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. 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.

The Birdwatchers Code of Conduct.

The interests of the bird comes first, please follow the Birdwatchers code of conduct

Tuesday 31st May

Langford Lowfields - 2 TURNSTONE, Dunlin [Phase 3, this evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 GARGANEY [drakes, Clifton Pit/Tween Pond 06:25 - 18:26 at least]; also Baltic type Gull [2cy briefly, early afternoon], Yellow-legged Gull, 54 LBBG, Great White Egret, Redshank, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, 220 Swift.

Besthorpe NR - GARGANEY [drake, Mons Pool 16:07].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard, GOSHAWK [this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - SANDERLING, 15 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin [Slaynes Lane].

Monday 30th May

Besthorpe NR - SPOONBILL [immature flew over Meering Marsh this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SANDERLING [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Sunday 29th May

Idle Washlands - Wigeon, 22 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, SANDERLING, Curlew [over], Hobby, Cuckoo, 60 Swift [Slaynes Lane].

Rainworth Heath SSI - Cuckoo [seen and heard, 09:00].

Saturday 28th May

Holme Pierrepont - Ring-necked Duck [female, A52 Pit, mid-afternoon].

(Ring-necked Duck- Holme Pierrepont © Alan Clewes)

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Red-necked Phalarope [Clifton Pit, from Tower hide].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 3 Honey Buzzard [female, barred male and pale male; both males displaying at distance]; OSPREY, GOSHAWK, Hobby, 4+Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 15+ Common Buzzard [09:39 - 14:30].

Winthorpe - Yellow Wagtail.

Friday 27th May

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 2 Honey Buzzard [two present, 09:00 -09:30; single 10:05]; also Red Kite.

(Honey Buzzard - Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint © Craig Pitchford)

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [drake], 22 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, SANDERLING, Yellow-legged Gull [Slaynes Lane].

Langford Lowfields - LITTLE TERN [briefly over the Deep Water Pit, 06:00], WOOD SANDPIPER [Phase 3, 06:14].

Thursday 26th May

Colingham Pits - SANDERLING, 30 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin [Ferry Lane Lake].

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

Wednesday 25th May

Sherwood Forest NNR - Merlin [male, Budby Common, 16:30].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 2 Honey Buzzard [two present this morning, single female, mid-afternoon]; also 2 GOSHAWK.

Collingham Pits - 2 SANDERLING [Ferry Lane Lake, early afternoon].

Idle Washlands - SANDERLING [Slaynes Lane].

Tuesday 24th May

Elston - Hobby [on wires adjacent A46, 19:30].

Collingham Pits - 2 TURNSTONE, 28 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin [Ferry Lane Lake, midday].

Hoveringham - Merlin [flew over the Railway Lake then low over adjoining fields].

Idle Washlands - 8 Shelduck, Wigeon, Hobby, 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 12 Common Tern, 90 Swift [Slaynes Lane].

Monday 23rd May

Langford Lowfields - SPOONBILL [Phase 3, briefly early morning then flew north-west].

Idle Washlands - 2 Ringed Plover [Slaynes Lane].

Sunday 22nd May

Idle Washlands - GARGANEY [drake], 10 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, CATTLE EGRET, Cuckoo [Slaynes Lane].

Beeston - Hobby [over the Town Centre c.19:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Great White Egret,  2 Oystercatcher [Tween pond, late afternoon].

Collingham - 2 Spotted Flycather [pair prospecting a nest site in the village].

Holme Pierrepont - WOOD SANDPIPER [Blotts Pit, 07:30].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Spotted Flycather [Neatholme Lane, early morning], Black-tailed Godwit [Neatholme Fen, late afternoon].

Saturday 21st May

Hoveringham - BLACK TERN [through over the River Trent, Ferry Farm Park 12:30].

Annesley Pit Top - Honey Buzzard [male, low over woodland east of the turbine, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - SANDERLING, Greenshank, 2 Cuckoo, Hobby [Neatholme Fen].

Barton in Fabis - 2+Hobby [Branshill, this morning].

Collingham Pits - LITTLE STINT [Ferry Farm Lake, early morning - mid-afternoon at least].

Friday 20th May

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - 2 Honey Buzzard [between 11:30 - 12:00].

Idle Washlands - 2 GARGANEY [drakes], 11 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, TURNSTONE, 4 SANDERLING, 16 Black-tailed Godwit [through south-east], Greenshank [Slaynes Lane].

Collingham Pits - LITTLE STINT [Ferry Lane Lake, early morning to 16:45 at least]; also 3 Dunlin, 28 Ringed Plover [early evening].

Thursday 19th May

Idle Washlands - GREY PLOVER, c.6 Ringed Plover, 3 SANDERLING, 4 Dunlin, Greenshank, Great White Egret [Slaynes Lane].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 SANDWICH TERN [Clifton Pit 09:58 for twenty minutes, then flew upriver].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 5 Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen], 6 Hobby [hunting over Chainbridge Wood].

Wednesday 18th May

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [displaying male this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - LITTLE STINT [still Blotts Pit, early morning], 2 CATTLE EGRET [flew east through Blotts Pit this evening, then returned back west losing height towards the A52 Pit].

Idle Washlands - 3 TURNSTONE, Northern Wheatear [Slaynes Lane].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 2 Wigeon,6 Oystercatcher, BAR-TAILED GODWIT, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Whimbrel [Clifton Pit, on Gull Island, 05:56; single flew north-west, 17:42]; also 2 Hobby.

Tuesday 17th May

Idle Washlands - Black-winged Stilt [female, again Slaynes Lane 08:55].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [male, flew out of large tree and circled above Cat Hills plantation before drifting off East, 10:40].

Holme Pierrepont - LITTLE STINT [Blotts Pit, 06:19 -14:40 at least], WOOD SANDPIPER, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank [Blotts Pit this evening].

Langford Lowfields - GREY PLOVER [high north-west over Phase 3 this morning].

Bennerley Marsh - Common Sandpiper [briefly early morning].

Monday 16th May

Holme Pierrepont - Roseate Tern [unconfirmed Birdguides report of an adult on the A52 Pit between 20:20 and 20:30 then flew towards rowing course and no further sign]; also TURNSTONE [still on Blotts Pit this evening].

Idle Washlands - Black-winged Stilt [female, west end of Slaynes Lane 08:52 -10:37 then again early evening 18:20 at least], LITTLE TERN [through east, 07:40], 13 KNOT [over Slaynes Lane, 09:35].

(Black-winged Stilt - Idle Washlands © Steve Furber)

Collingham Pits - Temminck's Stint [Ferry Lane Lake, 10:03 - 15:00 at least]; also 2 LITTLE STINT [15:00], 2 TURNSTONE, 11 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover.

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 3 Wigeon, Curlew, BAR-TAILED GODWIT, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, Corn Bunting.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Goosander [drake], 2 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 2 Hobby.

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Whinchat, Northern Wheatear [along fence-line, New Workings].

Langford Lowfields - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [first-summer, Phase 3 07:42]; also 6 Ringed Plover.

Welbeck Estate - Cuckoo [heard/seen, this morning].

Hoveringham - Pink-footed Goose, 2 Wigeon, 6 Yellow Wagtail [Tipping Pond this morning].

King's Mill Reservoir - 2 LITTLE TERN [present early morning, to 08:20 at least].

(2 Little Tern - King's Mill Reservoir © Robin Brace)

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 12 LITTLE TERN [Neatholme Fen, 05:51 - 08:10 then flew south, returning briefly 08:42], 15+Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape West], 7 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [Neatholme Fen], 2 Yellow Wagtail.

(Twelve Little Tern - Neatholme Fen, Lound © Stu Davenport)

Sunday 15th May

Cromwell Quarry - 3 Black-winged Stilt [relocated in the north-east corner of the pit adjacent to the quarry access road, Approch with caution and view ONLY from the bunds by the Trent-side path, still present 21:06 at least].

Access via the southern end of Cromwell village; walk along Church Lane over the A1, then follow the road until you reach the Trent, then turn north until you reach some obvious bunds.

(Black-winged Stilts - Cromwell Quarry © Craig Pitchford).

Langford Lowfields - 3 Black-winged Stilt [Phase 3, 05:58 - 06:54 when they flew off low towards Phase 2]; also TURNSTONE.

(Black-winged Stilts - Langford Lowfields © Mark Dawson).

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Great Reed Warbler [singing in reeds in north-west corner of Chainbridge Scrape West, late morning - mid-afternoon at least], BLACK TERN [Neatholme Scrape, this morning].

Collingham Pits - TURNSTONE, 23 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin [Ferry Lane Lake, this evening].

Holme Pierrepont - TURNSTONE [Blotts Pit, this evening], 2 Whinchat [A52 Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Avocet [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Saturday 14th May

Collingham Pits - 2 SANDERLING, 13 Dunlin, 22 Ringed Plover [Ferry Lane Lake, this evening].

Church Warsop - White Stork [flew north-east along River Meden, 17:00].

Idle Washlands - 32 Dunlin [incl. a small, pale bird poss arctica], 18 Ringed Plover, 2 TURNSTONE, 2 SANDERLING, GREY PLOVER [Slaynes Lane].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Great White Egret [Tween pond], 3 Oystercatcher [including one chick], Red-crested Pochard [Clifton Pit], Cuckoo [heard only].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 9 Dunlin [Neatholme Fen], Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2 Red-crested Pochard, with 2+young [Bellmoor Lake], Great White Egret, 14+Hobby [Chainbridge Scrape West].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [11:07].

Langford Lowfields - 2 SANDERLING, Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover [Phase 3, this morning].

Bilsthorpe - Honey Buzzard [circling over Bilsthorpe Old Colliery drifting north-north-west, 08:40]; also Northern Wheatear.

Friday 13th May

Harlow Wood - Cuckoo [calling briefly, 20:58].

Holme Pierrepont - WOOD SANDPIPER, SANDERLING [Blotts Pit, this evening], 2 Hobbies[A52 Pit]; also Cuckoo.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - SANDERLING, 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat [Bellmoor Lake, this evening], 21 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Redshank [Neatholme Fen, this morning].

Hoveringham - Ringtail Harrier [Montagu's/Pallid Bird appeared over the ridge on the opposite side of the River Trent this morning and flew south. Age and identification uncertain].

Netherfield Lagoons - WOOD SANDPIPER [single on the New Workings, 10:15 - 10:45].

Idle Washlands - 4 SANDERLING, Whimbrel, Dunlin [probably arctica], 4 Reed Warbler, 23 Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, Northern Wheatear, 8 House Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail [Slaynes Lane, this morning] Doncaster Birding.

Scrooby - 2 SANDERLING [on new excavations opposite Top Quarry, this moning].

Sherwood Forest NNR - Garden Warbler and Tree Pipit abundant, Stonechat [Budby Forest 8:00 - 9:15].

Thursday 12th May

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 WOOD SANDPIPER [New Workings, this evening].

Carburton - Red Kite [circling near the Raptor Watchpoint, 15:30].

Idle Washlands - 2 Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 35 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, 300+Swift, 20 House Martin, 11 Sand Martin, 11 Swallow, Cuckoo, Northern Wheatear [Slaynes Lane] Doncaster Birding.

Hoveringham - 3 Dunlin [Sailing Lake].

Sherwood Forest NNR - 2+Cuckoo [heard], Stonechat, several Tree Pipit [Budby South Forest, this morning between 08:00 - 09:30].

Holme Pierrepont - Whinchat [female still at Blotts Pit from middle screen, early morning].

Wednesday 11th May

Collingham Pits - Pectoral Sandpiper [Ferry Lane Lake, late morning - 18:50 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - SANDERLING [Clifton Pit, 16:58], 3 COMMON SCOTER [drakes, Main Pond from the riverside viewing screen, mid-afternoon - 16:30].

Mansfield - Tree Pipit, Cuckoo [Sherwood Forest golf course].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 WOOD SANDPIPER, Greenshank [New Workings late morning; all still present this evening]; also Ruddy Shelduck [this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Mandarin, Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin [Tiln North], 23 Common Tern, 14 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover [Neatholme Fen].

Holme Pierrepont - 3 WOOD SANDPIPER [Blotts Pit, early morning], 2 TURNSTONE [Blotts Pit, early morning - 16:38 at least]; also Whinchat [female, this evening].

Tuesday 10th May

Holme Pierrepont - WOOD SANDPIPER [Blotts Pit, early evening to 19:45 at least]; also Barnacle Goose, Ruddy Shelduck.

Collingham Pits - TURNSTONE, 13 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin [Ferry Lane Lake, mid-afternoon].

Idle Washlands - LITTLE TERN [Slaynes Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 10 Hobbies, c.200 Swift [Chainbridge viewpoint, this afternoon].

King's Mill Reservoir - c.60 Swift.

Langford Lowfields - BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 2 SANDERLING, 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [Phase 3, this morning].

Monday 9th May

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Roseate Tern [Neatholme Fen, 06:20 - 08:33 when it flew off high]; also SANDERLING [briefly], 4 Ringed Plover.

(Roseate Tern - Lound © Mike Vickers).

(Roseate Tern - Lound © Ian Cowgill).

Langford Lowfields - Glossy Ibis [Phase 3, then flew towards Collingham/Ferry Lane 13:57]; also Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ringed Plover, Dunlin.

Kilvington Lakes - WOOD SANDPIPER [West Lake, this morning]; also Red-crested Pochard [female], Northern Wheatear.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Great White Egret [Tween, this morning].

Bingham - 3 Swift.

Basford - 2 Yellow Wagtail [Vernon Park].

Sunday 8th May

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - ARCTIC TERN [Neatholme Fen, 15:49], 29 Hobbies [minimun of 29 from the Chainbridge viewpoint, early afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - Greenshank [New Workings this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 11+Hobby, 12 Swift, Cuckoo

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cuckoo [seen and heard for over 30 mins, meadow lane end, 13:00]; also 2 Hobby.

Collingham Pits - 2 WOOD SANDPIPER [Ferry Lane Lake, early morning], White Stork [flew high north over the Collingham village, 16:29].

Idle Washlands - Curlew Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane from new viewpoint early morning but no further sign by midday]; also Pink-footed Goose, 2 Wigeon, Cuckoo, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, ROCK PIPIT [briefly] Doncaster Birding.

Clumber Park - Hobby, 2 Common Redstart, Tree Pipit, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Swift, Yellow Wagtail [this morning].

Saturday 7th May

Misterton - QUAIL [singing male, this evening]; also Northern Wheatear.

Idle Washlands - Curlew Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane], 7 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, Pintail, 3 Pochard, 4 Swift, Cuckoo, 7 Oystercatcher, 13 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 9 Redshank, 6 Common Tern, Hobby, Peregrine, 2 House Sparrow [Slaynes Lane] Doncaster Birding.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 13 Hobbies [Chainbridge Scrape, 14:40]

Rufford Pit Top - Cuckoo [calling early afternoon].

Collingham Pits - 3 WOOD SANDPIPER [Ferry Lane Lake, this morning]; also Dunlin Cuckoo.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Sadpiper, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail [Clifton Pit].

Skegby Trail - Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler.

Friday 6th May

Idle Washlands - Pintail [drake], 9 Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, 12 Dunlin, 6 Common Tern [Slaynes Lane] Doncaster Birding.

Hoveringham - Whimbrel [still Sailing Lake].

Holme Pierrepont - Hobby [A52/Blotts Pit].

Thursday 5th May

Idle Washlands - WOOD SANDPIPER [still Slaynes Lane, late afternoon]; also 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit.

Netherfield Lagoons - Whinchat [male, on the new workings mid-afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 15 Hobbies [over Chainbridge Scrape East, 13:00], ARCTIC TERN, Dunlin [Neatholme Fen].

Holme Pierrepont - Hobby [A52/Blotts Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - ARCTIC TERN [Clifton Pit, late morning].

Hoveringham - 2 Whimbrel [Sailing Lake this morning].

Langford Lowfields - Whimbrel, ARCTIC TERN [Phase 3, this morning].

Wednesday 4th May

Idle Washlands - 2 WOOD SANDPIPER [Slaynes Lane this evening].

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

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 10 Hobbies [over Chainbridge Scrape East, mid-afternoon], Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo [Bellmoor Lake], Dunlin [Neatholme Fen].

Hoveringham - OSPREY [single moving north-east over the Sailing Lake, mid-morning], 2 Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper.

Langford Lowfields - BAR-TAILED GODWIT, Greenshank, Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover [Phase 3, early morning], OSPREY [over Cromwell Lock mid-morning, then perched up in a tree].

Tuesday 3rd May

Holme Pierrepont - SANDERLING, 3 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [Blotts Pit, early evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 ARCTIC TERN [4 Sailing Pit, 09:19 with 2 still present this evening, single Main Pond, 10:13], Whimbrel [through north, 09:37], Avocet [Clifton Pit, 20:00].

Barton in Fabis - Avocet [Cottages Flash, this morning to 16:00 at least]; also Hobby, Northern Wheatear.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 5 ARCTIC TERN [single Neatholme Fen, 07:30, three 09:48, five early afternoon], Whimbrel [north-east through Neatholme Scrape, 08:20], 2 Cuckoo [Neatholme Fen], 10 Hobby [over Chainbride Scrape, mid-afternoon], Grasshopper Wabler [Chainbridge Meadow], 10+Swift over Old Windsurf area],2 BAR-TAILED GODWIT [singles on Bellmoor Lake/Neatholme Fen, this evening].

Hoveringham - 18 ARCTIC TERN [north-east through the Sailing Lake, 07:20], Whimbrel, Hobby, Common Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler [Sailing Lake], 2 Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler [Tipping Pond].

Langford Lowfields - 20 ARCTIC TERN [single lingering on the Deep Water Pit, 05:55; single through north-east 07:10; 18 through north-east 07:44], 2 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, Whimbrel [Phase 3, this morning].

Idle Washlands - 6 COMMON CRANE [flew south over Slaynes Lane 05:45; one returning north 10 minutes later]; also 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 ARCTIC TERN [through].

(Common Cranes - Slaynes Lane, © Steve Furber).

Monday 2nd May

Collingham Pits - Wood sandpiper, Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 6 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover [Ferry Lane Lake, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2+ ARCTIC TERN [2 Neatholme Fen, 18:47, single 10:36], Goosander [drake], Cuckoo [Bellmoor Lake], Grasshopper Warbler [Chainbridge Meadow], Swift [over Hawthorn Lane].

Tollerton - 2 Northern Wheatear [between the village and airfield, this evening].

Idle Washlands - 22 ARCTIC TERN [5 Slaynes Lane until 17:30; 17 flew through between 07:15 and 12:45]; also 2 Whimbrel [early morning].

King's Mill Reservoir - 8 ARCTIC TERN [until 15:10, then flew north-east], also 2 Common Sandpiper.

Hoveringham - Whooper swan, Common Sandpiper [Tipping Pond], 2 Mandarin, 2 Hobby, Whimbrel [through], 10 Common Tern, 2 ARCTIC TERN [through], Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler [Sailing Lake this morning].

Langford Lowfields - 5 Whimbrel [Phase 3, early morning], 2 ARCTIC TERN [flew north along the river Trent, 07:57], Whinchat [male in hawthorn by perimeter path on south-east side, midday]

Sunday 1st May

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 CATTLE EGRET [Coneries this morning and again this evening]; also Great White Egret, Northern Wheatear.

Collingham Pits - WOOD SANDPIPER, SANDERLING [Ferry Lane Lake early morning - late evening at least], Whimbrel [flew north, 06:10]; also Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 Dunlin, 14 Ringed Plover, Cuckoo, 20+Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail.

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - BAR-TAILED GODWIT

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Whimbrel [singles on Blotts Pit 06:05, A52 Pit 06:27], 2 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat.

Idle Washlands - 28 BAR-TAILED GODWIT [dropped onto Slaynes Lane 06:00, before continuing south-east], 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 5 Ruff, 19 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, 27 ARCTIC TERN [through].

(Twenty Eight Bar-tailed Godwit - Slaynes Lane, © Steve Furber).

Gringley Carr - 3 Corn Bunting, Little Egret.

Langford Lowfields - 2 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, WOOD SANDPIPER, GREY PLOVER, Whimbrel [Phase 3, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Whimbrel, ARCTIC TERN [Neatholme Fen, early morning], 12 Hobbies [hawking insects over Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Reed Warbler [singing Bunker Wood Pond, early afternoon], Ruff, Dunlin, 7 Common Tern [Neathome Fen].

Many thanks to:

Merv Bartle, Michael Blount, Robin Brace, Alan Brown, Paul Buxton, Alan Clewes, Jim Collinson, Susy Cooper, Carl Cornish, Peter Cottam, Mark Cottingham, Ian Cowgill, Nick Crouch, Stu Davenport, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Jacquline Dennison, Bob Drayton, Gordon Ellis, John Ellis, Darrell Farrant, Bernard Featherstone, Neil Flowers, Ade Fox, Steve Furber, Wayne Glossop, Richard Grice, Andy Hall, Andy Harby, Rae Harrington, Steven Henry, Gary Hobson, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Andrew Kerridge, Spencer Lawrence, Mike Leatherland, Ian Livsey, Dawn Marie, Barry & Kim Martin, Martin McCallum, Pete Mee, Paul Naylor, Lesley Noar, Matt Oakley, Craig Pitchford, Granville Potter, Clive Prescott, John Pressley, Dave Read, Charles Richardson, Simon Roberts, Pete Scott, Andy Shooter, Keith Short, Mark Speck, Jacqueline Spindley, Peter Stanyon, Darren Starling, David Suter, Paul Thomas, Simon Thompson, Derek Tinker, David Tyldesley, Mike Vickers, Jonathan Waite, John Wakefield, Ben Ward, Peter Warren, Dougie Whall, Mark Wilde, James Wilkinson, Rob Woodward.

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