Welcome to the Website of the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers

This page will be updated on a daily basis, to provide a convenient news service to scarce & rare birds found within the County Nottinghamshire.

The Sightings page and @Nottsbirders Twitter feed are intended to alert birders to scarcer species that they might be interested in seeing within the County.

Records of more common species are still very important, but should preferably be submitted to the county Recorder Andy Hall. These records will then be added to the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers data-base, to be included in the monthly Newsletter and Annual Reports.

None of these reports have been verified or checked by the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers' Records Committee.

 

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

 

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

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


Archived Sightings 2001 - 2018


Archived Sightings 2001 to 2018


Archived Sightings 2019



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 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.

Tuesday 19th February

Blyth - 2000+ Starling [murmuration over Spitalfields S81 8EA, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 3+ GREAT WHITE EGRET [3 together Chainbridge Scrape West, singles, possibly the same birds on Chainbridge Scape East, Neatholme Pit], SMEW [redhead, Neatholme Pit], female Marsh Harrier, Common Redshank [Chainbridge Scape East].

Thoresby Park - Common Crossbill [over east calling, 15:36], 19 Brambling, 2 Tree Sparrow [on feeders].

Collingham Pits - 3 SMEW [drk and 2 redheads, Ferry Lane Lake, this afternoon], 7 Curlew, Stonechat.

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - 15 Whooper Swan [Mons Pool], 3 Common Redshank.

Burton Joyce - Red Kite [low to the west, 10:00].

Monday 18th February

Hoveringham - 6 Pink-footed Geese [Sailing Lake], 10 Goosander, Red Kite [Railway Pit].

Thoresby Park - 8 Brambling, 3 Tree Sparrow [on feeders, in area with no public access].

Bennerley Marsh - 56 Golden Plover.

Holme Pierrepont - Stonechat [Blotts Pi, from the middle Screen].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Chiffchaff [along the railway track towards the Sailing Club].

Sherwood Foreset NNR - 2 Brambling [visitor centre feeders], Marsh Tit [Major Oak feeders].

Sunday 17th February

Langford Lowfields - 2 WATER PIPIT [Phase 3, 13:00]. Also GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Pink-footed Geese [all Phase 3].

Gringley Carr - 20 CORN BUNTING.

Idle Washlands - 4 Dunlin, 14 Common Redshank, 3 Ruff [Hagg Lane Flash/Newington Flash].

Gunthorpe - Red Kite [drifting over Pack Lane, 12:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - WATER PIPIT [still on Chainbridge Scrape West], 3 SMEW [redheads, Neatholme Pit], 39 Whooper Swan [flew north from roost on Chainbridge Scrape West, 07:15], 85 Pink-footed Geese [over north-west, 08:10].

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - Pink-footed Goose [Mons Pool in the south-east corner], 3 Curlew [Silt Lagoon].

Collingham Pits - SMEW [redhead, still Ferry Lane Lake, this morning], Red Kite [flew south].

Barton in Fabis - Merlin [adult male, again favoring the area behind the A453 Balancing Pond, this morning], Peregrine [juvenile, through Trentside], 2 Whooper Swan [adults, still present with mute herd, off Trentside].

Bennerley Marsh - 26 Golden Plover, 175 Lapwing, 165 Wigeon, 16 Gadwall [early morning].

Saturday 16th February

Hoveringham - SMEW [redhead, still on the Railway Pit, 15:30].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Whooper Swan [adults, still present with mute herd, off Trentside, 15:30], 2 Stonechat [A453 Balancing Pond].

Thoresby Park - 100 Pink-footed Geese [over the Courtyard, 14:07], 3 Brambling, 2 Tree Sparrow [on feeders].

Idle Washlands - 17 Whooper Swan [Slaynes Lane, then flew south],

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - WATER PIPIT, 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET [Chainbridge Scrape West], 250 Pink-footed Geese [heading north, over Chainbridge Scrape East, 13:32], 2 SMEW [redheads, Neatholme Pit], 3 Ruff [Conservation Lake],

Budby Common - 1+Common Redpoll [near small pool, near gate off A616] Also single Common Crossbill over.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 3 GOSHAWK [up together, from the viewing point]. Also Red Kite.

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE [juvenile, Mons Pool, 09:40 - 11:05 at least], 4 Curlew, 3 Common Redshank [Silt Lagoon].

Collingham Pits - 2 SMEW [redheads, still Ferry Lane Lake, this morning], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Ferry Lane Lake, then flew towards Langford].

Langford Lowfields - WATER PIPIT, GREAT WHITE EGRET [this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pintail [over Clifton Pit, 09:30].

Holme Pierrepont - GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drk], 2 SMEW [drk and redhead, still on the A52 Pit, this morning].

Clumber Park - 20+ Brambling.

Friday 15th February

Hoveringham - ICELAND GULL [first-winter, came in to the Sailing Lake roost before departing to the Railway Pit. It then returned to the Sailing Lake just before dark]. Also 2 Peregrine, 2 Pink-footed Geese.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Mediterranean Gull [adult, Neatholme Scrape from 16:15], 2 SMEW [redheads still Neatholme Pit], 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [singles on Neatholme Pit, Mattersey Common], Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape East], 6 Goosander, Oystercatcher [Chainbridge Pit].

Langford Lowfields - 7 BEARDED TIT [showing well on Phase 1 from the Boardwalk], BITTERN [seen in flight]. Also Common Redshank, Peregrine, Stonechat.

Thoresby Park - 9 Mandarin [flew west over Thoresby Lake towards the Courtyard, 14:43], 11 Brambling, 2 Tree Sparrow, 4 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll [on feeders].

Stoke Ferry - Common Sandpiper [upstream from Ferry Boat, this afternoon]. Also Peregrine, Pink-footed Goose, Grey Wagtail.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Whooper Swan [adults, Clifton Pit, 11:47].

Thursday 14th February

Hoveringham - ICELAND GULL [first-winter], 2 CASPIAN GULL [adult and first-winter, in the Sailing Lake roost late afternoon, although all the gulls eventually departed to the Railway Pit]. Also Stonechat, Shelduck, Common Redshank.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Short-eared Owl [Tiln North, 17:00 - 18:00], 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape East, 16:45], GREAT WHITE EGRET[flew over Walters Farm], Chiffchaff [calling, Chainbridge Lane], 2 SMEW [redheads, still Neatholme Pit, mid-afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Marsh Harrier [cream crown, quartering over clifton pit, before heading off south over Barton in Fabis, 16:30].

Hucknall - 2 Stonechat [pair on the old Rolls Royce air field].

Cotham Landfill - ICELAND GULL [first-winter, again on the landfill, early morning to 14:47 at least].

Thoresby Park - 7 Brambling, 4 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll [on feeders].

Wednesday 13th February

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Long-tailed Duck [female, relocated on Coneries Pond this morning and showing very well close in from the visitor centre, 16:52].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 SMEW [drk and redhead], GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drk, still present on the A52 Pit, 16:45].

Cotham Landfill - ICELAND GULL [first-winter, on the landfill, mid-afternoon].

Thoresby Park - 23 Brambling, 2 Tree Sparrow [on feeders in area with no public access], 2 Peregrine [over the south end of the park, 14:18].

Kilvington Lakes - ICELAND GULL [first-winter, on West Lake, mid-morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [Chainbridge Scrape West, this morning], Avocet [Chanbridge Scrape East], 2 SMEW [redheads, still present on Neatholme Pit], 2 Goosander [Water ski pit], Small flock of Lesser Redpoll [briefly near the Bittern Pools].

Tuesday 12th February

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Long-tailed Duck [female, Clifton Pit at dusk, loosely associating with Goldeneye 50yds from the bank, midway between Kingfisher hide and the riverside viewing screen], CASPIAN GULL [second-winter, again on Clifton Pit, early morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Mediterranean Gull [Neatholme Scrape], 2 SMEW [redheads on Neatholme Pit], WATER PIPIT, GREAT WHITE EGRET, Avocet, Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, Common Redshank [Chainbridge Scrape East], Jack Snipe [Bellmore Lake], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Fen], Ringed Plover [Tiln North 14.00].

Bilborough - Yellow-legged Gull [adult, next to small pond on Harvey hadden stadium, 14:16].

Sherwood Forest NNR - Common Crossbill [Budby South Forest, flew west calling, 12:18], 2 Brambling, 4 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll [Visitor centre feeders], 2 Marsh Tit [Major Oak feeders].

Barton in Fabis - Merlin [adult male, still to west of the village, preening in a tree at SK520322 for about 30 minutes from 11:50]. Also 2 Whooper Swan [adults, still present with mute herd off Trentside], Stonechat [around the A453 balancing pond].

Gringley Carr - 3 Pink-footed Geese, 250 Fieldfare, c.80 Linnet [late morning].

Bevercotes Colliery Regeneration site - SMEW [redhead, again on small lake immediately south of the river Meden, this morning. SK700737].

Hoveringham - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 8 Pink-footed Geese, 26 Golden Plover, 5 Tree Sparrow [Sailing Lake].

Monday 11th February

Netherfield Lagoons - BEARDED TIT [heard calling from the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [showing well in the hedgerow along Barton Lane, north of the level crossing, 15:16].

Littleborough - Short-eared Owl [hunting fields along Thornhill Lane, south of the toll bar cottage, 14:30. SK814827], 9 Whooper Swan [7 ad, 2 juv, with 26 Mutes on autumn-sown rape in large field north-west of toll bar cottage, SK812837].

Bevercotes Colliery Regeneration site - SMEW [redhead, with 6 Goosanders on small lake immediately south of the river Meden, SK700737]. Also COMMON REDPOLL [at least one, with Lessers near the river], 15+ Brambling on site.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Avocet [Chainbridge Scrape East, 11:25 - 15:35 at least], 2 SMEW [redheads],Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Pit, 12:00],Ringed Plover, Common Redshank, 3 Ruff [Chainbridge Scrape East], GREAT WHITE EGRET [singles on Chainbridge Pit, Neatholme Pit, Chainbridge Scrape East, Bellmoor Lake].

Thoresby Park - 3 Common Crossbill [singles west over South Grove calling, 11:54 and 12:14, third flew west, 12:22], 2 Raven [flew west], 6 Brambling, 2 Tree Sparrow [on feeders in private area with no access], 17 Siskin [feeding in Larches], Woodcock [South Grove, 17:35].

Sunday 10th February

King's Mill Reservoir - Mediterranean Gull [adult, in the gull roost, 16:38].

Langford Lowfields - 2 WATER PIPIT, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Pintail, Pink-footed Goose, Green Sandpiper [phase 3, this afternoon].

Lowdham - Red kite [circling over Railway Pub, 15:00].

Thoresby Park - Raven [single flew north, 12:40, 2 flew north, 15:50], 7 Brambling, 4 Tree Sparrow [on feeders in private area with no access].

Barton in Fabis - Merlin [adult male, perched up in dead tree preening SK520322, then flew towards Thrumpton, 11:40], 2 Whooper Swan, 26 Golden Plover [in fields off Trentside], Stonechat [on fencing behind the A453 Balancing Pond], Raven [flew west], 2 Ruddy Shelduck [near Cottages Flash].

Collingham Pits - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Wharf Pit, 11:23].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Fen, 11:22], 12 Whooper Swan [Clayworth Common, 11:54].

Holme Pierrepont - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Blotts Pit, 09:50], GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drk, A52 Pit], 2 SMEW [drk and redhead, still on the A52 Pit], Common Redshank [old Skylarks], Stonechat [Blotts Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Whooper Swan, Oystercatcher [Clifton Pit, 09:16], Stonechat [Sailing Club reed-bed].

Bennerley Marsh - c.50 Golden Plover, 110 Lapwing [early morning].

Saturday 9th February

Langford Lowfields - 3 Shore Lark [showing very well this morning from 08:39, feeding on the bank by the High Water Carrier], 2 WATER PIPIT [Phase 3, 12:30], GREAT WHITE EGRET [dropped into Phase 2], 6 Pintail [Phase 1], Pink-footed Goose [single, Phase 3].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 SMEW [drk and redhead], GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drk, still on the A52 Pit, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still in the hedgerow along Barton Lane, north of the level crossing, 16:45]. Also several Chiffchaff [in the hedge round the sewage farm, next to the railway line], Oystercatcher [over the river near Cottages Flash].

Collingham Pits - 2 SMEW [redheads, Ferry Lane Lake, 14:45].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 2 SMEW [redheads, Neatholme Pit], 2 Pintail [Neatholme Scrape]. Also 21 Goosander, 2 Common Snipe, 20 Reed Bunting.

Idle Washlands - 2 Dunlin, 10 Common Redshank [Hagg Lane Flash].

Brinsley Flash - 2 Raven [over], Shelduck.

Sutton in Ashfield - Raven [drifting/ being blown southeast over Caudwell Wood, 10:50].

Mansfield - Red kite [south over berry hill, 10:30].

East Leake - Willow Tit [calling in scrub between the brook and the flash pond], 6 Brambling.

Worksop - 2 Mandarin [drk's, on the River Ryton in The Canch].

Clipstone - 6 Brambling, 2 Siskin [in garden on Highfield Road].

Friday 8th February

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Common Redshank [Chainbridge Scrape West, 16:47], 4 Whooper Swan [2 adults, Clayworth Common, 16:01 - 17:35].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still on Barton Lane, showing intermittently, c.11:30], CASPIAN GULL [second-winter, showed briefly on Clifton pit, c.13:00].

Langford Lowfields - GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew over Phase 2, this morning].

King's Mill Reservoir - Water Rail.

Thoresby Park - 5 Brambling, 4 Siskin [on feeders].

Thursday 7th February

Langford Lowfields - 3 Shore Lark [still present on Phase 3, this morning].

Ranskill - Starling [large murmuration above the A638, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Stonechat [on the scaffolding at the Sailing club reedbed]. Also Chiffchaff [Sewage Farm hedge, along railway].

Thoresby Park - 12 Brambling [on feeders], 2 Siskin, 23 Lesser Redpoll.

Lound - 2 Brambling [on garden feeder in the village].

Clipstone - 4 Brambling, 3 Siskin [in garden on Highfield Road].

Hucknall - 2 Stonechat [on the old Rolls Royce airfield site].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 2 Brambling [feeding under the visitor centre feeders, this morning].

Wednesday 6th February

Langford Lowfields - 3 Shore Lark [again on Phase 3, 08:30 then proved very elusive before dropping in close to the viewing area, 12:15. If the birds continue to be present news will be put out on twitter @RSPBLangford, and there will be access arranged for tomorrow and Friday morning, with Saturday been the last day od access].

Clumber Park - Hooded Crow [flew over the ford heading into the park, 10:41], GREAT GREY SHRIKE [still present at the south-west end of south lawns, this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - BEARDED TIT [heard only, in reeds on the end of the Slurry Lagoon, late afternoon], 9 Common Snipe, c.40 Lesser Redpoll [late morning].

Hoveringham - SMEW [redhead, on the Railway Pit, late afternoon]. Also 23 Goosander, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 20 Siskin.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still showing along the hedgerow just before the level crossing on Barton Lane 16:07].

Thoresby Park - 2 Raven [flew south-east, 15:35], 19 Brambling [12 feeding in cut maze field, 7 on feeders], 50+ Lesser Redpoll, 6 Siskin.

Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinch [Lime Avenue, mid-afternoon].

Bennerley Marsh - c.50 Golden Plover, 10 Shoveler, 80 Lapwing, 95 Wigeon, 2 Raven, 2 Stonechat [midday visit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - WATER PIPIT [Chainbridge Scrape East, 10:05], SMEW [redhead, Neatholme Pit], GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew east, 12:45].

Holme Pierrepont - SMEW [drake, on the A52 Pit, this morning].

Tuesday 5th February

Langford Lowfields - 3 Shore Lark [again in the north-east corner of phase 3, showing intermittently, 09:17 - midday], BITTERN [along the boardwalk], WATER PIPIT [one possibly 2, on Phase 3].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult, Neatholme Scrape roost, 16:50], WATER PIPIT [Chainbridge Scrape East], 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 10 Whooper Swan [Chainbridge Scrape West, late afternoon], 3 Pintail, Red-crested Pochard [Neatholme Scrape], Whooper Swan [with Mute herd, Mattersey Common], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Pit], 18 Goosander, 7 Red-crested Pochard [Water Ski Pit], Water Rail [Neatholme Pit].

Thoresby Park - Woodcock [South Grove, late afternoon].

Bothamsall - GREAT WHITE EGRET [near the old cricket field, 11:30].

Redmile - 2 Red Kite [one in the village and a second over the Grantham canal], Water Rail [reedbeds along the Grantham canal].

Hoveringham - 8 Pink-footed Geese, Water Rail, Common Redshank, Common Snipe [Sailing Lake].

Bevercotes - COMMON REDPOLL [one trapped and ringed, this morning].

Monday 4th February

Langford Lowfields - 3 Shore Lark [still present on Phase 3, this morning. Access was granted this morning until midday for birders to be escorted to the north-east corner of phase 3 where the birds are showing most consistently, if the birds are refound again in the morning access will be announced onsite from the beach hut].

Kilvington Lakes - Short-eared Owl [hunting over rough grassland by East Lake, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [showing well in the hedgerow above the level crossing on Barton Lane, 15:06 at least], 82 Goosander [off Barton Lane bridge, 16:36].

Mansfield - 12 WAXWING [still present on Clumber street, foraging for dropped berries, 15:00 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Red-necked Grebe [still present Neatholme Pit, 13:00], 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [Chainbridge Scrape West], 2 SMEW [redheads, Neatholme Pit], BITTERN [Chainbridge Scrape West, 15:35 - 16:00], 13 Whooper Swan, 2 Common Redshank [Chainbridge Scrape West].

Holme Pierrepont - GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drk, A52 Pit], Ruff, Common Redshank, 300 Northern Lapwing, 2 Stonechat [Blotts Pit, 14:30].

Collingham Pits - 2 SMEW [redheads, Ferry Lane Lake, flew in and landed under the willows on the far shore, 14:00]. Also GREAT WHITE EGRET and 4 Curlew.

Hoveringham - Pink-footed Goose [single still in with Greylag flock], 100 Northern Lapwing, 3 Golden plover, 3 Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper [Sailing Lake, this afternoon].

Collingham Pits - 2 Curlew [Ferry Lane Lake].

Oxton - Red Kite [off the Oxton Road, between Oxton and Epperston Park, 11:50].

Thoresby Park - Red Kite [circling over towards Budby village, 09:32], 4 Tree Sparrow [on feeders].

Sunday 3rd February

Langford Lowfields - 3 Shore Lark [again on Phase 3, showing intermittently at distance from the public footpath that overlooks the site, 10:15 and again 11:38. please be advised that Phase 3 is strickly out of bounds with no public access. Also BEARDED TIT [single male, Phase 1 reed-bed, 09:15], 2+BITTERN [Phase 1], GREAT WHITE EGRET, Common Redshank, Jack Snipe.

Welbeck Watchpoint - Cattle Egret [flew east passed the watchpoint, this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - Short-eared Owl [hunting over rough grassland by East Lake, 16:00].

King's Mill Reservoir - Mediterranean Gull [adult, in the roost 15:56].

Mansfield - 12 WAXWING [still feeding on Rowan outside wilko on Clumber street, late afternoon at least].

Brackenhust/Halloughton - Red Kite [over between Brackenhust and Halloughton, 14:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead, Blaco], GREAT WHITE EGRET [singles on Bellmore Lake and Blaco], WATER PIPIT [Chainbridge Scrape West], 5 Whooper Swan [single Chainbridge Scrape West, 4 past the river on Chainbridge Lane], Also 50 Goldeneye, 20 Shelduck, 3 Egyptian Geese, 2 Woodcock, Cetti's Warbler, 2000 Starling.

Barton in Fabis - 3 Whooper Swan [2 adults/juv, still present in field towards Thrumpton this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 SMEW [drk and redhead], GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drk, still A52 Pit].

Sherwood Forest NNR - Brambling [by the Visitor Centre], 2 Marsh Tit [on feeding station].

Budby Pumping Station - 2 Common Crossbill [in trees by Bridge, this morning], Water Rail, Common Redshank, 10 Lesser Redpoll.

Kirklington - c.10 Brambling [with Chaffinch flock north of village], c.60 Fieldfare.

Rufford Country Park - Hawfinch [single from the main car park, this morning].

Saturday 2nd February

Langford Lowfields - 3 Shore Lark [found late morning in area with restricted access, then flew into area of Phase 3 with strickly no public access, 12:23]. Also 3+BEARDED TIT [Phase 1, reed-bed], 2 Brambling [entrance footpath feeding on grain], 2 Peregrine, Common Redshank, Jack Snipe, Chiffchaff [Phase 2].

Mansfield - Cattle Egret [flew south-west over Clumber Street, mid-morning], 11 WAXWING [still in trees and feeding on Berries outside wilko on Clumber street, 12:40 at least].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 SMEW [drk and redhead], GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drk, still A52 Pit, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still present in hedgerow near the level crossing on Barton Lane, 10:45], Stonechat [Sailing club reedbed, 09:30], Tree Sparrow [single, at the start of the path towards the bridge, 10:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - WATER PIPIT [Chainbridge Scrape East, 10:28].

Hoveringham - 7 Pink-footed Geese, 20 Golden Plover, Common Redshank, 2 Common Snipe [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Rufford Country Park - Hawfinch [single in treetops at the edge of the ride, 08:06].

Friday 1st February

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Hooded Crow [again Tiln pig fields, this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drk, still present on the A52 Pit, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [second-winter, again on Clifton Pit, 14:10].

Mansfield - 11 WAXWING [in trees outside wilko on Clumber street, 12:57].

Huthwaite - Willow Tit [heard and seen with mixed tit flock, along footpath on County Estate, Nunn Brook Close, 12:35].

Budby Common - Woodcock [flushed, this afternoon], 32 Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, 10 Brambling.

Thoresby Park - 23 Brambling, 6 Tree Sparrow [on feeders].

Stoke Bardolph - Common Sandpiper [still present, near the outflow, this afternoon], c.5 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 6 Goldeneye.

Langford Lowfields - 2 Brambling [entrance footpath feeding on grain with large finch flock], Stonechat, Water Rail [in front of beach hut].

Burton Joyce - c.50 Pink-footed Geese [heading NNW, 09:45].

Netherfield Lagoons - Yellow-legged Gull [on the Deep Pit, this morning], c.30 Lesser Redpoll [dry end of the Slurry Lagoon feeding in the Birch].


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Sandy Aitken, Lester Allcock, Stephen Bacon, Mervyn Bartle, Bob Beck, Robin Brace, Ruth Brown, Paul Buxton, Paul Charlesworth, Kevin Clarke, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, John Colclough, Carl Cornish, Peter Cottam, Nick Crouch, Paul Curtis, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Felice Del colle, David Dunn, David Elliott, Pete Freeman, Roy Frost, Helen Giles, Indy Kiemel Greene, Jill Hannah, Rae Harrington, Robert Hilton, John Hopper, George Jacob, Louise Jones, Elliott Kelly, Andy Lakin, Michael Leatherland, Ian Livsey, David Lumb, Peter Mee, Ged Morley, Dave Morton, Gilly Murray, Paul Naylor, Carl Pask, Roger Pask, Tim Pask, Steve Payne, Richard Penson, Clive Prescott, Phil Read, Anthony Reed, Ken Roberts, Simon Roberts, Harry Robinson, Lee Scudder, Robin Sharman, Alan Shaw, Simon Smith, Mark Speck, Jacqueline Spindley, Mark Stirland, Glen Thomas, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Mike Vickers, Mark Wilde, Rob Woodward.


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