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Fri 30th Nov
Nottingham - 200+ Bohemian Waxwing [Garden Street].
Rufford Country Park - 1+ Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [3 sightings], 3 Goosander, 25+ Bohemian Waxwing [near abbey at 15:20 for 10 minutes], 100+ Redwing.
Arnold - 3 Bohemian Waxwing, Chiffchaff [Douro Drive].
Thu 29th Nov
Nottingham - 8 Bohemian Waxwing [Grove Road near Castle Boulevard].
Clayworth Common - 5 Short-eared Owl, 20 Whooper Swan.
Tue 27th Nov
Barton in Fabis- Drift Lane Plantation: 200+ Pink-footed Goose, 50+ Redwing, 2 Common Buzzard, Grey Partridge [calling after dark].
Chilwell - 20 Bohemian Waxwing [Corn Mill pub].
Gedling Pit Top - 3 Short-eared Owl [all in flight at same time].
Castle Marina - 1 Woodcock [flushed by dogs to west].
Mansfield - 1 Raven [Quarry Hill Lane].
Rise Park - 20 Bohemian Waxwing [over school at 15:00].
Huthwaite - 50 Pink-footed Goose [over at 13:30].
Mon 26th Nov
Holme Pierrepont - A52 Pit: Raven [heard], Woodcock.
Basford - 22 Bohemian Waxwing [Valley Road].
Gonalston - 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Eurasian Nuthatch.
Mansfield - 25 Bohemian Waxwing [Green Lane/Darwin Close - present 07:45 to 08:15 at least].
Chilwell - 15 Bohemian Waxwing [Corn Mill pub].
Sun 25th Nov
Bunny - 15 Bohemian Waxwing.
Budby Common - 6 Common Crossbill [males].
Lenton - 60+ Bohemian Waxwings [Penn Avenue - feeding in rowans].
Gedling Pit Top - 5 Short-eared Owl, 2 Common Kestrel.
Hoveringham - Railway Lake: Great White Egret.
Sat 24th Nov
Costock - Water Rail, 2 Marsh Tit, c.10 Tree Sparrow, c.100 Fieldfare.
Beeston - 100+ Bohemian Waxwing [Govegate Park].
Arnold - Chiffchaff [Douro Drive].
Balderton - Little Egret.
Mansfield - 22 Bohemian Waxwing [Green Lane/Darwin Close - present 07:45 to 08:15 at least].
Hoveringham - Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 90 Eurasian Wigeon, 10 Northern Shoveler, 55 Eurasian Teal, 50 Common Pochard, 5 Common Goldeneye, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, Green Woodpecker. Sailing Lake Roost: 5 Little Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull.
Kinoulton - c.30 Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing.
Fri 23rd Nov
East Leake - 7 Bohemian Waxwing [opposite fire station]
Lenton - c.55 Bohemian Waxwing [tree behind Red Cow pub at 07:40].
Daybrook - 6 Bohemian Waxwing [B & Q car park].
Bingham - 1 Little Egret [Grantham Road - low over built up area].
Arnold - 50 Bohemian Waxwing [Killisick Area].
Bennerley Marsh - 65 Eurasian Wigeon, 4 Eurasian Teal, Grey Heron, Eurasian Sparrowhawk [female], Common Kestrel, 110 Northern Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60 Black-headed Gull, Green Woodpecker, 3 Fieldfare, 18 Redwing, 16 Siskin. Chat Corner: Green Woodpecker, Common Kestrel, 35 Redwing, 15 Fieldfare.
Hoveringham - Sailing Lake: 1 Glaucous Gull [1st Winter], 1 Caspian Gull[adult], 4 Yellow-legged Gull.
Wollaton Park - 16 Goosander, 28 Common Pochard, 1 Red-crested Pochard.
Thu 22nd Nov
Lenton - c.50 Bohemian Waxwing [Science Road - east at 08:35].
Highfields - 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Goosander, 4 Cormorant, 3 Common Pochard, Egyptian Goose, 1 Treecreeper.
Bennerley Marsh - 35 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Northern Shoveler, 40 Northern Lapwing, 2 Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe, 65 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 12 Redwing, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush. Newthorpe Water Treatment Works: 2 Grey Wagtail, 20 Pied Wagtail, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 90 Jackdaw. Chat Corner: Common Kestrel, 35 Redwing.
Wed 21st Nov
Meadows - 10 Bohemian Waxwing [Science Road - east at 11:20].
Lenton - 13 Bohemian Waxwing [Science Road - east at 11:20].
Arnold - 50 Bohemian Waxwing [Kilbourne Road at 08:00].
Tue 20th Nov
Mansfield - Bohemian Waxwing [Grange Farm Estate - Sutton border].
Lenton - c.25 Bohemian Waxwing [Science Road - west at 09:30. Also seen behind Red Cow public house].
Arnot Hill Park - 25 Tufted Duck, 1 Eurasian Wigeon [drake], 1 Coot, 9 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Eurasian Jay, 60 Black-headed Gull, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Goldcrest, 15 Greenfinch, 31 Goldfinch, 150+ Starling, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk.
Mon 19th Nov
Lenton - c.40 Bohemian Waxwing [Red Cow pub again].
Arnold - Bohemian Waxwing [mobile].
Killisick - Bohemian Waxwing [mobile].
Sun 18th Nov
Bassingfield - 3 Gadwall [Grantham Canal].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Fieldfare, Common Goldeneye, Goosander, Goldcrest, Common Pochard, Common Snipe, Song Thrush, Eurasian Wigeon.
Woodthorpe - Blackcap [female in garden].
King's Mill Reservoir - 20 Common Pochard, 21 Gadwall, c.150 Northern Lapwing, 12 Eurasian Teal, 5 Common Snipe.
Clumber Park - 35 Northern Shoveler, 22 Cormorant, 1 Eurasian Teal.
Sat 17th Nov
Gedling Pit - Tawny Owl, 3 Short-eared Owl, 2 Common Kestrel, Lesser Redpoll, 150+ Goldfinch, 150+ Carrion Crow, 8 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 12 Mallard, 3 Mute Swan.
Lenton - 9 Bohemian Waxwing [tree behind Red Cow pub on Lenton Lane].
Fri 16th Nov
Lenton - 5 Bohemian Waxwing [heading west from Lenton Abbey Church].
Hoveringham - Sailing Lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull [1st winter in roost], 3 Yellow-legged Gull [roost], 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl [club track at dusk]. Railway Lake: 1 Grey Wagtail.
Thu 15th Nov
Teversal - c.150 Pink-footed Goose [south-west].
Carburton - c.200 Pink-footed Goose [west].
Worksop - 400+ Pink-footed Goose [over town centre - audible over traffic noise].
Bennerley Marsh - Grey Heron, Common Kestrel, Jack Snipe, Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, Herring Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 16 Redwing. Chat Corner: 60 Redwing, 30 Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, Common Kestrel, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull.
Normanton on Soar - c.100 Pink-footed Goose [north, calling at 10:37], 1 Raven [west], 7 European Golden Plover [high to north-west at 16:02], 7 Redwing, 28 Fieldfare.
Southwell - 1 Raven [over, west], Sparrowhawk [female], Goldcrest, 15 Long-tailed Tit.
Skegby - c.350 Pink-footed Goose [2 separate skeins to north-west].
Bingham - 11 Bohemian Waxwing [Goldcrest Close].
Wed 14th Nov
Hoveringham - 1 Mediterranean Gull [first winter in roost], 4 Little Egret.
Normanton - 1 Raven [west, over Reg Taylor's garden centre], 15 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing.
Tue 13th Nov
Keyworth - 6 Bohemian Waxwing.
Arnot Hill Park - 1 Mute Swan [juvenile stayed for 6 days], 2 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 21 Tufted Duck [numbers increasing daily], 9 Red-crested Pochard [including 2 'blonde' females], 1 Common Pochard, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 23 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Northern Shoveler, 3 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Eurasian Jay [largest number simultaneously recorded], 150-200 Eurasian Starling, 3 Fieldfare, 25-30 Redwing [rear of Old House].
Clumber Park - 12 Bohemian Waxwing [feeding on midges at the ford], 1 Grey Wagtail [The Grotto].
Netherfield Lagoons - 5 Lesser Redpoll.
Colwick Country Park - 75 Eurasian Wigeon, Mandarin Duck, 18 Common Pochard, 12 Common Goldeneye, 5 Common Gull.
Mon 12th Nov
Bilsthorpe - 1 Woodcock [Southwell Trail - flushed by dogs].
Langford Lowfields RSPB - 1 Barn Swallow [south over public footpath at 10:20], 10 Bohemian Waxwing [south Over at 10.45].
The Meadows - 15 Bohemian Waxwing.
Sun 11th Nov
Kimberley - 3 Common Buzzard [low over A610 - quartering fields near Dale Road].
Rufford Country Park - 1 Common Kingfisher, 5 Goosander, 1 Red-crested Pochard.
Burton Joyce - 2 Brambling [garden feeders].
Attenborough Nature Reserve - 320 Cormorant [roost], 1 Little Egret, 7 Goosander.
Arnold - 1 Chiffchaff [Douro Drive].
Sat 10th Nov
Farnsfield - 3 Bohemian Waxwing.
Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Bellmoor Lake: 8 Bohemian Waxwing, 19+ Red-crested Pochard, 2 Common Shelduck, 2 Common Snipe.
Southwell - Racecourse lane & Fiskerton Lane pit:1 Little Egret [fields west of Racecourse Lane], c.200 Redwing, c.50 Fieldfare, 27 Blackbird, 1 Grey Wagtail, 23 Gadwall [Fiskerton Lane pit], 3 Eurasian Teal [Fiskerton Lane pit], 1 Green Sandpiper [Fiskerton Lane pit], 1 Bullfinch, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff.
Bennerley Marsh - 34 Northern Lapwing, 100 Black-headed Gull.
Hockley - Pied Wagtail [roost at Huntingdon Street].
Fri 9th Nov
Bennerley Marsh - 2 Jack Snipe, 11 Common Snipe, Grey Heron, 11 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing, 6 Goldfinch, 105 Black-headed Gull. Chat Corner: 8 Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit.
King's Mill Reservoir - 8 Eurasian Teal, 20 Gadwall, 25 Common Pochard, 8 Cormarant, 1 Mute Swan [deceased on A38 side].
Thu 8th Nov
University of Nottingham - 2 Grey Wagtail [King's Meadow Campus].
King's Mill Reservoir - 12 Eurasian Teal, 8 Common Pochard, 100 Northern Lapwing, c.3000 Black-headed Gull.
Carlton - Whimsey Park: 1 Brambling [eating seed on ground in garden].
Colwik Country Park - Colwick Lake: 60 Common Pochard, 1 Mandarin Duck [male], 3 Common Goldeneye, 8 Gadwall, 80 Northern Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 10 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Kingfisher, 7 Siskin, 2 Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker. Hall Lake: Grey Heron, Gadwall, 6 Northern Shoveler. West Lake: 72 Eurasian Wigeon, 28 Gadwall, 3 Northern Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Wed 7th Nov
Bennerley Marsh - Grey Heron, 2 Common Snipe, 90 Black-headed Gull, 7 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Green Woodpecker. Water Treatment Works: Brambling [works entrance], 5 Pied Wagtail. Chat Corner: Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, 10 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting.
Bingham - 100+ Fieldfare [Grantham Road].
King's Mill Reservoir - 2 Redwing.
Tue 6th Nov
Lady Bay - 2 Barn Owl [The Hook].
Holme Pierrepont - Finger Ponds: c.30 Siskin, Grey Wagtail, c.50 Redwing.
Newstead Village - 9 Bohemian Waxwing [over village at 13:10].
Clumber Park - 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 48 Gadwall, 29 Northern Shoveler, 516 Tufted Duck, 60 Yellowhammer.
Bennerley Marsh - Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Common Snipe, Eurasian Jay, 22 Redwing, 6 Meadow Pipit, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 90 Black-headed Gull. Chat Corner: Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, 11 Fieldfare, 18 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit, Eurasian Teal.
Highfields - 11 Goosander [2 males, 9 females], Green Woodpecker, Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron.
Mon 5th Nov
Bennerley Marsh - Ring Ouzel [1st winter], 15 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail.
Kilvington Lakes - 3 Red-crested Pochard [two males], 73 Pink-footed Goose [on East Lake and then later on West Lake].
Blidworth - 100 Barnacle Goose [Ricketts Lane - flying south-east at 09:30].
Sun 4th Nov
Clumber Park - 5 Mandarin Duck [3 males and 2 females near ornamental bridge], 20 Gadwall , 1 Eurasian Wigeon [male, briefly], 23 Northern Shoveler, Lesser Redpoll [mixed flock feeding on Alder], Siskin [mixed flock feeding on Alder].
Highfields - 12 Goosander.
Hickling - Barn Owl, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff [killed flying into window], Siskin.
Bennerley Marsh - Grey Heron, Common Kestrel, Common Snipe, 35 Redwing, Coal Tit. Chat Corner: 96 Woodpigeon, 30 Fieldfare, 22 Redwing, 9 Meadow Pipit.
Wollaton Park - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [near lake], 4 Red-crested Pochard [2 males, 2 females], Lesser Redpoll [small flock], c.20 Siskin, Goldcrest.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Goldcrest [Clifton Pond].
Sat 3rd Nov
Ollerton - 1 Brambling [on feeders in Tourist Information car park].
Gedling Pit - Barn Owl, 2 Short-eared Owl, Tawny Owl, Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, 3 Mute Swan.
Hucknall - 1 Brambling [Newstead Terrace].
Langford Lowfields - 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Northern Pintail, 1 Common Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 3 Jack Snipe, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Brambling.
Budby Pumping Station - Redwing, Fieldfare, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll [large flock], 11 Mute Swan, Green Woodpecker.
Southwell - 1 Eurasian Nuthatch, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Raven, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 14 Redwing.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Works Pit 2 Gadwall, 10 Eurasian Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 5 Northern Lapwing, Common Gull. Delta: 8 Gadwall, 4 Northern Shoveler, 6 Eurasian Wigeon. Main Pond: 4 Common Pochard, 3 Common Goldeneye, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 24 Cormorant, Grey Heron. Church Pond: 46 Gadwall, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Common Pochard, Little Grebe. Clifton Pond: Little Egret, 10 Gadwall, 50 Eurasian Wigeon, 30 Northern Shoveler, 4 Common Goldeneye, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Common gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull. Tween Pond: 3 Greater Scaup [2 males and 1 female], Little Egret, 50 Northern Lapwing, 20 Eurasian Teal. Coneries: 10 Gadwall, 4 Northern Shoveler, 20 Eurasian Teal, 40 Common Pochard, 16 Great Crested Grebe, Great Black-backed Gull. Barton Flash: 2 Cape Shelduck.
Colwick Country Park - Black Swan.
Fri 2nd Nov
King's Mill Reservoir - c.2500 Black-headed Gull.
Budby Common - 9 Lesser Redpoll.
Bentinck Pit Tip - c.250 European Golden Plover.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Eurasian Wigeon, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Garganey, Mallard, Red-crested Pochard [male], Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch, Wren, European Robin, Coot, Moorhen, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Chaffinch, Egyptian Goose, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker.
Thu 1st Nov
Rainworth - c.500 Eurasian Starling [07:00].
Hoveringham - Sailing Lake: 2 Mediterranean Gull [2 1st winter birds in roost], 1 Blackcap [female in hedge along dyke], 1 Eurasian Curlew.
Stapleford - Ring-necked Parakeet [garden].
Lound - 1 Little Egret [Neatholme Fen], 5 Red-crested Pochard [Windsurf Pool], 3 Short-eared Owl [15:30 Clayworth Common], 150+ Fieldfare, 50+ Redwing.
Langford Lowfields RSPB - 1 Barn Owl
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