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.


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Click Here to Access Archived Sightings 2014

Monday 30th June

Langford Lowfields RSPB - Ruff [on the old silt lagoon 7 with a group of c.30 lapwing].
Greenshank [heard calling from the Beach Hut], Hobby [over the visitor trails and the old silt lagoon 7 area].

Clifton Grove - 5 Little Owl [1 adult, 4 Juvs].

Hagg Lane Newington - 6 Little Egret, 2 Redshank and 8 Lapwing.

Teversal Trails - Willow Tit [2 calling, 1 on Skegby Track and 1 on Brierly]

Collingham Pits - 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Green Sandpiper [Mons Pool], Curlew [on silt lagoon], Turtle Dove and 4 little owls

Paplewick - Yellow Wagtail [2, In fields between paplewick and ravenshead].

Budby Pumping Station - Cuckoo [Male and Female], 2 Hobby, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Yellow Wagtail, Common Tern, Garden Warbler, Waterail, Pochard [drake], Mandarin [drake] and Kingfisher.

Sunday 29th June

Wilford/Clifton Grove - Great White Egret [Flying high above Clifton Bridge heading upstream towards Clifton Grove at 9.15 am]

Gotham - Raven [2 on pylon West Leake Lane, before flying towards Gotham Rd, 19.35].

Budby Common - Common Redstart [3 pairs at least, budby south forest] and Spotted Flycather [NW corner of Birklands].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-tailed Godwit [1, Wheatear Field] and Hobby.

Holme Pierrepont - Black-tailed Godwit [1, A52 Pit].

Gonalston - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [again on garden feeders].

Clumber Park - c 500 mixed hirundine over clumber lake, Cuckoo calling and Spotted Flycatcher.

Saturday 28th June

Gonalston - Spotted Flycatcher [family party adults feeding fledged young].

Kelham - Common Swift [50+ Swifts over River Trent both sides of Kelham Bridge].

Friday 27th June

Collingham Pits - Turtle Dove, Green Sandpiper, drake Goldeneye, 4 Egyptian Geese, 80+ Lapwing, 70+ Swifts

Wednesday 25th June

Kilvington - 1 Yellow-legged Gull, and 2 Hobby [West Lake].

Worksop - Red Kite [2, heading south & being harassed by crows over Ranskill/Blyth road. 11-15am].

Budby Common - Spotted Flycatcher [2, NW corner of Birklands, enclosure 2], Also at least 5 Common Redstart at this location and Tree Pipit [c5, calling from Budby South Forest].

Tuesday 24th June

Langford Lowfields RSPB - 2 Hobby.

Beckingham RSPB - Red Kite [over fields just east of Kelham Hall at 16.00].

Monday 23rd June

Budby Commom - Turtle Dove [at about 5am this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 11 Black-tailed Godwit over this evening and a rumoured Spoonbill !.

Barton-in-Fabis - Black-tailed Godwit [3 on Cottages Flash this evening].

Sunday 22nd June

Clumber Park - Cuckoo [heard] and good numbers of reed and sedge warbler.

Langford Lowfields RSPB - 2 Hobby and 2 Little Egret.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Turtle Dove [Clayworth Common flew into field], Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], Marsh Harrier, 1 Little Owl, 10+ Tree Sparrow and 5+ Yellowhammer [Blaco] and Turtle Dove [Chainbridge Lane, on wires opposite Charcon]

Friday 20th June

Newstead and Annesley Country Park - Tree Pipit [3, right next to the three sculptures of coalmining tools, calling from the tops of young pines around 12:00pm].

Clifton Grove - Red-crested Pochard [pair on Holme Pit this afternoon].

Harlow Wood - Cuckoo [2, male calling 1915hrs tonight with 'bubbling' female nearby].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Raven [Blaco Fields, flew over being chased by Carrion Crows], Yellow-legged Gull [3, Neatholme Fen] and Hobby [Neatholme Pit].

Thursday 19th June

Besthorpe NWT - Turtle Dove [1, Meering], 2 Green Sandpiper [Mons Pool].

Carlton - Yellow Wagtail [ Carlton Cemetery].

Gedling - Whinchat [Lambley Lane].

Wednesday 18th June

Idle Vally Nature Reserve - Spotted Redshank [Summer plumaged bird, flew from Tiln North (Restoration Area) towards Chainbridge NR Scrape at 10:05am and then relocated at 10.40am at Neatholme Fen

Clifton Grove - Little Owl [6, two adults and four Juveniles, late evening].

Gonalston - Spotted Flycatcher [2, again at undisclosed site]

Holme Pierrepont - Hybrid drake Ferruginous Duck x Pochard [A52 Pit].

Monday 16th June

Hucknall - Tree Sparrow [on garden feeders]

Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Yellow-legged Gull [3, present in this evenings roost Neatholme Fen]

Sunday 15th June

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Curlew [over Tween, this morning].

Woodborough - Spotted Flycatcher [pair feeding young, at undisclosed site].

Bevecotes Pit Top - 6 Spotted Flycatcher, Common Kingfisher.

Calverton - Hobby [over Springwater Golf Club].

Idle Washlands SSSI - Marsh Harrier [adult female], Cuckoo, 9 Curlew N, 7 Shoveler, 5 Teal and 2 broods of Gadwall.

Gonalston - Spotted Flycatcher [2, undisclosed site].

Langford Lowfields RSPB - 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, Grasshopper Warbler and 5 Reed Bunting.

Bennerley - Spring Wood, v.poss, 3 Common Crane [to NW at 14:00 hrs.]

Saturday 14th June

Langford Lowfields RSPB - Common Sandpiper and Curlew on phase 1

Strawberry Hill Heath - Willow Tit.

Budby Pumping Station - Common Cuckoo [2, male and female] and Hobby.

South Muskham - Oystercatcher [with 3 fledged young] and Little Egret.

Gonalston - Spotted Flycatcher [2, undisclosed site] also Grey Wagtail pair.

Friday 13th June

Clifton Grove - Common Cuckoo [over large field adjacent to the A453, early am].

Barton-in-Fabis - Common Cuckoo [heard calling early afternoon].

Bilsthorpe (NE) - Turtle Dove [calling early am], At least 6 Blackcaps and 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 2 Common Whitethroat.

Thursday 12th June

Halam - Quail [singing male, corner of Little Lane, top of Edingley Hill].

Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [10.00, flying fairly high over the Slurry Lagoon reedbed, It was then mobbed by 2 Common Terns & 2 Carrion Crows forcing it into the reedbed. The Bittern tried twice more to get airborne, but with the same result both times],Common Cuckoo [4 males around the site].

Ompton - Hobby [harassing swallows, this am]

Skegby trail - Grey Partridge, Yellowhammer, Skylark and a good varity of warbler species.

Wednesday 11th June

Bilsthorpe (NE) - Turtle Dove [2, calling 11.15am].

Budby Heath - Nightjar, Woodcock, Willow Warbler & Jay [21.00 - 23.00]

Gonalston - Spotted Flycatcher, [2, undisclosed site].

Langford Lowfields RSPB - Peregrine [over the visitor trails mobbing a buzzard, then got mobbed itself by common terns].

Sutton-in-Ashfield - Peregrine [low over A38, heading towards Kingsmill Res, 13.20].

Barton-in-Fabis - 2 Corn Bunting [Barton Lane].

Gonalston - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Adult male & 2 Juveniles, again in private garden].

Idel Valley Nature Reserve - Turtle Dove [on telegraph post, Walter's Lane], Common Redshank, Ringed Plover, 11 Red Crested Pochard [new scrape - south east of Chainbridge Lane bridge], Common Buzzard and 3 Skylark

Tuesday 10th June

Langford Lowfields RSPB - Spotted Flycatcher [seen from car park by the woodland]

Newstead & Annesley Park - Osprey [N/E over Linby Trail at 14.08]

Monday 9th June

Gonalston - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [3, adult male & 2 Juveniles in private garden].

Sunday 8th June

Clipston Forest - 2 Common Cuckoo, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Tree Pipit and Siskin.

Gedling Pit Top - Common Linnet, Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, Eurasian Skylark, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Common Kestrel.

Netherfield Lagoons - Common Cuckoo [next to railway track, 13.50].

Clifton Pastures - Hobby, 12 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Corn Bunting.

Barton-in-Fabis - 3 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Corn Bunting [singing male on Barton Lane].

Saturday 7th June

Barton-in-Fabis - Corn Bunting [2 to 3 along Barton Lane this afternoon].

Gonalston - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [male and Juv again in private garden].

Hoveringham - Common Cuckoo [calling from Railway Pit], 4 Oystercatcher.

Friday 6th June

Nottingham City Centre - A Red Kite was been mobbed by two Peregrine, at rooftop height over the Old Market Square, 2.40pm.

Netherfield Lagoons - Red Kite.

Bothamsall - Common Cuckoo, 2 Common Shelduck, 4 Reed Bunting and 4 Yellow Wagtail [Along the river Meden, 1 mile west of Bothamsall].

Gonalston - 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [again in private garden].

Idle Vally Nature Reserve - Turtle Dove [on wires, Chainbridge Lane, Charcon Works], Hobby, Curlew & Kingfisher.

Thursday 5th June

Sherwood Forest NNR/Budby Common - Willow Warbler [lots all over the common], Tree Pipit [at least 4 throughout the common], Woodlark [4 in a group, 21.00-21.30], Linnet and Yellowhammer [numerous], Common Cuckoo [1 seen at 19.30, on the cycle track west of common, numerous heard across the common], Tawny Owl [heard from 21.00] and 2 Nightjar [heard from 22.00-23.00 from parking spot on A616].

Budby Pumping Station - 2 Common Shelduck and 4 Red-legged Partridge.

Edwinstow - Osprey [flew over 9.00am, heading slowly towards Welbeck/Clumber area].

Gonalston - Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker [2, adult male & Juv, in private garden].

Wednesday 4th June

Besthorpe NWT- Glossy Ibis [again on Mons Pool early am].

Tuesday 3rd June

Besthorpe NWT- Glossy Ibis [Reported as present on Mons Pool].

Halam - Cuckoo

Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Common Scoter [ Chainbridge Pit, 11.17pm] and Curlew heard calling twice.

Monday 2nd June

Clipstone Forest - Nightjar, Cuckoo, Woodcock & Tawny Owl [this evening, 20.35 to 22.15].

Collingham Pits - Wood Sandpiper (one seen earlier today on Ferry Lane Lake)

Sherwood Forest NNR - 3 Common Redstart, 2 Cuckoo, 5 Tree Pipit and 2 Spotted Flycatcher.

Gotham - 12 Yellow Wagtail in Rape Fields on Gotham Moor.

Clifton Pastures - 2 Corn Bunting [Nottingham R'd/Barton Lane Junc], 5 Yellow Wagtail along Barton Lane.

Sutton-in-Ashfield - Peregrine [Over Dalestorth Primary School].

Sunday 1st June

Sherwood Forest NNR - 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Common Redstart [5 singing males & 1 pair], 7 singing Tree Pipit, Cuckoo and 2 siskin.




Many thanks to:

Graham Beeley, Chris Bell, Merv Bartle, Michael Blount, David Brydon, Mark Brown, Paul Buxton,Paul Chalesworth, Andrew Chick, Mark Dennis, Stevie Dunn, Barbara Eminson, Ralph Eminson, Les Fisher, Nigel Hill, Dave J, Peter Jones, Spencer Lawrence, Peter Lee, Paul Lee, Mike Leatherland, Andy Mason, Steven Mathers, Josse Mcmahon, Nigel Mil, Cameron Moody, Michael O'Neill, James Owen, Richard Penson, Martin Russell, Alan Scrimshaw, Robin Sharman, Ann Smith, Keith Smith, John Spencer, Sam Viles, Paul Wilcox, John Wilson.

Lound Bird Club, Netherfield Wildlife Group.



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