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August 2005


Wed 31st Aug: Ossington - Common Buzzard over woods
Wed 31st Aug: High Marnham - juv peregrine hunting away from power station.
Wed 31st Aug: Bestwood - Little Owl x 1, Corn Bunting x 2, Tree Sparrow x 8, all on Goosedale Lane in the morning.
Wed 31st Aug: Beeston Rylands - 200+ House Martins around the Marina in the morning.
Wed 31st Aug: Attenborough - 2x Buzzard, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail
Tue 30th Aug: Beeston Rylands - Hobby, 6 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, c40 House Martins
Tue 30th Aug: Attenborough - Garganey still on clifton pit,Hobby[catching insects,over clifton pit],Yellow Wagtail,Shelduck[juv],common Sandpiper,Wigeon x2,Barnacle Goose.
Mon 29th Aug: Netherfield - Female Garganey on the Ash Lagoon
Mon 29th Aug: Holme Pierrepont / A52 Pit: - 3 Red crested Pochard, 2 Dunlin
Mon 29th Aug: Holme Pierrepont (Blotts Pit) - Greenshank
Mon 29th Aug: Attenborough - 1 Hobby, 4 Buzzards, 1 Goldeneye
Mon 29th Aug: Annesley - Whinchat in horse paddock, 05.30PM
Sun 28th Aug: Newton on Trent - Manx Shearwater 11.30 am flying low, heading towards the river Trent.
Sun 28th Aug: Hucknall - Common Redstart: back garden, Hucknall 21st - 28th August.
Sun 28th Aug: Cinderhill - At 20.15, a number of Herring Gulls, high and calling heading east from Cinderhill Island.
Sun 28th Aug: Attenborough - Snipe x7,Yellow Wagtail x4,Shelduck[juv],Buzzard x2,Y.L.Gull,R.C.Pochard[female].
Sat 27th Aug: Stoke Bardolph - 2 Yellow Wagtails[juvs].
Sat 27th Aug: Normaton-on-Trent Holmes - Lapwing roost grown to 60, 7 Grey Partridge, 5 juv/adult Red leg Partridge.
Sat 27th Aug: Hoveringham - 2 Green Sandpipers [Railway Pit], Common Sandpiper [Sailing Pit], 2 Egyptian Geese + 4 goslings [furtherest pit].
Sat 27th Aug: Beeston Rylands - 5 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, Treecreeper, 3 Swifts (heading west).
Fri 26th Aug: Netherfield Lagoons - 1 Common Tern among the Black-headed Gulls.
Fri 26th Aug: High Marnham - juv Peregrine around power station roosting on top of cooling towers
Fri 26th Aug: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - 46 Mute Swan, 100+Sand Martin, 40+ juv/adult Pied Wagtail
Fri 26th Aug: Beeston Rylands - 4 Yellow Wagtails [on playing field], 14 Pied Wagtails, Blackcap.
Fri 26th Aug: Attenborough - Little Gull [juv.]-- Clifton Pit, Shelduck, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat
Fri 26th Aug: Attenborough - Garganey,yellow wagtail x7,common sandpiper,Y.L.Gull,G.B.B.Gull.
Fri 26th Aug: Annesley - Osprey over the pit top,early morning
Thu 25th Aug: Wollaton Park - Chiffchaff, lots of Willow Warblers, 3 Spotted Flycatchers
Thu 25th Aug: Netherfield Lagoons - 43 Shoveler, 2 Teal, Garganey[f.], 2 Western Yellow-Legged Gulls, 2 Common Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler
Thu 25th Aug: King's Mill Reservoir - 44 adult Mute Swans, 90 Lapwings, 15 Ruddy Ducks, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Common Terns, 1 Swift.
Thu 25th Aug: Colwick Country Park - Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtails, Yellow Wagtail[juv.], Western Yellow-Legged Gull, 2 Shoveler.
Thu 25th Aug: Barnaby Moor - White Stork on private land in the afternoon.
Thu 25th Aug: Attenborough - Wheatear,Y.L.Gull,Barnacle goose,Lesser Whitethroat
Wed 24th Aug: Attenborough - Garganey,[female on wet marsh],Hobby x2[sth of river],Y.L.Gull[main pond],Common Sandpiper.
Wed 24th Aug: Annesley - 2 Curlew Sandpipers on the pit top, early morning.
Tue 23rd Aug: Kingsmill Reservoir - Male Pied Flycatcher by construction site, late afternoon. Mediterranean Gull in the gull roost.
Tue 23rd Aug: Clifton Estate (Nottingham) - Male Hobby at around 16.10 chasing small birds. About a mile out side Clifton Estate heading towards Gotham
Tue 23rd Aug: Attenborough - Garganey,female,[wet marsh/clifton pit],Common Sandpiper,Buzzard.
Mon 22nd Aug: Langford Lowfields - 3 Little Egrets, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Green Sandpipers.
Mon 22nd Aug: Attenborough - Ruff x3,juv's,briefly clifton pit C 18.00hrs,flew off east.Hobby,Wigeon,
Sun 21st Aug: Syerston - Dead Turtle Dove
Sun 21st Aug: Langford Lowfields - 4 Little Egrets, 2 Greenshank, Western Yellow Leg Gull
Sun 21st Aug: Girton - 2 Northern Wheatears
Sun 21st Aug: Besthorpe - Hobby
Sun 21st Aug: Attenborough - Tawny Owl calling,C 22.00hrs,[Delta].Snipe x2.Y.L.Gull.
Sat 20th Aug: Moorgreen Reservoir - Common Buzzard
Sat 20th Aug: Mill Lakes, Bestwood - Spotted Flycatcher, adult at 13:30 near conservation area
Sat 20th Aug: Mill Lakes, Bestwood - Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps[m. f.], Common Whitethroat
Sat 20th Aug: Lowdham Grange - Long eared Owl
Sat 20th Aug: Beeston Rylands - 4 Yellow Wagtails, 23+ Pied Wagtails plus 60+ Goldfinches feeding on thistles in set-aside field.
Sat 20th Aug: Annesley Pit Top - c.7 Common Buzzards
Fri 19th Aug: Colwick Country Park - 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers[juvs.] Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Common Gull[Race Course], Western Yellow-Legged Gull[river boom], 7 Shoveler, 2 Grey Wagtail, Common Sandpiper
Fri 19th Aug: Beeston Rylands - Common Sandpiper [by the canal], Yellow Wagtail, 15+ Pied Wagtails, 30+ Swallows
Fri 19th Aug: Attenborough - Black Tailed Godwit x5[briefly on clifton pit@07.50.],LRP,Ringed Plover,Buzzard x3,Y.L.Gull.
Fri 19th Aug: Attenborough - 6 Egyptian Geese, 2 Common Sandpipers[new workings]
Thu 18th Aug: Netherfield - c49 Shoveler, 370 Lapwing, Garganey [f.] Dunlin [singleton] + Common & Holly Blues + Common Darters, 4 Migrant Hawkers & 1 Black-Tailed Skimmer.
Thu 18th Aug: Lound - Little Egret - 1 still present (3rd day?) on Chainbridge Nature Reserve from viewpoint. Peregrine - 1 imm Neatholme Pits area. Whinchat - 1 juvenile near Neatholme Bridge. Marsh Harrier - 1 immature/female along river. Also Common Tern, 3 Red-crested Pochard and 7 Green Sandpipers on Chainbridge Nature Reserve Scrape.
Thu 18th Aug: Colwick Country Park - Willow & Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat and 2 Blackcaps [m.& f.] [ mostly in and around the migrant trap ]+ Azure & Red - Eyed Damselflies + Brown Wall [ stepping stones ]
Wed 17th Aug: West Bridgford - Ring necked Parakeet over North Road , West Bridgford, Nottingham, 7 pm , flying northwards.
Wed 17th Aug: Netherfield - c.22 Shoveler, Dunlin, Mediteranean Gull [ Ad.], Garganey [f,], Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat
Wed 17th Aug: Netherfield - Spoonbill (later thought to be an African Spoonbill) on the ash lagoons, then flew NW @ 8.20am.
Wed 17th Aug: Kingsmill Reservoir - Adult Mediterranean Gull til 10:30 am at least.
Wed 17th Aug: Attenborough - Black Tern[still on sailing pit]+Y.L.Gull,LRP[clifton pit].
Tue 16th Aug: Welbeck - Osprey fishing.
Tue 16th Aug: Owthorpe - A male Reeve's Pheasant. On the road between the A46 and Owthorpe, just before "S" bend at top of hill.
Tue 16th Aug: Clifton Grove - 2 Turtle Dove on telegraph wires behind Holme pit, 1 Hobby hawking dragonflys [Holme Pit].
Tue 16th Aug: Attenborough - Juv Black Tern on right hand side of sailing pit as you look towards the visitor centre from 1915-2000, doing circuits back and forth, intermittently out of view and occasionally coming as close as the visitor centre. 2 adult Egyptian Goose with chick, Numerous Common Terns. And Cricket legend Graham Gooch jogging past Chilwell Retail Park in Essex CCC tracksuit!
Mon 15th Aug: Goosedale Lane,Bestwood - Common Buzzard feeding in stubble field, Tree Sparrow x 32, Grey Partridge x 2, Nuthatch x 1
Mon 15th Aug: Attenborough - Black Tern[sailing pit],Curlew x4[clifton pit],Y.L.Gull,Buzzard x2,Willow Tit
Sun 14th Aug: Welbeck Raptor Watch-point - Common Buzzard, Western Yellow legged Gull
Sun 14th Aug: Teversal - Spotted Flycatcher in the Churchyard.
Sun 14th Aug: Silverhill/Hardwick wood - Buzzard
Sun 14th Aug: Bilsthorpe - Muddy Field on A 614 at Bilsthorpe: 2 Green Sandpipers, Greenshank
Sun 14th Aug: Bestwood Mill Lakes - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker[ with roaming tit flock]
Sun 14th Aug: Attenborough - Barnacle Goose,Buzzard x2,Willow Tit.
Sat 13th Aug: Moorgreen Reservoir - Hobby [forced down by heavy rain]by the Rest-awhile benches.
Sat 13th Aug: Holme Pierrepont - Garganey [A52 pit]
Sat 13th Aug: Attenborough - Hobby[observed chasing hirundines,shortly after prolonged downpour,clifton/coneries],Green Sandpiper,Common Snipe x2,Y.L.Gull.
Sat 13th Aug: Annesley Pit Top - 3 Common Buzzards, 2 Tree Pippits, 3 Meadow Pipits
Fri 12th Aug: Grove Farm, Nottingham - University Sports Ground, Clifton Bridge: Mediterranean Gull[ad.]
Fri 12th Aug: Attenborough - Clifton Pit: 2 Common Snipe, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Wigeon[f.]; Western Yellow legged Gull[Sailing Lagoon]
Wed 10th Aug: Netherfield - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Yellow Wagtail, Garganey[f.]-- [Slurry Lagoon], c.14 Shoveler, Peregrine Falcon, 14 Swifts passing through.
Wed 10th Aug: Hucknall - Large flock of House Martins (app 100) over Hucknall golf course, Wigman Road at about 19:30
Wed 10th Aug: Erewash Meadows - Little Egret [flew from the old Railway Embankment towards Jacksdale], 2 Crossbills flew West, Nightjar disturbed from the path alongside the railway line near the A610 Langley Mill by-pass.
Wed 10th Aug: Edwinstowe - 2 Spotted Flycatchers, near to the major Oak @ 10:15am
Wed 10th Aug: Colwick Country Park - Garden Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtails and 1 Yellow Wagtail
Tue 9th Aug: Maun Valley Trail, Mansfield - Red Kite,hunting along the valley in the afternoon.
Tue 9th Aug: Clumber Park - At 12.30pm, an Osprey flying very low over the A614 just past Clumber Park, also further south two Common Buzzards at Misk Hills circling and calling.
Tue 9th Aug: Attenborough - Little Egret (Clifton Pond), Kingfisher, Reed Warbler x2
Sun 7th Aug: Lound - Wood Sandpiper
Sun 7th Aug: Hoveringham - 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Egyptian Geese + 6 goslings [Sailing Pit], Oystercatcher [River Trent], Brown Argus Butterfly [Railway Pit].
Sat 6th Aug: Moorgreen Reservoir - Red crested Pochard (eclipse male)
Sat 6th Aug: Lound - Wood Sandpiper [Neatholme], 8 Black-tailed Godwits.
Sat 6th Aug: Attenborough - Black-tailed Godwit (Wet Marsh), Dunlin (Clifton Pond)
Sat 6th Aug: Attenborough - Black Tailed Godwit,Dunlin,LRP x2,Oystercatcher,G.B.B.Gull,Y.L.Gull.
Sat 6th Aug: Annesley Pit Top - Common Sandpiper, 3 Crossbills, thro, north
Fri 5th Aug: Lound - Wood Sandpiper [by River Idle bridge], 5 Green Sandpipers [Neatholme Scrape], plus Greenshank, Black tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper.
Fri 5th Aug: Attenborough - Common Buzzard, Dunlin, Oystercatcher [Clifton Pit], 7 Egyptian Geese + 3 day old chicks. Western Yellow Gull [Sailing Pit] + Emperor, Migrant Hawker and Ruddy Darter [Beeston Pit]
Fri 5th Aug: Attenborough - Black Tailed Godwit x2[wet marsh],Dunlin x3,LRP x2,Snipe x3[clifton pit].G.B.B.Gull and Y.L.Gull[sailing pit]
Thu 4th Aug: Lound - Wood Sandpiper[Neatholme Scrape], 3 Greenshank, Black tailed Godwit.
Thu 4th Aug: Attenborough - Black Tailed Godwit x9,Dunlin x3,LRP x2,Snipe x2[clifton pit].
Wed 3rd Aug: Netherfield - 400 Lapwing
Wed 3rd Aug: Colwick Country Park - 2 Spotted Flycathers, Grey Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin.
Tue 2nd Aug: Nottingham City Centre - 4x Grey Wagtails (2x Juv's.)
Mon 1st Aug: Cotham Flash - Wood Sandpiper
Mon 1st Aug: Attenborough - Green Sandpiper,Oystercatcher,LRP x2[clifton pit]
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