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24 April 2018

Blackburn Meadows NR: Water Rail - 1 - Calling ; Moorhen - 5 ; Coot - 2 - Pair ; Jay - 2 ; Reed Warbler - 1 - Singing ; Whitethroat - 4 - Singing males ; Blackcap - 9 - Singing males ; Willow Warbler - 4 - Singing males ; Chiffchaff - 7 - Singing males ; Gadwall - 6 - 3 pairs ; Little Grebe - 3 - 2 on Ferham Lake and 1 on Mckays Lagoon
Canklow: Whitethroat - 1 - Singing nr AMG works car park 06.45 ; Blackcap - 2 - Singing. ; Chaffinch - 1 - Singing. ; Pheasant - 3 - feeding in AMG works field.
Canklow Woods: Whitethroat - 1 - 1 singing ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - 1 reeling
Curbar: Blackcap - 2 - Male and female in the same tree.
Holbrook Marsh: Cetti's Warbler - 1 - singing ; Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing
Orgreave Lakes: Wheatear - 4+ - All males ; View Picture, Dunlin - 2 ; Common Sandpiper - 1 ; Swift - 1 ; Wheatear - 4 - females around N Dyke at 0830. ; View Picture
R Don, Rotherham Centre; Chantry Bridge: Sand Martin - 6+ - around site of colony; bird seen entering hole
Redmires Top Res: Common Sandpiper - 2
RVCP, Main Lake: House Martin - 1 - with sand martins and swallows
Sheffield Airport Runway: Wheatear - 3 ; Lapwing - 2 ; Skylark - 2 ; Kestrel - 1
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 6 - 3pr ; Mute Swan - 30 ; Greylag Goose - 5 - inc 1past nw ; Tufted Duck - 3 - inc.1f ; Buzzard - 1 - to e soar ; Kestrel - 1 ; Pheasant - 4 - crow. ; Lapwing - 4 - 2pr nest sites ploughed in ; Common Sandpiper - 1 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - 2cy ; Swift - 8 ; Little Owl - 1 - call ; Skylark - 5 - sing ; Sand Martin - 50+ ; Swallow - 12+ ; House Martin - 10+ ; Wren - 10 - sing ; Dunnock - 15 - 10sing ; Robin - 7 ; Song Thrush - 5 - 4sing ; Blackbird - 16 ; Blackcap - 7 - 5sing ; Whitethroat - 2 - sing ; Willow Warbler - 4 - 3sing ; Chiffchaff - 3 - sing ; Reed Bunting - 7 - 1sing ; Yellowhammer - 2 - 1sing
Tinsley: Oystercatcher - 1 - Flew over north at 10.50

23 April 2018

Agden Res: Common Sandpiper - 1 pr
Bar Brook: Wheatear - 4+ ; Grey Wagtail - 2 ; Willow Warbler - 2 ; Curlew - 2 ; Cuckoo - 1 - Heard only
Bar Brook Valley: Whinchat - 1 - m ; Snipe - 1 ; Red Grouse - 1 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Curlew - 2
Barbrook Plantation: Pied Flycatcher - 1 - m ; Willow Warbler - 4
Broomhall: Willow Warbler - 1 - Singing on estate near Springfield School
Catcliffe: Red Kite - 1 - reported over at 16:00
Centenary Riverside: Chiffchaff - 1 - Singing. ; Blackcap - 1 - Singing. ; Reed Warbler - 1 - Singing. ; Whitethroat - 1 - Singing + alarm call. ; Song Thrush - 3 - Singing. ; Chaffinch - 1 - Singing. ; Robin - 1 - Singing. ; Goldfinch - 2 ; Blue Tit - 2 - Pair ; Great Tit - 2 - Pair ; Canada Goose - 7 - River and pond. ; Cormorant - 3 - Over
Middleton Moor: Shelduck - 1
Orgreave Lakes: Common Sandpiper - 3 ; Wheatear - 3 - 2 male Greenland birds by wooden footbridge. Female by Small Lake. ; Hobby - 1 - North scattering hirundines as it passed. ; Wheatear - 8 - At least 8 Greenland types ; Sand Martin - C.300 - C.300 ; Swallow - C.100 ; House Martin - C.30 ; Swift - 6
Peat Pits: Golden Plover - c 25 - These appear to be 'altifrons'.
Pit-house West: Willow Tit - 2 - one each at opposite ends of the site ; Whitethroat - 1 - singing male ; Reed Warbler - 2 - singing Bittern Pool

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