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.

 

 

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

Friday 21st February

Holme Pierrepont - Red-necked Grebe [present on the A52 Pit, 11:59. Birdguides report].

Newark - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult, by the Kings Marina, briefly on flooded field then flew upriver, 13:42].

Thrumpton - 11 Pintail [on riverside flood, 14:30], also Brambling, Peregrine.

Sherwood Forest NNR - 3 Woodlark [Budby South Forest, 11:15].

Thursday 20th February

Barton in Fabis/Thrumpton - Ringed Plover, 2 Pintail [on riverside flood, this afternoon], Whooper Swan [adult, still present off Trentside with 65 Mute Swan, viewable from distantly from the A453 Balancing Pond].

Sherwood Forest NNR - Woodcock [Blackpool, on the Welbeck side of the reserve].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Water Rail [in front of visitor Cafe], Raven [over the car park, 11:00].

Wednesday 19th February

Idle Washlands - 340 Whooper Swan [Slaynes Lane, in fields to the south-west], Dunlin [through west], Curlew [through north]; also 280 Pochard, Goldeneye, 2 Stonechat.

Newark - Woodcock [flew over the Newark/Cotham cycle track south of Balderton].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [flew over Cross Lane at dusk], Pintail [drk, Neatholme Scrape], Redshank [Tiln North], 11 Goosander [Ski Pit].

Tuesday 18th February

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present on Church Pond, 14:00].

Idle Washlands - c.400 Whooper Swan [Slaynes Lane, on fields to the south-west], 6 Ruff, 28 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher [Newington Flash, South York's].

Langford Lowfields - BITTERN, 2 Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier [please be aware that the reserve is now closed due to flooding].

Scrooby - Stonechat [from the bridge on Mill Lane].

Monday 17th February

Stoke Bardolph - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [still opposite Ferry boat Inn, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Great White Egret [singles, various locations across the site, this morning], Red Crested Pochard Water Ski Pit].

Harworth - 2 Woodlark [behind Aldi on Scrooby Road, 08:34].

Sunday 16th February

Langford Lowfields - GREATER SCAUP [ault drk, still present Phase 1, 14:12], 2 Stonechat [pair, in front of the Beach Hut].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Pintail [Neatholme Scrape, late afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Long-tailed Duck [first-winter, still on the A52 Pit].

Collingham Pits - Great White Egret [still in the south-west corner of Ferry Lane Lake, 13:00].

Stoke Bardolph - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [c.100m downriver from the Ferry boat Inn, 11:06].

Girton - 5 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 8 Pink-footed Geese [in sheep fields north of the Sailing Lake with Greylags, 10:33 - 15:00 at leas].

Barton in Fabis - Whooper Swan [single adult, in with Mute Swan herd, off Trentside, 10:50], 2 Stonechat [pair, A453 Balancing Pond].

Saturday 15th February

Holme Pierrepont - Holme Pierrepont - Long-tailed Duck [first-winter], 2 Smew [adult drk and redhead, still on the A52 Pit].

Wollaton Park - 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Mandarin, 10 Red-crested Pochard [mid-afternoon].

Collingham Pits - Great White Egret [Ferry Lane Lake, 12:22].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [Church Pond, 10:38].

Langford Lowfields - GREATER SCAUP [adult drk Phase 1, this morning], 3 Smew, 5 Curlew [Phase 3], Marsh Harrier [over Phase 1].

Stoke Bardolph - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [c.200m upriver from the Ferry boat Inn, 09:49].

Harworth Pit Top - 2 Woodlark [flew over, 07:45].

Friday 14th February

Holme Pierrepont - Holme Pierrepont - Long-tailed Duck [first-winter], Smew [adult drk still on the A52 Pit, late afternoon].

Stoke Bardolph - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [still opposite Ferry boat Inn, 14:00].

Langford Lowfields - Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier.

Clumber Park - 4 Jack Snipe [this morning].

Thursday 13th February

Holme Pierrepont - Long-tailed Duck [first-winter, still present on the A52 Pit, late afternoon], Smew [adult drk, A52 Pit, mid-afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 3 Smew [redheads], 18 Goldeneye, 3 Curlew, 150 Lapwing, 8 Shelduck [all Phase 3, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [on the south end of Tiln North, early afternoon].

Stoke Bardolph - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [still opposite Ferry boat Inn, late morning].

Rufford Country Park - 33 Goosander, c.15 Redwing, c.20 Siskin.

Hoveringham - Smew [redhead, still present on the Railway Pit, this morning]; also drk Red-crested Pochard.

Wednesday 12th February

Netherfield Lagoons - Bearded Tit [calling from the reeds at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon at dusk], c.8000 Starling [murmuration and roost], 4 Green Sandpiper [on the New Workings].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Merlin [male, Clayworth/Hayton Common perched up briefly then flew towards Tiln Fisheries, this afternoon], 2 Whooper Swan, Ringed Plover [Tiln North], Great White Egret [flew over Chainbridge Scrape].

Stoke Bardolph - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [showing well on the far side of the Trent, opposite Ferry boat Inn, late morning at least]; also Common Sandpiper [on the same side].

Holme Pierrepont - 15 Common Snipe [Blotts Pit, early morning]; also Black Swan.

Tuesday 11th February

Stoke Bardolph - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [opposite the Ferry Boat pub, 07:32 - 12:53 at least]; also 2 Pink-footed Geese.

Gringley Carr - c.400 Whooper Swan.

Barton in Fabis - Curlew [near Cottages Flash].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Ringed Plover [Tiln North, this morning].

Monday 10th February

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1+Bearded Tit [heard calling from the Clifton Pit reed-bed, this afternoon].

Thoresby - 2 Hawfinches [in the Church yard, Perlthorpe village, 12:55]; also Kingfisher [Perlthorpe flood].

Stoke Bardolph - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [in field along Stoke Lane east of Stoke House, 12:00 at least]; also single Pink-footed Goose.

Sunday 9th February

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 6 Great White Egret, 2 Whooper Swan [Tiln North, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GREATER SCAUP [female, showing well on Tween Pond, 15:06].

Holme Pierrepont - Long-tailed Duck [first-winter], 2 Smew [adult drk and redhead still on the A52 Pit, late morning].

Stoke Bardolph - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [in field along Stoke Lane east of Stoke House, 08:28]; also single Pink-footed Goose.

Saturday 8th February

Girton - 5 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE [still present with Greylags on the Sailing Lake, 15:00]; also 10 Pink-footed Geese.

Stoke Ferry/Shelford - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [in with feral geese on the Shelford side of the river opposite the outflow until 13:45 at least; also Oystercatcher, Chiffchaff.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [Coneries, viewed from the riverbank, 11:53], GREATER SCAUP [female Coneries, from Barton Lane, 12:19], viewed from near the Visitor Centre], 2 Bearded Tit [showing in the Clifton Pit reed-bed, from Kingfisher hide, 10:43].

Holme Pierrepont - Long-tailed Duck [first-winter], 2 Smew [adult drk and redhead still on the A52 Pit, late morning].

Jacksdale Nature Reserve - 3 Willow Tit.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - GOSHAWK [single showing 11:33].

Collingham Pits - 8 Whooper Swan [in riverside field, this morning].

Hodsock - 50 Meadow Pipit, 130 Lapwing, 7 pairs of Grey Partridge, Woodcock, 12 Little Grebe [on irrigation Reservoir].

Langford Lowfields - 3 Smew [redheads, still present on Phase 3, this morning]; also 5 Curlew, 2 Stonechat, Marsh Harrier [cream crown].

Friday 7th February

Holme Pierrepont - Glaucous Gull [second-winter, Blotts Pit on the muddy spit with BH Gulls, c.50yards from the footpath viewpoint mid afternoon then flew off and couldnt be relocated], Long-tailed Duck [first-winter], 2 Smew [adult drk and redhead still on the A52 Pit].

Hoveringham - Smew [redhead, still on the Gonalston end of the Railway Pit, early afternoon].

Thrumpton - Whooper Swan [with Mute Swans in the large field off Trentside, this afternoon].

Gringley Carr - Bramling [male, near the pumping station]; also 10+ Yellowhammer.

Wollaton Park - 5 Ring-necked Parakeet [in the sunken area, late morning].

Thursday 6th February

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present on Coneries, near the Visitor Centre], GREATER SCAUP [female, still present Coneries], 3 Whooper Swan [adult and 2 juveniles, Coneries near the Sluice].

Hoveringham - Smew [redhead], 6 Goosander, 2 Water Rail, Peregrine, 4 Oystercatcher [Railway Pit this afternoon]; also 4 Oystercatcher [opposite the Elm Tree].

Thoresby Park - 10+Hawfinches [still present feeding in Yews in the Deer Park near the Courtyard, this morning].

Wollaton Park - 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 7 Redpoll, Mandarin.

Wednesday 5th February

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present on Coneries, near the Visitor Centre], GREATER SCAUP [female, Coneries, 11:39 then relocated to Tween Pond, 14:56], 53 Goosander [Clifton Pit, late afternoon], 2 Bearded Tit [females/imm, Clifton Pit from Kingfisher hide, this morning].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Redshank, 2 Stonechat [Sailing Lake].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Red Kite, c.130 Pink-footed Geese [over, 15:26].

Thoresby Park - 11 Hawfinches [still present in the Deer Park near the Courtyard, 14:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Great White Egret [Neatholme Fen], Marsh Harrier [over Chainbridge Scrape west], 5 Oystercatcher [4 Chainbridge Pit, single Neatholme Fen].

Girton - 5 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE [3 adults and 2 juveniles Smithy Marsh area], 4 Pink-footed Geese [field north of Sailing Lake], Pintail [drake], Stonechat [both North Pit].

Spalford Pig Fields - 30 Shelduck, 220 Golden Plover.

Langford Lowfields - 3 Smew [redheads], 6 Shelduck, 31 Goldeneye, 5 Curlew [all Phase 3, easily viewable from public footpath].

Tuesday 4th February

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE [still present Clubhouse end of the Sailing Lake], 2 Great White Egret [Sailing Lake, in late afternoon]; also 50 Golden Plover, Oystercatcher, Common Redshank, Common Snipe. Smew [redhead, Railway Pit, by the islands [late afternoon].

Spalford - 2 Yellow-legged Gull 2 [first and second-winter], 7 LBB, 6 Herring, 30 Common, 800 B-H Gull, 26 Shelduck, 950 Lapwing, 2000+ Starling [Pig fields, this afternoon].

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [still Mons Pool].

Monday 3rd February

Netherfield Lagoons - c.5000 Starling [roosted in the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed, this evening], 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Green Sandpiper [New Workings], 3 Chiffchaff [along the Ouse Dyke].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Smew [adult drk and redhead still on the A52 Pit, viewed from the A52 gate, 15:03].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Red Kite, 2 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 120 Lapwing [Sailing Lake], Smew [redhead still present on the Railway Pit, Gonalston Lane end, this afternoon], 5 Goosander, Red-crested Pochard [drake near islands], 2 Water Rail [Gonalston Lane end]

Thoresby - 15 Hawfinch [in the Deer Park near the Courtyard].

Stoke Ferry - Common Sandpiper [still opposite the pub]; also Chiffchaff, Goldeneye.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present on the Sailing Pit, 09:30].

Bunny Moor - Stonechat, 20 Yellowhammer.

Sunday 2nd February

Netherfield Lagoons - c.6000 Starling [murmuration and roost, this evening].

Holme Pierrepont - Glaucous Gull [second-winter, A52 Pit, 14:49 - 14:55 then flew south]; also Long-tailed Duck [first-winter], Smew [redhead still on the A52 Pit, this morning].

Barton in Fabis - 2 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE [flew west with Greylags over Trent-side towards Thrumpton, 14:40].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - GOSHAWK, 15 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk [12:35 - 13:27].

Wollaton Park - 5 Ring-necked Parakeet.

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [still on Mons Pool, early afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Pintail [pair Clifton Pit, 12:44].

Idle Washlands - 2 BEWICK'S SWAN, 448 Whooper Swan, 117 Mute Swan, 10 Shelduck, 130 Pochard, 2 Oystercatcher, Peregrine, 2 Stonechat [Slaynes Lane], 15 Pintail, c.300 Teal [Misson East Flood].

Harworth Pit Tip - 2 Jack Snipe.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Cetti's Warbler [singles on Bellmoor Lake, from the eastern viewpoint, 11:58 and Cross Lane, early afternoon].

Girton - GREY PLOVER [on flood pool, then flew east, early morning], 5 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 4 Pink-footed Geese [still present three large fields north of the Sailing Pit].

Saturday 1st February

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Mons Pool, 15:23].

Girton - 5 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE [2 adults, 2 juv's], 8 Pink-footed Geese [in sheep fields with Greylags next to the Trent, 15:00].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 4 Green Sandpiper [on the New Workings, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Bearded Tit [still present but elusive in the east corner of Tiln North, 10:13], Great White Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 24 Common Snipe [Neatholme Fen].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present on Coneries, near the Visitor Centre, 10:17], Whooper Swan [adult, Coneries].

Holme Pierrepont - Glaucous Gull [second-winter, Blotts Pit, 09:12 - 09:21 then drifted slowly towards Neatherfield], Long-tailed Duck [first-winter], 2 Smew [adult drk and redhead still on the A52 Pit].

Langford Lowfields - 3 Smew [redheads, still Phase 3]; also 4 Curlew, c.14 Shelduck.

Clifton Grove - 2 Stonechat [on fencing by the Weir Field, 07:57].

Bestwood CP - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [feeding on rotten Silver Birch, on the south of the park, 07:30].


Many thanks to:

Karen Archibald, Bob Beck, Paul Bibby, Robin Brace, Sean Browne, Nicholas Brownley, Paul Buxton, Steve Cash, Phil Cheesbrough, Steven Chick, Alan Clewes, Rich Collis, Carl Cornish, Nick Crouch, Nige Davis, Roger Davis, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Lance Degnan, Jacqueline Dennison, Del Evans, John Fermer, Adey Fox, Steve Furber, John Gallagher, Indy Kiemel Greene, David Goddard, Joe Harris, Tom Hibbert, Alan Hobson, John Hopper, David Jones, Phil Kerry, Mike Leatherland, Nick Leventis, Ian Livsey, Peter Mee, Ged Morley, Suzanne Nelson, Nicholas Parsons, Roger Pask, Craig Pitchford, Steve Payne, John Purrington, Keith Rainford Phil Read, Simon Roberts, Andy Shooter, Mark Speck, Darren Starling, Simon Thompson, Mel Thorn, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, John Wakefield, Terry Watkins, Rob Woodward.


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