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October 2005


Mon 31st Oct: Tiln - The immature/female Long-tailed Duck is still present 3.15pm at Tiln GP's with a single Goldeneye. Access by walking c.1.5 miles north along the west side of the River Idle bank from Hallcroft Pit on the northern edge of Retford. Look east across the river to view the large flooded pit.
Mon 31st Oct: Sutton Bonington - 2 male Bullfinches feeding on berries, along Hungary Lane 1015
Mon 31st Oct: Lound - Greenshank [Chainbridge NR Scrape] and possibly a second at Tiln GP's, Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge NR Scrape], several Redwings and Goldcrests in various places, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Mon 31st Oct: Huthwaite - 19 swift sp SE over Common Road Huthwaite 09:45.
Mon 31st Oct: East Leake - Skylark and Fieldfare south of Rempstone Rd. 1030
Mon 31st Oct: Attenborough - Yellow legged Gull [Coneries], 4 Goldeneye[Clifton Pit].
Sun 30th Oct: Langford Lowfields - Adult drake Green-winged Teal.
Sun 30th Oct: Attenborough - Female Scaup [still on main pond],R.C.Pochard[church pond],Y.L.Gull [sail pit].
Sun 30th Oct: Attenborough - 15+ Snipe [Clifton Pit], 2 Goldeneye [Main Pit], male & female Stonechat[Erewash Field], Bittern - over the Trent from the south.
Sat 29th Oct: Tiln -An imm/female Long-tailed Duck still present at 2.00pm on a large pool at Tiln Gravel Pit. Access by walking c.1.5 miles north along the west side of the River Idle bank from Hallcroft Pit on the northern edge of Retford. Look east across the river to view. Also 1 Greenshank & 367 Shoveler [a site record], 8 Goldeneye, 4 Redshank, a single immature Oystercatcher but no sign of the Barnacle Geese which were reported over Blaco Hill Farm area earlier today. [thanks to Gary Hobson for correcting the earlier entry]
Sat 29th Oct: Newington - 48 Barnacle Geese at Newington near Bawtry
Sat 29th Oct: Lound - Blaco Hill, 46 Barnacle Geese circling at about 11am
Sat 29th Oct: Hoveringham - First winter Arctic Tern still on the sailing Pit.
Sat 29th Oct: Attenborough - 12+ Gadwall [Beeston Pond]
Sat 29th Oct: Annesley - Lapland Bunting, Jack Snipe & Woodcock on the pit top.
Fri 28th Oct: Netherfield Lagoons - Grey Wagtail, c.40 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Red crested Pochard (2 males & 1 female), Goldeneye (female)
Fri 28th Oct: Hoveringham - 1st-winter Arctic Tern reported on birdguides at Hoveringham Sailing Pit
Fri 28th Oct: Attenborough N.R. - Scaup fem.on main pond,brambling,siskin over delta gate,7 goldeneye,jay.
Wed 26th Oct: Nuthall - Large numbers of Fieldfare moving SW over Nuthall approx 08.30 this morning, a small flock were in trees on Mornington Crescent eating berries.
Wed 26th Oct: Lound - Jack Snipe on Neatholme Scrape.
Wed 26th Oct: Lound - Great Skua overflying, mid-morning, Red crested Pochard, Pintail and Stonechat.
Wed 26th Oct: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - Redshank, Green Woodpecker, good numbers of winter fowl
Wed 26th Oct: Attenborough - Female Scaup still on eastern end of the Main Pond mid-am, small flocks of Fieldfares moving around, Migrant Hawker in the delta wood.
Tue 25th Oct: Attenborough N.R. - Scaup(fem.)on main pond,peregrine,9 goldeneye,lesser redpoll,red-crested pochard,many hundreds of redwing and fieldfare moving sw.
Mon 24th Oct: Basford - Grey Wagtail seen on a residential Basford street, feeding around puddles.
Mon 24th Oct: Attenborough N.R. - Fem.scaup on main pond,goldeneye(3),40+fieldfare,buzzard.
Mon 24th Oct: Attenborough N.R. - 2 Bitterns flew into the Delta reedbed at around 9am.
Sun 23rd Oct: Langford Lowfields - The drake Green-winged Teal has returned to Langford Lowfields. Also Little Egret.
Sun 23rd Oct: Gringley Carr - Male Hen Harrier PM
Sat 22nd Oct: Clifton Grove - 6 Stonechats (2 male/4 female) on fence post on the track between Beeston Weir to Clifton wood, also 2 Common Buzzard in the area and 1 Water Rail on Holme Pit.
Sat 22nd Oct: Attenborough - Clifton Pit: Grey Wagtail, 4 Snipe, 2 Buzzard, 2 Goldeneye; Wet Marsh: Water Rail; Sailing Pit: Western Yellow-Legged Gull.
Fri 21st Oct: Stoke Bardolph - Grey Wagtail, 10 Snipe at the sewerage works.
Fri 21st Oct: Netherfield Lagoons - Snipe, Argentinian Blue Billed Duck, 2 Red-Crested Pochard[drakes], Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechats[male & female], c. 2000 Starlings[roosting in reed bed + more arriving], 40 Redwing.
Fri 21st Oct: Burton Joyce - 2 Stonechats[male and female] on the Poplars Sports Ground
Thu 20th Oct: Lound - Ring Ouzel - Noted in the Willows east of Neatholme Bridge today, 20th October (Tim Gibson) It was still present this afternoon with several Redwings (J.Wilkins) Also today large numbers of Teal, Wigeon and Shoveler, 12 Red-crested Pochard and 4 Dunlin.
Thu 20th Oct: Attenborough - Water Rail ( Wet Marsh), Wigeon, Goldeneye.
Thu 20th Oct: Attenborough - Firecrest[by delta gate,at 10.00 am],Jack Snipe[clifton pit],Goldeneye x2,water Rail x3,Grey wagtail x2,ruddy duck x1.
Thu 20th Oct: Annesley Pit Top - Lapland Bunting at Annesley Pit Top at 11:07 and 11:35am , also one Snow Bunting over and still 4 x Bewick's Swan
Wed 19th Oct: Bestwood [Mill Lakes] - Siskin c70, Snipe 6
Wed 19th Oct: Attenborough N.R. - Firecrest by delta gate c.10.15am.
Wed 19th Oct: Annesley Pit Top - 4 Bewick's Swans, 2 Jack Snipe.
Tue 18th Oct: Watnall - 30 + Golden plovers in a field grid 507464 off the B6009 between Watnall and Hucknall
Tue 18th Oct: Lound - A Ring Ouzel through Lound Gravel Pits, at 14.00. Landed briefly at Bellmoor, then continued south following Redwings.
Tue 18th Oct: Attenborough - Red Crested Pochard[church pond],Goldeneye x4,Snipe x6[clifton pit],Water Rail x3[wetmarsh],Golden Plover x19,Barnacle Goose,Redwing c60,Willow Tit x4
Mon 17th Oct: Silverdale Park - c25 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Snipe, 1 Willow Tit
Mon 17th Oct: Beeston Rylands - c60 Redwings to the south, Goldcrest.
Mon 17th Oct: Attenborough - Golden Plover x2[tween],Blackcap,Grey Wagtail.Herring Gull and Snipe x6[clifton pit].
Mon 17th Oct: Attenborough N.R. - 650+Redwing,5 Fieldfare(SW),brambling,siskin,lesser redpoll,chiffchaff(2 one singing),15 golden plover,6 water rail,fem.goldeneye on Clifton pit.
Sun 16th Oct: Oldcotes - 150-175 Redwings flew West or S West over Oldcotes Car Boot Sale this morning between 7.30am til 12.00 midday
Sun 16th Oct: Maun Valley Trai - From the sewage works to New Mill Lane. 2 Kingfisher, Heron, Common Buzzard, Yellow Wagtail, small group of Tree Sparrows, Great spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk. Please note a man in his twenties wearing cammo gear was shooting at Moorhens with an air rifle. This was near Old Mill Lane bridge, when challenged was abusive and aggressive. He was possibly driving a blue estate car.
Sun 16th Oct: Hucknall - 40/50 Redwings flying south at around 10.00am
Sun 16th Oct: Bestwood (Mill Lakes) - Siskin c40, Wigeon 8
Sat 15th Oct: West Leake - 2 Buzzards in ploughed field along Kingston road.1330
Sat 15th Oct: Sutton Bonington - 12 Red legged partridge and Great Spotted Woodpecker along Hungary Lane.1400
Sat 15th Oct: Stoke Bardolph - 7 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper at the sewerage works.
Sat 15th Oct: Nottingham - 1,500 Redwing to the SW over Nottingham between 10:00 and 13:00.
Sat 15th Oct: Netherfield Lagoons - 80+ Golden Plover, 5 Snipe, 1male & 3 female Red crested Pochard, 5 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 18 Grey Partridge.
Sat 15th Oct: East Leake - Buzzard circling wood, along A6006 @ 1410
Sat 15th Oct: Attenborough - Grey Plover, briefly [Visitor Centre] before moving west @ 15:55, also Rock Pipit @15:20, Possibly still in area.
Fri 14th Oct: Attenborough - 2 Ruddy Duck [Main Pond]
Fri 14th Oct: Attenborough - 1 Reed warbler along North Path.
Fri 14th Oct: Attenborough - 1 Barnacle Goose - [Visitor Centre]; 1 Wigeon, 1 Little Grebe [Church Pond]; 1 Water Rail - [Wet Marsh], skulking in front of reeds back and forth; 1 Kingfisher - [Beeston Pond]; 3 Shoveler - [Clifton Pit]; 2 Redwing flying N; 12 Greylag, 3 Egyptian Goose - [New Wetland]; 5 Skylark, Stock Dove, Pheasant - [E of Trent]; Green Woodpecker, Lesser Black backed Gull - [New Workings]; Brambling & Siskin in roving (mainly Goldfinch) flock;  Numerous Teal, Gadwall, Lapwing, G C Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, B H Gull, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Coot, Moorhen, Grey Heron across the site.  
Fri 14th Oct: Attenborough N.R. - Green sandpiper,goldeneye,water rail(2),siskin, tree sparrow(7),jay,redwing(17),golden plover(8),swallow(4).
Thu 13th Oct: Bleasby - 300 plus Pink footed Geese in 3 large skeins SE over Bleasby station 14:00
Wed 12th Oct: Attenborough N.R. - Rock pipit,16 redwing(flew west a.m.),brambling near delta gate,20 commic terns flew high west over sailing pit at 2.20 p.m.Goldeneye with injured wing stiil on the river,barnacle goose,c.50 golden plover,water rail(4)inc.2 showing well on wetmarsh,buzzard(2 on southside).
Tue 11th Oct: Lound - 2 Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper[Chainbridge Lane], female Goldeneye[Neatholme Lane], several hundred Golden Plover[Clayworth Common & fields to north]
Tue 11th Oct: Attenborough - Jack Snipe,Common Snipe x12,Ad Winter Med Gull,Grey Wagtail,Water Rail,[all clifton pit].Buzzard.
Tue 11th Oct: Annesley Pit Top - 2 Jack Snipe.
Mon 10th Oct: Lound - A Greenshank and a Ringed Plover, both on the Chainbridge Scrape.
Mon 10th Oct: East Leake - 9 Lesser Redpolls, mid morning along footpath from Manor Farm to Rempstone.( Approx halfway.) In set aside field, also 7 Redwing to the southwest.
Mon 10th Oct: Attenborough - Singing Chiffchaff, also Speckled Wood, Red Admiral butterflies, Common Darter and Migrant Hawker dragonflies.
Mon 10th Oct: Attenborough - Grey Wagtail,Yellow Legged Gull,Swallow x4.
Sun 9th Oct: Underwood - Numerous Buzzards, with 3 in the air together; 3x Sparrowhawks; 2x Kestrels; 6x Jays; Skylark
Sun 9th Oct: Lound - 2 Grey Plovers on Neatholme Scrape.
Sun 9th Oct: Harlow Wood - Skylark c30 south/west, Siskin c20, Chiffchaff, Long tailed Tit group of 18.
Sun 9th Oct: Bingham. - 40 Lapwing flying around field south of A52 - 1 mile east of Bingham.(1700hrs)
Sun 9th Oct: Attenborough - Jack Snipe[clifton pit reed beds],Golden Plover[27 over],Grey Wagtail,Greenshank[over ],Water Rail x4[2 on wetmarsh,2 on clifton pit],Redwing[x2 SW],Common Gull, common Snipe x8,Swallow x5.
Sun 9th Oct: Annesley Pit Top - 2 Twite on the pit top this morning, plus Rock Pipit.
Sat 8th Oct: Stoke Bardolph - Dunlin[over SE.], 7 Golden Plover[over SW.], 9 Swallows[over-low & SW.]
Sat 8th Oct: Stoke Bardolph Sewerage Works - 32 Teal,17 Snipe
Sat 8th Oct: Netherfield Lagoons - AM. 1 Golden Plover, 5 Snipe --- PM. 7 Golden Plover, 5 Dunlin, 29 Snipe, 5 Skylarks, 7 Meadow Pipits, Grey Wagtail.
Sat 8th Oct: Beeston Weir - Common Sandpiper feeding on the steps of Beeston Weir, on the Clifton side of the river, also 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Kingfisher.
Sat 8th Oct: Attenborough N.R. - 21 skylark,12 swallow,1 yellowhammer,3 siskin all flew west a.m.Also 2 golden plover over and 9 snipe Clifton pit.
Fri 7th Oct: Nottingham - Female Sparrowhawk taking Feral Pigeon from off the roof of a warehouse near to Nottingham station.
Fri 7th Oct: Holme Pierrepont [A52 Pit/Blotts] - Common Snipe, Black-Necked Grebe[winter], 2 Goldeneye[female], Red crested Pochard[female], 5 Skylark[going south], 14 Meadow Pippit[going south], c.40 Mistle Thrush[going SW]
Fri 7th Oct: Attenborough - Adult Winter Mediterranean Gull[Tween,New scrapes,17.20 till 18.10].
Thu 6th Oct: Langford Lowfield: - Pintail - 1
Thu 6th Oct: Cotham Flash - Spotted Redshank - 1, Dunlin - 3, Eurasian Teal - 63
Thu 6th Oct: Collingham G.P - Golden Plover - 63, Common Redshank - 1, Greenshank - 2, Green Sandpiper - 1, Ruff - 1.
Thu 6th Oct: Bestwood [Mill Lakes] - Siskin c30, Redwing 4 through south.
Wed 5th Oct: Moorhaigh/Skegby - c200 Golden Plover
Wed 5th Oct: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - 2 Snipe, 80 Wigeon
Tue 4th Oct: Bestwood - 4 Buzzard, c150 Rooks [Goosedale Lane]
Tue 4th Oct: Bestwood [Mill Lakes] - 10 Siskin
Tue 4th Oct: Attenborough - Buzzard; several Snipe (Clifton Pond)
Tue 4th Oct: Attenborough N.R. - Chiffchaff(5),Jay,Yellow-legged Gull,Treecreeper,Willow Tit(3),Red-eared Terrapin.
Tue 4th Oct: Arnold - 6 Swallows moving SE at 0900hrs.
Mon 3rd Oct: Nottingham - male and female Peregrine on the Trent University building.
Mon 3rd Oct: Colwick CP - 2 Red crested Pochard[1male, 1female], Shoveler[2 male, 1female -- Hall Lake], 3 Willow Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest[loop bank], 2 Grey Wagtails.
Mon 3rd Oct: Bestwood - Common Buzzard and 54 Linnets in the Goosedale Lane area.
Mon 3rd Oct: Bestwood [Mill Lakes] - Siskin c30 in alders near conservation area.
Sun 2nd Oct: Stoke Bardolph - 24 Teal, 3 Snipe at the sewerage works
Sun 2nd Oct: Netherfield - Common Buzzard [soaring over the lagoons], 2 Red crested Pochard, one male, and one that appeared to be a juvenile but turning into adult plumage. Both in the large fishing lake below the lagoons.
Sun 2nd Oct: Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Grey Wagtails, Whinchat, Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 2 Red crested Pochard[1 breeding male, 1 female]
Sun 2nd Oct: Moorhaigh, Pleasley - 250 Pink foot Geese going east at 1030
Sun 2nd Oct: Lound - Peregrine - 1 flew east over quarries and onto Clayworth Common, Pectoral Sandpiper - Juv still present on Neatholme Scrape. Grey Plover - Juv still present on Neatholme Scrape. Work Party in Chainbridge Wood NR recorded 2+ Willow Tit and half dozen Goldcrest. Up to 800+ Golden Plover have been on Clayworth Common for last few days.
Sun 2nd Oct: High Marnham - Flock of 25/30 Skylarks feeding in stubble, also 14 hares in surrounding fields.
Sun 2nd Oct: Harlow Wood/Fountaindale - 3 singing Chiffchaff
Sun 2nd Oct: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - 80 Wigeon, 2 Tawny Owls, Green Woodpecker.
Sun 2nd Oct: Cotgrave - Two Ospreys over Forestry reserve at about 4pm flying towards Keyworth
Sun 2nd Oct: Colwick CP - 3 Grey Wagtails, 2 Red crested Pochard[1 eclipse male, 1 female.]
Sun 2nd Oct: Bunny Woods - 2 x Buzzards circling/calling for 10 mins at 1300
Sun 2nd Oct: Bestwood [Mill Lakes] - Siskin 5, Lesser Redpoll 8, Blackcap 1, Gadwall 16, Teal 24, Shoveler 7
Sun 2nd Oct: Barton Fields - 6 Common Buzzards "Kettling"
Sun 2nd Oct: Attenborough - Dunlin x2,Snipe x4,Grey Wagtail[clifton pit].
Sat 1st Oct: Lound - Pectoral Sandpiper still on Neatholme Scrape.
Sat 1st Oct: Holme Pierrepont - Little Egret [Blotts' Pit]
Sat 1st Oct: Attenborough - Little Egret [Coneries], 5 Dunlin [Clifton Pit]
Sat 1st Oct: Annesley Pit Top - Curlew Sandpiper 1, Ringed Plover 1, Siskin 7 through, Buzzard 3, Swallow 4 south
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