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February 2013


Thu 28th Feb

Eakring Flash - 3 Goosander.

Arnold - 56 Bohemian Waxwing [Cornell Drive and Howbeck Road].

Clumber Park - Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Wren, Blackbird, European Robin, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Woodcock, 2 Goosander, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Redpoll, Eurasian Jay, Song Thrush, Northern Lapwing, Reed Bunting, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Stock Dove.

Hodsock Farm - 1 European Golden Plover.

Blyth - Hodsock Priory Woods: 1 Eurasian Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Common Buzzard.

Southwell - 39 Pink-footed Goose [north-west].

Wed 27th Feb

Skegby - 200 Jackdaw [roost flight west over Skegby].

Worksop - 2 Siskin, 10 Lesser Redpoll [Tennyson Drive].

Arnold - 20+ Bohemian Waxwing [Catriona Crescent].

Hoveringham- c.300 Northern Lapwing [west].

Tue 26th Feb

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Clifton Pond: 1 Bittern. Works Pond: 14 Common Snipe.

Mon 25th Feb

Hickling - Red Kite [over Hickling Standard].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Red-breasted Merganser [Clifton Pond].

Sun 24th Feb

Arnold - Grey Wagtail [Douro Drive].

Bennerley Marsh - 110 Eurasian Wigeon, 95 Black-headed Gull, 30 Siskin.

Cossall - Nottingham Canal: Cormorant, 70 Black-headed Gull, 25 Northern Lapwing, 40 Fieldfare, 55 Redwing, 12 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit.

Hoveringham to Caythorpe - Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie, Eurasian Wigeon, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Common Shelduck, Common Goldeneye, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Coot, Common Pheasant, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Yellowhammer, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Wren, European Robin, Blackbird, Eurasian Starling, Oystercatcher, Cormorant, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Blue Tit, Great Tit.

Worksop - Vessey Road: 8 Siskin, 2 Linnet, 2 Lesser Redpoll.

Gringley Carr - c.200 Linnet, c.150 Northern Lapwing, c.30 European Golden Plover, 4 Grey Partridge, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel.

Hucknall - 5 Siskin [garden].

West Bridgford - 2 Reed Bunting [male and female, Abbey Park], 15 Bohemian Waxwing [Devonshire Road].

Newark - Eurasian Sparrowhawk [The Park].

Gedling - 6 Bohemian Waxwing [telegraph wires, First Avenue].

Sat 23rd Feb

Skegby Trail - Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer, Goldfinch, European Robin, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, 9 Fieldfare, 2 Common Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Worksop - 3 Brambling [priory surrounds at 11:45].

Ravenshead - c.15 Siskin [small flock present for over a week].

Fri 22nd Feb

Wollaton Park - 9 Red-crested Pochard, 11 Gadwall, 6 Common Pochard, 2 Eurasian Teal.

Penny Pasture Common - 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Common Snipe, c.150 Fieldfare, 3+ Brambling [with mixed finch flock], c.30 Linnet.

Gedling Pit Top - 2 Short-eared Owl.

Thu 21st Feb

Carlton - garden: Siskin, Blackcap

Arnold - 50 Bohemian Waxwing [Clarborough Drive].

Worksop - c.60 Pied Wagtail [roosting at shopping centre].

Clifton Grove - Holme Pit: Bearded Tit [male in reeds at 12:15, calling on and off until 14:30].

Colliers Wood - 2 Bullfinch [male and female], Green Woodpecker, Common Kestrel, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Redwing.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton Pond, flying between reedbeds at 16:00].

Nottingham - 20 Siskin [in alders, Upper Parliament Street].

Wed 20th Feb

Nottingham - c.30 Siskin [Upper Parliament Street, in trees near casino].

Normanton on the Wolds - garden: 1 Blackcap [female feeding on fat and seeds].

Gedling Pit Top - 4 Short-eared Owl, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, Northern Lapwing, Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, 3 Collared Dove, Rook, 11 Mallard, Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 1 Mute Swan, 16 Moorhen, 9 Coot, 20+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 200+ Woodpigeon, 10+ Magpie, Wren, European Robin, 10+ Blackbird, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Great Tit, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 10+ Goldfinch.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Clifton Pond: 1 Bittern [13:50 to 15:10 & 15:30 to 15:45], 3 Common Snipe, 1 Water Rail.

South Muskham - A1 Lakes: 1 Mediterranean Gull [1st winter again], c.5000 Black-headed Gull [1 leucistic bird], 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Siskin.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Jack Snipe.

Nottingham - Tinkers Leen: 2 Goldcrest, Grey Heron [west], 4 Long-tailed Tit.

Wollaton Park - Lake: 2 Red-crested Pochard [pair - golf course side of lake].

Tue 19th Feb

Normanton on the Wolds - garden: 1 Reed Bunting [male on feeeder].

Ravenshead/Blidworth - c.40 Pied Wagtail, 7 Common Buzzard [over main road].

Meadows - Sandays Close: 12 Redwing, 5 Eurasian Starling, Wren, Chaffinch, Blackbird, 2 Collared Dove, Magpie, Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Blue Tit, Woodpigeon.

Mon 18th Feb

Carlton - Blackcap [garden].

Collingham Lakes - 1 Whooper Swan [with 49 Mute Swans in adjacent field], 700+ Eurasian Wigeon, 12 Common Goldeneye, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Snipe.

South Muskham - A1 Lakes: 1 Mediterranean Gull [1st winter in roost], 1 Yellow-legged Gull, c.3000 Black-headed Gull [including 1 Leucistic bird].

Nottingham - Tinkers Leen: Grey Wagtail [feeding], Yellowhammer [singing], 4 Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, 2 Dunnock, 2 Magpie.

Gedling Pit Top - 3 Short-eared Owl, 2 Skylark, Grey Heron, Common Kestrel, Mute Swan.

Hoveringham - 2 Raven, 5 Goosander, c.700 Eurasian Wigeon, 47 Eurasian Teal, 9 Oystercatcher, c.200 European Golden Plover, 157 Northern Lapwing, 4 Little Egret.

Sun 17th Feb

Papplewick - Short-eared Owl [near pumping station - crossing A60].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Pochard, 6 Common Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 4 Goosander, 4 Eygptian Goose, 1 Bittern, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Herring Gull, Water Rail.

Worksop - 3 Brambling [13:00 - Priory Surrounds].

Papplewick - Forest Lane: Little Owl [calling and seen for last few evenings].

Hoveringham - Bittern, 7 Goosander, 7 Lesser Redpoll.

Gedling - 16 Bohemian Waxwing [on aerials and telegraph wires Arnold Lane / Jessops Street / Wykes Avenue].

Gedling Pit Top - 1 Short-eared Owl, 4+ Common Buzzard, 2+ Common Kestrel, 3+ Green Woodpecker.

Holme Pierrepont - 3 Smew [male and females on and around Blott's Pit].

Sat 16th Feb

Dearne Valley - c.30 Eurasian Wigeon, c.10 Brambling, Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch [feeders next to Car Park], Greenfinch, Common Goldeneye, Reed Bunting, 4 Yellowhammer [Tree Sparrow Garden], 2 Wren, c.10 Tree Sparrow, Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Teal, c.100+ Northern Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Bittern [Clifton Pond], 7 Whooper Swan [Clifton Pond].

Blott's Pit - 4 Red-crested Pochard [2 pairs at 14:00].

Gedling Pit Top - 4 Short-eared Owl, 3 Common Buzzard, c.30 Skylark, 4 Green Woodpecker, c.60 Siskin, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Kestrel.

Fri 15th Feb

Worksop - 21 Bohemian Waxwing [11:40 Victoria Care Home].

Rufford Country Park - 1 Hawfinch.

Hoveringham to Caythorpe - Common Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Common Pochard, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Teal, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Common Goldeneye, Grey Heron, Little Egret, 4 Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Robin, Dunnock, Eurasian Starling, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, 20 Siskin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Common Snipe, Woodpigeon, Common Pheasant, Tawny Owl, Oystercatcher, Northern Lapwing, Mute Swan, Greylag Gose, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, [unusual hybrid - probably Canada-Egyptian Goose], Green Woodpecker [ calling by river].

Keyworth - 3 Siskin [2 female and 1 male feeding in garden].

Hoveringham - Raven, 1 Tawny Owl.

Bennerley Marsh - 150 Eurasian Wigeon, 22 Eurasian Teal, 12 Northern Shoveler,2 Grey Heron, 55 Northern Lapwing, 2 Cormorant, 90 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Buzzard, Willow Tit. Chat Corner: Jack Snipe, Common Snipe, Common Buzzard, 60 Black-headed Gull.

Thu 14th Feb

Ravenshead/Blidworth - Eurasian Sparrowhawk [female], Common Buzzard, c.30 Goldfinch, 5 Skylark [all singing], 2 Common Kestrel, c.20 Fieldfare.

Langford Lowfields RSPB - 1 Little Owl [in willows near Cottage Lane entrance], c.100 Fieldfare, c.70 Redwing [mixed thrush flock on field east of access path], 2 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Tree Sparrow, 35 Common Pochard, 2 Goosander, 4 Common Goldeneye, 8 Eurasian Wigeon, 5 Northern Pintail, c.150 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Gadwall, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Wren, Black-headed Gull, Swan, Coot, Blackbird, European Robin.

Besthorpe Nature Reserve - 2 Great-crested Grebe [starting mating display], c.120 Tufted Duck, c.80 Coot, c.20 Cormorant [in roost, nest building], 10 Pink-footed Goose [skein flying south east], 12 Mute Swan [river], 2 Gadwall, c.30 Eurasian Wigeon, c.40 Mallard.

Bennerley Marsh - 133 Eurasian Wigeon, 40 Eurasian Teal, 12 Northern Shoveler, 40 Northern Lapwing, 3 Grey Heron, Little Grebe, 90 Black-headed Gull, 14 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker. Chat Corner: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 25 Redwing, 7 Fieldfare, Eurasian Jay. North Marsh: Jack Snipe, 14 Common Snipe, Meadow Pipit, Grey Heron, 40 Rook, Marsh Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit.

Gedling Pit Top - 1 Rough-legged Buzzard, 6 Common Buzzard, 4 Short-eared Owl, 3 Common Snipe.

Worksop - c.20 Bohemian Waxwing [Kilton Hill].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Buzzard [Barton Island ], Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Bullfinch [edge of Clifton Pond], Redwing [Barton Lane], Treecreeper [near Church Pond], Water Rail [willow peninsula], Eurasian Sparrowhawk [Wheatear Field], Common Kestrel [horse field], Goosander, Common Goldeneye, Common Pochard [Clifton Pond], 4 Bittern [1 in reedbed at 14:15, 2 flew into same reedbed at 15:00 from East, 1 flew into reedbed at 15:55 from west] ,1 Little Egret, 4 Common Snipe.

Wed 13th Feb

Clumber Park - Long-tailed Tit [several flocks], 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Eurasian Jay, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit [with mixed flock of Tits in chapel grounds], Eurasian Nuthatch, 2 Song Thrush, Blackbird, Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, Goldfinch, c.20 Redwing, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Common Kestrel, Wren, Grey Wagtail, c.8 Goosander, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Rook, European Robin, Woodpigeon, Black-headed Gull, Dunnock, Goldfinch, c.12 Siskin [near Clumber Bridge, feeding in leaf litter], c.20 Cormorant, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Mandarin Duck [west of Clumber Bridge]

Welbeck Watchpoint - 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander, 2 Cormorant, Mallard, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Chaffinch, 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Common Buzzard, Eurasian Nuthatch.

Tue 12th Feb

Worksop - Eurasian Nuthatch, Jackdaw, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Chaffinch, Eurasian Jay, c.20 Long-tailed Tit, c.40 Eurasian Starling, c.20 Redwing [field adjacent Rugby Club on Stubbing Lane], 2 Mistle Thrush [field adjacent Rugby Club on Stubbing Lane], 1 Red-legged Partridge [field adjacent Rugby Club on Stubbing Lane], c.20 Goldfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Song Thrush.

Holme Pierrepont - 5 Little Egret [together on A52 Pit].

Gedling - 31 Bohemian Waxwing [Freda Avenue Gedling on telegraph wires].

Mon 11th Feb

Balderton Lake - 10 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Goosander [5 males & 1 female].

Averham - 1 Black Swan [pool in field adjacent A617].

Sun 10th Feb

Cotham Flash - Glaucous Gull.

Clifton - Bohemian Waxwing.

Holme Pierrepont - Common Scoter.

Clifton - Bohemian Waxwing.

Mansfield Woodhouse - Lesser Redpoll [feeders], Goldfinch [feeders], Dunnock, Coal Tit, Blackbird, Blue Tit.

Sat 9th Feb

Eastwood - Bohemian Waxwing [Church Street].

Basford - 46 Bohemian Waxwing [Greenwich Avenue].

Gringley Carr - 4 Short-eared Owl, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Bittern [out in open on Clifton Pond].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Smew [females in pool west of Blott's Pit], 64 Pink-footed Goose [over south], 12 Common Goldeneye, c.400 Eurasian Wigeon.

Worksop - Priory Surrounds: 50+Brambling, 1 Blackcap [male], Redwing, Bullfinch.

Newark - Common Kestrel, Common Buzzard [mobbed by crow], Eurasian Sparrowhawk.

Rufford Country Park - Treecreeper [in alders].

Carburton - Treecreeper.

Mansfield - Reed Bunting [garden], 12 Bohemian Waxwing [Forest Road].

Clumber Park - 26 Mandarin Duck, Smew [male at far end of top lake right hand side of bridge].

Budby Pumping Station - 23 Common Gull, Eurasian Sparrowhawk [female], 2 Skylark, 16 Mandarin Duck.

Nottingham - 70+ Pied Wagtail [Canal Street].

Fri 8th Feb

Clumber Park - 12 Mandarin Duck [10 males, 2 females].

Cotham Flash - Glaucous Gull [1 juvenile in field opposite entrance to Cotham Tip], Yellow-legged Gull [1 adult in flooded field adjacent to Cotham Flash].

Ravesnhead - 5 Lesser Redpoll.

Lound/Idle Valley - Long-tailed Duck [Neatholme Pit - showing very well], Common Pochard, Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Common Goldeneye, Common Shelduck, Eurasian Teal, Tufted Duck, Coot, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Green Woodpecker, Eurasian Jay, Fieldfare, Redwing, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Rook, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw.

Worksop - 30+ Bohemian Waxwing [High Hoe Road].

Colwick Hall Lake - 2 Gadwall.

Hickling/Kinoulton - Common Kingfisher, Common Kestrel, Yellowhammer 2, Grey Wagtail, Common Buzzard 2, c.100 Rook, c.40 Woodpigeon, 2 Stock Dove.

Thu 7th Feb

Hoveringham - Chiffchaff.

Skegby Trail - 8 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Common Buzzard, c.40 Fieldfare, c.50 Redwing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Mansfield - Ladybrook Estate: c.60 Bohemian Waxwing.

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Common Goldeneye [males on rowing course].

Gedling Pit Top - 2 Short-eared Owl [hunting at 12:30pm].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 20 Gadwall, 10 Northern Shoveler, 12 Eurasian Wigeon, 50 Eurasian Teal, 14 Common Goldeneye, 22 Goosander, 19 Common Pochard, 5 Common Snipe, 10 Bullfinch, 50 Fieldfare, Siskin, Marsh Tit.

Lound - 1 Long-tailed Duck [Neatholme Pit at 13:10].

Beckingham Marshes RSPB - 5 Little Egret [pools along visitor trail and in front of viewing platform].

Clumber Park - 2 Common Shelduck, 1 Smew.

Wed 6th Feb

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Bittern [Clifton Pond at 13:58].

Gedling Pit Top - 1 Short-eared Owl.

Tue 5th Feb

Cossall - 1 Goldcrest [Common Farm].

Radmanthwaite - 7 Bohemian Waxwing.

Rufford Country Park - 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Nuthatch.

Ollerton - 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk [flying approximately 6 feet from Thoresby House on Sherwood Energy Village].

Ravenshead - 1 Merlin [hunting along hedgerows between Ravenshead and Blidworth].

Mon 4th Feb

Balderton Lake - 2 Goosander, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Kingfisher.

Wollaton Park - 2 Red-crested Pochard [pair].

Highfields - 4 Common Pochard, 13 Eurasian Teal, 1 Goosander, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Nuthatch.

Skegby - Raven.

Sun 3rd Feb

Hodsock Farm - c.100 Fieldfare, Tawny Owl [calling].

Harrison's Plantation / Martin's Pond - 14 Tufted Duck, 4 Goosander, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [female], 3 Northern Shoveler, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mute Swan, 3 Common Pochard, 1 Cormorant.

South Muskham - A1 Lakes: 1 Mediterranean Gull [adult in roost], 1 Smew[drake]

Clumber Park - c.60 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Common Shelduck, 24 Mandarin Duck [18 males and 6 females], 1 Little Grebe.

Sat 2nd Feb

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Little Egret, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Kingfisher [beck], 2 Common Goldeneye [male and female), Eurasian Teal, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, European Robin, Wren, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Eurasian Wigeon, Chaffinch, Pied Wagtail, Common Kestrel, Cormorant, Dunnock.

Budby Pumping Station - 2 Raven, Lesser Redpoll, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Gull, Common Shelduck.

Clumber Park - 4 Mandarin Duck [males], Smew [male right of bridge].

Welbeck Lakes - 23 Goosander.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Little Egret, 1 Northern Shoveler, 2 Common Goldeneye, 2 Gadwall, Common Pochard, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Eurasian Teal, Grey Wagtail, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Egyptian Goose. Clifton Pond: 2 Eurasian Wigeon, 29 Common Goldeneye, 17 Goosander, 3 Common Pheasant, Water Rail, Green Woodpecker. Tween Pond: 10 Gadwall, 22 Eurasian Teal, 7 Goosander, 2 Common Goldeneye, 3 Common Pochard, 4 Egyptian Goose, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Common Buzzard. Works Pond: 3 Common Snipe, 15 Eurasian Teal, Grey Heron, Common Buzzard.

Clifton - Estate: 15+ Bohemian Waxwing.

Fri 1st Feb

Kinoulton - Barn Owl, Fieldfare, 40+ Rook.

Stoke Bardolph - 6 Common Goldeneye [river Trent].

Nottingham - Tinkers Leen: 1 Tree Sparrow, 3 Blue Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit.

Meadows - 2 Chaffinch [garden in Sandays Close].

Colwick Country Park - 2 Smew.


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