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Sat 31st Mar
Bentinck Void - Willow Warbler.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap [Bund]. Main Pond: 15+ Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin.
Welbeck Lakes - Red Kite [circling].
Budby Pumping Station - 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Common Shelduck, 25 European Golden Plover [through].
Gunthorpe - 2 Oystercatcher [river].
Sookholme - White Stork [on cricket field adjacent John Fretwell Sports Centre].
Cotham - Cycle Track: 3 Willow Warbler.
West Leake - Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard.
Fri 30th Mar
King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Eurasian Teal, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Common Redshank.
Besthorpe NWT - South: 1 Little Egret, 3 Common Redshank, 10 European Golden Plover [over], 10+ Sand Martin.
Collingham Pits - 3 Common Goldeneye, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Sand Martin.
Kilvington Lakes - 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank [West Lake].
Nottingham - City Centre: 1 Red Kite [high - between Sneinton and Ice Arena].
Haywood Oaks - Oak Lane/A614: Hen Harrier [male].
Teversal Trail - Blackcap
Thu 29th Mar
Colliers Wood - Chiffchaff, Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker [heard].
Cotgrave - Grantham Canal: 2 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Robin, 2 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit.
Budby Common - 2 Brambling [pair].
Wed 28th Mar
Haywood Oaks - Oak Lane/A614 Hen Harrier [male].
Car Colston - Barn Swallow.
Cresswell - 2 Common Buzzard [pair displaying], Common Kestrel.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Reed Bunting, 1 Oystercatcher, Green Woodpecker, Greater Scaup [Clifton Pond], Bullfinch, Common Kingfisher, 1 Jack Snipe [feeding on the east side of the Gull island in Clifton Pond].
Skegby Trail - 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Skylark, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 5 Yellowhammer, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Teversal - Old Village: 50 Fieldfare, Red-legged Partridge, 4 Yellowhammer.
Kinoulton - Grantham Canal: 2 Chiffchafff [heard], Great Spotted Woodpecker [heard], 10 Yellowhammer, 2 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 6 Mute Swan, Common Kestrel, 3 Common Buzzard, Northern Lapwing, Song Thrush [heard], 4 Canada Goose, 4 Mallard, Moorhen.
Brinsley Headstocks - Chiffchaff, Eurasian Nuthatch.
Kilvington Lakes - 5 Common Goldeneye, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Common Redshank.
Tue 27th Mar
Arnold- 1 Red-legged Partridge [garden on Winthorpe Road].
Welbeck Watchpoint - 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Reed Bunting.
Hoveringham - Sailing Lake: 2 Eurasian Curlew [over - calling], 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Sand Martin, 1 Blackcap, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Egyptian Goose [in field next to Sailing Club track], 20 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing.
Budby Common - 2+ Common Crossbill, 1 Stonechat [male], Firecrest [probable].
Langford Lowfields - 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 11 Common Snipe, 2 Little Egret, 50 Sand Martin, 40 Fieldfare.
Mon 26th Mar
Haywood Oaks - Oak Lane/A614 Hen Harrier [male].
Cresswell - 5 Common Buzzard, 5 Yellowhammer, Chaffinch,30 Common Pheasant, 100 + Woodpigeon.
Costock - 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 3 Skylark, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Grey Partridge, 8+ Great Tit, Blue Tit, Marsh Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Nuthatch, European Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Pied Wagtail, Common Pheasant, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Reed Bunting, Woodpigeon, 2 Stock Dove, Red-legged Partridge, Dunnock, 5 Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel.
Lambley - Ploughman's Wood 2 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard.
Besthorpe NWT - South: 1 Little Egret, 110 European Golden Plover [in adjacent field], 2 Common Redshank.
Collingham Pits - 6 Common Goldeneye, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 8 Common Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, c.10 Sand Martin [through - early morning].
Sun 25th Mar
Highfields Park - Blackcap [male], Goldcrest, Eursian Jay, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Eurasian Nuthatch, 6 Eurasian Teal, 12 Grey Heron [adults and young].
Hoveringham - 6 Yellowhammer, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Goldfinch.
Kinoulton - Barn Owl, 3 Skylark, Common Kestrel, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting.
Kilvington Lakes - 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Little Egret, 4 Common Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Kestrel, 6 Common Shelduck, 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 16 Tufted Duck, 12 Eurasian Teal.
Kinoulton to Hickling - Grantham Canal: 5 Common Buzzard, c.10 Reed Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Northern Lapwing, Chiffchaff.
Costock - Chiffchaff [singing].
Hucknall - Reed Bunting [garden].
Wollaton - 5 Common Buzzard [over Russell Drive allotments].
Langford Lowfields - 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret, 18 Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff.
Moorgreen - Osprey [over woodland].
Giltbrook - White Stork [circling over].
Collingham Pits - Main Pit: 1 Sand Martin, 2 Little Ringed Plover. Silt Lagoon: 1 White Wagtail, 17 Common Snipe, 1 Eurasian Curlew.
Girton Pits - 1 Sand Martin [Sailing Lake], 3 Pink-footed Goose [river Trent].
Sat 24th Mar
Stanton on the Wolds - Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler.
Welbeck - Robin hood Way: 3 Eurasian Jay, Skylark, European Robin, 2 Common Buzzard.
Kinoulton - Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, Moorhen.
Colwick Woods - 2 Chiffchaff [singing].
Collingham Pits - 20 Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 15 Fieldfare.
Erewash Fields - Lesser Redpoll, Siskin.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greater Scaup [female still on Church pond], Common Goldeneye, Eurasian Wigeon, Goosander, Little Grebe, Reed Bunting, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Teal, Gadwall [Clifton Pond], Song Thrush, Redwing, Meadow Pipit [riverside], Oystercatcher, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard [Coneries Pond].
Fri 23rd Mar
Langford Lowfields - 7 Sand Martin [late afternoon].
Collingham Pits - 2 Little Ringed Plover.
Whatton - Little Egret [in tree close to River Smite].
Clumber Park - Common Pochard, 8 Cormorant, Mandarin Duck [male], Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, European Robin, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Eurasian Sparrowhawk.
Carburton - Grey Heron, Common Kestrel.
Clifton - 2 Common Buzzard [Spinney Pond - circling tree tops].
Thu 22nd Mar
Wellow - Chiffchaff [calling], 2 Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel.
Hoveringham - 2 White Wagtail [Sailing Lake - passed through with Pied Wagtails], 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Chiffchaff, [Railway Lake], 1 Little Ringed Plover.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Redshank, Chiffchaff [several], Willow Tit, Red Kite [low over car park], Ross's Snow Goose.
Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Red Kite.
Norton - 2 Mallard [pair], Red-legged Partridge, Eurasian Sparrowhawk.
Creswell - 2 Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker.
Kinoulton - Eurasian Curlew [heard], Common Kestrel [female], 4+ Skylark, 4 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Bullfinch.
Wed 21st Mar
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Wren, 5 Gadwall, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Goosander, Little Egret, 2 Linnet, Song Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, Common Kestrel, 20+ Cormorant,Tree Sparrow, 200+ Black-headed Gull, Dunnock, 100+ Greylag Goose, 6 Northern Lapwing,Blackbird, Great Tit, Robin, 12 Goldfinch, 10 Chaffinch, Magpie, Grey Heron, Coot, 15+ Tufted Duck, 6 Mute Swan, Moorhen, Carrion Crow, 100+ Woodpigeon, 30+ Mallard, 3 Common Goldeneye, 30+ Canada Goose,6 Red-crested Pochard [3 pairs], 8 Dunnock, 5 Magpie, 2 Common Pochard, 5 Eurasian Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Northern Shoveler, 6 Reed Bunting, 1 Common Redshank, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Robin, Great Tit, Blue Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 7 Chaffinch, 3 Common Pheasant, 3 Common Goldeneye, Great Crested Grebe, 1 Blackcap [male], 5 Chiffchaff.
Oldcotes - Linnet, Common Kestrel.
Blyth - Common Buzzard.
Tue 20th Mar
Norton - 5 Common Buzzard, 12 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Canada Goose, 7 Mallard.
Clumber Park - 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Buzzard, Eurasian jay, Common Kestrel, Eurasian Sparrowhawk.
Beckingham Marshes RSPB - Merlin [female].
Beeston to Nottingham - Beeston Canal: Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, 1 Common Kingfisher [near Boots], Blackbird, 1 Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Wren, Dunnock, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Common Pheasant, 4 Chiffchaff [calling].
Besthorpe NWT - South: 55 European Golden Plover [adjacent field], 1 Eurasian Curlew.
Collingham Pits - 7 Common Goldeneye, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 8 Common Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper.
Cotham Flash - 1 Ruff [adjacent Field], 7 Common Snipe, 1 Common Redshank.
Kilvington Lakes - 8 Common Goldeneye.
Arnold - Hubbock's: Chiffchaff [several singing], Blackcap.
Mon 19th Mar
Sherwood - Woodcock [garden].
Kilvington - 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Goosander.
Cotham Flash - 2 Short-eared Owl, 3 Grey Partridge.
Woodthorpe - Garden feeders:. 1 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Blackbird, 4 Goldfinch, 3 Siskin, 1 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 12 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 3 European Robin.
Sun 18th Mar
Cuckney - Common Buzzard [Buskeyfield Lane - on hedgerow].
Norton - Infield Lane: 2 Red-legged Partridge [displaying], 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Northern Lapwing.
Kilvington Lakes- 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Red Knot, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher [pair], Northern Pintail, Goosander, 6 Common Goldeneye.
Arnold - Blackcap [male].
Colwick Country Park - c.15 Sand Martin [Trout Lake].
Beeston Rylands - 2 Little Egret [flew down river].
Holme Pierrepont - Eurasian Wigeon, Common Goldeneye, Eurasian Teal, Little Egret, Grey Heron [several], Reed Bunting, Pied Wagtail, Common Redshank, Northern Wheatear [male]. A52 Pit: 2 Greylag Goose, 250 Canada Goose, 375 Eurasian Wigeon, 29 Gadwall, 35 Eurasian Teal, 5 Northern Shoveler, 2 Common Pochard, 16 Common Goldeneye, Little Egret, 1 Northern Lapwing, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 160 Black-headed Gull, Common Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Reed Bunting, 6 Common Pheasant, Northern Wheatear. Blott's Pit: 3 Eurasian Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 6 Northern Shoveler, 2 Common Pochard, 14 Common Goldeneye.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Sand Martin, 1 Greater Scaup [female still on Church Pond], 5 Goosander, Egyptian Goose, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Redshank, Ross's Snow Goose [with Canadas and Greylags over river], 2 Common Shelduck.
Clifton - Summerwood Allotments: Chiffchaff [singing].
Kinoulton - Garden/feeders: Tree Sparrow, 5 Reed Bunting [4 male and 1 female, Common Pheasant [female], 6 Blackbird, 4 Goldfinch, 4+ Chaffinch, 8 Eurasian Starling, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Collared Dove, c.3 Woodpigeon.
Welbeck Lake - Grey Heron.
Sat 17th Mar
Kinoulton - 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Common Buzzard.
Ruddington Country Park - Water Rail.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Common Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Stonechat [female], 4 Sand Martin
Collingham Pits - Main Pit: 1 Red Knot, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher.
Rufford Country Park- 3 Eurasian Nuthatch, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Tufted Duck.
Fri 16th Mar
Bentinck Void - 4 Chiffchaff.
Hickling - 7 Siskin [on alders], 1 Little Owl, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Chiffchaff.
Pleasley Vale - 3 Chiffchaff [singing].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Rough-legged Buzzard [Meadow Lane - railway crossing].
Clumber Park - 1 Merlin, 6+ Common Crossbill, 1 Chiffchaff [not calling], 2 Mandarin Duck [pair], Siskin, Lesser Redpoll.
Collingham Pits - 8 Common Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 60 European Golden Plover [in adjacent field], 2 Ringed Plover, 9 Common Redshank.
Newark - 75 Mute Swan [in field north of A46].
Hoveringham to Gibsmere - 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Common Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Great Grested Grebe, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, 6+ Yellowhammer, 5 Cormorant, Grey Heron, 150+ Eurasian Wigeon, 4 Pink-footed Goose, Greylag Goose, Skylark.
Clifton - Spinney Pond: Eurasian Teal.
Meden Vale - 3 Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff [calling].
Retford - Grey Heron [Botany Bay].
Thu 15th Mar
Aslockton - 3 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel.
Besthorpe NWT - Mons Pool: 20 Common Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, c.30 Reed Bunting.
Wed 14th Mar
Bennerley Marsh - 6 Common Buzzard, 3 Treecreeper, 2 Common Kingfisher.
Tue 13th Mar
Clumber Park - 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Eurasian Nuthatch, 2 Stock Dove, 6 European Robin, Mandarin Duck [male], 2 Cormorant, 2 Canada Goose, 6 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Underwood and Felley - 7 Common Buzzard, Siskin, Eurasian Jay.
Annesley Woodhouse - Quarry: 1 Chiffchaff [singing], 2 Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Pochard, Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker, c.50 Fieldfare.
Gonalston - 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Eurasian Nuthatch, 2 Stock Dove.
Carburton - 2 Common Buzzard [soaring].
Mon 12th Mar
Bentinck Void - Chiffchaff.
Budby Common - 1 Firecrest [photographed].
Gedling Pit Top - 2 Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, c.30 Skylark [singing], Meadow Pipit, c.10 Northern Lapwing, 1 Eurasian Teal.
Collingham - Gravel Pits: 1 Common Redshank, 5 Green Sandpiper. Silt Pond: 2 Ringed Plover, 25 European Golden Plover [adjacent field], 1 Eurasian Curlew, 1 Common Redshank.
Hucknall - 1 Common Buzzard [over Market Place].
Budby South Forest - 16 Common Crossbill [west side of heath in small clump of pines], 1 Common Stonechat [east side of heath near A616], 2 Siskin, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Common Buzzard, 5 Yellowhammer, 1 Common Buzzard,2 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Linnet, Eurasian Jay.
Compton Acres - Red-tailed Hawk, Common Buzzard [soaring].
King's Mill Reservoir - Greylag Goose, 11 Eurasian Teal, 1 Water Rail [south-west corner], 6 Northern Lapwing, 11 Common Snipe.
Sun 11th Mar
Budby Common - 2 Common Crossbill [pair drinking from puddle], Yellowhammer, Green Woodpecker, Eurasian Nuthatch, Siskin, 5 Common Buzzard.
Sherwood Forest Country Park - Eurasian Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove, Redwing.
Wollaton Park - 5 Common Buzzard [soaring].
Hoveringham - Railway Lake: 7 Goosander, 2 Eurasian Curlew, 1 White Wagtail.
Kirkby in Ashfield - 3 Common Buzzard [calling and soaring], Siskin [on feeders].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Red-tailed Hawk.
Oxton Estate- 5 Common Buzzard.
Sat 10th Mar
Rufford Country Park - Common Buzzard, Woodcock [flushed], 8 Goosander, Eurasian Jay, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest.
Dukeries - Dukeries Garden Centre: 2 Common Buzzard.
Fri 9th Mar
Aslockton to Orston - 1 Little Egret [River Smite], 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Yellowhammer.
Besthorpe NWT - South: 19 Common Shelduck, 2 Common Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 11 Common Redshank.
Collingham Pits - 10 Common Goldeneye, 2 Green Sandpiper.
Felley Priory - 3 Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker.
Colwick Country Park - 8 Red-crested Pochard [4 males and 4 females on main lake].
Thu 8th Mar
Kirkby in Ashfield - 7 Bullfinch [garden feeders near Portland Park].
King's Mill Reservoir - 1 Common Goldeneye, 6 Cormorant, 7 Gadwall, 6 Common Snipe, 8 Eurasian Teal, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Water Rail, 1 Eurasian Nuthatch [in hermitage].
Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Glaucous Gull.
Kinoulton - c.12 Yellowhammer, Common Buzzard, c.3 Reed Bunting, Tufted Duck [pair], Coot, Mute Swan [pair], Wren.
Hucknall - Garden: 5 Reed Bunting [1 male and 4 females], 1 Blackcap [male], 1 Lesser Redpoll [male], 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk.
Wed 7th Mar
Sookholme - White Stork [sports ground].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Smew, Mediterranean Gull, Oystercatcher, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Bittern.
Hucknall - Garden: 2 Reed Bunting [females], 1 Bullfinch [male], 1 Lesser Redpoll [male], 1 Blackcap [male, 10 Greenfinch.
Tue 6th Mar
Highfields Park - 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Eurasian Jay, 2 Goosander, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Common Gull.
Kinoulton - 2 Tawny Owl.
Collingham Pits - 16 Common Goldeneye, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kittiwake [2 adults on south pit From 10:15 to 11:40 at least].
Besthorpe NWT - South: 2 Common Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 110 European Golden Plover [in adjacent field], 8 Common Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper.
Hoveringham - Mediterranean Gull [summer plumage].
King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Cormorant, 3 Gadwall, 9 Eurasian Teal, 21 Northern Lapwing, 6 Common Snipe, Common Gull, Lesser Redpoll.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Bittern [showing well at Dragonfly Pond], Common Snipe [Dragonfly Pond], Reed Bunting, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker [drumming to each other], Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 4 Red-crested Pochard [2 pairs at Visitor Centre], Common Goldeneye, Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Gadwall.
Mansfield Woodhouse - Maun Valley Trail: Common Kingfisher, Bullfinch, Linnet, Common Buzzard, Yellowhammer, Dunnock, European Robin, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Woodpigeon, Goldfinch, Eurasian Starling, Collared Dove, House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Black-headed Gull, Chaffinch, Blackbird.
Budby Common - 6 Common Crossbills [including 3 males at location].
Norton - 3 Common Buzzard, Common Pheasant.
Mon 5th Mar
Holme Pierrepont - 2 Smew [pair on Blott's Pit].
Aslockton - Garden: 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Wren, c.20 House Sparrow.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 12 Tree Sparrow, Reed Bunting, c.20 Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit [feeders], 2 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Common Goldeneye, 4 Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe.
Highfields Park - 3 Goosander.
Spalford Warren Nature Reserve - 40+ Chaffinch, 20+ Goldfinch, 10+ Greeenfinch, 1 Mealy Redpoll, 2 Lesser Redpoll, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit [all at feeding station].
Trowell - Common Buzzard [over A609 near Ilkeston].
Worksop - Common Buzzard [A57 water meadows].
Norton - 3 Common Buzzard, Eurasian Sparrowhawk [female].
Welbeck Lake - 3 Grey Heron, 4 Great Crested Grebe.
Clumber Park - 3 Treecreeper, 2 Common Buzzard, 10 Mute Swan, 6 Eurasian Nuthatch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, European Robin, 12 Tufted Duck, Chaffinch, 2 Great Crested Grebe.
Sun 4th Mar
Gonalston - 1 Yellowhammer [male], 3 Reed Bunting [male], 1 Eurasian Nuthatch.
Newark - 1 Water Rail [cycle track near Clay Lane Bridge].
Hucknall - Garden: 1 Siskin [female], 1 Blackcap [male], 4 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Bullfinch [male], c.6 Goldfinch, c.10 Greenfinch, 4 House Sparrow, c.6 Chaffinch, 2 Great Tit, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin.
Sat 3rd Mar
Bentinck Void - 2 Common Buzzard.
Budby Pumping Station - 3 Bean Goose.
Bestwood Country Park - Rough-legged Buzzard [over Crimea Wood], 3 Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Eurasian Jay, Eurasian Nuthatch.
Fri 2nd Mar
Clumber Park - 13 Whooper Swan [10 adult and 2 immature - Main Lake Between].
Toton - 1 Mediterranean Gull [tram building site].
Lambley - 2 Tree Sparrow [inspecting garden nest box].
Gedling Pit Top - 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Reed Bunting [female].
Welbeck Estate - South Lodge: 10 Common Buzzard.
Bentinck Void - 2 Short-eared Owl.
Collingham Pits - 14 Common Goldeneye, 2 Little Egret, c.5 European Golden Plover, 1 Eurasian Curlew [over calling], 1 Common Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, c.250 Fieldfare [between pits and Langford Lowfields].
Besthorpe NWT - South: 3 Common Goldeneye, 2 Little Egret, 4 Northern Pintail, 6 Common Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Bittern [showing well at Dragonfly Pond], Bullfinch, Goosander, Red-crested Pochard, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Eurasian Teal, Common Goldeneye, Common Kingfisher, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Northern Lapwing, Common Snipe, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Eurasian Sparrowhawk.
Thu 1st Mar
Besthorpe NWT - Mons Pool: 18 Common Shelduck, 7 Common Redshank, 2 Northern Pintail, c.100 Northern Lapwing [over].
Gedling Pit Top - 20+ Skylark, 1 Common Snipe, 3 Common Buzzard, 3+ Common Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Northern Lapwing.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Bittern [showing well at Dragonfly Pond].
Holbeck - Common Buzzard, Greenfinch, 5 Yellowhammer, 8 Chaffinch [males].
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