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28 May 2015

Beeley Wood: Swift - 15+ - flying over Abbey Forged Products feeding.
Chatsworth: Mandarin - 13 - 3 pairs including 1 pair on River Derwent with 7 very small downy young.
Intake: Coal Tit - 3+ - feeding at least 2 juvs in garden
Meersbrook Park: Swallow - 2 ; Chiffchaff - 1 - Heard
Orgreave Lakes: Turnstone - 3 - large lake. ; View Picture, Ringed Plover - 4 ; Dunlin - 1 ; Redshank - 4 ; Oystercatcher - 4 - resident pair+2 young on island. ; Great Crested Grebe - 2 - island pair +at least 1 chick on back. ; Mute Swan - 37 ; Blackcap - 1 ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Reed Warbler - 1 - in reeds, side of Rother,between bridges. ; Grey Wagtail - 2 - on Rother.
Rawmarsh-Stubbin Hill: Goosander - 1 - pr high to NW @ 07.28 ; Stock Dove - 4 - 2 prs ; Green Woodpecker - 1
Silver Wood: Willow Tit - 1 - calling in alders along disused railway line
Silver Wood/Old Ravenfield: Yellow Wagtail - 2 - over fields alongside approach track to Pingle Lane tip
Silverwood Lagoon: Little Grebe - 8+ - including two pairs now feeding downy young ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 - west
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 4 ; Cormorant - 4 ; Mute Swan - 21 ; Tufted Duck - 13 - 8m,5f ; Buzzard - 2 - singles ; Kestrel - 3 - 2-1 ; Lapwing - 2 ; Common Tern - 3 ; Swift - 50+ ; Sand Martin - 10+ ; Swallow - 10+ ; House Martin - 80+ ; Wren - 1 - singing ; Blackcap - 5 - singing ; Whitethroat - 7 - singing ; Reed Warbler - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 5 - 4 singing ; Chiffchaff - 2 - singing ; Goldfinch - 23
Wyming Brook: Spotted Flycatcher - 1 ; Dipper - 1 ; Wood Warbler - 1 - Calling intermittently by big bend ; Tawny Owl - 1 ; View Picture

27 May 2015

Blackburn Meadows NR: Reed Bunting - 1 - singing ; Blackcap - 3 - singing ; Chiffchaff - 4 - singing ; Willow Warbler - 4 - singing ; Whitethroat - 6 - Including 5 singing ; Reed Warbler - 3 - singing ; Gadwall - 3 - drakes ; Common Buzzard - 3 - in the air together
Broomhead/Rushy wood area: Curlew - 2 ; Cuckoo - 3 - most probably 3 diff birds one on north side of res. one in canyard hills and one in broomhead park latter two calling at same time ; Blackcap - 6 - all singing males ; Willow Warbler - 4 - all singing ; Chiffchaff - 8 - all singing in different locations ; Chiffchaff - 8 - all singing in different locations ; Goldcrest - 2 ; Nuthatch - 1 - feeding chicks in nest box by path
Centenary Riverside: Reed Warbler - 3 - 2 singing plus 1 other ; Reed Bunting - 1 - 1 singing ; Kingfisher - 1 ; Kingfisher - 1
Crookes Valley Park: Goldcrest - 1 - singing from conifer this morning ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2 - one in flight and another calling from woodland
Deepcar/ Garden: House Sparrow - 10/15 - including 4 chicks being fed ; Starling - 8+ - including young birds being fed ; House Martin - 5 ; Swift - 2 ; Siskin - 2 - pair on feeders
Kilnhurst Ings: Shoveler - 3 - Female with 2 small ducklings on river.
R Don, Norfolk Bridge: Canada Goose - 2 - pair with 2 goslings ; Coot - 1 - nest failed
Rawmarsh- Haugh Rd: Common Tern - 1 - W @ 10.15
Rotherham Centre; Don Canal, Rotherham Lock: Blue Tit - 1pr - carrying food to young in nest under stone footbridge.
Stubley Hollow: Starling - 120 - Post breeding flock with many youngsters. House Sparrow - 38.
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 4 - 2pr ; Cormorant - 3 ; Mute Swan - 10 ; Canada Goose - 4 ; Greylag Goose - 4 ; Tufted Duck - 16 - 9m7f ; Buzzard - 3 ; Kestrel - 2 - singles ; Oystercatcher - 3 - arrived left w0920 ; Common Tern - 2 ; Swift - 30 - + ; Yellow Wagtail - 3 ; Blackcap - 6 - sing ; Whitethroat - 7 - sing ; Reed Warbler - 2 - sing ; Willow Warbler - 2 - sing ; Long-tailed Tit - 4 - +2pr with juvs ; Magpie - 17 - inc 2+juvs ; Reed Bunting - 6 - m ; Cuckoo - 1 - call flew w0830
Wadsley Common: Cuckoo - 1 - Calling again.