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Thu 31st May
Hoveringham - 1 Red Kite, [15:50 - with dark green wing tag with white tip. Hung around until 16:10 in large oak at Coneygre Farm along the footpath at the North West side of boating lake. Headed off to South].
Brierley Forest CP - 2 Grasshopper Wabler [1 reeling in wetland area].
Kingsmill Reservoir - 2 Common Tern [on tern raft], 2 Reed Warbler [1 reeling in reedbed], 3 Grey Wagtail [1 juv. near dam], 1 Kestrel.
Bestwood Country Park - Main site: 1+ Chiffchaff, 1 Common Whitethroat, 3 Jay, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Blackcap [male singing], 5+ Coal Tit [4 adults, 1+ juv.], 1 Kestrel [male feeding on insects in School field], 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Old Quarry: 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 1+ Green Woodpecker, 1 Stock Dove, 1+ Skylark.
Attenborough NR - Jay, 2 Common Buzzard, Lesser Whitethroat, 75 Sand Martin, 1 Common Gull, 2 Redshank, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Buzzard.
Wed 30th May
Kinoulton - Little Owl.
Tue 29th May
Burton Joyce - 1 Avocet [In flight towards Burton Joyce village then returning towards Netherfield].
Bunny - 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Dunnock, 4 Blackbird, 1 Kestrel, 2 Yellowhammer, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 5 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Common Buzzard, 6 House Sparrow, 5 Pied Wagtail [including 2 fledged birds], 2 Collared Dove, 3 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Robin.
Bestwood Country Park - Main Site: 2 Skylark, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Tawny Owl. Mill Lakes: 1 Shelduck, 1 Grey Wagtail.
Sun 27th May
Bunny - 2 Skylark, 1 Dunnock, 1 Linnet, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Goldfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 1 Robin, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Reed Bunting.
Holme Pierrepont - A52 Pit: 700 Swift, 200 House Martin, Redshank, Goldeneye [female], 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 23 Common Tern. Blott's Pit: 150 Swallow, 300 Swift, 80 House Martin, 7 Linnet, Pochard [male], 5 Gadwall.
Sat 26th May
Clifton Pastures - 1 Corn Bunting.
Netherfield Lagoons - New Workings: 1 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Yellow Wagtail. Slurry Lagoon: 2 Pochard. [male]
Silverhill Wood - 4 Grasshopper Warbler [2 reeling out in open].
Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Shelduck, Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, Common Buzzard.
Hazel Grove: - Tree Pipit.
Budby Common: - 2 Whinchat [female and possible juvenile], 2 Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler, 2 Yellowhammer.
Sherwood Forest: - Cuckoo, Nuthatch, Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler.
Fri 25th May
Attenborough NR - Erewash Field: 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler. Sailing Pit: Oystercatcher. Tween Pond Scrape: Pochard [male], Teal [male]. Tween Pond: Wigeon [male]. Clifton Pit: Common Buzzard [Barton side], 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 17 Tree Sparrow.
Cotgrave CP - Cuckoo, 2 Yellow Wagtail.
Bestwood - Goosedale: 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Little Owl, 1 Barnacle Goose [feral].
Collingham - New Workings: 6+ Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling.
Thu 24th May
Bunny - 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackbird, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Kestrel, 2 Dunnock, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat.
Annesley Pit Top - 2 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Shelduck, 1 Northern Wheatear.
Netherfield Lagoons - 1 Cuckoo, 1 Oystercatcher, Grasshopper Warbler, Redshank, 3 Common Tern.
Hoveringham - 6 Common Tern, c.15 Yellow Wagtail, c.150 Sand Martin.
Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 6 Common Buzzard, 1 Hobby.
Kilvington - 1 Whooper Swan [adult at Kilvington New Lake for its second day].
Wed 23rd May
Blidworth Woods - Yellowhammer, Red-legged Partridge, Tree Pipit, Woodcock.
Edwinstowe & Budby Common - 5 Cuckoo, Tree Pipit [several], Common Redstart.
Colwick CP - Red-crested Pochard [male], 2 Grey Wagtail [Trout Lake], Reed Warbler [West Lake], 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 25 Sand Martin, 8 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 9 Common Tern [none on the new nesting platform].
Bestwood Country Park - 1 Barnacle Goose [Leen Pastures, with Greylags].
Netherfield Lagoons - 1 Hobby, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grasshopper Warbler [reeling], 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Shelduck. Butterflies: 2 Peacock, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortioseshell, 3 Orange Tip, 5 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus.
Tue 22nd May
Cotgrave CP - Turtle Dove.
King's Mill Reservoir - 1 Common Tern.
Mon 21st May
Nottingham City Centre - Peregrine.
Oxton - Northern Wheatear.
Budby Common - Shelduck [over to north], Yellowhammer, Whinchat [female], Tree Pipit, Green Woodpecker.
Sherwood Forest - 3 Cuckoo, 2 Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 7 Willow Warbler, 4 Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher, 9 Jay, 2 Common Buzzards.
Bunny - 1 Little Owl, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Yellowhammer, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Swallow, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Whitethroat.
Langford Lowfield - 2 Common Tern, 1 Grasshopper Warbler.
Collingham - New Workings: 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 1 Little Egret.
Sun 20th May
Bassingfield - Grantham Canal: 2 Yellowhammer, Northern Wheatear [female], Turtle Dove.
Cotgrave CP - 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 2 Northern Wheatear, Cuckoo. Insects 7 Red-eyed Damselfly.
Holme Pierrepont - Blott's Pit: 4 Wigeon. A52 Pit: 2 Shelduck, Gadwall [female with young], Cuckoo.
Attenborough NR - Common Sandpiper [near visitor centre], Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Tree Sparrow, Bullfinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, Teal.
Lound - 2 Avocet [Neatholme Scrape - best viewed from the bridge over the River Idle].
Netherfield Lagoons - 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 3 Northern Wheatear [1 male & 2 female], 4 Cuckoo, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Dunlin, 45+ Common Swift, 2 Grasshopper Warbler [reeling], 2 Grey Partridge.
Sat 19th May
Lound - Neatholme Pit: 2 Avocet, 1 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover . Neatholme Scrape: 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Tern, 1 Pintail [male], 25+ Cormorant, Turtle Dove. Chainbridge NR Scrape: 2 Red-crested Pochard [male]. Chainbridge Pit: 1 Redshank, 2 Wigeon.
Clayworth Common - 3 Yellow Wagtail, Kestrel.
Langford Lowfield - 6 Shelduck, Dunlin, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Grasshopper Warbler, Yellowhammer.
Collingham - New Workings: Oystercatcher, Wigeon [male], 2 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret.
Bunny - 5 Common Swift, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel.
Attenborough NR - Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Grasshopper Warbler, Tree Sparrow, Bullfinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Ringed Plover, Kestrel, Egyptian Goose.
Annesley Pit Top - 1 Northern Wheatear [female], Linnet [numerous].
Fri 18th May
Stoke Bardolph - Sewerage Works: Shelduck, Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, Northern Wheatear, 2 Yellowhammer.
Netherfield Lagoons - New Workings: 2 Northern Wheatear, 2 Common Tern, Black-Headed Gull, Bewick's Swan [adult - viewable on the south bank of the river from the fishing pit].
Bestwood Mill Lakes - 1 Common Sandpiper
Thu 17th May
Bunny - 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Collingham - 1 Little Egret [new workings].
Langford Lowfield - 2 Little Egret.
Wed 16th May
Lound - 1 Little Egret [Chainbridge NR Scrape].
Attenborough NR - 2 Whimbrel [circled Tween pond at 10:10 before departing west].
Tue 15th May
Lound - .
Bunny - 1 Cuckoo, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Swallow, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Kestrel.
Sherwood Pines - 1 Cuckoo [heard very nearby to the car park].
Mon 14th May
Lound - Neatholme Scrape: - 1 Black Tern [on island at 18:00], 1 Ruddy Turnstone, Dunlin. Neatholme Pit: 4 Ringed Plover. Cross Lane: 1 Turtle Dove.
King's Mill Reservoir - Ruddy Turnstone [looking for food near jetties adjacent to sailing club].
Gringley Carr - 1 Whimbrel [adjacent pumping station], Marsh Harrier [at 16:30].
Attenborough NR - Northern Wheatear, Whinchat.
Langwith - Osprey [being mobbed by crows].
Sun 13th May
Attenborough NR - Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Shelduck, 4 Egyptian Goose, Common Tern, Oystercatcher.
Bunny - 4 Common Swift, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Collared Dove.
Colwick CP - Mandarin [male], Sedge Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap, Chiffchaff.
Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 53 Sedge Warbler [singing. Not quite beating a 2005 count when 56 singing males was recorded], Reed Warbler [numerous], Common Whitethroat [numerous], Garden Warbler [numerous], 2 Shelduck, 8 Gadwall, 5 Skylark, 3 Lesser Whitethroat.
Sat 12th May
Thoresby - Great Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit.
Bentinck Void - Hobby, Dunlin, 2 Northern Wheatear.
Attenborough NR - Works Pond: 2 Shelduck. Tween Pond Scrape: 2 Shelduck, 2 Dunlin, Erewash Field: 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, Grasshopper Warbler. Clifton Pit: 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 14 Gadwall.
Holme Pierrepont - c.5000 Common Swift, 2 Wigeon [drakes on Blott's Pit], 12 Common Tern [A52 pit].
Annesley Pit Top - 2 Redshank, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Northern Wheatear, 2 Shelduck.
Fri 11th May
Bestwood Mill Lakes - 2 Gadwall.
Bunny - 3 Skylark, 1 Red-legged Partridge.
Attenborough NR - 200+ Swift, 1 Cuckoo [singing opposite Delta Hide], 1 Whimbrel, [calling. Flew NW across Church Pond and towards Stapleford at 18:00]. Tween Pond Scrape:2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Teal.
Thu 10th May
Netherfield Lagoons - 1 Osprey [over north end of fly-ash lagoon - mobbed by crows before moving off toward Gedling].
Collingham - 2 Dunlin [new workings].
Bestwood Mill Lakes - 1 Egyptian Goose.
Wed 9th May
Attenborough NR - 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Shelduck, Kingfisher.
Tue 8th May
Bunny - 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pied Wagtail.
Mon 7th May
Dunham Lakes - 4 Shelduck, 2 Common Tern, 4 Oystercatcher, 30+ Common Swift, 20+ Yellow Wagtail.
Attenborough NR - 2 Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Hobby, Common Swift [lots]. Tween Pond Scrape: 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper.
Hoveringham - New Workings: Oystercatcher, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Yellowhammer. Railway Lake: Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Sedge Warbler. Farm Pit: 3 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Red-legged Partridge. Sailing Lake: 2 Oystercatcher. River Pit: 3 Wigeon, Yellow Wagtail.
Hucknall - Grey Wagtail [in garden].
Bestwood Mill Lakes - 3 Sedge Warbler.
Netherfield Lagoons - 1 Blue-headed Wagtail [on slurry lagoon at 09:30], 1 Greenshank, 1 Cuckoo, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Sparrow.
Papplewick - 3 Woodcock.
Sun 6th May
Colwick Woods - Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Sparrowhawk.
Holme Pierrepont - Blott's Pit: 4 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck, 2 Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 500 House Martin, 200 Common Swift, 300 Tufted Duck. A52 Pit: 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull [over to the south], 12 Common Tern, 45 Common Swift, Shelduck, Goldeneye [female], Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 7 Blackcap.
Annesley Pit Top - 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Redshank. Butterflies: 1 Small Copper, 1 Small Heath [both early]
Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Greenshank, 1 Cuckoo, 8 Garden Warbler, 1 Northern Wheatear, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Ringed Plover.
Sat 5th May
Netherfield Lagoons - 1 Hobby [hawking insects over the railway bridge], 7 Little Gull [passing over the site at 14:55], 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Northern Wheatear [female on deep water pit bank].
Attenborough NR - 3 Sandwich Tern [sailing lake]. New Workings: Arctic Tern, Whinchat [female], Willow Warbler Erewash Field: 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 5 Skylark, Meadow Pipit. Sailing Pit: Oystercatcher. Church Pond:16 Common Tern. Works Pit: Goosander [male]. Main Pond: Shoveler [male]. Tween Pond Scrape: 2 Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, Pochard [male], 3 Teal.
Fri 4th May
Netherfield Lagoons - Nature Reserve: 12 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Chiffchaff. Fishing Pit: 2 Common Tern, 2 Grey Partridge. New Workings: 2 Yellow Wagtails, Yellowhammer. Please note: The field used for observation of the New Workings over the last few weeks is now out of bounds and the owner has requested that it is not walked on as planting is imminent. The footpath can still be used and is accessible via Teal Close.
Stoke Bardolph - 2 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper.
Attenborough NR - 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Shelduck, 2 Lapwings [Works Pond], 1 Common Buzzard [over railway line flying North East], 1 Kestrel [Beeston Meadow], Common Crane [flew NE low over Clifton Pit at 20:20. Flew down the valley on the south side, under Burrows Farm. Eventually lost to view as it flew beyond the trees on Barton Island].
Thu 3rd May
Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 5 Common Buzzard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Nuthatch, Common Swift [large number].
Netherfield Lagoons - 4 Shelduck [New Workings], 4 Common Tern, 1 Common Buzzard, c.3 Grasshopper Warbler [reeling]. Plus: Large numbers of migrants all around the site.
Hoveringham - Railway Lake: 20+ Great Crested Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Northern Wheatear [male], 2 Red-legged Partridge, 6 Common Tern, 2 Arctic Tern [over].
Mansfield - Tree Sparrow [River Maun].
Attenborough NR - Black-tailed Godwit, Shelduck, Little Grebe.
Wed 2nd May
King's Mill Reservoir - 1 Common Sandpiper.
Basford - Common Buzzard [north over Vernon Park].
Netherfield Lagoons - New Workings: 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 14 Common Swift, 4 Stock Dove. Fly-ash Pit: 1 Spotted Redshank [almost full summer plumage. Arrived at 12.20 and still present at 14:00], 1 Whinchat [female], 4 Arctic Tern, 1 Argentine Blue-bill, Reed Warbler [new influx], Sedge Warbler [new influx].
Tue 1st May
Netherfield Lagoons- New Workings: 2 Arctic Tern [heading NE], 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Common Swift, 20+ House Martin [collecting mud throughout the afternoon], 2 Grey Partridge.
Mansfield - 4 Common Swift [town centre].
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