Sightings for February 2006

Saturday 25th Feb 2006
Attenborough - Redhead Smew[tween],Scaup x3[main pond],Siskin x20,Shelduck x4,snipe,Shovelar x38[works].

Wednesday 22nd Feb 2006
Attenborough - Scaup x4[main pond],Siskin,Shelduck x2,R.C.Pochard[Tween].

Saturday 18th Feb 2006
Attenborough NR - 2 Goosander (pair), 4 Grey Partridges, 2 Willow Tits, 41 Lapwing flying over in 3 flocks.

Friday 17th Feb 2006
Attenborough [Erewash Field] - 1 Barn Owl showing very well hunting with 3 Short-eared Owls (the Barn becoming active later than the Short-eareds from c.17:30). Attenborough NR - 1 male Brambling, female Red-crested Pochard, redhead Smew, 100+ Fieldfare, 1 Chiffchaff singing by railway track near Erewash Field and c.10 Siskins.

Monday 13th Feb 2006
Attenborough - Scaup x2 [main pond], Stonechat x3 [1x erewash field, 2x sth of river], Skylark x10 [erewash field], Siskin x14 [Bund], Buzzard, Shelduck [clifton pit], Several singing chiffchaffs [sewage works] Fieldfare c100 [sth of river].

Sunday 12th Feb 2006
Attenborough - 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest [both sailing pit], Bittern [17:30] + 1 Dropped in at 17:55 [both Delta]. Attenborough [Erewash Field] - 2 Sky Larks, Yellow Hammer [over], 1 Short-Eared Owl.

Saturday 11th Feb 2006
Attenborough [Erewash] - 3 Sort eared Owls, 2 Snipe. Attenborough NR - 38+ Goosander, female Scaup[Main Pond], female Red crested Pochard [Visitor Centre], 2 Snipe [Clifton Pit], Short eared Owl [over the Delta & towards Barton-17:30], Bittern [Delta-17:35]

Wednesday 8th Feb 2006
Attenborough - S.E.owl x2,and female Stonechat[erewash field],Shelduck[clifton pit],Barnacle Goose[coneries]. Attenborough NR - 4 Chiffchaffs [sewage works], 4 Buzzards displaying south of river.

Sunday 5th Feb 2006
Attenborough NR - 3 female Scaup, plus Little Egret [Tween Pond, between the old car park bridge and the Barton lane bridge].

Saturday 4th Feb 2006
c 3:00p.m, there is now 2 Female Smew on the Tween pond, along with fantastic views of the Bittern in the Delta area 3 female Scaup still on the main pond and a shelduck on Clifton pond, 14 Common Snipe [Clifton pit], 2 Shelduck [1 at Works pit and 1 at Clifton pit], 1 Lesser black backed Gull [Clifton pit]. Attenborough [Erewash Field] - Short eared Owl, Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaffs. Attenborough NR - 14 Goosander, Red crested Pochard [fem.], Bittern [Delta 12:45] & one dropped in @ 17:15, Water Rail, female Smew [Delta c1000], Shelduck [Works Pit].

Wednesday 1st Feb 2006
Attenborough - Redhead Smew[Tween],Little Egret [Tween],Siskin x15[works path],Shelduck[works pit],R.C.Pochard[female on Church Pond].


Nature Reserves in Nottinghamshire