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01 July 2016

Brdfield/Rocher Area: Snipe - 1 - calling from cover ; Curlew - 5 ; Lapwing - 11 - flying and calling in among sheep probably some young on ground ; Buzzard - 1 ; Skylark - 2 ; Goldfinch - 9 - feeding on thistle heads ; Linnet - 4 ; Swallow - 2 - flying around sheep after insects
Brdfield/West Nab Area: Mistle Thrush - 5 - in recently cut field ; Kestrel - 1 - hunting over cut field ; Swift - 4 ; Lapwing - 6 ; Stock Dove - 1 - feeding in cut field ; Woodpigeon - 4 ; Starling - 5 ; Linnet - 6 ; Swallow - 4 ; Carrion Crow - 2 ; Blackbird - 1 ; Wren - 1 ; Meadow Pipit - 2 ; Magpie - 3
Broomhead Res: Woodcock - 1 - crossing New Road at side of plantation
Canklow Woods: Common Buzzard - 1
Morley Pond: Little Egret - 2 - via BBSG
Rotherham Centre: Grey Wagtail - 2 - ad feeding well grown young
South Street park: Whitethroat - 1 - 1 singing
Tapton Hill: Bullfinch - 1 - Adult male in garden near junction of Manchester Rd and Shore lane.
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 1 ; Greylag Goose - 17 ; Tufted Duck - 23 - 22m1f ; Buzzard - 1 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Herring Gull - 1 - 2nd yr ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - jv past s ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - call ; Skylark - 4 - sing ; Sand Martin - 9 ; House Martin - 2 ; Wren - 19 - +18 singing 1ad+juvs calling in hedgerow ; Dunnock - 11 - 7sing ; Robin - 18 - 6+juvs ; Blackbird - 13 - 7sing ; Blackcap - 1 - sing ; Whitethroat - 1 - sing ; Reed Warbler - 2 - sing ; Willow Warbler - 1 - sing ; Chiffchaff - 2 - sing ; Magpie - 23 - inc. 5 families of 4birds ; House Sparrow - 6

30 June 2016

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet: Swallow - 6+ - at least 3 active nests; fledged young reported this morning ; Buzzard - 1 - flew over towards woods
Blacka Moor: Blackcap - 1 ; Swift - 2 ; Reed Bunting - 3 ; Linnet - 6 ; Willow Warbler - 1 ; Swallow - 1 ; Curlew - 2 ; Skylark - 2 ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Tree Pipit - 1 ; Siskin - 2 - m + juv
Canklow Woods: Common Buzzard - 1 ; Swift - 50+ - feeding above the canopy
High Riggs, Stannington: Tree Sparrow - 15+ - Two family groups with 5 & 6 juvs feeding on Flash Lane and in adjacent wheat field.
Ladybower Res: Redstart - 2 - Adult couple but no sign of feeding behaviour.
Orgreave Lakes: Grey Partridge - 2 ; Sand Martin - 39 - resting on the path by the large lake ; Oystercatcher - 4 - resident pair with 2 young on island. ; Mute Swan - 35 - inc. breeding pair with 4 cygnets. ; Great Crested Grebe - 13 - inc. breeding pair with 2 young. ; Ringed Plover - 2 ; Little Ringed Plover - 2 ; Redshank - 2 - poss. with young in "scrub" around small lake.
Poolsbrook Marsh: Lesser Whitethroat - 2+ - a pair feeding young ; Reed Warbler - 5 ; Sedge Warbler - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 2 ; Chiffchaff - 3 ; Other Species - 2 - Large Skipper
Silverwood Lagoon: Gadwall - 1+ - female with young brood of 6
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 1 ; Cormorant - 1 ; Mute Swan - 8 - 2ad6y ; Greylag Goose - 18 ; Canada Goose - 4 ; Tufted Duck - 22 - all m ; Buzzard - 4 - 2in s 1in e 1in n ; Kestrel - 1 ; Coot - 60 - +at least 5pr with y ; Common Tern - 1 - past s ; Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Skylark - 4 - sing ; Sand Martin - 1 ; Swallow - 1 ; Wren - 17 - sing ; Dunnock - 10 - 9sing ; Blackbird - 13 - 4sing no sign of jvs yet ; Blackcap - 1 - peculiar song including Song Thrush mimicry