Sightings for May 2006

Thursday 25th May 2006
Attenborough - Cuckoo flying towards reserve from the village early pm, 2 Little Ringed Plover and Drake Teal (Tween Scrape), Grasshopper Warbler (Reeling next to the bridge at the sailing club), Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Sedge, Garden, Reed, and Willow Warblers all singing in good numbers around the reserve.

Wednesday 24th May 2006
Attenborough - Hobby x2 [over wet marsh], LRP x2, Buzzard x3, Teal.

Sunday 14th May 2006
Attenborough - Little Gull[1st winter ,moulting flight feathers,sailing pit 07.15],Dunlin x2 + LRP x2[works],Pair of Yellow Wagtails[tween],Shelduck x2.

Saturday 13th May 2006
Attenborough - Works Pit:- 2 Dunlins Little ringed Plover, Tween Pond:- Shelduck, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Yellow Wagtail, Sailing Pit:- Oystercatcher, Barton Flash: Yellow Wagtail.

Friday 12th May 2006
Attenborough - Ringed Plover+LRP[Tween],LRP x2 + Dunlin[Works beach],Shelduck x3,Cuckoo,Yellow Wagtail x2.

Saturday 6th May 2006
Attenborough - Drake Garganey [still on main pond], with Female Scaup and Turnstone. Cuckoo calling, LRP[tween], Shelduck x2. Garganey [Main Pond, nr the bund], Female Scaup [Main Pond], Turnstone [Main Pond -- on the tern platform -- possibly doing a cleanup job of the Cormorant's mess for the Terns.], 3 Little Ringed Plovers [Tween Pond], 2 Yellow Wagtails [Clifton Pit]. 2 Grasshopper Warblers [Erewash Field-seen not heared] also just across the border in Derbys, Whimbrel & Common Sandpiper.

Friday 5th May 2006
Attenborough - Short-eared Owl on Barton side of river late afternoon.

Monday 1st May 2006
Attenborough - Arctic Tern[main pond],LRP x4[tween],Shelduck x3[Tween],Brambling x6[old car park].

Nature Reserves in Nottinghamshire