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17 January 2017

Blackbrook Wood: Buzzard - 1
Blackburn Meadows: Pink-footed Goose - 130+ - flew west at 10:10
Denaby Lane: Barn Owl - 1 - Hunting roadside at 00:15 hrs
Ecclesfield: Pink-footed Goose - 120 - Flew north-west at 10:20
Handsworth garden: Sparrowhawk - 1 - Female
High Green: Pink-footed Goose - 400+ - Flew north at 09:35
Hurlfield: Glaucous Gull - 1 - on Springs Academy playing fields 12:35-12:45 then appeared to fly to roof of sports hall. (v poor record shot) ; View Picture
Orgreave Lakes: Whooper Swan - 7 ; Shelduck - 2 ; Whooper Swan - 7 - left at 12.40 hrs NW, calling. ; Shelduck - 2 ; Lapwing - 80+ - high over then on tip and island. ; Stonechat - 1 - male. ; Linnet - 40+ ; Bullfinch - 5 ; Goldeneye - 3 - Male,2 females.
Rawmarsh: Pink-footed Goose - 500 - skein west @ 09:45
Rivelin Dams: Whooper Swan - 9 - 6 ad,3 juv at 11:30 ; Mandarin - 2 - 1m, 1f ; Goosander - 2 - 1m, 1f ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Cormorant - 1 ; Pink-footed Goose - 300 - flew over in 2 skeins c150 in each heading north at 11:30
Rotherham: Brecks: Pink-footed Goose - c100 - NW @ 1000hrs
Sheffield Centre: Redwing - 20+ - In trees at Waitrose Car Park on Ecclesall Road
Silverwood Lagoon: Short-eared Owl - 1 - hunting over western paddocks and adjacent stubble field at 08.50 ; Pink-footed Goose - 390 - 220 NW at 09.20, 170 NW at 10.00 ; Pochard - 2 ; Shoveler - 2m ; Mallard - 7 ; Gadwall - 1pr ; Snipe - 1 ; Rook - 40
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 22 ; Little Grebe - 1 ; Mute Swan - 9 ; Wigeon - 2 - mf ; Pochard - 7 - 6m.1f ; Water Rail - 2 - 2nd bird came out today ; Lapwing - 170+ ; Black-headed Gull - 200 ; Herring Gull - 9 - inc.2ad+3-1st w down, 2ad west. 1ad south ; Dunnock - 18 ; Robin - 25 ; Redwing - 4 ; Fieldfare - 2 - flew SE ; Lesser Redpoll - 40+ - west ; Goldfinch - 60+ - inc flocks 30-10 ; Bullfinch - 9 - 4-3-2 at least 5f ; Reed Bunting - 7 ; Yellowhammer - 5
Wyming Brook: Long-tailed Tit - 8 ; Treecreeper - 2 - 1 accompanying Long-tailed Tit flock ; Coal Tit - 4 ; Goldcrest - 2 ; Blue Tit - 3 ; Great Tit - 5 ; Bullfinch - 6 ; Siskin - 1 ; Pink-footed Goose - c50 - flying west

16 January 2017

Bramall Lane: Waxwing - 50 - Flock of about 50 along with 20+ Redwings in trees around St Mary's Church.
Damflask Res: Cormorant - 2 - 1 colour-ringed bird, ringed as a nestling in the colony on Puffin Island on 25/06/2016. ; View Picture, Mandarin - 30+ - including 1 leucistic female
Elsecar Res: Mallard - 90 ; Great Crested Grebe - 4 ; Goosander - 2 ; Teal - 1 ; Tufted Duck - 1
Green Moor: Tawny Owl - 3 - Calling
Handsworth garden: Linnet - 2
Queens Road: Waxwing - 50+ - In trees near B&Q at 14:00
Rotherham Centre: Goosander - 2 - redheads, NE, the W/SW @ 0914hrs ; Grey Heron - 1 - NE @ 0755hrs
Sheffield Centre: Waxwing - 2+ - At least 2 on St Marys Gate at 12.10