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), 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.

Thursday 31st March

Holme Pierrepont - WATER PIPIT [summer plumage, Blotts Pit but very elusive early afternoon; also seen briefly yesterday evening].

Scrooby - 2 Northern Wheatear [in sheep fields west of A638, just South of Green Lane, 300 yards North of Scrooby Top Quarry this afternoon].

Lound - 6 Brambling [Lound village feeding station].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [singing male, still along wet marsh path, mid-morning], Swallow, 20+ Sand Martin [feeding over Clifton Pit].

Wednesday 30th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, still Clifton Pit 16:50]; Swallow and several Sand Martin.

Holme Pierrepont - 3 COMMON SCOTER [2 drakes, A52 Pit, 16:20].

Welbeck - OSPREY [still present today].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Swallow [over West Lake, this evening]; also Ringed Plover, Redshank, Grey Wagtail, 28 Pied Wagtail.

King's Mill Reservoir - 8 Sand Martin [mid-morning].

Beeston - 3 Sand Martin [along canal east towards Nottingham], 6 Redwing [moving east], 3 Goosander, Great White Egret [along the river Trent].

Tuesday 29th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, Clifton Pit mid-morning to early evening at least]; also Ruddy Shelduck [Clifton Pit this evening then flew over the river].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads still Neatholme Fen]; also 7 Ruff, 2 Redshank.

Hoveringham - Swallow [over the Sailing Lake, 11:00].

South Muskham - Goosander, 98 Fieldfare, 2 Chiffchaff.

King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Redwing.

Newark - 2 Oystercatcher [Newark rugby ground].

Monday 28th March

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [drake, still Hagg Lane Flash, 15:30], 3 Pintail, 36 Black-tailed Godwit [Slaynes Lane].

Bingham - Whooper Swan [still on Archer’s Lake, midday].

Beeston - Willow Warbler [singing on riverside path close to Nottingham Casuals RUFC, late morning]; also Blackcap.

Hoveringham - 25 Whooper Swan [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Bilsthorpe - 40 Whooper Swan [over towards Edwinstowe, 09:10].

Annesley Pit Top - Avocet [Bottom Lagoon, 06:35].

Lenton - 2 Red-crested Pochard, Egyptian Geese with young, Grey Wagtail [Highfields, University of Nottingham].

Sunday 27th March

Bingham - Whooper Swan [Archer’s Lake, early evening].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads still Neatholme Fen, 16:50]; also 6 Ruff, 4 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Snipe, Ringed Plover, 2 Egyptian Geese [pair with seven goslings].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [singing male, still Wet Marsh path, late morning]; 31 Wigeon [Clifton Pit, this evening], 2 Sand Martin [through east], Curlew [through west].

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [drake], 3 Black-tailed Godwit [Hagg Lane Flash, 10:45].

King's Mill Reservoir - Sand Martin [single through 09:00], 4 Chiffchaff, Water Rail.

Saturday 26th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 WHITE STORK [over heading north, 14:21]; also Great White Egret [Works Pond, this morning], Egyptian Goose [Coneries, pair with nine young].

Carburton - OSPREY [13:12], 4 Whooper Swan [field next to the feeding station lay-by, 12 :56].

Cromwell - 2 Ring-necked Duck [drake and female, Cromwell Quarry morning; viewed from Trentside path].

Idle Washlands - 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Snipe, 7 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 4 Redshank [Slaynes Lane], 2 Shelduck, GARGANEY [drake], 3 Ruff, 40 Dunlin, 7 Redshank, Great White Egret, Chiffchaff [Hagg Lane Flash]; Doncaster Birding.

Sherwood Forest NNR - 100+ Brambling [Budby Common], Pink-footed Geese [two skeins over early morning];

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 GARGANEY [Chainbridge Pit, 09:45], 2 Smew [redheads still Neatholme Fen, 09:30].

Friday 25th March

Babworth - 3 Corn Bunting [singing males].

Kilton - Corn Bunting [singing male].

King's Mill Reservoir - Cetti's Warbler [first site record]; also 15 Snipe, 10 Teal, Water Rail, 5 Chiffchaff.

Beeston - 2 Whooper Swan [heading east along Beeston, 10:35], 18 Goosander [on Trent east of and past Clifton Hall].

Langford Lowfields - 4 GARGANEY [3 drakes Phase 3, this morning]; also Pintail, 4 Curlew, Blackcap.

Idle Washlands - 6 Whooper Swan, 12 Shelduck, GARGANEY [drake], Pintail, 2 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Grey Partridge, 4 Oystercatcher, 68 Black-tailed Godwit, 24 Dunlin, 61 Snipe, 10 Redshank, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Reed Bunting [Slaynes Lane/Hagg Lane Flash]; Doncaster Birding

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads still Neatholme Fen].

Thursday 24th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [male still at junction of wet marsh and main path, 16:24], CASPIAN GULL [adult, Clifton Pit].

Hoveringham - Smew [redhead on river then flew upstream, this afternoon], 3 Goosander, 10 Wigeon, Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 30 Sand Martin [all riverside].

Collingham Pits - 24 Black-tailed Godwit [this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [drake], 7 Pintail, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Great White Egret, 40+Dunlin, 50+Snipe, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane].

Hodsock - Great White Egret [over towards Blyth, 10:20].

Langford Lowfields - GARGANEY [drake Phase 3, 07:00; 3 drakes and female, Phase 2 10:09], 40 Whooper Swan [moving north, 08:32], Jack Snipe [High Water Carrier].

Wednesday 23rd March

Holme Pierrepont - 3 LITTLE GULL [A52 Pit, briefly 15:47 then flew north-east].

Carlton-in-Lindrick - 4 House Martin [over Civic Centre, 10:50].

Hoveringham - 3 LITTLE GULL [Sailing Lake, 09:00 - 09:15 then flew north-east].

Wollaton Park - Oystercatcher [Wollaton Lake, briefly this morning].

Tuesday 22nd March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF [singing male, Wet Marsh mid-morning - 14:42 at least].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - c.1200 Pink-footed Geese, 4 Shoveler, c.150 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 4 Oystercatcher, 65 Curlew, Redshank, 6 LBBG, 3 Chiffchaff; Doncaster Birding

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads still Neatholme Fen].

Langold Lake - 3 Sand Martin.

Langold Holt - Coot with 7 chicks.

Hodsock Flash - 55 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank.

Netherfield Lagoons - Blackcap.

Beeston - Blackcap [male, Nottingham Casuals RUFC ground].

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [Car park area this morning].

Monday 21st March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 35 Sand Martin [over Clifton Pit, this evening]; also 50 Goldeneye, 40 Goosander, 30+Shoveler.

Cromwell - 3 Ring-necked Duck [drake and two females, Cromwell Quarry Pits mid-morning; from road to Cromwell Lock; take riverside path north pass 'works' pit to reach northern most pit].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads still Neatholme Fen], 6 Ruff, 2 Redshank, 4 Snipe, Dunlin, Little Owl, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Grey Partridge.

Idle Washlands - 2 Ruff [Hagg Lane], 50 Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin [Slaynes Lane].

Langford Lowfields - GARGANEY [drake, Phase 3, 07:10]; also 2 Ruff, 5 Curlew, Northern Wheatear.

Annesley Pit Top - White Wagtail [Bird infomation services report].

Sunday 20th March

Cromwell - 3 Ring-necked Duck [drake and 2 females, Cromwell Quarry early morning].

Gringley Carr - 4 Corn Bunting, Tree Sparrow, White Wagtail, 110 Fieldfare, Kingfisher.

Idle Washlands - 40 Whooper Swan [north-west, 09:05], 1 Pink-footed Goose, 6 Shelduck, 78 Gadwall, 6 Pintail, 185 Wigeon, 135 Teal, 4 Goldeneye, Great White Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 66 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 69 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Redshank, 35 Snipe [Slaynes Lane, unit 2/unit 3; Doncaster Birding ].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads], 4 Redshank, 4 Common Snipe [Neatholme Fen], [36 Whooper Swan [north over Neatholme Fen, this morning], 60+Fieldfare [along Daneshill Rd leading to Lound Village].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, Ringed Plover, Redshank, Dunlin [this afternoon].

Thoresby Pit Top - 2 Sand Martin.

Besthorpe NR - 40 Whooper Swan [moving north over Mons Pool, 08:35].

Osberton - 4 Corn Bunting [singing males, on the Osberton Estate, this morning]; also 30+Fieldfare, 3 Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Blackcap [singing Barton Lane bridge, this morning], Black-tailed Godwit [through towards Long Eaton], 3+ Sand Martin [2 Ridge and Furrow, 3 over Car Park], Great White Egret [Works Pond], 66 Goldeneye, 45 Goosander [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Sherwood Forest NNR- 2 Marsh Tit.

Saturday 19th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 20 Whooper Swan [Tween Pond, 08:19 - early evening at least]; also 2 Pintail [pair Conneries], 30 Fieldfare [through north].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 3 Red Kite, 2 GOSHAWK [male and female], Great White Egret, 3 Goosander, 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 25 Lapwing, 2 Raven, Kingfisher.

Langford Lowfields - 17 Whooper Swan [Phase 3, 08:23].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [juvenile sill Spalford Pit, viewed from metal gate, 06:39], c.42 Whooper Swan [movement into and over fields to the north of the Sailing Pit, 08:03].

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [this morning].

Friday 18th March

Cromwell - 2 Ring-necked Duck [drake and female, Cromwell Quarry on pit north-west of Cromwell Lock with c.20 Tufted Duck; view from quarry bund by riverside footpath 09:22].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 1500+Pink-footed Geese, 30+Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 10 Teal, 11 Oystercatcher, c.10 Lapwing, 7+Redshank, 300+BH Gull, 5 GBBG, 4 LBBG, 3 singing Chiffchaff.

Welbeck Raptor Viewpoint - 3 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Merlin.

South Muskham - Great White Egret [on old sailing lake by A616].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Pink-footed Geese [8 Clayworth Common, 09:00; 12 flew into Chainbridge Pit, 09:30], Green Sandpiper [Tiln North].

Hucknall - Brambling [male in private garden].

Thursday 17th March

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Smew [adult drake/3 redheads, A52 Pit, this evening], Great White Egret [Blotts Pit].

Idle Washlands - 4 Pintail [2 pairs], 76 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Ruff [Slaynes Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads,Neatholme Fen, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - 2 Curlew [Sailing Lake].

Treswell - House Martin.

Welbeck Raptor Viewpoint - GOSHAWK, Great White Egret [late morning].

Hodsock - 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 60 Lapwing, Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 350 Linnet, 80 House Sparrow, 9 Siskin, 200 Stock Dove, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Grey Wagtail, 11 Buzzard, 3 Fieldfare, Jay.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Clifton Pit, this morning]; also 6 Siskin.

Wednesday 16th March

King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Whooper Swan, 6 Common Snipe.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Great White Egret, 5 Sand Martin [Neatholme].

Tuesday 15th March

Idle Washlands - 47 Whooper Swan [left north at dusk], 14 Shelduck, c.600 Wigeon, 2 Pochard, 85 Tufted Duck, 11 Pintail, 10 Goldeneye, 8 Oystercatcher, 40+Black-tailed Godwit, 29+Snipe, 42 Dunlin, Great White Egret [Slaynes Lane], 2 Oystercatcher, 16 Ruff, 22 Dunlin, 19 Redshank, 8 Snipe [Hagg Lane Flash].

Carlton-in-Lindrick - 3 Sand Martin [over Carlton Lake, 15:19], Northern Wheatear [male, 12:57].

Newark Sugar Factory - 2 Green Sandpiper, 15 Shovelar, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 34 Redwing.

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [juvenile sill Spalford Pit, viewed from metal gate, 08:10], Great White Egret, Kingfisher.

Collingham Pits - Black-tailed Godwit [Ferry Lane Pit], 5 Curlew, 3 Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Great White Egret, c.25 Goldeneye.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Great White Egret, Redshank, Chiffchaff [Chainbridge area].

Monday 14th March

Netherfield Lagoons - 120 Pink-footed Geese [through east, 18:00].

Worksop - Northern Wheatear [Kilton Forest Golf Club].

Welbeck Raptor Viewpoint - 2 GOSHAWK [displaying, 14:52]; also Great White Egret.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Smew [single, Neatholme Fen], Tree Sparrow, fly-over Crossbill [Blaco].

Burton Joyce - Sand Martin [flew along the river Trent, 13:15].

Idle Washlands - 13 Pintail, 9 Goldeneye, 10 Oystercatcher, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, Ruff, 18 Redshank, 3 Great White Egret, 55 Linnet [Slaynes Lane], 2 Oystercatcher, c.40 Dunlin, 15 Ruff, 8 Redshank [Hagg Lane Flash].

Sunday 13th March

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Curlew [through west, 17:30], 40 Goosander, 2 Pintail [Clifton Pit this evening].

Carburton - Ring-necked Duck [female, on fishing lake between the feeding station layby and Tea Room]; also 2 Raven, Fieldfare, 10 Redwing.

Welbeck Raptor Viewpoint - Great White Egret, 3 Whooper Swan, Red Kite, 6+Common Buzzard, GOSHAWK, 2 Red-legged Partridge, Kestrel, 40+Redwing.

Girton Pits - 3 Russian White-fronted Geese [with feral geese flock next to North Pit, late morning].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Curlew, several Sand Martin [Neatholme Fen, early morning] 2 Smew [redheads, [still Neatholme Fen, this afternoon], c.200 Redwing [feeding in horse paddocks viewed from popular walk]; also Great White Egret, 4 Red crested Pochard, 2 Goosander, Redshank, 5 Common Snipe, 3 singing Chiffchaff.

Langford Lowfields - c.80 Whooper Swan [thirty seven, 07:24 and c.44 heading north, 07:49].

Saturday 12th March

Carburton - Ring-necked Duck [female, still Carburton Forge Dam viewed from the feeding station layby].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Smew [adult drake/3 redheads A52 Pit]; also Whooper Swan, Great White Egret, 6 Sand Martin.

Idle Washlands - 2 Whooper Swan, 350+Wigeon, 12 Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, Sand Martin [Slaynes Lane].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 4 Pink-footed Geese, 52 Shelduck, Shoveler, 300+Wigeon, 4 Pochard, 8 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 250+BH Gull, 3 GBBG, LBBG, Chiffchaff.

Rufford Pit Top - Woodcock, 3 singing Chiffchaff.

Linby Trail - Chiffchaff [by 1st pond at start of trail in Linby].

Newstead Abbey - Redwing [20+ opposite Abbey Fields Farm], Fieldfare [50+ behind Abbey].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [juvenile still Spalford Pit, viewed from metal entrance gate, 07:28].

Friday 11th March

Welbeck Raptor Viewpoint - 2 GOSHAWK [probably 2cy males], 10+Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 2 Goosander, Whooper Swan.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads, still Neatholme Fen], 24 Black-tailed Godwit [flew low south over Chainbridge Scrape East, 11:47], 45 Whooper Swan [flew north-west over Parish Park, 08:20]; also Great White Egret, 7 Goosander, 2 Red-creasted Pochard, 3 Redshank, singing Chiffchaff [Neatholme].

Idle Washlands - 2 Pintail, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Dunlin [Slaynes Lane].

Colwick CP - 2 Sand Martin [over Colwick Sluice], 7 singing Chiffchaff.

Langford Lowfields - Sand Martin [over phase 2].

Hoveringham - Chiffchaff [singing, Railway Pit and Wood]; 2 Mandarin [pair, Carp Fishery].

Daneshill Lakes - Chiffchaff [singing this morning].

Thursday 10th March

Mattersey - 7 Whooper Swan [in fields behind Mattersey Priory this afternoon].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [juvenile still Spalford Pit, viewed from metal entrance gate, 13:26].

Gringley Carr - 62 Whooper Swan [by the Pumping Station].

Idle Washlands - 6 Shelduck, 12 Pintail, 8 Goldeneye, 2 GBBG, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher [Slaynes Lane], 3 Shelduck, 14 Redshank [Hagg Lane].

Langford Lowfields - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [juvenile still on the Deep Water Pit, 10:50].

Wednesday 9th March

Carburton - Ring-necked Duck [female, on Carburton Forge Dam viewed from feeding station layby, 14:07].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult again Clifton Pit, this afternoon].

Barnby Moor/Blyth - Brambling [large numbers in with mixed c.300 finch flock in fields adjacent the Blyth to Barnby Moor Road opposite farm 11:00].

Hoveringham - 3 Russian White-fronted Geese [Trent side, 10:19].

Langford Lowfields - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [juvenile still on the Deep Water Pit, 09:38].

Blidworth Woods - Chiffchaff [singing].

Mansfield - 2 Chiffchaff [Oakham Nature Reserve].

Hickling - Chiffchaff [calling].

Bilsthorpe - 10 Brambling [wooded area east of Bilsthorpe, 08:51].

Tuesday 8th March

Langford Lowfields - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [juvenile still on the Deep Water Pit]; also Peregrine, 2 Yellow Hammer.

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 30+Shelduck, 64 Teal, 5 Pochard, 6 Oystercatcher, 7 Curlew, 19 Lapwing, Redshank.

Idle Stop - c.20 Stock Dove, Merlin [high west], c.10 Chaffinch, c.45 Linnet.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult again Clifton Pit, this morning]; also 4 Pintail [2 pairs, Clifton Pit].

King's Mill Reservoir - Mandarin [drake], 12 Common Snipe.

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [single in the car park area, 09:10].

Monday 7th March

Carburton - 3 Whooper Swan [Carburton Top Lake, mid-afternoon].

Hoveringham - Curlew [over Tipping Pond mid morning].

Besthorpe NR - 10 Curlew, Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher [Mons Pool this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - 42 Whooper Swan [north-west, 08:28].

West Bridgford - 40+Whooper Swan [moving north-west, 08:15].

Newark - c.50 Whooper Swan [south-west, 08:04].

Wollaton Park - 4 Rose-ringed Parakeet [this morning].

Sunday 6th March

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Whooper Swan, Great White Egret, Little Egret, 12 Goosander, 50+Great crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 6+Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 GOSHAWK [displaying male], 2 Oystercatcher, 30+Cormorant, 2 Grey Wagtail [11:15am - 15:30].

Moorgreen reservoir - 9 Goosander, Great white Egret [mid-afternoon].

Collingham Pits - Little Ringed Plover [Ferry Lane Lake, late morning/early afternoon]; also 12 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads, still Neatholme Fen], Brambling [Sutton-cum-Lound].

Sherwood Forest NNR- 2 Marsh Tit.

Carburton - Ring-necked Duck [female, on Carburton Forge Dam viewed from feeding station layby, 09:33].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [juvenile still Spalford Pit, viewed from metal entrance gate, this morning].

Saturday 5th March

Idle Washlands - 14 Pintail, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Oystercatcher, 20 Golden Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 53 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 450 Black-headed Gull, 50 Herring Gull [over], 5 LBBG, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher [Slaynes Lane], 45 Redwing [Hagg Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads, still Neatholme Fen]; also 22 Red-crested Pochard, 6 Goosander, 440 Shoveler, 3 Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, 7 Oystercatcher, Grey Wagtail, Marsh Harrier.

Hodsock Flash - 40 Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, 300 Starling, 80 Stock Dove, 400 Linnet.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 2 GOSHAWK [displaying, 10:00].

Clumber Park - Great White Egret [Clumber Lake].

Hoveringham - 7 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, Common Sandpiper [River Trent Ferry Farm Park], 4 Brambling [in finch flocks in seed fields near village, this morning]

Friday 4th March

Bulwell - c.5000 Starling [murmuration, Cinderhill Road 18:00].

Collingham Pits - CASPIAN GULL [3rd-winter, German ringed X34E Ferry Lane Lake this afternoon]; also 2 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 12 Curlew, 60+ Reed Bunting [in the stubble], 3 Chiffchaff.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult], Great White Egret, Sand Martin [Clifton Pit, early afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Smew [redhead, Neatholme Fen, 12:52].

Idle Washlands - KNOT [Slaynes Lane North, early morning].

Bennerley Marsh - 160 Golden Plover [early morning].

Thursday 3rd March

Langford Lowfields - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [juvenile still Deep Water Pit, 15:20], 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 38 Pintail [Phase 3, this morning].

Girton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER [juvenile still Spalford Pit, viewed from metal entrance gate, 14:30].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Smew [redheads still on Neatholme Fen].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 2 Common Crane [over this morning].

Wednesday 2nd March

Idle Washlands - 2 Oystercatcher, c.100 Lapwing, Jack Snipe, Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Great White Egret [Slaynes/Hagg Lane].

Bennerley Marsh - c.135 Golden Plover [early morning].

Tuesday 1st March

Idle Washlands - 50 Pink-footed Geese [moving north], 5 Shelduck, 11 Pintail, 3 Oystercatcher, c.100 Lapwing, 5 Golden Plover, 53 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 3 Redshank, Great White Egret [Slaynes Lane].

Gunthorpe - Ruddy Shelduck [on pits south of Lowdham].

Many thanks to:

Celia Abbott, Jamie Alexander, Wendy Ambler, Andrew Barks, Paula Barnes, Simon Barsby, Mervyn Bartle, Nick Blinston, Robin Brace, David Bradford, Alan Bradley, Ruth Brown, John Burdall, Paul Buxton, Colin Clarke, Alan Clewes, Wayne Collingham, Nick Crouch, Mark Dawson, Jacqueline Dennison, David Elliott, John Ellis, David Entwisle, Chris du Feu, Ade Fox, Pete Freeman, Steve Furber, John Gallagher, Vic Giles, Wayne Glossop, Indy Kiemel Greene, Charlotte Hall, Ian Hall, Alan Hobson, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Spencer Lawrence, Mike Leatherland, Scott Linacre, Jonathan Lloyd, Dave Lumb, Tom Malarkey, Martin McCallum, Pete Mee, Paul Naylor, Lesley Noar, Phil Palmer, Raymond Parker, Craig Pitchford, Peter Playle, Kev Poulter, John Pressley, Dean Radford, Dave Read, Phil Read, Anthony Reed, Simon Roberts, Chris Robinson, David Robinson, Alan Scrimshaw, Tom Shields, Keith Short, Ann Smith, Joshua Sollitt, Tracy Solman, Mark Speck, Jacqueline Spindley, Jane Starmer, Brian Thearle, Alan Thomas, Andy Thomas, Simon Thompson, David Tyldesley, Mike Vickers, Tony Wardell, Paul Wilcox, James Wilkinson, Mike Wilkinson, John Wilson, Isaac Wortley.

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