Sightings 2004

January

Mon 19th Jan: Clifton Grove - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Clifton Wood 2 Egyptian Geese near the yellow gate pond
Fri 23rd Jan: Gotham/Clifton Road - Female Stonechat


February

Fri 13th Feb: Barton in Fabis - 2 Oystercatcher in fields near the flash and 4 Common Buzzard  Branshill Wood.
Mon 16th Feb: Clifton - Female Stonechat near Barton Lane
Mon 16th Feb: Barton in Fabis - Pair Stonechat in the set-aside near Branshill Wood. Peregrine  and 3 Common Buzzard over Branshill Wood.
Sat 28th Feb: Clifton Grove - 2 Egyptian Geese in field near the Yellow Gate.
Sun 29th Feb: Clifton Grove Holme Pit - 2 Waterail and 2 Shoveler


March

Sat 6th Mar: Clifton Grove/Barton in Fabis - 2 Egyptian Geese and 10 Tree Sparrow near the Yellow Gate Pond. 40+ Grey Heron in the heronry at Branshill Wood.
Sat 20th Mar: Barton in Fabis - 14 Sand Martin and 1Swallow near Barton Island. 8 Egyptian Geese in field near the flash.
Thurs 25th Mar: Radcliff on Soar - Peregrine flying around the cooling towers
Sat 27th Mar: Barton in Fabis - 4 Common Buzzard Branshill Wood.  2 House Martin in the village
Sun 28th March: Barton in Fabis - Male Wheatear on ploughed field near Branshill Wood.


April

Mon 4th April: Clifton Grove -  Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Common Whitethroat in the Grove, 1 House Martin, 6 Sand Martin and 1 Sedge Warbler on Holme Pit.
Sun 5th April: Clifton Grove - 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and a male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker behind the University, 
Sat 10th April: Barton in Fabis - 1 Little Ringed Plover on the flash and 2 Wheatear on the ploughed Field facing Branshill Wood.
Sun 11th April: Barton in Fabis - 1 White Wagtail and 2 Wheatear on the ploughed field.
Wed 14th April: Clifton Grove - 2 Common Tern near Beeston Weir and 2 Yellow Wagtail on the Weir Field. 6 Blackcap,
4 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat and 7 Chiffchaff in the Grove. 
Sat 17th April: Barton in Fabis -  70 + Sand Martins over the river near Barton Island. White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtails and 4 Wheatear on the ploughed field.
Sun 18th April: Barton in Fabis - 10 Wheatears, 3 Yellow Wagtails and 2 White Wagtail on the ploughed field facing Branshill Wood. Also calling Cuckoo near the Ponds.
Sat 24th April: Clifton Grove - 18 Common Terns near Beeston Weir. 1 Lesser Whitethroat and two Reed Warbler on Holme Pit.
Tue 27th April: Beeston Weir - 4 Swift late evening.                                                      Thu 29th April: Barton in Fabis - 10 Yellow Wagtails and 1Wheatear in the field near the flash.


May

Sat 1st May: Clifton Grove - 2 Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Willow Tit in the Grove
Sun 2nd May: Clifton Grove -  Hobby over the Grove and 2 Garden Warbler.  
Tues 11th May: Barton in Fabis -  Little ringed Plover and 2 Oystercatcher on the Flash
Fri 15th May: Clifton Grove - 2 Grasshopper Warblers reeling in scrub at the back of Beeston Weir late evening also 5 Yellow wagtail.
Sat 16th May: Clifton Grove - Still 1 Grasshopper Warbler at the back of Beeston Weir. 
Mon 24th May: Clifton Grove  -  Cuckoo and 5 Reed Warbler on Holme Pit.
Sun 30th May: Clifton Grove - 2 Turtle Dove on wires at the back of Holme Pit.


June

Sat 12th June: Clifton Grove - Hobby over Holme Pit
Sun 13th June: Barton in Fabis - Yellow Wagtail, 2 Oystercatcher on field next to flash.
Sun 20st June: Barton/Clifton Grove - Water Rail on Holme pit, Oystercatcher and feral Barnacle Goose near Barton Flash.
Mon 28th June: Clifton - 2 Yellow Wagtails 


July

Thu 1st July: Barton in Fabis - 3 Common Buzzards over Branshill Wood, 6 Egyptian Geese near the flash.
Sun 18th July: Clifton Grove -  Common Sandpiper on the steps of Beeston Weir.  4 Buzzards over Clifton Wood and Lesser Whitethroat near Holme Pit.
Fri 30th July: Clifton Grove -   Common Sandpiper and  Hobby near Beeston Weir.


August

Fri 6th Aug: Barton in Fabis -  4 Common Buzzard 12 Chiffchaff in the area.
Sat 7th Aug: Barton in Fabis -  4 Snipe and Shelduck near Barton Flash.
Sun 8th Aug: Gotham Moor/Clifton Pastures - 2 Marsh Harriers 
Mon 16th Aug: Barton in Fabis - 1 Black tailed Godwit  very briefly and 1 Green Sandpiper on Barton Flash
Wed 18th Aug: Clifton Grove - 3 Common Buzzard over Clifton Wood. Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Common Whitethroat at the back of Holme Pit.
Sun 29th Aug: Barton in Fabis -  Green Sandpiper again in the Barton Flash area. Lots of passerines in the hedgerows


September

Sat 4th Sep: Barton in Fabis - 3 Common Buzzard and 2 Lesser Whitethroat in the area
Sun5th Sep: Beeston Weir - 4 Yellow Wagtails, passage of 150 House Martins heading S/W
Sat 11th Sep: Barton in Fabis - juvenile Hobby over Branshill Wood.  
Sun 12th Sep: Barton in Fabis - 4 Common Buzzard over Branshill Wood, male Wheatear and 8 Yellow Wagtail in field near flash good passage of 200 House martins S/W. 
Mon 13th Sep: Clifton Grove -  7+ Chiffchaffs Clifton Wood and 150 House Martins moving S/W along the river
Thur 15th Sep: Clifton Grove - Peregrine hunting over the Weir Field  also 2 Swift over the Weir. 
Thu 23rd Sep: Barton in Fabis - female Wheatear in fields near the Flash
Wed 29th Sep: Attenborough - 2 Common Buzzard and 12  House Martins moving S/W


October

Fri 8th Oct: Clifton Grove -  3 Chiffchaffs, 3 Common Buzzard. 2 Swallow and 1 House Martin over the river near Beeston Weir.
Sat 9th Oct: Clifton Grove - , 2 Shoveler and 12 Gadwall on Holme Pit c80 Redwing heading west   
Sun 10th Oct:Clifton Grove - c100 Redwing heading west and Marsh Tit in the Grove
Thu 14th Oct: Barton in Fabis - 2 Stonechat on fence posts near Barton Island  2 Buzzard over Branshill Wood. Reported sighting today of a Crane in fields behind Barton Island reported from Attenborough, but no sign of it despite searching the whole area all afternoon. 
Fri 22nd Oct:Barton in Fabis - 6 Snipe and 2 Golden Plover on Barton Flash, juvenile Peregrine over Branshill Wood.
Sat 30th Oct: Barton in Fabis - 1 Short-eared Owl in the set-aside behind Barton Flash and 2 Stonechats
Sun 31st Oct: Barton-in-Fabis - Short-eared Owl.  


November

Wed 3rd Nov: Thrumpton/Barton-in-Fabis - 2 Egyptian Geese 
Sun 7th Nov: Barton in Fabis - Barnacle Goose in fields opposite Branshill Wood with Greylags.16 Common Snipe on Barton Flash. 2 Short-eared Owl in the set-aside behind the flash. 2 Buzzards over Branshill Wood
Fri 12th Nov: Clifton Grove - 4 Stonechat on fence Posts near the Yellow Gate Pond. 7 Goosander on the river near Beeston Weir and 1 calling Water Rail on Holme Pit.
Sat 13th Nov:  - 3 Short eared Owls now in the set-aside behind Barton Flash. 4 Common Buzzard over Branshill Wood.
Sun 14th Nov Barton in Fabis - c50 Golden Plover over Barton Flash heading towards Attenborough
Sat 20h Nov: Barton in Fabis 10 Corn Bunting, 25 Yellowhammer 7 Grey Partridge and 27 Tree Sparrow on the set-aside behind Barton Flash. 
Sun 21st Nov: Barton-in-Fabis - 3 Short Eared Owl  again in the set-aside behind Barton Island also 40 Yellowhammer and 12 Tree Sparrow.
Sat 24th Nov: Barton in Fabis -c100 Golden Plover over Barton Flash heading east. 2 Short Eared Owl in the set-aside.
Thu 25th Sun 28th Nov: Clifton Grove - 4 Goosander and 5 Goldeneye on the river near the Weir. 2 calling Water Rail on Holme Pit.


December

Sat 4th Dec: Barton in Fabis - c300 Golden Plover over Barton Flash and a single Short Eared Owl in the set-aside behind the flash.
Sun 5th Dec: Barton in Fabis: c300 Golden Plover circling high over Barton Flash headed off over to Attenborough. 2 Shelduck on field in front of Barton Island.
Sun 5th Dec: Beeston Weir/Clifton Area - 3 Short eared Owls favouring fields behind Beeston Weir, also 2 Stonechats in the area. 
Sat 11th Dec: Barton in Fabis: - c500 Golden Plover in the field next to Barton Flash also 1 Short-eared Owl in the set-aside.
Sat 11th Dec: Barton in Fabis 2 Short-eared Owls  and 2 Stonechat in the set-aside behind Barton Flash. 
Sun 13th Dec: Barton Flash - 3 Short-eared Owls again in the set-aside and 2 Stonechat.


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