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, 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 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 2020


Archived Sightings 2021



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.

Wednesday 23rd June

Langford Lowfields - Short-eared Owl [Phase 1, this afternoon].

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [male still singing/showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, mid-afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 4 LBBG. 

Tuesday 22nd June

Chilwell - Yellow-legged Gull [at least one in with 40+LBBG, feeding on emerging moths on local park, 21:45].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [pale morph male flew low over war memorial, 14:42].

Idle Washlands - Great Reed Warbler [male still singing Slaynes Lane, 150m down from first bridge from Hagg Lane end, 09:39].

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [male still singing/showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 06:51]; also Great White Egret.

Monday 21st June

Idle Washlands - Great Reed Warbler [male still singing Slaynes Lane, 150m down from first bridge from Hagg Lane end this morning, then again 50m from second bridge early afternoon], LITTLE GULL [1st-summer, Slaynes Lane].

Rufford Pit Top - Ringed Plover [on the mud of newly created pond, 10:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Green sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow, this morning].

Sunday 20th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [male still singing/showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 09:13 to late afternoon at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Green sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow, late afternoon], Great White Egret [Tween pond], plus 10 Little Egret.

Idle Washlands - Great Reed Warbler [male singing along Slaynes Lane this morning, but no further sign this afternoon], LITTLE GULL [1st summer, Slaynes Lane South]; also Cuckoo.

Saturday 19th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [still singing/showing on and off in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 18:50 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Walters Farm Pond, early afternoon], 3 Wigeon [Neatholme Fen].

Worksop - Curlew [over Water Meadows towards Manor fields called several times, 08:53].

Friday 18th June

Idle Washlands - GREY PLOVER, Green Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane, this afternoon].

Bunny - Red Kite [over this morning].

Thursday 17th June

Langford Lowfields - Purple Heron [Phase 2 this morning but flew off east], LITTLE GULL [1st-summer, Phase Three this evening].

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [still in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 15:45].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [showed for 15 minutes from 13:00], GOSHAWK [male, 13:30].

Worksop - Red Kite [circling over Windmill Lane/A57 bypass, this afternoon].

Wednesday 16th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [still in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 14:38].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Common Crane [Phase Two/Three 06:20 - 12:26, then thermaling high drifting slowly north].

Newark - Red Kite [heading south west, 12:15].

Hoveringham - Goldeneye [female, Trentside Pit].

Tuesday 15th June

Langford Lowfields - 2 Common Crane [Phase 3, feeding on the north bank this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Church Pond, 12:44].

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [still in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 20:45 at least].

Idle Washlands - 2 Ringed Plover, Redshank, Hobby [Slaynes Lane].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Whooper Swan, 2 Ringed Plover.

Monday 14th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [still in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 18:30 at least].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [pale male, 10:25].

Idle Washlands - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [Slaynes Lane], Redshank [pair with single juvenile misson end of Slaynes Lane, 2 juveniles Mushroom farm].

Epperstone - Red Kite [thermaling above Epperstone with Common Buzzard, 11:00].

Sunday 13th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [still in the north-west corner of Mons Pool early afternoon].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [single, 11:35].

Bestwood - Yellow Wagtail [field off Lamins Lane, just before the barrier to Killarney Park, 08:30].

Saturday 12th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [still in the north-west corner of Mons Pool this morning]

Idle Washlands - ARCTIC TERN [1st-summer, Slaynes Lane].

Harlow Wood - Yellow Wagtail [pair in Potato field, close to Lindhurst Farm].

Friday 11th June

Besthorpe NR - Glossy Ibis [adult Mons Pool 12:26 - 14:55 and again 18:30- 20:00 then flew off], Great Reed Warbler [still in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 15:05].

Clumber Park - OSPREY [sat in tree], 2 Hobby.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Tween Pond, 14:00].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [single, 13:40].

Thursday 10th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [again late morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Green Sandpiper [Neatholme area].

Wednesday 9th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 19:15 at least].

Idle Washlands - Curlew Sandpiper [still on Slaynes Lane north, 12:30], 4 Great White Egret [Hagg Lane Flash, including adult in full breeding plumage].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Curlew [Clifton Pit, 11:26].

Tuesday 8th June

Idle Washlands - Curlew Sandpiper [Misson Fields this morning, then flew onto Island on Slaynes Lane North, 15:59 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - KITTIWAKE [adult, Ridge and Furrow/Tween Pond 13:49 - 15:47; but no further sign this evening]; also Great White Egret.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [female, briefly this afternoon].

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, midday], TURNSTONE [Mons Pool, 12:36].

Monday 7th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Ruddy Shelduck [flushed from New Workings flew towards river].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Clifton Pit, 13:45].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [pale male, showed distantly this morning]; also Red Kite.

Sunday 6th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 21:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Great White Egret [two Clifton Pit, single Church Pond, this evening].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [over 13:10 and 14:30], OSPREY [circled the Great Lake then flew west, 15:03, then again 17:55].

Cuckney - OSPREY [flew towards the Raptor watchpoint, 17:51]

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 6 Hobbies [Chainbridge Scrape].

Saturday 5th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, late morning at least].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [female showed well 10:05 and 10:40; pale male, 11:10], GOSHAWK [distantly early morning], OSPREY [over the lake 14:01 and 15:30]; also Spotted Flycatcher [on the wires].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - QUAIL [singing male Hayton Common at road end, 13:45] 8 Hobbies, Cuckoo [Chainbridge Scrape].

Langford Lowfields - GREY PLOVER [first-summer, Phase 3, 06:58]; also 3 Red-crested Pochard.

Friday 4th June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 19:23 at least].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [female showed 11:00, 11:20 and 13:10, no sightings of the two males], OSPREY [11:55, then showing well/fishing, 12:35]; also 3 Hobby, 3 Red Kite.

Idle Washlands - 4 Great White Egret [Hagg Lane Flash, including adult in full breeding plumage], Redshank [4+juveniles, Slaynes Lane].

Averham - 3 Oystercatcher [over towards Newark].

Thursday 3rd June

Netherfield Lagoons - Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover [New Working, this evening].

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 17:14 at least]; also Cuckoo.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 3 Honey Buzzard [single sighting of each bird between 10:30-17:30, no display seen, male early morning, pale male mid-afternoon, female late afternoon]; also 2 Red Kite, 2 Hobby, Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail.

Sherwood Forest NNR - Common Redstart, Common Crossbill, Woodlark, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, Cuckoo.

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Whooper Swan, Shelduck [pair+4 juvs], 8 Oystercatcher, Marsh Harrier [male], 40+Sand Martin, 2 Yellowhammer.

Gonalston - 2 Spotted Flycatcher.

Hoveringham - 3 Yellow Wagtail [Old Horse field].

Wednesday 2nd June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [male singing and showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 19:30 at least]; also Great White Egret, Cuckoo.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Ridge and Furrow, this evening], Hobby [over the main car park, 14:23].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [female, 16:20], BLACK TERN [10:52], Red Kite.

Clumber Park - Common Redstart [near Truemans Lodge, this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - LITTLE TERN [Slaynes Lane, 10:22], BLACK TERN [Slaynes Lane, 14:50].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BLACK TERN [Neatholme Fen area heading towards the Water Ski Pit, early afternoon], Red Kite, 2 Ringed Plover [Tiln North, this morning].

Barton in Fabis - Red Kite [over Cottages Flash; 09:49].

Tuesday 1st June

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [male singing and showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 06:20 - 18:20 at least].

Langford Lowfields - SANDERLING, 3 Redshank [Phase 3, this evening], 9 Hobbies [on site this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - BLACK TERN [A52 Pit, 18:19]; also Hobby.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Ruff [Neatholme Fen, late afternoon].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 3 Honey Buzzard [female and two males over the watchpoint mid to late morning, single male 12:20 and 14:25]; also Red Kite, Hobby, Mandarin, Common Tern.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [still this morning].


Many thanks to:

Richard Anstock, Merv Bartle, Robin Brace, Alan Bradley, Phil Burnham, Paul Buxton, Alan Clewes, Andy Cook, Paul Coombes, Ian Cowgill, Nick Crouch, Stu Davenport, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Martin Dear, Jacqueline Dennison, Joel Drakes, Darrell Farrant, Ade Fox, Pete Freeman, Steve Furber, Indy Kiemel Greene, Julia Gunn, Joe Hasan, Rajiv Hasan, Paul Hobson, Alan Hopkinson's, John Hopper, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Kerridge, Alex Marley, Martin McCallum, Josse Mcmahon, Sandy McSherry, Rob Mellor, Chris North, Martyn Perkins, John Pressley, Phil Read, Mike Roberts, Simon Roberts, Keith Short, Keith Smith, Mark Speck, Helen Swain, Paula Sykes, Paul Thomas, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Mike Vickers, Jenny Wallace, Mark Wilde, Rob Woodward.



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