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 and obvious wondering/passage birds), 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.


Monday 20th September

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 CASPIAN GULL [adult and Juv on roof of Enva Recycling Centre, this afternoon]; also 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Hobbies.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BITTERN [in flight between Windsurf Pit and Chainbridge Scrape West, this morning], Peregrine (juv), 2 Dunlin, 2 Ruff [Neatholme Fen], Marsh Harrier (cream crown), 4 Grey Partridge, Snipe [Tiln North], 6 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler [The Willows/Clayworth Copse].

King's Mill Reservoir - Pintail [eclipse drake], 4 Snipe, Little Egret.

Bilsthorpe - Hobby [over east, 07:19].

Sunday 19th September

Idle Washlands - CATTLE EGRET [Hagg Lane Flash, this evening], TURNSTONE, Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 9 Snipe, Curlew [thru east], 3 Great White Egret, Yellow-legged Gull, Marsh Harrier [Slaynes Lane].

Kingston on Soar - Red Kite [adult over harrassed by corvids, 15:30].

Langford Lowfields - SPOTTED REDSHANK [still Silt Lagoons this morning], GARGANEY, 6 Ringed Plover, 3+Great White Egret, Hobby, 10 Pintail [Phase 3].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LITTLE STINT [juvenile, still present on Clifton Pit, 08:36].

Saturday 18th September

East Leake GP's - SPOTTED REDSHANK [Crossroads Pit, viewable from gate 17:45].

Netherfield Lagoons - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter, Enva Recycling Centre, 15:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pectoral Sandpiper [Clifton Pit early morning, but no further sign by this evening], Ruff [fly through over Clifton Pit, 08:30], LITTLE STINT [juvenile still Clifton Pit, late afternoon at least], 7+Swallow [through south-east], House Martin [Church Pond]; also Hobby, Pintail, 5 Snipe, Great White Egret.

Kilvington Lakes - Ruff, Pintail, min of 20 Yellow-legged Gull.

Langford Lowfields - SPOTTED REDSHANK, 2 Green Sandpiper [Silt Lagoons, this morning], GARGANEY [eclipse drake], Ruff [Phase 3], 4 Great White Egret [in dead trees along the footpath to reserve].

Idle Washlands - Pintail, 3 Ringed Plover, 35 Snipe, LITTLE STINT, 3 Dunlin, Ruff, 2 Great White Egret [Slaynes Lane], 2 Greenshank [Hagg Lane Flash].

King's Mill Reservoir - Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret.

Friday 17th September

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 CASPIAN GULL [2 adults and Juv, Enva Recycling Centre, late afternoon], 4 Yellow-legged Gull [adult, 3rd-winter, and two 1st-winters].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pectoral Sandpiper, LITTLE STINT [still Clifton Pit, 13:00].

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY, LITTLE STINT, Greenshank, 5 Yellow Wagtail, c.70 Pied Wagtail [Hagg Lane Flash], 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 3 Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier [Slaynes Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BLACK NECKED GREBE [Neatholme Scrape], Whooper Swan [adult on River Idle between Tiln North and Chainbridge Pit], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape West], Great White Egret (second bird), 9 Little Egret, 6 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Snipe [Neatholme Fen], Gt Spotted Woodpecker [Willows].

Langford Lowfields - Glossy Ibis, GARGANEY [Phase 3, this morning].

Thursday 16th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pectoral Sandpiper, LITTLE STINT [still on Clifton Pit, 19:00 at least]; also 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, 50 Swallow.

Barton in Fabis - OSPREY [flew high west over Branshill Wood, 09:54], Spotted Flycatcher [hedgerow below Branshill], Great White Egret [on pond off Rectory Way then flew east]; also Peregrine, Hobby, 2 Snipe.

Hoveringham - 2 Northern Wheatear [Sailing Lake].

Wednesday 15th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pectoral Sandpiper [Juvenile Clifton Pit from Tower Hide, 11:23 - 18:30 at least], LITTLE STINT [Juvenile Clifton Pit, 06:51 - 18:30], 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Ridge and Furrow]; also Great White Egret.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BLACK-NECKED GREBE [Neathome Scrape, early afternoon].

Sutton in Ashfield - Raven [Thieves Wood, over north calling 11:15].

Tuesday 14th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pectoral Sandpiper [still present this afternoon, but no sign this evening].

Idle Washlands - SPOTTED REDSHANK, 5 Ruff, 7 Dunlin, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 34 Snipe, 2 Pintail [Slaynes Lane, early evening].

Hoveringham - OSPREY [Sailing Lake, 10:20am and again at 10:40].

Monday 13th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pectoral Sandpiper [Juvenile, still Clifton Pit from Tower Hide, 17:30 at least], CASPIAN GULL [adult, Clifton Pit 08:00 then flew east].

Collingham Pits - CASPIAN GULL [German-ringed 2nd-summer X34E, Northcroft Pit early afternoon].

Idle Washlands - LITTLE STINT, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Peregrine, 2 Marsh Harrier [Slaynes Lane], Greenshank [Hagg Lane Flash].

Cotham Flash - Merlin [female].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Spotted Flycatcher [lane adjacent to main viewing screen Neatholme Fen, this morning].

Sunday 12th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pectoral Sandpiper [Juvenile, still Clifton Pit 07:10 till dusk from Tower Hide], Black-tailed Godwit, Shelduck [Ridge and Furrow].

Budby - OSPREY [over north-west, 18:15].

Kilvington Lakes - 22 Yellow-legged Gull [in with LBB Gulls].

Besthorpe NR - 2 BITTERN [in flight over Mons Pool, this morning]; also 2 Red-crested Pochard, Raven.

Collingham Pits - SPOTTED REDSHANK [Ferry Lane Lake then flew to Northcroft Pit, this morning], GARGANEY [still Northcroft Pit].

Saturday 11th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pectoral Sandpiper [Juvenile Clifton Pit 17:30 for approx 30 seconds close in front of Tower hide, then flushed with no further sign]; also today Great White Egret, Black-tailed Godwit.

Collingham Pits - SPOTTED REDSHANK [Juvenile, Northcroft Pit, late afternoon]; also Greenshank, Common Sandpiper.

Moorgreen Reservoir - 2 Red-crested Pochard [late afternoon].

Misson Springs - Whooper Swan [injured over-summering bird], 8 Snipe, Common Sandpiper.

Clumber Park - OSPREY [high south over Clumber Lake, 09:16].

Eakring - Whinchat, 2 Red Kite [Penny Pasture].

Netherfield Lagoons - Hobby [over the lagoons].

Hickling - Hobby [circling over this morning].

Langford Lowfields - SPOTTED REDSHANK [Silt Lagoon, 07:29]

Friday 10th September

Holme Pierrepont - Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, 4 Whinchat [this evening].

Barton in Fabis - Northern Wheatear [behind Cottages Flash, late afternoon/early evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-tailed Godwit [Ridge and Furrow, this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - CASPIAN GULL [adult, at Enva Recycling Centre, late morning].

Langford Lowfields - GARGANEY [eclispe drake], 2 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, LRP, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier [Phase 3, this morning].

Thursday 9th September

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Greenshank, 3 Ruff, Snipe, Pintail [Neatholme Fen], Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape East].

Wednesday 8th September

Idle Washlands - 4 GARGANEY, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 150+Snipe, CURLEW SANDPIPER, 35 Ruff, 25 Dunlin, 3 LITTLE STINT, 4 Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler [Slaynes Lane], 5 Ruff, 2 Great White Egret [Hagg Lane Flash].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Whooper Swan [injured over-summering bird], Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, 5 Pochard, 55+Curlew 4 Snipe.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - White Wagtail [this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Ruddy Shelduck, 30 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake].

Langford Lowfields - GARGANEY, Greenshank, 8 Dunlin, 14+Ringed Plover [Phase 3].

Holme Pierrepont - SPOTTED REDSHANK [still Blotts Pit, early morning].

Tuesday 7th September

Idle Washlands - 3 LITTLE STINT, CURLEW SANDPIPER, 39 Ruff, 18 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane/Hagg Lane Flash].

Barton in Fabis - 4 Hobbies, 30+Yellow Wagatail [late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult, Clifton Pit early afternoon]; also Hobby.

Langford Lowfields - GARGANEY, 8+Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, this morning].

New Basford - Little Egret [Vernon Park].

Monday 6th September

Saundby - Guillemot [on River Trent north of West Burton Power Station, this evening until dusk; swimming strongly and did travel some distance, moving from one bank to another so goes in both Linc's and Nott's as border is in middle of river. Last seen on the river at SK809871].

Hoveringham - CASPIAN GULL [adult in the Railway Pit roost, 20:11].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Whinchat [single on weedy field below the new pylon by the substation and second in scrubby car park on the west side of the Enva Recycling Centre, late afternoon], 2+Common Redstart [along fenceline on the west side of the Enva Recycling Centre, 18:39].

Idle Washlands - CATTLE EGRET, 3 LITTLE STINT, CURLEW SANDPIPER, 25 Ruff, 20 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 13 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane], 13 Ruff [Hagg Lane Flash].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, 4 Snipe [Clifton Pit].

Kilvington Lakes - Whinchat [late afternoon].

Collingham Pits - 2 GARGANEY, Greenshank [Northcroft Pit].

Langford Lowfields - 13 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 3 Hobby, Goldeneye [Phase 3].

Holme Pierrepont - SPOTTED REDSHANK, Avocet [Blotts Pit, this morning].

Sunday 5th September

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 2 BLACK TERN [17:25].

Holme Pierrepont - SPOTTED REDSHANK [juvenile, Blotts Pit, 16:28].

Idle Washlands - CATTLE EGRET [Hagg Lane Flash, 12:27].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Whooper Swan [on the River Idle between Chainbridge Pit and Idle Valley Centre, early afternoon].

Collingham Pits - LITTLE STINT [Ferry Lane Lake, 08:22], GARGANEY [Northcroft/Ferry Lane Lake], 3 Great White Egret [Wharf Pit], 2 Ruff, 3 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper [Ferry Lane Lake].

Netherfield Lagoons - SPOTTED REDSHANK [juvenile, on the New Workings/Slurry Lagoon, 07:41 - 08:45 then flew off west].

Langford Lowfields - BLACK TERN [juvenile], CURLEW SANDPIPER [juvenile], GARGANEY [Phase 3, early morning]; also 18 Ringed Plover, 15 Dunlin.

Saturday 4th September

Kilvington Lakes - c.300 LBB Gull, 22 Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 2 GBB Gull [all came in from the south-east from 19:30 onwards, by 20:30 most had flown off towards Hoveringham].

Holme Pierrepont - SPOTTED REDSHANK, Greenshank [Blotts Pit, 16:45].

East Leake GP's - GARGANEY [juvenile, Crossroads Pit, 13:00], Ruddy Shelduck [New Workings].

Idle Washlands - CURLEW SANDPIPER, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 2 Redshank [Slaynes Lane, 12:30].

Langford Lowfields - CURLEW SANDPIPER [juvenile, Phase 3, early afternoon], GARGANEY, 3 Dunlin [Phase 3, 06:40].

Hickling Canal - Hobby [through low, 13:55].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Pintail [Neatholme Fen], Peregrine, 10+Swift [Chainbridge West].

Clifton Pastures - Marsh Harrier [male, near the Clifton allotments, 10:00].

Friday 3rd September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Spotted Flycatcher [still on wires/field behind Kingfisher hide, this evening].

Kilvington Lakes - 90 LBB Gull, 9 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Herring Gull, fem Marsh Harrier [this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - CASPIAN GULL [adult], 4 Yellow-legged Gull [2 juv's, first-summer, 2nd-summer, Enva Recycling Centre, early afternoon].

Idle Washlands - 2 GARGANEY, Great White Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, Marsh Harrier [Hagg Lane Flash, late morning].

Collingham Pits - SPOONBILL [over south, mid-morning].

Harworth Pit Top - Jack Snipe [around the edge of the new pond, 09:00].

Langford Lowfields - 3 LITTLE STINT [Phase 3, briefly early morning].

Thursday 2nd September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Spotted Flycatcher [behind Kingfisher hide, this evening],

Netherfield Lagoons - BLACK TERN [Slurry Lagoon, early afternoon].

Idle Washlands - forty-nine Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Pintail [Slaynes Lane, this morning], Marsh Harrier [female], Great White Egret, 2 GARGANEY, Greenshank, Ruff [Hagg Lane Flash].

Hoveringham - Ruddy Shelduck, Common Sandpiper [Tipping Pond], Common Redstart, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff [Sailing Lake Bridleway].

Halam - Hobby [moving south-west, this morning], c.85 Swallow, House Martin.

Wednesday 1st September

Idle Washlands - Pratincole sp. [again briefly in flight mid-morning over the west side of Slaynes Lane]; also CATTLE EGRET, 4 Great White Egret, 5 GARGANEY, 3 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 15+Ruff, 4 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 30+Snipe, 2 Common Tern, 2 Hobby, Peregrine, Shelduck, 9 Pintail.

Langford Lowfields - 3 Great White Egret, SANDERLING [juvenile], Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 5 Pintail, Common Tern [this morning], 3 Green Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier [juvenile female through north], 48 House Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler [Phase 1]

Barton in Fabis - 3 Hobby, 2 Raven [Branshill Wood, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 4 Hobbies [Chainbridge Scrape, early afternoon], Marsh Harrier [Tiln North].

Gunthorpe/Burton Joyce - 10 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Common Tern, 4 Egyptian Geese, Yellow Wagtail [early afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret, Hobby, 6 Red-crested Pochard [Clifton Pit, early morning].


Many thanks to:

Mervyn Bartle, Robin Brace, Andrew Buckley, Paul Buxton, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, Peter Cottam, Mark Cottingham, Peter Cottam, Ian Cowgill, Nick Crouch, Stu Davenport, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, John Ellis, Derrick Evans, Ade Fox, Alan Freestone, Indy Kiemel Greene, John Hopper, Robert Johnson, Andrew Kerridge, Mike Leatherland, Scott Linacre, Ian Livsey, Martin McCallum, Phil Palmer, Martyn Perkins, Peter Playle, Simon Roberts, Neil Sainthouse, Tommy Salt, Alan Scrimshaw, Andy Shooter, Edmund Staunton, David Tyldesley, Ben Ward, Mark Wilde, Rob Woodward.



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