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Tuesday 30th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Garganey and Jack Snipe [Clifton Pit this evening, from Tower Hide].

Center Parcs - Red Kite [Reported over the last 2 days].

Newington [Hagg Lane Flash] - Pectoral Sandpiper [still at Haggs Lane Flash this morning], also 37 Common Snipe, 19 Little Egret and c20 Swallow over.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Curlew sandpiper [on Phase 3 this morning].

Farnsfield - Hobby [over this morning].

Monday 29th September

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Peregrine, Kestrel & Buzzard [over the reserve today] also 8 Ruff, Green Sandpiper & 10 Snipe [Chainbridge area].

Hoveringham - 2 Rock Pipit [feeding along the shore of the Sailing Lake, 50 Metres from seated tree 14.55].

Wollaton - 3 Garganey [reported from Wollaton Lake this morning at 08.00]

Newington [Hagg Lane Flash] - Pectoral Sandpiper.

Budby - 16 Red-legged Partridge [on the lane from the village], 20+ strong flock of Meadow Pipit [Budby Common], 4 Common Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Chiffchaff [Budby Pumping Station Flash].

Sunday 28th September

Idle Vally Nature Reserve [Lound] - c50 Red-crested Pochard [Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and 1 Goldeneye [Neatholme Scrape].

Barnstone - Whinchat Green Sandpiper and Yellow wagtail [disused landfill site].

Bentinck pit top - Common Stonechat and Greenshank.

Newington [Hagg Lane Flash] - Pectoral Sandpiper [present all day], also Ruff, 4 Ringed Plover, c30 Snipe and 9 Little Egret.

Rufford Country Park - Marsh Tit [calling in woodland near the Mill car park], Chiffchaff and Kingfisher.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Garganey [still Clifton Pit], numerous Cetti's Warbler around the reserve, party of Goldcrest and adult Yellow-legged Gull [Clifton Pit].

Beeston Weir - 4 Swallow and 2 Grey Wagtail

Holme Pierrepont - Rock Pipit [flew east through A52 Pit at 10.35am].

Rainworth - c80 Pink-footed Geese [Skein over this morning 08.12 s/w].

Saturday 27th September

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Common Scoter male reported from 10:45am to at least 16:10pm, on Chainbridge Pit].

Bentinck pit top - 1187 Meadow Pipit south and south/east, 64 Skylark, 12 Jay and 140 Pied Wagtail in roost.

Besthorpe NWT - c200 Meadow Pipits & c130 Skylark [in stubbles N of Meering Marsh early PM].

Skegby - 2 Swallow [south-west at 11.30am]

Bestwood Country Park - Raven [being mobbed by two Carrion Crow].

Newington [Hagg Lane Flash] -Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover and 5 Little Egret.

Brierley Forest Park - Willow Tit [calling behind visitor centre], 2 Swallow and Green Woodpecker.

Kingsmill Reservoir - Ruff and 5 Common Snipe.

Friday 26th September

Collingham Pits - 4 Yellow-legged Gulls [into roost this evening, 3 adults & a 3 CY].

Budby/Budby South Forest - Osprey [flying west), 7+ Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk ,3 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 25+ Yellowhammer [lane to the village], 2 Hobby [village].

Newington [Hagg Lane Flash] -Pectoral Sandpiper still also 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 25 Common Snipe & 8 Little Egret.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Marsh Harrier [sub-adult male Chainbridge NR Scrape] also 7 Ruff and 10 Snipe. Hobby [Cross Lane Marsh], Goldeneye, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Ruff [Neatholme Scrape], Little Egret, 3 Ruff and 12 Snipe [Neatholme Fen] and 60 Meadow Pipit, 45 Linnet and 40 Goldfinch [Clayworth Common].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ruff [Juv, Clifton Pit], Garganey, Pintail, Yellow-legged Gull [all Clifton Pit].

Barton Island - Meadow pipit, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, Common Buzzard and c25 Long-tailed Tit and Stock Dove [in nestbox on island, with chicks ringed].

Kirkby-in-Ashfield - Peregrine [flew West then North over Oxford Street, at 1.30pm] also Jay.

Sutton-in-Ashfield - 22 Jay [north-east over Alfreton Rd, 07.45].

Calverton/Springwater - c150 Pink Footed Geese [heading SW over at 07:05]

Thursday 25th September

Newington [Hagg Lane Flash] - Pectoral Sandpiper , 5 Ringed Plover , 8 Little Egret, 20 + Pied Wagtail.

Collingham Pits - 800+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 adult Yellow-legged Gull and a 2cy Herring Gull [Ferry Lane Lake] also 2 Curlew.

Kingsmill Reservoir - Ruff and 5 Common Snipe, 16.00.

Idle Vally Nature Reserve - Little Stint [Chainbridge Scrape, briefly early afternoon], 3 Marsh Harrier [sub-adult male, female and juvenile birds] also 3+ Hobby, Ruff, c10 Snipe and 15 Little Egret roosting here but flushed repeatedly by Marsh Harrier. Whinchat [Tiln North],

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Stint [Clifton Pit, 9.30am] and Garganey [Clifton Pit, 14.00], Common Sandpiper and 5 Red-crested Pochard.

Newark - 3 Jay [flew high north-east], Green Sandpiper, 1 Jay [passage bird,newark sugar factory].

Wednesday 24th September

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Mandarin Duck [drake, Chainbridge NR Scrape 18:10]

Spalford Pit, and Pig field - Heuglini Gull type [superb looking juvenile which bore a black colour-ring with white code,unfortunately unread], Caspian Gull [2w], 4 Yellow-legged Gull [2 ad, 2 2w], 300+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull , 1 Great Black-backed Gull, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe and Pintail [ecl drk still].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pintail [eclipse drake, now into its 12th day Clifton Pit], Garganey, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, White Wagtail [ad, Church Pond] and 5 Little Egret.

Newark - c30 Golden Plover [over A46, near sugar factory this morning].

Gedling Pit Top - Northern Wheatear, Tawny Owl, 5 Common Snipe, 54 Meadow Pipit, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Swallow, 8 Skylark, 21 Reed Bunting, 24 Linnet, 7 Green Woodpecker and 3 Kingfisher.

RSPB Langford Lowfiields - Dunlin and Ringed Plover.

Tuesday 23rd September

Besthorpe NWT - Curlew Sandpiper [Juv on Mons Pool, mid afternoon], also 2 Ringed Plover.

Hoveringham -Little Gull [1w on the sailing Lake this morning], Dunlin and steady passage of Meadow Pipit and wagtails.

Newark - 6 Golden Plover [east over the A46 this afternoon].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Ruff, Hobby, Swallow [still good numbers moving over the sight] and 10 Common Buzzard.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Marsh Harrier [over Delta Hide].

Monday 22nd September

Besthorpe NWT - [Mons Pool this evening], 15 Little Egrets [12 of which flew to roost], Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe and Kingfisher.

Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [again on the slurry lagoon], 2 Whinchat [near the Wader Scrape] and Jack Snipe [feeding along edge of reeds on slurry lagoon, 9.45am].

Wollaton Park - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [in trees from path by the lake] also female Red-crested Pochard.

Kingsmill Reservoir - 1 Ruff and 5 Common Snipe.

Carlton on Trent - 6 Swallow over A1.

Hucknall - 3 Song Thrush [in private garden].

Sunday 21st September

Kirkby-in-Ashfield - Sandwich Tern [A bizarre pager report, flying over Clumber Street, 20.40].

Hagg Lane Flash, Newington -1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Little Egret, c.25 Pied wagtail this morning. 4 little egrets, 2 Ringed Plover, Snipe and c50 pied wagtail this evening.

Collingham Pits - 4 Pintail this evening, single Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 4 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 2 Turtle Dove and 1 Hobby.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 Whinchat [Tiln North, Restoration Area]

Wollaton - Ring-necked Parakeet [in private garden] and c50 Pink footed Geese [over at 09.45].

Saturday 20th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 4 Common Snipe, 35 Wigeon, 55 Shoveler [all Clifton Pond], Green Sandpiper [Church Pond] and Kingfisher from [Sand Martin Hide].

Silverhill Trail - Willow Tit [3 or 4, amongst tit flock] and 11 Red legged Partridge [Notts part of the Trail, Just outside Teversal].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Whinchat and single Northern Wheatear.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 5 Golden Plover and Water Rail [opposite the Beach Hut, this afternoon].

Nott'm City Centre - 2 Peregrine [over old market square, at midday]

Bilsthorpe - White Stork, [Possible flew east at 9.45am]

Hoveringham - Great Skua [Still present on Sailing Lake at 6.30am, but no further sign after], 100+ Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 60 Eurasian Wigeon, 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Clifton Grove - c250 Swallow, 15 Meadow Pipit and 3 Yellow Wagtail [south-east over Branshill 6.30 - 8.00am].

Friday 19th September

Hoveringham Sailing Lake - Great Skua [present on the Sailing Lake from 10.37 to 19.00 at least], also adult Yellow-legged Gull into roost.

Cotham Flash - 1 Water Rail, 5 Ruff, 4 Common Snipe

Kilvington West Lake - 3 Pintail, 7 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover [juvs].

Hickling - Merlin [flew over to the east, approx 18.30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Stonechat [1y male, between Barton Lane and the Ridge and furrow wet meadow creation !].

Spalford - 5 Yellow-legged Gull [3 adults & 2, 2w in Pig field at 15.00].

Thursday 18th September

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - [Tiln North] 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Skylark, c20 Meadow Pipit; [Chainbridge Scrape] 1 Little Stint, 9 Common Snipe, 1 Little Egret; [Neatholme Fen] 4 Ruff, 20+Greater Black-backed Gull, 8 Common Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk ; [Neatholme Scrape] 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Marsh Harrier [female & juv] and 2 Hobby.

Gringley Carr -50 Tree Sparrow, 100 Greenfinches. 1 Spotted Flycatcher [in trees by the river at pumping station].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [again in eastern island to south of Cromwell trail]. Also Ruff near Beach Hut and Water Rail squealing from silt lagoons.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit].

Wednesday 17th September

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [again today flying over phase 2] also more Golden Plover over the reserve and gathering flocks of c100 Starling.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Little Stint [still on Chainbridge Scrape at 14.00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - [Clifton Pit] Ringed Plover, 4 Little Egret 2 Kingfisher and 6 Common Snipe, [River Path] Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff and at least 8 Cetti's Warbler.

Collingham Silt Pond - 1 Common Greenshank and Green Sandpiper.

Trent Bridge Cricket Ground - A count of 12 Pied Wagtail, whilst watching a rather boring cricket match!.

Tuesday 16th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - [Clifton pit] 2 Ringed plover, 3 Common Snipe, c25 Wigeon , Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's warbler, [Tween] 2 Little Egret, 1 Common Snipe.

Neatherfield Lagoons - Bittern [still on the slurry lagoon] and 2 Whinchat [near the Wader Scrape, early afternoon].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 4 Hobby, 3 Greenshank, 13 Golden Plover, 6 Snipe and a Spotted Flycatcher.

Highfields Park - 1 Common Snipe and 4 Teal.

Monday 15th September

Spalford Pit - Adult Yellow-legged Gull, Pintail [eclipse drake], Green Sandpiper, 39 Wigeon and Kingfisher.

Mansfield Woodhouse - Hobby.

Neatherfield Lagoons - Bittern [on the slurry lagoon, early afternoon].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Stonechat [Chainbridge NR Scrape this morning], Also Whinchat and Northern Wheatear [this morning on Tiln North, Restoration Area].

Sunday 14th September

Newstead and Annesley Country Park [Annesley Pit Top] - 4 Long-billed Dowitcher [flew SE over APT at 08.56, the observer saw them very well and also heard them call, he is 100% confidant with the identification].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pintail, Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit this evening] and Goosander [eclipse drake, Coneries].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] – 3 Hobby, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Marsh Harrier [f], Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Little Stint, Ruff, 6 Little Egret, 10 Common Snipe.

Newark Sugar Factory - 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 30 Teal, 5 Northern Shoveler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap
South Muskham - 1 Common Tern.

Langar - Garden Warbler in private garden.

Clifton Grove - Spotted Flycatcher [the Rough Wood this morning].

Gonalston - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [on garden feeders again this morning].

Saturday 13th September

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Little Stint [Chainbridge Scrape, 13.00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little stint [still present on Clifton pit], Hobby [over wet meadow], Common Scoter [Tween, 16.00].

Spalford - 1 Raven [over Pig Fields this PM] and 1 Green Sandpiper.

Clifton Grove - 4 Yellow Wagtail [Burrows Farm] and Hobby [Branshill].

Besthorpe NWT - Black-tailed Godwit [this AM on Mons Pool], also light Meadow Pipit & Swallow passage

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Raven [over Blott's Pit this morning].

Sutton-in-Ashfield - Whinchat [first winter/female, near Quarrydale school in the field at aprx' SK492602, 06.45], also at least 5 Meadow Pipit.

Friday 12th September

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Curlew [this morning, over the containers], and Marsh Harrier [over Beach Hut, this afternoon].

RAF Syerston - Adult Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull [3.3 miles, NE of East Bridgeford]

Spalford Pit - 5 Yellow-legged Gull [3 adults, 1s and 3s], 2 Hobby [through south together], Green Sandpiper, 9 Wigeon and 16 Mistle Thrush [in one flock].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Gull [Juv, Clifton Pit at 18.00], Hobby [from Delta Hide this evening], Little Stint [Clifton Pit, 13.30], also Garganey and adut Yellow-legged Gull.

Hagg Lane Flash - Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Dunlin flew W, 24 Snipe & 2 Little Egret.

Barnstone - 2 Hobby [flew east over works Lane at 2.30pm].

Thursday 11th September

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 2 Bittern [both on phase 2].

Besthorpe NWT - Black-tailed Godwit [Mons Pool].

Collingham Pits - Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, Snipe, and Yellow-legged Gull [Ferry Lane Lake, gull roost].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Stint [Clifton Pit, on Gull Island], Garganey [Clifton Pit], Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Snipe, Hobby, Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 4 House Martin and Kingfisher.

Holme Pierrepont - Little Gull [Juv still on A52 Pit this evening].

Spalford - Caspian Gull [probable 1s, in pig field briefly 16.00], also 7 Yellow-legged Gull [4 adults, 3s and 1s juv].

Mansfield woodhouse - 2 Raven [mobbing a Common Buzzard 13.15].

Carlton - Northern Wheatear [Carlton Cemetery 16:00, on section c7c].

Wednesday 10th September

Sherwood Forest CP [Birklands] - Pied Flycatcher and 2 Raven.

Budby village – 4 Yellow Wagtail.

Holme Pierrepont - Little Gull [Juv on A52 Pit this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Stint and Knot [both still on Clifton Pit at 10.23am at least from Tower Hide].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [on Northern silt lagoon], also Hobby, Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 2 Ruff [Neatholme Scrape], 2 Snipe [Chainbridge NR Scrape], c20 Swallow [Lound, Horse Paddocks], Up to 9 Little Grebe, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler and 3 Chiffchaff [Parish Park] and Sedge Warbler in small reedy pool by car park [Bellmoor Lake].

Tuesday 9th September

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Hobby, Greenshank, Water Rail & 3 Little Egrets [from trail around Phase 1, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Stint and Knot [both still present on Clifton Pit 10.00am at least].

Clifton Grove - Spotted Flycatcher [single bird in the Rough Wood Hedgeow this morning] and 2 Hobby briefly.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - A total of 105 Yellow Wagtail, 40 Meadow Pipit and 2 Northern Wheatear [all feeding on fields south of The Willows, Clayworth Copse, Clayworth Common]. Hobby [Chainbridge NR Scrape], Hobby over,1 Common Gull over, 3 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank [Neatholme Scrape], 3 Ruff, c20 Snipe and Little Egret [Neatholme Fen], Hobby over [Tiln North] and Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whitethroat and 2 singing Chiffchaff [Neatholme Lane].

Monday 8th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Stint [Clifton Pit, from Tower Hide 13.00 to 19.00 at least], Knot [Tween this morning, then relocated to Clifton Pit, 16.00 at least].

Clifton Grove/Barton-in-Fabis - Hobby [still at least 5, hawking dragonfly's below Branshill], 3 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Corn Bunting [the Weir Field].

Girton - 1cy Yellow-Legged Gull [Spalford Pit this evening].

Cotham Flash - Merlin [female type through SW at 18:55], also 1 Green Sandpiper, Snipe and Garden Warbler.

Newington - 2 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 4 Snipe & 14 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash].

RSPB Beckingham Marshes - Single Whinchat and Northern Wheatear.

South Muskham -3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Blackcap, 1 Little Egret and 1 Chiffchaff.

Newark Sugar Factory - Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 100+ House Martin, 6 Barn Swallow, Common Snipe and 10 Eurasian Teal.

Sunday 7th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [in reed-bed opposite Delta Hide, 14.15],Knot [Clifton Pit Island late afternoon, 16.00] and Yellow-legged Gull [Tween].

Clifton Grove - 3 Common Redstart [2, 1w males & female, along Foxcovet Lane to the rear of Holme Pit], Hobby [at least five hawking Dragonfly's over Branshill, Branshill Wood & Clifton Wood].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - imm/female Marsh Harrier [Cross Lane Marsh], Single male Marsh Harrier , 1 Ruff, 2 Hobby and 2 Shelduck [Chainbridge NR Scrape] and 3 Ruff [Neatholme Scrape].

Besthorpe NWT - Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Snipe and a brief Hobby [Mons Pool], Greenshank [Meering].

Saturday 6th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [flew into Clifton Pit reed bed 11.50, then again 13.43, flew from reed-bed and across the river towards Clifton], also Garganey and Yellow-legged Gull [both Clifton Pit].

Girton Pits- 1cy Yellow-legged Gull [1cy, Spalford Pit, with 120 LBBG]. Also Greenshank on North Pit

Spalford - Caspian Gull [in Pig field, near Spalford Pit, 15.10], also 3 Yellow-legged Gull [adult and 2, 1s ].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Black-tailed Godwit [A52 Pit, 11.45].

Cotham Flash - Common Sandpiper and 2 Snipe.

Kilvington Lakes - Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover and 3 Little Egret.

Calverton - 2 Raven [over Springwater Golf course,10:35].

Bentinck pit tip - Greenshank [this morning].

Friday 5th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Garganey and Yellow-legged Gull.

Bingham - A movement of Common Buzzards east end of Bingham, with a max count of 22 Common Buzzards on thermals between 15:00 -15:30. Also 1 Red Kite and 2 Sparrowhawk.

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Osprey [over at 12.30].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Four Little Egret, Ruff and Snipe [Neatholme Fen], Single Ruff [Neatholme Scrape], c70 Yellow Wagtails, c60 Linnet and Hobby [Clayworth Common] and juvenile Marsh Harrier over [Cross Lane Marsh].

Thursday 4th September

Collingham Pits - 2 Yellow-legged Gull [ad & 1CY, in gull roost with 2 Herring, 1 Common, c160 Lesser Black-backed Gull and c500 Black Headed Gull], also 2 Green Sandpiper & 3 Little Egret.

Besthorpe NWT - Greenshank, 6 Little Egret and Kingfisher.

Clifton Grove/Barton-in-Fabis - Single Raven and Hobby [over Brandshill Wood, late afternoon] and c15 Yellow Wagtail [Barton riverside fields].

Moorgreen - c300 house martins [above Beauvale Priory].

Hucknall - 3 Chiffchaff [feeding on fennel plant].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Greenshank and 2 Hobby.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1+Hobby, 2 Little Egret , 1 Yellow legged Gull, 1 Herring Gull , 1 Red-crested Pochard [f], c7 Common Tern.

Wednesday 3rd September

Collingham Pits - 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 180 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dunlin and 2 Curlew

Fiskerton - 30 Yellow Wagtail [in horse paddock next to station].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - Great White Egret [flew north over Beach Hut at 12.15pm]

Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [on the Slurry Lagoon early afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Shag [on the Sailing Lake this morning, before flying off South-East], also Garganey and Dunlin [Clifton Pit]

RSPB Beckingham Marshes - 3 Ruff, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret, c.50 Yellow Wagtail, c.30 Gadwall and 10 Teal.

Idle Washlands - Great White Egret [again on Newington Flash, the Yorkshire side of the site, 9.55am].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - 1 Black Tern , c20 Great Black-backed Gull , 2 Yellow Legged Gull, 2 Little Egret ,4 Ruff , 1 Marsh Harrier , 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 5 Red-legged Partridge.

Tuesday 2nd September

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Lound] - Single Great White Egret [presumably the Newington bird, was present at 17.30] also Knot, Common Sandpiper, 4 Ruff and first-winter Common Tern [Neatholme Scrape], Four Snipe [Chainbridge NR Scrape] and a Single Ruff [Neatholme Fen].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Garganey [Corbett Hide, 19.00].

Collingham Pits - 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull [this evening in gull roost on Ferry Lane Lake].

Besthorpe NWT - Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1+ Curlew, 5 Little Egret and 2 Kingfisher [Mons Pool this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - Spotted Flycatcher [On the Causeway fencing] and Whinchat [near the Wader Scrape].

Spalford Pit - 4 Yellow-legged Gull [2 ad, 1s and juv at 14.45].

Idle Washlands - Great White Egret [still on IdleWashlands but now behind pub just on Austerfield/Yorkshire side of fence 11.02am].

Monday 1st September

Idle Washlands- Great White Egret [ Newington Flash, 19.42], also a single

Spotted Redshank dropped in briefly this evening, then flew off west.

Nuthall - Common Swift [N/W at 19.20].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Wood Sandpiper [again on Clifton Pit from Tower Hide, 19.00], also 3 Garganey [Clifton Pit this evening, with 4 reported this morning].

Besthorpe NWT - Great White Egret [Mons Pool, from early afternoon to 18.45 then appeared to fly to roost on island], also Whinchat.

Newark Sugar Factory - Black tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Hobby and 1 Willow Warbler.

South Muskham - Little Egret, 3 Common Tern, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Newstead and Annesley Country Park - Osprey [S/W over pit top at 10.10], also 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit and Lesser Whitethroat.

Hoveringham - Osprey [spent 15 minutes fishing the Sailing Lake this am, then drifted off S/E].

RSPB Langford Lowfields - 3 Green Plover, 2 Juv Ringed Plover, Hobby and Common Snipe this morning.

Lambley - c50 Swallow [Catfoot Lane]

Many thanks to:

Sandy Aitken, Mervyn Bartle, Graham Beeley, Chris Bell, Michael Blount, Nigel Bosworth, Craig Brookes, Rich Box, Phil Burnham, Neil Brown, Carl Cornish, Richard Cripps, Nick Crouch, Michael Blount, Paul Buxton, Nick Green, Ian Hall, Peter Harrison, Philip Higginson, Mike Hill, Jacqueline Jones, Spencer Lawrence, Mike Leatherland, Thomas Malarkey, Andy Mason, Steve Nicklin, Dean Nicholson, Peter Playle, John Pressley, Simon Roberts, Alan Scrimshaw, Tom Shields, Keith Smith, Mick Tring, Paul Wilcox, John Wilson.

Lound Bird Club, Langford Lowfields RSPB.



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