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29 September 2016

Aldwarke; Tata Steel: Peregrine - 1 - adult on roof intermittently from 0750hrs at least ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - settled on roof briefly, flushing FPs
Brinsworth: Heron - 2 - Near river flying N to S.
Canklow Woods: Common Buzzard - 6 - 6 in the air together at 1440
Dalton/Odd Hill: Common Buzzard - 4 - 3 up together @ 0740hrs drifted SE; single mobbed by K @ 0905hrs ; Kestrel - 1 - mobbing BZ
Orgreave Lakes: Wheatear - 1 - northern edge of big lake ; Dunlin - 2 ; Golden Plover - 5 - circled, calling then dep. W at 0800.
Parkgate; 'Banana' plantation: Goldcrest - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Meadow Pipit - 91+ - all S/SW, in 3hrs ; Pied Wagtail - 13 - 4 NE; 9 S/SW ; Chiffchaff - 1 ; Swallow - 7 - SW ; Chaffinch - 4 - SW ; Grey Partridge - 15 - single covey ; House Martin - 22 - 3 SW; noisy flock of 19 high to S ; Siskin - 1 - S ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 8 - SW ; Jay - 1 - W
Roundwood Golf course: Goldcrest - 1-2 ; Cormorant - 1 - SW ; Mistle Thrush - 1 ; Mute Swan - 7 - SW @ 0716hrs ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing ; Green Woodpecker - 1 - calling ; Grey Partridge - 1 - calling; flushed by groundsmen ; Goldfinch - c40 - inc 10 SW
Silver Wood: Grey Heron - 2 - by Woodlaithes duckpond at 06.55
Silver Wood/Gullingwood: Common Buzzard - 4 - soaring over @ 0930hrs
Silverwood Lagoon: Raven - 2 - WNW at 09.20
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 10 - two fams.6-4 ; Little Grebe - 4 - 2-1-1 ; Cormorant - 11 ; Mute Swan - 8 - fam. ; Greylag Goose - 3 - circled ; Canada Goose - 41 ; Tufted Duck - 48 ; Kestrel - 2 - singles ; Pheasant - 2 - m ; Lapwing - 300 - circa flock in fields ; Black-headed Gull - 70 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 - jv s ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Nuthatch - 1 - in hedgerow flew e ; Skylark - 2 ; Swallow - 2 - south ; Meadow Pipit - 11 - past s 2-3-1-1-4 ; Robin - 18 - 10 sing ; Chiffchaff - 13 ; Starling - 100+ - in with Lapwing ; Goldfinch - 100+ - 80-20 ; Greenfinch - 4 - singles ; Bullfinch - 2 ; Yellowhammer - 2
Wadsley Common: Grey Wagtail - 2 - 2 juveniles briefly in garden-only second record in 20 years