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 2020

Archived Sightings 2021

Species shown in bold Purple on this page are BBRC rarities or species recorded on less than ten occasions in the county. Bold Blue are rare and scarce county birds recorded less than annually that require a description or supporting details for the society’s archive. A full list of these species can be found on the Recording page. Red are species of interest. Bold GREY are unconfirmed sightings or a species of unknown origin.

Monday 31st May

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [male still singing and showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 19:20 at least]; also 2 Cuckoo.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint -2+ Honey Buzzard [male and female seen separately, male displaying close range, 3rd HB "very pale male" also reported]; also OSPREY, 2 Peregrine, 2 Hobby, 3 Red Kite, 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 12+ Common Buzzard, several Yellow Wagtail].

Holme Pierrepont - Yellow-legged Gull, Cuckoo.

Gedling CP - Hobby.

Sherwood Forest NNR - 3 Common Redstart [singing males], 6 Woodlark [4 singing males, plus an additional pair together], Cuckoo [2 singing], 19 Tree Pipit, Woodcock, Tawny Owl.

Gonalston - 2 Spotted Flycatcher.

Langford Lowfields - 4 Ringed Plover [Phase 3, early morning], 6+Hobby [this afternoon].

Sunday 30th May

Besthorpe NR - Great Reed Warbler [male singing and showing well in the north-west corner of Mons Pool, 09:00 - 21:10 at least].

Langford Lowfields -BLACK TERN [reported early afternoon]; also 2 Cuckoo, Marsh Harrier.

Mansfield - Red Kite [north over Berry Hill area, 13:30].

Cuckney - OSPREY [flew north-west over Langwith Road, 09:15].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Tween Pond, 07:32]

Saturday 29th May

Langford Lowfields - GARGANEY [drk, Phase 3 viewable from the southern footpath, 15:24 at least],Great White Egret [flew west over Phase 3, 06:47].

Edwalton - Red Kite [over Edwalton Golf Course, 16:30].

Budby - OSPREY [over high north-west, early afternoon].

Kings Clipstone - Cuckoo [calling near Cavendish Lodge], Siskin [Cavendish Lodge].

Rainworth Heath - 2 Cuckoo, Tree Pipit.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [single 08:20].

St Ann's - Cuckoo [St Ann's Allotments, this morning].

Friday 28th May

Gringley Carr - QUAIL, Whooper Swan, Hobby [this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Tween Pond, showing well 20:00 - 20:30 at least]

Hoveringham - OSPREY [Railway Pit then flew south towards River Trent, 18:04].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [displaying, 10:25], OSPREY [low over from the east, then flew west, 05:12].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 4 Ringed Plover [flew north from Neatholme Fen, 06:58], Barnacle Goose [south over Chainbridge Scrape, 09:05]; also Great White Egret, Cuckoo.

Langford Lowfields - SANDERLING [still Phase 3, 06:04]; also 7 Ringed Plover, Dunlin.

Thursday 27th May

Langford Lowfields - SANDERLING, 5 Ringed Plover [Phase 3, this evening].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [male displaying, mid-afternoon].

Clumber Park - Hawfinch [single in yews by main courtyard, 13:00].

Idle Washlands - SANDERLING, Ringed Plover [through east], Yellow-legged Gull, 15 LBB Gull [Slaynes Lane]; also Redshank [2 adults with 4 very young juvs, single adult with single young juv].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Hobby [over Chainbridge Scrape East], Cuckoo [calling Chainbridge East], 6 Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler [Chainbridge Lane viewpoint], 2 Common Tern [Chainbridge Scrape East], Reed Bunting [4 singing males Chainbridge Lane].

Wednesday 26th May

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - OSPREY [from the feeding station layby below watchpoint, 11:10].

Idle Washlands - TURNSTONE [Slaynes Lane].

Tuesday 25th May

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [male, flew low into trees opposite the viewing point, briefly 10:00; single sighted again briefly 15:25], OSPREY [in tree to the left of the viewpoint, 08:19].

Idle Washlands - SANDERLING [still present Slaynes Lane].

Colwick CP - Goldeneye [drk, Colwick Marina 13:00].

Monday 24th May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - OSPREY [Bellmoor Lake, through west towards Babworth, 17:00].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 2 Honey Buzzard [male and female, 09:20 and 10:44], OSPREY [through 08:50 and one high south, 12:30].

Idle Washlands - SANDERLING [Slaynes Lane].

Newark - Cuckoo [calling regularly, Newark golf club].

Sunday 23rd May

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [two up together, 10:24; single 16:51], OSPREY [over 11:23 and 17:31].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - SANDERLING [still Neatholme Fen, this evening], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape, late afternoon], 2 Hobby [single over the river, single Bellmoor], 5+Common Tern [Neatholme Scrape].

Calverton - Red Kite [low over east side of Dover Beck, 16:00-16:30].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 9 Common Redstart [territories located]; also Tree Pipits, Spotted Flycatchers, Marsh Tits, Tawny Owls, Cuckoo.

Idle Washlands - Yellow-legged Gull [along Slaynes Lane this morning].

Hickling - Yellow Wagtail [Grantham canal, 08:30].

Langford Lowfields - Spoonbill [over west, 07:35].

Saturday 22nd May

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [pale male, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - SANDERLING [single still Neatholme Fen, 16:09].

Langford Lowfields - 3 SANDERLING [Phase 3, this morning].

Colwick CP - Hobby.

Rainworth Sewage Farm - Hobby.

Rainworth Pit Top - Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, Raven.

Idle Washlands - Pink-footed Goose, 2 Wigeon, 8 Ringed Plover [through], 2 Dunlin, MEDITERRANEAN GULL, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, 3 Great White Egret [Slaynes Lane], 2 Hobby [Hagg Lane Flash].

Hoveringham - Grasshopper Warbler.

Babworth - Golden Oriole [one calling briefly from woodland by Rushey Sidings level crossing, Old London Road 06:00].

Friday 21st May

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - SANDERLING [single Neatholme Fen, late afternoon].

Newark - Grasshopper Warbler [reeling, Beacon Hill].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Dunlin [New Workings].

Idle Washlands - 3 SANDERLING [Slaynes Lane, 11:00]; also 3 Dunlin, Greenshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, c.500 Swift.

Langford Lowfields - 6 SANDERLING [Phase 3, this morning].

Thursday 20th May

Sherwood Forest NNR - 3 Common Redstart, 7 Tree Pipit, 2 Cuckoo [this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Spoonbill [flew west from Tiln North, 05:58]; Baltic Gull [probable 1st-summer on Belmoor Lake on 13th May].

Wednesday 19th May

Besthorpe NR - Glossy Ibis [still Mons Pool, 17:23].

Tuesday 18th May

Idle Washlands - 3 TURNSTONE [Slaynes Lane, mid-afternoon].

Besthorpe NR - Glossy Ibis [Mons Pool, 12:44 at least].

Kilvington Lakes - TURNSTONE [West Lake]; also Oystercatcher [pair with 2 well-grown young].

Daneshill Lakes - DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE [originally reported as "Pale-bellied" but now confirmed as 1st-winter Dark-bellied, still present on the Main Lake, 09:15].

Attenborough Nature Reserve -3 Great White Egret [on site, 06:00], SCAUP [female, Clifton Pit, 08:15 - 17:00 at least], Ringed Plover [Ridge and Furrow].

Monday 17th May

Besthorpe NR - Glossy Ibis [Mons Pool, 13:30 - 20:40]; also 1w Russian White-fronted Goose [still present]

Bingham - Spoonbill [flew into Archers Lake c.19:40]; also Red Kite [over midday, mobbed by corvids].

Hoveringham - Spoonbill [Coneygre Pit, again present in trees asleep throughout the day to 19:10 at least], Ringed Plover, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 100+Swift [all Coneygre Pit], Spotted Flycatcher [Sailing Lake track on wires, mid-morning - 13:00].

Ratcliffe on Soar - Red Kite [circleing over the Power Station, 16:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 TURNSTONE [Tiln North, mid-afternoon - 19:25 at least].

Daneshill Lakes - DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE [still present on the Main Lake/south-east field with Canada Geese, throughout the day].

Rufford Pit Top - Cuckoo [13:00 and presumably the same bird on Rainworth Heath Nature Reserve 13:40].

Idle Washlands - 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Cuckoo [Slaynes Lane].

Sibthorpe - 5 Yellowhammer [this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Great White Egret [Tween Pond, early morning], Dunlin [Ridge and Furrow, this evening]; also Goosander, Pochard [Clifton Pit].

Sunday 16th May

Bingham - Spoonbill [flew into Archers Lake 18:30 and present 19:55 at least].

Besthorpe NR - Glossy Ibis [Mons Pool, 10:30 - 14:40 then flew off high towards Langford]; also Russian White-fronted Goose [1st-Winter, still present Mons Pool]. also Cuckoo, 2 Hobbies.

Daneshill Lakes - DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE [on the eastern corner of the Main Lake, this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Cuckoo [female rufous type and male, interacting on the lagoons].

Hoveringham - Spoonbill [Coneygre Pit, again present throughout the morning roosting in trees. Viewable from top barrier of Sailing Lake track].

Langford Lowfields - Whooper Swan [Phase 3, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Dunlin [Tiln North, briefly this morning], Red Kite [circling over Clayworth Common].

Idle Washlands - 7 TURNSTONE [dropped on to Slaynes Lane North early morning, stayed 30 mins before continuing north], SANDERLING [circled, then flew north mid-morning]; also Red Kite through.

Scrooby - 3 TURNSTONE [briefly Scrooby Quarry, this morning].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 pairs of Lapwing successfully breed on the marsh

Saturday 15th May

Of interest: female type Golden Oriole, found in school grounds in Melton Mowbray, Leic's and was received into the care of the Feline & Wildlife Rescue Nottingham on Wednesday 12th May 2021, and following a successful rehabilitation it was successfully released on a private estate in the county this evening].

Bingham - Spoonbill [again on Archers Lake, this afternoon to 18:30 at least].

Collingham Pits - SANDERLING [Ferry Lane Lake, 16:30].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Common Crane [flew north, 15:17], TURNSTONE [Phase 3, 05:00].

Besthorpe NR - Glossy Ibis [still in north-west corner of Mons Pool, 14:30]; also Russian White-fronted Goose [1st-Winter, Mons Pool].

Idle Washlands -BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 4 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Pink-footed Goose.

Friday 14th May

Bingham - Spoonbill [again on Archers Lake, this afternoon to 18:05 at least].

Hoveringham - Spoonbill [Coneygre Pit, again present throughout the morning sat in trees. Viewable from top barrier of Sailing Lake track], 3 WHIMBREL [flew north-east, over the Sailing Lake]; also Common Sandpiper].

Kilvington Lakes - WOOD SANDPIPER [West Lake, 10:00], also Ruddy Shelduck.

Idle Washlands - BAR-TAILED GODWIT, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite [Slaynes Lane], Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat [Hagg Lane].

Holme Pierrepont - LITTLE GULL [1st-summer, Blotts Pit briefly 06:45 then flew north], 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Thursday 13th May

Bingham - Spoonbill [Archers Lake, accessed on footpath off Moorbridge Road East, 18:40 - 19:45 at least].

Holme Pierrepont - Bonaparte's Gull [1st-summer, back on Blotts Pit, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Yellow-legged Gull [sub-adult, 15:50], Cuckoo [heard Bolham Lane/river area, 17:45].

Langford Lowfields - Hobby [up to thirteen present on site, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Spoonbill [Coneygre Pit, in trees viewable from the top barrier of the Sailing Lake track,  present throughout the morning until at least early afternoon].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 7 Tree Pipit, Whinchat, 3 Woodlark [Budby Common].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Tween Pond, 11:00].

Idle Washlands - BAR-TAILED GODWIT [still Slaynes Lane].

Collingham Pits - SANDERLING [Ferry Lane Lake, 07:50].

Wednesday 12th May

Hoveringham - Bonaparte's Gull [1st-summer, still present on the Railwayway Pit feeding in the south-west corner, 18:25].

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

Langford Lowfieds - 2 Spoonbill [flew south-east, early afternoon].

Idle Washlands - BAR-TAILED GODWIT, Marsh Harrier [Slaynes Lane].

Besthorpe NR - Glossy Ibis [still Mons Pool, on the west side, 10:20 - early afternoon at least].

Tuesday 11th May

Wellow - Stone Curlew [in stubble maise field along Red Hill Lane. The landowners are happy for birders to view, but under no circumstances must anyone enter the field the bird is in and only view from the gateway (approx grid ref SK 67585 64797) to the west of the Seven Trent "pyramids" on the road between Eakring and Wellow. Parking is very limited so please park in Wellow and walk back down the verge].

Hoveringham - Bonaparte's Gull [1st-summer, still present on the Railwayway Pit favouring the bay opposite the islands, 20:00 at least].

Besthorpe NR - Glossy Ibis [Mons Pool, 16:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Redshank [Chainbridge Pit], 3 Hobby [over Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Yellow Wagtail [Tiln North], 7 Common Tern [Neatholme Fen],

Annesley Pit Top - ARCTIC TERN [briefly this morning, then flew west].

King's Mill Reservoir - Common Sandpiper, c.100 Swift.

Monday 10th May

Hoveringham - Bonaparte's Gull [1st-summer, relocated on the Railway Pit mid-morning to 19:00 at least; favouring the east side feeding with BH Gulls in the bay opposite the islands, please view only from the public rights of way]; also LITTLE GULL [adult, Railway Pit, 16:00], 2 BLACK TERN [single on the Sailing Lake, 11:45; single on the Railway Pit, 12:37 and two together on the Railway Pit, 18:00].

Holme Pierrepont - Harrier sp [ringtail, seen distantly north-east through Blotts Pit, 17:00], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-summer, Blotts Pit], TURNSTONE, White Wagtail [Blotts Pit, 07:00].

Netherfield Lagoons - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-summer, New Working briefly then flew south, 14:53], Spotted Flycatcher [New Workings, in large hedge, 14:39]; also Cuckoo, 2 Hobby, White Wagtail.

Cottam - Greenland Wheatear [1st-winter leucorhoa, this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 12 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [Phase 3 this morning].

Bilsthorpe - Norther Wheatear [in pig fields between Bilsthorpe and Rufford, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Cross Lane Fishery, 09:42].

Idle Washlands - BLACK TERN [Slaynes Lane, 08:29 - 19:30]; also SANDERLING, TURNSTONE, BAR-TAILED GODWIT [this evening].

Sunday 9th May

Idle Washlands - Red-necked Phalarope [Slaynes Lane North briefly, 10:32], OSPREY [through south-west, 09:45], ARCTIC TERN [through north, 07:20], BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 2 SANDERLING [Slaynes Lane], 4 Greenshank [Hagg Lane Flash].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - OSPREY [over Bellmoor Lake, 13:30 then drifted east-north-east], CASPIAN GULL [1st-summer, Bellmoor Lake, 12:45], Spotted Flycatcher [cattle corral at west end of Neatholme Fen], 2 ARCTIC TERN [flew over Tiln North, 07:15].

Holme Pierrepont - LITTLE GULL [1st-summer A52 Pit, 16:37], WOOD SANDPIPER, TURNSTONE, 4 SANDERLING [Blotts Pit, this morning].

Worksop - Red Kite [over Newcastle Avenue, 11:00]; also Swift.

Kilvington Lakes - Spoonbill [West Lake, 09:30]; also Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, Northern Wheatear.

Langford Lowfields - SANDERLING, WHIMBREL, c.17 Dunlin, c.10 Ringed Plover [Phase 3, this morning], Whinchat, 2 Greenshank [Phase 3, this evening].

Collingham Pits - Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear [on hedgerow opposite Ferry Farm Lake, this morning].

Clumber Park - 2 Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail [Hardwick ford].

Hickling - 6 Northern Wheatear [on fields north-west of Hickling this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 WHIMBREL [Clifton Pit, then flew towards the river, 07:00], Spotted Flycatcher [river path, near Barton Island, 08:44]; also 7 Goosander, Hobby.

Annesley Pit Top - WOOD SANDPIPER [flew over north-west, 06:33], 2 TURNSTONE [through south-east, 08:20].

Saturday 8th May

Holme Pierrepont - Bonaparte's Gull [1st-summer Blotts Pit/A52 Pit, spending its time feeding over the A52 Pit and resting up on Blotts Pit, 13:20 - 17:20 at least], LITTLE TERN [Blotts Pit/A52 Pit, 11:55 - 14:50 at least], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter, again Blotts Pit, 12:10 then flew west], 2 SANDERLING [Blotts Pit, 20:15 - 21:20], also Great White Egret, Common Sandpiper, 5+Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 100's Swift, Cuckoo, 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Langford Lowfields - Glossy Ibis [still present on Phase 3, 07:30 - 18:28]; also 2 SANDERLING, 4 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, KNOT, TURNSTONE, 15 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, Hobby [all Phase 3].

Idle Washlands - BAR-TAILED GODWIT, Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane].

Kilvington Lakes - OSPREY [through, 14:20]; also 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 75 Swift.

Clumber Park - Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear [Hardwick ford].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - WOOD SANDPIPER [Neatholme Fen, 08:33 then relocated to Cross Lane; possibly two, either side of fisheries on Cross Lane, 17:34].

Friday 7th May

Langford Lowfields - Glossy Ibis [flew over the Silt Lagoons, 09:20, relocated on the south-east side of Phase 3, 18:05 at least]; also WHIMBREL, 3 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover [Phase 3, this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [first-winter, briefly Blotts Pit, then flew north-east, 16:26].

Idle Washlands - LITTLE GULL, 11 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane], 7 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper [Hagg Lane Flash], 2 Northern Wheatear, Cuckoo [Misson East].

Elkesley - Spotted Flycatcher.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Common Crane [circling high over Neatholme Fen heading south-east, 11:06], 2 Northern Wheatear, 2 Whinchat [Tiln North], Greenshank, Grasshopper Warbler [Cross Lane], 8 Hobbies, Lesser Whitethroat [Chainbridge Scrape East], 4 Common Tern [Neatholme Fen].

Netherfield Lagoons - WOOD SANDPIPER [still New Working, 07:00 - 10:30 when it flew off high north-east]; also Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Hobby, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, White Wagtail, 5+Yellow Wagtail.

Langar - 8 Yellow Wagtail.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 TURNSTONE, WHIMBREL, Dunlin [Clifton Pit, 06:00 - 08:00 at least], Great White Egret [Tween Pond, 13:25], 4 Hobbies [hawking insects over Clifton Pit, 14:00].

Thursday 6th May

Idle Washlands - LITTLE GULL, 6 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, WHIMBREL [Slaynes Lane, this evening], 7 Greenshank [Hagg Lane Flash].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 ARCTIC TERN, 50 LBBG 2 GBBG [Bellmoor Lake], WHIMBREL, Goosander, c.18 Common Tern [Neatholme Fen], Hobby, Jack Snipe [Alans Meadow], Greenshank, Grasshopper Warbler [Cross Lane], 2 Lesser Whitethroat [Bunker Wood/Neatholme Lane], 4 Garden Warbler [Neatholme Lane].

Gringly Carr - 9+Northern Wheatear.

Netherfield Lagoons - WOOD SANDPIPER [still new workings, 07:19 - 17:38 at least]; also Shelduck, Dunlin, White Wagtail, several Yellow Wagtail.

Langford Lowfields - Slavonian Grebe [still Deep Water Pit].

Hoveringham - Hobby, 20+ Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler [Railway Pit this morning].

Wilford - Lesser Whitethroat [Wilford Fields NR].

Wednesday 5th May

Netherfield Lagoons - WOOD SANDPIPER [new workings, 18:40 at least], OSPREY [over west, 17:35]; also 4 Ringed Plover, Whinchat.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - ARCTIC TERN [nine at Tween Pond, 17:38]; also Common Sandpiper, 2 Hobby.

Annesley Pit Top - Northern Wheatear [western end of middle lagoon].

Langford Lowfields - TURNSTONE, 5 Dunlin, Ringed Plover [Phase 3, this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - ARCTIC TERN [Blotts Pit, 06:55 then flew east]; also 2 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Great White Egret [this morning], WHIMBREL, Goosander, 6 Dunlin [Blotts, this evening], 4 Hobby [A52 Pit].

Idle Washlands - ARCTIC TERN [through Hagg Lane Flash between 06:45 - 07:00], TURNSTONE [Hagg Lane Flash, 08:00], Great White Egret, 3 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 5 TURNSTONE, 2 Ruff, 2 Hobby, Northern Wheatear [Slaynes Lane], 10 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, WHIMBREL, 4 Northern Wheatear [Misson East].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - ARCTIC TERN, 4 Dunlin, Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen, 06:40], 5 Dunlin, Ruff [Tiln North], 30+Yellow Wagtail [Chainbridge Pit].

Tuesday 4th May

Langford Lowfields - TURNSTONE [Phase 3/Deep Water Pit, 06:00 - 18:54 at least], 2 SANDERLING, 1+WHIMBREL, 12 Ringed Plover, 24 Dunlin, Hobby, Northern Wheatear [Phase 3], Slavonian Grebe [still Deep Water Pit].

Sherwood Pines - Common Crossbill [in main car park]; also Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap.

Netherfield Lagoons - 6 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover [Works area].

Holme Pierrepont - SANDERLING, 8+Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit [Blotts Pit, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - OSPREY [through 08:55], 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, Northern Wheatear [West Lake].

Scrooby - 6 ARCTIC TERN [over new workings opposite Scrooby Top Quarry entrance]; also 2 WHIMBREL.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - ARCTIC TERN [Neatholme Fen, early morning], 12 Dunlin [9 Neatholme Fen, 3 Tiln North].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SANDERLING, Dunlin,Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 06:40], ARCTIC TERN [Sailing Pit, 08:06].

Monday 3rd May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SANDERLING, 2 WHIMBREL, 2 Hobby, Common Sandpiper, 10 Goosander [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Langford Lowfields - SANDERLING, 8 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover [Phase 3, late morning], Slavonian Grebe [still Deep Water Pit].

Idle Washlands - LITTLE GULL [1st-winter, Slaynes Lane mid-morning], 5 Ringed Plover, 37 Dunlin, 5 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, ARCTIC TERN, 4 Common Tern, 18 Yellow Wagtail [Slaynes Lane], Great White Egret, Redshank, 3 Greenshank, Ringed Plover [Hagg Lane Flash], 25 Dunlin [through north].

Collingham Pits - 3 WHIMBREL [briefly Ferry Lane Lake, then flew north, 07:30].

Holme Pierrepont - SANDERLING [Blotts Pit, 06:50]; also 4 Dunlin, Great White Egret.

Sunday 2nd May

Langford Lowfields - Temminck's Stint [on islands at west end of Phase 3, 18:20 - 19:30 at least], Short-eared Owl [Phase 3, this evening], Slavonian Grebe [still Deep Water Pit], 2 WHIMBREL [Phase 3].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 WHIMBREL [Clifton Pit this evening, then flew high east]; also 4 Hobbies.

Kilvington Lakes - c.75 Yellow Wagtail [this evening]

Holme Pierrepont - WHIMBREL, Curlew, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Great White Egret, 6 Yellow Wagtail [Blotts Pit, mid-afternoon].

Ruddington - Spotted Flycatcher [on the wooded escarpment at Rushcliffe Golf Course, this afternoon].

Colwick CP - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER [dr'k still on the Main Lake, 12:30 at least].

Hoveringham - RING OUZEL [male, on edge of Sailing Lake from the river path, 10:05]; also 2 Yellow Wagtail [on opposite bank of River Trent, 11:30], 5 Common Tern [over River Trent, 09:30] 2 Mandarin [pair over sailing lake, 10:15].

Collingham Pits - SANDERLING [Ferry Lane Lake, 09:45], WHIMBREL [Northcroft Pit, 10:14].

Idle Washlands - 2 Great White Egret, Greenshank [Hagg Lane Flash], Golden Plover, 7 Dunlin, 8 Ruff, 6 Greenshank, 4 Snipe, Jack Snipe, Cuckoo [Slaynes Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Hobbies, 3+Common TernGarden Warbler, 10+ Swift [all Hawthorn Lane], 5 Hobbies [Chainbridge view-point].

Netherfield Lagoons - Whinchat [male, along the Ouze Dyke towards Stoke Bardolph, this morning].

Sherwood Forest NNR - Cuckoo [Budby Common, early morning].

Skegby Trail - Northern Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, [early morning].

Rufford Pit Top - Cuckoo, Tree Pipit [05:21].

Saturday 1st May

Langford Lowfields - GREY PLOVER [Phase 3, this evening], Slavonian Grebe [still Deep Water Pit], 2 WOOD SANDPIPER [still, Phase 2 area, early morning].

Colwick CP - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER [dr'k still present on the Main Lake, in the north-east corner, 17:20].

Kilvington Lakes - WHIMBREL, 3 Dunlin, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Goosander, 2 Northern Wheatear, 30+Yellow Wagtail [West Lake, afternoon/evening].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 WHIMBREL [still A52 Pit, late afternoon].

Annesley Pit Top - Whinchat [female, Middle Lagoon, 14:04].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - WHIMBREL [Clifton Pit briefly, then flew east, 12:00], Great White Egret, Yellow Wagtail [Ridge and Furrow, 06:50].

Newark - Wood Warbler [singing male, in gardens at top of Beacon Hill Road, 11:44 - 14:52 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - BLACK REDSTART [female-type on the southern fenceline near barns at Idle Valley Centre, 09:44 - 13:50 at least], WHIMBREL [Chainbridge Pit, 08:25].

Idle Washlands - 4 ARCTIC TERN [Slaynes Lane].

Gringley Carr - 2 Cuckoo, 2 Northern Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Corn Bunting.

King's Mill Reservoir - Common Sandpiper, 2 Swift, 3 Yellow Wagtail.

Strelly - Common Redstart [male, behind reservoir, 08:30].

Hickling - 2 Northern Wheatear [along the canal, this morning]; also 11 Sedge warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 7 Whitethroat, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow warbler.

Skegby Trail - Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer.

Many thanks to:

Celia Abbott, Wendy Ambler, Merv Bartle, Nigel Bass, Graham Beeley, Adrian Blagden, Michael Blount, Robin Brace, Mark Brown, Andrew Buckley, Philip Burnham, Paul Buxton, Alan Clewes, Steve Clifton, Miles Cluff, Paul Coombes, Peter Cottam, Carl Cornish, Ian Cowgill, Peter Cox, Nick Crouch, Stu Davenport, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Jacquline Dennison, Paul Dyson, John Ellis, Richard Ellison, John Forester, Adrian Ford, Adey Fox, Steve Furber, Josh Fusiara, Geoff Gamble, Indy Kiemel Greene, Julia Gunn, Kev Hawkridge, Elizabeth Henwood, Roz Hilditch, Mike Hill, Alan Hobson, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Spencer Lawrence, Helen Leaf, Mike Leatherland, Ian Livsey, Jonathan Lloyd, Tony Lockyer, Rob Mellor, Josse Mcmahon, Andy Nash, Dean Nicholson, Raymond Parker, Craig Pitchford, Peter Playle, Mark Poyser, John Pressley, John Purrington, Charles Richardson, Jason Reece, Dave Roberts, Simon Roberts, Dallas Roots, Neil Sainthouse, Paolo Sanna, Andy Shooter, Keith Short, Mark Speck, Edmund Staunton, Helen Swain, Eric Taylor, Mel Thorn, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Tony Wardell, Mark Wilde, Connor Whiteley, James Wilkinson, Mike Wilkinson, Chris Wood, Rob Woodward.

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