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26 April 2015

Agden: Oystercatcher - 2 - feeding in field alongside road ; Snipe - 6
Aldwarke: Lapwing - 6 ; Little Grebe - 1 - on small, permanent pond ; Ringed Plover - 4 - at least 4 ; Linnet - 7 - inc singing male ; Mallard - 3 - 2m; 1f ; Pied Wagtail - 1 - female ; Kestrel - 1 ; Jackdaw - 6 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - over ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing male; Waddington Way
Aldwarke SF: Blackcap - 5 - singing males ; Chiffchaff - 2 - inc singing male ; Whitethroat - 5 - inc 3 singing males ; Mallard - 11 - 8m; 3f ; Moorhen - 8 ; Reed Bunting - 1-2 - singing males ; Black-headed Gull - 9 ; Swallow - 1 - feeding over lagoons ; Sedge Warbler - 1 - singing male ; Tufted Duck - 1pr ; Mute Swan - 2 - 2cy birds still present ; Lapwing - 1 ; Coot - 7+ - + brood of 3 (same brood as last visit) ; Song Thrush - 1 - singing male ; Gadwall - 6 - in aerial display ; Little Grebe - 2 - probably 2prs present ; Grey Heron - 1 - in from W
Barbrook Bridge: Whinchat - 1 ; Reed Bunting - 1 ; Kestrel - 1
Bellhagg Wood: Redstart - 1 - male singing
Burbage Valley: Whinchat - male ; Stonechat - 1 - male plus possible female
Canklow Woods: Lesser Whitethroat - 2 - 2 singing ; Common Buzzard - 2 - in the air together at 1500
Centenary Riverside: Song Thrush - 1 ; Whitethroat - 3 - singing males ; Willow Warbler - 2 - singing males ; Long-tailed Tit - 4 - inc pair with nest material ; Mallard - 7 - 5m; 2f ; Moorhen - 3 ; Reed Bunting - 1 - singing male ; Stock Dove - 1 - singing male ; Cormorant - 1 - circled & left NE ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing male ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 - W ; Green Sandpiper - 1 - briefly ; Swallow - 4 - N ; Jay - 1 - S ; Gadwall - 1pr
Cutthroat Bridge: Ring Ouzel - 1 ; Whinchat - 1
Endcliffe Park: Dipper - 2 - Pair copulating 50 yards up from Hunters Bar roundabout
Firsby Res: Bullfinch - 2 - pair nest building ; Whitethroat - 4 - singing ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1-2 - possible pair ; View Picture, Buzzard - 2 ; Willow Warbler - 5 ; Whitethroat - 5 ; Chiffchaff - 4 - one bathing in stream at Southern end of site ; Chiffchaff - 4 - one bathing in stream at Southern end of site ; View Picture, Buzzard - 1 ; Pied Wagtail - 1 - in horse paddock ; Lapwing - 4 - in sheep field ; Woodpigeon - 2 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 - female in newly dug channel ; Sand Martin - c40 ; Swallow - c60 ; House Martin - 4 ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - singinging in rough ground at side of large pond ; Reed Bunting - 4 - singing males ; Blackcap - 4 ; Blackbird - 2 ; Carrion Crow - 1 ; Magpie - 2 ; Robin - 2 ; Wren - 3 ; Goldfinch - 8 ; Chaffinch - 2
Fulwood: Swift - 1 - N over observer's garden ; House Martin - 4 - over observer's garden
Grenoside - Hill Top Lane: Swallow - 5+ ; Dunnock - 2 - singing ; Goldfinch - 3 ; Starling - 1 ; Chaffinch - 1 - singing ; Robin - 1 - singing ; Wren - 1 - singing ; Kestrel - 1 ; Pied Wagtail - 1
Hollow Meadows: Oystercatcher - 1
Lockerbrook: Tree Pipit - 4 - singing ; Redstart - 2 - pair at lockerbrook farm ; Siskin - 15+ - including 10 males singing ; Common Buzzard - 2 ; Willow Warbler - 8 - singing ; Pied Flycatcher - 3 - male and 2 female at woodcock coppice. Male singing, one female entered nest box, other female close by ; Ring Ouzel - 2 - pair copulating at crags near Bellhagg Wood