What's been seen in and around the park

Please send reports of your sightings (Birds, butterfies, dragonflies, mammals etc) to:


Sunday 12 November: GC Grebe, Mute Swan, Wigeon, Gadwall, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Coot, B-h Gull, Woodpigeon, Kingfisher (Mapp Res), Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Jay, Magpie, Crow, Starling, Goldfinch, Bullfinch. (MB)

Sunday 22 October: Great Egret. (BG) 

Monday 16 October: Cetti's Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch (Pewit Carr). (GS) 

Wednesday 11 October: 2 Egyptian Geese (Straw's Bridge). (MB) 

Tuesday 10 October: 5 male + 2 female Mandarin (Mapperley Res). (GS) 

Saturday 7 October: Black Redstart (Meadows Farm). (BG)

Tuesday 8 August: 2 Egyptian Geese (Swan Lake). (MB)

Sunday 25 June: Red Kite over. (GS)

Sunday 28 May: GC Grebe, Mute Swan, Mallard, Kestrel, Pheasant, Moorhen, Coot, B-h Gull, 2 Common Tern (Mapp Res), Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, 30+ Swift (Shipley Lake), GS Woodpecker, Skylark, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Magpie, Crow, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. (MB)

Sunday 23 April: Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat. (MB)

Saturday 22 April: 2 Oystercatcher

Tuesday 4 April: 30 Waxwing (Mason Road). (DOS)

Monday 3 April: Barn Owl (Straws Bridge). (DOS)

Friday 31 March: 2 Raven, 33 Golden Plover. (DOS)

Tuesday 28 March: GC Grebe, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Mandarin M+F, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher (heard over John Wood), Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Sand Martin (Mapp Res), Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Willow Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Jay, Magpie, Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch. (MB)

Sunday 19 March: GC Grebe, 3 Cormorant, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander (Shipley Lake), Moorhen, Coot, B-h Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, GS Woodpecker (drumming), Skylark, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Chiffchaff (numerous), Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Magpie, Crow, Goldfinch, Bullfinch. (MB)

Tuesday 7 March: 12 Canada Goose (new small pond nr John Wood), 6 Greylag Goose, 2 Pintail (Shipley Lake), 2 Goosander (Shipley Lake), 3 Kestrel, 10 Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, 8 Lapwing, 8 Skylarks, Meadow Pipit, Yellowhammer, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting.(TW & GS)

Friday 17 February: 15 Waxwings at SK453429. (DOS)

Thursday 9 February: GC Grebe, Cormorant, 20+ Greylag Geese, Canada
Goose, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Goosander (male), Buzzard, Moorhen, Coot,
B-h Gull, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker, Wren, Robin, Blackbird,
Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Willow Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch,
Treecreeper, Magpie, Crow, Starling, Siskin, Redpoll, Bullfinch. (MB)

Monday 30 January: Shipley Lake - 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Teal, 4 Mute Swan, 44 Canada Goose, 5 Greylag Goose, 6 Pochard, 7 Goosander. (DOS)

Monday 23 January: Straws Bridge - Pochard, Tufted Duck, B-h Gull, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Pied Wagtail. Manners Floods - G.C Grebe, Coot, Tufted Duck. Settling Lagoons - Shoveler, Teal, Long Tailed Tit. Shipley Lake - Gadwall, G.C Grebe, Heron, Pochard, Tufted Duck. Nottingham Lodge - Song Thrush, Nuthatch. Bell Lane - Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker. John Wood - Willow Tit, Fieldfare. (GS)

Sunday 22 January: Shipley Lake 1 Water Rail, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler. (DOS)

Saturday 14 January: GC Grebe, Cormorant,, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, (Shipley Lake) Wigeon, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, 2m/1f Goosander, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, B-h Gull, Common Gull, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Robin, Blackbird, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, (Slack Lane) Rook, Crow, House Sparrow Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 10+ Siskin, Redpoll, Bullfinch. (MB)

Saturday 7 January: Mapperley Res & Straw's Bridge - Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, 2 male Mandarin, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Buzzard, Moorhen, Coot, B-h Gull, 4 Common Gull, 3 LB-b Gull, Woodpigeon, 2 Little Owl, 3 GS Woodpecker, Wren, Robin, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Willow Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Jay, Magpie, Crow, Chaffinch, Bullfinch. (MB)

Friday 6 January: Mapperley Reservoir - 7 Shoveler, Wigeon, Grey Heron. Nutbrook Cafe - 12 siskin. 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Nuthatch. (TW)

Wednesday 4 January: Ilkeston, Station Road - 50+ Waxwings. (JW)

Tuesday 3 January:  John's Wood - Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch. Bell Lane - Green Woodpecker. Mapperley Reservoir - Mandarin Duck. (JW)

Monday 2 January: Straws Bridge - 48 Mallard, 8 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 7 Greylag Goose, 4 Moorhen. Pewit Carr - Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall. Manor Floods - 78 Coot, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Settling Ponds - 2 Teal, 4 Gadwall, Reed Bunting, Jay. Shipley Lake - 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Cormorant, Tufted Duck, Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe. Mapperley Res - 6 Mandarin, 2 Goosander. (GS)