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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Early Purple ?

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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.

Notts sightings for Mon 15th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 15, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Skegby Trail - Blackbird, Song Thrush, Euroean Robin, 5 Fieldfare, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Skylark, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, Blackcap [male], 3 Barn Swallow [north-west], Grey Partridge, Common Kingfisher.
  • Keyworth - 2 Reed Bunting [pair in garden].

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Bennerley- Pushing [possibly] The Right Buttons

January 31, 2013 in Photo's., Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley




Grey Heron


Female Mute Swan

Out again today with the new camera and pushing some newly found buttons ! When the novelty of the really mad 50 X zoom subsides a little I can get down to taking some proper photos.

A nice count of Wigeon, a good few Lapwing, a Buzzard, Fieldfare and Redwing plus a Kingfisher, it was flying, so no photo there  ‘so plenty to point the camera at !


Bennerley. 90 Wigeon, 70 Lapwing. 2 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 80 Black-headed gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Grey Partridge, Buzzard, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Greenfinch. Chat Corner. 70 Field Fare, 25 Redwing, Meadow Pipit. Tathams Pond. Kingfisher, 40 Goldfinch.




Male Mute Swan

Male Mute Swan

IMG_0353Male Mallard

Bennerley To North Marsh

September 8, 2012 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Speckled Wood

After yesterdays Attenborough exertions a steady amble was the order of the day, so a look at Bennerley it was !

Not much on Bennerley itself, just the usual Grey Herons and a brace of Grey Partridge, a Hobby passed through Chat Corner, as did a Buzzard and The North Marsh turned up a pair of Sedge Warblers and a Grey Wagtail, plus a flight of House Martin looking purposeful.


Bennerley. 2 Grey Partridge, Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, Swallow. Chat Corner. Hobby [through] Buzzard. North Marsh. 2 Sedge Warbler, 20 House Martin, 2 Swallow, Linnet, Reed Bunting, Grey Wagtail.

Butterflies. Speckled Wood, Small White, Large White, Common Blue. Dragonflies. Emperor, Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker, Common Darter, Ruddy Darter, Emerald Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly.




Bennerley, Buddlia And Bugs

September 5, 2012 in Latest Patch Sightings by Bennerley

Four-spotted Chaser

But what bugs ! Painted Lady’s, Red Admirals and Small Coppers to mention a few, plus a tatty looking Four-spotted Chaser [left] and quite a few Emerald Damselflies.

Not many birds about but I did notice a Grey Partridge at Chat Corner that appeared to be displaying !

Butterflies. Small White, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Common Blue, Small Copper. Dragonflies. Common Darter, Migrant Hawker, Southern Hawker, Emperor, Brown Hawker, Banded Demoiselle, Emerald Damselfly.

Birds. Grey Partridge, Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, Kestrel, 10 Black-headed Gull, Swallow,  2 Meadow, 2 Reed Bunting.



Speckled Wood
Common Darter

Moorgreen – biting cold and beautiful 11/02/2012

February 11, 2012 in Latest Patch Sightings by Jim Steele

Very little raptor soaring today, just two Buzzards briefly, a Sparrowhawk and a perched Kestrel – the opportunity for taking pictures of this bird near the new cafe at Beauvale Priory should not be missed for anyone so inclined!

Lots of Fieldfare and Redwing everywhere and the usual large flock of Wood Pigeon. Single Stock Dove.

Two Brown Hare and 14 Grey Partridge in the fields – looking at the varying sizes of these birds and talking to the local farmer I suspect these birds are being put down for shooting; shame, as this can interfere with any remnant, truly native birds’ breeding.



Bennerley and Chat Corner

November 28, 2011 in Home, Read Posts, Sightings by davejsblog

Bennerley Marsh


Took a quick turn around Bennerley and  Chat Corner today and things are still very dry, the only birds on the marsh proper were geese, the farmyard variety ! there were a couple of snipe on the coal plant, six Bullfinch and a Green Woodpecker though.

There was more to be had over at Chat Corner including a flock of Fieldfare, a few Grey Partridge and a hovering Buzzard. As birds go, Chat Corner seems to be the place to be, here at Bennerley.

Bennerley Marsh. 2 Snipe, Green Woodpecker, 25 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull,  6 Bullfinch, 4 Green Finch, Kestrel [f.] Chat Corner. 2 Kingfisher [Giltbrook bridge] 85 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 7 Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Grey Partridge, Buzzard.

Annesley to Moorgreen

October 1, 2011 in Read Posts, Sightings by davejsblog

Hopped on a bus and alighted at the new Annesley Country Park and although it’s a work in progress, I was impressed, obviously, someone is putting a lot of hard work into this project and I applaud them and wish them the best of luck. It’s good to see this excellent site making, as it were, something of its self.

Not a lot to see today, but Grey Partridge, Yellow Hammer [love 'em] a decent Little Grebe count and a fair few Gulls to sift thro’

Part two of plan A was to make my way from Annesley, cross-country to Moorgreen ! a bit further than I thought ! Glad  took plenty of cold drink instead of hot tea.

Slightly More to see at Moorgreen and time to recover from my hot and dusty “power yomp” This place seems a little quieter than it used to be, not many small passerines about and It seems an age since I saw Tree Creeper or heard a Nuthatch, still, good things do happen here and I’m sure those little “birdies” are about somewhere.

Annesley CP. 3 Teal, 4 Pochard,  Grey Partridge, 11 Little Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Lapwing, 60 Black-headed Gull, 11 lack-backed Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 30 Jackdaw, Yellow Hammer. Moorgreen Reservoir. 2 Grey wagtail, 4 Greylag Goose, 120 Canada Goose, 24 Pochard, 5 Grey Partridge, 7 Pheasant, 11 Great Crested Grebe, Sparrow Hawk, Kestrel.

Sightings-Bennerley To Watnall Wood

July 3, 2011 in Home by davejsblog

Bennerley Marsh. 4 Swift, Willow Warbler. Watnall Wood. Kestrel, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Coal Tit, Jay, Black-headed Gull. Chat, Corner. 25 Swallow, 2 Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Grey Partridge. Botany Bay. Grasshopper Warbler [possibly two] 2 Blackcap, Whitethroat.

Insects On The Wing. Butterflies. Large Whites, Small Whites, Small Tortoiseshell, Ringlets, Red Admiral, Meadow Browns, Large Skippers, Small Skippers. Damselflies & Dragonflies. Common Blue, Blue-tailed, Brown Hawker. Plus. Wood Mouse [Watnall Wood]

Shipley Sightings

May 29, 2011 in Home, Read Posts, Sightings by Bennerley

Cotmanhay. 6 Swallow, Whitethroat, 3 Song Thrush.  Shipley Wood. Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat. Shipley CP. 12 Goldfinch, Mistle Thrush, 2 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 2 Swift. Shipley NR. 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Tree Creeper, 2 Common Tern, 2 Grey Partridge, 25 Swift, 8 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin.