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 - 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 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.

Thursday 16th January

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult, Neatholme Scrape roost, late afternoon]; also Great White Egret [over].

Thoresby - 5 Hawfinch [Netherfield Lane, opposite the market entrance in Yews, 13:30].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Great White Egret [still present on the Sailing Lake].

Carburton - Red Kite [flew over the B6034, old Workshop Rd from Worksop to Ollerton].

Wednesday 15th January

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Bearded Tit [females, Clifton Pit reed-bed from Tower hide, 15:47], Slavonian Grebe [still on Coneries near the Visitor Centre].

Gringley Carr - 6 Corn Bunting [on the wires on Carr Road], c.13 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 2 Whooper Swan [flew in from the fields with a large Graylag flock to the flooded area west of the Pumping Station].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Red Kite [over the Visitor Centre, 14:50], Short-eared Owl [Tiln North, late afternoon].

Hoveringham - CASPIAN GULL [Sailing Lake, then flew towards the Railway Pit with other gulls, 14:45], 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Great White Egret, 2 Stonechat [Sailing Lake], 60 Pink-footed Geese [flew north-east].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Raven [over A52 Pit late morning].

Farnsfield - Ring-necked Parakeet.

Tuesday 14th January

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Great White Egret [Sailing Lake, early afternoon].

Monday 13th January

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present on Coneries Pond, late afternoon].

Gringley Carr - 5 Corn Bunting, 2 Brambling, c.2000 Starling.

Idle Washlands - 3 BEWICK'S SWAN [Slaynes Lane], 10 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 10+ Pintail [Misson east flood].

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Green Sandpiper [still on the new workings], 2 Chiffchaff [on the bank of the Ouse Dyke].

Wollaton Park - 2 Ring-necked Parakeet [pair, checking out potential tree hole nesting site, 10:45].

Holme Pierrepont - 1w Long-tailed Duck, 2 Smew [drk and redhead, A52 Pit, 10:21].

Hoveringham - Great White Egret [still present on the Railway Pit, this morning].

Sunday 12th January

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Cattle Egret [Coneries, roosting on the Cormorant Island, viewable from the Dipping Platform, 16:24], Slavonian Grebe [still showing well on Coneries/Sailing Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 4w Yellow-legged Gull, 3 GBB Gull, leucistic BH Gull [Neatholme Scrape roost], Green Sandpiper [Doughty's Farm Pond], 4 Great White Egret [Tiln North area, this morning].

Harworth Pit Tip - 2 Short-eared Owl, Jack Snipe [this afternoon].

Nott'm City - Pied Wagtail [large numbers still roosting in trees by Victoria centre].

Holme Pierrepont - Long-tailed Duck [first-winter, still present on the A52 Pit, early afternoon]; also redhead Smew.

Idle Washlands - 3 BEWICK'S SWAN [2 adults and juv, Slaynes Lane], 404 Whooper Swan [84 juveniles, Slaynes Lane], 15 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 23 Pintail, 142 Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, Brambling [Misson east flood].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE [still on Sailing Lake to 12.00 at least]. Whooper Swan, redhead Smew [Railway Pit to 13.15 at least].

Thoresby - Red Kite [Netherfield Lane, over the Market entrance].

Spalford - GREATER SCAUP [female still Spalford Pit, 11:07], 7 Green Sandpiper [Pig fields].

Collingham Pits - 2 Smew [redheads, Ferry Farm Lake, this morning].

Wollaton Park - 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, Little Egret.

Stoke Ferry - 3 Goosander [upstream from Stoke Ferry].

Saturday 11th January

Hoveringham - CASPIAN GULL [adult in the Railway Pit roost], Smew [redhead loosely associating with a group of tufted ducks, 15:20], Great White Egret [Railway Pit].

Langford Lowfields - WATER PIPIT, Great White Egret, 4 Green Sandpiper [this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Marsh Harrier, Water Rail [Chainbridge Scrape East, this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Long-tailed Duck [first-winter, still present on the A52 Pit, this morning], Smew [redhead, A52 Pit], Red Kite [flew south through Blotts Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still on Coneries near the Visitor Centre, this morning].

Spalford - c.50 Golden Plover [in the pig fields, this morning].

Flintham - Red Kite [over the A46 near Flintham].

Keyworth - Red Kite [over this morning].

Friday 10th January

Hoveringham - 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL [first and second-winter], 2 adult CASPIAN GULL [in the Railway Pit roost], 2 Great White Egret [Sailing Lake and the Railway Pit, late afternoon], 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE [Sailing Lake, 10:00]

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still on Coneries near the Visitor Centre, 16:00], 1+Bearded Tit [heard from Tower hide, 17:11].

Idle Washlands - 2 BEWICK'S SWAN, c.300 Whooper Swan [Slaynes Lane, this afternoon], 2 Stonechat.

Retford - c.150 Pink-footed Geese [over north, 15:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - c.1175 Pink-footed Geese [3 skeins 225, 330, 120 over north-west c.13:10; c.500 in two skeins heading north- west over Lound village, 15:00].

Sherwood Forest NNR - c.50 Pink-footed Geese [over Budby South Forest, 13:00].

Spalford - GREATER SCAUP [female, still present on Spalford Pit, this morning].

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

Thoresby - 15 Hawfinch [Netherfield Lane, eight plus 10:38 increasing to fifteen 11:25, viewable from the market entrance].

Norwood - c.175 Pink-footed Geese [north-west over Newbound Lane, from direction of Teversal, 10:55].

Mansfield - c.170 Pink-footed Geese [WNW over Berry Hill Road, 10:45].

Clifton - 150 Pink-footed Geese [heading north-west, 10:12].

Langford Lowfields - BITTERN [Silt Lagoon 7, from the viewing screen, 09:28], c.150 Pink-footed Geese [over, 10:00].

Rufford CP - 2 Hawfinch [at the east end of Lime Tree Av, 08:30], Mandarin, 15 Goosander, 2 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull [Rufford lake], Lesser Spotted woodpecker [reported near the lake]

Thursday 9th January

Idle Washlands - 2 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE [still in fields by Misson East Flood, with Greylags, 16:00], c.300 Whooper Swan, 98 Pochard, 5 Pintail, 2 Stonechat [Slaynes Lane], 32 Redshank, 8 Ruff [Newington Flash, S.York's].

Rushcliffe Country Park - 2 Water Rail [late afternoon, at the back of the large reedbed].

Hoveringham - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [single on the Sailing Lake], Smew [redhead, Sailing Lake 12:08].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Cattle Egret, Slavonian Grebe, 2 Shelduck [Coneries late morning], 2 Pintail [pair on Main Pond], 1+Bearded Tit [Clifton Pit reedbed], 3 Chiffchaff [in the hedge along the railway line].

Wednesday 8th January

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still showing well on Coneries Pond].

Collingham Pits - 2 Smew [redheads, Ferry Lane Lake, early afternoon].

Spalford - GREATER SCAUP [female still present on Spalford Pit, 11:30].

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

Idle Washlands - 22 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE [still in fields by Misson East Flood]; also 23 Pintail, 6 Goldeneye.

Thoresby - 20 Hawfinch [feeding on Yew/Mistletoe along Netherfield Lane, viewable from the market entrance 09:00, eight also flew north over the market entrance, 14:00], Crossbill [single over the market entrance, 08:30], Red Kite [over 08:49].

Harworth Pit Tip - 2 Short-eared Owl, 3 Stonechat [late morning].

Rufford CP - 3 Hawfinch [viewed from the car park, early morning].

Tuesday 7th January

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Stonechat [Sailing Lake], 7 Pink-footed Geese [off Gonalston Lane with Mute Swans to 12.45 at least]

Collingham Pits - Smew [redhead, still present on Ferry Lane Lake, early afternoon].

Wollaton Park - 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, 9 Red-crested Pochard, Mandarin, Little Egret [this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present on Coneries, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Great White Egret [Tiln North/Clayworth Common area]; also 2 Marsh Harrier [females], 6 Whooper Swan.

Spalford - GREATER SCAUP [female, still present on Spalford Pit, late morning], 2 Yellow-legged Gull [1st winters on pig fields],

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - 15 Redshank [Mons Pool].

Langford Lowfields - Green Sandpiper [Deep Water Pit].

Rufford CP - 1+Hawfinch [from the car park at the east end of Lime Tree Avenue, 11:00].

Monday 6th January

Spalford - Ring-billed Gull [first-winter, Spalford Pig fields 12:00 - 12:15, bathing in the puddle just south of the tanker near the gate on Wigsley Road with about 60 mainly B-H Gulls before being disturbed by a tractor. It was then relocated viewing from the site entrace right at the back of the flock and partly obscured by vegetation and was watched for a futher 10 mins before the flock was again flushed with no further sign in the next 3 hrs]; Also 3 Yellow-legged Gull [two first-winter and second-winter], 200 Lapwing, 10 Shelduck, Peregrine, GREATER SCAUP [female,still on Spalford Pit].

Langford Lowfields - Red-necked Grebe [still present on the southern end of the Deep Water Pit, viewed from public footpath]; also 5 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, 18 Shelduck.

Idle Washlands - 2 BEWICK'S SWAN [again on the east floods].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still present on Coneries, this morning].

Rufford CP - 4 Hawfinches [from the main car park, 08:53].

Sunday 5th January

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still on Coneries by the Visitor Centre, 16:03], Pintail [over Clifton Pit, towards Coneries, 10:58].

Langford Lowfields - Red-necked Grebe [on the Deep Water Pit, viewable from the southern footpath, early afternoon].

Carburton Lakes - 22 Mandarin, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Goosander, 2 Raven.

Stoke Ferry - Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Chiffchaff [by the outflow, 11:00], Merlin [between Stoke Bardolph and the Netherfield Lagoons, 11:55].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Hawfinch [single, still by the Lound cross roads, 09:00], Great White Egret [Neatholme Fen], Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge Scrape].

Harworth Pit Tip - Jack Snipe, 3 Short-eared Owl.

Idle Washlands - 22 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE [on field at the back of Misson East Flood, 11:19], c.150 Whooper Swan, Pintail, Stonechat.

Thoresby - 19 Hawfinches [along Netherfield Lane, viewable from the market entrance, 08:15].

Burton Joyce - Raven [over, this morning].

Saturday 4th January

Langford Lowfields - Red-necked Grebe [Phase Two this afternoon, but not visible from any public rights of way]; WATER PIPIT, 6 Curlew [Phase Three, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult, Neatholme Scrape 16:00].

Collingham Pits - Smew [redhead, still Ferry Farm Lake, early afternoon], Marsh Harrier [female, Ferry Farm Lake, 13:49].

Spalford - GREATER SCAUP [female Spalford pit, 11:55 - 16:00 at least].

Compton Acres - Red Kite [over south-west, 15:25].

Bennerley Marsh - 90+ Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat, 50+ Wigeon, 32 Lapwing [this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - first-winter Long-tailed Duck, redhead Smew [A52 Pit, mid-morning].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Great White Egret, 3 Shelduck, 29 Goldeneye, Common Snipe, Redshank, 2 Stonechat [Sailing Lake this morning] 7 Pink-footed Geese [still present off Gonalston Lane].

Burton Joyce - 2 Raven [heading north].

Thoresby - 12 Hawfinches [still Netherfield Lane, 08:44]; also Red Kite.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still showing well on Coneries, 08:15], 2 Cattle Egret [Coneries, on the Cormorant Island, 10:00].

Hodsock Priory - 55 Grey Partridge, single Lesser Redpoll, 40 Siskin, 13 Little Grebe [on irrigation Reservoir].

Friday 3rd January

Hoveringham - Great White Egret, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Peregrine, 3 Green Sandpiper.

Gringley Carr - 2 Stonchat, 3 Corn Bunting [on wires along Carr Road].

Idle Washlands - BEWICK'S SWAN [adult], 100+Whooper Swan, 14 Pintail [Slaynes Lane, east flood area].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still showing well on Coneries near the Visitor Certre], Bearded Tit [2+in the Clifton Pit reed-bed, from Tower hide, late morning]; also Water Rail [squealing loudly in reeds beside the Centre 13.30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Hawfinch [still in trees Lound crossroads area, 09:32], 2 Ruff [Conservation Lake], 2+Great White Egret, Stonechat, Marsh Harrier [Tiln North], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult, Neatholme Scrape, 15:05].

Thoresby - 15 Hawfinches [still present on Yews along Netherfield Lane]; also 2 Red Kite.

Kirklington - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 100+ Pied Wagtail [with Meadow Pipits], 2 Mandarin, Marsh Tit.

Thursday 2nd January

Langford Lowfields - Red-necked Grebe [still present on Phase Three].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Slavonian Grebe [still showing well on Coneries near the Visitor Certre], Bearded Tit [possible heard from the Clifton Pit reed-bed, late afternoon].

Collingham Pits - CASPIAN GULL [second-winter, in the Ferry Lane Lake roost, 16:00], Smew [redhead, Ferry Lane Lake on the eastern side, 13:40].

Carburton Lakes - Red Kite [mid-afternoon], Marsh Tit.

Holme Pierrepont - first-winter Long-tailed Duck, Smew [adult drk, A52 PIT, midday].

Girton - 5 Whooper Swan [in sheep fields north of the Sailing Lake, late morning].

Spalford - CASPIAN GULL [first-winter, Spalford pig fields]; also 2 Yellow-legged Gull [first and second winter]; also 30 Herring Gull, 28 LBB Gull, 15 GBB Gull, 40 Common Gull, 500+ B-H Gull, 5 Green Sandpiper, GREATER SCAUP [female Spalford pit, 11:12]; also 2 Pintail.

Hoveringham - BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Common Redshank [Sailing Lake], Smew [redhead], 40 Golden Plover [Railway Pit], 7 Pink-footed Geese [with Mute Swans in fields off Gonalston Lane].

Thoresby - 13 Hawfinch [7 mid-morning increasing to 13 early afternoon, along Netherfield Lane]; also Red Kite.

Penny Pasture - 3 Jack Snipe, c.35 Common Snipe.

Eakring Meadows - 18 Common Snipe.

Gringley Carr - 4 Corn Bunting [on wires along Carr Road], Whooper Swans, several Pintail [on the flood viewed from the flood-bank].

Idle Washlands - c.100 Whooper Swan [Slaynes Lane on the east floods].

Owlsthorpe - Grey Partridge [field towards the canal].

Wednesday 1st January

Netherfield Lagoons - 10,000 Starling [murmuration and roost, this evening]; also 3 Green Sandpiper [on the new workings].

Harworth Pit Tip - 3 Short-eared Owl [single this morning, three late afternoon], 3 Jack Snipe [three this morning, single late afternoon], 2 Stonechat.

Kilvington Lakes - Short-eared Owl [late afternoon].

Thoresby/Budby - 32 Hawfinches [high in tree tops and feeding on mistletoe and Yews along Netherfield Lane, 14:00], Red Kite [over, 16:00].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE [still on the Sailing Lake, 13:45 at least], redhead Smew 7 Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, Common Snipe, 2 Peregrine [Railway Pit, this morning], 7 Pink-footed Geese [in field off Gonalston Lane with Mute Swans near Hoveringham Village end].

Gringley Carr - 2 BEWICK'S SWAN [adults, on the east flood within c.250 Whooper Swan , viewed from the floodbank, 12:40], 2 Corn Bunting [on wires along Carr Road].

Idlestop - 20 Corn Bunting.

Colwick Park - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [second-winter, 12:06].

Teversal - Willow Tit [on Silverhill Trail, close to the old railway station, 11:20].

Langford Lowfields - Red-necked Grebe [Phase Three, 09:20 - 11:15 at least], also WATER PIPIT, 9 Whooper Swan, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier [juvenile with red wing tags], c24 Shelduck, 3 Pintail, 2 Stonechat.

Collingham Pits - Smew [redhead, Ferry Lane Lake, 11:13].

Holme Pierrepont - first-winter Long-tailed Duck, 2 Smew [adult drk and redhead, still on the A52 Pit, this morning], BITTERN [in reedbed on Skylarks, 15:30].

Stoke Ferry - Common Sandpiper [still opposite Ferry Boat].

Bennerley Marsh - 13 Whooper Swan [over, 09:03].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Cattle Egret [in the Coneries roost, 09:42], 13 Whooper Swan [Coneries, 08:00 - 09:03 at least], Slavonian Grebe [showing well on Coneries, 09:00 - dusk], 3 Water Rail [2 from the first screen, single in the reedbed near the visitor centre, 09:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Hawfinch [in trees on the west side of the play area, Lound crossroads, 09:03], Smew [Neatholme Fen, 10:25], 2 Marsh Harrier [single over Linghurst Pool, 2 together Neatholme Fen, 12:22].

Clumber Park - 4 Hawfinch [in trees in the Chapel grounds, 09:00].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 2 Pintail [this morning].

Idle Washlands - WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 150 Whooper Swan, 10 Pintail [Misson east flood], 300+ Whooper Swan, 3 BEWICK'S SWAN [2 adult, 1 juv, Slaynes Lane, dispersed early morning], Pintail, 2 Stonechat.


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