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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.

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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."


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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

Saturday 30th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Swallow, Ruff [Clifton pit, this evening], Ringed Plover [through South, this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - 5 Ringed Plover and adult Yellow-legged Gull [late afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Chainbridge Scrape, 14:20].

Langford Lowfields - Stonechat, Common Sandpiper, 3 Shelduck, Ringed Plover + nasal saddled fem Pochard.

Wollaton Park - Ring-necked Parakeet.

Besthorpe NR - 4 Curlew [Mons Pool, this morning].

Collingham Pits - 2 Pintail [this morning].

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

Edingley - singing Chiffchaff.

Friday 29th September

Holme Pierrepont - Rock Pipit [A52 Pit, this evening].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret, 5 Eurasian Wigeon, 34 Eurasian Teal, 56 Shoveler, Water Rail.

Netherfield Lagoons - Hobby [hawking dragonflies, over the Deep Pit, 15:00]. Also Kingfisher.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe [Clifton Pit, 14:00], Northern Wheatear [Cottages Flash area, Barton in Fabis, viewed from the river path, 14:52].

Hoveringham - Red Kite [over the Sailing Lake, this afternoon].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Caspian Gull [adult and two 2w], female Pintail, 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Ruff [flew over to north-east, all West Lake this afternoon].

Harworth Pit Top - Jack Snipe [flushed from small pool in east of grassed over former slurry pond, 10:30], Raven [West over A1, 13:42].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Windsurf Pit, 09:20].

Annesley Pit Top - Bar-tailed Godwit [briefly this morning].

Thursday 28th September

Holme Perrepont - Black Tern [A52 Pit, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret, Little Stint, 12 Ruff [Neatholme Fen], 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge Scrape].

Langford Lowfields - adult Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Pintail, Ringed Plover, 3 Grey Wagtail.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, Late afternoon], Hobby [hawking dragonflies, Corbett's Meadow].

Collingham/Besthorpe NR - Marsh Harrier [Juv, through South], Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Goldeneye, Golden Plover, Curlew.

Newark Sugar Factory - 30 Teal, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wigeon, 3 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff.

Manton - Hobby, Chiffchaff [Manton water treatment works, this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Ring Ouzel [in scrub on North side of the Top Lagoon, this morning]. Also 4 Woodlark.

Wednesday 27th September

Holme Pierrepont - 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - 1+ Bittern [flew between the reed beds on the Slurry Lagoon 16:15, with another or same on the Deep Pit earlier].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Spotted Redshank [still present on Walter's Pit, 14:00].

Clayworth - Grey Plover [high south over Clayworth village at 11:20].

Kilvington Lakes - 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 1 Yellow-legged Gull.

Nott'm City - Ring-necked Parakeet [fly-over Ropewalk/College St, 09:28].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [still present on Budby Flash, this morning].

Tuesday 26th September

Holme Pierrepont - Purple Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, showing on the West side looking South past the big reed bed, then flew to the far bank out of sight 18:00 - 18:30]. Also 2 singing Cetti's Warbler.

Wollaton Park - 2 Ring-necked Parakeet [very noisy adult and juvenile, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Neatholme Fen, early afternoon], Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper [Walters Lane Pit] Marsh Harrier [Tiln north], Whinchat and Stonechat [Conservation Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Dragonfly Pond, 15:37], Spotted Flycatcher [river path, Barton island area 14:00], 137 wigeon [Main Pond].

Retford - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [by the river Idle Retford, nr border of doncaster].

Besthorpe NR - 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew [Mons Pool], Swallow [single, on wires].

Nott'm City - Ring-necked Parakeet [over Waverley Street, 07:30].

Monday 25th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [Clifton Pit, showing well in reeds and a couple of flybys, 12:28], Pintail [Clifton Pit, 16:17], 8 Ring-necked parakeet [at least 8, Long Lane heading towards CEMEX works from Meadow Lane, 18:15].

Spalford - 1,100 LBB Gull [on the pig fields this afternoon, including several colour-ringed Norwegian intermedius], 10 Yellow-legged Gull, 11 Mistle Thrush [flock at Spalford Pit].

Wollaton Park - Common Sandpiper and Little Egret [on the lake, this morning].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [still present on Budby Flash, this morning at least].

Sunday 24th September

Hoveringham - Great White Egret [flew over the Sailing Club access road and landed in field N/E of Sailing Lake, 14.00].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret and Ruff [Neatholme Fen, 13:10], Whinchat and Hobby [Clayworth Common area].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [still present on Budby Flash].

Annesley Woodhouse Quarry - 3 Stonechat and Raven.

Burton Joyce - Red Kite [drifted to South, 12:15], 2 Raven [South, 12:20].

Kilvington Lakes - 12 Ringed Plover [West Lake, this morning].

Barton in Fabis - Marsh Tit [Branshill Wood this morning], Stonechat [along floodbank off Manor Rd].

Netherfield Lagoons - Black Tern [hawking insects over the Deep Pit, this morning], 55 Swallow, 20 House Martin and 7 Meadow Pipit [through South].

Saturday 23rd September

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Curlew Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape, 09:20], Great White Egret [Wind Surf Pool], Whinchat [on eastern fence line Conservation Pit], Hobby [Juv, hawking dragonflies over Conservation lake this evening], 3 Green Sandpiper [Chainbridge Pit].

Langford Lowfields - female Marsh Harrier, 2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Cettis Warbler [this morning].

Harworth Pit Top - 9 Woodlark [on the pit top, 09:17].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [showing well on Budby Flash, 09:00].

Friday 22nd September

Kilvington Lakes - Little Stint [West Lake, this evening], 11 Ringed Plover [West Lake], 2 Green Sandpiper [North Lake].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [still present on Budby Flash].

Bennerley Marsh - Hobby [mid afternoon].

Langford Lowfields - Bittern [showing in reeds on back of Silt Lagoon 4, viewable from the bench on the eastern footpath, this morning]. Also Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Hobby.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, this morning], Hobby [Delta hide].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Goosander [female, Bellmoor Lake this morning], Cetti's Warbler [by southern viewpoint].

Hoveringham - Hobby, Dunlin, Mandarin [Sailing Lake, this morning].

Thursday 21st September

King's Mill Reservoir - Cattle Egret [bird information report, present at the Sailing Club end of the reservoir, 18:10].

Holme Pierrepont - Black Tern [Juv, A52 Pit 17:30].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Windsurf Tit, 11:25].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby [Clifton Pit]. Also 7 small waders through this morning.

Hoveringham - Hobby, 7 Dunlin [flew north-west, over the Sailing Lake this morning].

Kilvington Lakes - adult Caspian Gull, 11 Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3+ Yellow-legged Gull and one calidris that was probably the Little Stint this morning.

Hucknall - Raven [over the town centre S/E, this morning].

Beeston - Pink-footed Geese [large numbers heard passing overhead, 06:00].

Wednesday 20th September

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [still present, on Budby Flash].

Newark - 70 Eurasian Teal, 9 Swallow, 2 Green Sandpiper [Newark sugar factory].

Sibthorpe - Red Kite [drifted west over Lineham Lane, 13:00], c.250 LBB Gull, 10 Herring Gull [on fields along Deadwong Lane, 07:30 - 08:40].

Calverton - 75+ Swallow [feeding over fields, early afternoon].

Hoveringham - Pintail, Reed Warbler [Railway Pit, this morning], Grey Wagtail [Sailing Lake].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Great White Egret [Chainbridge Lane, this morning ], 2 Common Snipe and 2 Raven [Chainbridge Scrape East].

Lenton Abbey - 3 Rose-ringed Parakeet [over Lenton Abbey, calling raucously this morning at around 08:30].

Tuesday 19th September

Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [on the Slurry Lagoon and one possibily two in flight at dusk], 3 Water Rail, 52 Wigeon, Common Whitethroat.

Kilvington Lakes - Spotted Redshank [West Lake this morning then flew towards East Lake, but no further sign], Little Stint [West Lake, 16:30 at least], 10 Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 10+Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail.

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [still present, 14.45 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Curlew [over the Sailing Pit, midday], Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 10 Common Snipe [Clifton Pit], 2 Green Sandpiper [Wet marsh].

Besthorpe NR - 4 Common Snipe, 2 Water Rail, female Northern Wheatear, 4 Shoveler.

Collingham Pits - Pintail, Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 4 Curlew.

Hoveringham - 2 Red Kite, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat [Sailing Lake, this morning], Whinchat [in the horse paddock adjacent to the Sailing Lake track].

Gunthorpe Gravel Pits - Red Kite and 7 Little Egret.

Monday 18th September

Belated News - 2 Manx Shearwater [Recently found in different locations in the city, one in the Dunkirk area and a second in the Mapperley Park area. More information HERE].

Idle Washlands - Curlew Sandpiper, 20 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, Little Stint, 6 Ruff, Greenshank [Newington Flash this evening, just over the county boundary in S.Yorks. With birds often moving freely between the two flashes, Hagg Lane Flash could be worth a visit tomorrow for anyone year listing].

Newark sugar factory - 3 Juv Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 50 Eurasian Teal, 4 Chiffchaff.

Beeston Marina - Water Rail [heard this morning].

Hoveringham - 5 Curlew [flew west], 9 Dunlin [flew west], 2 Common Snipe, single Pintail and Swift [all Sailing Lake this morning].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit on Gull Island, 08:19], Willow Tit [calling Delta gate, 11:00].

Market Warsop - 36 Pink-footed Geese [low East, in two skeins of 25 and 11, 08:04].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [still showing well at Budby Flash, 07:50]

Nott'm City - Peregrine [seen to take a pigeon by Jury's Inn on London Rd, 07:30].

Sunday 17th September

Beeston - Osprey [over the Beeston Canel heading towards Barton in Fabis, 16:20].

St Ann's - Great Skua [Bird information service report, flew west over the St Ann's allotments, Ransom Rd, 15:25].

Kilvington Lakes - Little Gull [Juv, on East Lake mid afternoon], Turnstone, 5 Dunlin, 8+ Ringed Plover, 50 Lapwing [West Lake, late afternoon], 2 Ruff [West Lake, this evening], Green Sandpiper [North Lake].

Holme Pierrepont - Pintail, Red-crested Pochard [A52 Pit, 15:44], C.250 LBB Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 6+ Common Gull, C.300 BH Gull [A52 Pit, late afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, and 20+ Swallow [Chainbridge Scrape east mid-afternoon], 2 Kingfisher [Bellmore at the pool by the Centre car park].

Barton in Fabis - Stonechat [male, on brambles behind the A453 Balancing Pond, 13:30], 7 Raven [over west in one group], 3 Grey Partridge.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Hobby [Clifton Pit, this morning], 100 Swallow [slowly moving East, 18:55].

Annesley Pit Top - Woodlark

Netherfield Lagoons - Hobby [hawking dragonflies, late morning], Peregrine, 4 Raven, 8 Common Buzzard [over early afternoon], c.200 Swallow [just ahead of the heavy rain, late afternoon], Nuthatch [flew along the river at tree-top height, first site record].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [still present, this morning at least].

Bennerley Marsh - c.100 House Martin, c.25 Swallow [this morning], c.20 Bullfinch [all feeding together].

Saturday 16th September

Attenborough - Bittern [circled low over the reed beds in front of the Delta hide, 18:30], 2 Redwing [reported in the village near the church, this afternoon].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [still present in Carr throughout day, showing very closely], also Little Egret, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 30+ Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 200+House Martin, 100+ Swallow, 56 Shoveler, 5 Eurasian Wigeon, Water Rail, Cetti’s Warbler.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Little Stint, 6 Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover [Chainbridge Scrape, this afternoon].

Collingham Pits - Golden Plover [140, through North, this morning], 6 Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 42 Wigeon, 46 Teal, 2 Pintail.

Burton Joyce - 25 Pink-footed Geese [high to SE, 11:00].

Market Warsop - c75 Pink-footed Geese [over South/East, 10:32].

Netherfield Lagoons - 30 Pink-footed Geese [over East, 10:00], Pintail [Slurry Lagoon], 2 Raven, Common Snipe, c.280 Swallow [thro, South mid afternoon], Yellow Wagtail.

Retford - c45 Pink-footed Geese [over East, 10:00].

Nuthall - c100 Pink-footed Geese [heading East, just before 09:00].

Skegby - 40 Pink-footed Geese [through North/East, 08:45].

Bingham - Harrier Sp [Ringtail, over fields around where the train line crosses with A46 just before Bingham Station, 07:54].

Friday 15th September

Spalford - 10 Yellow-legged Gull, 800 LBBG, 5 GBBG, 6 Herring Gull, Common Gull, 80 BH Gull, 8 Grey Partridge, Grey Wagtail [Pig Fields, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - 70 Pink-footed Geese [moving North-East, 11:05], 2 Pintail, Singles of Hobby, Peregrine, Swift and Raven [Sailing Lake].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - female Goosander, 6 Common Snipe, Dunlin, Wigeon [Bellmoor Lake], Water Rail [calling by Bolham Lane footbridge].

Rise Park - Hobby [over this morning, 09:00].

Budby Pumping Station - Great White Egret [flew in at 07:55, fed on Flash throughout morning], 5 Eurasian Wigeon, 52 Shoveler, 187 Pink-footed Goose [skeins of 35, 28, 30, 4, 32 and 58 S/E from 08:40 to 09:45], Water Rail, Cetti’s warbler, 2 Siskin.

Thursday 14th September

Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [in the Slurry east reed bed this afternoon. Flew low briefly over the reeds a couple of times before dropping back in].

Newark - Spotted Flycatcher [along the river Trent downriver from Newark Castle, midday].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Water Rail [Clifton Pit]. Also 9 Yellow Wagtail [over the river at Barton, viewed from the river path].

Hoveringham - Swift, c50 Sand Martin, 2 Hobby [Sailing Lake this morning].

Annesley Pit Top - Osprey [through South, 06:45].

Wednesday 13th September

Kilvington lakes -10 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Swift, 4 Yellow Wagtail [this evening]. Also this morning Hobby [flew south], Peregrine, 5 Ringed Plover [flew south/west], Greenshank.

Mansfield Woodhouse - 3 Swift [Yemon Hill Park, 18:30].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - c.150 Sand Martin [Clifton Pit, 17:30].

Ratcliffe on Soar - 3 Raven [over the power station, 16:30].

Widmerpool - Red kite [over field to east of Widmerpool].

Market Warsop - 2 Swift [over South, 10:02].

Hoveringham - Osprey [present from 09.45 -10.15, before moving off south], Black Tern [through east, 10.20]. Singles of Little Ringed Plover, Hobby, Peregrine, Swift, Grey Wagtail and Yellow Wagtail [All Sailing Lake].

Idle Washlands - 12 Ruff, Greenshank, Dunlin and 4 Ringed Plover [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning].

Tuesday 12th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whimbrel [Clifton Pit, 17:55], 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby.

Idle Washlands - Pectoral Sandpiper [Juv, Hagg Lane Flash, 16:45 at least], 12 Ruff 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin.

Newark - Osprey [flew South over Newark Sugar factory, 13:00 then drifed high towards Newark], 10 Sand Martin, Green Sandpiper.

Langford Lowfields - Whinchat ["Corfe Castle", this morning], 200+ House Martin [with smaller numbers of Sand Martin, passing through the site].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Little Stint, [still present Chainbridge Scrape East, 08:50], Garganey [Neatholme Fen], Dunlin, 2 Ruff [Chainbridge Scrape].

Hoveringham - Hobby, 3 Raven, 3 Swift [Sailing Lake, this morning], single Yellow Wagtail [Railway Pit].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Raven and Peregrine [over this morning].

Southwell - 2 Raven [over Brackenhurst College, 06:45].

Monday 11th September

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Little Stint [Chainbridge Scrape East, 15:00], 4 Hobby [around the North of the reserve] and single Dunlin [Chainbridge Scrape].

Idle Washlands - Pectoral Sandpiper [single Juv, Hagg Lane Flash, 11:45], 9 Ringed Plover [including 2 juvenile tundrae types with the Ringed Plover flock], 9 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 7+Common Snipe and 6 Little Egret.

Ruddington - Hobby [over Fields business park].

Hoveringham - Hobby, 3 Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake, this morning], 2 Hobby, 4 Swift [Railway Pit].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and Dunlin [Clifton Pit, 08:30].

Annesley - Osprey [flew low West over Junc 27 M1, 07:07].

Sunday 10th September

Langford Lowfields - Great White Egret [again on Phase 1 this afternoon, after flying off towards Collingham, 08:50].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Curlew [Tiln North], 2 Juv Greenshank, Ruff, Dunlin, Hobby and single Swift with hirundines [Chainbridge Scrape], Cetti's Warbler, Hobby, Dunlin [Bellmore].

Market Warsop - 4 Swift [over N/W, 13:55].

Collingham Pits - Garganey [Wharf Pit, with 32 Teal early afternoon].

Idle Washlands - 2 Pectoral Sandpiper [Juv's, both still present on Hagg Lane Flash, 11:20 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bittern [flew into Delta reedbed, 10:00], 3 Ruff and Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 08:30].

Hickling - 2 Raven [low over North, 08:55].

Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Raven, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Common Redshank and 2 Ruff [this morning].

Besthorpe NR - 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Juv's, Mons Pool this morning].

Holme Pierrepont - Swift [over, 07:50].

Saturday 9th September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Hobby [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, Dunlin [West Lake, late afternoon], Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper [North Lake, early evening].

Holme Pierrepont - 3+Hobby [A52/Blotts Pit, 14:30], 6 Swift [A52 Pit through S/W, 13:00].

Idle Washlands - 2 Juv Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 10 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 10+ Ringed Plover, Dunlin [Hagg Lane Flash, 11:52 at least].

Langford Lowfields - Great White Egret [flew onto Phase 1, 10:40 viewed from the Beach Hut].

Colwick CP - c.200 House Martin [with smaller numbers of Swallow, over Colwick Lake, 10:05].

Besthorpe NR - 4 Dunlin and 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Mons Pool, 10:00].

Friday 8th September

Idle Washlands - Single Juv Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Juv Little Stint, 20 Ringed Plover, 4 Greenshank, 22 Common Snipe, 9 Ruff, 10 Dunlin, 71 Northern Lapwing, 16 Little Egret, Swift [Hagg Lane Flash this morning, with most dispersing towards Newington Flash, 11:15. All were again present on Hagg Lane Flash, 17:00 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Garganey [eclipse drk, still Clifton Pit, this evening], 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Common Redshank, Dunlin [All Clifton Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Ruff and Dunlin with Lapwings [Bellmore Lake, this evening], Spotted Flycatcher [Bellmoor, on path near wooden bridge clockwise from centre], Cetti's Warbler [Bellmore Lake, along access path to Hallcroft viewpoint], 2 Hobby [over Chainbridge Scrape] Swift [single with hirundines, over Chainbridge Scrape], Ruff [Neatholme Fen], 81 Red-crested Pochard [on the North end of reserve].

Langford Lowfields - Great White Egret [appeared briefly on phase 1, then flew across from Beach Hut to phase 2, 10:45], Greenshank [Phase 2] and 2 Ringed Plover [phase 1].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 Whinchat [Chat Corner].

Hoveringham - Singles of Hobby, Peregrine, Dunlin, Raven, Swift, Grey Wagtail and 4 Yellow Wagtail [All Sailing Lake].

Thursday 7th September

Langford Lowfields - Osprey [through this afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Osprey [flew South/West, 14:00 viewed from the A453 Balancing Pond]. Also 9 Yellow Wagtail [feeding around cattle near Barton Island, 10:30], Hobby and 100+Hirundines [over Branshill, this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Bittern [flew South over Chainbridge Pit, 12:50].

Idle Washlands - 2 Juv Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Juv Little Stint, 12 Dunlin, 9 Ruff, 12+ Ringed Plover, 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 14 Common Snipe, 38 Little Egret, 2 Hobby [Hagg Lane Flash, 09:00 - 11:15 at least].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 4 Ringed Plover [flying around Clifton pit then headed West, 09:10]. Also 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby, 3 Swift, 148 Shoveler [all Clifton Pit], LBB Gull [between 300/400 moved westwards through Clifton Pit this evening], c.9 Swift [at least 9 still over Barton lane, this evening].

Kilvington Lakes - Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and argentatus Herring Gull [this morning].

Bennerley Marsh - Whinchat [still present Chat Corner, this morning].

Wednesday 6th September

Idle Washlands - 2 Pectoral Sandpiper [Juvs, still present on Hagg Lane Flash, 10:30 - 19:30 at least]. Also 2 Little Stint, 14 Ruff, 15 Dunlin, 4 Greenshank, 35 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine and 47 Little Egret.

Barton in Fabis - Corn Bunting [Barton Lane, opposite Top Farm, this evening].

Langford Lowfields - Great White Egret [11:50].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Snipe, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Common Redshank [Clifton Pit, this morning].

Hoveringham - 7 Wigeon, Hobby, Peregrine, 12 Swift, Yellow Wagtail [Sailing Lake].

Osberton - 5 Swift, 2 Raven and 2 Hobby [over this morning].

Tuesday 5th September

Idle Washlands - 2 Pectoral Sandpiper [Juv's, Hagg Lane Flash, 07:05 to 16:30 then flew East and no further sign]. 43 Little Egret, Juv Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby, 29 Ringed Plover, 9 Ruff, Greenshank [Hagg Lane Flash], 29 Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, 3 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 200 Teal [Slaynes Lane].

Spalford - Greater Scaup [drk, still present Spalford Pit], Hobby, c.300 LBB Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull [all adults].

Kilvington lakes - Northern Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper [this afternoon].

East Leake - Yellow Wagtail [water treatment works, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - Black-necked Grebe, Hobby, 3 Swift [Sailing Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Garganey [Clifton Pit, 09:25], Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Commmon Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Juv Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Tern, 5 Sand Martin, 30 Swallow, 121 Shoveler, 28 Teal [all Clifton Pit].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Cetti's Warbler [singing, Neatholme Pit, 07:50], 2 Juv Marsh Harrier [Chainbridge East, this morning], Hobby, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper [Chainbridge Scrape], Hobby [hunting Hirundine over Chainbridge Pit], Dunlin [heard Neatholme Scrape].

Monday 4th September

Idle Washlands - 2 Pectoral Sandpiper [Juvs, Hagg Lane Flash, 17:23 - 18:03 at least]. Also 7 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 38 Little Egret.

Kilvington Lakes - 1s Caspian Gull, 4+Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Greenshank [this evening].

Saxondale - Hobby [over this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - Northern Wheatear [on path and fence south side of Deep Pit, this evening].

Barton in Fabis - 2 Whinchat [on fencing and scrub at the back of the pond this evening].

Retford - Marsh Harrier [flew west over Hallcroft Road, 17:10]. Also Swift over.

Sutton in Ashfield - 3+Swift [with mixed flock of c.40 Hirundines, 17:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-necked Grebe [Juv, Church Pond, 14:50], Garganey [Clifton Pit, 09:05], Juv Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Common Redshank, 5 Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper [all Clifton Pit], 15 Little Egret [into roost, Conneries], 100+LBB Gull [Clifton Pit, late evening].

Bennerley Marsh - Whinchat [Chat Corner, this afternoon].

East Leake - Hobby [over the water treatment works chasing Hirundines, this morning].

Sunday 3rd September

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Great White Egret [Clifton Pit on Gull Island, 18:30 then flew to Conneries and was seen to go to roost, 19:00], Juv Little Ringed Plover, 6 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, GBB Gull and c.50 Swift [Clifton Pit], Goosander [female, River Erewash seen from the footbridge, 12.30].

Idle Washlands - 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 6 Common Snipe, 3 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper [Slaynes Lane this afternoon], 7 Dunlin, 3 Ruff, 3 Greenshank and Green Sandpiper [Hagg Lane Flash, this morning].

Gotham - Merlin [adult male, Gotham Moor hunting Skylark, this afternoon].

East Leake GP's - female Garganey, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Green Sandpiper, Hobby and 2 Raven over.

Nuthall - 2 Swift [over this afternoon].

Clifton - 3 Swift [over the estate, 14:50].

Besthorpe NR - Spotted Flycatcher [North side of Mons Pool].

Nott'm City - Peregrine [Nottingham University Newton building].

Barton in Fabis - Whinchat [still present on brambles directly behind the A453 Balancing Pond, 09:40].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Greenshank and Yellow-legged Gull.

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Pectoral Sandpiper [Neatholme Fen on the small island opposite the viewing screen, 08:30 -11:00, but no further sign this afternoon], Bittern [Chainbridge Pit, 08:15 and again on Chainbridge Scrape East, this afternoon], Common Redstart [The Willows, 10:40], 5 Turtle Dove [on wires and feeding on Walters Lane, this afternoon], Hobby [Neatholme Lane/Pit], Green Sandpiper [from the ditch at Wildgoose Farm], 5 Swift [over Neatholme Scrape].

Saturday 2nd September

East Leake GP's - Garganey [female, still present], 3 Green Sandpiper.

Hucknall - Red Kite [over Ashgate Rd, above Tesco 17:45].

Gunthorpe - Hobby [over the river, 15:00].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Black-tailed Godwit and Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, this afternoon].

Barton in Fabis - Whinchat [on brambles directly behind the A453 Balancing Pond, 13:00].

Besthorpe NR - Dunlin, 3 Curlew and Black-tailed Godwit [Mons Pool, 11:00].

Hodsock Priory - 400 House Martin [on wires, 10:30, all gone 1 hour later].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Hobby [Chainbrdige Scrape East, this morning], Marsh Harrier [cream crowned, Tiln North, 13:00], Yellow Wagtail [Conservation Lake, 13:30], 2 Ringed Plover, Ruff, 377 Lapwing [Linghurst Pool, 15:30 - 16:00], adult Yellow-legged Gull, Dunlin, 3 Common Snipe [Bellmoor Lake, 17:00 - 17:30], 35 Red-crested pochard and 634 Lapwing [total site counts from todays visit].

Collingham Pits - Black-tailed Godwit [Wharf Pit, this morning].

Clifton Grove - Common Redstart [1w male, hedgerow below Branshill, 09:25 - 12:00]. Also Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Raven and Hobby.

Thrumpton - 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat, 10+Chiffchaff [along hedgerow at SK516322, early morning].

Friday 1st September

Budby Pumping Station - Marsh Harrier [cream crown in the area for more than an hour], Hobby, 2 Water Rail, Green Sandpiper [flew west], Whinchat and Cetti's Warbler.

Idle Washlands - 7 Greenshank, 5 Dunlin, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 35 Little Egret [Hagg Lane Flash].

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Common Redshank, 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew and Juv Little Ringed Plover [all West Lake].

Hoveringham - Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Tree Sparrow, Green Sandpiper and Yellow-legged Gull [Sailing Lake].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - Ruff [with Lapwing flock, Linghurst Pool]. Also 3 Wigeon.

Many thanks to:

Steve Adams, Sandy Aitken, Patrick Barney, Roger Bennett, Ian Bentley, Michael Blount, Rich Box, Robin Brace, Kevin Hector Brown, Paul Buxton, Chris Carr, Darren Chapman, Paul Charlesworth, Miles Cluff, Susy Cooper, Carl Cornish, Nick Crouch, Ian Cowgill, Ted Darby, Mark Dawson, Rod Dean, Jacqueline Dennison, David Dunn, Steve Dunn, Derick Evans, John Evans, Steve Furber, Ian Hall, Kev Hawkridge, Samantha Haworth, Tom Hibbert, Mike Hill, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Darren Housman, Steve Keller, David Kirman, Michael Leatherland, Mike Lee, Francis Leaver, Jonathan Lloyd, Ken Lomas, Jules Meaney, Andy Merrick, Ged Morley, Dave Morton, Dean Nicholson, Nick Pearce, Peter Playle, Ralph Radford, Norman Rice, Simon Roberts, Chris Robinson, Robert Roza, Tommy Salt, Tim Sexton, Alan Scrimshaw, Lee Scudder, Tom Shields, Mark Speck, John Spragg, Sean Stacey, Darren Starling, Edmund Staunton, Emily Sumner, Alec Thomson, Simon Thomson, Mick Tring, David Tyldesley, Paul Wilcox, Brian Wilde, Mark Wilde, Rob Woodward.

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