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, Black Redstart, 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 for Sherwood Forest NNR/Budby Common). 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 - 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.

Have you seen any Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers at Sherwood Forest this year?

The RSPB are trying to map their territories to understand population size and protect them during the breeding season.

Please email any information on sightings to: sherwoodforest@rspb.org.uk

[9th March 2020]

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Due to Government covid-19 regulations on social distancing, it has been decided that the sightings page will now be updated on a weekly basis rather than daily to discourage social gatherings.

Hopefully normal service will resume soon but for now weekly updates will be every Sunday evening.

Please ONLY submit your sightings that conform with Government regulations; your once daily exercise walk, vizmig from your garden etc.

Rob Hoare

Sunday 29th March

Newark - 4 Chiffchaff [singing along cycle track].

Strelly/Trowell - Golden Plover [flock still present on the deck in ploughed field, 08:05].

Saturday 28th March

Retford - 8 WAXWING [mid-afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - LRP [Cottages Flash].

Newark - Swallow [over London Road Cemetery].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 17 Oystercatcher [together on grassland, Tiln North].

Hickling - c.20 Common Snipe [flew up from flooded field, this morning]; also Chiffchaff and Blackcap [singing in the village], 2 Redwing.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whooper Swan [adult on the Sailing Pit, 07:54], Fieldfare [through north].

Friday 27th March

Bulwell - 2 WAXWING [again on the Blenhiem Iindustrial est, opposite DPD/Midland Turbo junc, 07:48 - 12:05].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret, 10 Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, [Chainbridge Lane and Tiln areas].

King's Mill Reservoir - Goosander [drake], 8 Common Snipe.

Strelly/Trowell - 65+Golden Plover [in flight near the Trowell Services], 2 Grey Partridge.

Thursday 26th March

Sutton in Ashfield - 7 Herring Gull [over the town centre, 17:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 LITTLE GULL [all adult summer, flying high east over Barton Island, 11:19].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Neatholme Lane], 14 Oystercatcher [feeding together around the Conservation Lake, 09:24], Blackcap [singing Chainbridge East], 10+Chiffchaff, 2-3 Blackcap, 5 Yellowhammer [Neatholme Lane].

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Green Sandpiper [still on the New Workings].

Trowell - 30 Golden Plover [still around Trowell Services area, 06:29]; also 10+Fieldfare, several Yellowhammer.

Skegby Trail - c.60 Redwing/Fieldfare [mixed flock on newly ploughed field, 06:00], 4 Yellowhammer, Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff.

Wednesday 25th March

Calverton - 2 Common Crane [flying at height, heading south-east, 10:00].

Eaton - Common Whitethroat [this afternoon].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 2 Woodlark, 2 Stonechat [Budby South Forest].

King's Mill Reservoir - 9 Common Snipe.

Kirklington - Blackcap, several Chiffchaff [singing all around the village], 7 Common Buzzard [displaying over Paradise Hill], Marsh Tit [garden feeder].

Rise Park - Red Kite [drifted over gardens, 10:30].

Trowell - c.65 Golden Plover [c.40 following the M1 near Trowell services, another 25 between Strelley Church and the M1, early morning].

Tuesday 24th March

Newark - COMMON SCOTERS [nocmig sound recording migrating over this evening].

Carlton on Trent - 4 Cattle Egret, Goosander, 5+ Whooper Swan, 2 Swallow.

Girton - 5 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 2 Pink footed Geese, 2 Whooper Swan, 8 Goldeneye.

Collingham Pits - Smew [redhead, still Ferry Lane Lake]; also 4 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 2 Goosander, 70+Goldeneye, 30+Sand Martin, 13 Fieldfare [through east].

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Green Sandpiper [still on the New Workings], 3 Oystercatcher [on flash over the river].

Farnsfield - 7 Chiffchaff [singing/establishing territories].

Stoke Bardolph - 2 Common Sandpiper [flying over Trent c.200m upstream of Stoke Ferry outfall, 06:40].

Monday 23rd March

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck [still present A52 Pit, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 74 Goldeneye [roosing on Clifton Pit, 18:32].

Collingham Pits - Smew [redhead, still Ferry Lane Lake, early evening].

Besthorpe NR - Great White Egret [Mons Pool,15:48]; also 5 Chiffchaff [singing].

Girton - 4 Cattle Egret [in sheep field, north of the Sailing Lake, 11:10], 5 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE [Sailing Lake, 15:40].

Hickling - Mandarin [drk, on the Grantham Canal].

Hoveringham - 120 Wigeon, 3 Goosander, Redshank, 30 Sand Martin [Trentside].

Gedling CP - 10 Chiffchaff singing.

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Green Sandpiper [still on the New Workings].

Rushcliffe Country Park - Water Rail [again this afternoon behind the reed bed].

Welbeck - Woodcock [flew over the feeding station layby, early afternoon]; also 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Goosander [pair on the lake]

Carburton - 6 Mandarin [4 drk's], Marsh Tit.

Annesley Pit Top - BEARDED TIT [male, showing well in main reedbed of the Middle Lagoon, 07:44]; also Swallow.

Sunday 22nd March

Carlton on Trent/Collingham - 5 Cattle Egret [flew south-west and appeard to drop into the usual field by the Trent, 12:05]; also Common Sandpiper [on the banks of the Trent at the end of Ferry Lane], 6 Sand Martin.

Sherwood Forest NNR - 2 Woodlark [Budby Common, this afternoon].

Hodsock Flash - Merlin [female].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present Tween Pond, late morning].

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck [still present A52 Pit, mid-morning]

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - LRP, Water Rail [Tiln North], 3 Black-tailed Godwit [Neatholme Fen], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape], 5 Redwing [Baily Bridge], 4 Shelduck [2 pairs, displaying Neatholme Fen].

Welbeck - Great White Egret [flew over the lake opposite the feeding station lay-by, this morning]; also 3 Mandarin [2 drakes], 2 Common Buzzard.

Saturday 21st March

Carton on Trent/Girton/Cromwell - Cattle Egret [probably now eight birds in the area with 2 noted at Girton in sheep fields north of the Sailing Pit, 4 still Carton on Trent and a further 2 south along the Trent bank nearer to Cromwell but on the Collingham side]; also 5 Whooper Swan [Smithy Marsh, this morning].

Sutton in Ashfield - House Martin [Sutton Lawn Dam, 16:30].

Hoveringham - Merlin [male, over Annex Pond 15.30], White Wagtail [with 30 Pied Wagtail and mixed Finch/Bunting flock Sailing Lake Flash], Fieldfare [two small groups moving north west, mid afternoon].

Bulwell - 2 WAXWING [still Blenheim industrial est, present in trees opposite DPD entrance, late morning].

Kilvngton Lakes - Iceland Gull [second-winter, West Lake, 09:37 - 10:38 then flew north-east].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Chainbridge West, late afternoon], 35 Goldeneye [Neatholme Pit], 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Sand Martin [Neatholme Fen].

Bennerley Marsh - 35 Golden Plover [midday].

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck, Curlew [A52 Pit, this morning], Whooper Swan [single on the A52 Pit, this evening].

Zouch - Mandarin [drk, on the canal, 14:30].

Colwick Park - Whooper Swan [single on the Main Lake, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1+Curlew [over west, 08:45, north-est over Coneries, 09:27], Slavonian Grebe [still on Tween Pond, 11:05].

Langford Lowfields - Ruff [Phase 3].

Sherwood Forest NNR - c.150 Whooper Swan [c.80 north-west over Budby, 07:48 and the Major Oak, 07:49; followed by 69 north-west over Budby, 07:53]; also Pink-footed Goose [over north-west with Whoopers, 07:53].

Wellow - 50+Whooper Swan [over, 07:43].

Friday 20th March

Welbeck - 41 Whooper Swan [flew north-west over the Raptor Watchpoint, 18:30].

Netherfield Lagoons - c.95 Whooper Swan [high over heading north, 17:05]; also 3 Green Sandpiper [New Workings].

Holme Pierrepont - 105 Whooper Swan [63 through north-west, 16:55 followed by 42 north, 18:10], Red-necked Grebe, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck [both still present A52 Pit, this evening].

Skegby - 25 Whooper Swan [heading north-west, 16:30].

Vale of Belvoir - c.65 Whooper Swan [high over calling heading north-west into Nott's, 15:30].

Bulwell - 2 WAXWING [Blenheim industrial est, present in trees opposite DPD entrance and feeding on berries at Health Stores, NG68YP, 12:52 - 15:00].

Woodborough - 42 Whooper Swan [over, this afternoon].

Carton on Trent - 4 Cattle Egret [still present by the Trent, east of St Marys Church, 09:26 - 14:40 at least]; also 4 Little Egret, 12+Whooper Swan.

Hoveringham - 89 Whooper Swan [60 flew west over the Sailing Lake, 10:25 of which 42 landed on the Railway Pit and were still present this afternoon plus another 29 in a seperate flock], White Wagtail [Sailing Lake], Smew [redhead, Railway Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 50+Sand Martin [heading north over Clifton Pit, early afternoon].

Budby Common - 2 Woodlark.

Langford Lowfields - 40 Whooper Swan, 4 Pintail, 2-3 Curlew [Phase 3, this morning].

Thursday 19th March

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck [both still present A52 Pit, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present Tween Pond, 16:26], 130 Sand Martin, 53 Goldeneye [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Carlton on Trent - 4 Cattle Egret [still present by the Trent, east of St Marys Church, 14:36].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [over cross lane marsh towards Tiln North, this evening], c.1000 Common Gull [Neatholme Scrape, this afternoon], 2 Little Egret, drk Pintail, c.100 mixed flock of Fieldfare/Redwing [Neatholme Fen].

Rushcliffe CP - Water Rail [behind the main reed bed, this evening].

Harworth Pit Top - 2 Short-eared Owl, 4 Jack Snipe, numerous Meadow Pipit.

Kilvington Lakes - 6 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 2 Curlew.

Hoveringham - 20 Golden Plover [Sailing Lake].

Welbeck - 5 Mandarin [3 drks], 8 Common Buzzard [from the feeding station layby, late morning].

Wednesday 18th March

Carlton on Trent/Collingham - 4 Cattle Egret [in field by River Trent, 12:10 - 14:00 at least. From St Marys Church on Church Lane in Carlton on Trent take footpath past Beck Cottage, go left over stile and follow path along The Beck to view field between River Trent and The Beck. Viewing is also possible from the Collingham side of the river at the end of Carton Ferry Lane].

Can we ask that these birds are only reported to the County Recorder (Andy Hall) from potential breeding sites in the wider area.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present Tween Pond, 16:32].

All hides on the reserve are now closed to the public until further notice.

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck [both still present A52 Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] -Great White Egret [over Neatholme Scrape, this evening], c.1500 Common Gull, 50+Fieldfare, Little Egret [Neatholme Fen].

Barnby Moor - Great White Egret [one to the south-east, on flood by Great North Road].

Girton - 5 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 2 Pink-footed Geese [still present in Sheep fields, early afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Wheatear, Curlew, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 20 Sand Martin [this morning].

Tuesday 17th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 GREATER SCAUP [females, Clifton Pit this evening]; also 100+Sand Martin [through west], 20+Goosander, 30+Goldeneye, 2 Pintail.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - GOSHAWK [mid-afternoon].

Hickling - Mandarin, singing Chiffchaff, 4 Yellowhammer [Grantham Canal, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Smew [redhead], Pintail [Railway Pit].

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck [both A52 Pit still, mid-morning].

Monday 16th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Spoonbill [adult, over Wet Marsh early afternoon, then briefly sat on Tween Island then flew towards Ridge and Furrow but no further sign], Slavonian Grebe [Tween Pond, close in near the shore in front of the viewing screen, this evening], Sand Martin [several Tween Pond, late afternoon], also Whooper Swan, Pink-footed Goose, Barnacle Goose [near Visitor Centre], 5 Goosander [Main Pond], 2 Goldeneye [Tween Pond], 2 Chiffchaff [Wet Marsh Path].

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck, 3 Smew [still present on the A52 Pit, this evening].

Nottingham City - Peregrine [female laid the first egg at the Nottingham University Newton building site. https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/peregrine-cam].

Sunday 15th March

Stoke Bardolph - Common Sandpiper, Ruddy Shelduck.

Spalford Pit - 15 Pintail [this afternoon].

Girton - 5 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 2 Pink footed Geese [in field north of the Sailing Lake, mid-afternoon]; also 2 Eqyptian Geese, 2 Whooper Swan, Curlew, singing Chiffchaff [this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck, 3 Smew [still present on the A52 Pit], 2 Oystercatcher [Blotts Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 35 Whooper Swan [through east towards fields north of Chainbridge Scrape, 12:45], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape, 15:55], 2 Redshank [Conservation Lake].

Wollaton Park - 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Mandarin]

Colwick Park - 4 Sand Martin [feeding over West Lake, this morning].

Rufford Country Park - 38 Whooper Swan [present on the lake, 07:30 - 08:40].

Saturday 14th March

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck [still present on the A52 Pit].

Netherfield Lagoons - Curlew [flew over the Slurry Lagoon, late afternoon], 2 Green Sandpiper [New Workings].

Hoveringham - Avocet [Railway Pit, near the islands, swimming in open water, 13:15 at least], 3 Pintail, 6 Goosander [Railway Pit], 3 Shelduck, 120+Fieldfare [high to the north], 3 Chiffchaff.

Sherwood Forest NNR - Crossbill [briefly in the west end of Seymore Grove, then flew south, 11:36].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LRP [Ridge and Furrow, 11:28], 4 Sand Martin [over the Visitor Centre, this evening].

Scrooby Top Quarry - 30 Whooper Swan [on the Fishing Lake, then flushed and flew north-east, 09:00].

Langford Lowfields - 58 Whooper Swan [44 flew over the car park towards the reserve, 07:15; another 14 through north-west, 07:57], WATER PIPIT [Deep Water Pit, 10:54]; also 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Curlew, LRP, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, Marsh Harrier [cream-crown], 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 3 singing Chiffchaff.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 13 Whooper Swan, 2 Dunlin, 25+Golden Plover [fly over], Redshank, [Tiln North, this morning], 2 Sand Martin [Bellmoor Lake, late afternoon]

East Leake GP's - LRP, Ruddy Shelduck [this morning].

Colwick Park - Ruddy Shelduck, Chiffchaff.

Friday 13th March

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w drk Long-tailed Duck, 3 Smew, 2 Pintail [A52 Pit, all at the eastern end viewed from the concrete track], Redshank, 15 Common Snipe [Blotts Pit].

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Bearded Tit [in the Slurry Lagoon reedbed, this afternoon]; also 4 Green Sandpiper, 82+Teal [New Workings].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 2 GOSHAWK, Sparrowhawk, 15+ Buzzard, 2 Goosander, Shelduck, 2 Marsh Tit, Meadow pipit [large number passing over].

Colwick Park - 6 Sand Martin [over the Main Lake, 15:30].

Harworth Pit Top - Short-eared Owl [this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - 12 Pintail, c.50 Golden Plover, Chiffchaff [misson East Flood].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 26 Goleneye, 2 Common Snipe [Clifton Pit, mid-afternoon], Chiffchaff [singing Church Pond].

Hoveringham - Dunlin, Redshank, Common Snipe [Sailing Lake].

Stoke Bardolph - Common Sandpiper, drk Ruddy Shelduck [on Shelford side of the river opposite the outflow].

Thursday 12th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still Church Pond, this evening]; also drk Pintail, 20 Goosander [Clifton Pit].

Barton in Fabis - Merlin [through east towards Branshill, 17:00].

Castle Marina - Red Kite [over the roundabout off Queens Drive near Currys/PC World, 14:40].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - GOSHAWK [male, 10:34 and 12:13].

Collingham Pits - 4 Pintail [still Ferry Lane Lake, 10:40].

Idle Washlands - c.20 Pintail [13 drk's], c.200 Golden Plover, 7 Dunlin, 6 Redwing, singing Chiffchaff.

Langford Lowfields - 4 Curlew [Phase 3].

Budby Pumping Station - Crossbill [through south-east, 07:30].

Skegby Trail - 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap [06:45].

Wednesday 11th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present on Church Pond, late afternoon], Sand Martin [over Clifton Pit towards Coneries, 17:44].

Rushcliffe Country Park - 3 Water Rail [showing behind the main reed bed at dusk].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - GOSHAWK [female, 13:40 - 14:30 visit]; also 8+ Common Buzzard, 30+Redwing [through west], Goosander [drake, on the lake].

Langford Lowfields - WATER PIPIT, 3 Pintail [Phase 3, viewable from the public footpath]; Please note that the reserve is still closed due to flooding but the car park is now open.

Harworth Pit Top - 2 Short-eared Owl [still present this afternoon].

Hoveringham - 11 Pintail [Railway Pit, this morning].

Mansfield - Chiffchaff [singing, Quarry Lane nature Reserve, 11:00].

Tuesday 10th March

Collingham Pits - 44 Pintail, Smew [redhead], Great White Egret, 10 Whooper Swan [Ferry Lane Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whooper Swan [adult again feeding in the car park area near the Visitor Centre].

Monday 9th March

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe [still on the A52 Pit, this afternoon], 2 Sand Martin [feeding over the Rowing Course, 09:00].

Hoveringham - 6 Pintail [Railway Pit], Dunlin [Sailing Lake].

Grantham Canal - Chiffchaff [singing], Common Snipe.

Sunday 8th March

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmoor Lake], Great White Egret [Tiln North], Green Sandpiper [Walters Farm Pool].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 2+GOSHAWK [showing on and off until 17:30 at least]; also 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Pink Footed Geese, Oystercatcher.

Hoveringham - c.8 Pintail, 450 Wigeon, 20+ Goldeneye, 10 Goosander, Water Rail [Railway Pit, this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe [still on the A52 Pit]; also 2 Curlew, 4 Redshank.

Collingham Pits - 34 Pintail, Smew [redhead, Ferry Lane Lake, 12:23]; also 9 Whooper Swan [in field west of Ferry Lane Lake].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 6 Woodlark, 2 Stonechat [Budby Common].

Gringley Carr - 8+Corn Bunting [on telegraph wires]; also Brambling [single female], 10+Yellow Hammer.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 22 Pintail [still on Clifton Pit, 11:32].

Thoresby Park - Great White Egret, Water Rail [Perlethorpe flood, this morning].

Tollerton - Chiffchaff, Blackcap.

Saturday 7th March

Netherfield Lagoons - Marsh Harrier [over the Slurry Lagoon reedbed, late afternoon], 10,000 Starling [mumuration and roost], Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher [New Workings].

Collingham Pits - 33 Pintail, 9 Whooper Swan [Ferry Lane Lake, 16:10].

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe [still on the A52 Pit]; also Great White Egret.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 9 Pintail [Clifton Pit, 09:53].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 2 Woodlark [Budby Common this morning].

Friday 6th March

Netherfield Lagoons - Marsh Harrier [roosted in the Slurry Lagoon reedbed at dusk], c.10,000 Starling [mumuration and roost], Bearded Tit [heard agian calling from the dry end of the Slurry Laggon, late afternoon], Whooper Swan [Deep Pit, this afternoon], 2 Green Sandpiper.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 15 Pintail [still on Clifton Pit, late evening].

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w Long-tailed Duck , 3 Smew [still on the A52 Pit, viewed from the road at the eastern end, early afternoon], 20+Common Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher [Blotts Pit].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - GOSHAWK [displaying, 10:19, female up for 20mins then flew high west, 10:47].

Hoveringham - Smew [redhead, still present on the Gonalston end of the Railway Pit, this morning]; also 2 Pintail [Railway near the Islands], 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Snipe [Sailing Lake].

Thursday 5th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [Main Pond, 09:00], 27 Pintail [Clifton Pit, 17:16].

Netherfield Lagoons - Bearded Tit [heard calling from the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed, late afternoon], c.10,000 Starling [mumuration and roost], 2 Whooper Swan [this afternoon].

Woodthorpe - 15 Whooper Swan [heading south-east calling, 12:07].

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe [still on the A52 Pit, this morning].

Wednesday 4th March

Hoveringham - Smew [redhead, Railway Pit, 16:20], 3 Pintail [drk and two females, still present on the Railway Pit, 15:56]; also 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Goosander.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still on Church Pond, 15:00].

Eakring Meadows - 30 Common Snipe.

Penny Pasture - 15 Common Snipe

Wollaton Park - 5 Ring-necked Parakeet [in trees at the south end of the Lake, 10:22].

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 3 Smew [still on the A52 Pit, 09:16], 2 Oystercatcher [Blotts Pit].

Skegby Trail - Chiffchaff [singing], 30 Redwing/Fieldfare [mixed], 4 Yellowhammer.

Tuesday 3rd March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still on Church Pond, this evening].

Sibthorpe - Merlin [male, perched on hedge near to Newfield Lane/Longhedge Lane junction, 17:21].

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w Long-tailed Duck , 3 Smew [still on the A52 Pit], Ruddy shelduck [over watersports lake], Hybrid Gadwall X Wigeon [Blotts pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Marsh Harrier [Hayton Common, early afternoon], 2 Stonechat [Tiln North].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - GOSHAWK [circling over woods], Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 9 Common Buzzard [11:15 - 12:15 visit].

Hoveringham - Smew [redhead], 9 Goosander, 2 Pintail, 4 Oystercatcher, Woodcock [Railway Pit this morning], 2 Pintail [pair, Trentside Pit].

Monday 2nd March

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w Long-tailed Duck , 3 Smew [still on the A52 Pit, late afternoon].

Silverhill Trail - Willow Tit [near entrance to Silverhill Wood, 15:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still on Church Pond, early afternoon], Whooper Swan [adult, again in the car park area near the Visitor Centre].

Idle Washlands - 18 Whooper Swan, 12 Pintail, 2 Dunlin [Misson east floods], 65 Whooper Swan [Slaynes Lane, in fields to the south-west], Avocet, Ruff, 5 Goldeneye [Slaynes Lane].

Rufford Country Park - 32 Goosander, Mandarin [on the Main lake].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 2 GOSHAWK [displaying pair, late morning]; also Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk.

Sherwood Forest NNR - 6 Woodlark [singing males, Budby Common this morning], Stonechat [Budby South Forest].

Hickling - 2 Goosander [pair on flooded field].

Sunday 1st March

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe, 1w Long-tailed Duck , 3 Smew [still on the A52 Pit, late afternoon].

Hodsock Priory - 40+Corn Bunting [in stubble field, north-east of Hodsock Priory, this afternoon]; also 25 Siskin.

Sherwood Forest NNR - 3 Woodlark [singing males, Budby Common]; also 2 Stonechat.

Thrumpton/Barton in Fabis - 9 Pintail [still on the riverside Flash, mid-afternoon], 146 Stock Dove [on large field off Trentside], 2 Stonechat [A453 Balancing Pond].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Neathholme pit, this morning], c.31 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Ruff [Neathholme pit], 3 Oystercatcher [Neatholme Fen, 13:45], 14 Goldeneye [7 drks, Linghurst Lake and Neatholme Fen], 3 Little Egret [Neatholme Fen, 13:45].

Erewash meadows - Red Kite [drifted south, 13:40].

Skegby - 6 Yellowhammer, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 25 Redwing [Skegby Trail, early morning].

Many thanks to:

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