January

1st January - flock of fieldfares - Willington Road, in field opposite the cattery.

1st January - Green Woodpecker - Canal towpath in field between Hicklin Bridge, Stenson and railway bridge.

1st January - flock of lapwings Willington Road, in field between the road and the canal.

4th January - Yellowhammer - Cardales Wildflower Meadow.

4th January - Sparrowhawk - Stanhope Wood.

6th January - Green Woodpecker - King George V playing field.

7th January - Hare being stalked by dog fox -  Common Piece Lane.

10th January - Bullfinch - Aults Close, on bird feeder in back garden.

10th January - Redwing - Sycamore Avenue, feeding on berries in back garden.

23rd January - Kingfisher - canal towpath near Ballast Hole Pond.

23rd January - Buzzard - Willington Road, on pylon between road and A50.

 

February

2nd February - Toad - in yard at back of Parish Rooms, Lower Green.

3rd February - Cormorant - Mercia Marina.

3rd February - flocks of Redwings - in fields both sides of Willington Road.

7th February - Sparrowhawk - Crow Park Way wet area.

7th February - flock of fieldfares - Findern Lane in field near railway crossing.

7th February - Canada geese (several) - Mercia Marina pond.

19th February - Sparrowhawk - canal towpath near Hicklin Bridge, Stenson.

22nd February - Green Woodpecker - Stanhope Hole Conservation Area.

28th February - Oystercatchers x 2 - Mercia Marina Pond.

 

March

7th March - Curlew - Buckford Lane, Findern.

19th March - Oystercatcher x 2 - Willington Road, in field between road and canal.

22nd March - Brimstone butterfly - Main Road.

24th March - Brimstone butterfly - Hillside.

29th March - Reed Bunting - Aults Close, in back garden.

30th March - Chiffchaff - Stanhope Wood.

30th March - Song Thrush - Common Piece Lane.

30th March - Kestrel - Common Piece Lane.

31st March - Frogspawn - Stanhope Hole Pond.

 

 

April

1st April - Chiffchaff - canal towpath.

1st April - Lapwings x 2 and Oystercatchers x 2 - Willington Road, in field between road and canal.

1st April - Kestrel - Willington Road, hunting in field near Mercia Marina.

2nd April - Yellowhammer - Hicklin Bridge, Stenson.

3rd April - Yellowhammer - Willington Road.

3rd April - Oystercatchers x 2 - Willington Road.

7th April - Reed Bunting - Aults Close.

7th April - Great Spotted Woodpecker - Crow Park Way.

9th April - Blackcap - canal towpath.

10th April - Clouded Yellow, Small Tortoiseshell, Cabbage White butterflies - Stanhope Hole Bank.

11th April - Plovers and Lapwings in field near Hicklin Bridge, Stenson.

18th April - Oystercatchers and Lapwings - Willington Road.

21st April - Blackcap x 2 - Cardales Wildflower Meadow.

 

May

3rd May - Stoat - Common Piece Lane.

31st May - Bullfinch m, f and young - Aults Close, feeding on bird feeder in back garden.

 

June

1st June - Bullfinch m, f and young - Aults Close, now regular visitors in back garden.

4th June - Cuckoo - heard in Sycamore Avenue.

4th June - Common Blue butterfly - Stanhope Wood.

4th June - Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary - Crow Park Way wet area.

10th June - Southern Marsh Orchid and Common Spotted Orchid - Crow Park Way wet area.

12th June - Field Mouse - Crow Park Way wet area.

13th June - Hedgehog - Aults Close.

13th June - Common Spotted Orchid - Cote Close Bank.

23rd June - Sparrowhawk - Aults Close.

23rd June - Buzzard x 2 - soaring over Aults Close.

 

July

2nd July - Sparrowhawk - Aults Close, on lawn with catch!

8th July pm - Pipistrelle Bat - Aults Close.

19th July - Hedgehog - Common Piece Lane.

20th July - Hedgehog - Doles Lane.

23rd July - Reed Bunting - Crow Park Way wet area.

 

August

4th August - Kingfisher - Stanhope Hole Pond.

4th August - Fox - Common Piece Lane.

4th August - Field vole - Common Piece Lane.

5th August - Sparrowhawk - Sycamore Avenue.

5th August - Green Woodpecker - Crow Park Way wet area.

9th August - Peacock Butterfly - Aults Close.

9th August - Comma Butterfly - Aults Close.

9th August - Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly - Aults Close.

9th August - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Sycamore Avenue.

25th August - Heron - canal towpath near Potlocks Bridge.

 

September

4th September - Buzzard x 4 - Doles Lane (flying overhead).

5th September - Bullfinch (female) - Aults Close.

 

October

2nd October - Hicklin Bridge, Stenson - flock of lapwings flying overhead.

2nd October - Hicklin Bridge, Stenson - Skylark.

2nd October - canal towpath near Potlocks Bridge - oak cap.

6th October - Cote Close Bird Sanctuare - Shaggy ink cap.

8th October - Sparrowhawk - Aults Close.

11th October - Common shrew - Crow Park Way.

17th October - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Sycamore Avenue.

21st October - Great Spotted Woodpecker - Common Piece Lane.

 

November

2nd November - Green Woodpecker - Cardales Meadow.

7th November - Heron - Trent and Mersey canal near Ballast Hole Pond.

7th November - Jay - Trent and Mersey canal near Ballast Hole Pond.

15th November - Kingfisher - Trent and Mersey canal between Ballast Hole Pond and Nadee Restaurant.

16th November - Yellowhammer - Hicklin Bridge, Stenson.

26th November - Hedgehog - Aults Close, still active!

 

December

7th December - Flock of dunlin Priory Way.

8th December - Flock of dunlin Priory Way.

9th December - Great Spotted Woodpecker on canal towpath near Nadee Restaurant.

9th December - Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding on bird feeder in garden Sycamore Avenue.

11th December - Flock of fieldfares near Hicklin Bridge, Stenson.

12th December - Jay in Cardales Meadow.

12th December - Hedgehog in Aults Close, still active!!

13th December - Flock of lapwings in field between railway line and Mercia Marina.

18th December - Bullfinch in bushes Common Piece Lane near Clovermead.

21st December - Little Owl heard Aults Close.

21st December - Heron seen in Hell Brook, Common Piece Lane.