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30 October 2014

Canklow Woods: Song Thrush - 2 - 2 west at 0830
Parkgate Canal Basin: Mute Swan - 81 - inc 12 1st winters. At least 20 colour-ringed birds present. ; Mallard - 107 ; Black-headed Gull - c80 ; Tufted Duck - 1pr ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Pied Wagtail - 1
Parkgate; 'Banana' plantation: Goldcrest - 2-3 ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Coal Tit - 2-3 ; Redwing - 3 - NE ; Linnet - 2 - N ; Chaffinch - 1 - N ; Goldfinch - 20+ ; Stock Dove - 7 - W ; Greenfinch - 9 - 6 N/NE; 1 W; 2 feeding on rose-hips
Rawmarsh; Barber's Avenue: Mute Swan - 1 - 1st winter flew N, very low following road, c3-4m above ground @ 0655hrs. Possibly disoriented in fog!?

29 October 2014

Agden Beck: ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD - 1 - soaring / gliding with common buzzard, the two being mobbed by a merlin.
Castleton: Dipper - 1 ; Nuthatch - 1
Edge Mount: Cormorant - 2 - flying south ; Chaffinch - 19 ; Brambling - 6 - feeding with chaffinches amongst beech mast ; Moorhen - 6 - on flight pond
Fulwood: Woodpigeon - 1850 - good passage S-SW in 45 mins this morning ; Redwing - 6 - W ; Jackdaw - 22 - W
General Cemetery, Sharrow: Peregrine - 1 ; Sparrowhawk - 2
Green Moor: Canada Goose - 200+ - Flew NW, assume regular flock moving daily at the moment
Greystones garden: Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - Female on nut feeder
High Storrs: Waxwing - 4 - feeding on Edale Road, soon flew off
Peat Pits: Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Robin - 2 - both singing ; Starling - 150+ - feeding in stubble ; Pied Wagtail - 3 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Skylark - 5 - including 2 singing ; Rook - 40 - feeding with starlings ; Merlin - 1 - sat on fence post ; Lapwing - 2 ; Meadow Pipit - 5
R Don, Rotherham Centre; adjacent interchange: Chiffchaff - 1 - calling from riverside willows @ 0800hrs
Rawmarsh-Haugh Rd: Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Lapwing - 2 - N ; Golden Plover - 10 - S & 70 N ; Herring Gull - 4 - S ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 7 - S ; Great Black-backed Gull - 4 - S ; Woodpigeon - 4550 - S in 3.5 hrs ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - SW ; Skylark - 4 - SW ; Meadow Pipit - 17 - SW ; Grey Wagtail - 1 - SW ; Redwing - 5 - SW ; Song Thrush - 1 - SW ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - SE ; Starling - 1215 - SW in 3.5 hrs ; Chaffinch - 19 - SW ; Jay - 1 - N ; Bullfinch - 1 - SW
Redmires Bottom Res: Brambling - 6 - Flew E ; Woodpigeon - 800+ - Good S - SW movement this am. ; Golden Plover - 49 ; Nuthatch - 1 ; Other Species - 1 - red admiral still on the wing
Sheffield Centre: Peregrine - 1 - Over Arundel Gate @ 2.40pm
Silverwood Lagoon: Short-eared Owl - 1 - hunting over rough grassland below NW corner of lagoon at 08.10 then drifted over adjacent stubble field putting up flock of c170 Feral Pigeons ; Common Gull - 6 ; Black-headed Gull - 90 ; Mute Swan - 9 - family now commuting between lagoon and TCP ; Lapwing - 12 ; Mistle Thrush - 3 ; Goldfinch - 30 ; Jay - 5 ; Starling - 200 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Buzzard - 2 ; Stonechat - 1 - male