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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.

 

"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, Black Redstart, Cetti's Warbler. 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 for Sherwood Forest NNR/Budby Common). 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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Archived Sightings 2001 - 2023


Archived Sightings 2001 to 2023


Archived Sightings 2024



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.


197 Species have been recorded so far in 2024.

Updated 1st July 2024.

Full List HERE

 

Friday 19th July

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Lesser Yellowlegs [still present on pools off Fiftyeights Lane, 13:00 at least].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Great White Egret, 5 Little Egret [Cross Lane Fishery Marsh, 12:10]

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [late morning].

Thursday 18th July

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Lesser Yellowlegs [still present on pools on north-east end of Fiftyeights Lane 08:30 - 18:20 at least]; Oystercatcher, LRP, c.100 Lapwing, Whimbrel [South], 5 Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 3 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, 2 CORN BUNTING. Todays Doncaster Birding

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cattle Egret [juvenile, Tween Pond, 18:17].

Wednesday 17th July

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Lesser Yellowlegs [seen at distance in poor light at dusk and was identified overnight from videos taken at the time and confirmed on morning of 18th], Black-winged Pratincole [adult, still present this evening]; also c.100 Lapwing, Dunlin, Greenshank, Barn Owl. Todays Doncaster Birding

Holme Pierrepont - Cattle Egret [juvenile], 8 Black-tailed Godwit, adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL [Blotts Pit, this evening].

Bennerley Marsh - 2 LRP [adult/juv], Black tailed Godwit [this evening].

Netherfield Lagoons - 3 Yellow-legged Gull [juvenile, 1st-summer and adult; Enva Recycling Centre then Deep Pit late afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper [Chainbridge Pit].

Idle Washlands - Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull [adult], 8 Great White Egret [Slaynes Lane, midday].

Besthorpe NR - Cattle Egret [Meering Marsh, near centre hide this morning].

Tuesday 16th July

Idle Washlands - 6+ Great Wite Egret, 2 Little Egret, 190 Mute Swan, 12 Redshank [9 juvs], 9 Wigeon, Teal, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher [Slaynes Lane, late afternoon].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Black-winged Pratincole [adult, in flight over the flooded field on the north-east end of Fiftyeights Lane 12:55; otherwise spending most of the day on the pool opposite the sewage works S.York's].

Holme Pierrepont - Cattle Egret [juvenile, Alans Meadow/Blotts Pit, 10:15 - 18:50 at least]; also 3 LRP, Redshank, Green Sandpiper.

Bennerley Marsh - LRP, Black tailed Godwit, Redshank, Barn Owl, 30+Swift [10:00}.

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Whimbrel [Chainbridge Pit, this morning].

Monday 15th July

Netherfield - Caspian Gull [1st-summer Enva Recycling Centre, this evening].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [11:30].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Black-winged Pratincole [adult again on the flooded field on the north-east end of Fiftyeights Lane, 08:41], 6 Egyptian Geese, 3 Shelduck, 2 COMMON SCOTER, 60+ Lapwing, Curlew, Whimbrel, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 10 Common Tern, 6 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, 2 Linnet. Todays Doncaster Birding

Sunday 14th July

Ollerton - Whimbrel [flew high over south-west whilst repeatedly calling, 20:20].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Black-winged Pratincole [adult again spent much of the day in S.York's but left towards Finningley GP again at 14:30], 2 COMMON SCOTER [drake/female again south of Fiftyeights Lane]. Todays Doncaster Birding

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit, 14:00].

Holme Pierrepont - Whimbrel [Blotts Pit, early afternoon].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Whimbrel [flew south over Chainbridge scrape East calling 08:00].

Saturday 13th July

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - WOOD SANDPIPER [still Tiln North, late afternoon].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 2 COMMON SCOTER [drake/female south of Fiftyeights Lane, 08:34], SPOONBILL [flew north], Black-winged Pratincole [adult still present in S.York's on pool opposite the STW sewage works south of Croft Road].

Annesley Woodhouse - Golden Pheasant [Sherwood Park Industrial Estate, briefly along Willow Drive 06:20].

Friday 12th July

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 LRP, Yellow-legged Gull, Yellow Wagtail [this evening].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Black-winged Pratincole [adult still present in S.York's on pool opposite the STW sewage works, present for much of the day before leaving towards Notts during the late afternoon]; also WOOD SANDPIPER.

Idle Washlands - 8 Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Hobby [Slaynes Lane].

Shireoaks - Cattle Egret [flew over, 09:00].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - WOOD SANDPIPER [Tiln North, this morning].

Thursday 11th July

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - 2 COMMON SCOTER [drake/female south of Fiftyeights Lane 13:47], Black-winged Pratincole [adult relocated on pool opposite the STW sewage works south of Croft Road, S.York's seen briefly late morning/early afternoon].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Cattle Egret [adult/3 juvs, Blotts Pit 09:00 - 13:00 at least]; Green Sandpiper, Hobby.

Wednesday 10th July

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Black-winged Pratincole [adult still present on the flooded field on the north-east end of Fiftyeights Lane 08:50; then relocated onto the lake opposite the STW on the S.York's side of the site c.12:15 and remained there until 18:20 when it was seen to leave south]; also 29 Shoveler, 59 Teal, 3 Oystercatcher, c.80 Lapwing, 30+ Curlew over, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 3+ Common Tern, Kestrel, 200+ Sand Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 CORN BUNTING. Todays Doncaster Birding

Black-winged Pratincole - Misson Springs [Finningley GP] © David Carr.


Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Cattle Egret [adults Coneries, late afternoon], 3 Yellow-legged Gull [adult & 3rd-summer Clifton Pit].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Cattle Egret [adult/3 juvs, Blotts Pit 08:55]; also Green Sandpiper.

Tuesday 9th July

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Black-winged Pratincole [adult still present on the flooded field on the north-east end of Fiftyeights Lane throughout the day].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Cattle Egret [adult/3 juveniles], MEDITERRANEAN GULL [2nd- summer], 2 Yellow-legged Gull [3rd & 2nd-summer, Blotts Pit this evening], 5 LRP [3 juvs], Green Sandpiper, Redshank [mid-morning].

Idle Washlands - LRP, Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, WOOD SANDPIPER, 5 Redshank, 10 Little Egret [Hansons Quarry entrance, this afternoon].

Hoveringham - 7 Black-tailed Godwit [Sailing Lake, late morning].

Clumber Park - 3 Oystercatcher [near the cafe].

Wollaton Park - 3 Red-crested Pochard [Wollaton Park Lake].

Monday 8th July

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Black-winged Pratincole [adult still on the flooded field on the north-east end of Fiftyeights Lane throughout the day 18:15 at least].

Misterton - QUAIL [singing male still in field north of Cornley Lane this evening].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 3 Yellow-legged Gull [Lower Sheep Fields, this evening], 6 Little Egret [Tiln North].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [brief display at great distance 10:30], 4+Red Kite, 8+Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Goshawk, 3 Raven, Tawny Owl.

Kilvington Lakes - 2 Black-tailed Godwit [West Lake, this morning], Yellow-legged Gull [amongst 327 Lesser Black-backed Gull]

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Cattle Egret [2 adults/2 juveniles], 2 Green Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, 09:12].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cattle Egret [Coneries early morning], 5 Great White Egret [two possible Juvs], 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, LRP [Clifton Pit].

Sunday 7th July

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Black-winged Pratincole [adult still on the flooded field on the north-east end of Fiftyeights Lane, 19:55 at least]; also 9 Shelduck, 80 Mallard, 44+ Teal, 25 Swift, 3 Oystercatcher, 45 Curlew [passed through at dusk], Black-tailed Godwit, Common Tern, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 45 Sand Martin, 35 Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting.  

Todays Doncaster Birding

Black-winged Pratincole - Misson Springs [Finningley GP] © Martin Loftus.


Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cattle Egret, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, LRP, 3 Snipe [Clifton Pit, this evening], 20 Little Egret [Coneries, 21:40].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - MEDITERRANEAN GULL [adult, white colour ring right leg Lower Sheep Fields].

Holme Pierrepont - 4 Cattle Egret [2 adults/2 juveniles, Blotts Pit this evening].

Cattle Egret (Juvenile) - Holme Pierrepont © Alan Clewes.


Idle Washlands - Whooper Swan, Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 9 Shelduck, Common Tern [Slaynes Lane], 2 Oystercatcher, Common Tern, 3 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, Hobby [Hagg Lane Flash].

Idle Stop - Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Egret.

Saturday 6th July

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Black-winged Pratincole [again on the flooded field on the north-east end of Fiftyeights Lane, flew in from S.York's 07:29 where it was seen on and off before returning to the stubble field on the S.York's side of Fiftyeights Lane, 19:30]; also 2 Grey Partridge, Hobby, 2 CORN BUNTING.

Bennerley Marsh - 4 LRPs [including one juvenile, midday].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Lower Sheep Fields, 08:55].

Friday 5th July

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Black-winged Pratincole [back on the flooded field on the north-east end of Fiftyeights Lane 10:24 - 20:30 at least]; also 8 Egyptian Geese, 12+ Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, CORN BUNTING.

Black-winged Pratincole - Misson Springs [Finningley GP] © Mike Vickers.


Black-winged Pratincole - Misson Springs [Finningley GP] © Ian Cowgill.


Idle Washlands - White Stork [seen distantly from Slaynes Lane heading north-west, 09:50]; also Greenshank E, 3 Black-tailed Godwit E, Common Sandpiper. Todays Doncaster Birding

Sherwood Forest NNR - Stonechat [Budby South Forest].

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - White Stork [unringed adult, still in Sheep Fields off Walters Lane 07:36 - o8:55 when it flew high south].

Kilvington Lakes - 26 Little Egret, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 300 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Hobby [West Lake].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cattle Egret [Clifton Pit, with cattle early morning]; also Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Gull.

Calverton - 4 Oystercatcher [2 juvs, Springwater Golf Course].

Thursday 4th July

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - White Stork [unringed adult, Sheep Fields off Walters Lane late afternoon - 21:30 at least]; also Caspian Gull [1st-summer].

White Stork - Lound © Mike Vickers.


Attenborough Nature Reserve - Cattle Egret [Coneries, this evening], Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4cy Yellow-legged Gull [Clifton Pit].

Kilvington Lakes - 200 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 25 Little Egret, Hobby [West Lake, this afternoon].

Bingham - Ring-necked Parakeet [near the Market Square, midday].

Wednesday 3rd July

Attenborough Nature Reserve - COMMON SCOTER [1st-summer drake, Coneries 12:17 - 20:00 at least], Cattle Egret, Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, Cuckoo [Clifton Pit, this evening].

Common Scoter - Attenborough Nature Reserve © Simon Roberts.


Holme Pierrepont -Black-tailed Godwit [still Blotts Pit, 08:45].

King's Mill Reservoir - Swift [large numbers over the res this morning].

Tuesday 2nd July

Attenborough Nature Reserve - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow], Cattle Egret, Common Sandpiper, LRP, Hobby [Clifton Pit].

Idle Washlands – 228 Mute Swan, 9 Shelduck, Water Rail, Oystercatcher, 3 Common Tern, 9 Little Egret, Sedge Warbler [Slaynes Lane].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP, Nott's/Finningley Quarries, S.Yorks] – 5 Shelduck, 5 Egyptian Geese, 5 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 15 Swift, 30 Lapwing, Ringed Plover, 4 Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Common Tern, 200 Sand Martin. Todays Doncaster Birding

Holme Pierrepont - Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper [Blotts Pit, late morning].

Monday 1st July

Lound [Idle Valley NR] - Caspian Tern [adult, flew north over Chainbridge Pit 10:17].

Misson Springs [Finningley GP] - Caspian Tern [adult, again 06:49 - 09:21].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - WOOD SANDPIPER, Green Sandpiper [Ridge and Furrow, 06:30 - 20:30], Common Sandpiper, 2 Great White Egret, Cuckoo [Clifton Pit].


Many thanks to:

Linda Abbott, Nick Blinston, Alan Bradley, Paul Buxton, Stephen Carlin, Toby Carter, John Clay, Alan Clewes, Ashley Cooke, Ian Cowgill, Stu Daverport, Mark Dawson, Ray Dupont, Ade Fox, Peter Freeman, Steve Furber, Greg Gilmore, Wayne Glossop, Andy Hall, Garry Hobson, Paul Hobson, John Hopper, Darren Housman, Dave Hurdthouse, Mike Leatherland, Ian Livsey, Martin Loftus, Ged Morley, Suzanne Nelson, Andrew Przeslak, Antony Read, Jason Reece, Brian Reid, Simon Roberts, Lesley Rowlands, Lee Scudder, Peter Stanyon, Edmund Staunton, Alan Thomas, Mel Thorn, Bob Usher, Mike Vickers, Mark Wild, Will Wiseman.



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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