Red Eyed At Bennerley !

June 21, 2013 in Photo Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Red-eyed Damselflies made an appearance at Bennerley today in decent numbers, plus many Chimney Sweeper moths on the wing.

Eleven Reed Warbler at Tathams Pond, birds everywhere ! lots in song, amazing, although I stuck around to try for a photo, not one was usable, these little blighters are just too quick for me !

Bennerley. Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Goldfinch, Song Thrush, 5 Swift. Tathams Pond. 11 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, 6 Long-tailed Tit, North Marsh. 4 Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, Meadow Pipit,6 Reed Bunting, 5 Goldfinch, 29 Sand Martin, Buzzard, 3 Pheasant. Chat Corner. 3 Swift, Reed Bunting.

Butterflies. Meadow Brown, 2 Peacock, 2 Ringlet, 4 Small Heath, 4 Common Blue,Large White, Small White. Damselflies. Red-eyed, Common Blue, Azure, Banded Demoiselle. Moths. Pale Tussock, Cinnabar, Chimney Sweeper [lots !]

Common Blue Danselfly

Common Blue Danselfly

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unknown Moth

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Chaffinch

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House Sparrow

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Red-eyed Damselfly

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Yellow Iris

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Male Banded Demoiselle

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A Horses Head !

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Azure Damselflies

Notts sightings for Wed 5th Jun (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

June 20, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Barton-in-Fabis - 1 Montagu's Harrier.
  • Maun Valley Trail - Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Bullfinch, Song Thrush, Common Buzzard, Grasshopper Warbler.
  • Kings Mill Reservoir - Black Tern.
  • Collingham Lakes - 1 Spotted Redshank.

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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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Fungi

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Beetle

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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 Wed 24th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 25, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Arnold - 3 Bohemian Waxwing [Boyd Close].
  • Colwick - 3 Bohemian Waxwing [near school on Vale Road].
  • Sutton Lawn Dam - Common Sandpiper [opposite slipway].
  • Redhill - c.25 Bohemian Waxwing.
  • Highfields Park - Eurasian Jay, Blackcap, 7 Eurasian Teal, Common Pochard [pair], Mistle Thrush [pair], Song Thrush, Stock Dove.
  • Bennerley Marsh - 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Redshank, 22 European Golden Plover, 3 Gadwall.
  • Besthorpe NWT - Mons Pool: 3 Dunlin, 1 Eurasian Curlew.
  • Maun Valley Trail - Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap [males].
  • Holme Pierrepont - Lesser Scaup.

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Notts sightings for Sat 20th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 21, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Skegby Trail - Great Tit, Blue Tit, Willow Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Skylark, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Canada Goose, Mandarin Duck [pair over], Yellowhammer, Eurasian Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stock Dove, Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Common Redstart [male & female].
  • Kinoulton - Yellow Wagtail, 3 Skylark, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Common Kestrel, 3 Common Buzzard, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 House Martin.
  • Colwick Woods - Garden Warbler [singing], Willow Warbler [singing], Blackcap.
  • Hoveringham - Railway Lake: 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 2Common Sandpiper, 1 Northern Wheatear, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 14 Pied Wagtail.
  • Netherfield Lagoons - 1 White Wagtail, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Northern Wheatear, 7 Common Tern, 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat, 1 Common Buzzard, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler.
  • Sutton Bridge - Black Redstart [male].
  • Worksop - House Martin [Forest Lane].
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Buzzard, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Common Tern, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker [drumming], 1 Green Woodpecker.

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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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Notts sightings for Fri 12th Apr (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

April 15, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Kinoulton - Chiffchaff, 4 Common Snipe, c.4 Linnet, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer, Northern Lapwing.
  • Bennerley Marsh - 1 Goosander [female], 45 Eurasian Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 30 Eurasian Teal, 70 European Golden Plover, 28 Northern 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 Eurasian Teal, 2 Common Snipe, Common Kestrel.
  • Annesley Woodhouse - 25 Redwing, 6 Bullfinch, 1 Blackcap [male].
  • Mansfield Woodhouse - 2 Barn Swallow [north].
  • Holme Pierrepont - Skylarks Nature Reserve: 1 Green Woodpecker.
  • Lambley - 2 Raven [cronking - Catfoot Lane].
  • Hazleford Lock - 2 Barn Swallow, 10+ Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff.
  • Gedling - Barn Swallow [Arnold Lane].
  • Caythorpe - 1 Ring Ouzel [male], c.300 Redwing, c.170 Fieldfare.
  • Hoveringham Gravel Pits - 1 Black Redstart [female - sailing club track], 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 1 Northern Wheatear, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Dunlin.
  • Colwick Woods - 10 Redwing [singing], 6 Common Goldeneye, 4 Sand Martin, 6 Barn Swallow.

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Straw’s Bridge 12/04/2013

April 12, 2013 in Latest Patch Sightings by Jim Steele

Quick scoot around before the heavens opened..

Pair of Shoveler on Swan Lake. 3 G C Grebe – one on each of Manners, Swan Lake and Middle Pond. Coots on nests. Tufted Ducks on all ponds. 4 Chiffchaff singing. Several L T Tit. Blackbird singing and, pleasingly, 2 Song Thrush singing, too.  On the twin paddock to the West of Pewit Carr 60 Redwing feeding, but alas, none of the plovers that gave the adjacent reserve its name, as there used to be…

Jim

Tathams Pond To Woodside-Sightings

April 12, 2013 in Latest Patch Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Bennerley Lodge. Blackcap, Coal Tit. Tathams Pond. 4 Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker, 2 Greylag Goose [over] Shipley Gate. Swallow, 8 Sand Martin, Song Thrush. Bentley’s Plantation.  2 Tufted Duck, 2 Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Lapwing [over] Woodside. 50 Black- headed Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, 2 Fieldfare. Plus. 1 Small Copper Butterfly.

Notts sightings for Sun 24th Mar (courtesy of Notts Birdwatchers)

March 26, 2013 in Other Notts Sightings by rssfeeds

  • Keyworth - 1 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Siskin [4 males & 2 females], 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing [feeding in garden].
  • Mansfield Woodhouse - Maun Valley: Barn Owl, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush.
  • Lambley Recreation Ground - 1 Common Kestrel.
  • Sherwood Forest NNR - 1 Marsh Tit [singing].
  • Ollerton - Assarts Plantation: 2 Woodcock, 1 Eurasian Jay, 10+ Redwing, 1 Siskin, 1 Bullfinch.
  • Wollaton Park - Lake: 7 Red-crested Pochard, c.20 Common Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 24 Northern Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe [courtship display], Tufted Duck, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Canada Goose, Raven [calling and being harassed by crows].
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve - 3 Common Shelduck, 2 Red-crested Pochard [pair], Common Goldeneye, Common Pochard, Gadwall, Eurasian Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Mallard, Water Rail, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Great Crested Grebe, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, Cormorant, 8 Common Snipe, 3 Goosander, c.1000 Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, Pied Wagtail, European Robin, Blackbird, Dunnock, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove.

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