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Mon 31st May
Clumber Park - Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, Common Swift, House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Reed Bunting, 1 Turtle Dove, Hobby.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Common Scoter [female on Clifton Pond].
Tollerton - 1 Cuckoo [singing].
Cotham Flash - Barn Owl, Long-eared Owl, Little Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cuckoo, c.3 Grasshopper Warbler [reeling], Common Kestrel.
Bestwood Mill Lakes - 14+ Common Swift, 28+ House Martin, 8 Swallow, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 22+ Long-tailed Tit.
Sun 30th May
Budby Pumping Station - Woodcock, Tawny Owl.
Bestwood Mill Lakes - 1 Mandarin Duck [male feeding with Greylag Geese], 1 Bullfinch [male].
Cuckney - 2 Common Buzzard [behind church].
Fri 28th May
Blidworth Woods 3 Woodcock [roding], Cuckoo [calling].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pink-footed Goose [Barton Flash].
Thu 27th May
Colwick Park - c.100 Swift, Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow, 4 Blackcap, Common Tern, Little Grebe, c.40 Long-tailed Tit [across site - many juveniles].
Hickling- 2 Common Crane [pair circling low].
Wed 26th May
Kilvington - West Lake: 1 Sanderling, 1 Common Sandpiper.
Teversal - Silverhill Trail: Cuckoo, Grasshopper Wabler, Willow Tit.
Tue 25th May
Norton - Common Buzzard, Barn Owl [quartering], 4 Northern Lapwing [display flight]. Pied Wagtail.
Five Lane Ends - 2 Common Kestrel [hovering at junction].
Clumber Park - 4 Stock Doves, 6 Jackdaw. Robin, Coal Tit, 3 Mandarin Duck [male], Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Mallard, Common Pheasant, Carrion Crow [attacking Jackdaws], Jackdaws, Stock Dove.
Mon 24th May
Lambley - Red Kite [Spring Lane].
Sun 23rd May
Sherwood Holiday Parks - 1 Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, 2 Mandarin Duck [pair], 2 Garden Warbler, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail.
Ruddington - Red Kite [golf course side].
Budby Pumping Station - Corn Bunting, Little Grebe, Reed Bunting, Oystercatcher, Common Shelduck, Yellow Wagtail, Common Kestrel.
Woodborough - Roe Hill: 2 Common Swift, Common Buzzard, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Common Pheasant, Goldcrest, 4 Yellowhammer.
Sat 22nd May
Bestwood Country Park - c.20 House Sparrow, 6 Blackcap, c.10 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Jay, Swift, Mandarin Duck, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Stock Dove, c.10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark.
Fri 21st May
Cuckney - Red-legged Partridge.
Bennerley Marsh - 2 Common Redshank, 16 Northern Lapwing, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Gadwall, Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 5 Swallow, 2 Common Swift, Jay. Chat Corner: 3 Skylark, 3 Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Great Spotted woodpecker, Common Redshank [over].
Eastwood Lock/Shipley Lock - Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Grey Wagtail, 6 Swallow.
Budby Common - Cuckoo [calling in flight], Green Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer, Meadow Pipit.
Cotgrave - Nottingham Canal: Reed Warbler. Bullfinch. Yellowhammer. Reed Bunting. 2 Cuckoo [chasing each other]. Common Whitethroat. Blackcap. Stock Dove. Common Tern.
Thu 20th May
Blidworth Woods - 8 Carrion Crow, 5 Jay, 10+ Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 50+ Great Tit, 10+ Blue Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap, 10+ Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Tree Pipit, 5 Yellowhammer [east side], Green Woodpecker [heard], 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tawny Owl [heard close to north car park], 30+ Woodpigeon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, Common Pheasant, 2 Goldfinch, 50+ Chaffinch, 3 Robin, 20+ Wren. plus: Brown Hare.
Bennerley Marsh - 3 Common Redshank, 11 Northern Lapwing, 2 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat. Chat Corner: 4 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, Cuckoo.
Wollaton Park - 6 Jay, 6 Mistle Thrush, Treecreeper, Blackbird, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Dunnock, Crows [numerous], Jackdaw, Magpie, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Grey Heron, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Gadwall.
Wed 19th May
Pleasley - Cuckoo [mobbed by Pied Wagtail].
Awsworth Canal - 1 Common Tern, 1 Grey Heron.
Bennerley Marsh - 50+ Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Cuckoo, 3 Common Redshank, 10 Northern Lapwing, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Swallow, Common Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron. Chat Corner:. 26 Meadow Pipit, 7 House Martin, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron.
Tue 18th May
Bennerley Marsh - 4 Common Redshank, 7 Northern Lapwing, 2 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 5 Swallow, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat.
Mon 17th May
Papplewick Moor - 2 Corn Bunting [males in song], 2 Reed Bunting [males in song], 2 Yellowhammer [pair], 6 Northern Lapwing, Common Whitethroat, Linnet, Yellow Wagtail, Skylark. plus: 3 Brown Hare.
Woodborough - Roe Hill: 5 Common Buzzard [circling high], Cuckoo [heard], 2 Bullfinch [pair].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ring-necked Duck [Clifton Pond this afternoon].
Sun 16th May
Welbeck Lake - 4 Mandarin Duck [3 males & 1 female].
Basford - 2 Lesser Whitethroat.
Grantham Canal - Cropwell Butler to Kinoulton: 4 Bullfinch [2 pairs], 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Cuckoo.
Sat 15th May
Clumber Park - 3 Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker [eating grated cheese], Robin, Jackdaw [mobbed by other crows], Eurasian Nuthatch, 2 Mandarin Duck [pair], 2 Common Pheasant [pair], Chaffinch.
Welbeck Lake - 2 Mandarin Duck [males - one probable juvenile].
Norton- 5 Northern Lapwing, Common Shelduck, Common Buzzard, Barn Owl.
Basford - 2 Grey Wagtail [pair over River Leen].
Bennerley Marsh - 12 Northern Lapwing, 2 Gadwall, Sparrowhawk, 3 Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker. Chat Corner:. 7 Common Whitethroat, 2 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting, Common Kestrel, Common Buzzard.
Thu 13th May
Kirklington - Southwell Trail: Common Buzzard, Cuckoo, Red-legged Partridge, Grey Partridge.
Welbeck Lake - Common Buzzard [attacking Woodpigeon in flight], 2 Common Shelduck [pair].
Clumber Park - Great Spotted Woodpecker [female], Eurasian Nuthatch, Robin, Stock Dove, Jackdaw, 2 Common Pheasant [dark variety].
Norton - Common Buzzard, Barn Owl [hunting].
Arnot Hill PArk - Pond Area: 16 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Common Pochard, 35 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Coot, Mallard [numerous], Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap, 8 Common Swift. Rear of Old House/Rose Garden: 2 Coal Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Goldfinch, 26 Greenfinch, 38 Chaffinch, 28 Woodpigeon, 11 Carrion Crow, 2 Jay, 9 Magpie, Robin, Blackbird, Starling, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, House Sparrow, 1 Sparrowhawk. 1 Eurasian Nuthatch, 17 Collared Dove, 1 Blackcap.
Cresswell Area - 4 Northern Lapwing [display flights].
Wed 12th May
Newstead - Red Kite [over village].
Tue 11th May
Bennerley Marsh - 2 Gadwall, 7 Northern Lapwing, 2 Swallow, Common Swift, 2 Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat. Chat Corner: Northern Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 5 Reed Bunting, Common Kestrel. Water Treatment Works: 70 House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler.
Nottingham City Centre - 6 Common Swift.
Sun 9th May
Bestwood Mill Lakes - 2 Common Swift, 1 House Martin, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat.
Sat 8th May
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whimbrel [2+ small flocks through to the north-east following the Trent], Bar-tailed Godwit [07:30], 3+ Arctic Tern [Sailing Pit].
Sherwood Forest/Budby Common- 2 Cuckoo, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Redstart, 5+ Tree Pipit, 2 Garden Warbler
Thu 6th May
Hoveringham - Railway Lake:- 8 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Northern Lapwing, Swallow, c.15 Common Swift, Common Tern, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Reed Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Common Kestrel.
Redhill Cemetery - 6+ Goldfinch, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Common Swift, 5 Swallow, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk [male], 1 Blackcap [singing], 3 Willow Warbler, 7 Mallard [over], 1 Garden Warbler [singing], 4+ House Martin, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Common Pheasant, 2 Jay.
Dorket Head - 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Hobby [18:20].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 10 Arctic Tern [3 north-east past Church & 7 on Coneries], 2 Whimbrel [low north and onwards over Stapleford], Hobby [north-east over Corbett's Meadow], 8 Common Shelduck, [Clifton Pond - gull island], 1 Common Sandpiper [Tween Scrape].
Bennerley Marsh - Common Tern, Common Redshank, 10 Northern Lapwing, 3 Common Swift, 5 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, Common Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Water Treatment Works: 50 House Martin, 20 Swallow, Grey Wagtail. Chat Corner: Northern Wheatear, 6 Skylark, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit.
Wed 5th May
Rufford Country Park - Blackbird [white individual].
Cresswell - Cuckney Road: 3 Northern Shoveler, [1 male & 2 female], 7 Northern Lapwing, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Common Kestrel.
Tue 4th May
Sherwood Forest - 2 Mandarin Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Holme Pierrepont - Common Swift [numbers into 3 figures], Grasshopper Warbler, Whinchat [male hopping between fence wire and around A52 pit], Cuckoo [heard], Common Whitethroat, Hobby, Common Buzzard, 3+ Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker [drumming].
Cresswell - Cuckney Road: 4 Greylag Goose, 5 Northern Lapwing, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Northern Shoveler [male].
Norton - 4 Northern Lapwing, Common Buzzard. plus: Red Fox [stalking nesting ducks, moorhens and coots],.
Mon 3rd May
Bestwood Country Park - 5 Great Black-backed Gull [over Warren Hill to north].
Oxton Estate- 5 Common Swift,2 Oystercatcher, 8 Yellowhammer
Lambley Dumbles - 6 Common Buzzard.
Clumber Park - Cuckoo [female showing well], Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Yellow Wagtail [2 pair], Lesser Whitethroat, Black Redstart [male], Hobby.
Sun 2nd May
Bunny - Common Buzzard.
Attenborough Nature Reserver - Grasshopper Warbler [Wheatear Field].
Clumber Park - 2 Cuckoo [pair with Rufous coloured female], Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail [males], Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Swallow, Common Swift, House Martin, Water Rail, Reed Bunting.
Harlow Wood - Cuckoo, 5 Tree Pipit [singing].
Sat 1st May
Welbeck Lakes - Green Woodpecker, 4 Corn Bunting, 2 Blackcap [pair], 2 Common Shelduck, Sparrowhawk [male].
Forest Town - Osprey [flying south from Newlands Ponds - then circling, being mobbed by Common Buzzard before heading south-west].
Netherfield Lagoons- Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Buzzard [over], Grasshopper Warbler [heard].
Sherwood Forest - Common Redstart [male singing], 3+ Garden Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit.
Wellow - 2 Common Swift, Swallow, Green Woodpecker, Common Whitethroat, Yellowhammer, Chiffchaff, Sillow Warbler.
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