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21 February 2017

Banner Cross: Waxwing - 18 - at junction of Brincliffe Edge Road and Ecclesall Road. First seen at 12.00, and present until 13.00, before flying in direction of Bannerdale Road. Included a colour ringed bird.
Endcliffe Park: Kingfisher - 1 - Flying over the lower lake at 7:05 ; Dipper - 2 - By Hunters Bar at 7:10
Five Weirs Walk: Dipper - 1 - Perched on rock/vegetation mid-river close to Stevenson Road bridge. ; Kingfisher - 1 - Flying downstream under Stevenson Rd. Bridge
General Cemetery, Sharrow: Buzzard - 1 - Soaring low, headed towards city centre at 16:20. Unusual here
Kiveton Community Woodland: Kingfisher - 2 - 1 female fishing then brief skirmish with intruder.
Nether Edge: Waxwing - 60+ - Carterknowle Road. Large flock gathering together from smaller scattered groups, began moving on fairly quickly.
Orgreave Lakes: Goldeneye - 12 (4 males) ; Oystercatcher - 3 ; Ringed Plover - 1 - dep. NW.
R Don, Effingham St: Black-headed Gull - c50 - inc striking white leucistic bird
Redmires conduit: Golden Plover - 15 - Flying over, calling, some settling. ; Other Species - 1 - Mountain Hare with full white coat in heather
Rivelin Valley: Curlew - 16 - feeding in field just W of junction of Rivelin valley road and Rails Road at 09:00. Still there at 12:15
Sheffield University: Peregrine - 2 - on St George's Church
Silverwood Pit Top: Meadow Pipit - 4-5 ; Skylark - 3 - Singing ; Reed Bunting - c20 - In mixed flock on stubble field West side of site. ; Yellowhammer - 8 - With Reed Bunting & Meadow pipits ; Short-eared Owl - 3 - Flushed from roost site by dog running loose. ; Buzzard - 1 - Over Hollings Lane. ; Stonechat - 1 - Male in Gorse next to lagoon ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Goldfinch - c50 - Large flock flying around site feeding on alders ; Black-headed Gull - c300 - On lagoon ; Mute Swan - 2 ; Tufted Duck - 4 ; Pochard - 2 ; Little Grebe - 4 - A lot of trilling. ; Coot - 6
Stocksbridge: Waxwing - 11 - briefly on Manchester Road, left south
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 5 ; Little Grebe - 2 ; Mute Swan - 12 ; Greylag Goose - 11 ; Canada Goose - 9 ; Gadwall - 7 - 4m3f ; Pochard - 11 ; Tufted Duck - 30+ ; Red-legged Partridge - 2 - singles call. ; Water Rail - 2 ; Lapwing - 13 - 4pr disp. ; Black-headed Gull - 150+ ; Common Gull - 1 - 2nd wint .came in ; Herring Gull - 2 - 1st wint. ; Skylark - 7 - sing ; Pied Wagtail - 2 ; Wren - 12 - 10sing ; Dunnock - 25 - 17sing ; Robin - 25 - 14sing ; Song Thrush - 2 - sing ; Blackbird - 20 ; Goldcrest - 1 - sing ; Long-tailed Tit - 4 - 2pr ; Tree Sparrow - 2+ ; Bullfinch - 12 - 4--2-4-2
Ulley: BEAN GOOSE - 1 - Tundra Bean Goose still in fields at Ulley today