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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."

 

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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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191 Species recorded so far in 2017. Full List Here


East Leake Quarry Bee-eaters: Parking and viewing arrangements.

Notts Bee-eaters: Parking and viewing arrangements.

The RSPB are in partnership with Cemex nationally and are currently advising them on successfully managing this situation.

Special Parking arrangements have now been arranged in fields at Lings Farm LE12 6RG, £5/vehicle (50% to RSPB). The bridle-path to the designated viewpoint is accessed from this car park and gives closer views than the road, so this will be preferable to birders. Please only park in designated car park and walk north on bridleway to viewpoint, car park opens at 06:00. More on site information here from the RSPB.

Thursday 27th July

East Leake Quarry - 3+ Bee-eater [from the viewing area this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Caspian Gull [near adult phase 2, 19:23].

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv, still on the A52 Pit, 11:45].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper and 8 Yellow-legged Gull

Collingham Pits - Greater Scaup [drk, still present on Ferry Lane Lake, 09:30]. Also Common Sandpiper.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, this morning], 2 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper [still present, 16:30].

Hoveringham - Whimbrel [Sailing Lake this morning].

Besthorpe NR - Mandarin Duck [female/juvenile], c. 150 Northern Lapwing, 5 Black-tailed Godwit and Common Sandpiper [Mons Pool, early morning].

Wednesday 26th July

East Leake Quarry - 7+ Bee-eater [The third Bee-eater nest has hatched today].

Collingham Pits - Greater Scaup [drk, Ferry Lane Lake, this evening].

Besthorpe NR - 11 Black-tailed Godwit [Mons Pool, this evening].

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv, still present A52 Pit/Blotts Pit, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Mediterranean Gull [Juv, Chainbridge Scrape East, 16:30].

Barton in Fabis - 9 Raven [viewed from the ANR, 13:58].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Mediterranean Gull [Juv, Clifton Pit this morning sporting a red ring on the right leg ZHJ8]. Also 5 Green Sandpiper ,2 Common Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover.

Tuesday 25th July

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 Green Sandpiper ,2 Common Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, 20:19]. Belated Cattle Egret sightings [friday 21st, on island just to the left of the tern platform on main pond, viewed from river path, 14:30, 21st July, Sunday 23rd, Clifton Pit on one of the small islands, 16:00].

East Leake Quarry - 7 Bee-eater [today from the viewing area]. Also Green Sandpiper.

Barton in Fabis - 5 Raven and 2 Hobby [over Branshill Wood, this afternoon].

Besthorpe NR - 19 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, c100 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Snipe, Gadwall [2 broods of half grown ducklings,c5 and 6], Peregrine, Hobby, c50 Swift and 2 Common Tern [Mons Pool].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Yellow-legged Gull [3cy, Bellmore Lake this afternoon].

Monday 24th July

East Leake Quarry - 5 Bee-eater [still showing well today from the viewing area].

Clifton Grove - Cattle Egret [still present on Branshill 11:00 - 20:35, when it flew towards Barton Flash/Island to roost].

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv, A52 Pit, 18:30], Common Redstart [Juv, A52 Pit], Garganey [eclipse drk, still present on Blotts Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Sanderling [Chainbridge Scrape, 16:00], 2 Caspian Gull [3rd/4th cy again on Bellmore Lake, and 2cy bird seen very briefly at 15:30], c11 Common Redshank [Chainbridge East, 18:00], Hobby [Clayworth Common 10:50].

Spalford - Caspian Gull [sub-adult, Spalford Pig fields, this afternoon]. Also 11 Yellow-legged Gull [4 adults, 3 juvs, 2 1s, 2 2s], 4 Herring Gull and c400 Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Barton in Fabis - Common Redstart [moulting male, in hedgerow along the footpath towards Thrumpton SK516322, this afternoon]. Also 6 Raven [over Branshill Wood].

Hoveringham - Knot [moved through the Sailing Lake, North/West this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, 5 Oystercatcher and Hobby ]Clifton Pit, this morning].

Sunday 23rd July

Clifton Grove - Cattle Egret [Branshill, 19:24 to 19:40 then flew towards the river and lost from view].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Common Sandpiper [on the Deep Pit Tern Platform, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Caspian Gull [3rd/4th yr, Bellmoor Lake 15:30 till 16:15]. Also 3 Yellow-legged Gull and 2nd yr Common Gull.

East Leake Quarry - 5 Bee-eater [showing nicely today, including from the car park, this morning ].

Holme Pierrepont - Juv Black Tern and eclipse drk Garganey [still present on Blotts Pit]. Also 2 Shelduck.

Girton Pits - Common Redstart [Juv, along Green Lane by North Pit, this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpiper.

Calverton - Woodcock [Calverton golf club, this morning].

Bentinck Pit Tip - Willow Tit [2 family groups in the area this morning]. Also Common Sandpiper.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Water Rail and Hobby [this morning].

Saturday 22nd July

East Leake Quarry - 4+ Bee-eater [showing from the viewing point, all day].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [from the Delta Gate, 13:23], 5 Raven [over the river in field next to Cottages Flash, 11:30], Yellow Wagtail [Juv, from Tower hide].

Kilvington Lakes - Yellow-legged Gull and Red-crested Pochard [this afternoon].

Clifton Grove - Hobby [Holme Pit, this morning], 2 Raven [moulting adults, over Branshill Wood].

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv, on Blotts Pit, 09:05]. Also Garganey [eclipse drk].

Langford Lowfields - 3 Whimbrel [flew over South, 08:50], Goldeneye [female type] and 3 Raven [over West, early afternoon].

Besthorpe NR - Garganey [Juv, still present on Mons Pool, 07:55].

Friday 21st July

East Leake Quarry - Bee-eater News [we have been informed that a second nest has hatched today, with 5+adults still showing well from the viewpoint].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and Hobby [this evening on Clifton Pit].

Holme Pierrepont - Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Besthorpe NR - Garganey [Juv, still present on Mons Pool this morning]. Also Pintail [eclipse drk, Mons Pool].

Thursday 20th July

East Leake Quarry - Bee-eater News [The RSPB today released the following statement, confirming that the first chicks have hatched in one of three nests. "Yesterday afternoon the behaviour of the adults attending 'nest 3' changed with a burst of visits and prey items going into the nest. The other two nests are now also on the verge of hatching and we expect all three will have young by the weekend"]. More HERE.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Grasshopper Warbler [singing in front of Tower hide, 18:33], Also Hobby, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Whimbrel [over West Lake, this evening], 9 Little Egret [also West Lake].

Besthorpe NR - Garganey [Juv, on Mons Pool this evening]. Also Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper.

Arnold - Turtle Dove [over Calverton Road Nature reserve, Dorkett Head, c16:05]. Also 4 Raven over.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Little Stint [Neatholme Fen, this morning]. Also Yellow-legged Gull [adult, Bellmore Lake, 16:00].

Wednesday 19th July

East Leake Quarry - 4 Bee-eater [showing well this morning from the small trees/bushes behind the gravel pit in front of the viewpoint and continuing to show well for the rest of the day].

Holme Pierrepont - Green Sandpiper [Skylarks, this evening].

Kilvington Lakes - 11 Little Egret, Peregrine [colour-ringed juvenile], Common Sandpiper and 7 Yellow-legged Gull.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 11 Common Pochard [5 Juvs and 6 adults, Clifton Pit, 11:00], Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper and 4 little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, 09:00].

Tuesday 18th July

Langford Lowfields - 1male Ruff, 1 Pintail and 2 Yellow-legged Gull [this evening].

East Leake Quarry - 4 Bee-eater [still showing well from the viewing area today].

Moorgreen Reservoir - 4 Spotted Flycather [2 adults and 2 Juvs, late afternoon].

Newstead Abbey CP - Peregrine [over this afternoon].

Oxton/Southwell - Red Kite [over 11:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and 180 Lapwing [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Monday 17th July

Langford Lowfields - 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper [this evening].

East Leake Quarry - 4 Bee-eater [showing well from the viewing area today], Red Kite [over this afternoon].

Chilwell - Hobby [over the estate behind the Cornmill, feeding on insects 16:00 -16:15].

Burton Joyce - Red Kite [over from North/East, 13:15].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Wood Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpiper [still present on Clifton Pit, 10:10 at least], Grasshopper Warbler [singing in front of Tower hide, 14:15].

Sunday 16th July

East Leake Quarry - 4 Bee-eater [showing well all afternoon from the viewing area]. Also 5 Raven over, Hobby, 2 Green Sandpiper and 7+Yellow Wagtail.

Rainworth - Turtle Dove [again in private garden this afternoon].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 5+Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Hobby and 2 Common Tern [13:00 - 15:00].

Lowdham - Red Kite [over Ploughmans Wood, 10:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Greater Scaup [drk, Chainbridge Pit, 10:00], female Marsh Harrier and Juv Hobby [Tiln North, 09:39].

Bentinck Pit Tip - 4 Raven over.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Wood Sandpiper [still present on Clifton Pit, 09:03 at least]. Also 3 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper.

Cotgrave - Red kite [flew West from Cotgrave wood over Harkers Farm, this morning].

Idle Washlands - Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and 4 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning], Ruff and Marsh Harrier [cream crown, Slaynes Lane], 42 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover [Misson West SSSI, unit 2].

Netherfield Lagoons - Pintail [female, still on the Slurry Lagoon this morning].

Saturday 15th July

East Leake Quarry - 4 Bee-eater [showing well and actively feeding, viewable from the bridleway/viewpoint today]. Also Raven [over the car park, this morning].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [again over the watchpoint, 13:05].

Besthorpe NR - 5 Black-tailed Godwit [dropped into Mons Pool just before 13:00].

Rainworth - Turtle Dove [visiting private back garden].

Spalford - 2cy Caspian Gull, 10+Yellow-legged Gull [including first juv of the year], 400+Lesser Black-backed Gull and single Common Tern [Spalford Pig fields].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Wood Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, 10:30 to 13:40 at least]. Also Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpiper.

Barton in Fabis - Hobby [juv, over the Balancing Pond, 09:30]. Also 12+Yellow Wagtail and Grey Partridge. 2 Raven and Hobby [Branshill Wood].

Erewash Meadows NR- Osprey [both sides of the River Erewash this morning and was sat in a tree on the Nott's side].

Friday 14th July

East Leake Quarry - 5 Bee-eater [showing well from the viewpoint, this afternoon]. Also Common Redstart and 17 Yellow Wagtail.

West Bridgford - 5 Rose-ringed Parakeet [flew over Trent Bridge and went into the City Ground just north of Radcliffe Road].

Besthorpe NR - 10 Oystercatcher, 5 Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpiper [Mons Pool].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Hobby and Juv Little Egret [Clifton Pit], Grasshopper Warbler [singing, Wheatear Field],

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [showing early afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - 10 Little Egret and Hobby [North Lake, midday].

Greasley - 2 Spotted Flycatcher [this morning].

Skegby - 45+Northern Lapwing and 30+Starling [on the Skegby trail, 07:00].

Thursday 13th July

East Leake Quarry - 4 Bee-eater [showing well from the viewpoint, this afternoon]. Also Red Kite [over field opposite the gravel pits].

Clipstone Forest - Red Kite and 3 Raven.

Oxon/Southwell - Red kite [between Oxton and Southwell mobbed by corvids, 12:50].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Quail [still one singing male this morning, from fields at back of the Willows/Clayworth Copse].

Wednesday 12th July

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Red-backed Shrike [adult male, the Willows/Clayworth Copse 15:45 - 21:00 at least], 2 Quail [singing males, from fields at back of the Willows/Clayworth Copse, this evening], Hobby [Conservation Lake, then sat in tree at back of Chainbridge Scrape].

East Leake Quarry - 4 Bee-eater [showing from the viewpoint, this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Garganey [eclipse drk, still pesent on Skylarks, 17:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Harrier sp [ringtail, East/North/East through Clifton Pit, 13:30], 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this afternoon]. Also 3 Common Redshank [Conneries].

Newark - 83 Northern Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper and 3 Oystercatcher [Newark sugar factory].

Kilvington Lakes - Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper.

Hoveringham - 2 Red Kite [through the Sailing Lake this morning].

Rainworth - Shrike sp [Grey Shrike species sitting on telegraph wires on the road between Kirklington roundabout on A614 and Rainworth bypass, 18:00 yesterday, but no further sign today].

Tuesday 11th July

Holme Pierrepont - Garganey [eclipse drk, Skylarks this evening].

East Leake Quarry - 4 Bee-eater [showing from the viewpoint, this afternoon].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Raven and Common Tern [this afternoon].

Langar - Green sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail.

Netherfield Lagoons - Common Redshank [on the Slurry Lagoon islands, this morning].

Monday 10th July

Killvington Lakes - 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 310 lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull, 25 Black-headed Gull, Yellow Wagtail and Common Redshank [this evening].

East Leake Quarry - 5 Bee-eater [showing well from the viewpoint, 09:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling in front of Tower Hide, 07:15], Water Rail [Juv, landed on top of the Clifton Pit reed-bed, 17:52] Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit].

Sunday 9th July

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Black-tailed Godwit [blotts pit, 17:20].

East Leake Quarry - 7 Bee-eater [showing from the viewpoint this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Cuckoo, Little Ringed Plover and Green Sandpiper.

Besthorpe NR - Black-tailed Godwit [islandica, Mons Pool]. Also 2 Green Sandpiper.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge lane, flying low over fishing area, this morning].

Idle Washlands - 6 Black-tailed Godwit and Green Sandpiper [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning], Common Sandpiper and Peregrine [Slaynes Lane].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Quail [seen close to the watchpoint, 09:20].

Bentinck Pit Tip - Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and Peregrine.

Spalford - Yellow-legged Gull [this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 Green Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, 08:30].

Erewash Meadows NR- Spoonbill [Juv, still present on Spoonbill Pool, 07:55 but no further sign by late morning].

Saturday 8th July

East Leake Quarry - 7 Bee-eater [showing from the viewpoint 12:46 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Osprey [flew East over Bellmore/Hallcroft fisheries, 11:00]. Also Common Redstart [male, The Willows Clayworth Copse, 08:20], 2 Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape East].

Erewash Meadows NR- Spoonbill [Juv, on Spoonbill Pool, 10:15 to 20:45 at least].

Friday 7th July

Clumber Park - Osprey [perched on top of dead tree at carburton end of lake for 10 minutes 19:30, then flew off in the direction of welbeck].

East Leake Quarry - 3 Bee-eater [still showing from the viewpoint and bridleway today]. Also 6 Raven and Hobby.

Osberton - Quail [singing male]. Also Hobby and 3 Raven over.

Rise Park - 2 Raven [circled over this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Greater Scaup [female, showing well Chainbridge Scrape East from viewing screen this morning].

Thursday 6th July

East Leake Quarry - 4 Bee-eater [showing from the viewpoint and bridleway to 19:22 then flew off to roost]. Also Red Kite [over] and Yellow Wagtail.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Little Ringed Plover [4 Juvs] and 4 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this afternnon].

Hoveringham - 1 Red Kite, 1 Hobby and 1 Yellow-legged Gull [Sailing Lake].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Yellow-legged Gull.

Bunny - Red Kite [South over the village, 11:00 then over North, 11:30].

Idle Washlands - 5 Black-tailed Godwit [islandica, Hagg Lane Flash this morning], 2 Hobby and Marsh Harrier [imm male, Slaynes Lane]

Wednesday 5th July

East Leake Quarry - 5 Bee-eater [up to 5 Bee-eaters showing well in the isolated Ash tree, viewed from the viewpoint and bridleway. Sightings from around 19:00 onwards can be scarce, so best to visit earlier].

Holme Pierrepont - 8 Black-tailed Godwit [this evening].

Barnby in the Willows - Black Kite [probable flew West, 14:15].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, early afternoon].

Tuesday 4th July

Budby Common - 3 Nightjar [2 males and single female, over the heath, 21:53] and Woodcock [roding from 21:54].

Blidworth - Hobby [over the A614, 21:00].

East Leake Quarry - 4 Bee-eater [showing from the viewpoint on and off to 19:10 then flew east]. Also Wood Sandpiper [on first pit, 19:03], 6 Black-tailed Godwit [19:00 - 19:15, then flew South], 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and 7+Yellow Wagtail.

Spalford - 1s Caspian Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull and possible 1s Baltic Gull [this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - Greenshank [North Lake, this afternoon], 4 Black-tailed Godwit [early morning], Common Sandpiper, 7 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Yellow-legged Gull.

Kinoulton - Red Kite [over south end of Kinoulton near the old A46, 11:10].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [towards Beeston Weir, 07:45]. Also Hobby, 4 Little Ringed Plover [3 Juvs], 2 Green Sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail [Clifton Pit, early evening].

Monday 3rd July

East Leake Quarry - 6 Bee-eater [up to 6 Bee-eaters showing well from the viewpoint and bridleway today]. Also 5 Yellow Wagtail [on the first pit, viewed from the bridleway this morning].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Greater Scaup [drk and female, this evening]. Also 2 Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher with young and 6 Common Tern.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 6 Black-tailed Godwit [Neatholme scrape 18.00, then flew off high flying S/E]. Also Black-tailed Godwit and drake Red Crested Pochard [Chainbridge East, early afternoon], Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Scrape], Hobby [over Conservation Lake] and Marsh Harrier [Tiln North].

Carlton in Lindrick - Quail [singing male, on Red Lane].

Osberton - Quail [singing male, still on the Osberton estate this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-tailed Godwit [still on Clifton Pit, this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [flew across the Slurry Lagoon this morning].

Sunday 2nd July

East Leake Quarry - 5 Bee-eater [up to 5 Bee-eaters showing well from the viewpoint today].

Newark - Hawfinch [flew west over garden in the middle of Newark, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling behind Kingfisher hide, this morning], Hobby [Coneries], Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Black Tern [Neatholme Fen, this morning], Turtle Dove, 5 Yellow-legged Gull and Peregrine [Bellmoor Lake, early afternoon].

Kelham - Red Kite [eating road kill on the Ollerton Road near Kelham, this morning].

Bentinck Pit Tip- 2 Grasshopper Warbler [this morning].

Skegby - 35 Curlew [flying North/West over the Skegby Trail, 07:30].

Saturday 1st July

East Leake Quarry - 6 Bee-eater [up to 6 Bee-eaters showing nicely all day from the viewpoint, with a reported 1000+ visitors today]. Also Wood Sandpiper [on the first pit, viewed from the bridleway this morning].

Barton in Fabis - Quail [singing male, from fields behind the A453 Balancing Pond, 12:15 - 14:45 and again this evening from 19:00].

Newark - Red Kite [soaring over Newark town centre. 11:50].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Shag [unconfirmed pager report, flying over West, 10:42], Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit], Grasshopper Warbler [reeling at the back of Kingfisher hide, 12:58].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Greater Scaup [drk, showing well Chainbridge pit 10:20], 2 Dunlin [summer plumage birds, first returning birds Chainbridge Scrape].


Many thanks to:

Lester Allcock, Roger Bennett, Michael Blount, Ian Bollen, Nigel Bosworth, Rich Box, Robin Brace, Philip Burnham , Kevin Hector Brown, Paul Buxton, Darren Chapman, Ian Cowgill, Mick Clay, Nick Crouch, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Jacqueline Dennison, David Dunn, Richard Frank Epton, John Evans, Steve Furber, Russ Gimson, Andy Hall, Ian Hall, Kevin Hartwell, Kevin Hemsley, Tom Hibbert, Robert Hilton, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Darren Housman, Gareth Jones, Mike Leatherland, Nick Leventis, Jonathan Lloyd, Ken Lomas, Jules Meaney, Ged Morley, Andy Murray, Dean Nicholson, Martyn Perkins, Peter Playle, Daniel Parkes, Colin Penny, John Pressley, Phil Read, Simon Roberts, Alan Scrimshaw, Simon Thompson, Mark Speck, David Tyldesley, John Wall, Andy West, Mark Wilde, Graham Williams, Oliver Woodman.



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