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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 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, 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 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. Nevertheless, please submit your sightings anyway."


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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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191 Species recorded so far in 2017. Full List Here

Wednesday 31st May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cuckoo [Coneries, this evening].

Woodborough - Cuckoo [singing this evening].

Tuesday 30th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Common Crane [through Neatholme Scrape, circling low North, 09:15].

Langford Lowfields - Cuckoo [singing this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - Grey Plover [Blotts Pit, 06:00], 2 Hobby [A52/Blotts Pit, late morning].

Monday 29th May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Sandwich Tern [Clifton Pit, 18:05 to 19:30 at least].

Rainworth - Cuckoo [singing on Rainworth Heath this afternoon].

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit, off Meadow Lane, 11:15].

Netherfield Lagoons - Cuckoo [singing frome ash trees beside the railway line, this morning], Yellow Wagtail [flew over the Causeway].

Holme Pierrepont - Little Stint [Blotts Pit, 08:05 - 10:22 then flew East].

Sunday 28th May

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit, off Meadow Lane, 16:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 7 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 13:00 to 14:00 at least], Cuckoo [heard calling from tower hide], 2 Common Redshank [Clifton Pit], Hobby [over Delta and from tower hide looking towards Barton].

Warsop - Red Kite [low N/W over Bowrings Transport, 12:24].

Bilsthorpe - Turtle Dove [along the Southwell Trail, 10:15].

Clifton Grove - Red Kite [through West, towards Barton in Fabis, 08:44].

Clifton - Red Kite [over the Spinney allotments, 07:45], Cuckoo [flew East over Failsworth Road, 16:25].

Bestwood CP - Spotted Flycatcher [08:35].

Saturday 27th May

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit, off meadow lane early afternoon].

Hickling - Cuckoo [calling from the Notts/Leics border where River Smite flows under Grantham canal, 09:15]. Also 9+ Reed Warbler [singing in Phragmites beds here].

Compton Acres - Cuckoo [back of Roko playing field, 08:30].

Hoveringham - 3 Black Tern [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Friday 26th May

Kilvington Lakes - Grey Plover [West Lake, 09:30], Black Tern [commuting between

East, West and North Lakes, 09:30 to 15:20 at least], Sanderling [West Lake, 17:15].

Keyworth - Red Kite [over this afternoon].

Bakersfield - Red Kite [over Oakdale Road, heading East, 14:00].

Arnold - Red Kite [over the Plains Estate, drifting towards Daybrook, 12:50].

Woodborough - Cuckoo [Woodborough allotments, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cuckoo [Delta, 07:25], Marsh Harrier [Conneries, 17:23].

Thursday 25th May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greater Scaup [female, still present on Clifton Pit, 18:36 at least]. Also 2 Goosander [drk's on the barge channal, this evening. Unfortunately both have damaged wings].

Bilsthorpe - 2 Turtle Dove.

King's Mill Reservoir - Little Egret [very few records here].

Wednesday 24th May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greenshank [briefly on Clifton Pit, 08:25], Great White Egret [from tower hide flying East over Branshill, Clifton Grove, 08:40], Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, 08:50], 3 Tundra Ringed Plover [Cottages Flash, Barton in Fabis viewed from the river path, 09:50], Greater Scaup [female, Clifton Pit, 16:56 then flew W/N/W 17:00 but back on Clifton Pit, 20:42], Grasshopper Warbler [reeling , Tween Pond 21:23].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Cuckoo [males singing on the NW and SW sides of the rowing course, simultaneously audible 19:30].

Newark - Turtle Dove [near Aldi supermarket, flew up from riverside bushes and perched on a lamp, this morning].

Hoveringham - Marsh Harrier [cream-crown, North through the Sailing Lake this morning]. Also 2 Hobbies.

Colwick - Cuckoo [singing, Colwick Woods].

Osberton Estate - Quail [singing male, this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Osprey [through West, 07:44].

Tuesday 23rd May

Clumber Park - Red-rumped Swallow [bird information services report, as present between the weir and Ford, 17:57].

Rise Park - 2 Hobby [high over Near top Valley school, this afternoon].

Woodthorpe - Red Kite [high over heading south, 16:30].

King's Mill Reservoir - Goldeneye [drk, this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - 6 Common Scoter [1 drk A52 Pit, 06:35]. Also 2 Hobby [hunting on North side of A52 pit – 17.30-17.45] and 2 Oystercatcher [still with 3 chicks, Blotts Pit].

Monday 22nd May

Welbeck Raptor Watch Point - 2 Black Tern [on the Great Lake, 14:25].

Papplewick - 1+Spotted Flycatcher [north of Linby Lane].

Hoveringham - 2 Black Tern, Red Kite, 2 Hobby, Goldeneye and Red-crested Pochard [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Sunday 21st May

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still in sheep field by North Pit, off meadow lane this evening].

Holme Pierrepont - Hobby and Cuckoo [rowing course/finger ponds, this evening]. Also Common Sandpiper and 2 Hobby [Blotts Pit, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Sanderling [Chainbridge Scrape East, from the screen off Chainbridge lane, 13.30 to 17.30 at least]. Also Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Cuckoo and Hobby.

Kilvington Lakes - Red Kite [through mobbed by carrion crows, mid afternoon]. Also Lesser Whitethroat.

Woodborough - Spotted Flycatcher.

Budby Common - Tree Pipit [this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - Cuckoo [by the singing by the railway line this morning] and Hobby [hawking Swallows by the railway bridge].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Glossy Ibis [through Clifton pit 07:30, then lost to view heading towards the Church Pond/works Pond area].

Church Warsop - Cuckoo [in the trees by River Meden, 06:45]. Also Hobby.

Idle Washlands - Common Crane [Immature, Slaynes lane early morning only].

Saturday 20th May

Idle Washlands - Common Crane [Immature, Slaynes lane this afternoon to 20:30 at least. Walk towards Misson from the gates on Slaynes Lane and view fields near the river].

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit, 15:30 at least].

Calverton - Cuckoo [Ramsdale golf course, 15:00].

Holme Pierrepont - Cuckoo, Common Sandpiper and Hobby [Blotts Pit, early afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen], 2 Goldeneye [pair, Neatholme Pit, around midday].

Welbeck Raptor Watch Point - Osprey [perched in dead tree, 11:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Redshank [Clifton Pit, this morning] and Hobby [over Tween Pond].

Friday 19th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 5 Turtle Dove [2 purring Chainbridge Scrape, this evening]. Also Cuckoo [Neatholme Lane].

Misson - Turtle Dove [on wires near Mission, this afternoon].

Mattersey - Turtle Dove [by the River Idle].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whimbrel [heard only, over Tween Pond calling, 15:50]. Also Rose-ringed Parakeet [Beeston Marsh, later relocated on Works Pond this morning].

Bilsthorpe - Turtle Dove [purring, Maplewood Farm, 10:15].

Clifton Grove - 7 Whimbrel [viewed from the Attenborough side of the river on the ploughed field near Beeston Weir this morning to 11:00 at least]. Also 2 Spotted Flycatcher [on the edge of the Rough Wood, 17:30 at least].

Wollaton - Spotted Flycatcher [by the Lake, this morning].

Thursday 18th May

Burton Joyce - Black Redstart [male, noted in private garden for several hours].

Langford Lowfields - Red Kite [circled car park then flew east, 16:33]. Also Lesser Whitethroat [singing on path to reserve].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Hobby [Main Pond/Conneries, early afternoon].

King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Barnacle Geese.

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit, 11:30 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 drake Red Crested Pochard, 2 Common Tern, 2 Common Redshank, Little Egret and 3 Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape, late morning], Hobby, 2 Wigeon [pair], 4 Shelduck [2 pairs], 2 Cuckoo, Oystercatcher and Common Redshank [Tiln North 12:00 to 14:00], Yellow Wagtail, Grey Partridge, Common Buzzard and Cuckoo [Track along the Idle to Clayworth Common, 14:00 to 15:30], Cuckoo, and Common Pochard [drk, on Bellmore lake from Visitor Centre].

Sherwood Forest NNR - male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and 2 male Common Redstart.

Budby Common - Woodlark and 4+ Tree Pipit.

Wednesday 17th May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Sanderling [Clifton Pit, this evening]. Also Cuckoo [calling from the Delta].

Newstead Abbey - Hobby [hawking insects over the lake, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - 11 Dunlin and 2 Sanderling [circled the Sailing lake several times before departing south/west, this morning], Goldeneye [Sailing Lake] and Corn Bunting [still in territory on Gonalston Lane].

Tuesday 16th May

Holme Pierrepont - 6 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin [dropped into Blotts Pit, 12:50]. Also Common Sandpiper, Hobby and Cuckoo.

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit, 11:30 at least].

Monday 15th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Dunlin and c.150 Swift [Chainbridge Scrape, this evening], 11 Oystercatcher and Common Redshank [Chainbridge Pit], Common Redshank, Ringed Plover and Cuckoo [Till North].

Finningley GP's - Sanderling, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and Common Redshank.

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit, this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - Black Redstart [flew over the path between the Slurry Lagoon and Deep Water Pit from the direction of the river, and was lost from view as it headed towards the Victoria Retail Park, 08:25]. Also Cuckoo and Hobby [present this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Dunlin [Ridge and Furrow, 08:05]. Also Little Ringed Plover and 3 Little Egret.

Sunday 14th May

Kilvington Lakes - Osprey [through North, 14:45]. Also Dunlin and Ringed Plover.

Holme Pierrepont - 2+Hobby [A52 Pit/Blotts Pit, early afternoon], Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit] and Cuckoo calling.

Newstead Abbey - 2 Hobby [hawking insects high over the lake, 11.15 to 12 Noon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Grey Plover [Chainbridge Scrape], Wood Sandpiper [Tiln North], 3 Turnstone, 3 Dunlin and Ruff [Neatholme Fen], Raven [flew East], 2+ Hobby and 100s swift over.

Hoveringham - Red Kite [Sailing Lake].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Hobby [moving through north with feeding Swifts, 11:30], Arctic Tern and 10 Common Tern [near River Trent, 11:20] and eight species of warbler.

Sherwood Forest NNR - 3 Tree Pipit and Cuckoo [on the Heath, this morning], Common Redstart [in the Forest].

Bentinck Pit Tip - Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and 2 Grasshopper Warbler.

Blidworth - Oystercatcher [flew south over Druids Rock, 09:30].

Annesley Pit Top - Northern Wheatear [this morning].

Idle Washlands - 4 Arctic Tern [Slaynes Lane, 07:15 then flew North/West].

Saturday 13th May

Netherfield Lagoons - Purple Heron [seen first in flight 17:00, then re-located in north western corner of the Slurry Lagoon in the slight inlet with new reed growth, present and showing well to 21:22, when it flew off high East]. Also 2 Hobbies [this evening].

Holme Pierrepont - Hobby [viewed from the concrete track, 17:00], Cuckoo [06:45] and good numbers of Swift and Common Tern.

Wellow - Spotted Flycatcher.

Sherwood Pines -2+Tree Pipit [this afternoon].

Bingham - Red Kite [low over the field on Cogley lane/Abbey Road, 13:30].

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit, 11:05].

Sherwood Forest NNR - Common Redstart, Tree Pipit, and Red Kite this morning.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black Tern [in front of Sand Martin hide, 09:16] Cuckoo [Wetmarsh Path and opposite Kingfisher hide, 09:45].

Skegby - 2 Tree Sparrow [along the Skegby Trail, 07:00].

Market Warsop - Cuckoo [calling this morning].

Friday 12th May

Langford Lowfields - Sanderling [this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 8 Black Tern [through this evening, with 6 still present Sailing Pit, 18:30 at least], Hobby [west over Clifton Pit], Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit] and 2 Goosander [drk's, on Conneries].

Misterton - Black Redstart [in private garden this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Grey Plover [West Lake this morning], Greenshank [North Lake].

Thursday 11th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Little Stint [Chainbridge Scrape East, 13:30 to 19:15 at least], Great White Egret [Neatholme Fen, 16:30], 3 Black Tern [Conservation Lake, then flew toward Neatholme Scrape/Neatholme Fen], 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Redshank, Yellow Wagtail [Tiln North], Cuckoo, 8 Common Tern and Red-creasted Pochard [Neatholme Scrape]. Also 3+Turtle Dove [2 Neatholme Lane and 1+ near Cross Lane/Chainbridge West].

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Whimbrel [on small island on the Slurry Laggon, early afternoon]. Also Hobby, Cuckoo and Hairy Dragonfly [on the small Gravel Pit].

King's Mill Reservoir - Common Sandpiper and 2 Common Tern.

Idle Washlands - Black Tern [Slaynes Lane, 12:00].

Hoveringham - 5 Black Tern, 2 Common Tern, Hobby and Lesser whitethroat [Sailing Lake, 11:00 - 12:00].

Holme Pierrepont - Whimbrel and 2 Shelduck [Blotts Pit, this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Great White Egret [briefly, this morning].

Wednesday 10th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, Northern Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail [Tiln North, this evening], 2 Hobby, 4 Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape, East], Cuckoo [calling in tree on island of Chainbridge Pit], 4 Ringed Plover, 6 Common Tern [Neatholme Fen] and Turtle Dove [Chainbridge Wood].

Finningley - 3 Curlew and Northern Wheatear [Robin Hood Airport].

Finningley GP's - 4 Common Redshank, 6 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 5 Oystercatcher, Garden Wabler and Lesser Whitethroat.

Harworth Pit Top - Cuckoo and 2 Little Ringed Plover.

Langford Lowfields - Wood Sandpiper [Silt Lagoon, 16:45].

Skegby - Corn Bunting [singing in fields at the side of Pleasley Lane, 14.00].

Budby - 3 Tree Pipit and Cuckoo [Budby Heath, c. 13:30].

Cuckney - Turtle Dove [purring, Cuckney Hill Woods, 12:00].

Kilvington Lakes - Whimbrel [East Lake], Greenshank [West Lake], Common Sandpiper.

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still by North Pit, this morning], Turtle Dove [heard purring, just inside the gates of Girton Sailing Club, 10:45], Cuckoo, 2 Common Tern, 1+Common Sandpiper [along the river] and Curlew [singing” over fields to west of river].

Besthorpe NR - Wood Sandpiper [Mons Pool, this morning] and 2 Common Tern.

Tuesday 9th May

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Whimbrel [A52 Pit, in Sheep field adjacent to concrete path,then flew east towards Blotts pit, 16:57-17:05]. Also 3 Black Tern [Blotts Pit, 18:30], Hobby [hawking on South side of A52 Pit] and Cuckoo [singing, east of the main Skylarks carpark, 06:20].

Lenton - 3 Waxwing [Highfields Park, Beeston end, 16:20].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Turnstone and Greenshank [Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Common Tern and Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape], Cuckoo [flew from Cross Lane into Chainbridg Wood]. Northern Wheatear [Tiln North] and Wood Duck [drk, Chainbridge Scrape East, 16:30].

Besthorpe NR - Cuckoo [on Cormorant Island, Mons Pool], 2 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper and Swift.

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit] and Cuckoo heard nearby.

Mansfield - 3 Waxwing [still present Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane].

King's Mill Reservoir - Common Sandpiper and c200 Swift [this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Redshank [Clifton Pit, this morning] and Common Sandpiper [Tween Pond].

Monday 8th May

Collingham Pits - 6 Arctic Tern [6 Ferry Lane Lake, this afternoon with 2 still present this evening]. Also c.300 Swift.

Girton Pits - Turtle Dove [on the track near the northernmost pit, c.15:00 – SK 824675].

Besthorpe NR - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling from the Cormorant Island]. Also Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat and Common Tern.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and Oystercatcher [West Lake , this afternoon]. Also 2 Lesser Whitethroat heard, and Sedge Warbler.

Mansfield - 3 Waxwing [Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane].

King's Mill Reservoir - Hobby [over going north], Common Tern [through], c. 150 Common Swift, c. 250 Sand Martin and c. 70 House Martin.

Hoveringham - 3 Common Scoter [2 drk's on the Sailing Lake this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Grey plover, 2 Common Redshank, Greenshank and Turnstone [Chainbridge Scrape East, 08:30], 2 Ringed plover, 2 Oystercatcher, Turnstone and Yellow Wagtail [Tiln North, 09:00], 2 Bar-tailed Godwit [Chainbridge Pit, this afternoon] and 2 Arctic Tern [Neatholme Fen].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Arctic Tern [Clifton Pit, 08:25], Common Reshank [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - Arctic Tern [over the Slurry Lagoon and Deep Pit then flew north/east, this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [A52 Pit, 06:45], 2 Ringed Plover and Dunlin [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Sunday 7th May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greenshank and 3 Little Ringed Plover [dropped into Clifton Pit, 20:00], 3 Arctic Tern [Main Pond, 09:24, with one still present 14:35].

Clumber Park - Hobby [flew in from the east over the ford towards the main lake, late morning].

Misterton - 3 Corn Bunting and 11 Yellow Wagtail [Cornley Carr and Cattle Carr, this morning].

Clifton Grove -Marsh Harrier [south/west through Branshill, 08:30], Corn Bunting [Weir Field, 09:00]. Also Yellow Wagtail.

Thrumpton - Cuckoo [singing from Thrumpton Hall grounds, 08:00].

Gedling CP - Northern Wheatear [08:00].

Idle Washlands - Bar-tailed Godwit [along Slaynes Lane, 07:37]. Also Ring Ouzel [male still present].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Black Tern [Neatholme Fen, 07:20], Turnstone and Spotted Redshank [Chainbridge Scrape East, 14:20], Grey Plover [Chainbridge Scrape, 15:00], Wood Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape East, 19:00]

Saturday 6th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Grey Plover [Chainbridge Scrape, 15:00], Black-tailed Godwit [Chainbridge scrape, 08:30 then flew towards Neatholme].

Mansfield - 2 Waxwing [Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, on TV aerial this afternoon]. Also c20 Swift [through northeast].

Hickling - Northern Wheatear [Hickling cricket ground, 13:00].

King's Mill Reservoir - 300+ Swift and c250 Sand Martin.

Papplewick - Northern Wheatear [Papplewick Moor, this morning].

Hoveringham - 2 Sandwich Tern [present for several minutes from 10:20, before departing northeast]. Also 1 Arctic Tern.

Holme Pierrepont - 10 Bar-tailed Godwit [briefly on Blotts Pit this morning then flew East], 2 Sanderling [single bird Blotts this morning, and a second bird, 16:50], Turnstone [Blotts Pit, 09:30 at least], 4 Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit]. Also 2 Cuckoo, and a large influx of Swift.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Grey Plover [West Lake, this morning] and Arctic Tern through.

Idle Washlands - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 2 Arctic Tern and Cuckoo [along Slaynes Lane]. Also Ring Ouzel [male, still by the village].

Netherfield Lagoons - 5 Ringed Plover and Dunlin [on the Slurry Lagoon, this morning]. Also Cuckoo [calling from one of the Deep Pit fence posts].

Friday 5th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Bar-tailed Godwit [Chainbridge East, 10:30-19:30 at least], Green Sandpiper, 2 Cuckoo calling, Common Redshank, 2 Hobby, 2 Common Tern [[Chainbridge East], Greenshank, Short-eared Owl, Ringed Plover and Common Redshank [Tiln North].

Blyth - Turtle Dove [by the roundabout at Blyth Services, this evening].

Holme Pierrepont - Bar-tailed Godwit [East through the A52 Pit, 18:27], Turnstone [Blotts Pit, along the main bund 16:45 - 19:10 at least], Cuckoo [West side of Blotts Pit, 14:30]. Also Hobby, Peregrine and 2 Common Sandpiper.

Harworth Pit Top - 3 Yellow Wagtail and single Little Ringed Plover.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, this evening], 3 Black Tern [Sailing PIT, 12:30]. Also Dunlin and c30 Swift.

Nuthall - Ring Ouzel [male, on M1 motorway barrier, junction 26, 13:10].

Girton - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit, 11:30 at least, showing well from gate along Meadow Lane].

Hoveringham - Black Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, Red Kite and Curlew [Sailing Lake], Arctic Tern and Common Sandpiper [Railway Pit].

Kilvington Lakes -Whimbrel [still West Lake this morning], Greenshank [West Lake]. Also Common Sandpiper and Northern Wheatear.

Gonalston - Green Sandpiper.

Mansfield woodhouse - Hobby [through S/W, 08:30].

Barton in Fabis - Black-tailed Godwit [still Cottages Flash this morning].

Langford Lowfields - Common Crane [present this morning, but not viewable from any public rights of way], Turnstone [Phase 1, this morning].

Thursday 4th May

Besthorpe NR - Turnstone [on Mons Pool, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Black Tern [2 Sailing Pit and single on Tween Pond, early evening], 4 Swift [over Conneries].

Gringley Carr - Marsh Harrier [male, quartering fields near Cross Lane, 17:00], 4 Corn Bunting [along Carr Road].

Mansfield - 6 Waxwing [Sutton Road/Hermitage Lane, on roofs opposite the junction 16:45 at least].

Mansfield Woodhouse - Turtle Dove [through N/E, 14:20].

Hoveringham - 2 Black Tern [Sailing Lake, early afternoon].

Calverton - Cuckoo [Springwater area, this afternoon]. Also a good selection of warblers.

Kilvington Lakes - Whimbrel [still West Lake, this morning]. Also 2 Arctic Tern [through 10:30 - 12:00].

Langford Lowfields - Hobby and 3+Swift.

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in fields surrounding the North Pit, 09:00], Arctic Tern [over the Sailing Pit]. Plus a good selection of warblers - Garden, Willow, Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat.

Barton in Fabis - Black-tailed Godwit [Cottages Flash, 08:57 to 18:57 at least].

King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Bar-tailed Godwit [Conservation Lake, this morning]. Also 2 Black Tern [Neatholme Fen], 2 Northern Wheatear and Cuckoo [Tiln North].

Holme Pierrepont - Garganey [drk, still present on Blotts Pit, 07:00].

Wednesday 3rd May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whiskered Tern [flew East through Clifton Pit 09:55, but no further sign despite searching Main Pond/Beeston Ponds], 4 Black Tern [East through Clifton Pit, 09:31], Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 10:40], 2 Black Tern [Sailing Pit, 14:45] and 2+Arctic Tern [Tween Pond, 17:00].

Kinoulton - Hobby [low over, 19:00].

Gringley Carr - 5 Corn Bunting and 2 Yellow Wagtail [along Carr Road, 16:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Hobby [over Chainbridge Scrape North End], 6 Dunlin [Chainbridge East and Tiln North], Cuckoo [flew from end of cross lane towards Chainbridge Wood] and Swift [over water ski pond].

Langford Lowfields - Greenshank.

Besthorpe NR - Bar-tailed Godwit [still Mons Pool].

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel [West Lake, 10:30]. Also 2 Common Sandpiper, Black Tern and Yellow Wagtail.

Hoveringham - Whimbrel [North through the Sailing Pit, this morning]. Also 2 Black Tern, 17 Arctic Tern and Hobby.

Skegby - Northern Wheatear [in horse paddocks along the Skegby Trai, this morning]. Also Swift and 3 drk Mandarin.

Holme Pierrepont - Garganey [drk, Blotts Pit, 06:30 to late afternoon at least]. Also Arctic Tern and Yellow Wagtail [Blotts Pit, this afternoon] and Hobby [A52 Pit].

Tuesday 2nd May

Holme Pierrepont - Osprey [through Blotts Pit from South to North, 18:35]. Also Grey Plover and Common Sandpiper, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Hobbies [hawking insects over the Large Gravel Pit, this evening].

Besthorpe NR - Bar-tailed Godwit [Mons Pool, this evening].

Collingham Pits - Black Tern [Ferry Lane Lake, early evening].

Gringley Carr - Marsh Harrier [male, flew East over the Pumping Station, 16:47], 14 Corn Bunting [along Carr Road, with 6 singing males]. Also 12+Yellow Wagtail and Oystercatcher.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Turnstone [Chainbridge Scrape East, 12:34 - 17:25 at least], Black tern [Belmoor Lake, 13:00] and 2 White Wagtail [Chainbridge Scrape East].

Langford Lowfields - Whinchat, Hobby and Swift.

Hoveringham - 12 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern, Common Sandpiper, and Peregrine [on the Sailing Lake, this morning]. Grasshopper Warbler [Railway Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Black Tern [2 Circling Main Pond, 07:55, with 4 present 09:00, then flew towards the Sailing Pit], Dunlin [Clifton Pit, 10:50]

Monday 1st May

Girton Pits - Cattle Egret [still present in sheep field by North Pit, 10:30 to 17:20 at least].

Collingham Pits - 2 Grey Plover [Silt Lagoon, 09:38]. Also 2 Dunlin and Ringed Plover.

Holme Pierrepont - Wood Sandpiper [briefly on Blotts Pit, 09:13], 2 Whimbrel [Blotts Pit, flew off mid morning], 3 Grey Plover [2 Blotts Pit and single A52 Pit], 2 Black Tern [A52 Pit, 11:00 to 16:30 at least], c30 Arctic Tern [A52 Pit, 11:14]. Also Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper and Swift [Blotts].

Mansfield Woodhouse - 5 Waxwing [by Morrisons petrel station, 08:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cuckoo [from Tower Hide, 08:00], 2 Black Tern [Conneries, 12:40 and still present on Clifton Pit, 18:16], Hobby [through, 16:29], 3 Arctic Tern [through Tween Pond, 16:55 - 17:14].

Idle Washlands - 2 Bar-tailed Godwit [1 dropped onto Slaynes Lane South Pit, 08:00, then 2 on North Pit, 08:27, with both birds still present 16:48]. Also Black Tern [through Slaynes Lane, 08:00] and Ruff [Slaynes Lane, 16:48].

Finningley Gravel Pit - 6 Dunlin [one down and 5 through N/E], Raven [flew N/E and back S/W a few minutes later].

Nuthall - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling, by the old railway path between Buckingham Way and New farm Lane].

Budby Flash - Turnstone and Little Egret [this morning].

Bentinck Pit Tip - 2 Northern Wheatear, 2 Grasshopper Warbler and Garden Warbler.

Sherwood Forest NNR - 5 m & 1 f 6 Common Redstart [5 males and female, this morning], 3 Tree Pipit, 3 Garden Warbler and Cuckoo.

Besthorpe NR - Wood Sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper [Mon Pool, from 07:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Turtle Dove [Neatholme Scrape over towards The Willows, 07:40], Little Gull [1s, Neatholme Scrape, 07:30 to 12:45 at least], 9 Black Tern [5 present Neatholme Scrape, 07:30 with 9 present Neatholme Fen, 12:35], Grey Plover [Neatholme Fen, 12:35], Bar-tailed Godwit [Neatholme Fen, 16:00 and earlier on Neatholme Scrape], 6 Dunlin and Ringed Plover [Chainbridge watchpoint].

Hoveringham - 3 Black Tern [2 on the Sailing Lake first light to midday at least, and 3 15:00 to 16:30], Bar-tailed Godwit [through the Sailing Lake, this morning], 5 Arctic Tern [on the Railway Pit, 16:45 to 17:00] and Mandarin [drk, on the Sailing Lake]. Also a report of 3 Osprey [over the Sailing Lake, 14:30].

Netherfield Lagoons - Whimbrel, Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover, Grasshopper Warbler and Northern Wheatear [on site this morning].

Many thanks to:

Steve Adams, David Allison, Richard Anstock, Laurence Archibald, Nicola Arnold, Bob Beck, Graham Beeley, Roger Bennet, Michael Blount, Richard Box, Robin Brace, Paul Buxton, Andrew Capstick, Paul Charlesworth, Steven Chick, Alan Clewes, Carol Cliffe, Nick Crouch, Alan Dakin, Rod Dean, Jacqueline Dennison, Athur Durrant, Gordon Ellis, John Gallagher, Ben Gilbert, John Glover, Chris Grimshaw, Ian Hall, John Hall, Tony Hallam, Rae Harrington, Kevin Hartwell, Tom Hibbert, John Hopper, Philip Johnson, Spencer Lawrence, Francis Leaver, Jonathan Lloyd, Claire Richardson Longmoor, Ken Lomas, James Lyons, Paul Massey, ‎Ged Morley, Andy Murray, Barbara Overton, Michael Parker, Nick Parsons, Nick Pearce, Richard Penson, Peter Playle, Graham Poxon, Clive Prescott, Ray Purser, Ralph Radford, Phil Read, Simon Roberts, Chris Robinson, Pete Saunders, Hayley Sears, Simon Scarth, Lee Scudder, Roger Sheppard, David Sommerville, John Spragg, Jace Stag, Geoff Tindsley, Andrew Tomlinson, Simon Thompson, Mick Tring, Debbie Tyas, David Tyldesley, Sam Viles, Ben Ward, Michael Warren, Peter Williams, Will Woods, Rob Woodward, Alan Wragg.

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