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"Records of certain sensitive species will not appear here during the breeding season, unless publicised by site managers (but please submit your sightings anyway). 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 (except wandering birds) 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."

 

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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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170 Species recorded so far in 2017. Full List Here

Saturday 29th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Spoonbill [Imm, Ridge and Furrow 17:00, but mobbed by BHG's, and flew off low to the West, 17:15].

Fiskerton - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling, 19:22 at SK 751 507].

Besthorpe NR - Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Pintail and 2 Wigeon [Mons Pool, this evening].

Moorgreen - Northern Wheatear [this afternoon].

King's Mill Reservoir - Common Sandpiper.

Idle Washlands - Ring Ouzel [male, still present along Slayne's Lane, this afternoon]. Also Whinchat and 3 Northern Wheatear.

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still on North Pit, in sheep field, 13:48].

Gringley Carr - 7 Northern Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 14 Corn Bunting and Marsh Harrier [adult Male].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Bar-tailed Godwit [Tiln North, this morning], Garganey [drk, Tiln North] and single Whooper Swan.

Barton in Fabis - 2 Whinchat [on fence posts in front of Barton Island, 11:35 - 12:15 at least], Common Sandpiper [Cottages Flash], Northern Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail and Grey Partridge [A453 Balancing Pond, this afternoon].

Eakring - Northern Wheatear [Penny Pasture, in field immediately north].

Gedling CP - Northern Wheatear [this morning].

Bentinck Pit Tip - Avocet, Ring Ouzel [female], Common Redstart [female] 3 Northern Wheatear, Common Sandpiper and Grasshopper Warbler [this morning].

Brierley forest Park - 3 singing Grasshopper Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat this morning.

Holme Pierrepont - Wood Warbler [singing and showing well from the Skylarks NR car park, 06:10 - 11:30 at least], Osprey [through North, over Skylarks car park, 08:35]. Also Cuckoo and Yellow Wagtail.

Friday 28th April

Holme Pierrepont - Red-rumped Swallow [present on the Rowing course with large numbers of Hirundines around the 500m mark, 06:40. Showing well on and off most of the day, seen over Skylarks NR car park, over the Ski Jump Pond but favoring the Rowing Course, present 19:18 at least. Also Greater Scaup [female still A52 Pit] and Common Sandpiper [Rowing Course].

Langford Lowfields - Spoonbill [through North, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whimbrel [briefly on Clifton Pit, 16:00], 2 Grasshopper Warbler [one reeling on the “bump” overlooking Clifton Pit and a second reeling on Nott's side of Erewash outflow, 08:15], Ring-necked Parakeet [briefly, Clifton Pit], 5 Goldeneye and Herring Gull [adult argenteus, Clifton Pit] and Hobby [over the Visitor Centre, 20:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Hobby and Greenshank [Chainbridge Scrape East], Garden Warbler [singing, Bellmore], Short-eared Owl [at the end of Chainbridge Lane] and 2 Cuckoo on site.

Netherfield Lagoons - Red Kite [circleing over the site, 12:25 then drifted off North].

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still on North Pit, in sheep field, 12:04].

Chilwell - 25 Waxwing [chetwynd barracks, this morning].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 4 Common Redstart, Cuckoo and Raven over.

Idle Washlands - Ring Ouzel [still present in first ploughed field to the right on approach from the village along Slanes Lane, 10:00 to late afternoon at least]. Also 2 Northern Wheatear.

Farndon - 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Skegby - Northern Wheatear [along the Skegby Trail, 07:45].

Thursday 27th April

Holme Pierrepont - Also 2 Red-rumped Swallow [an unconfirmed report from bird information services of two present with large numbers of Hirundines, 19:00]. Greater Scaup [female, still present on the A52 Pit, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - 12 Northern Wheatear [9 in the ploughed field and a further 3 around the large pylon area, this evening]. Also Green Sandpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plover [still across the river in flooded field].

Idle Washlands - Ring Ouzel [male, Slaynes Lane, early afternoon to 18:00 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 10 Northern Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail and Short-eared Owl [Tiln North]. Also Common Swift [over Chainbridge Pit].

Elton - Common Swift [through, 13:30].

Langar - Yellow Wagtail.

Calverton - Cuckoo [Springwater Golf Club, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - 2 Marsh Harrier [different birds, moved north-east over the Sailing Lake], 3 Arctic Tern [moved north and 1 moved off south-west] and Hobby [through].

Flintham - Red kite, Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler.

Ruddington - Lesser Whitethroat.

Budby Common - Tree Pipit [single bird singing, this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Whinchat and Greenland Wheatear, this morning].

Skegby - Northern Wheatear [along the Skegby Trail, 07:30].

Wednesday 26th April

Collingham Pits - Hobby [through this evening]. Also Common Swift [over Collingham village].

Netherfield Lagoons - 7 Northern Wheatear [6 in large ploughed field behind sub-station, 1 around the large pylon, this evening]. Also Grasshopper Warbler [reeling], and Green Sandpiper [still across the river on the flooded field].

Holme Pierrepont - Greater Scaup [female, still A52 Pit], Common Redstart [ Blotts Pit, this afternoon] and Northern Wheatear.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Hobby and 2s Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmoor Lake 14:30], 4 Northern Wheatear [Tiln North] and 2 Common Tern [Chainbridge Pit].

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still at North Pit, feeding along the north bank, 14:00]. Also good numbers of Hirundines on site.

Besthorpe NR - Pintail [drk on Mons Pool]. Also Yellow Wagtail and 2 Oystercatcher.

Gedling Country ParkNorthern Wheatear [near the Solar Farm, 12:00].

Hoveringham - 2 Whinchat [males, still present in horse field on the left of the access road to the Sailing Club]. Also Red Kite [Sailing Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Osprey [flew North over the Delta, 10:30]. Also Grasshopper Warbler [reeling, on Nott's side of Erewash outflow, this afternoon].

Kings Mill Reservoir - 1 Common Swift and c300 Sand Martin [this morning].

Tuesday 25th April

Netherfield Lagoons - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plover [on flooded fields across the river from the site, late evening].

Mansfield - c15 Waxwing [still present on Clumber Street, near Wilco's, 16:05].

Besthorpe NR - Whinchat [male, in field just North of Mons Pool, this afternoon]. Also 2 Northern Wheatear [in same field].

Hoveringham - 2 Whinchat [males, in horse field on the left of the access road to the Sailing Club].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Barnacle Goose, 5 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail and 2 Yellow Wagatail.

Clumber Park - 2 Common Redstart, 4 Comon Crossbill and several commoner warbler species.

Budby Common - Cuckoo [calling 12:20].

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still at North Pit, feeding on the north bank, 09:35 - 11:30 at least].

Monday 24th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Arctic Tern [Sailing Pit, this evening], Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit] and 2 Common Swift [over Conneries].

Mansfield - c15 Waxwing [Clumber Street, near Wilco's this afternoon].

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present on North Pit, 14:45 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Whimbrel [higher sheep fields, then flew towards Chainbridge Lane, 13:20].

Kilvington Lakes - 4 Dunlin and 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Hoveringham - 4 Arctic Tern [moved south, through the Sailing Lake]. Also 7 Pink-footed Geese and White Wagtail.

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Common Swift, 2 Common Sandpiper, Garden Warbler, drk Pintail Little Ringed Plover and 2 Oystercatcher [Blotts Pit, this morning]. Also 10+ Common Tern [A52 Pit].

Ossington - 2 Northern Wheatear [this morning].

Sunday 23rd April

Holme Pierrepont - Greater Scaup [female, still presnt on the A52 Pit, this evening], 2 Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit].

Lenton - 20 Waxwing [flew over the Nottingham University, Conference Centre, 14:38. Also 8+ Highfields Lake, 12:40].

East Bridgford - Red Kite [over, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Cuckoo [Chainbridge Scrape], Little Ringed Plover, Common Tern [Neatholme Fen], Grasshopper Warbler [Neatholme scrape] and Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler across the site.

Gringley Carr - Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Northern Wheatear, Red Kite and Cuckoo.

Sturton-le- Steeple - 3 Waxwing [still present, feeding on mistletoe berrys in private garden].

Mansfield - Waxwing [single bird, Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane junction].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Black-tailed Godwit [West Lake, midday]. Also Lesser Whitethroat.

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present on North Pit, 11:30 at least].

Clifton Grove - Common Redstart [male, in willows and scrub below Branshill, 11:30 - 12:45], Cuckoo [perched in willows, seen from Attenborough side of the river, 09:30] and Norther Wheatear [near Burrows Farm].

Clumber Park - 3 Common Redstart [singing males, this morning], 2 Reed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat.

Mansfield Woodhouse - Ring Ouzel [male, flew North/East over the Maun Valley Trail, 08:00]

Langford Lowfields - Ring Ouzel [male, still present in sheep field to the right of the footpath at the northern end of Phase 1, this morning]. Also Greenshank, Common Redshank and 2 Northern Wheatear.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Redstart [female, near Tower Hide/Wheatear Field, 07:43 - to early evening at least], 2 Cuckoo [through over Tower Hide, this morning] and Common Sandpiper [from Sand Martin hide].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Grasshopper Warbler [near the Large Gravel Pit, this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Ring Ouzel [male, early morning].

Skegby - 4 Waxwing [along the Skegby Trail, 06:30]. Also plenty of common warbler species.

Saturday 22nd April

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [on North Pit, 13:20 to 14:10 at least].

Holme Pierrepont - drk Pintail, 4 Common Snipe, 3 Common Tern, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Garden Warbler and 2 Reed Warbler [Blotts Pit, this afternoon]. Also Cuckoo [this evening].

Norton - Osprey [through, this afternoon].

Sturton-le- Steeple - 3 Waxwing [still present, feeding on mistletoe berrys in private garden].

Mansfield - 30 Waxwing [still present Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane junction].

Kings Mill Reservoir - Common Sandpiper and Grasshopper Warbler [behind Visitor Center].

Shirebrook Woods - Tree pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail and 6 Reed Warbler.

Wollaton Park - 2 Reed Warbler [singing from the reedbed corner of Wollaton Park Lake].

Bentinck Pit Tip - Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Whimbrel [Neatholme Scrape, 10:15].

Lenton - c20 Waxwing [Nottingham University Campus, in trees between the lake and University Boulevard, this morning. Also 18 flew over lakeside towards Wollaton, 15:55].

Idle Washlands - Cuckoo [along Slaynes lane, this morning]. Also 2 Northern Wheatear and Black-tailed Godwit.

Clumber Park - Mandarin [drk, upstream from Clumber Bridge, this morning].

Langford Lowfields - Ring Ouzel [in sheep field at the Northern end, 07:48 to midday at least].

Friday 21st April

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Greenshank [Chainbridge East, 18:45],

Holme Pierrepont - Greater Scaup [female, A52 Pit this evening]. Also 4 Common Tern [A52 Pit, 10:00] and 5+Little Ringed Plover [Blotts Pit].

Bramcote - 10 Waxwing [between Chaple Street/Church Street, 18:25].

Sturton-le- Steeple - 3 Waxwing [still present, feeding on mistletoe berrys in private garden].

Upton - c12 Fieldfare.

Hoveringham - Marsh Harrier [through the Sailing Lake, north/east]. Also Red Kite, Mandarin, 3 Little Egret and 2 Red-crested Pochard.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Redstart [male, Beeston marsh along railway line, flew towards the allotments over railway line and lost from view, 08:45], Hobby [over Sailing Pit, heading west, 11:35].

Netherfield Lagoons - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling beside the Large Gravel Pit, this morning]. Also 3 Common Tern [over the Deep Pit].

Thursday 20th April

Lenton - 11 Waxwing [University of Nottingham, along Beeston Lane c100 yards south of the entrance to the East Midlands Conference Centre, 19:10].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 6 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit this morning, relocating to Sailing Pit viewable from Sand Martin hide, still present this evening], Arctic Tern [Clifton Pit] and Grasshopper Warbler.

Strelley - Northern Wheatear [by the side of the B6002, 17:00].

Sturton-le- Steeple - 3 Waxwing [still present, feeding on mistletoe berrys in private garden].

Mansfield - 35 Waxwing [still present Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane junction].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Cuckoo [near Neatholme Scrape], 5 Northern Wheatear [Tiln North, 17:58] and Wood Duck [drk, Chainbridge Scrape].

Sherwood forest NNR - 2 Woodcock.

Cotgrave/Bassingfield - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling along the Grantham Canal, 08:30, SK 62899 36684] and Cuckoo [calling 10:15].

Annesley Pit Top - Tree Pipit [through this morning].

Gedling Country Park - 4 Northern Wheatear [below the Solar Farm, this morning].

Wednesday 19th April

Hoveringham - Common Crane [through the Sailing Pit calling but not seen, 08:45], 2 Whimbrel [on the west side of the Sailing Lake, 11:00 - 17:45 at least], Arctic Tern [briefly at the north end of the Sailing Lake], Also 12 Pink-footed Geese, Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Curlew and White Wagtail.

Scrooby - Grasshopper Warbler [seen/heard, between Top Fishery and Quarry access road late afternoon].

Whatton - Red kite [drifted over Beverleys Avenue, 16:15].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Cuckoo [calling Neatholme Pit, 16:00]. Also Common Tern [Bellmore].

Beckingham Marshes - Curlew, Common Redshank, Common Snipe, Yellow Wagtail and White Wagtail.

Center Parcs - 2 Brambling [still present].

Sturton-le- Steeple - 3 Waxwing [still present, feeding on mistletoe berrys in private garden].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Ringed Plover, 5+ Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Yellow Wagtail and Goosander.

Mansfield - 25 Waxwing [still present Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane junction, this morning].

Barton in Fabis - 3 Common Sandpiper [1 Cottages Flash and 2 along the river], Grasshopper Warler [Branshill Ponds].

Clifton Grove - Ring Ouzel [male, still present on Branshill 09:30 - 18:45 at least].

Budby Common - Tree Pipit [west side], Cuckoo [heard north side] and Swallow [flying west].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Grasshopper Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat [near Kingfisher hide, this morning], Red Kite [Circling high over coneries drifting through towards Barton in Fabis, this morning], Common Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow], Arctic Tern [Sailing Pit] and Cuckoo [calling works path area, late afternoon].

Tuesday 18th April

Arnold - Red Kite [drifted over the B6004 towards Daybrook, then circled up higher heading over direction of Arnot Hill Park, 18:35].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whimbrel [Tween Pond scrape, this afternoon], Arctic Tern [with several Common Tern on the Sailing Pit, this evening]. Also Northern Wheatear [in horse paddocks along Barton Lane, 11:30].

Holme Pierrepont - Cuckoo [this evening], Lesser Whitethroat, Common Tern , Common Sandpiper and Pintail [Blotts Pit, this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - Northern Wheatear, White Wagtail and 3 Yellow Wagtail [Slaynes Lane].

Mansfield - 31 Waxwing [on tv aerial Sutton rd/Hermitage lane, 14:00].

Hoveringham - Red Kite, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 12 Pink-footed Geese and Red-crested Pochard [Sailing Lake], Common Sandpiper and Red-crested Pochard [Railway Pit].

Keyworth - Common Redstart [male, showing briefly along Lings Lane, this morning].

Langford Lowfields - Common Redstart [male, in sheep fields this morning].

Barton in Fabis - Northern Wheatear [Cottages Flash, this morning].

Clifton Grove - Ring Ouzel [male still present on Branshill, 08:30 - 16:30 at least], 2 Spotted Flycatcher [Clifton Wood, 09:30, but no further sign this afternoon], Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler [Holme Pit].

Colwick Country Park - Garden Warbler and c300 mixed flock of Sand/House Martin.

Monday 17th April

Langford Lowfields - Cattle Egret [in sheep fields, this afternoon]. Also Northern Wheatear.

Kilvington Lakes - 17 Yellow Wagtail and Northern Wheatear [at the back of West Lake, this afternoon]. Also Common Sandpiper, Common Redshank and Goosander [West Lake].

Wollaton Park - Rose-ringed Parakeet [Lime Tree Avenue, this afternoon].

Mansfield - 30 Waxwing [still present Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane junction, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Northern Wheatear [Tiln North, 17:00], Short-eared Owl [Tiln North and Clayworth Common], Whooper Swan [adult, Clayworth Common], 2 Yellow-legged Gull [3rd cy & 2nd cy, Bellmoor Lake 15:15], Black-tailed Godwit [Neatholme Fen], 2 Goosander [Bellmore Lake], 3 Ringed plover and Cuckoo heard [Chainbridge east, 08:30], Great white Egret [Chainbridge Pit, this morning], 3 Common Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher and Common Whitethroat [Tiln North], Sedge Warbler and Common Whitethroat [Chainbridge East viewpoint].

Clifton Grove - Ring Ouzel [male still present on Branshill, 13:45 at least], 2 Sedge Warbler and Water Rail [Holme Pit], House Martin [Beeston Weir].

Blidworth - Marsh Harrier [female circling over Rock Farm, moving in a south easterly direction, 13:00].

Girton Pits - Common Scoter [drk, Spalford Pit, 12:40 at least].

Langar - Northern Wheatear [11:30].

Barton in Fabis - 3 Little Ringed Plover [Cottages Flash, this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - Common Tern and House Martin [Deep Pit, this morning].

Strawberry Hill/Ratcher Quarry - 2 Tree Pipit [Strawberry Hill heath], 6+Brambling [Strawberry Hill] and 20+ Sand Martin.

Clipstone Forest - 40+Lesser Redpoll [mostly singles but one flock of 30+], Siskin Swallow and 2 Willow Warbler.

Budby Common - 2 Tree Pipit

Sherwood Forest NNR - Common Redstart [male, this morning].

Sunday 16th April

Farnsfield - Hoopoe [still present on Yates Croft this evening, in fact it only moved to the back garden next door and has been present since the 14th. Please be aware that it isn't viewable from any public rights of way and is in a private back garden. If access is granted to view the bird i will update arrangements as soon as I hear anything].

Mansfield - c35 Waxwing [still present Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane junction, this afternoon].

Serlby - Cuckoo [Serlby Golf Coarse]. Also Swallow and Little Owl.

Norton - Cuckoo [calling from Big Norton Wood this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - Little-ringed Plover, 6 Common Redshank, Mandarin, 4 Wigeon and 54 Teal [Slaynes Lane/Misson Quarry].

Sturton-le-Steeple - 3 Waxwing [still present, feeding on mistletoe berrys in private garden].

Perlethorpe - 2 Little-ringed Plover, 3 Yellow Wagtail and 25 Teal.

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Little Egret [this morning].

West Bridgford - 8 Waxwing [still present on Eltham Road/Abbey Road Junc, by council depot entrance, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Whimbrel [Chainbridge Pit, East shore 09:45].

Netherfield Lagoons - Cuckoo [through West calling, 08:25], Northern Wheatear [still on field behind substation]

Budby Pumping Station - Osprey [through North, 08:00].

Clifton Grove - Ring Ouzel [single male still present on Branshill, 06:55 to 10:30 but no further sign on a late afternoon visit]. Also Northern Wheatear [along Foxcovet Lane, this evening].

Saturday 15th April

Netherfield Lagoons - Northern Wheatear [in the large ploughed field behind the sub-station, early evening].

Hawton to Cotham - Red Kite [through], 4 Yellow Wagtail, Northern Wheatear, Willow Warbler and Common Whitethroat [this afternoon]. Also Northern Wheatear [still in Cotham horse paddocks, late afternoon].

Budby Common - c10 Brambling and 4 Lesser Redpoll [North west side near cycle route 6].

Osberton - Northern Wheatear and 5 Corn Bunting [on the Osberton Estate this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 5 Northern Wheatear [Tiln North] and 2+House Martin [Bellmore Lake, this morning].

Mansfield - 8 Waxwing [still present Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane junction, early afternoon].

Bunny - Red Kite [over the landfill site along the A60, 12:28].

Carrs Warsop - 2 Mandarin [on the river]. Also Swallow and good numbers of Blackcap and Chiffchaff.

Hoveringham - Common Redstart [Railway Pit, this morning], 11 Pink-footed Geese [still present on the Sailing Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Lesser Whitethroat [Barton Lane], 2 Common Tern and 3 Little Ringed Plover.

Cotgrave - Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler [along the Nottingham Grantham Canel, this morning].

Clifton Grove/Barton in Fabis - 7 Ring Ouzel [two on Branshill, 10:00 - 12:50 at least. With a further five through Branshill N/NE 12:45, landing briefly in willows towards Barton Flash, then flew off N/E and lost from view]. Also Grasshopper Warbler [Branshill Ponds] and Peregrine.

Holme Pierrepont - Common Tern, Common Whitethroat, House Martin, Dunlin and Pintail [this morning].

Mansfield Woodhouse - 30+ Waxwing [along the Maun Valley Trail, this morning].

Friday 14th April

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape, East, 18:30], Black-tailed Godwit [Neatholme Fen, 17:45] and Cuckoo [heard calling Neatholme Scrape area, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Sandpiper [Tween Pond], Reed Warbler [several, Clifton Pit], House Martin [Sailing Pit].

Barton in Fabis - 3 Little Ringed Plover [Cottages Flash], Northern Wheatear [riverside fields].

Mansfield - 29 Waxwing [still present Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane junction, this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - Common Redshank, c60 Sand Martin, c40 Swallow and single House Martin.

Gedling Country Park - 3 Northern Wheatear and Stonechat [female, this morning].

Budby Common - 2 Tree Pipit [on the heath, this morning], 40 Lesser Redpoll [in Sherwood], Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff plentiful.

Kirklington - Cuckoo [this morning].

Bentinck Pit Tip - Great White Egret [through S/SE, 08:25], Peregrine [through N/W] 2 Common Whitethroat, Northern Wheatear, Ring Ouzel, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Oystercatcher.

Thursday 13th April

Farnsfield - Hoopoe [showed well in private garden for about twenty minutes this evening from 19:30, on Yates Croft, St Michaels View, Barratts development, NG22 8LF].

Worksop - Red kite [drifted over gateford road, 16:25].

Mansfield - 30 Waxwing [still Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane junction, 16:00].

Idle Washlands - 4 Yellow Wagtail and Barn Owl [Slaynes Lane].

Holme Pierepont - Reed Warbler and Yellow Wagtail.

Kings Mill Reservoir - 4 Yellow Wagtail [this eve in field next to Mill Adventure Base]. Also Common Snipe, 2 House Martin, c80 Sand Martin.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Yellow Wagtail [Neatholme Fen] and 2 Northern Wheatear [Tiln North].

Hoveringham - C100 Sand Martin and 7 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake], Common Snipe, Lesser Whitethroat and c6 Swallow [Railway Lake] and House Martin [over the Carp Lake].

Cotgrave Country Park - 2 Sedge Warbler.

Wollaton Park - Rose-ringed Parakeet [high in tree tops between the golf clubhouse and Hall, this morning].

Wednesday 12th April

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [on island on the west side of Sailing Lake, viewed from south shore this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Tern and House Martin [Coneries], Northern Wheatear [in horse paddocks at the Barton Lane railway crossing, 15:35].

Cotham - Northern Wheatear [still present in horse paddocks].

Ruddington - 27 Waxwing [still present, Junction of Ashworth Avenue and A60].

Mansfield - 29 Waxwing [still Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane junction].

Sturton-le-Steeple - 3 Waxwing [again feeding on mistletoe berrys in private garden].

Hoveringham - 12 Pink-footed Geese [still present on the Sailing Lake].

Tuesday 11th April

Cotham - Northern Wheatear [in horse paddocks, 19:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Marsh Harrier [Cream crown, landed briefly in the Clifton Pit reedbed, 18:00, then flew north/east over Barton in Fabis and lost from view, 18:20]. Also Common Tern [Tween Pond].

Ruddington - 23 Waxwing [Junction of Ashworth Avenue and A60].

Thieves Wood - 2 Brambling [in mixed finch flock including c30 Lesser Redpolls and 5+ Siskins drinking at puddles], 1 Blackcap and 3 Willow Warbler.

Hoveringham - 12 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Yellow Wagtail and Little Ringed Plover [Sailing Lake], Lesser Whitethroat and Corn Bunting [Gonalston Lane, near the Railway Lake].

Osberton - 3 Northern Wheatear and White Wagtail [on Osberton estate].

South Muskham - Goosander [redhead on the river], 3 Northern Wheatear [in field next to muskham bridge] 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 40 Sand Martin and 3 House Martin.

Colwick Country Park - Common Sandpiper [on the rocks below the sluice, midday], 2 Common Tern, 9 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow and 23 Sand Martin.

West Bridgford - 25 Waxwing [still present, Eltham Road/Abbey Road Junc, by council depot entrance, 07:30].

Monday 10th April

Barton in Fabis - 6 Fieldfare [Branshill, 18:55].

Mansfield - 11 Waxwing [still present on Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, this afternoon].

Ruddington - 20 Waxwing [Junction of Ashworth Avenue and A60].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Tern [Tween Pond], Common Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler [Wheatear Field], 4 Reed Warbler and 2 Sedge Warbler [Clifton Pit, reed-bed], c25 Sand Martin and 5 Swallow [around the Visitor Centre].

Osberton - Great White Egret [on Osberton estate, new species for estate].

Screveton - Red Kite [through east towards Hawksworth, 11:30].

Hoveringham - 1 Little Ringed Plover, 250 – 300 Sand Martin [mostly moving through northwards], 2 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler and 10+ Chiffchaff [Railway Pit, late morning].

Mansfield Woodhouse - 80+ Waxwing [Maun valley trail, near the Pump House, this morning].

Bleasby - Lesser Whitethroat [singing this morning at Bleasby GP's].

Budby Pumping Station - c10 Brambling. Also 2 Mealy Redpoll [trapped and ringed, near Budby Flash, yesterday morning].

Wollaton - Raven [over this morning] and singing Willow Warbler.

West Bridgford - 10 Waxwing [still present, Eltham Road/Abbey Road Junc, by council depot entrance, 07:30].

Sunday 9th April

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Little Gull [pager report from Neatholme Fen, 14:45]. Also Whooper Swan [Tiln North], Great White Egret [still on Chainbridge Scrape].

Mansfield - 27 Waxwing [still present on Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, this afternoon].

Bulwell - Common Redstart [male, in Hawthorn next to football pitch at Bulwell Hall, 13:15].

Barton in Fabis - Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail and Green Sandpiper [Cottages Flash, early afternoon].

Sturton-le-Steeple - Waxwing [single bird, feeding on mistltoe berrys in private garden].

Clifton Grove - Northern Wheatear [in cattle field, near Beeston Weir, mid morning].

Wollaton - Osprey [flew south/west over Waitrose, 10:50].

Holme Pierrepont - Whimbrel [Blotts Pit, 10:30].

Mansfield Woodhouse - 25 Waxwing [Peafield Park, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Little Gull [adults, Clifton Pit, 09:35], Goosander [drk, with damaged right wing on conneries] and 2 Common Tern [Tween Pond, this evening].

Collingham Pits - Lesser Whitethroat [singing this morning].

West Bridgford - 24 Waxwing [still present, Eltham Road/Abbey Road Junc, by council depot entrance, 06:55]. this morning].

Saturday 8th April

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff and 9 Goldeneye [West Lake, late afternoon].

Newstead - Hobby [flew North over, 15.15].

Ordsall - Red Kite [low over Ordsall heading towards Babworth and Lound at 15:12].

Skegby - 2 Red Kite [flew south/west over Mansfield Road, 13:45]. Also 3 Swallow and Peregrine.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Avocet [Clifton Pit, 08:06 to 16:55 at least]. Also Little Ringed Plover [Ridge and Furrow].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Little Ringed Plover [Cottages Flash, this morning].

Mansfield - 25 Waxwing [still present on Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, this morning].

Kings Mill Reservoir - Northern Wheatear [south/east of King's mill res in field side of Hamilton rd, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Sandwich Tern [Neatholme Fen, 08:45] and single Whooper Swan [Clayworth Common].

West Bridgford - 24 Waxwing [still present, Eltham Road/Abbey Road Junc, by council depot entrance, 06:55].

Friday 7th April

Holme Pierrepont - Cattle Egret [flew N/E over Blotts Pit towards Netherfield, this evening].

Kings Mill Reservoir - Common Redstart [in setaside, South of reservoir, this evening].

Idle Washlands - Mediterranean Gull [Slaynes Lane, in quarried area between lane and the river Idle, this evening]. Also Barn Owl [hunting along lane].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [still present on Neatholme Fen], 6 Pintail [Neatholme Scrape], Ringed Plover, 3 Common Redshank and single Whooper Swan [Tiln North].

Budby Forest South - c5 Brambling and 2 Lesser Redpoll (S/W corner].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Ringed Plover [Ridge and Furrow], 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Raven and Common Redstart [male, half mile west of the Attenborough the Sailing Club, Erewash fields, Derby's].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Little Ringed Plover and single Raven over.

Bircotes - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Droverdale Wood, this morning].

Sutton in Ashfield - Garden Warbler [singing in garden shrubbery most of day].

Mansfield - 31 Waxwing [still present on Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, this morning].

West Bridgford - 31 Waxwing [Eltham Road/Abbey Road Junc, by council depot entrance, 07:10].

Thursday 6th April

Mansfield - 23 Waxwing [Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, on and off from 11:00 to evening at least].

West Bridgford - 20+ Waxwing [in the trees outside Rushcliffe borough council depot on Abbey Road, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Sedge Warbler [singing on the Wheatear Field, late afternoon].

Wollaton - Common Redstart [male, in private garden bordering Wollaton Park, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Neatholme Fen] and Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge Scrape].

Holme Pierrepont - Pintail [drk, still present on Blotts Pit].

Langford Lowfields - 40+ Sand Martin, Raven, 2 Little Owl, 10+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap [10:30 - 12:00].

Church Warsop - Red Kite [flying North West to the left of A60 up Cuckney Hill, 13:40].

Keyworth/Bunny - Stonechat [male, sat on the hedgerow along Keyworth Lane between Keyworth and Bunny, this morning].

Wednesday 5th April

Hucknall - Black Redstart [male, Rockley Close, early evening then on Stainsborough road, feeding on front gardens, 19:10 at least]. Also 40 Waxwing [Rynkeld Road, 08:00].

South Muskham - 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 20 Sand Martin, 5 Common Buzzard and 2 Shelduck

Kings Mill Reservoir - 22 Sand Martin and 40+ House Martin [this afternoon].

Gringley Carr - Northern Wheatear and Swallow [early afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Hobby [over Bellmoor Lake, 15:55], Great White Egret, 2 Common Redshank, Little Ringed Plover and Oystercatcher [Chainbridge Scrape, east] and Red Kite [circling over Tiln Wood, 11:25 then drifted east towards Clayworth, 11:35]

Idle Washlands - Mediterranean Gull [adult, Hagg Lane Flash, late morning], Barn Owl [hunting along Slaynes Lane].

Farndon - Osprey [heading north along Trent, near Farndon 10:15].

Hoveringham - Corn Bunting [singing on wires Gonalston Lane, near the Railway Pit this morning], Ringed Plover and Little Ringed Plover [Railway Pit] 8+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 2 Willow Warbler [singing Railway Pit and Wood].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret and several Chiffchaff [this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - 1 Common Redshank.

Gonalston - 1 Green Sandpiper.

Lambley - Swallow [through, heading South].

Arnold - 2 Swallow [over Redhill, this morning].

Nuthall - c40 Waxwing [along the A6002, towards Nuthall Island, 09:00].

Warsop - Raven, 4 Brambling and 6 Willow Warbler [this morning].

Nott'm City - Rose-ringed Parakeet [the Forest, near the tram stop, 07:30].

Mansfield - 20 Waxwing [Hermitage Lane, 07:00].

Tuesday 4th April

Wollaton - Rose-ringed Parakeet [Wollaton Road, late afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - 3 Swallow, drk Pintail and a single Pink-footed Goose [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Mansfield - Raven and Willow Warbler [Ratcher Hill Quarry, this evening].

Chilwell - Rose-ringed Parakeet [calling from oak tree in Kingrove Ave for 10 mins 17:55, then flew off east towards wollaton road].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Great White Egret [ Neatholme Fen and Chainbridge Scrape], 4 Avocet [feeding Tiln North, then flew off North], Yellow-legged Gull [3cy, Bellmoor Lake main island, 19:40], Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 5+ Common Redshank and 4 Oystercatcher [Tiln North], Pintail and Little Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape], 3 Avocet [briefly landing on island, Bellmore]. Also 3+Willow Warbler

Langford Lowfields - Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Swallow and 15+Sand Martin.

Teversal - 31 Waxwing [along the Teversal Trail, just after Pear Tree Lane, 16:00]. Also 12 Chiffchaff and 8 Blackcap.

Bassingfield - 8+House Martin [Holly Farm]. Also 6 Fieldfare, 3 Yellowhammer and 6+Chiffchaff [along Grantham Canal].

Skegby - 23 Waxwing [Junction of Mansfield Road and Old Road, 10:00 - 10:30, then flew towards Buttery Lane].

Nuthall - 9 Waxwing [feeding on roadside cotoneaster, opposite the Brewers Fayre, 08:10 at least].

Besthorpe NR -Cattle Egret [left the roost on Mons Pool, 06:40 and flew South/West, but returned back to Mons Pool, 12:30].

Monday 3rd April

Besthorpe NR - Cattle Egret [Mons Pool, 19:00. Then appeared to fly to roost on Heronry Island].

Clifton Pastures - 60+Fieldfare [on freshly ploughed field along Barton Lane, 19:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Sedge warbler [wheatear field, 18:22], 2 Raven [from Tower hide], 2 Green Sandpiper and Common Redshank [Ridge and Furrow], Pintail and several Swallow [Tween Pond].

Thrumpton - 2 Northern Wheatear [on freshly ploughed field towards Thrumpton, 18:20 at least].

Hoveringham - Rock Pipit [Sailing Lake, 16:00].

Wollaton - Rose-ringed Parakeet [Wollaton Road, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit and Pintail [Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Common Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher and Common Whitethroat [Neatholme fen], 3 Ruff and Northern Wheatear [Tiln north] and 2 Red-crested Pochard [pair, Conservation Lake].

Holme Pierrepont - 80+Sand Martin [Holme Lock].

Burton Joyce - 2 Raven [through, S/W].

Ravenshead - Willow Warbler [singing].

Idle Washlands - Ringed Plover, 10+Common Redshank 2 Swallow [Hagg Lane Flash, 13:40].

Wysall/Willoughby - Northern Wheatear [in fields between Wysall and Willoughby, 11:30].

Bingham - Swift [through this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher and Willow Warbler [Blotts Pit, this morning].

Kings Mill Reservoir - Peregrine [over towards the hospital], 25 Sand Martin, Blackcap, 2 Common Snipe and Oystercatcher.

Mansfield - 22 Waxwing [Juction of Hermitage Lane/Sutton Road, this morning].

Sunday 2nd April

Center parcs - 6 Waxwing [18:45].

Thorpe - Short Eared Owl [over fields near Thorpe, early evening].

Langford Lowfields - Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler and Willow Warbler [this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - White Stork [circled over Clifton Pit before drifting off North/East 12:45. (This is presumably the same bird that roosted at Sudbury Hall, Derby's yesterday and was seen drifting S/E over Sinfin, Derby's this morning. It was ringed as a nestling in Poland in 2011, and was injured in a collision with a power line in Poland in 2014 and was sent to Shorelands in Norfolk for treatment in the same year. By 2015 it was able to fly again and escaped in early 2016. It has been roaming the country since].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great white Egret [Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Whooper Swan [still on Clayworth Common], 2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Red Crested Pochard [Chainbridge Scrape], Peregrine [Hayton Common], 11 Goldeneye [9, Neatholme Scrape and 2 Chainbridge Pit]. Also an unconfirmed report of a Cattle Egret from Chainbridge Scrape, but no further details to confirm the sighting.

Barton in Fabis - Raven [Branshill this morning], 3 Willow Warler and 3 Blackcap [Rough Wood hedgerow] and Green Sandpiper [A453 Balancing Pond].

Budby Pumping Station - Great white Egret [flew in from east, 11:10, landed in tree then flew back east 5 minutes later]. Also 12 Common Snipe, 75 Gadwall and 3 Swallow. Also 12 Brambling, Willow Tit and a Small flock of Siskin/Redpoll [Budby Common].

Idle Washlands - Green-winged Teal [drk, back on Hagg Lane Flash, this morning to 12:30 at least]. Also 14 Common Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 80 Teal and Barnacle Goose.

Lady Bay - 4 Waxwing [flew S/E, 11:30]. Also 10 Common Buzzard [circling together, drifting Westwards].

Clumber Park - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Female, East of the chapel, this morning].

Hoveringham - 2 Willow Warbler [singing, Trentside Pit this morning], 8 Goldeneye [Trentside Pit], Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher Grey Wagtail and Water Rail [Sailing Lake].

Mansfield - c80 Waxwing [Juction of Hermitage Lane/Sutton Road, 07:00].

Saturday 1st April

Arnold - 21 Waxwing [on Ramsey Drive, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Tern [Main Pond, 17:15], Pintail [drk, still Tween Pond], Willow Warbler [singing near the Delta].

Rainworth - Swallow [heading north, 15:55].

Kilvington Lakes - Greater Scaup [drk, East lake at northern end, mid afternoon] and Northern Wheatear [still present by North Lake].

Spalford - Common Scoter [Spalford Pit, 14:07].

Idle Washlands - Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Common Redshank, Oystercatcher and Pink-footed Goose [Slaynes Lane].

Lady Bay - 6+ Sand Martin [around Lady Bay Bridge this afternoon].

Southwell - 8 Waxwing, Willow Warbler and several Chiffchaff [Norwood golf course].

Beeston - 11 Waxwing [Canalside, Beeston Rylands, early afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Sandwich Tern [Neatholme Scrape, 10:35], 2 Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape and Neatholme Fen], Marsh Harrier [female,over Neatholme Scrape towards Neatholme Pit], Common Whitethroat [Chainbridge Lane near viewpoint to scrape], 4 Willow Warbler and 10+ Blackcap [singing southern end of the reserve], 2 Brambling [males at Bunker Wood and Bellmoor Lake], 4 Whooper Swan [still on Clayworth Common], Little Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape], Swallow [over visitor's centre], 50+ Sand Martin [Bellmoor Lake], Common Redshank [Chainbridge Pit] and 2 Red-crested Pochard [Bellmoor Lake].

Mansfield - c100 Waxwing [Juction of Hermitage Lane/Sutton Road, 09:15, c20 Waxwing [Sir John Cockle Pub, 13:15].

Kings Mill Reservoir - c80 Waxwing [around the cafe though mobile, this morning], Sedge Warbler [opposite bank to centre, this afternoon], c200 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin and Oystercatcher.

Hoveringham - 4 Black-tailed Godwit [Sailing Lake, this morning]. Also Swallow through.

Netherfield Lagoons - Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap and Swallow [this morning].

Clifton Grove/Barton in Fabis - Raven [Branshill/Branshill Wood, this morning], Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap and 12+Chiffchaff [singing Rough Wood/ Roughwood hedgerow, 08:15].

Holme Pierrepont - Marsh Harrier [through the A52 Pit, strongly W/S/W, 08:10].

Chilwell - 45 Waxwing [village hotel car park, 07:30].


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