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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.


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Archived Sightings 2001 - 2019

Archived Sightings 2001 to 2019

Archived Sightings 2020

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 county birds recorded less than annually 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. Bold GREY are unconfirmed sightings or a species of unknown origin.

Monday 28th September

Netherfield Lagoons - Yellow-browed Warbler [in with mixed Tit flock, on the east side of the Slurry Lagoon, 10:06], CASPIAN GULL [near adult, on the Slurry Lagoon, 14:44], 4 Raven [flew through together].

Idle Washlands - 6 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 52 Little Egret [including the grey phase bird, Hagg Lane Flash], GREAT WHITE EGRET, 24 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 5 Ruff, Marsh Harrier, 3 Pintail [Slaynes Lane, Misson, this afternoon]; also 50+ Common Snipe around the site.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Clifton Pit, 16:00].

Gedling CP - 3 Stonechat [middle pond reedbed, 15:28].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge Scrape, this morning], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Walters Fishing Pond], Ruff, 2 Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, Pintail [Neatholme Fen], Goldeneye [Neatholme Pit], Redwing [Neatholme Lane].

Barton in Fabis/Thrumpton - Merlin [male, over large field off Trentside, 10:14], 4 Stonechat [A453 Balancing Pond].

Kilvington Lakes - SPOTTED REDSHANK [still present on West Lake, this morning]; also 30 Lapwing.

Hoveringham - Dunlin, 2 Common Snipe, light southerly passage of 20 Skylark [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Sunday 27th September

Colwick Country Park - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 35 Little Egret [flew into roost, 19:05].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Pintail, Green Sandpiper, Ruff [Neatholme Fen, 15:20], GREAT WHITE EGRET, Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge Scrape, 14:05], 17 Barnacle Geese [west over Chainbridge Pit, this morning].

Budby Pumping Station - 75 Pink-footed Geese [east over in two skeins of 48 and 27, this morning]; also 3 Redwing, 200+Lesser Redpoll, Brambling].

Holme Pierrepont - GREAT WHITE EGRET [A52 Pit, this morning], 5 Redwing [Ski-tow pit, early afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - LITTLE STINT ,13 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover [Phase 3, this morning], 43 Pink-footed Geese [over North], 2 Redwing.

Collingham Pits - 15 Redwing [over this morning in groups of 9, 2 and 4].

Kilvington Lakes - 30 Pink-footed Geese [over, heading north, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Whooper Swan [left Coneries, 07:00], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Wet Marsh channel/Clifton Pit, 13:20], 8 Goosander, 2 Pintail, Green Sandpiper, Swallow [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Saturday 26th September

Thrumpton - 6 Whooper Swan [4 adults, flew over towards Thrumpton from the Long Eaton GP's 17:03], 12 Golden Plover [on large field off Trentside, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Whooper Swan [Coneries, from the bridge by Visitor Centre, 16:46 - 17:37 at least]; also Pintail, 300+Wigeon, 16 House Martin.

Idle Washlands - 8 Whooper Swan, 6 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 48 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, Ruff [Hagg Lane Flash/Slaynes Lane].

Langford Lowfields - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Greenshank, 21 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Marsh Harrier.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Chainbridge Scrape].

Holme Pierrepont - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Raven [A52 Pit, 10:19].

Friday 25th September

Holme Pierrepont - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [still on the A52 Pit, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY, 2 Pintail, 6 Goosander, Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this evening], 40 House Martin [this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - SPOTTED REDSHANK, Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear, 30 House Martin, 10 Swallow, Sand Martin [all West Lake].

Idle Washlands - Spotted Flycatcher [Hagg Lane Flash].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Pintail [Neatholme Fen], BITTERN [13:00], 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Pintail [Chainbridge Scrape], GREAT WHITE EGRET, Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Pit], 81 Red-crested Pochard [Linghurst Lakes], c.490 Wigeon [on site].

Hoveringham - Merlin [female/immature, Sailing Lake].

Thursday 24th September

Holme Pierrepont - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, ROCK PIPIT [A52 Pit, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - BITTERN [stalking prey in front of the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed, 17:15]; also 14 Common Snipe, 2 Pintail, Green Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler [Slurry Lagoon].

Kilvington Lakes - SPOTTED REDSHANK [still West Lake, 16:30].

Idle Washlands - 4 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 40 Little Egret, CURLEW SANDPIPER, 12 Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin, 7 Ruff [Hagg Lane Flash/Slaynes Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BITTERN, 2 Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge Scrape East, mid-afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Clifton Pit, this afternoon], Pintail, 2 Dunlin [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Annesley Pit Top - 2 Crossbill [over this afternoon], 200+Meadow Pipit [through south-west in 3 groups], 3 Common Snipe, Stonechat.

Langford Lowfields - 2 TURNSTONE, 3 GARGANEY [Phase 3, this morning].

Hoveringham - 2 Red Kite, 2 Wheatear [Sailing Lake, this morning], Red Kite, Hobby [Railway Pit].

Newark - 10 House Martin [north].

Caythorpe - 17 House Martin.

Wednesday 23rd September

King's Mill Reservoir - Gannet [dead 3rd/4th year bird, found/present on the horizontal concrete rim at the north-east end of the reservoir, carcass present since 18/09 at least].

Kilvington Lakes - SPOTTED REDSHANK [still present on West Lake, this evening], 3 Stonechat, Wheatear [in field with dead tree].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 GREAT WHITE EGRET [A52 Pit, 17:46 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 GARGANEY, Dunlin [Clifton Pit, this afternoon]; also 2 Raven over.

Langford Lowfields - 4 GARGANEY, GREAT WHITE EGRET [Phase 3, early afternoon], c.26 Dunlin [through Phase 3].

Kneesall - Red Kite [south over Kneesall woods, 12:30].

Idle Washlands - 66 Common Snipe [Hagg Lane Flash], CURLEW SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT, 26 Ringed Plover, 38 Dunlin, 54 Common Snipe [Newington Flash, S.York's].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BITTERN, 2 Marsh Harrier [over Chainbridge Scrape, this morning], Short-eared Owl [Tiln North, 16:27].

Long Bennington - GREY PLOVER [over the airfield, 07:45]; also Yellow Wagtail.

Tuesday 22nd September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [first-winter, briefly Clifton Pit then flew west, this evening], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Church Pond, 17:33], GARGANEY, 60 LBB Gull [Clifton Pit, 16:54].

Holme Pierrepont - GREAT WHITE EGRET [A52 Pit, 17:07], 2 Common Snipe [Blotts Pit].

Langford Lowfields - 2 GARGANEY [Phase 1, 16:55], CASPIAN GULL [German ringed X34E], Yellow-legged Gull [Phase 3].

Netherfield Lagoons - BITTERN [flew across the Slurry Lagoon, dropping in on the east side, 16:17]; also 2 Pintail, 13 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Hobby.

Kilvington Lakes - SPOTTED REDSHANK [West Lake, this afternoon].

King's Mill Reservoir - 5 Swallow, Little Egret, Common Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Hoveringham - 240 Tufted Duck, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat [Trentside this morning].

Monday 21st September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 GARGANEY [single on Tween Pond, 17:25 and three Clifton Pit, 17:57].

Langford Lowfields - 2 GARGANEY Phase 1, late afternoon]; also Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear.

Idle Washlands - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 42 Little Egret, CURLEW SANDPIPER, 13 Dunlin, Greenshank [Hagg Lane Flash, 11:23].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Whooper Swan [Bellmoor Lake, late morning], BITTERN [Chainbridge Scrape, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - CATTLE EGRET [Railway Pit, early morning]; Water Rail, Dunlin, 2 Hobby, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher [all Railway Pit, this morning], 6 Pintail, GREAT WHITE EGRET, Red Kite, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Siskin [Sailing Lake], Common Sandpiper [River Trent Ferry Farm Park, this evening].

Holme Pierrepont - LITTLE GULL [juvenile, still A52 Pit, 08:33]; also GREAT WHITE EGRET.

Sunday 20th September

Idle Washlands - 6 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 40+Little Egret, CURLEW SANDPIPER, 30+Dunlin, Ringed Plover [Slaynes Lane, Misson, this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - BITTERN [flew across the Slurry Lagoon, 14:00]; also 3 Pintail, Green Sandpiper.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Hobby [west over Conories, mid-afternoon].

Welbeck Raptor Viewpoint - 4 Gadwall, 5 Little Egret, 32 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Siskin, 50+ House Martin, 40+ Swallow, Hobby, Red Kite.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - TURNSTONE [Neatholme Fen, mid-morning], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Blue Bell Fisheries Pond], Goosander [Bellmoor Lake], Mandarin [dr'k, Old Police Pond].

Holme Pierrepont - LITTLE GULL [juv], GREAT WHITE EGRET [A52 Pit, late morning].

Collingham Pits - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Wharf Pit, 10:00].

Hodsock - Peregrine, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Siskin, 3 Yellow Wagtail.

Langford Lowfields - GREY PLOVER, 2 Dunlin [Phase 3, early morning].

Saturday 19th September

Netherfield Lagoons - WOOD SANDPIPER [New workings, midday - evening at least], Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper [New Workings this evening], 3 Pintail [Slurry Lagoon].

Kilvington Lakes - Whinchat, Stonechat [both in same field with dead tree, this evening]; also Dunlin.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 GARGANEY, Pintail, Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, 17:46].

Gotham - Raven, 2 House Martin [Gotham Hill].

Clifton Grove - 2 Mash Tit [Clifton Wood, near Holme Pit].

Langford Lowfields - GARGANEY, Ruff, 2 Curlew, 6+Dunlin, 3+Ringed Plover, Stonechat, Wheatear [this morning].

Rufford Pit Top - PIED FLYCATCHER [briefly on the heath then flew off, this morning].

King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Swift, 6 House Martin, 2 Common Snipe, Spotted Flycatcher, 12 Mistle Thrush [in adjacent ploughed/rolled field].

Clumber Park - 2+Crossbill [heard calling in the south-east corner of the park, 09:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Whooper Swan [still Bellmoor Lake, this morning]; also Hobby.

Friday 18th September

Langford Lowfields - 2 Gannet [juveniles, flew over south-west, 08:55], 3 GREY PLOVER [juveniles, Phase 3 mid-morning]; also Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 5 Goldeneye, Peregrine [all Phase 3].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 GARGANEY, 3 Pintail, 250 Wigeon, Ruff, Hobby [Clifton Pit, this evening], Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 10 Ruff [Neatholme Fen, this evening], Marsh Harrier [distant between chainbridge scrape and the Willows, midday], Whooper Swan [Bellmoor Lake, this morning].

Mansfield - HEN HARRIER [ringtail flew south, 17:47].

Long Bennington - 30+ Meadow Pipit, 6+Yellow Wagtail [on the Airfield, 16:15].

Idle Washlands - 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT [still on Slaynes Lane Misson, this afternoon].

Thursday 17th September

Netherfield Lagoons - BITTERN [flew across the Slurry Lagoon, 16:30 and again at dusk]; also single Green Sandpiper.

Idle Washlands - 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET, CURLEW SANDPIPER, 8 Ringed Plover, 13 Dunlin, 6 Ruff, Greenshank, Stonechat [Slaynes Lane, Misson], c.30 Little Egret [including an unusual dark looking individual, Hagg Lane Flash].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY, 3 Pintail, Ruff, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Hobby [this evening].

Shelford - Red Kite [single heading west, mid-afternoon].

Carburton - 7 Common Sandpiper [Carburton Lake, midday].

Hoveringham - 4 Common Sandpiper, Dunlin [Sailing Lake], 2 Pintail, Common Snipe [Railway Pit].

King's Mill Reservoir - Swift, c.15 House Martin, Little Egret, Common Snipe, c.30 Pied Wagtail [nearby ploughed/rolled field].

Epperstone - Wheatear [on ploughed field, Hill Farm this morning].

Wednesday 16th September

Bathley - Wryneck [belated news of one present in private garden on the 8th Sept].

Langford Lowfields - 2 TURNSTONE, 4 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover [Phase 3, this evening].

Idle Washlands - 6 GREAT WHITE EGRET [3 on Slaynes Lane, 3 Hagg Lane Flash], 3 CURLEW SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT [Slaynes Lane], 40 Ringed Plover, 52 Dunlin [Slaynes Lane, passage of small flocks moving through, some settling between 12:00 - 15:00], GARGANEY, 39 Little Egret, 17 Common Snipe [Hagg Lane Flash]; also White-fronted Goose, 2 Pintail, 6 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 22 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe, Stonechat.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], Curlew [over Chainbridge viewpoint, 10:03/Linghurst, 10:08].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - BITTERN [flew from the Clifton Pit reedbed, 08:30], 3 GARGANEY [Clifton Pit, 15:50]; also Hobby, Ruff, Pintail, 120 Wigeon.

Tuesday 15th September

Langford Lowfields - LITTLE GULL [Phase 3 briefly then flew north, mid-afternoon], juv Marsh Harrier, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Dunln, 3 Ringed Plover, Curlew, Hobby, 2 Peregrine [Phase 3, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Pintail, Snipe [this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [still Clifton Pit, early evening]; also Pintail [eclipse male], 45 Shoveler, Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobby.

Burton Joyce - Red Kite [over south]; also Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 2 Raven.

Clifton Grove - Raven, Swift [seen from the Beeston side of the river, 10:50].

Monday 14th September

Clifton - Gannet [Juv/1w, low over the estate 20ft above rooftops heading west, 15:07].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY, Greenshank [Clifton Pit, this evening], Curlew [Clifton Pit, 12:00 - 12:39, then relocated across the river in sheep field behind Cottages flash, 14:44, then flew west], GREAT WHITE EGRET [again on Church Pond].

Kilvington Lakes - c.1000 Lesser Black-backed Gull [roosted on West Lake, 20:00].

Bilsthorpe - Spotted Flycatcher [in private garden, early evening].

Idle Washlands - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 8 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 2 Wheatear [Slaynes Lane, Misson].

Thrumpton - Lesser-spotted Woodpecker [high in tree tops by the lake outflow on the Thrumpton Estate, 13:45].

Oxton - 4 Red Kite [Holybeck Garden Centre, 12:15].

Hoveringham - Stonechat, Reed Warbler [Sailing Lake, this morning], 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Marsh Tit [Railway Pit Woods], Ruddy Shelduck [Railway Pit].

Clumber Park - Whinchat [still at Hardwick Ford, this morning].

Sunday 13th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 GARGANEY [Clifton Pit, this evening], GREAT WHITE EGRET [still Church Pond], Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow], 2 Peregrine [over the river Barton in Fabis].

Collingham Pits - OSPREY [over south, 14:30].

Gamston - Red Kite [heading west from the Grantham Canel, 14:00].

Bunny - 2 Marsh Tit [Buny Woods].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 28 Wigeon, 11 Pochard, 23 Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 11 Yellow Wagtail, 2+Siskin.

Oxton - Red Kite [over the Oxton Garden Centre, 11:46].

Thrumpton - CATTLE EGRET [feeding amongst cattle, between the Thrumpton Hall and the Weir, 09:30 - 10:30 at least].

Netherfield Lagoons - GARGANEY [still on the Slurry Lagoon, this morning].

Langford Lowfields - GARGANEY [Phase 1, this morning], Red Kite, Ringed Plover [Phase 3], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Silt Lagoon].

Saturday 12th September

Kilvington Lakes - 950 Lesser Black-backed Gull [roosted on West Lake, this evening]; also 8 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Herring Gull.

Beeston - 2 Raven [over Woodland Grove heading Attenborough direction, 19:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY, Pintail [Clifton Pit, early evening].

Worksop - 2 Red Kite [over Mansfield Road, 15:50].

Clumber Park - Whinchat, 2 Hobby [Hardwick Ford, late morning].

Kelham - Wheatear [female/juv, in sugar beet crop field, SK771563 this morning]; also 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Linnet, Meadow Pipit.

King's Mill Reservoir - 5 Swift [though mid-morning].

Bilsthorpe - Hobby [over, 08:49].

Holme Pierrepont - GARGANEY [Blotts Pit, 08:18].

Friday 11th September

Holme Pierrepont - GARGANEY [A52 Pit, this evening], Pintail, 2 Wigeon, 3 Snipe, 9 Swift, 10+ House Martin [Blotts Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [still Clifton Pit, this evening], Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow].

Annesley Pit Top - Common Sandpiper, 3 Wigeon, Swift [in with 70+ House and Sand Martin], Lesser Redpoll [over], 29 Meadow Pipits [over South-west, this evening].

Idle Washlands - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 4 CURLEW SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT, 23 Ringed Plover, 32 Dunlin [Slaynes Lane, Misson].

Kilvington Lakes - OSPREY [circled and then flew south at 10:15], Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Swift, 50+ mixed Hirundine flock [West Lake].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Hobby, Marsh harrier, 2 Common Tern [adult and juvenile].

Thursday 10th September

Holme Pierrepont - CATTLE EGRET [still present this evening], Marsh Harrier [flew west through the A52 Pit].

Netherfield Lagoons - GARGANEY [still on the Slurry Lagoon, this evening]; also Wheatear, Stonechat [New workings area].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GREAT WHITE EGRET [again on Church Pond, this evening].

Idle Washlands - 6 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 15 Little Egret, WOOD SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT, 12 Ringed Plover [Slaynes Lane, Misson], 4 CURLEW SANDPIPER [reportedly flew off with Dunlins].

Kilvington Lakes - 7 Yellow-legged Gull, Dunlin, Snipe, Ringed Plover [this afternoon].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard, 2 GOSHAWK [late morning], 9 Mandarin [Carburton Dam Lake].

King's Mill Reservoir - Common Sandpiper, c.10 Swift [through this morning], c.15 House Martin.

Bilsthorpe - Hobby [over 06:58].

Wednesday 9th September

Langford Lowfields - Spoonbill [juvenile Phase 3, 11:05 - 17:03 then flew south-west]; also Hobby, 5 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Goldeneye.

Idle Washlands - 4 CURLEW SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT [juveniles, still on Slaynes Lane, 17:45]; also Pintail, Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plover.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Pintail [Neatholme Fen, this evening].

Barton in Fabis - 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET [heading south, 16:54].

Welbeck - Honey Buzzard [mobbed by corvids low down over Welbeck garden centre, 16:10].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 2 Common Redstart, 6 Stonechat [2 adults/3 juvs], Raven, 40+ mixed Hirundine flock [all Budby South Forest, late afternoon].

Misson Carr - Hobby, Wheatear [09:45].

Thorton - Hobby [over the river Devon bridge, 09:21].

Holme Pierrepont - CATTLE EGRET [A52 Pit, 07:18, Blotts Pit feeding around the cattle, 15:30 - 18:59].

Newark - 27 Swallow, Swift, 2 Hobby [all South].

Tuesday 8th September

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 BITTERN [in flight across the Slurry Lagoon, one at 19:35 and a second at 19:40 both dropping into reeds on the eastern side], GARGANEY [still on the Slurry Lagoon], Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Water Rail, 4 Little Egret, Snipe.

Idle Washlands - 4 CURLEW SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT [all juveniles, still on flooded field south of Slaynes Lane, 17:00 at least], GARGANEY [Hagg Lane Flash], 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET, KNOT, Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 5 Ruff, Little Ringed Plover, Hobby, Peregrine [imm male], Marsh Harrier [Slaynes Lane].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Coneries, on the Erewash outlet, 18:39], GARGANEY [Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - CATTLE EGRET [still on Blotts Pit, 16:14], Curlew [flew south-west over the concrete path towards A52 pit, 18:20]; also Pintail [Blotts Pit].

Kirklington - Hobby [perched on Poplars between Southwell and Kirklington, this afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Hobby, 7 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear [mid-afternoon].

Egmanton - Hobby [south over the village, 13:30].

Sibthorpe - Red Kite [over Portland Lakes, 10:10].

Oxton - 2 Red Kite [circling over the A6097 By-Pass, 09:37].

Monday 7th September

Idle Washlands - 4 CURLEW SANDPIPER [on flooded field south of Slaynes Lane, 13:00 - early evening at least]; also LITTLE STINT, 7 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, Peregrine, Wheatear.

Holme Pierrepont - CATTLE EGRET [still present on Blotts Pit, 16:13].

Hoveringham - KITTIWAKE [juvenile on the Sailing Lake, 12:15 - 13:30 at least].

Thoresby - OSPREY [flew over low south, 11:50].

Barton in Fabis - Wheatear, 12 Yellow Wagtail [sheep field, behind Cottages Flash late morning], Hobby [Branshill Wood], 3 Swift [feeding over Barton Island].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - PIED FLYCATCHER [female/juvenile, in scrub/trees at The Bund, 10:30 but no further sign], Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow, this evening], 8 Swift [in with hirundines].

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew from East to West Lake, 08:31].

King's Mill Reservoir - c.20 Swift [through this morning], 6 Wigeon.

Sunday 6th September

Langford Lowfields - GREAT WHITE EGRET, GARGANEY, 2w/3w CASPIAN GULL, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper [Phase 3, this evening].

Kilvington Lakes - Wheatear, Whinchat [still present this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - BITTERN [flew low across the Slurry Lagoon into the eastern reed bed about 17.30]; also  GARGANEY [still present on the Slurry Lagoon].

Idle Washlands - 2 GARGANEY, 3 Pintail, 4 GREAT WHITE EGRET, LITTLE STINT, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin [Slaynes Lane, Misson, mid-afternoon].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - COMMON SCOTER, 30+Pochard, 16 Wigeon, 2 African Sacred Ibis, 28 Curlew.

North Leverton - OSPREY [high south, 12:13].

Hoveringham - CATTLE EGRET [Railway Pit, briefly on the shore, flew off to the south-west, 11:00].

Holme Pierrepont - CATTLE EGRET [Blotts Pit, 08:27; feeding around sheep on the A52 Pit this evening then moving onto the field with cattle adjacent Blotts Pit], Pintail [eclipse drake, Blotts Pit]; also 13 Teal, 25 Gadwall, kingfisher, Reed Warbler.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Tree Pipit [The Willows, 08:55].

Budby Pumping Station - Whinchat, Common Redstart [this morning].

Oxton - 2 Red Kite.

Bramcote - 3 Red Kite [regulary seen on a daily basis in the NG9 3JE area].

Saturday 5th September

Kilvington Lake - 2 Whinchat, Wheatear [in rough grass field by old farm house, early evening]; also Yellow Wagtail, 4 Swift.

Hoveringham - 2 Hobby, Peregrine [Sailing Lake late afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - CASPIAN GULL [German ringed X34E, Phase 3, early afternoon], Greenshank, 4 Curlew, 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Pintail, juv Marsh Harrier [all Phase 3], BITTERN [Phase 2], GREAT WHITE EGRET [on the reserve then flew towards Collingham].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 3 GOSHAWK [looking north-west from the view point, midday]; also 3 Swift.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Chainbridge Pit].

Gringley Carr - Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Ruff.

Idle Washlands - LITTLE STINT, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, Ruff, 3 Greenshank, 4 GREAT WHITE EGRET, Swift..numerous, Wheater [Juvenile], 3 Pintail, Red-crested Pochard, 3 Wigeon, Peregrine, 2 Common Whitethroat [Slaynes Lane, Misson].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Coneries, 11:38], c.80 Wigeon [Clifton Pit].

King's Mill Reservoir - c.20 Swift [through].

Bilsthorpe - Hobby [heading south-west].

Budby Common - 200+Siskin, Crossbill [this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - CATTLE EGRET [still Blotts Pit, early morning].

Friday 4th September

Holme Pierrepont - CATTLE EGRET [flew into Blotts Pit from the A52 Pit, 16:40].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Marsh Harrier [over Clifton Pit heading east, 13:53], GREAT WHITE EGRET [east over Clifton Pit, 14:14 and again at the Erewash outlet, 18:00], 2 GARGANEY, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - BITTERN, GARGANEY [on the Slurry Lagoon, this afternoon]; also Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Swift.

Langford Lowfields - 2 GARGANEY, 7 Ringed Plover [Phase 3]; also 2 Lesser White-fronted Geese type/or hybrids].

Idle Washlands - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, TURNSTONE, 4 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Greenshank, Ruff, [Slaynes Lane, Misson, this morning], 2 Hobby [Hagg Lane].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 4 GOSHAWK [all in the air together with Common Buzzard, late morning]; also 28 Great-crested Grebe [in raft on the Great Lake].

Bilsthorpe - Swift [single over Bilsthorpe pig fields, 11:45].

Kirton - 8 Swift [feeding over quarry adjacent to Kirton woods, 10:00].

Clifton Pastures - 6 Swift [through south-east, 09:30].

King's Mill Reservoir - c.40 Swift [through, this morning].

Thursday 3rd September

Langford Lowfields - 3 GARGANEY, GREAT WHITE EGRET [Phase 3, this evening]; Greenshank, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Pintail [Phase 3, this morning]; also 2 Lesser White-fronted Geese type/or hybrids].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 GARGANEY [Clifton Pit, this evening]; also 2 Hobby, 71Wigeon, Dunlin.

Idle Washlands - 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 4 Ringed Plover, TURNSTONE, Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Ruff, Whinchat [Slaynes Lane, Misson].

Holme Pierrepont - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Blotts Pit, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Spotted Flycatcher [Bellmoor], Yellow Wagtail, Redshank, Egyptian Goose [Neatholme area], Nuthatch [by the crossroads in Lound village].

Barton in Fabis - 22 Yellow Wagtail [riverside fields, near Cottages Flash, mid-morning], 2 Hobby [Branshill Wood].

Kelham - Hobby [mobbed by crows over Kelham Hall, this morning].

Wednesday 2nd September

Kelham - Hobby [over Ollerton Road/Blacksmith Lane area, hunting a House Martin, late afternoon].

Idle Washlands - 4+GREAT WHITE EGRET, Peregrine, 3 Ruff, Raven [Slaynes Lane, Misson, mid-afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - GARGANEY, 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [Phase 3, mid-afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [eclipse drake, still Clifton Pit, early afternoon]; also Dunlin, 2 Hobby.

Hoveringham - 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, Yellow wagtail [Sailing Lake].

Carburton - Red Kite.

King's Mill Reservoir - c.35 Swift [through this morning], 16 Shoveler.

Ravenshead - Raven [over].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Greenshank, Peregrine [Neatholme Pit, this morning].

Barton in Fabis - 20+ Yellow Wagtail [feeding under Cattle near Cottages Flash, this morning]; also Red Kite.

Thrumpton - Common Redstart [single, still in hawthorns at SK 51624 32266, this morning].

Mansfield - 6 Swift [heading south over Chesterfield Rd, 8:45].

Bilborough - c.12 Ring-necked Parakeet [in treetops in the Brocklewood Primary school grounds, 07:20].

Tuesday 1st September

Worksop - BLACK REDSTART [juvenile in private garden, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GREAT WHITE EGRET [still on Church Pond, this evening], GARGANEY, 13 Wigeon [Clifton Pit], Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow].

Barton in Fabis - c.30 Yellow Wagtail [feeding in sheep field near Cottages Flash, late afternoon/early evening], 5 Hobby [Branshill Wood, early afternoon].

Ordsall - Swift [single over this evening]; also 150+ Swallow, single Sand Martin.

Hoveringham - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [juvenile on the Railway Pit], 2 Curlew [flew through the Railway Pit, this afternoon], 3 Black-tailed Godwit [circled the Railway Pit, then flew south 13:15], Shelduck, 17 Wigeon [Railway Pit], 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Marsh Tit [Railway Pit Wood], 3 Common Tern, 5 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake].

Bleasby - 3 Hobby [adult/2 juveniles].

Calverton - Spotted Flycatcher [Fox Covert NR].

Thrumpton - Common Redstart [single, still in Hawthorns SK 51624 32266, late morning/early afternoon]; also 2 Hobby.

Langford Lowfields - Marsh Harrier [female], 2 Hobby, Greenshank, Dunlin, 3 Goldeneye [all Phase 3 this morning].

Arnold - 2 Raven [high over south-east, 11:00].

Farnsfield - Red Kite [high over A614, near the White Post round-about, 10:00].

Idle Washlands - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [Slaynes Lane, Misson early morning]; also Peregrine.

Many thanks to:

Sajidah Ahmad, David Allison, Laurence Archibald, David Barber, Steve Beresford, Robin Brace, David Bradford, Nicholas Brownley, John Burdall, Andrew Buckley, Paul Buxton, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, Rich Collis, Carl Cornish, Mick Clay, Andrew Clark, Mark Cottingham, Ian Cowgill, Nick Crouch, Stu Davenport, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Lance Degnam, David Dunn, Jacqueline Dennison, Dr Allan Dodds, Juliet Elliott, Dave Fogg, Adey Fox, Steve Furber, Josh Fusiara, John Gallagher, Pete George, Indy Kiemel Greene, Jill Hannah, Alec Harper, Kev Hawkridge, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Agnes Kiemel, Kate Kilby, Ian Livsey, Jonathan Lloyd, Dave Martell, Martin McCallum, Peter Mee, Graeham Mounteney, Andy Murray, Paul Naylor, Suzanne Nelson, Steve Payne, G.Potter, Clive Prescott, Alison Ramsey, Dave Read, Anthony Reed, Andy Richmond, Steven Riley, Simon Roberts, Chris Robinson, Ann Ryles, Neil Sainthouse, Alan Scrimshaw, Tom Shields, Keith Short, Simon Smith, Mark Speck, Edmund Staunton, Jenny Teague, Alec Thomson, Simon Thompson, Mel Thorn, David Tyldesley, Daz Watson, Paul Wilcox, Mark Wilde, Rob Woodward.

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