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February 2005


Mon 28th Feb: Wollaton Park - Lots of Redwing, numerous Jay, Fieldfare and Mistle Thrush. Also Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Green Woodpecker.
Mon 28th Feb: Bilborough, Nottingham - 100 Waxwings and 40+ Redwings, at the entrance to the Denewood Centre, Denewood Crescent. The Waxwings were still there at 3.30pm.
Mon 28th Feb: Attenborough - two Bitterns from the hide this afternoon at 2.20 pm.
Mon 28th Feb: Attenborough - c30 Waxwings [Old car park], 2 Treecreepers.
Sun 27th Feb: Welbeck Great lake - 7 Whooper Swans, with adult Caspian Gull mid afternoon.
Sun 27th Feb: Sutton Lawn Park - 100 + Brambling, 100 Waxwings until 11:00 then flew of in direction of Sutton Town Centre.
Sun 27th Feb: Nuthall - Male Blackcap [Mornington Crescent]
Sun 27th Feb: Langford Lowfields - Short eared Owl, 10 Whooper Swans, flying west.
Sun 27th Feb: Hoveringham - 20 Whooper Swan at Hoveringham sailing lake at 12:00.
Sun 27th Feb: Holme Pierrepont (Blotts) - 8 Shelduck, 2 Dunlin.
Sun 27th Feb: Harlow Wood - 2 Singing Siskin.
Sun 27th Feb: Bunny - 2 Common Buzzards over Leake-Bunny road moving N.-1000hrs.
Sun 27th Feb: Attenborough - 2 Common Buzzard, Water Rail (works pit), 2 Shelduck, 4 Willow Tits.
Sun 27th Feb: Attenborough (Erewash Field) - 3 Snipe, Short-Eared Owl
Sat 26th Feb: Wollaton - Male blackcap in garden at Ringwood Crescent
Sat 26th Feb: Wollaton - 30 Waxwings, Bramcote Lane (by shops)
Sat 26th Feb: Thurgaton - House Sparrow x Tree Sparrow hybrid - 1 male at Orchard House Farm on Out Buildings at Thurgarton. SK696493 (Bird was there last spring and summer.)
Sat 26th Feb: Sutton Lawn Park - 100+ Brambling, 150-200 Waxwings
Sat 26th Feb: Sutton Bonnington - 30+ Fieldfares in tall trees w.end of Hungary Lane
Sat 26th Feb: Kingsmill Reservoir - 1 near adult summer Mediterranean Gull A.M. (different from adult summer that was seen last weekend).Also a full summer adult in the afternoon til dusk.
Sat 26th Feb: Hoveringham sailing pit - Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, Stonechat[fem.], Yellow-Legged Gull.
Sat 26th Feb: East Leake - Treecreeper by roadbridge Brickyard Lane, 10 Red legged Partridge field N.side Brickyard Lane.
Sat 26th Feb: Cotham Tip - 2nd winter Iceland Gull at Cotham tip mid afternoon. SK799484
Sat 26th Feb: Colwick CP - 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers in the Nature Reserve near \'the Loop\';3 redhead Smews on the Hall lake.
Sat 26th Feb: Attenborough - Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Treecreeper.
Fri 25th Feb: Wollaton - 9.30 am Male blackcap in garden at Ringwood Crescent
Fri 25th Feb: Colwick C.P. - 2 red head Smew [Hall Lake].Yellow-Legged Gull [Log Boom], 18 Goldeneye, 200+ Redwing thro;
Fri 25th Feb: Attenborough - Bittern from Bund[08.30],Two displaying Drake goldeneye[clifton pit],but rest of time spent dismayed at devastation caused along the Trent bank,from the Bund to the Wheatear field,by some Digger drivers on HELL plates.[please inform incoming warblers,and locals,to find another abode]
Wed 23rd Feb: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - Oystercatcher, Redshank, Goldeneye and large numbers of Wigeon, Pochard, Tufted Duck and Great crested Grebes.
Wed 23rd Feb: Colwick Country Park - Water Rail,still showing well by the green railings + Red-Crested Pochard on the Loop + 3 Red-Head Smew on the Hall Lake.
Tue 22nd Feb: Colwick Park - Goldeneye on West Lake. Redshank on Loop Bank of Colwick Lake - 12 noon ( Where new grass is being sown ).
Mon 21st Feb: Wollaton Park - Lesser spotted Woodpecker drumming
Mon 21st Feb: Colwick CP - One drake and one female Red-crested Pochard. Water Rail, Loop Bank, best viewed at the Penstock Gate by the green railings.
Sun 20th Feb: Watnall - A Willow Tit, daily visitor since November to a local garden.
Sun 20th Feb: Skegby - 120 Golden Plover on Beck lane.
Sun 20th Feb: Langford Lowfields - At Langford Lowfields -- drake Green-winged Teal + 7 Pintail. Also in the general area, 17 Goosander, 32 Shelduck and Common Buzzard.
Sun 20th Feb: Kingsmill Reservoir - Mediterranean Gull (sum. ad) early PM
Sun 20th Feb: Chilwell - Waxwings C60,in small Rowen tree\'s in Corn Mill pub garden.[11.30 am]
Sun 20th Feb: Bestwood Mill Lakes - 2 Jack Snipe, 13 Common Snipe.
Sun 20th Feb: Besthorpe/Langford - On the River Trent -- Common Snipe, 2 Oyster Catcher, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin and 5 Redshanks.
Sun 20th Feb: Attenborough - Bittern showed briefly mid-morning in front of the delta hide.
Sat 19th Feb: Wollaton - c200 Waxwings Thoresby Road, Wollaton (near Bramcote Lane shops)
Sat 19th Feb: Nottingham (Trent Bridge) - 30 Waxwings, Meadow Lane/London Rd. junction
Sat 19th Feb: Netherfield - 6 Snipe
Sat 19th Feb: Gringley Carr - short-eared owl x 1; Bewick swan x 3; whooper swan x 57; hen harrier (ringtail) x 1
Sat 19th Feb: Felley Priory - 3 Common Buzzard around William Wood
Sat 19th Feb: Colwick CP - Redshank, Red-Crested Pochard, Yellow-Legged Gull, 2 red head Smews[Hall Lake]
Sat 19th Feb: Bulwell - Grey Wagtail, visiting a garden pond to take excess fish food from around the side every day since about November.
Sat 19th Feb: Attenborough - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker,Bittern[delta].Short Eared Owl.Stonechat X3.Chiffchaff.
Sat 19th Feb: Attenborough - Goosander[30], Egyptian Goose[7], Chiff Chaff[SailingPit], Water Rail[Delta], also on the Delta, the Bittern showed,briefly, in the reed-bed at 1715.
Sat 19th Feb: Attenborough - 30 Wigeon grazing south of river; 3 Bullfinches; 12 Goosander; Kingfisher; Teal, Shoveler,Gadwall throughout.
Fri 18th Feb: Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 2 Goshawk displaying, 15 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine.
Fri 18th Feb: Ruddington - 150+ Golden Plover with a few Lapwings mixed in, in the fields south of Wheatcroft Island at midday.
Fri 18th Feb: Nottingham - 18 Waxwings-St Nicholas\'s churchyard, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham City Centre 2.00pm
Fri 18th Feb: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Redshanks, 5 Shelduck.
Fri 18th Feb: Clumber Park - Great grey Shrike and at least 5 Bramblings on the south Lawn.
Fri 18th Feb: Budby South - At least 10 Woodlark, including 7 singing - very noisy and much competitive display flight.
Thu 17th Feb: Langford Lowfields - Pintail (5 male, 3 female), Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Snipe, Redshank, Goosander, Shoveler.
Thu 17th Feb: High Marnham - 110 Golden Plover, 3 pair Green Woodpecker, 2 Whooper Swans overflying.
Wed 16th Feb: Nottingham - 33 Waxwings on Hucknall Road, near BP Garage @ 1.45PM. Chased off by Mistle Thrush, but located 5 mins later feeding on Rowan berries on Hadyn Road near to Mansfield Road junction.
Wed 16th Feb: Mansfield - Skylark singing @ Sherwood Forest Golf Club @ 1145
Wed 16th Feb: Costock/Wysall - 15 X Greylag Geese and Grey Heron--Small pond in field between Costock and Wysall.
Wed 16th Feb: Clifton - 40 Goldfinch and Siskin feeding in Alders near to Holme Pit. Lesser spotted Woodpecker in Clifton Village churchyard.
Wed 16th Feb: Attenborough[long eaton New workings] - Whooper Swan X12
Wed 16th Feb: Attenborough - Drumming male Lesser spotted Woodpecker, drake Pintail, Oystercatcher
Wed 16th Feb: Arnold - 125 Waxwings Douro Drive/Leivers Court @ 1610hrs
Tue 15th Feb: Ratcliffe-on-Soar - Common Buzzard on the power station.
Tue 15th Feb: Nether Langworth - 29 Waxwings on the A632
Tue 15th Feb: Mission Carr NWT - Willow Warbler, over-wintering at Misson Carr Reserve SK710975
Tue 15th Feb: Arnold - 100 Waxwings Douro drive/Leivers court @ 1630hrs
Mon 14th Feb: Dunkirk - c14 Goosanders on the Highfields Lake.
Mon 14th Feb: Colwick CP - 2 Redhead Smews on the Colwick Hall Lake.
Mon 14th Feb: City Centre - peregrine on Newton Building, overlooking Burton Street at lunchtime
Mon 14th Feb: Carrington - 60 Waxwings on Hucknall Road, by the petrol station and primary school.
Mon 14th Feb: Carrington - 100 Waxwing [Ebury Road/Hucknall Road) at 10.00. They really upset a local Mistle Thrush which was going frantic!!
Mon 14th Feb: Attenborough - 6 Waxwing flew down river towards Beeston Marina.
Mon 14th Feb: Arnold - 43 Waxwings 1530hrs [Douro Drive]
Mon 14th Feb: Annesley Pit Top, Bentinck - 2 Raven briefly, then flew off north also a Peregrine there.
Sun 13th Feb: Sutton Bonnington - 2 X Long tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest along Hungary Lane 1030.
Sun 13th Feb: Radcliffe-on-Trent - Pair of Blackcaps in Garden.
Sun 13th Feb: Longdale Lane - c. 20 Waxwings in flight to roost - see from Longdale Lane car-park (4-30 p.m.).
Sun 13th Feb: Kingston upon Soar - Common Buzzard flew towards the hall from S
Sun 13th Feb: Clifton Grove - Water Rail [Holme Pit], 2 Stonechats behind Holme Pit, 1 Stonechat near to the weir.
Sat 12th Feb: Penny Pasture (Kersall) - 3 Jack Snipe
Sat 12th Feb: Langford Lowfields - Drake Green-winged Teal
Sat 12th Feb: Farnsfield - 3 Common Buzzard
Sat 12th Feb: Eakring Meadows - 1 Jack Snipe
Fri 11th Feb: City Centre - grey wagtail on roof top, Upper Parliament Street.
Fri 11th Feb: Chilwell - At 3.30pm there was a flock of 28 Waxwings in a tree at the corner of Eldon Road.
Fri 11th Feb: Attenborough - Bittern from the Bund, Common Snipe, 3 Willow Tits.
Fri 11th Feb: Arnold - 7 waxwings 1300hrs Douro Drive.
Thu 10th Feb: Nuthall - Waxwing x24 @08:30, on Mornington Crescent, Nuthall, also Goldcrest
Thu 10th Feb: Beeston - c 300 Waxwings, Beacon Road
Thu 10th Feb: Arnold - 8 Waxwings Kilbourne Road, Arnold @ 1630hrs.
Wed 9th Feb: attenborough - waxwing x2[Eldon Road],Shelduck,Treecreeper,Snipe
Wed 9th Feb: Welbeck Raptor Watch Point - Caspian Gull, Peregrin Falcon, 8 Common Buzzard
Wed 9th Feb: Holme Pierrepont - 2 Shelduck, 3 very nice male Red crested Pochard (a bit wary), 6 Snipe, 2 Great spotted and 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Goldcrest (Skylarks NR), Egyptian Goose.
Wed 9th Feb: Dunham on Trent Lakes - 43 Mute Swans, 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Black Swan, Redshank and a good mixture of winter Ducks.
Wed 9th Feb: Clumber Park - Mandarin Duck (3 ducks + 1 drake), Egyptian Goose x 2 + mobile mixed flock, Siskin and Redpoll, 35 + birds.
Wed 9th Feb: Bulwell - 08.55am -- 15 Waxwings. Dabell Avenue, Blenheim Industrial Estate, Bulwell, Nottingham.
Wed 9th Feb: Attenborough - 8x Shoveler; 8x Goosander; 3x Goldeneye (female); Shelduck; Teal, Pochard, Gadwall throughout
Tue 8th Feb: Welbeck Raptor Watch Point - Caspian gull present for just 5 mins at around 1300hrs. It came from,and departed to, the West ie up the valley away from Clumber Park.
Tue 8th Feb: Bulwell - 30 Waxwings, Dabell Avenue, Blenheim Industrial Estate, Bulwell, Nottingham @ 11.55am.
Tue 8th Feb: Attenborough - 2 Jack Snipe [Delta], Bittern (am)[Delta], Tree Creeper.
Tue 8th Feb: Attenborough - 14 Waxwings in the Eldon Road area.(PM)
Mon 7th Feb: Colwick CP - Redshank 3, Yellow Legged Gull [Trout Lake]. Mediterranean Gull [Log Boom].
Mon 7th Feb: Attenborough - Lesser spotted Woodpecker [delta], 5 Common Snipe [Delta], Water Rail [Works Pit], 73 Golden Plover [Works Pit].
Sun 6th Feb: Netherfield Lagoons - Little Egret.
Sun 6th Feb: Longdale Lane - Waxwing x 20 came in to roost @ 16:00 @ Longdale Lane carpark, also Lesser Redpoll x 20+
Sun 6th Feb: Gringley Carr - Whooper Swan x 58, Bewicks Swan x 9, Hen Harrier x 1 ringtail, viewable from Pumping Station.
Sun 6th Feb: Attenborough - Buzzard X2,Shelduck X4,Snipe X5,Willow tit,Bullfinch C12.
Sun 6th Feb: Attenborough - 2 Jack Snipe showed well this a.m.from the hide, + 6 Common Snipe also the 4 Pink-feet still at Barton-in-Fabis.
Sat 5th Feb: Nuthall - Waxwing x20 (11:30), Mornington Crescent, Nuthall.
Sat 5th Feb: Moorgreen Reservoir - Great Spotted Woodpecker x3, Treecreeper, Nuthatch x2, Willow Tit x3, Bullfinch x2, Numerous Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit.
Sat 5th Feb: Hucknall - Redwing
Sat 5th Feb: Hoveringham Sailing Pit - Mediteranean gull x 1. Adult showing quite a lot of black hood. Iceland gull x 1. Prob 2nd winter Tawny owl x 1. Showing in tree on other side of sailing pit. green sandpiper x 1, seen briefly on opposite shore.
Sat 5th Feb: Annesley Pit Top - Adult Caspian Gull 1050->1100, then flew off west. Also Jack Snipe.
Fri 4th Feb: Ruddington - Male Blackcap on feeders (peanuts) this morning.
Fri 4th Feb: Attenborough - Water Rail [Works Pit], 5 Common Snipe [Delta].
Fri 4th Feb: Attenborough - Peregrine[over works Beach],Buzzard[sth of river],Snipe,Goldfinch X50[churchyard].
Fri 4th Feb: Arnold - 45 Waxwings in Douro Drive @ 1500hrs
Thu 3rd Feb: Gotham - Male Stonechat on the Gotham-Clifton Road at the Gotham end.
Thu 3rd Feb: Clumber Park - Great grey Shrike on the South Lawn.
Thu 3rd Feb: Attenborough - 19 Goosander, Tree Creeper, Willow Tit
Thu 3rd Feb: Arnold - 5 Waxwings, Douro Drive, 0800hrs
Thu 3rd Feb: Arnold - 300 pink footed geese.>west @ 1000hrs
Thu 3rd Feb: Arnold - 100 Waxwings, Merton Close @ 1500
Wed 2nd Feb: Gotham - Male Stonechat on the Gotham to Clifton Road.
Wed 2nd Feb: Clumber Park - Great grey Shrike on the South Lawn, late morning.
Wed 2nd Feb: Arnold - 80 Waxwings, Kilbourne Road, Arnold 1300hrs
Tue 1st Feb: Hucknall - Hucknall Garden (near old Linby Colliery tip - The Ranges)-- Bullfinch (2) male and female, Green Woodpecker.
Tue 1st Feb: Bulwell - 08:45 - Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell, Nottingham. 20 Waxwings.
Tue 1st Feb: Attenborough - Oystercatcher,Stonechat,Grey Partridge X2[sth of river]
Tue 1st Feb: Attenborough - Late morning -> early p.m. Bittern in front of hide; 2x Buzzard south of river; 2x Great spotted Woodpecker; 2x Shelduck; a few female Goldeneye; 4x Bullfinch; Tree Sparrow; calling Tawney Owl, Chiffchaff.
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