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 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.

Wednesday 19th September

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Ruff, 2 Wigeon [Chainbridge Scrape], Yellow Wagtail [north over Bellmore Lake], Raven [east over the IVNR visitor centre].

Kilvington Lakes - Red-crested Pochard [female], Common Snipe, 5 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull [adult], c.100 House Martin [through this morning], Yellow Wagtail, c.50 Linnet.

Thoresby Park - c.200 Swallow [through south], 2 Willow Warbler.

Tuesday 18th September

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [Neatholme Scrape], 9 Ruff, 4 Pintail [Chainbridge Scrape], 4 Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper [Neatholme fen], 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Ruff [Bellmore Lake].

Thoresby Park - c.800 Swallow [through south, late afternoon]. Also c.200 House Martin, Hobby, Willow Warbler.

Ratcliffe on Soar - 2 Hobby [over the river Soar, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Ruff, 2 juv Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpier [Clifton Pit, this morning], Goosander [Tween].

Spalford Warren - Hobby, 5 Common Snipe, Chiffchaff.

Basford - 3 Little Egret [flew over Wilkinson Street tram stop, towards the old Pears soap factory site, next to Radford Road Police station, 07:30].

Monday 17th September

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 100+Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 6 Common Snipe.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CURLEW SANDPIPER [juvenile, still showing well on Clifton Pit, from Tower hide, 10:20 - 12:50 at least]. Also Ringed Plover, Common Redshank [Clifton Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 GARGANEY [Chainbridge Scrape east], 3 Pintail [Chainbridge Scrape west], 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Pit], 2 Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape east], Little Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape east], 21 Ringed Plover [5 Neatholme Fen, 16 briefly Chainbridge Scrape east, then flew south], 4 Dunlin [briefly Chainbridge Scrape east], 5 Ruff [Chainbridge Scrape east], Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], 3 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Scrape], Greenshank [Neatholme Scrape], Northern Wheatear [Tiln North], 7 Common Snipe [Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 Cetti's Warbler [singles on Neatholme Scrape, Neatholme Fen], 2 Lesser Whitethroat [The Willows], 10 Siskin [through south, single flock].

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK TERN, 5 Common Snipe, Sand Martin [Sailing Lake]. Also a very light passage of Swallow, House Martin, Meadow Pipit.

Thoresby Park - c.650 House Martin, c.100 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit, Raven [heard calling].

Sunday 16th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CURLEW SANDPIPER [juvenile, still present on Clifton Pit, from Tower hide this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 GARGANEY [Chainbridge Scrape east], 4 Pintail [2 Neatholme Scrape, 2 Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [singles on Neatholme Pit/Neatholme Fen], Marsh Harrier, 5 Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape,all up at the same time], 10 Ringed Plover [6 Neatholme Fen, 3 Neatholme Scrape, 1 Chainbridge Scrape east], 9 Ruff [4 Chainbridge Scrape east, 1 Neatholme Fen, 1 Neatholme Scrape, 3 Bellmore Lake], 4 Dunlin [Neatholme Fen], Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], 2 Green Sandpiper [singles on Neatholme Fen, Windsurf Pit], c150 House Martin [Neatholme Pit], Yellow Wagtail [single through south-west].

Thoresby Park - 15 Golden Plover [heading north-west high over calling, 18:12], Red Kite, 2 Willow Warbler, 103 Swallow, 78 House Martin, Yellow Wagtail [through west].

Langford Lowfields - WOOD SANDPIPER [Phase 3].

Daneshill Lakes - Hobby.

Staunton - 140 Linnet [on farm land], 2 Raven [over the village].

Kilvington Lakes - Greenshank, 3 Yellow-legged Gull [West Lake, this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew west over Blotts Pit, 12:13], 17 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin [through this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - GREAT WHITE EGRET [still present on the Slurry Lagoon, this morning]. Also Hobby, light passage of Hirundines.

St Ann's - OSPREY [over the St Ann's Allotments 07:35].

Budby Pumping Station - 3 Wigeon, 76 Gadwall, 65 Teal, 16 Shoveler, 5 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, CURLEW SANDPIPER [flew in from the east 06:58, circled low over Flash with Dunlin then flew off south - first patch record], Dunlin, Greenshank, 2 Common Snipe, 205 House Martin [flew south], 9 Siskin [flew south].

Saturday 15th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CURLEW SANDPIPER [juvenile, still present on Clifton Pit, 19:00 at least], BLACK TERN [juv, Coneries, 09:30], 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit].

Netherfield Lagoons - GREAT WHITE EGRET [on the Slurry lagoon, early morning to 18:00 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - TURTLE DOVE [Chainbridge Lane], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Pit], 2 Ruff [Neatholme Fen], 9 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 3 GARGANEY, Common Snipe [Chainbridge Scrape east], Hobby [Chainbridge Pit], Cetti's Warbler [ heard at Bellmoor/Neatholme Fen/ Chainbridge Scrape], Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover [Bellmoor Lake].

Thoresby Park - 2 Common Swift, 12 Swallow [through south], Hobby, 2 Willow Warbler, 31 Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail.

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - 2 Spotted Flycatcher [in willows by Mons Pool, this morning]. Also Hobby.

Thrumpton - 7 Yellow Wagtail [through east, this morning], Hobby.

Friday 14th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CURLEW SANDPIPER [juvenile, showing well on Clifton Pit from the tower hide, 13:50 - 18:00 at least], 3 Pintail [2 drk's, flew onto Clifton Pit 17:03]. Also 4 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 4 GARGANEY [Chainbridge Scrape east], 13 Pintail [10 Neatholme Pit, 3 Chainbridge Scrape west], GREAT WHITE EGRET [single seen on various waters], Marsh Harrier [male Tiln North], 2 Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape east], 8 Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen], 9 Ruff [6 Chainbridge Scrape east, 1 Bellmoor Lake, 2 Neatholme Fen], 3 Dunlin [Neatholme Fen], Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], Green Sandpiper [Windsurf Pit], 1200 Lesser Black-backed Gull [Bellmoor Lake], 3 Yellow-legged Gull [2 juvs Bellmoor Lake, adult Chainbridge Scrape west], 3 Common Swift, 4 Cetti's Warbler [singles on Neatholme Scrape/Neatholme Fen/Neatholme Pit/Chainbridge Scrape], 20 Meadow Pipit [through south].

Hoveringham - 4 Pintail, 3 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Hobby, 5 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake].

Newark - Hobby [over the show ground, midday].

Thursday 13th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [eclipse drake, still present Clifton Pit, 18:03], 4 Goosander [Clifton Pit, 14:58], Marsh Harrier [over Wet Marsh, 09:37], 5 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 08:38].

Newark - 7 Green Sandpiper, Hobby [Newark Sugar factory, 18:00].

Idle Washlands - Marsh Harrier [2cy male, Slaynes Lane, this afternoon]. Also Green Sandpiper, Whinchat.

Kirkby Woodhouse - Raven [over Bogs Farm Quarry heading towards the M1, 12:40].

Thoresby Park - 200+House Martin, 50+Swallow [through south, this morning], Raven, Yellow Wagtail, Common Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler.

Wednesday 12th September

Langford Lowfields - BITTERN, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, female Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby, juvenile Peregrine, Raven.

Woodbeck - Rose-ringed Parakeet [flying with starlings looking too roost, 18:56].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [eclipse drake, still present Clifton Pit, 16:44]. Also 4 Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine.

Cropwell Bishop - Red Kite [over the Seven Trent Water treatment works, 16:00].

Edwinstowe - Red Kite.

Thoresby Park - 2 Red Kite [over the lake, this morning], 14 Common Buzzard, 3 Willow Warbler, c.100 mixed flock Hirundines, 2 Raven [calling, high over south, 14:44].

Hoveringham - 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Peregrine, Common Swift, Common Whitethroat [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Tuesday 11th September

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 GARGANEY [Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 Pintail [Chainbridge Pit], 146 Red-crested Pochard [106 Chainbridge Scrape west, 4 Neatholme Pit, 36 Chainbridge Pit], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Scrape/Neatholme Fen], 2 Marsh Harrier [male and juv], 4 Hobby [2 adults and 2 juvs], 18 Ringed Plover [3 Chainbridge Scrape east, 10 Neatholme Fen, 5 south-west], 2 Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape east], 12 Ruff [6 Chainbridge Scrape east, 2 Neatholme Scrape, 4 Neatholme Fen], Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], 5 Green Sandpiper [2 Chainbridge Pit, 1 The Willows, 2 Neatholme Scrape], Greenshank [Neatholme Fen], 4 Common Swift, 4 Cetti's Warbler [1 Chainbridge Scrape east, 1 Neatholme Scrape, 2 Neatholme Fen], Lesser Whitethroat [The Willows], 2 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Siskin over.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [eclipse drake, still present Clifton Pit, 18:38].

Warsop - Common Swift [over Warsop centre, this evening].

Bestwood Country Park - Spotted Flycatcher [just after the stables, 17:00].

Thoresby Park - Red Kite [circled over then flew west over Budby, 17:17], 2 Yellow Wagtail, 30+Lapwing, 2 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 20+Meadow Pipit.

Barton in Fabis - GARGANEY [female, reported from the A453 Balancing Pond late morning, but no further sign 13:00].

Hoveringham - Common Snipe, Peregrine, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Common Whitethroat [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Monday 10th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Red-necked Phalarope [juvenile on the Sailing Pit, 11:50, showing well but mobile by the island viewable from the visitor centre up to 15:00, when it got up and flew off with no further sign]. Also Hobby, 4 Ruff, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, 4+Common Tern [Clifton Pit].

Sibthorpe - Red Kite [flew west over the village, 15:00].

Holme Pierrepont - Pintail, Hobby [Blotts Pit, midday].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GARGANEY [Chainbridge Scrape east], 6 Pintail [5 Chainbridge Scrape east, 1 Neatholme Scrape], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Scrape], Marsh Harrier [juvenile], 3 Hobby [2 adults, 1 juv over Chainbridge Wood] Little Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape east], 12 Ringed Plover [3 Neatholme Fen, 9 Chainbridge Scrape east], 13 Ruff [10 Chainbridge Scrape, 2 Neatholme Fen, single Bellmoor Lake], WOOD SANDPIPER [Chainbridge Scrape east, 07:00], Green Sandpiper [Windsurf Pit], 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK [juv and adult winter, Chainbridge Scrape east 12:00-12:30], 2 Greenshank [singles on Neatholme Fen, Neatholme Scrape], Common Tern [juv Neatholme Fen], 690 Lesser Black-backed Gull [Bellmoor Lake], Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmoor Lake], 7 Common Swift, Cetti's Warbler [Neatholme Fen], 2 Lesser Whitethroat [Neatholme Bridge].

Sunday 9th September

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - OSPREY [flew from the Trent, east over Mons Pool, 16:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 GARGANEY [Chainbridge Scrape east], 4 Pintail [Chainbridge Scrape east], Marsh Harrier [juvenile], 2 Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape east], Water Rail [Neatholme Pit], Little Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape east], 6 Ringed Plover [2 Chainbridge Scrape east, 4 Neatholme Fen], 12 Ruff [6 Neatholme Fen, 1 Neatholme Scrape, 4 Chainbridge Scrape east, 1 Bellmore Lake], 2 Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape east], Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], 4 Green Sandpiper [1 Windsurf Pit, 2 in ditch on Clayworth Common, 1 Neatholme Fen], 3 Greenshank [2 Neatholme Fen, 1 Neatholme Scrape], TURTLE DOVE [The Willows], Common Swift, Cetti's Warbler [Neatholme Pit].

Langford Lowfields - WOOD SANDPIPER [still present, Phase 3]. Also 2 CASPIAN GULL [sub-adult, 1CY], 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Dunlin, Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, Peregrine, 2 Hobby.

Staunton - 90 Linnet [on field of rape stubble, this afternoon].

Budby - OSPREY [flew south-west over the pumping station, 10:45]. Also Greenshank, Oystercatcher, 3 Yellow-legged Gull.

Thoresby Park - Red Kite [over the estate most of today], Honey Buzzard [probable over the far west of the park, 14:37 then headed north], Hobby, Peregrine, Common Swift, 3 Blackcap, 43 Meadow Pipit.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [eclipse drake, still present Clifton Pit, 08:04], WOOD SANDPIPER [Clifton Pit, from tower hide 09:40 - 12:40, then flew west], Common Swift [through, 18:57].

Saturday 8th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - OSPREY [through south, 17:52], GARGANEY [eclipse drake, Clifton Pit, from tower hide, 17:07].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 GARGANEY [Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [seen on Chainbridge Scrape east, Neatholme Scrape and Neatholme Pit], Marsh Harrier [cream crown], Little Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape east], 9 Ringed Plover [4 Neatholme Fen, 4 Chainbridge Scrape east, 1 over Neatholme Scrape], 11 Ruff [10 Neatholme Fen, 1 Neatholme Scrape], Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], 3 Green Sandpiper [1 Neatholme Scrape, 2 Windsurf Pit], 4 Greenshank [3 Neatholme Fen, 1 Neatholme Scrape], TURTLE DOVE [The Willows], 2 Common Swift, Cetti's Warbler [singles on Neatholme Pit, Neatholme Scrape], 2 Lesser Whitethroat.

Holme Pierrepont - Red Kite [south through the A52 Pit, 16:30], mixed numbers of Hirundines over both pits.

Thoresby Park - Red Kite [circling the lake, this mornin], Hobby, 54 Swallow, 30+House Martin, Willow Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 43 Meadow Pipit.

Friday 7th September

Bestwood Country Park - SHORT-EARED OWL [on the Pit Top, mobbed by corvids, 19:45].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Pintail [circled Blotts Pit, one landed].

Barton in Fabis - 14 Tree Sparrow [flew over erewash sluice, over to Barton, 17:06].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Marsh Harrier [juvenile, through Coneries, drifting towards Gotham, 15:25, then over Branshill 15:41], 3 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Snipe [Clifton Pit], Common Swift [over Visitor’s Centre].

Thoresby Park - OSPREY [perched in dead tree on the south of the lake, then flew north, 14:05], Red Kite [circling to the north of the lake], 2 Yellow Wagtail, 12 Swallow, 18 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 GARGANEY [2 Chainbridge Scrape east, 1 Neatholme Scrape], 8 Pintail [Neatholme Scrape], 38 Little Egret [4 Chainbridge Scrape east, 34 Neatholme Fen], 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Fen/Neatholme Scrape/Chainbridge Scrape east], 4 Marsh Harrier [2 juvs, 1 adult male, 1 female], 3 Hobby, 5 Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen], 8 Ruff [7 Neatholme Fen, 1 Bellmoor Lake], 3 Common Sandpiper [singles Chainbridge Pit, Blaco, Bellmoor Lake], 4 Green Sandpiper [singles Chainbridge Scrape east, Chainbridge Pit, Neatholme Fen, Neatholme Scrape], 4 Greenshank [ Neatholme Fen, 1 Neatholme Scrape], Common Tern [ Neatholme Fen], 6 Common Swift, 2 Cetti's Warbler [singles on Chainbridge Scrape east, Neatholme Scrape], 4 Lesser Whitethroat [2 Wildgoose Copse, 2 Neatholme Bridge], Whinchat [Blaco], c.20 Tree Sparrow [Wildgoose Farm] 2 Yellow Wagtail [Blaco].

Skegby - Green Sandpiper [along the Skegby Trail, 07:30].

Thursday 6th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [eclipse drake, Clifton Pit this evening].

Langford Lowfields - WOOD SANDPIPER [still present on Phase 3]. Also Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, Northern Wheatear.

Newark sugar factory - 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 66 Teal.

Thoresby Park - Red Kite [heading north-west briefly over the west of the park, 13:43], 2 Hawfinch [over calling to the south, 15:12], c.30 House Martin, 8 Swallow [through east], 12 Siskin [through south], Willow Warbler, Yellow Wagtail.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - OSPREY [flew along river towards neathholme bridge, 10:20]. Also GARGANEY, 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Turnstone, 6 Ruff, 2 Greenshank.

Cropwell Bishop - Common Crossbill [single calling bird seen at distance].

Wednesday 5th September

Spalford - 2 CASPIAN GULL [juvenile and second summer on the pig fields, this afternoon], 23 Yellow-legged Gull [1 juv, 7 first-summer, 3 second-summer, 2 third-summer, 10 adults], 800+LBBG, 6 Herring Gull, 4 GBBG [all pig fields], Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper [on the puddles], 6 Wigeon, 2 Redshank [Spalford Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Shelduck [Bellmoor Lake], 134 Wigeon [7 Chainbridge Scrape east, 3 Chainbridge Pit, 117 Neatholme Pit, 7 Neatholme Scrape], Pintail [Neatholme Scrape], GARGANEY [single Chainbridge Scrape east], 34 Red-crested Pochard [21 Chainbridge Pit, 13 Neatholme Pit], 29 Little Egret [23 Neatholme Fen, 6 Chainbridge Scrape], 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET [Neatholme Fen], 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE [Tiln Fishery] Marsh Harrier [juv The Willows], 2 Hobby [singles Neatholme Pit, Bunker Wood], Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen], TURNSTONE [Neatholme Scrape], 5 Ruff [Neatholme Fen], 2 Dunlin [Bellmoor Lake], Common Sandpiper [singles Chainbridge Pit, Bellmoor Lake], 3 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], 3 Greenshank [2 Neatholme Fen, 1 Neatholme Scrape], 9 Common Snipe [Bellmore Lake], BLACK TERN [juv Neatholme Scrape], 3 Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmoor Lake], Barn Owl [The Willows], 3 Common Swift [Water Ski Pit], 100 Sand Martin [40 Neatholme Scrape, 60 Neatholme Pit], 230 Swallow [Neatholme Scrape], 60 House Martin [Neatholme Pit], 3 Cetti's Warbler [2 Bellmoor Lake, 1 Neatholme Pit], 2 Lesser Whitethroat [The Willows], Common Redstart [The Willows].

Mansfield - OSPREY [flew north-east over Coxmoor golf club, 14:23].

Bestwood Village - 5 Yellow Wagtail [flew over park road, towards fields opposite, 11:15].

Hoveringham - 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Swift, 4 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Cropwell Bishop - Red Kite [over the Seven Trent Water treatment works, towards Langar this morning].

Tuesday 4th September

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - SABINE'S GULL [adult/second-summer, north-east corner of Bellmore Lake 15:55 - 16:10, then flew off with no further sign], GREAT WHITE EGRET [Windsurf Pool], Common Swift [over Neatholme Scrape], Greenshank, Common Redshank, 2 Ruff [Neatholme Fen].

Gonalston - TURTLE DOVE [juvenile in private garden with Collard Doves].

Langford Lowfields - SPOTTED REDSHANK, WOOD SANDPIPER [still present on Phase 3]. Also Common Redshank, juvenile Marsh Harrier.

Hoveringham - BLACK REDSTART [male, still present around the Railway Pit scout compound, this morning], 2 Common Swift, 12 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake].

South Muskham - 8 Common Tern, 50 Sand Martin, Little Egret, c.60 Northern Lapwing.

Newark sugar factory - Green Sandpiper, 80+ Mallard, 50+ Teal.

Cotgrave Country Park - Willow Tit [calling from canal-side scrub, between the locks, 11:45].

Monday 3rd September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult over Clifton Pit, 19:07], Ruff, Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit], 2 Hobby [circling high over the Wheatear field, 13:10], c.200 Blackbird [over in small numbers in an easterly direction, this morning].

Langford Lowfields - 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK [still present on Phase 3, 17:30], plus 2 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow-legged Gull [adult and juvenile].

Netherfield Lagoons - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Snipe, 4 Water Rail, Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 9 Wigeon.

Hoveringham - Ruff, Ringed Plover, Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Wigeon, Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Scofton - c.400 House Martin.

Averham - Pink-footed Goose, 3 Goosander, 3 Green Sandpiper [river Trent, near Averham church].

Sunday 2nd September

Clifton Pastures - SHORT-EARED OWL, Barn Owl [hunting over set-aside, this evening].

Langford Lowfields - 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, WOOD SANDPIPER [Phase 3, this morning], plus 5 Greenshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpiper, Curlew, Pintail, Northern Wheatear, 3 Hobby, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, Raven, Common Swift.

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [still present on Mons Pool], 5 Curlew.

Edwinstowe - Rose-ringed Parakeet [Sherwood Pines forest park].

Market Warsop - 2 Common Swift, Hobby.

Thrumpton - 10+Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, 2 Lesser Whitethroat.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greenshank [heard Clifton Pit, 08:43].

Saturday 1st September

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [eclipse drake, Slaynes Lane this evening], 2 Marsh Harrier [male/female, Slaynes Lane].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 BLACK TERN [through Clifton Pit, 17:07], Peregrine [over the Delta, 11:55], Curlew [Clifton Pit, 10:13].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Marsh Harrier [cream crown, Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 Hobby [singles Neatholme Scrape, Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 TURNSTONE [single Neatholme Scrape, 1 briefly on Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape east], Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], 2 Green Sandpiper [1 Neatholme Scrape, 1 Neatholme Fen], 3 Greenshank [2 Neatholme Scrape, 1 Neatholme Fen], TURTLE DOVE [Neatholme Fen] 6 Common Swift, Willow Tit [Neatholme Lane], Lesser Whitethroat [Neatholme Bridge], 2 Barnacle Goose [Neatholme Fen], Egyptian Goose [Neatholme Fen], 17 Wigeon [16 Neatholme Pit, 1 Chainbridge Scrape east], 3 Dunlin, adult Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmore Lake].

Edwinstowe - Osprey [probable through], Yellow Wagtail, c,40 Swallow, c.20 House Martin.

Barton in Fabis - 4 Hobby [3 hawking dragonfly's over Branshill Wood, single seen take a House Martin, Manor R'd].

Langford Lowfields - WOOD SANDPIPER [Phase 3, 12:10 at least], BITTERN, CASPIAN GULL [third summer], 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Greenshank, 2 Peregrine, 2 Hobby.

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [Mons Pool, showing well from the screens on Parish Field, this morning], Greenshank [on the Silt Lagoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Tit, 9 Common Snipe [Slurry Lagoon], Raven [through, heading north-west].

Hickling - Hobby [through, 11:50].

Thrumpton - 18 Yellow Wagtail [feeding under cattle on the riverside fields, this morning].

Bennerley Marsh - c.50 House Martin, c.25 Swallow [Newthorpe Water Treatment Works, this morning].

Worksop - Curlew [flew East over, 9:40].

Burton Joyce - 2 Red Kite, Hobby, 2 Raven [through this morning].


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Patrick Barney, Bob Beck, Paul Bibby, Michael Blount, Billy Bodsworth, Mark Brown, Paul Buxton, Steven Chick, Carl Cornish, Peter Cottam, Ian Cowgill, Nick Crouch, Chris Cullen, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Stevie Dunn, Indy Kiemel Greene, Kev Hawkridge, Brian Hedley, Tom Hibbert, Paul Hobson, Mark Howarth, David Kirman, ‏Michael Leatherland, Ian Livsey, David Lumb, Dave Morton, Dave Nicholls, Dean Nicholson, Michael Parker, Daniel Parkes, Martyn Perkins, Peter Playle, Simon Roberts, Richard Rogers, Richard Scott, Alan Scrimshaw, Lee Scudder, Hayley Sears, James Shergold, Andy Shooter, Darren Starling, Alan J. Thomas, Mick Tring, Tony Wardell, Rob Woodward.



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