Sightings for April 2017

Sunday 30th Apr 2017

3 Whimbrel/Curlew [high over, 08:06], Marsh Harrier [through Conneries, 08:34], Wood Sandpiper [Clifton Pit, briefly 08:56], 3 Little Gull [lingering on Clifton pit, 09:57], 6 Black Tern [Clifton Pit, through East, 09:57]. Also Dunlin, Grasshopper Warbler and several Common Swift [Clifton Pit].

Sunday 23rd Apr 2017

Common Redstart [female - Wheatear Field], 2x Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover

Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

Grasshopper Warbler, Little Ringed Plover, Lesser Whitethroat, 2x Dunlin

Friday 21st Apr 2017

Common Redstart [male, Beeston marsh along railway line, flew towards the allotments over railway line and lost from view, 08:45], Hobby [over Sailing Pit, heading west, 11:35].

Thursday 20th Apr 2017

6 Black-tailed Godwit [Clifton Pit this morning, relocating to Sailing Pit viewable from Sand Martin hide, still present this evening], Arctic Tern [Clifton Pit] and Grasshopper Warbler.

Wednesday 19th Apr 2017

Grasshopper Warbler [opposite Kingfisher Hide], Lesser Whitethroat, Red Kite [high over Reserve]

Tuesday 18th Apr 2017

Whimbrel [Tween Pond scrape, this afternoon], Arctic Tern [with several Common Tern on the Sailing Pit, this evening], Red Kite [Over Centre], Common Sandpiper [in front of Sand Martin Hide]. Also Northern Wheatear [in horse paddocks along Barton Lane, 11:30].

Friday 14th Apr 2017

Common Sandpiper [Tween Pond], Reed Warbler [several, Clifton Pit], House Martin [Sailing Pit].

Wednesday 12th Apr 2017

Common Tern and House Martin [Coneries], Northern Wheatear [in horse paddocks at the Barton Lane railway crossing, 15:35].

Tuesday 11th Apr 2017

Marsh Harrier [Cream crown, landed briefly in the Clifton Pit reedbed, 18:00, then flew north/east over Barton in Fabis and lost from view, 18:20]. Also Common Tern [Tween Pond].

Monday 10th Apr 2017

Common Tern [Tween Pond], Common Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler [Wheatear Field], 4 Reed Warbler and 2 Sedge Warbler [Clifton Pit, reed-bed], c25 Sand Martin and 5 Swallow [around the Visitor Centre].

Saturday 8th Apr 2017

Little Ringed Plover, Common Redshank, Avocet, Oystercatcher, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap

Friday 7th Apr 2017

Little Ringed Plover [Ridge and Furrow], 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Raven and Common Redstart [male, half mile west of the Attenborough the Sailing Club, Erewash fields, Derby's].

Thursday 6th Apr 2017

Sedge Warbler [singing on the Wheatear Field, late afternoon].

Monday 3rd Apr 2017

Sedge warbler [wheatear field, 18:22], 2 Raven [from Tower hide], 2 Green Sandpiper and Common Redshank [Ridge and Furrow], Pintail and several Swallow [Tween Pond].

Sunday 2nd Apr 2017

White Stork [circled over Clifton Pit before drifting off North/East 12:45. (This is presumably the same bird that roosted at Sudbury Hall, Derby's yesterday and was seen drifting S/E over Sinfin, Derby's this morning. It was ringed as a nestling in Poland in 2011, and was injured in a collision with a power line in Poland in 2014 and was sent to Shorelands in Norfolk for treatment in the same year. By 2015 it was able to fly again and escaped in early 2016. It has been roaming the country since].

Saturday 1st Apr 2017

Common Tern [Main Pond, 17:15], Pintail [drk, still Tween Pond], Willow Warbler [singing near the Delta].

Nature Reserves in Nottinghamshire