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This page will be updated on a daily basis, to provide a convenient news service to scarce & rare birds found within the County Nottinghamshire.

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Species shown in Blue on this page are species with less than 70 birds recorded in Nottinghamshire since 1970. Bold Red are species with less than 10 records annually and Red are species of interest.

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Friday 31st October

Nottingham - Black Redstart [Female, on top of the Clinical Sciences Building 1, City Hospital, Hucknall Rd]

Hoveringham - Water Pipit - [A very elusive individual , seen yesterday and today along the shore of the Sailing Lake].

Wollaton - Mandarin Duck [Female, on Martins Pond].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 3 Whooper Swan [over visitors car park on Cottage Lane, heading onto site this evening], Also First Fieldfare in today, Goldeneye [on silt lagoon 5], Stonechat and Peregrine.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Jack Snipe [Clifton Pit, from tower hide this pm], Also Water Rail [Church Pond, this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - Raven over.

Newark -100+ fieldfare [over Newark heading South-East].

Bestwood 200+ Fieldfare [heading South, over Lamins Lane].

Worksop -40+ Fieldfare [flying south, south-west].

Clifton Grove - Fieldfare [800+ through West, South-West over Branshill 07.30 - 08.30].

Thursday 30th October

An unconfirmed report of a Juv American Golden Plover with c300 Golden Plover on the IdleWashlands at Newington on Austerfield Flash [South Yorks], but was then Flushed by a Marsh Harrier and flew off towards Gringley Carr.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] -Single Short-eared Owl and Stonechat [Tiln North, Restoration Area]

Collingham Pits - 3 Yellow-legged Gull [all ads, in roost this evening] Also 2 Pintail, 2 Goldeneye and Goosander.

Gringley carr - 800 Golden plover, 600 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 1 Whooper Swan and 1 Marsh Harrier.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Spotted Redshank [Clifton Pit, on Gull Island from Tower Hide this afternoon, with one later relocated on Tween Pond] also Greenshank, Common Redshank, 6 Common Snipe, 14 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye [all, Clifton Pit], 13 Fieldfare [flew West], 6+ Cetti's Warbler and Grey Wagtail [Church Pond].

Newark -20 Whooper Swan [high flew south east], 30 fieldfare [flew SE].

Hucknall - 18 Fieldfare, c50 Starling, Grey Wagtail and Jay [in or over Private garden].

Wednesday 29th October

Spalford - 11 Yellow-legged Gull [1w, 2w, 3w, 8 ad/sub-ad, Spalford Pit], 650 LBB, 10 herring, 15 Common and 450 B-H. Also 2 Red Kite [East over pig fields at 14:20] and 1,500+ Starlings at the pig field.

Gedling Pit Top - Common Stonechat [on the pit top, but no sign of the RLB].

Mansfield Woodhouse - c200 Pink-footed Geese [heading east, 12.10].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 Whooper Swan and 16 presumed 'feral' Barnacle Geese [Clayworth Common, Conservation Lake], Peregrine feeding, 23 Pink-footed Geese, c200 Golden Plover and 10 Grey Partridge [Clayworth Common], 2 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Scrape], 2 Common Snipe [Neatholme Fen] and 2 Pintail [Drakes, Neatholme Pit].

Woodborough - 27 Whooper Swan [over Woodborough, 07.22 this morning].

Tuesday 28th October

Gedling Pit Top - Rough-legged Buzzard [Juv again, showed for 20 minutes at 12.17], Also a few Brambling over.

Collingham Pits - 2 Pintail and Goldeneye [Ferry Lane Lake] and 2 Curlew [Silt Lagoon].

Besthorpe NWT - 2 Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper and c120 Golden Plover [Mons Pool]. Also Small number of Redwing around.

Bestwood Country Park - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [in the Lodge Gardens area, 11.45].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Merlin [Female this morning, Tiln North, Restoration Area]

Market Warsop - Firecrest [in trees behind Warsop Library with Long-tailed Tit flock, 07.15].

Monday 27th October

Wigsley - Caspian Gull [2w in pig fields south of village this afternoon], Also 3 Yellow-legged Gull.

Gedling Pit Top - Rough-legged Buzzard [Juv, from 1.45 to 17.00 at least].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 Pintail [Chainbridge Scrape], c20 Great Black-backed Gull [Neatholme Fen,and 5 on Chainbridge Scrape], Also several Common Snipe and Little Egret around the site.

Newington - Grey Plover [Hagg Lane Flash], Hobby, [Juv flew east at 07.30], c1500 Wigeon, 5 Little Egret, 1 Ruff and 5 Common Redshank [Hagg Lane].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Lesser Whitethroat [by the first screen along Barton Lane this morning].

Sunday 26th October

Collingham Pits - 6 Yellow-legged Gull [into the roost this evening], Also 15 Herring Gull, 2 Pintail, 2 Goldeneye and 1 Red-crested Pochard.

Newington - Ruddy Shelduck [Hagg Lane Flash, 13.10 to 15.20 at least], Also 4 Common Redshank, 1 Ruff and 2 Common Snipe.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 32 Golden Plover [over South-East] and 11 Goosander [Works Pond].

Clifton Pastures - c40 Golden Plover, 7 Reed Bunting, c50 Meadow Pipit and c70 Skylark.

Clifton Grove - 3 Fieldfare, c30 Redwing and roosting Tawny Owl.

Eakring - 2 Yellow-legged Gull [Adult and 2w, fields 1 mile east of the village].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Pintail [eclipse drake, still present].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 44 Pink-footed Geese [flew South], 10+ Redwings, 1 Little Egret, 7 Common Snipe and Kingfisher.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 7 Common Snipe , 5 Ruff, 150 Northern Lapwing, Little Egret, 4 Pintail [2 male, 2 female] and Red-crested Pochard.

Saturday 25th October

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Single Black-necked Grebe [flew into Phase 2, south of the Cromwell Trail briefly] also 1150 Starling, Whopper Swan and Marsh Harrier.

Clifton Grove - Cetti's Warbler [calling from Barton Island, 07.30].

Newington - 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Redshank, 8 Common Snipe and 3 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash, early afternoon].

Mattersey Thorpe - c200 Pink-footed Geese [East, 15.30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Jack Snipe [Clifton Pit].

Gedling Pit Top - 2 Stonechat, c40 Redwing and c20 Medow Pipit.

Budby Common - Brambling, Fieldfare, Raven and 2 Stonechat, but no sign of the Great Grey Shrike.

Kilvington Lakes - 4 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Little Egret, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Yellow-legged Gull.

Bilsthorpe- 2500 Starling [in pig fields bilsthorpe] , c 700 carrion crow

Friday 24th October

Hoveringham - Rough-legged Buzzard [Seen perched up then flew North]

Budby Common - Great Grey Shrike [10:58 at google maps ref 53.215839, -1.088085] Also 104 Pink Footed Geese [11:36 flying NNE].

Scrooby Top Quarry - 160 Pink-footed Geese [over Nth, 12.30].

Skegby - c80 Pink-footed Geese [over NE, 11.30].

Huthwaite -c100 Pink-footed Geese [over NE, 11.20].
Kingsmill Reservoir - Pintail [still present this morning], along with 7 Common Snipe, c70 Lapwing, 6 Grey Heron and 4 Lesser black-backed gull.

South Muskham - 2 Goosander [2 redheads flew south along river].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Tree Sparrow [4, from the footpath on the way to the Beach Hut this am].

Thursday 23rd October

Collingham Pits - 3 Yellow-legged Gull [this evening in roost on Ferry Lane Lake] Also 1 Red Creasted Pochard, 1 Goosander, 2 Pintail and 2 Goldeneye.

Spalford - 2 Caspian Gull [3w and 2w], 3 Yellow-legged Gull [2 adults and 1w], hybrid adult Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull, LBB 700+, Herring Gull 10, Common Gull 6, B-H 100, 2 Little Egret and Kingfisher.

Retford - Black Redstart [in private Garden today].

Gedling Pit Top - Stonechat [male, on west facing slope east of upper pond, and a second report of a pair this pm].

Kilvington Lakes -2 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Little Egret, 1 Dunlin and 2 Yellow-legged Gull.

Clumber Park - 1+ Brambling [with chaffinches under beeches S of entrance kiosk for main visitor facilities at this PM].

Center Parcs - Tree Sparrow [male,on the feeders].

Newington - 4 Ruff, 12 Snipe, 7 Little Egret [14.20, Hagg Lane Flash].

Newstead and Annesley Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - 2 Jack Snipe and 3 Black-necked Grebe [this morning at 09.28].

Wednesday 22nd October

Beeston - Stonechat [male, Just east of the point where a path goes across from the Trentside path to the canal].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Pintail [still present this afternoon], along with 3 Common Snipe and c50 Lapwing.

Nuthall - 25 Golden Plover [flew over Junc 26 M1 at 15.10].

Newstead and Annesley Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Hen Harrier [Ringtail, flew south thru pit top at 10.50am], also 3 Black-necked Grebe.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [again this morning]. Also Whooper Swan still present.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 3 Whooper Swan [west over Clayworth Common this morning].

Tuesday 21st October

Hoveringham - Black-necked Grebe [on the sailing lake in falling light, this evening].

Holme Pierrepont - Swallow [thro this evening].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pectoral Sandpiper still on Neatholme Scrape and Grey Phalarope [again on Neatholme Scrape in south-west arm].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern and Water Rail [from Phase 1, visitor trails].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Pintail [eclipse drake] and 10 Common Snipe [nature reserve area this afternoon].

Newstead and Annesley Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Rough-legged Buzzard [1 flew SE over Pit Top, 11.20am].

South Muskham -1 Common Tern [juvenile], 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Little Egret.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Ringed PLover, 2 Yellow-legged Gull.

Monday 20th October

Southwell - 15 whooper Swan [over brackenhurst college, this evening].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pectoral Sandpiper [was re-located on Neatholme Fen this pm], Grey Phalarope [again on Neatholme Scrape, near main cormorant roosting island, directly between the western viewpoint and large bend in River Idle], Little Stint [on Chainbridge lane] and 28 Barnacle Geese [flew south off chainbridge scrape at 7:20am].

Newark - Swallow [south-east over river near weir, 13.15].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Dunlin [still on Phase 1 islands this morning], Golden Plover over and 3 Roe Deer south of the Cromwell Trail.

Stoke Bardolph -2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and kestrel over stoke wood.

Thrumpton - 12 Golden Plover and c60 Redwing [south-west over A453 this morning].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Pintail [eclipse drake], 10 Common Snipe, c60 Lapwing, 3 Willow tit and 3 Treecreeper.

Sunday 19th October

Besthorpe NWT - Merlin [Meering Marsh] Also 1 Red-crested Pochard and 1 Goldeneye at Girton Pits.

Newington - Glossy Ibis [again on Hagg Lane Flash]

Collingham Pits - 2 Pintail, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 368 Wigeon, 164 Pochard and 2 Egyptian Geese.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Grey Phalarope [Neatholme Scrape, till dusk], Pectoral Sandpiper, [Neatholme Pit, till Dusk] and Little Stint [on Chainbridge lane, 15.44 at least].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Merlin, Northern Wheatear, 2 Dunlin, Whooper Swan, 4 Jack Snipe, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret and 2 Grey Wagtail.

Budby - Rough-legged Buzzard [flew west over Budby Pumping Station at 10.30am and again at 11.55am].

Welbeck Colliery - Rough-legged Buzzard [reported over colliery at 10.50am].

Ordsall - 2 Bearded Tit [low over River Idle bridge Goosemoor Lane, near Retford at 11.35 and again at 12.10].

Clumber Park - 3 Hawfinch [near ornamental bridge] 3 Little Grebe, c40 Northern Shoveller, 18 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Gadwall, Kingfisher, Siskin, Green woodpecker and Goldcrest.

Saturday 18th October

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Grey Phalarope [Neatholme Scrape, 11.00-16.30 at least viewable from bend in river], Also Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Stint, Merlin and Marsh Harrier.

Newington - Glossy Ibis [again on Hagg Lane Flash, feeding at back of flash with 6 little egrets], Also 5 Ruff and a Marsh Harrier [female, over Slaynes Lane 16.50].

Clumber Park - Brent Goose [Adult on Clumber Park lake].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Yellow-legged Gull [adult on Tween Pond] and 6 Redwings. Bittern [flew into the Delta reed-bed at 17.45].

Collingham Pits - 2 Ruff, Common Redshank, Goldeneye and Small numbers of Redwing, Meadow Pipit and Skylark on the move this morning.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Common Redshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gull.

Barton-in-Fabis - c80 Redwing [east over Branshill Wood early morning] also small numbers of Meadow Pipit and Skylark trickling through east.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Northern Wheatear.

Penny Pasture Common - Willow Tit [1 probably 2, at north east corner], 1 Brambling [moving west,calling],80 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 200 Starling, common Snipe and 8 Red-legged Partridge.

Friday 17th October

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pectoral Sandpiper still present to 13:15pm, up to 6 Ruff, 4 Snipe and Peregrine [Neatholme Fen], Little Stint, 17 Common Snipe, 2 Ruff, 12 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, up to 13 Golden Plover briefly heading north and south and 4 Fieldfare over [Chainbridge NR Scrape], 2 female Stonechat, 1 Ringed Plover, 35 Golden Plover and a Grey Wagtail [Tiln North], 19 Pink-footed Geese [flew SE, Hayton Common], Juvenile Marsh Harrier [Blaco Fields], Ruff and Common Snipe [Blaco Pits], 9 Common Snipe and 1 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Scrape], Ruff, female Goldeneye, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Snipe [Neatholme Pit] and 150 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare [The Willows].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 3 Dunlin [back on Phase 1 islands this afternoon] and Northern wheatear [still on fenceline at south edge of Cromwell Trail].

Thrumpton - Large movement of c1000 Skylark and Meadow Pipit through south-east early am.

Newstead and Annesley Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Twite [Still present this morning but then flew east].

Thursday 16th October

Newthorpe - Whinchat [North of B6010, just North of The Dovecote at 17.35. SK.480.470].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pectoral Sandpiper still present [Neatholme Fen], Little Stint, 3 Whooper Swan, 13 Common Snipe, 1 Ruff, 25 Golden Plover and 6 Dunlin [Chainbridge NR Scrape], Many (100+) Blackbird and Song Thrush with a few Fieldfare and Redwing [The Willows/Neatholme Lane], Single Common Stonechat and Blackcap [Neatholme Bridge].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Marsh Harrier [male, south of visitor trails], 3 Dunlin [still on small islands this afternoon] and Northern Wheatear.

Newstead and Annesley Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Twite [on west side of top lagoon this afternoon], also 3 Jack Snipe.

Kingsmill Reservoir - 1 Pintail and 5 Common Snipe.

Wednesday 15th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Little Gull [adults, flew south through Clifton Pit 15.30] also Bittern [Clifton Pit reed-bed].

Kilvington Lakes - Garganey [fem/juv, North Lake], 2 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Yellow-legged Gull.

Mansfield Woodhouse - Redwing [good numbers over this evening].

Bestwood - 2 Raven and Pink-footed Goose [skien flying east, calling above Lamins Lane].

RSPB Langford Lowfields -Bittern, 500-600 Golden Plover [over visitor trails, late afternoon], 3 Dunlin, Redshank, 35 Common Snipe, Water Rail, 2 kingfisher and Common Stonechat.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Brent Goose [flying with a Canada Goose flock over Tiln North 10:30am, then relocated on Chainbridge Pit with mixed geese on the deck at 11:00am].

Kingsmill Reservoir - Brambling [1+ over this morning].

Newington - Glossy Ibis [still on Hagg Lane Flash].

Tuesday 14th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Whooper Swan and 5 Pintail [Clifton Pit].

Netherfield Lagoons - Marsh Harrier [3.15 pm, quartering over recently cut sweet corn field, chased by large amount of crows into nearby tree, where it remained for 10 mins before flying off over fields still being chased by crows].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 3 Common Scoter [two adult males and a juvenile/female) present 15:30pm Chainbridge Pit] also 4 Ringed Plover and 6 Dunlin [Chainbridge NR Scrape].

Collingham Pits - 5 Yellow-legged Gull [this evening in roost, all ads] also 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank & 54 Redwing [over West].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Little stint still with 2 Dunlin [at 14.45, Phase 1 on islands], also c70 Redwing [over in three flocks this afternoon].

Monday 13th October

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Arctic Skua [adult pale and adult dark morphs, came in from the east over the A52 Pit at 16.20, at a height of c20ft before spiralling high and moving off strongly northwest] then a Great Skua [flew high and purposefully north through the pit, 17.36].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Little stint [on Phase 1 islands in front of the Beach Hut this morning].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pectoral Sandpiper [Neatholme Scrape].

Newington - Glossy Ibis [still on Hagg Lane Flash] and 5 Ruff.

Sunday 12th October

Collingham Pits - 110 Pink-footed Geese [NW over this evening] also 1 Green Sandpiper and 3 Yellow-legged Gull [in evening roost].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Little Egrets, Kingfisher, 2 Swallow.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Whooper Swan, c30 Pink-footed Geese and flock of skylark over. Also Clouded Yellow.

Newington - Glossy Ibis [still on Hagg Lane Flash], 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Ruff and female Marsh Harrier [flew east].

RSPB Beckingham Marshes - Marsh Harrier [over 16.00 then headed North], also Kingfisher, Little Egret and 2 pairs of Little Owl.

Penny Pasture Common - Willow Tit [calling this morning]. Also skein of Pink-footed Geese heard moving east.

Bentinck pit top - Jack Snipe and single Stonechat.

Ravenshead - c.120 Pink-footed Goose over.

Saturday 11th October

Newington - Glossy Ibis [still on Hagg Lane Flash].

Netherfiel​d lagoons - Merlin.

Friday 10th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern, 2 Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, Redshank, Swallow and Chiffchaff [all Kingfisher Hide].

Newington - Glossy Ibis [still on Hagg Lane Flash].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Single Marsh Harrier.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pectoral Sandpiper [on Walter's Lane Pit then Neatholme Fen].

Sutton-on-Ashfield - Swallow [5 through south].

Thursday 9th October

Kingsmill Reservoir - 1 Common Snipe, at least 11 Teal and 1 female Shoveler.

Edingley - 2 swallow [over greaves lane].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pectoral Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape].

Newington - Glossy Ibis [again on Hagg Lane Flash, 12.55].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [seen again on Phase 2], Up to 3 Marsh Harrier [on site - a juvenile and at least one, if not two males].

Bentinck pit top - 58 Meadow Pipit south or south/east, 50 Skylark south or south/east, 11 Barn Swallow south, 6 House Martin south, 71 Golden Plover and Common Stonechat.

Wednesday 8th October

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 220 Golden Plover [overhead this morning]

Newington - Glossy Ibis [on Hagg Lane Flash] also c45 Snipe, 2 Ruff, 1 juv Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin and 2 Little Egret.

Woodborough - Little Owl [footpath to Lambley. 10.30 am].

Tuesday 7th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 6 Greenshank [flew over Clifton Pit, 17.00].

Clifton Grove/Barton-in-Fabis - 2 Green Sandpiper [Cottages Flash[ and Stonechat [on fencing near Beestone Weir].

Bentinck pit top - single Stonechat.

Bennerley Marsh - 3 Stonechat [1 on Bennerly Marsh, and pair at Chat Corner].

Monday 6th October

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pectoral Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen, on Island by viewing screen late morning, tho elusive].

Bentinck pit top - single Stonechat.

Sunday 5th October

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Pectoral Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen, 12.30 - 14.20 at least] also 8 Ruff, 6 Common Snipe and Marsh Harrier.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Glossy Ibis [flew south along the River Trent, 11.00am] also Brambling [flew overhead].

Holme Pierrepont - Rock Pipit [A52 Pit, this morning].

Newington [Hagg Lane] - 19 Little Egret, 40+ Common Snipe and Ringed Plover.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Bittern [flying together and landed in reedbed in front of Kingfisher Hide at 10.05am, also single bird seen flying on two occasions up to 10:30am]. 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler [Clifton Pit, pm], 2 Stonechat [Wheatear Field, 11.15am] and Jack Snipe [Church Pond, showing very well, pm].

Clifton Grove - 2 Raven [over Branshill, towards Clifton Wood, 09.30am].

Mansfield Woodhouse - Raven.

Saturday 4th October

RSPB Langford Lowfields -1270 Starling [into roost this evening] also 2 Pink-footed Geese and 2 water rail

Calverton - 22 Pink footed Geese [SW, over Springwater Golf course, 18:35].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Glossy Ibis [flew over Blanco Hill with 3 Little Egret 18.20].

Newington [Hagg Lane Flash] - Glossy Ibis [on Hagg Lane Flash, 18.05].

Lenton - Peregrine [King's Meadow, 15.30 mobbed by corvids].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Garganey and Jack Snipe [Clifton Pit, 14.00].

Holme Pierrepont - Rock Pipit [A52 Pit, early afternoon].

Wollaton - 3 Ring-necked Parakeet [in and over private garden 11.30pm, sightings becoming more frequent with up to 6 birds recently].

Retford - Marsh Harrier [behind Babworth Church, 11.30am].

Clifton Grove - 2 Swallow [SW, this morning], also roosting Tawny Owl.

Bentinck pit top - 2 Stonechat

Friday 3rd October

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - c7 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel (up together].
[Neatholme Fen] 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Common Snipe and 4 Ruff.
[Neatholme Pit] 6 Red-crested Pochard].
[Chainbridge Scrape] 50 + Red-crested Pochard, 4 Common Snipe and 9 Ruff.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [on Phase 2 this morning, tho mobile].

Kirkby in Ashfield - Red Kite [over this morning, mobbed by corvids].

Newstead and Annesley Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - 3 Black-necked Grebe, Rock Pipit and Red Kite over this morning.

Thursday 2nd October

Holme Pierrepont - Rock Pipit [this evening on A52 Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - [Clifton Pit] 6 Common Snipe , 2 Dunlin ,1 Common Buzzard [through], 2 Common Gull, 1 Garganey and Bittern [15:10]. [Conneries] 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher. Also 7+ Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Kestrel, 4 Common Buzzard [over Branshill Wood].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Marsh Harrier [on site today - 1 male, 1 juvenile and Possibly another male].

Netherfield Lagoons - Peregrine ( immature, low over slurry lagoons 15.00].

Bentinck pit top - Hobby and Northern Wheatear.

Wednesday 1st October

Wollaton - 2 Garganey [reported from Wollaton Lake this evening at 18.00] also 3w Yellow-legged Gull.

Newstead and Annesley Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - Rock Pipit and 2 Black-necked Grebe.

Bentinck pit top - Rock Pipit, Common Stonechat and Northern Wheatear.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 19 Golden Plover [over visitor trails this afternoon].

Clifton - 2 Peregrine [on pylons near Clifton Bridge].

Skegby - 4 Common Buzzard.

Many thanks to:

David Ashworth, Mervyn Bartle, Graham Beeley, Chris Bell, Paul Beresford, Michael Blount, Rich Box, Phil Burnham, Robin Brace, Neil Brown, Sean Browne, Michael Blount, Paul Buxton, Darren Chapman, Richard Collis, Carl Cornish, Richard Cripps, Nick Crouch, Lawrence Dunn, Stevie Dunn, John Ellis, Steve Furber, Nick Green, Peter Harrison, Rae Harrington, Graham Healey, Philip Higginson, Mike Hill, Jacqueline Jones, Mike Leatherland, Judith Logan, Dave Mannifield, Josse Mcmahon, Philip Norris, Steve Nicklin, Chris Orgill, Mick Paine, Jill Pearson, John Pressley, Mike Reid, Simon Roberts, Alan Scrimshaw, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Rob Werran, Laura van Weyenbergh, Mark Wild, John Wilson, Leigh Wright.

Lound Bird Club, RSPBLangford Lowfields , RSPB Beckingham Marshes.



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