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04 August 2015

Rotherham Centre; Centenary Way: Starling - 150-200 - feeding in fruiting Sorbus & Prunus trees by roadside
Rotherham Centre; Chantry Bridge: Sand Martin - 10+
Silverwood Lagoon: Cormorant - 9 - west at 09.15
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 2 ; Little Grebe - 7 - 2jv ; Cormorant - 13 - 4down+9s o900 ; Mute Swan - 32 ; Canada Goose - 20 - arr ; Buzzard - 3 - soaring in n ; Moorhen - 6 - + ; Coot - 110 ; Tufted Duck - 145 ; Black-headed Gull - 100 - circa ; Common Tern - 3 - 2ad with 1jv ; Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Sand Martin - 26 ; Swallow - 18 ; House Martin - 7 ; Blackcap - 7 ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Reed Warbler - 3 ; Chiffchaff - 5 ; Willow Tit - 1 ; Starling - 16 ; House Sparrow - 30 - +

03 August 2015

Burbage Valley: Stonechat - 3 - male, female & juvenile ; View Picture, Meadow Pipit - 3+ ; Kestrel - 1 ; Swift - 1
Grenoside: Ring-necked Parakeet - 1 - in fight over gardens very vocal
Haywood Farm: Buzzard - 2 - Circling repeatedly over Haywood and Froggatt Edge ; Long-tailed Tit - 6 - Juvs ; Kestrel - 1 - Female on wire ; Chiffchaff - 1 - Still singing occasionally ; Jay - 5 - 4 juvs
Hillsborough Park Pond: Mallard - 100+ - Including two Albinos and various denominations also just 3 ducklings (17 present 10 days ago) ; Canada Goose - 38+ - Only one Gosling ; Moorhen - 6+ - inc 4 young chicks ; Greylag Goose - 1 - Also White Goose with odd black flecks and orange bill and feet presumed to be the parent of only Gosling ; Feral Pigeon - 5 ; House Sparrow - 12 ; Pintail - 1 - Also male Muscovy Duck
Longshaw: Whinchat - 1 - Female with food for young on pack horse trail ; View Picture, Whinchat - 1 - another photo of female ; View Picture
Longshaw Lodge: Lesser Redpoll - 2 - male & female on feeders ; View Picture, Swallow - 3+
Middleton Moor: Ringed Plover - 2 - 1adult, 1 juvenile.
Rawmarsh:Haugh Rd: Cormorant - 1 - NE @ 10.30 ; Greylag Goose - 10 - SW @ 07.37 ; Buzzard - 2 - S @ 14.30 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 7 - S ; Swift - 577 - SW in 3 hrs (10.00-13.00 - Largest party 95) ; Sand Martin - 13 - SW ; House Martin - 47 - SW ; Swallow - 21 - SW ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - over garden @ 07.00 ; Cormorant - 3 - E @ 19.25
Rivelin Valley: Kingfisher - 1 - At Third Coppice Wheel ; Grey Heron - 1 - Juvenile ; Wren - 3 - Family group ; Moorhen - 10 - includes 3 -4 separate broods ; Little Owl - 2 - 1 Adult and 1 Juv on Coppice Farm
Rotherham Centre; Don Canal: Mute Swan - 2 - colour-ringed birds, yellow 814 & 993
Stanage Edge: Meadow Pipit - 1 - below Stanage Edge, Burbage end. ; View Picture, Meadow Pipit - 1 - another photo ; View Picture