Wildlife Sightings at Attenborough
Sightings for September 2006
Saturday 30th Sep 2006
Attenborough - Little Egret, Water Rail, Y.L.Gull, Yellow wagtail x6,Snipe,Common whitethroat, Buzzard x8.
Saturday 30th Sep 2006
Works Pit: Clouded Yellow Butterfly, Delta Hide: 9 Golden Plover [through to the West], Clifton Pit: Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 12 Swallows [through to the South West]
Tuesday 26th Sep 2006
Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pit], Lesser spotted Woodpecker [Delta], Grey Wagtail.
Saturday 23rd Sep 2006
3 Little Egrets, 7 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, Buzzard, 5 Common Terns [Clifton Pit.], Water Rail [Wet Marsh], Western Yellow-Legged Gull [Sailing Pit], Green Sandpiper [New Workings], 2 Hobbys [Baron Fields], 3 Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler
Friday 22nd Sep 2006
Garganey [Delta] PM
Thursday 21st Sep 2006
2 Little Egrets, 4 Snipe, Kingfisher, Little Grebe.
Sunday 17th Sep 2006
Attenborough - Little Egret still on Clifton Pit.
Saturday 16th Sep 2006
Attenborough NR. - On Clifton Pit:- 4 Little Egrets, Western Yellow-Legged Gull [overflying], Black Necked Grebe [juvenile - feeding around reed beds in front of hide], 26 Egyptian Geese including 2 unfledged goslings. On the Works Pit:-3 Snipe.
Friday 15th Sep 2006
Attenborough - Black Tern, Little Egret [both Clifton Pit], Common Sandpiper.
Thursday 14th Sep 2006
Attenborough - In the morning 1 Little Egret, 1 Black Tern (Clifton Pit)
Wednesday 13th Sep 2006
Attenborough - 2 Little Egrets, 2 Common Snipe, few warblers or hirundines
Tuesday 12th Sep 2006
Attenborough - Black Tern x2,Common Sandpiper[Clifton Pit].
Tue 12th Sep 2006 : Attenborough NR - Clifton Pit, Little Tern (Juvenile) present 12:30- 1:45., Black Tern (2 Juveniles present 2:00pm- 4:40pm at least). There was also a tern present with a black bill discussed by birders present, after checking Terns of Europe it seems to be a Common. 3 Kingfishers, Wigeon, Buzzard, 2 Snipe.
Monday 11th Sep 2006
Attenborough NR - 2 Little Egrets, Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pit], Grey Wagtail, Western Yellow-Legged Gull [Sailing Pit], plenty of warblers (Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats, Reed Warblers)
Sunday 10th Sep 2006
Attenborough - Macaw species (possibly Great Green Macaw) Over visitor centre, flew from Long Eaton end towards Attenborough Village. Chased off by a mob of black headed gulls. A very expensive loss to owner, but a stunning sighting!!!
Friday 8th Sep 2006
Attenborough - 1st Winter Mediterranean Gull [Tween], Snipe.
Tuesday 5th Sep 2006
Attenborough - Spotted Flycatcher[L Meadow],Whinchat x2+Oystercatcher[sth of river,below Barton Flash],Little Egret x2+Common Sandpiper[clifton pit],Water rail[wet Marsh].
Monday 4th Sep 2006
Attenborough - Garganey still present on Clifton Pit at around 12.45.
Sunday 3rd Sep 2006
Attenborough - Little Egret x2,Oystercatcher x4.
Friday 1st Sep 2006
Attenborogh NR - On Clifton Pit: Garganey [eclipse male], Oystercatcher, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, On the Sailing Pit: Western Yellow-Legged Gull [bouy No.9], Arctic Tern [adult], and generally Blackcap., Jay + 2 Emperor Dragonflies, Common Darter Dragonfly, 4 Brown Hawker Dragonflies and Migrant Hawker Dragonflies [lots !]