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September 2005


Fri 30th Sep: Newstead - The Richards Pipit seen at Annesley pit top may have been present for several days previously in a Newstead garden
Fri 30th Sep: Attenborough [Tween Pond] - Red crested Pochard [female]
Fri 30th Sep: Attenborough [Erewash Field] - 18 Meadow Pipits
Fri 30th Sep: Attenborough [Clifton Pit] - 2 Snipe, 5 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Ruff, Common Buzzard, Swallow [se.]
Fri 30th Sep: Annesley Pit Top - Richards Pipit early morning, by middle lagoon.
Thu 29th Sep: Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Wigeon, 4 Swallows[to the sw]
Thu 29th Sep: Lound - The Pectoral Sandpiper still on Neatholme Scrape.
Thu 29th Sep: Colwick CP - 5 Meadow Pipits, 2 Red crested Pochard, Jay.
Thu 29th Sep: Bestwood(Mill Lakes) - Lesser Redpoll c45; Chiffchaff 2; Swallow 4; Blackcap 1; Gadwall 17
Thu 29th Sep: Annesley Pit Top - 1 Curlew Sandpiper still
Wed 28th Sep: Lound - The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present on the Neatholme Scrape at 17:55 in bad weather. Also there this morning Bar-tailed Godwit on Chainbridge lane scrape
Wed 28th Sep: Langford Lowfield - In the morning, 1 Little Egret at least, 1 Green Sandpiper
Wed 28th Sep: Holme Pierrepont - small mixed flock of swallows and house martin main rowing lake.
Wed 28th Sep: Bestwood (Mill Lakes) - Lesser Redpoll, 10 Grey Wagtail, 2 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 18 Shoveller, 3 Swallow.
Wed 28th Sep: Annesley Pit Top - Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper present in the morning at least, also a Merlin
Tue 27th Sep: Lound - Pectoral Sandpiper - Juvenile on Neatholme Scrape currently viewable from Cross Lane end. 10.45am
Tue 27th Sep: Lound - Pec Sand still present on Neatholme Scrape at 11.30am, feeding on small island between the river bank and the Cormorant Roost on the main overgrown island. Also Hobby and 8 Red-crested Pochard there.
Mon 26th Sep: Annesley Pit Top - Richards Pipit (AM at least), Woodlark, Ring Ouzel and Curlew Sandpiper.
Sun 25th Sep: Nottingham - Mediterranean Gull, Clifton Bridge at 11.00am
Sun 25th Sep: Hoveringham (Washing Pit) - Western Yellow legged Gull, 37 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe.
Sun 25th Sep: Hoveringham (Sailing Pit) - 6 Egyptian Geese, 6 Yellow Wagtails, 3 White Wagtails[by main gate], Tawny Owl, 2 Common Buzzards.
Sun 25th Sep: Hoveringham (Railway Pit) - Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers
Sun 25th Sep: Clifton (Holme Pit) - Water Rail heard calling at the Holme Pit and 45 Mistle Thrush feeding in field behind the pit.
Sun 25th Sep: Attenborough - Female Goldeneye [Barton Island at 0930am], Peregrine [ South of River at 1.00PM], 3 Buzzards, 2 Ruff [Clifton Pit], 4 Dunlin [Overflying], Snipe {Works pit], female Red crested Pochard [Church Pond], Jay [Delta Wood]
Sat 24th Sep: Sutton Bonington - 60 Red legged Partridge, feeding in field N.side Hungary Lane. 1030.
Sat 24th Sep: Sawley (Derbyshire) - Hobby near Sawley Church today, at around 5pm.
Sat 24th Sep: Nottingham - Mediterranean Gull [Clifton Bridge]
Sat 24th Sep: Netherfield Lagoons: - Stonechat [female], RC Pochard x 2, Peregrine [female].
Sat 24th Sep: Lound - Redstart 1 - [Clayworth Copse north east of Neatholme Bridge.], Hobby 1 [juv], Whinchat 2, Also lots of migrant passerines.
Sat 24th Sep: Collingham Pits - 2 Spotted Redshanks, 2 Ruff [AM]
Sat 24th Sep: Attenborough NR - Ruff, Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 3 Yellow Legged Gull, Adult on buoy near visitor centre, Buzzard [4 South of river]
Sat 24th Sep: Attenborough NR - 3 Dunlin, 2 knot, Ruff, 5 Snipe, 3 Common Buzzard, Hobby [Coneries], Western Yellow-Legged Gull[Coneries], Red crested Pochard[female - on Church Pond] + Garden Warbler, Marsh Tit + Speckled Wood, Small Copper, Red Admiral, Comma + Migrant Hawkers & Common Darters...
Sat 24th Sep: Annesley Pit Top - Ring Ouzel, Stonechat [female]
Fri 23rd Sep: Sawley (Derbyshire) - Two Hobbies, harassing a crow for several minutes in the early evening.
Fri 23rd Sep: Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Snipe, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover
Fri 23rd Sep: Colwick Country Park - c.65 House Martin, c.40 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, c.5 Siskin [calling], Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Red-crested Pochard [eclipse male and female].
Thu 22nd Sep: Cotham Flash - Garganey - 1, Hobby - 1 [juv.], Spotted Redshank - 1 [1st autumn].
Thu 22nd Sep: Collingham Pits - 2 Spotted Redshanks, Ruff and Little Egret.
Thu 22nd Sep: Bestwood - Over the Mill Lakes, 2 Raven drifting NE at 3:25 pm
Thu 22nd Sep: Beeston Rylands - c100 House Martins, Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtails.
Thu 22nd Sep: Barnby Moor - Osprey flying south
Thu 22nd Sep: Attenborough - Ruff, 8 Snipe, Dunlin all on Clifton Pit.
Wed 21st Sep: Attenborough - Ruff (Tween Pond and then flew to Clifton Pit), 2 Sand Martins, 5 Tree Sparrows (Barton Island), c35 Goldfinches [Wheatear Field]
Tue 20th Sep: Beeston Rylands - 2 Common Sandpipers, Grey Wagtail
Mon 19th Sep: Nottingham - On the Victoria Embankment, a goose closely resembling Lesser White Fronted, in large Canada flock feeding on the bank. It had the blaze and the eyering, although it didn't appear at close quarters much smaller than the Canada's. also Grey Heron, 3-4 Greylag Geese and a Great crested Grebe.
Mon 19th Sep: Netherfield Lagoons - Reed Warbler, 7 Snipe, 12 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Western Yellow leg Gull, Red crested Pochard, [eclipse male + female ], Grey Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit[to SE], 32 House Martin[SW]
Mon 19th Sep: Lound - 2 Black tailed Godwits
Mon 19th Sep: Collingham Pits - Spotted Redshank, 2 Little Egrets
Mon 19th Sep: Attenborough - Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, 8+ Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, Nuthatch [in Village], a few House Martins.
Sun 18th Sep: Sibthorpe - 1,000+ Starlings on pylons south of Sibthorpe village between 11.00 and 12.00 am.
Sun 18th Sep: Attenborough - Clifton Pit; Ruff x 1, Dunlin x 1, Snipe x 4, Buzzard x 3 S of river, Wigeon x 5, Greylag Goose c80 moving west
Sat 17th Sep: Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Dunlin, 31 Golden Plover [S.], Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler.
Sat 17th Sep: Hoveringham / Sailing Pit - 3 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, Tawny Owl, Osprey[e.down stream].
Sat 17th Sep: Hoveringham (Railway Pit) - c.72 Wigeon, 2 Common Buzzards, Peregrine Falcon.
Sat 17th Sep: Eakring - Pink-footed Goose - 5 skeins going ESE, totalling 305 birds ( 08-40 to 09-30), Egyptian Goose - 5 in flight
Sat 17th Sep: Colwick CP - Grey Wagtail,c.420 House Martins, c.120Swallows, c.40.Sand Martins.
Sat 17th Sep: Beeston Rylands - c120 House Martins, 2 Yellow Wagtails.
Sat 17th Sep: Attenborough - Chiffchaffs [6], Willow Warbler [1], Blackcap [4], Common Whitethroat [1], Yellow leg Gull [Coneries], Treecreeper, Sparrowhawk, Jay plus a few Swallows and House Martins.
Fri 16th Sep: East Leake - c30 House Martins along Brickyard Lane, also Common Buzzard circling S.of village at 1130.
Fri 16th Sep: Clipston - Barn Owl seen flying low over grass field.
Fri 16th Sep: Bestwood - On the Mill Lakes -- Teal x 21, Gadwall x 17, Shoveler x 4, Kingfisher x 2, Ruddy Duck,female with 5 very small young.
Fri 16th Sep: Beeston Rylands - 70 + House Martins, 4 Red leg Partridges.
Fri 16th Sep: Attenborough - 3 Little Egrets [Clifton Pit], 4 Wigeon [New Workings], Arctic Tern [juv.], 272 House Martins, 64 Swallow [moving mainly sw.], + Speckled Wood, 2 Red Admiral, Small Copper + Migrant Hawkers, Common Darters, Ruddy Darter[near Delta Gate].
Thu 15th Sep: Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Dunlin, 7 Snipe, 2 Knot, 33 Golden Plover + 8 Meadow Pipit [w.], 5 Skylark [w.], 6 Swallow [sw.] + Argentinian Blue billed Duck.
Thu 15th Sep: Kinoulton - Two Hobbys going east, at 8am over church.
Wed 14th Sep: Nottingham - Osprey overflying
Wed 14th Sep: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - 30 Wigeon, 1 Green Sandpiper, Coot and Tufted Duck numbers growing quickly
Wed 14th Sep: Colwick Woods and Park - Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk[female], Jay, Blackcap, Pochard, Shoveler, 7 Meadow Pipit & Skylark[sw.], 19 House Martins & 91 Swallows[sw.], 2 Lesser Black-Backed Gulls & 72 Black Headed Gulls[e.] + Speckled Wood & Red Admiral + Common Darters.
Tue 13th Sep: Attenborough - Green Sandpiper[Tween],Snipe x8,A few House Martins,Y. L.Gull,Lesser Whitethroat,Ruddy Duck x2,G.B.B.Gull.Buzzard x3.
Tue 13th Sep: Attenborough - 2 Wigeon [Delta], Nuthatch [ Village-- around the church].
Mon 12th Sep: Sneinton - 32 Pink-Footed Geese[east @ 06.50] across Trent Valley from Sneinton Boulevard.
Mon 12th Sep: Netherfield Lagoons - Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garganey, Red Knot, Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, Tawny Owl, Peregrine Falcon[over east], Common Buzzard, Honey Buzzard[to SW], Little Stint
Mon 12th Sep: Colwick CP - Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Western Yellow-Legged Gull[river boom], Macaw[feeding on Elder berries].
Mon 12th Sep: Beeston Rylands - Wheatear, Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap,
Mon 12th Sep: Attenborough - Garganey,Wigeon x25,Snipe x4[clifton pit].
Sun 11th Sep: Nottinghamshire - General passage of House Martins everywhere.
Sun 11th Sep: Netherfield - AM: Pintail x 3, Arctic Tern x 8. Ringed Plover x 5, Black-necked Grebe, Red-crested Pochard. ++ PM: Garganey x 2, Little Egret, Dunlin x 4.
Sun 11th Sep: Girton - Whinchat x 5 in sheep fields.
Sun 11th Sep: Bilborough - Garden passage Common Snipe x 1 north east, Common Whitethroat x 1 [1st W female].
Sun 11th Sep: Attenborough - Nuthatch,Snipe,Buzzard x2.
Sun 11th Sep: Annesley Pit Top - 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Snipe, Ringed Plover, 2 Northern Wheatear, Raven, 73 Pink footed Geese [over M1 foot-bridge between Annesley and Moorgreen flying east], Common Buzzard, Honey Buzzard + steady passage of House Martins and Swallows, South, down the M1.
Fri 9th Sep: Nottingham - Clifton Bridge, Mediterranean Gull [ gravel spit - mouth of Fairham Brook]
Fri 9th Sep: Holme Pierrepont - Eclipse drake Garganey on the East Pit in the evening, 3 Goldeneye.
Fri 9th Sep: Eakring/Wellow Area - 2 Hobbys seen from Red Hill, Whinchat - still at Eakring Flash. Plus at least 6 Common Buzzard in the area. All seen early-mid PM.
Fri 9th Sep: Attenborough NR - Greenshank x 1, Green Sandpiper x 1, Common Sandpiper x 1, Snipe x 2, Common Tern x 1, Little Egrets x 5, Common Buzzard x 4 [south of R Trent], Swallow x 2, H Martin c30 over R Trent
Thu 8th Sep: Moorgreen Resevoir - Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Common Buzzard, Hobby all at around 1200.
Thu 8th Sep: Lound - Hobby, Turtle Dove, 4 Red crested Pochards, 4 Greenshanks, 4 Dunlin and 10 Ringed Plovers
Thu 8th Sep: Langford Lowfield - Pintail (1), Garganey (1), Little Egret (3), Osprey (1 - circled/drifted off SSE at 10-00), Dunlin (1), Greenshank (2) all around mid-morning.
Thu 8th Sep: Dunham-on-Trent Lakes - 10 Wigeon, 2 Common Sandpipers, Kingfisher.
Thu 8th Sep: Cotham Flash - Pintail (1)
Thu 8th Sep: Beeston Rylands - Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtails.
Wed 7th Sep: Beeston Rylands - Whinchat [fem/1st year]; 4 Red leg Partridges, usual scrub warblers.
Wed 7th Sep: Attenborough - Spotted Flycatcher[delta gate],Lesser Spotted Woodpecker[l meadow]
Wed 7th Sep: Attenborough NR - Green Sandpiper x 1, Common Sandpiper x 1, Redshank x 1, Snipe x 3, Hobby x 1, Little Egret x 1, Wigeon x 2, Goldeneye x 1
Tue 6th Sep: Attenborough - Little Egret[clifton pit],Greenshank,Green Sandpiper,Common Sandpiper,Snipe x6,Y.L.Gull,Lesser whitethroat x4,Common Tern[juv],Yellow Wagtail x2.
Tue 6th Sep: Attenborough - Green Sandpiper & Common Sandpiper, plus a Great spotted Woodpecker drumming.
Mon 5th Sep: Beeston Rylands - 1,000 Starlings, Sparrowhawk, Common Whitethroats and several Blackcaps.
Mon 5th Sep: Attenborough - Little Egret x2[clifton pit,06.45],Snipe,Common Sandpiper,Green Sandpiper,R.C.Pochard,Y.L.Gull,Garganey[wet marsh].
Sun 4th Sep: Nottingham - Peregrine Falcon [juv.], old railway buildings, Northern Yard
Sun 4th Sep: Holme Pierrepont (Blotts) - Buzzard, 7 Common Sandpiper[1 group,small pit between Blotts and the A52], Reed Warbler + Southern Hawkers, Emperors and Ruddy Darters [area behind Little Chef] + Red Admiral.
Sun 4th Sep: Holme Pierrepont (52 Pit) - c.45 Wigeon[am], c.200 Wigeon[pm.], Hobby, Black necked Grebe, Snipe.
Sat 3rd Sep: Netherfield Lagoons: - c.42 Shoveler, c.20 Gadwall, 4 Crossbills [over-south-east], 4 Meadow Pipit [over east], Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, Snipe, 6 Curlew + Migrant Hawkers, 2 Southern Hawkers, Emperor Dragonfly, Brown Hawker and 1 Red-eyed Damselfly.
Sat 3rd Sep: Moorgreen Reservoir - 2 Common Buzzards
Sat 3rd Sep: Lound - Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper on the Neatholme Lane Scrape.
Sat 3rd Sep: Hucknall - Large bird of prey (not able to identify) being mobbed by 7 - 10 Rooks, 2 pairs of Collared Doves.
Sat 3rd Sep: East Leake - Report of Black Kite over the village and Costock late morning.
Sat 3rd Sep: Colwick CP - Garden Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtails, Red crested Pochard [eclipse m.]
Fri 2nd Sep: Hucknall - 30+ House Martins, 1 Sparrowhawk, Skylarks gone since farmer mowed field.
Fri 2nd Sep: Colwick Woods - Willow Tit, 2 Coal Tits, Spotted Flycatcher + 3 juvs., 2 Green Woodpeckers, Garden Warbler, Black Cap, 5 Black headed Gulls, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Kestrel [m.], Sparrowhawk [f.], 7 Meadow Pipits [ to the east], 2 Common Buzzards [to the north-east], 4 Common Snipe [to the east] + Holly Blues, Common Blues, Speckled Wood + Migrant Hawkers, Southern Hawkers, Brown Hawkers and Common Darters
Fri 2nd Sep: Attenborough - Garganey still on wet marsh,Y.L.Gull.
Thu 1st Sep: Retford - A report of White Stork overflying
Thu 1st Sep: Nottingham - Grey Wagtail in City Centre
Thu 1st Sep: Eakring Flash - Winchat (2) - hedgerow SE corner, also at Penny Pasture:Tree Sparrow (15)
Thu 1st Sep: Colwick Country Park - Yellow leg Gull
Thu 1st Sep: Beeston Rylands - Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Grey Wagtail
Thu 1st Sep: Attenborough - Garganey[wet marsh],Snipe x2.
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