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.


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.

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Saturday 31st December

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead still Coneries late afternoon]; also 53 Goosander [Clifton Pit].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 SMEW [adult drake and redhead, A52 Pit this afternoon].

East Leake - WAXWING [East Leake FC, briefly 13:11 then flew south].

Idle Stop - 140 Whooper Swan, c.400 Pink-footed Geese [in field east of Idle Bank Road, 12:57].

Westwoodside - 12 BEWICK'S SWAN, 41 Whooper Swan [in field north of the B1396 Sanderson's Bank road, west of Westwoodside viewed from hard standing area near two watertanks, 12:26 then flushed].

Thoresby Park - 7 Hawfinch [in trees in deer enclosure then flew towards St John’s Church, Perlethorpe, 11:25].

Serlby - Hawfinch [single in woodland by golf course, 10:50].

Idle Washlands - HEN HARRIER [ringtail, Slaynes Lane 09:00]; also Whooper Swan, 4 Great White Egret, 4 Stonechat.

Friday 30th December

Idle Washlands - HEN HARRIER [ringtail hunting fields and riverbank south of Slaynes Lane, 15:35 - 15:55]; also 4 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 22 Pintail, c.2000 Lapwing, 50 Dunlin, 2 Stonechat.

Netherfield - 2 CASPIAN GULL [adult and 1st-winter], adult Yellow-legged Gull [Enva Recycling Centre, late afternoon].

Thursday 29th December

Langford Lowfields - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult in the Phase 3 roost this evening].

Holme Pierrepont - 3 SMEW [adult drake and 2 redheads, A52 Pit 14:29].

Hockerton - 6 Tree Sparrow, Marsh Tit [on and around feeders on the edge of the car park, Newfield Ice Cream Parlour 13:15].

Hoveringham - BITTERN [still present Railway Pit, 12:15 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 CASPIAN GULL [adult and 1st-winter, this morning].

Barton in Fabis - 23 Golden Plover [west over Trentside, 11:10], 2 Stonechat [A453 Balancing Pond].

Thoresby Park - 15 Hawfinch [in trees along the deer enclosure].

Wednesday 28th December

Rufford CP - 7 Hawfinch [from the Main car park, 11:50].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Whooper Swans [still present Clayworth Common near The Willows, mid-morning]; also 6 Pink-footed Geese, 18 Egyptian Geese, Marsh Harrier.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead, still Coneries 09:57], CASPIAN GULL [adult again Clifton Pit, 10:19].

Tuesday 27th December

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead, still on Coneries, late afternoon], 2 CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter Clifton Pit late afternoon then flew west; adult again on Clifton Pit this morning]; 35 Goosander [flew in late afternoon].

Besthorpe NR - Great White Egret, Goosander, Curlew, Water Rail [late afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - SMEW [redhead, Neatholme Fen], 13 Whooper Swan, 50+ Golden Plover, Great White Egret, 4 Egyptian Geese [Clayworth Common], Great White Egret [Tiln North]; elsewhere on site Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 3 Goosander, 6 Shelduck.

Lenton - Kingfisher [River Leen by QMC staff car park, 12:45].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 SMEW [redheads still A52 Pit, 11:00].

Monday 26th December

Idle Washlands - HEN HARRIER [ringtail, Slaynes Lane]; also Marsh Harrier, 3 Great White Egret, 15 Dunlin

Hoveringham - SMEW [redhead Sailing Lake], 2 Stonechat [seed fields by village] Regards

Holme Pierrepont - 3 SMEW [adult drake, 2 redheads still A52 Pit, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead, still on Coneries, 09:41]; also drk Pintail.

Barton in Fabis - c.250 Lapwing, 12 Grey Partridge [off Manor Rd, this morning], 6 Stonechat, 2 Brambling [Trentside].

Balderton - Red Kite [over Fernwood services].

Lambley - 2 Red Kite [circling between Lambley and Woodborough].

Sunday 25th December

Holme Pierrepont - 4 SMEW [adult drake, 3 redheads A52 Pit, this morning]; also GREY PLOVER, adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 SMEW [adult drake, Clifton Pit 09:55 and redhead, still on Coneries].

Bennerley Marsh - 3 Stonechat, c.300 Lapwing [this morning].

Saturday 24th December

Hoveringham - SMEW [redhead on the Sailing Lake, 15:37].

Holme Pierrepont - SMEW [redhead still A52 Pit, 15:25].

King's Mill Reservoir - Water Rail [showing well on the small pond just in front cafe, 13:30].

Bennerley Marsh - Dunlin, c.120 Lapwing [early afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead, again on Coneries viewed from the dipping platform, 11:06].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - SMEW [redhead still Neatholme Pit, this morning], 2 Stonechat, Green Sandpiper, 15 Snipe, 15 Grey Partridge [Tiln North]; also on site Redshank, Dunlin, 2 Pintail, 10+Goosander, Great White Egret, Chiffchaff.

Friday 23rd December

South Muskham - SMEW [adult drake, still present A1 Pits].

Thursday 22nd December

Idle Washlands - 15 Pintail, 2 Great White Egret, Little Egret, 32 Dunlin, 6 Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier, Short-eared Owl [Slaynes Lane, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] -  Redshank, Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Shelduck, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat [this morning].

Wednesday 21st December

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 CASPIAN GULL [adult and 1st-winter, Clifton Pit late afternoon], SMEW [redhead, still Coneries], 35 Goosander [flew into Clifton Pit, late afternoon]; also Great White Egret.

Barton in Fabis - Dartford Warbler [adult male again in the field margin area, early afternoon].

South Muskham - 3 SMEW [drake, 2 redheads, A1 Pits late morning], 5 little grebe.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Marsh Harrier [Imm/female, through Chainbridge Scrape East towards Clayworth Common, late morning], Great White Egret [single Bluebell Fishery, 3 Chainbridge Scrape East]; also Shelduck, 5 Goosander, Cetti's Warbler.

Beeston Rylands - Merlin [female, through Beeston Canal, this morning].

Wollaton - 4 Goosander [Martin’s Pond, 2 drakes].

Tuesday 20th December

Barton in Fabis - Dartford Warbler [adult male again in the field margin area, 08:17 - 13:30 at least but can go missing for long periods]; also 6+ Stonechat in the area.

Hoveringham - BITTERN [again on the Railway Pit]; also 3 Red-crested Pochard [drake/2 females], 2 Mandarin [pair].

Monday 19th December

Barton in Fabis - Dartford Warbler [adult male and immature again in the field margin area of rough hedgerow/scrub, 09:45; with the male still present late morning at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead, back on Coneries 10:48].

Holme Pierrepont - SMEW [redhead, Blotts Pit 10:34].

Sunday 18th December

Barton in Fabis - Dartford Warbler [adult male and immature in the area of rough hedgerow/scrub, 08:45; the male then showed on and off in the rough hedgerow/scrub and stubble field to 15:15 at least but generally very elusive].

Bunny - Hen Harrier [potential male on the outskirts of Bunny, early afternoon].

Carlton - Blackcap [female on sunflower hearts in a private garden].

Saturday 17th December

Barton in Fabis - Dartford Warbler [adult male showed well again mid-afternoon in the area of rough hedgerow/scrub, SK 51380 32809].

Dartford Warbler - Barton in Fabis © Ade Fox.

Langford Lowfields - 2 SMEW [redheads, Deep Water Pit 08:55 - late afternoon], 6 Marsh Harrier [into roost on Phase 2]; also BITTERN, Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine, 12 Curlew.

Gotham Moor - 3 Redshank [flew from drainage dyke near Fairham Brook], 2 Green Sandpiper [in the same drainage dyke], 2 Stonechat [side of Fairham Brook]; also 4 Little Egret, Kingfisher, c.60 Fieldfare, c.30 redwing, c.20 Skylark.

Holme Pierrepont - SMEW [redhead, A52 Pit, 15:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead still Main Pond, this morning], CASPIAN GULL [adult], 2 Great White Egret, 3 Pintail [Clifton Pit].

Friday 16th December

Barton in Fabis - Dartford Warbler [single bird showed well early morning again in the area of rough hedgerow/scrub, but no further sign of either bird by late afternoon]; also Great White Egret, Chiffchaff [by the river].

King's Mill Reservoir - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter again in the roost this afternoon]; also Shelduck [female still], Goldeneye [female/imm male], 14 Shoveler [6 drakes].

Tollerton - JACK SNIPE [Tollerton Airfield, late afternoon].

Newark on Trent - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [Newark Sugar Factory, in the outflow ditch to the Trent]; also 7 or 8 Chiffchaff.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [Main Pond]; also 57 Goosander [flew into Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Wilford - Great White Egret [by the Fairham Brook outflow to the Trent, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Glossy Ibis [flew from Conservation Lake and looked to be dropping over Chainbridge Pit, 09:30], Hawfinch [in copse by the river bend at north end of Conservation Lake, 11:00 at least], Marsh Harrier [Clayworth Common]

Hoveringham - BITTERN [Railway Pit, showed again but only briefly].

Thursday 15th December

Barton in Fabis/Thrumpton - 2 Dartford Warbler [The first county record of an adult male, seen briefly in riverside field Thrumpton from the Long Eaton side of the river, 12:00; it was then relocated mid-afternoon on the far side of the field in an area of rough hedgerow/scrub opposite the Trentside riverside chalets Barton in Fabis; SK 51380 32809. Whilst the male was been observed a second immature bird was discovered just a few meters along the same area of hedgerow/scrub with both birds showing together on a number of occasions throughout the afternoon. The male bird was then seen to fly back over the field towards Thrumpton c.15:15 with the immature bird still showing in the hedgerow/scrub 15:30 at least.

Also JACK SNIPE, several Common Snipe, 6+Stonechat, large numbers of Finches, Reed Bunting, Skylark.

Dartford Warbler - Barton in Fabis.

King's Mill Reservoir - 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter and adult; the adult is ringed left leg + colour ringed red possibly with white letters? on right leg but code not seen in fading light]; also Shelduck [female still present] 23 Shoveler [10 drakes], Black-headed Gull [leucistic indervidual again in the roost].

South Muskham - 2 SMEW [redheads, A1 Pit], 2 Great White Egret, Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron 167 Gadwall, 23 Goldeneye, 121 Teal, 24 Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe, 5 Little Grebe.

Hoveringham - BITTERN [Railway Pit, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult still on Clifton Pit].

Wednesday 14th December

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead, still Coneries early afternoon], 2 Redshank, CASPIAN GULL [Clifton Pit], Blackcap [on apple tree by the car park]; also Water Rail.

Idle Washlands - 2 Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 23 Pintail, 3 Raven, 12 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 3 Stonechat, Great Spotted Woodpecker [Slaynes Lane]. Todays Doncaster Birding

Mission Springs [Finningley GP] - WeBS 2 Greylag Geese, 3 Mute Swan, 600 Wigeon, 24 Mallard, 70 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 8 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Lapwing, 93+Curlew [ninety-three, largest count this winter]; 2 Dunlin, 5 Black-headed Gull, c.50 Fieldfare

Hoveringham - SMEW [redhead, on the Sailing Lake mid-morning].

Barton in Fabis - JACK SNIPE [in flight behind the A453 Balancing Pond, midday]; also 2 Stonechat, 6 Grey Partridge, large numbers of winter Thrushes.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - JACK SNIPE [Doughties on the shoreline with single Common Snipe, this morning]; also on site BITTERN, Mandarin, 5 Pintail, 6 Goosander, 2 Dunlin, Redshank, Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier.

Rufford CP - 3 Hawfinch [again in trees along Lime Tree Avenue just north of car park, this morning].

Tuesday 13th December

Retford - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [flew over Retford railway station calling, 14:50 heading south].

South Muskham - 5 SMEW [adult drake, 4 redheads, A1 Pits] 24 Pochard, 40 Lapwing, Snipe, Kingfisher.

Barrow Hills/Everton CarrRed Kite, Buzzard, Raven.

Idle Washlands – 144 Pink-footed Geese, 20 Pintail, 5 Pochard, Goldeneye, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Great White Egret, 7+ Dunlin, 2 Stonechat, 5+ Chaffinch [Slaynes Lane]. Todays Doncaster Birding

King's Mill Reservoir - Water Rail, Goldeneye [drake], Black-headed Gull [leucistic - sporadic sightings since early 2020], 15 Common Snipe, 2 Wigeon [pair], 18 Shoveler.

Rufford CP - 9 Hawfinch [in tree along Lime Tree Avenue just north of car park then flew to woodland, this morning].

Beeston - Goldeneye [drk, on Trent beneath Clifton Hall], 8 Goosander [on Trent between Clifton Hall and Nottingham Casuals Rugby ground], Lesser Redpoll [small flock in birches by entry to NC Rugby Ground].

Monday 12th December

Hoveringham - Great White Egret, 2 Stonechat, 120+ Redwing, 100+ Fieldfare [Sailing Lake and Track mid-morning], c.1020 Greylag Geese, 150+ Canada Geese [also hybrids, Egyptian Geese, 4 Mute Swan in with 1,200+ mixed goose flock by the Sailing Lake track until 12.30].

King's Mill Reservoir - Goldeneye [drk], Wigeon [pair], Shelduck, 5 Shoveler [3 drk's].

Gedling Crematorium - c.100 Pink-footed Geese [heading west, 09:30]; also Chiffchaff [briefly in hedgerow].

Sunday 11th December

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE [flew over Chainbridge Lane heading north-west calling 15:05; and again over towards Walters Lane, 15:35], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult Chainbridge Pit, 15:25].

Holme Pierrepont - Common Scoter [female, still A52 Pit late morning]; also Marsh Harrier.

Collingham Pits - Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier [late morning]; also large numbers of Fieldfare.

Wollaton - 60+Siskin [Martin's Pond, late morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult, Sailing Pit on buoy no3, 09:34], SMEW [redhead, still Coneries showing well from the car park bridge mid-morning], 3 Whooper Swan [Main Pond, then flew south over the river 10:37].

Clumber Park - 5 Whooper Swan [on the main Lake this morning before heading off].

Netherfield Lagoons - Marsh Harrier [mobbed by corvids over the lagoons this morning, then flew off towards the sub-station].

Rufford CP - 5 Hawfinch [along Lime Tree Avenue just north of car park, 08:35].

Saturday 10th December

Langford Lowfields - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter], CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter, in the Phase 3 roost this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead still present on Coneries, mid-afternoon].

Scrooby Top - 4 Dunlin, 3 Snipe [on the new workings late afternoon], Marsh harrier, Raven [over]. View only from roadside gate.

Stoke Bardolph - Common Sandpiper [by the outflow this afternoon].

Trowell - 50 Golden Plover [on Trowell Moor behind the service station this afternoon].

Hucknall - 2 Raven [mobbing a Crow at east end of former Rolls-Royce airfield site].

Friday 9th December

Gotham - Red-flanked Bluetail [1st-winter briefly in hedge and on the track mid-afternoon (Grid Ref: SK 53263 28841), but no further sign by dusk; access via Wood Lane].

Gunthorpe - Ring-necked Duck [female, on the Main GP (Dollar Lake) with Tufted Ducks 10:19 - 11:54 at least].

Ring-necked Duck - Gunthorpe © Miles Cluff.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - SMEW [redhead, Neatholme Pit, 10:05], CATTLE EGRET [briefly by the Neatholme Scrape viewpoint], 9 Dunlin [Neatholme Scrape].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead still Coneries].

Rufford CP - 15 Goosander [Rufford Lake in free water, 09:00]; also an estimated 650 Black Headed Gull and 48 Common Gull on the ice. 

Thursday 8th December

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - SMEW [redhead, Neatholme Pit, early afternoon], 2 CATTLE EGRET [again on the Lower Sheep fields, mid-morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead still Coneries, late morning].

Hoveringham - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter on Railway Pit, mid-morning].

Rufford CP - 3 Hawfinch, Marsh Tit, 4 Goosander, Buzzard, Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Wednesday 7th December

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Glossy Ibis, 2 CATTLE EGRET [again on the Lower Sheep fields, Walters Lane].

Holme Pierrepont - COMMON SCOTER [female still present A52 Pit].

Beeston - 26 Redpoll [in birch on Meadow Rd].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead still Coneries, from the dipping platform, 09:54].

Tuesday 6th December

Hoveringham - CASPIAN GULL [German-ringed 1st-winter 'X2KC' roosted on Railway Pit late afternoon].

Netherfield - CASPIAN GULL [German-ringed 1st-winter 'X2KC' Enva Recycling Centre, 13:06].

1w Caspian Gull - Netherfield © Miles Cluff.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead still Coneries, from the dipping platform, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Glossy Ibis, 2 Great White Egret, 7 Goosander, 6 Shelduck, 18 Pintail, 300+ Golden Plover, 2 Tree Sparrow [this morning].

Rufford CP - 11 Hawfinch [South car park, 11 feeding in avenue trees nearest to the Abbey 09:15; Also seen briefly flying above trees running parallel to the A 614 10:20].

Monday 5th December

South Muskham - 2 SMEW [redheads, early afternoon], 2 Great White Egret [in field next to A1 bridge], 3 Red-crested Pochard [2 drakes/female], 80 Golden Plover, 2 Egyptian Geese 130 Tufted Duck, 9 Goldeneye.

Idle Washlands - 30 Whooper Swan, 5 Pintail, 3 Goldeneye, c.120 Dunlin, 5 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Redshank, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine [Slaynes Lane], Ruff, c.15 Redshank, Kestrel, c.30 Fieldfare c.10 Redwing [Hagg Lane Flash]. Todays Doncaster Birding 

Gringley Carr - Great White Egret, 4 Ruff, 250 Fieldfare/Redwing [mixed flock], 180 Linnet.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead still Coneries, from the dipping platform].

Sunday 4th December

Langford Lowfields - KITTIWAKE [adult], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter], CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter, in the Phase 3 roost this evening], LITTLE GULL [adult, flew over the roost but continued south].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult, still Clifton Pit this evening], SMEW [redhead still Coneries], 65 Goosander [flew into Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Carlton-on-Trent - Russian White-fronted Goose [in feral goose flock in field west of River Trent viewed from the Collingham side of the river, mid-afternoon].

Gotham Moor - Peregrine [on top of pylon by the Fairham Brook, 13:53], 2 Raven [flew from field at the side of Fairham Brook heading towards Gotham Hills]; also 4 Little Egret, c.300 Fieldfare, c.100 Skylark, 50+ Redwing, 2 Stonechat.

Rufford CP - 4 Hawfinch [flew from animal graves area into large tree in NE corner of Queen Mother's Walk]; also 13 Goosander, 4 Marsh Tit, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher.

Idle Washlands - 20 Whooper Swan, Ringed Plover, c.120 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Peregrine, Short-eared Owl, 2 Raven [Slaynes Lane]. Todays Doncaster Birding

Saturday 3rd December

Gotham Moor - HEN HARRIER [ringtail, sitting in field next to Fairham Brook before flying off low towards the railway line 15:43]; also c200 Fieldfare; 4 Redwing.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead still Coneries, late afternoon], CASPIAN GULL [adult again Clifton Pit]; also 40 Goosander, 370 Tufted Duck.

Smew - Attenborough Nature Reserve © Andy Hall.

Idle Washlands - c.1000 Greylag Geese, 25 Whooper Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 11 Golden Plover, 30 Ruff, 6 Pintail, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Great White Egret, Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, Stonechat [Slaynes Lane]. Todays Doncaster Birding

Holme Pierrepont - 2 COMMON SCOTER [females still present A52 Pit, late-afternoon].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP]Pink-footed Geese, 10 Whooper Swan [south-east late afternoon], 450+ Wigeon, 150+ Teal, Curlew, Cormorant, Kestrel.

Hoveringham - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [Sailing Lake, late morning but elusive].

Newstead Abbey - Great White Egret [Bottom Lake, 10:30].

Sutton on Trent - WAXWING [flew north, 09:45].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Glossy Ibis, 2 CATTLE EGRET [again on the Lower Sheep fields, 09:35], 22 Egyptian Geese [Clayworth Common].

Friday 2nd December

Hoveringham - Ring-necked Duck [female, Annexe Pit this morning].

Ring-necked Duck - Hoveringham © John Hopper.

Langford Lowfields - CASPIAN GULL, Yellow-legged Gull [both 1st-winter in the Phase 3 roost, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead still Coneries, from the dipping platform, late afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 COMMON SCOTER [females again A52 Pit, mid-afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Glossy Ibis, CATTLE EGRET [again on the Lower Sheep fields, 13:26], Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe Chainbridge Scrape West].

Barton in Fabis - Merlin [male, on fencing behind the A453 Balancing Pond then flew across fields towards Thrumpton].

Merlin - Barton in Fabis © Kev Hawksridge.

Idle Washlands - 88 Pink-footed Geese [moving east], 18 Whooper Swan, 11 Pintail, Goosander, 4 Great White Egret, Little Egret, 585 Lapwing, 103 Dunlin, 10 Ruff, 24 Redshank [Slaynes Lane]. See todays Doncaster Birding

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Russian White-fronted Geese [adults still West Lake, this morning]; also Stonechat.

Thursday 1st December

Holme Pierrepont - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER [adult drake, A52 Pit, early afternoon - 14:30 at least], 3 COMMON SCOTER [three females now present on the A52 Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SMEW [redhead, still on Coneries], CASPIAN GULL [adult, still present Clifton Pit].

Gotham Moor - Green Sandpiper [side of drainage ditch leading into Fairham Brook, early morning], 3 Stonechat [banks of Fairham Brook near the railway line bridge]; also Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, c.60 Skylark, c.150 Fieldfare.

Hoveringham - 3 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff [Sailing Lake/Annexe Pit].  

Many thanks to:

Laurence Archibald, Karen Archibald, Paula Barnes, Steve Beresford, Michael Blount, Robin Brace, James Christmas, Ian Clarke, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, Jon Coales, Susan Coales, Wayne Collingham, Carl Cornish, Barry Couldwell, Ian Cowgill, Keith Cox, Nick Crouch, Stu Davenport, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, David Elliott, Del Evans, Ade Fox, Pete Freeman, Josh Fusiara, Geoff Gamble, Neil Glenn, Gil Green, Andy Hall, Rae Harrington, Kev Hawksridge, Roz Hilditch, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Andrew Kerridge, Dave Kirman, Spencer Lawrence, Mike Leatherland, Jonathan Lloyd, Jim Lyons, Tessa Mizen, David Parkin, Martyn Perkins, Craig Pitchford, Dave Read, Phil Read, Simon Roberts, Chris Robinson, Alan Scrimshaw, Tom Shields, Mark Speck, Edmund Staunton, Alan Thomas, Simon Thompson, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Tony Wardell, Paul Wilcox, Darren Wozencroft.

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