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 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 6th December

Hoveringham - 2 CASPIAN GULL [adult and 2nd-winter, Railway Pit roost, this evening].

Kilvington Lakes - COMMON SCOTER [drake, West Lake, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Smew, 75 Goosander, Black-tailed Godwit, 240 Lapwing, adult CASPIAN GULL [Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Great Northern Diver [still Deep Water Pit, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Woodcock [flushed from Neatholme Lane, this morning], Dunlin, 2 Ruff [Neatholme Fen], Redshank, Ruff [Chainbridge Scrape], Marsh Harrier [over Neatholme Scrape].

Sunday 5th December

Langford Lowfields - Great Northern Diver [still Deep Water Pit, mid-afternoon]; also 4 Whooper Swan, 4 Pintail, Jack Snipe, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Merlin, Peregrine, 2 Stonechat.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 4 Whooper Swan [Neatholme Scrape], Marsh Harrier [Neatholme Pit], Ruff, 10 GBBG [Neatholme Fen], 2 Great White Egret [on site], 6 Goosander, c.50 Pochard [Bellmoor Lake]; also Russian type Common Gull candidate [Neatholme Scrape].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 BEARDED TIT [male/female, along the Causeway between the Slurry Lagoon and Deep Pit, then flew into the Deep Pit reedbed 10:20].

Idle Washlands - Goldeneye, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, [Slaynes Lane], Pintail, Green Sandpiper, 11 Redshank [Hagg Lane Flash].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Smew [redhead still present Clifton Pit, 09:05].

Saturday 4th December

Holme Pierrepont - CASPIAN GULL [first-winter, A52 Pit roost this evening]; also Great White Egret.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Smew, adult CASPIAN GULL [both still Clifton Pit from Tower hide, this morning]; also Great White Egret, Chiffchaff singing along the river path.

Friday 3rd December

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Smew [redhead], CASPIAN GULL [adult], 85 Goosander [Clifton Pit from Tower Hide this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 34 Whooper Swan [Clayworth Common, early afternoon], Marsh Harrier [Neatholme Scrape]; also Great White Egret, Kingfisher.

Idle Washlands - Marsh Harrier, 2 Whooper Swan, Goosander, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 4 Pintail, 2 Chiffchaff [Slaynes Lane].

Netherfield Lagoons - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter on roof at Enva Recycling Centre, this morning]; also Merlin, 2 Peregrine, Great White Egret.

Stoke Bardolph - Pintail [drake, on the river].

Worksop - Mandarin [drake on the River Ryton through The Canch].

Thursday 2nd December

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 77 Goosander, Smew, BEARDED TIT [Clifton Pit, this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Great Northern Diver [still on the Deep Water Pit, 11:55].

Woodborough/Epperstone - c.30 Golden Plover [field between Woodborough and Epperstone from A6097, 11:15].

Lambley/Lowdham - Red Kite [between Lambley and Lowdham 10:00].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 50 Pink-footed Geese [moving east, this morning].

Wednesday 1st December

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Smew [redhead, still present Clifton Pit].

Lound - Hawfinch [single again at the back of the nursing home, 11:35], Red Kite [low over the village crossroads, 10:58].

Many thanks to:

Ian Bollen, Ruth Brown, Alan Clewes, Mark Dawson, Del Evans, Peter Freeman, Josh Fusiara, Vic Giles, Mike Hill, Kev Hawkridge, Paul Hobson, Chris Huges, Martin McCallum, Raymond Parker, Colin Penny, Martyn Perkins, Craig Pitchford, Dave Read, Simon Roberts, Lee Scudder, David Smith, Peter Smith, Mark Speck, Brian Thomas, Mike Vickers, Mick Wormall.

@NottsBirders Twitter Feed/Facebook Group, Lound And Bellmoor Facebook Group, Lound Whatapp Group, RSPB Langford Lowfields, Netherfield Wildlife Group, Doncaster Birding.


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