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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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Records of more common species are still very important, but should preferably be submitted to the county Recorder Andy Hall. 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, Cetti's Warbler, Garganey. 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 from Budby Heath). 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."


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Archived Sightings 2001 - 2018

Archived Sightings 2001 to 2018

Archived Sightings 2018

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 birds 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.


It has just been brought to our attention that many members are still without the latest Annual Report.

I have been informed that all members who are still without the latest Annual Report will receive the latest issue by the end of August.

Friday 31st August

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - WOOD SANDPIPER, Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], TURNSTONE, Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Scrape], 2 Hobby [over Chainbridge/Neatholme Scrape], Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Common Tern [Bellmore Lake], Wigeon [Neatholme Pit], Tree Pipit [The Willows], 8 Little Egret [Chainbridge Scrape east].

Rufford CP - Goosander [redhead, on the main lake].

Hickling - 11 Golden Plover [circling over the village, 17:30].

Linby - Common Redstart [male, along the Linby Trail, this afternoon].

King's Mill Reservoir - Hobby [through this morning].

Hoveringham - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Hobby, 5 Common Swift, 6 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake, this morning], Marsh Harrier [cream crown, over Hoveringham village moving south, 10:15], 2 Curlew [circled Gonalston Lane end of the Railway Pit, 11:50], Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler.

Market Warsop - Hobby [this morning], 2 Yellow Wagtail [through north, this evening].

Budby - OSPREY [through north over Budby Flash, 07:00].

Thursday 30th August

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Greenshank, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover [West Lake, this evening].

Thrumpton - 5 Tree Sparrow, 10 Grey Partridge, 2 Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Yellow Wagtail [this morning].

Erewash Meadows Nature Reserve - Whinchat - [found on the Derby's side of the reserve this morning, before relocating to Taylors pool].

Wednesday 29th August

Annsley Pit Top - Honey Buzzard [through south, mid-morning], Ortolan Bunting [probable, flew low over and appeared to land on the west side by the railway this morning, but no further sign by 11:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull [first-summer], White Wagtail [Bellmore Lake, this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [still present on the Deep Water Pit, this morning], Peregrine, 4 Hobby [Phase 3], 4 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat.

Holme Perrepont - Greenshank, Hobby [A52 Pit, late morning], Little Ringed Plover [juv, Blotts Pit].

Hoveringham - Marsh Harrier [cream crown], Hobby, Peregrine, Goosander, 3 Raven, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Common Swift, Lesser whitethroat, 30+ Swallow, 100+ Sand Martin, 8 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 2 Common Snipe [West Lake], 2 Common Sandpiper [1 West Lake, 1 East Lake].

Idle Washlands - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 5 Common Snipe, 37 Little Egret, 4 Yellow Wagtail [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Pintail [Clifton Pit, 07:59], 2 BLACK TERN [juv's Tween/Clifton Pit, 08:45 - 18:44 at least].

Tuesday 28th August

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 GARGANEY [single Chainbridge Scrape east, 2 Neatholme Fen], 2 Greenshank [singles on Walters Lane Pit, Chainbridge Scrape east], Common Sand, Dunlin, 6 Common Swift [Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 Barnacle Geese, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen].

Langford Lowfields - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [still present on the Deep Water Pit], 2 Greenshank, 5 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 3 Avocet [2 juveniles], 4 Hobby, Peregrine, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, CASPIAN GULL [third-summer], 10+ Common Swift.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 10+ Common Swift [Clifton Pit, this afternoon].

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - 3 Curlew [Mons Pool, this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - 4 Ruff, Greenshank, Common Whitethroat [Hagg Lane Flash].

Spalford - 39 Yellow-legged Gull [mainly adults and smaller numbers of Juveniles, Spalford pig fields, with 16 just over the border in Lincs], 500+ LBB Gull.

Hoveringham - 2 BLACK TERN [on the Sailing Lake, this morning], plus Hobby, Peregrine.

Newark - Common Swift.

Monday 27th August

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Spotted Flycatcher [Boundary Hedge late afternoon], plus c.100 Hirundines [mostly Sand Martin hawking over Large Gravel Pit and sweetcorn field], Hobby through, Green Sandpiper [flew down the Ouse Dyke towards the metal bridge, 17:45].

Clifton Grove - 2+Spotted Flycatcher [2 together in hedgerow below Branshill, single briefly on the edge of the Rough Wood, this evening], Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Hobby [all juveniles, over Branshill].

Langford Lowfields - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [still present on the Deep Water Pit, this morning], 3 Avocet, 2 juv Ruff, 3 Greenshank, Redshank, 3 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Golden Plover, juv Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 2 Hobby, 3 Yellow-legged Gull [Phase 3].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Old Police Pond, Walters Lane], 3 GARGANEY [Chainbridge Scrape east], 3 Wigeon [2 Chainbridge Scrape east, 1 Neatholme Pit], 3 Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape east], Ruff [ Neatholme Scrape], Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], 3 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], 6 Greenshank [Walters Lane Pit,up to 3 of these also on Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 TURTLE DOVE [The Willows], Raven [north-east over Clayworth Common], Lesser Whitethroat [The Willows].

Idle Washlands - 2 juv Ruff, Greenshank, 31 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning], juv Marsh Harrier, 5+Common Swift [Slaynes Lane, this morning], 2 Marsh Harrier [male and female], 20 Grey Partridge, 3 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Swift, 2 Yellow Wagtail [Slaynes Lane, this afternoon] Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 21 Little Egret, Common Tern [Hagg Lane Flash, this afternoon].

Kirklington - Raven [over north of village].

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [Mons Pool, this morning], plus 3 juv Common Tern [fledged from the new raft].

Sunday 26th August

Kilvington Lakes - Greenshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gull [West Lake, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - OSPREY [over the Trout lake, south of the IVNR 10:00, then flew south], GARGANEY, Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape east], 3 Common Sandpiper [singles Chainbridge Scrape east, Neatholme Fen, Bellmoor Lake], 3 Greenshank [1 Walters Lane Pit, 2 Neatholme Fen].

Bestwood - Common Redstart [male, briefly Lamins Lane].

Langford Lowfields - Whinchat [south of the viewing mound, this morning], 2 Common Swift [flew south].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whimbrel [Clifton Pit, 07:37], 3 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, LRP [Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Burton Joyce - Hobby [through this morning].

Saturday 25th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - OSPREY [through south, 19:37], GARGANEY [Clifton Pit, from Kingfisher hide, 13:30], SANDWICH TERN [over the Delta, heading down river, 08:30]. Also 2 Hobby, 3 LRP, Ringed Plover, Ruff, Greenshank.

Netherfield Lagoons - Black-tailed Godwit [on the Slurry Lagoon, this evening], plus Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GARGANEY, Wigeon, 2 Hobby, Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape east], 44 Red-crested Pochard [29 Chainbridge Pit, 15 Neatholme Pit], 2 Red-legged Partridge [Wildgoose Farm], Marsh Harrier [ juv Neatholme Scrape/Chainbridge Scrape east], Water Rail [Neatholme Pit], Ruff [ Neatholme Scrape], 4 Common Sandpiper [singles on Chainbridge Pit, Tiln North, Blaco, Neatholme Fen], 5 Green Sandpiper [3 Walters Lane Pit, singles Wind Surf Pit, Neatholme Fen], 4 Greenshank [3 Walters Lane, 1 Neatholme Scrape], 2 WOOD SANDPIPER [singles on Tiln North and Bellmore Lake], 11 Common Snipe [2 Chainbridge Pit, 1 over Chainbridge Scrape, 8 Chainbridge Scrape east], 15 Common Swift, 2 Raven [over Conservation Lake], 160 House Martin, 18 Yellow Wagtail .

Nottingham City Centre - Rose-ringed Parakeet [Arboretum Park, 14:00].

Scrooby - Spotted Flycatcher [Mill Lane, opposite the Mill 12:30].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greenshank, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin [West Lake, this morning], 8 Yellow Wagtail [West Lake, this evening].

Idle Washlands - GREAT WHITE EGRET [commuting between Hagg Lane Flash and Newington Flash, this morning], 72 Little Egret, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper [Hagg Lane Flash, this afternoon], GARGANEY [eclipse drake, Slaynes Lane].

Friday 24th August

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Chainbridge Scrape east, 16:35], Northern Wheatear [Tiln North, 17:02], Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape], 9 Greenshank, 11 Green Sandpiper [on scrape off Walters Lane Pit, this evening].

Bestwood CP - 3 Spotted Flycatcher [in wooded paddock, downslope from disused Childrens Playgound, mid morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greenshank, Dunlin, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Common Swift [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - 7 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [North Lake, this morning], Greenshank [West Lake].

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [Slaynes Lane, seen in flight with c100 Teal over unit 2, this morning], Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 67 Little Egret, 80 Lapwing [Hagg Lane Flash, this afternoon], Common Redstart, 2 Juv Spotted Flycatcher [Newington Flash, in Hawthorne hedge, S.York's].

Rainworth - 2 Common Swift [this morning].

Thursday 23rd August

Spalford Pig fields - 2 CASPIAN GULL [second-summer and a brief juvenile], 26 Yellow-legged Gull [15 adults, 2 third-summer, 2 second-summer, 5 first-summer, 2 juveniles) c.600 LBBG [including a black ringed possible Baltic Gull, ring unread], 4 GBBG, 8 Herring Gull, LBB x Herring adult hybrid.

Holme Pierrepont - Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, Common Sandpiper.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [West Lake, this afternoon].

Thoresby Park - Yellow Wagtail, 3 Common Swift, 6 Swallow, 10 House Martin.

Bestwood CP - 4 Common Redstart, 4 Spotted Flycatcher [in Horse paddock, near the old children's park, 11:00 - 16:00 at least].

Wollaton - Common Redstart [adult male, Chancery Lane, this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Northern Wheatear [this morning], plus 2 Ringed Plover, Water Rail.

Arnold - Honey Buzzard [over Redhill, 07:26].

Skegby - Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Snipe, 30+Lapwing [Skegby Trail, 06:50], Common Swift [over 19:30].

Wednesday 22nd August

Netherfield Lagoons - BITTERN [on the Slurry Lagoon, at dusk], 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Snipe, c.60 Sand Martin, Peregrine.

Idle Washlands - c.65 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash, late afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 BLACK TERN [A52 Pit, 17:30 at least].

Walesby - Honey Buzzard [over Boughton Brake wood, 09:45].

Thoresby Park - 2 Yellow Wagtail.

East Bridgeford - 3 Tree pipit, Dunlin [nocturnal passage "nocmig" between 12:00 - 02:00].

Tuesday 21st August

Headon - Honey Buzzard [drifting north-east over Headon near Retford, 11:30]. Also Hobby.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 TURTLE DOVE, Lesser Whitethroat [The Willows], Willow Tit, Hobby [Neatholme Lane], Greenshank [Neatholme Scrape], 10 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe [Walters Lane Pit], 5 Little Egret, 3 Common Snipe [Chainbridge Scrape east], Common Sandpiper [Tiln North], 4 Grey Partridge [Clayworth Common].

Market Warsop - 3 Hobby [hunting c200/300 flock of Hirundines, this evening].

Edwinstowe - 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+Swallow, 80+House Martin.

Cotgrave Country Park - Willow Tit [calling from canal side scrub, mid-afternoon].

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - 3 Curlew [Mons Pool].

Hoveringham - Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Wigeon, Hobby, Peregrine [Sailing Lake].

Kilvington Lakes - Greenshank [West Lake], 3 Common Sandpiper [2 West Lake, 1 East Lake].

Idle Washlands - 63 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning]. Also 2 Ruff, Dunlin, Greenshank.

Skegby Trail - juv Peregrine, 11 Common Snipe, 40 Lapwing [06:30 visit].

Monday 20th August

Hoveringham - 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, imtermedius Lesser Black-backed Gull [in the Sailing Lake Gull roost, this evening]. Also Tree Pipit [overhead], Green sandpiper [Sailing lake].

Idle Washlands - Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 101 Lapwing, 42 Little Egret, 5 Yellow Wagtail [Hagg Lane Flash, this evening].

Thoresby Park - Spotted Flycatcher [18:07], 21 House Martin, 2 Common Swift [through south], 15 Willow Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 GARGANEY [singles on Walters Lane Pit and Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 Wigeon [Chainbridge Scrape east], 24 Red-crested Pochard [Neatholme Pit], 11 Little Egret [5 Neatholme Fen, 3 Chainbridge Scrape east, 3 Chainbridge Pit], Marsh Harrier [through west over Neatholme Pit and Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 Hobby [singles on Chainbridge Scrape east and Neatholme Scrape], Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape east], 4 Common Sandpiper [1 Chainbridge Scrape east, 1 Chainbridge Pit, 2 Bellmoor Lake], 17 Green Sandpiper [12 Walters Lane Pit, 2 Neatholme Fen, 2 Neatholme Scrape, 1 Chainbridge Pit], 3 Greenshank [2 Walters Lane Pit, 1 Neatholme Fen], Common Redshank [Chainbridge Scrape east], 7 Common Snipe [2 Chainbridge Scrape east, 5 Walters Lane Pit], 6 Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmoor Lake], TURTLE DOVE [The Willows], Raven [circled high over Neatholme Pit with 6 Buzzards], 2 Lesser Whitethroat [Chainbridge Pit], Common Redstart [The Willows], Yellow Wagtail [11 over].

Coates - Whinchat [on hedgerow by the river Trent].

Langar - Northern Wheatear [14:50].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, 12.15].

Cotham Landfill - CASPIAN GULL [adult, on the landfill this morning].Also 5 Yellow-legged Gull.

Market Warsop - OSPREY [through south, 09:27 - 09:29].

Langford Lowfields - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [single, on the Deep Water Pit, this morning], Ringed Plover [Phase 3].

Sunday 19th August

Langford Lowfields - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE [on the Deep Water Pit], KNOT, 8 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 CASPIAN GULL [adult and second-summer], 3 Yellow-legged Gull [adult and 2 juveniles], 2 Hobby, Peregrine, Pink-footed Goose [all on Phase 3, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Ringed Plover, Ruff, Greenshank, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this afternoon].

Thoresby - 204 House Martin, 4 Swallow, 6 Common Swift [through south], 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Edwinstowe - Corn Bunting.

Idle Washlands - SPOTTED REDSHANK [of interest, juvenile on Newington Flash, just over the county boundary in S.York's, 09:30].

Saturday 18th August

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 6 GARGANEY [5 Chainbridge Scrape east, single Neatholme Scrape], 32 Red-crested Pochard [21 Neatholme Pit, 11 Neatholme Scrape], 3 Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen], 3 Dunlin [2 Chainbridge Scrape east, 1 Neatholme Fen], 15 Green Sandpiper [12 Walters Lane Pit, 1 Windsurf Pit, 1 Neatholme Scrape, 1 south over Neatholme Pit], 5 Greenshank [4 Walters Lane Pit, 1 Neatholme Fen], 4 Common Snipe [2 Neatholme Fen, 2 Blaco], 4 TURTLE DOVE [single Neatholme Fen, 2 adults with a juv, The Willows], 70 Common Swift [Neatholme Scrape], 150 Sand Martin [Neatholme Scrape], Cetti's Warbler [calling Neatholme Fen], Yellow Wagtail [6 over].

Langford Lowfields - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 3 Avocet, 2 Common Sandpiper, GARGANEY, 8 Yellow-legged Gull, CASPIAN GULL [third-summer], Hobby, Peregrine.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Curlew [through west, 10:58], 8 Ringed Plover [through Clifton Pit, 19:21]. Also 3 Ruff, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit].

Kilvington Lakes - BLACK TERN [juvenile, West Lake this morning]. Also Peregrine, Greenshank, Common Snipe, 2 Common Swift.

Market Warsop - OSPREY [through low south, 07:13].

Friday 17th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - WOOD SANDPIPER [flew over calling, 18:04]. Also Greenshank, Ruff, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 5 Yellow Wagtail over [all Clifton Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 4 GARGANEY, Marsh Harrier [cream crown], Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 8 Little Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail [Chainbridge Scrape east], Marsh Harrier [female, harassed by juv Peregrine, Tiln North], 2 TURTLE DOVE [one purring, The Willows], c50 Common Swift [over Neatholme Scrape], 2 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpiper [Walters Lane Pit], 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper [Chainbridge Pit], 4 Wigeon [3 Chainbridge Scrape east, 1 Neatholme Pit].

Hoveringham - BLACK REDSTART [again present around the Railway Pit Scout Compound, please only view from the permissive footpath].

Thursday 16th August

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - GARGANEY, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper [Mons Pool, this morning].

Langford Lowfields - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greenshank, 4 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, 09:47].

Market Warsop - 16 Yellow Wagtail [through south], 8 Common Swift.

Thoresby Park - Tree Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat, 20 Common Swift, 64 House Martin, single Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail.

Wednesday 15th August

Holme Pierrepont - GREAT WHITE EGRET [flew from Old Skylaks Lake, to Blotts Pit, 16:48, then flew north-west, 18:20]. Also Whinchat, Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe.

Cottam - CASPIAN GULL [yellow ringed juvenile on Trent bank, both on the Lincs and Notts side, before flying high south/south/west].

Center Parcs - Spotted Flycatcher [family group that were actively flycatching in the same area, this afternoon]. Also c.150 House Martin.

Bulcote - OSPREY [perched in dead tree, Between Lowdham and Bulcote level crossing, 14:05].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - TURTLE DOVE [2 near the bridge at the end of Neatholme Lane,1 purring], 3 GARGANEY [Chainbridge Scrape East], 3 Greenshank [Neatholme Fen], 2 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], 2 Common Swift [south through Neatholme Scrape].

Netherfield Lagoons - 6 Common Snipe [Slurry Lagoon reed-bed, 11:00].

Thoresby Park - Tree Pipit, Tree Sparrow, 4 Common Swift, 8 House Martin.

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - c. 200 Northern Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper [Mons Pool, this morning].

Langford Lowfields - BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Common Sandpiper [both Deep Water Pit], 3 Wigeon, 3 Ringed Plover, Greenshank [all Phase 3, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GREAT WHITE EGRET [east through Clifton Pit, 08:00], 20+Common Swift [Conneries, 08:50], 2 Greenshank, 2 juv Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Hoveringham - BLACK REDSTART [showing on the container in the scout compound, 08:00, Please only view from the permissive footpath], Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 7 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake].

Tuesday 14th August

Holme Pierrepont - Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Spalford - 9 Yellow-legged Gull.

Besthorpe - 3 Curlew [2 Mons pool, 1 on the Silt Lagoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greenshank, 3 Common Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin [Clifton Pit, 09:25], Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff [Clifton Pit, 16:00].

Budby - Raven, 3 Common Swift [over near the village].

Langford Lowfields - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [still present this morning, on deep water lake viewable from southern boundary public footpath], TURNSTONE, Greenshank, Golden Plover, 5 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, juv Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Swift [Phase 3, this morning].

Monday 13th August

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 9 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, 20:10], Greenshank [Clifton Pit, 08:20 - 17:00 at least]. Also 2 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 6+Yellow Wagtail.

Langford Lowfields - Whinchat [by cycle track, south of the reserve this afternoon], Golden Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 40+Lapwing, Hobby, female Marsh Harrier, 5 Wigeon, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Common Swift, 50+Goldfinch [all Phase 3].

Barton in Fabis - 4 Hobby [over Branshill Wood, 15:18].

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - Curlew, 30+Lapwing, 4 Common Tern [Mons Pool, 11:45]. Also 2 Lesser Whitethroat.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Pochard [Chainbridge Scrape east, this morning], 6 Dunlin [Bellmore lake, on the island], 2 Common Snipe [by the IVNR visitors centre].

Hoveringham - Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Hobby, 3 Raven [Sailing Lake].

Sunday 12th August

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [first-summer, briefly at Meering this afternoon, before flying upriver].

Langford Lowfields - BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 10 Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, 2 Hobby.

Thoresby Park - 606 House Martin, 23 Common Swift, 12 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Hobby.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Green Sandpiper [Beeston Marsh, mid-afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - 15+Yellow Wagtail [feeding under Long Horns on pasture along New Road, early afternoon], Raven, Hobby, Peregrine [over Branshill Wood].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 6 GARGANEY [Chainbridge Scrape east], Dunlin, Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape east], 4 Green Sandpiper [1 Neatholme Scrape, 3 Neatholme Fen], 3 Greenshank [in the area but mobile], TURTLE DOVE [Cross Lane], Tawny Owl [calling early morning along Walters Lane and Neatholme Lane], 35 Common Swift [Neatholme Scrape], 250 Sand Martin [150 Neatholme Scrape, 100 Chainbridge Scrape east], 5 Lesser Whitethroat [3 The Willows, 2 Neatholme Lane].

Saturday 11th August

Kneesall - LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER [male, on fruit trees in private garden for 20mins this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 4cy CASPIAN GULL, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, juv Ruff, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Whinchat, 3 Hobby, Peregrine.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Ruff, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, 16:00].

Hoveringham - BLACK REDSTART [showing on the metal gate of the scout compound, early afternoon, Please only view from the permissive footpath].

Thorseby Park - Tree Pipit [11:45], 60+ Common Swift, House Martin [mixed flock low west over Thoresby Lake], 3 Swallow, Hobby, 21 Linnet, 2 Siskin.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 7 GARGANEY [ Chainbridge Scrape east, 07:00], Hobby, juv Little Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, [Chainbridge Scrape east], Common Sandpiper [Blaco], 3 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen] Greenshank [through], 2 TURTLE DOVE [Wildgoose Farm], Common Swift [4 through and c60 over Neatholme Scrape], Lesser Whitethroat [The Willows] 7 Yellow Wagtail [over], 5 Red-legged Partridge [adult and 4 young Wildgoose Farm], 3 Grey Partridge [Clayworth Common].

Friday 10th August

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 4 GARGANEY, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape east], fem Marsh Harrier, Yellow Wagtail [Tiln North], CASPIAN GULL [juv, Bellmore Lke, 12:50].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Dunlin [Clifton Pit, 14:07], 29 Common Tern, Hobby [Clifton Pit [late evening].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Common Sandpiper, Red-crested Pochard [Blotts Pit, this afternoon], Common Sandpiper [old Skylarks], numerous Common Swift over A52 pit.

Idle Washlands - 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 20 Common Snipe, 2 Marsh Harrier [Slaynes Lane, this morning], 29 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash], 39 Little Egret, Greenshank, Common Redshank, 3 Ruff, 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Common Snipe [Newington Flash, S.York's].

Langford Lowfields - BITTERN [showing well this morning].

Thursday 9th August

Langford Lowfields - Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, Common Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Wigeon [Phase 3, this morning].

Besthorpe NWT - Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby [Mons Pool this morning], 6 Little Egret [flew into roost], 2 Lesser Whitethroat [this evening].

Collingham Pits - c.420 Tufted Duck [Ferry Lane Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, juv Little Ringed Plover [Clifton pit, 08:50].

Thoresby Park - Hobby, Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Swallow, 12 House Martin, 7 Common Swift [this morning].

Wednesday 8th August

Hoveringham - BLACK REDSTART [still present around the scout compound, 17:15-17:30. Please only view from the permissive footpath], 20 Common Swift, 70 Sand Martin, 30 Swallow 20 Swift [feeding over the Sailing Lake late afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 5 GARGANEY [Chainbridge Scrape east], 2 Marsh Harrier [juv Clayworth Common, male Chainbridge Scrape east], Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape east], Little Ringed Plover, 12 Black-tailed Godwit [ arrived at Chainbridge Scrape east, 15:15], 2 Dunlin [singles on Chainbridge Scrape east, Bellmoor Lake], Common Sandpiper [Bellmoor Lake], 2 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen, Bellmoor Lake] Greenshank [Neatholme Fen], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [juv Chainbridge Scrape, east], 2 Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmoor Lake], TURTLE DOVE [Wildgoose Farm].

Chilwell - Hobby [over heading south, 17:15].

Thoresby Park - 263 House Martin, 19 Common Swift, 4 Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Siskin.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Ruff, Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Tuesday 7th August

Langford Lowfields - 3 SANDERLING, Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 7 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Wigeon [Phase 3, this evening], CASPIAN GULL [first-summer], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [juvenile], Yellow-legged Gull [first-winter], Greenshank [Phase 3, early afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 17:40], 3 Ruff, Common Gull [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper [singles on the Slurry Lagoon, early afternoon].

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper [Mons Pool, this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - 37 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Greenshank [this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Pied Flycatcher [female in Willow tree by the Trentside Pit, 11:00],

BLACK REDSTART [still present around the scout compound, please only view from the permissive footpath], 3 Little Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Northern Wheatear [Sailing Lake].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 GARGANEY, TURNSTONE, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape east], TURTLE DOVE [The Willows], Yellow Wagtail [Tiln North], 5 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen].

Newark Sugar Factory - 9 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, TURTLE DOVE, 9 Common Buzzard, 2 Little Egret.

Thoresby Park - 27 Common Swift [through south], Yellow Wagtail.

Monday 6th August

Netherfield Lagoons - BITTERN [Slurry Lagoon reed-bed, this evening], 2 Black-tailed Godwit [briefly, then flew south-east], 2 Green Sandpier, 3 Water Rail, Red-crested Pochard, Hobby, Willow Tit, c.40 Swallow, c.300 Starling [roosted in the reeds, late evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Ruff, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, 18:52].

Thoresby Park - Spotted Flycatcher [briefly near private garden, 14:55, Yellow Wagtail, 6 Swift [through south], House Martin [large numbers, high over to the west].

Hoveringham - BLACK REDSTART [age uncertain, around the Railway Pit, Scout compound], Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ruddy Shelduck [Sailing Lake].

King's Mill Reservoir - 3 SANDWICH TERN [on mud in south-west corner until 07:40]. Also Greenshank [early morning only].

Sunday 5th August

Holme Pierrepont - Spoonbill [Juv, Blotts Pit, 07:20 - 20:50, then flew west]. Also 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover.

Langford Lowfields - 2 CASPIAN GULL [second-summer inderviduals, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - TURTLE DOVE [Neatholme Fen], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [juv on Chainbridge Scrape, east], Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher [The Willows], Hobby [over Cross Lane], 4 Green Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], Greenshank [Neatholme Fen], 4 Common Snipe [2 Chainbridge Scrape, east, 2 Neatholme Fen].

Newstead - Raven [over north to south, this morning].

Keyworth - Raven.

Barton in Fabis - Marsh Harrier [cream crown, high over Branshill, drifting south-east towards Gotham, 09:25]. Also Hobby.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - BITTERN [flew out of the Wet Marsh reed-bed, this morning], 3 Ruff [Clifton Pit, 08:23], 2 Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow].

Idle Washlands - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 30 Common Snipe [Slaynes Lane], 30 Little Egret, 3 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, juv Common Gull, 9 Common Tern [Newington Flash, S.York's].

Saturday 4th August

West Bridgford - 2 BITTERN [flew up-river from Trent Bridge, 22:00].

Langford Lowfields - 2 SANDERLING, 4 Curlew, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Common Snipe, juvenile Peregrine and Hobby.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GARGANEY [female/imm Chainbridge Scrape, east], 2 Wigeon [Neatholme Fen, 1 Blaco], 14 Red-crested Pochard [Neatholme Pit, 3 Neatholme Scrape], Hobby [The Willows], 3 Dunlin [Neatholme Fen], 6 Common Sandpiper [1 Chainbridge Scrape, east, 1 Neatholme Fen, 4 Blaco], 4 Green Sandpiper [3 Neatholme Fen, 1 Neatholme Scrape], 2 Greenshank [1 Blaco, 1 Neatholme Fen], 2 Common Snipe [1 Chainbridge Scrape, east, 1 Blaco], 4 TURTLE DOVE [1 Cross Lane, 1 Neatholme Fen, 1 Neatholme Lane, 1 Neatholme Pit], Common Redstart [juv, The Willows], c.20 Yellow Wagtail [through south].

Annesley Pit Top - Black tailed Godwit [08:20].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Ruff, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, 07:15], 3 Dunlin [through the Sailing Pit, 10:50], Black-tailed Godwit [Church Pond, 11:03].

Friday 3rd August

Langford Lowfields - SANDERLING, 22 Black-tailed Godwit [flock of 15 and 7], Dunlin, 5 Yellow-legged Gull [Phase 3, this evening], Juv MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, Peregrine [this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] -BLACK-NECKED GREBE [juv, still present Bellmore Lake], TURTLE DOVE [ purring on Neatholme Lane], Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin [Neatholme Fen], Common Redstart [juv/female, The Willows, this morning].

Idle Washlands - 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, 11 Common Snipe, 23 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash].

Kilvington Lakes - 4 Northern Shoveler, 5 Common Sandpiper [3 East Lake, 2 West Lake], 2 Raven.

Thursday 2nd August

Market Warsop - 2 Nightjar [over private garden, 09:50].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - female GARGANEY, 2 Greenshank [Chainbridge Scrape east].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Wednesday 1st August

Idle Washlands - Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, 6 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 53 Little Egret [Conneries roost, 21:30], 5 Green Sandpiper [2 Clifton Pit, 3 Beeston Marsh, this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper [on the Slurry Lagoon early evening]. Also Peregrine [on pylon].

Kilvington Lakes - 16 Yellow-legged Gull [across East and West Lakes - mainly adults or near-adults, but single juv and 2cy].

Langford Lowfields - Juvenile MEDITERRANEAN GULL and eclipse drake GARGANEY [still present].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Marsh Harrier [cream crown], Hobby, Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scape, this afternoon].

King’s Mill Reservoir - WOOD SANDPIPER [still in south-east corner in far shallows, 13:35 or resting in reeds under the large willow, 14:25].

Thoresby Park - 50+House Martin, Raven [through west].

Lenton - 2 Ruddy Shelduck [on the island at University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus].

Many thanks to:

Chris Atterby, Gary Barber, Mervyn Bartle, Roger Bennett, Michael Blount, Billy Bodsworth, Andy Borroff, Robin Brace, Phil Burnham, Paul Buxton, Alan Clewes, Carl Cornish, Peter Cottam, Nick Crouch, Robin Damms, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Jacqueline Dennison, David Dunn, Stevie Dunn, Jamie Dunning, Bernard Featherstone, Maureen Featherstone, Tony Fisher, Colin Forsyth, Roy Frost, Steve Furber, Indy Kiemel Greene, Andy Hall, John Hall, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Darren Housman, Michael Leatherland, Ian Livsey, Jonathan Lloyd, David Lumb, Andy Merrick, Ged Morley, Dean Nicholson, Carl Pask, Roger Pask, Steve Payne, Nick Pearce, Ross Coverdale Pearson, Collin Penny, Peter Playle, Phil Read, Simon Roberts, Harry Robinson, Simon Roe, Richard Rogers, Hayley Sears, Richard Scott, Alan Scrimshaw, Lee Scudder, Mick Sherwin, B.Skelton, Edmund Staunton, Phil Squire, Gary Telford, Glen Thomas, T.Tomlinson, David Tyldesley, Tony Wardell, Libby Welbourn, Rob Woodward.

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