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23 April 2014

Beauchief: Mandarin - 2 - Pair by garden pond ; View Picture
Broomhead Res: TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL - 1 - singing; per BBSG website ; Brambling - 1 - singing ; Grey Wagtail - 2+ - a pair feeding young ; Crossbill - 10 - c10 singing
Canklow: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - 1 singing
Canklow Woods: Woodcock - 1 - 1 roding at 2030
Catcliffe Flash: Mute Swan - 2 - ad pr with nest ; Canada Goose - 1 - in at 13:00 and completely ignored by male Mute Swan - very disappointing ; Gadwall - 1 - male ; Tufted Duck - 17 ; Coot - 13+ ; Great Crested Grebe - 2 ; Black-headed Gull - 2 ; Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing
Edge Mount: Cuckoo - 1 - sat on wall ; Buzzard - 1 - very pale bird on moorland fringe
Hillsborough Park: Canada Goose - 48+ ; Greylag Goose - 1 ; Coot - 7+ - Plus 4 maybe 5 chicks a few days old also another nest with a bird on ; Moorhen - 2+ ; Tufted Duck - 2 - Pair
Millhouses: Siskin - 1F - First this year on Springfield Rd garden feeders
Onesmoor: Lapwing - 1 - in surrounding fields ; Wheatear - 1 - female ; Meadow Pipit - 5 ; Skylark - 9 - singing ; Red-legged Partridge - 1 - calling from rape
Orgreave Lakes: Redshank - 4 ; Ringed Plover - 3 ; Dunlin - 1 ; Wheatear - 4 ; Grey Wagtail - 2 ; Pied Wagtail - 3 ; Willow Warbler - 3 ; Sand Martin - 6 ; Swallow - 2 ; Dunlin - 6 - N end of main lake at 1900
Padley Gorge: Cuckoo - 1 - Calling from NW corner of wood ; Cuckoo - 1 - Calling from trees at south edge of Lawrence Field ; Pied Flycatcher - 10 - 3 pairs, 4 males singing on territory) ; Grey Wagtail 1 ; Tree Pipit - 2 ; Stonechat - 2 - a pair
Poolsbrook Marsh: Mute Swan - 4 - 1 ad on pool + 3 flewE ; Water Rail - 1 - Calling from back of main pool ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - Drumming ; Reed Warbler - 2 - Singing ; Sedge Warbler - 4 - Singing ; Grasshopper Warbler - 3 - 2 reeling from reedbed + 1 reeling from rapeseed field at back of main pool ; Reed Bunting - 5 - Inc 4 males
Silverwood Lagoon: Wheatear - 1 ; Swallow - 2 ; Reed Warbler - 1 - singing ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - 'reeling' in SW paddocks at 07.05 ; Oystercatcher - 1 - circled lagoon at 07.45 then flew west ; Whitethroat - 11 - singing, now widespread around pit top
Thrybergh CP: Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Oystercatcher - 1 ; Common Sandpiper - 3 ; Arctic Tern - 1 - flew N ; Wheatear - 1 - female ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - In front of visitor centre @ 18.00. ; View Picture
Upper Derwentdale: Crossbill - 5+ - near King's Tree ; Common Sandpiper - 3 - together near Kings Tree ; Stonechat - 2 - pair near Slippery Stones
Wharncliffe Side: Lesser Redpoll - 4 - On Nyger feeders

22 April 2014

Canklow Woods: Common Buzzard - 1
Elsecar Res: Arctic Tern - 8 - feeding over water ; Mediterranean Gull - 1 - 1st year bird
Green Moor: Tree Sparrow - 4
Hillsborough Park: Swallow - 8+ - feeding over pond
Langsett Res: Common Sandpiper - 1
Meadowhall: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - 1 singing adjacent to platform 4 meadowhall railway station
R Don, Blonk St: Sand Martin - 10+ - In and out of riverside drain holes below Holiday Inn
R Don, East Coast Rd - Newhall Rd: Sparrowhawk - 1 - Flying from tree to tree, heading downstream. ; Chiffchaff - 2 ; Sand Martin - 20+ - Enjoying the damp conditions around the bridge at Stevenson road at 13.30
Redmires Res: Greylag Goose - 3 - on Bottom Res ; Canada Goose - 6 - 3 distinct pairs ; Tufted Duck - 2 - male & female on Top Res ; Oystercatcher - 2 - pair on Bottom Res ; Ringed Plover - 1 - ad on Bottom Res ; Little Ringed Plover - 4 - 2 displaying pairs ; Curlew - 5 ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - reeling by Middle Res ; Yellow Wagtail - 1 - flew SW
Ronksley Moor: Raven - 6 - Party of six over the moor calling constantly ; Buzzard - 2 - pair circling
Rother Valley CP: BLACK-NECKED GREBE - 1 - One on Reserve Lake mid afternoon ; Oystercatcher - 8 - flying around the reserve lake
Silverwood Lagoon: Dunlin - 1 ; Wheatear - 2 ; Yellow Wagtail - 1 ; Whinchat - 1 - female on fence at lagoon end of main approach track late afternoon
Thrybergh CP: Arctic Tern - 4 - feeding over water - still present at 0900. ; Gadwall - 1m ; Tufted Duck - 30 - 19m+11f ; Sand Martin - 180 ; Swallow - 30+ ; House Martin - 1 ; Wren - 13 - singing ; Blackcap - 2 - singing