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213 Species recorded so far in 2016. Full List Here

Wednesday 30th November

Hoveringham - Caspian Gull [Adult, in the Sailing Lake roost, this evening]. Also Smew [Redhead, on the Sailing Lake this evening and another or same, still present on the Trentside Pit, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton Pit, 16:12], 6 Tree Sparrow, 27 Goosander [Clifton Pit, this afternoon]. Also Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Kingfisher and Barn Owl.

Stoke Bardolph - 2 Green Sandpiper [in the Seven Trent, water treatment complex, this morning].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Stonechat [Chat Corner].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret and Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge Scrape, midday]. Also 17 Whooper Swan [Clayworth Common].

Holme Pierrepont - Greater Scaup [1w, on the A52 Pit, 09:30].

Tuesday 29th November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 4+Short-eared Owl [4 possibly 5, Clayworth Common this evening], Great White Egret [over from Tiln North, towards Neatholme scrape] and Woodcock [Probable, heard near Chainbridge Pit at dusk].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Stonechat [near the Wader Scrape] and Barn Owl [Hunting at dusk].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Reported by bird info services as present on the reserve, 14:00].

Langford Lowfields RSPB - 1+Bearded Tit [Seen by reserve volunteers today].

Colwick CP - 110 Wigeon, 2 Goldeneye and 10 Lapwing [this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Smew [Redhead, still present on Trentside Pit] Also single Pintail. 12 Goldeneye, 30 Fieldfare and 4 Tree sparrow [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Gringley Carr - Hen Harrier [Male, over fields between dog training area and orange windsock, 11:50].

Bestwood CP - Raven [over bestwood pit top, 11:45].

Spalford - Adult Yellow-legged Gull and female Merlin [Spalford Pit this morning].

Monday 28th November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Smew [redhead, Chainbridge Pit, 08:55 till dusk] also female Pintail and Oystercatcher, 2 Great White Egret [Neatholme Pit/Scrape], 4 White-fronted Geese [Neatholme Scrape], 4 Short-eared Owl [Showing well Clayworth Common, just North of the bridge from 15:10 onwards], 13 Whooper Swan [Hayton Common], 3 Stonechat [along riverside track, Tiln North, Restoration Area], Cetti's Warbler [near to the back of Chainbridge Pit], Lesser Black-backed Gull [adult 'intermedius', Bellmoor Lake] and 2 adult Scandinavian Herring Gull 'argentatus'.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Pintail and 4000+ Starling [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Sunday 27th November

Beeston - 25 Pink-footed Geese [2 small flocks, 15 in first, 10 in second, flew over Beeston Weir Fields, c. 16:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Neatholme Scrape], 3 Short-eared owl [Clayworth Common 15:15], 15 Whooper Swan [over Tiln North, this morning] 8 Goosander, 3 Pink-footed geese and Oystercatcher [Chainbridge pit].

Gedling Country Park - Merlin [Male, this afternoon]. Also 2 Stonechat [Near the solar farm, this morning].

Barton in Fabis - Jack Snipe [flushed from Barton Flash, early afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [Juvs, still present on East Lake, late morning]. Also Common Redshank [West Lake].

Clumber Park - Hen Harrier [Ringtail, moved east over South Lawns, this morning], Yellow-legged Gull [Adult, Clumber Lake, feeding on a dead Carp] and Cetti's Warbler.

Holme Pierrepont - 7 Whooper Swan [2 adults, flew East thru the A52 Pit, 09:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Brent Goose [Reported from Works Pond, this morning but no further sign]. Also possible Water Pipit [briefly on Ridge and Furrow, before flying towards Dragonfly Pond, this morning] and 2 Pintail [Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Saturday 26th November

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [flew into Clifton Pit, 16:06]. Also 4500 Starling and 27 Goosander.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2+ Short-eared Owl [2 possibly 3 present this afternoon Clayworth Common from 15:00]. Also 5+Mealy Redpoll [Unconfirmed Bird info service report, at Bellmoor near bailey bridge, early afternoon].

Market Warsop - 4000+Black-headed Gull [Huge movement of gulls over from the North East in several waves, numbering at least 4000/5000 between 15:30/16:00]. Most were Black Headed with a few Black Backs in each wave.

Barton in Fabis - Water Pipit [feeding along the edge of the water filled dyke, near the floodbank sluice directly behind Cottages Flash, early afternoon then lost from view]. Also 15 Lesser Redpoll [feeding on Beech in the village].

Besthorpe NR - 9 Whooper Swan [4 juvs, still in fields North of Meering Marsh].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [Juvs, still on East Lake this morning].

Friday 25th November

Hoveringham - 2w Caspian Gull [in the Sailing Lake roost this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Bittern [Clifton Pit, from Tower Hide this evening]. Also 4500 Starling [into roost in the Clifton Pit reed-bed].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Barn Owl [hunting around the Large Gravel Pit and Plantation, at dusk].

East Leake - Raven [Flying low and calling, over Meeting House Close, 13:45].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [juveniles on East Lake, 11:00]. Also Jack Snipe and Common Redshank].

Cotham Landfill - 2 Caspian Gull [Both first winter, viewed from cyclepath this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 4 Short-eared Owl [flushed by dog walker Clayworth Common this morning, with all 4 up hunting the common late afternoon].

Thursday 24th November

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [flew into Clifton Pit, 16:13. Possibly two birds]. Also 4500+ Starling [into roost, from tower hide] and 12 Goosander.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 64 Red-crested Pochard [Bellmoor, 15.55].

Holme Pierrepont - Grey Phalarope [on the West end of the Rowing Course, but constantly getting disturbed by gulls, 12:30 at least. But no further sign on a return visit, 15:00].

Netherfield Lagoons - Jack Snipe [On the Dragonfly Pool, this afternoon]. Also Barn Owl [in the hedge beside the Large Gravel Pit, 14:50].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Greater Scaup [Juv's, East Lake still at midday].

Gringley Carr - Hen Harrier [Male, mid morning].

Besthorpe NR - 16 Whooper Swan [including 10 juveniles, 11:15].

Market Warsop - 3 White-fronted Geese [Over East, this morning].

Wednesday 23rd November

Hoveringham - Adult Caspian Gull and 3 Yellow-legged Gull [2 adults and 2w, in the Sailing Lake gull roost this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [flew through, and appeared to descend onto the Windsurf Pit area, Long Eaton GP's, 13:35], Greater Scaup [female on Tween, from Marsh Path, 10:30], Jack Snipe [Corner of church pond near railway crossing], Stonechat [Clifton pit reed-bed] and Mandarin Duck [drk, near Visitor Centre].

Gringley Carr - Marsh Harrier [Adult male], 20 Pink-footed Geese [over East] and c.200 Linnet.

Osberton - 42 White-fronted Geese [South/West over the Osberton estate today]. Also Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Chiffchaff [Siberian type, 400m north of Conservation Lake this morning], Great white Egret and Stonechat [Neatholme Scrape] and 5 White-fronted Geese [Clayworth Common].

Beechdale - Rose-ringed Parakeet [opposite Beachdale Baths on the Nott'm ring road, 12:00].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Greater Scaup [Juvs still present on East Lake, 10:30]. Also Peregrine, c.750 Northern Lapwing, 6 Dunlin and Common Redshank.

Idle Washlands - Great White Egret [ Slaynes Lane, flew West along The River Idle, 10:30], cream crowned Marsh Harrier and Peregrine [Slaynes Lane] and c.20 Tree Sparrow [Hagg Lane Flash].

Besthorpe NR - 2 Bewick's Swan, 12 Whooper Swan and 30+ Mute Swan [In field just North/East of Meering, this morning].

Tuesday 22nd November

Bilborough - Woodcock [Over Harvey Hadden Stadium, 17:20].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [over the Clifton Pit reed-bed, 16:13], 25 Goosander [flew into Clifton Pit, 16:00], 3000+Starling [Murmuration and roost, Clifton Pit, 15:50 to 16:10] and 10 Common Snipe [Church Pond scrape, 16:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape, midday to 13:30 at least].

Beckingham Marshes - 40+ Common Snipe.

Wigsley - 2cy Baltic Gull type [North/East of Spalford, in pig field by entrance track, 10:45 then flew West].

Monday 21st November

No news received today.

Sunday 20th November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 adult 'argentatus' Herring Gull [in Bellmoor roost this afternoon, with noticeable influx of Herring Gulls in general]. Also Marsh Harrier and 2 Stonechat [Tiln North, this morning].

Besthorpe NR - 2 Bewick's Swan with 4 Whooper Swan and 38 Mutes [in fields North/East of Meering Marsh, this afternoon]. Also c.210 Pink-footed Geese [East over Meering, 13:00].

Hodsock Flash - 15 Whooper Swan [14 ad and 1 juv], 2 Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 26 Wigeon and 35 Teal.

Clumber Park - Cetti's Warbler [singing this afternoon at Hardwick ford].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Dunlin and Common Redshank [West Lake, this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Jack Snipe and 10 Common Snipe [flushed whilst whilst doing vegetation clearance on blotts pit].

Saturday 19th November

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton Pit, 15:30], 38 Goosander [Clifton Pit] and 2500 Starling [into roost, Clifton Pit reed-bed].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Mediterranean Gull [Adult winter, on Bellmoor Lake till 14:15, close to small island near River Idle. Then flew towards Hallcroft Fisheries].

Collingham Pits - Pink-footed Goose [with Greylags this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Smew [Redhead still present on Trentside Pit, this morning], Marsh Harrier [cream crowned, over the Trent Hills woodlands c.12:45 moving South/East, mobbed by 2 Buzzards and 20 – 30 Rook], 18 Little Egret, 10 Goldeneye, 6 Tree Sparrow and 50 Lapwing [Sailing Lake]. Also 30 Fieldfare, 12 Blackbirds and a Mistle Thrush [on lakeside berries].

Clifton Grove - Willow Tit [good views of a calling bird in the trees by the river path, about 200yds before the weir], Water Rail [Holme Pit], 25 Goosander and 12 Goldeneye [on the river towards Clifton Bridge].

Friday 18th November

Spalford - 2cy Baltic Gull type [Spalford Pig Fields, present again very briefly this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Caspian Gull [Adult, in the Bellmoor roost late afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - Stonechat [Male, on brambles behind the A453 Balancing Pond, 16:00]. Also a second bird [on fenceing behind the derelict chalet, riverside fields, 10:50].

Mansfield - Waxwing [Elston Close late afternoon, then flew towards Colwick Close area].

University of Nottingham Campus - Swallow [hawking over the Lake/Lakeside Arts Centre , 14:50]. Also 5 Goosander and Peregrine.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Flew over the Clifton Pit reed-bed, 12:40]. Also 45 Goosander [Clifton Pit, late afternoon], 2 Water Rail, 3 Common Snipe and 1500 Starling [into roost, Clifton Pit reed-bed, attracting the attention of 2 Sparrowhawk].

Bennerley Marsh - Jack Snipe and 10 Common Snipe [on the coal Plant].

Hoveringham - Smew [Redhead, Trentside Pit, this morning]. 14 Little Egret, 110 Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper and Peregrine [Sailing Lake].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Greater Scaup [Juv's, still present on East Lake, 11:00].

Kersall - 2 Raven [over towards Eakring, 08:45].

Clifton/Lenton - c20 Pink-footed Geese [flew East along Trent, over Clifton Bridge, 07:15].

Thursday 17th November

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [flew into Dragonfly Pond, 16:45]. Also 4 Pintail [Clifton Pit].

Clumber Park - Yellow-legged Gull [adult, first site record]. Also 22 Goosander and 3 Brambling.

Langford Lowfields RSPB - Bittern, Goldeneye, Dunlin and Marsh Harrier [on webs count today].

Wollaton - Rose-ringed Parakeet [male again in private garden, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - 9 Little Egret, 10 Goldeneye, 360 Lapwing, Peregrine, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tree sparrow and 50 Fieldfare [moving north, Sailing Lake this morning].

Misterton - Merlin and Marsh Harrier [Misterton Carrs, this morning].

Gringley Carr - Hen Harrier [male, flew over Misterton Rd below Beacon Hill, 09:20].

Wednesday 16th November

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Coneries, roosting in willows 11:15 - 15:00, then disappeared deep into the willows], Bittern [flew into Clifton Pit, 16:20], 2 Smew [redheads, flew into Clifton Pit with Goosanders, 16:00], 3 Pintail [Clifton Pit, 16:15], 2 Raven [over Main Pond this morning] and Peregrine through.

Clifton Grove - Raven [over Branshill, 16:10] and Barn Owl [hunting over pasture towards Barton Island, 16:40].

Nott'm City - 7 Mandarin Duck [4 drk's, on canal off castle boulevard, just over the footbridge].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Greater Scaup [juveniles on East Lake, 11:00 at least]. Also Ruff and Common Redshank.

Hoveringham - Peregrine, 36 Wigeon, 14 Fieldfare, 50+ Lapwing, 6 Tree Sparrow and Green Sandpiper [Sailing Lake, 10:30].

Tuesday 15th November

Retford - Pink-footed Geese [large number moving west 18:10, in total darkness].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [flew high over Clifton pit heading South/West towards the center/conneries, 16:15], Bittern [flew into Clifton Pit, 16:30], 2 Smew [Clifton Pit, late afternoon]. Also Stonechat [Ridge and Furrow, 08:35].

Langford Lowfields RSPB - 2 Stonechat [pair, this afternoon]. Also 10 Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler and Water Rail [late afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Great White Egret [one on Neatholme Scrape and a second on the Windsurf Pool].

Annesley Pit Top [Newstead and Annesley CP] - Water Pipit [on the Plateau, for ten minutes, 09:10 - 09:20 then flew west].

Monday 14th November

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [flew whole length of Clifton Pit reed-bed, over Tower Hide and dropped into Dragonfly Pond, 16:42]. Also 2 Smew [redheads, appeared on Clifton Pit, 16:40. Both birds have only been seen late afternoon, appearing to be just roosting here], c42 Goosander, 3 Green Sandpiper [over Clifton Pit, flying high toward Barton, this morning] and Stonechat [in reed-bed from Tower Hide, 08:52].

Spalford - 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, c70 Linnet and 18 Meadow Pipit [Spalford Pig fields, this afternoon]. 2 Pintail [1ws, Spalford Pit]. Also 350 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull and 5 Great Black-backed Gull.

Gringley Carr - Hen Harrier [male], 2 Marsh Harrier [male and cream crowned] and Peregrine.

Idle Washlands - Marsh Harrier, Merlin and Peregrine [along Slaynes Lane, this morning]. Also 4 Dunlin, 20 Common Redshank and 1 Ruff on [Hagg Lane Flash].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [juveniles, on East Lake], Smew [redhead, West Lake, 13:30], Peregrine, c.350 Northern Lapwing and Common Redshank.

Sunday 13th November

Gringley Carr - probable Pallid Harrier [Ringtail, early afternoon, but no further sign by 16:20]. Also Hen Harrier [male], Merlin, 3 Short-eared Owl, 2 Stonechat and 5,000+Starling.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Smew [redheads, on Clifton Pond 16:15]. Also 33+ Goosander.

Kilvington Lakes - Great White Egret [North Lake, this afternoon]. Also Ruff, Common Redshank and 250+ Lapwing [all West Lake].

Idle Washlands - Ruff, 13 Common Redshank and 2 Tree Sparrow [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning], Whooper Swan and Green Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane] and 7 Dunlin and 5 Common Redshank [Newington Flash, just over the county boundary in S.Yorks].

Coates - 3 Stonechat [new in along the Trent, this morning].

Wollaton - Rose-ringed Parakeet [male, in private garden this morning]. Also Stonechat [Wollaton Park, Deer sanctuary, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - 7 Goldeneye, Water rail (heard) and Grey Wagtail.

Ravenshead - 54 Pink-footed Geese [over South/East, 10.20].

Holme Pierrepont - Slavonian Grebe [still present on the A52 Pit]. Also 515 Pink-footed Geese [4 skeins all South/East, 102 - 09:06, 113 - 09:12, 155 - 09:16 and 115 - 09:32] and Mediterranean Gull [1w, in pre-roost on Blotts Pit, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - Short-eared Owl [over the Deep Pit, then flew off high South, this morning].

Saturday 12th November

Misterton [Haxey Quays] - 2 Twite [follow the river towards West Stockwith/river Trent, and birds are by the moored boats at Haxey Quays, approx. 1/2 way between the road bridge and the rail bridge on the River Idle. DN10 4BA].

Holme Pierrepont - Slavonian Grebe - [still present on the A52 Pit, late afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 5 White-fronted Geese, Great White Egret and 2 Goldeneye [Neatholme Scrape].

Besthorpe NR - 7 Whooper Swan [in fields North of Meering Marsh, this afternoon].

Spalford - 2 Common Scoter [1w’s still present, on Spalford Pit, this morning].

Clifton Grove - Woodcock [flew up from the wet marsh area of Holme Pit, 08:48].

Friday 11th November

Collingham Pits - Yellow-legged Gull [Adult, this evening in roost].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 redhead Smew, 4 Pintail and 39 Goosander [Clifton Pit this evening], Bittern [Clifton Pit, 11:07] and Willow Tit [calling along path between Delta Gate and railway, 14:18].

Mansfield - Waxwing [heard only, over Elston Close, 16:00].

Besthorpe NR - Pink-footed Goose and Raven [Mons Pool, this afternoon].

Maun Valley Trail - 15+Tree Sparrow [Warren Farm]. Also 3 Little Egret.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Yellow-legged Gull [Adult, Bellmoor Lake this afternoon]. Also 75 Pink-footed Geese [north, 15:40], 10 Redpoll and single Goldeneye.

Burton Joyce - Raven [flew low over east to west then back to the east calling continuously, late afternoon].

Colwick CP - 70+ Wigeon, Goldeneye, 7 Lapwing and 2 Oystercatcher [this afternoon].

Coates - 2 Raven [vocal birds flew north, then relocated in a horse paddock, this afternoon], Goosander [drk on the River], 2 Common Redshank, 5 Common Snipe, 10 Meadow Pipit, 240 Wigeon and 300 Lapwing.

Thursday 10th November

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Pintail and 38 Goosander [Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Hoveringham - 11 Goldeneye, 150+ Lapwing, 1 Meadow pipit and 2 Tree Sparrow [Sailing Lake, 12:00].

Holme Pierrepont - Slavonian Grebe [still present on the A52 Pit, 11:30].

Wednesday 9th November

Holme Pierrepont - Slavonian Grebe [still present on the eastern end of the A52 Pit, viewed from concrete path, late afternoon]. Also 2 Knot [on Blotts Pit].

Bestwood - 2 Woodcock [Bestwood CP, 17:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 11 Pintail [6 Clifton Pit and 5 Coneries, this afternoon]. 5 Dunlin [Clifton Pit, 10:39] and 22 Goosander [Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 5 White-fronted Geese and female Marsh Harrier [Neatholme Scrape], 7 Pintail [flew north over Chainbridge Lane] and Ruff [Tiln North, Restoration Area].

Hoveringham - 6 Tree Sparrow, Brambling, Goosander and 55 Wigeon [Sailing Lake, 13:30]

Kilvington Lakes - Scaup [East Lake, 12:30].

Annesley Pit Top [Newstead and Annesley CP] - Knot [on the Bottom Lagoon, this morning].

Tuesday 8th November

Spalford Pits - 4 Yellow-legged Gull [2 ads, 2 2w], c400 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull [adult argentatus, with thayeri-pattern in primaries], 2 Great Black-backed Gull, adult LBB x Herring hybrid, 40 Common Gull, 500 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Scoter [1w’s still present], Common Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye, c20 Redpoll [sp flying around calling, presumably Lessers], 4 Common Snipe and 10,000+ Starling [flew south late afternoon/dusk, an impressive pre-roost movement].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Cattle Egret [in pig fields Tiln North, from 09:50 before flying off north/west, 11:00], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape], 5 White-fronted Geese [Neatholme Scrape], 2 Pink-footed Geese [Neatholme lane] and 62 Red-Crested Pochard [Sutton trout lake].

Hoveringham - 6 Tree Sparrow, Raven, 22 Golden Plover and Barn Owl [Sailing Lake].

South Muskham - 48 Pink-footed Geese [flew over east], 2 Goosander [drk/redhead] and 28 Red-legged Partridge.

Newark - Pink-footed Goose [single in field, opposite sugar factory]. Also 2 Grey Wagtail and 8 Little Egret.

Retford - 2 Waxwing [next to fields along Bolham Lane, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Brambling [over this morning] and 3 Lesser Redpoll [river path, near Barton island]

Monday 7th November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Cattle Egret [found on the small island on Bellmore, early afternoon but then flew east towards Tiln, 14:10. It was relocated briefly late afternoon landing with cattle on Tiln North, but then flew over towards chainbridge pit, 16:00]. Also 2 Great White Egret [Neatholme Scrape, on small island then flew north], 5 White-fronted Geese and female Marsh Harrier [Neatholme Scrape], 4 Ruff [Neatholme Fen], Great White Egret [Windsurf pool], 50+ Fieldfare [Clayworth Common] and 500+ Starlings [over Doughty's Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Diver "species" [probably Red-throated Diver, flew east, north/east over coneries and was lost from view, 14:10].

Bennerley Marsh - 6 Stonechat [on chats corner, this morning].

Compton Acres - 80 Pink-footed Geese [over east, 09:20].

Sunday 6th November

Gringley Carr - male Hen Harrier and 3 Short-eared Owl this evening.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [flew into the Clifton Pit reed-bed, 16:47]. Also Black-necked Grebe [adult, still Clifton Pit, this morning], 35 Pink-footed Geese [heading north/east, 09:48] and 4 Pintail [barge channel].

Besthorpe NR - 16 Whooper Swan [4 juvs, Meering this afternoon] and Stonechat [Mons Pool].

Girton - Rock Pipit [on the Trent at Girton, this afternoon].

Collingham Pits - Black-tailed Godwit [on Ferry Lane Lake, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Kittiwake - [Bellmoor Lake, near riverside viewing screen island, 13:45]. Also Great White Egret [Windsurf Pool, 09:25].

Burton Joyce - Raven [low over to north/west, mid-day] Also c50 Pink-footed Geese [to south/east, probable 11:30].

Hoveringham - Green Sandpiper, 7 Little Egret and 3 Goldeneye [Sailing Lake, this morning]. Also 50 + Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 10 Blackbirds, 1 Song Thrush [all sheltering from heavy rain along access road, but clearly moving through].

Holme Pierrepont - Slavonain Grebe [still present on the A52 Pit, this morning].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Stonechat [Chats corner, this morning].

Budby Pumping Station Flash - 4 Bewick's Swan [flew south over, 08:55].

Saturday 5th November

Kilvington Lakes - Great White Egret [North Lake, at mid-day].

Rufford Pit Top - 1 Waxwing [heard, only], 20+ Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, Siskin and Lesser Redpoll.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Neatholme Fen]. Also Common Scoter, White-fronted Geese, 4 Whooper Swan and Willow Tit.

Clifton Grove - 2 Raven [over the Rough Wood, 08:41].

Thoroton - Great White Egret [still, on the river Smite, between Thoroton and Shelton, 08:05 to 08:10, then flew towards Kilvington Lakes].

Hoveringham - 63 Wigeon, 4 Goldeneye, 11 Teal and 70 Goldfinch [Railway Pits, 8:00]. 14 Little Egrets, Greensandpiper, 4 Tree sparrow and 5 Reed Bunting [Sailing Lake, 10:00].

Annesley Pit Top [Newstead and Annesley CP] - Osprey [again present this morning]. Also Jack Snipe.

Lenton - Woodcock [By canal bridge, Redfield rd, Lenton industrial estate, this morning].

Friday 4th November

Misterton Carr - 46 Whooper Swan.

Silverdale - 3 Little Egret [Fairham Brook, 12:30].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Stonechat [pair, Chat Corner this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 5 White-fronted Geese [still Neatholme Scrape, this morning]. Also Cetti's Warbler [singing at Bellmoor this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - Great White Egret [North Lake, 10:30].

Newark - 10 Waxwing [in gardens on Harcourt Street, then flew North/West, 10:20].

Lenton - Woodcock [in private garden this morning].

Thursday 3rd November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Common Scoter [imm drk, still present on Neatholme Pit], 5 White-fronted Geese [Neatholme Scrape], Great White Egret and and 5 Whooper Swan [Chainbridge Scrape east].

Spalford - 2 Caspian Gull [adults, Spalford pig fields this afternoon]. Also a possible 2cy Baltic Gull, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 600+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, Green Sandpiper 2 Common Snipe and Grey Wagtail.

Hoveringham - 2 drk Goldeneye, 2 Common Shelduck, 5 Tree Sparrow and Grey Wagtail [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Thoroton - Great White Egret [on the river Smite, between Thoroton and Shelton mid morning. Apparently it has been present in the area for around 3 weeks].

Annesley Pit Top [Newstead and Annesley CP] - Waxwing [flew over south/west, 10:00].

Wednesday 2nd November

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [flew in to Clifton pit reedbed 16:40 from wet marsh direction], 8 Whooper Swan [Clifton Pit, 12:15 then flew south/east 15:23]. Also 2 Pintail [still Clifton Pit].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Goshawk [from the Watchpoint, 12:15].

Long Eaton GP's - 21 Whooper Swan [flew east over the Windsurf pit and over the Trent into notts, 09:15].

Budby/Sherwood - 200+ Lesser Redpoll [in south/west quadrant of Sherwood forest moving north to south].

Hoveringham - Green Sandpiper, 5 Goldeneye, 11 Little Egret and 5 Tree Sparrow [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Wollaton - Rose-ringed Parakeet [male, in private garden].

Annesley Pit Top [Newstead and Annesley CP] - Osprey [again present this morning], 1,910 Pink-footed Geese [through in 21 skiens, all east this morning]. Also 14,700 Wood Pigeon [through south] and 2 Brambling.

Market Warsop - 144 Pink-footed Geese [through south/east, 09:40].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] -135 Pink-footed Geese [through south/east, 8:50], Common Scoter [imm drk, Neatholme Pit]. Also Great White Egret, 7 Whooper Swan, 2 Stonechat and Peregrine.

Huthwaite - c150 Pink-footed Geese [through south/east, 08:21].

Tuesday 1st November

Langford Lowfields RSPB - 10,000 Starling [Murmeration and roost, this evening]. Also 2 Stonechat.

Spalford - 4 Yellow-legged Gull [3 adults and one 2w], one troublesome 1w hybrid type Caspian Gull again, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Great Blacked-backed Gull, c600 Lesser Blacked-backed Gull and c2,000 Starling [Spalford Pig fields this afternoon], Rock/Water Pipit [flew east over Spalford Pit, calling], 2 Common Scoter [1w's, Spalford Pit], 3 Red-crested Pochard [2 drks, Spalford Pit] and Common Snipe.

Netherfield Lagoons - c20 White-fronted Geese [flew over the site to the east, midday]. Also 2 Raven.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [still present on Chainbridge Scrape, east], 5 White-fronted Geese and Pink-footed Goose [Neatholme Scrape], 200+ Pink-footed Geese [flew south/east], 2 Stonechat [along river near Neatholme Scrape], 4 Whooper Swan [flew south over Neatholme Scrape, 20 Whooper Swan [Tiln North] and 2 Stonechat Tiln North].

Misterton - 100 Pink-footed Geese [heading east, 12:30].

Newark - 8 Whooper Swan [flew south east].

Carlton - Raven [flying West and calling repeatedly, 11:55].

Many thanks to:

Linda Abbott, Steve Adams, Sandy Aitken, Oli Beacock, Bob Beck, Graham Beeley, Peter Birley, Ian Bollen, Nigel Bosworth, Sean Browne, Paul Buxton, Jimmy Christmas, Alan Clewes, Ian Cowgill, Richard Cripps, Nick Crouch, Rod Dean, Steve Dunn, Gordon Ellis, Derick Evans, Steve Furber, John Gallagher, Geoff Gamble, Dave Gilbert, Gil Green, Darren Hall, John Hopper, Darren Housman, Mark Jones, Spencer Lawrence, Michael Leatherland, Francis Leaver, Peter Lee, Teresa Longdon, Jonathan Lloyd, Steve Mathers, Ged Morley, Dean Nicholson, Paul Naylor, Philip Norris, ‎Stephen North, ‎Michael Parker, John Pressley, Dave Read, Ken Roberts, Simon Roberts, Ian Robinson, Pete Saunders, Alan Scrimshaw, Hayley Sears, Tom Shields, Andy Shooter, Caroline Smith, Steve Smith, Peter Stanyon, Tony Tomlinson, Simon Thompson, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Tony Wardell, Greg Wiley, Rob Woodward, Rich Wynn.

@NottsBirders Twitter Feed/Facebook Group, Lound Bird Club, Lound And Bellmoor Facebook Group, RSPB Langford Lowfields, Netherfield Wildlife Group.



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