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Clipstone ForestSatellite View
is an area of extensive conifer and broad-leaved plantations and heaths and host all the expected species. Good access through a network of trails.
Colwick/Netherfield/Holme PierrepontSatellite View
The close proximity of three large sites means that they probably have the longest list of species in thecounty. County additions have included Bufflehead, Yellow-browed Warbler, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper and Long-tailed Skua.
Forest CountrySatellite View
Clumber lies at the centre of a number of sites which include Welbeck, Thoresby and Rufford. At Welbeck, there is a raptor watchpoint (SK580721) and is as good as any in England with Honey Buzzard, Goshawk and Osprey viewable over the private and well protected woodland. Clumber has all the woodland birds, noteably Hawfinch in winter.
As big as Lound but more water dominated. A good site at any time of year with a large winter gull roost. The UK's first Redhead occurred here on a pit which is part of the complex.
Idle Valley Nature ReserveInformation
The site formerly refered to as Lound used to consist of lots of gravel workings surrounded by arable fields and copses. Things have changed here and after over 50 years of gravel extraction and restoration work mainly by Tarmac quarries Ltd. The whole area is a new SSSI NR. Tarmac in consultation with Notts Wildlife Trust have worked to restore the area as a predominantly wetland reserve. The whole area from the town of Retford, going North up to and beyond Lound village, on the west bank and adjacent to the river Idle has been almost compleetly restored and is the new Idle Valley NR. Most of the old Lound gravel pits complex is now part of an SSSI, which is in turn a large part of the new and enlarged IVNR you see today. The reserve is managed by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. The work on the reserve is suported by lottery funding. NWT also share a brand new eco friendly visitor centre at the Retford end of the reserve with the North Notts College. The first really notable bird for the new reserve was a Steppe Grey Shrike...
Langford is the site of a proposed RSPB reserve and is attracting good numbers of waders. Besthorpe had seen better days but is currently (2011) undergoing a facelift with a new hide and scrape, while Girton is still working. All three sites are worth birding and often attract county rarities.
The CarrsSatellite View
consists of lowland farmland, ditches and river. In Winter its good for swans and raptors; on passage Dotterel are a highlight some years, and, in summer there are lots of Corn Buntings.
Number of bird species: 326
County Bird - Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
The Birds of NottinghamshireAnnual Reports available from email@example.com
The Status of Birds in Nottinghamshireby Jason Reese, illustrated by Chris Orgill Direct from author: at: http://notts-uk-birding.webs.com £12 inc P&P
Where to watch birds in the East Midlandsby Rob Fray, Christopher Helm 2006 See Fatbirder Review
Buy this book from NHBS.com
Netherfield Wildlife GroupWebsite
Monitoring the Netherfield Lagoons, Nottinghamshire - The Netherfield Wildlife Group was formed in August 1999 to ensure the continued wildlife interest of the Netherfield Lagoons. The lagoons were owned by UK Coal and had been used to settle the slurry washed from the coal at nearby Gedling Pit. When the pit was closed the lagoons became redundant and the owners planned to restore the site. There were various inappropriate plans being discussed by them and the local council and so the group was formed to provide a body to argue for a more ecologically friendly approach...
A website giving information about birding in Nottinghamshire, web site includes membership details, sites to visit, updated bird news, events, etc. An excellently constructed site that is full of useful info. Membership details from Howard Broughton firstname.lastname@example.org & Annual reports from Reg Davis email@example.com
Nottinghamshire Wildlife TrustWebsite
The trust has a unique and influential position. It is the only conservation group solely concerned with all aspects of wildlife conservation for the county of Nottinghamshire. Moreover, it is a partner in the largest voluntary organisation in the UK, whose principal aim is to protect and cherish the wildlife of this county.
RSPB Nottinghamshire Members GroupWebsite
The Nottingham Local Members Group of the R.S.P.B. was started in 1974, and currently has over 300 members. They hold indoor meetings, which consist of an illustrated talk by a guest speaker at the Y.M.C.A. on Shakespeare Street in Nottingham on the first Wednesday in the month from September to May inclusive. Admission is £1.50 and tea and coffee is available. Nest boxes and a selection of bird food as well as R.S.P.B. sale goods are on sale. They also run monthly field trips throughout the year, as well as beginners walks, Nightjar watches and a birding weekend. Every type of birdwatcher is catered for from the first timer to the expert, everyone is made welcome...
Rushcliffe Barn Owl Project
The Rushcliffe Barn Owl Project aims to conserve and increase the population of barn owls in Rushcliffe by: Discovering the size and distribution of the existing population. Increasing awareness of the needs of the barn owl through advice. Encouraging sympathetic management of feeding and breeding habitats. Providing artificial breeding sites in suitable locations...
Attenborough Nature ReserveWebsite
An award winning eco-friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve. Situated within easy reach of Nottingham and Derby. Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY...
King's Mill ReservoirWebsite
King's Mill Reservoir is a medium-sized reservoir sandwiched between the towns of Sutton in Ashfield & Mansfield in west Nottinghamshire. It covers approximately 70 acres (28ha) and is maintained naturally by the River Maun. Most of the edge of the reservoir is vegetated with trees and scrub, predominantly willow but also ash, birch, popular, oak and sycamore. Patches of Phragmites and reedmace can also be found in several areas. In close proximity to the reservoir are a number of paddocks and areas of arable land, although these have been significantly reduced recently with the construction of the new (unwanted and waste of time) A617 bypass!
Wollaton Park WildlifeWebsite
The main attraction in winter is the visiting wildfowl and the flocks of finches and thrushes. Several different ducks may be seen on the lake at this time including wigeon, gadwall, pochard and the odd shoveler. The new year sometimes brings more interesting species such as smew and goosander and in harsher weather goldeneye...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
New Horizons ToursTour Operator
Welcome to our Birdwatching courses, tours and tailor made itineraries. Christopher & Alison Hall, New Horizons, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3DD Tel/Fax: 01773 716550.
Verdant WildlifeTour Operator
All our tours are on gentle to moderate terrain unless otherwise stated, but we do recommend a basic level of fitness, sturdy footwear and suitable outdoor clothing. A welcome pack including a tick list and copy of the Birdwatcher's code, lunch and refreshments are included in the price and binoculars can be provided if required. Transport between sites is provided unless otherwise stated...
Approaching along winding country lane, visitors will be enchanted by the iron gate naming The Old Orchard Cottage, and a glimpse of the Grade II listed buildings, which date from the early 18th century. Entering the drive and crossing the shallow ford, which joins the two ponds surrounded by seasonal flora and rippled by a waterfall, guests will find themselves surrounded by a glorious English cottage garden.
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Welcome to Nottsbirdsnews. A forum for anyone in Nottinghamshire with an interest in birds to discuss news and views, on all bird sightings and bird related subjects around the County... The main aim of Nottsbirdsnews group is to improve communication between birdwatchers throughout the County and also to increase and encourage free and open discussion on all aspects of Birdwatching and birding throughout Nottinghamshire...
Birds Of AttenboroughBlog
James Shergold is a young birder and photographer – his website is dedicated to the wildlife seen in Long Eaton and Attenborough…
Half the bird awayBlog
Steve Dunn, hardcore Notts birder/lister by trade, now residing in Derbyshire. Apparently, according to 'Birdwatch' he's a top year-lister despite having only attempted a big year once! In 2010 he attempted to score with 300 species but finished on 291. This year he aint got a clue although more effort will be pumped into doing the patch thing. ASBO Rules...Ya know what I mean?
The Beardy BirderBlog
Blogging on behalf of the birds of Nottinghamshire and beyond…
The Verdant Wildlife BlogBlog
Blog of bird tours to Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and beyond…
Timmermans Garden Centre, Lowdham Lane Woodborough, Nottingham Nottinghamshire, NG14 6DN, Tel: 0115 966 4033 - Birdfeeders4less are an online supplier of wild bird products. Products include bird tables, bird boxes, food and much more...
Birding in Nottingham and BeyondWebsite
Birding in Nottingham and Beyond is a personal record of sites in Nottingham, the rest of the UK and other parts of the World I have visited. The Nottingham section may be of interest to anyone who spends time in the City and wants to fit in some bird watching. Most of my overseas trips have been during school holidays and so the information gathered may be of particular interest to those birders who are also restricted to these dates to go abroad. The site includes a variety of photographs of birds and other wildlife. Trips to Kenya, various parts of North America and the Caribbean and parts of Europe are included. There is also a section of general tips for bird watchers based on personal experience.
Birds of NottinghamshireWebsite
At the moment there are no RSPB reserves in Nottinghamshire, but work is going ahead on the Langford Lowfields site. This resembles a muddy moonscape now but by the year 2020 when it is handed over to the Society it will be a premier site for Bitterns.
Clifton Grove BirdsWebsite
Since moving to Clifton in 1995 I have been using the grove area as my local birding patch and try to visit the area at least twice a week more if possible. To say that this area is underwatched by birders is a understatment i have only seen a handful of other birders in eight years of birding in this area. Good birds have been found at this site but only with a lot of dedication and time seaching the various woods, fields and ponds...
Eakring Birds WebpageWebsite
A Guide To The Birds Of The Eakring And Kersall Area Of Nottinghamshire, England. - Since 1998, when I first started recording the birds of the Eakring/Kersall area of Nottinghamshire, there have been numerous occasions when the transition from the former study area of King’s Mill Reservoir distinctly paid off. Although the regular sightings of some scarce county species and indeed some county rarities were sacrificed, this present area as a whole has produced a string of regular sought after rarities and local patch ticks, worthy of many of the traditional top birdwatching sites in Nottinghamshire. Site by Trevor Pendleton illustrated brilliantly by the author.
Erewash Valley WildlifeWebsite
A site to discuss and promote the extensive wildlife rich area of the Erewash Valley on the Derbyshire/Notts Border…
King's Mill BirdingWebsite
Reports & photographs from Kings Mill Reservoir...
Species Action Plan - Barn OwlWebsite
The barn owl is found in almost every continent and is one of the most widely distributed land birds in the world. It nests and roosts in tree cavities, old and derelict farm buildings and barns, and feeds mainly on small mammals such as voles, shrews and mice. Barn owls hunt mainly at night, and may be seen over areas of rough grassland, field margins, hedgerows and derelict land, as well as along water courses, woodland edges and newly planted woodland. The presence of barn owls is a good indicator of the health of biodiversity in lowland areas, as the range of habitats needed by the species is also vital for a wide variety of other animals and plants.
Artist - Chris OrgillGallery
I am an artist and illustrator living and working in Nottinghamshire. My work is inspired by the natural world, primarily birds and mammals but also plants and insects – in fact, by anything I can take home with me in my sketch book....
Artist - Mike WarrenGallery
Early paintings contained very decorative backgrounds to the bird subject. This emphasis has gradually given way a greater realism while retaining a strong design element. Pictures are painted with acrylics or watercolours on pure rag paper...
Bird Carver - The Bird WhittlerGallery
Glyn is a professional bird whittler, and has extensively studied birds in their natural habitats. Each individual edition songbird is whittled from a block of lime, using only a knife. They are then hand painted with acrylics…
Photographers - Ray & Gemma PurserGallery
Bird pictures & more...
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