Shipley and Woodside 3/2/2015

February 3, 2015 in Latest Patch Sightings by Jim Steele

A beautiful, clear, cold day, and exposed to that Northerly wind, even colder! In the fields between the Hex Pools and the farm were 2 brown hare – this is a good place to see hares – the two of them were motionless, in typical ‘static stand off’, but by next month they will be suitably crazed, now doubt! On the Hex Pools a few tufties, a gadwall and 8 teal. Nearby a kestrel drifted past and a jay shrieked. Quick view of a water rail as it fluttered weakly into the reeds – icy conditions can bring this species out into the open affording unusually good views. At Shipley Hill a couple of nuthatches were calling repeatedly and one feeding on the tables at Derby Lodge Tea Lodge – where it is possible to consume magnificent cheese on toast and drink hot tea! Blankets of snowdrops coming out – another ten days I reckon to reach their peak and are then well worth going to see. A stock dove ‘singing’. Single redwing, great tit, coal tit and blue tit. At Woodside a goldfinch singing was my first of the season, whilst a group of fieldfare drew my attention ‘chack-chacking’ overhead. Half a dozen buzzards wheeling about and pairing up in the soft light of the now low, winter sun. At Shipley Lake wildfowl were sheltering from the bitter wind in the lee of the far bank, where I could just make out at least 12 shoveler and half a dozen silvery-backed, drake pochard, several tufties, and a few more scattered about the lake braving the conditions.

Jim

Shipley 21/09/2014

September 21, 2014 in Latest Patch Sightings by Jim Steele

Lovely day for scanning for raptors. 8 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and 3 Sparrowhawk. 2 Ravens headed over high. 3 Jay flying at medium height over woodlands – they always seem to do this in the Autumn. Skylark flying North. Green Woodpecker calling. Coal Tit close by. A single Speckled Wood was the only butterfly I could see.

Jim

Notts sightings for Fri 14th Jun (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

June 20, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Gringley Lock - 2 Grey Wagtail [pair, male displaying], 2 Barn Swallow.
  • Stoke Lock - 6 Common Tern.
  • Sherwood Forest Country Park - Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, Coal Tit [feeding young], Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Common Cuckoo, Hobby, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff.

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Tathams Pond To Woodside-Sightings

April 12, 2013 in Latest Patch Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Bennerley Lodge. Blackcap, Coal Tit. Tathams Pond. 4 Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker, 2 Greylag Goose [over] Shipley Gate. Swallow, 8 Sand Martin, Song Thrush. Bentley’s Plantation.  2 Tufted Duck, 2 Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Lapwing [over] Woodside. 50 Black- headed Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, 2 Fieldfare. Plus. 1 Small Copper Butterfly.

Notts sightings for Fri 22nd Mar (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 26, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Langford Lowfields - Eurasian Starling, Redwing, Fieldfare, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Shelduck [pair], c.100 Eurasian Wigeon, Common Goldeneye [several, many displaying], 3 Whooper Swan, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Northern Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, Skylark [lots, singing], Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Common Kestrel, House Sparrow, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Magpie, Eurasian Jay, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose.
  • Bramcote - Barn Owl [00:55 - sat on road sign between Bramcote & Bardill's Islands].
  • Mansey Common - 2 Marsh Tit [pair], 2 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Coal Tit.
  • Sherwood Heath - 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker [pair], 6+ Coal Tit, 3 Yellowhammer, c.40 House Sparrow [birds at feeding station in car park near Ollerton A614 roundabout],
  • Rufford Country Park - 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Goosander [male on lake], 4 Lesser Redpoll [by lake], 2 Mistle Thrush.

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Notts sightings for Wed 20th Mar (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 21, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Welbeck Watchpoint - 2 Mandarin Duck [pair], 1 Woodcock [over at dusk].
  • Mansfield - c.30 Bohemian Waxwing [09:00 at A60/A6075 junction].
  • West Bridgford - Blackcap [male, daily on feeder].
  • RSPB Beckingham Marshes - 21 Whooper Swan [over At 13:00].
  • King's Mill Reservoir - Grey Wagtail.
  • The Hook Nature Reserve - Short-eared Owl.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Little Egret [Tween Pond Scrape], 1 Bittern [over Clifton Pit reeds].
  • West Bridgford - Byron Road: Goldcrest, 4 Goldfinch, Raven [possible].
  • Edwalton - Meadow Covert: Great Spotted Woodpecker [male], Green Woodpecker, Blackcap, Coal Tit.

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Notts sightings for Wed 20th Mar (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 21, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • King's Mill Reservoir - Grey Wagtail.
  • The Hook Nature Reserve - Short-eared Owl.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Little Egret [Tween Pond Scrape], 1 Bittern [over Clifton Pit reeds].
  • West Bridgford - Byron Road: Goldcrest, 4 Goldfinch, Raven [possible].
  • Edwalton - Meadow Covert: Great Spotted Woodpecker [male], Green Woodpecker, Blackcap, Coal Tit.

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Notts sightings for Thu 28th Feb (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 4, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Eakring Flash - 3 Goosander.
  • Arnold - 56 Bohemian Waxwing [Cornell Drive and Howbeck Road].
  • Clumber Park - Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Wren, Blackbird, European Robin, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Woodcock, 2 Goosander, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Redpoll, Eurasian Jay, Song Thrush, Northern Lapwing, Reed Bunting, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Stock Dove.
  • Hodsock Farm - 1 European Golden Plover.
  • Blyth - Hodsock Priory Woods: 1 Eurasian Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Common Buzzard.
  • Southwell - 39 Pink-footed Goose [north-west].

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Notts sightings for Wed 13th Feb (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 4, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Clumber Park - Long-tailed Tit [several flocks], 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Eurasian Jay, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit [with mixed flock of Tits in chapel grounds], Eurasian Nuthatch, 2 Song Thrush, Blackbird, Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, Goldfinch, c.20 Redwing, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Common Kestrel, Wren, Grey Wagtail, c.8 Goosander, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Rook, European Robin, Woodpigeon, Black-headed Gull, Dunnock, Goldfinch, c.12 Siskin [near Clumber Bridge, feeding in leaf litter], c.20 Cormorant, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Mandarin Duck [west of Clumber Bridge]
  • Welbeck Watchpoint - 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander, 2 Cormorant, Mallard, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Chaffinch, 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Common Buzzard, Eurasian Nuthatch.

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Notts sightings for Sun 10th Feb (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 4, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Cotham Flash - Glaucous Gull.
  • Clifton - Bohemian Waxwing.
  • Holme Pierrepont - Common Scoter.
  • Clifton - Bohemian Waxwing.
  • Mansfield Woodhouse - Lesser Redpoll [feeders], Goldfinch [feeders], Dunnock, Coal Tit, Blackbird, Blue Tit.

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