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October 2004


Sun 31st Oct: Netherfield - Bearded Tit [male], Adult Mediterranean Gull, Short-eared Owl, 1,500 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat
Sun 31st Oct: Barton-in-Fabis - Short-eared Owl
Sun 31st Oct: KingsMill Reservoir - Scaup
Sun 31st Oct: Holme Pierrepont - 3 Dunlin, 20 Redshank, 1 male Red crested Pochard, Kingfisher, Greater spotted Woodpecker, Chiff-chaff singing, Goldcrest, significant numbers of Teal, Wigeon, Shoveller, Tufted Duck, Coot, Mute Swan, Gadwall, Mallard, Little Grebe, 500+ Canada Geese, Meadow Pipit, Lapwing, over flying Golden Plover, Comorant, Redwing and over flying Fieldfare.
Sun 31st Oct: Attenborough(Erewash Fields) - 2 Short Eared Owl, Merlin, 2 Stonechat
Sun 31st Oct: Attenborough - Skein of 150 Pink Footed Geese, Water Rail[Delta], Blackcap
Sun 31st Oct: Lound - 19 Common Scoter (Imm/females) on Chainbridge Pit (one behind the viewpoint across the lane), Green Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk
Sun 31st Oct: Harlow Wood - Woodcock
Sun 31st Oct: Eakring - Immature Peregrine - Conservation Walk area off Eakring to Wellow Road
Sun 31st Oct: Erewash Meadows - 200+ Redwings, 2 Sparrowhawks
Sat 30th Oct: Annesley Pit Top - drake Scaup
Sat 30th Oct: Caunton - Turtle Dove [Private Garden]
Sat 30th Oct: Burton Meadows - 4 Whooper Swans heading east
Sat 30th Oct: Carlton - 90 Pink-footed Goose heading east
Sat 30th Oct: Colwick Park - 120 Pink-footed Goose heading southwest, Drake Red crested Pochard
Sat 30th Oct: Newstead - 120 Pink-footed Goose heading southeast
Sat 30th Oct: Bramcote - 160 Pink-footed Goose heading southeast
Sat 30th Oct: Burton Joyce - 120 Pink-footed Goose heading east
Sat 30th Oct: Attenborough(old tip area) - Short-eared Owl, 2 Stonechats (1 male, 1 female)
Sat 30th Oct: Attenborough - female Red crested Pochard[Church Pit], 8 Common Snipe, 4 Golden Plover, Yellow-leg Gull, 2+ Lesser Redpolls, 100+ Redwings
Sat 30th Oct: Attenborough (New Workings, Long Eaton) - Ring-necked Duck
Fri 29th Oct: Attenborough - 4 Bearded Tits (Delta reed bed), Water Rail
Thu 28th Oct: Lound(General) - 80+ Redwing, 200+ Wigeon, 80+ Shoveler, 100+ Pochard
Thu 28th Oct: Lound(Clayworth Common) - 200+ Golden Plover, 400+ Fieldfare
Thu 28th Oct: Lound(Chainbridge ViewPoint) - 89 Teal
Thu 28th Oct: Lound (Neatholme Lane) - 3 Red-crested Pochard - (male & two females), 10 Teal, Goldcrest, Willow Tit
Thu 28th Oct: Attenborough - Bearded Tit (Delta reed bed)
Wed 27th Oct: Attenborough - female Red crested Pochard[Church Pond], 2 Bearded Tits (Delta reed bed), Grey Wagtail, influx of Goldcrests
Mon 25th Oct: Attenborough(Church Pond) - Drake Ring-necked Duck, female Red crested Pochard
Sun 24th Oct: Conservation Walk area off Eakring-Wellow Road - Peregrine, steady passage of Redwings south
Sun 24th Oct: Attenborough - female Red crested Pochard(Church Pond), Chiffchaff
Sat 23rd Oct: Attenborough - Ring-necked Duck(Church Pond), female Red crested Pochard (Church Pond), female Goldeneye (Clifton Pit), 10 Fieldfare, 20 Redwings
Thu 21st Oct: Attenborough - Ring-necked Duck(Clifton Pit), Goldeneye[Clifton pit], 2 Rock Pipit [Clifton pit], 6 Snipe, Red Crested Pochard[church pond], Golden Plover, juvenile Peregrine(flew south over the Conneries)
Wed 20th Oct: Attenborough - Red crested Pochard, Blackcap, influx of Redwings/Song Thrushes
Tue 19th Oct: Attenborough - Ring-necked Duck(Clifton Pit), Goldeneye, Yellow legged Gull
Mon 18th Oct: Attenborough - Ring-necked Duck (Church Pond), 2 Goldeneye (Clifton Pit), 2 Swallow, 4 Buzzard, Dunlin, 4 Shelduck (overflying), hungry Red crested Pochard eating bread (Barton Lane car park)
Mon 18th Oct: Eakring Area - Total of c. 350 Pink-feet over Eakring Flash (in 4 skeins) going ESE - 09-20 to 09-30 a.m. , Stonechat - Country walk area off Eakring to Wellow road. - No sign of yesterday's G.G.Shrike
Sun 17th Oct: Skylarks NR (Holme Pierrepont) - Jay, Pochard
Sun 17th Oct: Eakring area - Great Grey Shrike: [Along the Old Hedge adjacent to Eakring Flash for 15 min: 08:30 to 08:45. Moved off and was lost ... But relocated at 10:15 along Conservation Walk that starts from Eakring to Wellow road. c. 0.75 mile from Eakring, but again mobile and flew off again across the large field that runs down the hill away from walk start point. Bird showed very well. Could well still be in the area.]
Sun 17th Oct: Attenborough - Drake Ring-necked Duck (now on Church Pond), Chiffchaff, Garganey[Clifton Pit], Goldeneye[Clifton Pit], Barnacle Goose, Fieldfare, Red Crested Pochard[Church Pond], -- 12 species of Duck at Attenborough today!
Sat 16th Oct: Holme Pierrepont(Blotts' pits area) - 4 Redshank, 4 Dunlin, c140 Golden Plover
Sat 16th Oct: Hoveringham(New Workings) - Juvenile Peregrine
Sat 16th Oct: Attenborough(Clifton Pit) - Ring-necked Duck -- see the photo gallery for a picture of this duck, Water Rail, Jack Snipe, Goldeneye
Fri 15th Oct: Attenborough(Clifton Pit) - Drake Ring-necked Duck, Goosander, adult Mediterranean Gull
Thu 14th Oct: Attenborough - pair of Stonechats [Across river, Barton Island], 2 Buzzard, 4 Snipe, leucistic Black headed Gull (Work's Pit), Common Tern (ill bird--died by the following day), plus reported sighting today of Crane, across river, in fields, behind Barton Island
Thu 14th Oct: Wollaton Park - 3-4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Numerous Jays
Wed 13th Oct: Kingsmill Reservoir - Slavonian Grebe
Tue 12th Oct: Kingsmill Reservoir - Slavonian Grebe
Mon 11th Oct: Langford Lowfields - 4 Bewick's Swan (flew off NW).
Mon 11th Oct: Cotham Flash - 2 Pintail.
Mon 11th Oct: Attenborough - Goldeneye[Clifton pit].
Sun 10th Oct: Moorgreen Reservoir - 7 Mandarin Ducks (5 male, 2 female) -- a photograph is in the Gallery, 23 Pochard.
Sun 10th Oct: Attenborough - Red crested Pochard, 2 Dunlin, Yellow legged Gull, c100 Redwing.
Sat 9th Oct: Hoveringham(Railway Pit) - Black necked Grebe
Sat 9th Oct: Attenborough - Red crested Pochard (Church Pond), 30 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 50+ Pochard, many overflying Redwings, (Greyish) Chiffchaff, Marsh Tit.
Fri 8th Oct: Hoveringham(New Workings) - 7 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, Green Sandpiper.
Fri 8th Oct: Attenborough - 2 Whooper Swans, Redwing
Thu 7th Oct: Holme Pierrepont - 400 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe, Redwing, Great spotted Woodpecker
Thu 7th Oct: Attenborough - Pintail (Clifton Pit), 3+ Chiffchaffs, Common Buzzard,Red Crested Pochard[church pond], Swallow, House Martin, Snipe
Wed 6th Oct: Attenborough - Leusitic Black headed Gull(Works Beach), Willow Tit[delta gate], Male Blackcap[delta gate], 4 Swallows, Red Crested Pochard[Church Pond]
Tue 5th Oct: Attenborough - Adult Mediterranean Gull, leucistic Black headed Gull (works pit), Juvenile Dunlin, Greenshank, Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzards, Grey Wagtail
Tue 5th Oct: Rainworth Waters - Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk
Sat 2nd Oct: Wollaton Park - Great spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jays, 12+ Long tailed Tit, 2 Grey Wagtails
Sat 2nd Oct: Attenborough - Garganey(Clifton Pit), Red crested Pochard(Church Pond)
Fri 1st Oct: Attenborough - Red crested Pochard (Church Pond), 2 Swallows, Chiffchaff, 8 Shelduck
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