Bennerley Marsh, Cossall and Spring Wood. Sunday, 5th. April, 2015

April 5, 2015 in Photo Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Temp. 13°C (55°F)-6°C (43°F), Wind Direction: North Easterly, Wind Speed: 5 mph, Visibility: Cloud, Good, Sunset: 19:46 BST.
A very decent day, I decided on Cossall to avoid the “holiday makers” and all that entails! plus I needed Yellow Hammer and Lesser Redpoll and the area around Spring Wood is good for farmland birds, I needed Linnet but missed out on that one! Buzzards everywhere, flocks of em’ An intimate episode with a group of Fallow Deer, females with young, lot of ears sticking up from the long grass, all viewed and photographed from deep cover and a very safe distance-nice!
Back at Bennerley and just to round the day off nicely, a flock of Golden Plover put in an appearance-and that folks was my Easter Sunday!

Bennerley: 2 Canada Goose, 10 Greylag Goose, 24 Teal, Grey Heron, 360 Golden Plover, 16 Lapwing, Green Woodpecker, 5 Sand Martin.
Cossall: 4 Buzzard, 4 Pheasant, 2 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Jay. Spring Wood: 4 Buzzard, Kestrel, 6 Skylark, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Yellow Hammer, 1 Swallow, 1 Lapwing. Old Moor Wood: 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker. Plus: 3 Peacock Butterflies. 8 + Fallow Deer

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Mute Swan

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Fallow Deer

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Fallow Deer

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A Bee!

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Dandelion

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Greylag Geese, Bennerley

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This pair of Mute Swans were displaying! the scandal of it!!

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Greylag Geese

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Wood Anemone

Bennerley Marsh. Friday, 9th. January, 2015.

January 9, 2015 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max. Temp.13°C (55°F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 15mph, Visibility: Good, Sunset: 16:09 GMT.

A windy and damp day but a good count of Lapwing on the marsh and the two Stonechats at Chat Corner braved  the weather to put in an appearance, sadly any photo’s taken were very lucky record shots !

Bennerley: 240 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-headed Gull, 130 Wigeon, 45 Teal, 98 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 3 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch, 35 Goldfinch, 12 Long-tailed Tit, Grey Wagtail, 30 Redwing, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel. Chat Corner: 2 Stonechat [m. f.] 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Fieldfare

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Goldfinchs

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Grey Wagtail

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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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 Tue 23rd Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 24, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Holme Pierrepont - Lesser Scaup.
  • Kinoulton - Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, c.4 Reed Bunting, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Blackcap, 2 Yellow Wagtail [males], 6 Barn Swallow, Chiffchaff, Common Kestrel, Common Buzzard.
  • Sherwood Forest NNR - 4 Common Redstart [2 pairs].
  • Skegby Trail - Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 3 Tree Sparrow, Linnet [male], 2 Fieldfare.
  • Hickling - Water Rail [dead individual].
  • Hoveringham - Railway Lake: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Redshank, 1 Common Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Barn Swallow, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 5 Common Buzzard, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk.
  • Hucknall - garden: 2 Siskin, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Lesser Redpoll [female], Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch [male], Collared Dove, 1 Brambling [female ground-feeding with male Chaffinch & House Sparrow.

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

April 16, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Eakring Flash - 1 Osprey [circled low at 09:55 before heading north].
  • Penny Pasture - 2 Common Snipe, 1 Northern Wheatear [field to west], c.30 Linnet [field to north].
  • Kinoulton - 2 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Wren, c.6 Yellowhammer, c.4 Reed Bunting, c.4 Skylark, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel.
  • Clumber Park - Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, 3 Common Swift.
  • Lady Bay - 8+ Bohemian Waxwing.
  • Gonalston - 3 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting.
  • 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 Sightings

April 11, 2013 in Latest Patch Sightings, Read Posts, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Bennerley Marsh. 1 Goosander [f] 45 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 30 Teal, 70 Golden Plover, 28 Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 10 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 14 Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, Song Thrush. Chat Corner. 70 Redwing, 50 Fieldfare, 1 Meadow Pipit, 5 Canada Goose [over] 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 2 Snipe, Kestrel.

Notts sightings for Sun 7th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 11, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Keyworth - 1 Raven.
  • Sherwood Forest NNR - 2 Stonechat [male & female], 12 Siskin, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Brambling.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Goosander [Clifton Pond], 1 Spotted Redshank, Common Redshank [Church Pond], Redwing [Barton Lane], Meadow Pipit [Wheatear Field], Oystercatcher [pair over Clifton Pond], Chiffchaff [several], 2 Common Shelduck [pair - Tween Pond], Common Gull [Tween Pond], 4 Gadwall, Eurasian Teal.
  • Southwell - Red Kite.
  • Sherwood Forest NNR - Chiffchaff, 5 Brambling, c.100 Redwing, 2 Marsh Tit, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin.
  • Sherwood Forest NNR - Mealy Redpoll, Short-eared Owl.
  • Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Long-tailed Duck.
  • Gringley Carr - Water Pipit.
  • Bentinck Void - Ring Ouzel, Northern Wheatear, 2 Eurasian Curlew, Woodcock.

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A few From Bennerley

April 11, 2013 in Photo Posts, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Goldfinch

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Lesser Redpoll
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Blue Tit

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A Pair Of Gadwall

A Pair Of Gadwall

 

Notts sightings for Sun 7th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 10, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Keyworth - 1 Raven.
  • Budby South Forest - 2 Stonechat [male & female], 12 Siskin, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Brambling.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Goosander [Clifton Pond], 1 Spotted Redshank, Common Redshank [Church Pond], Redwing [Barton Lane], Meadow Pipit [Wheatear Field], Oystercatcher [pair over Clifton Pond], Chiffchaff [several], 2 Common Shelduck [pair - Tween Pond], Common Gull [Tween Pond], 4 Gadwall, Eurasian Teal.
  • Southwell - Red Kite.
  • Sherwood NNR - Chiffchaff, 5 Brambling, c.100 Redwing, 2 Marsh Tit, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin.
  • Budby South Forest - Mealy Redpoll, Short-eared Owl.
  • Idle Valley Nature Reserve - Long-tailed Duck.
  • Gringley Carr - Water Pipit.
  • Bentinck Void - Ring Ouzel, Northern Wheatear, 2 Eurasian Curlew, Woodcock.

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