Sightings for August 2011

Monday 29th Aug 2011
3 Little Egret, 1 Ross's Snow Goose, Northern Shoveler, Common Buzzard, 3 Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, c.30 Common Swift, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Common Redstart [heard only], 2 Little Owl, 10+ Yellow Wagtail, Red-legged Partridge [with brood of small chicks]. Scrub Area: Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap [male, female and juveniles], Bullfinch [Female and juveniles].

Sunday 28th Aug 2011
1 Green Sandpiper [Clifton Pond Reed-beds], 2 Common Sandpiper [Clifton Pond], 1 Common Snipe [Clifton Pond], 1 Dunlin [juvenile, Clifton Pond spit], 200 Northern Lapwing [Clifton Pond spit], 30 Eurasian Teal [around Clifton Pond], 25 Northern Shoveler [around Clifton Pond], 3 Eurasian Wigeon, 10 Common Pochard, 6 Common Swift [first thing, around Barton Lane bridge], 6 Little Egret [around reed-beds], c.300+ Greylag Goose [Clifton Pond], c.250+ Canada Goose [Clifton Pond].

Saturday 27th Aug 2011
Black Tern, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Dunlin, 3 Little Egret, Little-Ringed Plover (Clifton Pond)

Friday 26th Aug 2011
Little Stint (Early evening - Clifton Pond)

Wednesday 24th Aug 2011
Green Sandpiper, Eurasian Curlew (over at dusk).

Tuesday 23rd Aug 2011
Yellow-Legged Gull (Coneries Pond), Green Sandpiper (Tween Pond Scrape), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 50+ Eurasian Starling, 1 Ross's Snow Goose (escape - with Greylags), 7 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 10 Common Tern, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 50+ Northern Lapwing.

Sunday 21st Aug 2011
Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail x 20, Little Owl (across River Trent), Yellow Legged Gull

Thursday 18th Aug 2011
Ruff (female or juv on the Cifton Pond spit), 3 Greenshank (2 on Clifton Pond, 1 Tween Scrape), 2 Dunlin (Clifton Pond spit), Lapwing 200+, Yellow legged Gull (1 adult - Tween scrape), 35 Teal (Clfiton Pond), 25 Shoveler (Clifton Pond), 6 Little Egret (feeding around Clifton Pond reedbed), Lesser Whitethroat (1 around Tower hide), Common Whitethroat (10 plus around Wheatear Field path area), Willow Warbler (2 Barton Lane)

Monday 15th Aug 2011
Small Heath Butterfly (Erewash Field), 3 Greenshank (1 Coneries, 2 Tween Pond)

Monday 15th Aug 2011
2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 4 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher (Clifton Pond)

Sunday 14th Aug 2011
Yellow-Legged Gull (Coneries Pond), Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 6 Little Egret (Clifton Pond), Kingfisher

Thursday 11th Aug 2011
Short-winged Conehead on the Nature Reserve - a new Notts record!, Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed-Godwit, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 5 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Clifton Pond) , Greenshank (Tween Pond), Common Shelduck

Wednesday 10th Aug 2011
2 Greenshank (1 Tween Pond, 1 Clifton Pond), 3 Hobby (over)

Wednesday 10th Aug 2011
Long-winged, Short-winged Coneheads, Roesel's and Speckled Bush-crickets (Erewash Field)

Monday 8th Aug 2011
2 Greenshank, Oystercatcher, 6 Little Egret.

Sunday 7th Aug 2011
Greenshank, 2 Yellow-Legged Gull (Clifton Pond)

Saturday 6th Aug 2011
Greenshank (Tween Pond), 5 Little Egret (Clifton Pond)

Thursday 4th Aug 2011
22 Little Egret (Coneries roost), Black Tern (1 with Common Terns on the reedbed fence posts), 75+ Common Tern (most sitting on same fence posts and these later at dusk flying in tight flock to Church Pond with Black Tern), 1 Common Shelduck, c.60 Northern Lapwing, 20 Gadwall, 9 Grey Heron, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler. Delta: 2 Kingfisher. Clifton Pond: 5 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 5 Eurasian Teal, 5 Northern Shoveler, Sparrowhawk (male). Works Pond: Mediterranean Gull (juvenile)

Wednesday 3rd Aug 2011
Greenshank (Clifton Pond), Little-Ringed Plover (Wheatear Field)

Monday 1st Aug 2011
Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Tween Pond)

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