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.


Species shown in Blue on this page are species with less than 70 birds recorded in Nottinghamshire since 1970. Bold Red are species with on average, less than 20 records annually and Red are species of interest.

Click Here to Access Archived Sightings 2017

196 Species recorded so far in 2017. Updated 1st August

Full List Here

Tuesday 31st October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Baltic Gull [putative adults, again on Bellmoor Lake from 15:45, one only staying briefly and the other still present roosting, 17:00], Also 2 adult Caspian Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull [1w, 2w, 3w, 2 adults], 8 Shelduck [this morning then flew West over centre].

Serlby - 3 Hawfinch [seen and heard calling over wood just South/West of Serlby Park Golf Course, veiwed from public footpath, 13:00].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still present near Newfield Farm on wires/hedgerows between the bridleway to farm and Grantham Canal, this morning to 12:30 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [Clifton Pit, from tower hide, 10:45 until dusk], 5 Golden Plover [over towards Barton, 14:00], Mediterranean Gull, Pintail [Clifton Pit, 16:27], 22 Goosander, Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl [this evening].

Hoveringham - Great White Egret [briefly on annexe before flying off over Kneeton, this morning], 150 Pink-footed Geese [skeins of 110 and 40 moving south-east over the Railway Pit, 09:40], 10 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper [Sailing Pit], 2 flocks of Fieldfare [c120 birds].

Newstead Village - c65 Pink-footed Geese [flew over south- east, 09:40], Raven [over 09:50].

Budby Pumping Station - 43 Pink-footed Goose [flew East, 09:10], 17 Shelduck [flock flew West, 09:30], 2 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Goosander [flew West], 3 Water Rail, 24 Common Snipe, 1,948 Starling [flew West during morning], 1 Hawfinch [flew North/West, 07:45], 3 Brambling, 133 Chaffinch [flew West], 24 Lesser Redpoll.

Rufford CP - 7 Hawfinch [3 in trees by main car park and 4 in flight between 08:30 - 09:00].

Monday 30th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Baltic Gull [putative adult, again in the pre-roost on Bellmoor Lake, 16:30], 2 adult Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow legged Gull, Whooper Swan [Bellmore Lake, this afternoon], Great White Egret, 2 Ruff [Neatholme Fen], Marsh harrier [sub adult female, Tiln North].

Carlton - 5 Ring-necked Parakeet [over Conway Road, 15:30].

Market Warsop - 77 Pink-footed Geese [heading South/East, 13:19].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still present near Newfield Farm on wires/hedgerows between the bridleway to farm and Grantham Canal, to 16:00 at least], 2 Fieldfare, 20+ Grey Partridge.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Scoter [female, on Main Pond, 09:08 - 11:30 at least], 19 Goosander [Clifton Pit, 16:44].

Hoveringham - 13 Goldeneye, 150 Pink-footed Geese [moving south-west], 2 Green Sandpiper, 30 Golden Plover, Common Redshank, Red Kite, Siskin [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Goshawk, Peregrine, 6 Whooper Swan, 95 Pink-footed Geese, [through this morning], 3 Goosander, Chiffchaff. Also 890 Starling, 760 Fieldfare, 210 Redwing, 84 Chaffinch, Brambling, 8 Tree Sparrow [over on visable migration watch].

Holme Pierrepont - Hawfinch [North over Blotts Pit, 07:00], Raven [low over Holme Pierrepont Hall, 08:30].

Budby Pumping Station - 2 Eurasian Wigeon, 1 Goosander [flew West], 3 Water Rail, 20 Common Snipe, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [flew North low over Bridge], 29 Lesser Redpoll.

Sunday 29th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 3 Caspian Gull [adults roosting on Bellmoor Lake late afternoon], also 5 GBB Gull, c.100 Herring Gull, 6 Whooper Swan [over East, 16:00], 3 Common Snipe [next to the visitor centre, Bellmoor Lake].

Sherwood Pines - Woodcock [headed West, 17:15].

Clifton Grove - 9 Pink-footed Geese [high over Holme Pit South/East towards the river, 16:15], 3000+Starling [murmuration building up over the Beeston Marina chalets/Delta area ANR, from 16:31].

Chilwell - 2 Ring-necked Parakeet [Cator Lane Park, 15:43].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail [A453 Balancing Pond, 15:15].

Thurgarton - 4 Ring-necked Parakeet [Thurgarton railway crossing, flying north along course of lines, 15:50].

Kinoulton - 200+Pink-footed Geese [skein of 200+through South, 15:00].

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [still present near Newfield Farm on wires/hedgerows between the bridleway to farm and Grantham Canal, showing well 09:30 - 15:00 at least. SK6632]. Also Hawfinch [one flew North over Newfield Farm], 2 Brambling [through North, 08:30].

Netherfield Lagoons - 4 Bearded Tit [one male, in reeds on the Slurry Lagoon, early afternoon].

Newthorpe/Moorgreen - 4 Raven [cronking low over], 9 Common Buzzard, covey of 15 Grey Partridge, Little Owl [pair calling, beauvale farm].

King's Mill Reservoir - Goldeneye, 21 Common Snipe.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton pit, very brief fly-over, 09:45], Pintail [eclipse drk, Clifton pit, 10:30], 15 Goosander [redheads, Works Pit, 10:48].

Collingham Pits - Hawfinch [through North, 09:05], 13 Whooper Swan [over South/East, 09:32],

Bramcote - Hawfinch [low over Burnt Hill towards reservoir, 08:30].

Annesley Pit Top - Hawfinch [through South/West, this morning].

St. Ann's - 2 Hawfinch [two flew West over St. Ann's Allotments, 07:35].

Saturday 28th October

Owthorpe - Great Grey Shrike [near Newfield Farm on wires over ploughed field between bridleway to farm and Grantham Canal, 15.50 – 16.10 at least SK6632].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - adult Caspian Gull and Baltic Gull [putative adult, present on Bellmoor Lake, 14:45 at least], At least 6 Yellow-legged Gull [4 ad/sub-ads and 2 2w’s, Bellmore Lake], 3 Ruff [Chainbridge Scrape East], 2 Goldeneye [Chainbridge Pit]

Thrumpton - 2 Raven [Thrumpton Hall estate], 32 Fieldfare, 57 Redwing, [thru West].

Clifton Grove - 7 Hawfinch [flew South/West over Holme Pit towards Barton in Fabis, 10:00].

Hickling - 3 Little Egret [over South/West, 08:25].

Collingham Pits - Cattle Egret [flew North/West from Wharf Pit 08:05, flying back in at 09:52 into dead willows on the bund between the two sections of the Pit], 2 Whooper Swan [flew West, 09:15], Garganey [still present Wharf Pit, 10:00].

Beeston Rylands - Willow Tit [again in private garden, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - c. 3000 Starling [leaving roost from the Delta hide reed bed 07:57], Grey Wagtail, 9 Goldeneye [Clifton Pit].

Friday 27th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Baltic Gull [putative adult, again present on Bellmoor Lake, 15:45 until 16:45 at least. Also 8 Common Snipe, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Grey Wagtail. Great White Egret [briefly on Walter's Pit then flew south, 08:10].

Langford Lowfields - Jack Snipe, Stonechat.

Holme Pierrepont - Hawfinch [South over Blotts Pit, late morning].

Wollaton Park - 4 Ring-necked Parakeet [very mobile and only settling briefly near the lake].

Gringley Carr - Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 7 Corn Bunting, 24 Tree Sparrow, 35 Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet [mid morning].

Budby Pumping Station - 393 Pink-footed Geese [1 east at 08.15, 136 east at 10.15, 40 east, 65 east and 124 east at 10.30, and 27 east at 10.35], 2 Eurasian Wigeon, 4 Little Egret, 3 Water Rail, 14 Common Snipe, 7 Golden Plover north, 3620 Wood Pigeon [flying high to south-west during morning], 154 Redwing [flying south west], 180 Fieldfare [flying south west], 3 Brambling [flying south].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Pink-footed Geese [on the spit, this morning], Common Redshank, 40 Golden Plover [over].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton Pit, this morning], 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, 7 Goldeneye, 2 Kingfisher.

Hoveringham - 250 Pink-footed Geese [moving east], Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 80 Golden Plover, 2 Goldeneye, Tree Sparrow [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Nott'm City - Ring-necked Parakeet [Dryden Street, this morning].

Thursday 26th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Baltic Gull [putative adults, still present on Bellmoor Lake late afternoon], 3 adult Yellow-legged Gull, adult GBB Gull, 350+ LBB Gull, Kingfisher, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, Redpoll, Water Rail [all Bellmore Lake], 5 Ruff , 2 Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape, veiwed from steel access gate this evening], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape, near the iron sheep gate, this afternnon], Mealy Redpoll [with Lessers, The Willows this morning], Bearded Tit [Chainbridge East view point over cross lane marsh, then flew high over Chainbridge Scrape northerly till lost from view, 11:30].

Spalford - 3 Caspian Gull [adult, 1st winter, 3rd winter, amongst c700 LBB Gull, in pig fields and loafing on a neighbouring crop field]. Also 7 Yellow-legged Gull.

Beeston Rylands - Willow Tit [feeding on sunflower seeds in private garden].

Bennerley Marsh - Ruff, 2 Stonechat [mid afternoon].

Market Warsop - 42 Pink-footed Geese [heading North/West, early afternoon].

Nether Langwith - 70 Pink-footed Geese [over, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - c120 Pink-footed Geese [heading East, 11:38], Pintail [eclipse drk, Clifton Pit, 11:58], 17 Goosander [Works Pit, 14:12], 5 Goldeneye, 2 Common Snipe, Dunlin, Water Rail [All Clifton Pit, this morning].

Nuthall - Raven [over this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Hawfinch [South/West, 09:15], Harrier sp [Ringtail, high North/West, heading towards Kirkby in Ashfield 09:30 - 09:35], Merlin [through, mid morning].

Wednesday 25th October

Kilvington Lakes - Great White Egret [West Lake, 17:30 for 10 mins only], 2 Jack Snipe, 13 Common Snipe [Manor Farm wetland, private site].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Baltic Gull [putative adults, in the Bellmoor Lake pre-roost from 17:00]. Also fuscus/intermedius type, with clean head, long wings and dark back, Water Rail calling, 2 drk Red-crested Pochard, 2 Yellow-legged Gull.

Collingham Pits - 4 Yellow-legged Gull [all adults, Ferry Lane Lake roost this evening amongst 405 LBB Gull and 6 Herring Gull].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Stonechat [Ridge and Furrow, 12:30], Pintail, 4 Common Snipe, Peregrine [Clifton Pit].

Beckingham Marshes - Redpoll, Redwing, 50 Common Snipe, 200 Lapwing, 500 Starling.

Idle Washlands - Juv Pectoral Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, 4 Common Redshank, 9 Dunlin [Newington Flash, just over the county boundary in S Yorks, 11:43], 120 Pink-footed Geese [through South/East]

Hoveringham - 80 Golden Plover, 450 Wood Pigeon [moving south], Common Snipe, Stonechat [Sailing Lake].

Beeston - Ring-necked Parakeet [over Grove Avenue in direction of Wollaton, 09:45].

Annesley Pit Top - 6 Hawfinch [2 South/West, 08:49 and 4 South, mid morning].

Tuesday 24th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Baltic Gull [the putative adult was joined by another candidate at dusk – a bigger male type almost identical in terms of plumage, both birds showed jet black upperparts, un-streaked heads and worn primary’s lacking white tips]. Several dark mantled intermedius also present but all of these showed fresh primary’s and streaky heads, 266 LBB Gull, 4+Herring Gull, Great White Egret, 3 Dunlin, 7 fieldfare [Neatholme fen, late afternoon], Merlin [female, hunting Hayton Common/Tiln North, 09:45].

Newark - Raven [perched calling on Church, 15:00].

Beeston - 3 Ring-necked parakeet [Bramcote Ave, 15:30].

Nether Langwith - Hen Harrier [ringtail, over barley stubble and sugar beet fields, also seen on 14th and 21st, all sightings between 10:00 - 12:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Jack Snipe [Wheatear Field], 5 Goldeneye, 2 Common Gull, 2 Common Snipe.

Kilvington Lakes - Pink-footed Goose [found grounded with broken wing, this morning].

Hoveringham - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 35 Golden Plover, Stonechat, 30 Fieldfare [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - 6 Twite [through low East, this morning].

Monday 23rd October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Baltic Gull [putative adult again on Bellmoor Lake, viewable from southern viewpoint by Hallcroft Tip, 15:15 - 17:50], adult Yellow-legged Gull, adult GBB Gull, Water Rail [Bellmore Lake], Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, 2 Ruff, Pintail [Chainbridge].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Mediterranean Gull [1w, Clifton Pit, 14:08], 5 Ring-necked Parakeet [Attenborough Cricket Club, 11:29], Pintail [Clifton Pit, 14:40], Green Sandpiper, 18 Goosander [Clifton Pit, this evening].

King's Mill Reservoir - Kittiwake [adult winter, late morning]. Also 14 Common Snipe.

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Stonechat [Chat Corner, this morning], 10 Meadow Pipit.

East Leake Gravel Pits - Garganey.

Kilvington Lakes - Sand Martin [West Lake, this morning], Little Egret [North Lake].

Annesley Pit Top - Great Northern Diver [flew low to South/West, this morning]. Also Rock Pipit.

Barton in Fabis - 2 Stonchat [Barton Lane].

Hoveringham - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Goldeneye [Sailing Lake, this morning], 300 Wood Pigeon [moving South].

Market Warsop - 2 Brambling [through West, 07:38].

Sunday 22nd October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Kittiwake - [adult, Bellmoor Lake 13:10 to 15:00 at least in the middle of the lake]. Also 2 Yellow-legged Gull.

Langford Lowfields - c. 2000 Starling [Murmuration over Phase 1, with birds roosting on Silt Lagoon 6] Barn Owl [hunting over Phase 1], Northern Wheatear [Phase 2, late afternoon], 4 Raven [drifted North over Phase 1], 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat.

Kilvington Lakes - Pintail [West Lake, mid afternoon].

Bennerley Marsh - Red Kite, Raven, Stonechat.

Market Warsop - 3 House Martin [through North, 13:05].

Collingham Pits - Garganey [still present on Wharf Pit, with 130 Teal this morning].

Thrumpton - 4 Hawfinch [single bird S/W through the Thrumpton Hall estate 10:49, with a further 3 seen from the Long Eaton side, cross over the river towards Thrumpon, 10:50]. Also 3 Raven.

Holme Pierrepont - Osprey [South through the A52 Pit, 09:35].

Annesley Pit Top - Osprey [through South, 09:05].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Ruff, Common Redshank, Dunlin, Goldeneye

Barton in Fabis - Swallow, 31 Fieldfare, 42 Redwing, 30 Meadow Pipit [through 08:15 - 10:15], Stonechat [Barton Lane, near Top farm], Raven [Branshill Wood].

Saturday 21st October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 20 Common Gull [in the Bellmoor Lake pre-roost].

Collingham Pits - Garganey [Wharf Pit, this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 4 Raven, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 male Stonechat.

King's Mill Reservoir - Goosander, c. 350 Common Coot, 8 Common Snipe, Kingfisher.

Stanton on the Wolds - Red Kite [over 13:35].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Clifton Pit, from Kingfisher hide 13:00, then flew West, 13:09]. Also 3 Ruff, Dunlin, 43 Pochard, Goosander [all Clifton Pit], Swallow [low to south, 10:30].

Gonalston - Red Kite [over the Gonalston Farm Shop].

Kilvington Lakes - Mediterranean Gull [juvenile with Lesser Blackbacks, West Lake this morning].

Harworth Pit Top - Swallow [single South, 10:22], Jack Snipe [flushed from small pool N/E of main pool and dropped into grass to the N/W].

Holme Pierrepont - Hawfinch [over South, this morning], Rock Pipit [A52 Pit], 4 Goldeneye [Blotts Pit].

Friday 20th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Baltic Gull [putative adult Bellmoor Lake, 16:20 until 16:40 when it flew north towards Chainbridge]. Also intermedius LBB Gull, Flock of c.12 Hawfinch [over Bellmore heading West, calling 16:00].

Kilvington Lakes - Caspian Gull [adult, this evening]. Also 6+ Yellow-legged Gull and single Dunlin.

Idle Washlands - 30 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash, 16:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton Pit, showing very well on the edge of the reed-bed, 16:05]. Also Dunlin, Pintail, 14 Goosander, 54 Pochard and good numbers of Redwing.

Newark - 29 Redwing [at the side of the river Trent, midday].

Tollerton - 4 Fieldfare.

Retford - Rock Pipit [low and calling, heading North 10:00].

Clumber Park - 1+Hawfinch [one, probably two, near the chapel this morning].

Langford Lowfields - 3 Bearded Tit, 3 Green Sandpiper [this morning].

Hoveringham - Rock Pipit, Pintail [Sailing Lake, this morning]. Birds moving included 200 Redwing, 22 Fieldfare and 1 Brambling. Also present was a single Stonechat [in the first field beyond the Trentside Pit].

Annesley Pit Top - 2 Hawfinch [over West, 08:09]. Also 540 Starling, 475 Redwing, 18 Fieldfare, 135 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling [all to the West, this morning].

Thursday 19th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Jack Snipe [Clifton Pit, from tower hide, 18:00]. Also Ruff, Water Rail, 37 Pochard, 16 Goosander and Fieldfare [over, 09:09].

Holme Pierrepont - Ruff [in with mobile Lapwing flock, Blotts Pit, 15:00]. Also Goldeneye.

Hoveringham - Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Red-crested Pochard, Goldeneye, 6 Grey Partridge [Sailing Lake].

Kilvington Lakes - Marsh Harrier [Juv flew in from the north this morning, rested up on grass field by West Lake for an hour and off again].

Annesley Pit Top - Rock Pipit [dropped in, 08:45], 2 Swallow [thru South/East].

Wednesday 18th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Yellow-legged Gull [Bellmoor Lake, including a probable 3rd winter lusitanius, 16:00 at least], Pintail [drk, Chainbridge Scrape West, 12:00]. 3 Ruddy Shelduck [Neatholme Fen].

Osberton - Perergrine, Raven, Crossbill [Osberton estate].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Avocet [Clifton Pit, 12:03 but no further sign 13:49].

Harworth Pit Top - Richard's Pipit [heard twice and seen once on old slurry pond, 11:14 but no further sign].

Center Parcs - c150 Pink-footed Geese [over East, 10:15].

Hoveringham - Leach's Petrel [present on the Sailing Lake from 08:45 to 10:15 when it was taken by a Peregrine, it then dropped it from a great height onto the lake where it remained alive for a few minutes but soon died and was later retrieved by boat]. Also Rock Pipit and Dunlin.

Annesley Pit Top - 15 Hawfinch [flew North/East, 07:50], Woodlark [high, South/West] and Brambling through.

Tuesday 17th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Probable 1w Ring-billed Gull [Bellmoor Lake, very briefly on main island 17:15 with three 1w Common Gulls, but flew off north before any photos could be taken], 3 Yellow-legged Gull, hybrid adult HerringxLBB Gull, adult Argentatus Herring Gull and single Ruff [Bellmoor Lake], 2 Raven [pig fields, 17:45], 10K Starling [murmuration over Tiln late afternoon].

Idle Washlands - 25 Little Egret, 18 Ruff, 2 Common Redshank, 43 Eurasian Wigeon, 80 Teal [Hagg Lane Flash], Pectoral Sandpiper [Juv, Newington Flash, just over the county boundary in S Yorks, early evening with 39 Ruff and 10 Dunlin].

Osberton - Northern Wheatear [female /imm, on the Osberton estate this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Ruff [Clifton Pit, 08:45].

Annesley Pit Top - Rock Pipit [around the Middle Lagoon, 07:50].

Budby Pumping Station - 2 Great White Egret [roosted overnight at the Bridge then flew off west, 07.15], 46 Shoveler, 55 Gadwall, 4 Eurasian Wigeon, 1 Peregrine, 1 Dunlin, 4 Barn Swallow, 60 Redwing, 58 Lesser Redpoll.

Monday 16th October

Budby Pumping Station - 2 Great White Egret [in dead tree by bridge with Little Egret], 5 Eurasian Wigeon, 18 Common Snipe.

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Rock Pipit [A52 Pit, this evening], Goldeneye [dr'k, Blotts Pit 16:30].

Beeston - Yellow-browed Warbler [seen and heard, along the Canal near the stone bridge, Beeston Rylands, midday].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 20+Redwing [over Clifton Pit, late morning],

King's Mill Reservoir - Mediterranean Gull [1st winter], 10 Common Snipe.

Hoveringham - 2 Rock Pipit [on the Sailing Lake shore line this morning, both departed 10:15]. Also 1 Green Sandpiper, 35 Golden Plover, 60 Redwing.

Annesley Pit Top - 2 Rock Pipit [this morning].

Sunday 15th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Golden Plover [over Clifton Pit, 17:45], Bittern [Delta Hide, 12:30].

Langford Lowfields - 1w Mediterranean Gull, Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover.

Gedling CP - 2 Stonechat [late afternoon].

Harworth Pit Top - Jack Snipe [late morning].

Clifton Grove/Barton in Fabis - 38 Redwing [South over Branshill, 11:35], 2 Raven, Peregrine [Branshill Wood, early afternoon], 4 Stonechat [A453 Balancing Pond, 14:00].

Ruddington - 25 Redwing [South over Rushcliffe Golf Course, 11.00].

Bramcote - 2 Hawfinch [South/West over Burnt Hill this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Grey Plover [over Clayworth Common heading East, 08:30, then again 10 minutes later heading same direction so possibly same bird circled round], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape West], Cettis Warbler [singing Chainbridge Pit], 3 Ruff, juv male Marsh Harrier [Neatholme Fen].

Saturday 14th October

Kilvington Lakes - 7 Goosander [females, West Lake, 16:30], 3 Dunlin, Raven.

Compton Acres - 160 Pink-footed Geese [NE over Compton Acres, 14:00]. Also 3 Chiffchaff and single Redwing.

King's Mill Reservoir - c. 250 Northern Lapwing, 14 Common Snipe.

Barton in Fabis - 12 Grey Partridge [off Manor road, early afternoon].

Hickling - Chiffchaff [this afternoon].

Hoveringham - 2 Brent Geese [flew East to West through the Sailing Lake, 11.10]. Also Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, 2 Common Gull.

Harworth Pit Top - 3 Jack Snipe [on wet grassland over former slurry pond].

Clifton Grove - 86 Meadow Pipit [S/S/W over Branshill, 08:00 - 09:30].

Annesley Pit Top - Hawfinch [S/W, this morning].

Friday 13th October

Hickling - 2 Redwing [over at dusk].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Rock Pipit [S/W over Bellmoor 16:55], 75+ Pink-footed Geese [West], 650+ LBB Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 4w Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail.

Langford Lowfields - 450 Pink-footed Geese [over Phase 1], Dunlin, Ringed Plover [Phase 1], Water Rail [Phase 2].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton Pit, from Tower hide, 13:29], Ruff, Pintail, 23 pochard, Argentatus Herring Gull [all Clifton Pit, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - 1 Yellow-legged Gull [West Lake].

Burton Joyce - Tree Sparrow [in private garden].

Walkeringham - Yellow Wagtail [Walkeringham sewage works, this morning].

Thursday 12th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret, 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper [Windsurf Pit], Merlin, Marsh Harrier, Stonechat [Clayworth Common], 2 Little Egret, Ruff [Neatholme Fen], 21 Pink-footed Geese [over the Willows], Cettis Warbler [singing, Neatholme Pit], 12 little Egret [Chainbridge Pit], Whooper Swan [Bellmore Lake, from the Idle Valley Visitor Centre].

Averham - 3 Little Egret [flew South].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 9 Goosander, Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Clipstone Forest - 2 Stonechat [pair, Watch Hill Heath].

Annesley Pit Top - Grey Plover [through], 3 Hawfinch [S/W, this morning].

Skegby - 5 Redwing [Skegby Trail, 08:00].

Wednesday 11th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Argentatus Herring Gull [Clifton Pit, this evening], Ruff [Clifton Pit, this morning] and Raven over.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Caspian Gull [1st winters on West Lake].

Staunton - Raven [flew south this morning].

Tuesday 10th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Argentatus Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4 Snipe, 25 Wigeon [Bellmoor, late afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin.

Besthorpe NR - c. 60 Golden Plover, 4 Curlew.

Clumber Park - Hawfinch [one behind the chapel at midday].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Yellow-legged Gull [West Lake], 2 Goldeneye [Juv's, North Lake], Raven [flew North].

Hoveringham - 5 Shelduck [Sailing Lake then relocated to the Railway Pit], Goldeneye, 5 Little Egret, 11 Redwing [moving south-west].

Kinoulton - Raven [over Kinoulton allotments, this morning].

St Anns - 2 Raven [over the St Anns allotments, this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ruff, 23 Pochard, Peregrine and 2 Raven [Clifton Pit, from Tower Hide this morning].

Monday 9th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [into roost on Dragonfly Pond, this evening], Ruddy shelduck [Tween Pond, mid morning].

Kilvington Lakes - 1500 LBB Gull [roosted on East/West Lake, this evening].

Chilwell - Raven [mobbed by crows, over Chilwell High Road, 17.45].

Hoveringham - Brent Goose [circled the Sailing Lake before moving off east], 2 Goldeneye, 3 Green Sandpiper, Red-crested Pochard.

Sunday 8th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Gull, Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Snipe, leucistic Lapwing [Bellmore Lake, this evening], Brambling [along the footpath through Clayworth Copse this afternoon], Great White Egret [Windsurf Pit this morning then relocated to Chainbridge Scrape].

Beeston - 6 Ring-necked Parakeet [flew across Abbey Road, Beeston in the direction of Broadgate Park, 09:45].

Lenton - 14 Redwing [west over Highfields Park, 11:22].

Saturday 7th October

Holme Pierrepont - Greater Scaup [female, A52 Pit this afternoon].

Collingham Pits - Gannet [Juv Ferry Lane Lake, bobbing about on the water slowly getting swept into the N/E corner where it was lost to view amongst the bank side trees, 11:40].

Friday 6th October

Collingham Pits - Gannet [Juv, Ferry Lane Lake, 17:45 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [into roost on Dragonfly Pond, 18:18], 52 Pink-footed Geese [high over WNW this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - 3 Bearded Tit [adult male and two juvenile/female, Silt Lagoon 7 which can be viewed from the viewing screen].

Mansfield Woodhouse - Red Kite [heading S/E, 15:45].

Bestwood Country Park - Stonechat [male, 12:50].

Hoveringham - 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Swallow, 13 Skylark [moving south], Raven, Grey Wagtail [Sailing Lake].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Neatholme Scrape this morning then relocated to Chainbridge Scrape], 3 Whooper Swan [on finger ponds at Northern end of Chainbridge Pit, 09:20].

Clumber Park - Yellow-browed Warbler [trapped and ringed at Drayton Pond, this morning].

Nott'm City - female Red-crested Pochard, 8 Mandarin [4 drk's, Nottingham-Beeston canal opposite Sainsburys].

Thursday 5th October

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Stonechat [still present by West Lake, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [windsurf pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [sat up in reeds Clifton pit this evening], Pintail, Peregrine, 3 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper and 60+ Shoveler [all Clifton Pit].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe, 2 Teal, 3 Little Egret [A453 Balancing Pond, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Red Kite, Hobby, Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, Raven, 5 House Martin [Sailing Lake], 3 Whooper Swan [adults on Railway Pit, 12:30].

Wednesday 4th October

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Little Stint [Bellmoor Lake], Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape], Black-necked Grebe [Neatholme Pit].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [still present on Budby Flash], Green Sandpiper, 4 Eurasian Wigeon.

Serlby - c50 Pink-footed Geese [S/easterly over Serlby Golf Course towards Ranskill Village. 11:30].

Kilvington Lakes - 9 Whooper Swan [East Lake from 10:10 to 10:30 only], Ringed Plover, 2 Stonechat

Tuesday 3rd October

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [present on the Flash throughout day].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Little Stint [on the main island on Bellmoor Lake from visitor centre], Great White Egret [on Chainbridge Scrape at west end viewed from metal access barrier], Hen Harrier [ringtail, Clayworth Common 10:30].

Idle Washlands - Little Stint, 2 Ringed Plover and Dunlin [Hagg Lane Flash].

Wollaton Park - 7 Ring-necked Parakeet [lakeside, this morning].

Monday 2nd October

Langford Lowfields - Grey Plover [Juvenile, Silt Lagoon this morning], Ringed Plover.

Holme Pierrepont - Hobby, Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, this afternoon], Raven [over “cronking”].

Kilvington Lakes - 4 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [West Lake].

Besthorpe NR - c. 200 Eurasian Wigeon, c. 250 Northern Lapwing, 10 Common Snipe, 4 Curlew [Mons Pool].

Collingham Pits - Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Pintail, 31 Shoveler [Wharf Pit].

Wollaton - c. 15 Ring-necked Parakeet [flying around the trees in the school grounds of the Bluecoat Academy, midday. Smaller numbers first seen 26th Sept, often visiting the school bird feeder].

Idle Washlands - Little Stint [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning].

Nott'm City - 4 Mandarin [3 drk's, Nottingham-Beeston canal opposite Sainsburys, midday].

Sunday 1st October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton Pit from Tower hide, 18:33], 1+Ring-necked Parakeet [Attenborough church yard, 09:34].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [still present on Budby Fash, this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - Dunlin, Ruff, 5 Ringed Plover [all on West Lake, this afternoon].

Idle Washlands - Little Stint, 6 Ringed Plover [Hagg Lane Flash, 08:30].

Many thanks to:

Steve Adams, Ian Blackmore-Allen, Laurence Archibald, Sandy Atkin, Gary Barber, Bob Beck, Roger Bennett, Michael Blount, Ian Bollen, Robin Brace, Philip Burnham, Paul Buxton, Don Cameron, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, Carl Cornish, Rob Currie, Mark Dawson, Paula Duckmanton, Steve Dunn, Heather Easton, Gordon Ellis, Richard Ellison, Roy Frost, Steve Furber, Kev Hawkridge, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Darren Housman, Elliott Kelly, Henry Kirkwood, David Kirman, Michael Leatherland, Francis Leaver, Jonathan Lloyd, David Lumb, Ged Morley, Dave Morton, Graeham Mounteney, Paul Naylor, Dean Nicholson, Steve Payne, Peter Playle, Clive Prescott, Kevin Pyke, Dean Radford, Jason Reece, Simon Roberts, Chris Robinson, Richard Scott, Alan Scrimshaw, Hayley Sears, Tom Shields, Neil Sleath, Mark Speck, Marcus Standring, Darren Starling, Edmund Staunton, Glen Thomas, Simon Thompson, Geoff Tindsley, Paul Wilcox, Will Woods.

@NottsBirders Twitter Feed/Facebook Group, Lound Bird Club, Lound And Bellmoor Facebook Group, RSPB Langford Lowfields, Netherfield Wildlife Group, Doncaster Birding.



Follow us on twitter

Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers is on twitter. You can use twitter to send us information on sightings, events and other relevant bird news.

Follow: @NottsBirders#nottsbirding