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Tue 30th Nov
Kirkby-in-Ashfield - 3 Bohemian Waxwing [B6020 Blidworth Road near Kirkby - in Hawthorn at 08:00].
Arnot Hill Park - Pond Area: Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 50 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant. Rear of Old House/Rose Garden: 50+ Redwing [daily], 8 Fieldfare, 200+ Eurasian Starling, Chaffinch [plus other mixed finches - 50+ birds], 6 Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Eurasian Nuthatch, 2 Jackdaw.
Keyworth - 4 Bohemian Waxwing, 5 Yellowhammer.
Pinxton - 1 Brambling, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 12 Redwing.
Mon 29th Nov
Arnold - 20+ Bohemian Waxwing [Douro Drive], Common Buzzard [over].
Mapperley - 20+ Bohemian Waxwing [tree at corner of Haywood Road & Westdale Lane].
Pinxton - 2 Woodcock.
Sun 28th Nov
Clifton Grove - Bittern [Holme Pit].
Hickling- 6 Bohemian Waxwing.
Clifton - 12 Bohemian Waxwing [Green Lane, opposite Glapton school at 13:10], Pink-footed Goose [2 large skeins over the estate heading west at 12:00].
Creswell - 13 Bohemian Waxwing [Welbeck Arts centre off the A60 just east of Creswell SK549742 - present mid-afternoon but mobile].
Nottingham Arboretum - Bohemian Waxwing, Redwing, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Robin, Wren, Blackbird.
Hoveringham - Sailing Lake: 2 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 4 Common Kingfisher, 5 Goosander, 4 Northern Shoveler, 2 Common Shelduck, 10 Common Goldeneye, Jack Snipe, 2 Common Redshank, 42 Skylark, Tawny Owl. Railway Lake 19 Egyptian Goose, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Common Shelduck, 8 Little Grebe, 6 Bullfinch, Grey Wagtail.
Fiskerton - 10 Bohemian Waxwing [in trees, entering Fiskerton from Bleasby.
Nuthall - Sparrowhawk [in garden].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Red-crested Pochard [male near visitor centre], 3 Bittern [showing from the tower hide all day], 29 Goosander, 2 Water Rail, Common Buzzard [over Delta], Common Goldeneye, Redwing, Fieldfare [near visitor centre].
Arnold - 9 Bohemian Waxwing [Birchfield Road at 11:00].
Sat 27th Nov
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 48 Goosander [gathering at dusk to roost]. Clifton Pond: 45 Eurasian Wigeon, 35 Gadwall, 50 Eurasian Teal, 36 Northern Shoveler.
Langford Lowfields - 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 1 Northern Pintail, 2 Common Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Owl, 2 Grey Wagtail.
Bestwood Country Park - 23 Bohemian Waxwing [flock circled Bewcastle Road between Finsbury Road and Stockdale Close for several minutes at 14:40].
Mansfield - 3 Bohemian Waxwing [Abbeydale Drive].
Rushcliffe Country Park - Water Rail, 8 Northern Shoveler, Bullfinch.
Woodborough - 4 Bohemian Waxwing.
Fri 26th Nov
Meden Pumping Station - Greenfinch, Lesser Redpoll, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Little Grebe, Fieldfare.
Burton Joyce - Stoke Lane: 1500+ Canada Goose, Greylag Goose [mixed flock], 400+ Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Goldeneye, 20 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 16 Tufted Duck, 22 Mute Swan.
Clumber Park - 34 Mute Swan, 5 Cormorant, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Goosander, Eurasian Nuthatch, Jay, 12 Mandarin Duck, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Chaffinch, 4 Moorhen, Grey Heron, Gadwall [male], Coal Tit.
King's Mill Reservoir - 4 Cormorant, 4 Gadwall, 13 Common Snipe, 2 Common Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail.
Sutton Lawn Dam - 4 Goosander [1 male, 3 female].
Thu 25th Nov
Meadows Precinct - 50+ Bohemian Waxwing.
Stanton Hill - Common Buzzard [worming], Common Kestrel, Redwing, Goldfinch [numerous], Chaffinch.
Wed 24th Nov
Nottingham Rock Cemetery - 5 Eurasian Starling, 10+ Blackbird, 10 Woodpigeon, 2 Robin, 3 Redwing, Jay, 12+ Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 8 Carrion Crow, Sparrowhawk, 4 Chaffinch, 40+ Long-tailed Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, 4 Magpie, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Jackdaw, 5 Black-headed Gull [over], Common Gull [over], Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wren, 2 Greenfinch, Treecreeper, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit
Keyworth - 4 Bohemian Waxwing.
Tue 23rd Nov
Clifton - 36 Corn Bunting [trees facing Larkhill].
Colwick Park - 5 Common Goldeneye, 2 Song Thrush, 20+ Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 23 Northern Lapwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Mandarin Duck.
Pinxton - 4 Wren, 2 Magpie, 2 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Dunnock, 1 Woodpigeon, 7 Redwing.
Mon 22nd Nov
Collingham Pits - 4 Common Goldeneye, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper.
Kilvington Lakes - 1 Pink-footed Goose [with Greylags], 7 Red-crested Pochard, Aythya Hybrid [Pochard X Tufted Duck on east lake], 3 Common Redshank.
Clifton - 3 Corn Bunting [trees facing Larkhill].
Sun 21st Nov
Idle Stop - 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Barn Owl.
Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 7 Whooper Swan [2 Chainbridge Scrape, 5 Neatholme Fen], 1 Stonechat [female/immature south of Chainbridge Lane Bridge], 3 Northern Pintail, 7 Goosander, 2 Little Egret [Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Common Redshank, c.70 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Siskin.
Sturton-le-Steeple - River Trent 4 Whooper Swan [2 adults and 2 juveniles], 3 Goosander [north], 320 Eurasian Wigeon, 164 Eurasian Teal, 16 Northern Shoveler.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Common Goldeneye, 2 Goosander [female], Sparrowhawk, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 6 Tree Sparrow, 2 Bullfinch [female].
Colwick Park - 1 Goosander, 15 Siskin, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Common Goldeneye [female], 15 Eurasian Wigeon, 11 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush.
Clumber Park - 40+ Fieldfare Feeding [near the ford bridge].
Erewash Meadows - 4 Bohemian Waxwing [flew towards Jacksdale].
King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Northern Shoveler, 1 Common Goldeneye, 2 Treecreeper, 10 Common Snipe.
Clifton Pastures - 1 Merlin [female chasing Meadow Pipit], 100+ Pink-footed Goose [over east], 1 Common Snipe, 1 Yellowhammer, 4 Common Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk [above Gotham Wood], 4 Fieldfare, 20+ Skylark [together over the Drift], 4 Wren [along Fairham Brook], 1 Mute Swan, Chaffinch, Goldfinch.
Sat 20th Nov
Langford Lowfields - 1 Stonechat [male], 2 Little Egret, 1 Northern Pintail [male], 2 Common Redshank.
Holme Pierrepont - 1 Water Rail, 4 Common Goldeneye [1 male], 2 Northern Shoveler, Falcated Duck [escpaed male].
Clifton Pastures - 4 Brambling [all males with other finches], 7 European Golden Plover [over west].
Fri 19th Nov
Highfields - 12 Goosander [boating lake].
Nottingham Castle - Woodcock [in castle courtyard - no public access].
Thu 18th Nov
Nottingham Arboretum - 6 Bohemian Waxwing [Addison Street], Blackbird [numerous], Wren, Robin, Great Tit, Blue Tit, 10+ Woodpigeon, 10+ Carrion Crow, 6 Magpie, 2 Chaffinch, Goldcrest, Black-headed Gull [over], 2 Mistle Thrush, Sparrowhawk [pond area], Dunnock, 15+ Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 4 Eurasian Starling, Pied Wagtail.
Retford - Chesterfield Canal: 34 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, Robin.
Clumber Park - 2 Stock Dove, Eurasian Nuthatch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Common Pheasant, 8 Mandarin Duck, 2 Cormorant, 3 Mallard, Robin, Chaffinch.
Welbeck Lake - 2 Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant.
Ranby - A1 slip road: 400+ Canada Goose, 4 Mute Swan.
King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Eurasian Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 12 Eurasian Teal, 120 Northern Lapwing, 2 Grey Wagtail.
Wed 17th Nov
Highfields - 12 Goosander, 10 Common Pochard, 3 Coal Tits.
Colwick Park - 45+ Siskin, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [with tit flock], 2 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch.
Tue 16th Nov
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Bittern [15:10 at the Delta Hide and then again 15:35 - 15:55].
Brackenhurst - Woodcock [Orwin's Plantation].
Clumber Park - Eurasian Nuthatch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 3 Cormorant, 7 Mandarin Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk [female].
Sun 14th Nov
Woodborough - Woodborough Park Farm 1 Brambling, 10+ Yellowhammer, 20+ Reed Bunting, 30+ Tree Sparrow.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Delta Hide], 4 Goosander. Clifton Pond: Common Snipe, Common Goldeneye.
Sherwood Forest / Budby Common - 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [female], 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker.
Rufford Colliery - 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Siskin.
Sat 13th Nov
Budby Common - 1 Great Grey Shrike, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Robin, 2 Common Buzzard, 8 Carrion Crow, 14 Woodpigeon, c.100 Lesser Redpoll, 2+ Siskin.
Langford Lowfields - Bittern [walking along edge of reed-bed], Barn Owl [hunting over field], Northern Pintail, 1 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Redshank, 3+ Water Rail, 500+ Eurasian Starling [reed-bed roost].
Collingham - c.40 Pink-footed Goose [south - attacked by raptor].
Welbeck - Robin Hood Trail: 22 Common Pheasant, 2 Robin, Common Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch.
Fri 12th Nov
Budby Common - 1 Great Grey Shrike, c.100 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Stonechat [male], 3 Meadow Pipit. Pumping Station 1 Brambling, 2 Bullfinch.
Blidworth - Hen Harrier [male].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - c.120 Northern Lapwing, 80 Gadwall, 40 Northern Shoveler, 72 Eurasian Teal, 31 Eurasian Wigeon, 10 Common Pochard, 2 Common Goldeneye [male and female on Clifton Pond], 3 Goosander [Works Pond]. 7 Common Snipe, Mistle Thursh, 2 Common Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Common Gull.
Wed 10th Nov
Newstead Village - Grey Wagtail.
Budby Common - 1 Great Grey Shrike [at 14:30], Siskin, Lesser Redpoll.
Collingham Pits - 8 Common Goldeneye, 5 Common Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper.
Kilvington Lakes - 5 Red-crested Pochard [east lake], Aythya Hybrid [seemingly Common Pochard X Tufted Cross on north lake], 4 Dunlin [west lake].
Selston - Pink-footed Goose [east].
Brackenhurst - 200+ Pink-footed Goose [skein going east].
M1 - 3,500 Pink-footed Goose [junctions 24 - 28].
Tue 9th Nov
Clumber Park - Great Grey Shrike.
Mon 8th Nov
Hucknall - Merlin.
Old Basford - Grey Wagtail.
Sun 7th Nov
Caythorpe - 7 Bohemian Waxwing.
Retford - Common Kingfisher [Ordsall Bridge].
Caunton - 1 Raven [over - calling].
Langar - 100+ Pink-footed Goose [1 skein over east-north-east].
Clumber Park - Great Grey Shrike.
Edwalton - Green Woodpecker [over fields - A52/A606].
Sat 6th Nov
Woodborough - Bank Hill: 1 Grey Wagtail [garden pond].
Cuckney Church - 7 Bohemian Waxwing [in church car park at 15:00].
Clumber Park - Great Grey Shrike [in large dead tree near house near ford], Fieldfare [large flock].
Meden Pumping Station - Bean Goose [10 through east at 10:00], Water Rail, Common Snipe, Brambling, Siskin.
King's Mill Reservoir - 7 Gadwall, 10 Common Snipe, 2 Jay.
Wollaton Park - Ring-necked Parakeet.
Lound - Great White Egret.
Hickling - Raven, Jackdaw, Common Buzzard [mobbed by corvids].
Langford Lowfields - 2+ Bearded Tit [main reed-bed], 1 Raven [flew south], 130 Pink-footed Goose [in skeins of 90 and 40], 2 Little Egret, 2 Northern Pintail, 2 Common Goldeneye, 1 Common Shelduck, 1 Green Sandpiper, 35 Common Snipe, 4 Siskin.
Hoveringham- 1 Yellow-legged Gull [adult in Sailing Lake roost], Pink-footed Goose [skein going east], Green Sandpiper, Common Kingfisher, Common Pochard, 3 Egyptian Goose, Common Goldeneye [female], Common Shelduck.
Colston Bassett - 20+ Fieldfare [in hedgerow on Langar Lane near Stroomfields].
Clumber Park - 12 Cormorant, 52 Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Robin, Slavonian Grebe.
Fri 5th Nov
Brackenhurst - Little Owl [second park copse].
Kilvington Lakes - Greater Scaup [female still on West Lake], 1 Common Goldeneye, 260 Northern Lapwing.Plus: 1 Aythya Hybrid [seemingly Pochard x Tufted Duck - present since 29th October - using both north and west lakes].
Keyworth - Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Goldfinch, Common Pheasant, Wren, Magpie, crow, Collared Dove, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Eurasian Starling, Dunnock, Robin.
Wed 3rd Nov
Collingham - Gravel Pits Silt Pond: 400+ Pink-footed Goose [two skeins over east at 08:30], 80 Eurasian Wigeon, 3 Northern Pintail, 7 Common Goldeneye, 4 Little Egret, 5 Common Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper.
Kilvington Lakes - 230 Common Pochard, 1 Greater Scaup [female], 1 Dunlin, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper. Plus: 1 Aythya Hybrid [seemingly Pochard x Tufted Duck - present since 29th October].
King's Mill Reservoir - 1 Ferruginous Duck, 1 Greater Scaup.
Tue 2nd Nov
King's Mill Reservoir - Ferruginous Duck.
Cotham Flash - 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl, 1 Woodcock, 1 Common Buzzard.
Bennerley Marsh - 30 Woodpigeon, 20 Eurasian Starling, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Common Kestrel, 14 Goldfinch, 1 Blackbird.
Mon 1st Nov
Pinxton - 30+ Redwing, 11 Fieldfare, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Common Pheasant.
King's Mill Reservoir - Ferruginous Duck, Red-crested Pochard.
Attenborough Nature Reserve- Bittern [Delta], c.130 Northern Lapwing, 3 Goosander [near Works Pond]. 3 Common Pochard, c.115 Gadwall, 145 Northern Shoveler, 69 Eurasian Teal, 95 Eurasian Wigeon, 21 Common Gull, 2 Goldcrest.
Collingham Pits - 3 Northern Pintail, 6 Common Goldeneye, 3 Little Egret, 11 Common Snipe, 5 Common Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull [3rd winter].
Warren Hill/Bestwood Country Park - 2 Bohemian Waxwing [in tree on junction of Thompson Gardens and Bewcastle Road].
Clumber Park - 3 Hawfinch [main road into park], 40+ Brambling, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin.
Kilvington Lakes - 1 Greater Scaup [female], 110 European Golden Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 Common Redshank.
Holme Pierrepont - Cormorant, Tufted Duck, 20+ Gadwall [Finger Ponds], Jay, Green Woodpecker, Common Kestrel.
Sneinton to Colwick - 22 Long-tailed Tit [one flock], 3 Blue Tit, 3 Blackbird, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Robin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
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