Church Wilne And St. Chads Water, Saturday, 29th. November, 2014.

December 1, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max. Temp. 10°C (50°F), Wind Direction: East South Easterly, Wind Speed: 6 mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 15:54 GMT.

Thought I would have a little poke around St. Chads Water at Church Wilne today, I heard the were a few Goosander and a quartet of Little Egrets, but sadly just one Goosander, a drake and no Little Egrets ! I headed of along a bridle path with the ominous sounding name of Coffin Walk ending upper at the safer sounding Orchid Wood, a smallish wood with huge amounts of Gorse, but not much birdlife, a single Goldcrest, a couple of Lesser Redpoll, a pair of those Goosander over and a nice sized flock of Lapwing over, plus lots of Redwing and Fieldfare in the general area.

St. Chads Water. 5 Shoveler, Goosander, 2 Shoveler, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 90 Fieldfare,  150 Redwing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker. Orchid Wood/Coffin Walk. 2 Lesser Redpoll, Goldcrest, 80 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, 160 Lapwing [over] 2 Goosander [over] 4 Common Gull [over]

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Shoveler And Tufted Duck

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Cormorant

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Wigeon

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Great Spotted Woodpecker

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A Not So Graceful Mute Swan

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Goosander

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Black-headed Gull

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Bennerley/Cossall, Sunday, 28th. September, 2014.

September 28, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Maximum Temp: 18°C (64°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Visibility: Cloud, Sun,Moderate, Sunset: 18:53 BST.

A pleasant sort of a day and it was kicked of with not one but two Treecreepers beneath the viaduct at Bennerley, a nice surprise and a year tick ! Still a few Swallows passing through Bennerley. Up around Cossall it was all Buzzards and Migrant Hawker Dragonflies, but there was a single Chiffchaff and a single Blackcap in the same tree so, that was handy !

Bennerley. 2 Treecreeper, 2 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 55 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lapwing, 3 Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 26 Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 25 Swallow. Plus. 7 Migrant Hawker Dragonfly, 1 Speckled Wood Butterfly. Cossall. 3 Dunnock, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard. Spring Wood. 5 Buzzard, 2 Pheasant, 6 Long-tailed Tit. Old Moor Wood. Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 3 Meadow Pipit. Dragonflies.  1 Brown Hawker, 13 Migrant Hawker.

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A Bennerley Viaduct resident.

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A Mushroom

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Mallards

 

Bennerley Marsh, Saturday, 27th. September, 2014.

September 27, 2014 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Maximum Temp: 18°C (64°F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Visibility: Moderate, Sunset: 18:53 BST.

Not a bad day today, steady passage of Swallows, House Martins and Meadow Pipits, plus a few Teal and Gadwall on the marsh and still a good few dragonflies about. 

Bennerley. 3 Buzzard, 40 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, Jay, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Meadow Pipit, 30 Goldfinch, Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 36 Swallow, 18 House Martin. Chat Corner. Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, Cormorant, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush,  Dragonflies. 20 Common Darter, 15 Migrant Hawker. Plus. 1 Speckled Wood Butterfly.

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Toadflax

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Meadow Pipit

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Cables

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Buzzard

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Common Darter

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Straw’s Bridge and Pewit Carr 14/3/2014

March 14, 2014 in Latest Patch Sightings by Jim Steele

Another lovely day. Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Two Chiffchaff singing – welcome back, boys! Coots nest building. Single Great Crested Grebe. Several Tufties. Single Common and Lesser Black-backed Gull. Kestrel. Several Jays. Bullfinch eating Hawthorn buds. Long-tailed Tits prospecting. Marsh Tit calling. Peacock butterfly.
Jim

Hex Pools 8/9/2013

September 8, 2013 in Latest Patch Sightings by Jim Steele

An hour from my vantage point looking West and a walk around the pools. A change of season was in the air for sure.
5 Speckled Wood, 2 Common Blue butterflies. Migrant Hawker.
Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Chiffchaff. Raven over Mapperley.
250 House Martins overhead was quite something. Small flocks of Starlings heading East later on. Buzzards soaring in distance and 3 directly overhead. 2 Sparrowhawk soaring and hunting. Cormorant fly-past. On the pools 8 Tufted Duck and a Little Grebe.
Jim

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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Notts sightings for Sun 28th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 30, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • West Bridgford - 2 Common Swift [Abbey Park].
  • Sherwood Forest NNR - 2 Blackcap, 1 Marsh Tit, Willow Warbler [numerous], Chiffchaff, Lesser Redpoll, 4 Common Redstart[singing males], 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30+ Common Crossbill, 4 Tree Pipit, 1 Common Cuckoo, 1 Yellowhammer, 4 Willow Warbler.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - Whinchat, 2 Oystercatcher, Common Shelduck, 2 Yellow Wagtail [Clifton Pond], Red-crested Pochard [pair at Visitor Centre and leucistic pair on Tween Pond].

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Notts sightings for Fri 19th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 24, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Hoveringham - Gonalston Lane: 20 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail.
  • West Bridgford - 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [drumming on bird box in park].
  • Winthorpe - 12 House Martin.
  • Worksop - c.20 Siskin [Meadow Lee at 09:45].
  • Besthorpe NWT - Meering: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper [one on adjacent river bank], 2 Yellow Wagtail. Mons Pool: 1 Little Egret, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 3+ House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler.
  • Collingham Lakes - 17 Northern Shoveler, 6 Common Goldeneye, 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit [Ferry Lane Lake], 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail.
  • Budby Pumping Station - 1 Osprey [flying down river Meden towards Budby], 2 Blackcap.
  • Clumber Park - 1 Common Swift, 20+ Barn Swallow, 20+ Sand Martin, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Common Sandpiper [pair Hardwick Village wetland], 3 Mandarin Duck [2 males & 1 female].
  • Welbeck Watchpoint - 1 Osprey [with primary missing on right wing], 6 Common Buzzard.
  • Worksop - Little Owl [Dukeries Industrial Estate].
  • Sherwood Pines - 1 Common Cuckoo [calling].
  • Walesby - 5 Yellow Wagtail [public footpath from Walesby to Bevercotes Pit Wood].
  • Sutton Bridge - Black Redstart [male].

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Notts sightings for Fri 19th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 21, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • West Bridgford - 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [drumming on bird box in park].
  • Winthorpe - 12 House Martin.
  • Worksop - c.20 Siskin [Meadow Lee at 09:45].
  • Besthorpe NWT - Meering: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper [one on adjacent river bank], 2 Yellow Wagtail. Mons Pool: 1 Little Egret, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 3+ House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler.
  • Collingham Lakes - 17 Northern Shoveler, 6 Common Goldeneye, 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit [Ferry Lane Lake], 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail.
  • Budby Pumping Station - 1 Osprey [flying down river Meden towards Budby], 2 Blackcap.
  • Clumber Park - 1 Common Swift, 20+ Barn Swallow, 20+ Sand Martin, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Common Sandpiper [pair Hardwick Village wetland], 3 Mandarin Duck [2 males & 1 female].
  • Welbeck Watchpoint - 1 Osprey [with primary missing on right wing], 6 Common Buzzard.
  • Worksop - Little Owl [Dukeries Industrial Estate].
  • Sherwood Pines - 1 Common Cuckoo [calling].
  • Walesby - 5 Yellow Wagtail [public footpath from Walesby to Bevercotes Pit Wood].
  • Sutton Bridge - Black Redstart [male].

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Cotmanhay to Woodside

April 6, 2013 in Photo's., Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

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Nice afternoon stroll today and spring was certainly in the air, Comma and Small Copper Butterflies were making that point ! Had a nice little “flurry” at Bentley’s Plantation with Goosander’s, Buzzards, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare’s and a single Goldcrest.

Raven and Woodcock opened the batting at Woodside along with a few Snipe and more woodpeckers and to round things off nicely, two Tree Creeper’s in Shipley Wood – sweet !

Cotmanhay. Comma Butterfly. Tathams Pond. 10 Tufted Duck, 4 Teal. Bentley’s Plantation. 5 Goosander, 2 Gadwall, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Fieldfare, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kestrel, 5 Buzzard. Woodside. 1 Raven, 4 Snipe, 1 Woodcock, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, 12 Redwing. Plus. 3 Small Copper butterflies. Shipley Wood. 2 Tree Creeper.