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 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.

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Archived Sightings 2001 - 2020

Archived Sightings 2001 to 2022

Archived Sightings 2023

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.

226 Species recorded so far in 2023. Updated 30th November

Full List Here

Sunday 3rd December

Idle Washlands - Ferruginous Duck [drake, again Slaynes Lane South], also two 1st-winter GREATER SCAUP still present.

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 34 Barnacle Geese [again Clifton Pit, late morning to dusk]; also adult CASPIAN GULL, Otter.

Sunday 3rd December

Idle Washlands - Ferruginous Duck [drake, again on Slaynes Lane briefly before heading into grassy island, late morning], 340 Teal, 24 Pintail, 656 Tufted Duck, 2 GREATER SCAUP [1st-winter drakes], 2 COMMON SCOTER, Marsh Harrier [Slaynes Lane], HEN HARRIER [ringtail, flew towards Hagg Lane, 10:27], Brambling [edge of village].

Budby Pumping Station - Lapland Bunting [over west, 09:20].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 6 Goosander, 20+Snipe, GBB Gull, 15 Herring Gull, Water Rail [Bellmoor Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 34 Barnacle Geese [Clifton Pit, late morning to dusk], also adult CASPIAN GULL.

Barnacle Geese - Attenborough Nature Reserve © Simon Roberts.

Saturday 2nd December

Idle Washlands - Ferruginous Duck [drake, again on Slaynes Lane south, mid-morning]; also 574 Tufted Duck, 292 Pochard, 3 Goldeneye, 1w GREATER SCAUP, 5 Pintail, 417 Whooper Swan, 4 Pink-footed Geese, 672 Coot, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Stonechat, 2 Yellowhammer, 6 Long-tailed Tit [Slaynes Lane].

Barton in Fabis - 4 Brambling [within mixed finch flock along Barton Lane, 09:00].

Friday 1st December

Holme Pierrepont - 1w GREATER SCAUP, 2 SMEW [redheads, A52 Pit, this afternoon], WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE [juvenile still Blotts Pit], FIRECREST [one still along Adbolton Lane opposite Notts Wildlife Trust car].

Idle Washlands - 14 Pintail, GREATER SCAUP [1st-winter], 465 Tufted Duck, 250 Pochard, 395 Whooper Swan, Woodcock, 12 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 3 Great White Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Stonechat, WATER PIPIT [Slaynes Lane] Todays Doncaster Birding

Hoveringham - 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Whooper Swan [Sailing Lake, this morning].

West Bridgford - Cattle Egret [again in horse paddock along Regatta Way].

Misterton Carr - 4 Stonechat, Green Sandpiper, 60+ Greenfinch.

Hickling - Stonechat [wildflower headland along Dalby Brook, this morning].

Many thanks to:

Laurence Archibald, Paul Buxton, Alan Clewes, Ian Cowgill, Mark Dawson, Lance Degnan, John Ellis, Del Evans, Steve Furber, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Steve Keller, Dave Morton, Peter Playle, Simon Roberts, Alan Scrimshaw, Sean Tilbrook, Vicky Tilbrook, Steve Wilkinson.

Notts Rare and Scarce Whatapp Group, Lound Whatapp Group, Idle Washlands Whatapp Group, @NottsBirders Twitter Feed, RSPB Langford Lowfields, Netherfield Wildlife Group, Doncaster Birding.


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