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 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.

Tuesday 25th January

Holme Pierrepont - VIKING GULL [adult Glaucous x Herring Gull A52 Pit roost]; also 2 Smew [drake and redhead].

Eakring - 2 Jack Snipe, c.13 Common Snipe [Penny Pasture].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Jack Snipe [Clifton Pit from Tower hide, 14:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - American Wigeon [drake, still Chainbridge Scrape West, showing well at the north end 10:30 - 11:00], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape], 14 Goosander [six drakes Water Ski Pit], 2 Cetti's Warbler [Hawthorn Lane], c100 Siskin, Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Jay [Linghurst].

Carburton - Ring-necked Duck [female, still from the feeding station lay-by, this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Ring-necked Duck [female type, still Phase 2 from the seasonal trail, 09:55].

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [still present on East Lake].

Budby Pumping Station - Pintail [drake still Budby Flash].

Clumber Park - 6 Hawfinch [in trees behind the chapel, 09:30].

Rufford CP - 18 Hawfinch [car park area but mobile, this morning]; also 30 Siskin.

Monday 24th January

Holme Pierrepont - Smew [redhead, Blotts Pit late afternoon]; also c.4000 Starling [murmuration, this evening].

Farnsfield - Red Kite [over fields beside A614 near The White Post, midday].   

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - American Wigeon [drake, still Chainbridge Scrape West, 11:07].

Clumber Park - 6 Hawfinch [in trees east of the chapel, 10:40].

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [still present on East Lake].

Carburton - Ring-necked Duck [female, still from the feeding station lay-by, 09:06].

Sunday 23rd January

Carburton - Ring-necked Duck [female, still Carburton Forge Dam east of feeding station, 17:14 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - American Wigeon [drake, still between Chainbridge Scrape West view point and Cross Lane, this morning], HEN HARRIER [female, flew towards Tiln from trees by the river at Bellmoor Lake, 09:16], 2 Smew [redheads Neatholme Fen, 15:00], Yellow-legged Gull, 3 GBBG, leucistic BHG [Neatholme Scrape roost]; also Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Pintail, pair Stonechat.

Holme Pierrepont - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter, again Blotts Pit], 3 Smew [adult drk and 2 redheads, A52 Pit].

Gotham Moor - 2 Green Sandpiper [in drainage ditch].

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

Clumber Park - 9 Hawfinch [behind the chapel, 10:50].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Ring-necked Duck [female types, still Phase 2 from the seasonal trail, this morning], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still Deep Water Pit], 5 Smew [2 drakes Deep Water Pit]; also Great White Egret, Black-tailed Godwit.

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still East Lake].

Collingham Pits - 12 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 2 drake Pintail, 2 Great White Egret.

Meering - Marsh Harrier, Cetti’s Warbler, 77 Mute Swan, Whooper Swan.

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still on Spalford Pit, 07:30].

Saturday 22nd January

Carburton - Ring-necked Duck [female, Carburton Lakes from the feeding station lay-by 09:30 - 14:29 at least]; also 2 Goshawk [male and female, seen briefly and separately], 2 Great White Egret [flew east towards Clumber].

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ringtail still, viewable from the Nottingham Rd lay-by 12:15 - 16:15 at least].

Costock - 200+ Golden Plover [Holy Cross, on winter wheat midday/early afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Ring-necked Duck [female type, still Phase 2 from the seasonal trail, 11:42], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 3 Smew [drk and 3 redheads Deep Water Pit], 2 Bearded Tit.

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still East Lake, 11:40].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile, showing well this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Bearded Tit [Clifton Pit from Tower hide, late morning], CASPIAN GULL [adult, Clifton Pit again this afternoon]; also Great White Egret.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - American Wigeon [drake, still Chainbridge Scrape West, 08:53], Smew [redhead Neatholme Fen, late morning].

Hoveringham - 13 Whooper Swan [Tipping Pond, this morning], Woodcock [late afternoon], 6 Brambling, 80 Linnet [in mixed finch flocks, in fields close to village].

Idle Washlands - 5 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, 2 Ruff [Slaynes Lane].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret.

Rufford CP - 12+Hawfinch [Main car park area this morning].

Clumber Park - Hawfinch [this morning].

Friday 21st January

Holme Pierrepont - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter again Blotts Pit late afternoon].

Gringley Carr - 6 Corn Bunting, 10+ Yellowhammer, 4 Brambling, good numbers of winter Thrushes.

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still East Lake].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - American Wigeon [drake, still Chainbridge Scrape West], 2 Smew, 3 Pintail, 2 Egyptian Geese, 13 Shelduck [Neatholme Fen], Jack Snipe [Tiln North], Great White Egret, Several Cetti's Warbler [Chainbridge Scrape], Bittern [Chainbridge Scrape East].

Gotham Moor - 2 Redshank, 2 Little Egret [ ading in the dyke that runs into Fairham Brook]. 

Hawton Grasslands - 6 Jack Snipe [on marsh on hill left of sustrans cycle track]; also leucistic Fieldfare.

Rufford CP - c.12 Hawfich [this morning].

Thrumpton - HEN HARRIER [ringtail, 09:20].

Thursday 20th January

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - American Wigeon [drake, still Chainbridge Scrape West], 2 Smew [Neatholme Fen], Bonaparte's Gull [possible adult on Chainbridge Scrape West yesterday].

Clifton - Great White Egret [on river bank 300 yards upstream of Clifton Bridge, 15:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bearded Tit [Clifton Pit reedbed from Tower hide, 14:39].

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still East Lake].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still on Spalford Pit].

Langford Lowfields - Ring-necked Duck [female type, still Phase 2 from the seasonal trail, between 9.15 and 9.40], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still Deep Water Pit, 08:00], Great White Egret [Phase 3], Marsh Harrier [female, Phase 2/3].

Hoveringham - 2 Brambling [in mixed finch flock on the edge of the village, this morning], Stonechat [Sailing Lake], Pink-footed Goose [Railway Pit].

Wednesday 19th January

Holme Pierrepont - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter, Blotts Pit late afternoon], 3 Smew [adult drake and 2 redheads, A52 Pit], 16 Whooper Swan [Blotts Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - American Wigeon [drake, Chainbridge Scrape West from the viewing platform late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bearded Tit [Clifton Pit reedbed from Tower hide, 15:20].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Ring-necked Duck [female types, still Phase 2 from the seasonal trail, early afternoon], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still Deep Water Pit], 2 Smew [drake and redhead, Phase 2], 8 Whooper Swan [Phase 2, viewed from Seasonal Trail, 09:25].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still on Spalford Pit; viewed from metal entrance gate, 12:04].

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still East Lake].

Rufford CP - 10 Hawfinch [from the Main car park, 08:30].

Budby Pumping Station - Pintail [drake, Budby Flash this morning]; also Water Rail.

Freckland Wood - c.120 Siskin [this morning].

Tuesday 18th January

Hoveringham - CASPIAN GULL [Adult, in the Railway Pit roost].

Langford Lowfields - Ring-necked Duck [female type, still Phase 2 from the seasonal trail], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still Deep Water Pit], 2 Whooper Swan [Phase 3], 3 Smew [redheads, Deep Water Pit], 3 Great White Egret [Phase 3], Merlin [male, north over Phase 3], 3 Brambling [car park area].

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ringtail, briefly 15:00]; also Peregrine on pylon.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - American Wigeon [drake still in south-west corner of Chainbridge Pit, early afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bearded Tit [Clifton Pit/Ridge and Furrow, this afternoon].

Beckingham Marshe's - 380 Wigeon, 85 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 65 Golden Plover, 95 Lapwing, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk [this afternoon].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still on Spalford Pit; viewed from metal entrance gate].

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still East Lake, this morning].

Rufford CP - 13 Hawfinch [five in trees and eight flew over the Main car park, 08:30]; also Red Kite, Peregrine, Marsh Tit.

Monday 17th January

Holme Pierrepont - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter, Blotts Pit late afternoon], Smew [adult drake, still A52 Pit].

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ringtail showing distantly 14:00 - 16:00, viewed from the Nottingham Rd lay-by]; also 2+Stonechat.

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still East Lake, mid-afternoon], Redshank [West Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bearded Tit [showing well in Clifton Pit reedbed from Tower Hide, 13:50].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - American Wigeon [Drake, Chainbridge Pit 12:04 at least], Bearded Tit [Chainbridge Scrape East].

Langford Lowfields - Ring-necked Duck [female type, from the seasonal trail, 11:00], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still Deep Water Pit 12:20].

Cromwell - 2 Smew [adult drake and redhead, on pit viewed from River Trent bank north-west of Cromwell Lock].

Hoveringham - Great White Egret, Stonechat [Sailing Lake].

Burton Joyce - 5 Whooper Swan [heading north, 09:00], c.35 Brambling [late afternoon in ash trees in garden].

Rufford CP - 10+ Hawfinch [10+ in the Main car park, 08:30; 2 still present 12:40].

Sunday 16th January

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - American Wigeon [Drake, Chainbridge Scrape West 12:44 - 14:40 at least].

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ringtail still present 15:00, viewed from the Nottingham Rd lay-by].

Langford Lowfields - Ring-necked Duck [female type, from the seasonal trail, this morning], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still Deep Water Pit].

Idle Washlands - 20 Whooper Swan, small mixed flock Siskin/Redpoll [Misson to Idle Stop], 7 Shoveler, 4 Pintail, 5 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Grey Partridge, Dunlin, 8 Redshank, 5 Great White Egret [Slaynes Lane/Hagg Lane].

Gringley Carr - Peregrine, 10 Brambling, 2 Corn Bunting.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bearded Tit [Clifton Pit reedbed, 10:11].

Newark on Trent - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, 10 Chiffchaff, Green Sandpiper [Newark Sugar Factory].

Rufford CP - 4 Hawfinch [still in the Main car park, 08:21].

Saturday 15th January

Holme Pierrepont - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter again on Blotts Pit, late afternoon], 4 Smew [adult drake and 3 redheads, A52 Pit]; also 7 Whooper Swans.

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still East Lake, 13:19].

Stoke Bardolph - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [still along the Sewage outflow, this afternoon], Pintail [Drake, still on the river by the Ferry Boat Pub].

Friday 14th January

Idle Washlands - 2 TWITE [Hagg Lane in hedge with Linnets and Redpoll, near the passing/parking space, this evening], 5 Great White Egret, Redshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin, Ruff, Snipe, 6 Pintail, Marsh Harrier [Slaynes Lane, early afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Ring-necked Duck [female types, from the seasonal trail, late afternoon].

Gringley Carr - 5 Yellowhammer, 5 Brambling, Tree Sparrow.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [Adult, still Clifton Pit].

Annesley Pit Top - Whooper Swan [adult on Bottom Lagoon this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Smew [redheads still at Neatholme Scrape, this morning], Great White Egret [Neatholme], BITTERN [flew over Chainbridge Scrape East, 15:20].

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still East Lake in the fog].

Rufford CP - 3+ Hawfinch [two still in the Main car park, 11:11, three feeding in tree in parkland area near the car park, 12:22].

Hucknall - 2 Brambling [in private garden].

Thursday 13th January

Clifton - HEN HARRIER [Ringtail still present Clifton Pastures, viewed from the Nottingham Rd lay-by, late afternoon], Great White Egret [on the river Trent between Clifton Bridge and Fairham Brooke outflow 15:30 - 16:30].

Newark on Trent - 2 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [in willows in area with no general access at sugar factory; birds may be viewable with scope looking west from footpath between Nether Lock and sewage works]; also 3 Chiffchaff.

Langford Lowfields - 2 Ring-necked Duck [female types, from the seasonal trail, late afternoon], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still Deep Water Pit].

Southwell - 46 Golden Plover [over east, 14:36].

Gringley Carr - 2 Grey Wagtail [by the pumping station, mid-afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still East Lake, early afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [Adult, still Clifton Pit], Great White Egret [near to Weir between Trent and Coneries Pond].

Bircotes - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [Droversdale Wood in pines, late morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Smew [redheads still at Neatholme Scrape, mid-morning], 2 Great White Egret, Redshank [Chainbridge], 14 Golden Plover [Clayworth Common].

Idle Washlands - Avocet, Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, 40 Dunlin, 4 Black-tailed Godwit [along Slaynes Lane this morning].

Osberton - c.200 Pink-footed Geese [moving north-west, 10:20]; also 2 Red Kite.

Wednesday 12th January

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 CASPIAN GULL [Both adults, Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ringtail still present, viewed from the Nottingham Rd lay-by, late afternoon]; also Peregrine [male, sat on top of a pylon for at least one hour], 2 Kestrel, 4 Buzzard, 3 Stonechat and several flocks of Linnets/finches.

Langford Lowfields - 2 Ring-necked Duck [female types, from the seasonal trail, late afternoon], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile], COMMON SCOTER [Drake], 12 Whooper Swan [Deep Water Pit].

Hawton - 7 Jack Snipe, 4 Common Snipe [Hawton Grtasslands, on marsh on hill left of the cycle track].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Goldeneye [Neatholme Fen/Pit], Smew [Neatholme Fen], 18 Goosander [Water Ski Pit], 2 Great Black-backed Gull [Neatholme Fen], Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret [Neatholme Fen], Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Linghurst Wood) Lesser Redpoll [by Neatholme Fen]; also Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Meering - 12 Whooper Swan, 65 Mute Swan [late morning].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still at Spalford Pit; view from metal entrance gate, late morning].

Rufford CP - 2 Hawfinch [in the Main car park, this morning].

Tuesday 11th January

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ringtail, still late afternoon]; also Merlin briefly.

Besthorpe NR - 3 Great White Egret, 11 Curlew, Dunlin, 7 Redshank, 2 Shelduck [this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult still on Clifton Pit from Tower Hide]; also Bearded Tit.

Langford Lowfields - Ring-necked Duck [female type, from the seasonal trail this morning], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile, single on the Deep Water Pit].

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile, still present on East Lake].

Hoveringham - Great White Egret, 2 Stonechat [Sailing Lake].

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [single in the car park 09:25].

Monday 10th January

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile, still present on East Lake].

Clumber Park - Hawfinch [male in trees near the cafe, 13:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Smew [redheads still near water ski club this afternoon], Brambling [junc Walters Lane/Chainbridge Lane, 09:40].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [still along the river path near Barton Island, early afernoon].

Lenton - Peregrine [flew past west block at QMC and landed in building across the road].

Bennerley Marsh - 105 Lapwing [first three figure count at the site for many months].

Scrooby - c.80 Pink-footed Geese [heading south-west, 10:59].

Rise Park - c.250 Pink-footed Geese [heading south, 10:45].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Ring-necked Duck [female types, from the seasonal trail 09:42], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile, single on the Deep Water Pit, 07:55], Smew [redhead, Phase 3], Raven [through north].

Rufford CP - 4+ Hawfinch [three in the car park 08:37, four in avenue of trees adjacent to car park, 11:50].

Sunday 9th January

Kilvington Lakes - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile, East Lake 14:30 at least].

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ringtail, still from the Nottingham Road lay-by 14:00]; also Merlin [Imm/female], Great White Egret, 4 Stonechat.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [briefly in the south west corner of linghurst wood with mobile tit flock, then flew towards Lound village 13:15], c70 Pink-footed Geese [moving South 10:48], 3 Smew [redheads, Neatholme Fen, 10:54]; also 4 Great White Egret, Ruff, Redshank.

Thoresby - 110 Pink-footed Geese [moving west 12:02].

Calverton Pit Top - 2 Red Kite [over midday].

Bramcote - 240+ Golden Plover [in fields near Southfields Farm off Common Lane].

Stoke Bardolph - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [still by the metal bridge along the outflow, late morning]; also 6 Chiffchaff, Common Sandpiper, Pintail.

Budby Pumping Station - BEWICK'S SWAN [Adult, high over moving east-south-east 10:15]

Collingham Pits - 9 Curlew, Dunlin, 8 Redshank, Marsh Harrier [Ferry Farm Lake].

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [single in the main car park area, 08:25].

Langford Lowfields - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile, single on the Deep Water Pit, 07:55], 2 Ring-necked Duck [female types, from the seasonal trail 09:30], Also 4 Marsh Harrier, Pintail [drake], Great White Egret, 2 Bearded Tit, Brambling [in the car park].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still at Spalford Pit viewed the from metal entrance gate, early morning].

Saturday 8th January

Langford Lowfields - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile, single on the Deep Water Pit, 15:00], Ring-necked Duck [female type, from the seasonal trail 12:30], Also a supporting cast of Peregrine, Great White Egret and at least 2 Brambling in a large mixed finch flock near the entrance.

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Smew [Adult drake and redhead still A52 Pit this afternoon].

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ringtail briefly from the Nottingham Road lay-by, 13:10].

Newark - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [In willows, Newark Sewage Works, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [Adult still Clifton Pit this morning]; also Great White Egret, Barn Owl.

Rufford CP - 3 Hawfinch [Main car park, this morning].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still at Spalford Pit viewed the from metal entrance gate, 08:56].

Newstead - Brambling [single in the village, this morning].

Friday 7th January

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ringtail again from the Nottingham Road lay-by, late afternoon].

Elkesley/Babworth - 100+ Corn Bunting [Old London Road between Elkesley/Babworth in c.300 mixed bunting flock of mainly Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting, 14:30].

Newark - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [Newark Sewage Works, along the path to the river Trent, mid-afternoon].

Hoveringham - 20+Brambling [present with large mixed finch flock in fields adjacent to the village, 12:30].

Stoke Bardolph - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [still near the metal bridge by the outflow, 12:18]; also 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Spalford Pit, Juvenile showing well from the metal gate at the entrance, late morning].

Langford Lowfields - 5 Brambling [by the car park].

Rufford CP - 5 Hawfinch [in the main car park, 08:15].

Thursday 6th January

Langford Lowfields - Ring-necked Duck [single female-type, still Phase 2 from seasonal trail, 09:01], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile, single on the Deep Water Pit].

Stoke Bardolph - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [still near the metal bridge by the outflow, early afternoon], Pintail [drake on the riverbank by the Ferry Boat pub].

Hoveringham - Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat [Sailing Lake], 3 Brambling [present with mixed finch flock in fields adjacent to the village].

Idle Washlands - 6 Whooper Swan, 7 Pintail, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, c.30 Dunlin, 10 Ruff, 3 Brambling [Slaynes Lane].

Retford - 4 Blackcap [all first-winter birds caught and rung in private garden].

Rufford CP - 5 Hawfinch [five in the main car park, 08:20; two around the first section of the main car park, 12:21].

Wednesday 5th January

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult, still Clifton Pit, this evening], Bearded Tit [again Clifton Pit reed-bed].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still Spalford Pit, mid-afternoon].

Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ring-tail still present early afternoon at least]; also Merlin [Imm/female].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Ring-necked Duck [female-types, still Phase 2 from seasonal trail, 11:17], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile, single on the Deep Water Pit, 10:00].

Stoke Bardolph - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [showing well/calling from the western end of the outflow, early afternoon].

Rufford CP - 3 Hawfinch [from the main car park, 08:54].

Southwell - Merlin [Imm/female, over farmland just south of Hollybeck Nurseries, early morning]; also Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard.

Hoveringham - 2 Stonechat, Marsh Tit, 80+ Linnet, Lesser Redpoll [In ‘seed fields’ near village].

Tuesday 4th January

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ring-tail again present until 15:30 but can be very elusive; interestingly there were duplicut sightings at 14:00 of a ring-tail viewed over Barton in Fabis from the Attenborough NR Tower hide and over Clifton Pastures]; also Merlin [over the lay-by towards Barton in Fabis, this morning], 12 Grey Partridge, Stonechat.

Thoresby Pit Top - 200 Pink-footed Geese [moving west, 16:29], large skein 550+ presumably Pink-footed Geese heading west but very distant.

Besthorpe NR - Great White Egret, 7 Curlew, 50+Golden Plover, 150+Fieldfare.

Holme Pierrepont - Smew [Redhead, still on A52 Pit, 14:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Smew [Redheads, Neatholme Fen, 13:57].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Ring-necked Duck [female-types, still Phase 2 from seasonal trail, 12:00], GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile, single on the Deep Water Pit, 10:20].

Idle Washlands - Whooper Swan, 10 Pintail, 2 Goldeneye, Goosander, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Ruff, 58 Dunlin, 4 Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, c.20 Fieldfare [Slaynes Lane].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [Adult again Cifton Pit, 11:11], Stonechat [near the railwaty line].

Monday 3rd January

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ring-tail again showing well until dusk; please be aware that construction works will again resume tomorrow morning, so lots of disturbance is to be expected in the area the Harrier has been favoring]; also today Merlin [Imm/female, through 14:00], 2 Stonechat.

Langford Lowfields - Ring-necked Duck [single female-type still Phase 2, 15:45], 2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juveniles, south-west end of the Deep Water Pit, this morning], BITTERN [Silt Lagoon 7], Great White Egret [Phase 3].

Holme Pierrepont - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter, Blotts Pit late afternoon].

Stoke Bardolph - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [still at the outflow, 14:10].

Spalford - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile still Spalford Pit, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Smew [Redheads, Neatholme Fen, early afternoon], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Pit/Bluebell Fishery], GREY PLOVER [south over Clayworth Common], 30 Golen Plover [north-west from Hayton Common], 18 Common Snipe [Chainbridge Scrape East], Marsh Harrier [cream-crown, Neatholme Pit, 13:00], Stonechat [Conservation Lake].

Idle Washlands - Whooper Swan, 6 Shelduck, 30 Shoveler, c.500 Wigeon, 16 Pintail, 9 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 4 Grey Partridge, 7 Red-legged Partridge, c.600 Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, 56 Dunlin, 6 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 3 Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 30 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler [Slaynes Lane].

Idle Stop - 300+Wigeon, 350+Teal, Goldeneye, 63 Curlew, Redshank.

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - c.150 Pink-footed Geese,

Kirklington - 2 Raven [Paradise Hill, this afternoon], 4 Goosander, 2 Mandarin [River Greet].

Netherfield Lagoons - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter Enva Recycling Centre, late morning].

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [female in yew near feeding station].

Bennerley Marsh - 5 Jack Snlpe, 30 Common Snipe, Oystercatcher, Water Rail, Peregrine, Stonechat [mid-morning].

Hoveringham - 3 Common Snipe, Redshank [Tipping Pond], Raven [through Sailing Lake going west late morning].

Barton in Fabis - 3 Common Snipe, 3+Stonechat [A453 Balancing Pond].

Sunday 2nd January

Idle Washlands - American Wigeon [Drake, Slaynes Lane 13:40 - 15:03 at least]; also 11 Pintail, 4 Goldeneye, Smew [redhead], 3 Great White Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Dunlin, Redpoll over [Slaynes Lane], 186 Wigeon, 5 Little Grebe [Hagg Lane].

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [still present, viewable from the Nottingham Rd/Barton Lane lay-by until dusk].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - CASPIAN GULL [adult on Charcon Construction Solutions roof, 15:40], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [Charcon Construction Solutions works, 14:00], Great White Egret, 2 Snipe [Chainbridge Scrape East, early afternoon], Pintail [Chainbridge Scrape West].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [Adult, still Clifton Pit, 15:40], Siberian Chiffchaff [Probable, still opposite Barton Island, early afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Ring-necked Duck [female-types, still Phase 2 from seasonal trail, 15:30], 2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juveniles still on Deep Water Pit]; also Great White Egret, 2 Pintail, Peregrine, several Brambling, 2 Stonechat.

Bilsthorpe - Raven [Heading south Lockwell Hill, this afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Stonechat [A453 Balancing Pond].

Stoke Bardolph - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [At the western end of the outflow by the metal bridge, early afternoon].

Saturday 1st January

Clifton Pastures - HEN HARRIER [Ring-tail, still present most of the day to 15:30 when it appeared to go to roost, viewable from the Nottingham Rd/Barton Lane lay-by]; also 7 Grey Partridge.

Holme Pierrepont - CASPIAN GULL [2nd-winter, briefly on Blotts Pit late afternoon then flew west], 2 Smew [Adult drake and 2 Redheads, A52 Pit], Great White Egret [Blotts Pit/Old Skylarks Lake].

Stoke Bardolph - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [Calling In willows along the river just north of the Ferry Boat but very mobile, early afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - HEN HARRIER [Ring-tail, quartering over fields off Manor Rd before drifting off towards Thrumpton 12:45; then returning high over heading towards Clifton Pastures, 13:40]; also 3+Stonechat.

Idle Washlands - c.120 Pink-footed Geese [west], 9 Whooper Swan, 11 Pintail, 2 Goldeneye, 8 Golden Plover, 52 Dunlin, 17 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 35 Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Stonechat [Slaynes Lane, mid-day].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juvenile Spalford Pit in the north-east corner, 11:59].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - c.150 Pink-footed Geese, 22 Shelduck, Shoveler, c.200 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 2 Pochard, 55 Curlew, Marsh Harrier, 72 Starling, 2 Redwing.

Elkesley - 30+Corn Bunting [Along Old London Rd between Elkesley and Babworth 11:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - c60 Pink-footed Geese [Moving north, 09.42], Smew [Redhead, Neatholme Fen, early afternoon], CASPIAN GULL [Adult, briefly Neatholme Scrape 15:50]; Also 3 Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Chiffchaff.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [Still along the river path near Barton Island, 09:24 and again 13:45], CASPIAN GULL [Adult, still Clifton Pit 14:24]; Also Stonechat.

Beckingham Marshes - Tree Sparrows.

Treswell Wood - several Marsh Tit; also Nuthatch

Collingham Pits - 4 Curlew, 2 Redshank.

Gringley Carr - 7 Corn Bunting [Along Carr Rd this morning].

Langford Lowfields - Ring-necked Duck [female-type, still Phase 2 from seasonal trail, this morning], 2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [Juveniles still present on the Deep Water Pit], 2 Bearded Tit [flew from Silt Lagoon 7 into phase 1], Pintail [Drake, Phase 3], Marsh Harrier [Cream crown and male, Phase 2], Bramblings [still in car park crop field], 2 Great White Egret [phase 3], 27 Lesser Redpoll [Phase 2].

Clumber Park - 8 Jack Snipe, 26 Common Snipe, 2 Raven [This morning].


Many thanks to:

Wendy Ambler, Laurence Archibald, Andrew Barks, Paula Barnes, Bob Beck, Rob Bendelow, David Bradford, Philip Burnham, Peter Burton, Kenneth Chamberlain, Stuart Churchill, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, Paul Coombs, Nick Crouch, Stu Davenport, Rod Dean, Lynne Demaine, Jacquline Dennison, David Elliott, John Ellis, Richard Ellison, Del Evans, John Fermer, Keith Fisher, Ade Fox, Jonathon Freeman, Pete Freeman, Steve Furber, Pete George, Neil Glenn, Gary Goddard, Malc Goodman, Indy Kiemel Greene, Andy Hall, Ian Higginson, Mike Hill, Gary Hobson, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Chris Hughes, Elliot Kelly, Dave Kirman, Michael Leatherland, Tom Marshall, Martin McCallum, Ged Morley, Dave Morton, Steve Payne, Collin Penny, John Pitchford, Jason Pound, Clive Prescott, John Purrington, Dave Read, Phil Read, Simon Roberts, Chris Robinson, Tommy Salt, Richard Scott, Alan Scrimshaw, Andy Shooter, Keith Short, Keith Smith, Darren Starling, Edmund Staunton, David Suter, Simon Thompson, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Mike Vickers, Lynn Victor, Sam Viles, Mike Wilkinson, Steve Wilkinson, John Wilson.



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