Gedling Pit Top 28/10/2014

October 28, 2014 in Holiday and Trip Reports by Jim Steele

A morning dash to the ornithological Mecca that is Gedling Pit Top was well worthwhile – after two hours of scanning a juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard flew directly overhead and drifted West. Also, a pair of very obliging Stonechats, several Skylark and Meadow Pipits, Goldfinches, two Sparrowhawk and a few Kestrel. An unusual view of a Green Woodpecker from above – the green back and that bright, red patch on the back of the head is impressive. Four Red Admiral butterflies and a few Migrant Hawkers.

Pictures below courtesy of Mr Karl Proctor.

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

April 1, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • RSPB Langford Lowfields - 3 Common Redshank, 5 Northern Pintail, 30+ Blackbird.
  • Southwell - 53 Whooper Swan [north], 3 Brambling [Crink Lane].
  • Kilvington Lakes - 53 Whooper Swan [west lake then flew north at 17:25], Marsh Harrier [2nd year male high to south-west at 17:30].
  • Cotham Flash - Marsh Harrier [2nd year male - through to east].
  • RSPB Beckingham Marshes - 2 Tree Pipit.
  • Clifton - Bohemian Waxwing.
  • Kilvington - Whooper Swan.
  • Thrumpton - Sanderling.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 Red-crested Pochard, Gadwall, Goosander, Eurasian Teal, Common Kestrel.
  • Clumber Park - 3 Mandarin Duck, 2 Common Shelduck.
  • Dorket Head - 1 Raven, Mistle Thrush, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Siskin.
  • New Basford - 1 Chiffchaff [River Leen Greenway].
  • Mansfield - Red Kite [Skegby Lane].
  • Gedling Pit Top - 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Northern Lapwing.
  • Vernon Park - Grey Heron.

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

March 26, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Gedling Pit Top - 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 4 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron.
  • Worksop - Manton Wood: 27 Magpie [flying together at 17:35].
  • 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 Fri 22nd Feb (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 4, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Wollaton Park - 9 Red-crested Pochard, 11 Gadwall, 6 Common Pochard, 2 Eurasian Teal.
  • Penny Pasture Common - 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Common Snipe, c.150 Fieldfare, 3+ Brambling [with mixed finch flock], c.30 Linnet.
  • Gedling Pit Top - 2 Short-eared Owl.

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

March 4, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Nottingham - c.30 Siskin [Upper Parliament Street, in trees near casino].
  • Normanton on the Wolds - garden: 1 Blackcap [female feeding on fat and seeds].
  • Gedling Pit Top - 4 Short-eared Owl, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, Northern Lapwing, Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, 3 Collared Dove, Rook, 11 Mallard, Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 1 Mute Swan, 16 Moorhen, 9 Coot, 20+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 200+ Woodpigeon, 10+ Magpie, Wren, European Robin, 10+ Blackbird, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Great Tit, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 10+ Goldfinch.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - Clifton Pond: 1 Bittern [13:50 to 15:10 & 15:30 to 15:45], 3 Common Snipe, 1 Water Rail.
  • South Muskham - A1 Lakes: 1 Mediterranean Gull [1st winter again], c.5000 Black-headed Gull [1 leucistic bird], 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Siskin.
  • Kilvington Lakes - 2 Jack Snipe.
  • Nottingham - Tinkers Leen: 2 Goldcrest, Grey Heron [west], 4 Long-tailed Tit.
  • Wollaton Park - Lake: 2 Red-crested Pochard [pair - golf course side of lake].

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Notts sightings for Sat 16th Feb (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 4, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Dearne Valley - c.30 Eurasian Wigeon, c.10 Brambling, Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch [feeders next to Car Park], Greenfinch, Common Goldeneye, Reed Bunting, 4 Yellowhammer [Tree Sparrow Garden], 2 Wren, c.10 Tree Sparrow, Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Teal, c.100+ Northern Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Bittern [Clifton Pond], 7 Whooper Swan [Clifton Pond].
  • Blott's Pit - 4 Red-crested Pochard [2 pairs at 14:00].
  • Gedling Pit Top - 4 Short-eared Owl, 3 Common Buzzard, c.30 Skylark, 4 Green Woodpecker, c.60 Siskin, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Kestrel.

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Notts sightings for Wed 6th Feb (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 4, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Bittern [Clifton Pond at 13:58].
  • Gedling Pit Top - 1 Short-eared Owl.

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Notts sightings for Sat 16th Feb (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

February 20, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Bittern [Clifton Pond], 7 Whooper Swan [Clifton Pond].
  • Blott's Pit - 4 Red-crested Pochard [2 pairs at 14:00].
  • Gedling Pit Top - 4 Short-eared Owl, 3 Common Buzzard, c.30 Skylark, 4 Green Woodpecker, c.60 Siskin, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Kestrel.

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Notts sightings for Sat 16th Feb (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

February 17, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Blott's Pit - 4 Red-crested Pochard [2 pairs at 14:00].
  • Gedling Pit Top - 4 Short-eared Owl, 3 Common Buzzard, c.30 Skylark, 4 Green Woodpecker, c.60 Siskin, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Kestrel.

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Notts sightings for Sat 26th Jan (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

January 28, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Newthorpe - Bohemian Waxwing [Brunel Avenue].
  • Burton Joyce - 2 Brambling [male and female - feeding in garden].
  • Wollaton - Ranelagh Grove: 45 Bohemian Waxwing.
  • Gedling Pit Top - 4 Short-eared Owl.
  • Hoveringham - 1 Sanderling [Sailing Pit islands], 3 Common Snipe, 1 Marsh Tit.
  • Clumber Park - 1 Brambling [male at feeding station].
  • Budby Pumping Station - 2 Common Gull, Water Rail [under bird table].
  • Calverton - Neville Road: 2 Reed Bunting [pair], 4 Lesser Redpoll, Brambling, 3 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 2 Great Tit, Blue Tit, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackbird, European Robin.

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