Straw’s Bridge 20/01/2015

January 20, 2015 in Latest Patch Sightings by Jim Steele

Cold but sunny, met up with KP. Swan Lake was nearly half frozen over so concentrating the wildfowl which included an excellent count of Shoveler – 27 to be precise. Several Tufty Ducks. A few Common Gulls and a Lesser Black-backed in with the numerous Black-headeds. Pied Wagtail. Brown Rat working the water line.
Manners Flood held a single G C Grebe, 15 Tufty and some very cold-looking Lapwings on the far bank were all but parked up within the woodland copse there.
Kestrel near by and 3 Bullfinch posing in the small trees.
Green Woodpecker calling in West Hallam Screens.
Jim

(Photo courtesy Karl Proctor)

Day The Second ! Bennerley Marsh. Friday, 2nd. January, 2015.

January 2, 2015 in Latest Patch Sightings, Read Posts, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Max. Temp. 6°C (43°F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 16 mph, Visibility: Very Good, , Sunset: 16:00 GMT.

I didn’t post yesterday because it was dire, in fact a total washout, saved only by a few Goosander and a quartet of Mandarin, so I started my new years birding list on the second of January, happy new year everyone’

Bennerley: 98 Wigeon, 38 Teal, 22 Lapwing, 310 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Kestrel. Chat Corner: Stonechat [f.] Reed Bunting, 4 Meadow Pipit, 78 Redwing, 36 Fieldfare, Kestrel, 5 Snipe.

The Bennerley Bugle No. 17 – Gallery

April 30, 2014 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

A Fly!

 

Hoverfly

 

Small White

 

 

 

Orange Tip

 

Pheasant

 

 

Bee [?]

 

Ant [?]

 

Carrion Crow, Chat Corner, Bennerley

 

Borage

 

Peacock 

 

Brimstone

 

Orange Tip

 

Distant Wheatear, Holme Pirrepont, Notts.

 

Pied Wagtail, Holme Pirrepont, Notts.

 

 

Brimstone, Holme Pirrepont, Notts.

 

The Family Goose, Holme Pirrepont, Notts.

 

White Bluebells [?]

 

Coot, Holme Pirrepont, Notts.

 

Unknown, Linear Park, Cotmanhay, Derbys.

 

Brimstone, Linear Park, Cotmanhay, Derbys.

 

Mistle Thrush & Starling, Linear Park, Cotmanhay, Derbys.

 

Notts sightings for Sat 27th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 30, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Colwick Country Park - 3 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Blue Tit, 23 Great Tit, 7 Wren, 11 Robin, 6 Chiffchaff, 12 Willow Warbler, 7 Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, 18 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Eurasian Starling, 2 Song Thrush, 13 Blackbird, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 9 Sand Martin, 2 Common Pheasant, 4 Common Whitethroat, 13 Blackcap, 3 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 11 Carrion Crow, 30 Woodpigeon, 23 Mallard, 21 Tufted Duck, 1 Dunlin, 7 Cormorant , 30 Rook, 15 Greylag Goose.
  • Budby Pumping Station - 1 Common Cuckoo, 1 Common Swift, 1 Common Kestrel, Common Buzzard [several].
  • Keyworth - Whinchat.
  • Holme Pierrepont - Hobby, Lesser Scaup [drake].
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Hobby.
  • Netherfield Lagoons - Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 4 Common Tern, Barn Swallow, Sand Martin.

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Notts sightings for Sat 6th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 11, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • West Bridgford - 2 Blackcap [male and female at Abbey Park].
  • NWT Besthorpe - 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Goldeneye [pair], 2 Song Thrush [pair], Pied Wagtail, Yellowhammer, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Eurasian Wigeon, Eurasian Teal 4 Reed Bunting [3 males, 1 female]. Mons Pool: 1 Little Egret, 5 Common Redshank, 1 White Wagtail [adjacent flooded field].
  • Collingham Lakes - 9 Common Goldeneye, 4 Common Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper.
  • Budby Pumping Station - 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Shelduck, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk [pair], 3 Mandarin Duck [males], 6 Common Gull, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Grey Partridge.
  • Stoke Bardolph - 1 Little Egret.
  • RSPB Langford Lowfields - 4 Common Shelduck, 5 Northern Pintail [2 males, 3 females], c.70 Eurasian Teal, c.30 Eurasian Wigeon, 4 Northern Shoveler, 4 Common Goldeneye [1 male, 4 females], 3 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail [calling], 1 Oystercatcher, 20 Northern Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Common Snipe, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 5 Common Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sand Martin.

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Notts sightings for Sat 6th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 7, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • NWT Besthorpe - 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Goldeneye [pair], 2 Song Thrush [pair], Pied Wagtail, Yellowhammer, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Eurasian Wigeon, Eurasian Teal 4 Reed Bunting [3 males, 1 female]. Mons Pool: 1 Little Egret, 5 Common Redshank, 1 White Wagtail [adjacent flooded field].
  • Collingham Lakes - 9 Common Goldeneye, 4 Common Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper.
  • Budby Pumping Station - 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Shelduck, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk [pair], 3 Mandarin Duck [males], 6 Common Gull, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Grey Partridge.
  • Stoke Bardolph - 1 Little Egret.
  • RSPB Langford Lowfields - 4 Common Shelduck, 5 Northern Pintail [2 males, 3 females], c.70 Eurasian Teal, c.30 Eurasian Wigeon, 4 Northern Shoveler, 4 Common Goldeneye [1 male, 4 females], 3 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail [calling], 1 Oystercatcher, 20 Northern Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Common Snipe, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 5 Common Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sand Martin.

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Notts sightings for Wed 13th Mar (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 17, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Netherfield Lagoons - 2 Goldcrest, 21 Blue Tit, 24 Great Tit, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 22 Wren, 22 European Robin, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Treecreeper, 46 Chaffinch, 22 Dunnock, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 14 Reed Bunting, 2 Grey Wagtail, 14 Pied Wagtail, 3 Jackdaw, 24 Blackbird, 4 Eurasian Starling, 2 Common Kestrel, 49 Woodpigeon, 25 Magpie, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Pheasant, 70+ Greylag Goose, 2 Grey Heron, 16 Gadwall, 5 Thrush Song, 6 Canada Goose, 15 Common Gull, 16 Mallard, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Little Egret, 1 Barn Owl [on The Scrape], 41 Coot, 8 Mute Swan, 7 Common Goldeneye, 45 Tufted Duck, 14 Common Pochard, 30 Eurasian Wigeon, 10 Cormorant, Moorhen, 14 Northern Lapwing, 1 Common Shelduck, 5 Northern Shoveler, 20 Eurasian Teal, 2 Redwing, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Common Buzzard.
  • Pleasley - Common Kingfisher [Meden Vale].
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve- c.40 Whooper Swan [Clifton Pond and a short stay on Coneries at 12:55 before returning to south side of Trent], 2 Chiffchaff [calling, river-side of Clifton Pond at 13:30], 5 Common Snipe [Clifton Pond at 14:00].
  • Collingham Lakes - 5 Whooper Swan [with 63 Mute Swans - in field opposite Ferry Lane Lake], c.180 Eurasian Wigeon, 7 Common Goldeneye, 1 Ringed Plover [Silt Pond].
  • Besthorpe NWT - Mons Pool: 1 Little Egret.
  • Girton Gravel Pits - 18 Common Shelduck, c.250 Eurasian Wigeon, 22 Common Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret [Sailing Lake].

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Straws Bridge, Woodside – sightings

March 3, 2013 in Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Shipley Wood. 2 Song Thrush. Straws Bridge. Great Crested Grebe, 7 Common Gull, 2 Buzzard, Goldcrest, 3 Pied Wagtail. Woodside. Great Spotted Woodpecker, Snipe, Pheasant.

Notts sightings for Sat 19th Jan (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

January 21, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Holme Pierrepont - 8 Smew, 1 Greater Scaup [female].
  • Beckingham - A631: 2 Bohemian Waxwing [200 metres west of Beckingham roundabout].
  • Gonalston - 1 Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Pied Wagtail, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Northern Lapwing, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Nuthatch.
  • King's Mill Reservoir - Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Common Pochard, 3 Eurasian Teal, 8 Gadwall, Little Grebe, Northern Lapwing.
  • Maun Valley Trail - Spa Ponds: 3 Common Snipe, Redwing, Fieldfare [numerous], Bullfinch, 20+ Siskin.
  • Hoveringham - Railway Lake: 1 Bittern [flushed from reedbed]. Sailing Lake: 1 Iceland Gull [adult], 1 Glaucous Gull [1st winter], 1 Mediterranean Gull [1st winter].
  • Calverton - 17 Bohemian Waxwing.
  • Gotham - 30 Bohemian Waxwing.
  • Clifton Grove - Bittern.
  • West Bridgford - Abbey Park: 100+ Northern Lapwing [to south-west], 27 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing.
  • Hickling - Harby Bridge: 100+ Skylark, 40+ Northern Lapwing, 50+ Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, Eurasian Sparrowhawk.
  • Kinoulton - Garden: Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare.
  • Newark - The Park: Goldcrest, Blackcap [female].

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Notts sightings for Tue 15th Jan (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

January 16, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Chilwell - 2 Bohemian Waxing [Holmfield Road garden at 15:30].
  • Gedling Pit Top - Short-eared Owl, Common Buzzard, Grey Heron, Common Kestrel, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Blackbird.
  • Hucknall - Lesser Redpoll, 1 Siskin [male], 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 10 Greenfinch.
  • King's Mill Reservoir - 4 Common Snipe, 70+ Northern Lapwing, 12 Eurasian Teal, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap [female], Common Pochard, Little Grebe, c.3000 Black-headed Gull.

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