Bird Sightings for 31 October 2010 (courtesy of DOS)

October 31, 2010 in Other Derbys Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Ridgeway Hospital (SK3550) 4 Waxwing
  • Drakelow NR (SK2220) Pintail, Goldeneye, 4 Water Rail, 41 Golden Plover

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Black Headed Gull

October 31, 2010 in Photo's., The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

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Black Headed Gull

October 31, 2010 in Photo's., The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

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Poking About At Shipley

October 31, 2010 in Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

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A nice day, a nice steady bit of birding but still no water back at bennerley, just a lone Grey Heron and a few Wood Pigeon. Stretched the legs as far as Shipley Park, circumnavigated the lake, took a couple of snaps, the light was not good and so I decided to go poking and prodding about in the undergrowth looking for likely locations for Woodcock and Owls, Woodcock habitat is fairly plentiful so I'm hopeful there for a connection in the new year, plenty of Owl hide a ways too, especially Tawny.

With night falling I headed of the the old car parks area, poured a cup of tea and waited, hopefully for Short Eared Owl but the only thing happening was wave after wave of Jackdaw heading for Mapperley Reservoir. I think it will have to get a little colder for Short Eared Owl, I’ll try again when the brass monkey beckons !         

Cotmanhay. 2 Coal Tit [garden feeders] 70 Black-Headed Gull, 5 Common Gull. Botany Bay. 4 Common Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Bullfinch. Chat Corner. 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel. Shipley Lock. Kingfisher, 11 Redwing, Mistle Thrush. Bentleys Plantation. 2 Jay. Shipley Lake. 19 Gadwall, 12 Wigeon, 7 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher, 4 Grey Heron. Shipley Country Park. 470 Jackdaw [going to roost at Mapperley] 5 Pheasant, 14 Redwing, 25 Lapwing [over]  

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Great Crested Grebe

Poking About At Shipley

October 31, 2010 in Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

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A nice day, a nice steady bit of birding but still no water back at bennerley, just a lone Grey Heron and a few Wood Pigeon. Stretched the legs as far as Shipley Park, circumnavigated the lake, took a couple of snaps, the light was not good and so I decided to go poking and prodding about in the undergrowth looking for likely locations for Woodcock and Owls, Woodcock habitat is fairly plentiful so I'm hopeful there for a connection in the new year, plenty of Owl hide a ways too, especially Tawny.

With night falling I headed of the the old car parks area, poured a cup of tea and waited, hopefully for Short Eared Owl but the only thing happening was wave after wave of Jackdaw heading for Mapperley Reservoir. I think it will have to get a little colder for Short Eared Owl, I’ll try again when the brass monkey beckons !         

Cotmanhay. 2 Coal Tit [garden feeders] 70 Black-Headed Gull, 5 Common Gull. Botany Bay. 4 Common Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Bullfinch. Chat Corner. 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel. Shipley Lock. Kingfisher, 11 Redwing, Mistle Thrush. Bentleys Plantation. 2 Jay. Shipley Lake. 19 Gadwall, 12 Wigeon, 7 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher, 4 Grey Heron. Shipley Country Park. 470 Jackdaw [going to roost at Mapperley] 5 Pheasant, 14 Redwing, 25 Lapwing [over]  

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Great Crested Grebe

Aldercar Flash – from the car

October 31, 2010 in Latest Patch Sightings by ChrisLuv

Parked up to watch for Water Rail under the feeders as the boy slept in the back of the car. N luck – usual suspects around: Reed Bunting, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Blue, Tit, Great Tit, Redwing.

Did get chance for a video:

Notts sightings for Sun 31st Oct (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

October 31, 2010 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Rufford Country Park - 9 Whooper Swan [on main lake before departing north].
  • Girton Gravel Pits - Greater Scaup.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bearded Tit [Clifton Pond reed-bed].

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Notts sightings for Sat 30th Oct (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

October 31, 2010 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Colwick Country Park - 2 Common Buzzard [west at 15:00], 30 Siskin, 2 Common Goldeneye [Main Lake], Great Crested Grebe [2 juveniles being fed by parents].
  • Edingley - Greaves Lane: 2 Yellow-legged Gull [adults], 1 Herring Gull, 30 Lesser-black Backed Gull, 1 Common Buzzard, 200 European Golden Plover.
  • Welbeck - Robin Hood Trail: Common Pheasant, 2 Common Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Woodpigeon, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Robin.
  • Cuckney - Green Woodpecker.

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Notts sightings for Sun 31st Oct (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

October 31, 2010 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - Bearded Tit [Clifton Pond reed-bed].

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Bearded Tit at Attenborough

October 31, 2010 in Latest News by ChrisLuv

A Bearded Tit has been reported at Attenborough NR this morning (Sunday 31st October), in Clifton Lagoon reedbed at SK337521 at 9:30.