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 2018



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 22nd January

Thoresby Park - SMEW [redhead, flew west with 7 Goosander, 15:42], 7 Pink-footed Geese [low west, 15:46], 49 Brambling [34 in cut maze field, 15 on feeders in area with no public access], 2 Tree Sparrow [on feeders], 4 Redpoll [through south].

Rufford Country Park - 6 Hawfinch [in tree top, adjacent to the Ice House, 14:10].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK REDSTART [adult male, still in the vicinity of the Railway Pit Scout compound, 13:00, also a report of a female briefly but flushed by a dog walker. Please only view from the perimeter of the scout compound from the permissive footpath, and under no circumstances enter the actual compound], SMEW [redhead, still present on the Railway Pit, this afternnon], GREAT WHITE EGRET, Common Redshank [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Sherwood Forest NNR - COMMON REDPOLL [in with Lesser Redpoll flock along the path to the Major Oak].

Sherwood - 3 WAXWING [again in Winchester Street CO-OP car park, late morning then flushed by a male Sparrowhawk, c.11:45. They were also reported as feeding briefly on a rowan tree on Perry Road near the prison, 12:20 but were flushed by workmen].

Lenton - Raven [over the University park campus, from the direction of Wollaton park].

Osberton Estate - 8 Corn Bunting [in with Yellowhammer and Tree Sparrow flock, this morning], Also GREAT WHITE EGRET [over, first site record].

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew over this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Jack Snipe, 95 Common Snipe [Bellmore Lake, in front of the Visitor Centre, 08:10].

Monday 21st January

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 8 GREAT WHITE EGRET [into roost on Chainbridge Scrape West, this evening], 2 SMEW [redheads, Neatholme Pit, 10:10], 16+ Common Snipe [Bellmore Lake, 13:21], COMMON REDPOLL [male, Cross Lane with 80 Lesser Redpoll, 10:05], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Pit, this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drake, still present on the A52 PIT, 16:00], SMEW [redhead, A52 Pit], GREAT WHITE EGRET, Stonechat [Blotts Pit, 11:55], Merlin [male, flew along the Trent between Holme Pierrepoint and LadyBay].

Clumber Park - 9+ Hawfinch [6+ near the chaple with several feeding on the lawn, 3 under a Hawthorn west of the visitor centre and numerous birds in yews behind the chapel, 14:00 - 15:00].

Bothamsall - Hooded Crow [showing well in grassy field, viewed from top of bridlepath 14:43].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still in the hedgerow along Barton Lane, north of level crossing, 13:05], Aythya hybrid [Sailing Pit, yesterdays reported Greater Scaup, probably Pochard x Tufted Duck].

Stoke Ferry - Common Sandpiper [still present either on opposite side of river to the Inn or on the culvert side, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - BLACK REDSTART [adult male, in the vicinity of the Railway Pit Scout compound], SMEW [redhead, Railway Pit], GREAT WHITE EGRET, 5 Pink-footed Geese, Common Redshank [Sailing Lake].

Thoresby Park - c.120 Pink-footed Geese [heading low west, 11:48], 20+Brambling, 5 Tree Sparrow [on feeders in area with no public access], 2 Marsh Tit [on the bird table/feeding station, near the walled garden, 1 minute walk from the courtyard].

Headon - 400 Pink-footed Geese [heading north over towards Retford, 11:00].

Sherwood - 3 WAXWING [showing well in Winchester Street co-op car park, 09:30 - 14:00 at least].

Langford Lowfields - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Phase 3, this morning].

Rufford Country Park - Mandarin, 11 Goosander, 3 Marsh Tit, c.50 Siskin, c.30 Lesser Redpoll.

Sunday 20th January

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Hooded Crow [roosting in trees on east side of Chainbridge Scrape West at dusk], 5 GREAT WHITE EGRET [into roost on Chainbridge Scrape West], Short-eared Owl [Tiln North, 14:00], BLACK-NECKED GREBE [bird info service report, Neatholme Pit, 14:45], WATER PIPIT [still in the south-west corner of Chainbridge Scrape East, 13:55], Brambling [single, Hawthorn Lane], 2 SMEW [redheads, Doughtys Pit 08:55 but flew off almost immediately south towards Bellmoor], Oystercatcher [Chainbridge Pit, this morning].

Hoveringham - CASPIAN GULL [adult, in the Sailing Lake roost, late afternoon], 2 SMEW [redheads, Sailing Lake, this afternoon], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Sailing Lake, late morning].

Bothamsall - Hooded Crow [seen at various locations along the Bothamsall Road throughout the day, stubble fields opposite the pig farm, Sheep field south of the blue gate, Bothamsall flash, field opposite the public footpath, 09:20 - 14:30 at least], 9 Pink-footed Geese [dropped into the field near Bothamsall Flash, this morning].

Langford Lowfields - 6 BEARDED TIT [5 males, from the boardwalk, feeding on reed panicles], CASPIAN GULL [first-winter, Phase 3], Avocet [Phase 3, the earliest in Notts by over a month, Previous record 27th Feb 1996], 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 26 Whooper Swan.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still in the hedgerow along Barton Lane, north of level crossing, 15:45], GREATER SCAUP [adult drake, near the Sailing club, 15:15], 2 Stonechat [Sailing Club reed-bed, 12:04], Pintail [pair, Conneries, this morning], 5 Whooper Swan [flew from Clifton Pit, heading east, 07:58].

Holme Pierrepont - GREATER SCAUP [first-winter], SMEW [redhead], 5 Whooper Swan, Common Redshank [A52 Pit].

Stoke Bardolph - Common Sandpiper, 2/3 Grey Wagtails, Chiffchaff [on side of outflow] 2 Oystercatcher [on Shelford side of river].

Burton Joyce - 10 Whooper Swan [over calling, Burton Joyce tennis courts, c.10:45].

Budby Pumping Station - 200 Pink-footed Geese [flew west, 10:10], 10 Goosander [6 on Flash and 4 flew west], Merlin [female feeding by Flash], 2 Water Rail, 70 Redwing, 4 Brambling, 60 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Common Crossbill [flew east, 10:55].

West Drayton - 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET [in trees by the river Maun, south of Retford].

Bevercotes - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew towards Bevercotes Pit Tip].

Thoresby Park - 188 Pink-footed Geese [two skeins, 64 heading north-west, 10:00, 124 heading west, 10:15], 5 Tree Sparrow, 10+ Brambling [on feeders in area with no access].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 2 Brambling [on feeders, mid-morning].

Kinoulton - LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER [sighted and heard drumming at Vimy Ridge along Grantham canal, this morning]. Also small flock of Tree Sparrow.

Rufford Country Park - 8 Hawfinch [from the main car park, 08:30], Mandarin [on the lake].

Annesley Pit Top - 7 Whooper Swan [on the bottom lake, then flew north-west, c.08:45].

Market Warsop - 5 Whooper Swan [over heading south east, 08:33].

Sherwood - 3 WAXWING [feeding in rowans behind the CO-OP on Winchester Street, 08:17 - 14:00 at least].

Saturday 19th January

Bothamsall - Hooded Crow [again in fields south of the blue gate, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 8 GREAT WHITE EGRET [eight, into roost on Chainbridge Scrape West, by 16:42], c.50 Whooper Swan [into roost on Chainbridge Scrape], WATER PIPIT [again on Chainbridge Scrape East], 4 Ruff [flew into the Consevation Lake, this morning].

Collingham Pits - SMEW [redhead still Ferry Lane lake].

Langford Lowfields - HEN HARRIER [ringtail, flew low north over Phase 1, 12:40].

Barton in Fabis - Merlin [male, east through Trentside, 12:40].

Thoresby Park - Hawfinch [high up in trees off the Walled Garden path near the bird feeding station]. Also 2 Little Egret [on the river Meden].

Sherwood - 3 WAXWING [feeding in rowans behind the CO-OP on Winchester Street, mid morning to 15:11 at least].

Langford Lowfields - 8 BEARDED TIT [in reedbeds on Phase 1 by the western end of boardwalk].

King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Whooper Swan [this afternoon].

Sherwood Forest NNR - LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER [briefly this morning], 7 Brambling [Visitor Centre feeders], 108 Lesser Redpoll [by the Major Oak].

Rufford Country Park - 5 Hawfinch [from the main car park, 08:35]. Also LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER [on the left hand side of the lake, 08:30].

Bennerley Marsh - 6 Whooper Swan, 72 Lapwing, 66 Wigeon, 26 Golden Plover over [early morning].

Nott'm City - 2 Mandarin [drakes under bank opposite Tinkers Leen spillway, rear Castle meadow business park].

Friday 18th January

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 7 GREAT WHITE EGRET [seven, present in roost on Chainbridge Scrape West, this evening], 2 COMMON REDPOLL [in flock of 50+ Lesser Redpoll Neatholme lane, adjacent waterski pit, one bird looked very pale with Arctic not ruled out], c.600 Pink-footed Geese [over west by 09:45], 14 Red-crested Pochard [Linghurst].

Clifton Pastures - Short-eared Owl [hunting set-aside then flew along the Fairham Brook, 16:40 -16:50].

Hoveringham - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Whooper Swan [flew west], 6 Pink-footed Geese, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Common Redshank, 3 Raven [Sailing Lake, this afternoon].

Thoresby Park - 2 Hawfinch [calling/feeding in the Yews in the deer park near the courtyard, viewed from the Metal Green Bridge by the river Meden, 14:09 - 14:49, single flew over 14:31], 35 Brambling [10 on feeders, 14 in the cut maze field, 11 in the Deer Park near the Courtyard], Cetti's Warbler [heard briefly from reeds to the south of the green bridge], Red Kite [over Netherfield Lane, near the Park entrance], 2 Raven [in the cut maze field then flew west], c.30 Siskin/Redpoll [mixed flock, feeding near the river Meden in the Deer park].

Clumber Park- SMEW [redhead, with Gooseanders by small cascade on lake by Grotto], 2 Hawfinch [between the chapel and lake], 10 Common Crossbill [flew into trees on South Lawns], 100+Lesser Redpoll [in birch and alder lining west end of lake].

Sherwood - 3 WAXWING [feeding in rowans behind the CO-OP on Winchester Street, early afternoon at least].

Holme Pierrepont - SMEW [redhead, still A52 Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still in the hedgerow along Barton Lane, north of level crossing, 08:30].

Kirklington - c.40 Pink-footed Geese [overhead heading south west], Brambling [feeding with Fieldfare and Chaffinches on windfalls].

King's Mill Reservoir - c. 260 Northern Lapwing, 12 Siskin.

Thursday 17th January

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 85 Whooper Swan [into roost on Chainbridge Scrape West, 17:05], Mediterranean Gull [adult, Neatholme Scrape, 15:55].

Hoveringham - Mediterranean Gull [adult, in the Railway Pit roost, this afternoon]. Also Yellow-legged Gull.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [in the hedgerow along Barton Lane, north of level crossing, 15:30].

Thoresby Park - c.34 Brambling [20+ in cut maze field and 14 on feeders], 18 Red-legged Partridge [cut maze field, 08:44].

Wollaton Park - LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER [heard this morning]. Also Raven, Rose-ringed Parakeet.

Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinch [by the main car park, 08:57].

Southwell - 20+Pink-footed Geese [heading north, early morning].

Wednesday 16th January

Hoveringham - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Sailing Lake, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still showing intermittently in the hedgerow along Barton Lane, north of level crossing].

Thoresby Park - 20 Brambling [feeding on the cut maze field], 18 Brambling, 2 Tree Sparrow, 2 Siskin [on feeders].

Kilvington Lakes - SMEW [redhead, still West Lake].

Rufford Country Park - 4 Hawfinch [near the wooden bridge on the lake, this morning], 40+ Siskin, 5 Goosander.

Tuesday 15th January

Hoveringham - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Sailing Lake], SMEW [redhead, Railway Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 2 Stonechat [pair on Tiln North].

Langford Lowfields - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [on Phase 1], 150 Pink-footed Geese [over heading west], 4 Stonechat [near the viewing screen], 9 Grey Partridge [flushed from the western end of the boardwalk].

Thoresby Park - 30+Brambling [feeding on cut maze field, throughout the day], 2 Tree Sparrow, Marsh Tit [visiting the courtyard bird table].

Wollaton Park - 2 Rose-ringed Parakeet [in trees Derby Road end of the lake, this morning].

Jacksdale - 5 Grey Partridge [in field in the Westwood area].

Hickling - Peregrine [through, 09:00].

Rufford Country Park - 3 Hawfinch [by the Ice House, this morning].

Monday 14th January

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve -2 Hooded Crow [2 reported together in the Tiln Lane pig fields, close to the wooden deer shooting hide, this morning. Lound and Bellmore Bird sightings Facebook group].

Hoveringham - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 4 Pink-footed Geese, Common Rrdshank, Peregrine [Sailing lake, this afternoon], 3 Goosander, c.25 Siskin [Railway Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still in hedgerow by the Barton Lane level crossing, 14:45], 2 Water Rail [showing well in the Visitor Centre reedbed, this morning].

Thoresby Park - 4 Hawfinch [deer park], 40+Brambling [feeding on cut maze field], 2 Raven [circling high over Thoresby Lake], 2 Tree Sparrow, 3 Brambling [on feeders]. <

Blidworth Woods - Raven [over "cronking", 14:00].

Gedling Country Park - Stonechat [pair, in the scrub field near the top pond, 12:10].

Budby - Red Kite [over Budby village, 11:45].

Netherfield Lagoons - BITTERN [flew over the Slurry Lagoon, this morning], 21 Lesser Redpoll [feeding in birches at the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon], 4 Chiffchaff [Ouse Dyke, between Teal Close to the footbridge].

Mansfield - 2 WAXWING [still present opposite Wilko, Clumber Street].

Wollaton Park - 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 5 Goosander [3 drk's], 2 Red Crested Pochard [pair].

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

Sunday 13th January

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Hooded Crow [Tiln Lane pig fields, seen several times between 10:30 - 16:20].

Bothamsall - Hooded Crow [in sheep field south of the blue gate 13:00, followed by a very brief flight view as it headed off south over the wood towards the perlethorpe pig fields].

Kilvington Lakes - SMEW [redhead, still West Lake, 13:10].

Langford Lowfields - 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET [single on Phase 1, a second flew from Phase 1 to Phase 2, and one in flight over Phase 3], Brambling [coming down to seed on track by car park]

Mansfield - 2 WAXWING [still present on Clumber Street, opposite Wilko, 10:12 - 12:30 at least].

Erewash Meadows - 2 Raven, Peregrine [this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still showing well at times in the hedgerow near the Barton Lane level crossing, 11:30 at least].

Holme Pierrepont - SMEW [redhead, still A52 Pit, this morning].

Collingham Pits - 2 SMEW [redheads, still on Ferry Lane Lake in the north-west corner, this morning], GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew south towards Langford Lowfields], 7 Curlew.

Sherwood Forest NNR - 3 Brambling [Visitor Centre, feeders].

Rufford Country Park - LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER [female, showing well from the main car park, this morning], 6 Hawfinch [between lake and ice house].

Clumber Park - SMEW [redhead, still Clumber Lake, near the cascade, 08:15], c.80 Brambling [in fields near the river Poulter, Harwick village], 5 Common Crossbill [3 males, on South lawns, this morning].

Thoresby Park - 30+ Brambling [on cut maze field, early morning], Tree Sparrow [on feeders].

Saturday 12th January

Bothamsall - Hooded Crow [showing in sheep field, viewed from the blue gate and nearby pig fields intermittently from 09:00 - 14:20]. Also GREAT WHITE EGRET [Bothamsall flash].

Holme Pierrepont - SMEW [redhead, still on the A52 Pit, this afternoon].

Mansfield - 2 WAXWING [still present opposite Wilko, Clumber Street, 11:30 - 13:38].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still showing well at times in the hedgerow near the Barton Lane level crossing, 08:35 - 13:45 at least].

Clumber Park - SMEW [redhead, still Clumber Lake, near the cascade], Hawfinch [near the chaple].

Thoresby Park - 70+ Brambling [feeding in the cut maze field all day], Tree Sparrow [single on feeders], 12 Red-legged Partridge.

Langford Lowfields - 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET [on site favoring Phase 3], Brambling [on the feeder beside the gate].

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

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 15+ Whooper Swan, 2 Barnacle Goose [Clayworth Common, early morning], Red-necked Grebe [still on Neathholme Pit], WATER PIPIT [still on Chainbridge Scrape East], 3+GREAT WHITE EGRET [on site].

Rufford Country Park - 10 Hawfinch [feeding in Yews from the ice house trail down to the lake and along the main ride between the woods, this morning].

Hoveringham - GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drake, still present on Annexe Pit, this morning], Green Sandpiper [causeway dyke], Peregrine, Red Kite [along the Trent escarpment], 9 Goosander (3 drakes), 2 Red-crested Pochard (drakes) [Railway Pit, this afternoon].

Rise Park - Raven [over, this morning].

Hickling - 2 Tree Sparrow [holts spinney feeders].

Friday 11th January

Bothamsall - Hooded Crow [in field south of the blue gate, mid-afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - Yellow-legged Gull [adult, this afternoon].

Epperstone - 2 Red Kite [ farmland next to the epperstone turn off, from epperstone bypass, 13:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - WATER PIPIT [again on Chainbridge Scrape East, briefly then flew to the south-west corner, 12:25], 2 Brambling [Hallcroft sewage works], c.50 Pink-footed Geese [Conservation Lake].

Mansfield - 2 WAXWING [in berry trees near Wilko's store, 11:00].

Thoresby Park - 41 Brambling [in cut maze field with mixed finch flock], 5 Lesser Redpoll, single Siskin [over south], Tree Sparrow [on feeders].

Collingham Pits - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [Ferry Fame Lake], Curlew [heard], Raven [mobbing rooks over the lake]

Hoveringham - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 5 Pink-footed Geese, Peregrine, 2 Common Redshank [Sailing Lake], GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drake, still present on Annexe Pit], SMEW, Shelduck, 5 Goosander [Railway Pit], Common Redshank, Oystercatcher [Trent riverbank, Hazleford Ferry aka Ferry Farm Park].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [showed briefly along Barton Lane, 09:30 and again 12:10].

Langford Lowfields - GREAT WHITE EGRET [phase 3, 09:20], Brambling [on the feeder beside the gate].

Thursday 10th January

Hoveringham - CASPIAN GULL, Yellow-legged Gull [both adults, in the Railway Pit roost, late afternoon].

Thoresby Park - 23 Brambling [in cut maze field, late afternoon], 2 Raven [flew east, 16:09], 3 Tree Sparrow [head calling].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still near the level crossing on Barton Lane, 15:45 at least].

Kilvington Lakes - SMEW [redhead, still on West Lake this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Short-eared Owl [Tiln North, late afternoon], Red-necked Grebe [still present on Neatholme Pit, this morning].

Rufford Country Park - 4 Hawfinch, 10+ Siskin [from main car-park], Mandarin Duck [drake by bridge in south-west corner of lake].

Stoke Ferry - Common Sandpiper [on river opposite Ferry Boat but alternating with visits to outflow channel].

Burton Joyce - 2 Raven [to south-west], Blackcap, Brambling.

Wednesday 9th January

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still showing well in the Barton Lane hedgerow, near the level crossings, 14:14 at least], GREAT WHITE EGRET [reported briefly on the Works Pond, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Mediterranean Gull [adult, Bellmoor Lake, this afternoon], 2 Brambling [Hallcroft sewage works], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Chainbridge Scrape West], 15 Goosander [Water Ski Pit], Water Rail [Windsurf Pools], 11 GBBG, 4 LBBG, 8 Herring Gull, 1600+ Common Gull, c.2800 BHG [Neatholme Scrape roost].

Budby Common - 200+ Brambling [on and around Beech trees, on the edge of the wood to the left of the Common, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Sailing Lake, this morning], GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drake, still present on Annexe Pit].

King's Mill Reservoir - 22 Common Snipe, c.175 Northern Lapwing, 2 Siskin.

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Chiffchaff [on the Ousedyke], 4/5 Common Snipe [on the Slurry Lagoon], Cettis Warbler [heard].

Rise Park/Top Valley - Raven [over Heading north, 09:30].

Barnby in the Willows - GREAT WHITE EGRET [over north, 09:05].

Tuesday 8th January

Hoveringham - 2 adult CASPIAN GULL, first-winter Mediterranean Gull [in the Sailng Lake roost], GREAT WHITE EGRET, 5 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Common Redshank, Oystercatcher, Peregrine [Sailing Lake], GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drake, still present on Annexe Pit].

East Leake Gravel Pits - GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew south over the main pit, 16:00].

Bothamsall - Hooded Crow [again in fields to the south of the blue gates, 14:55]. Also

2 Red Kite [over towards Thoresby SK6471, 14:50].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [showed well mid-morning in hedgerow along Barton Lane].

Rufford Country Park - Hawfinch [single this morning]. Also Peregrine.

Woodthorpe - Blackcap [garden feeders].

Monday 7th January

Hoveringham - Yellow-legged Gull [presumed first-winter, in the Sailing Lake roost this evening], SMEW [redhead, still present on the Railway Pit], Water Rail.

East Leake Gravel Pits - SMEW [redhead, on the southernmost pit SK565 246, viewed from public bridleway, 14:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Red-necked Grebe [still present on Neatholme Pit, 13:45]. Also single GREAT WHITE EGRET.

Bennerley Marsh - 70 Lapwing, 65 Golden Plover, Stonechat [this afternoon].

Aslockton - Red Kite [flew east over Abbey lane, 11:45].

Wigthorpe - GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew south-west over Carlton Forest industrial estate, 09:52].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still present in the hedgerow along Barton Lane this morning, then flew over the units, 09:10].

Sunday 6th January

Gringley Carr - 6 Corn Bunting [late afternoon], c.400 mixed finch flock [over towards Misson at dusk].

Kilvington Lakes - Short-eared Owl [showing well, mid-afternoon].

Elkesley - WAXWING [in Hawthorn hedgerow by village play park/football pitch, then flew toward Elkesley school, 13:30].

Kirkby-in Ashfield - 3 WAXWING [on rowan berries, front of Kingdom Hall, Nuncargate Road, 12:40].

Misterton - WAXWING [Idle Bank, then flew high towards the Station Street area of the village, 12:00].

Thrumpton - Whooper Swan [1w, still present in field off Trentside].

Holme Pierrepont - SMEW [redhead, A52 Pit]. Also Common Redshank, 2 Stonechat.

Burton Joyce - 2 Ruddy Shelduck ,3 Goldeneye, Goosander, Common Sandpiper [opposite Stoke Ferry]. Also 2 Little Owl, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still present along Barton Lane, 09:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET [2 Neatholme Scrape, 08:50, single on pond next to Walters Farm, 10:59], c.30 Whooper Swan [flew over Neatholme Lane], Red-necked Grebe [Neatholme Pit, from the viewing screen, 09:43], 40+Pink-footed Geese [feedin on Clayworth Common, 10:30], Brambling, c.30 Tree Sparrow [Hallcroft sewage works, 11:10], 2 Pintail [pair, Neatholme Scrape, 11:20].

Clumber Park - Great Grey Shrike, Hawfinch, 3 Common Crossbill [South Lawns, this morning], SMEW [redhead, still Clumber Lake, near the cascade], 12 Brambling [near the A614 entrance], Also 2 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Tit, 9 Mandarin [7 drakes].

Rufford Country Park - 10 Hawfinch [from the ice house trail down to the lake and along the main ride between the woods, this morning].

Langford Lowfields - 8 Bearded Tit [seen from the boardwalk, this morning].

Budby Common - 9 Common Crossbill [flew over the Triangle, 08:30], c.100 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Brambling.

Saturday 5th January

Bothamsall - Hooded Crow [again in fields to the south of the blue gates, then it flew off south-east, c.13:30], GREAT WHITE EGRET [in the marshy area, Bothamsall Flash then flew short distance east and landed in tree, 14:30].

Osberton - Short-eared Owl [showed well on the Osberton estate, 15:00]. Also Merlin, 2 Raven.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [still showing along Barton Lane, 09:00 - 13:00 at least], Golden Plover [single, with Lapwings, corner of Church Pond, 08:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Hawthorn lane], c.50 Pink-footed Geese [Tiln North, feeding in fields], 3 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Common Redshank, leucistic lapwing [Chainbridge scrape], Mandarin [drake, Linghurst Pools, 10:05].

Holme Pierrepont - SMEW [redhead, still present on the A52 Pit, this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [on the reserve], Bearded Tit [male, from the boardwalk], Chiffchaff [by silt lagoons], Common Redshank.

Sherwood Forest NNR - 5 Hawfinch [in tree tops behind the old visitor centre], LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER [calling right next to main footpath], Brambling [single, on the southern border of Budby Heath late afternoon beside main N/S path from old visitor], centreBrambling, Marsh Tit [continue to be regular at visitor centre feeders next to the disabled car park].

Budby - GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew over, 10:15].

Rufford Country Park - 3 Hawfinch, LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER [this morning].

Clumber Park - 6+ Hawfinch [at least 6 possibly 8 in trees 100m east of the chapel, this morning], c.50 Lesser Redpoll [in birches on the south side of the lake, with a few Siskin mixed in], c.300 Pink-footed Goose [moving WNW around lunchtime].

Friday 4th January

Bothamsall - Hooded Crow [again in fields to the south of the blue gates 15:30, then flew towards Pig fields on the opposite side of the A614].

Hoveringham - COMMON SCOTER [adult drake, close to Sailing Lake entrance track, 14.50 - 15.45 at least], GREATER SCAUP [first-winter drake, Annexe Pit], GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Common Shelduck, c.80 Northern Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe, Common Redshank, 2 Red Kite [Sailing Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [showing intermittently in the hedgerow along Barton Lane north of level crossing, 08:30 - 15:20 at least]. Also 54 Goosander [under the bridge near the car park, this morning].

Hucknall - Raven [flew low west calling, 13:45].

Langford Lowfields - GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew over Phase 2, midday]. Also 2 Stonechat.

Rufford Country Park -Hawfinch [single, 12:00]. Also Water Rail, 10 Goosander, 10 Siskin.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - WATER PIPIT, Common Redshank [Chainbridge Scrape East, 11:53], Brambling, 10 Tree Sparrow [Hallcroft sewage works, 10:25], c.50 Siskin [Bunker Woods].

Idle Washlands - Pintail [drake], Merlin [male], Dunlin, 3 Common Redshank, Chiffchaff [Slaynes Lane].

Clumber Park - SMEW [redhead, still present this morning].

Barton in Fabis/Thrumpton - Whooper Swan [1w, still in field off Trentside, late morning]. Also 2 Golden Plover.

Thursday 3rd January

Hoveringham - CASPIAN GULL [adult, in the Railway Pit roost, from 15:50], GREAT WHITE EGRET, GREATER SCAUP [Sailing Lake], SMEW [redhead, Railway Pit], 4+Tree Sparrow [clubhouse feeders], Also Common Redshank, Peregrine, 20+Siskin [Railway Pit], 100+ Wigeon, 18 Goldeneye [Sailing Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [showing intermittently in the hedgerow along Barton Lane north of level crossing, 09:15 and again from 15:00].

Osberton - Short-eared Owl [Osberton estate, this afternoon] Also 2 Raven, 25 Tree Sparrow.

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Raven, Peregrine, 70 Lapwing [mid-afternoon].

Dukeries Trail - Red Kite [flew over from the Welbeck direction and headed off over the A614 towards Bothamsall, 12:45].

Gringley Carr - Marsh Harrier [male].

Langford Lowfields - GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew from Silt Lagoon 5 across to Phase 2, 10:15], 160 Pink-footed Geese [over Phase1 heading west, 12:15], 2 Stonechat, Marsh Harrier [cream crown, 15:00].

Idle Washlands - Pintail [drake], Ruff, 10 Common Redshank, Cetti's Warbler [Slaynes Lane], 120 Pink-footed Geese [over north-east].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Red-necked Grebe [still present on Neatholme Pit, 09:30].

Rufford Country Park - 5 Hawfinch [by the Abbey, 09:00].

Wollaton Park - 3 Rose-ringed Parakeet.

Wednesday 2nd January

Hoveringham - 2 adult CASPIAN GULL, 2 Yellow-legged Gull [in the Railway Pit roost, late afternoon], SMEW [redhead], Red Kite, Woodcock, Oystercatcher, 20 Siskin [Railway Pit], GREAT WHITE EGRET, 5 Pink-footed Geese [Sailing Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - FIRECREST [Barton Lane, just before the level crossing towards the reserve, last seen in car park with big red wastecycle cage, 14:00], 2000+ Starling [mumuration and roost, over the Delta reed-bed, displaying between 15:50 - 16:20, each evening], 2 Pintail [Clifton Pit], 3 Goldeneye, Shelduck, Common Snipe.

Langford Lowfields - GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew over the site, late afternoon].

Welbeck - GREAT WHITE EGRET [showing well, on the rough field next to the track down to the Top Lake]. Also Red Kite.

Sutton-in-Ashfield - WAXWING [one visiting ornamental trees in green space in estate, immediately east of Morrisons car-park along Sutton Road, mid-morning].

King's Mill Reservoir - c.240 Northern Lapwing, 6 Common Snipe.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Pit], 2 Pintail, Pink-footed Goose [Neatholme Scrape], 5 Red Crested Pochard, 2 Goosander [Water Ski Pit].

Hawton Grasslands - Stonechat [male still present, in rough grassland with 2 horses next to middle beck], single Common Snipe.

Wollaton Park - Red Kite [heading north-west, 11:11], c.6 Ringed-necked Parakeet, 4 Wigeon, 2 Red-crested pochard, 9 Pochard.

Center Parcs - c.12 Common Crossbill [including several singing males, this morning].

Clumber Park - SMEW [redhead, still present near the cascade, this morning], 2 Hawfinch [near the chapel], Brambling, 5 Common Crossbill [South Lawns].

Rufford Country Park - 7 Hawfinch [this morning but very mobile].

Gamston/Bassingfield - 2 Whooper Swan [in with 46 mutes, in field south of the Grantham canal btwn Gamston and Bassingfield, this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - 11 Red-crested Pochard [A52 pit, this morning].

Cotham - CASPIAN GULL [first-winter, on the landfill/entrance this morning].

Tuesday 1st January

Hoveringham - ICELAND GULL [immature, Railway Pit from 14:30], GREATER SCAUP [1w drake, still Annex Pit], 3 Pink-footed Geese [in with feral geese, Sailing Lake], Common Redshank, 2 Goosander.

Langford Lowfields - 2 CASPIAN GULL [both first-winter, Phase 3 viewed from southern boundary public footpath, this afternoon], 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [single Phase 3 this morning, 2 together flew across the site late afternoon dropping onto Phase 2], 123 Pink-footed Geese [heading north-west], Pintail, Peregrine.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2000+Starling [mumuration and roost, over the Delta reed-bed, displaying between 15:50 - 16:20, each evening].

Annesley Pit Top - 200 Pink Footed Geese [over 14:00].

Ravenshead - c.200 Pink Footed Geese [large skein estimated 200+, heading east, 13:40].

Blidworth Woods - c.300 Pink Footed Geese [large skein estimated 300, heading north-east, 13:35].

Bleasby - 200+ Pink Footed Geese [heading south-west towards Nottingham, 13:30].

Idle Washlands - Marsh Harrier [cream crown, Slaynes Lane], c.100 Pink Footed Geese [over heading north-west].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 11 Brambling.

Barton in Fabis/Thrumpton - Merlin [male, flew through Trentside toward Cottages Flash, 13:26], Whooper Swan [1w, in with 135 Mute Swan and single Black Swan in field off Trentside, heading towards Thrumpton].

Bothamsall - Hooded Crow [single, briefly in fields to the south-west, viewed from the blue gates, 100m on right Bothamsall Road, after A614 roundabout, 12:45].

Southwell - 2 Raven [over Brackenhurst, this afternoon].

Mansfield Woodhouse - c.100 Brambling [off Peafield Lane between Mansfield Woodhouse and Edwinstowe].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - WATER PIPIT [Chainbridge Scrape East, 11:44], Red-necked Grebe [Neatholme Pit viewable from the bench near the footbridge, 10:45],Red Kite [west over Hawthorne Lane, 10:15], Raven [over Bellmoor Lake], Whooper Swan [Tiln North], 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Scrape], Brambling [Neatholme Lane], Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Red-crested Pochard [Neatholme Fen], 11 Yellowhammer [Wildgoose Farm].

Holme Pierrepont - BITTERN.

Kilvington Lakes - SMEW [redhead West Lake mid morning], Short-eared Owl [over rough grassland by West Lake, mid-afternoon].

Clumber Park - SMEW [redhead, still present near the cascade, this morning], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Clumber Lake], 2 Common Crossbill [on the heath], Hawfinch [near the chapel].

Rufford Country Park - 5 Hawfinch [from the main car park, 08:40 - 09:00], 28 Goosander, Mandarin [drake], flock of c.60 Siskin [Rufford lake].

Thoresby Park - 26 Brambling [in the cut maze field], 2 Tree Sparrow [on feeders].

Burton Joyce -Ring-necked Parakeet, Brambling, Blackcap.


Many thanks to:

Sandy Aitken, Ian Blackmore-Allen, Lester Allcock, Stephen Bacon, Jack Baddams, Bob Beck, Roger Bennett, Adrian Blagden, Robin Brace, Ruth Brown, Sean Browne, Phil Burnham, Andrew Burton, Paul Buxton, Kevin Clarke, Mick Clay, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, Rich Collis, Paul Coombes, Peter Cottam, Ian Cowgill, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Jacqueline Dennison, Mike Downing, David Dunn, David Elliott, John Farrell, Adey Fox, Roy Frost, Steve Furber, John Gallagher, Graham Gamble, Luyuan Ge, Neil Glenn, David Goddard, Indy Kiemel Greene, Rae Harrington, Ken Heptonstall, Tom Hibbert, Mike Hill, Gary Hobson, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Darren Housman, Ian Hurst, Dave Kirman, Steve Keller, Elliott Kelly, Andy Lakin, Michael Leatherland, Alex Lees, Ian livsey, Claire Richardson Longmoor, Dave Morton, Andy Murray, Dave Nicholls, Stephen North, Carl Pask, Roger Pask, Steve Payne, Nick Pearce, Martyn Perkins, Natham Phipps, Clive Prescott, Raymond Purser, Ralph Radford, Jason Reece, Dave Roberts, Simon Roberts, Richard Rogers, Neil Sainthouse, Diana Schmies, Lee Scudder, Alan Scrimshaw, Tom Shields, Andy Shooter, David Smith, Keith Smith, Phil Squire, Alan Thomas, Steve Tomlinson, Lindy Turner, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Tony Wardell, Terry Watkins, Trevor Watson.



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