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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.


"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."


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

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196 Species recorded so far in 2017. Updated 1st August

Full List Here

Wednesday 23rd August

Clifton Grove - 2 Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat [on the edge of Rough Wood, 18:30 - 19:30 at least]. Also 3 Hobby.

Dorket Head - Red Kite [low over, 15:40].

Hodsock Flash - 3 Green Sandpiper.

Langford Lowfields - Black-tailed Godwit [from Beach Hut area].

Hoveringham - Whinchat [along track leading to Sailing Lake, this afternoon].

Barton in Fabis/Thrumpton - Common Redstart [male, still present in hedgerow, SK516322, this afternoon], 2 Raven [in horse paddocks, 20:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 7 Greenshank [Clifton Pit, 10:30 then flew towards Tween. 2 still present Clifton Pit, 19:15], Wood Sandpiper [still present on Clifton Pit, 13:00 at least], Also 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and juv Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, 12:15], 2 Garganey [Ridge and Furrow, 19:30]. Also Bar-headed Goose [Clifton Pit, late morning to 17:15].

Kilvington Lakes - Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and 2 Yellow-legged Gull.

Nott'm City - Ring-necked Parakeet [flew over Victoria Centre/Mansfield Road, 11:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 6 Greenshank [flew East over Neatholme Scrape, this morning, 2 Marsh Harrier [2cy male and full adult male, this afternoon].

Tuesday 22nd August

Burton Joyce - 2 Raven [over West 20:20, very vocal], 100+ House Martin [feeding high over the village, this afternoon].

Collingham Pits - Black-necked Grebe [Ferry Lane Lake].

Besthorpe NR - Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, c.60 Northern Lapwing and 6+ Common Pochard [Mons Pool].

Coates - 2 Common Redstart [male and female, in hedge by River Trent, this morning].

Sutton in Ashfield - Marsh Tit [calling from behind King's Mill Hospital].

Market Warsop - Hobby and 2 Raven.

Kilvington - Hobby [Juv, West Lake this morning], 6 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Dunlin, Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Egyptian Geese [all west Lake, 12:00 - 14:00], Barnacle Goose [East Lake].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Whimbrel [flyover], Ruff [Neatholme Fen on island], 2 Spotted Flycatcher [The Willows, this morning] and Red Kite [over Willows heading south, this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - 10 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper and 8 Common Snipe [Hagg Lane Flash].

Hoveringham - Common Sandpiper and 2 Hobby [Sailing Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Juv Black Tern, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Garganey [Clifton Pit, this morning], 4 Black-tailed Godwit [Wet Marsh]. Also several Yellow Wagtail [over the river, feeding under cattle].

Monday 21st August

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Marsh Harrier [male, flew towards Tiln north, 18:00], 2 Dunlin, Hobby, 8 Little Egret, c.150 Northern Lapwing [Chainbridge Scrape East], Peregrine [flying towards Chainbridge Pit], Northern Wheatear [Hayton common, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Garganey [Ridge and Furrow, 17:40], Raven [over the Delta], Black Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit].

Holme Pierrepont - Common Scoter [A52 Pit, 17:20].

Kilvington Lakes - Caspian Gull [adult, West Lake, this afternoon].

Wollaton Park/Lenton Eaves - 2 Spotted Flycatcher [12:30].

Spalford - 6 Yellow-legged Gull [4 ads, 3s, juv Spalford Pig Fields] GBBG, 110 LBBG and Raven. Also 2 Peregrine [over Spalford Pit].

Keyworth - c.12 Swift [circling with large number of House Martins, then moved on South].

Bunny - Marsh Tit [in woods by Bunny Park, 10:43], Raven [West over Bunny Park, 13:10].

Idle Washlands - 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Redshank and 2 Common Snipe [Hagg Lane Flash, 09:30].

West Bridgford - Ring-necked Parakeet [in trees by the disused bus turning circle on Buckfast Way, 06:30 at least].

Sunday 20th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2-3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Garganey, c.10 Swift [Clifton Pit, this Morning] 2 Juv Black Tern [Clifton Pit, 17:40 at least], 2 Mediterranean Gull [Juvs/moulting into 1w, 17:58 and a second 19:25, Clifton Pit].

East Leake GP's - 2 Green Sandpiper , 1 juv Common Sandpiper , Spotted Flycatcher and Hobby.

Finningley GP's - Greenshank [briefly then flew South], 6 Juv Yellow Wagtail.

Idle Washlands - Osprey [over Gainsborough Road river bridge flying North towards Newington floods, 13:20], Juv Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Redshank and 4 Common Snipe [Hagg Lane Flash, 17:00].

Forest Town - Red Kite [over, 14:00].

Rise Park - 2 Raven [flew over, "cronking" this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Juv Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Barnacle Goose [West Lake].

Barton in Fabis/Thrumpton - Common Redstart [male, still present in the hedgerow SK516322 early afternoon at least]. Also Northern Wheatear.

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Raven [over 10:43-11:01 then drifting off West].

Cotgrave - 2 Raven [over, 10:25].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Spotted Flycatcher [feeding from hedge running along the ditch at Wild Goose farm, this morning], Marsh harrier [male, flew towards Neatholme Scrape from the bridge near the Willows, this afternoon].

West Bridgford -Ring-necked Parakeet [heard only, Abbey Park along Buckfast Way, this morning].

Saturday 19th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Juv Wood Sandpiper, Juv Black Tern, 4 Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper [all Clifton Pit up to 17:45 at least], 14 Shoveler [moving between Tween and Clifton Pit], 10 Common Pochard [Clifton Pit], c.100 Swift [feeding over tree covered areas in strong winds, late evening] and c.180 Swallow [feeding low over Clifton pit].

Idle Washlands - Juv Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Redshank, 11 Common Snipe, 2 Little Egret and 25 Teal, 16:00]

Langford Lowfields - Garganey, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit and Hobby.

Collingham Pits - Greater Scaup [drk, still present on ferry Lane Lake].

Besthorpe NR - Garganey, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew and Hobby [Mons Pool].

West Bridgford -Ring-necked Parakeet [Abbey Park along Buckfast Way, though mobile this morning].

Friday 18th August

Tithby - Great White Egret [flying low S/W, at the bridge over the River Smite near Wiverton Hall, 19:50].

Idle Washlands - 2 Juv Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe, 5 Little Egret and 2 Yellow Wagtail [Hagg Lane Flash, 18:55].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Wood Sandpiper [Juv, still present on Clifton Pit, late morning at least], 8 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 08:40, with 7 still present, 17:20], Black Tern [Juv, still Clifton Pit]. Also 3 Raven, Hobby and 2 Peregrine [Juv and adult male, from Tower hide 18:00].

Hickling - Peregrine [circling low over Hickling church and village, 17:15].

Langford Lowfields - Garganey and 2s Caspian Gull, Greenshank and Black-tailed Godwit [this morning].

Wollaton Park - Little Egret [briefly this morning in willows, very scarce here], 2 Red-crested Pochard and 2 Swift [over the hall at midday].

Thursday 17th August

Hoveringham - Caspian Gull [near-adult, Sailing Lake this evening]. Also 5 Yellow-legged Gull.

Langford Lowfields - Garganey, Bittern and 3 Yellow-legged Gull [this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Juv Wood Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Juv Black Tern [Clifton Pit, 16:15 at least], Spotted Flycatcher [observation point past Tower Hide, 08:40].

Wednesday 16th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Wood Sandpiper [Juv, still present on Clifton Pit], 2 Garganey [still Ridge and Furrow/Clifton Pit, 07:50]. Also Juv Black Tern, Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Greenshank [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Sibthorpe - Quail [male singing from weedy field 12:53, where the Car Dyke passes under Deadwong Lane/Lineham Lane, SK764465].

Kilvington Lakes - 15 Little Egret, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Turtle Dove and 6 Shoveler.

Langford Lowfields - 2 Garganey [Phase 2, 07:13].

Tuesday 15th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Wood Sandpiper [dropped into Clifton Pit, 20:05], Greenshank [Clifton Pit, 20:00], Black Tern [Juv, Clifton Pit, 20:50], 2500 BH Gull and 25+ LBBG[Clifton Pit feeding frenzy, pre roost/roost?, 21:15], 2 Garganey [still present on Ridge and Furrow, 21:10 at least]. Also Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpiper.

Barton in Fabis/Thrumpton - Common Redstart [male, still present in hedgerow, 19:30], 4 Raven [feeding in fields either side of Manor Rd, 18:00], 7 Grey Partridge [on stubble field near the green barn, 18:45].

Burton Joyce - Spotted Flycatcher [private garden this afternoon], 2 Raven [over S/W, 20:25].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Ruff [Chainbridge Scrape, 17:30].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Turtle Dove, Whimbrel, Greenshank and Black-tailed Godwit.

Holme Pierrepont - Peregrine [hunting over Blotts Pit, 11:45].

Hoveringham - Yellow-legged Gull and 4 Spotted Flycatcher [Railway Pit].

Wollaton Park - Raven and Tawny Owl [this morning].

Monday 14th August

Burton Joyce - 2 Hobby [hawking over the village, 17:00].

Bevercotes Colliery - Marsh Harrier [cream crown, flew West over the Regeneration site, 11:53]. Also Green Sandpiper [on roadside puddle].

Barton in Fabis/Thrumpton - Common Redstart [male, still present along the hedgerow between Barton and Thrumpton SK516322, 10:00 - 18:30 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Garganey [Ridge and Furrow, this morning], Dunlin [Juv, Clifton Pit, 13:30]. Also Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit].

Netherfield - Swift.

Bingham - Red Kite [low over fields off the A52, east of Bingham near the junction with Granby Lane, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 5 Black-tailed Godwit [Chainbridge Scrape East, 08:00], 6 Common Snipe [South over Chainbridge Scrape East, 10:00], Marsh Harrier [male, Clayworth Common, 11:30] and Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape West].

Sunday 13th August

Langford Lowfields - Bittern [on Balancing Ponds early evening]. Also 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover and 2 Hobby.

Sutton Bonington - 4+ Bee-eater [4 maybe 5 over Sutton Bonington, calling and seen, 15:40].

Besthorpe NR - 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew and 25 Northern Lapwing [Mons Pool, 12:00 - 12:45].

Idle Washlands - 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtail and 30 Swift [Slaynes Lane].

Barton in Fabis/Thrumpton - Common Redstart [male, along the hedgerow between Barton and Thrumpton this morning SK516322], Spotted Flycatcher [briefly flycatching on edge of copse, SK518324], 3 Raven [in field off Manor Rd, 17:00].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [over the watchpoint, 11:35].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, 11:30], 2 Garganey [Ridge and Furrow, early evening, then flew onto Clifton Pit], 6 Green Sandpiper and Black-tailed Godwit [still Clifton Pit, this evening].

Burton Joyce - Raven [over to S/W 11:00]and Lesser Whitethroat [briefly in private garden].

Clifton Grove - Cuckoo [Juv, Branshill, 08:30], c.40 LBBG and c.100 BH Gull [following the plough, opposite Mill Hill, 10:15], 3 Swift [Mill Hill, 17:15].

Hickling - Yellow wagtail [over Hickling village this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Bittern [one on Chainbridge Scrape West, 08:30 and a second bird on the North edge of Neatholme Fen], Turtle Dove [on wires near Neatholme Fen], 2 Greenshank [Chainbridge East, then flew towards Chainbridge Pit], and Marsh Harrier.

Budby Flash - 4 Arctic Tern [through, 08:00].

Saturday 12th August

Barton in Fabis - 2 Hobby, Peregrine and 3 Raven [Branshill Wood, early afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Peregrine, Turtle Dove and Northern Wheatear.

Besthorpe/Collingham Pits - 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, Garganey and Goldeneye.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Garganey, 7 Black-tailed Godwit ,6 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin 200+Lapwing [Clifton Pit, this morning]. Also Hobby [Juv, over the Delta].

Holme Pierrepont - Garganey [Female, A52 Pit, this morning].

Friday 11th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Garganey [eclipse drk, Clifton Pit, 13:58], Arctic Tern [Juv, Clifton Pit, 18:47], Mediterranean Gull [Juv/moulting into first winter, 19:50], Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Common Gull [over Clifton Pit], 4 Black-tailed Godwit [1 adult, Clifton Pit], Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine and Hobby.

Hoveringham - 3 juv/fem Common Scoter [Sailing Lake, 15:45 at least], Northern Wheatear [Sailing Lake].

Sturton-le-Steeple - 2 Raven over.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Greenshank and 3 Little Egret [Chainbridge Scrape East], Common Redstart [male, Neatholme Lane in bushes by bridge over the River Idle]. Also Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler, Hobby [over Neatholme Pit].

Cotham Landfill - 4+ Yellow-legged Gull.

Kilvington Lakes - 7 Ringed Plover and 10+ Yellow-legged Gull [West Lake].

Burton Joyce - Spotted Flycatcher [briefly in private garden this morning].

Cinderhill - Raven [over Cinderhill Island, heading towards Strelly Wood , 10:30].

Thursday 10th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 28 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, this evening], 3 Little Egret [Juvs, Gull Island, Clifton Pit]. Also 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper.

Barton in Fabis - 2 Raven [in fields off Manor Rd, 19:20].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Turtle Dove [on wires near Neatholme Fen], Marsh Harrier [Juv, Hayton Common], Common Redshank, 4 Little Egret, 3 Hobby and leucistic Lapwing [Chainbridge Scrape East].

Langford Lowfields - 5 Yellow-legged Gull, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover and Northern Wheatear.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, c.10 Yellow-legged Gull, Turtle Dove, c.15 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Little Egret and Barnacle Goose.

Idle Washlands - 13 Little Egret, 5 Common Tern and c.40 Lapwing [Hagg Lane Flash].

Wednesday 9th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Marsh Harrier [Juv, over the Wheatear Field, then flew N/E 15:44, it was then seen again heading over Tween, landing in reeds between Tween and Wheatear Field, 16:04 before heading off over Coneries towards LEGP, 16:34], Northern Wheatear [Male, Barton Lane crossing Horse field, 16:00 - 17:48 at least]. Also 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Snipe [Clifton Pit].

Langford Lowfields - 2s Caspian Gull, 8 Yellow legged Gull, 3 Dunlin, 2 Avocet , 3 Common Snipe and single Black-tailed Godwit.

Spalford - 2 Caspian Gull [Juv and 1s, Spalford Pig fields this afternoon]. Also 12+ Yellow-legged Gull [4 juvs, 4+ ads, 2 3s, 2s, 1s], 350 LBB’s, 4 Herrings and a single GBB.

Besthorpe NR - Greenshank, 6 Oystercatcher and Common Tern [Mons Pool].

Tuesday 8th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Black-tailed Godwit [still Clifton Pit, 18:00], 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, Hobby and 3 Raven.

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv still present on the A52/Blotts Pit, this afternoon].

Besthorpe NR - Garganey [Juv, still on Mons Pool but elusive]. Also Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Oystercatcher.

Monday 7th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 11 Black-tail Godwit [Clifton Pit, on the Gull island feeding actively in the shallow water, 21:00]. Also 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe, c.200 Lapwing, 5 Little Egret and 3 Teal.

Netherfield Lagoons - Black Tern [Juv, into roost on the Deep Pit, 20:07].

Holme Pierrepont - Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Dunlin [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Woodthorpe - 30 Swift [this evening].

Besthorpe NR - Garganey [still present on Mons Pool, 15:00 tho elusive]. Also Dunlin, 2 Common Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and 5 Oystercatcher.

Collingham Pits - Greater Scaup [drk, still Ferry Lane Lake, 14:00], 2 Oystercatcher [Ferry Lane Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Avocet, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape], Marsh Harrier [Juv, Chainbridge Scrape then flew towards Walters Pit area]. Also Hobby.

Hoveringham - Common Snipe and Oystercatcher [Sailing Lake], Wigeon [Trentside Pit].

Sunday 6th August

Langford Lowfields - Caspian Gull [near-adult into roost on the Silt Lagoon, 20:20]. Also 2 Mediterranean Gull, 163 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull and Herring Gull [all in the roost], Wood Sandpiper [on mud island viewed from between beach hut and viewing mound] and 2 Dunlin.

Netherfield Lagoons - Black Tern [Juv, into roost on the Deep Pit, 20:15], Pintail [female, on the Slurry Lagoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv, still present on A52/Blotts Pit], Black-tailed Godwit [dropped on to Blotts Pit, 17:00].

Woodthorpe - Hobby [moving south, 17:00].

Newark - Rose-ringed Parakeet [flew over Harcourt Street, 16:35].

Collingham Pits - Greater Scaup [drk, still present on Ferry Lane Lake, 15:50].

Besthorpe NR - Garganey [Mons Pool, 15:00]. Also Dunlin, 4 Common Redshank and Green Sandpiper.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Common Redstart and Spotted flycatcher [The Willows, 10:35], Turtle Dove [flew from Chainbridge East towards the Windsurf Pit], 3 Hobby, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, and Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape East].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper [showing well in front of the Kingfisher Hide, 15:00], 2 Raven [over the Delta, 10:23] and Otter [from Delta hide, 06:55].

Idle Washlands - Marsh Harrier [Juv, Slaynes Lane, this morning]. Also 2 Green Sandpiper.

Farnsfield - Red Kite [over field south of White Post Farm, 07:58].

Saturday 5th August

Clumber Park - Nightjar [male, still performing this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - Black Tern [Juv, into roost on the Deep Pit just before 20:00, this evening].

Langford Lowfields -1s Caspian Gull and 4 Yellow-legged Gull [2 ads & 2 juvs, on Phase 2 in the gull roost this evening], Caspian gull [sub-adult, in roost on silt lagoon 5], Juv Peregrine, 2 Avocet [adult and Juv], Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and 4 Swift [this evening]. Also 2 Turtle Dove, 2s Caspian Gull and 2 Ringed Plover [this morning].

Clifton Grove/Pastures - c100 Swift [feeding low over Mill Hill and Barton Lane, late afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv, A52 Pit/Blotts Pit, this afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - 5 Tree Sparrow [along the flood bank towards Thrumpton, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Hobby, c.50 Swift, 400+ Swallows with House and Sand Martins [high over Clifton Pit moving south, 15:00 - 17:00], 19 Common Tern [Clifton Pit, 4 more on Tween Pond], 2 Green sandpiper, 1 Common Snipe, c.230 Northern Lapwing; Reed, Sedge and Willow Warblers, Kingfisher [all from Kingfisher Hide].

Beauvale Priory - 4 Raven [over towards Moorgreen Reservoir, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Common Redstart [the Willows, 10:30], 7 Black-tailed Godwit [Chainbridge Scrape East, 13:10].

Bestwood CP - 10 Kestrel [hunting over the same field on the slopes of the country park, this morning].

Besthorpe NR - Garganey [Juv, still present on Mons Pool], 7 Black-tailed Godwit [Mons Pool this morning]. Also 2 juv Common Redshank and 2 Green Sandpiper.

Friday 4th August

East Leake Quarry - 7 Bee-eater [all 7 flew off to the South/East early morning, with no further sign by late evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - Black Tern [Juv, into roost on the Deep Pit, 20:45]. Also Common Sandpiper.

Langford Lowfields - Otter.

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv, A52 Pit this evening].

Woodthorpe - Raven [heading west, 16:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Wood Sandpiper and Common Redshank [Neatholm Fen], 2 Common Sandpiper and single Dunlin [Neatholme Scrape], Marsh Harrier [adult male, Clayworth Common] and 2 Green Sandpiper [Old Windsurf Pit].

Kilvington Lakes - Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull and 8 Yellow Wagtail [this morning].

Silverhill - Hobby [over 09:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper [Gull Island, Clifton Pit, 08:36], Hobby [Clifton Pit, 11:10].

Thursday 3rd August

East Leake Quarry - 7 Bee-eater [all 7 flew North over the quarry, presumably to roost, 19:45. No interest was shown in nests at all today, and it now seems as if breeding has failed at all three nest sites]. Statement released from the RSPB earlier today.

Netherfield Lagoons - Black Tern [Juv, into roost on the Cage Platform from 20:15 at least with Common Terns].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, 18:14].

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv, A52 Pit this evening]. Also Cuckoo [Juv, flew over Blotts Pit, 14:55].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 6 Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape, East this morning with 1 still present this evening]. Also Green Sandpiper and Hobby over.

Wednesday 2nd August

East Leake Quarry - 7 Bee-eater [showing well early afternoon from the viewing area/bridleway].

Netherfield Lagoons - Black Tern [Juv, flew into the Deep Pit to roost with c50 Common Tern, 21:00]. Also 2 Mandarin [female types, on the large island in the Slurry Lagoon late afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv, still present on the A52 Pit, 20:00 at least].

Kilvington Lakes - 4 Yellow-legged Gull.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Wood Sandpiper [Walters Pit 09:00 to 17:35 at least], 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and 4 Dunlin [Walters Pit], 11 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Ringed Plover and c250 Lapwing [Chainbridge Scrape East].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and Common Snipe [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Tuesday 1st August

East Leake Quarry - 7 Bee-eater [showing well in between heavy rain showers from the viewing area/bridleway].

Netherfield Lagoons - Black Tern [Juv, on the Deep Pit, Cage Tern Platform c20:00. It was also seen yesterday at about the same time also on the Cage Platform].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Caspian Gull [near-adult and 2s], Golden Plover and 2 Dunlin.

Burton Joyce - Raven [over to S/W, 20:35], Garden Warbler [passage bird, in garden after rain].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and Common Snipe [Clifton Pit].

Besthorpe NR - Garganey [Juv, still present on Mons Pool]. Also Oystercatcher, Little Egret, Common Tern and Hobby.

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv, Blotts Pit with loafing BH Gulls and Common Terns, 13:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Hobby, Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 3 Common Snipe and male Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge Scrape East].

Mansfield - Quail [sing male, Penniment Lane Pleasleyhill, in field opposite Benniment Bungalow Farm, 07:30].

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