Welcome to the Website of the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers

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

The Sightings page and @Nottsbirders Twitter feed are intended to alert birders to scarcer species that they might be interested in seeing within the County.

Records of more common species are still very important, but should preferably be submitted to the county Recorder Keith Rainford Bullfinch194@gmail.com These records will then be added to the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers data-base, to be included in the monthly Newsletter and Annual Reports.

None of these reports have been verified or checked by the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers' Records Committee.


"Records of certain sensitive species may not appear here during the breeding season, unless publicised by site managers or where records relate to what are likely to be passage migrants or wandering non-breeding individuals rather than breeders. Species that this generally applies to include (but are not necessarily limited to): Avocet, Bearded Tit, Bittern, Black-necked Grebe, Black Redstart, Cetti's Warbler. Goshawk (except from Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint), Honey-buzzard (except from Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint), Marsh Harrier, Mediterranean Gull, Nightingale, Peregrine (except for Nottingham City Centre), Raven, Red Kite and Woodlark (except for Sherwood Forest NNR/Budby Common). For a range of other species, we will not include specific breeding information - this includes Barn Owl, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Little Ringed Plover, Nightjar, Turtle Dove and Willow Tit. Nevertheless, please submit your sightings anyway."



Please report your Latest Sightings to: nottsbirders@gmail.com or @NottsBirders on the Twitter feed.

Please remember to submit all sightings to Keith Rainford Bullfinch194@gmail.com each month, using the Excel spreadsheet that can be downloaded from the Recording page.

Archived Sightings 2001 - 2020

Archived Sightings 2001 to 2021

Archived Sightings 2022

Species shown in bold Purple on this page are BBRC rarities or species recorded on less than ten occasions in the county. Bold Blue are rare and scarce county birds recorded less than annually that require a description or supporting details for the society’s archive. A full list of these species can be found on the Recording page. Red are species of interest. Bold Grey are unconfirmed sightings or a species of unknown origin.

Books for sale.

Richard Dakin has kindly bequeathed his bird books to Notts Birders, to be sold to raise money for the society.

There are over 200 interesting books, ranging from vintage to modern.

Prices given are negotiable and books can be collected from Jenny Swindells in West Bridgford.

Please email Jenny or nottsbirders@gmail.com if you are interested in any of the books listed on the Excel spreadsheet. here.

Saturday 30th April

Langford Lowfields - GREY PLOVER [Phase 3, mid-afternoon], GARGANEY [drake, Deep Water Pit, this morning].

Clumber Park - Whinchat [Hardwick Ford, mid-morning].

Hickling - Cuckoo [heard 06:55], 6 Lesser Whitethroat [singing along Grantham Canal, mid-morning]; also 3 Swallow [2 over Long Lane, single over Clawson Lane], House Martin.

Friday 29th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whimbrel [Tween Pond, perched on scaffolding, this evening].

Kilvington Lakes - BAR-TAILED GODWIT [still West Lake].

Harlow Wood - Yellow Wagtail [single near Harlow Wood 18:15].

Netherfield Lagoons - WOOD SANDPIPER [still present on the New Workings, 13:20 at least].


Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 6 Common Tern [Neatholme Fen], 6 Yellow Wagtail [Tiln North], Grasshopper Warbler [Chainbridge Meadow], 3 Hobby [south over Chainbridge Scrape].

Besthorpe NR - Cuckoo, 4 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin [Mons Pool].

Hoveringham - 2 Whimbrel, Whooper Swan, Common Sandpiper, Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear [Sailing Lake, this morning].

King's Mill Reservoir - Oystercatcher, Common Whitethroat.

Langford Lowfields - 2 ARCTIC TERN [north-east over Phase 3, 07:11], 7 Barnacle Geese [Deep Water Pit].

Thursday 28th April

Collingham Pits - Curlew Sandpiper [Ferry Lane Lake with four Dunlin this evening]; also Greenshank.

Kilvington Lakes - RING OUZEL [female, still in first field from viewpoint this evening], BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 2 Dunlin, Oystercatcher, 50+Yellow wagtail [West Lake]; also probable female Blue-headed Wagtail 17:00.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Swift [over Barton Lane, 15:25]

Netherfield Lagoons - WOOD SANDPIPER [on the New Workings, 13:15 - 18:30 at least], ARCTIC TERN [mid-afternoon]; also Green Sandpiper, Swift, c.50 Swallow, Cuckoo.

Hoveringham - KITTIWAKE [first-summer Railway Pit flew off north-east], Common Sandpiper. Swift [Sailing Lake].

King's Mill Reservoir - Common Sandpiper [mid-morning].

Idle Washlands - GREY PLOVER, BAR-TAILED GODWIT [Slaynes Lane, early morning].

Langford Lowfields - LITTLE TERN [Phase 3, then flew east 10:08], LITTLE GULL [first-summer Phase 3, late morning], Whimbrel [through north]; also Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plover.

Holme Pierrepont - LITTLE GULL [first-summer, Blotts Pit/A52 Pit early morning], ARCTIC TERN [east through Blotts Pit, early afternoon].

Wednesday 27th April

Colwick CP - ARCTIC TERN [through towards Holme Pierrepont, 16:38].

Kilvington Lakes - BAR-TAILED GODWIT [single West Lake, 13:14], Common Redstart [in bushes by west end of West Lake, 15:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - ARCTIC TERN [Sailing Pit, 12:10].

Gringley on the Hill - RING OUZEL [male, Beacon Hill, this morning].

King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Common Tern [mid-morning].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - ARCTIC TERN, 3 Common Tern [Neatholme Scrape, 07:23], ARCTIC TERN [through Bellmoor Lake, 07:45], 2 SANDERLING [Neatholme Fen, this afternoon], [2 African Sacred Ibis [Neatholme Fen, 08:00, flew high west mid-morning]; also Hobby, 10+ House Martin, Swallow, Cuckoo.

Tuesday 26th April

Kilvington Lakes - 2 RING OUZEL [male and female together in field south-west of West Lake, 19:30], 2 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, Whimbrel [West Lake]; also Northern wheatear, good numbers of Yellow Wagtail.

Erewash Meadows NR - ARCTIC TERN [13:57]; also Avocet.

Gringley on the Hill - RING OUZEL [male, Beacon Hill 12:54].

Holme Pierrepont - SANDERLING [Blotts Pit, midday].

Carlton in Lindrick - Whimbrel [flyover, heard only].

Idle Washlands - SPOTTED REDSHANK, 3 Whimbrel, 24 Dunlin [Slaynes Lane, 10:41].

Bassingfield - Hobby.

Hoveringham - LITTLE GULL [adult] , 3 ARCTIC TERN, Whooper Swan, Goldeneye, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Northern Wheatear [Sailing Lake, this morning], Common Tern [briefly on the Railway Pit, mid morning].

Monday 25th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 ARCTIC TERN [four through east 18:30; single Sailing Pit, 19:08].

Stoke Bardolph - CHANNEL WAGTAIL [male, still opposite the Ferry Boat Inn with 2 Yellow Wagtail, this evening], 2 Whimbrel [opposite the Ferry Boat Inn, probing the short grass in front of the grass bank, 15:55 after the rain].

Kilvington Lakes - RING OUZEL [female, in field south-west of West Lake 16:40 at least]; also Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, 3 Northern Wheatear, 20 Yellow Wagtail.

Gringley Carr - 2 Corn Bunting [on wires near pumping station this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 ARCTIC TERN [through this morning]; also Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler.

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [drake, still Hagg Lane Flash], Whimbrel [through north, 09:00].

Langford Lowfields - BAR-TAILED GODWIT, Whimbrel, Ringed Plover [Phase 3, early morning], 4 ARCTIC TERN [through east].

Sunday 24th April

Holme Pierrepont - Wood Warbler [singing male, in tall tree on Adbolton Lane by bus turning circle, this morning to 17:30 at least], 17 LITTLE GULL [A52 Pit, 19:35 - 20:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 Barnacle Geese, Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher [Clifton Pit, from the Tower hide late afternoon].

Daneshill - Grasshopper Warbler [heard reeling along pathway heading immediately left off main track from carpark, 11:45].

West Burton - 5 COMMON CRANE [circled over the Power Station then drifted south along the river Trent, 10:55].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, Cuckoo [Neatholme Fen], Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Pit], Common Redstart [male, Chainbridge Meadow].

Barton in Fabis - Whinchat [male, riverside fields, 08:40]; also Northern Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail.

Hoveringham - LITTLE GULL [adult, Sailing Lake early morning]; also Whooper Swan [still present with Mute Swan herd], Northern Wheatear.

Langford Lowfields - BAR-TAILED GODWIT [Phase 3, early morning].

Saturday 23rd April

Hoveringham - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [Railway Pit, 19:16].

Stoke Bardolph - CHANNEL WAGTAIL [male, still opposite the Ferry Boat Inn, this evening]; also White Wagtail, Pintail.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 11 LITTLE GULL [Ten Beeston Pond, then flew high east 11:26; single adult, Sailing Pit 17:40 - 18:14 then flew east], ARCTIC TERN [Sailing Pit, 13:35].

Colwick CP - 12 LITTLE GULL [single adult, 11:11; Eleven through towards Netherfield, 11:51], 2 ARCTIC TERN [11:11].

Netherfield Lagoons - 23 LITTLE GULL [Ten east through the Deep Pit, 07:58; single adult on the large gravel pit, 11:42; Twelve adults feeding on the large gravel pit, 12:27 then flew east along the river Trent 12:51], Whimbrel [circled over the site for 5 mins then flew east, 08:12], ARCTIC TERN [on the large gravel pit, then departed east with the 12 Little Gulls, 12:51].

Torworth - Northern Wheatear, Grey Partridge [Baulk Lane].

Kilvington Lakes - BAR-TAILED GODWIT [West Lake all day, summer plumage different bird from yesterday]; also Oystercatcher, Redshank, 2 Northern Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - BAR-TAILED GODWIT [flew north through Tiln North, this morning].

Idle Washlands - 2 BAR-TAILED GODWIT [one Slaynes Lane south, 07:40; second through east/north/east], GREY PLOVER [east/north/east, through Slaynes Lane], 5 Whimbrel [Slaynes Lane].

Holme Pierrepont - GREY PLOVER [flew north-east through A52 Pit, early morning], Whimbrel [north-east through Blotts Pit, 08:30], LITTLE GULL [adult, A52 Pit, 09:50]

Friday 22nd April

Stoke Bardolph - CHANNEL WAGTAIL [single male with 10 Yellow Wagtail opposite the Ferry Boat Inn, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 LITTLE GULL [single east over Clifton Pit 17:20; two heading east over Tween 18;09]; also Common Tern.

Holme Pierrepont - 8 Green Sandpiper [Blotts Pit 15:20 - 16:30 at least].

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [drake still Hagg Lane Flash, late morning]; also 2 Ringed Plover, Common Tern.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Whimbrel [flew east/north/east over Clayworth Common, this morning], 4 Greenshank, Common Tern [Neatholme Fen], Hobby [Chainbridge West viewpoint].

Kilvington Lakes - BAR-TAILED GODWIT [West Lake, this morning].

Thursday 21st April

Sherwood Forest NNR - CUCKOO [Budby Common, this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [drake still Hagg Lane Flash, late morning], 12 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail [Slaynes Lane].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Avocet [West Lake, mid-morning].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 3 Wigeon, 3 Avocet [over South York's], 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank.

West Bridgford - RING OUZEL [male, briefly in private garden before flying off southwards in the direction of Jesse Gray School, 09:25].

Eakring - Garden Warbler [Eakring Brail Wood].

Netherfield Lagoons - Lesser Whitethroat [along railway land adjacent to the site].

Wednesday 20th April

Giltbrook - 3 COMMON CRANE [flew over 19:00].

Stoke Bardolph - 2 CHANNEL WAGTAIL [males, still with 24 Yellow Wagtail, single White Wagtail on river bank opposite the Ferry Boat Inn, late evening]; also drake Pintail.

West Bridgford - 3 COMMON CRANE [flew over 17:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ring-necked Duck [drake still Clifton Pit, early morning to early evening at least], 4 LITTLE GULL [two adults and two 1st-winter, Sailing Pit 10:15 - 16:45; just one single 1st-winter present 16:15], WHITE STORK [flew north-east over Coneries, 11:25].

Idle Washlands - 3 ARCTIC TERN [Slaynes Lane, 13:18 at least], GARGANEY [drake still on Hagg Lane Flash, 09:00].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Swift [high over Neatholme Fen, 13:09], Hobby [Chainbridge West viewpoint, 13:59].

Beeston - WHITE STORK [circling over Boots factory site, 11:18].

Langford Lowfields - 4 ARCTIC TERN [north-east over Phase 3, 09:50].

Holme Pierrepont - Northern Wheatear [male by the Rowing Course].

Tuesday 19th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ring-necked Duck [drake, Clifton Pit 10:19 - 20:00 at least]; also 2 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail [Gull Island, Clifton Pit], Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow].

Stoke Bardolph - 2 CHANNEL WAGTAIL [males, with 30+Yellow Wagtail on river bank opposite the Ferry Boat Inn, this evening]; also probable female Blue-headed Wagtail.

Hoveringham - OSPREY [single moving north-east through the Sailing Lake], Marsh Harrier [cream-crown moving south-west, through the Sailing Lake], Whooper Swan, 4 Goosander, Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail [Sailing Lake/Trentside Pit].

Idle Washlands - Pintail, GREY PLOVER, 12 Ruff, 13 Dunlin, 40+Sand Martin [Slaynes Lane], GARGANEY [drake], 96 Gadwall, c.20 Sand Martin, Lesser Whitethroat [Hagg Lane Flash] Doncaster Birding.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Dunlin [Neatholme Fen, this morning], 2 CUCKOO [heard Chainbridge Lane].

Sherwood Forest NNR - Tree Pipit [several], 2 Stonechat, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Yellowhammer [Buddy common].

King's Mill Reservoir - Yellow Wagtail [nearby field].

Monday 18th April

Kilvington - Northern Wheatear [still this afternoon].

Cromwell - 3 Ring-necked Duck [drake and 2 females, still Cromwell Quarry, this morning].

Hucknall - Tree Pipit [singing Park Forest].

Langford Lowfields - Dunlin, 2 Northern Wheatear, 4 White Wagtail [Deep Pit].

Thrumpton - RING OUZEL [male on the steep escarment behind the cricket pitch, mid-morning].

Skegby Trail - RING OUZEL [male in horse paddocks, early morning]; also Northern Wheatear].

Annesley Pit Top - RING OUZEL [in bushes by the main track between the Top Lagoon and Middle Lagoon after tyres, 07:30].

Sunday 17th April

Cromwell - 3 Ring-necked Duck [drake and 2 females, still Cromwell Quarry, this evening.

Whatton - OSPREY [Janson Fishery 16:40; no public access].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail [Clifton Pit, this evening], Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Northern Wheatear [in field opposite the viewpoint, Late afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 GARGANEY [drake and female, briefly on the A52 Pit, this afternoon], 2 Common Tern [A52 Pit, midday].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Red crested Pochard, 2 Oystercatcher, Redshank, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Buzzard, 20+Blackcap, 15+Willow Warbler, 10+Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, CUCKOO, 3 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 3 LBBG [Chainbridge Meadow, Chainbridge Lane, Cross Lane, Neatholme Lane, Neatholme Fen, Tiln North, Chainbridge Pit].

Idle Washlands - 25 Shelduck, GARGANEY, 2 Pintail, CUCKOO, 4 Oystercatcher, 20 Lapwing, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Snipe, 6 Redshank, 2 Great White Egret, Sand Martin, 5 Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat [Slaynes Lane] Doncaster Birding.

Meering - Grasshopper Warbler.

Sherwood Pines - 2 Tree Pipit.

Elkesley - CUCKOO [along the river Poulter near the A614, west of Elksley late morning].

Clumber Park - Whinchat, Tree Pipit [ Hardwick Ford, mid-morning], Common Redstart [singing male, South Lawns].

Netherfield Lagoons - CUCKOO [this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Whinchat [Bottom Lagoon, this morning].

Bassingfield - 3 RING OUZEL [single behind the Spire Hospital, 07:22; at least two at private site then flew towards village, 08:28].

Saturday 16th April

Holme Pierrepont - Whinchat [male, A52 Pit this evening].

Idle Washlands - Common Redstart [[East Flood area], 5 Ruff, 2 Great White Egret, Common Whitethroat [Slaynes Lane], GARGANEY [Hagg Lane Flash].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Grasshopper Warbler [singles at Ridge and Furrow, Wheatear Field and the corner of Clifton Pit by the river path this morning]; also 2 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail and good numbers of Sand Martin.

Clumber Park - Great White Egret.

Chilwell - 3 Common Crane [probables seen briefly flying south towards the Attenborough Nature Reserve, 07:00].

Skegby Trail - Northern Wheatear [in horse paddocks]; also Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff.

Friday 15th April

Holme Pierrepont - SANDERLING [A52 Pit, early evening], Northern Wheatear [Blotts Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, late afternoon], Grasshopper Warbler [still Wheatear Field].

West Bridgford - COMMON CRANE [circling over Davies Road, 13:25].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - COMMON CRANE [heard distantly at Neatholme Scrape, 11:45], Whooper Swan [over heading north-west], Greenshank, Green Sandpiper [Neatholm Fen], Grasshopper Warbler [Chainbridge Common/Meadow], Brambling [Neatholme Scrape]; also Garden Warler, Common Whitethroat.

Idle Washlands - Whooper Swan, c.50 Gadwall, Pintail, Grey Partridge, Great White Egret, Curlew [through west], 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, Common Tern, CUCKOO, 2 Swallow, 2 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, Northern Wheatear, White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail [Slaynes Lane] Doncaster Birding.

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Curlew, Common Sandpiper.

Elkesley - 2 Tree Pipit [singing males]; also Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, House Martin, Sand Martin, Swallow.

Langford Lowfields - WHIMBREL [Phase 3, 09:30].

Newark - 4 Northern Wheatear [on ploughed field behind Newark Rugby Club], 30 Sand Martin, 2 Common Whitethroat

King's Mill Reservoir - Yellow Wagtail, 8 Blackcap [notable increase with at least 8 singing males], 2 Common Snipe, 4 Teal, 3 Skylark [06:40 - 09:20].

Thursday 14th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Tern [through east, 19:40], 2 Curlew [Clifton Pit, late afternoon], Grasshopper Warbler [reeling Wheatear Field]; also Great White Egret, Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler.

West Bridgford - RING OUZEL [male, in private garden on Selby Road].

Langford Lowfields - Hobby [over Phase 1, early afternoon], 4 Brambling [in trees above reserve entrance, 07:10], Pink-footed Goose, Great White Egret [Phase 3, early morning].

Hoveringham - Shelduck, Dunlin, Common sandpiper [Tipping Pond], Yellow wagtail, 3 Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler [Sailing lake, mid – late morning].

Wollaton Park - Spotted Flycatcher [in the Hall gardens, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - RING OUZEL [probable still The Willows 07:15], Common Redstart [male, south of Chainbridge Lane, 11:36 at least], Grasshopper Warbler [reeling, east of Chainbridge Lane], Cuckoo [east end of Chainbridge Lane], Greenshank [Cross Lane Fishery], Yellow Wagtail [in field east of Tiln North], 4 Brambling [river end of Neatholme Lane]; also Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 3 Green Sandpiper, Great White Egret, 2 Grey Partridge.

Idle Washlands - Whooper Swan, GARGANEY, 2 Pintail, Goosander, CUCKOO, Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Ruff, Dunlin, 15+Redshank, Great White Egret, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler [Slaynes Lane].

Southwell - Swallow [over westhorpe, this morning].

Wednesday 13th April

Clifton Grove - 3 RING OUZEL [in horse paddocks off Fox Covert Lane, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 4 RING OUZEL [The Willows, this morning; at least two still present 19:15], Greenshank, Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Pit].

King's Mill Reservoir - 14 Whooper Swan [2 imm, still present 18:00 at least]; also 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, sev Chiffchaff, c.40 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 4 Teal.

Newark - Black-tailed Godwit [following the river Trent north, 15:55].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still Clifton Pit 11:38], Sedge Warbler [Wheatear Field].

Sherwood Forest NNR - RING OUZEL [briefly then flew north, 10:29]; also Tree Pipit.

Hoveringham - 2 Avocet [low over the Sailing Lake before going west towards Stoke Bardolph, this morning]; also Dunlin.

Idle Washlands - 2 GARGANEY [drakes, one on Hagg Lane flash and another on Slaynes Lane 09:35].

Tuesday 12th April

Holme Pierrepont - LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, north-west through the A52 Pit, 17:08], Black-tailed Godwit [Blotts Pit].

Stoke Bardolph - 2 Northern Wheatear [0n the football pitch behind the ferry boat pub, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling near the railway bridge]; also 2 Sedge Warbler, 10+Willow Warbler and 3 Jack Snipe.

Clifton Grove - RING OUZEL [male, in horse paddocks off Fox Covert Lane, 10:25 - 17:45 at least].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Northern Wheatear [West Lake].

King's Mill Reservoir - 14 Whooper Swan [party arrived c.09:10], 5 House Martin, 5 Swallow, c.60 Sand Martin.

Idle Washlands - Great White Egret, 3 Pintail, GARGANEY [drake], 4 Goldeneye, Goosander, 2 Curlew, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Ruff, Greenshank, LITTLE GULL, CUCKOO, 110 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, House Martin, Willow Warbler, Northern Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail [Slaynes Lane], GREY PLOVER, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Willow Warbler [Hagg Lane Flash] Doncaster Birding.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - LITTLE GULL [Tiln North, then flew east this morning]; also Green Sandpiper, Northern Wheatear, Sedge Warbler [Tiln North], Green Sandpiper, 3 Willow Warbler, 15+Sand Martin [Neatholme].

Langford Lowfields - LITTLE GULL [Phase 3, 09:05], 3 SANDWICH TERN [through north-east, 11:20] 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew [Phase 3], Whooper Swan [Phase 2], 4 Brambling [by the car park].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 SANDWICH TERN [through north, 08:36], LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still Clifton Pit/Tween, 15:48], Sedge Warbler [behind Tower hide].

Scrooby - LITTLE GULL [on new workings east of A638 at Scrooby Top Quarry; view from gate only, 08:26].

Hoveringham - 2 SANDWICH TERN [Sailing Lake, moving north-east 08:07], 14 Whooper Swan [Sailing Lake, moving north, 08:45].; also Pintail [drake], Redwing [near the Sailing Lake feeders], 2+Willow Warbler [Annex Pond].

Annesley Pit Top - 7 RING OUZEL [two along the main track north of the middle Lagoon 06:30 then flew north-west 06:37; a further five along the main track north of Middle Lagoon then flew north-west, 07:11].

Monday 11th April

Langford Lowfields - 7 LITTLE GULL [flew east over Phase 3, 17:30], Greenshank, 5 Curlew, 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [Phase 3, early morning]; also 5 Ruff [late afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - 7 LITTLE GULL [A52 Pit, 11:09 - 16:21 when they grouped together, and headed high east].

King's Mill Reservoir - 2 House Martin, 3 Swallow, c.60 Sand Martin, 8 Teal, Jay [this evening].

Idle Washlands - Little Gull [Slaynes Lane, early morning], GARGANEY, Whimbrel [this afternoon]; also 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Redshank, 16 Ruff, Great White Egret, 2 Whooper Swan, CUCKOO.

Hoveringham - SANDWICH TERN, 3 Avocet [Sailing Lake, this morning]; also 6 Goosander, Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 3 Yellow Wagtail.

Kilvington Lakes - Yellow Wagtail.

Annesley Pit Top - RING OUZEL [top of the Top Lagoon, 07:03].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Avocet [Clifton Pit, 06:15], LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still on Tween Pond, 06:54], Marsh Harrier [through east, 16:28].

Sunday 10th April

Holme Pierrepont - 2 COMMON CRANE [circling high towards Netherfield, 18:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still Clifton Pit 15:40].

Collingham Pits - 2 COMMON CRANE [circling north continuing along the river Trent, 13:00].

Cotgrave Country Park - Peregrine [over Main Lake 13:30].

Langford Lowfields - 2 GARGANEY [drakes Phase 3, early afternoon].

King's Mill Reservoir - 5 Teal, Shoveler, Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap.

Kilvington Lakes - Yellow Wagtail [West Lake].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Jack Snipe, Peregrine [Tiln North, late morning], Willow Warbler [between the river and Chainbridge Pit], Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen].

Trowell - Swallow.

Budby Pumping Station - 11 Whooper Swan [moving north, 08:40].

Saturday 9th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still Clifton Pit 16:24].

Langford Lowfields - GARGANEY [drake Phase 3, late morning].

King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, Common Snipe.

Clifton Grove -2 Swallow [Davids Lane].

Friday 8th April

Barnby Moor - White-tailed Eagle [Imm unknown origin, flew north late afternoon].

Cromwell - 3 Ring-necked Duck [drake and 2 females, still Cromwell Quarry].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Great White Egret, Sand Martin [through], Willow Warbler [Neatholme].

Hucknall - 20+Fieldfare, 10+ Yellowhammer [in field next to Misk Farm]; 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Lapwing [Whyburn Farm].

Langford Lowfields - GREY PLOVER, 4 Black-tailed Godwit [Phase 3, this morning].

Retford - Swallow [single perched on power lines, Chesterfield Canal, Greenmile 09:00].

Thursday 7th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - OSPREY [low over Clifton Pit, 11:00], LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still Clifton Pit, this afternoon]; also White Wagtail, House Martin.

Carburton Lakes - OSPREY [mid-morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Northern Wheatear.

Wednesday 6th April

Stoke Bardolph - OSPREY [distantly over Stoke Lock viewed from Burton Joyce, 19:23].

Holme Pierrepont - OSPREY [circling over the east end of the Rowing Course, 18:49], Marsh Harrier [cream-crown over the A52 Pit, 18:30].

Langford Lowfields - SANDERLING, Dunlin, 5 Curlew [Phase 3, 17:23].

Costock - BLACK REDSTART [female-type for second day at private site with no public access].

High Marnham - OSPREY [heading north with its catch over the river Trent near the Brownlow Arms, 10:00].

Idle Washlands - OSPREY [north over Slaynes Lane. 09:30].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 3 Redshank Doncaster Birding.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SANDWICH TERN [Clifton Pit, 07:30 - 08:16]; also LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still Clifton Pit/Tween Pond 16:06].

Hoveringham - Curlew [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Tuesday 5th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Marsh Harrier [Cream-crown, headed north over Clifton Pit, 19:00], LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still Clifton Pit/Tween Pond, late afternoon].

Hallcroft - 2+Sand Martin [Hallcroft Sewage Works, this evening].

Barton in Fabis - Great White Egret [on fencing behind the A453 Balancing Pond, 17:40].

Hucknall - 2 Northern Wheatear, large flock Golden Plover [fields at top of the old Rolls Royce site runway].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Redshank, Brambling [Neatholme], Swallow [Bellmoor Lake].

Kilvington Lakes - OSPREY [through 10:30], Curlew [West Lake, this morning].

Hoveringham - 24 Wigeon [Tipping Pond], Green Sandpiper [over Creagh Concrete late morning], House Martin [Sailing Lake mid-morning].

Idle Washlands - KITTIWAKE [adult over Slaynes Lane North, 08:40]; 3 Pintail, 7 Goldeneye, Goosander, 4 Great White Egret, c.60 Black-tailed Godwit [Slaynes Lane], 4 Redshank [Hagg Lane Flash] Doncaster Birding.

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 20 Shelduck, 5 Curlew, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 28 GBBG, 2 Sand Martin, Blackcap.

Monday 4th April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still Clifton Pit/Tween Pond, mid-afternoon], 35 Goosander [Clifton Pit], Swallow [over horse paddock, Barton Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads], 2 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 2 Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 5 Sand Martin [Neatholme Fen, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Marsh Harrier [cream-crown, north-east over the Sailing Lake late morning]; also Green Sandpiper.

Sunday 3rd April

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still Clifton Pit/Tween Pond, 13:50 at least], SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [singing male, still Wet Marsh path, 08:37].

Girton Pits - 2 GARGANEY [North Pit, late morning].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 8 Brambling [Chainbridge Lane], 2 Jack Snipe, Dunlin [Tiln North],  large numbers Shoveler and Shelduck, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Redshank, Blackcap [Neatholme Fen].

Cromwell - 3 Ring-necked Duck [drake and 2 females, still Cromwell Quarry, 07:18].

Netherfield Lagoons - Curlew [flew over the site calling twice, this morning]; also Pintail [drake, Slurry Lagoon].

Saturday 2nd April

Rempstone - SPOTTED REDSHANK [New Workings by the A6006 east of East Leake GP's].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, Clifton Pit/Tween Pond early morning late evening at least],

Holme Pierrepont - Redshank, 6 Goldeneye [Blotts Pit], 23 Wigeon [Blotts/A52 Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Common Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, Red-crested Pochard, 8 Sand Martin [through], good number of Blackcap and Chiffchaff, 3 Brambling [all Neatholme area].

Netherfield Lagoons - KITTIWAKE [flew into the Slurry Lagoon with a small flock of Common Gulls before they all carried on up-river, this morning]; also Ruddy Shelduck [flew over] Gedling Conservation Trust.

Bilsthorpe - Northern Wheatear [near Bilthorpe Wind Farm, this morning], Swallow [over, 16:58].

Hoveringham - 2 Blackcap [singing males, Railway Pit/Thurgarton Lane this morning].

Bassingfield - Yellow Wagtail [flew over early morning].

Friday 1st April

Holme Pierrepont - WATER PIPIT [still Blotts Pit but very elusive], 75 Wigeon [A52 Pit this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still Clifton Pit/Tween Pond, 17:17 at least], SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [singing male, still along wet marsh path, 14:53].

Welbeck Rartor Watchpoint - Northern Wheatear [this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Smew [single redhead, Neatholme Fen], 2+Redshank, Egyptian Geese with young, Kingfisher, Brambling [Neatholme area].

Hoveringham - 2 White Wagtail [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Newstead Abbey - 2 Great White Egret [on the main lake].

Many thanks to:

Michael Akrill, Jamie Alexander, Wendy Ambler, Andy Baker, Andrew Barks, Michael Blount, Doug Bottrell, Robin Brace, David Bradford, Alan Bradley, Andrew Buckley, Paul Buxton, Don Cameron, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, Wayne Collingham, Susy Cooper, Carl Cornish, Ian Cowgill, Nick Crouch, Lynne Demaine, Rod Dean, Jacquline Dennison, Del Evans, Huw Evans, Ade Fox, Pete Freeman, Sean Gauton, Lee Greenwood, Andy Hall, Ian Hall, Judith Harrison, Gareth Hirons, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Stephen Huckerby, Phil Johnson, Mother Mary Julian CHC, Roger Key, John Keyte, Andy Lane, Spencer Lawrence, Ian Livsey, Martin Levitt, Jonathan Lloyd, Dawn Marie, Martin McCallum, Dave Morton, Paul Naylor, Lesley Noar, Raymond Parker, David Parkin, Martyn Perkins, Craig Pitchford, Peter Playle, Marilyn Proctor, Andrew Przeslak, John Purrington, Simon Roberts, Neil Sainthouse, Lee Scudder, Keith Short, Keith Smith, Peter Smith, Richard Smyth, Simon Spavin, Mark Speck, Edmund Staunton, Pete Stanyon, Darren Starling, Edmund Staunton, David Suter, Alan Thomas, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, James Wales, Tony Wardell, Mark Wilde, Mike Wilkinson, Rob Woodward.

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