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Sunday 31st May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Sanderling [Church Pond, 19:20 - 20:20 then flew high South/East].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 5 Sanderling [3 present all day Neatholme Fen] and a further 2 birds this evening [Tiln North Restoration Area].

Clifton Pastures - Corn Bunting [lone male, singing near Barton Lane, late afternoon].

Carburton - Osprey [showing very well from the Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint 16:00 - 16:10, before flying west towards the Great Lake].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 imm Whooper Swan [West Lake, this afternoon] also 2 Yellow Wagtail and drk Red-crested Pochard].

Colwick - Red kite [over the Colwick Loop Road, near Netherfield Victoria Park, 13:30].

Holme Pierrepont - 3 Sanderling, Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Hobby and Cuckoo. [Blotts Pit, this morning]. Also Red Kite over this afternoon.

Saturday 30th May

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pectoral Sandpiper [Tiln North ,Restoration Area 07:00 - 14:00 at least, often showing well in eastern arm]. Also here, 1 Hobby, 3 Common Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Tern, 20+ Sand Martin, 7 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck with 4 ducklings and 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Carburton- Osprey [from the Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint this morning and again 15:23, flying East from the Great Lake].

Langar - Cuckoo [over Langar Airfield].

Arnold - Turtle Dove [over Redhill].

Gedling - 2 Raven [flew East over Gedling Church, 13:35].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Sanderling [on the West Lake, 08:52]. Also Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and drk Red-crested Pochard].

Holme Pierrepont - Sanderling [Blotts Pit, this morning]. Also 3 Black tailed Godwit and 1 Ringed Plover [This Afternoon].

Budby Common - 5+Cuckoo [including a bubbling female, 06:00 - 09:00].

Budby - Osprey [flew South/East over Budby Flash, 07:55] also 8 Common Crossbill, Little Ringed Plover, 30+ Mandarin thru and Siskin.

Friday 29th May

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pectoral Sandpiper [Tiln North ,Restoration Area, present on the South shore 13:30 - 18:25 at least].

Holme Pierrepont - Sanderling [Blotts Pit, 16:45].

Kilvington Lakes - 4 Sanderling [this morning] and drk Red-crested Pochard.

Thursday 28th May

Clifton Pastures - 1+Corn Bunting [singing male, 19:45].

Carburton- 2 Osprey and Hobby [from the Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint this evening, 18:30].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Great White Egret [came out of reeds near North Trail this morning, and flew over to the river Trent]. Also 16 Ringed Plover [over this morning] and Cuckoo.

Misson - Whooper Swan [Slaynes lane, on quarry workings this afternoon].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Sanderling [Neatholme Fen] and flock of 13 Ringed Plover [flew West thru the site].

Barton-in-Fabis - 2 Dunlin [Cottages Flash this morning with 1 still present 19:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 Black-tailed Godwit [flew East thru Clifton Pit, 08:15].

Colwick - Red Kite [flew East to West over Colwick Woods, 07:00].

Wednesday 27th May

Besthorpe NWT - Cuckoo and Hobby [Meering Marsh, this evening].

Annesley - Red Kite [heading South/West over the M1, 1 mile south J27 c17:30].

Rainworth - Red Kite [flew over the Rainworth bypass, between Rainworth and Nottingham Road, 16:42].

Mansfield Woodhouse - Hobby [over North/East, 14:30].

Beeston - Red Kite [low over boots site, 14:00 mobbed by corvids].

Kilvington Lakes - Sanderling [West Lake, 13:25], Dunlin and drk Red-crested Pochard.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Sanderling [Neatholme Fen].

Trowell Motorway services - Red Kite [flew over the M1, being mobbed by a pair of Raven, c10:30].

Gotham - Raven [over the sheep fields on the south of Gotham this morning 9:45].

Kingsmill Reservoir - 24 Common Pochard , Little Grebe , Norther Lapwing , c 40 Swift, Blackcap and Reed Warbler.

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - 2 Black-tailed Godwit [flew South over the site this morning].

Tuesday 26th May

Budby Common - 4 Nighjar, Tawny owl (heard), 3 Woodcock, 2 Cuckoo, 10 Mandarin (flock of 6 and a flock of 4), Kestrel Willow Warbler and 2 Brown Hare.

Carburton - [from the Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint, 11:00-17:30] Honey Buzzard [pale phase, c16:30], Osprey [adult], 1+ Hobby, Peregrine [adult male], Goshawk, 2 Sparrowhawk [pair], 3 Kestrel, 15+ Common Buzzard [including one very pale bird], also Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Bullfinch.

Clipstone - Osprey [over West, 14:00].

East Leake - Red kite [on the south side of East Leake heading in the general direction of Gotham/ Clifton, 14:00, seemed to be bearing a red tag on the right wing].

Worksop - Honey Buzzard [flew West over the A60 near Dukeries garden centre, 11:05]

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Hobby, 1 Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Lapwing with young on Phase 3.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 Sanderling [Neatholme Fen].

Monday 25th May

High Marnham - 3 Quail [singing males in barley field above ramp to cycle track, 21:50].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Osprey [flew over Blaco, 20:30], 5 Ringed Plover and 3 Common Redshank [Tiln North, Restoration Area], 2 Cuckoo [Neatholme Fen], 7 Oystercatcher [including 2 juveniles,Blaco] and 2 Cuckoo [Neatholme Scrape].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Mediterranean Gull [1s, Clifton Pit briefly 18:00 then flew North/West].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Cuckoo, Hobby, yellow wagtail and Ringed Plover.

Netherfield Lagoons - Grasshopper Warbler and Cuckoo [Deep pit, 17:00].

Holme Pierrepont - Bar-tailed Godwit [Blotts Pit, 11:30 - 15:30 at least]

Sherwood Forest NNR - 3+ Cuckoo, 2 Common Redstart and 4 Tree Pipit this morning.

Sunday 24th May

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 Sanderling [Neatholme Scrape, 16:05].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 4 Hobby [hunting over lagoons, this afternoon].

Newington/Misson – 1 Whooper Swan [Slaynes Lane, south ponds], Red-legged Partridge and Ringed Plover [Hagg Lane Flash].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Sanderling, Ringed Plover, drk Red-crested Pochard, 4 Gadwall, Common Tern and Pair Common Shelduck [with 11 newly hatched young].

Saturday 23rd May

High Marnham - 2 Quail [singing males in barley field above ramp to cycle track, 21:30].

Misson - Quail [singing male].

Clifton Pastures - 2 Corn Bunting [singing males this evening] also 5 Yellow Wagtail and Peregrine.

Gotham Moor - 2 Hobby, 7 Yellow Wagtail, Little Owl and 15+Yellowhammer this evening.

Annesley Woodhouse Quarry - singing Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler.

Mansfield Woodhouse - 2 Red Kite [11:30, heading north].

Hickling - Spotted flycatcher, this morning.

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

Friday 22nd May

Epperstone - Honey Buzzard - [drifting North East, over Epperstone at 17:45].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Hobby [hunting over Phase 2 this afternoon] also Cuckoo and 9 Warbler species singing, inc Grasshopper.

Carburton - Red kite, Little owl, Cuckoo, 2 Mandarin, 15+ Common Buzzard and 2 Lesser whitethroat [all from the Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint].

Cuckney - Osprey [over West, 12:30].

Hoveringham - 2 Common Crane [west over the Sailing Lake, this morning].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 7 Sanderling [Neatholme Fen, 07:50 to 10:00 at least] also Grasshopper Warbler [reeling, Chainbridge Pit].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 3 Cuckoo and 2 Common Redstart.

Thursday 21st May

Kilvington Lakes - Red-crested Pochard [drk, on West Lake this evening].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Turnstone [phase 2 this morning] also Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plover.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Dunlin and Hobby over [Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Ringed Plover [Tiln North], pair Yellow Wagtail and drk Red-crested Pochard [Neatholme Scrape], 2 Common Tern, 3 Little Egret and 150+ larger Gulls [Neatholme Fen] and Cuckoo calling.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler [this morning, from the river path].

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Nightjar [male, flew from scrub this morning].

Wednesday 20th May

Mansfield Woodhouse - Honey Buzzard [high over heading North/East, 13:45].

Langar - Honey Buzzard [dark morph flew north, 11:00].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Little Stint [flew from phase 2 with small flock of Dunlin and Ringed Plover,resettled on phase 3, early morning].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 Turnstone [ Neatholme Fen, 07:55] and Common Crane [Blaco Fields/Mattersey Priory, noted calling twice at 12:00].

Tuesday 19th May

Newington - Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Redshank and Little Egret [all HaggLane Flash, 17:30].

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Red-necked Phalarope [c10:00, seen flying around for a few minutes and appeared to land but couldn't be relocated], also Hobby [thru this evening].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Sanderling [Neatholme Fen, 10:20], Yellow-legged Gull, Dunlin and Common Sandpiper [Bellmoor Lake], 4 Common Tern, 140 Great Black-backed Gull, 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 6 Herring Gull [Neatholme Fen], Cuckoo Pochard and 16 Shelduck [Neatholme Scrape], Dunlin [with a badly broken leg], 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Redshank and 1 Yellow Wagtail [Tiln North, Restoration Area].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ringed Plover [Church Pond].

Nottingham City - Peregrine [4 very healthy chicks ringed this morning, from the Newton and Arkwright building nest site].

Monday 18th May

Gedling Country Park [Gedling Pit Top] - Northern Wheatear and Hobby.

Holme Pierrepont - Sanderling [early evening on Blotts Pit] and 3 Dunlin.

Barton-in-Fabis - Barn Owl.

Cotham -100+ House Martin [over Cotham horse paddocks this evening].

Clifton Pastures - 2 Corn Bunting [singing males, 19:00] and Hobby.

Sunday 17th May

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Temminck's stint [still Tiln North, viewed from Chainbridge Lane East of bridge, 16:45 at least] also Osprey [being mobbed over Neatholme Scrape 12:30].

Holme Pierrepont - Sanderling [Still Blotts Pit, 14:30 at least] also Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper.

Gotham - 2 Raven [13:30].

Edwinstowe - Osprey [thru North, 11:50].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Yellow-legged Gull [1s, Clifton Pit 11:00].

Compton Acres - Whooper Swan [thru East, 10:20].

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper [Mons Pool, this morning].

Langold Lake - Arctic Tern [08:30].

Sherwood Forest NNR - Wood Warbler [singing male, this morning] also 2 Common Redstart.

Budby Flash - 2 Arctic Tern [thru East 05:30] also 2 Hobby, 2 Cuckoo, pair of Oystercatcher and 2 Mandarin.

Saturday 16th May

Barnby in the Willows - Red Kite [circling over this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Sanderling [still present on Blotts Pit this morning].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Temminck's Stint and Little Stint [still present this morning] also a pager report of Curlew Sandpiper [on the Old Windsurfing Pit].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 5 Cuckoo, 2 Common Redstart and Tree Pipit.

Rainworth heath - Cuckoo.

Wollaton Park - Hobby.

Friday 15th May

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Temminck's Stint [Tiln North, Restoration Area, 06:50 - 15:30 at least], 2 Curlew Sandpiper [flew over Tiln North, Restoration Area, 17:40] and Little Stint [Chainbridge Scrape, 18:50].

New Ollerton - Hobby [over, heading towards welbeck 18:45].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Greenshank [Clifton Pit, 17:00] also Dunlin.

Market Warsop - Red Kite [quartering fields east of Forest Road, 15:20].

Maun Valley - Hobby [this afternoon].

Holme Pierrpont - Sanderling [Blotts Pit this afternoon] also 2 Common Sandpiper.

Sherwood Forest NNR - Tree Pipit, Cuckoo, Siskin, Common Redstart [female], Garden Warbler, Mistle Thrush, and 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Hoveringham - Bar-tailed Godwit [on the Sailing Lake this morning].

Newington - Bar-tailed Godwit [Hagg Lane Flash, early morning] also 2 Whimbrel briefly.

Thursday 14th May

Kilvington - Black-tailed Godwit [West Lake, this evening].

Barton-in-Fabis - Red Kite [scoped from the Attenborough Nature Reserve, drifting towards the A453, 16:45].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Hobby [hunting over Clifton Pit, this afternoon].

Clifton Pastures - Marsh Harrier [probable, viewed distantly from the Nottingham Road layby, 14:40] also 2 Corn Bunting and 6 Yellow Wagtail.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Red kite [over this morning] also 2 Cuckoo, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Garden Warbler and 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Newington - Curlew Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper [Hagg Lane Flash 06:35, then flew North], also 2 Dunlin and Ringed Plover. [Of interest: Temminck's stint and 2 Curlew Sandpiper Newington Flash, South York's this evening].

Wednesday 13th May

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Sanderling [Clayworth conservation lake, 14:00 and then relocated to Tiln North, Restoration Area 16:00 at least] 5+ Hobby, Peregrine, 4 Kestrel, 4 Sparrowhawk, 15+ Common Buzzard, Barn owl [Clayworth common], Cuckoo, 4 Yellow wagtail, 9 Common Shelduck, Wigeon, 8 Pochard, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ringed plover, 4 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Common Redshank, 6 Common tern, c.150 Larger Gulls [mainly sub adults, Neatholme Fen]and Little egret.

Mattersey - Osprey [flew over heading towards Lound 13:50].

Gringley Carr - Blue-headed wagtail [female, with yellow wagtails at side of long track 11:30] also 2 Red kite, 5 Corn bunting, Cuckoo, Grey Partridge, Red legged partridge, Oystercatcher, 15+Yellow wagtail, 8+Common Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel, 2 Yellowhammer and Sedge warbler. Also 12+Brown Hare.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Little Stint [unconfirmed report, on phase 2 this morning] also 6 Dunlin, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Hobby.

Hoveringham - 2 Cuckoo [near the first Lake on left hand side of road opposite crossroad with Gonalston].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black Tern [Tween, 08:45].

Tuesday 12th May

Holme Pierrpont - Sanderling and 3 Dunlin [Blotts, this evening] also 10 Ringed Plover and Hobby this morning.

Sutton-in-Ashfield - Hoopoe [Crowtrees Drive, briefly in private garden 15:00].

Kilvington Lakes - Curlew Sandpiper [West Lake, 15:00] also 21 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 2 Common Tern, Hobby, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, c150 Swift, c100 Swallow, c30 House Martin and 10 Sand Martin.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling behind beach hut], 2 Hobby [over phase 1] and 9 Dunlin [on phase 2].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Yellow-legged Gull [Second calendar year, first summer michahellis, Clifton Pit].

Claypole - Red kite [flying near side of A1, just south of Claypole 13:00].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Sanderling, Dunlin and Ringed Plover [Tiln North, Restoration Area], 2 Dunlin and Cuckoo calling [Neatholme Scrape], 6 Common Tern and 4 Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen].

Warsop - Osprey [ over East, 09:54, heading towards Budby Flash].

Barton-in-Fabis - 3 Ringed Plover and Common Redshank [Cottages Flash, 08:14] and 2 Common Sandpiper [on the river-bank].

Budby Flash - Cuckoo, Hobby and Curlew [early morning].

Monday 11th May

Ranskill - Osprey [Mattersey road trout lake, across road from clear water fisheries].

Retford - "Greenland" Northern Wheatear [female, 15.15 - 15.25. Saundby Park on telegraph posts and road just past large muck heap, DN22 9EQ].

Holme Pierrepont - Sanderling [Blotts Pit, 15:00 at least] also 3 Dunlin and 5+ Ringed Plover.

Calverton - Cuckoo [Springwater Golf Course].

Redhill Cemetery - Cuckoo [fields behind].

Newstead - Cuckoo [Sport field].

Woodborough - Cuckoo [Bank Hill].

Gedling Country Park [Gedling Pit Top] - Cuckoo [Lambley Lane, recreation ground].

Sunday 10th May

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Whimbrel and Hobby [Phase 2 this evening] and 3 Dunlin, Northern Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail [Phase 3].

Barton-in-Fabis - 2 Dunlin and 3 Yellow Wagtail [Cottages Flash, 19:00] also Hobby and 2 Grasshopper Warbler.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whimbrel [Ridge and Furrow, then flew West 08:30].

Holme Pierrepont - Whimbrel [Blotts Pit briefly, then flew East 08:15], Marsh Harrier [male, thru Blotts Pit 09:25] and Sanderling [Blotts Pit, 09:59].

Annesley & Newstead Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Marsh Harrier [thru North West this morning] and Whimbrel [dropped in briefly].

Budby Flash - Nightjar, Hobby, 3 Oystercatcher and Little Owl this morning.

Newington/Misson – 1 Corn Bunting, 2+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wigeon [Slaynes Lane], 2 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash].

Clipstone Forest - 6 Tree Pipit, Siskin and 3 Common Whitethroat.

Clifton Pastures - 2 Corn Bunting [singing males, 06:30].

Saturday 9th May

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Sanderling, 2 Whimbrel and 2 Dunlin [South of the Cromwell Trail, on Phase 2 this evening] also Cuckoo and large influx of Common Swift.

Collingham Pits - Spotted Flycatcher this afternoon.

Harlow Wood - Cuckoo and Tree Pipit [this afternoon, 15:00].

Clumber Park water ford - 3 Cuckoo [males], Grasshopper Warbler and Hobby.

Kilvington Lakes - Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Little Egret, c40 House Martin, c20 Sand Martin, c50 Swallow, c100 Swift and Yellow-Legged Gull.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow], Cuckoo [Wet Marsh path] Common Sandpiper [from riverside path] and large influx of Common Swift.

Holme Pierrepont - 3 Sanderling [Blotts Pit, 07:15 to 12:30 at least] also 12 Dunlin, 6+Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Northern Wheatear and large numbers of Common Swift.

Bentinck pit Top - Red Kite, 2 Northern Wheatear and Common Sandpiper.

Friday 8th May

Barton-in-Fabis - Ringed Plover [tundrae, Cottages Flash this evening].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - c10 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Redshank and 1 Cuckoo over calling [Tiln North, Restoration Area], 2 Hobby hunting [Cross Lane Marsh], Grasshopper Warbler [Neatholme Pit] and Cuckoo [over Neatholme Fen].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - [drk, Goosander on Coneries this afternoon].

Sherwood Forest NNR - Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher and several Tree Pipit.

Thursday 7th May

Holme Pierrepont - Grey-headed Wagtail [male, Blotts Pit 17:10 - c18:45 but no further sign by dusk despite searching]. Also 5 Dunlin, 6+Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Northern Wheatear and c12 Yellow Wagtail.

Scrooby meadows - Grasshopper Warbler and Barn Owl [by River Ryton (red brick) bridge, 18.25].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 Whimbrel [Chainbridge NR Scrape, West], Lesser Whitethroat [Chainbridge NR Scrape, East] and 3 Ringed Plover [Tiln North Restoration Area].

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [still in field opposite Carr Beck Cottages, 14:45].

Kilvington Lakes - Sanderling [this morning, but no sign late evening] also Greenshank, Dunlin, 80+ Swift and 22 Yellow Wagtail.

Gedling Country Park [Gedling Pit Top] - 3 Northern Wheatear and Cuckoo this evening.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cuckoo [tween pond, in tree on island from wetmarsh path], Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler [riverside path] and 20+Swifts [over church pond, all this morning].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Whimbrel and Grasshopper Warbler this morning. Sherwood Forest NNR - Common Redstart [c11 territories], 5 Tree Pipit, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Cuckoo and pair of Mandarin.

Wednesday 6th May

Holme Pierrepont - Sanderling [Blotts Pit, 17:15] also 3 Arctic Tern [1 on Blotts, 17:15 and 2 on the A52 Pit this evening], 8 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit].

Gedling Country Park [Gedling Pit Top] - Northern Wheatear and Reed Warbler this evening.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 5 Sanderling [this evening, Tiln North, Restoration Area, a single bird was also here this morning 7:10 until 8:30], also here, 2 Ringed Plover and 8 Dunlin. 12 Dunlin [this evening Neatholme Fen] also 4 Ringed Plover, 1 and 1 Little Egret. Hobby [over Chainbridge NR Scrape, West].

Scrooby - Pied Flycatcher [in scrubby area off Gibbet Lane, opposite layby, between Bawtry and Scrooby this afternoon].

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [still in field opposite Carr Beck Cottages, 11:50].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Common Sandpiper this morning.

Lenton - Peregrine [over the QMC this morning].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Sanderling - [Tiln North, 07:10].

Tuesday 5th May

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 22 Dunlin and 6 Ringed Plover [this evening].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 Turnstone [Neatholme Fen at 16:50]

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [still 13:45, in field opposite Carr Beck Cottages].

Hoveringham - 2 Sanderling and 1s Mediterranean Gull [on Railway Pit, early Aftenoon].

Besthorpe - 3 Turnstone [Mons Pool, 11.15] also 6 Dunlin, Whimbrel, 6+ Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper.

Buntstump Country Park - Spotted Flycatcher [this morning by the top carpark].

Holme Pierrepont - 22 Arctic Tern [A52 Pit, 10:45 - 11:00 then flew high West], 4 Hobby [A52/Blotts], Ringed Plover [Blotts], 1000+ Common Swift [over A52 Pit, 10:30], 4 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper.

Clifton Grove - 6 Northern Wheatear [4 Branshill, 07:00 and 2 Foxcovet Lane 08:30] also 6 Yellow Wagtail.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Black Tern [Tween Pond, 07:00 - 08:15].

Monday 4th May

Newington/Misson - Northern Wheatear [Slaynes Lane], 2 Greenshank and Redshank [Hagg Lane Flash] and 100+ Sand Martin.

Bentinck Pit Top - Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Shelduck, 2 Northern Wheatear and 2 Oystercatcher.

Gonalston - Glossy Ibis [Showing very well this afternoon, in field North of Carr Beck Cottages] also Little Owl.

Barton-in-Fabis - 2 Dunlin and Northern Wheatear [Cottages Flash, this morning].

Besthorpe NWT - Common Sandpiper [this morning on Mons Pool] also calling Cuckoo.

Eakring - Garganey [drk, Eakring Flash on the South end this morning].

Warsop - Hobby [thru, North East] and Cuckoo [thru East, this morning].

Sunday 3rd May

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Wood Sandpiper [Tiln North 12:25 and again 18:45 after going missing all afternoon]. Also 2 Golden Plover, 4 Dunlin, Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 White Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wagtail [all Tiln North], 2 Oystercatcher, 4+ Teal, 50+ Sand Martin, 1 Common Swift, 20+ Swallow, 2 Sedge Warbler, 5 Dunlin and 4 Ringed Plover [Chainbridge NR Scrape], Dunlin, 6 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Oystercatcher, 30+ Swift, 50+ Sand Martin, 30+ Swallow, Barn Owl, 48 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull plus several immature birds and 5+ immature Great Black-backed Gulls [Bellmoor Lake].

Hoveringham - 2 Sanderling [Sailing Lake, 14:00] also Dunlin.

Strelley - Hawfinch [Strelley Hall in roadside trees, 13:45].

Holme Pierrpont - 18 Arctic Tern [15 on Blotts Pit, 11:15 then flew east and 3 on the A52 Pit] also Northern Wheatear, Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 200+ Swifts [ahead of thunderstorm], Teal, 6 Shelduck and Cuckoo [All Blotts Pit].

Bestwood Village - Marsh Harrier [possible, South West thro Mill Lakes].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 4 Dunlin [over visitor trails] and Cuckoo this morning.

Clifton Pastures - 3 Corn Bunting [singing males], 12 Yellow Wagtail and 4 Common Swift [late afternoon].

Barton-in-Fabis - Northern Wheatear and 2 Shelduck [Cottages Flash] also Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler [Branshill Ponds this morning].

Saturday 2nd May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Gull [1s, Tween 08:45 to 20:00 at least] and Hobby [over the Sailing Pit, 20:15].

Norwood Golf Club - Hobby [over], Willow Warbler , Garden Warbler and Common Whitethroat.

Kilvington West Lake - 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 1 Common Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and 2 Common Tern.

Bennerley Marsh – 2 Little Egret.

Holme Pierrepont - Dunlin [Blotts Pit].

Friday 1st May

Holme Pierrepont - Little Gull [1s, still on the A52 Pit, 19:00], 2 Arctic Tern [on the Rowing Course, late evening], 3 Hobby [hunting continuously over A52 pit this lunchtime] and Cuckoo this morning.

Budby Common - Common Redstart and 2 Tree Pipit [between 17:30 and 18:30].

Calverton - 2 Hobby and Cuckoo [Calverton Pit Top] and Hobby [over Springwater Golf Course, 17:55].

Netherfield Lagoons - Red Kite [flew over the Slurry Lagoon], Cuckoo [on the posts around the Deep Pit] and 2+ Common Swift this afternoon.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 Golden Plover [Tiln North Lake area, male and female in full breeding plumage], 5+ Yellow Wagtail [Neatholme Fen], 2 Hobby [hawking over Neatholme Scrape], 6 Common Tern [4 on Neatholme Fen and 2 on Neatholme Scrape], c200 larger gulls, [mainly sub-adults, on Neathome fen], 2 Little Egrets [Neathome fen], Cuckoo [calling and showing occasionaly] Marsh Harrier [female] 2 Oystercatcher, Common Redshank, Ringed Plover, 4 Pink footed Goose, 6 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 3 Swift, Sand Martin, 2 House Martin [Lound Village], Swallow, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat and 3 Willow Warbler .

Staythorpe - Red Kite [this afternoon].

West Leake - 2 Whinchat [midday, on path leaving Scotland Farm].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Gull [briefly on Clifton Pit this morning].

Many thanks to:

Drew Baxter, Bob Beck, Chris Bell, Michael Blount, Rich Box, Eric Boulton, Robin Brace, David Brydon, Paul Buxton, Mark Brown, Neil Brown, Sean Browne, Richard Challands, Jimmy Christmas, Alan Clewes, Matt Cook, Carl Cornish, Nick Crouch, Stevie Dunn, Les Fisher, Peter George, Christine Golightly, John Hopper, Barbara Inger, Caroline Jayne, David Jenkins, Scott Linacre, Michael Leatherland, Phil Lee, Philip Norris, Paul Morris, josse mcmahon, Aidan Neary, Bob Pacey, Martyn Perkins, Jason Reece, Norman Rice, Simon Roberts, Alan Scrimshaw, Adam Smedley, Mark Speck, Simon Thompson, Paul Thomas, David Thorpe, Steve Thorpe, Stephen Walker, Rob Werran, Mark Wilde, Libby Welbourn, John Wilson.

@NottsBirders Twitter Feed, Lound Bird Club, RSPB Langford Lowfields, Netherfield Wildlife Group.



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