Lake: 6 Common Goldeneye [2 male & 4 female), 2 Common Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 150 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 10 House Martin. Flashes: 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Shelduck, 1 Northern Wheatear.
Mon 14th Apr
Budby Common - c.2 Common Cuckoo [heard & seen], 1 Tree Pipit.
Sun 13th Apr
Brackenhurst - 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Swallow, 7 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest [singing], 2 Marsh Tit, 6 Tree Sparrow, 80 Yellowhammer, 12 Reed Bunting.
Holme Pierrepont - Rowing Course: Yellow Wagtail. Blott's Pit: 2 Common Shelduck, 2 Eurasian Wigeon, Oystercatcher, 2 Sparrowhawk [displaying pair], 3 Common Gull [over]. A52 Pit: 19 Common Goldeneye, 2 Common Shelduck, 6 Eurasian Wigeon, Common Redshank, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap.
Sat 12th Apr
Netherfield Lagoons - Oystercatcher [over to South], 2 Blackcap [pair], Grasshopper Warbler [in 1st bramble on left as you cross over foot bridge], 3 Sedge Warbler [2 on deep water pit and on 1 Slurry Lagoon], 2 Northern Wheatear [in field towards Stoke Lane].
Dunham Pools - 2 Ringed Plover, 1 White Wagtail.
Budby - 30 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 30 Chiffchaff, 25 Siskin.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Common Tern [Coneries Pond]. Erewash Field: 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark. Wheatear Field: Common Sandpiper, 4 Eurasian Teal. Clifton Pond: 2 Common Shelduck, 5 Common Goldeneye, 35 Sand Martin. Delta: 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff.
Fri 11th Apr
Lound - Chainbridge Lane: 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Blackcap male], Reed Bunting [male & female], 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Common Pochard [2 male & 2 feamle ], 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Red-crested Pochard [1 male & 1 female].
Hoveringham Gravel Pits - Railway Lake: 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 60+ Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Redshank, 3 Common Goldeneye [2 female, 1 male], 2 Common Shelduck, 3 Eurasian Teal, 1 Ring Ouzel [flushed from the hedge along the railway nearest the Gonalston Crossing, only a brief view, seemed to fly to the opposite side of the lake. Unable to relocate it]. Wet Flashes: 1 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Pink-footed Goose [in the field with flock of Greylags and Canadas].
Thu 10th Apr
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Yellow Wagtail [male], 1 Common Goldeneye, 3+ Brambling [back of the church], Oystercatcher, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap. Coneries Pond: 300+ Sand Martin [nearly all gone by late morning]. Clifton Pond: Common Tern. Main Pond: 1 Common Sandpiper. By the
Collingham - New Workings: 1 Mandarin Duck [male], 1 Barn Owl, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper.
Nottingham - Red-crested Pochard [1 on the Nottingham Canal at London Road/Railway Bridge].
Wed 9th Apr
Colwick Country Park - c.25 Fieldfare [flew over to NE], Willow Warbler [now in most areas of the park]. Loop Bank: 2 Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff. Migrant Trap: Blackcap, Chiffchaff. Trout Lake: Brent Goose, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Mandarin Duck, 80 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow.
Hoveringham Gravel Pits - 13 Black-tailed Godwits [Railway Lake - in from West, circled and straight out to the West ].
Nottingham University Jubilee Campus - 1 Reed Bunting [male singing on Typha]
Tue 8th Apr
Kirton - 2 Brambling [SK691689].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 6 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap [all warblers singing at various places around the reserve but mainly in the Delta area], 80+ Sand Martin [Main Pond]. Clifton Pond: 1 Common Pochard, 10 Northern Shoveler, 2 Common Shelduck, 12 Eurasian Teal, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Eurasian Wigeon [male], 1 Swallow, 1 Goosander [male].
Sherwood Forest - Budby Pumping Station: 2 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 60 Brambling. Country Park: 30 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll.
Sun 6th Apr
Newton - Brambling [male with Chaffinches feeding on sunflower hearts in back garden].
Holme Pierrepont - Holme Pierrepont Hall: 3 Swallow. Hackett's Lakes: 3 Oystercatcher, 12 Little Grebe. Blott's Pit: 3 Common Redshank, 250 Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap. A52 Pit: Brent Goose, 2 Common Shelduck, 22 Common Goldeneye, 4 Common Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 31 Common Gull [over], 7 Great Black-backed Gull [over], 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, Common Buzzard.
Sat 5th Apr
Attenborough Nature Reserve - c.500 Sand Martin.
Gunthorpe & Shelford - 2 Common Goldeneye, 4 Common Snipe, 45 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler.
Annesley Pit Top - 2 House Martin, 1 Northern Wheatear [female], 1 Common Redshank.
Sherwood Forest - 3 Green Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, 3 Nuthatch, Marsh Tit.
Budby Pumping Station - 70 Brambling, Sparrowhawk, 6 Gadwall, 5 Eurasian Teal.
Budby Common - Northern Wheatear, 2 Eurasian Stonechat [male & female], 19 Lesser Redpoll, Coal Tit, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Sparrowhawk [male & - displaying], Common Kestrel [male], 3 Common Buzzard, Goosander [female over East].
Budby Village - 5 Linnet.
Fri 4th Apr
Orston - 3 Common Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher [River Smite], 1 Swallow [North].
King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Barn Owl.
Annesley Pit Top - 6 Sand Martin.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Blackcap [singing], 6+ Chiffchaff [singing], 17 Fieldfare, 2 Willow Tit.
Netherfield Lagoons - 1 Willow Warbler [singing], 1 Snow Goose [presumed escape - to NNW], 3 Swallow [North].
Nottingham Racecourse - Commom Snipe, 3 Reed Bunting.
Colwick Country Park - Nature Reserve: Blackcap, Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush. Trout Lake: Brent Goose, Mandarin Duck, 37 Sand Martin.
Sturton le Steeple - 2 Northern Wheatear, 2 Wren, 20 Chaffinch, 12 Yellowhammer, 3 Skylark.
Cotgrave - Swallow.
Thu 3rd Apr
Hucknall - 1 Swallow [North].
East Leake - Yellow Wagtail [at the Bowls Club for nearly 3 hours, feeding with 2 Pied Wagtails].
Arnot Hill Park - 2 Sparrowhawk [pair], 11 Red-crested Pochard, [9 male, 2 female], 2 Goldcrest [pair], 25 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, [front of old house through morning], 5 Goldfinch [feeding station near pond], 1 Grey Heron, 1 Black Swan.
Collingham - New Workings: 2 Green Sandpiper.
Wed 2nd Apr
Kirton - 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Redshank [SK688695].
Arnot Hill Park - 1 Tawny Owl [male - heard at rear of old house at 21:00].
Netherfield Lagoons - 5 Chiffchaff [singing], 1 Swallow, 7 Sand Martin, 26 Gadwall, 14 Northern Shoveler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Argentine Blue-bill, 3 Oystercatcher.
Clumber Park - 12 Chiffchaff [around the lake], 3 Mandarin Duck [2 drakes & 1 female, near the bridge].
Tue 1st Apr
Sherwood Business Park - Blackcap [singing briefly on near to Little Oak Drive].
Hoveringham Gravel Pits - Railway Lake: 3 Common Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. Sailing Lake & Wet Flashes: 1 Swallow.
Clumber Park - 2 Common Buzzard [opposite chapel], 4 Mandarin Duck [2 male & 2 female at the weir by Clumber Bridge Car Park].
Eakring - Eakring Flash: 1 Red Kite [drifted West over Lound Wood at 07:50], 2 Sand Martin [through North]. Eakring Meadows: c.20 Common Snipe.
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