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208 Species recorded so far in 2017. Updated 25th November

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Thursday 30th November

Gonalston - Hawfinch [female, on birdbath in garden, 15:30].

Cotham Flash - 2 Stonechat [pair, still present in scrubland next to cycle track, this morning].

Wollaton - 6+Rose-ringed Parakeet [in the sunken nature reserve area, this morning], also Little egret [on the lake island].

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [single with Redwings in treetops on Lime Tree avenue, 10:15].

Wednesday 29th November

Langford Lowfields - Marsh Harrier, Peregrine [this afternoon].

Wollaton - 13 Rose-ringed Parakeet [on feeders in private garden, this morning/afternoon].

Cotham Flash - 2 Stonechat [pair in scrubland next to cycle track], 2 Common Snipe.

King's Mill Reservoir - c.20 Common Snipe.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Marsh Tit [Delta gate bird table, this morning].

Tuesday 28th November

Osberton - 6 Woodcock [flushed this afternoon by work party on the Osberton estate].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still present on Clifton Pit, 11:41], Raven, Chiffchaff.

Netherfield Lagoons - Bearded Tit [male, feeding low down in reeds on the Slurry Lagoon, late morning/early afternoon], 6 Common Snipe, 52 Shoveler, 48 Teal, 5 Water Rail.

Langford Lowfields - Goldeneye, Stonechat, 3 Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper.

Skegby - c.120 Pink-footed Geese [heading south-west, 11:38].

Chilwell - Raven [over south, 11:30].

Wollaton Park - 3 Rose-ringed Parakeet [Conservation Area by the Lake mid-morning, a pair were also seen copulating and nest-hole prospecting].

Blyth - Great White Egret [dropped in at the side of A614, just NE of Blyth services, 10:30].

Kinoulton - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [Kinoulton allotments, this morning], c.120 Pink-footed Geese [over Kinoulton allotments heading towards Cotgrave, 10:30].

Scofton - 2 Hawfinch [in trees at Scofton Church, this morning].

Rufford CP - 3+Hawfinch [single bird, abbey end of Lime Tree Av, 08:15], three from the main car park, mid-morning].

Monday 27th November

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Bellmore Lake] - the possible adult Azorean Yellow-legged Gull reported in recent days has now been reidentified from photos as a Herring Gull.

Barton in Fabis - 2 Stonechat [along the floodbank off Manor Rd, 16:00].

Clumber Park - 14 Goosander [8 drks in the North Arm of the main Lake, 13:09].

Wollaton - 12 Rose-ringed Parakeet [on feeders in private garden, this morning], Raven ["cronking" over the Wheelhouse, 11:30].

Orston - Great White Egret [again on the river Smite near the millennium Bridge, 09:30 with Little Egrets].

Gedling CP - Stonechat [on the southern slope, this morning], Goosander [drk on the bottom lagoon].

Bilsthorpe - c. 80 Pink-footed Geese [heading east, 08:15].

Rufford CP - 3+Hawfinch [showing briefly high in the tree tops from the main car park, 07:55, then flew towards the Abbey].

Sunday 26th November

Dunham-on-Trent - Great White Egret [still present on Dunham Pools, 11:30].

Orston - Great White Egret [on the river Smite, near the millennium Bridge 10:30, then flew towards Aslockton].

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Bellmore Lake] - Azorean Yellow-legged Gull [possible adult, again on Bellmoor Lake 10:20-30 then flew off]. Also 3 Caspian Gull [adult, 2nd-winter, 1st-winter].

Gringley Carr - 80 Golden Plover, 8+ Corn Bunting.

Idle Washlands - 2 Stonechat [pair, Misson, Slaynes Lane, this morning], 4 Common Redshank [Newington, S.Yorks].

Misterton Carr - c. 97 Whooper Swan [east of Fox Covert, this morning].

Budby Pumping Station - 200 Pink-footed Geese [flew east, 09.40], 4 Water Rail, 12 Common Snipe, 9 Lesser Redpoll.

Hoveringham - 15 Goldeneye, Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - Water Pipit [A52 Pit, this morning], Common Redshank, 2 Goldeneye [Blotts Pit].

Wollaton - 5 Rose-ringed Parakeet [still present in in Conservation Area, this morning].

Clifton Grove - Stonechat [near Barton Island, this morning], 3 Raven [over Clifton Woods], Otter [showing well, down river from the Rugby Pitches, 09:55].

Netherfield Lagoons - Raven [flew over the site, this morning], Water Rail [one seen and up to eight heard, from the causeway bench].

Clumber Park - 6 Hawfinch [with Redwing & Fieldfare sat in tall trees in Hardwick Village, Clumber Park this morning].

Saturday 25th November

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Bellmore Lake] - Azorean Yellow-legged Gull [possible adult, briefly 16:20], 2 Caspian Gull [adults, this afternoon], 4 Yellow-legged Gull [adult, 2 sub-adult, 3w], Marsh Harrier [male, flew over the viewpoint, 14:00].

Dunham-on-Trent - Great White Egret [Dunham Pools, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Chainbridge Lane, this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Great White Egret [Silt Lagoon 5, 15:08], 12 Whooper Swan [9 adults, resting in the south-west corner of Phase 3, this morning], drk Goldeneye, Water Rail, 2 Green Sandpiper.

Besthorpe NR - 2 Pink-footed Geese [with Mute Swans by the river Trent at Meering, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - Peregrine, 2 drk Goosander [West Lake], 300 Starling [North Lake, roosted in reed-bed].

Lowdham/Gonalston - Red kite [flying north-west Lowdham/Gonalston border, near the Gonalston Farm Shop].

Burton Joyce - 8 Common Snipe [over from southeast to northwest early afternoon].

Wollaton Park - 5 Rose-ringed Parakeet [at least 5, in Conservation Area between bottom end of the lake and the houses, 11:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still present on Clifton Pit, 10:00], 13 Goosander [Mostly on Tween Pond, along the met marsh path], 2 Common Gull, good numbers of Redwing.

St Ann's - Hawfinch [ground feeding St Ann's Allotment, 09:38].

Gedling CP - Merlin [09:00].

Annesley Pit Top - Hawfinch [through this morning].

Friday 24th November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Hawfinch [flew over the Bellmoor Lake viewpoint calling, 13:09], Azorean Yellow-legged Gull [possible adult again Bellmore Lake, 11:30].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Goosander [West Lake, this afternoon].

Osberton - c. 120 Pink-footed Geese [moved over south-east, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still present on Clifton Pit, 10:58], 3 Siskin over.

Budby Pumping Station - 63 Pink-footed Geese [flew west, 10.03], 1 Water Rail, 1 Yellow-legged Gull [adult flew west], 21 Common Snipe, 8 Lesser Redpoll

Netherfield - Glossy Ibis [flew over Morrison's, Victoria Retail Park heading east, 07:25].

Thursday 23rd November

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Bellmore Lake] - Baltic Gull [putative adult, from 13:30 till dusk], Azorean Yellow-legged Gull [possible adult, briefly, 16:15], 6 Caspian Gull [2 first winter, 3 second winter and single adult, site record count], 5 Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Pipit [over calling late afternoon], 2 Goosander, Red-crested Pochard, calling Water Rail.

Normanton on Soar - Swallow [around the church yard, 10:46].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret, 2 Common Redshank [Chainbridge Scrape East, 08:10], Hawfinch [showing well adjacent to the horse paddock].

Wednesday 22nd November

Osberton - Short-eared Owl and 5 Woodcock [on the Osberton estate, this afternoon].

Cotham Flash - Stonechat [female in rough grass adjacent to cycle track], 2 common kingfisher.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve [Bellmore Lake] - Azorean Yellow-legged Gull [possible adult, again 10:00].

Tuesday 21st November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Azorean Yellow-legged Gull [possible adult, Bellmore Lake, Idle Valley NR, in the roost from the southern viewpoint early evening], 2 Ruff [Chainbridge Scrape].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike - [showing well on telegraph wires and hedgerows beyond the rubble heap by the bridleway off Kinoulton Lane, this morning].

Sherwood Pines - Peregrine [watched hunting wood pigeon].

Staunton in the Vale - 2 Raven [by the church, this morning].

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [single on Lime Tree Avenue, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still present on Clifton Pit, 08:30], 14 Little Egret, 12 Goosander [infront of the centre, early morning], 85 Pochard [Clifton Pit, 08:53], Stonechat [in reed bed from kingfisher hide, 09:10], Brambling [Delta gate, 14:30], Marsh/Willow Tit [Delta Gate, but very mobile and silent for specific ID].

Budby Pumping Station - 2 Water Rail, 20 Common Snipe, Hawfinch [flew west, 08.35], 8 Lesser Redpoll.

Monday 20th November

Netherfield Lagoons - c. 12,000 Starling [murmuration and roost, this evening], Common Redshank [on the Slurry Lagoon island, this morning].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still showing well on hedgerows and wires, 13:38 at least c.SK668323].

Osberton - Merlin [Osberton estate, this afternoon].

Cotham - Caspian Gull [2w, on the landfill this morning]. Also five darvic ringed Herring Gull and one GBB Gull. Very little capacity left at the landfill, this may be the last winter here for gulling!

Rufford CP - 2 Hawfinch [In limes by the car park, 09:38].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still present on Clifton Pit, 09:12], 8 Curlew [heading south-west over Branshill, viewed distantly from the river path, 12:33], 6 Golden Plover [over the river], 34 Goosander [Clifton Pit, 17:09].

Sunday 19th November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2+ Great White Egret [2 together in Isolated Oak on Clayworth Common, then a third half a mile further south], 3 Bearded Tit [1 male 2 female, viewable from the Chainbridge Scrape viewpoint, this afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - Black-necked Grebe [still present on Blotts Pit, this afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - 156 Golden Plover [over Branshill, 12:12, then dropped into the large field behind the A453 Balancing Pond, 13:30 at least]. Also Stonechat, c. 200 Starling, c. 150 Lapwing [A453 Balancing Pond].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [Tween Pond], 2 female Goosander and 2 Pintail [drks, Conories south, this morning], 30 Golden Plover [landed on the gull island, Clifton Pit, but quickly took off west, 13:00], 63 Pochard [Clifton Pit].

Thrumpton - 2 Raven.

Sherwood Pines - 2 Raven [flew north].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still in hedge by rubble between the Grantham Canal and bridleway to Newfield Farm, late morning. c.SK668323].

Idle Washlands - 5 Ruff, 4 Common Redshank, Water Rail [Slaynes Lane, this morning].

Gibsmere - 5 Red-crested Pochard [Jubilee Ponds, this morning].

Burton Joyce - Blackcap and Chiffchaff [private garden, 11:00].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Bearded Tit [male/female, near the Phase 2 viewpoint, 10:01], Great White Egret [viewed from Trent side looking back towards the Beach Hut, 11:10].

Elkesley - c. 50 Pink-footed Geese [east, 09:41].

Budby Pumping Station - 250 Pink-footed Geese [100 east, 09:30 and 150 south-east, 10:40], 3 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 11 Common Snipe, 52 Siskin [flew west], 10 Lesser Redpoll.

Rufford CP - 4+ Hawfinch [4 around the car park, 07:45 - 08:45 and then a single bird, 10:00], 30+ Siskin, 10+ Lesser Redpoll, 5 Bullfinch, Goosander.

Saturday 18th November

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Whooper Swan [flew into Coneries Pond, roosting with c. 50 Mute Swan, 16:15], Black-necked Grebe [still present on Clifton Pit]

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Yellow-legged Gull [adults, on Bellmoor Lake, Idle Valley NR this afternoon]. Probable adult Caspian Gull flew in 16:10.

Barton in Fabis - 5 Hawfinch [at least 5 showing in tree tops at the south/west end of Brandshill Wood, 13:35 - 13:45], 2 Raven [Branshill Wood], Green Sandpiper, Stonechat [A453 Balancing Pond, 11:00].

Thrumpton - 2 Raven, Green Sandpiper, 2 Goosander [Thrumpton Hall estate, late morning].

Market Warsop - 250+ Pink-footed Geese [flew west, 10:20].

Wollaton - 3 Rose-ringed Parakeet[on feeders in private garden, 09:20].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Black-necked Grebe [singles on Blotts/A52 Pit, this morning]. Also 3 Common Redshank.

Kilvington Lakes - 57 Cormorant [West Lake, standing on the spit this morning].

Clifton Grove - Woodcock [on the Grove river path opposite the Rugby pitches, 07:44].

Friday 17th November

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Compton Acres - Woodcock [single, 15:00].

Mansfield woodhouse - 4 Hawfinch [landed briefly in beech tree Yemon Hill Park, then flew off north/west 14.25].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Bearded Tit [Neatholme Pit, 2 males/1 female calling in phragmites along south edge of Pit viewed from wooden seat, 10:30 - 13:30 at least], Great White Egret [Neatholme Scrape], Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail calling , Chainbridge Scrape East].

Owlthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still favouring the same area, mainly mobile along hedge-lines, but occasionally on wires].

Wollaton Park - 2 Rose-ringed Parakeet[in tree in sunken conservation area, south end of lake, 12:00].

Holme Pierrepont - Black-necked Grebe [still present Blotts Pit, 11:30].

Meden Vale - Hawfinch [single near Netherfield Lane, 10:00]. Also Brambling and 9 Pink-footed Geese [heading west].

Burton Joyce - 2 Blackcap [male/female, in private garden], Raven [over north].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Pink-footed Geese, Common Redshank, Peregrine, and good numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare.

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [single, feeding at top of a conifer, main car park, 07:55-08:05, then flew off North].

Thursday 16th November

Bestwood CP - Short-eared Owl [on the pit top, 16:50].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Caspian Gull [adult and 1w Bellmoor Lake, Idle Valley NR, 16:00], Great White Egret [Neatholme Scrape, this morning], Mealy Redpoll [Cross Lane Marsh, with 4 Lesser Redpoll].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Black-necked Grebe [single on Blotts Pit and second on the A52 Pit, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still present on Clifton Pit, this afternoon].

Spalford - 13 Whooper Swan [4 juvs, Spalford Pit this afternoon]. Also 2 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye, Common Snipe, and c. 1,000 B-H Gull. 68 LBB Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 GBB Gull [Spalford pig fields, large gull numbers largely reduced now]. Also 2 Peregrine, Grey Wagtail over, 2,000+ Starling.

Bennerley Marsh - single Little Egret.

Redhill - 2 Brambling [males, Redhill Cemetery, late morning].

St Ann's - Raven [over St Ann's Allotments, 11:23].

Wednesday 15th November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Baltic Gull [putative adult, again on Bellmoor Lake, Idle Valley NR, sat on small island 15:05].

Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [in low flight over the Deep Pit, late afternoon], 10,000 Starling [murmuration and roost, attracting the attention of a Peregrine pair and Sparrowhawk, late afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - Caspian Gull [first winter].

Wollaton Park - 7 Rose-ringed Parakeet[at the far end of the lake in the trees in the sunken conservation area].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still present favouring hedgerows by the rubble pile between Grantham Canal and bridleway to Newfield Farm, 11:35 at least].

Girton Pits - Greater Scaup [1w female, Sailing Lake this morning].

Spalford Pit - 2 Yellow-legged Gull [adult and 1w, this morning].

Hoveringham - Chiffchaff [Railway Lake, this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Hawfinch [through east, 10:10].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton Pit, from Kingfisher hide, 09:25], Dunlin, 10 Common Snipe [Clifton Pit, from tower hide].

Market Warsop - Hawfinch [north over Sandy Lane, 08:35].

Tuesday 14th November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull [all adults, Bellmore Lake, 16:00]. Also calling Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler.

Langford Lowfields - c. 20,000 Starling [murmuration and roost, late afternoon]. Also 2 Green Sandpiper.

Netherfield Lagoons - Common Sandpiper [on tern raft at dusk], 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven, Peregrine [late afternoon]. Also single Noctule and several Pipistrelle [feeding along the Ouse Dyke, nightfall].

Thoresby - 16 Hawfinch [Thoresby Park].

Besthorpe NR - Dunlin [Mons Pool, this afternoon].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [favouring hedgerows by the rubble pile between Grantham Canal and bridleway to Newfield Farm, 14:30 - 15:30 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton Pit, flew across reedbeds in front of Tower Hide, 13:35], Black-necked Grebe [still present, Clifton Pit] and single Green Sandpiper.

Silverhill Wood - 2 Raven [over Silverhill Wood north into Hardwick Park, 13:15].

Wollaton Park - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [in trees between the lake and the Derby road entrance, 11:00].

Market Warsop - Hawfinch [through west, 09:23].

Hoveringham - adult Caspian Gull, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Pintail, 2 Goosander, 2 Common Snipe, single Pink-footed Goose, Green Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Peregrine [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - Raven, drk Goosander, 2 Pink-footed Geese, 4 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler[this morning].

Clumber Park - Firecrest [belated report of one at the Pleasure Grounds yesterday].

Monday 13th November

Netherfield Lagoons - c. 7,500 Starling [murmuration and roost, late afternoon], c. 76 Pink-footed Geese [flew south-west, late afternoon], Woodcock [flew over the Slurry Lagoon, mid-afternoon], Peregrine [perched on Pylon].

Idle Washlands - 6 Ruff, 2 Stonechat [Slaynes Lane, early afternoon] 15 Common Redshank, 12 Dunlin [Newington Flash, S.Yorks].

Lenton - 2 Hawfinch [south over Highfields Park calling, 12.44].

Rufford CP - 3+ Hawfinch [Lime Tree Avenue favouring the trees at the Abbey end until 10:40, then dispersed into Yews by the stables and bigger trees in gardens to south, after which only very occasional appearances of singles in car park trees until 12:30 at least], 30+ Redwing and 2 Mistle Thrush [Lime Tree Avenue], 9 Goosander [3 drks], Kingfisher [main lake], 2 Common Buzzard [by the A614 gates].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still Clifton Pit, 10:02], Pochard [count up to 83, Clifton pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Ruff [Chainbridge Scrape].

Skegby - c. 60 Pink-footed Geese [heading east, 09:55].

Center Parcs - c. 120 Pink-footed Geese [heading east, 09:10].

Market Warsop - 297 Pink-footed Geese [122 heading east, 09:05, 175 heading east, 10:10].

Hoveringham - Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, c6 Goldeneye [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Wollaton - 3 Rose-ringed Parakeet[far end of the lake and calling near the boat house , this morning]. Also Tawny Owl.

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still present this morning, SK6632]

Sunday 12th November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 14 Whooper Swan [one Juv, Conservation Lake, 12:36 - 17:00 at least].

Underwood - c. 100 Pink-footed Geese [over Underwood, heading towards Moorgreen, 16:26].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Stonechat [along floodbank off Manor Rd, 13:00].

Hoveringham - 50+ Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing [this afternoon].

Colwick CP - Hawfinch [over west, 11:23].

Netherfield Lagoons - Bearded Tit [several, heard calling in the Slurry Lagoon reed bed, this morning], 9 Goldeneye [Large Gravel Pit], Peregrine [over the Slurry Lagoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Marsh Tit [Delta gate].

Market Warsop - 172 Pink-footed Geese [heading east, 09:57].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [showing well at distance from 08:45 - 14:30 at least].

Budby Pumping Station - 580 Pink-footed Geese [220 south-east at 08:30, 270 south-east at 08:40, 90 south-east at 08:45], 2 Water Rail, 11 Common Snipe, 3 Hawfinch [flew North-west, 07:50], 8 Brambling.

Clifton Grove - 180 Fieldfare, 230 Redwing, 22 Chaffinch, 8 Siskin, 32 Meadow Pipit [all south, south-west, over Branshill 07:30 - 08:45], 2 Raven, Peregrine [over Clifton Wood].

Saturday 11th November

Langford Lowfields - 10,000+ Starling [murmuration and roost in reedbed on silt lagoon 6], 2 Bearded Tit [Phase 2], 2 Water Rail, Barn Owl, Stonechat, 4 Green Sandpiper.

Netherfield Lagoons - c. 7000 Starling [roosted in the reed-bed, late afternoon], Marsh Harrier [female/immature, over the Slurry Lagoon reed-bed early afternoon], 6 Water Rail, Peregrine, 92 Teal.

Clifton Grove - 2 Raven, Peregrine, 4+calling Water Rail [Holme Pit, late afternoon], Stonechat [male, on fence post near cattle in field off Foxcovet Lane, 12:35].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [favouring hedgerow by the rubble pile between Grantham Canal and bridleway to Newfield Farm, 14:00 at least. SK6632]. Also 12 Grey Partridge.

Holme Pierrepont - Bittern [Skylarks Nature reserve, 14:13], also Common Redshank.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Marsh Harrier, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Redshank, 6 Common Snipe [Chainbridge Scrape East, early afternoon], Goosander, 9 Goldeneye [Chainbridge Pit].

Collingham Pits - 4 Curlew, 10 Common Redshank, 3 Dunlin, drk Pintail.

King's Mill Reservoir - 25 Common Snipe.

Sherwood Pines - Peregrine [flew West], 2 Sparrowhawk.

Kilvington Lakes - 4 Gadwall, 35 Golden Plover, 290 Herring Gull [this morning].

Barton in Fabis - Stonechat [along the drainage dykes off Manor Lane, 09:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still present on Clifton Pit, 09:08], Great White Egret [reported dropping into Wet Marsh area, 09:20], Marsh Tit [calling from behind the bench, Delta gate, 12:20].

Annesley Pit Top - Hawfinch [through south-west, 07:30].

Friday 10th November

Erewash Meadows Nature Reserve - Hawfinch [flew west, near Spoonbill Pool, 15:45].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Short-eared Owl [flew over Barton Island towards the Delta, 14:44], Black-necked Grebe [still Clifton Pit, 14:17], Stonechat [over the river at Barton by the derilict chalet, 15:20].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [showing well on wires south of Newfield Farm, 12:00 at least].

Hoveringham - 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Common Snipe, Dunlin, Peregrine, 5 Lesser Redpoll [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - Peregrine, Common Redshank, 3 Pinkfooted Geese [West Lake, this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - Great White Egret [flew over the site crossing the power lines on its way downstream, 08:10].

Budby Pumping Station - Water Rail, 26 Common Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull [adult flew west], 8 Hawfinch [3 north west at 07.15, 3 south west at 08.05, 2 north at 08.55], 94 Siskin [flew west], 39 Lesser Redpoll [flew west].

Thursday 9th November

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still present on Clifton Pit, 14:50], 15 Golden Plover, 65 Pochard [Clifton Pit, this afternoon], 11 Whooper Swan [main pond, this morning].

Langford Lowfields - Marsh Harrier [adult female over Phase 2, this afternoon].

keyworth - 6 Rose-ringed Parakeet[flew over, this morning].

Osberton - 4 Hawfinch [over this morning]. Also 2 Raven.

Annesley Pit Top - Hawfinch [through east, 07:29].

Wednesday 8th November

Langford Lowfields - 15/10,000 Starling [murmuration and roost, into reed bed of Silt Lagoon 7, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [in the reeds just beyond the fence by kingfisher hide, 16:00 - 16:30], 150 Pink-footed Geese [moving south/east, 09:09], Water Rail [from Kingfisher hide].

Cottam - Common Whitethroat [in a patch of scrub just outside the power station boundary].

Hoveringham - 150 Pink-footed Geese [moving east, over the Sailing Lake this afternoon]. Also Green Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Goosander.

Annesley - 56 Golden Plover [Junc 27 M1, south bound, in field to left of slip road 16:00].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still present in hedgerows south of Newfield Farm, 13:30, at least SK6632 ].

Gringley Carr - Corn Bunting and Tree Sparrow [several in mixed flock of finches/buntings], 12 Grey Partridge, 1 Little Egret, 20 Whooper Swan and good numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing.

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Raven [cronking over Skylarks Reserve], Common Sandpiper [Canoe Slalom area], 6+ Goldeneye, 2 Pochard, 20+ Wigeon [Blotts Pit].

Besthorpe NR - 4 Common Redshank, 20+ Fieldfare [Mons Pool, from hide this morning], Goldeneye, 2 Pochard [Silt Lagoon].

Kilvington - 3 Jack Snipe, 12 Common Snipe [Kilvington Manor farm wetland, private site this morning].

Rufford CP - 2 Hawfinch [from the main car park, this morning].

King's Mill Reservoir - Great White Egret [08:40, then flew off in a northerly direction].

Tuesday 7th November

Langford Lowfields - 10,000 Starling [this evening].

Holme Pierrepont - Black-necked Grebe [Blotts Pit, viewable from the first screen on the west side, 12:00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - adult Caspian Gull, 4 adult Yellow-legged Gull [ Bellmoor Lake mid-morning], 2 Hawfinch [over calling Neatholme Lane between Waterski Pit and Neatholme Fen, 11:20], 15 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail [Bellmore].

Hoveringham - Hawfinch [Railway Pit, single feeding in bushes adjacent to the railway line]. Also Peregrine, 4 Siskin.

Wollaton - 4 Rose-ringed Parakeet[flew over the ring road near crown island, this morning].

Edwinstowe - Red kite [flying south over Edwinstowe, 08:35 being mobbed by a Black-headed Gull].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 6 Dunlin [Clifton Pit, 08:13], Black-necked Grebe [still Clifton Pit, 13:56]. Also 63 Pochard, Peregrine.

Budby Pumping Station - 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 56 European Golden Plover [flew west], 23 Common Snipe, 310 Fieldfare [flew west], 219 Redwing [flew west], 1 Hawfinch [flew west at 07.50], 6 Brambling [flew south], 135 Chaffinch [flew south], 48 Siskin [flew south west], 26 Lesser Redpoll [flew south west].

Monday 6th November

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [showing well in hedgerows south of Newfield Farm, 13:00, at least SK6632 ].

Dorket Head/Arnold - Little Owl [along the A614 between the junctions of Lime Lane and Oxton Road, 16:30].

Hucknall - c.60 Lapwing [over the M1 around the Hucknall Aerodrome area, this afternoon].

South Muskham - 7 little Egret, Grey Wagtail.

Wollaton Park - 3 Rose-ringed Parakeet[near the dam end of the lake, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Greater Scaup [female, Annex Pit], 17 Golden Plover, Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Water Rail [Sailing Lake].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Pintail [2 drks, West Lake, this morning], Common Redshank, 73 Common Gull [West Lake].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 20 Golden Plover, 2 Ruff, Greenshank, Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape], 8 Whooper Swan [southern end of Chainbridge Pit this morning], 9 Common Snipe [at front of visitor centre].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Stonechat [Chat Corner, this morning].

Market Warsop - 4 Hawfinch [thru North/West, 07:39].

Sunday 5th November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 22 Whooper Swan [Chainbridge pit, 13:00], 2 Whooper Swan [Bellmore Lake, 14:00], Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmore Lake, late afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greenshank, Common Redshank, 2 Pink-footed Geese, Red Crested Pochard [All on West Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [from the Delta Hide for 30mins, then flew over to the reed bed, 09:30], 41 Stock Dove [Grebe field, 11:40], Willow Tit and Marsh Tit [Delta gate area, 14:53], 60+Common Gull [Tween, 15:46].

Idle Washlands - 9 Ruff, Water Rail [Slaynes Lane].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [showing well in hedgerows south of Newfield Farm, 12:00, at least]. Also 4 Grey Partridge and c. 2000 Starling [towards Kinoulton].

Bramcote - Hawfinch [one in hedge near Common Lane/Baulk Lane junction, 11:40].

Holme Pierrepont - Hawfinch [single flew north over Rowing Course, 11:04].

Annesley Woodhouse quarry - Greater Scaup, Stonechat, Raven.

Clifton Grove/Barton in Fabis - 2 Raven [over Burrows Farm], Stonechat [hedgerow by Cottages Flash], Peregrine [thru Holme Pit], 3+Water Rail [calling Holme Pit].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Stonechat [Chat Corner, this morning].

Budby Pumping Station - 19 Whooper Swan [flew South - East, 08:50], 1550 Pink-footed Goose [250 East, 08:35, 200 East, 08:40, 500 East, 08:42, 200 South -East, 09:20, 400 South- East, 10:00], 3 Eurasian Wigeon, Yellow-legged Gull [adult flew West], 1 Raven, 258 Fieldfare [flew West], 45 Redwing [flew West], 1246 Starling [flew West], 1 Brambling, 3 Hawfinch [singles flew West at 07.50, 08.00 and 09.35], 68 Lesser Redpoll [flew West].

Rufford CP - 7 Hawfinch [Lime Tree Avenue/Main car park, 08:00 - 09:00].

Saturday 4th November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - adult Caspian Gull and 7 Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmore Lake, this afternoon], Water Rail [calling from the southern viewpoint].

Barton in Fabis - 3 Stonechat [on fencing behind the A453 Balancing Pond]

Gotham - 4 Raven, 2 Brambling [Gotham Hill, early afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern, Black-necked Grebe [Clifton Pit this morning].

Newstead Abbey - Little Egret, 6+ Redwing, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk.

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still present near Newfield Farm along the bridleway to farm and Grantham Canal, this morning SK6632].

Southwell - Hawfinch [flew over sports centre this morning].

Friday 3rd November

Hoveringham - adult Mediterranean Gull and third-winter Caspian Gull [in the Sailing Lake roost, this evening]. Also single Dunlin.

Spalford - 2 Caspian Gull [adult and a sub-ad, this afternoon]. Also 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 280 LBB Gull, Peregrine, 5 Lesser Redpoll.

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still present near Newfield Farm, showing well this afternoon on telegraph poles and wires,from bend on track, near second ploughed field].

Bramcote - Hawfinch [South-West calling, over Balmoral Drive, 15:35].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still present on Clifton Pit, 09:00], 2 Pintail, Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Woodcock.

Rufford CP - Hawfinch [in trees at main c/park], Water Rail [calling around lake].

Cottam - Merlin [adult male, this morning].

Osberton - Hawfinch [over the Osberton estate, this morning].

Thursday 2nd November

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Baltic Gull [adult Bellmoor Lake from 16:20], adult Caspian Gull, 1w Argentatus Herring Gull, 6 Yellow-legged Gull. Also 5 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe, 3 Little Egret [Chainbridge Scrape Area, early afternoon].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still present near Newfield Farm on wires/hedgerows between the bridleway to farm and Grantham Canal, 15:40 at least]

Ravenshead - c.180 Pink-footed Geese [large skein over, heading North-West, 16:00].

Fiskerton - 140 Pink-footed Geese [thru East, 15:35].

Mansfield Woodhouse - 2+ Hawfinch [2/3 over North/West, 14:40].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still Clifton Pit, from the river path viewing screen, 11:25].

King's Mill Reservoir - 18 Common Snipe.

Chilwell - 5 Rose-ringed Parakeet [kingrove avenue, on feeders in private garden, 11:00. Frequent visitors this week].

Redhill - 25 Whooper Swan [South/West over Redhill Cemetery, 09:50], 2 Hawfinch [Redhill Cemetery, then flew towards Bestwood CP, 13:35].

Langford Lowfields - 4 Whooper Swan [thru, this morning].

Beckingham Marshes - 100 Pink-footed Geese [over this morning].

Heywood Oaks - 400 Pink-footed Geese [over the A614 near Heywood oaks, 09:46].

Beeston Rylands - c. 250 Pink-footed Geese [thru East, 09:35].

Bilborough - c. 120 Pink-footed Geese [thru North/West, 09:28].

Calverton - c. 250 Pink-footed Geese [thru West - East, 09:20].

Hoveringham - 2400 Pink-footed Geese [all moving East, multiple skeins from 09:10 to 09:40]. Also Red Kite, Blackcap, 3 Tree Sparrow.

Market Warsop - 151 Pink-footed Geese [thru North/East, 09:10].

Annesley Pit Top - 1945 Pink-footed Geese and 39 Whooper Swan [all thru East from 09:00 - 10:00]. Also 3 Crossbill and Little Egret.

St Anns - c. 150 Pink-footed Geese [thru North/East, 08:55].

Wednesday 1st November

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still present near Newfield Farm on wires/hedgerows between the bridleway to farm and Grantham Canal, 16:30 at least], Short-eared Owl [in the second ploughed field to the left of the bridle way, then flew across to the verge adjacent to the hedgerow which splits the two fields, close to the red bin, 16:50].

If visiting this site please keep to all public footpaths and park sensibly, as the Farmer is becoming irritated by some people parking irresponsibly and wandering off the public footpaths.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Baltic Gull [putative adult again on Bellmoor Lake from 16:15 - 16:50 at least], 3 Caspian Gull [2 adults, first-winter], 6+Yellow-legged Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 400+ LBB Gull, Water Rail [calling from the southern viewpoint], Woodcock [behind scrub area at Bunker Wood, late morning], Peregrine [flew West, 10:30].

Langford Lowfields - 7000 Starling [murmuration and roost, into reeds at south-west area of Cromwell Trail, late afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [still present on Clifton Pit, from Tower hide, 15:40 at least], 3 Hawfinch [flew over the Delta, early afternoon], 24 Goldeneye, 31 Pochard, 16+ Goosander [Clifton Pit].

Hoveringham - 2 Goosander, Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Siskin, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Tree Sparrow [Sailing Lake, this morning], 12 Egyptian Geese [on ploughed field next to River, then flew across to East Bridgford side, 10:00], Common Sandpiper, 5 Goldeneye and a very substantial Gull roost building up [Sailing Lake, this afternoon].

Barnby in the Willows - Great White Egret [on River Witham towards the A17 for the 5th day, bird information report].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Peregrine, Common Redshank, c.80 Fieldfare [two parties through].

Budby Pumping Station - 4 Eurasian Wigeon, 3 Water Rail, 14 Common Snipe, 85 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, 1 Hawfinch [landed in tree then flew South/West, this morning], 150 Siskin [flying West during morning], 45 Lesser Redpoll.

Annesley Pit Top - Hawfinch [through South/West, 07:00].

Many thanks to:

Steve Adams, Sandy Aitken, Laurence Archibald, Gary Barber, Oli Beacock, Bob Beck, Ian Bollen, Andy Borroff, Rich Box, Robin Brace, Mark Brown, Sean Browne, Philip Burnham, Paul Buxton, Phil Carter, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, Susy Cooper, Peter Cottam, Nick Crouch, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Sandra Dove, Paula Duckmanton, David Dunn, Lawrie Dunn, Steve Dunn, Derick Evans, Kev Hawkridge, Darren Hall, Mike Hill, Alan Hobson, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Anthony Irons, Elliott Kelly, Spencer Lawrence, Mike Leatherland, Mike Lee, Jonathan Lloyd, James Lyons, Ian Mann, John Mansfield, Cecilia Marchbank, Andrew Matthews, Nigel Mill, Ged Morley, Dave Morton, Paul Naylor, Dave Nicholls, Dean Nicholson, Roger Pask, Tim Pask, Martyn Perkins, Clive Prescott, John Pressley, Andrew Przeslak, John Purrington, Phil Read, Lionel Reyes, Simon Roberts, Tommy Salt, Lee Scudder, Alan Scrimshaw, Hayley Sears, Andy Shooter, Ann Smith, Pete Stanyon, Adrian Swan, Simon Thompson, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Andy Russell, Mick Sherwin, Jacqueline Spindley, Edmund Staunton, Jonathan Waite, Tony Wardell, Rob Wellington, Will Woods, Rob Woodward.

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