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 sensitive species may not appear here during the breeding season, unless publicised by site managers or where records relate to what are likely to be passage migrants or wandering non-breeding individuals rather than breeders. Species that this generally applies to include (but are not necessarily limited to): Avocet, Bearded Tit, Bittern, Black-necked Grebe, Cetti's Warbler, Garganey. Goshawk (except from Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint), Honey-buzzard (except from Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint), Marsh Harrier, Mediterranean Gull, Nightingale, Peregrine (except for Nottingham City Centre), Raven, Red Kite and Woodlark (except from Budby Heath). For a range of other species, we will not include specific breeding information - this includes Barn Owl, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Little Ringed Plover, Nightjar, Turtle Dove and Willow Tit. Nevertheless, please submit your sightings anyway."

 

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

Please remember to submit all sightings to Andy Hall each month, using the Excel spreadsheet that can be downloaded from the Recording page.


Archived Sightings 2001 - 2018


Archived Sightings 2001 to 2018


Archived Sightings 2018



Species shown in bold Purple on this page are BBRC rarities or species recorded on less than ten occasions in the county. Bold Blue are rare and scarce birds that require a description or supporting details for the society’s archive. A full list of these species can be found on the Recording page. Red are species of interest.

Friday 20th July

Attenborough Nature Reserve - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [Juvenile, bearing a white ring Tween Pond, 20:20], Goosander [redhead, Clifton Pit, 20:45].

Netherfield Lagoons - GREAT EGRET [over north-east, 20:12], Green Sandpiper [Slurry Lagoon], 2 Water Rail [juveniles, in reeds], c.600 Starling [roosted in the reed-bed].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Ringed Plover [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Hoveringham - Marsh Harrier [female/immature, Sailing Lake], 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper [Sailing Lake], Corn Bunting, Yellow Wagtail [Railway Pit, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [Juvenile, briefly on Chainbridge Scrape, 09:40 - 09:45 only], juvenile BLACK-NECKED GREBE and Willow Tit [from the Neatholme Scrape bench, early morning], Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen].

Thursday 19th July

Holme Pierrepont - GREAT EGRET [Blotts Pit this evening, 20:00 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GREAT EGRET [briefly on church pond, this afternoon], GARGANEY [Clifton Pit, 09:00 - 15:07 at least], 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper [Beeston Marsh], Hobby [through south-west].

Netherfield Lagoons - Green Sandpiper, juvenile Water Rail [Slurry Lagoon], Peregrine.

Hoveringham - Corn Bunting, Hobby [Railway Pit].

Kilvington Lakes - 8 Yellow-legged Gull [this morning].

Newstead Village - Raven [over the village towards APT].

Wednesday 18th July

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 TURTLE DOVE [still present, 18:11].

Beckingham Marshes - 6 Redshank [ 4 fledged juveniles feeding with the 2 adults], Yellow-legged Gull [adult in gull flock in the field opposite the Willow Works].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Sandpiper, 7 Little Egret [Clifton Pit, 15:10].

Cotham Landfill - 6 Yellow-legged Gull [5 adults, single 4cy, on the Landfill this morning, then flushed into surrounding fields. viewed from cyclepath].

Tuesday 17th July

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 22 Black-tailed Godwit [Neatholme Scrape, 19:10], 2 Greenshank, 5 Green sandpiper [Neatholme Fen].

Netherfield Lagoons - Black-tailed Godwit [single on the Slurry Lagoon, this evening].

Hoveringham - KNOT [single summer plumage, present on the Sailing Lake Tern raft], 21 Black-tailed Godwit [circled the Sailing lake before moving off south].

Besthorpe NR - 2 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby [Mons Pool, this morning].

Langford Lowfields - White-winged Black Tern [moulting adult, Phase 3, 05:30 - 10:30 at least], CASPIAN GULL [adult], Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank [present this evening].

Kilvington Lakes - 14 Little Egret [West Lake, this morning].

Hickling - Hobby [through this morning].

Monday 16th July

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - TURTLE DOVE [single, Neatholme Lane].

Hoveringham - Spotted Flycatcher [Railway Pit].

Sunday 15th July

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 TURTLE DOVE, Willow Tit [ Neatholme Lane], Greenshank, Green Sandsandpiper [Neatholme Fen].

Linby Village - 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 100+House Martin [15:00].

Netherfield Lagoons - Willow Tit [heard then seen as it fed within a large tit-flock along the Lower Path, this morning], Peregrine [carrying prey from the Slurry Lagoon].

Saturday 14th July

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 47 Little Egret [Conneries roost, this evening], 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 14:35], Hobby.

Kilvington Lakes - Greenshank [West Lake, chased by a Peregrine, this afternoon], 10 Yellow-legged Gull.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [juvenile,Neatholme Scrape, this morning], Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, LRP, 4 Redshank, 2 Ruff [Neatholme Fen], 2+ Willow Tit [Neatholme Lane].

Besthorpe NR - 2 Curlew, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper [Mons Pool].

Hoveringham - BLACK REDSTART [single, showed briefly on the industrial unit roof opposite the Scout compound, 09:45].

Friday 13th July

Collingham Pits - 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew [this evening].

Thoresby Park - Crossbill [flew north calling, 17:55], Hobby [through north-east, 17:30], Tree Pipit [singing male, in private garden, 16:55], 100+ Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [juvenile, Bellmore Lake, 17:00], GREATER SCAUP [juvenile, Bellmore Lake, viewed from tip view point west end of large island, 13:40].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - 7 Yellow-legged Gull, 700+ Lesser Black-backed Gull [this afternoon].

Thursday 12th July

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GREATER SCAUP [juvenile, Bellmore Lake, late afternoon around and on small island]. Also 2 Yellow-legged Gull [adult and second-summer].

Thoresby Park - 5-6 Crossbill [flew south calling over the park, 17:30]. Also 2 Yellow Wagtail, Raven.

Idle Washlands - 4 Ruff, Hobby [Hagg Lane Flash], Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper [Newington Flash, S.Yorks].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper.

Edwinstowe - c.200 Common Swift and House Martin.

Wednesday 11th July

Colwick - Rose-ringed parakeet [by the side of st John's school, this evening].

Thoresby Park - Hawfinch [heard only, 17:45], 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper [Beeston marsh, 16:25], 12 Little Egret [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Langford Lowfields - 4 ARCTIC TERN [this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - Greenshank [West Lake, this morning], 5+Yellow-legged Gull.

Market Warsop - Curlew [through north-east, 08:52].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK REDSTART [first-summer male and female, still showing well in the vicinity of the scout compound. Please only view from the perimeter of the scout compound from the permissive footpath, and under no circumstances enter the actual compound]. Yesterdays reported Curlew Sandpiper was a juvenile Dunlin!

Tuesday 10th July

Langford Lowfields - 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL [Juveniles], 11 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer, again on Bellmore Lake, 4.16:10 till- 17:30 at least], 3 Yellow-legged Gull [2 first-summer and second-summer], Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen].

Besthorpe NR - Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper [Mons Pool, this afternoon].

Budby Pumping Station - 2 Greenshank [Budby Flash, 08:20 - 09:00, then flew off west].

Edwinstow - Hobby, c.100 House Martin, c.200 Common Swift.

Market Warsop - Hobby [seen to take a House Martin, this morning].

Skegby - Green Sandpiper, female Mandarin, 50+Starling [Skegby Trail, 06:15].

Monday 9th July

Holme Pierrepont - WHIMBREL, Ruff [A52 Pit, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer, Bellmore Lake, from 15:50], 3 Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmore Lake], Greenshank [adult, Chainbridge Scrape east, 10:15], Ruff [Bellmore Lake, 15:30].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK REDSTART [first-summer male and female, still showing well in the vicinity of the scout compound. Please only view from the perimeter of the scout compound from the permissive footpath, and under no circumstances enter the actual compound]. Also single Common Redshank [Railway Pit].

Underwood - Hobby [through, 08:14].

Thoresby Park - Yellow Wagtail, 2 Oystercatcher [through south, 07:05].

Sunday 8th July

Budby Common - Woodlark, 4 Nightjar [at least 4 still churring in different locations], Juv Tawny Owl.

Langford Lowfields - 2 male Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Green Sandpiper, [Beeston Marsh], 5 Common Snipe [Clifton Pit].

Hucknall - 2 Raven over.

Edwinstowe - Hobby, 300+ Common Swift, 150 House Martin.

Bestwood Village - Hobby [chasing House Martins over Park Road, 11:00].

Hoveringham - 2 Black Redstart [first-summer male and female, showed very well this morning from 07:20 - 07:55, Perching on fence posts, canes and the ground. Please only view from the perimeter of the scout compound from the permissive footpath, and under no circumstances enter the actual compound].

Saturday 7th July

Langford Lowfields - 6 Yellow-legged Gull, Dunlin, 2 Common Redshank.

Thoresby Park - 2 Tree Pipit [singing on the south of the park].

Barton in Fabis - 14+Tree Sparrow [Trentside, by the chalets, 09:45], 2 Raven [juveniles].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK REDSTART [first-summer male and female, still present around the Scouts compound, 09:10. Please only view from the perimeter of the scout compound from the permissive footpath, and under no circumstances enter the actual compound].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Greenshank, 3 Ruff, Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape East, early morning],

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greenshank [Clifton Pit, 06:50 - 07:30 then flew towards the Lond Eaton GPs], Ruff [Clifton Pit, 17:39]. Also 2 Green Sandpiper and 4 LRP.

Sutton on Trent - Cuckoo [calling in the Ingram Lane area, 05:00].

Friday 6th July

Thoresby Park - 6 Hawfinch [mixture of adults and juveniles, 16:50]. Also Crossbill [heard], single Yellow Wagtail.

Besthorpe NR - 2 Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 2 Shelduck, 5 Common Tern, 2 Lesser Whitethroat [Mons Pool].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit].

East Leake GP's - 3 Hobby [hunting over gravel pits], Yellow Wagtail [feeding on bankside of pits,11:30], 4 Raven [circling above, possibly one adult and three juvenile].

Barton in Fabis - TURTLE DOVE [along Trent-side, 09:45].

Holme Pierrepont - Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 2 LRP [Blotts Pit].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK REDSTART [first-summer male and female, still present around the Scouts compound, 07:30. Please only view from the perimeter of the scout compound from the permissive footpath, and under no circumstances enter the actual compound].

Thursday 5th July

Langford Lowfields - 2 WOOD SANDPIPER [circled calling then flew south-east], 5 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Ringed Plover, MEDITERRANEAN GULL [the ringed adult].

Thoresby Park - Hobby [19:50], 2 Yellow Wagtail, 200+ Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK REDSTART [first-summer male and female, still present around the Scouts compound. Please only view from the perimeter of the scout compound from the permissive footpath, and under no circumstances enter the actual compound].

Bestwood Village - Oystercatcher [flew over the village calling, 16:50].

Kilvington Lakes - 12 Liitle Egret [West Lake].

Wednesday 4th July

Huthwaite - OSPREY [flew over Hosiery Mills Cricket Pitch, West to East, 19:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 6 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 12:18 - early evening at least]. Also several juvenile Little Egret and Little Ringed Plover.

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK REDSTART [first-summer male and female, still present around the Scouts compound. Please only view from the perimeter of the scout compound from the permissive footpath, and under no circumstances enter the actual compound].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Black-tailed Godwit [colour ringed left leg red yellow, black, right leg orange, Neatholme Fen, 09:15], Ruff [moulting adult, Chainbridge Scrape, 19:18].

Tuesday 3rd July

Gringley Carr - QUAIL [singing male, 400m south of the Pumping Station this evening].

Langford Lowfields - CASPIAN GULL [first-summer], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [ringed adult, small metal ring on left leg and longer ring on right], Yellow-legged Gull [first-summer], 2 Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2 Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit.

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK REDSTART [first-summer male and female, still present around the Scouts compound 19:10 at least. Please only view from the perimeter of the scout compound from the permissive footpath, and under no circumstances enter the actual compound].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 3 juvenile Little Egret.

Bramcote - Rose-ringed Parakeet [Middleton Crescent, 11:00].

Market Warsop - Curlew [over Lea Rd, called twice, 09:18].

Monday 2nd July

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK REDSTART [presumed first-summer male and female, still present around the Scouts compound 07:30-19:45 at least. Please only view from the perimeter of the scout compound from the permissive footpath, and under no circumstances enter the actual compound].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 19:40], 7 Little Ringed Plover [5 adults/2 Juvs, Clifton Pit, 20:11], Little Egret [juvenile, 20:16].

Sunday 1st July

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK REDSTART [both fem/imm types around the Scouts compound 09:30-12:45 at least. Viewing is possible from the perimeter of the scout compound from the permissive footpath, and under no circumstances enter the actual compound].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, 10:15].

Holme Pierrepont - LITTLE GULL [first-summer, still present on Blotts Pit, 07:30].


Many thanks to:

Bob Beck, Michael Blount, Billy Bodsworth, Philip Burnham, Paul Buxton, Alan Clewes, Carl Cornish, Tony Cragg, Nick Crouch, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Jacqueline Dennison, David Dunn, Stevie Dunn, Steve Furber, Indy Kiemel Greene, Chris Grimshaw, John Hall, Mel Hood, John Hopper, Darren Housman, Wendy Jackson, David Johnston, Lee Kilby, Mike Lee, Ian Livsey, Ged Morley, Becca O'brien, Peter Playle, Anthony Reed, Simon Roberts, Richard Scott, Hayley Sears, Keith Smith, Edmund Staunton, David Tyldesley, Steve Watson, Peter Williams, John Wilson, Rob Woodward.



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