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January 2005


Mon 31st Jan: Wollaton Park - Wollaton Park Lake, 3 Mandarin duck (2 male, 1 female).
Mon 31st Jan: Colwick CP - Red crested Pochard + Water Rail [Loop Bank], 3 redhead Smew [Hall Lake]. Lesser spotted Woodpecker (1 male, 1 female) + Peregrine Falcon, [Nature Reserve], Lesser Peckers are mobile, between Hall and The Old Rugged Bridge !
Mon 31st Jan: Barton-in Fabis - 4 Pink feet in the fields with Mute Swans.
Mon 31st Jan: Attenborough - Leucistic Black headed Gull [Main Pit].
Sun 30th Jan: Welbeck Raptor Point - 53 Pink feet heading NW
Sun 30th Jan: Rise Park, Nottingham - 32 Waxwings, late morning on Brownlow Drive.
Sun 30th Jan: Penny Pasture (Kersall) - Jack Snipe
Sun 30th Jan: Netherfield Lagoons - 4 Dunlin (flying with Lapwing), female Stonechat [Fishing Pit], Little Egret [Fishing Pit / Ouse Dyke], Athya Hybrid (Tufted x Pochard) [Deep Pit], Snipe [Deep Pit].
Sun 30th Jan: Bulwell - Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell 200ish Waxwings in the area all day, feeding on the Rowans on Sellers Wood Drive between the 2 islands as you enter Blenheim Industrial Estate and also migrating to behind the Aldi supermarket on the way to Bulwell and other areas on the Industrial Estate, just as last year.
Sun 30th Jan: Bestwood Pit Top - Common Buzzard
Sun 30th Jan: Attenborough - Bittern superb views in front of hide,12.15 till 12.30pm,[Observed catching small fish].Shelduck,Snipe,Buzzard X2[sth of river],Goldeneye X13[clifton pit].
Sat 29th Jan: Wollaton Vale - 12 Redwings c1000hrs
Sat 29th Jan: Skegby - 200 Pink-feet Geese going west
Sat 29th Jan: Gringley on the hill - 60+ Whooper Swans, plus 5 Bewicks.
Sat 29th Jan: Forest Town, Mansfield - Pink-feet - 238 over at 12:10pm, heading North-west
Sat 29th Jan: Eakring - 471 Pink-feet over at 2pm, heading North-west
Sat 29th Jan: Colwick CP - 3 redhead Smew - Colwick Hall lake, single Red crested Pochard - loop, Lesser spotted Woodpecker nature reserve, behind stable block, 7+ Reed Bunting - peninsular.
Sat 29th Jan: Clumber Park - Great grey Shrike, on the South Lawn, 0930am.
Sat 29th Jan: Clifton, Nottingham - 4 skiens of pinkfooted geese over Clifton Grove between 12.00 -12.20pm all heading west ,over 1000 birds in total. Also 5 Common Buzzard displaying over Clifton Wood
Sat 29th Jan: Attenborough - Bittern seen from the bund, c1100hrs
Fri 28th Jan: Colwick CP - Lapwing 220, Redwing 32, Pochard 104, Shoveler 86, Gadwall 4 [race-course pool], Goldeneye 6, Smew 2, [Redheads - Colwick Hall Lake].
Fri 28th Jan: Clumber Park - GREAT GREY SHRIKE -- south lawn in sheep field, bridge end close to last stile 15.00, 1 HAWFINCH behind chapel
Fri 28th Jan: Carlton, Nottingham - 36 Waxwing on Foxhill Road, late morning
Thu 27th Jan: Fountaindale - c100 Siskin on alders.
Wed 26th Jan: Worksop - 80 Pink-feet moving north-west, at 12:45pm.
Wed 26th Jan: Attenborough - At around midday: Bullfinch; 28 Goosander; 4 Goldeneye on Coneries pond (1 male); 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; Kingfisher on river; 200 Lapwings on Works beach; 12 Shoveller; some Pochard and Teal. 2 Shelduck, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Common Buzzard.
Tue 25th Jan: Nottingham - Peregrine on the Trent University building, Burton Street.
Tue 25th Jan: Harlow Wood - Midday -- c 250 Pink Footed Geese NW in 2 skeins.
Tue 25th Jan: Chilwell - 10 Waxwings on Eskdale Road, late morning.
Tue 25th Jan: Attenborough - Late morning -> early p.m.: C. 200 Lapwings on Works beach; Shelduck and female Goldeneye on Coneries pond; a smattering of Teal, Shoveller, Pochard throughout; Kestrel; Sparrowhawk; 2x G.S. Woodpecker: Bullfinch; 7x Goosander(2x male).
Mon 24th Jan: Mansfield - 0900am -- Peregrine going north over bus station.
Mon 24th Jan: Attenborough - Excellent views of the Bittern from the Delta Hide (10.15 am), Several close up views (10 feet) of a Kestrel at the entrance to the Hide.
Mon 24th Jan: Attenborough - 2 Buzzard south of river; 8 Goosander (3 male); 11 Shoveller (3 female); 4 G.S. Woodpecker; 34 Greylag on river; 1 Shelduck; 1 Bullfinch: 1 v. unconcerned Kestrel. A few Teal, Gadwall and Pochard were scattered throughout, and there good numbers of Goldfinch and Long-tailed Tits.
Mon 24th Jan: Arnold - Birchfield Rd/Kilbourne Rd area, Monday am 40+ Waxwings.
Mon 24th Jan: Arnold - 50+ waxwings 1500hrs Merton Close.
Sun 23rd Jan: Welbeck - Adult Caspian Gull on the Great Lake at Welbeck.
Sun 23rd Jan: Peafield Lane (between Warsop and Edwinstowe) - Merlin
Sun 23rd Jan: Nottinghamshire - There has been a massive movement of Pink-footed Geese through Notts this morning with so far, in excess of 7,600 birds, all moving west. The best single total at one site was 3,800 through Netherfield Lagoons between 09:45 and 12:00.
Sun 23rd Jan: Newton - c340 Pink-footed Geese flying WNW at 10:45
Sun 23rd Jan: Langford Lowfields - drake Green-winged Teal has been showing well from the RSPB viewing platform. Last seen at 15:20.
Sun 23rd Jan: Holme Pierrepont - A52 pit, west - end. A single Slavonian Grebe, at 11:10 hrs.
Sun 23rd Jan: Hayton - 18 Mute Swans
Sun 23rd Jan: Gringley Carr - 4 Bewick Swans, 67 Whooper Swans
Sun 23rd Jan: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - 51 Mute Swans, 1 Black Swan
Sun 23rd Jan: Colwick CP - 2 redhead Smews on the Colwick Hall lake (am)
Sun 23rd Jan: Bestwood CP - Buzzard (2), Green Woodpecker, Siskin (2), Goldcrest, Treecreeper.
Sun 23rd Jan: Attenborough - Teal x8 on Works Pond, Golden Plover x42 on Works Beach, Goosander x2 on Works Pond, Kingfisher from Hide, Water Rail from Hide.
Sat 22nd Jan: Eastwood - 20 Waxwings in trees adjacent to Morrisons at the junction of Nottingham Road and Mansfield Road in Eastwood at 12.50 today.
Sat 22nd Jan: Colwick CP - 3 Redhead Smews on the Colwick Hall Lake, plus 9 White-front Geese flying north.
Sat 22nd Jan: Clifton - c150 Pink-Footed Geese over Clifton 9.35am heading west. 2 Common Stonechat and 1 Tree Sparrow in fields behind Holme Pit (Clifton Grove). 6 Goldeneye on river Trent.
Sat 22nd Jan: Budby Common - 220 Pink-feet - going c. west-- mid morning.
Sat 22nd Jan: Attenborough - Egyptian Goose x2 Attenborough Football Club pitch, Snipe x2 on Works Beach, Goosander x4 on Works Pond and x4 on Main Pond, Teal x8 on Works Pond, Shoveler 8-10 from the Hide.
Sat 22nd Jan: Attenborough - Bittern [from the bund], 3 Water Rail, Common Buzzard.
Fri 21st Jan: Clumber Park - On the South Lawn -- Brambling, Green Woodpecker, Great spotted Woodpecker, Lesser spotted Woodpecker plus Jays everywhere.
Fri 21st Jan: Beeston - 300+ Waxwing at the junction of Beacon Road and Pagets Road.
Thu 20th Jan: Huthwaite Tip - First winter Iceland Gull present in the morning at least.
Thu 20th Jan: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - 49 Mute Swans, 3 Redshanks, good numbers of wintering ducks. George Hudson also asks -- after walking around the Lakes 2 or 3 times a week for 5 years he has never found a dead Swan under the power lines there. Today he found 4. Anything to do with the strong winds recently? Anyone else noticed a similar problem recently?
Thu 20th Jan: Clumber Park - Great Grey Shrike on the South lawn
Thu 20th Jan: Attenborough - Drake Pintail[over clifton pit],Herring Gull X2,Drake Goldeneye X3,Buzzard.
Thu 20th Jan: Arnold - Kilbourne Road, Arnold -- 1030am -- 2 Waxwings
Wed 19th Jan: Huthwaite Tip - second winter Iceland Gull
Wed 19th Jan: Cotmanhay/Ilkeston - Just over the Erewash in Derbyshire, there has been for the past few days a flock of between 30-100+ Waxwings in the Ebinezeer Street/ Muskham Avenue area.
Wed 19th Jan: Attenborough - Common Buzzard, Grey Partidge -- 4.
Wed 19th Jan: Arnold - 12 Waxwings in Duro Drive at 1500hrs
Tue 18th Jan: Nottingham - c30 Waxwings (Forest Road East).
Tue 18th Jan: Clumber Park - Great Grey Shrike
Tue 18th Jan: Attenborough - Bittern seen from the bund c1000hrs, 24 Goosanders[Works Pit]
Mon 17th Jan: attenborough - Bittern[briefly from bund]
Mon 17th Jan: Welbeck - Caspian Gull on the Great Lake in the morning.
Mon 17th Jan: Clumber Park - On the South Lawn: 3 Jay, 3 Green Woodpwcker, Lesser spotted Woodpecker, 10/15 Redpoll.
Sun 16th Jan: Welbeck - Caspian Gull on Welbeck Great Lake.
Sun 16th Jan: Rufford CP - Immature Peregrine
Sun 16th Jan: Attenborough - 2 Pintail[Main Pit], 30 Goosanders[Works Pit], 3 Snipe[delta]
Sat 15th Jan: Attenborough(New Workings) - 3 X Short-eared Owls, 10+ Corn Buntings.
Fri 14th Jan: Attenborough - Bittern[from hide,briefly,13.30].Short Eared Owl,and pair of Stonechat[erewash field].Buzzard X3,and Grey Partridge X6,Golden Plover X30[sth of river].
Thu 13th Jan: Wellow - Barn Owl
Thu 13th Jan: Welbeck - Caspian Gull on the Great Lake.
Thu 13th Jan: Colwick Country Park - 3 Smews on Colwick Hall Lake. -- the one between the Hall and the main Lakes.
Thu 13th Jan: Clumber Park - Great Grey Shrike on the South Lawn
Wed 12th Jan: Nottingham - c60 Waxwings St Annes (Robin Hood Chase).
Wed 12th Jan: Hayton - 150 Mute Swans, 5 Whooper Swans.
Wed 12th Jan: Gringley - No Swans in sight !!
Wed 12th Jan: Farnsfield - Common Buzzard
Wed 12th Jan: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - 41 Mute Swans.
Wed 12th Jan: Attenborough - Short Eared Owl[sth of river].Goosander X30[Main Pond].Great Crested Grebe X40[Tween Pond].Willow Tit.
Tue 11th Jan: King's Mill Reservoir - 0820 6 Little Egrets flew low over King's Mill Res heading west
Tue 11th Jan: Holme Pierrepont - Gadwall -6 (SK623390)
Tue 11th Jan: Colwick - 2 Female Smews on Colwick Hall Park
Tue 11th Jan: Attenborough - 14 Goosanders, Works Pit, Willow Tit
Mon 10th Jan: Nottingham - c40 Waxwings still around in St Annes
Mon 10th Jan: Nottingham - Redwings moving at night (2300-2310), 5 calls heard in 10 minutes over Silverdale Estate (SW Nottingham)
Mon 10th Jan: Attenborough(New workings) - Drake Ring-necked Duck still present on its pit (west side of Pasture Lane)
Sun 9th Jan: Nottingham - 108 Waxwing, junction of Westminster Close and Hungerhill Road, St. Anns. 2pm
Sun 9th Jan: Longdale Lane - 90 Waxwing -- Longdale lane near Papplewick Pumping station north of Arnold. Mid afternoon.
Sun 9th Jan: Bentick Pit Top - Two Short eared Owls, Mid Afternoon -- view only from the B6018
Sun 9th Jan: Attenborough - Bittern[from hide],Short Eared Owl[sth of river],Goldeneye X12[clifton pit],Great.B.B.Gull,Snipe X8,Goosander X23.
Sun 9th Jan: Arnot Hill Park, Arnold - Grey Wagtail
Sun 9th Jan: Annesley Pit Top - 2 Peregrines
Sat 8th Jan: Eakring Meadows - Woodcock
Sat 8th Jan: Attenborough - Bittern flying in front of hide.
Fri 7th Jan: Treswell Wood - Willow Tit, Marsh Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker
Fri 7th Jan: Nottingham - 80 Waxwings in the St. Annes area.
Fri 7th Jan: Arnold - 10:30am 2 Waxwings on Douro Drive.
Thu 6th Jan: Sutton-in-Ashfield - 15 Bramblings in Sutton Lawn Park
Thu 6th Jan: Nottingham - 70 Waxwings Hungerhill Rd/Westminster Close, St Annes 10.10am...extremely approachable! Also 12 Waxwings last Rowan tree before roundabout on Derby Rd Long Eaton 11.30am. Opposite school.
Thu 6th Jan: High Marnam - 3 Green Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, 7 Grey Partridge, 13 Golden Plover.
Thu 6th Jan: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - Black Swan, Redshank, good numbers of Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Coot and growing numbers of Pochard.
Thu 6th Jan: Attenborough - Water Rail, 59 Golden Plover, Shelduck
Wed 5th Jan: Mansfield Woodhouse - 10.50am 150+ Pinkfeet over Mansfield Woodhouse heading north/west
Wed 5th Jan: Harlow Wood - Woodcock 1, Red legged Partridge 12, Willow Tit 2.
Wed 5th Jan: Attenborough - 2 Common Buzzard, 4 drumming Great spotted Woodpeckers, Tree Creeper, 2 Snipe, 21 Goosander.
Wed 5th Jan: Attenborough (New Works) - Ring-neck Duck stiil on the first pit to the west of Pasture Lane, off Meadow Lane, Long Eaton.
Tue 4th Jan: Trowell Moor - Male Rough-legged Buzzard, seen 11am, on the A609 between Trowell and Wollaton Vale. Bird flew across in front of observer who had a clear view of warm brown wings, darker primaries, and white rump.
Tue 4th Jan: Nottingham - 90 Waxwings present at midday, on St Annes Well Road in the area around IC Discounts store.
Tue 4th Jan: Attenborough - Bittern from hide[16.00],Short Eared Owl[sth of river],Snipe X23[flying over from sth of river].
Mon 3rd Jan: Wollaton Park - As well as the usual ducks, one male Goosander on the lake. The Jackdaw/Crow roost is now c3000
Mon 3rd Jan: Nottingham - Sparrowhawk circling Old Market Square,
Mon 3rd Jan: Nottingham - 12:15 -- 120 Waxwings in St Anns Well Road/Westminster Grove area.
Mon 3rd Jan: Holme Pierrepont - 1120 Long tailed Duck on rowing course, then flew in the direction of Blotts Pit
Mon 3rd Jan: Clumber Park - Great grey Shrike on the south Lawn.
Mon 3rd Jan: Chilwell - 2 Waxwings -- Chilwell retail park
Mon 3rd Jan: Caunton - Waxwing in a Caunton garden.
Mon 3rd Jan: Attenborough - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff
Mon 3rd Jan: Attenborough (New Works) - 3 Corn Bunting, Ring necked Duck
Sun 2nd Jan: Holme Pierrepont Rowing Course - Long tailed Duck still present around the 1250 metre mark on the rowing course.
Sun 2nd Jan: Clifton Grove - Female Merlin on the fields behind Beeston weir, 2 Stonechats on fence posts by Holme Pit
Sun 2nd Jan: Attenborough - Corn Bunting[new works]
Sat 1st Jan: South Carlton - 127 Pink-footed Geese heading west
Sat 1st Jan: Nottingham - 40/50 Waxwings in the Hungerhill Road area of St Annes
Sat 1st Jan: Attenborough - Sora showed well first light.Stonechat X2[Erewash Field].Ring Necked Duck,Corn Bunting X2,Male Merlin and Grey Partridge X2[New Works].
Sat 1st Jan: Attenborough - Sora seen well once early morning, still on \'Sora Spit\', Clifton Pit. Also Bittern seen in the morning in the Delta. 22 Goosanders Works Pit/Main Pit.

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