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Thursday 30th April

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Turtle Dove [behind the beach hut], 2 Whimbrel [South, from viewing mound this evening] also 3 Hobby [over the visitor trails this afternoon] and several Common Tern.

Holme Pierrpont - Little Gull [1s, still on the A52 Pit, 17:35] also Cuckoo.

Woodborough - Whinchat [this afternoon] and Cuckoo.

Welbeck Estate - Cuckoo, this morning.

Besthorpe NWT - Whinchat [male, Meering Marsh by lagoon next to the river this morning] and Dunlin [Mons Pool].

Daneshill Nature Reserve - c20 Swallow and good numbers of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff.

Skegby trail - Lesser Whitethroat [07:00].

Wednesday 29th April

Misson - Ring Ouzel [ female, on wires over paddock, village end Slaynes lane] and Hobby [male, river end of Slaynes Lane, late afternoon].

Gedling Country Park [Gedling Pit Top] - 6 Northern Wheatear this evening.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] -10 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 6 Whimbrel, Northern Wheatear, Arctic Tern and many Yellow Wagtails reported this evening.

Kilvington West Lake - Ringed Plover, c. 25 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Northern Wheatear.

Barton-in-Fabis - Peregrine [over Branshill Wood this morning], 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti's Warbler and Garden Warbler [Branshill Ponds] .

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [Still in field opposite Carr Beck Cottages, 18:10].

Holme Pierrpont - Little Gull [1s, A52 Pit, 17:20].

Netherfield Lagoons - Little Gull [Imm, Deep Water Pit, 11:23].

Skegby trail - 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap [07:00 - 08:30].

Attenborough Nature ReserveWood Sandpiper [Church Pond, 07:15 - 17:00 at least] Dunlin [Clifton Pit] and Goosander [drk, on Sailing Pit].

Tuesday 28th April

Clifton Pastures - 2 Corn Bunting [singing males, this evening] also 3 Yellow Wagtail.

Dorkett Head - Cuckoo, Hobby, 3 Common Whitethroat, 5 Linnet, 2 Blackcap and Garden Warbler This Evening.

Collingham - Arctic Tern [Ferry Lane Lake, this evening].

Gedling Country Park - Cuckoo and 4 Northern Wheatear this evening.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 5+Arctic Tern [Neatholme Pit/Scrape this morning] and Osprey [over Tiln North, 15:05].

Netherfield Lagoons - Garganey [Drk, on the Deep Pit early afternoon, before relocating to the Slurry Lagoon late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve – 1 Dunlin, 1 Yellow Wagtail [Clifton Pit] and Grasshopper Warbler [near Tower Hide.

Clumber Park - 3 Common Redstart [between lake and South Lodge].

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [Still in field opposite Carr Beck Cottages, 11:30 - 13:30 at least].

Skegby trail - Lesser Whitethroat.

Monday 27th April

Gedling Country Park - Hobby and 3 Northern Wheatear [this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Night Heron [Adult, roosting in tree on island off Wet Marsh Path 08:45 - 16:02, then flew towards the Visitors Center]. Also 2 Arctic Tern, 20+ Common Tern, Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Little egret, Peregrine, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Lesser whitethroat, Garden warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap and 5 Tree Sparrow.

Netherfield Lagoons - Little Gull [Imm, thru to the East, this afternoon] also Peregrine.

Budby and Sherwood Forest Country ParkYellow Wagtail [Budby horse field], Tree Pipit and Common Redstart [Birklands].

Sunday 26th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Night Heron [Adult, roosting in tree on island off Wet Marsh Path, 10:00 -16:30 when it flew south. After a going missing for a couple of hours it flew back onto the reserve from Barton-in-Fabis c18:15, but was only seen on one more occasion again in flight. It was as oringinaly found at 06:45 when it flew over Barton Lane towards the River Trent. It was then relocated in willow on the Barton side of the river 08:25 before flying towards Clifton Pit] Also Cuckoo, LRP, Lesser Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler on the reserve.

Holme Pierrpont - Whimbrel and 3 White Wagtail [Blotts Pit this afternoon] and Knot [A52 Pit this afternoon].

Kingsmill Reservoir - 2 Ringed Plover.

Hoveringham - Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, Reed Warbler, Common Sandpiper and Common Tern

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [Still in field opposite Carr Beck Cottages, 10:00].

Netherfield Lagoons - Marsh Harrier [Male, flew through this morning, over the Slurry Lagoon, towards the North East], Norther Wheatear [Male, on the Wader Scrape] and Lots more warblers were in, including two Garden Warbler.

Gedling Country Park - 2 Cuckoo [singing, 05:30].

Saturday 25th April

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [Still in field opposite Carr Beck Cottages, late afternoon at least].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Dunlin [flew thru at 16:00], 20+Swallow, c30 Sand Martin, 30+ House Martin, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Willow tit, 2 Common Snipe, and Mandarin [drk on On nearby fishing lake, SK533597].

Scrooby - Osprey [Gibbet Lane fisheries near Scrooby 15:15 - 15:22, then flew west toward Bircotes Village].

Hoveringham - Common Sandpiper [Trentside this afternoon].

Edwinstowe - Hobby [flew North over King Edwins primary school, 14:50].

Bentinck Pit Top - Common Sandpiper and 3 Northern Wheatear.

Clumber Park - Osprey [thru at 09:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cuckoo [the Delta] and 2 Dunlin [Church Pond].

Clifton Grove - Cuckoo [singing, Branshill this morning].

Barton-in-Fabis - Whimbrel [on riverside fields near Cottages Flash 08:30] and Cetti's Warbler [Branshill Ponds].

Skegby trail - Song Thrush, Willow Tit, Grey Partridge, Northern Lapwing, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Common Whitethroat.

Friday 24th April

Kingsmill Reservoir - c30 Swift [high over the reservoir].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Garganey [showing well from the Beach Hut this morning] and Marsh Harrier [over the Cromwell trail this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Sandpiper [Tween Pond].

Kilvington - 2 Little Tern [through the West Lake at 09:05].

Mansfield Woodhouse - Red kite [over this morning].

Calverton - Cuckoo [calling this morning, Springwater Golf Course] and good number of Warblers.

Carburton [Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint] -5 Mandarin [all drks], Green woodpecker, G.S woodpecker, Kestrel 5 Common Buzzard and Wood Mouse.

Gedling Pit Top - Cuckoo [calling 06:45].

Thursday 23rd April

Holme Pierrpont - Ring Ouzel [Male, on the east side of Blotts Pit by the layed boardwalk, 18:40], Wood Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, 16:00 at least], Dunlin and Greenshank and White Wagtail [all Blotts Pit]. Also Hobby [through at 15:00] and single Common Tern.

Rainworth - Red kite [over heading South/West, 18:45].

Cotham - 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Partridge and 4 Swallow [Cotham horse paddocks this evening].

Clumber Park - Cuckoo [this evening, 18:16].

Clifton Grove - Ring Ouzel [Female, still present on Branshill 18:00, favouring area around the brambles halfway up the slope].

Barton-in-Fabis - 2 White Wagtail, 2 Grasshopper Warbler and Cetti's Warbler.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Hobby [over phase 1, 15:37 and showing well].

Burton Joyce - Hobby [over to West midday] and6 House Martin [through to North].

Calverton - Barn Owl [05:00, moor lane calverton]. Also 2 Yellow Wagtail [this afternoon] and 3 Woodcock [Roding at Watchwood plantation].

Sturton-le-Steeple - Lesser Whitethroat [singing this morning].

Wednesday 22nd April

Holme Pierrpont - Wood Sandpiper [Blotts Pit from northern blind, 07:30 to late evening at least], 2 Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper [All Blotts Pit] also 10 Common Swift high over.

Clifton Grove - Ring Ouzel [Male, Brandshill this evening].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Greenshank [this evening] and Cuckoo calling.

Cotham - Northern Wheatear [this evening at Cotham horse paddocks].

Collingham Pits - 8 Ruff [ Ferry Lane Lake, evening].

Besthorpe NWT - Knot [still on Mons Pool, this evening].

Southwell - c20 Fieldfare [near Southwell this morning].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Brambling [Neatholme Lane, 100m before river bridge, 13:00].

Strawberry Heath - 1 Reed Warber [singing in reedbed] and 5 Common Buzzard.

Tuesday 21st April

Kilvington Lakes - Whimbrel [West Lake at dusk].

Holme Pierrpont - Wood Sandpipier [Blotts Pit this morning and again this evening], Greenshank and Northern Wheatear [Blotts Pit this morning].

Gedling Pit Top - Jack Snipe and Northern Wheatear [this evening].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] -7+ Ruff [Clayworth Common, Conservation Lake], Cuckoo [calling, Cross Lane], 2 Northern Wheatear and 1 Ringed Plover [Tiln North, Restroration Area], Whinchat [River Idle, Neatholme Scrape, in reeds by river at 11:30] also 1 Common Swift, Marsh Harrier [female, flew south] and 2 Stonechat [Neatholme Scrape].

Netherfield Lagoons - Whimbrel [flew through calling this morning], Grasshopper Warbler [in the corner of the Slurry Lagoon] 2 Marsh Harrier [through, this afternoon] and 2 Little Gull. There are also at least 3 Lesser Whitethroats on site.

Budby - Cuckoo [Budby Common] and Sedge Warbler [Budby Pumping Station]. Budby Pumping Station 1 Sedge Warbler.

Gonalston -Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [visiting feeders in private garden this morning].

Barton-in-Fabis - 3+ Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Cetti's Warbler.

Clifton Grove - 2 Ring Ouzel [Branshill, favouring area around the brambles halfway up the slope] Also good numbers of singing Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Blackcap.

Attenborough Nature ReserveWhite Wagtail [Ridge and Furrow, this morning], Garden Warbler [south of railway crossing] ,Lesser Whitethroat [Wheatear Field], Grasshopper Warbler [east of Erewash outlet].

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Ring Ouzel [male and female, Meering], Knot and Common Sandpiper [Mons Pool].

Collingham Lakes - Greater Scaup [drake on Ferry Lane Lake], 1 Eurasian Curlew.

Monday 20th April

Carlton - Hoopoe [present near Carlton Fire Station today, NG4].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] -3 Little Gull [Neatholme Scrape, 18:35].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 1 Cuckoo, 5 Reed Warbler, 10 Sedge Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 8 Willow Warbler and 5 Chiffchaff [all singing on site, this afternoon].

Carburton [Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint] - 6 Mandarin Duck [5 drk, on the lake] Also 5 Swallow.

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [Still in field opposite Carr Beck Cottages, this afternoon].

Besthorpe NWT- 3 Ring Ouzel [male and female, Meering Mash, old works this morning and 1 male, 1 female and a rather intermediate bird, probably also a female, present this evening]. Also Knot [Mons Pool].

Barton-in-Fabis - Tree Pipit [Singing from willows on Branshill moor, between the ponds and footbridge below branshill, 10:15], 2 Grasshopper Warbler and Cetti's Warbler [Branshill Ponds].

Clifton Grove - Ring Ouzel [female, still on Branshill, 09:30 - 18:30 at least].

Sunday 19th April

Collingham Pits - Greater Scaup [drake this AM] & 2 Arctic Tern [Ferry Lane Lake]. Cuckoo, Swift, Marsh Harrier [thro South] & 14 Fieldfare [moving thro West]. Knot [still on Mons Pool].

Annesley Pit Top - 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Great spotted Woodpecker, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Stock Dove, 7 Greylag Geese, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, 20+ Lapwing.

Calverton - Cuckoo [Springwater area] also good numbers of commoner Warbler species].

Wollaton Park - 5 Mandarin Duck (2 drakes), 2 singing Blackcap, 40+ mixed group of Swallow, Sand Martin and House Martin [17.30hrs].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ring Ouzel [this morning, then flew over the river].

Bentinck Pit Top - Ring Ouzel, Northern Wheatear and 3 Grasshopper Warbler.

Barton-in-Fabis - Dunlin and Green Sandpiper [cottages flash, this morning].

Clifton Grove - Ring Ouzel [female, Branshill this morning, 08:15].

Bennerly Marsh - 5 Golden Plover, 8 Teal, 2 Gadwall, Shelduck (drake), Kingfisher, Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, Meadow Pipits, Reed Buntings, at least 20 House Martins over North with Swallow, 6 Sand Martin.

Ollerton Road - Red Kite [above the Old School Tea Rooms 10.30am].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Common Swift.

Gonalston -Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [visiting feeders in private garden this morning] Also Yellowhammer.

Saturday 18th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 8+ Arctic Tern, Little Gull (1st summer), Common Terns [Sailing Pit], Lesser Whitethroat [visitor car park], 3 Northern Wheatear, 3 Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, numerous Willow warbler and Chiffchaffs [fields at end of Sailing Lake].

Holme Pierrepont - 1 Arctic Tern [on the rowing course early afternoon].

Sherwood Forest - Redstart (male), Willow Warblers (heard).

Kilvington Lakes - Northern Wheatear [on spit of West lake this afternoon].

Brackenhurst - 5 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Hobby, Whitethroat. Marsh Harrier (adult male) [showed well hunting over southern part of Langford 1.15-13.20hrs from p/f by Trent then drifted E].

Collingham Pits - Knot [still present this PM on Mons Pool]. Sedge Warbler & Whitethroat new in since Weds.

Stoke Bardolph - Black Swan with 2 Mute Swan [River Trent near to the Ferry Boat Inn]

Clifton Grove [Branshill] - 2 Ring Ouzel (male & female).

Penny Pasture Common - 1 Northern Wheatear [in field north of pasture].

Rainworth Heath - Cuckoo, Swallow, Skylark, Buzzard, Kestrel, Coal Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler [between 1300-1500hrs].

Bentinck Pit Top - 2 Ring Ouzel, Northern Wheatear, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Curlew, 2 Little Ringed Plover.

Friday 17th April

Annesley Pit Top - 2 Northern Wheatear, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper.

Arnold - Swift.

Rufford Park - 4 Tree Creeper.

Bentinck Pit [tip] - Northern Wheatear, Whinchat, Cuckoo.

Clifton [Greencroft] - Goldcrest [private garden - 4:20pm].

Kilvington Lakes - Ring Ouzel [male], Dunlin, 4/5 Yellow Wagtail, 2+ White Wagtail, 2 Common Goldeneye, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Greenshank.

Thursday 16th April

Kilvington Lakes - Montagu's Harrier [Male, flew north thro the site this evening], Ring Ouzel [West Lake].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Swift, 3 House Martin, 17 Yellow Wagtail, Ruff, 6 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Curlew.

Barton in Fabis - Marsh Harrier [08.30hrs].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Around 30 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin, 2 Swallow [over Clifton Pond at 3.30 pm]. Mallard with 14 ducklings [front of tower hide].

Hoveringham - 2 Common Sandpiper, Whitethroat [Railway Lake], Common Sandpiper, 6 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake in horse field].

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Whooper Swan, 3 Common Redshank, 1 (Red) Knot, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Common Whitethroat [Mons Pool], 3 Common Goldeneye, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 House Martin (with 50 Sand Martin and 20 Barn Swallow) - [Collingham Lakes].

Wednesday 15th April

Sherwood Pines - Cuckoo [heard calling [AM].

Collingham Pits - Single Knot, Ruff, Dunlin and Whooper Swan [Mons Pool this evening].

Hoveringham - 2 Swallow [over small railway pit this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Grey Heron, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Blackcap.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Ringed Plover.

Clipstone Forest - Red Kite [drifted NW over Browns Covert], 2 Garden Warbler, Cuckoo, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Eurasian Nuthatch, 1 Tree Pipit, 5 Jay.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Cuckoo [heard calling].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Whimbrel, Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Ring Ouzel [male], 3 Northern Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Blackcap 2 Swallow, Chiffchaff [numerous], Willow Warbler [numerous], 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Linnet, 2 Stock Dove, Common Sandpiper.

Beeston - 6 Sand Martin [Marina 08.00hrs], 4 House Martin [Beeston Rylands midday].

Epperstone - Barn Owl [flying along the hedgerow on Bypass at about 12.30am].

Netherfield Lagoons -Peregrine Falcon, 2 Common Tern [passed through], 3 Northern Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler [several], Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff ,Blackcap and Cetti's Warbler [AM].

Tuesday 14th April

Arnold - Red Kite.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, 3-4 Northern Wheatear.

Maun Valley Trail - Northern Wheatear [Warren farm], Willow Warbler [nearby].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Greenshank [Tween pond], 2 Curlew [Cottages Flash], Reed Warblers, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Common Tern, 1 Little Ringed Plover [seen 5pm to 7:30pm].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Common Goldeneye, 4-5 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 White Wagtail, 1 Northern Wheatear, 1 Ring Ouzel [male], Dunlin, 4-5 Yellow Wagtail.

Skegby Trail - Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Swallows, Buzzard [06.30-08.00hrs].

Sherwood Forest N.N.R - Willow warbler, Lesser spotted Woodpecker, Great spotted Woodpecker.

Cotham - 5 Yellow Wagtail [horse paddock furthest south of Cotham Flash].

Vicar Water Country Park - Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers.

Beeston - Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, good number of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler & Blackcap, 1 Cetti's Warbler [Marina 07.30hrs] .

Monday 13th April

Cotham - 10+ Yellow Wagtails [horse paddocks this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Sandpiper [viewed from Sand Martin hide], Little Ringed Plover [Wheatear Field], 3 Sedge Warbler [Tower hide].

Sunday 12th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ring-billed Gull [Adult, Clifton Pit, late evening till dusk, from Tower Hide].

Barton-in-Fabis [Cottages Flash] - Ring-billed Gull [Adult, viewed from the river path Attenborough].

Netherfield Lagoons - Pied Flycatcher [found in the Boundary hedge early evening, later moving along the hedge to Willow Pond].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 7 Shelduck, Little Egret, Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap [singing].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ring-billed Gull [Adult, Tween Pond - 12.59 to 13.35 hrs then flew off SW], 2 Arctic Tern. Yellow Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover & Sedge Warbler [Wheatear Field AM].

Bentinck Pit Top - Water Pipit, Northern Wheatear, Jack Snipe.

Barton Island - Great Spotted Woodpecker [heard drumming on Island], Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Kingfisher.

Bennerley Marsh - c100 Golden Plover , 25 wallow , 15 House Martin.

Papplewick - 4 Swallow, House Martin [seen in afternoon].

Saturday 11th April

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [Summer plumage], Yellow Wagtail [flyover].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Blue-headed Wagtail with c20 Yellow Wagtail [PM].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Large flock of hirundines over river, including several Swallow and at least 2 House Martin.

Barton Island - Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Tawny Owl [calling overnight on Island].

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [PM]

Hoveringham - 5 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail [Sailing Lake - early evening], 2 Little Ringed Plover [Railway Lake].

Kilvington Lakes - 4 Common Goldeneye, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 1 Common Redshank, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sand Martin, 10+ Barn Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Gull [Church Pond seen at 07:50hrs], Marsh Harrier [Female - Delta Hide].

Bentinck Pit [tip] - Northern Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Little Ringed Plover.

Vicar Water Country Park - 3 Swallow [over pond AM].

Friday 10th April

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Little Ringed Plover [15:30hrs], Blackcap [pair].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Little Gull [Tween pond].

A614/A617 [roundabout] - Swallow [approx 13.00 hrs]

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Little Gull [Neatholme Scrape [AM].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Sedge warbler [singing in south-west Corner of Cromwell Trail this AM], +Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier [male - over visitor trails late afternoon]. 5 Ruff, 17 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Willow Warbler, Swallow, 10 Fieldfare, Barn Owl [PM].

Thursday 9th April

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover, Willow Warbler [PM].

Scooby Quarry [Top] - 3 Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Sand Martin.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Willow Warbler, Blackcap [singing this am], 5 Ruff, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Blacktailed Godwit.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Ruff, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Red Kite.

Hoveringham - Yellow Wagtail [male] & Willow Warbler [both near access road to Sailing Lake], 3 Fieldfare [Gonalston Lane].

Maun Valley Trail [Warren Farm] - 5 Swallow, House Martin, 2 Tree Sparrow [male], +Skylark, Linnet, Lapwing, Yellowhammer.

Skegby Trail - Swallow, Lapwing, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 6 Yellowhammer, Willow Tit, 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker, Tawny Owl [briefly calling].

Besthorpe NWT - 4 Fieldfare [Meering], 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 3+ Sand Martin [Mons Pool], 4 Whooper Swan [Trent Lane], 10 Common Goldeneye, 2 Common Redhank, 3 Green Sandpiper [Collingham Lakes].

Wednesday 8th April

Skegby Trail - Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 5 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 3 Skylark, 3 Greylag Geese [06.30 to 08.30hrs].

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis, Little Owl.

Silver Hill Trail - 2 Jay, Swallow, Chiffchaff, Linnet [100+].

Clumber Park - 2 Grey Wagtails [by Ornamental Bridge].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Blackcap [riverside], 8 Chiffchaff [throughout reserve] 4 Goldeneye (Clifton pond), 2 Oystercatcher [Tween pond], Peregrine [in thermal with 2 Buzzards over Main Pond], 3 Shelduck [Tween pond], 2 Sand Martin [Conneries].

Wollaton - Osprey [over Harrisons plantation at 3.50pm].

Wellow - Swallow [over pond], Buzzard.

Strelley - 2 Swallow.

Tuesday 7th April

Skegby Trail - Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, 5 Chiffchaff, Willow Tit, Lapwing, 3 Skylark [08.00 to 09.00hrs].

Kingsmill Reservoir - White Wagtail [in paddock adjacent to Mill Advernture Base], 2 Swallow [over A38 adjacent to Kingsmill Reservoir  6.55 pm].

Kilvington Lakes - Whooper Swan [flew off east at 09.30hrs], 5 Common Goldeneye, Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Eurasian Curlew.

Fiskerton- Swallow, 2 Buzzard [seen at 14.30hrs].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 1 Yellow Wagtail, Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Pintail, 2 Sand Martin [evening]. Also 2 Raven over [afternoon]

North Muskham - Swallow.

Maun Valley Trail - 30+ Fieldfare [Warren Farm in paddocks].

Jacksdale - Osprey over this morning [heading towards Alfreton].

Monday 6th April

Kelham - Red Kite mobbed by Crows [low over bridge at 2.55pm]

Petrol Station (A614) North of Burnstump Hill - 1 Swallow

Hoveringham - 3 Sand Martin [along river], Tawny Owl.

Gonalston - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Private garden on feeder at 15:40hrs]. Also 1 Glossy Ibis [usual field], 1 Little Owl.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Chiffchaff, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher. Also 7 Buzzard [over Barton Island], 2 Common Sandpiper [Beeston Marina].

Barton in Fabis - Ring Ouzel [Male, on the riverside fields near Cottages Flash this morning].

Bennerley Marsh - 450 Golden Plover, 5 Swallow, 25 Sand Martin, 10 Gadwall.

Besthorpe NWT - A few Whooper Swans and Merlin [female] this AM.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Sand Martin, Barn Owl [AM].

Sunday 5th April

Annesley and Newstead Country Park - Hen Harrier [male], Mediterranean Gull [adult], and 630 Meadow Pipit [all thru by 10:30].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 9 Water Rail, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, Barn Owl, Little Owl and Green Sandpiper.

Colston Basset - 1 Swallow

Misson Quarry - 2 Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Stonechat [male], also Barn Owl & Little Owl [Slaynes Lane].

Hodsock, Blyth/Worksop - 2 Swallows.

Dukes Wood - 1 Marsh Tit , 5+ Chiffchaff.

Bentinck Pit Top - 2 Northern Wheatear.

Holme Pierrepont - American Wigeon, [drk, showing on bank of A52 Pit this afternoon]. Please view only from public areas and do not enter any surrounding fields.

Gedling Country Park - Pair of Reed Buntings, Green Woodpecker.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Yellow Legged Gull [by Visitors Centre], Swallow [over Trent], Little Ringed Plover [Wheatear Field], Chiffchaffs. Also Peacock Butterflies.

Clumber Park - At least 12 singing Chiffchaff [Lake area].

Mansfield Woodhouse - Raven, Common Buzzard.

Skegby Trail - Tawny Owl calling briefly, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, 1 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Skylark ,4 Chiffchaff.

Saturday 4th April

Meden Trail Nature Reserve - 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail & Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (female).

Skegby Trail - 2 Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark, 6 Dunnock, 25 Fieldfare, Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 5 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting

Mansfield Woodhouse - Red Kite [high north, 16:10].

Misson - 2 Ruff and Dunlin [Misson Quarry, then flew towards Newington. 15:00].

Sutton-in-Ashfield - 2 White Stork [unconfirmed report of 2 circling over Sutton-in-Ashfield and drifting South, 14:24].

Bennerley MarshSwallow, Golden Plover, Gadwall and Chiffchaff.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Swallow [flew North along River Trent early afternoon].

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [still in the wet field opposite Carr Beck Cottages, 13:00].

Hoveringham - 2 Swallow [thru the Railway Pits this morning].

Bingham - Peregrine [thru the 'The Birds Estate', this morning].

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Common Sandpiper [this morning].

Friday 3rd April

Holme Pierrepont - American Wigeon, [drk, still on A52 Pit this afternoon]. Please view only from public areas and do not enter any surrounding fields.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Ruff [on Phase 3].

Barton-in-Fabis - Little Ringed Plover, 2 Swallow, 2 Oystercatcher and Common Shelduck [Cottages Flash, late afternoon]

Burton Joyce - Swallow [over late afternoon].

Ratcliffe-on-Soar - Red Kite [over the power station, 10:45].

Wollaton - Red Kite [heading towards Wollaton Vale and Bramcote, 10:15].

Thursday 2nd April

Misson - Garden Warbler [possible, heard singing briefly, no obvious tone of Blackcap in the song, 18:00].

Clifton/Barton-in-Fabis - Red Kite [viewed from the Attenborough Nature Reserve, soaring high over the Clifton/Barton area 17:25].

Penny Pasture Common - 21 European Golden Plover [in field immediately north of common], 1 Common Snipe.

Holme Pierrepont - American Wigeon, [drk, still on A52 Pit early afternoon]. Please view only from public areas and do not enter any surrounding fields.

Farnsfield - Chiffchaff [singing, this afternoon].

Newington - Red Kite [over Hagg Lane Flash, 10:00].

Wednesday 1st April

Kersall - Red Kite [over this afternoon c17:00, then flew towards Laxton].

Holme Pierrepont - American Wigeon, [drk, still on A52 Pit this afternoon]. Please view only from public areas and do not enter any surrounding fields.

Kilvington Lakes - 1 Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Redshank, 25+ Fieldfare and Peregrine.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] – 84 Whooper Swan with 72 Mute Swan [Mattersey Common, in field north of The Willows].

Hoveringham - Swallow [over the Sailing Lake].

Bennerley Marsh - c500 Golden Plover and Common Redshank.

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [still in the wet field opposite Carr Beck Cottages, 11:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Swallow [over fields Clifton Grove, opposite Main Pond sluice 10:00, then flew onto the reserve], Raven [from Tower Hide 12:30, over Branshill Wood, Barton-in-Fabis] and Little Ringed Plover [Wheatear Field].

Many thanks to:

Sandy Aitken, Laurence Archibald, Simon Barsby, Mervyn Bartle, Bob Beck, Chris Bell, Phil Border, David Brydon, Paul Buxton, Robin Brace, Mark Brown, Neil Brown, Sean Browne, Richard Challands, Alan Clewes, Graham Clifford, Carl Cornish, Tom Coulson, Rob Carlyle, Miles Cluff, Nick Crouch, Lynne Demaine, Mark Dillingham, David Dougherty, David Dunn, Stevie Dunn, John Ellis, Anne Farnesworth, Alastair Feather, Ann Fewtrell, Glyn Fuller, Pete George, Terence Gill, Ian Hall, Rae Harrington, Darren Hill, Mike Hill, Ian Hunt, Rob Johnson, Peter Leach, Mike Leatherland, Scott Linacre, josse mcmahon, Phil Millns, Philip Norris, Robert Norris, Mick Paine, Richard Penson, Martyn Perkins, Peter Playle, Susan Purdy, Jason Reece, Charles Richardson, Kenneth Roberts, Simon Roberts, Alan Scrimshaw, Dave Smith, Liz Smith, Mark Speck, James Tandy, Gary Telford, Simon Thompson, Steve Thorpe, Mel Thorn, Neil Thurlby, Mark Tyler, Robert Tyler, David Walters, Ben Ward, Clare Ward, Paul Wilcox, Mark Wilde, John Wilson.

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