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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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Species recorded so far in 2017. Full List to be updated.

Tuesday 21st February

Besthorpe NR - 6 White-fronted Geese and 3 Whooper Swan [on Smithy Marsh, viewed from Meering, this evening].

Collingham Pits - 4 Smew [redheads, Ferry Lane Lake, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Mediterranean Gull [Adult full summer,Bellmoor Lake from 15:30] Also 2 Great White Egret [Neatholme Scrape, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Smew [redheads this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Bittern, 2+ Bearded Tit, Marsh Harrier [cream crown], 2 Stonechat, 8 Shelduck, 9 Little Egret, 7 Pink-footed Goose and Green Sandpiper.

Mansfield Woodhouse - 7 Waxwing [flew N/E over Peafield Lane, this afternoon].

Edwinstowe - c20 Waxwing [near Thoresby colliery entrance, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Black-throated Diver [Juv, still present on the Sailing Lake, late morning at least].

Kings Mill Reservoir - 41 Waxwing [by the car-park mid morning - resting, bathing and feeding]. Also 22 Common Snipe.

Ollerton - 80 Waxwing [by the Ollerton roundabout, mid morning].

Clifton - c20 Waxwing [c20 present on Bridgenorth Drive, 09:00, and c20 opposite the The Glapton Academy, Glapton Lane, 12:40 - 13:15 then flew towards the Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus].

Clumber/A614 - c300 Pink-footed Geese [heading west over A614, just south of Clumber, 08:30].

Lenton - c30 Waxwing [c15 over Lenton flyover, 07:30 heading towads the Lenton Nottingham University Park campus, Also c30 in the university campus, seen flying towards Cripps health centre, early afternoon].

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [from the main car park early morning].

Monday 20th February

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Mediterranean Gull [1w, Neatholme Fen, 17:00] Great White Egret [north over Chainbridge Scrape, 17:38], Pintail [drk, Chainbridge Scrape], Bittern [Chainbridge Scrape East], Firecrest [reported along access track to Hallcroft Fishery, 13:00 but no further sign], 6 White-fronted Geese [Clayworth Common], Black-necked Grebe [still on Neatholme Pit], 6 Red-crested Pochard [Bellmoor Lake], 154 Pink-footed Geese [through west, and 7 remaining on Clayworth Common], Barn Owl [Wild goose Farm], 2 Ringed Plover [Tiln North] and 4+ Chiffchaff and Brambling [Hallcroft Fishery].

Carlton - c12 Waxwing [Manor Green Walk, 16:00].

Thrumpton - 4 Whooper Swan [still with mutes, in field off Church Lane, 15:15].

Langford Lowfields - Marsh Harrier [female, drifting over Phase 2 towards the Cromwell trail, this afternoon].

Lenton - c20 Waxwing [around the Nottingham University Park campus, NG7 2RD, this afternoon].

Stapleford - 2 Raven [ heading towards Stanton, 14:30].

Collingham Pits - Slavonian Grebe, female Greater Scaup and 3 redhead Smew [Ferry Lane Lake]. Also Goosander and Oystercatcher.

Besthorpe NR - Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Common Redshank [Mons Pool].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Raven [over the Delta].

Gotham - Raven [heard over Gotham hills, 12:15].

Kings Mill Reservoir - 50 Waxwing [briefly in the car park, 12:00].

Papplewick Pumping Station - 2+ Brambling [visiting feeders behind houses opposite].

Sutton in Ashfield - 25 Waxwing [primrose court, 11:50-12:20, then chased off by two Sparrowhawk].

Clifton Village - c50 Waxwing [Village Road, in trees by Clifton Village Hall between 10:00 and 10:30].

Idle Washlands - Ringed Plover [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning] and 6 Whooper Swan [still along Slaynes lane].

Hoveringham - Red-breasted Merganser [1w drk, still on the Railway Lake, 10:00], Glaucous Gull [the 1w, bird that had been present on the Sailing Lake since the 14th was found dead today].

Skegby - c50 Waxwing [Litton Avenue, this morning].

Mansfield - 55 Waxwing on Nottingham Rd, between Commercial Gate and St Peters Way, 07:30, 100+ [feeding on berries by access steps to Mansfield Railway Station car park, 08:30 to 13:55 at least].

Sunday 19th February

Hoveringham - Red-breasted Merganser [1w drk, still on the Railway Lake, late afternoon], 5 White-fronted Geese [on the Sailing Lake, 16:00]. Also 2 Curlew over. Black-throated Diver, Black-necked Grebe and 1w Glaucous Gull [still present on the Sailing Lake this morning]. Also 22 Goosanders, Shelduck and 2 Shoveler [Railway Lake, late afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 20+ White-fronted Geese, 3 Short eared Owl, Barn Owl and Whooper Swans [Clayworth Common late afternoon], 20 Brambling [trapped and ringed at Hallcroft sewage works] and Waxwing [single bird, visiting garden in Clyro Place, Sutton Cum Lound].

Tuxford - 25 Waxwing [near the entrance to Walkers Transport, just outside of Tuxford, 15:30].

Clifton - c80 Waxwing [c70 in trees on Leafield Green, 15:00 then flew into the estate. c80 Nott'm Trent University Clifton Campus, feeding on rose hips near the South entrance gate and on apples behind the Darwin building, 16:30 at least].

Mansfield - c105 Waxwing [30+ St Peters Way, by Gala Bingo, 14:34 and 75+ feeding on berries by access steps to Mansfield Railway Station car park, behind TK Max, 14:30].

Meden Vale - 12 Waxwing [in garden on Ossington Close, 14:30].

Langford Lowfields - 7 Pink-footed Geese [on Trentside meadow West of Langford Lowfields this afternoon].

Thrumpton - 4 Whooper Swan [adults, still present with mutes in rape field off Church Lane, 14:00].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Stonechat [pair, A453 Balancing Pond, 13:30].

Gringley Carr - Hen Harrier [Ringtail], Curlew, Chiffchaff, 25 Corn Bunting, 100+ Finch flock, including single Brambling, 55 Whooper Swan, 100 Fieldfare, 450 Lapwing and Skylark in abundance, probably 600/700. [Highlights from a five hour visit from members of SK58 Birders].

Burton Joyce - 2 Raven [over heading North/East towards Epperstone, 12:30].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [1w drk's, East Lake, midday].

Aslockton - 2+ Red Kite [2, possibly 3, near the prison, drifting eastwards, 12:00].

Eakring Flash - Garganey [drake still present, mid-morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - 34 Common Snipe [dropped into the Slurry Lagoon reed beds, this morning]. Also Stonechat [male, in front of the sub-station].

Idle Washlands - 2 first winter White-fronted Geese and 6 Whooper Swan [along Slaynes Lane, 09:15].

Holme Pierrpont - 2 Jack Snipe and 30 Common Snipe [flushed on blotts pit, by work party this morning].

Collingham Pits - Slavonian Grebe [still present on Ferry Lane Lake, this morning]. Also 4 redhead Smew.

Kings Mill Reservoir - 43 Waxwing [13 in South/West corner this morning, with numbers later increasing to 43].

West Bridgford - Black Redstart [Glebe Farm Close, moving to Mickleburgh Way, Compton Acres, 08:45].

Saturday 18th February

Hoveringham - Juv Black-throated Diver, Black-necked Grebe and 1w Glaucous Gull [all still present on the Sailing Lake, 15:00 at least]. Also 2 Tree Sparrow and Brambling [Sailing Club feeders] and 5 Oystercatcher.

Clifton - c50 Waxwing [mobile around the old National Grid site on Green Lane Clifton, 15:00].

Forest Town - 34 Waxwing [Greenview Close, Resting in nearby trees, TV aerials and feeding on Cotoneaster berries this afternoon].

Collingham Pits - 4 Smew [redheads on Ferry Lane Lake, this afternoon]. Also Black-tailed Godwit [Mons Pool].

Mansfield - 100+Waxwing [Belvedere street, just up from the bowling alley, 12.15].

Cotham - 3 Glaucous Gull [Adult and 2 Juvs] and 3 first winter Caspian Gull [Cotham Landfill, viewed from the cycle track].

Hodsock Flash - Jack Snipe, 58 Snipe, 7 Gadwall, 12 Teal and female Stonechat.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Grey plover [calling flying North East over Clayworth Common, this morning], Great White Egret [Neatholme Pit], Black Necked Grebe [Neatholme Pit], Cetti's Warbler [singing opposite Charcon on Chainbridge Lane], 17 White-fronted Geese [Clayworth Common]. Also Marsh Harrier [cream crown], Ruff and Stonechat.

Thrumpton - 4 Whooper Swan [still with mutes in rape field off Church Lane, this morning]

Holme Pierrpont - 5 Smew [1 drk, A52 Pit this morning].

Sutton in Ashfield - 25 Waxwing [Primrose Court, feeding on pink sorbus, 10:25].

Rufford CP - 2 Hawfinch [in Yew trees near Lime Tree Avenue, 09:20]. Also 30 Redwing.

Bulwell - c30 Waxwing [feeding in private garden for second day].

Mansfield - 50+ Waxwing [St Peters Way, by Gala Bingo, 09:00].

Friday 17th February

Hoveringham - Juv Black-throated Diver and Black-necked Grebe [still present on the Sailing Lake today]. Also three Glaucous Gull [two 1w, into the roost and the unhealthy 1w, still on the Sailing lake and island today], 3w Caspian Gull and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull [also in the roost this afternoon]

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Bewick's Swan [Possible reported with 50 Whooper Swan, Hayton Common], Black-necked Grebe and Great White Egret [still on Neatholme Pit], 3 Short-eared Owl [over Clayworth and Hayton Common], 17 White-fronted Geese and 7 Pink-footed Geese [on Tiln North]

Market warsop - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [in private garden this afternoon]. Also Blackcap [in another garden].

Holme Pierrpont - 16 Snipe, 2 Little Egret, Shelduck and Oystercatcher [Blotts Pit].

Kirkby in Ashfield - 40 Waxwing [Nuncar Court, Nuncargate Road, 09:48 to 14:40 at least].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [1st winter drakes still on East Lake, 10:30], 2 Smew [redheads on West Lake], 6 Short-eared Owl and c330 Eurasian Teal. Also Red Kite and 2 Short-eared Owl [still present between 14:00 - 15:15].

Cotham - Glaucous Gull and 3 Caspian Gull [all 1w, Cotham landfill, viewed from the cycle track this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Woodlark and Oystercatcher [this morning].

Clifton - 12 Waxwing [University of Nottingham campus, 08:00].

Thursday 16th February

Hoveringham - Black-throated Diver [Juv, still present on the Sailing Lake today]. Also Black-necked Grebe [Sailing lake],Glaucous Gull [unhealthy 1w, Sailing lake and on island mid-morning], Red-breasted Merganser [imm drk, still on the Railway Lake] and 2 Smew [redheads, Railway Lake].

If visiting the Sailing Lake can you please not drive down the track to the Sailing Club. Several birders today have found themselves locked in at the Sailing Lake. Persons who do not have a key for the gates should park before the first gate and not drive down the track.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 1 Tundra Bean Goose and 12 White-fronted Geese [Clayworth Common, 16:30 to 17:30]. Also 7 Pink-footed Geese [Tiln North] and Raven [calling from North of Neatholme Lane].

Forest Town - 10 Waxwing [Greenview Close, resting on TV aerial and feeding on berries, this afternoon to 16:00 at least].

Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 40 Waxwing [Nuncar Court, Nuncargate Road, 15:50].

Gedling CP - 2 Stonechat [pair, near the pond reed-bed].

Clumber Park - 8 Hawfinch [near the chapel, 12:30].

Clifton - 22+ Waxwing [22 on Leafield Green, 09.30 - 09.55 and again 13:00 - 13:30, coming down to feed on fallen berries. Also 16 Waxwings, University of Nottingham campus, 12:55 before flying towards the Clifton estate].

Wednesday 15th February

Hoveringham - Black-throated Diver [Adult, on the Sailing Lake from 15:00 to 15:45 at least, and obviously the same bird as seen on the A52 Pit earlier], 1w Glaucous Gull [present all day on the Sailing Lake and surrounding fields, may be sick], 3 Whooper Swan [through east], Black-necked Grebe [still on the Sailing Lake], single Brambling and Tree Sparrow [Sailing Club feeding station] and single Golden Plover.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 18 White-fronted Geese, 7 Pink-footed Geese, 4 Ruff, 4 Oystercatcher and 3 Short eared Owl [Tiln North, late afternoon].

Cotham - 1w Caspian Gull, 1w Glaucous Gull and the 2w ‘white winged’ Herring Gull [on the Landfill this afternoon].

Ravenshead - 10 Waxwing [in Misterton Crescent early afternoon].

Mansfield Woodhouse - c30 Waxwing [Still present on Peafield Lane, early afternoon].

Nott'm City - Rose-ringed Parakeet [heard calling, flying and landing high up in trees on Mount Hooton Road Nottingham, adjacent to The Forest, 12:30].

Woodthorpe - 33 Waxwing [by the caretakers bungalow, near Arno Vale Recreation Field, Arno Vale Rd/Somersby Rd Junc, 11:50 to 12:20].

Holme Pierrpont - Black-throated Diver [Juv, on the A52 Pit, from 11:24 but no further sign early afternoon, despite searching].

Cropwell Bishop - Waxwing [single bird, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [1w drks, still present on East Lake, 11:00].

Thrumpton - 4 Whooper Swan [with Mutes in usual field at end of Church Lane], Tundra Bean Goose [mobile during mid/late morning, in fields east of field with Whoopers].

Rufford CP - 4 Hawfinch [around the main car park, 09:00 until 11:00 am at least]. Also 50+ Siskins [in Alders around the lake].

Sherwood - 25 Waxwing [on and around berry tree, Victoria road, 08.30].

Tuesday 14th February

Hoveringham - 2 Glaucous Gull [Sick looking 1w, on the Sailing Lake from 13:30 until dusk plus another 1w into the roost, this afternoon], Red-breasted Merganser [imm drk, white appearing on the mantle and seen displaying to female Goosander on the Railway Lake], Black-necked Grebe [still present on Railway Lake]. Also Red Kite, Jack Snipe, 12 Goosander, 4 Red-crested Pochard [two pairs], 10 Common Snipe and Common Redshank [All Railway Lake].

Gunthorpe - 3 Curlew [flew from Gunthorpe pits over towards Shelford, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Black-necked Grebe [Neatholme Pit, this afternoon]. Also 19 White-fronted Geese, 7 Pink-footed Geese, Curlew and Short-eared Owl [Tiln North].

Netherfield Lagoons - Stonechat [male, in front of the electricity sub-station at 14:15].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Firecrest [Along path from the old car park to river, showing well 12:45 at least].

Woodthorpe - c50 Waxwing [feeding on roadside berries and in trees by the caretakers bungalow, near Arno Vale Recreation Field, Arno Vale Rd/Somersby Rd Junc, this afternoon].

Eakring - Garganey [over wintering adult drk, still present on Eakring Flash, 12:15]. Also Shelduck.

Thrumpton - 2 Whooper Swan [in usual field, off Church Lane 11.45], Tundra Bean Goose [in first grassy field towards chalet with greylags, though flushed by dog walker, 12.30].

Farnsfield/Rainworth - c20 Waxwing [Lockwell Hill, flying north east over the A614, 10:45].

Rufford Pit Top - 10 Waxwing [flew south, towards Rainworth].

Rufford CP - 4+ Hawfinch [2 from the main car park, 09:00, and 4 briefly in lime trees, before retiring to trees in the middle of the parkland, 09:30]. Also 8 Lesser Redpoll [along 'Ice House' path towards lake].

Mansfield Woodhouse - c60 Waxwing [Peafield Lane, 09:30].

Mansfield - c80 Waxwing [c40 Baums Lane, opposite Halfords at around 08.25, c20 Nottingham Rd, flying towards Gala Bingo, 08.30 and 80 Mansfield railway station, St Peters Way, 11.30].

Monday 13th February

Idle Washlands - Hen Harrier [Ringtail, along Slaynes lane, just south/west of Misson late afternoon]. Also 6 Whooper Swan.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Neatholme Fen], 11 European White-fronted Geese and 4 Ruff [ Clayworth common] and Ringed Plover [Tiln north].

Eakring - Garganey [over wintering adult drk, still present on Eakring Flash, this afternoon].

Ranskill - 12 Waxwing [Folly Nook Lane, 13:00].

Hoveringham - Black-necked Grebe [on the Railway Lake] and Turnstone [through at midday].

Colwick CP - c95 Wigeon, 16 Little grebe and 10 Lapwing.

Thrumpton - 4 Whooper Swan [Still with Mutes in usual field, this morning].

Mansfield - c70 Waxwing [Mansfield Train Station, St Peters Way , 11:30. Also 9 by Gala Bingo, 09:00].

Mansfield Woodhouse - 80 Waxwing [60 Peafield Lane, 10:30, increasing to 80 by 15:00].

Kings Mill Reservoir - 8 Whooper Swan [present from 10:45, then flew north, 15:55]. Also c5 Waxwing [near the cafe this morning, then flew south/west].

Rufford CP - 2 Hawfinch [from the main car park, 10:15].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 40 Whooper Swan [over the reserve this morning, with 11 dropping onto coneries, 10:00 and 14 into roost on coneries by south reedbed, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - 25 Common Snipe [flew into the Slurry Lagoon reed bed, this morning], 2 Stonechat [in the field in front of the substation]. Also Water Rail and Cetti’s Warbler heard.

Bassingfield - 2 Whooper Swan [In oil seed rape field along the Grantham Canal, with 84 Mute Swan, this morning].

Sunday 12th February

Holme Pierrpont - 1w Caspian Gull [in the A52 Pit roost, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 6 Tundra Bean Geese, 13 White-fronted Geese and 7 Pink-footed Geese [Clayworth Common, 16:00]. Also Green Sandpiper [on the small island, Bellmore Lake, 12:30].

Market Warsop - Blackcap [male, in private garden, 15:00].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [1w drk's, still present on East Lake, this afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - Tundra Bean Goose and 2 White-fronted Geese [with large feral Goose flock, in field by the green barn viewable from the old A453, 12:55].

Thrumpton - 4 Whooper Swan [still present with mutes in rape field off Church Lane, 11:30 - 14:00 at least].

Clifton - 22 Waxwing [Bridgenorth Drive/Carew Rd Junc, 11:30 - 15:00 at least, feeding on Cotoneaster berries].

Mansfield Woodhouse - 80 Waxwing [Trent walk off Peafield Lane, 30 with numbers increasing to 80, 11:30].

Kings Mill Reservoir - 18 Waxwing [around the car park, 10:45].

Mansfield - 30 Waxwing [St Peters Way, by Gala Bingo, 10:30].

Bennerley Marsh - c160 Golden Plover [this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - Green Sandpiper [along the Ouse Dyke, this morning].

Cotham - 2 first winter Glaucous Gull and 1w Caspian Gull [Cotham landfill, early morning].

Saturday 11th February

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 11 White-fronted Geese, 50+ Golden Plover and Short-eared owl [Clayworth common], 2 Stonechat [pair, Tiln North].

Holme Pierrpont - 5 Smew [1 drk, A52 Pit, this afternoon].

Eakring - Garganey [over wintering adult drk, still present on Eakring Flash this morning].

Thrumpton - Tundra Bean Goose and 2 White-fronted Geese [with feral goose flock in large field between Thrumpton and Barton in Fabis, late morning].

Kings Mill Reservoir - 30 Waxwing.

Mansfield Woodhouse - 41 Waxwing [Peafield lane before Litton Road, 09:30].

Clifton - 10+ Waxwing [10 briefly on Midhurst Way 08:40, then flew into the estate. 4 Peacock Cresent, feeding on apples, 14:45].

Hucknall - c50 Waxwing [still on Mosley Street, 08:37 with c30 still present midday at least].

Mansfield - c100 Waxwing [50 opposite Gala Bingo, on St Peter's Way near the pedestrian bridge, 08:30 with numbers increasing to c100 by mid-morning].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Bittern [in reeds at the far end of the second lagoon, 08:30].

Friday 10th February

Hoveringham - Red Breasted Merganser [redhead], 2 Goosander, 2 Red crested Pochard, 2 Oystercatcher and 40+ Siskin [Railway Lake, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 1 Great White Egret [Neatholme Pit], 14 White-fronted Geese [Tiln North] and 60+ Whooper Swan [east of Tiln North].

Hucknall - 95 Waxwing [28 Mosley Street early afternoon with numbers increasing to 95, 15:00].

Langford Lowfields - 4 Bearded Tit [3 male, 1 female from the far end of boardwalk, from 13:00 and very active for next hour].

Cotham - 3 Glaucous Gull [All first winter, still present on the Landfill site, viewed from the cycle track].

Clifton - 18 Waxwing [Bridgenorth Drive, 09:20].

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [single bird with large flock of Goldfinch from the main car park, 08:00 and single bird again this afternoon], c150 Siskin [in three large flocks]. Also Pintail and Wigeon [both drks, Rufford Lake 08:50, very few records here of either species].

Thursday 9th February

Idle Washlands - Hen Harrier [Male, over arable field South of working quarry, Slaynes Lane, late afternoon]. Also 1 Short-eared Owl .

Hucknall - 50 Waxwing [still on Mosley St, 15:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 6 Tundra Bean Geese [over Chainbridge Lane, dropping down east of Tiln North], 15 White-fronted Geese [originally on Chainbridge Pit then flying east], 93 Whooper Swan [east of Tiln North, with 91 counted into roost on Chainbridge West], 7 Pink-footed Geese [over Chainbridge Lane], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape], 4 Ruff [Sheep Fields], Marsh Harrier [female, north end of Chainbridge West], 3 Short-eared Owl [east of Tiln North] and Peregrine. Also dog Otter [on Chainbridge East].

Woodthorpe - c30 Waxwing [on hedges at junction of Arno Vale road and Somersby road, 14:30].

Cotham - Iceland Gull [2w, on the landfill, 14:00], 3 Glaucous Gull [All first winter, on the landfill, viewed from the cycle track, 12:35].

Bulwell - c20 Waxwing [outside Park House Care Home, Cinderhil Road, 14:00].

Mansfield - 5 Waxwing [outside Gala Bingo on berry bushes alongside car park and trees the other side of St Peters Way, early afternoon].

Eakring - Garganey [Over-wintering adult drk, still present Eakring Flash, 12:00].

Thrumpton - 4 Whooper Swan [still present in rape field off Church Lane, With Mutes 11:20. Also 12 Egyptian Geese.

Rufford CP - 4 Hawfinch [from the main car park, 09:45].

Wednesday 8th February

Langford Lowfields - Bittern [heard calling, not booming], 15 Little Egrets [north to roost], eight Goldeneye, 2 Barn Owl, Stonechat and Cetti's Warbler [calling near the floating bridge]. Regards

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape East, 15:30], Short Eared owl , Single Merlin and Whooper Swans [Tiln North, 16:00], 7 Tundra Bean Geese, 15+ White fronted Geese and single Pink-footed Goose [Clayworth Common, this morning].

Collingham Pits - Slavonian Grebe [still on Ferry Lane Lake] Also 2 Smew [redheads],300 Greylag Geese and 21 Goldeneye [8 drks].

Attenborough - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Attenborough Church Yard].

Daybrook - 40 Waxwing [Mansfield Rd, around Wickes car park, 11:30 but mobile].

Thrumpton - Tundra Bean Goose and 4 Whooper Swan [in rape field off Church Lane, 11:00].

Cotham - Iceland Gull [juvenile], two 1w Glaucous Gull and 1w Caspian Gull [on the landfill, viewed from the cycle track, 10:30].

Rufford CP - 6 Hawfinch [from main car park at 10:00].

Eakring - Garganey [over-wintering adult drk, is still on Eakring Flash, 10.00].

Selston - 8 Waxwing [in tree along Nottingham Rd, 08:35].

Hucknall - 40+ Waxwing [still on Mosley St, 08:00 with c30 still present 15:30].

Tuesday 7th February

Hoveringham - Two 1w Glaucous Gull and 3w Caspian Gull [in the Sailing Lake roost this afternoon]. Also Red-breasted Merganser [female, on the Railway Pit].

Holme Pierrpont - Common Sandpiper [Skylarks, late afternoon] and Smew [drk, A52 pit viewed from eastern end, concrete path].

Collingham Pits - Slavonian Grebe [Still present on Ferry Lane Lake, 14:45]. Also redhead Smew.

Thrumpton/Barton in Fabis - Tundra Bean Goose [still present between Thrumpton and Barton, this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 3 Bearded Tit, 3 Stonechat and 2 Common Redshank [this afternoon].

Kirkby in Ashfield - 50+ Waxwing [still present on Nuncargate Rd].

Mansfield Woodhouse - 2 Peregrine [drifting west, 13:50] and 2 Raven [west, 12:45].

Bestwood Village - Goshawk [soaring high over the village, 13:46].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] -7 Tundra Bean Goose and 16 White-fronted Geese [still Tiln North early afternoon]. Also Merlin [on fence post, Tiln North this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Jack Snipe [on the Wader Scrape, late morning].

Eakring - Garganey [over-wintering adult drk, still present on Eakring Flash, 11:30].

Bulwell - c30 Waxwing [Riverside Health Centre, feeding on rosehips 11:00 - 15:45 at least].

Rufford CP - 5 Hawfinch [from the main car park, 10:00].

Hucknall - c60 Waxwing [c60 Mosley Street, 08:30 with c40 still present, 15:30].

Monday 6th February

Hoveringham - Two 1w Glaucous Gull and adult Caspian Gull [in the Sailing Lake roost this afternoon], Black-necked Grebe, redhead Smew and 3 Red-crested Pochard [Sailing Lake], White-fronted Goose and Pink-footed Goose [in with Greylags].

Kilvington Lakes - Short-eared Owl [on the west side of West Lake, 15:00 -16:30 at least], Greater Scaup, 60+Pochard and 2 Shelduck [East Lake].

Cotham Landfill - Two 1w Glaucous Gull, 4 Caspian Gull [four 1w, the original two and 2 new birds], Herring Gull ['omissus' type argie with thayeri pattern to the primaries] and Herring Gull [the Controversial White-winged indervidual]. Also Water Rail.

Halam - Red Kite [Soaring over Machins Farm, heading North/West, 14:30].

Langford Lowfields - 5 Bearded Tit [from the far end of boardwalk, from 13:00 and very active for next hour, showing down to 5m].

Collingham Pits - Slavonian Grebe [Still present on Ferry Lane Lake, 12:30]. Also redhead Smew, 2 Pintail and 5 Curlew.

Annesly Woodhouse - 25 Waxwing [Forest Rd, 12:10].

Girton Pits - Greater Scaup [adult female in south-east corner of pit complex, midday].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] -8 Tundra Bean Goose [in Kale field, East of Tiln North, 11:00 at least]. Also 16 White-fronted Geese [Tiln North, Island, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Tundra Bean Goose [Flew into Coneries, late morning].

Thrumpton - Tundra Bean Goose [in large field, along the river path towards Barton-in Fabis, 10:58 then flushed by helecopter and flew over the river]. Also 4 Whooper Swan [still in rape field of Church Lane].

Holme Pierrpont - Common Sandpiper [Blotts pit this morning].

Nott'm City - 2 Whooper Swan [flying East to West along Canal, Castle Boulevard this morning]. Also 2 Mandarin [1 drk, on the canal].

Rufford CP - 9 Hawfinch [4 at 08:40 headed south, 1 at 09:10 headed south, 4 at 09:20 headed back north, all from the main car park].

Hucknall - 50+ Waxwing [50 on Mosley St, 08:15 and 25, beside Ambleside Close off Watnall Road, 09:15].

Sunday 5th February

Idle Washlands - 2 Hen Harrier [Male along Slaynes Lane near Misson, 15:00 and Ringtail, late afternoon]. Also Short-eared Owl [At dusk].

Hoveringham - Glaucous Gull [1w, in the Sailing Lake roost, this afternoon]. Also 3 Goosander, 14 Goldeneye, c70 Wigeon, 6 Teal and c50 Lapwing.

Girton Pits - 5 White-fronted Geese [in sheep field, at the North end, 14:00] and female Greater Scaup.

Collingham Pits - Slavanion Grebe [still present on Ferry Lane Lake, early afternoon]. Also 1 redhead Smew, 2 drk Pintail and 5 Curlew [flew over].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] -8 Tundra Bean Goose [Clayworth Common, 12:20 - 13:00 at least], 20 White-fronted Geese and 1 Pink-footed Goose [Tiln North, 11:15], Great White Egret and Pintail [Chainbridge Scrape] and Red Kite [through Chainbridge Scrape and East over Tiln North, this afternoon], 3 Short-eared Owl [Clayworth Common, late afternoon] and Mediterranean Gull [Adult, Bellmore].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [1w drks, still on East Lake, midday], 2 Short-eared Owl [over rough grassland around West Lake, early afternoon], Common Redshank [North Lake] and Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Shelduck [West lake].

Thrumpton - Tundra Bean Goose [still present in fields off Church Lane with ranging widely with mobile feral geese, 12:00 - 13:15 at least. It was also reported as present near Cottages Flash, Barton in Fabis, 17:00], 4 Whooper Swan [still with mutes, in rape field off Church Lane]. Also 4+ Grey Partridge.

Clifton - 15 Waxwing [Peacock Cresent, feeding on apples in private garden, 11:30 - 15:00 at least].

Clipstone - c30 Waxwing [19 on Edmonton Rd, opposite the football club 11:00, increasing to c30 birds by 15:00].

Hucknall - 60 Waxwing [Meadowcroft Gardens off Watnall Rd, 10:30]. Also 12 present on Mosley street, 10:00 - 10:30 and a second flock of between 15-20 feeding on Benneworth Close, 11:00 - 11:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Tundra Bean Goose [Coneries, this morning].

Rufford CP - 7 Hawfinch [from the main car park, 08:30].

Netherfield Lagoons - Jack Snipe [still on the wader scrape at Netherfield Lagoons this morning]. Also 2 Stonechat in the same area.

Kirkby in Ashfield - 54+ Waxwing [8 Nuncargate Rd, at Nuncar Court, 08:00 and 54 flew from Nuncargate towards the warren, 12.00].

Langford Lowfields - White-fronted Goose [flew through, this morning].

St Annes - 13 Waxwing [flew South over St Annes Allotments, 07:46].

Kings Clipstone - 3 Whooper Swan [flew West, 07:40].

Saturday 4th February

Langford Lowfields - Great White Egret [flew North, 17:15], 5 Bearded Tit [3m, 2f by W end of boardwalk 16:50 - 17:00], 1 Bittern [flew to roost S of boardwalk, 16:45], 10 Little Egret, 2 Pintail [1 pair Phase 2], 5 Water Rail, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 3 Cetti's Warbler [singing].

Hoveringham - Two 1w Glaucous Gull, 1w Mediterranean Gull and possible adult Azorean Gull [in the Sailing Lake roost this afternoon]. Also Black-necked Grebe [Still present on the Sailing Lake], 3 Brambling and 5 Tree Sparrow [Sailing Club feeders], 4 Oystercatcher, 70 Wigeon and 14 Pochard [Railway Pit].

Wollaton - 8 Waxwing [in the trees at the top of Wollaton Vale, 14:00].

Collingham Pits - Slavonian Grebe [still present on Ferry Lane Lake this afternoon] Also redhead Smew.

Gringley Carr - 30+ Whooper Swan [in from Misterton Carr direction, to the new reservoir, 13:20], 5 Grey Partridge, 2 Little Egret and good numbers Yellowhammer [in mixed finch flocks].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [1st winter drakes, on East Lake] and 2 Smew [redheads on West Lake, this afternoon].

North Wheatley - Merlin and 300+ Fieldfare [Wheatley Grange Farm, 13:00].

Beeston - Raven [displaying over Highfields Park 12:40-12:45 then drifted off West].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 8 Bean Geese [over Tiln North 12:20, but no further sign]. Also c15 White-fronted Geese [in with Greylags on Tiln North], 2 Great White Egret [single bird on Chainbridge Scrape this morning. And two together on Neatholme Fen, 13:30].

Kings Clipston - c70 Waxwing [Main Rd, on Hawthorn, outside the Dog and Duck].

Kirkby in Ashfield - c50 Waxwing [Nuncargate road, increased from c25 to over 50 birds around 11.50, then flushed by a quad bike].

Tollerton - 15 Waxwing [Lothian Road, 10:00].

Hucknall - c50 Waxwing [Mosley St, 10:00, and 40 on Vedonis Park/Farleys Lane, 10:20].

Ordsall - Waxwing [single bird West Carr Rd, by fish & chip shop, 09:00].

Thrumpton - 4 Whooper Swan [Still present in the rape field with mutes, 10:00 - 15:00 at least]. Also 7 Grey Partridge.

Shelford/Stoke Bardolph - Common Sandpiper [on the River Trent at Shelford today, also getting over to the Stoke Bardolph side].

Mansfield - c60 Waxwing [30 on Chatsworth Drive, 07:50 increasing to c60 birds by 10:13].

Rufford CP - 9 Hawfinch [from the main car park this morning from 07:40].

Friday 3rd February

Hoveringham - Two 1w Glaucous Gull [into the Sailing lake roost, 16:00 - 17:20]. Also Red-breasted Merganser [redhead still present on Railway Pit, 09:05].

Worksop - 16 Waxwing [opposite Ballantynes Gym on Retford Road, at 16:20].

Barton in Fabis - Tundra Bean Goose [with Greylags, Cottages Flash, 16:00].

Collingham Pits - Slavonian Grebe [still present on Ferry Lane Lake].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [1st winter drakes, on East Lake], 2 Smew [redheads on West Lake] and Common Redshank.

Annesley Pit Top - 45 White-fronted Geese [through low North/West, mid morning]. Also Goshawk and 2 Raven through.

Hucknall - 20 Waxwing [Mosley Street, mid morning].

Clumber Park - 11 Waxwing [from the Clumber Bridge car park]. Also 30+Siskin and Grey Wagtail.

Mansfield – 9 Waxwing [In roadside tree on Chatsworth Drive, 10:40].

Cotham - Two 1w Glaucous Gull, Herring Gull type/hybrid, Two 1w Caspian Gull, 1 Red kite and Peregrine [Cotham Landfill].

Netherfield Lagoons - Jack Snipe [on the Wader Scrape, this morning]. Also 2 Stonechat, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, two Water Rail and 36 Shoveler [Slurry Lagoon].

Eakring - Garganey [over-wintering Adult Drk, still present on Eakring Flash, 09:10].

Rufford CP - 10 Hawfinch [from the main car park, 08:10].

Thursday 2nd February

Mansfield - c20 Waxwing [in trees off the A60, St Peter's Way opposite Gala Bingo this afternoon].

Kings Clipstone - 30 Waxwing [washing in stream and feeding on Hawthorn berries].

Hoveringham - Red-breasted Merganser [Redhead, on the Railway Pit, with 20 Goosander this afternoon]. Also Red- Crested Pochard [on the Carp Lake].

Market Warsop - 2 Raven [North over Lea Rd, early afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton Pit, from Tower Hide this morning]. Also Pintail [drk, on Church Pond].

Wednesday 1st February

Hoveringham - 1w Glaucous Gull and 1w Mediterranean Gull [in the Sailing Lake roost this afternoon]. Also Black-necked Grebe [on the Sailing Lake].

Mansfield - c15 Waxwing [Johnson Drive, 15:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Tundra Bean Goose and 2 White-fronted Geese [roosting on Coneries, 15:06]. Also Bittern [from Delta Hide, at midday] and 3 Pintail [All drks, Clifton Pit late afternoon].

Cotham - Two 1w Glaucous Gull, two 1w Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull [tatus and argenteus], Herring Gull type/hybrid [the same bird that has been causing confusion at the Hoveringham roost, possibly a washed out Herring Gull lacking pigmentation!].

Edwinstowe - 126 Waxwing [in trees along A6075, this afternoon].

Thrumpton - Tundra Bean Goose [Still present in the rape field off Church Lane, 13:15]. Also 4 Whopper Swan, 100+ fieldfare and 9 Grey Partridge.

Rufford CP - 6 Hawfinch [from the main car park, 10.30].


Many thanks to:

Steve Adams, Lester Allcock, Richard Anstock, Laurence Archibald, Adam Ashworth, Pete Baggaley, Graham Beeley, Helen Beach, Bob Beck, Mark Beevers, Ian Bentley, Nick Blinston, Ian Bollen, ‎Robin Brace, Sean Browne, Philip Burnham, Peter Burton, Paul Buxton, Steven Chick, Kevin Clarke, Miles Cluff, Paul Coombes, Carl Cornish, Ian Cowgill, Nick Crouch, Lynne Demaine, ‎Steve Dunn, Jamie Dunning, Philip Elliott, Steve Furber, John Gallagher, Neal Glenn, John Glover, Chris Grimshaw, Chris Gunn, Don Gunn, John Hall, Samantha Haworth, Brian Hedley, Mike Hill, Jake Hill, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Darren Housman, Stephen Huckerby, Barbara Inger, Gareth and Louise Jones, David Kirman, Tim Kociuch, Spencer Lawrence, Michael Leatherland, Francis Leaver, Jonathan Lloyd, Claire Richardson Longmoor, David Lumb, Ged Morley, Dean Nicholson, Dave Nicholls, Richard Norgate, Phil Norris, Christine Padgett, Steve Payne, Nick Pearce, Neil Pinder, Neil Porter, Dave Read, Phil Read, Jason Reece, Simon Roberts, Pete Saunders, Alan Scrimshaw, Hayley Sears, Paul sexton, Tim Shock, Amanda Sinclair, Barry Skelton, Kevin Slater, Simon Smith, Jason Stag, Darren Starling, Gary Telford, Simon Thompson, David Tyldesley, Stephen Walker, Ken Wake, Ben Ward, Clare Ward, Tony Wardell, Paul Wilcox, ‎Greg Wiley, Dave Wood, Rob Woodward.



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