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June 7, 2013 in Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Four Spotted Chaser

Four Spotted Chaser

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Speckled Wood

Bennerley. Buzzard, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Bullfinch, 2 Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, 28 Swift, 19 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin. Chat Corner. Jay, Kestrel,  Reed Bunting, Skylark. Nottingham Canal @ Eastwood. 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap. North Marsh. 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron, 1 Swift, 18 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow. Shipley Gate. Black-headed Gull, 12 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin. Tathams Pond. 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting.

Butterflies. 8 Dingy Skipper, Peacocks, Small Heath, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Large White, Small White, Orange Tip.  Damselflies. Common Blue, Large Red. plus. Four Spotted Chaser.

Bennerley To Cossall

May 19, 2013 in Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

A very nice day around the Cossall area, a Hobby at Spring Wood was a surprise, as was a Land Rover full of men armed to the teeth ! fortunately it wasn’t the Taliban, just the owner of Spring Wood out for a spot of “skeet” shooting – Ppppullll ! Nice chaps really and  it got me a few brownie points as far as the wood was concerned.

I found a nice display of Yellow Archangel in Old Moor Wood and alas some very nasty fly tipping, which was duly reported, complete with an address kindly provided by the perpetrators !

Bennerley. 2 Canada Goose, 6 Greylag Goose, 9 Lapwing, Buzzard, 14 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, 4 Goldfinch, Mistle Thrush.  Plus 2 Dingy Skipper Butterflies, 1 Large Red Damselfly [teneral]  Chat Corner. Grey Heron, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler,  Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel. 

Cossall. Buzzard, 2 Blackcap, 6 Swallow, 2 Pheasant. Spring Wood, Hobby, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Skylark, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Linnet, Song Thrush. Old Moor Wood. 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, Pheasant.  Nottingham Canal, Cossall. Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap.

Butterflies. Speckled Woods, Small Whites, Orange Tips, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshells, Peacocks.

 

Bennerley To Erewash Meadows

May 12, 2013 in Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Bennerley Marsh. 5 Greylag Goose, 2 Lesser black-backed Gull, 12 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 10 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin. Butterflies. Large White, Small White, Speckled Wood. Erewash Meadows. 5 Gadwall, 7 Greylag Goose, 7 Lapwing, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrow Hawk [m/f.] 2 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, 10 Swallow, 15 Swift, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, Green Woodpecker.

Bennerley, Woodside Sightings

May 3, 2013 in Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Bennerley. 2 Chiffchaff, 20 House Sparrow. Shipley Wood. 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Grey Heron, Shipley Lake. 2 Great Crested Grebe, 70 Swallow, 15 Sand Martin. Mapperley Reservoir. 2 Coomon Tern, Great Grested Grebe. Mapperley Wood. 3 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 4 Pheasant, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Woodside. 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk [f] 5 Pheasant.

Butterflies. Small White, Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small Copper.

 

Notts sightings for Wed 1st May (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

May 2, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Bentinck Void - Ringed Plover.
  • Arnold - 1 Northern Wheatear [garden].
  • Oxton - Red Kite [Coomb Farm].
  • White Post Farm - Red Kite, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Swift, Bullfinch, Barn Swallow, Blackcap.
  • Budby Pumping Station - 1 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Gadwall.
  • Netherfield Lagoons - Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Common Whitethroat, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Dunnock, Long-tailed Tit, Blackcap, Wren, Blackbird, Robin, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Cormorant, Coot, Mute Swan, Magpie, Mallard, Jay, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Greylag Goose, Linnet, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Gadwall, 3 Common Tern, Grey Heron, Woodpigeon, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Rook, White Wagtail, Northern Lapwing, Yellow Wagtail, Canada Goose, Barn Swallow, Sand Martin, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Green Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Kingfisher, Skylark, Jackdaw, Stock Dove.

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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 Sun 14th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 24, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Ravenshead - 1 Red Kite.
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - Little Gull, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Teal, Common Goldeneye, Linnet, Bullfinch, Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel.
  • Strawberry Hill Heaths SSSI - 1 Brambling, 1 Siskin, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Little Grebe, Eurasian Nuthatch, Woodcock, Skylark.
  • Nottingham - Canal side: 2 Grey Wagtail.
  • Colwick Woods - Barn Swallow.
  • Sherwood Forest NNR - c.20 Lesser Redpoll, 30+ Siskin, 2 Common Crossbill [1 male & 1 female], 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Barn Swallow.
  • Clifton Grove - Red-breasted Merganser [male on river Trent].
  • Annesley Pit Top - 6 Little Grebe, 6 Mute Swan, Common Pochard, 8 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Barn Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, Merlin, 20 Coot, 3 Moorhen, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, 8 Northern Lapwing, Blackbird, European Robin, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Great Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 5 Chaffinch, 6 Yellowhammer, 6 Reed Bunting, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 12 Carrion Crow, 3 Jackdaw, 6 Rook.

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Notts sightings for Thu 18th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 21, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Bilsthorpe - 1 Black Redstart [female in garden].
  • Mapperley - 12 Bohemian Waxwing [tree on St Jude's Avenue].
  • Calverton - Hollinwood Lane: 1 Common Redstart [female/1st year male], 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackbird, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Bullfinch [pair].
  • Calverton Pit Area - 1 Sand Martin [through], 3 Barn Swallow [over], 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Blacked-backed Gull [over], 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel [pair], 1 Tree Pipit, 8 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 12 Northern Wheatear [10 males & 2 females], 4 Northern Lapwing, 5 Linnet, 6 Tufted Duck [3 Male, 3 Female], 2 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Red-legged Partridge.
  • Sutton Bridge - Black Redstart [male].
  • Beeston Canal - 1 Common Cuckoo [calling], 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Sand Martin, 1 Blackcap.
  • Ploughmans Wood - 2 Marsh Tit
  • Bentinck Void - 1 Common Sandpiper, c.30 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap [3male & 1 female].

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Notts sightings for Thu 18th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 18, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Beeston Canal - 1 Common Cuckoo [calling], 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Sand Martin, 1 Blackcap.
  • Ploughmans Wood - 2 Marsh Tit

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Bennerley Sightings

April 18, 2013 in Latest Patch Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Bennerley Marsh. 3 Gadwall, 7 Teal, 2 Greylag Goose, 12 Lapwing, 57 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin. Chat Corner. 4 Goosander [over] Skylark.