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Mon 31st Dec
Annesley to Papplewick Trail - 50 Bohemian Waxwing.
Clumber Park - 4 Hawfinch, Brambling [bird tables].
Sun 30th Dec
Clifton - c.15 Bohemian Waxwing [Larkhill Village].
Newstead Village - c.80 Bohemian Waxwing [Livingstone Street 12:00].
Beeston Canal - Nottingham to Beeston 15+ Canada Goose, 8+ Mute Swan, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Blue Tit, 10+ Blackbird, Chaffinch, BullFinch, 3 Grey Heron, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Wren.
Warsop - 2 Little Egret [Hills & Holes].
Nottingham - 2 Fieldfare [Embankment], 2 Mistle Thrush [London Road], Great Crested Grebe, Grey Wagtail [Trent Bridge - Notts Forest Ground].
Sat 29th Dec
Worksop - 3 Raven. [Thievesdale - drifting south at 09:40].
Newark - Blackcap [Park].
Clumber Park- 6 Hawfinch.
Fri 28th Dec
Tuxford - 30 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 4 Long-tailed Tit.
Norwood Park - 3 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, c.100 Northern Lapwing, c.700 Carrion Crow.
Bingham - 17 Bohemian Waxwing.
Aslockton - 4+ Tree Sparrow [garden].
Thu 27th Dec
Mansfield - 27+ Bohemian Waxwing [near Gala Bingo].
Gringley on the Hill - 34 Corn Bunting, 32 Whooper Swan, 1 Bewick's Swan, 4 Common Kestrel, 7 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Shelduck, 3 Northern Shoveler, 1000+ Woodpigeon, 100+ Northern Lapwing, 24 European Golden Plover.
Daneshill - 13 Goosander.
Aslockton - 1 Tree Sparrow [garden].
Meadows - 5 Eurasian Starling, 2 Bullfinch, Song Thrush.
Toton - 50+ Bohemian Waxwing [trees by junction of Stapleford Lane/Welbeck Gardens at 13:00].
Gedling Pit Top - 3 Short-eared Owl, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3+ Common Kestrel, Common Buzzard.
Clumber Park - Hawfinch.
Rufford Country Park - Hawfinch.
Girton Gravel Pits - Ferruginous Duck.
Old Basford - 16 Goosander [Vernon Park Lake].
Stapleford - Blackcap [pair in garden].
Wed 26th Dec
Worksop - 6 Goosander [5 females on Sandhill Lake - flew east at 11:40].
Rufford Country Park - 7 Goosander.
Trowell - Pit Lane: 30+ Bohemian Waxwing.
Holme Pierrepont - 1 Smew, 1 Brent Goose [Dark-bellied individual].
Kilvington Lakes - 1 Brent Goose, c.150 Eurasian Teal, 35 Common Pochard, 22 Tufted Duck, c.45 Eurasian Wigeon.
Stapleford - 70+ Bohemian Waxwing [Cliffe Hill Avenue car park].
Gedling Pit Top - 2 Short-eared Owl.
Worksop - 13 Bohemian Waxwing [Briar Close at 09:15. Flew north].
King's Mill Reservoir - 12 Cormorant.
Tue 25th Dec
West Bridgford - Bohemian Waxwing.
Bakersfield - 30 Bohemian Waxwing [garden].
Netherfield Lagoons - Chiffchaff, Little Egret, Treecreeper, Lesser Redpoll, 60+ Bohemian Waxwing, 1 Pink-footed Goose [with large flock of Greylags].
Norton - Common Buzzard.
Mon 24th Dec
Trowell - Pit Lane: Marsh Tit, Redwing, Fieldfare, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, Eurasian Jay, Reed Bunting.
Gedling Pit Top - 1+ Short-eared Owl, 2 Gadwall [pair].
Mansfield - 7 Bohemian Waxwing [Sheringham Drive].
Nuthall - Common Kingfisher [railway cutting].
Chilwell - Little Egret [flooded field between retail park and Toton].
West Bridgford - Common Buzzard [Lady Bay Bridge rugby pitches].
Sun 23rd Dec
Edingley - 61 Bohemian Waxwing [Station Road].
West Bridgford - 100+ Bohemian Waxwing [Abbey Park, Trevor Road].
Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinch [staff car park], 16 Goosander, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Bingham - Bypass: c.25 Bohemian Waxwing.
Clifton - 38 Bohemian Waxwing [tree facing Larkhill as well as a flock over to north-east].
Nottingham - Tinkers Leen: Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Magpie, 2 Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Cormorant [overhead].
Bennerley Marsh - 120 Northern Lapwing, 105 Eurasian Wigeon, 52 Eurasian Teal, 12 Northern Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 45 Mallard, 5 Common Gull, 100 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Kingfisher, 5 Grey Heron,
White Post - 1 Merlin [A614 heading towards Blidworth].
Gedling Pit Top - Rough-legged Buzzard.
Sat 22nd Dec
Warsop - 30 Bohemian Waxwing [Manor Road].
Alverton - 31 Bohemian Waxwing [south-west corner of Kilvington West Lake Field - first site record].
Budby Pumping Station - 2 Greater White-fronted Goose [with 75 Greylags].
Clifton - 30+ Bohemian Waxwing [Larkhill Village].
Fri 21st Dec
Clifton - 100+ Bohemian Waxwing [in trees facing Grey Mare Pub].
Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinch, Bohemian Waxwing, 100+ Siskin, 5 Goosander.
King's Mill Reservoir - 14 Cormorant, 21 Common Pochard, 8 Eurasian Teal, c.60 Northern Lapwing, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Goldfinch, Greenfinch.
Newark - c.25 Bohemian Waxwing [over Harewood Avenue].
Nottingham - Tinkers Leen: 2 Chiffcaff, Common Kingfisher [opposite Magistrates Court].
Thu 20th Dec
Bentinck Void - 10 Bohemian Waxwing.
Long Eaton - 30+ Bohemian Waxwing [Long Eaton Green].
Wed 19th Dec
Nottingham - c.100 Bohemian Waxwing [Woodborough Road/Huntingdon at 14:00 but mobile].
Oxton - 1 Bohemian Waxwing [rescued from chimney - fed, watered and left overnight then released the following day].
Thorneywood - 30+ Bohemian Waxwing [Marmion Road/Carlton Road].
University of Nottingham - Little Grebe [Jubilee Campus - feeding opposite Computer Science, first for several years].
Girton Gravel Pits - 3 Northern Pintail [drakes on Sailing Lake], 1 Little Owl, 1 Merlin [male in field adjacent A1133 between Besthorpe and Collingham].
Arnold - 120+ Bohemian Waxwing [Kilbourne Road].
Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinch, 2 Siskin.
Clumber Park- 1 Eurasian Nuthatch.
Stoke Bardolph - 2 Bullfinch [male], 13 Bohemian Waxwing.
Meadows - 4 Collared Dove [Sandays Close].
Tue 18th Dec
Moorgreen - Colliers Wood: 30 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Wooodpecker.
Beeston Lock - 30+ Bohemian Waxwing.
Cuckney - 7 Bohemian Waxwing [Cresswell Road - feeding on apples].
Colwick Country Park - Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Twite [awaiting further information of 2 birds reported in the migrant trap area].
Mon 17th Dec
Mansfield Woodhouse - Maun Valley Trail: Little Egret, Eurasian Sparrowhawk [male], Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare, Redwing.
Radcliffe-on-Trent - 12 Bohemian Waxwing [garden - feeding on apple trees].
Gedling Pit Top - 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Rough-legged Buzzard, Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker.
Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinch [showing well in main car park], 10 Siskin, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Eurasian Jay.
Sun 16th Dec
Meadows - 3 Bohemian Waxwing [repeated visits to trees - Sandays Close].
Calverton - Ramsdale Golf Course: 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk [male], 6 Siskin, 2 Hawfinch [towards Calverton].
Sat 15th Dec
Bennerley Marsh - 2 Gadwall, 90 Eurasian Wigeon, 45 Eurasian Teal, 8 Northern Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, 125 Northern Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, 14 Collared Dove. Chat Corner: 6 Common Snipe, 26 Redwing, 12 Long-tailed Tit.
Balderton - 19 Bohemian Waxwing [Southfield/Lacey Green].
Gedling Pit Top - 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker.
West Bridgford - Abbey Park: 12 Fieldfare [Abbey Park], 3 Lesser Redpoll [pair with juvenile on feeder], 6 Redwing, 8 Long-tailed Tit.
Nuthall - 70+ Bohemian Waxwing [Watnall Road].
Chilwell - 30+ Bohemian Waxwing [retail park].
Bingham - 30+ Bohemian Waxwing [Grantham Road].
Wollaton Park 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [female in woodland south of lake], Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Jay, 4 Red-crested Pochard [2 male & 2 female], Treecreeper, 4 Eurasian Nuthatch, 2 Common Kestrel.
Radcliffe on Trent - 1 Bohemian Waxwing.
Fri 14th Dec
Bulwell - Eurasian Jay [Blenheim Industrial Estate].
Worksop - 25 Bohemian Waxwing [Meadow Lea at 14:50].
Keyworth - 1 Blackcap [female in garden].
Hucknall - 1 Brambling [in garden].
Thu 13th Dec
Nottingham - c.45 Bohemian Waxwing [Wilford Road, south of railway bridge].
Lenton - 33 Bohemian Waxwing [Dunkirk Flyover].
Gonalston - 2 Bohemian Waxwing [Gonalston Lane].
Woodborough - 22 Bohemian Waxwing [Main Street].
Carburton - 20 Bohemian Waxwing [Carburton Crossroads at 14:15].
Worksop - 50 Bohemian Waxwing [Meadow Lea at 15:10].
Lenton - 30 Bohemian Waxwing [King's Meadow].
Wed 12th Dec
Kelham - c.18 Bohemian Waxwing [Ollerton Road - feeding on rosehips].
Clifton Grove - 3 Common Goldeneye [river Trent].
Worksop - 50+ Bohemian Waxwing [garden - west side of Meadow Lea at 08:00].
New Selston - 32 Bohemian Waxwing.
Meadows - 100+ Bohemian Waxwing [trees outside Portland Leisure Centre].
Stoke Bardolph - 2 Smew, 10 Bohemian Waxwing, 1 Pied Wagtail.
Long Bennington - 23 Bohemian Waxwing [gardens - mobile].
Tue 11th Dec
Worksop - 65 Bohemian Waxwing [in sycamore at Meadow Lea at 08:10].
Bingham - 8 Bohemian Waxwing.
Clumber Park - 4 Hawfinch [behind chapel].
Arnold - Chiffchaff [Douro Drive].
Rufford Country Park - Hawfinch [Lime Tree Avenue], 3 Goosander.
West Bridgford - 25 Bohemian Waxwing [west at 08:00], c.450 Pink-footed Goose [west at 09:35].
Bunny - 24+ Bohemian Waxwing.
Colwick - c.150 Pink-footed Goose [west at 09.20].
Walkeringham - 8 Bohemian Waxwing, [on white sorbus berries], 8 Jackdaw, 5 Common Pheasant, 10 Collared Dove, 15+ House Sparrow, 12+ Eurasian Starling, 7 Blackbird, 10 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Robin, 1 Pied Wagtail.
Mon 10th Dec
Arnold - Chiffchaff [Douro Drive], Goldcrest.
Ruddington - 200+ Bohemian Waxwing.
Blidworth - A617: 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Merlin [on lamp post on A46 near Newark].
Chilwell - 7 Bohemian Waxwing [flock], Redwing, Fieldfare.
Wollaton Park - 4 Red-crested Pochard [2 males, 2 females], 1 Bohemian Waxwing [over], 1 Green Woodpecker, 5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8+ Eurasian Nuthatch, 2 Common Kestrel, 6 Eurasian Jay, 2 Raven, 38 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Wagtail, Siskin, Redwing, Fieldfare.
Edingley - 7 Bohemian Waxwing [over].
Balderton Lake - 2 Goosander [males].
Sun 9th Dec
West Bridgford - c.30 Bohemian Waxwing [Compton Acres].
Rainworth - Barn Owl [White Post].
Clumber Park - Merlin, 45 Northern Shoveler, Goldcrest, Goosander [male], c.25 Siskin, 10 Cormorant, c.250 Tufted Duck, Common Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Common Kingfisher.
Bingham - 17 Bohemian Waxwing [Goldcrest Close].
Rufford Country Park - 1 Hawfinch [Lime Tree Avenue], 1 Bohemian Waxwing [over], 1 Brambling, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Nuthatch, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin.
Sherwood Forest - 3+ Marsh Tit, 4+ Eurasian Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker [heard], 2 Eurasian Jay, Treecreeper.
Gringley Carr - c.150 Linnet, c.50 Greenfinch, 6 Whooper Swan, 3 Common Kestrel, 3 Common Buzzard, c.100 Northern Lapwing, c.20 Stock Dove, Fieldfare, Redwing.
Gedling Pit Top - 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Stock Dove, Lesser Redpoll.
Harlow Wood - 30 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Goldcrest.
Arnold - Chiffchaff [Douro Drive].
Sat 8th Dec
Bingham - 7 Bohemian Waxwing [Goldcrest Close].
Clumber Park - 6 Hawfinch [chapel area].
Netherfield Lagoons - Little Egret, 50 Redwing.
Arnold - Chiffchaff [Douro Drive].
Giltbrook - 30+ Bohemian Waxwing [near Nottingham Road/Pinfold Lane junction].
Gedling Pit Top - 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Common Kestrel.
Bennerley Marsh - c.60 Common Snipe , 5 Jack Snipe, 4 Water Rail, c.200 Redwing, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk.
Fri 7th Dec
Bingham - 5 Bohemian Waxwing [Goldcrest Close].
Gedling - 16 Bohemian Waxwing [Main Road].
Worksop - 13 Bohemian Waxwing.
Thu 6th Dec
Bingham - 5 Bohemian Waxwing [Goldcrest Close].
Worksop - 20+ Bohemian Waxwing [flyovers at 11:20 west and 15:20 east].
Bakersfield - Blackcap [male on feeders].
Kilvington Lakes - 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Common Snipe, 4 Common Goldeneye.
Cotham Tip - 1 Yellow-legged Gull.
Rufford Country Park - 2 Hawfinch [Lime Tree Avenue], 3 Marsh Tit, c.8 Eurasian Nuthatch, c.6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Goosander, 3 Eurasian Jay, c.35 Siskin, 8 Lesser Redpoll.
Wed 5th Dec
Lenton - 55 Bohemian Waxwing [Red Cow Pub].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Eurasian Nuthatch, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 36 Goosander [23 males & 13 females), 4 Common Buzzard, 10 Lesser Redpoll, 9 Egyptian Goose.
Keyworth - c.12 Bohemian Waxwing [Health Centre car park and Fairway].
Worksop - Meadow Lea: 20+ Bohemian Waxwing [in sycamore tree - feeding on hawthorn], 7 Redwing.
Tue 4th Dec
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 100+ Bohemian Waxwing, Fieldfare, Redwing.
Ruddington - Little Egret [Ruddington Grange Golf Club].
Mon 3rd Dec
Gonalston - 1 Wren, 30 Bohemian Waxwing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Nuthatch, 1 Marsh Tit.
Sun 2nd Dec
Gedling Pit Top - 2 Short-eared Owl, Chiffchaff.
Rufford Country Park - 70 Siskin, 11 Goosander [10 males], 2 Marsh Tit, 6 Eurasian Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 100 Redwing, 5 Eurasian Jay, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Toton - Swiney Way: 50+ Bohemian Waxwing [mobile].
Cotham Tip - 2 Red-crested Pochard [pair].
Burton Joyce - Common Buzzard.
Lambley - Catfoot Lane: 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Treecreeper.
Chilwell - Bohemian Waxwing, Blackcap.
Beeston - c.25 Bohemian Waxwing [Dovecote Park].
Brierley Forest Park - Siskin, Eurasian Nuthatch.
Budby Common - 4 Lesser Redpoll.
Giltbrook - 160+ Bohemian Waxwing, 10 Redwings.
Kirkby in Ashfield - 8 Bohemian Waxwing [behind Kingsway pub - flew towards cemetery].
Arnot Hill Park - Pond Area: 21 Tufted Duck, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Grey Heron [1 on pond, 1 over to west], 2 Cormorant, 27 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 64 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. Park / Feeding Station: 6 Dunnock, 11 House Sparrow, 4 European Robin, 12 Woodpigeon, 30 Redwing, 4 Magpie, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Blue Tit, 11 Great Tit, 8 Collared Dove, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk [female with feral pigeon], 12 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Coal Tit, 18 Goldfinch, 2 Wren, 50+ Eurasian Starling, 18+ Blackbird [5 ringed], 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Eurasian Nuthatch.
Sat 1st Dec
Radcliffe on Trent - 50 Bohemian Waxwing, 12 Redwing.
Nottingham - 200+ Bohemian Waxwing [Garden Street].
Clumber Park - 8 Hawfinch [2 in Chapel area, 5 just off track towards Estate Office and one in flight near cafe], Redwing, c.100 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, c.5 Marsh Tit, Treecreeper, Eurasian Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, Goosander.
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