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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 Andy Hall. 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 will not appear here during the breeding season, unless publicised by site managers (but please submit your sightings anyway). Species that this generally applies to include (but are not necessarily limited to): Avocet, Bearded Tit, Bittern, Black-necked Grebe, Cetti's Warbler, Garganey. 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 (except wandering birds) and Woodlark (except from Budby Heath). 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."


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Species shown in Blue on this page are species with less than 70 birds recorded in Nottinghamshire since 1970. Bold Red are species with on average, less than 20 records annually and Red are species of interest.

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145 Species recorded so far in 2017. Full List Here

Friday 31st March

Girton Pits - Sedge Warbler [along the track near Sailing Club, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - Common Whitethroat [late afternoon], Swallow and Little Ringed Plover [circled over calling at dusk].

Kilvington Lakes - Northern Wheatear, 5 Sand Martin and 2 Oystercatcher.

Centre Parc's - 45 Waxwing [this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - Northern Wheatear, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Common Redshank and 3 Oystercatcher [North of Slaynes Lane, this afternoon].

Clifton Grove/Barton in Fabis - Blackcap [Rough Wood, 15:12] and Raven [over Branshill].

Bramcote - Osprey [flew West over, 14:30].

Clumber Park - Willow Warbler.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Sandwich Tern [Neatholme Fen, 12.10 to 12:45, then re-located on Chainbridge NR Scrape, East 16:30 and present until 16:45 when it flew off high South over Chainbridge Pit], 3 Great White Egret [2 Neatholme Fen, West and third on Chainbridge NR Scrape].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Willow Warbler [on the Delta, 09:30]. Also Raven [over, this afternoon].

West Bridgford - 36 Waxwing [Blake Road, 09:00].

Mansfield - 50 Waxwing [Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, 08:00]. Also 3 Waxwing [Mansfield Train Station, 14:15].

Thursday 30th March

Rainworth - 2 House Martin [flew North/West, 19:03].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 28 Goldeneye [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Barton in Fabis - Green Sandpiper [Cottages Flash, 17:15].

East Bridgford/Car Colston - Red Kite [flew over Bridgford Garden Centre/A46 towards Scarrington, 15:20].

Southwell - 35 Waxwing [Norwood Golf Club].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 9 Whooper Swan [still on Clayworth Common], 8 Sand Martin [over Bellmoor], 10 Sand Martin [over Neathome Fen], Swallow [Bellmore, over the visitors centre], Swallow [over the approach road to Lound village], 3 Goosander [Bellmore], 5 Goldeneye [Chainbridge Pit] and 10 Goldeneye [Neatholme Scrape].

Netherfield Lagoons - Willow Warbler [singing and feeding in Large Gravel Pit tree line late morning], Swallow and 11 Sand Martin [near the Railway Bridge] and 2 Northern Wheatear [on the Severn/Trent fields, this afternoon].

Bulwell - 2 House Martin [over Wood Road, this morning].

Arnold - c50 Waxwing [Ramsey Drive].

West Bridgford - 30 Waxwing [Wilford Lane allotments 11:00, then flew towards Rushcliffe Arena].

Nuthall - 30 Waxwing [Woodhouse Way, this morning].

Scrooby - 5 Waxwing [Old Mill orchard area, 08:15]

Mansfield - 25 Waxwing [Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, 07:45].

Skegby - 8 Waxwing [Mansfield Rd/Butterly Lane Junc, 07:00].

Wednesday 29th March

Kilvington Lakes - Greater Scaup [drk, still present on East Lake, early evening].

Holme Pierrepont - Knot [still present on Blotts Pit]. Also 2 Common Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher and Northern Wheatear.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - c120 Sand Martin [Bellmoor Lake, mid afternoon].

Skegby - 100 Waxwing [in private garden].

Market Warsop - Waxwing [Lea Road, this afternoon].

Arnold - Red Kite [over to the East, 14:35]. Also 9+Waxwing [Ramsey Drive, this evening].

Eastwood - Red Kite [flew over Nottingham Road, 13:45].

Besthorpe NR - Little Ringed Plover and 5 Chiffchaff.

Huthwaite - 40 Waxwing [Barker Street, in gardens behind Brierley Forest golf clubhouse, 11:00].

Nuthall - c30 Waxwing - along the A6002, Woodhouse Way opposite the Brewers Fayre, 09:30, then flew into the Mornington Crescent estate]. Also Red Kite [over Arnos Grove, 14:00 opposite The Belfry Hotel, just off the A6002].

Tuesday 28th March

Holme Pierrepont - Knot [still present on Blotts Pit this evening]. Also 100+ Sand Martin [on the A52 Pit].

Bestwood Village - White Wagtail [broad view stables, 17:00].

Ratcliffe on Soar - Red Kite [flew towards the power Station from the Long Eaton GP's, 17:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Windsurf Pit, this afternoon], 3 Avocet and 6 Sand Martin [Neatholme Fen], 7 Common Scoter [6 drk's, Bellmoor this afternoon] and 3 Blackcap [Windsurf Pit].

Gringley on the Hill - 5 Waxwing [briefly in trees near church this afternoon, then flew North].

Besthorpe NR - 2 Pintail, Curlew, Common Redshank and 2 Oystercatcher [on the Silt Lagoon], Common Redshank [Mons Pool], and c14 Chiffchaff on site.

Huthwaite - 20 Waxwing [Barker Street, in gardens behind Brierley Forest golf clubhouse, 10:40].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Water Pipit [Ridge and Furrow, 09:40]. Also 2 Little Ringed Plover [Ridge and Furrow], Pintail [drk, still on Tween] and good numbers of Sand Martin and Chiffchaff.

Hodsock Flash - Common Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher and 22 Common Snipe.

Hoveringham - Grey Plover [calling bird through the Sailing Lake, low North, 09:00], Sandwich Tern [flew South through the Sailing Lake, 09:30 and then North over Annex Pit, reappearing on the Sailing Lake, sat on a buoy before departing], 3 Common Scoter [all drk's, on the Sailing Lake early morning to 17:45 at least] and c100 Sand Martin [through the Sailing Lake, during torrential downpour, 17:45].

Market Warsop - 2 Mandarin [pair, on house roof this morning, then flew S/W].

Sneinton - 2 Ring Ouzel [males, on Manvers Mount, this morning].

Mansfield - 97 Waxwing [12, Flying over Nottingham Rd/ Commercial Gate, 07:20 and 85, Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, 07:50].

Monday 27th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Little Gull [adults, on Clifton Pit 11:40 to 16:30, then flew South]. Also Avocet [briefly on Clifton Pit, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [still present on Chainbridge Scrape] and Short-eared Owl [Conservation Lake].

Warsop Hills and Holes - 14 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 8 Redwing and Brambling.

Hoveringham - 3 Little Gull, Avocet, 25 Golden Plover and 3 Red-crested Pochard [Sailing Lake], Little Egret, 2 Red-crested Pochard and Common Redshank [Ralway Pit].

Wollaton Park - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Lime Tree Av, 13:45].

Linby - 16 Waxwing [along the Linby Trail, 11:20].

Kings Mill Reservoir - Black-necked Grebe [on Cafe side of the reservoir, 10:30]. Also 20 Waxwing [briefly in the car park].

Bassingfield - 47 Golden Plover [in fields off Bassingfield Lane, 08:45].

Mansfield - c60 Waxwing [60 on Sutton Road near Nell Gwyn pub 08:00. 24 Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, early afternoon increasing to 38, then flew towards Mansfield town centre].

Harlow Wood - c60 Waxwing [in trees between Halow Wood and the A60/A617 Junc, 07:45].

Holme Pierrepont - Great White Egret [Blotts Pit, briefly 07:28 - 07:30 then flew towards Netherfield]. Also Knot [still present on Blotts Pit this evening].

Sunday 26th March

Clumber Park - 2 Blue-winged Teal [females, Clumber Lake 15:00, seen from the bank at the car park by the lake side just down from the bridge on south side of the lake. Observer Returned to check at 17:00 and one was there briefly before disappearing into bank side vegetation].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Avocet, 2 Common Redsank and 2 Ringed Plover [West Lake, mid afternoon], Greater Scaup [drk, still present on East Lake] and Short Eared Owl [over rough grassland by derelict farm].

Colwick/Gedling - 5 Waxwing [along the Cowlick loop road, between Burton road park Gedling and Victoria retail park, 17:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [still present on Chainbridge Scrape] and Short-eared Owl [sitting on post by footpath on Hayton side of Tiln North].

Mansfield - c100 Waxwing [Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane Junc, this afternoon].

Colwick Country Park - Water Rail [by the main lake outfall] and c10 Chiffchaff.

Barton in Fabis - 2 Green Sandpiper [Cottages Flash and a second on the A453 Balancing Pond, this afternoon].

Burton Joyce - Red Kite [high over to North, 12:15].

Underwood - c40 Waxwing [c40, flew through the old pit top heading S/E, this morning, and 24 again at Felly Mill].

Netherfield Lagoons - 5 Mediterranean Gull [on the Slurry Lagoon, 10:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Firecrest [In scrub along the reserve path closest to Beeston Weir, 10:00]. Also Pintail [drk, still on Tween] and several Sand Martin on the reserve.

Idle Washlands - Pink-footed Goose and Barnacle Goose [Slaynes Lane] and Grey Plover and Dunlin [Newington Flash, just over the county boundary in S.Yorks].

Bilsthorpe - 13 Waxwing [on the Southwell Trail, this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - Knot, Grey Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Redshank and 3 Chiffchaff [blotts Pit, this morning].

Saturday 25th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Pintail [drk, Tween Pond this afternoon]. Also Sand Martin [Sailing Pit, this morning].

Underwood - 12 Waxwing [Felley Mill, this afternoon].

Mansfield - 11 Waxwing [Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane Junc, this afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - Red Kite [mobbed by Raven, as it circled over the village, slowly drifting towards Gotham, 14:30], Curlew [flew upriver calling from Barton Island, 13:45] Also Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Redshank [A453 Balancing Pond this afternoon].

Chilwell - Peregrine [circling and drifting S/W, over Cator Lane/Bramcote Ave Junc, 13.15].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape, West], 2 Avocet [Neatholme Fen], Ruff and drk Pintail [Chainbridge Scrape, East], 2 Ruff, 2 Common Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover and 8+ Oystercatcher [Tiln North].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Swallow [through, this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Knot and Grey Plover [Blotts Pit, this morning].

Besthorpe NR - Greater Scaup [Mons Pool, this morning].

Collingham Pits - 6 Whooper Swan [in field West of Ferry Lane Lake, this morning].

Harlow Wood - 4 Mandarin [2 pairs, on newly created pond, 11:30].

Worksop/Retford - 20+Waxwing [in a tree on the A614/A1 slip road, 07:30].

Friday 24th March

Holme Pierrepont - Knot [Blotts Pit, late afternoon].

Wollaton - Rose-ringed Parakeet [flew over Middleton Primary school, Harrow Road this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 4 Avocet and Black-tailed Godwit [Neatholme Fen, with the godwit later relocating to Chainbridge East], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape], Blackcap [singing male, along Cross Lane] and good numbers of Chiffchaff on site.

Holme Pierrepont - 6 Barnacle Geese [A52 Pit sheep fields this afternoon]. Also 2 Common Redshank [Blotts Pit].

Besthorpe NR - Yellow Wagtail [male, Mons Pool] also Peregrine, 2 drk Pintail and Curlew [Silt Pond] and 10+ Chiffchaff [singing on site].

Mansfield - 66 Waxwing [Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, this afternoon]. Also several along the town centre dual carriage way (A60), 11:00].

Barton in Fabis - Raven [over Cottages Flash, 15:30]. Also 3 Oystercatcher and 32 Wigeon.

Mansfield Woodhouse - 7 Waxwing [around Litton lane area but mobile, late morning].

Idle Washlands - 2 Avocet [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning]. Also Dunlin.

Thursday 23rd March

Keyworth - 25+ Waxwing [in trees, to the south side of Selby Lane, 16:00].

Mapperley - Red Kite [flew over heading North, 14:20].

Mansfield - Red kite [over berry hill lane, 13:00].

Hoveringham - 12 Whooper Swan, 3 Red-crested Pochard and 1 Green Sandpiper [Sailing Lake], 1 Little Ringed Plover [Railway Pit].

Holme Pierrepont - 6 Barnacle Geese [still present on A52 Pit sheep fields this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [flew over Neatholme Scrape], Northern Wheatear [still, Tiln North], 5 Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape], 8+ Whooper Swan [Clayworth Common], 10+Chiffchaff [singing Bellmore] and Blackcap [singing, Cross Lane].

Colwick Country Park - 3 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff [singing], 6 Oystercatcher, 48 Eurasian Wigeon and Common Buzzard.

Awsworth - Red Kite [over this morning].

Wednesday 22nd March

West Bridgford - 12 Waxwing [near Domino's Pizza, Compton Acres late afternoon].

Mansfield Woodhouse - 30 Waxwing [flew North, over Yeoman Hill Park, 16:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 45 Waxwing [in the main car park, 12:58]. Also 2 Little Ringed Plover [Ridge and Furrow] and 4 Whooper Swan [on the Sailing Pit, 17:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Black-tailed Godwit [Chainbridge Scrape East], Northern Wheatear, 2 Ringed Plover and 4 Ruff [Tiln North], Curlew [flew over Bellmoor and relocated on Chainbridge East], 6 Dunlin and 2 Common Redshank [Chainbridge East] and 11 Golden Plover [on field near Hayton/Clayworth Common].

Holme Pierrepont - Cattle Egret [still present in field, on the North side of the A52 Pit, viewable from Adbolton Lane, through hedge just west of Holme Grange House, 11:45]. Also 6 Barnacle Goose [sheep field to North of pit, this afternoon], Northern Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit].

Bestwood Country Park - 2 Raven [over, 11:45].

Kilvington Lakes - Greater Scaup [drake still on East Lake, 10:00], 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Redshank and 2 Treecreeper [by viewpoint].

Harworth - c50 Whooper Swan [flew over N/W, 07:50].

Tuesday 21st March

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Garganey [drk, still on Bellmoor Lake, Idle Valley Wetlands, this evening]. Also 2 Red-crested Pochard [pair], 3 drk Goosander and 30+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls [with some exhibiting breeding behaviour on the island in front of the centre, picking up small sticks].

Idle Washlands - Green-winged Teal [still present Hagg’s Lane Flash, 10:30 - 16:00 at least], Grey Plover [just west of Misson, along Slaynes lane on North Pit, 10:30]. Also 7 Common Redshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin [Hagg Lane Flash, 15:00 - 16:00].

Holme Pierrepont - Cattle Egret [still present in field with up to 4 Little Egret, on the North side of the A52 Pit, viewable from Adbolton Lane, through hedge just west of Holme Grange House, 08:45 to 14:00 at least].

Southwell - 11 Waxwing [on the A612 opposite entrance to Palmers Court, feeding on cotoneaster this afternoon].

Wollaton - Red kite [over, 14:15].

Mansfield - Red kite [flew south over Mansfield Golf Club course and Ratcher Hill Quarry, 11:55]. Also c50 Lesser Redpoll [in scrub habitat to the north of Eakring Road, SK57050 61242].

Bestwood Village - 2 Raven [flying low over the village, mobbed by jackdaws, 10:40].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Red Kite [flew over the Long Eaton GPs, towards ANR, 10:08].

Chilwell - 2 Raven [flew south over Cator Lane, 08:50].

Monday 20th March

Idle Washlands - Green-winged Teal [drk, still present on Hagg Lane Flash, 10:20 to 17:45 at least]. Also Pink-footed Goose [dropped into Slaynes Lane restoration area], Marsh Harrier [along river towards Misson, 15:12] and 3 Sand Martin [through, 08:00].

Holme Pierrepont - Cattle Egret [still present in field on the North side of the A52 Pit, viewable from Adbolton Lane, through hedge just west of Holme Grange House, early morning to 18:10, when it flew off to roost with 6 little egrets towards the river], Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, 8 Common Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 male White Wagtail, 20 Fieldfares and 2 Sand Martin through[Blotts Pit]. Also 50+ Goldeneye [including displaying males].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 17 Goosander [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Short Eared Owl [on fence post behind Conservation Lake, Clayworth Common 18:15], Merlin [female, Clayworth Common, 18:20], 4 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover [Tiln North, 17:00], Pintail [drk, Chainbridge East, 16:30] and Garganey [drk, still on Bellmoor Lake this morning].

Radcliffe on Trent - Chiffchaff [Rockley Memorial Park, 16:00].

Kings Mill Reservoir - 3 Sand Martin [late afternoon].

Gedling - c40 Waxwing [c40, Jubilee Park, Burton Road/Colwick Loop Road, for second day. Also c25 along the Colwick Loop Road/Conway Road junc, 15:00 - 16:30].

Bestwood Country Park - 2 Raven [over cronking, 14.10].

Huthwaite - 40 Waxwing [Mill Lane, by Rookery Park entrance, 09:24].

Sunday 19th March

Holme Pierrepont - Cattle Egret [still present in field on the North side of the A52 Pit, viewable from Adbolton Lane, through hedge just west of Holme Grange House, 15:45 at least]. Also 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin and Common Redshank [Blotts Pit] and 8+Sand Martin and 10+Little Egret [A52 Pit].

Idle Washlands - Green-winged Teal [drk, still present on Hagg Lane Flash, 15:00 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Great White Egret [Neatholme Pit and second on Neatholme Fen, this afternoon], Garganey [drk, still present on Bellmore Lake], 2 Raven [on upper sheep fields], 2 Common Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, Pintail [Tiln North] and Wood Duck [drk, Bellmore Lake].

Mansfield - c60 Waxwing [Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, feeding on Cotoneaster berries, this afternoon].

Kimberley - 5 Waxwing [still present in the area around Hardy street].

Kilvington Lakes - Greater Scaup [1w drk, still present on East Lake, this afternoon], Northern Wheatear [around North Lake]. Also 5 Goosander and 2 Oystercatcher [West Lake].

Burton Joyce - 15 Waxwing [opposite the Lord Nelson near the railway line, early afternoon].

Sherwood Forest NNR - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [male].

Budby - 2 Common Crossbill [In plantation south of the pumping station]. Also 6 Chiffchaff​.

Papplewick - Chiffchaff [by the Pumping Station].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Sand Martin [through South, this morning].

Skegby - 2 Chiffchaff [on the Skegby Trail this morning].

Warsop - 11 Chiffchaff [Hills and Holes, this morning].

Barton in Fabis - 4 Whooper Swan [still present with mutes in rape field viewable from the old A453, 07:30], Raven [over Branshill Wood, 08:30].

Saturday 18th March

Holme Pierrepont - Cattle Egret [again present in field on the North side of the A52 Pit, viewable from Adbolton Lane, through hedge just west of Holme Grange House, 07:57 - 15:20 at least]. Also Little Ringed Plover [Blotts Pit] and 4+Sand Martin [A52 Pit].

Idle Washlands - Green-winged Teal [drk, Hagg Lane Flash this afternoon, then relocated to Newington Flash (S.York's), 16.00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Little Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen, 16:00], Garganey [drk, still present on Bellmore Lake, river side near the bench, 15:00] and 9 Sand Martin [Bellmoor Lake, 14.00].

Besthorpe NR - Little Ringed Plover [Mons Pool, this afternoon]. Also Sand Martin through.

Bennerley Marsh - c150 Golden Plover [14:00].

Cottam - Northern Wheatear and Chiffchaff [next to river Trent, behind Cottam Power Station].

Rainworth - 3 Chiffchaff [Strawberry Hill Heath].

Clipstone Forest - 29+ Brambling [in poplars, South section near Rainworth Water]. Also Siskin, several Lesser Redpoll and Raven over.

Budby - 2 Mandarin - [flew over the middle of Budby Heath, heading for the pumping station].

Granby - Red kite [over granby road, 11.55].

Wollaton - 19 Waxwing [Waitrose car park, 10:20].

Bentinck Pit Tip - 2 Jack Snipe and Common Snipe [this morning].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Brief views of pair, this morning].

Friday 17th March

Holme Pierrepont - Cattle Egret [in field on the North side of the A52 Pit, viewable from Adbolton Lane, through hedge just west of Holme Grange House 17:30 - 18:05, then flew North with Little Egrets].

Kimberley - c40 Waxwing [still present but very mobile, landing briefly in Hardy street but flushed by 2 sparrowhawk, 16:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Garganey [drk, still present on Bellmore Lake, South side], 5 Sand Martin [Bellmore Lake], Great white Egret and Common Redshank [Neatholme Fen], 41 Whooper Swan [Clayworth Common], Common Redshank and 3 Ringed Plover [Tiln North] and 7 Chiffchaff [Path around Ski Pit].

Nott'm City - Peregrine [the Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Building pair have laid their first egg of 2017].

Ruddington - Waxwing [Single bird, Ashworth Avenue/A60 junction, for second day].

New Basford - 7 Waxwing [Sandon Street, this afternoon].

Kirklington - Tree Sparow [in private garden].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Little Ringed Plover.

Mansfield woodhouse - Peregrine [drifting south, 09:20].

Barton in Fabis - Green Sandpiper [Still present on the A453 Balancing Pond this morning to 16:30].

Annsley Pit Top - 2 Waxwing, Common Crossbill, Curlew, Raven and Sand Martin [through this morning].

Thursday 16th March

Nuthall - c20 Waxwing [junction of A610 and Low Wood Road again at 15:50].

Bennerley Marsh - Little Ringed Plover and Common Redshank.

Bilborough - Waxwing [single bird on Beechdale Road, 13:45].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Ringed Plover [Ridge and Furrow, 12:15].

Bulwell - 7 Waxwing [Park House Care Home on Cinderhil Road, 11:45].

Holbeck - Black Redstart [in gardens at S80 3NG, then flew over houses and lost from view, late morning].

Kimberley - c30 Waxwing [still present on Cliff Boulevard, near the phone box and in tree on Hardy Street, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Garganey [drk, still present on Bellmore Lake, Sleeping on S/W bank, 10:50].

Barton in Fabis - 4 Whooper Swan [still feeding in rape field, viewable from the old A453, this morning]. Also Green Sandpiper [on the A453 Balancing Pond].

Hoveringham - 10 Sand Martin [on the Sailing Lake this morning]. Also 2 Oystercatcher, Common Redshank, 1 Chiffchaff singing and Meadow Pipit.

Wednesday 15th March

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Short-eared Owl [over both Hayton and Clayworth Common's this afternoon], 4 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Redshank and 3 Ringed Plover [Tiln north], 1 Great White Egret and 2 Little Egret [Neatholme Fen], drake Garganey [drk, still Bellmoor Lake], 29 Whooper Swan [Neatholme Scrape] and 4 Brambling [in willows adjacent Hallcroft fisheries electric gate entrance].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Northern Wheatear [in ploughed field adjacent to the Wader Scrape, this morning]. Also Sand Martin [late afternoon].

Rufford - 2 Chiffchaff [singing near the golf course this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - Greater Scaup [single 1st winter drake still on East Lake, 10:30], 4 Goosander, 14 Little Egret [East Lake] and Common Redshank.

Budby Common - Woodlark and 2 Brambling [this morning].

Sutton-on-Trent - 42 Waxwing [trees behind church, 09:00]. Also Chiffchaff.

Tuesday 14th March

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Merlin [female, flew low over Tiln North this afternoon toward Chainbridge Pit].

Kings Mill Reservoir - 27 Common Snipe and Chiffchaff. Also several Waxwing [again this morning, they seem to be coming into drink from the stream by the car-park, early morning].

Kimberley - 15 Waxwing [Cliff Boulevard near the red phone box, this morning. Apparently they have been present here for the last few days].

Selston - 20 Waxwing [over West, 10:00].

Monday 13th March

Netherfield Lagoons - Northern Wheatear [in ploughed field, this evening]. Also 2 Raven [through this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Sand Martin [straight through due north over Clifton Pit], 3 Little Egret [into Coneries roost, up to nine in recent nights], 12 Shoveler, 80 Wigeon and 4 Pochard.

Beeston - Raven [on pylon near Beeston Weir, 17:00].

Collingham Pits - 4 Smew [redheads, Ferry Lane Lake, 16:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Mediterranean Gull [adult, into roost on Bellmore Lake], Garganey [drk, still Bellmoor Lake, Between island and North bank viewed from metal seat, 16:45], 6 Brent Geese [north over Neatholme Pit, and looked to land on Blaco, this afternoon], 2 Great White Egret [together on Neatholme Fen], 8+ Chiffchaff singing, 2 Brambling and 2 Siskin [Bellmoor/Hallcroft].

Hoveringham - 2 Sand Martin [to the east], Red Kite, 2 Pink-footed Geese [Sailing Lake], Chiffchaff [singing on Gonalston Lane].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Goshawk [imm, showing well 11:45]. Also Sand Martin and Swallow [over the lake].

Warsop Hills and Holes - Chiffchaff, 16 Redwing and 2 Grey Wagtail.

Budby Pumping Station - Sand Martin [through this morning].

Budby South Forest - 2 Woodlark, 1 Brambling, 10 Siskin and 40 Redpoll [this morning].

Bestwood Mill Lakes - 4 Chiffchaff [singing this morning]. Also drk Mandarin.

Sutton in Ashfield - Chiffchaff [Sutton lawn Dam, by slip way 08:30].

Skegby - 2 Chiffchaff [singing along the Skegby trail, 07:30].

Sunday 12th March

Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [calling bird, circled the Deep Pit and Slurry Lagoon for several minutes at dusk, then flew off high to the East]. Also 3 Chiffchaff [singing this afternoon].

Girton Pits - Greater Scaup [female, on A1133 Pit this afternoon].

Collingham Pits - 3 Smew [redheads, still on Ferry Lane Lake].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Garganey [drk, Bellmoor Lake from the cafe, 13:35 to 15:15 at least], Red kite [circling over Clayworth common, then flew North, 13:30], Mediterranean Gull [adult, Bellmoor Lake, 10:45], 9 White-fronted Geese, 61 Whooper Swan and 4 Oystercatcher [Clayworth common], 2 Common Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, Common Snipe and 2 Oystercatcher [Tiln north], 5 Chiffchaff [Neatholme lane] Great White Egret [Neatholme Fen], Pintail [drk, Chainbridge scrape] and c14 Waxwing and 3 Brambling [Hallcroft Sewage Works, 07:55].

Langford Lowfields - Mediterranean Gull [2CY, Phase 2 with Black-headed Gulls], imm Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatchers, Green Sandpiper and 3 Chiffchaff [singing].

Hoveringham - 1w drk Red-breasted Merganser, 22 Goldeneye, 2 drk Goosander, Kingfisher and Water Rail [Railway Pit, this afternoon].

Center Parcs - Chiffchaff [singing this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - male Northern Wheatear and 2 White-fronted Geese [Slaynes Lane].

Budby Pumping Station - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [calling male, moved west past the Pumping Station, late morning]. Also 1 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff and 12 Common Snipe.

Bentinck Pit Tip - 2 Stonechat, Jack Snipe and 28 Common Snipe.

Barton in Fabis - Water Pipit [flushed from flood pools behind cottages Flash, 11:15]. Also 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, c50 Wigeon and 12 Teal.

Thrumpton - 4 Whooper Swan [still with mute herd, in rape field viewable from the old A453, 10:30].

Bilborough - Waxwing [single bird, in hedge opposite Cockington Road/A6002 Junc].

Nuthall - 11 Waxwing [on the A6002, opposite the Brewers Fayre, 10:20, with 13 present 12:30].

Kirkby in Ashfield - Raven [low over, heading North/East, 10:15].

Kings Mill Reservoir - Red kite, 3 singing Chiffchaff, Willow Tit, Water Rail and a drake Goldeneye.

Wollaton - 20 Waxwing [Old Coach Road, by the Harrison Plantation entrance, 10:30], Rose-ringed Parakeet [Woodside Ave, in private garden, 08:35. Also Wollaton Park Front entrance past Mr Manns Restaurant, this afternoon].

Annesley Pit Top - 2 Little-ringed Plover, Curlew [through, N/W], Oystercatcher, Chiffchaff and 4 Crossbill [this morning].

Calverton - 2 Chiffchaff [Springwater area this morning].

Saturday 11th March

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Redshank, 1 drake Pintail [Chainbridge Scrape 11:30 – 12:00], 53 Whooper Swan and 7 Pink-footed Geese [Clayworth Common 12:00 – 12:30], 170 Mute Swans [Hayton Common late morning onwards], Marsh Harrier (cream crowned) and 2 Buzzard all mobbed by Rooks [over Hayton village 13.10 – 13.15]; female Stonechat [on fence beyond Conservation Lake 13.30], Curlew [Tiln North 13:45], 9 Waxwing [north over Visitor Centre at Bellmoor 14:55]

Harlow Wood - 20 Waxwing [just North of Harlow Wood in tree by the A60, 16:10].

Ollerton - 30 Waxwing [Wellow road, early afternoon].

Bennerley Marsh - 5 Jack Snipe, c75 Common Snipe and 5 Water Rail [North Marsh].

Kings Mill Reservoir - Dipper [unconfirmed report at the dam 12:00, then flew upstream].

Budby - 3 Woodlark [Budby Heath, with at least one singing male]. Also Common Crossbill, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin and Yellowhammer.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Goshawk [11:20].

Rainworth - 40+ Waxwing [Diamond Avenue, 11:20 at least].

Idle Washlands - Ruff, 2 Oystercatcher, 370 Wigeon, 5 Shelduck, 10:50], 2 White-fronted Geese, Marsh Harrier [cream crown] and 4 Oystercatcher Slaynes Lane, 12:10].

Holme Pierrepont - Chiffchaff [singing male, this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - Jack Snipe [still at the usual spot on the Wader Scrape] and 6 Chiffchaff [four singing].

Keyworth - Tree Sparrow [several feeding with mixed finch flock, on wheat scattered around private garden].

Skegby Trail - Raven [over "cronking" early morning] and Mandarin [over the trail].

West Bridgford - Chiffchaff and 4 Blackcap [3M, 1F, Compton Acres this morning].

Clifton Grove - Chiffchaff [singing on river path, near to the Grove entrance, 07:55].

Friday 10th March

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape and Neatholme Scrape], 2 Avocet [Neatholme Fen], 59 Whooper Swan [Clayworth common, in 2 flocks], 9 White-fronted Geese and 7 Pink footed Geese [Clayworth common], 4 Ruff, Common Redshank and 4 Oystercatcher [Tiln North].

Collingham Pits - 3 Smew [redheads, still on Ferry Lane Lake, this afternoon]. Also 11 Whooper Swan [in field West of Wharf Cottages].

Hoveringham - Red-breasted Merganser [1w drk, still present on the Railway Pit], Common Scoter [drk, Railway Pit], Red Kite and Red-crested Pochard [Sailing Lake].

Idle Washlands - 2 White-fronted Geese [adult and 1w, on Newington North quarry from Slaynes Lane this morning].

Chilwell - Blackcap [in private garden].

Barton in Fabis - 4 Whooper Swan [in rape field off the old A453, with 72 Mute Swan, 11:15].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [2 1st winter drakes still on East Lake, 11:00], 2 Eurasian Curlew, Common Redshank and single Short-eared Owl.

Netherfield Lagoons - Chiffchaff [singing from the power line along the Lower Path' this morning] and Jack Snipe [still present on the Wader Scrape].

Scaftworth - 11 Whooper Swan [North over Scaftworth Village, 10:25].

Bulwell - 16 Waxwing [Park House Care Home, Cinderhil Road, 09:35].

West Bridgford - 16 Waxwing [in Park on Boundry Road, 09:00].

Budby Pumping Station - 95 Whooper Swan [65 over North, 08:36 and 30 over North, 09:00].

Sherwood Forest NNR - c60 Whooper Swan [flew N/W over Sherwood Forest visitor centre towards Budby, 08:34].

Nuthall - 2 Waxwing [Old Nottingham Road, by the BP garage 07:45].

Mansfield - 10 Waxwing [Sunny Bank, 07:45]. Also Chiffchaff [singing along the Maun Valley trail].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 16 Waxwing [between 8 and 16, still present between the Cricket Pitch and Tween Pond Strand entrance, 07:26 to 12:00 at least].

Thursday 9th March

Wollaton - 6 Waxwing [Wollaton Vale community centre, 13:35].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Kittiwake [Adult, flew N/E towards Bellmoor Lake over North Road, 11:16]. Also Great White Egret, female Pintail, Merlin, 2 Raven and 3 Short-eared Owl.

Hoveringham - Red-breasted Merganser [1st winter drake on Railway Lake still, 10:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Hen Harrier [Ringtail, over the Strand mobbed by corvids, then lost from view behind trees, 10:00], 16 Waxwing [Still between the Cricket Pitch and Tween Pond Strand entrance, showing well 07:25 to 16:15 at least] and Sand Martin [over the Visitor Centre garden this morning].

Market Warsop - 11 Waxwing [Lea Road, in private gardens this morning].

Wednesday 8th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 17 Waxwing [in trees between cricket pitch and tween pond strand entrance, 16:20]. Also 36 Goldeneye [Clifton Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Caspian Gull [3w/4w, Bellmore Lake, briefly], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Raven [Sheep fields upper then flew westerly towards western upper sheep fields], Pintail [drk, Chainbridge east 16:15].

Mansfield - Peregrine [Mansfield road, heading North toward Tavistock Drive, 14:56].

Ratcliffe on Soar - Peregrine [over Parkway towards the power station, 14:30].

Bennerley Marsh - Jack Snipe and c20 Common Snipe [North Marsh].

Holme Pierrepont - Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit].

Warsop - c12 Waxwing [in hedge bordering Peafield Lane at the top near the double roundabouts, 12.50].

Nuthall - c40 Waxwing [c40, Coronation Road, 09:30, c23 Nuthall Island to Aldi island, outside the left turn into Hempshill Primary, 2 flocks of c20 each by Nuthall Roundabout on the A6002 towards Snape Wood, mid afternoon and c20 at junction of A610 and Low Wood Road at 15:45].

Bulwell - c40 Waxwing [Park House Care Home, Cinderhil Road, 09:00].

West Bridgford - 18 Waxwing [near the tramstop on Ruddington lane, 08:00].

Ravenshead - Waxwing [single bird on Vernon Cresent, 07:20].

Tuesday 7th March

Newton - Red Kite [seen from vehicle, Newton Airfield west of the A46, 13:15].

Hoveringham - Red-breasted Merganser [1w drk, still on the Railway Lake] and Green Sandpiper [on casual water by Gonalston Lane].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 6 Cetti's Warbler [singing at various point], 2 Chiffchaff [one in NE corner and another in car park] and singing Blackcap.

Clumber Park - Hawfinch [female, feeding on ground between clumber bridge and cafe, 11:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Avocet [Neatholme Fen, 10:00], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape], 3 Short-eared Owl [Hayton Common], 3 Raven [Sheep fields high level] and c10 Waxwing [Sutton-cum-Lound, flew over Portland Place and over the horse paddock opposite the Gate Inn pub].

Netherfield Lagoons - Jack Snipe [still present on the Wader Scrape, this morning]. Also Stonechat.

Holme Pierrepont - Sand Martin [over the Rowing Lake this morning]. Also Chiffchaff [heard singing briefly].

Monday 6th March

Nuthall - C40 Waxwing - [Larkfield estate, Coronation Road/Maple Drive junc].

Mansfield - Willow Tit [singing next to 14th green of Mansfield Golf Course in birch woodland next to Eakring Road] and Raven [mobbing a kestrel, then flying south across Mansfield Golf Club Course towards Ratcher Hill Quarry].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Great White Egret [Neatholme Pit], 12 White-fronted Geese, female Marsh Harrier, 7 Pink-footed Geese, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover and Curlew [Tiln North] and 34 Whooper Swan [Clayworth Common].

Caythorpe - 20 Little Egret [feeding in roadside field, 11:00].

Calverton - 12 Waxwing on our television aerials, this morning].

Wollaton Park - Blackcap [in trees near golf club, this morning] and 5 Redpoll [in alders by Wollaton Lake].

Sunday 5th March

Holme Pierrepont - Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Edwinstowe - 100+ Waxwing - [feeding on Cotoneaster, in private garden].

Nuthall - 39 Waxwing [opposite Brewers Fayre, 16:30].

Bennerley Marsh- c135 Golden Plover.

West Bridgford - 25+ Waxwing [Green Line end of Cromford Road, feeding on Silver Birch buds until disturbed by Sparrowhawk].

Hoveringham - 5 White-fronted Geese and 4 Pink footed Geese [on pools by the Sailing lake] and 3 Brambling [still on feeders].

Idle Washlands - 2 White-fronted Geese [adult and 1w, still along Slaynes Lane]. Also 6 Whooper Swan, cream crown Marsh Harrier , 3 Curlew and 2 Stonechat

Collingham Pits - Smew [redhead, still present on Ferry Lane Lake].

Besthorpe NR - Black-tailed Godwit [Mons Pool].

Bentinck Pit Tip - Stonechat and Woodcock.

Bulwell - 18 Waxwing [outside park house care home, 09:20].

Saturday 4th March

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - c12 Waxwing [in hedgerow on access road near Doughty's Farm, 16:30], 6 White-fronted Geese, 2 Ringed Plover and a female/immature Marsh Harrier [Tiln North] and 2 Great White Egret [Chainbridge NR Scrape West and Neatholme Fen].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [1w drk's, on East Lake still]. Also 16 Little Egret.

Bulwell - c30 Waxwing [in trees at Park House Care home on Cinderhill Road, 14:00].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Goshawk [displaying well from 11.30 - 14:00 at least] 15+ Common Buzzard, Marsh Tit, 4 Mandarin and Grey Wagtail.

Woodborough - Red Kite [soaring over village].

Nott'm City - Peregrine [mobbing Common Buzzard over Clumber Street, late morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Oystercatcher and small Redpoll/Siskin flock.

Wollaton Park - Rose-ringed Parakeet [mobbing a Grey Heron this morning, chasing it from the hall to the lake].

Friday 3rd March

Lenton - Black Redstart [female type, University of Nottingham campus working along east side of Centre for Biomolecular Sciences adjacent to Clifton Boulevard A52, 16:54].

Barton in Fabis - 4 Whooper Swan [in field next to A453 with 74 Mutes].

Bentinck Pit Tip - Stonechat and Woodcock.

Clumber Park - 5 Hawfinch [chapel grounds, near the boat dock].

Welbeck Feeding Station - Brambling and Willow Tit.

Gedling CP - Stonechat [male, 10:30].

Kings Mill Reservoir - 13 Waxwing [by the adventure base, 09:55 then flew East].

Idle Washlands - Hen Harrier [Ringtail, along river at Slaynes Lane this morning].

Thursday 2nd March

Nuthall - c50 Waxwing [Woodhouse Way, near the Brewers Fayre pub and 30, in trees at junction of A610 and Low Wood Road, 15:23].

Clumber Park - Cuckoo [Seen and heard in Hardwick village, 08:30].

Wednesday 1st March

Bentink Void - Merlin [heading S/W toward motorway. 16:50]. Also Woodcock [flushed] and Willow Tit [calling].

Hoveringham - Red-breasted Merganser [1w drk, still on the Railway Lake, with a pair of Goosander]. Also 3 Shelduck [through to west] and 3 small parties of Siskin.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greater Scaup [1w drk's, on East Lake still, 11:30]. Also Short-eared Owl and Common Redshank.

Netherfield Lagoons - Chiffchaff [along the Ouse Dyke, this morning] and 4 Stonechat [together in front of the sub-station].

Many thanks to:

Steve Adams, Richard Anstock, Laurence Archibald, Sandy Aitken, Andy Barritt, Simon Barsby, Mervyn Bartle, Oli Beacock, Bob Beck, Graham Beeley, Nick Blinston, Michael Blount, Ian Bollen, Jonathan Booler, R M Box, ‎Robin Brace, Melanie Bracewell, Sean Browne, Paul Buxton, Chris Carr, Paul Charlesworth, Steven Chick, Kevin Clarke, Ron Clarke, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, ‎Hollis Cloughton, Dave Cooke, Susy Cooper, Carl Cornish, Ian Cowgill, Nick Crouch, Jacqueline Dennison, Lawrence Dunn, Steve Dunn, Nick Ellerby, Ralph Eminson, Richard Farnworth, Steve Faulkner, Steve Furber, John Gallagher, Chris Gibney, Dave Goodwin, Chris Grimshaw, Darren Hall, Andy Hall, Ian Hall, David Hallam, R Hawkes, Brian Hedley, John Hopper, Josie Howarth, Tim Kociuch, Spencer Lawrence, Mike Leatherland, Martin Ledger, Scott Linacre, Jonathan Lloyd, David Lumb, Dave Morton, Sue Oldfield, Chris Overton, Carl Pask Steve Payne, Richard Penson, John Phillips, Neil Pinder, Clive Prescott, Ralph Radford, Simon Roberts, Harry Robinson, Pete Saunders, Hayley Sears, Jim Sherwin, Mark Spencer, Simon Thompson, Peter Smith, Simon Smith, Geoff Tindsley, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Jonathan Waite, Tony Wardell, Paul Wilcox, Mark Wilde, Rob Woodward.

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