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Thu 31st Jan
Teversal Trail - 2 Goldcrest [between information centre and railway bridge over Buttery Lane].
Hoveringham - Sailing Lake: 1 Whooper Swan [with Mute Swan family feeding in field to right of main drive], 3 Northern Pintail [2 males & 1 female].
Kings Mill Reservoir - 1 Brent Goose [dark-bellied form through to the West at 07:55am with 13 Greylags].
Tue 29th Jan
Clumber Park - 5 Hawfinch [Chapel area].
Aspley - 2 Mistle Thrush [adjacent to David Lloyd Leisure Centre, Aspley Lane ].
Orston - 1 Mistle Thrush [in Churchyard].
Mon 28th Jan
North Leverton - 2 Mistle Thrush.
Drakeholes - Barn Owl.
Collingham - New Workings: 16 Northern Pintail, 12 Common Shelduck, 90 Eurasian Wigeon, 35 Eurasian Teal, Green Sandpiper, 30 Northern Lapwing.
Langford Lowfields - 4 Northern Pintail, 2 Common Shelduck, 4 Common Goldeneye, 4 Shoveler. 60 Eurasian Teal.
Sutton Bonington - 8 Tree Sparrow [Hungary Lane opposite the farm].
Nottingham University - Jubilee Campus: 2 Goosander [males], Little Grebe [in usual location by NCSL].
Sun 27th Jan
Rufford Country Park - 3 Bullfinch.
Ruddington - 2 Blackcap [pair in a garden].
Bestwood Country Park - Leen Pastures: c.25 European Golden Plover [over to West], 2 Willow Tit [on feeding station].
Misterton Carr - 38 Whooper Swan, 14 Bewick's Swan.
Clumber Park - 4 Hawfinch [behind Chapel]
West Bridgford - 5 Yellowhammer [Holme Grove].
Holme Pierrepont - A52 Pit: 2 Smew [male & female], 900 Eurasian Wigeon, 27 Common Goldeneye, 22 Shoveler, 3 Common Shelduck [pm], 24 Common Redshank, 3 Common Snipe, Common Buzzard. Blott's Pit: 24 Common Goldeneye, 300 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Common Shelduck [am], 2 Common Snipe, Smew, 1 Greater Scaup [female].
Shelford - 6 White-fronted Goose.
Netherfield Lagoons - 11 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 200+ Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Common Snipe, 7 Bullfinch, 5 Common Gull, 36 Mute Swan [on nearby oil-seed rape field].
Sat 26th Jan
Grove Farm - Stonechat [male], 70 Fieldfare.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Delta: Common Snipe. Erewash Field: 3 Common Snipe, 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark.
Netherfield Lagoons - Brambling, Grey Wagtail, 3 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 10 Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 3 Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, 4 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, c.20 Common Pochard, c.20 Tufted Duck, 10 Coot, 8 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, House Sparrow, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, c.50 Herring Gull [including juvenile birds], c.70 Black-headed Gull, Common Kestrel.
Fri 25t Jan
Netherfield Lagoons - Large Gravel Pit: 80 Eurasian Wigeon, 37 Gadwall. Deep Pit: 24 Common Pochard, Water Rail. Slurry Lagoon: Goosander [male, over], Green Sandpiper [over low], 8 Eurasian Teal.
Thu 24th Jan
Colwick Country Park - 1 Red-crested Pochard [male on West Lake].
Wed 23rd Jan
Colwick Country Park - West Lake Brent Goose [dark-bellied individual]. Trout Lake: 25 Common Gull, 90 Northern Lapwing.
Tue 22nd Jan
Newark - Water Rail [Cottam cycle track].
Clumber Park - 1 Great Grey Shrike [still on heath land opposite the chapel but elusive], 1 Goosander [male flying towards Carburton Lakes].
Mon 21st Jan
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Chiffchaff [in full song at 10:00 from inside the sewage works just West of Barton Lane level crossing].
Nottingham Racecourse - 2 Common Snipe, 7 Meadow Pipit, 11 Northern Lapwing.
Colwick Country Park - West Lake: 6 Smew [2 males & 4 females], Brent Goose, 32 Eurasian Wigeon, 30 Siskin. Trout Lake: 3 Siskin, Mandarin Duck, 90 Northern Lapwing.
Sun 20th Jan
Holme Pierrepont - Rowing Course: Brent Goose [dark bellied form on rugby pitch], 12 Common Goldeneye, Common Redshank, 21 Siskin. Blott's Pit: Greater Scaup [female], 550 Eurasian Wigeon, 11 Northern Lapwing, 6 Meadow Pipit. A52 Pit: 46 Common Redshank, 1100 Eurasian Wigeon, 12 Eurasian Teal, 3 Green Woodpecker.
North Leverton - 2 Robin [pair with male displaying].
Sturton High House - 26 Yellowhammer, c.150 Fieldfare.
Annesley Pit Top - 1 Common Buzzard, 2 European Golden Plover [in large flock of Lapwings], 2 Stonechat [pair around the bottom lagoon], Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest.
Sat 19th Jan
Clumber Park - 5 Common Shelduck, 39 Gadwall, 5 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit.
Colwick Country Park - 3 Red-crested Pochard [male & 2 female], Kingfisher, 9 Common Goldeneye, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Moorhen, c.100 Coot, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, Common Pochard, c.40 Tufted Duck, c.12 Shoveler, c.200 Mallard, c.30 Eurasian Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, c.100 Northern Lapwing, c.20 Cormorant [including a continental form bird], c.200 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull [juvenile], 2 Greylag Goose, c.200 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook. Migrant Trap Area: 2 Great Tit, Blue Tit, c.20 Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, 2 Blackbird, House Sparrow. West lake: 1 Brent Goose [dark-bellied form], 3 Smew [1 male & 2 females].
Wollaton Park - Football Pitches: 12 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackbird, Black-headed Gull, 4 House Sparrow, Common Kestrel, Carrion Crow, Goldcrest, Starling, Long-tailed Tit.
Fri 18th Jan
Colwick Country Park - 14 Fieldfare, 22 Redwing, West Lake: 5 Smew [4 female & 1 male], 32 Eurasian Wigeon, 5 Common Goldeneye, Mandarin Duck, Red-crested Pochard, 60 Northern Lapwing, 10 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull.
Thu 17th Jan
Colwick Country Park - 1 Merlin [across Main Lake], West Lake: 5 Smew [male & 4 females], 35 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Common Goldeneye. Trout Lake: 4 Red-crested Pochard [3 males & 1 female], Mediterranean Gull, Yellow Legged Gull [log boom].
Shelton - 20 Pink-footed Goose [09:15 - appeared disorientated as they hit the rain front. Appeared to come down in fields to the east of the road between Shelton and Thoraton].
Wed 16th Jan
Collingham - 1 Red-necked Grebe [new workings], 1 Northern Pintail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Barn Owl, Shoveler, 4 Stonechat, 1 Great Crested Grebe.
Colwick Country Park - 5 Smew [2 male and 3 female].
University Park Lake - 13 Goosander.
Tue 15th Jan
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Bittern [opposite Delta Hide, showing well briefly at 14:15].
Mon 14th Jan
Kilvington - New Lake: 5 Greater Scaup, 9 Northern Pintail.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Red-necked Grebe [still present].
South Muskham - Piscatorial Pit [NB private and patrolled by bailiffs]: Peregrine [female], Stonechat [male], 125 Eurasian Wigeon. A1 Pits: Greater Scaup [female], 40 Eurasian Wigeon, 18 Common Goldeneye, 1200 Black-headed Gull, 60 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing.
Collingham - Red-necked Grebe, 1 Little Egret.
Sun 13th Jan
Collingham - Red-necked Grebe.
Colwick Country Park - 4 Smew [2 male and 2 female on West Lake], Slavonian Grebe [also on West Lake from 12 noon. Flew in from the river and moved behind the island near the river where it was viewed for about 5 minutes before it disappeared and could not be located again], 3 Red-crested Pochard [2 male and 1 female], Mandarin Duck.
Hoveringham - 1 Whooper swan [with 7 Mute Swans at the sailing club gate], 25+ of Fieldfare.
Cotgrave Country Park - 30 Siskin, 23 Pied Wagtail, 60 Fieldfare.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Red-necked Grebe [on Clifton Pond viewed from Kingfisher Hide], 28 Shoveler [Church Pond], Water Rail, c.20 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, c.10 Gadwall, c.10 Common Pochard, c.20 Tufted Duck, c.100 Mallard, 2 Goosander [1 male, 1 female], c.200 Northern Lapwing, c.1500 Woodpigeon, c.10 Collared Dove, c.400 Starling, c.2000 Rook, c.20 Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, c.20 Canada Goose, c.100 Coot, c.50 Moorhen, Robin, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Magpie.
Sat 12th Jan
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern, Red-necked Grebe [showing down to a few feet on the Clifton Pond in front of the Kingfisher Hide], Mediterranean Gull [a first-year bird on reedbed island], 1 Little Egret [also on reedbed island before flying towards the Coneries roost at 16:00], 1 Chiffchaff [Wet Marsh], 28+ Common Gull [Clifton pit].
Hoveringham - New Workings: Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Redshank, Common Buzzard. Railway Lake: 15 Goosander, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Common Redshank, 190 Eurasian Wigeon. Sailing Lake: Whooper Swan [main gate], Mediterranean Gull [1st winter].
Clumber Park - 2 Hawfinch [1 in Chapel area showing well and 1 in car park briefly].
Holme Pierrepont - 1 Iceland Gull [1st winter in roost], Mediterranean Gull [adult], 3 Red-crested Pochard, Greater Scaup, 3 Smew.
Collingham - 2 Little Egret, Red-necked Grebe.
Martin's Pond - 2 Water Rail.
Fri 11th Jan
Netherfield Lagoons - Ex-New Workings: 190 Northern Lapwing, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Herring Gull, 15 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 7 Reed Bunting [hedgerow]. Slurry Lagoon: 35 Eurasian Teal, Common Snipe, Water Rail. Large Gravel Pit: 40 Common Pochard, 15 Eurasian Wigeon, 10 Gadwall.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Bittern [in front of Delta hide].
Thu 10th Jan
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Bittern [in front of Delta hide].
Wed 9th Jan
Nottingham City Centre - 2 Peregrine.
Nottingham Racecourse - 2 Common Snipe, 7 Common Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit.
Colwick Country Park - West Lake: 42 Eurasian Wigeon. Trout Lake: Mandarin Duck, Red-crested Pochard, 90 Northern Lapwing.
Tue 8th Jan
Nottingham General Cemetery - 1 Jay, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Common Buzzard [fly over].
Langford Lowfields - 1 Merlin [chasing finches again]
Mon 7th Jan
Hoveringham - Washings Pit: 24 Eurasian Teal, Green Sandpiper. Sailing Lake: Whooper Swan [main gate]. Works Fishing Pit: 24 Shoveler. New Workings Pit: 2 Common Redshank. Big Pit: Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Common Redshank, 600 Eurasian Wigeon, 34 Common Goldeneye, 14 Meadow Pipit, 40 Fieldfare [sheep field].
Langold Lake - 1 Hen Harrier [a ringtail in fields in between lake and pit top].
Sun 6th Jan
Carlton - 1 Little Egret [fly over].
Hoveringham - 3 Glaucous Gull [1st Winter birds], 1 Iceland Gull [1st Winter], 1 Mediterranean Gull [1st Winter], 2 Caspian Gull [1 1st Winter & 1 adult], 5 Yellow-legged Gull.
Langford Lowfields - Red-necked Grebe, 1 Merlin [chasing finches].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Bittern [from Delta hide.
West Bridgford - 1 Brambling, 4 Lesser Redpoll [presumed Lesser], 4 Bullfinch.
Woodborough - 100 Fieldfare.
Mapperley Plains - 150+ Fieldfare [Field behind Travellers Rest Pub].
Bestwood Country Park - Mill Lakes: c.40 European Golden Plover [over to South near Dipping Ponds], c.60 Siskin, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Water Rail [running across Mud Island], 1 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Cormorant [sat in trees on an island], 1+ Great Spotted Woodpecker [drumming].
Clumber Park - Hawfinch [Chapel area just after 08:00].
Lady Bay Bridge - 11 Pink-Footed Goose [over to West].
Holme Pierrepont - Blott's Pit: Greater Scaup [female in flight], 300 Eurasian Wigeon, 7 Common Goldeneye, 3 Common Redshank, 2 Water Rail, 2 Smew [male & female in small overgrown pit just west of Blott's]. A52 Pit: Glaucous Gull [1st winter], Iceland Gull [1st winter] 14 Grey Heron, 70 Northern Lapwing, 900 Eurasian Wigeon.
Sat 5th Jan
Hoveringham - 2 Whooper Swan, 2 Little Egret, 120 Yellowhammer, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 98 Cormorant, 3 Bullfinch, 25 Reed Bunting, 5 Common Redshank.
Sherwood Forest - 3 Nuthatch, 6 Willow Tit.
Budby Pumping Station - 1 Brambling.
Hazel Grove - 2 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 70 Fieldfare.
Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Common Raven, 3 Common Buzzard.
Gedling Pit Top - c.50 Siskin, c.20 Goldfinch [large mixed flock among young alders], 2 Common Snipe, 3 Kestrel.
Nottingham City Centre - 1 Peregrine [adult in flight and perched on Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University].
Budby Common - Great Grey Shrike [just south of where Budby track meets the common].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Bittern [from Delta Hide], 1 Water Rail, 4 Goosander [2 male & 2 female Works Pit]. Sports Field: 5 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing.
Annesley Hall Woods - 1 Bullfinch, c.4 Nuthatch, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Common Buzzard.
Bentinck Void - 6 Stonechat [3 pairs], Jack Snipe, Woodcock.
Fri 4th Jan
Nottingham Racecourse - 19 Meadow Pipit, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing [over to NE] 12 Linnet.
Colwick Country Park - West Lake: Smew [female], 12 Eurasian Wigeon. Trout Lake: 14 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing [over], Mediterranean Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 650 Black-headed Gull [brief mini-roost in Lodge Bay at 15:00], 14 Northern Lapwing.
Holme Pierrepont - Siskin, 2 Redshank [Rowing Course and Slalom Course], Goldeneye, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Redwing.
Rufford Country Park - 1 Water Rail [Silver Pool], Goosander [drake on main lake], 20 Redwing [sheep meadow], Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 4 Common Pochard, 3 Cormorants.
Thu 3rd Jan
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Bittern [Delta Hide].
Colwick Woods - 1 Merlin [female chasing tit flock in the wood].
Wed 2nd Jan
Worksop - 30+ Pink-footed Goose [flying West about 09:40 over town centre].
Hoveringham - 8 Whooper Swan [departed NW from Railway Lake at approximately 11:00].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Red-crested Pochard [a pair on Main Pond], 3 Bittern [Delta Hide from 15:30], Water Rail, Kingfisher, 8 Goosander, Bullfinch.
Nottingham Racecourse - 2 Common Snipe, 8 Redwing, 37 Fieldfare [over to South], 32 Meadow Pipit, 4 Common Gull.
Colwick Country Park: - Trout Lake: 4 Red-crested Pochard, Mandarin Duck, 45 Common Pochard. Migrant Trap: 30 Siskin, 30 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush [sports ground east of fishing lodge].
Netherfield Lagoons - Old New Workings: 105 Great Black-backed Gull, 71 Herring Gull, 400 Northern Lapwing, 40 European Golden Plover, 20 Reed Bunting, 30 Linnet, 7 Tree Sparrow [hedgerows around workings], 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe [drainage ditch].
Holme Pierrepont - 3 Smew [Blott's Pit].
Tue 1st Jan
Bestwood Country Park - Pit Tip: 6 Skylark [including 3 singing males], 15+ Siskin [in mixed finch flock of c.65 birds feeding at edge of main plantation], 10+ Lesser Redpoll [also in finch flock], 1 Sparrowhawk [male], 1 Green Woodpecker [female]. Lamin's Lane: 4 Red-legged Partridge, c.36 Northern Lapwing [flushed from fallow field with 2 possible European Golden Plover].
Clumber Park - Chapel Area: 1 Hawfinch, 12 Siskin, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Marsh Tit.
Gedling Pit Top - 2 Short-eared Owl, 10 Skylark, 8 Siskin, 8 Common Snipe.
North Leverton - 1 Tree Sparrow, 4 Starling, 2 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, Rook, Wood Pigeon, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Wren, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Pheasant [male], 2 Magpie, 100+ Fieldfare, 8 Common Gull.
Holme Pierrepont - 3 Smew [1 male and 2 redheads on small pond just a few metres NW of main Blott's Pit], Greater Scaup [female], Merlin, 400 Eurasian Wigeon, 30 Common Goldeneye, Common Redshank. A52 Pit: 2 Mediterranean Gull [adults], Iceland Gull [1st Winter], 50 Fieldfare, 700 Eurasian Wigeon.
Colwick Country Park - Mediterranean Gull [adult on log boom].
Wilford - Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, 3 Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, Starling, Black-headed Gull.
Budby Common - Great Grey Shrike.
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