Welcome to the Website of the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers

This page will be updated on a daily basis, to provide a convenient news service to scarce & rare birds found within the County Nottinghamshire.

The Sightings page and @Nottsbirders Twitter feed are intended to alert birders to scarcer species that they might be interested in seeing within the County.

Records of more common species are still very important, but should preferably be submitted to the county Recorder Andy Hall. These records will then be added to the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers data-base, to be included in the monthly Newsletter and Annual Reports.

None of these reports have been verified or checked by the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers' Records Committee.

Records of certain species will not appear here during the breeding season - but please send in your reports regardless.


Please report your Latest Sightings to: nottsbirders@gmail.com or @NottsBirders on the Twitter feed.


Species shown in Blue on this page are species with less than 70 birds recorded in Nottinghamshire since 1970. Bold Red are species with less than 20 records annually and Red are species of interest.

Click Here to Access Archived Sightings 2014

Saturday 31st January

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Marsh Harrier [Male, Blaco] and 2 Grey Partridge [Mattersey Common].

Gringley Carr - Hen Harrier [Ringtail, this afternoon], Also 7 Corn Bunting.

Kingsmill Reservoir - 1 Willow Tit and Water Rail.

Holme Pierrepont - 6 Smew [All redheads, with 4 on the A52 Pit and 2 on Works Pit].

Kilvington - Great Northern Diver [Juvenile still present on East Lake, this afternoon].

Clifton Grove - 2 Marsh Tit [Clifton Wood, on the river bend], 2 Mandarin [Pair, Holme Pit 15:00 then flew towards the river].

Bestwood Country Park - Raven being mobbed by 2 crows 14:00].

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Bewick's Swans and 38 Whooper Swans [Along Trent Lane, this afternoon]. Also 14 Common Shelduck [Mons Pool].

Cotham Landfill - Caspian Gull [Adult, this morning, viewed from cyclepath].

Rufford Country Park - 5 Hawfinch [from the main car park this morning, 08:24].

Friday 30th January

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [seen twice today in reed north of boardwalk on western bank]. Also Little Owl [showing well on willow tree in field to right at new entrance to reserve, 12:00].

Farnsfield - 41 Fieldfare.

Budby Common – 2 Stonechat [male and female at Budby Triangle], 1 Raven [flying west at the southern side of the common].

Kilvington Lakes - Jack Snipe [at one of wet areas to left of footpath between lakes, 15:45].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Water Rail [in field next to cafe 11:45].

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Bewick's Swans [with appro 20 Mute Swans in field near brick building on Trent Lane, 11:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [flew into large reedbed in front of Tower Hide 10:00].

Thursday 29th January

Hoveringham - 2 Red-crested Pochard, Water Rail, 4 Oystercatcher and Grey Wagtail [on the Railway Pit].

Rufford Country Park - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Lime Tree Avenue area near the car park], 14 Goosander, 9 Pochard, 65 Tufted Duck, Water Rail, 35 Siskin, 15 Lesser Redpoll, 90 Redwing, 3 Marsh Tit, 5 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 10 Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Probable  Siberian 'tristis'  race Chiffchaff [with 2 chiffchaff again at Lound Sewage works this morning].

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Bewick's Swans and 21 Whooper Swans [Along Trent Lane, 11:15 at least] Also Stonechat.

Wednesday 28th January

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Bewick's Swans and 7 Whooper Swans [in the fields north of Merring Marsh.], and 14 Whooper Swans [in the field next to Trent Lane that included 2 juvs]. 3 Goosander [on Ferry Lane Lake], and the 2 Curlew [on the Silt Lagoon].

Cotham Landfill - 1st W Caspian Gull [This morning,viewed from cycle path].

Radcliffe-on-trent - Merlin and c1000 Corvids.

Tuesday 27th January

Hoveringham - Glaucous Gull [In the Sailing Lake gull roost this evening].

Kilvington - Great Northern Diver [Juvenile still present on East Lake, 14:00 at least].

Idle Stop - Hen Harrier [Ringtail, at midday].

Eakring - Garganey [Drake, again on Eakring Flash, 11:45].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - probable Siberian 'tristis'  race Chiffchaff [still present at lound sewage works this am with 1+ Chiffchaff]. Also 2 Stonechat, 2 Green Sandpiper and drk Pintail.

Attenborough Nature Reserve -20 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare, 1 + song Thrush [Horse Field west of railway crossing], 2 Goldeneye, 100 Lapwing [Church Pond], 1 Water Rail, 2 Common Snipe, 3 + Goldeneye and 90 Lapwing [Clifton Pit].

Gringley Carr - 22 Corn Bunting.

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Bewick's Swan, 18 Whooper Swan, 50+ Mute Swan[all three spp. in field towards Girton village, viewed from Meering Marsh looking NE towards Girton village], 1 Little Egret [ Mons Pool], 2 Whooper Swan, 13 Mute Swan [both spp. in field to north, along Trent Lane], c. 80 Eurasian Teal, 3 Pintail [Drake and 2 females], 2 Common Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper.

Collingham - Merlin [ferry farm Lake, this morning], c240 Eurasian Wigeon, c, 100 Eurasian Teal, 30+ Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 2 Common Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper.

Rufford Country Park - 1+ Hawfinch [from the main car park again this morning].

Monday 26th January

Hoveringham - 2w or 3w Glaucous Gull, adult Caspian Gull and ad/w Mediterranean Gull [in the Sailing Lake roost this evening].

Lenton - 2500 Starling [Murmaration flew over Showcase Cinemas, 16:30].

Farnsfield - 2500 Starling [Murmaration and roost, white post farm].

Southwell - Mixed flock of 60 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing and 10 Starling plus a flock of 10 Yellowhammer [at Brackenhurst Campus this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - Great Northern Diver [Juvenile still present on East Lake] Also Common Shelduck and c40 Fieldfare.

RSPB Beckingham Marshes - 2 Little Egret [from viewing area] and Tree Sparrows [on feeders at Willow Works].

Collingham - 2 Smew [Redheads], 4 Goosander, c12 Goldeneye, Merlin and 2 Stonechat [All on the main pit] Also 2 Curlew and 2 Redshank [On the Delta, this afternoon].

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Whooper Swan [adults, on Mons Pool], 2 Stonechat and 14 Common Shelduck.

Kings Mill Reservoir- 2 Kingfisher and 2 Water Rail.[All seen close to Cafe].

Welbeck raptor watchpoint - Goshawk [male], 2 Sparrowhawk, 10 Common Buzzard, Peregrine, 80 Pink footed Geese [thro North], 30+Goosander, 3 Raven, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 G.S woodpecker, Green woodpecker, Nuthatch and 10 Coal Tit.

Calverton - c100 Pink-footed Geese [flying SE over Springwater, 07:45].

Sunday 25th January

Ollerton - Rough-legged Buzzard [RBA report of a Juv, South-East of Ollerton at Ompton from layby at SK694654, 14:30].

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Bewick's Swans [this afternoon along Trent Lane] Also 8 Whooper Swan.

Collingham Pits - Single Black-tailed Godwit [early afternoon at Mons Pool] Also Green Sandpiper and 5 Goosander.

Holme Pierrepont - 7 Smew [Drake and 4 redheads on A52 Pit and 3 redheads, Works Pit].

Welbeck Estate - 40+ Brambling [by footpath of B6034, on beech mast by first derelict building, SK585756] and 4 common buzzard.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern, Peregrine, 2 Common Shelduck & 2 Stonechat.

Attenborough Nature Reserve – Water Rail , 15+ Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, Kingfisher, 2 LBB Gull, GS Woodpecker, [All Works Pond], Gadwall, Northern Shoveler [Delta]. Water Rail [in front of Tower hide 15:30 ], 1 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler [Heard],Teal, Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, [Clifton Pit], Red Crested Pochard [Tween].

Walesby - Raven [in pig fields].

Newington/Misson - 3 Common Redshank [Hagg Lane Flash], c.100 Linnet , 4 Meadow Pipit [Slaynes Lane], 2 Stonechat [male and female Misson end of Slaynes Lane].

Kilvington - Great Northern Diver [Juvenile, still on East Lake, showing well]. Also Whooper Swan [adult], 2 Goldeneye, Common Shelduck and 25+ Great Crested Grebe.

Clumber Park - 12 Mandarin [at the Ornamental Bridge this morning] and 4 Brambling.

Rufford Country Park - 3 Hawfinch [Still Lime Tree Avenue, viewable from the main car park this morning]. Garganey [Drake, again on Main Lake this afternoon]. Also Water Rail, Kingfisher and 10+ Goosander.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 65 Great Blacked-backed Gull [at dawn], 22 Common Shelduck, Pintail, Little Egret, 8 Goldeneye, c100 Teal, c250 Wigeon, c50 Shoveler, Goosander and Common Snipe.

Saturday 24th January

Lenton - 2000+ Starling murmaration and roost, behind the Pizza Factory, Gateside Rd off Queens drive 16:30 to 17:05.

Kilvington - Great Northern Diver [Juvenile, showing well on East Lake, to 15:30 at least].

Besthorpe NWT - 7 Whooper swan [All adults, on adjacent arable field], Green sandpiper, Common Redshank, 50 Lapwing, Little Egret, 19 Common Shelduck, 28 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 4 Pochard, 65 Tufted Duck, 4 Yellowhammer and 2 Linnet.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Water Rail calling and 2 Stonechat.

Retford - Mandarin [Drake on Chesterfield canal].

Gedling Pit Top - 3 Stonechat [Male and 2 females].

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - 4 Whooper Swan [Still on the Middle Lagoon 11:35].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - probable Siberian 'tristis' Chiffchaff [was noted Lound Sewage Works today]. Also Smew [Redhead on Neatholme Fen, 11:00]

Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinch [Still east end of Lime Tree Avenue viewable from the main car park at 08:00 - 08:50 at least]. Also Garganey [Drake, on Main Lake near caged plants, this morning].

Friday 23rd January

Kilvington - Great Northern Diver [On East Lake at 11:00, but no further news or details since initial report].

Holme Pierrepont - 6 Smew [drake & 5 females], Bittern [flew across and into reeds, near A52], 6+Little egret, 2 Grey heron, 5 Goldeneye [2 drakes and 3 females], 50+Wigeon, 30+Pochard, 2 Sparrowhawk and 30+Lapwing [A52 Pit 11:00 as viewed from footpath on A52 itself].

Bennerley Marsh - 85 Golden Plover, 105 Lapwing,110 Wigeon, 55 Teal and 2 Goosander.

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - 4 Whooper Swan [On the Middle Lagoon this morning].

Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinch [from the main car park again this morning], Also Mash Tit [Heard near the Main Lake].

Thursday 22nd January

Clumber Park - Red Kite [on clear-fell area at 15:00, North of Lime Tree Avenue from Apleyhead Lodge Entrance, off A614].

Bennerley Marsh - 1 Golden Plover, Stonechat [male, Chat Corner] 2 Jack Snipe, 85 Redwing, 22 Fieldfare.

Kingmill Reservoir - 2 Willow Tit [this afternoon].

Silverhill Trail - Willow Tit.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 Chiffchaff [11:45 Sewage Works], 1 Smew [Redhead, 13:00 Neatholme Pit], 6 Goldeneye [Neatholme Pit], 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 5 Goldeneye [Neathome Fen], 6 Goldeneye [Neatholme Scrape], 10+ Greater Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull [Water Ski Pit], 1 Pintail [male], 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail [Chainbridge Scrape], 50+ Common Gull, 10 Goosander [Chainbridge Pit], 2 Marsh Harrier [1 cream crown and 1 male. 5 sightings around the site].

Netherfield Lagoons - 10 Whooper Swans [flew over the reserve, circled but decided not to land]. Also 3 Stonechats [male and two females, near the new substation] and Green Sandpiper and single Chiffchaff [were along the Ouse Dyke].

Spalford Pit - 2 Smew [Redheads, still present this morning].

Sutton in Ashfield - 12 Whooper swans [flew North over the Quarrydale area this morning 09:30].

Kilvington - 2 Whooper Swan [on West lake this morning].

Rufford Country Park - 1+ Hawfinch [from the main car park again this morning].

Wednesday 21st January

Idle Stop - 1 Short-eared Owl, Marsh Harrier [adult male] , and 7 Whooper Swans [This afternoon].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Smew [Redhead, still on Chainbridge Pit] and 2 Ruff [on the sheep fields].

Spalford Pit - 2 Smew [Redheads, new in today], 205 Tufted Duck, 79 Pochard, 9 Shelduck, 4 G-C Grebe, L Grebe, 5 Goldeneye and Chiffchaff [in the hedge near the gate].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Jack Snipe [on Works Pond, 11:40].

Rufford Country Park - 1 Hawfinch [11:00, on the right hand side of the southern car park approach road, about 30 yards before the parking fee collection hut Site location].

Tuesday 20th January

Lenton - 2000+ Starling [murmaration and roost, behind the Pizza Factory, Gateside Rd off Queens drive 16:00 -16:45].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Smew [Redhead, 12:30 at least Chainbridge Pit] Also a Grey Plover heard calling flying around pit, wood and scrape areas but not seen. Marsh Harrier [Male, hunting east side Chainbridge Pit], Merlin [Tiln North, Restoration Area on eastern boundary fence twice to 14:00pm and then seen heading low toward Tiln Wood] Also 2 Stonechat [on northern fence], Barn Owl [Tiln North, Restoration Area at 14:00 and 23 Golden Plover in flight. 3 Whooper Swans [2 adults, 1 juvenile, in fields with Mute Swan herd The Willows Clayworth Copse] Also 2 Ruff and Green Sandpiper.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 Whooper Swan [A different group from yesterday with, 3 adults and 2 Juv's, Clifton Pit from 11:30 - 12:30], Bittern [flew west in front of Tower hide 13:36 and again 15:36]. Also 7 Common Snipe [6 Tween, 1 Clifton Pit], Goosander [5 Tween and good numbers on the river], Goldeneye [male on river, 3 females Clifton Pit], 4+Cetti's Warbler on site and 2 Chiffchaff [heard on opposite side of the river].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Goshawk [Male].

Ramsdale Park- 2 Raven [flew east over Ramsdale Golf Course/Ramsdale Farm].

Holme Pierrepont - Smew [Redhead on the A52 Pit this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern, 3 Water Rail, Green Sandpiper, Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff and Kingfisher [Ousedyke] and 300+Teal [on the lagoons].

Rufford Country Park - Hawfinch [Just a single bird reported this morning, from Abbey Meadow, just north of Lime Tree Avenue]. Garganey [Drake, again on the main Lake] Also kingfisher, Marsh Tit x5, Siskin x50, Lesser Redpoll x3, Pink footed Geese x40 [over south].

Monday 19th January

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 6 Whooper Swan [All adults, dropped in on Clifton Pit 16:00 for 45 minutes before flying off high, WNW] Also Bittern [showing well from Tower Hide].

Rufford Country Park - Mediterranean Gull [on the main lake briefly this morning], 2+Hawfinch [East end of Lime Tree Avenue 10:30] and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [again from the car park].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Merlin [Male, flew low over Tiln North, Restoration Area scrape being harassed by crows]. Also here, 2 Stonechat [Pair in NE corner] and 2 Barn Owls late afternoon. Marsh Harrier [Female, sat in tree opposite viewpoint, Chainbridge NR Scrape, East] Also 1 female Stonechat, 1 drake Pintail, 3 Goosander and 24 Shelduck. Marsh Harrier [Male, Chainbridge Pit] and 1 Common Redshank, 4 Goosander and 1 Kingfisher.

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Common Shelduck [briefly at midday, on the Slurry Lagoon] 3 Cetti’s Warbler [were heard] as well as about seven Water Rail.

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] -10 Whooper Swans [Thru North-West this morning].

Clumber Park - 4 Goosander. 19 Pochard. 6 Wigeon. 1 Kingfisher [Main Lake, Millpiece Island area].

Girton - 2 Smew [Redheads on the sailing pit this morning 08:45]. Also Chiffchaff with Long-tailed Tit flock.

Sunday 18th January

South Muskham - 3 Yellow-legged Gull [in roost], 57 Eurasian Wigeon, 6 Cormorant, 1 Common Kingfisher.

Clifton - 7+Corn Bunting and c350 Golden Plover [on stubble field, late afternoon Mill Hill] Also Stonechat [Male, along roadside verge on the old A453].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Smew [Redhead on Chainbridge Pit, this afternoon] Also Short-eared Owl and 1 Barn Owl [hunting over SW corner of Tiln North Pit] 1 Ruff [flew North] and 21 Goosander [Chainbridge Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Jack Snipe [Tween], 6+Cetti's Warbler, 7 Goosander and Goldeneye.

Misterton Carr - 24 whooper swans [on farmland].

Gringley Carr - Whooper Swan [Single bird with mute swans North of Gringley Pumping Station this morning] Also Marsh Harrier [Female], 3 Corn Buntings and 2 Willow Tit [Misson Line Bank].

Calverton - c250 Pink-footed Geese [headed SW over at 10:25].

Rufford Country Park - Garganey [drake, back on the island on main lake today] Also 4+ Hawfinch [This morning, from main car park in Lime Tree avenue]

Girton Pits - Smew [Redhead, this morning on the Sailing Lake].

Gonalston - 10 Bullfinch, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, GS Woodpecker [and a varity of commoner species in private garden].

Saturday 17th January

Hoveringham - 2 Mediterranean Gull [1w and 2w in the Sailing Lake roost late afternoon]. Also 3 Pink-footed Geese and Green Sandpiper.

Clumber Park - 12+ Hawfinch [two hundred yards from chapel] and 15 Common Crossbill[at the little oak pond From ONE TOUCH S’Pop].

Spalford - 800 B-H Gull, 190 Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 890 Pink footed Geese [a total of in 4 skeins, over NW], Egyptian Goose, Green Sandpiper, c70 Pied Wagtail and and 2000+ Starling [All Spalford Pig Fields]. 8 Common Shelduck and 7 Goldeneye [Spalford Pit].

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Whooper Swan [Viewed from Trent Lane].

Girton Pits - c.155 Pink-footed Geese [late PM just south of Girton Pits on Smithy Marsh]

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Smew [Redhead on Chainbridge Pit].

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Jack Snipe and Raven [this morning].

Cotham - 2 Yellow-legged Gull [1w at Cotham Landfill this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - 6 Smew [1 drake, on the A52 Pit this morning].

Clifton Estate - Little Egret [on the Neathergate Brook, Swansdown Rd this morning].

Rufford Country Park - 4 Hawfinch [from the car park this morning] and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [again near the overflow carpark].

Friday 16th January

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Goshawk [Male, attacking Common Buzzard] Also 300 Pink-footed Geese [Over North-West].

Clipstone - 2 Raven [displaying over clipstone forest].

Kings Mill Reservoir - 2 Water Rail [This afternoon 13:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [From Tower Hide this afternoon, 12:30].

Oxton - c50 pink footed geese [circling over the Oxton bypass, 11:30].

Misson - Water Rail [in S/E corner of quarry restoration] and 2 Stonechat [Slaynes Lane].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [in reeds North of boardwalk this morning].

Eakring - Garganey [Drake still, Eakring Flash but elusive this morning].

Rufford Country Park - Hawfinch [4, from the car park this morning].

Thursday 15th January

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - male Goshawk and Peregrine.

Carburton - Marsh Tit [Present at the feeding pots].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 100 Pink-footed Goose [in fields NE of Neatholme Pit & Blaco viewed from Mattersey Priory].

Worksop - c100 Pink-footed Geese [Over North/West, 11:15].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 300 Pink-footed Geese [over North-West, this morning].

Spalford Warren - 15 Crossbill [early this morning]. 46 Pink-footed Geese [over west, 10:00].

Eakring - Garganey [Eakring Flash, 10:00-11:00].

Rufford Country Park - 1 Hawfinch [Female from main car park 08:25-08:40] and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Female, mobile around overflow car park 08:55-09:10].

Holme Pierrepont - Bittern [Flew from North-East corner of Blotts Pit towards the A52 Pit 07:55]

Wednesday 14th January

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 150 Pink-footed Geese [Blaco this afternoon]. Also 20+ Tree Sparrows [feeding with mixed finch flock Lound, Horse Paddocks].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 200 Pink-footed Geese [over late afternoon], Also Water Rail

Eakring - Garganey [Drake, still on Eakring Flash this morning].

Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinch and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [From car park this morning 08:45].

Tuesday 13th January

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Short-eared Owl, 2 Stonechat and 3 Pintail.

Holme Pierrepont - Smew [Redhead, on the A52 Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - c40 Redwing and Fieldfare [on the horse field west of the level crossing], 5+ Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff [heard only, across the other side of the river], c10 Common snipe [with 7 on Tween and 3 on Clifton Pit], Common Shelduck, 1 Herring Gull and 8+ Goosander [Tween], 3+Water Rail, 6+ Goldeneye [with one displaying male, Clifton Pit]. Also Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, and c90 Lapwing on site.

Gonalston - Marsh Tit, Bullfinch and several Reed Bunting [In private garden this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - Stonechat [Male, near substation this morning along the Ouse-dyke].

Eakring - Garganey [Drake, still on Eakring Flash this morning 09:30].

Rufford Country Park - 4 + Hawfinches [From the car park this morning 08:00 -09:00] and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

Monday 12th January

Eakring - Garganey [Drake, again on the Eakring Flash, showing well this afternoon].

Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinches [again this morning] and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Female, by the overflow car park at 10:15].

Sunday 11th January

Misson - Hen Harrier [Ringtail, again present this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Red-crested Pochard, 3 Little Egret and large numbers of Wigeon on the Railway Pit, this afternoon.

Holme Pierrepont - 3 Smew [Drake and 2 redheads on small pond west of Blotts Pit 11:50]. Also 3 redheads reported from the A52 Pit.

Eakring - Garganey [Drake, again on the Eakring Flash 11:30].

Idle Stop - Hen Harrier and Marsh Harrer this morning.

Collingham Pits - 3 Goosander this morning at on Ferry Lane Lake.

Netherfield Lagoons - Green Sandpiper [feeding on a muddy patch on the Ouse Dyke] also Water Rail 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Little Egrets [on the Wader Scrape].

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Whooper Swan [off Trent Lane at Meering] Also Peregrine.

Gonalston - Blackcap [female], 2 Bullfinch, Nuthatch and various commoner visitors to private garden this morning.

Rufford Country Park - 3 Hawfinches and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [From main car park, 09:00].

Brough/A46 - Barn Owl [07:30, SK833582 Alongside A46].

Saturday 10th January

Epperstone - Barn Owl [17:23, SK6519848343 Heard only, over field].

Hoveringham - Iceland Gull [Juv, in Sailing Lake gull roost this evening] Also 3 Pink-footed Geese.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Iceland Gull [2w Neatholme Fen present from14:10]. Smew [redhead, on Chainbridge Pit this morning].

Holme Pierrepoint - Smew [2 redheads on the A52 Pit this afternoon].

Friday 9th January

Misson - Hen Harrier [Ringtail, this afternoon].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 4 Stonechat [Two pairs], 4 Goldeneye and single Barn Owl late afternoon.

Holme Pierrepoint - Smew [Drake and redhead, this afternoon on pond on the west side of Blotts Pit].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Hen Harrier [ringtail with a female Marsh Harrier Neatholme Scrape 11:50] plus a male Marsh Harrier was also reported here. Whooper Swan [2 adults, Clayworth Common still with the Mute Swan herd].

Misterton - Hen Harrier [Ringtail, Cornley Carr midday, Flying toward Gringley]. Also Corn Bunting.

Thursday 8th January

Hoveringham - 1w Iceland Gull and Caspian Gull [in the Sailing Lake gull roost this evening].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Marsh Harrier [male, 13:15 Neatholme Scrape], Barn Owl [16:10 north of Tiln Wood]. 2 adult Whooper Swan [Clayworth Common with Mute Swans]. Immature Whooper Swan [Neatholme Scrape], plus an adult male Marsh Harrier [flew north then south again here 15:00].

Holme Pierrepoint - Smew [Drake and redhead showing well on pit to west of Blott's Pit until 11.15 a.m. at least].

Rainworth - Water Rail [again in marshy area next to traffic lights A617 bypass].
Clipstone Forest - 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Bullfinch, 2 Common Buzzard, 20+ Coal Tit and 30 Siskin

Mansfield Woodhouse - Peregrine.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Smew [2 redheads this morning], Bittern [reported from the North Trail, this afternoon] Also Peregrine and Common Shelduck on site.

Wedensday 7th January

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] -Stonechat and 2 Goosander [late afternoon on 'Tiln North] Also single Barn Owl along the river

Holme Pierrepoint - Smew [Red-head on the small fishing pit next to Blotts this morning]

Rufford Country Park - 3 Hawfinches [From main car park, 10:15].

Tuesday 6th January

Hoveringham - Caspian Gull [adult, in the Sailing Lake gull roost this evening].

Holme Pierrepoint - Smew [Drake and redhead, showing well on Blotts pit this morning]. Also good numbers of Green and G-S Woodpecker.

Clumber Park - [upper lake] 4 Mandarin, 44 Gadwall, 18 Shoveler, and 4 Little Grebe.

Rufford Country Park - 3 Hawfinches [From main car park, 10:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3+ Cetti's Warbler, Tree Sparrow [several on feeders], Water Rail [reeds nr path along to Attenbro village], 20+ Goosander, Goldcrest, and good numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 3 Pintail, 7 Goldeneye and Stonechat [on site this morning].

Bilsthorpe - 3000 Starling [feeding in pig fields along the A617, 08:45].

Monday 5th January

Gibsmere - Red Kite [flew low over, South-East towards the Trent and Trent Hills 15:55].

Farndon - c60 Golden Plover and Little Egret [In fields at the side of the old A46, 11:20].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Male, today at the Delta, 11:30], Common Shelduck [Tween Pond], Red-crested Pochard [visitors centre], 4 Goosander [Tween Pond], 4 Common Snipe, 1 Dunlin [Ridge and Furrow Pit], 2+ Water Rail ,6 Goldeneye and 3+ Cetti’s Warbler [Clifton Pit].

Brierley Forest Country Park - 6+ Willow Tits [this morning including at least 3 at the feeding station].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 adult Whooper Swan [Clayworth Common], 2 Barn Owl at dusk [Clayworth Common], Marsh Harrier [sub-adult female, Neatholme Fen], 2 drake Pintail, 6+ Goosander, 1 Water Rail [ Chainbridge Pit], Ruff [Walters Lane, Sheep Fields].

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Jack Snipe.

Kingsmill Reservoir - Mandarin Duck [In front of the reservoir Cafe].

Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinches and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [In tree tops, from main car park, 10:00].

Sunday 4th January

Farnsfield - C2500 Starling [murmaration and roost white post pub].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Little Owl, Grey Wagtail and 2 Tree Sparrow.

Barnby-in-the-Willows - Short-eared owl and barn owl.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Smew [Chainbridge Scrape, 11:15 then on Chainbridge Pit to 16:10 at least], 2 Pintail [drakes on Chainbridge Pit], 2 Ruff and 11 Golden Plover [Walters Lane, Sheep Fields], A covey of up to 12 Grey Partridge [feeding in field, Walters Lane Pit], Stonechat [female, in reeds along northern edge Tiln North], 1 Barn Owl was seen at 16:20 and 1 Short-eared Owl sat on a fencepost at 16:30 [Tiln North]and 2 Chiffchaff and Water Rail [River Idle, Cross Lane Marsh].

Misson Slaynes Lane - Stonechat [male].

Newington - Common Redshank and c200 Wigeon [Hagg Lane Flash].

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - Marsh Harrier [over Mons Pool this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Smew [1 drake, on the A52 Pit, early Afternoon].

Clumber Park - 1 Mandarin Duck , Common Pochard , 8 Goosander , 30 Shoveller , 3 Bullfinch , c70 Siskin [in alders opposite Lincoln terrace].

Rufford Country Park - Garganey [Drake, this morning on Main Lake, from long meadow go right over bridge and it was on headland just before next bridge]. Also 4 Hawfinches [Again from the main car park, 08:00], 1 Water Rail [on central island viewable from eastern side of the lake], Goosander, Lesser Redpoll and calling Marsh Tit.

Saturday 3rd January

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 4 Little Egret, 2 Goldeneye, Barn Owl and 2 Stonechat

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Smew [Red-head Chainbridge pit, 11:00], Also c100 Great Black-backed Gull , 3 Goosander , 2 Little Egret , 2 Common Shelduck , 3 Goldeneye, Waterail , c 350 Wigeon, Teal, Short-eared Owl, 4 Barn owls and a woodcock at dusk.

Bennerley Marsh - 6 Water Rail , 2 Stonechat [Chat Corner], 1 Willow Tit and c30 Common Snipe.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Showing from Tower Hide this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Scaup [1w male still on the Rowing Course, at 2,000 metre marker] and 3 Smew, 1 Drake and 2 Red-head on the A52 Pit, tho mobile].

Kingsmill Reservoir - 3 Water Rail [showing well from the car park].

Rufford Country Park - 4 Hawfinches [this morning from main car park, at eastern end of lime tree avenue] and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [at the overflow car park 11:50].

Budby - 2 Pink-footed Geese [High over the A614, this morning].

Farnsfield - Barn Owl.

Friday 2nd January

Cotham landfill - Iceland Gull Juv, at Landfill till 13:30 at least, viewed from cyclepath]. Also Peregrine through South-West.

Rufford Country Park - 4 Hawfinches and a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Lime Tree Avenue].

Welbeck Abbey - Little Egret [Flying over top lake SK5623374748].
Budby/Hazel Gap 2 Yellowhammer [Hedge edge of woodland, SK5996071299]

Thursday 1st January

Bennerley - 10 Goosander [over] 50 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 8 Snipe, 18 Lapwing, 4 Common Gull, Bennerley Marsh], Chiffchaff, Goldcrest [Newthorpe Water Treatment Wks] and Barn Owl [Chat Corner].

Sherwood Forest Country Park - Nuthatch, Tree creeper, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Bullfinch and 4 Lesser Redpoll.

Gedling Pit Top - 2 Stonechat.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Pintail, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe, 1 Redshank and 2 Stonechat.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pintail [Drake] , 3 Common Shelduck, 5 Goosander and 2 Ruff.

Collingham Pits - 2 Curlew.

Misterton Carr - 23+ Whooper Swan.

Clumber Park - 5 Mandarin [from Ornamental Bridge].

Gringley Carr - Hen Harrier [ringtail, this morning 10:30]. Also 3 Common Shelduck, 10 Grey Partridge, 2 Tree Sparrow and 8 Corn Bunting.

Clifton Pastures - 12 Golden Plover and Stonechat

Rufford Country Park - 1 Hawfinch [this morning from main carpark, at eastern end of lime tree avenue].Also Peregrine, 3 Goosander, Lesser Redpoll and Siskin.

Cotgrave - Blackcap [Leucistic, again in private garden this morning].

Many thanks to:

Mervyn Bartle, Graham Beeley, Bob Beck, Chris Bell, Phil Burnham, Paul Buxton, Robin Brace, Mark Brown, Neil Brown, Sean Browne, Alan Clewes, Matt Cook, Carl Cornish, Nick Crouch, Steven Donagain, Stevie Dunn, Les Fisher, J.forester, Peter Jones, Ian Hall, Peter Harrison, Rae Harrington, Brian Hedley, Philip Higginson, Gary Hobson, Mike Leatherland, Michael Lee, Scott Linacre, Philip Mills, Dean Nicholson, Mick Paine, Susan Purdy, Jason Reece, kenneth Roberts, Simon Roberts, Martin Russell, kevin Smith, Alan Scrimshaw, Kevin Slater, Steve Thorpe, Mel Thorn, David Tyldesley, Tony Wardell, Brian Wilde, Mark Wilde.

@NottsBirders Twitter Feed, Lound Bird Club, RSPB Langford Lowfields, Netherfield Wildlife Group.



Follow us on twitter

Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers is on twitter. You can use twitter to send us information on sightings, events and other relevant bird news.

Follow: @NottsBirders#nottsbirding