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.


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.


Books for sale.

Richard Dakin has kindly bequeathed his bird books to Notts Birders, to be sold to raise money for the society.

There are over 200 interesting books, ranging from vintage to modern.

Prices given are negotiable and books can be collected from Jenny Swindells in West Bridgford.

Please email Jenny or nottsbirders@gmail.com if you are interested in any of the books listed on the Excel spreadsheet. here.


The Birdwatchers Code of Conduct.

The interests of the bird comes first, please follow the Birdwatchers code of conduct

Wednesday 29th June

Idle Washlands - Caspian Tern [again Slaynes Lane, late afternoon at least].

Netherfield - CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer Enva Recycling Centre, this evening]; also 4 Yellow-legged Gull.

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult, Clifton Pit late afternoon].

Tuesday 28th June

Netherfield - 5 Yellow-legged Gull [two adults, two 2nd-summer and 3rd-summer Enva Recycling Centre, this evening].

Blidworth Woods - Raven [heard, 11:00].

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, this morning].

Monday 27th June

Idle Washlands - Caspian Tern [Slaynes Lane, 05:55 - 17:30 at least], 3 MEDITERRANEAN GULL [juvenile, two adults Slaynes]; also 2 Ruddy Shelduck.

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow, early morning]; also c.200 Swift, c.100 Sand Martin [over Clifton Pit].

Sunday 26th June

Idle Washlands - 2 Caspian Tern [Slaynes Lane two early morning only; single showing well all day to 18:30 at least]; also WOOD SANDPIPER.

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, 17:150].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - OSPREY, 2 Red Kite, 2 Hobby, 2 Goshawk and 8 Common Buzzard.

Budby - OSPREY [drifting north over the Budby Pumping Station, 10:19], 6 Stonechat [3 males/3 females], 6 Tree Pipit, Woodlark, 2 Hobby [Budby Common].

Gringley Carr - QUAIL [singing male, along road to Little Carr Farm, again this morning].

Saturday 25th June

Idle Washlands - 2 Caspian Tern [Slaynes Lane 10:14 - 18:00 when it was joined by a second indervidual; both birds feeding and looking settled at last light; of interest one bird has a red ring on its left leg, metal ring on its right and was ringed in Sweden]; also WOOD SANDPIPER.

(Caspian Tern) - Idle Washlands © Mark Dawson)


(Caspian Tern) - Idle Washlands © Richard Smyth)


(Caspian Tern) - Idle Washlands © Andrew C Sims)


Attenborough Nature Reserve - Yellow-legged Gull [Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - Yellow-legged Gull [2nd-summer, Deep Pit this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, tho elusive in windy conditions, 08:04 - 12:30 at least].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Hobby [Branshill, 08:02].

Gringley Carr - QUAIL [singing male, along road to Little Carr Farm, this morning].

Friday 24th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, mid-afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret, 2 Oystercatcher [Clifton Pit].

Gringley Carr - QUAIL [singing male, yesterday evening].

Thursday 23rd June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, 14:31 at least].

Idle Washlands - 2 WOOD SANDPIPER [Slaynes Lane this morning; single still present this afternoon]; also 5 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult].

Gedling Country Park - Red Kite [over, 10:30].

Rufford Pit Top - Shelduck [drake, fitting between the lakes 10:10].

Sutton on Trent - Short-eared Owl [working the floodbank on the southern edge of Normanton Holme, adjacent to Grassthorpe beck 07:00].

Wednesday 22nd June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, this morning], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-summer, Phase 2 this evening], Green Sandpiper [Silt Lagoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Yellow-legged Gull [2nd-summer, Clifton Pit late afternoon then flew off north-east].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Hobby, Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, 3 Red-crested Pochard [Neatholme].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - (WeBS) 7 Shelduck, 8 Gadwall, Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 31 Tufted Duck, Moorhen, 41 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, 800 BH Gull, LBBG, Skylark, Lesser Whitethroat, Corn Bunting, Reed Bunting Doncaster Birding

Tuesday 21st June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, late morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [flew over Clifton Pit, 09:32], 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 8 Oystercatcher [early afternoon], 248 Mute Swan [Coneries].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [emerged from Nightingale Plantation then moved south, between 08:30 - 09:30], Hobby, 2 Red Kite, GOSHAWK [male], 8 Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Monday 20th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, this evening].

Clifton - OSPREY [south-west over the Clifton estate, 18:00].

Sunday 19th June

Besthorpe NR - GARGANEY [drake, still Mons Pool, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer, Enva Recycling Centre, 15:49].

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, 13:50 at least].

Normanton - QUAIL [singing male in pea field to south near bend on Corkhill Lane early afternoon].

Gringley Carr - 2 QUAIL, 2 Corn Bunting.

Idle Washlands - (WeBS) 21 Shelduck, 16 Shoveler, 109 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 3 Teal, Pochard, 57 Tufted Duck, 3 Oystercatcher, GREY PLOVER, Green Sandpiper, 6 Redshank, 489 BH Gull, 13 LBBG, 20 Common Tern [Slaynes Lane] Doncaster Birding.

Rufford Pit Top - Bar-headed Goose [with two Canada Geese on main lake 08:30 then flew off strongly west 09:00].

Kirklington - Red-footed Falcon [adult male, on wires to east along A617 between Kirklington and Hockerton Thursday 16th].

Saturday 18th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1].

Everton Carr - Cuckoo.

Idle Washlands - c.16 Common Tern, Wigeon [Slaynes Lane] Doncaster Birding.

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Shelduck [2 adults, 3 juv's], 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Oystercatcher, Pochard.

Friday 17th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, 11:35].

Hoveringham - SPOONBILL [adult, Trentside Pit 08:38 - 10:10 at least]; Curlew [flew east].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Hobby [Chainbride Scrape East, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SPOONBILL [reported on Tween Pond, 07:30]; also Great White Egret [Tween Pond], Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow], 4 Red-crested Pochard [Clifton Pit].

Idle Washlands - 6 Teal, Green Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane] Doncaster Birding.

Thursday 16th June

Coddington - Red-footed Falcon [male briefly on telegraph wires by A17 north of Coddington late afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, 09:13].

Pleasleyhill - QUAIL [singing male in barley field, 08:27].

Nottingham City - BLACK REDSTART [singing male this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - GREY PLOVER [calling over Chainbridge Scrapes, 07:30].

Annesley Pit Top - WOOD SANDPIPER [early morning then flew south-east, 07:00].

Idle Washlands - Doncaster Birding.

Wednesday 15th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - SPOONBILL [flew south over Tiln North, 17:05], Hobby [Neatholme].

Attenborough Nature Reseve - Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow], Cuckoo [singing, this morning], 3 Red-crested Pochard [Clifton Pit].

Idle Washlands - 2 Red-crested Pochard, 6 Common Tern, 4 Reed Warbler, Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting [Slaynes Lane] Doncaster Birding.

Tuesday 14th June

Netherfield Lagoons - GLAUCOUS GULL (or Hybrid) [1st-summer, again on the Deep Pit, this evening].

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, 17:00].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - COMMON CRANE [in flight over river Idle from direction of Tiln North and dropped into southern end of Chainbridge Pit, 16:45].

Monday 13th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, 15:30 at least].

Gringley Carr - QUAIL [singing male, east of Carr Road, this morning and again midday]; also 4 Yellow Wagtail.

Sunday 12th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, 16:50 at least].

Netherfield Lagoons - GLAUCOUS GULL (or Hybrid) [1st-summer, again on the Deep Pit 11:25 then flew towards Enva Recycling Centre; returning again to the Deep Pit, 13:53].

Besthorpe NR - GARGANEY [drk, still Mons Pool this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - KNOT [Middle Lagoon, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reseve - Great White Egret, Hobby, Red-crested Pochard, Oystercatcher [Clifton Pit].

Saturday 11th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - GLAUCOUS GULL (or Hybrid) [again on the Deep Pit, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - OSPREY [over north-west, 14:09].

Hoveringham - Whooper Swan [Tipping Pond].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - OSPREY [flew south over Tiln North this morning].

Idle Washlands - TURNSTONE [Slaynes Lane] Doncaster Birding

Holme Pierrepont - GLAUCOUS GULL (or Hybrid) [1st-summer, briefy on Blotts Pit then flew towards Netherfield, 06:00], CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer, Blotts Pit].

Friday 10th June

Harlow Wood - Nightjar [Churring, 23:00].

Holme Pierrepont - ARCTIC TERN [1st-summer, Blotts Pit/A52 Pit early afternoon - 17:29 at least], CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer Blotts Pit].

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1 early evening at least]; also TURTLE DOVE [heard], Hobby, 1st-summer CASPIAN GULL.

Idle Washlands - OSPREY [through south-east, 16:50], c.20 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin [Slaynes Lane].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Tween Pond], Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Dunlin, Yellow wagtail [Clifton pit, early evening].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Hobbies, drk Red-crested Pochard.

Thursday 9th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1 this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - GLAUCOUS GULL (or Hybrid) [flew into the Deep Pit, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Yellow-legged Gull [2nd-summer, again on Clifton Pit]; also 3 Cuckoo, Red-crested Pochard.

Gringley Carr - QUAIL [singing male, in wheat field just north of A631 and 300m east of Grange Farm Cottages 06:45].

Wednesday 8th June

Netherfield Lagoons - GLAUCOUS GULL (or Hybrid) [Deep Pit, late afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present on Phase 1 today].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Cuckoo [male and rufous morph 'hepatic' female].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Yellow-legged Gull [2nd-summer], Dunlin, 2 drake Red-crested Pochard [Clifton Pit].

Tuesday 7th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still showing well Phase 1, 19:04 at least].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 LITTLE GULL [1st-summer birds, Blotts Pit early afternoon], 2 CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer birds, Blotts Pit], BLACK TERN [still Blotts Pit, this evening], LITTLE TERN [briefly Blotts Pits, then flew south-west towards the A52 Pit, this afternoon].

Besthorpe - GARGANEY [drake, Mons Pool].

Silverhill Wood - BITTERN [flew over north-west, 13:06].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - GOSHAWK, Hobby, Red Kite, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher.

Monday 6th June

Holme Pierrepont - BLACK TERN [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still showing well Phase 1, 17:00 at least].

(Great Reed Warbler) - Langford Lowfields © Paul Coombes)


Nottingham City - BLACK REDSTART [singing male, undisclosed location in the City Centre this morning].

Sunday 5th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male still present Phase 1, 150m north of beach hut 18:21 at least].

Idle Washlands - BLACK TERN [Slaynes Lane showing well early morning to evening]; also 7 SANDERLING, 30 Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 26 Common Tern, Cuckoo, c.200 Swift, Tree Sparrow.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, this morning]; also probable 1st-summer CASPIAN GULL.

Saturday 4th June

Langford Lowfields - Great Reed Warbler [singing male Phase 1, 150m north of beach hut 08:26 - late afternoon at least].

(Great Reed Warbler) - Langford Lowfields © Roger Bennett)


Lound [Idle Valley NR] - BLACK TERN [Bellmoor lake untill 09:15 from recycling viewpoint, then lost to view]; also 2 Common Gull, Red-creasted Pochard, 300+Swift [Bellmoor Lake].

Idel Washlands - 2 GARGANEY [drakes], SANDERLING [Slaynes Lane, this morning].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - BLACK TERN [over the Great Lake, 08:20].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer Clifton Pit, 06:36 - 07:00], Great White Egret [Tween Pond].

Friday 3rd June

Idle Washlands - Red-necked Phalarope [male, Slaynes Lane South early morning - 20:05 at least]; also GARGANEY [drake], 21 Ringed Plover, Dunlin.

(Red-necked Phalarope) - Idle Washlands © Richaed Smyth)


Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer Dutch orange ringed Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 2 Honey Buzzard, Red Kite, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Hobby, Marsh Harrier.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Hobby, Cuckoo, 24 Red-crested Pochard.

Holme Pierrepont - CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer, Blotts Pit this morning].

Thursday 2nd June

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 LITTLE TERN [Chainbridge Scrape East, this evening]; also 6 Common Tern, 2 Redshank.

Clifton Pastures - Marsh Harrier [cream crown, 21:15], Harrier sp [Ring-tail, following the Fairham Brook near the Summerwood Allotments, 19:20].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [drake, Clifton Pit this evening]; also 63 Gadwall.

Stoke Lock - Peregrine [over 16:30].

Idle Washlands - SANDERLING, 18 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin [Slaynes Lane].

Carlton in Lindrick - QUAIL [singing male in barley field at Roxholme, 05:00].

Wednesday 1st June

Holme Pierrepont - GLAUCOUS GULL (or Hybrid) [Blotts Pit, c.17:15 - 17:24 then flew south]. CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer, Blotts Pit this evening].

(Glaucous Gull (or hybrid) - Holme Pierrepont © Alan Clewes)


Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [drake], 6 Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, 6 Pochard, 23 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, SANDERLING, 8 Redshank [Slaynes Lane].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [male, showing well].

Clifton Pastures - Harrier sp [Ring-tail, briefly this morning].


Many thanks to:

Celia Abbott, Ian Abbott, Mervyn Bartle, Roger Bennett, John Burdall, Paul Buxton, Darren Chapman, Mick Clay, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, Paul Coombes, Susy Cooper, Carl Cornish, Ian Cowgill, Nick Crouch, Mark Dawson, Robin Elliott, Del Evans, Keith Fisher, Steve Follows, Ade Fox, Pete Freeman, Josh Fusiara, Andy Hall, Steven Henry, John Hopper, Dave Hursthouse, Ian Livsey, Dawn Marie, Martin McCallum, Ged Morley, Paul Naylor, Chris Pike, Deborah Pollard, Clive Presscott, John Pressley, Simon Roberts, Steve Robins, Chris Robinson, Col Scott, David Sharpe, Keith Short, Graham Perry-Slack, Richaed Smyth, Pete Stanyon, Darren Starling, Matt Starling, Stephanie Terry, Mel Thorn, Steve Thorpe, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Ben Ward, Rob Woodward.



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