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. 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.

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Archived Sightings 2001 - 2023

Archived Sightings 2001 to 2023

Archived Sightings 2024

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.

191 Species have been recorded so far in 2024.

Updated 1st June 2024.

Full List HERE


Wednesday 12th June

Misterton - QUAIL [singing male still in field opposite muck heap by Cornley Lane, 15:09 - 19:15 at least].

Langford Lowfields - 3 Cattle Egret.

Hickling - Cuckoo [Grantham Canal, calling from trees 10:30 then flew south].

Elkesley - Hooded Crow [again in Pig fields adjacent to the Irrigation Pond, 06:46 - 11:41 at least; please only view from public rights of way]; also juv Peregrine, Yellow-legged Gull.

Tuesday 11th June

Elkesley - Hooded Crow [Pig fields adjacent to the Irrigation Pond, 07:16 - 11:54 at least].

Hooded Crow - Elkesley © Steve Wilkinson.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - LITTLE TERN [Chainbridge Pit (yellow ring TK2), 12:36 - 17:25 at least], TURNSTONE [Chainbridge Pit, 12:49 - 17:25], Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape West], 5 Teal [Cross Lane Fishery].

Kilvington Lakes - Cattle Egret, Hobby [West Lake, this afternoon].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint -OSPREY [again early afternoon].

Kirklington - Corncrake [singing male reported at the Rookery 15:55, but no sight or sound by 20:15].

Monday 10th June

No News

Sunday 9th June

Holme Pierrepont - LITTLE TERN [Blotts Pit (yellow ring TK2), 14:09 - 17:32 then flew strongly north-east].

Little Tern - Holme Pierrepont © Miles Cluff.

Little Tern - Holme Pierrepont © Alan Clewes.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [briefly this afternoon], OSPREY [flew north early afternoon].

Misterton - QUAIL [singing male still in field by Cornley Lane, mid-afternoon]; also CORN BUNTING, Yellow Wagtail.

Epperstone - 2 Spotted Flycatcher [pair in private garden this afternoon].

Bennerley Marsh - 3 Barnacle Geese.

Saturday 8th June

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [single at distance, 12:30].

Misterton - QUAIL [singing male again in field by Cornley Lane, 11:48].

Friday 7th June

Misterton - QUAIL [singing male 11:00-11:30 in field immediately north of Cornley Lane SK747955], CORN BUNTING [in song in small elder by roadside at same time].

Daneshill Lakes - OSPREY [flew over towards IVNR].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - COMMON CRANE [heard east of the river Idle, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Great White Egret [West Lake, this morning].

Thursday 6th June

Tollerton - SHORT-EARED OWL [Tollerton airfield, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - BLACK TERN [Sailing Pit, 16:24 - 19:03 at least], Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow].

Holme Pierrepont - BLACK TERN [Blotts Pit, then flew towards the A52 Pit, 10:54]; also Ringed Plover.

Misterton - QUAIL [singing male, again in field by Cornley Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 5 Hobbies, Cuckoo [Chainbridge].

Langford Lowfields - Cattle Egret [flew over Phase 1, mid-morning].

Wednesday 5th June

Sherwood Forest NNR - 3 churring Nightjar, single Woodcock, 2 male Stonechat, 2 Cuckoo this evening.

Misterton - QUAIL [singing male, in field by Cornley Lane, 19:14].

Holme Pierrepont - SANDERLING [still present Blotts Pit, 18:29].

Langford Lowfields - Cattle Egret [briefly then flew south, 16:20].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - QUAIL [singing male, east end Chainbridge Lane, 14:00].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - OSPREY [11:35].

Tuesday 4th June

Holme Pierrepont - SANDERLING [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [13:09].

Monday 3rd June

Misterton - 2 QUAIL [singing males, 19:58].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - OSPREY.

Besthorpe NR - 4 Cuckoo [Mons Pool].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Barnacle Geese, Cuckoo [Blotts Pit, 07:30].

Sunday 2nd June

Holme Pierrepont - Bee-eater [flew low over Blotts Pit toards the A52 Pit, 16:45; but no further sign].

Ratcliff on Soar - OSPREY [flew south over the A453, 11:42].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Cuckoo, Whitethroat [Concrete Bunker], Pochard [Trout Lake].

King's Mill Reservoir - Whooper Swan [colour-ringed YGT, still].

Saturday 1st June

Idle Washlands - Golden Oriole [male Slaynes Lane 100 yards from the houses; flew from tree side of road left to trees in the middle of field].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [male, wing damage individual 16:50].

Holme Pierrepont - BLACK TERN [dropped into Blotts Pit, 10:45 - 14:45 at least]; also 1s White-fronted Goose, Cuckoo.

Black Tern - Holme Pierrepont © Alan Clewes.

Shelton - QUAIL [singing male near Elton Lane, although not audible from any public rights of way].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Great White Egret [over Water Ski Pit], 2 Egyptian Goose, Shoveler, 4 Oystercatcher, [Lower Sheep Fields], Common Tern [Baily Bridge], 7 Red-crested Pochard, Dunlin [Bellmoor Lake]

Many thanks to:

Michael Akrill, Wendy Ambler, Andy Baker, Andrew Barks, Nick Blinston, Alan Bradley, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, David Connah, Ray Dupont, Ade Fox, Neal Glen, Julia Gunn, John Hewitt, Gary Hobson, Spencer Lawrence, Mike Leatherland, Mike Lee, Ian Livsey, Martin McCallum, Paul Millington, Andrew Przeslak, Simon Roberts, Edmund Staunton, Chris Thompson, Mike Vickers, Mark Wild, Mike Wilkinson, Steve Wilkinson, Phil Woods.

Notts Rare and Scarce Whatapp Group, Lound Whatapp Group, Idle Washlands Whatapp Group, @NottsBirders Twitter Feed, RSPB Langford Lowfields, Netherfield Wildlife Group, Doncaster Birding.


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