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Monday 31st August

Holme Pierrepont - Spoonbill [Blotts Pit, 16:45 to 19:00 at least] also 2 Black Tern [Blotts Pit ] and 91 Ringed Plover [5 grounded on Blotts and flock of 68 that circled then moved off North, followed by a further 18 from the south].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Osprey [Circling high over Barton-in-Fabis, 15:21], Black Tern [Clifton Pit, 12:11] Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe, Peregrine, 5+ CommonSwift, 4 Kingfisher, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Common Whitethroat.

Newington - 2 Sandwich Tern [Hagg Lane, through South, this afternoon] also 3 Common Greenshank, 7 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 14 Common Snipe and 11 Little Egret.

Besthorpe NWT - Pintail [Mons Pool, eclipse drk] and Greenshank and Green Sandpiper [Merring].

Barton-in-Fabis/Clifton Grove - Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and 5 Common Snipe [A453 Drain, 09:30], 2 Hobby, 4 Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler [Branshill area].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Common Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, adult Yellow-legged Gull and Northern Wheatear.

Kings Mill Reservoir -1 Mediterranean Gull [2nd Winter] and 1 Common Sandpiper.

Bennerley Marsh - 100 Swallow [over water treatment works].

Cotham Flash - 2 Green Sandpiper.

Kilvington Lakes - 1 Ringed Plover, c.6 Dunlin, 3 Common Greenshank, 5 Turnstone [in fly-through mixed species wader party].

Sunday 30th August

Kilvington - Little Gull [Juvenile on West Lake, 19:30].

Barton-in-Fabis - Common Redstart [female,in hedgerow next to the Equestrian Centre, 13:15], Dunlin and Green Sandpiper [A453 Drain, 14:00] 3+ Hobby and 4 Common Swift [over Branshill Wood, 16:00] and 6+Lesser Whitethroat in the area.

Bentinck Pit Top - 3 Common Sandpiper.

Misson - 3 Whinchat and Marsh Harrier [just West of Misson, along along Slaynes Lane this morning].

Newington - Wood Sandpiper, 5+ Ruff, Common Snipe, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Egret and Lesser Whitethroat [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning].

Saturday 29th August

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] Lound Bird Club's 25th year celebration 'BIG BIRD DAY' event. Joint species total was 101 birds with highlights being: Osprey, 5 Wood Sandpiper, Bittern, Mandarin, Common Redstart. 2 Garganey, 2 Turnstone, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Hobby and Spotted Flycatcher. A full write up of the days events can be found on Lound Bird Clubs excellent website.

Barton-in-Fabis - Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and 5 Yellow Wagtail [A453 Drain, 17:30].

Newington - 4 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret and Ruddy Shelduck. 17:15].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Common Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper and 2 Whinchat [by West Lake, 10:30].

Collingham Pits - 1 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Kingfisher.

Friday 28th August

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] – 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Black Tern, 3 Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper [Clayworth Common, Conservation Lake], Turnstone [Bellmoor Lake], 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 12 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, 5 Snipe and 1 Ringed Plover [Neatholme Scrape], 2 Marsh Harrier [sud adult male and adult female Chainbridge Scrape], 10 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper and 15 Yellow Wagtails [Blaco Pits], 20 Tree Sparrows [Blaco Farm], Marsh Harrier, 9 Common Tern, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Turtle Dove, [Neatholme Fen], Grey Wagtail, 3 Little Egret, 4 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Pit], 8 Common Swift [over Cross Lane Marsh], 3 Hobby, 2 Ringed Plover and 4 Little Egret [Chainbridge NR Scrape], 300 Sand Martin and 5 Little Egret [Chainbridge Pit] and Greenshank [Tiln North].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [on silt lagoon 4 this afternoon - please view from public footpath only].

Bramcote - Hobby [hunting hirundines this morning on Common Lane].

Upper Morton - Montagu's Harrier [ringtail, hunting beside the A1 near the Worksop turn off, 08:49].

Late news from the 26th: Skegby - Lesser Grey Shrike [unconfirmed report, along the Teversal Trail, near the Skegby end].

Thursday 27th August

Barton-in-Fabis - 2 Northern Wheatear [in Horse Paddocks off Manor Rd, 19:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] Wood Sandpiper - [Clayworth Common, Conservation Lake, 18:13], 3 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 3 Black Tern [1 adult & 2 Juveniles], 5 Dunlin and 1 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Scrape].

Warsop Vale - Honey Buzzard [over Carter Lane, 17:30].

Newington - 10 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper and 6 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash, 17:05].

Calverton - 2 Hobby [hunting House Martin on several occasions today over springwater golf club], also pair of kingfisher.

North Clifton - Hobby [hunting around the Japanese meditation centre, 15:30] and Grasshopper Warbler [in the middle of the garden].

Strawberry Hill Heath - 2 Spotted Flycatcher.

Cotham Flash - 1 Green Sandpiper.

Kilvington Lakes - 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Greenshank and 4 Common Sandpiper.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 14 Black tailed Godwit [arrived from NW around 08:55 circled Clifton Pit several times landing briefly on the spit, then flew off strongly NE. Returned 15 mins later and landed for 2 minutes on the spit, before flying off strongly East gaining height] also Ruff, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 63 Shoveler, 35 Teal [all Clifton Pit], 10 Common Swift [over the Wheatear field] and Garganey [eclipse drk/female, Clifton Pit still this evening].

Church Warsop - 2 Tawny Owl [conservation area this morning, 6:00].

Wednesday 26th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Garganey [eclipse drk/female, Clifton Pit this evening] also Peregrine [over Branshill, from Tower Hide].

Besthorpe NWT - Black-tailed Godwit [Juv, islandica, on Mons Pool this evening] also Northern Wheatear.

RSPB Beckingham Marshes - 2 Northern Wheatear, Little Owl and 12 Grey Partridge.

Kilvington Lakes - Little Stint [West Lake, 15:00].

Newington - Whinchat [this afternoon near Misson at East end of Newington North Quarry] also 1 Hobby. 14 Ruff, Common Sandpiper and Ruddy Shelduck [Hagg Lane Flash this afternoon].

Tuesday 25th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Wood Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, 14:15] also 3 Common Sandpiper, Ruff and Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit this morning].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Mediterranean Gull [13:00 - 13:40, then flew SW].

Brinsley - Raven [flying across fields between Hall Lane and footpath to the The Moor, 12:55].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 3 Ruff, 2 Hobby and 3 Little Egret [Chainbridge NR Scrape, West], 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Common Snipe, Greenshank and 3 Little Egret [Chainbridge NR Scrape, East], Greenshank and 7 Little Egret [Chainbridge Pit], Greenshank, 2 Marsh Harrier [Tiln North, Restoration Area], Wood Sandpiper, Northern Wheatear, 2 Ruff, 3 Greenshank [Clayworth Common, Conservation Lake], Marsh Harrier [male over, Cross Lane Marsh], 3 Black Tern (1 adult & 2 juveniles), 4 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper and Greenshank [Neatholme Scrape], 4 Turtle Dove [including 2 juveniles, The Willows, Clayworth Copse], 4 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Turtle Dove and 2 Ruff [Neatholme Pit], 3 Black Tern [2 adults & 1 juvenile], 4 Ruff, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, Greenshank, 5 CommonSnipe, 2 Turtle Dove, Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby, juvenile Marsh Harrier, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Swift and 150 Sand Martin [Neatholme Scrape], 8 Ruff, 4 Wood Sandpiper (present late afternoon), 5 Little Egret, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper and 2 Greenshank [Neatholme Fen], Yellow-legged Gull [Linghurst Pool] and c30 Tree Sparrow [Blaco Farm, Cottages].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Spotted Flycatcher [on woodland edge viewable from car park this morning].

RSPB Beckingham Marshes - 3 Northern Wheatear.

Upper Broughton - Hobby.

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Tree Pipit [this morning].

Middelton Boulevard - Common Swift [over 08:35].

Wollaton Park - Spotted Flycatcher [large beech in hall gardens, this morning] also 6 Common Swift.

Newington - Wood Sandpiper [Hagg Lane Flash, 07:40].

Monday 24th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Knot [flying around Clifton Pit calling this evening, then flew off North/East].

Ratcliffe-on-Soar - Osprey [flew East, over the woods on the right side of power station this evening, from the direction of the Long Eaton Gravel Pits].

Ruddington - Pied Flycatcher [Female, in private garden for half an hour this afternoon].

Colwick Country Park - c75 House Martin [over in one flock], 1 Common Sandpiper [on the river], 1 Greenshank [over calling mid afternoon] and 1 Little Egret.

Blyth - Osprey [circling over Blyth, 12:15].

Old Ollerton - Dipper [again this morning, by the memorial garden on the River Maun].

Sunday 23rd August

Kilvington - Caspian Gull [adult, on West Lake 19:00].

Balderton - Gannet [Juvenile, flew east over the A1 from Nott's into Linc's between Cottam and Claypole, 18:35].

Radcliffe on Trent - Red Kite [flying low over the last few houses on the A52 just exiting Radcliffe on trent, 18:30].

Rainworth - 2 Raven [over heading South/West 15:55].

Oxton - Osprey [over oxton bypass 13:15].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] – 2 Black Tern [adult and juvenile, late afternoon, Chainbridge NR Scrape] , 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 150+ Lapwing, 1 Hobby and 6 Common Tern [Chainbridge NR Scrape], Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank and Common Sandpiper [Clayworth Common, Conservation Lake, late afternoon], Peregrine, female Marsh Harrier over and 2 Black Tern [Tiln North, Restoration Area], 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 1 Greenshank, 3 Wigeon [Neatholme Pit], 2 Marsh Harrier [male and female over Neatholme Scrape], 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Black Tern [adult & juvenile [Neatholme Scrape], 2 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Turtle Dove [flew over North, Neatholme Scrape] and 2 Ruff, 1 Greenshank and 1 Dunlin [Neatholme Fen].

Bentinck Pit Top - 2 Common Sandpiper and Northern Wheatear.

Bestwood - Red Kite [over Lamins Lane, this afternoon].

Annesley - Red kite [A611 outskirts of Annesley, hunting over horse field, 12.00].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Red Kite [over South, 11:20 - 11:25].

Calverton - Hobby [hunting House Martins next too springwater golf club].

Clifton Pastures - adult Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, c250 LBB, c300 Black-headed Gull and 1 Hobby [viewed from the layby on Barton Lane/Nottingham Rd Junc, 12:30].

Clifton Grove - Spotted Flycatcher [in the large Oak, at the bottom of Branshill, 08:30] also Peregrine and 2 Little Owl.

Holme Pierrepont - Juv Little Stint [Blotts Pit, 06:45] also 4 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 5 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Hobby and 19 Wigeon.

Saturday 22nd August

Barton-in-Fabis - Black Kite [Viewed from the Tower Hide Attenbrough NR. [gradually drifting towards Barton, before heading off South/East over Branshill Wood, 16:30 to 16:32].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 3 Ruff, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank [Neatholme Scrape], Wood Sandpiper still, 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Garganey and 2 Marsh Harrier [Clayworth Common, Conservation Lake], Common Redstart and 1 Turtle Dove [The Willows], Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge NR Scrape], Marsh Harrier and Common Redshank [Tiln North], Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Whitethroat and 1 Willow Warbler [Bellmoor Pits] and Turnstone, 3 Ruff and 1 Sedge Warbler [Bellmoor Lake].

Cotham Flash - 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Snipe.

Kilvington West Lake - 2 Common Sandpiper.

Compton Acres - Spotted Flycatcher [10:00, at SK 571366 - about 100m from the SW corner of Roko field].

Brinsley - Raven [over fields between Church Walk and Hall Lane, mobbed by crows, 08;07].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Sandpiper and Ruff [Clifton Pit, 08:00] and 1 Green Sandpiper [Works Pond].

Holme Pierrepont - Ringed Plover and Peregrine [Blotts Pit, 08:00] and Kingfisher [Skylarks pool].

Friday 21st August

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] – 3 Wood Sandpiper [2 feeding together on conservation pit, and a third on Neatholme Scrape].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Garganey [Clifton Pit, eclipse drake/female].

RSPB Langford Lowfields -Black Tern [Juvenile through south, 12.00].

Upper Broughton - Hobby [hawking flock of c100 hirundines on the Nott's/Leic's border] also 4 Common swift.

Brinsley - 2 Raven [seen around the fields of Brinsley on a regular basis].

Church Warsop - 2 Hobby [over Old Church Warsop/river Meden, 11:00].

Annesley and Newstead CP - 3 Ruff [over South/East, 09.39].

Holme Pierrepont - Little Stint [still present on Blotts Pit this morning].

Thursday 20th August

Collingham Pits - Black Tern [Juvenile, on Ferry Lane Lake, 19:25], also juv Mediterranean Gull and 4cy Yellow-legged Gull with 72 LBBG's [in field South of Ferry Lane Lake, late evening].

Holme Pierrepont - Little Stint [Juvenile, Blotts Pit 16:40 to 18:25 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and 2 Greenshank [Clayworth Common, Conservation Lake], Wood Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 5 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 2 juvenile Black Tern, 1 male Marsh Harrier, and 14 Common Tern including 5 juveniles [Neatholme Scrape], 5 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Egret, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ruff and 8 Common Tern including 3 juveniles [Neatholme Fen], 3 Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Tern [Neatholme Pit] and Turtle Dove [The Willows, Clayworth Copse].

Harworth - Common Redstart [male, in private garden this afternoon].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Marsh Harrier, 3 Ruff and 8 Greenshank.

Clumber Park - Hobby [Clumber ford, 11:15 then flew south] also 2 Kingfisher.

Gedling Country Park - Common Redstart [North of the sub-station, 09:50].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 7 Ruff [Clifton Pit, 08:55] also 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit and several Common Snipe.

Late news from the 15th - Clumber Park - Pied Flycatcher [female present at SK6380877106, 13:45].

Wednesday 19th August

Clifton Grove - 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+Willow Warbler, 12+Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler and 2 Hobby [Branshill/Rough Wood area, 17:00 - 18:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] – 3+ Ruff [adults], 9+ Larger Gulls , 1 Hobby [Neatholme Fen], 4+ Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 2 Ruff [juv's], 1 Greenshank [Neatholme Scrape], 2+Hobby, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier [male], 10 Larger Gulls [Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Greenshank [Clayworth Common Restoration]. 11:30 to 16:30 visit.

Wellow - Spotted Flycatcher [pair and approx 4 young in private garden].

RSPB Beckingham Marshes - 2 Green Sandpiper.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Marsh harrier [over Phase 1 this morning] and Greenshank [calling on Phase 2] .

Tuesday 18th August

Clifton Grove - Osprey [flew West over Branshill, 18:30].

Netherfield Lagoons - Dunlin and Ringed Plover [on the Slurry Lagoon, late afternoon].

Spalford - 5 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 49 Pied Wagtail, 16 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 600+ Starling [Spalford Pig/flooded fields] and 4 Dunlin [Spalford Pit].

Besthorpe NWT - Turtle Dove, 8 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper [Meering] and 2 Green Sandpiper [Mons Pool].

Hucknall - 2 Common Swift [over Annesley Road].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound]Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, 4 Common Sandpiper and 6 Dunlin [Neatholme Scrape], Marsh Harrier [male, over Clayworth Common], Spotted Redshank [Chainbridge Scrape], 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Tern and eclipse Garganey [Neatholme Pit], 4 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper and 6 Common Tern [Neatholme Fen].

Holme Pierrepont - 3 Ringed Plover, and 2 Green Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, 12:30].

Newington - 6 Ruff, Dunlin and 13 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash, 07:25] and Ruddy Shelduck [06:30].

Monday 17th August

Netherfield Lagoons - Whinchat [this evening, in the weedy field beside the substation].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Ruff, 2 Dunlin and Greenshank [Phase 2, this afternoon] and Marsh Harrier [over the visitor trails, this morning].

Clifton - 2 peregine [very vocal, headed south over the estate].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound]Wood Sandpiper [Neatholme Scrape, 09:25], Spotted Redshank [Chainbridge NR Scrape], 3 Common Tern, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 240 Lesser Black-backed Gull [Bellmore Lake].

Newington - 17 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Little Egret and Marsh Harrier [Hagg Lane Flash, 09:00] also Ruddy Shelduck this evening.

Kilvington Lakes - 1 Common Greenshank and 1 Common Sandpiper.

Wollaton Park - Spotted flycatcher [feeding from prominent branch on one of the large lime trees between the lake and the hall, this morning].

Sunday 16th August

Misson - 2 Green Sandpiper [Misson Quarry, 16:45].

Newington - Great White Egret [flew East from Hagg Lane Flash, early morning], 11 Ruff, 5 Common Snipe, 4 Little Egret, and Peregrine [Hagg Lane Flash].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit].

Clifton Grove - Hobby [over Clifton Wood].

Worksop - Starling [9,000 in 3 flocks, flying North/West over Thievesdale 08:30 - 09:15].

Saturday 15th August

Clumber Park - Pied Flycatcher [Grid ref SK6380877106 at 13:45].

Collingham - Hobby [feeding above River Trent, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Garganey, 2 Common Snipe and 2 Little Egrets [Clifton Pit, this afternoon] also Ruff [Beeston Marsh].

Clifton Grove - Common Redstart [Moulting male, on the Branshill side of the Rough Wood 12:45], Spotted Flycatcher [Burrows Farm, 13:25] also good numbers of commoner warblers.

Compton Acres - Tree Pipit [100m from the SW corner of Roko field, 10:00. SK 571366] also 3 Common Whitethroat

Newington - Pectoral Sandpiper [still on Hagg Lane Flash, 09:00].

Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [on the Slurry Lagoon 08.50, showing on and off till 10:00].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound]Spotted Redshank, Common Redshank and Hobby [Chainbridge NR Scrape], Turnstone [Neatholme Scrape, 06:55] also Garganey, Curlew, 6 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 immature Black Tern, Peregrine, and Marsh Harrier [sub adult female over North/East]. 4 Ruff, 2 Dunlin [Neatholme Fen] and 2 Greenshank [Clayworth Common, Conservation Lake].

Friday 14th August

Old Ollerton - Dipper [on the river maun by the memorial garden, early evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Black Tern [Tween Pond, this afternoon].

The Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Goshawk.

Budby Pumping Station - Honey-buzzard [1 mile west of the Pumping Station].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] – 5 Black Tern Neatholme Scrape, 2 birds 12:00 then later 5 birds were present at 14:50], Wood Sandpiper [for majority of the day but wasn't present early evening, Tiln North Restoration Area] also Common Sandpiper and 3 Ringed Plover. Spotted Redshank [Neatholme Scrape, flew south heard calling three times 10:40], Greenshank and 14 Little Grebe [Clayworth Common, Conservation Lake], Whimbrel [flew west and north east, Neatholme Scrape] also 2 Ruff, 7-14 Dunlin. Black-tailed Godwit [for just 5 minutes Chainbridge NR Scrape,then south], 6 Ruff, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe and 3 Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen]. 21 Common Snipe [Chainbridge NR Scrape, including 11 flew south west, 7 moved north east and 3 were grounded] plus 4 Yellow Wagtail, 12 Ringed Plover flew in late evening. 8 Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Pit].

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - 2 Whimbrel [thru, this morning].

Newington - Pectoral Sandpiper and Great White Egret [Hagg Lane Flash, 08:15 at least].

Thursday 13th August

Newington [Hagg Lane Flash] - Pectoral Sandpiper [Juvenile, originally found on Newington Flash, York's, just after midday, then relocated on Hagg Lane Flash, 13:10 to 16:30 at least], Great White Egret [showing very well 15:10, then flew back onto Newington Floods, Yorks 16:30] also 22 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover, 7 Common Snipe, 5 Yellow Wagtail and 15 Little Egret.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Greenshank and Green Sandpiper [on Phase 1], also a party of swifts trickling through.

Clipstone Forest - 2 Green Sandpiper [on muddy stream in desert area].

Teversal Trail - Willow Tit.

Holme Pierrepont - Common Sandpiper and Little Egret [Blotts Pit, midday].

Kilvington Lakes - 1 Common Snipe, 1 Dunlin and 5 Yellow-legged Gull.

Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [flew across the Slurry lagoon, along the reeds in front of the seat, 09:30].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] Wood Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape, 09:20], Black Tern [Neatholme Scrape, present from 14:20 to 18:00 at least], also 10 Dunlin and 2 Green Sandpiper. 5 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Pit], Yellow-legged Gull [sub-adult], Ruff, Greenshank and 6 Common Tern [Neatholme Fen], Greenshank [Tiln North Restoration Area] and 4 Little Egret, female Mandarin Duck and 4 Yellow Wagtail [Chainbridge NR Scrape].

Cotham Flash - Great White Egret [non-breeding adult, 07:00 then flew South] also 1 Green Sandpiper.

Southwell - Firecrest [Late news from Monday, singing male reported from Reg Taylor's Garden Centre].

Wednesday 12th August

Rufford Pit Top - 1 Nightjar [feeding around hill, 22:00].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] – 2 Common Redstart [including 1 juvenile 1w male] , adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Redshank, 2 Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper and 2 Turtle Dove [Neatholme Fen], 2 Dunlin [Neatholme Scrape], 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and Marsh Harrier [Neatholme Pit]. 16:00 to 19:30 visit.

Newington - Great White Egret [showing well on Hagg Lane Flash this morning] also 15 Little Egrets, 3 Ruff and a Green Sandpiper.

Tuesday 11th August

Holme Pierrepont - 3 Green Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Collingham - Hobby [over the River Trent, late afternoon].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Marsh Harrier [over Phase 2, looking south from the viewing screen this afternoon].

Spalford Pit - 44 Lesser-black Backed Gul, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Red-crested Pochard.

The Welbeck Estate - 2 Spotted flycatcher, 6 Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff [on the Deer Park, this afternoon].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] – 4+ Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Redshank, 50+ Larger Gulls [Neatholme Fen], 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 2 Common Snipe [Neatholme Scrape], 4 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Pit], Common Redstart [Neatholme Lane], 1 Hobby [Tiln North Restoration], 2 Ruff, 1 Sparrow-hawk [Chainbridge Scrape], 11:30 to 15:30 visit.

Kilvington Lakes - 1 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Common Sandpiper and 3 Yellow-legged Gull

Monday 10th August

Clifton - Peregrine [over the University Cricket ground, this evening].

Retford - Northern Wheatear [Saundby Park Farm, 14:40].

Cotham Flash - 5 Green Sandpiper.

Kilvington Lakes - 1 Golden Plover [juvenile], 1 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull.

Sunday 9th August

Arnold - Red Kite [flew high South/West over Parry Way, 15:45].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Black-tailed Godwit [1, still in the South/West corner].

Newington - Great White Egret [flew over Hagg Lane Flash 11:00, before settling on Newington Floods, South York's] also 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and 11 Little Egret 10:00.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound]Turtle Dove and Yellow-legged Gull [this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Garganey [eclipsed drk], Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 2 Common Snipe and 5 Little Egret [all Clifton Pit this morning]

Colwick Country Park - Common Sandpiper [Colwick sluice] and 4 Grey Wagtail.

Calverton - 2 Hobby [Springwater golf course, this morning]

Budby Flash - Great White Egret [briefly 08:30, then flew off North/West 08:37].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 3 Greenshank [but very mobile].

Saturday 8th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 07:30], Yellow-legged Gull [adult on Tween, 20:15], 2 Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit] and 7 Little Egret.

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Common Scoter [A52 Pit, drk and female 07:30 - 18:15 at least] also Willow Tit [singing and showing regularly by the middle screens at Blotts Pit this morning].

Kingsmill Reservoir - 7 Black-tailed Godwit [in the South/West corner 17:40].

Barton-in-Fabis - Turtle Dove [showing well from the Churchyard, 07:30].

Friday 7th August

Bulwell - Dipper [Juvenile, present all day favouring the stretch of river between the green bridge to the children’s play park and the Highbury Vale stone bridge] also 3 Grey Wagtail [adult and 2 Juv's].

Besthorpe NWT - Willow Tit [on the south side of Mons Pool, this afternoon].

Barton-in-Fabis - Turtle Dove [still present purring away on conifer in walled garden today at 14:15].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Black-tailed Godwit [still in the South/West corner late afternoon] also Common Sandpiper.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [on phase 2 this afternoon].

Thursday 6th August

Bulwell - Dipper [Juvenile, again present on the River Leen, favouring the stretch of river between the green bridge to the children’s play park and the Highbury Vale stone bridge, 18:00 at least].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Black-tailed Godwit [in South/West corner late afternoon].

Calverton - Hobby [hunting in the area of the wind turbine, 16:20].

Besthorpe NWT - Mandarin Duck [Mons Pool].

Collingham - 2 Eurasian Curlew and 1 Common Sandpiper [Silt Pond].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Common Redshank, Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper [on site today].

Wednesday 5th August

Bulwell - Dipper [Juvenile, on the River Leen next to the park 18:51, then flew upstream but relocated under stone bridge near to Wilkos. Present since 23rd July].

Osberton estate - Quail [singing male, this afternoon 14:30].

Holme Pierrepont - 3 Green Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, this morning 10:35].

Mansfield Woodhouse - Hobby [thru south, 09:00].

Fiskerton - 2 Red Kite [over Hazelford Lock island this morning].

Tuesday 4th August

Hoveringham - Black Stork [Approached the Sailing Lake in steady flight from the North-East before turning and circling. It gained height and then moved off to the North until lost from view, 11:00 until 11:12].

Holme Pierrepont - adult Yellow-legged Gull and Green Sandpiper [Blotts this evening].

Barton-in-Fabis - Turtle Dove [showed briefly in the walled garden this evening, 20:10].

Beeston - Raven [calling over Beeston, 17:30].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] – 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Snipe and single Turtle Dove [Neatholme Scrape], Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Pit], 3 Ruff, 6 Dunlin, 7 adult Common Tern and 5 juveniles, Turtle Dove on wires and Yellow-legged Gull [Neatholme Fen], Common Redstart [male, The Willows] and Dunlin [Tiln North, Restoration Area].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Ruff, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Ringed Rlover with Lapwings [on Phase 2].

Bulwell - Raven [mobbed by Carrion Crows, Bulwell Hall park].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greenshank [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Monday 3rd August

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] – 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Common Tern including 5 juveniles, 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank and 2 juvenile Turtle Dove on wires [Neatholme Fen], 4 Green Sandpiper and 3 Little Egrets [Neatholme Pit], 4 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plover and Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Scrape], 2s male Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby, and up to 7 Little Egrets [Chainbridge NR Scrape], 50+ Pied Wagtail and 5 Yellow Wagtails [feeding on shoreline, Chainbridge Pit], c 20 Little Egret Clayworth Common, Conservation Lake, including 5 fledged and 2 very small chicks].

Warsop - Marsh Harrier [East over Lea Road, 09.12].

RSPB Landford Lowfields - Marsh Harrier [over Phase 2] and Dunlin [Phase 1 islands with lapwings, this morning].

Annesley & Newstead CP - 4 Black-tailed Godwit [thru south, 08.27].

Sunday 2nd August

Barton-in-Fabis - Turtle Dove [Showing well all day, Churchyard/Walled Garden area, 19:00 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greenshank and Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit], adult Yellow-legged Gull and Dunlin [Tween, this evening].

Clifton - Hobby [over the estate this evening].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [Phase 2], Ruff and Dunlin [Phase 1].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound]Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Common Redstart, Ruff, Dunlin and Green Sandpiper.

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Marsh Harrier [male and Juvenile, over the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed early afternoon].

Budby Flash - Marsh Harrier [over at midday].

Bestwood Mill Lakes - Wood Sandpiper [10:00, then flew South].

Saturday 1st August

Misson - Spotted Flycatcher [in/around Misson Churchyard this evening].

Barton-in-Fabis - Turtle Dove [still in the vicinity of the Churchyard, 13:00 at least].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Bittern [single flew across the Slurry Lagoon, 12:15 and 2 seen together having a dispute in the far corner of the reed-bed], 2 Marsh Harrier [Juvenile, over the Slurry Lagoon on and off all morning and female briefly 14:15].

Holme Pierrepont - Wood Sandpiper and Ruff [Blotts Pit 10:45, then flew high south 11:12] also Green Sandpiper.

Many thanks to:

Steve Adams, Jamie Alexander, Laurence Archibald, David Atkinson, Gary Barber, Mervyn Bartle, Chris Bell, Steph Best, Rich Box, Robin Brace, Alan Brown, Sean Browne, Nicholas Brownley, Paul Buxton, Rob Carlyle, Tim Carter, Jimmy Christmas, Carl Cornish, Alan Clewes, Nick Crouch, Miles Cluff, David Dougherty, David Dunn, Steve Dunn, Steve Furber, Chris Grimshaw, Andy Hall, Ian Hall, Mike Hill, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Darren Housman, Peter Lee, Sorrel Lyall, Darren Matthews, Paul Morris, Dean Nicholson, Martyn Perkins, Clive Prescott, David Read, Jason Reece, Simon Roberts, Anne Ryan, Jason Ryan, Col Scott, Alan Scrimshaw, Roger Sheppard, Andrew shooter, Mark Speck, Jace Stag, J Steele, Mick Tring, Mark Tyler, Ben Ward, Paul White, Brian Wilde, Mark Wilde, John Wilson.

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