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21 December 2014

Bents Green: Grey Wagtail - 1 - Visited every day for last 6 days
Blackburn Meadows NR: Snipe - 11 ; Chiffchaff - 1 - Calling
Bolehill Flash: Blackbird - 28 ; Cetti's Warbler - 1 - calling in phragmites
Broomhead Res: Herring Gull - c130 - increase in big Gulls. ; Great Black-backed Gull - 25 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 3 ; Black-headed Gull - c1800 ; Common Gull - c40
Broomhead/Ewden: ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD - 1 - juv low over Wigtwizzle at 15:40, full crop obvious.
Brownhills Lane: Little Owl - 2
Catcliffe Flash: Coot - 65 ; Mute Swan - 4 ; Shoveler - 4 - 2 pairs ; Teal - 3
Centenary Riverside: Cormorant - 12 - 10 W; 1 E; 1 on river ; Song Thrush - 6 - inc 1 singing ; Teal - 9 ; Water Rail - 2 - 'sharming' simultaneously ; Pheasant - 2 ; Chiffchaff - 1 ; Kingfisher - 1 - male ; Bullfinch - 1 ; Lesser Redpoll - 3 ; Long-tailed Tit - 7 ; Stock Dove - 1
Green Moor: Tree Sparrow - 4 ; Bullfinch - 1 - Male ; Jay - 1 ; Common Buzzard - 1
Hillsborough Park: Goosander - 10 - 3 male + 7 female (fishing successfully) ; Pintail - 1 - feral male
Mosborough Quarry Hill: Blackcap - 1 - Female drinking from bird bath in garden
Orgreave Lakes: Mute Swan - 2 ; Canada Goose - 40 - c. ; Greylag Goose - 15 - c. flew N over Treeton Village ; Coot - 216 ; Gadwall - 12 ; Wigeon - 20 ; Tufted Duck - 46 ; Pochard - 166 ; Goosander - 13 ; Teal - 3 - on River Rother ; Great Black-backed Gull - 8 - on island of small lake ; Pied Wagtail - 3 ; Grey Wagtail - 2 ; Skylark - 23 ; Meadow Pipit - 16 ; Bullfinch - 4 - by metal bridge
Parkgate Canal Basin: Black-headed Gull - c100 ; Mute Swan - 89 - inc 11 1st winters. Minimum 17 colour-ringed birds
Parkgate; Barber's Avenue: Song Thrush - 1 - in full song, 0745hrs
Parkgate; Rotherham Road: Mute Swan - 7 - in from NE, very low over road, onto canal basin @ 0750hrs
R Don, Rotherham Centre; adjacent ex-Tesco: Mallard - 28 ; Grey Wagtail - 2
R Don, Rotherham; Centenary Riverside to Bow Bridge: Kingfisher - 1 - flew up Rother at Bow Bridge & turned NE up Don, calling excitedly
Rotherham Centre; Westgate: Black-headed Gull - c40 - foraging in street around takeaways after Saturday night revelries!
Rotherham; Northfield, Gin House Lane: Great Black-backed Gull - 4 - 3 ads; 1 1st W on waste recycling site ; Herring Gull - 20-30 - mostly adults ; Black-headed Gull - 60-70
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 16 ; Little Grebe - 2 ; Cormorant - 5 ; Pink-footed Goose - 1 ; Greylag Goose - 144 ; Canada Goose - 110 ; Buzzard - 1 - call only ; Pochard - 16 ; Tufted Duck - 47 ; Water Rail - 1 ; Lapwing - 330 ; Black-headed Gull - 150 - + ; Common Gull - 3 - ad ; Herring Gull - 4 - flew sth ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Tree Sparrow - 15 - +