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19 April 2014

Bar Brook Valley: Skylark - 5 - singing ; Snipe - 1 - displaying ; Reed Bunting - 3 - singing ; Wheatear - 3 - 2 males, 1 female
Canklow: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - 1 singing
Canklow Woods: Treecreeper - 1 - along the hospital boundary.
Coombs Dale: Redstart - 3+ - At least 3 singing males also 2 singing Blackcaps ; Wheatear - 4 - 3 males and a female
Houndkirk Moor: Crossbill - 2 - on Houndkirk Road next to Lady Canning's Plantation
Stanage Edge, below: Willow Warbler - 1 - car park below plantation ; Reed Bunting - 1 - car park below plantation ; Buzzard - 5 ; Ring Ouzel - 3 - Flying below High Neb, at least 2 males ; Red Grouse - 5 ; Pied Flycatcher - 1 - Male in woods below Green's House
Stanley Hill: Linnet - c40 - Flushed by sparrowhawk, most landing on wires ; View Picture, Meadow Pipit - 3 ; Willow Warbler - 3 - singing ; Yellowhammer - 1 ; Swallow - 1 ; Carrion Crow - 4 ; Blackbird - 2 ; Pied Wagtail - 1
Stubbing House Lane, Grenoside: Linnet - 500+ - remarkably large, noisy flock moving between wires and fields, NW of Stubbing House Lane (near Wilson Spring Wood). ; View Picture
Thrybergh Res: Little Grebe - 1s/p ; Gadwall - 5 - 3m2f ; Tufted Duck - 35 - =22m13f ; Oystercatcher - 3 - 1+2e ; Sand Martin - 80 ; Swallow - 20 ; House Martin - 5 ; Blackcap - 8 - singing ; Whitethroat - 2 - singing ; Lesser Whitethroat - 2 - singing ; Willow Warbler - 7 - singing ; Chiffchaff - 3 - singing
Wharncliffe Chase (north): Tree Pipit - 1 - singing at edge of pales wood ; Wheatear - 2 - male and female ; Redstart - 1 - male singing in pales wood ; Curlew - 1 ; Cuckoo - 1 ; Green Woodpecker - 1
Wharncliffe Chase (south): Swallow - 3 - over the flash ; Meadow Pipit - 50+ ; Reed Bunting - 2 ; Linnet - 10+ ; Willow Warbler - 5 - singing
Wharncliffe Heath NR: Willow Warbler - 26 - singing ; Robin - 22 ; Wren - 24 - singing ; Linnet - 7+ - at least 2 males singing ; Nuthatch - 2 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2 ; Dunnock - 6 - singing, 1 carrying nest material ; Chaffinch - 10+ - 5 singing ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - singing on pylon ; Siskin - 1 - flew over heath ; Blackcap - 3 - singing
Wharncliffe Side: House Martin - 7 - feeding over River Don near Ewden beck and water treatment works
Wharncliffe Wood: Willow Warbler - 30+ - singing ; Chiffchaff - 11 - singing ; Crossbill - 1 - male at top of larch ; Woodcock - 1 - flushed from side of path
Wheata Wood: Blackcap - 4+ - 3 singing ; Nuthatch - 2 - pair, collecting moss from wall ; Willow Warbler - 3 - singing ; Wren - 7 - 6 singing ; Coal Tit - 1 - singing ; Chiffchaff - 4 - singing

18 April 2014

Agden Rocher: Merlin - 1 - heading west ; Redstart - 2 - 1 singing ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 6 - singing
Aldwarke SF: Whitethroat - 1 - singing male ; Gadwall - 5prs ; Greylag Goose - 1 ; Shoveler - 1pr ; Tufted Duck - 3 - 1pr + 1m ; Reed Bunting - 2-3prs ; Blackcap - 1 - singing male ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing male ; Moorhen - 2 ; Little Grebe - 2-3prs ; Goldfinch - 5 ; Long-tailed Tit - 1-2prs ; Swallow - 1 - N ; Sand Martin - 1 - N
Barbrook Plantation: Redstart - 2 - both males
Blacka Moor: Grey Partridge - 2
Brown Edge Farm: Wheatear - 1 - male
Canklow Woods: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - 1 singing
Cutthroat Bridge: Ring Ouzel - 5 - 3 males and 2 females being chased over the moor by a photographer
Dronfield Byepass: Ring-necked Parakeet - 1 - Crossing two wooded areas
Fatty Boyns Ponds: Chiffchaff - 3 - inc 2 singing males ; Blackcap - 1 - singing male
Greasbrough Dam, Wentworth: Buzzard - 2
Hassop: Yellowhammer - 5 - singing/calling
Hay Dale: Redstart - 1 - singing ; Blackcap - 1 - singing
Middleton Moor: Wheatear - 1 - male