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March
As of the 30th we will not be posting sightings only sightings from gardens will be posted, sorry about this but people need to stay at home and not go out looking for birds, we will be back as soon as the lockdown is lifted. 
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26/03/20 - 1119 - Little Gull - Attenborough NR - 5 over heading E
26/03/20 - LNY - Smew - Idle Valley NR - redhead yesterday. 
25/03/20 - 1000 - Common Crane - Calverton - 2 over high heading S 
23/03/20 - Cattle Egret - Girton Pit Complex - 4 again with sheep in field N of Sailing Pit.
23/03/20 - Bearded Tit - Newstead & Annesley CP - male showing well in reedbed at Middle Lake.
22/03/20 - 1205 - Cattle Egret - Besthorpe NWT - 5 in fields on W side then headed towards Carlton on Trent. 
22/03/20 - 1400 - Cattle Egret - Sutton on Trent - 3 to S at Carlton on Trent viewable from end of Carlton Ferry Lane.
22/03/20 - Great Egret - Idle Valley NR - still on Chainbridge Scrape.
22/03/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Tween Pond. 
22/03/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit also 1w drk Long-tailed Duck. 
21/03/20 - Cattle Egret - Girton Pit Complex - 2 with sheep in field N of Sailing Pit. 
17/03/20 - 1040 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit also 1w drk Long-tailed Duck. 
16/03/20 - 1310 - Spoonbill - Attenborough NR - 1 briefly on Tween Pond. 
15/03/20 - Ruddy Shelduck - Stoke Bardolph - near River Trent. 
15/03/20 - Great Egret - Idle Valley NR - on Chainbridge Scrape. 
15/03/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Girton Pit Complex - 5 in field N of Sailing Lake also 2 Pink-footed Geese. 
15/03/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit also 3 Smew & 1w drk Long-tailed Duck. 
14/03/20 - Little Ringed Plover - Attenborough NR - today.
14/03/20 - Sand Martin - Attenborough NR - 2 over heading towards Long Eaton GPs.
12/03/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Rutland Water NR - 3 still in South Arm 3
11/03/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Church Pond. 
11/03/20 - Short-eared Owl - Harworth - 2 at Harworth Pit this afternoon. 
11/03/20 - LNY - Ruddy Shelduck - Caythorpe - on far bank of Trent from fisherman's car park also 4 Oystercatcher & 3 Goosander via (CL)
08/03/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit. 
08/03/20 - Great Egret - Tiln GPs - on Tiln North. 
08/03/20 - Smew - Collingham Pits - redhead on Ferry Lane Lake also 9 Whooper Swan in field to the W
07/03/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit. 
07/03/20 - Great Egret - Holme Pierrepont - reported today.
07/03/20 - Great Egret - Sturton le Steeple - today.
05/03/20 - 0723 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still at E end of A52 Pit also 3 Smew including a drk. 
04/03/20 - 1500 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Main Pond also Ruddy Shelduck on Clifton Pit briefly. 
04/03/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit also 3 Smew. 
04/03/20 - LNY - Smew - Hoveringham GPs - redhead still on Railway Pit. 
04/03/20 - LNY - Goshawk - Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - yesterday.
03/03/20 - 0852 - Woodlark - Harworth - 2 over pit top heading E
01/03/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit also 1w Long-tailed Duck & 3 Smew including a drk.

February
29/02/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Church Pond this morning. 
28/02/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit. 
28/02/20 - 0830 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit. 
27/02/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit this evening. 
27/02/20 - 1045 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - on Church Pond. 
26/02/20 - Jack Snipe - Cotham Flash - 12 on flooded field left of cycle track.
26/02/20 - 1715 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit also 1w Long-tailed Duck & 3 Smew including a drk.
25/02/20 - Smew - Holme Pierrepont - 2 redhead on A52 Pit this morning. 
25/02/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit. 
24/02/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit also 1w Long-tailed Duck & 3 Smew including 1 drk.
23/02/20 - 0840 - Hawfinch - Perlethorpe - 2 in the churchyard this morning. 
21/02/20 - 1159 - Red-necked Grebe - Holme Pierrepont - still on A52 Pit. 
17/02/20 - 0834 - Woodlark - Harworth - 2 behind Aldi at Scrooby Road.
16/02/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Girton Pit Complex - 3 ad & 2 1w with Greylag Geese still in sheep field.
15/02/20 - Scaup - RSPB Langford Lowfields - drk on Phase 1
15/02/20 - 0915 - Tundra Bean Goose - Stoke Bardolph - still c.200m up river from Ferry Boat Inn. 
15/02/20 - 0745 - Woodlark - Harworth - 2 over Harworth Pit Top.
14/02/20 - 1400 - Tundra Bean Goose - Stoke Bardolph - still from Ferry Boat Inn. 
14/02/20 - Jack Snipe - Clumber Park - 4 this morning. 
13/02/20 - Smew - RSPB Langford Lowfields - 3 redhead on Phase 3
13/02/20 - 1355 - Smew - Holme Pierrepont - drk still on A52 Pit. 
13/02/20 - 1020 - Tundra Bean Goose - Stoke Bardolph - still from Ferry Boat Inn. 
13/02/20 - LNY - Bearded Tit - Netherfield Lagoons - 1 in dry end of the reedbed of Slurry Pool yesterday evening. 
12/02/20 - 1113 - Tundra Bean Goose - Stoke Bardolph - from Ferry Boat Inn also Pink-footed Geese & Common Sandpiper. 
11/02/20 - 0732 - Tundra Bean Goose - Stoke Bardolph - still on River Trent opposite Ferry Boat Inn.
10/02/20 - 1215 - Tundra Bean Goose - Stoke Bardolph - still along Stoke Lane in field E of Stoke House also Pink-footed Goose. 
10/02/20 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 2 in the churchyard this morning. 
08/02/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre 
08/02/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit also 2 Smew including a drk. 
08/02/20 - Smew - Langford Lowfields RSPB - 3 redhead on Phase 3
07/02/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit also 2 Smew including a drk.
06/02/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre also ad & 2 juv Whooper Swan near sluice gates plus Scaup W of sluice gate.
05/02/20 - Great Egret - Idle Valley NR - 2 today. 
05/02/20 - Scaup - Attenborough NR - female on Tween Pond. 
05/02/20 - 1400 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 11 in Deer Park near courtyard. 
05/02/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Girton Pit Complex - 5 in field by river though distant. 
05/02/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
04/02/20 - Great Egret - Besthorpe NWT - still on Mons Pool. 
04/02/20 - Smew - Hoveringham GPs - redhead still on Railway Pit. 
04/02/20 - LNY - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Lound - at Linghurst Wood yesterday. 
03/02/20 - Smew - Holme Pierrepont - drk & redhead still on A52 Pit this afternoon. 
03/02/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Sailing Lake this morning. 
02/02/20 - Great Egret - Besthorpe NWT - still on Mons Pool.
02/02/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Girton Pit Complex - 3 ad & 2 1w still with Greylags also 4 Pink-footed Goose plus Grey Plover on flood pool this morning. 
02/02/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit also drk Smew. 
02/02/20 - LNY - Bearded Tit - Idle Valley NR - still in SE corner of Tiln North yesterday also Great Egret. 
01/02/20 - Great Egret - Besthorpe NWT - on Mons Pool this afternoon. 
01/02/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Girton Pit Complex - 3 ad & 2 1w with Greylags in sheep field N of Sailing Lake by River Trent. 
01/02/20 - 0912 - Glaucous Gull - Holme Pierrepont - 2w on Blotts Pit.

January
31/01/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit this afternoon also drk Smew. 
31/01/20 - 1454 - Smew - Hoveringham GPs - redhead still at W end of Railway Pit. 
31/01/20 - Great Egret - Besthorpe NWT - 2 today.
31/01/20 - Ruddy Shelduck - Holme Pierrepont - 2 on Blotts Pit. 
31/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Thrumpton - 2 in field then flushed & headed towards Attenborough NR. 
30/01/20 - 1610 - Glaucous Gull - Hoveringham GPs - 2w again in Railway Pit roost.
30/01/20 - Smew - Langford Lowfields RSPB - 3 redhead on W side of Phase 3
29/01/20 - Smew - Hoveringham GPs - redhead still on Railway Pit. 
29/01/20 - Bearded Tit - Idle Valley NR - 1 on SE corner of Tiln North. 
29/01/20 - 1100 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre also Whooper Swan. 
29/01/20 - 1125 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Barton in Fabis - 2 still on Cottages Flash from riverside path at Attenborough NR
29/01/20 - 1125 - Jack Snipe - Eakring Flash - 2 on Penny Pasture Common. 
28/01/20 - Glaucous Gull - Hoveringham GPs - 2w this evening also Smew & 35 Goosander into roost via (STE)
28/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Barton in Fabis - 2 on Cottages Flash, view from riverside path at Attenborough NR. 
27/01/20 - 1100 - Waxwing - Retford - 3 still by 136 North Road. 
27/01/20 - Smew - Hoveringham GPs - redhead still on Railway Pit. 
27/01/20 - 1325 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre also Whooper Swan. 
26/01/20 - Hawfinch - Clumber Park - 3 in trees near the Chapel this morning. 
26/01/20 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - still in trees by entrance to Thoresby Market. 
26/01/20 - Waxwing - Retford - 3 still by 136 North Road.
26/01/20 - Smew - Langford Lowfields RSPB - 2 redhead still on Phase 3
26/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
26/01/20 - 0835 - Bewick's Swan - Newington - 2 E of Slaynes Lane. 
25/01/20 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 10 in trees by entrance to Thoresby Market. Please avoid blocking entrance & only view from Netherfield Lane. 
25/01/20 - Bewick's Swan - Misson - 2 ad with Whooper Swan at Slaynes Lane. 
25/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
25/01/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit also drk Smew. 
25/01/20 - Smew - Langford Lowfields RSPB - 2 redhead still on Phase 3
25/01/20 - 0820 - Waxwing - Retford - 3 still by 136 North Road. 
24/01/20 - Waxwing - Langford Lowfields RSPB - 2 reported in hedge by footpath to Collingham.
24/01/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit also 2 Smew. 
24/01/20 - 1645 - Glaucous Gull - Hoveringham GPs - 2w this evening. 
24/01/20 - 1409 - Smew - Hoveringham GPs - redhead still on Railway Pit. 
24/01/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Hoveringham GPs - 2 still on the Sailing Lake also Great Egret. 
24/01/20 - 1045 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 9 still in yews by market entrance on Netherfield Land. 
24/01/20 - 0905 - Waxwing - Retford - 4 still by 136 North Road. 
23/01/20 - Tundra Bean Goose - Hoveringham GPs - possible on the island at Railway Pit. 
23/01/20 - Smew - Hoveringham GPs - redhead still on Railway Pit. 
23/01/20 - Waxwing - Retford - 3 still by 136 North Road.
23/01/20 - LNY - Short-eared Owl - Harworth - 3 at Harworth Pit Top yesterday also 7 Jack Snipe. 
22/01/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit. 
22/01/20 - 1628 - Glaucous Gull - Hoveringham GPs - 2w late afternoon via (STE)
22/01/20 - 0840 - Waxwing - Retford - 4 by 136 North Road *1100 *1210
21/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Gringley Carr - 5 still today. 
21/01/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Hoveringham GPs - 2 still on Sailing Lake this morning. 
21/01/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit this afternoon also 2 Smew still.
21/01/20 - Whooper Swan - Attenborough NR - 1 from the visitor centre. 
21/01/20 - 1203 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
21/01/20 - Waxwing - Hallcroft GPs - 4 by North Road c.100m N of The King & Miller Pub.
20/01/20 - Smew - Netherfield Lagoons - ad/drk & redhead on large gravel pit this afternoon. 
20/01/20 - 1100 - Hawfinch - Rufford CP - 1 at E end of Lime Tree Avenue. 
20/01/20 - Great Egret - Idle Valley NR - 3 today with 1 on Tiln North, Chainbridge Scrape & Neatholme Fen. 
19/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Gringley Carr - 14 still opposite the pumping station with Greylags. 
19/01/20 - 1606 - Great Egret - Clayworth Common - 3 today. 
19/01/20 - Scaup - Collingham Pits - female on Ferry Lane Lake. 
19/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Girton Pit Complex - 3 ad & 2 juv still on Smithy Marsh.
19/01/20 - Bewick's Swan - Misson - 3 with Whooper Swan at Slaynes Lane. 
19/01/20 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 10 in yews by market entrance on Netherfield Lane. 
19/01/20 - Smew - Langford Lowfields RSPB - 2 redhead on Phase 3 also Great Egret. 
18/01/20 - 1544 - Caspian Gull - Collingham Pits - 2w in roost on Ferry Lane Lake. 
18/01/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit also ad/drk & 2 redhead Smew.
18/01/20 - Smew - Langford Lowfields RSPB - 2 redhead on Phase 3
18/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Girton Pit Complex - 3 ad & 2 juv on Smithy Marsh.
17/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Normanton Holme - 5 at South Holme this afternoon. 
17/01/20 - 1616 - Waxwing - Worksop - no sign this evening. 
17/01/20 - Scaup - Girton Pit Complex - female still on Spalford Pit also 2w Yellow-legged Gull. 
17/01/20 - 0930 - Waxwing - Worksop - 6 in B&Q car park this morning. 
17/01/20 - Cattle Egret - Attenborough NR - over Sand Martin Hide also Slavonian Grebe still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
17/01/20 - LNY - 1330 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 5 still in yews by market entrance on Netherfield Lane yesterday. 
16/01/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Hoveringham GPs - 2 still on Sailing Lake.
16/01/20 - LNY - Russian White-fronted Goose - Gringley Carr - c.13 yesterday. 
15/01/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Hoveringham GPs - 2 still on the Sailing Lake also Caspian Gull from sailing lake to Railway Pit plus Great Egret. 
15/01/20 - 1121 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still showing well on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
14/01/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Hoveringham GPs - 2 still on sailing lake.
13/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still showing well on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
13/01/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit also drk & female Smew.
12/01/20 - Short-eared Owl - Harworth - 2 again at Harworth Pit Top.
12/01/20 - 1434 - Cattle Egret - Attenborough NR - in field with IIamas & Little Egrets.
12/01/20 - Scaup - Girton Pit Complex - female still on Spalford Pit. 
12/01/20 - Smew - Collingham Pits - 2 redhead at Ferry Lane Lake. 
12/01/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit. 
11/01/20 - Great Egret - Langford Lowfields RSPB - this afternoon. 
11/01/20 - 1145 - Smew - Hoveringham GPs - redhead on Railway Pit also Great Egret. 
11/01/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w on A52 Pit also redhead Smew. 
10/01/20 - 0830 - Hawfinch - Rufford CP - 2 still at E end of Lime Tree Avenue. 
10/01/20 - Smew - Collingham Pits - redhead still on Ferry Lane Lake. 
10/01/20 - Scaup - Girton Pit Complex - female still on Spalford Pit. 
10/01/20 - 1039 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 8 at Netherfield Lane. 
10/01/20 - Black-necked Grebe - Hoveringham GPs - 2 still on Sailing Lake. 
10/01/20 - 0928 - Bittern - Langford Lowfields RSPB - from viewing screen.  
09/01/20 - LNY - Black-necked Grebe - Hoveringham GPs - 2 still on Sailing Lake also 2 Stonechat, Great Egret, Smew, 2 Tawny Owl, c.160 Pink-footed Geese heading W 2ad 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull & 2ad Caspian Gull via (STE) 
09/01/20 - Smew - Hoveringham GPs - redhead still on Sailing Lake. 
09/01/20 - 1200 - Great Egret - Collingham Pits - in from Besthorpe side .
09/01/20 - LNY - Hawfinch - Rufford CP - 3 at E end of Lime Avenue yesterday. 
08/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still showing well on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
08/01/20 - 1113 - Short-eared Owl - Harworth - 2 on plateau at Harworth Pit Top. 
08/01/20 - Scaup - Girton Pit Complex - female still on Spalford Pit. 
08/01/20 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - at least 20 in yews by market entrance on Netherfield Land this morning. 
07/01/20 - Great Egret - Idle Valley NR - still on Tiln North. 
07/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still showing well on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
07/01/20 - Smew - Collingham Pits - redhead still on Ferry Lake. 
07/01/20 - Scaup - Girton Pit Complex - female still on Spalford Pit. 
06/01/20 - 1215 - Ring-billed Gull - Spalford - 1w in pig fields from 1200 until 1215 the flew off.
06/01/20 - Bewick's Swan - Misson - 2 ad still on East Flood.
06/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Langford Lowfields RSPB - still on Deep Water Pit.
06/01/20 - 0853 - Hawfinch - Rufford CP - 4 from the car park this morning. 
06/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
05/01/20 - 1548 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
05/01/20 - Russian White-fronted Goose - Misson - 15 on East Flood.
05/01/20 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 19 in yews by market entrance on Netherfield Land this morning. 
04/01/20 - 1600 - Scaup - Girton Pit Complex - female still on Spalford Pit. 
04/01/20 - Red-necked Grebe - Langford Lowfields RSPB - on Phase 2 this afternoon but no access to the general public. 
04/01/20 - Smew - Collingham Pits - redhead still on Ferry Lane Lake. 
04/01/20 - Scaup - Girton Pit Complex - female still on Spalford Pit.
04/01/20 - LNY - Bewick's Swan - Misson - ad still yesterday. 
04/01/20 - LNY - Black-necked Grebe - Hoveringham GPs - 2 still on Sailing Lake yesterday also Great Egret. 
04/01/20 - Long-tailed Duck - Holme Pierrepont - 1w still on A52 Pit also redhead Smew.
04/01/20 - 1000 - Cattle Egret - 2 still in Coneries Pond roost.
04/01/20 - Water Pipit - Langford Lowfields RSPB - still on Phase 3, no sign of Red-necked Grebe. 
04/01/20 - 0900 - Short-eared Owl - on plateau at Harworth Pit Top. 
04/01/20 - Hawfinch - Rufford CP - 5 on Lime Avenue near the car park. 
04/01/20 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 12 in yews by market entrance on Netherfield Lane. 
04/01/20 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond from Nature Centre. 
03/01/20 - Great Egret - Idle Valley NR - 2 still at Tiln North.
03/01/20 - 0930 - Slavonian Grebe - Attenborough NR - still on Coneries Pond also 2 Cattle Egret. 
03/01/20 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 5 on yew trees this morning. 
02/01/20 - Smew - Holme Pierrepont - ad/drk on A52 Pit. 
02/01/20 - Scaup - Girton Pit Complex - female on Spalford Pit.
02/01/20 - 1007 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 7 by market entrance on Netherfield Land.
02/01/20 - LNY - Jack Snipe - Harworth - 3 at Harworth Pit Top yesterday morning. 
01/01/20 - Short-eared Owl - Kilvington - again late afternoon. 
01/01/20 - Hawfinch - Thoresby Park - 32 in trees off Netherfield Lane. 
01/01/20 - 1230 - Smew - Hoveringham GPs - redhead still today. 
01/01/20 - Bewick's Swan - Misson - 2 ad on east flood with 250 Whooper Swan, viewed from Gringley Carr.
01/01/20 - Water Pipit - Langford Lowfields RSPB - still on Phase 3

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