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June 2008


Mon 30th Jun

Hoveringham - Railway Lake: 9 Oystercatcher [adults with young], 2 Common Redshank [plus young], 2 Common Shelduck, Great Crested Grebe [several broods], 7 Eurasian Wigeon.

Stoke Bardolph - Back of Sewage Farm: 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 73 Black-headed Gull [plus 1 fresh juvenile], 3 Lesser Whitethroat [in surrounding hedgerows], 1 Little Owl.

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Grasshopper Warbler [reeling], 33 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Argentine Blue-bill, 1 Sparrowhawk [female, seen to fly under railway bridge at Swallow colony and mobbed by 40+ Swallow]. Plus insects: 1 Comma, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Large Skipper, 6 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet, 1 Cinnabar Moth, 4 Spotted Chaser, 8 Black Tailed Skimmer, 1 Emperor Dragonfly.

Sat 28th Jun

Clifton Grove - 2 Northern Wheatear.

Colwick Country Park - 3 Grey Heron, 3 Common Tern, Reed Bunting, c.200 Canada Goose, 45 Greylag Goose, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Black Swan, 4 Mute Swan, 5 Pied Wagtail, Coot, Moorhen, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch [pair], Chaffinch [pair], Goldfinch (Adult & juveniles), Great Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, Willow Tit, House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird [pair], Herring Gull, Jackdaw [numerous], Carrion Crow, Magpie, Wood Pigeon.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Clifton Pit and Wheatear Field observations: 3 Common Pochard [male], 1 Eurasian Wigeon [male], 3 Northern Shoveler [eclipse plumage], 2 Eurasian Teal, 30 Gadwall, 70 Tufted Duck, 65 Northern Lapwing, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 45 Common Tern, Black-headed Gull, c.20 Tree Sparrow, 1 Yellow-legged Gull [roosting on Wheatear Field scrape].

Thu 26th Jun

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Nuthatch.

Tue 24th Jun

Cossall - 2 Lovebird Parakeet [escapes on Awsworth Lane. Shorter tailed than Ring-necked, red/orange face, green body, vivid on the back. Thought to be Lovebird Parakeet - Agapornis roseicollis. Voice like a rusty gate hinge or wheelbarrow. Not seen or heard in the area previously].

Mon 23rd Jun

Brierley - Grasshopper Warbler [Brierley Branch of the Silverhill Trail].

Sat 21st Jun

Clumber Park - 1 Mandarin Duck [female, very close to Clumber Bridge].

Fri 20th Jun

Moorgreen - Beauvale Priory Woods: 7 Common Buzzard [adults and juvenile birds], 2 Common Kestrel.

Thu 19th Jun

King's Mill Reservoir - Barn Owl [with prey].

Sun 15th Jun

Bennerley Marsh - Little Egret.

Sat 14th Jun

Kilvington - New Lake: 1 Dunlin.

Beeston - Green Woodpecker [cemetery, Wollaton Road].

Fri 13th Jun

Kilvington - New Lake: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull [2nd summer].

Thu 12th Jun

Kilvington - New Lake: 13 Knot.

Teversal - Silverhill Trail: Bullfinch, 1 Willow Tit.

Wed 11th Jun

Rufford Country Park - Blackbird [albinistic individual].

Tue 10th Jun

Kilvington - New Lake: 1 Little Stint.

Mon 9th Jun

Hucknall - 1 Little Owl [just off Whyburn Road.

Netherfield Lagoons - 1 Red Kite [briefly over Radcliffe side around 15:30, drifted slowly South], 1 Grasshopper Warbler, Sand Martin [good numbers].

Sun 8th Jun

Bestwood Country Park - Mill Lakes: 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet [flew over calling - probable escape]. Broad Valley Stables: 2 Common Buzzard [over - circling together].

Cresswell - Great Spotted Woodpecker [juvenile].

Sat 7th Jun

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Oystercatcher, Eurasian Wigeon.

Thu 5th Jun

Kilvington - New Lake: 2 Dunlin.

Sun 1st Jun

Sherwood Forest - Country Park: 1 Tree Pipit [singing], 1 Common Redstart [singing], 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [calling from nest site, with the young calling too].

Budby Common - 4 Tree Pipit [all singing], 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Jay, 1 Mistle Thrush.

Epperstone - Spotted Flycatcher [Cross Keys car park].

Cresswell - Spotted Flycatcher [pair].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Avocet [on Clifton Pit from 06:40 until 07:13 before flying of high North].

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