Storm Clouds Over Bennerley

June 22, 2013 in Photo Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Not a pleasant day at Bennerley today, but two very pleasant ladies had turned out armed with clipboards to take an inventory of the site plant species on behalf of the flora recorder for Nottinhamshire, they appeared taken by the plants they were finding, especially the many sedge’s they had come across.

The weather was poor so not much to report, not much seen, but a couple of butterflies made the effort, first a single Dingy Skipper and then a splendidly fresh Gatekeeper, plus a few hardy Common Blue Damselflies, meanwhile a single Skylark was holding his own from a pile of soil on the building site that is Chat Corner.

Bennerley. Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, Common Tern, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Lapwing, 12 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, 7 Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker. Chat Corner. Sky Lark, Meadow Pipit, 3 Swift.

Butterflies. Dingy Skipper, Gatekeeper. Plus. Common Blue Damselflies.





Storm clouds over Bennerley

Storm clouds over Bennerley

Notts sightings for Tue 18th Jun (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

June 20, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Clifton - 1 Ring-necked Parakeet [in trees at Glapton Primary School at 15:30].
  • Newark - 1 Little Egret [flew south along Trent].
  • Lound - 1 Ringed Plover, 2+ Oystercatcher, 3+ Common Redshank, 2+ Common Shelduck, 7 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Common Tern, 1+ Turtle Dove [heard], 1 Eurasian Wigeon [drake].
  • Budby Pumping Station - Gadwall [good numbers], Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff.

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Notts sightings for Sat 15th Jun (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

June 20, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Common Pochard, 1 Egyptian Goose, 55 Gadwall, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Common Tern, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 15 Common Swift.
  • Budby Pumping Station - Hobby, 2 Ostercatcher [with young].
  • Sherwood Forest Country Park - 1 Red Kite [drifting west], 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

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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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Notts sightings for Sat 8th Jun (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

June 20, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Clifton Grove - Common Scoter [male on river], 1 Hobby, 11 Common Tern, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail [Beeston Weir].
  • Clifton - Ring-necked Parakeet [near post office].
  • Welbeck Watchpoint - 3 Common Gull.

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Bennerley To Woodside

June 9, 2013 in Latest Patch Sightings, Photo's., Read Posts, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

A family of Long-tailed Tits at Bennerley, Common Terns with one juvenile and Great Crested Grebes with two chicks at Mapperley Reservoir shows things are moving alone nicely.

Plenty of Dingy Skippers, Small Heaths and Common Blues to enjoy although a few may have been flattened by a motor bike and a quad bike, this pair of pillocks seem to think it was great fun to kick up as much dust as possible ! still’ my duty was clear and was duly fulfilled !

Dingy Skipper

Dingy Skipper

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Burnett Companion

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Ox-eye Daises

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Spiders ?

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Red Campion

Bennerley. 4 Long-tailed Tit, Green Woodpecker. Woodside. Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, 3 Grey Partridge, 3 Pheasant, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Swallow, 3 Swift, 2 Song Thrush. Mapperley Reservoir. 5 Great Crested Grebe [inc. 2 chicks] 3 Common Tern [inc. 1 juv.] 2 Chiffchaff.

Butterflies. 8 Dingy Skipper, 6 Small Heath, 4 Common Blue, Orange Tip, Small White. Plus. Burnett Companion Moth.

Trip to Ogston Res 7/5/2013

May 10, 2013 in Latest Patch Sightings by Karl Proctor

On Tuesday me and Jim went to Ogston Res, Birds seen where,

2 Common Sand, Pair of Linnets, Green Finches, Coal Tits, Whitethroats, Kingfisher, Curlew x2, Great Black Backed Gull, Common Tern, Black Tern, Garden Warblers, Snipe, Lapwings x6, Pied Wagtail x2, Whimbrel, Moorhen with chicks, Heard Grasshopper Warbler and Sedge Warbler, the Mandarins are from Wyver Lane.  JKP_0696 JKP_0674 JKP_0670 JKP_0667 JKP_0611 JKP_0587 JKP_0573


Notts sightings for Wed 1st May (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

May 2, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Bentinck Void - Ringed Plover.
  • Arnold - 1 Northern Wheatear [garden].
  • Oxton - Red Kite [Coomb Farm].
  • White Post Farm - Red Kite, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Swift, Bullfinch, Barn Swallow, Blackcap.
  • Budby Pumping Station - 1 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Gadwall.
  • Netherfield Lagoons - Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Common Whitethroat, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Dunnock, Long-tailed Tit, Blackcap, Wren, Blackbird, Robin, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Cormorant, Coot, Mute Swan, Magpie, Mallard, Jay, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Greylag Goose, Linnet, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Gadwall, 3 Common Tern, Grey Heron, Woodpigeon, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Rook, White Wagtail, Northern Lapwing, Yellow Wagtail, Canada Goose, Barn Swallow, Sand Martin, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Green Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Kingfisher, Skylark, Jackdaw, Stock Dove.

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Notts sightings for Mon 29th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 30, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Besthorpe NWT - Meering: 1 Green Sandpiper.
  • Collingham Lakes - 4 Common Goldeneye, 2 Ringed Plover [Silt Pond].
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Black-tailed Godwit [Barton Flash].
  • Colwick Country Park - Willow Warbler, 20+ Greylag Goose, Blackcap [female], 12+ Common Tern, 6 Cormorant, Great Tit, 30+ Canada Goose, Common Coot, Moorhen, 10 Tufted Duck [5 pairs].
  • Woodborough - Common Cuckoo [heard], Common Swift, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldfinch, 4 Common Pheasant, Red-legged Partridge, 6 Chaffinch.
  • Holme Pierrepont - 8 Great Tit, 10+ European Robin, 18+ Magpie, 8+ Blackbird, 3+ Goldfinch, 7+ Common Pheasant, 8+ Dunnock, 30+ Eurasian Starling, 66+ Woodpigeon, 2 Grey Heron, 4+ Jackdaw, 6+ House Sparrow, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Common Kestrel, 3 Rook, 30+ Canada Goose, 14 Chaffinch, 4 Wren, 18+ Carrion Crow, 1 Song Thrush, 10 Willow Warbler, 14 Mute Swan, 22 Tufted Duck, 12 Common Coot, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Blue Tit, Moorhen, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 6 Blackcap, 9 Common Tern, 2 Common Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Mallard, 1 Common Goldeneye, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Cormorant, 10+ Greylag Goose.

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Notts sightings for Sat 13th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 16, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Spoonbill, Little Gull, 5 Common Tern.
  • Norwood - Chiffchaff [golf course].
  • Nottingham - 1 Chiffchaff [St. Mary's Church].
  • Newark - Sugar Factory:3 Common Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff, 14 Eurasian Teal, 4 Eurasian Wigeon, 6 Sand Martin, 5 Common Buzzard, 20 Redwing, 4 Willow Tit [2 pairs].
  • Sherwood Forest NNR - 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl.
  • Budby Pumping Station - 8 European Golden Plover, 3 Mandarin Duck [2 males & 1 female], 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Sand Martin, 1 Barn Swallow, c.30 Redwing, 2 Common Snipe, Chiffchaff.
  • Ollerton - Little John's Fisheries: c.4 House Martin.

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