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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.


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.

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Monday 31st October

High Marnham - Common/Pallid Swift [over Hollowgate Lane by The Brownlow Arms, 11:45].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult, Clifton Pit this evening]; also Ring-necked Parakeet [late afternoon].

Idle Washlands - Pectoral Sandpiper, 19 Dunlin, 14 Ruff, 2+Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier [Slaynes Lane, mid-afternoon], c.1,200 Pink-footed Geese [moving north-east].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 CASPIAN GULL [adult and 1st-winter, Enva Recycling Centre 12:10; 1st-winter on the Slurry Lagoon 12:50]; also 5+Yellow-legged Gull.

1w Caspian Gull - Enva Recycling Centre, Netherfield © Miles Cluff.

Newark on Trent - 9 Golden Plover [south 10:00].

Gotham Moor - Green Sandpiper [feeding in drainage dyke near Fairham Brook, 09:15], c.50 Fieldfare [working the Hawthorn trees and hedgerow], 3 Little Egret.

Sunday 30th October

North Muskham -2 Common/Pallid Swift [two over A1 late afternoon].

Idle Washlands - 70 Pink-footed Geese [flew west, 13:30], 28 Whooper Swan [left at 13:30], Pectoral Sandpiper, Dunlin, Ruff, Great White Egret [Slaynes Lane].

Netherfield Lagoons - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter], Yellow-legged Gull [1st-winter], BEARDED TIT [several heard], Green Sandpiper [Slurry Lagoon, early afternoon].

Hodsock - Red Kite [flew towards Osberton Estate midday].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult again Clifton Pit].

Girton Pits - CASPIAN GULL [adult on North Pit, 10:53].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Curlew Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 21 Golden Plover [over], 3 Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge Scrape West, this morning].

Saturday 29th October

Gotham Moor - 2 Raven [at dusk perched in tall tree next to railway line], 6 Little Egret [feeding in drainage dykes/Fairham Brook], 2 Grey Wagtail, 11 Grey Partridge, Kingfisher, 10 Fieldfare [settling to roost].

Holme Pierrepont - Merlin [south through Blotts Pit, 16:33].

Fountaindale - 4 Mandarin [two pairs], 2 Stonechat [both female, 14:00].

Stoke Bardolph - Common Sandpiper [feeding on the shingle beach on the opposite bank of the Trent, opposite the Ferry Boat PH 10:45].

Bestwood - Ring-necked Parakeet [garden on the edge of Bestwood Country Park].

Wollaton Park - Raven [over], 2 Little Egret.

Friday 28th October

Idle Washlands - Whooper Swan, 54 Pink-footed Geese [over], 3 Great White Egret, 2 Pintail, 2 Goldeneye, OSPREY [15:15], 300 Golden Plover, 38 Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, 8 Ruff, Kingfisher, Swallow [through west 16:00], 4 Redpoll [Slaynes Lane].

Gotham Moor - Stonechat [Perched on tall weeds at side of Fairham Brook, this evening].

Arnold - 250 Pink-footed Geese [heading east, this afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, Dunlin, 6 Snipe [Chainbridge Scrape West, this morning], Greenshank [heard], 2 Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape East], Great White Egret, 10 Little Egret, 3 Pintail, 5 Ruff, 2 Marsh Harrier [Neatholme Scrape].

Gunthorpe - 3 Goldeneye [on the fishing ponds complex, 10:45].

Scrooby - c.10,000 Pink-footed Geese [heading south/westerly over Scrooby Top Quarry and dropping into cut sweetcorn fields at Skelton's Farm, between Ranskill and Blyth this morning].

Thursday 27th October

Idle Washlands - 15,000 Pink-footed Geese [north-east at dusk], Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, 29 Dunlin, 17 Ruff, 7 Redshank, Raven [Slaynes Lane]. Doncaster Birding

Attenborough Nature Reserve - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER [imm/female, flew into Clifton Pit, 17:07], CASPIAN GULL [adult], 2w Yellow-legged Gull [Clifton Pit this evening].

Scrooby/Serlby - c.4000 Pink-footed Geese [feeding on large cut sweetcorn fields between Scrooby Top and Serlby, 16:00].

Wednesday 26th October

Gringley Carr - HEN HARRIER [ringtail, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - OSPREY [juvenile, over Parish Park towards concrete works 09:45; over Chainbridge Scrape 09:51; west over Bellmoor Lake 14:10], Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Golden Plover, Curlew [calling overhead], Greenshank [Chainbridge Scrape West], 200+Pink-footed Geese [Blaco/Neatholme], 4 Ruff, Green Sandpiper [Tiln North]; also 2 Great White Egret, Dunlin.

Thoresby - 80+Pink-footed Geese [heading north-east, mid-afternoon].

Hoveringham - SCAUP [female still present on the Gonalston Lane end of the Railway Pit, early afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult], Great White Egret [Clifton Pit].

Wollaton - RING OUZEL [male, caught up briefly in net over his garden pond, then flew off].

Idle Washlands - Pectoral Sandpiper [still Slaynes Lane this morning], HEN HARRIER [ringtail, Slaynes Lane then flew east late afternoon]; also 8 Red-crested Pochard, 4 Great White Egret, Greenshank, 30 Dunlin.

Tuesday 25th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER [imm/female, again on Clifton Pit, 17:33], GARGANEY [juvenile still Clifton Pit, 14:44], CASPIAN GULL [adult, Clifton Pit late morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - 13+BEARDED TIT [Slurry Lagoon reed-bed, late afternoon].

Hoveringham - 2 Brambling [males with growing mixed finch flock, seed field by village late afternoon].

Ossington - 3 Red Kite [Ossington cross roads, 12:30].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Spotted Flycatcher [Hawthorn Lane opposite Chainbridge Scrape West this morning], 2 Great White Egret, 3 Golden Plover, 250+ Lapwing, 11 Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 5 Common Snipe, 7 Green Sandpiper, 30 Fieldfare [Chainbridge Scrape], 2 Marsh Harrier [Tiln North mid morning].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 BEARDED TIT [2 males, Holme Grange Pool tho elusive late morning]

Langford Lowfields - Glossy Ibis [flew over Phase 1 towards Collingham, this morning].

Monday 24th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - CASPIAN GULL [adult again Clifton Pit 10:28 - 16:00 at least], GARGANEY [juvenile], Yellow-legged Gull [Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Idle Washlands - Pectoral Sandpiper [still Slaynes Lane, this afternoon]; also Goosander, 4 Great White Egret.

Netherfield Lagoons - GARGANEY, 2 Pintail [New Workings, this afternoon], 2 BEARDED TIT [Slurry Lagoon].

Hoveringham - Great White Egret, 2 Stonechat [Sailing Lake], Brambling [single in seed fields by the village].

King's Mill Reservoir - Curlew [fly-over], Goldeneye, Wigeon, 10 Snipe.

Sunday 23rd October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER [imm/female, dropped into Clifton Pit 18:00]; 2 Brambling [in the carpark, this morning], 2 Pintail, Great White Egret, Water Rail, Dunlin [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Netherfield Lagoons - ROCK PIPIT [flew south calling over the Slurry Lagoon, 17:45], GARGANEY [juvenile], 2+BEARDED TIT [Slurry Lagoon this evening].

Hoveringham - Brambling [female in finch flock, seed fields by the village late afternoon].

Idle Washlands - 64 Whooper Swan [early morning], Pectoral Sandpiper, 33 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 8 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, ROCK PIPIT, Brambling [Slaynes Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - CATTLE EGRET [with cattle by Sutton Grange Farm, mid-afternoon], Curlew Sandpiper, Water Rail [Chainbridge Scrape], Great White Egret [Bluebell Fishery], 3 Goosander [Bellmoor Lake]; also 9 Green Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier.

Saturday 22nd October

Idle Washlands - Pectoral Sandpiper, 33 Dunlin, 15 Ruff, 3 ROCK PIPIT [Slaynes Lane, late afternoon/evening].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER [imm/female, Clifton Pit 18:00]; also 7 Pintail, 87 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk [seen to take a Noctule in flight].

Hoveringham - SCAUP [female still on Railway Pit, early afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - 12 BEARDED TIT [Slurry Lagoon, late morning].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Dunlin, 7 Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape West, this morning], 2 Raven [Chainbridge Scrape East], 3000+Starling [left the Tiln North reedbed at dawn].

Friday 21st October

Hoveringham - SCAUP [female still on Railway Pit, this evening], Yellow-legged Gull [1st-winter, Railway Pit], Marsh Harrier [cream-crown], Great White Egret, Goldeneye, Stonechat [Sailing Lake].

Fountaindale Harlow Wood - 7 Mandarin [4 males, 3 females, on water briefly before departing east, 14:15].

Netherfield Lagoons - 10 BEARDED TIT [up to ten this morning, with eight crossing in front of the Causeway bench while others called nearby], GARGANEY [juvenile], JACK SNIPE, Green Sandpiper, c.75 Fieldfare [Slurry Lagoon, early afternoon]; c.4000 Starling [roosted in the reedbed].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 7 Dunlin, 5 Pintail [Chainbridge Scrapes, this morning], Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper [Tiln North, late afternoon], 40 Fieldfare [over Hawthorn Lane].

Idle Washlands - 10,000 Pink-footed Geese [west/south-west 08:00 - 08:40], 300 Golden Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 63 Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, 14 Ruff, 210 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare, 400 Starling [Slaynes Lane].

Theives Wood/Two Oaks Quarry - Raven, Grey Wagtail.

Thursday 20th October

Hoveringham - Glossy Ibis [still present 08:00 - 17:50 when it flew from Sailing Lake/Annex pit towards Bleasby Gravel Pits], Great White Egret [Sailing Lake 17:00], 60+ Little Egret [Sailing Lake and Annex], Merlin [male Sailing Lake track 16:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 20 Goosander, Goldeneye, CASPIAN GULL [adult], 600 Starling [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - Marsh Harrier [cream crown again over Slurry reedbed late afternoon], Goldeneye [female, Slurry Lagoon], Starling roost building with c.5,000 this evening].

Idle Washlands - 60+Dunlin [grounded by the rain, Slaynes Lane].

Annesley Pit Top - Hawfinch [through south-west, this morning]; also Curlew.

Wednesday 19th October

Netherfield Lagoons - GARGANEY [Slurry Lagoon, 12:54], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter, briefly then headed south-west], 2+BEARDED TIT [calling/showing well in the eastern corner of the Slurry Lagoon reedbed, 14:50], Marsh Harrier [over Enva Recycling plant towards the lagoons, 15:44]; also 5000+Redwing, 800+Fieldfare [through], 2 Yellow-legged Gull [both 1st-winter].

Hoveringham - Glossy Ibis, Great White Egret, 70+ Little Egret, 140 Golden Plover[Annexe Pit/Sailing Lake, this morning], SCAUP [adult female still present Railway Pit, scout compound end mid-afternoon at least]; also 4 Goosander, Raven.

Glossy Ibis - Hoveringham © John Hopper.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 30 Goosander, Yellow-legged Gull [Clifton Pit, late afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Great White Egret, several Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier [this afternoon].

Mansfield - c.379 Redwing, 9 Fieldfare [moving west over oxclose wood between 12:15 - 13:15]; also Peregrine.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - c.1000 Pink-footed Geese [still Clayworth Common, this morning], Marsh Harrier [Neatholme Fen/Pit], 2 Stonechat [Tiln North], 3 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape East], Egyptian Goose [with one gosling], Goosander, 21 Snipe [Bellmoor Lake].

Annesley Pit Top - 6230 Redwing [through this morning].

Newark on Trent - movement of 1000+ winter Thrushe's high south, this morning.

Tuesday 18th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER [redhead flew into Clifton Pit again this evening], GARGANEY [Clifton Pit, 16:21 - 17:30 when it flew off], Greenshank [juvenile for twenty mins this evening then flew high south], 20 Goosander.

Netherfield Lagoons - BEARDED TIT [Slurry Lagoon reedbed this evening, heard only], GARGANEY [still present on the Slurry Lagoon, 17:14].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - WATER PIPIT [Chainbridge Scrape East, 10:00-10:10 then flew off West], 2 Ruff [Chainbridge Scrape East], Pintail [female/imm Neatholme Fen].

Idle Washlands - Pink-footed Geese [550+over in several skiens this morning; 60 south-west, c.1000 north-east during the afternoon], 13 Whooper Swan, 13+Pintail, 8 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, CATTLE EGRET, 3 Green Sandpiper, 10 Ruff, 8 Golden Plover, 19 Snipe, 4 Redshank, 1+Ringed Plover, 20 Dunlin, 2 GBBG, Yellow-legged Gull, Herring Gull, 64 LBBG [Slaynes Lane].,

Annesley Pit Top - Black-tailed Godwit [Top Lagoon].

Monday 17th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER [redhead flew into Clifton Pit again this evening], Whooper Swan, Great White Egret [Tween, this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - 23 Pintail, 2 Whooper Swan.

Hoveringham - SCAUP [adult female Railway Pit, scout compound end early afternoon at least].

Idle Washlands - 300 Pink-footed Geese [settling to the south], 10 Whooper Swan, 125 Golden Plover, GREY PLOVER [flew towards Gringley], 23 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 15 Ruff, Pectoral Sandpiper [seen briefly], 6 Redshank [Slaynes Lane].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 1500+Pink-footed Geese [in field north of the Willows, this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter, again on the Middle Lagoon, 08:55].

Sunday 16th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER [redhead Clifton Pit, this evening]; also 4 Pintail, 16 Goosander.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 LITTLE STINT, 5 Ruff, 6 Dunlin, WATER PIPIT [Chainbridge Scrape West], CATTLE EGRET [still hitching a lift on Longhorns, Chainbridge Scrape West], 2+ Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape East/Bittern Pools].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Great White Egret, 18 GBB Gull in a mixed flock of 550 gulls, West Lake this afternoon].

Gotham Moor - Green Sandpiper [wading and swimming in drainage dyke, 11:40].

Annesley Pit Top - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter, this morning].

Collingham Pits - Pectoral Sandpiper [circled calling then flew north-east, 09:52]; also Curlew, 2 Redshank.

Idle Washlands - Pectoral Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane, 08:25]; also 10 Whooper Swan, c.300 Golden Plover, GREY PLOVER [south], 14 Ruff, 19 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 7 Great White Egret. Doncaster Birding

Saturday 15th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult, Clifton Pit 17:05], Great White Egret, 2 Pintail, 3 Swallow [south-west], Grey Wagtail [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - WATER PIPIT [Chainbridge Scrape East, mid-morning - 16:13 at least], CATTLE EGRET [Chainbridge Scrape West, late afternoon]; also 5 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper.

Thieves Wood - Peregrine [hunting over Two Oaks Quarry, and woodland edge, 15:00].

Langford Lowfields - ROCK PIPIT, 7 Whooper Swan, 5 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 40+Golden Plover [this morning].

Collingham Pits - 174 Lapwing, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 2 Great White Egret, Peregrine, 3 Fieldfare [south 10:29], 39 Redwing.

Annesley Pit Top - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter Bottom Lagoon, 09:50].

Idle Washlands - 200+Pink-footed Geese [north], 11 Whooper Swan, 7 Pintail, 5 Grey Partridge, 70 Golden Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 15 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 47 LBBG, 3 Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull [adult], 7 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, Peregrine [Slaynes Lane]. Doncaster Birding

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 1000+ Pink-footed Geese [in fields to the south-east], 350 Wigeon, 17 Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Snipe.

Friday 14th October

Langford Lowfields - CASPIAN GULL [adult], Great White Egret, 7 Whooper Swan, 10+Pintail, 55+Golden Plover, 2 Dunlin, Curlew, Marsh Harrier [Phase 3, this evening], Red Kite [distantly Phase one/two], 2 Swallow [moving south], Redwing, 3 Stonechat.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult, Clifton Pit 17:27].

Newark on Trent - Harrier sp [over east, 17:05].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 LITTLE STINT, Black-tailed Godwit [Chainbridge Scrape West, 15:30], Yellow-legged Gull, Peregrine [Bellmoor Lake, this morning].

Hoveringham - Whooper Swan [adult], 3 Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, 33 Golden Plover, 3 Stonechat.

Thursday 13th October

Netherfield Lagoons - Glossy Ibis [flew through the Slurry Lagoon, 12:30]; also juv GARGANEY, Pintail.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - juv GARGANEY, 16 Goosander [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Idle Washlands - 65 Pink-footed Geese [south, 16:20], Peregrine, 2 Grey Partridge, 655 Lapwing, 60 Golden Plover, 7 Ringed Plover, 9 Ruff, 24 Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 9 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, CATTLE EGRET [stopped briefly for a drink then flew off north], 2 Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Stonechat [Slaynes Lane]. Doncaster Birding

Hoveringham - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter, Railway Pit late afternoon]; also Snipe, Peregrine, Common Gull, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Stonechat [all Railway Pit].

Collingham Pits - 2+BEARDED TIT [Silt Lagoon, early afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 LITTLE STINT, 7 Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape West], BITTERN [flew low over Neatholme Pit], 8 Whooper Swan, 5 Ruff, Marsh Harrier [Neatholme Scrape], 145 Pink-footed Geese [20 feeding Clayworth Common, 40 south over The Willows, 85 heading north over Clayworth Common], BEARDED TIT [calling Chainbridge Scrape briefly]; also 8 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, Pintail, Shelduck, CATTLE EGRET.

North Muskham NWT NR - 180 Eurasian Wigeon.

Wednesday 12th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - ROCK PIPIT [Clifton Pit briefly, then flew west late afternoon], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult, Clifton Pit early afternoon]; also 5 Pintail, Yellow-legged Gull.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 LITTLE STINT, 5 Ruff, 5 Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape East, 15:30].

Idle Washlands - 2 ROCK PIPIT [Slaynes Lane]; also mobile Whooper Swan flock.

Hoveringham - GARGANEY [female/imm, briefly on Trentside Pit, mid-morning].

Tuesday 11th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [juvenile, still Clifton Pit this evening], 3 Herring Gull [polish-ringed "PUM8"], Pintail [Clifton Pit], 4 Whooper Swan [Coneries by Visitor Centre, 08:47]

Netherfield Lagoons - GARGANEY [juvenile, on the Slurry Lagoon early evening]; also 2 Pintail, 146 Lapwing, Redshank.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 16 Whooper Swan [Neatholme]

Langford Lowfields - 1+ ROCK PIPIT, 4 Whooper Swan, 146 Wigeon, 9 Pintail, Golden Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier, Redwing [12 to south], Stonechat [Phase 3, this morning].

Idle Washlands - 8 Pintail, 8 Great White Egret, 7 Little Egret, 2 Snipe, Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 6 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, c.150 Golden Plover, 26+LBBG, Yellow-legged Gull [2nd-winter], Grey Heron, Stonechat, Kingfisher, c.60 Cormorant [Slaynes Lane] Doncaster Birding

Clumber Park - 2 Hawfinch [behind chapel briefly, 09:20].

Hoveringham - 17 Whooper Swan [Railway Pit, 11:15 included 4 juveniles].

Holme Pierrepont - JACK SNIPE [Blotts Pit, from the loop trail screen on the east side, this morning].

King's Mill Reservoir - 15 Common Snipe, 2 Goldeneye.

Chilwell - 5 Ring-necked Parakeet [this morning].

Hodsock - 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 4 Jay, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail , 3 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Stonechat.

Monday 10th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY [juvenile, still Clifton Pit this evening]; also 6 Pintail, 16 Goosander.

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 158 Canada Geese, 217 Greylag, 300+Pink-footed Geese [heading north-west], 6 Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, 5 Shoveler, 188 Wigeon, Mallard, 21 Teal, Moorhen, 20 Coot, 5 Little Grebe, 12 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Cormorant, Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark [north-west], 2 Greenfinch, c.15 Goldfinch [WeBS 16:30 - 18:25]. Doncaster Birding

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, juv Peregrine, female Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge Scrape East].

Colston Bassett - Red Kite [over 12:20].

Bramcote - 3 Red Kite.

Sunday 9th October

Idle Washlands - Pectoral Sandpiper [Unit 2 early afternoon; please access site from Hagg Lane only, not Misson village], GREY PLOVER [Slaynes Lane, late afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Curlew Sandpiper [Tiln North, 16:40], Curlew Sandpiper, 2 LITTLE STINT [Chainbridge Scrape West, late afternoon], 2 BEARDED TIT [Tiln North, high south then appeard to drop into the reedbed, 08:50]

Holme Pierrepont - JACK SNIPE [Blotts Pit, from the main screen]; also Stonechat.

Netherfield Lagoons - GARGANEY [juvenile still on Slurry Lagoon, early afternoon]; also 1w Yellow-legged Gull.

Collingham - 9 Whooper Swan [Ferry Farm, this morning].

Daneshill Lakes NR - 7 Goosander, 6 Red-crested Pochard [this morning on WeBS].

Saturday 8th October

Besthorpe NR - Short-toed Lark [probable went south with large movement of Skylark, heard to call twice, early afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - GARGANEY, 5 Pintail, Great White Egret, JACK SNIPE, 14 Snipe, 3w Yellow-legged Gull [Clifton Pit].

Burton Joyce - Hobby.

Clifton - Red Kite [over the field between the A453 and the river just south of the Silverdale roundabout, 13:50].

South Muskham - Red Kite [over 12:55].

Langford Lowfields - SPOONBILL [flew over north, 12:40].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Curlew Sandpiper, LITTLE STINT, 2 SANDERLING [Chainbridge Scrape West, mid-morning], 2 Green Sandpiper, Ruff [Chainbridge Scrape East], Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, Marsh Harrier [Tiln North].

Annesley Pit Top - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter, Bottom Lagoon]; also 3 Whooper Swan.

Kilvington Lakes - Red-crested Pochard [female], 45 Golden Plover, Ruff, SANDERLING, 2 Stonechat [West Lake, this morning].

Sanderling - Kilvington Lake © Martin Kennewell.

Friday 7th October

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Glossy Ibis [Clifton Pit, in front of Kingfisher hide, then walked left out of view c.14:00 but no further sign]; also GARGANEY [juvenile], 11 Goosander, Yellow-legged Gull [sub-adult].

Glossy Ibis - Attenborough Nature Reserve © David Robinson.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 LITTLE STINT, 2 SANDERLING [still this afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Dunlin [Slurry Lagoon, this afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - CASPIAN GULL [1st-winter, Phase 3 this morning]; also 2 Black-tailed Godwit.

Hoveringham - Great White Egret, 62 Little Egret, Red Kite, 5 Golden Plover, Stonechat [Sailing Lake].

Annesley Pit Top - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter, this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - JACK SNIPE [Blotts Pit, roosing on island from Blotts Country Club screen, 08:25 - 11:37 at least].

Thursday 6th October

Idle Washlands - SPOONBILL [juvenile, Slaynes Lane on the deck then flew south-east 16:40]; also 5 Pintail, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, Lapwing [partial leucistic/albinistic bird amongst large flock], 6 Dunlin, 10+Ruff, 8 Ringed Plover, 7 Golden Plover, Kingfisher, 8+House Martin, 4 Swallow.

Spoonbill - Idle Washlands © Gary Hobson.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 SANDERLING [Chainbridge Scrape East/West, late morning/early afternoon at least], 3 LITTLE STINT [2 Neatholme Scrape, early morning, 3 Chainbridge Scrape West, mid-morning]; also on site 2 Dunlin, 5 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, Marsh Harrier, Stonechat, 10 Meadow Pipit.

Holme Pierrepont - ROCK PIPIT, 1w Yellow-legged Gull [A52 Pit, early afternoon], Great White Egret [Blotts Pit].

Rock Pipit - Holme Pierrepont © Alan Clewes.

Sherwood Forest NNR - Marsh Harrier [cream-crown, Budby Common this morning].

Wednesday 5th October

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Pectoral Sandpiper [Neatholme Scrape, this morning], 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 LITTLE STINT [Chainbridge Scrape West], Stonechat [Tiln North].

Annesley Pit Top - 3 Stonechat [2 males], 2 Little Egret.

Tuesday 4th October

Mansfield - Gannet [juvenile flew west over Eakring Road, 14;10].

Idle Washlands - 10 Pintail, 13 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 11 Ruff, 2 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail [Slaynes Lane, mid/late - afternoon]. Doncaster Birding

Collingham Pits - 2 Ruff, Dunlin, Great White Egret [Wharf Pit, early afternoon].

Netherfield Lagoons - GARGANEY [juvenile, Slurry Lagoon 11:40]; also three 1w Yellow-legged Gull.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 LITTLE STINT [Chainbridge Scrape East then relocating to Chainbridge Scrape West, mid-morning], Pectoral Sandpiper [Neatholme Scrape, late morning], 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape East], Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 15 Golden Plover, Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape West].

Hoveringham - ROCK PIPIT [on the Sailing Lake shore near the Clubhouse, 09:09], 3 Ruff [through the Sailing Lake, 11:45], Whooper Swan [still on Tipping Pond], Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake track].

Chilwell - Ring-necked Parakeet [South over Depot Corner]. 

Clumber Park - Great White Egret [opposite boat dock], 5 juvenile Great-crested Grebe, Chiffchaff.

Monday 3rd October

Holme Pierrepont - ROCK PIPIT [two flew through at Blotts Pit this morning; five briefly on A52 Pit mid-afternoon then flew off west].

Langford Lowfields - Greenshank, Marsh Harrier, 2 Redwing [over phase 3, mid-afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, LITTLE STINT [Chainbridge Scrape West, this morning].

Idle Washlands - 6 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 47 Cormorant, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 50 Pink-footed Geese [south-east], 16 Skylark [flock to south; plus 10 down], 2 Chiffchaff [Slayne Lane]. Doncaster Birding

Sunday 2nd October

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 64 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, [Neatholme Scrape], 2 Pintail, CATTLE EGRET, LITTLE STINT, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, Greenshank [Chainbridge Scrape West], c.400 Pink-footed Geese [heading west in 2 skeins, this morning], Whooper Swan [briefly Neatholme Pit], Great White Egret [Windsurf Pit], 3 Ruff [Bellmoor Lake].

Idle Washlands - 45 Pink-footed Geese [north-east], 25 Ruff, Greenshank, Redshank, 7 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Raven [Slaynes Lane]. Doncaster Birding

Stoke Bardolph - Great White Egret [on river Trent opposite the ferry boat pub, 13:00].

Collingham Pits - 3 Ruff [1st-winters present around 09:30-10:00], 2 Great White Egret.

Langford Lowfields - 2 Bearded Tit [along the Seasonal Trail, 09:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Wet Marsh, 08:00], Great White Egret [Church Pond], 24 Redwing [heading west this morning], Brambling [Clifton Pit, riverside], Siskin [over Visitors Centre].

Saturday 1st October

Holme Pierrepont - Purple Sandpiper [juvenile, still Blotts Pit 07:36 - 15:08 at least], ROCK PIPIT [two Blotts Pit this morning with one still present late afternoon].

Purple Sandpiper - Holme Pierrepont © Alan Shaw.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, 59 Pink-footed Geese, 6 feral Lesser White-fronted Geese, Marsh Harrier [Neatholme Scrape], 2 Pintail, LITTLE STINT, 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, CATTLE EGRET [Chainbridge Scrape West], 11 Black-tailed Godwit [Tiln North]; also 3 Green Sandpiper on site.

Langford Lowfields - Curlew Sandpiper [Phase 3, late morning - 15:30 at least]; also 3 Ringed Plover.

Kilvington Lakes - Ruff [West Lake, this afternoon].

Bramcote - c.30 Golden Plover [farmland off Common Lane].

Bingham - Red Kite [near Margidunum roundabout, 12:10].

Annesley Pit Top - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [1st-winter, Bottom Lagoon, 09:10]; also Little Egret, Water Rail, Woodlark, Brambling.  

Many thanks to:

Celia Abbott, Sandy Aitkin, Paula Barnes, Mervyn Bartle, Doug Bottrell, Robin Brace, David Brydon, Andy Capstick, Alan Clewes, Miles Cluff, Jim Collinson, Carl Cornish, Ian Cowgill, Nick Crouch, Paul Davidson, Mark Dawson, Jacqueline Dennison, Allan Dodds, David Dougherty, Lorraine Dunford, John Ellis, Keith Fisher, Steve Follows, Ade Fox, Pete Freeman, Steve Furber, John Gallagher, Luke George, Vic Giles, Gil Green, Indy Kiemel Greene, Andy Hall, Rae Harrington, Phil Haynes, Gary Hobson, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Dave Hursthouse, Martin Kennewell, Andrew Kerridge, Ian Livsey, Dawn Marie, Peter Mee, Martin McCallum, Ged Morley, Paul Naylor, Ruth Nettleship, Lesley Noar, Phil Palmer, Craig Pitchford, Clive Prescott, Dave Read, Phil Read, Simon Roberts, David Robinson, Alan Scrimshaw, Alan Shaw, Mark Speck, Pete Stanyon, Darren Starling, Edmund Staunton, David Tyldesley, Mike Vickers, Tony Wardell, Paul Wilcox, Mark Wilde, Rob Woodward.

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