Category Archives: Recent wildlife sightings

Recent wildlife sightings at the Netherfield Lagoons Local Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire as submitted by members of the Netherfield Wildlife Group.

Golden Plover – 16th December

This morning there were, as usual, good numbers of Greylag and Canada Geese and Mallards on the Slurry Lagoon, which went off to feed fairly early on. The hedgerows were full of thrushes, mostly Redwings, Blackbirds and Fieldfares. A flock of about three hundred Lapwings flew over with a flock of about fifty Golden Plovers, probably the ones from Holme Pierrepont. There were two Snipe on the Slurry Lagoon, an Egyptian Goose flew over and six Goldeneye were on the Large Gravel Pit.   PS.

Goosander – 9th December

This morning, during the Bird Count, two female Goosanders landed on the Deep Pit. Also recorded were a Chiffchaff, Treecreeper and a lone Golden Plover. There were plenty of winter thrushes about too, with high numbers especially of Redwings and Blackbirds. A short stretch of the Ouse Dyke held seven Little Egrets and a Kingfisher. PS.

White-fronted Goose – 25th November

This morning two Ravens were seen over the pylons, but were chased off by a Peregrine. The goose flock contained 5 Whooper Swans, 9 White-fronted Geese, 1 Pink-footed Goose (briefly joined by 7 more) and an Egyptian Goose. A flock of 33 Pink-footed Geese also flew over to the west. An Oystercatcher was seen over the Deep Pit and a male Blackcap was at the end of the Lower Path, near the gates. PS.