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Sun 30th Nov
Holme Pierrepont - A52 Pit: 1 Lesser Scaup.
Bestwood Country Park - 15 Bohemian Waxwing [at 10:30 on Finsbury Close, Warren Hill]
Clumber Park - Iceland Gull.
Barton in Fabis - Pale-bellied Brent Goose [Barton Flash]].
Budby Pumping Station - 6 Little Grebe, Long-tailed Tit [flock], Goldfinch, 3 Goldcrest, Kingfisher, Redwing, Lesser Redpoll [large flock].
Bennerley Marsh - 3 Common Snipe, 9 Grey Partridge, 14 Eurasian Teal, 11 Eurasian Wigeon, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stonechat [female], 5 Reed Bunting, 9 Meadow Pipit. North Marsh: 6 Common Snipe, 5 Eurasian Teal, Grey Wagtail, 32 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare.
Sutton-in-Ashfield - c.50 Pink-footed Goose [over mid-morning].
Sat 29th Nov
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Penduline Tit [showing well before departing].
Fri 28th Nov
Bennerley Marsh - 25 Northern Lapwing, 15 Common Snipe, 12 Meadow Pipit, 5 Reed Bunting, 2 Common Gull. North Marsh: 2 Goosander [males - to East], Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe, 24 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, Water Rail [calling from North Marsh].
Rufford Country Park - 10 Nuthatch [East side of lake], 8 Goldcrest [East side of lake ].
Sherwood Forest - Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Goldfinch, Jay, Chaffinch.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Penduline Tit [Clifton Pond], Stonechat [Wheatear Field], Tawny Owl, Common Snipe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Gull.
Thu 27th Nov
Bennerley Marsh - 8 Common Snipe, 5 Grey Partridge, 4 Eurasian Teal, 2 Eurasian Wigeon, 25 Northern Lapwing, 2 Stonechat [male & female], Grey Wagtail, 12 Siskin, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Jay.
Lound - Northern Pintail [drakes].
Clayworth Common - 18 Whooper Swan, 124 Mute Swan.
Netherfield - 350+ Fieldfare [heading West around 11:30], 1 Blackcap [cinder-path area off Bourne Street].
Cotham Tip - Glaucous Gull [juvenile].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Red Kite [over Brands Hill Wood].
Arnot Hill Park - 67 Black-headed Gull, 10 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Black Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 36 Tufted Duck, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 60+ Goldfinch, 30+ Greenfinch, 30+ Chaffinch, 2 Siskin, 6 Blue Tit, 12 Great Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Grey Wagtail, 8 Magpie, 12 Collared Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk.
Wed 26th Nov
Bennerley Marsh - 3 Stonechat [male & 2 female], 15 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 26 Northern Lapwing, 13 Common Snipe, Jack Snipe, 4 Common Pheasant, 5 Grey Partridge, 5 Eurasian Teal, Goosander [female, to West], 7 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull.
Bestwood Country Park - 9 Bohemian Waxwing [in oak on Finsbury Road, Warren Hill at 08:15].
Kilvington Lakes - East Lake: 5 Bewick's Swan [2 adults with 3 juveniles], 11 Tufted Duck, 11 Eurasian Teal. West Lake: 1 Peregrine, 1 Goldeneye [male], 1 Common Shelduck, 8 Eurasian Wigeon, 1 Green Sandpiper, 105 Common Gull, 10 Great Black-backed Gulls, c.200 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Kestrel.
Tue 25th Nov
Calverton 2 Arctic Redpoll, 2 Brambling, Chaffinch, Goldfinch [all birds in large flock near the Car-boot site.
Lowdham - 1 Bittern [flying low over Lowdham playing field near roundabout at dusk. Headed towards Trent valley].
Cotham Flash - 100 Eurasian Teal.
Kilvington - 2 Dunlin [West Lake].
Mon 24th Nov
Silverhill Trail - 1 Bohemian Waxwing.
Teversal Trail - 1 Bohemian Waxwing [Visitor Centre].
Sun 23rd Nov
Bennerley Marsh - Jack Snipe, 7 Common Snipe, Stonechat [female], 3 Reed Bunting, Great Spotted Woodpecker. North Marsh: 2 Common Snipe, 4 Eurasian Teal, 34 Redwing, 3 Jay.
Milnhay Sewerage Works - Common Redshank, Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Budby Pumping Station - 51 Eurasian Teal, 25 Gadwall, 1 Northern Shoveler, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit [feeding on far bank], 55 Lesser Redpoll.
Bestwood Country Park - 4 Bohemian Waxwing [Warren Hill].
Sat 22nd Nov
Meden Pumping Station - Tree Sparrow, Sparrowhawk, Bullfinch, Fieldfare, Song Thrush.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Bittern [visible from Delta hide between 16:00 and 16:30].
Budby Pumping Station - 4 Little Grebe, 22 Eurasian Teal, Gadwall, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, Goldfinch.
Bennerley Marsh - 5 Common Snipe, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting.
Hucknall - Brickworks: Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff.
Annesley - 300 Golden Plover [Pit Top], 7 Common Snipe, 6 Eurasian Teal, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker.
Fri 21st Nov
East Leake - Red Kite.
Budby - Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, Robin, Fieldfare, 4 Cormorant [over], Little Grebe, 3 Common Buzzard [soaring over woodland], Grey Heron, Bullfinch [male], Common Pheasant [male and female], Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit.
Bennerley Marsh - 4 Grey Partridge, 4 Common Snipe, Northern Lapwing, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Redwing. North Marsh: 3 Common Snipe, 7 Eurasian Teal, Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail, 5 Fieldfare.
Eakring - 1 Brambling [East of village].
Penny Pasture & Eakring Meadows - 1 Jack Snipe, c. 20 Common Snipe.
Thu 20th Nov
Clayworth Common - 14 Whooper Swan, 119 Mute Swan.
Lound - 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Egret.
Bennerley Marsh - 2 Stonechat [male & female], 24 Meadow Pipit, 30 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 5 Reed Bunting, 20 Northern Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe.
Kings Mill Reservoir - Mute Swan [good numbers], Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, Eurasian Teal, Little Grebe, 1 Common Goldeneye, 1 Common Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe, Golden Plover [overhead], Black-necked Grebe [possible].
Kilvington - 1 Yellow-legged Gull [West Lake].
West Leake - 1 Red Kite [over farmland - accompanied by Buzzards], 2 Common Buzzard.
Wed 19th Nov
Clayworth Common - 7 Whooper Swan, 118 Mute Swan.
Blaco - 2 Stonechat.
Lound - 1 Little Egret, 1 Goosander, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Tree Sparrow.
Arnold - 1 Woodcock [flying low over Sainsbury's car park].
Rufford Country Park - Water Rail.
Tue 18th Nov
Newstead Village - 1 Merlin.
Bennerley Marsh - Jack Snipe, 4 Common Snipe, Common Redshank, 24 Northern Lapwing, 21 Meadow Pipit, 7 Reed Bunting, Redwing [single], 24 Eurasian Teal, 4 Eurasian Wigeon.
Clifton Pastures - 1 Peregrine [on pylon], 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Stonechat [male & female], 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Siskin, 20+ Goldfinch, 11 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 17 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 14 Skylark, 100+ Northern Lapwing, 1 Grey Partridge.
Mon 17th Nov
Holme Pierrepont - Lesser Scaup [The drake Lesser Scaup had moved to the Blott's Pit in the afternoon. If it stays there you can access from opposite the country park via Adbolton Lane and the Water Sports Centre].
Sun 16th Nov
Harlow Wood - 8 Common Crossbill.
Clifton Pastures - 6 Tree Sparrow, 30+ Goldfinch, 7 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Reed Bunting [male ], 200+ Northern Lapwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, 9 Common Pheasant, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 12 Skylark.
Netherfield Lagoons - 12 Reed Bunting, 2 Sparrowhawk, 87 Eurasian Wigeon, 33 Eurasian Teal, 1 Common Snipe, 3 Goosander [all male flying down river], 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Siskin, 83 Northern Lapwing, 6 Water Rail [all calling from Slurry Lagoon reedbed], 1 Cetti's Warbler [on left hand side of Slurry Lagoon calling from reedbed 08:30], Fieldfare [good numbers], Redwing [good numbers].
Clayworth Common - 3 Whooper Swan, 1 Bewick's Swan, 106 Mute Swan, 1 Barn Owl.
Blaco - 2 Stonechat.
Sat 15th Nov
Netherfield Lagoons - 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 7+ Long-tailed Tit.
Colwick Country Park - 2 Common Goldeneye, 3 Goldcrest, 127 Northern Lapwing [on Holme Pierrepont side of the boom above the lock], 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Mandarin Duck [male], 7 Eurasian Wigeon, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 139 Common Pochard, 1 Grey Wagtail [near lock], 7 Common Gull, 1 Brambling [in flight and calling heading South-east], Long-tailed Tit [good numbers with other Tits].
Clumber Park - 4 Goosander [males], 6 Common Pochard, Long-tailed Tit [large flock], Goldcrest [small flock], 1 Firecrest [near Pumping Station], Nuthatch, Treecreeper.
Budby Pumping Station - Pink-footed Goose [large skein], Goldcrest, Fieldfare, Kingfisher, Siskin, Goldfinch, Lesser Redpoll [large flock], Merlin.
Clifton Pastures - 1 Common Buzzard, 40+ Fieldfare, 200+ Northern Northern Lapwing, 2 Reed Bunting [male], 6 Skylark, 3 Chaffinch, 20+ Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch [with Goldfinch].
Lound - Chainbridge Pit: 19 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Little Egret.
Fri 14th Nov
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ruddy Shelduck [unknown origin - near to the Visitor Centre on Coneries Pond].
Spalford Warren NWT - 12+ Crossbill [still present - regularly drinking from the pool on west clearing].
Netherfield - Town Centre: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 11 Redwing, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren.
Collingham - New Workings: 1 Little Egret [flew off early morning - but what was probably the same individual at Langford Lowfields mid-morning].
Bennerley Marsh - Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe, 8 Euasian Wigeon, 4 Eurasian Teal, 46 Canada Goose, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Stonechat [male & female], 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting. North Marsh: 6 Common Snipe, 4 Common Pheasant, 4 Eurasian Teal, Green Woodpecker, 30 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare.
Thu 13th Nov
Bennerley Marsh - 180 Golden Plover [most over & South-west, 5 on field], 4 Northern Lapwing, 7 Common Snipe, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Meadow Pipit, 12 Redwing, Green Woodpecker.
Kings Mill Reservoir - 1 Water Rail
Farndon Fields - River Trent: 120 Fieldfares, 30 Redwing, 250 Woodpigeon, 50 Collared Doves, 20 Blackbird, 150 Starling, 80 Carrion Crow, 40 Rook, 20 House Sparrow, Chaffinch [large numbers with other finches], Goldfinch [large numbers with other finches], 1 Stonechat [male].
Wed 12th Nov
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Delta: 3 Bittern, Tawny Owl.
Meden Pumping Station - Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch [all left side of bridge].
Tue 11th Nov
Huthwaite - Grey Wagtail [daily visitor to garden], Pied Wagtail [also regular visitor], Goldfinch, Blackbird, Redwing, Blue Tit, Willow Tit, Great Tit, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Robin, Dunnock.
Bennerley Marsh - 2 Jack Snipe, 19 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 12 Eurasian Teal, 7 Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Shoveler [single female], 5 Meadow Pipit, 17 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat [male & female].
Kilvington - West Lake: 1 Peregrine, 1 Yellow-legged Gull.
Cotham Flash - 60 Eurasian Teal.
Mon 10th Nov
Hucknall - 1 Sparrowhawk [very smart adult male unsuccessfully attempting to take Goldfinches off bird- feeders].
East Leake/West Leake - 1 Red Kite [first seen flying slowly over houses, then 2 hours later over farmland].
Bestwood Country Park - Mill Lakes: 1 Goosander, [eclipse male at South end of lake at 07:30. Flew off to South low down over River Leen], 1 Water Rail [on path at North end of lake].
Kimberley - Sparrowhawk [female, hunting, Sainsbury's car park].
Sun 9th Nov
Bennerley Marsh - 6 Golden Plover, 140 Northern Lapwing, 49 Eurasian Teal, 9 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Common Gull, 3 Common Snipe, 14 Redwing, 6 Meadow Pipit, Skylark. North Marsh: 9 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Eurasian Teal, 3 Reed Bunting.
Newthorpe Sewerage Works - 54 Pied Wagtail, 5 Grey Wagtail.
Kingston on Soar - 1 Red Kite [North].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - c.30 Siskin, c.50 Goldfinch [with Siskins on Beeston Pond], 3 Common Goldeneye [2 on Main Pond, 1 on Church Pond], 4 Common Snipe [Works Pond].
Pleasley Pit Top - 2 Green Woodpecker, 10+ Fieldfare, 100+ Golden Plover [in flight display over fields], 5 Common Pochard, 2 Eurasian Teal, 10 Siskin.
Sturton High House Lane - 300+ Fieldfare.
Sat 8th Nov
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Bittern [from delta hide].
Holme Pierrepont - A52 Pit: 1 Lesser Scaup.
Clifton Pastures - 1 Hen Harrier [female], 1 Merlin [female], 7 Fieldfare, 50+ Northern Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover [with Lapwings], 4 Skylark, 20+ Goldfinch, 100+ Starling [with Lapwing], 2 Common Buzzard,
Budby Pumping Station - 2 Northern Shoveler, 24 Gadwall, 4 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Eurasian Teal, 6 Goldcrest, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe.
Welbeck Lakes - 4 Grey Heron, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Pink-footed Goose [in larger flock of Geese], Fieldfare, Redwing, Coal Tit, Willow Tit, 17 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe.
Girton Gravel Pits - Sailing Lagoon: 1 Great Northern Diver [juvenile], 1 Kingfisher.
Collingham - New Workings: 2 Common Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper.
Fri 7th Nov
Bennerley Marsh - 70 Golden Plover, 110 Northern Lapwing, 4 Common Snipe, 52 Eurasian Teal, 28 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Stonechat [male & female], 48 Redwing, 26 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Meadow Pipit.
Meden Pumping Station - Bullfinch, 30 Greylag Goose, Kingfisher, 3 COmmon Pochard.
Thu 6th Nov
Gringley Carr - 1 Merlin [female near pumping station], 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Kestrel, 75 Golden Plover, 70 Northern Lapwing, 8 Grey Heron, 8 Grey Partridge, c.350 Fieldfare, c.70 Goldfinch, 8 Reed Bunting.
Girton Gravel Pits - 1 Great Northern Diver [juvenile], 1 Mandarin Duck [drake].
Wollaton Park - Black-necked Grebe [possible on the lake].
Bennerley Marsh - 49 Golden Plover, 70 Northern Lapwing, 1 Common Snipe, Eurasian Teal, 28, Eurasian Wigeon, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stonechat [male & Female], 4 Meadow Pipit. North Marsh: 12 Common Snipe, 8 Eurasian Teal, Goldcrest, 44 Redwing, 14 Fieldfare.
Wed 5th Nov
Blidworth - Tippings Wood: 10 Goldcrest, 5 Bullfinch, 20 Northern Lapwing, 1 Brambling [with flock chaffinch], 1 Little Grebe.
Bennerley Marsh - Stonechat [male], 4 Meadow Pipit, 14 Linnet, Redwing [single], Green Woodpecker, 120 Northern Lapwing, 4 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Partridge, 42 Eurasian Teal, 30 Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, [single female], 52 Jackdaw.
Tue 4th Nov
Bestwood Country Park - Lamin's Lane: c.350 Redwing [over to West in a "wave formation" at first light].
Mon 3rd Nov
Arnot Hill Park - c.100 Pink-footed Goose [East at 11:30. Third time in as many weeks], 20 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Nuthatch, 8 Goldcrest, 6 Great Tit, 12 Blue Tit, 3 Siskin, 30+ Goldfinch, 20+ Chaffinch, 2 Brambling [with same mixed flock — feeding near Rose Garden], 4 Grey Wagtail [pond overflow area as usual], 100+ Redwing [at rear of Arnot Hill House], 40+ Black-headed Gull, 27 Tufted Duck, 10 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Greylag Goose.
Budby - Merlin.
Gringley Carr - 1 Kittiwake [1st winter flew East at 11:30], 1 Stonechat, c,1000 Fieldfare [in the area].
Clipstone - Vicar Water: 3 Mandarin Duck [1 male & 2 females], 5 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose 3.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 Goldeneye [3 males & 2 females on Clifton Pond], 1 Bittern [from delta hide 16:00].
Sun 2nd Nov
Bennerley Marsh - Stonechat [male], 5 Redwing, 4 Meadow Pipit, 110 Northern Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe, 43 Eurasian Teal, 38 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull. North Marsh: 2 Common Snipe, 4 Eurasian Teal, 7 Common Pheasant, 42 Redwing, 9 Fieldfare.
Oxton Estate - 80+ Pink-footed Goose [heading North-West], 50+ Northern Lapwing, 24 Pied Wagtail, 20 Long-tailed Tit.
Girton - Great Northern Diver [on pit complex].
Sat 1st Nov
Holme Pierrepont - A52 Pit: 1 Lesser Scaup.
Clumber Park - 1 Ring Ouzel [near visitor centre].
Clifton Pastures - 1 Merlin [female], 1 Peregrine [bird of unknown origin - possible hybrid], 2 Stonechat [male& female], 7 Skylark, 1 Common Pheasant, 2 Reed Bunting [male & female].
Collingham - Silt Pond: 1 Little Egret.
Kilvington - East Lake: 1 Caspian Gull [4th winter]. West Lake: 3 Yellow-legged Gull.
Spalford Warren NWT - Common Crossbill [flock still present].
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