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 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."


Please report your Latest Sightings to: nottsbirders@gmail.com or @NottsBirders on the Twitter feed.

Please remember to submit all sightings to Andy Hall each month, using the Excel spreadsheet that can be downloaded from the Recording page.

Archived Sightings 2001 - 2018

Archived Sightings 2001 to 2018

Archived Sightings 2018

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 birds 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.

Thursday 31st May

Sherwood NNR - 1+Nightjar, 6 Tree Pipit, 5 Woodcock, 5 Cuckoo [this evening].

Rainworth Heath - Nightjar [churring this evening]. Also 2 Cuckoo [heard].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, 5 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Wigeon, Hobby [Tiln North, 16:20], Cuckoo, Little Ringed Plover [Windsurf Pit], Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen].

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [drk, Slaynes Lane], 2 Dunlin.

Wednesday 30th May

Besthorpe NR - 8 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Tern, 2 Shelduck [Mons Pool, 16:20].

Hoveringham - 25 ARCTIC TERN [Sailing Lake 14:00 - 14:20 then flew north].

Holme Pierrepont - TURNSTONE, 2 Common Redshank, 5+ LRP, Hobby, Cuckoo [Blotts Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Red-necked Phalarope [seen flying around Clifton Pit, landed very briefly then flew off, 11:15], Common Redshank, Dunlin [Clifton Pit], Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow].

Hoveringham - Ringed Plover [Sailing Lake].

Tuesday 29th May

Besthorpe NR - 2 GARGANEY [drakes, Mons Pool this morning]. Also 15 Ringed Plover, Dunlin.

Budby Common - 2 Tree Pipit [singing this morning].

Monday 28th May

Attenborough NR - 3 BLACK TERN [21:00 at least ranging between Church Pond and Clifton Pit], also Dunlin, Redshank.

Besthorpe - GARGANEY [drake on Mons Pool], also 2 GREY PLOVER, 2 TURNSTONE, 18 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, Cuckoo.

Papplewick - Spotted flycatcher [possibly 2 calling in mature oaks, Moor Pond Woods, 14:00-14:20], Cuckoo [male calling on Leen pastures between Papplewick and Linby, 14:15].

Holme PierrepontGARGANEY [drake still on Blotts Pit this morning], also 2 TURNSTONE, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 LRP, Cuckoo.

Budby Heath - Woodlark [this morning], also Hobby, Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - OSPREY [this morning].

Sunday 27th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GREAT EGRET [on Neatholme Fen late afternoon], also 1 Dunlin. 4 BLACK TERNS [Neatholme Scrape].

Holme Pierrepont – 2 TURNSTONE, 2 SANDERLING [Blotts Pit one in sum plumage the other in intermediate, until 19.15 at least], also 1 Ringed Plover, 6 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Besthorpe - 2 TURNSTONE, 1 SANDERLING [Mons Pool], also 2 Ringed Plover.

Langford Lowfields - 3 SANDERLING [Phase 3 this afternoon], also 2 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank and 11 Ringed Plover. Please note that Phase 3 is strictly out of bounds with no general access, but can be viewed from the southern boundary public footpath.

Saturday 26th May

Skegby Trail - Iberian Chiffchaff [possible male singing by off Buttery Lane c.300m from wooden sign on right at fork in track late afternoon].

Hoveringham - 6 BLACK TERN [Sailing Lake, 18:00 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Temminck's Stint, 1 SANDERLING [on Tiln North this evening]. GARGANEY [drake on Bellmoor late afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 TURNSTONE, 1 SANDERLING, 4 Hobby, 1 Redshank, 1 LRP [Blotts Pit].

Kilvington - SANDERLING [ 1 on West Lake].

Langford Lowfields - Glossy Ibis [on Phase 2, from 360 screen at 12:20], 5 SANDERLING, 2 GREY PLOVER, 3 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper [Phase 3]. Please note that Phase 3 is strictly out of bounds with no general access, but can be viewed from the southern boundary public footpath.

Langold CP - GARGANEY [drake late morning].

Idle Washlands - 1 GREY PLOVER, 5 SANDERLING [on Slaynes Lane].

Friday 25th May

Hoveringham - 4 BLACK TERN [Sailing Lake, 18:00 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Temminck's Stint [still on Tiln North this afternoon].

Besthorpe NR - SANDERLING, 8 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [Mons Pool, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 BLACK TERN [Main Pond, 13:45], 2 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, 12:30], 4 Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, 07:22].

Colwick CP - 12 ARCTIC TERN [Main Lake, 10:55 - 11:05 then flew high north-east].

King's Mill Reservoir - c.350 Common Swift [10:15]. Also House and Sand martins and a few Barn Swallow.

Langford Lowfields - Arctic Skua [adult pale morph briefly on Phase 3, then flew south, 08:50], 9 SANDERLING [3 this morning on Phase 3 then flew off, with a further 6 individuals on Phase 3 this evening, 07:40 at least], 2 TURNSTONE, Dunlin [Phase 3, this evening], Cuckoo [Phase 2]. Please note that Phase 3 is strictly out of bounds with no general access, but can be viewed from the southern boundary public footpath or the 360 screen.

Hickling - 2 Common Tern [through low south, 08:10].

Cottam - White-winged Black Tern [flew north across the Trent, with a single BLACK TERN, 08:00]. Also GREY PLOVER, Little Ringed Plover and a brief ARCTIC TERN.

Thursday 24th May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 BLACK TERN [Main Pond, 17:54], 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Hobby [Clifton Pit].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 BLACK TERN [A52 Pit, 17:15].

Langford Lowfields - Glossy Ibis [still present, viewable from the 360 screen looking south, early evening at least], TURNSTONE [Phase 3, viewable from the public footpath], 5 AVOCET, 2 Yellow-legged Gull [both second-summer], 2 Cuckoo.

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Hobby [hawking insects high over the Lagoons mid afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Temminck's Stint [still present Tiln North, 11:48 - 19:30], 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff [Tiln North], Yellow-legged Gull [third-summer, Bellmoor Lake late afternoon].

Edwinstowe - 25 Common Swift.

King's Mill Reservoir - c.150 Common Swift.

Wednesday 23rd May

Langford Lowfields - Glossy Ibis [viewable from the 360 Screen, looking back from phase 2, early afternoon].

Edwinstowe - 22 Common Swift.

Besthorpe NR - 2 Wigeon [pair, Mons Pool, late morning].

Kilvington Lakes - TURNSTONE [West Lake, 10:00 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Temminck's Stint [Tiln North, 06:30 - 19:30 at least, but can be elusive], SPOTTED REDSHANK [Tiln North, 09:30], 10 Black-tailed Godwit [Bellmore Lake, on the island viewed from the visitor centre, this morning], 2 Hobby [over woods from Walters Lane], 3 Common Redshank, Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, Hobby, Cuckoo, 8 Common Swift [all Tiln North].

Tuesday 22nd May

Netherfield - c.30 ARCTIC TERN [low over the Deep Pit, then flew off high to the east, 14:55].

King's Mill Reservoir - c.60 Common Swift.

Langford Lowfields - 6 AVOCET, 2 Hobby, 6 Shelduck, 7 Sand Martin, 3 Barn Swallow.

Besthorpe NR - 2 Wigeon, 25+Sand Martin.

Mansfield Woodhouse - Hobby [north of the village, 09:55].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 7 Black-tailed Godwit [flew north along the river at Cross Lane, 09:48], Yellow-legged Gull [first-summer, Bellmore Lake].

Monday 21st May

Collingham Pits - 4 BLACK TERN [Ferry Lane Lake, 20:04 - 20:07 then flew high north].

Hickling - Peregrine [low over the village, 19:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Common Redshank [Tiln North, this evening].

Thrumpton - Cuckoo [singing male, on the Thrumpton Hall estate, 17:11].

Edwinstowe - 15 Common Swift [this afternoon].

Hoveringham - 18 ARCTIC TERN [flew north-east through the Sailing Lake, 10:35].

Farnsfield - Hobby, 7 Common Swift [this morning].

Kinoulton - Cuckoo [heard early morning], 4+Common Swift.

Sunday 20th May

West Bridgford - 25+Common Swift [this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Dunlin [Tiln North, late afternoon], 5 Hobby [high over cross lane, viewed from Chainbridge, 11:03].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper [Cottages Flash, 21:00], 2 Yellow Wagtail [Barton Lane].

Calverton - 2 Common Swift [over, 17:00].

Edwinstowe - 10+Common Swift, 2 Barn Swallow, 2 Yellowhammer.

Finningley GP - Whooper Swan [adult, 11:06], Cuckoo [singing male].

Worksop - 12 Common Swift [over the Mansfield road area].

Pinxton - 8 Common Swift.

Tollerton - Hobby [over], Cuckoo [heard, this morning].

Market Warsop - Cuckoo [flew high north calling, 08:30].

Holme Pierrepont - Cuckoo [singing, early morning], 2 Little Ringed Plover.

Netherfield Lagoons - Cuckoo [called briefly beside the Slurry Lagoon, this morning], 6 Hobby [hawking insects over the Large Gravel Pit], Little Ringed Plover [on the dry end of the Slurry Lagoon], single Common Swift and eight warbler species were heard.

Saturday 19th May

East Leake - 8 Common Swift [screeching overhead, 20:00], 2 Barn Swallow.

Kilvington Lakes - OSPREY [this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Hobby [Delta Hide, 10:30], Goosander [drake, Coneries, 20:30].

Lambley/Woodborough - Cuckoo [singing male] 3 Marsh Tit [including an obvious pair], Spotted Flycatcher [Ploughman Wood between Lambley/Woodborough].

Budby Common - Tree Pipit [this aftrnoon].

Pinxton - 6 Common Swift, 2 Barn Swallow, single House Martin.

Barton in Fabis - 26 Common Buzzard [22 feeding in newly ploughed field, with 4 circling overhead, 11:12], 2 Yellow Wagtail [along Barton Lane], 3 Little Ringed Plover [Cottages Flash].

West Bridgford - 4 Common Swift [Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, c.09:30].

Keyworth - Cuckoo [singing male, Beech Avenue this morning].

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

Dukeries - 2 Pied Flycatcher [singing males], 3 Common Redstart, and single Spotted Flycatcher [present this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BAR-TAILED GODWIT [Chainbridge Scrape, 07:35], 2 Goosander [pair over Chainbridge Scrape, 09:24].

Friday 18th May

Dukeries - Pied Flycatcher [singing male, still present, 19:00 at least].

Calverton - Hobby, 25+ Common Swift [Springwater area, this evening].

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

Langford Lowfields - 4 AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher, 7 Hobby, 2 Cuckoo.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmoor, late morning/early afternoon].

Sherwood Forest NNR - Hobby [soaring over the forest, c.11:15, that was then chased off by a male Merlin], single Common Swift.

Hoveringham - OSPREY, 2 Hobby [Sailing Lake, 11:00], Yellow Wagtail, pair Grey Partridge [horse field, late morning].

Budby Common - Woodlark, 2 Tree Pipit [this morning].

Keyworth - Cuckoo [flew above Beech Avenue, 08:00].

Thursday 17th May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Ringed Plover, Common Redshank [Clifton Pit, this evening], 2 Mandarin [drakes, Works Pond, 10:05].

Holme Pierrepont - Cuckoo [perched up and singing near Blott's Pit, c.10:30], 2 Hobby.

Dukeries - Pied Flycatcher [singing male, still present, 06:15 - 07:10], 2 Common Redstart [singing males].

Wednesday 16th May

Hoveringham - OSPREY [Sailing Lake, drifting high southwards upriver towards Hoveringham village, 10:10 - 10:20. Then seen again catch a fish from the river Trent, 16:30]. Also single Hobby, Dunlin, 5 Common Tern and large numbers of Common Swift.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit].

Budby Common - 3 Woodlark, 4+Tree Pipit [this morning].

Bilsthorpe - TURTLE DOVE [‘purring’ male, 09:30].

Dukeries - 2 Pied Flycatcher [singing male still holding territory this morning, with a second male located singing half mile away].

Tuesday 15th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Caspian Gull [first-winter, Bellmore Lake, 15:00], 2 Cuckoo [flew over Chainbridge Pit, midday], OSPREY [over Alan's Meadow, 10:40].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit].

Kilvington Lakes - Cuckoo [heard], 12 Common Tern.

Netherfield Lagoons - 4 Hobby [hawking insects, this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 4 AVOCET, 4 Shelduck, 2 Common Gull, 2 Common Tern.

Besthorpe NR - Cuckoo [heard], 4 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher.

Clipstone on the Wolds - Cuckoo [heard in Clipstone Woods, this afternoon].

Thoresby Park - Cuckoo [heard around Thoresby Hall], 2 male siskin on garden feeder.

Hoveringham - OSPREY [Sailing Lake, present from 09:50-10:10 and then again, 11:10. Also 2 Ringed Plover.

Dukeries - Pied Flycatcher [singing male, still present, 07:30]. Also singing Common Redstart.

Sherwood Forest NNR - Common Redstart [singing male, this morning], 2 Woodlark [Budby Comon].

Monday 14th May

Langford Lowfields - 2 Cuckoo, female Marsh Harrier, 4 Hobby, singing Water Rail [from Phase 1, at dusk], TURTLE DOVE [seen and heard, 06:30].

Kinoulton - 2 Hobby [along the Grantham Canal, this evening].

Cropwell Bishop - Cuckoo.

Sutton on Trent - Cuckoo [calling in the Bulham Lane area, 10:28].

Hoveringham - OSPREY [drifted north-east over the Sailing Lake, 08:40. Presumed same individual caught a fish and sat in a tree on the opposite side of the river, 10:10].

Holme Pierrepont - Common Sandpiper, Water Rail calling [Blotts Pit, this morning].

Sunday 13th May

Holme Pierrepont - SANDERLING [Blotts Pit, 17:25], OSPREY [over A52 Pit/Blotts Pit, then flew north, 16:45], 4 Hobby [over Blotts Pit, 14.00-14.30 at least], Peregrine [flying towards Nottingham, 14:15], Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, this morning].

Thoresby Park - 2 Woodlark [flew north-west, 11:30], OSPREY [flew south, 13:46], Woodcock.

Gedling CP - Cuckoo [calling this morning].

Barton in Fabis - Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail [this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - LITTLE STINT [Clifton Pit, 07:54 - 17:00 at least], Ringed Plover [Clifton Pit, 07:54], Spotted Flycatcher [opposite Kingfisher hide, 14:00], 2 Hobby [over Tower hide, 21:23].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Big Bird Day - Total species recorded was a record breaking 112, the full list of species recorded can be viewed HERE

3 TURNSTONE, Dunlin [Tiln North, 06:10], Common Sandpiper [Bellmore Lake, 07:10], 3 Dunlin, 3 Red-crested Pochard [Tiln Trout Lake 07:15], Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen, 07:19], LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER [seen briefly drumming near Bailey Bridge, 07:50], TURTLE DOVE [near Wild Goose farm, 08:53], Whinchat [female, Blaco, 09:30], Wigeon, Grey Partridge, Tree Sparrow [Blaco, 09:05], Curlew [calling near Wild Goose Farm, 10:04], KNOT [Tiln North, 10:05], Grasshopper Warbler [Cross Lane, 11:20], 9 Hobby [over Chainbridge Scrape/Cross Lane Marsh, 12:05], Cuckoo [calling, Chainbridge scrape east, 16:20], Northern Wheatear [Tiln Pig Fields], Caspian Gull [probable second-summer, Bellmore roost this evening].

Market Warsop - Cuckoo [calling, 05:50].

Saturday 12th May

Langford Lowfields - TURTLE DOVE [40m south of Phase 1 and 2 junction, 14:00], 4 Hobby [over phase 1], 4 Common Tern, 100+ Common Swift, 30+ Sand Martin.

Skegby - 3 Common Swift [through, north-west].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Hobby [Clifton Pit, 06:10], Grasshopper Warbler [reeling behind Kingfisher hide, 06:45], Dunlin [Clifton Pit, 14:09 - 20:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 BAR-TAILED GODWIT [Neatholme Fen, from 06:00], 5 Black-tailed Godwit [circled over Neatholme Fen, 06:20 but didn't land], 3 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen], Ringed Plover [Tiln North], c.60 Common Swift [Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Wigeon [pair, Conservation Lake], c.8 Hobby [Tiln North to Neatholme Pit].

Thoresby Park - Tree Pipit, Tawny Owl.

Sherwood Forest NNR/Budby Common - Cuckoo, Woodlark, several Tree Pipit, 3 Common Redstart [seen and heard, early morning].

Holme Pierrepont - LITTLE GULL [second-summer, Blotts Pit, 05:35 then flew east], Dunlin.

Dukeries - Pied Flycatcher [singing male, still present, 05:15 - 07:00]. Also 2 singing Common Redstart.

Friday 11th May

Holme Pierrepont - WOOD SANDPIPER [Blotts Pit, 16:45 - 19:00 at least], LITTLE GULL [adult, Blotts Pit, this afternoon to 19:15 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Common Sandpiper, 4 Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmoor Lake, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 150 Common Swift [over Clifton Pit, 16:30], Little Ringed Plover [Gull Island, Clifton Pit, 16:34].

Edwinstowe - 10 Common Swift.

Hoveringham - Marsh Harrier [female, flew north through the sailing Lake, this morning. Wing tagged, originating from north-west Norfolk].

Skegby Trail - Northern Wheatear [side of new bound lane, 07:00].

Market Warsop - Cuckoo [calling, 05:40].

Thursday 10th May

Barton in Fabis - Little Ringed Plover [Cottages Flash, this evening], 5 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Grey Partridge, 2 Common Swift [Barton Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - first-summer Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmoor Lake this evening until 20:15], ARCTIC TERN [Neatholme Fen], Hobby [over Chainbridge Scrape east], Cuckoo [female in flight, eastern side of Chainbridge Pit].

Holme Pierrepont - Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, early afternoon], 3 Hobby [A52 Pit], good numbers of Common Swift.

Thoresby Park - 2 Mandarin, Tawny Owl.

Southwell - 4 Common Swift [Norwood Gardens].

Langford Lowfields - 5 Hobby [over Phase 1].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - WHIMBREL [Clifton Pit, Gull Island this morning], 2 Dunlin [Clifton Pit, 17:30].

Dukeries - Pied Flycatcher [singing male, still present 05:30 - 06:20].

Wednesday 9th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - WOOD SANDPIPER [Tiln North].

Langford Lowfields - 6 Hobby [hunting over Phase 2, from the viewing mound, midday].

Scofton - 2 Common Swift [over the village].

Warsop - 4 Common Swift [over Vale Avenue].

Hoveringham - AVOCET [flew north-east through the Sailing Lake, this morning], Dunlin, 2 Common Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail.

Holme Pierrepont - Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat [Works Pond, 06:30 - 07:00], Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit], 6 Common Swift [A52 Pit].

Tuesday 8th May

King's Mill Reservoir - 4 Common Swift [lingering over south-east corner of the reservoir, this evening].

Skegby - Common Swift [through, 16:40].

Bunny - Hobby [hunting towards Gotham, 16:30].

Dukeries - Pied Flycatcher [male, still holding territory, 14:30].

Carburton Lakes - 2 Mandarin [both drakes, this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Hobby, Northern Wheatear [this afternoon]. Also Hairy Dragonfly Brachytron pratense on the wing.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - COMMON SCOTER [Bellmore], Hobby [over Neatholme Fen/Scrape areas, this afternoon], 2 Cuckoo [male and female heard, Neatholme Pit].

Langford Lowfields - Hobby, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pochard [pair, this morning].

Monday 7th May

Holme Pierrepont - TURNSTONE [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Sutton in Ashfield - 31 Common Swift [over the town centre, this evening].

Southwell - Cuckoo [calling Oakmere golf course].

Thoresby park - Common Redstart [heard only, singing throughout the day].

Dukeries - Pied Flycatcher [male, still present this morning].

Sunday 6th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 7 Hobby [minimum of 7 in the air together over Chainbridge Scrape 14:15], ARCTIC TERN [Neatholme Scrape from 11:40].

Tollerton - Hobby [high over the airfield, this afternoon].

Edwinstowe - 2 Common Redstart, 12 Linnet, 9 Yellowhammer.

Kilvington Lakes - Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern [this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - Cuckoo [called from the Ash trees along the railway embankment, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 GARGANEY [drake, Sailing Pit, 06:30, second drake Clifton Pit, 06:58. Both then relocated onto Tween Pond, 07:44 - 18:35 at least], Cuckoo [calling Tween, 08:20], Northern Wheatear [on the Sand Martin hide roof, 09:36], Hobby [over the Clifton Pit reed-bed, 14:30], Grasshopper Warbler [reeling behind Kingfisher hide, 14:55].

Ransom Wood heath - 2 Tree Pipit, Cuckoo [this morning].

Dukeries - Pied Flycatcher [male, still holding territory 05:35 - 11:30 at least]. Also 2+Common Redstart.

Saturday 5th May

Dukeries - Pied Flycatcher [male, currently holding territory, singing and investigating the same hole in an Oak].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen], Goldeneye [female, Neatholme Pit], 2 Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler [Neatholme Scrape], Grasshopper Warbler [Chainbridge Pit], 3 Northern Wheatear [Clayworth Common], Ringed Plover [Tiln North].

Barton in Fabis - Northern Wheatear [Barton Lane, 19:53], Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Partridge.

Thrumpton - 2 Cuckoo [calling, 19:30].

Gringley Carr - Grasshopper Warbler [along ditch/hedge opposite dog training area], 2 Corn Bunting, cream crown Marsh Harrier, 3 Northern Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat [along Carr Road].

Kilvington Lakes - Greenshank [North Lake], Northern Wheatear [female West Lake].

King's Mill Reservoir - 40+ Common Swift, Garden Warbler [this morning], 2 Common Tern, Hobby [West Lake, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - Hobby, Northern Wheatear.

Holme Pierrepont - OSPREY [north over A52 Pit, 10:40].

Warsop - Cuckoo [calling, 09.00].

Idle Washlands - Marsh Harrier [female, Slaynes Lane], Ringed Plover.

Thoresby park - Cuckoo [calling whilst flying into the forest], Siskin, large numbers of linnet, 4 Skylark, Yellowhammer, 2 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin,10+ Goldcrest.

Sherwood Forest NNR/Budby Common - 4+Common Redstart [4+singing males, single female, c.08:30], 4+Cuckoo [2+ seen and heard, Sherwood, 2+heard on the Common], 2+Tree Pipit [forest and Common], 2 Woodlark [Budby Common].

Skegby Trail - Cuckoo [calling both sides of trail, heading towards teversal, 06:00], Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whooper Swan [adult, Coneries, 05:38], LITTLE GULL [first-summer, Main Pond, 08:00, Clifton Pit, 10:33], Cuckoo [heard Coneries], Grasshopper Warbler [reeling behind Kingfisher hide], Bufflehead [ringed female, still present Clifton Pit, 10:30].

Friday 4th May

Netherfield Lagoons - Whinchat [male, close to the wader scrape, late afternoon], 2 Grasshopper Warbler [reeling briefly], 6 Common Tern, Cuckoo, Peregrine [this evening].

Cotham - Northern Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail [still in horse paddocks, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Wigeon [drakes, Chainbridge Pit], 4 Northern Wheatear [Clayworth Common], 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [Tiln North], Goldeneye [male and female, Neatholme Pit], Hobby [Neatholme Scrape], Marsh Harrier [cream crown, over north].

Idle Washlands - LITTLE GULL [adult, still present Slaynes Lane, 14:15].

Newark on Trent - possible Stork species [drifted high north above Newark, 12:34].

Besthorpe NR - Whooper Swan [adult, still on the Silt Lagoon, midday], Common Swift, Grey Partridge.

Hickling - Northern Wheatear [on ploughing near the Grantham Canal, this morning].

Hoveringham - Northern Wheatear [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - WOOD SANDPIPER [Ridge and Furrow, 06:45], Cuckoo [calling, Beeston marina end of the reserve, 07:00], Bufflehead [ringed female, Clifton Pit, 09:26], Grasshopper Warbler [showing well behind Kingfisher hide].

Holme Pierrepont - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling, near Works Pond, 05:45 - 07:00 visit], 2 Little Ringed Plover, Cuckoo, 8+Common Swift [Blotts Pit, this morning], Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler [both heard, Skylarks NR], 3 Hobby [still showing well A52 Pit, this evening].

Thursday 3rd May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [adult drake, Clifton Pit, 11:50 - late evening], ARCTIC TERN, 9 Common Tern [Tween Pond, 19:04], Common Sandpiper [Sand Martin hide, 15:00], 2 Yellow Wagtail [Wheatear Field, 09:48], Cuckoo [calling from Coneries island, 09:57, and again 13:30], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [first-summer, Tween Pond, 08:48].

Thrumpton - Cuckoo [Thrumpton Hall estate, 19:45].

Idle Washlands - LITTLE GULL [adult, still present on Slaynes Lane].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Hobby [hawking low over the A52 Pit, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Hobby, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Grasshopper Warbler [Neatholme Scrape], Goldeneye [drake, Neatholme Pit], ARCTIC TERN, 8 AVOCET, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen], 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin [Tiln North], Northern Wheatear [Clayworth Common].

Wollaton Park - 2 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER [male and female, this morning].

Hickling - Rose-Ringed Parakeet [near Main Street, 10:15].

Annesley Pit Top - Grasshopper Warbler, Greenland Wheatear, White Wagtail [this morning].

Budby Pumping Station - OSPREY [flew north, 08:15].

Wednesday 2nd May

Holme Pierrepont - 2 SANDERLING [Blotts pit, 20:00 at least], 5 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plover.

Thoresby park - Woodcock [roding male over woodland, this evening], Tawny Owl.

Cotham - Yellow Wagtail, 2 Northern Wheatear [in second horse paddock from road, this evening].

Barton in Fabis - 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail [Barton Lane, 18:45].

Idle Washlands - LITTLE GULL [adult, still present on Slaynes Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - TURNSTONE [Neatholme Fen, 14:20], Hobby [Bellmore, 12:30].

Hoveringham - 4 ARCTIC TERN, Hobby, White Wagtail [Sailing Lake, this morning].

South Muskham - White Wagtail [amongst pied wagtails on lake by A616], Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 2 Tree Sparrow, 2 Shelduck, Little Egret.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - c.70 ARCTIC TERN [20 Tween Pond, 07:50 then moved through Clifton Pit, 36 through Clifton Pit, 11:17, with a possible c.70 through this morning], Hobby [over Clifton Pit reed-bed, 07:17], 2 Dunlin [Clifton Pit, 10:47].

Tuesday 1st May

Bestwood Village - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling on the Pit Top, 20:45], Lesser Whitethroat [Bestwood CP, 18:00], 3 Northern Wheatear [2 males, in pig fieid along Goosedale Lane, 11:35], 2 Garden Wabler, Lesser Whitethroat [Goosedale Lane].

Thoresby Park - Woodcock [heard calling high over trees, this evening], 2 Barn Swallow, 4 House Martin, single Brambling.

Idle Washlands - LITTLE GULL [adult, still present on Slaynes Lane, this evening].

Holme Pierrepont - 6 Hobby [hawking over A52 Pit, this evening], Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper, c.20 Common Swift [Blotts Pit], Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler [Works Pond].

Wollaton Park - LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER [male, near the lake, 16:00].

Keyworth - Cuckoo [calling 15:56].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Hobby [hawking insects on Clifton pit in front of Kingfisher Hide, 12:40 to 13:15], Grasshopper Warbler [reeling behind Kingfisher hide], Garden Warbler [Barton Lane], Common Sandpiper [Sand Martin Hide], Hobby [Tween Pond, 09:53].

Netherfield Lagoons - Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat [one of 9 Warbler species present between 11:30 - 15:30].

Langford Lowfields - Greenshank [Phase 3], 2 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, Cuckoo [calling on two separate occasions], Marsh Harrier [female], 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Pochard [pair].

Besthorpe NR - Barn Swallow [large numbers passing through], Common Swift, 13 Gadwall, 3 Little Egret.

Collingham Pits - c. 20 Common Swift [over Ferry Lane Lake], Garden Warbler.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 White Wagtail [West Lake].

Hoveringham - Peregrine, Common Swift, Chiffchaff, Reed, Sedge, Garden Warblers, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, 7 Common Gull [Sailing Lake, this morning], 2 Grey Partridge [pair in Horse field].

Gonalston - Little owl, Grey wagtail.

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