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28 February 2015

Canklow Woods: Redwing - 4 - 4 south at 0915
Millhouses: Bullfinch - 2 - Pair - regular visitors to feeders ; Goldfinch - 6 - Regular visitors to niger seed feeders
Morehall tip / R Don: Goosander - 3 - pair + male on river ; Buzzard - 4 - 2 pair displaying ; Robin - 5 - all singing ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Song Thrush - 3 - all singing ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Jay - 1 ; Bullfinch - 8 ; Goldfinch - 3 - feeding with bullfinch on buddleia ; Dipper - 6 - pair + singles on different territories ; Mallard - 22 ; Mandarin - 2 - pair on river with mallards ; Water Rail - 1 - flushed from marsh ; Redwing - 1 ; Tawny Owl - 1 - recently deceased , no obvious injuries
Orgreave: Curlew - 1 - In at 15:50 ; Redshank - 1 ; Ringed Plover - 2 ; Goldeneye - 2 - Pair
Rawmarsh-Stubbin Hill: Cormorant - 2 - N ; Buzzard - 2 ; Lapwing - 44 - in area ; Golden Plover - 22 - circled over playing field c5 mins. Flew NW 15.05 ; Herring Gull - 3 - S ; Fieldfare - 22 ; Pheasant - 8 ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Jay - 1 ; Bullfinch - 2 ; Yellowhammer - 3 - singing
Rivelin Valley: Song Thrush - 6 singing ; Heron - 1 ; Kingfisher - 1 ; Dipper - 2 ; Nuthatch - 5 ; Lapwing - 10 ; Woodpigeon - 100+ ; Mistle Thrush - 4 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Jay - 1
Sheffield Parkway: Buzzard - 1 - Circling. ; Kestrel - 1 - Perched on street light.
Soughley Lane, Redmires: Pink-footed Goose - 1 - still in field with Greylags ; View Picture, Greylag Goose - 13 - in fields ; Canada Goose - 13 - in fields
Thrybergh CP: Herring Gull - 8+ ; Barn Owl - 1 - Hunting early morning.
Thrybergh Tip: Great Crested Grebe - 2 ; Little Grebe - 1 ; Mute Swan - 24 ; Canada Goose - 13 ; Greylag Goose - 2 ; Cormorant - 3 ; Teal - 5 ; Gadwall - 8 ; Wigeon - 2 ; Shoveler - 6 ; Pochard - 9 ; Tufted Duck - 19 - + 110 on river ; Kestrel - 1 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Lapwing - 55 - N ; Oystercatcher - 1 - circled low over lake @ 08.10 before heading S @ 08.12 ; Snipe - 2 ; Common Gull - 3 - S ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 3 - N ; Stock Dove - 11 - on wires ; Woodpigeon - 300 - in area ; Kingfisher - 1 - flew under bridge @ 08.40 ; Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Skylark - 1 - singing ; Song Thrush - 5 - singing @ 07.00 ; Mistle Thrush - 2 ; Redwing - 9 ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Long-tailed Tit - 10 ; Jay - 2 ; Goldfinch - 20 ; Lesser Redpoll - 6 ; Bullfinch - 6 ; Reed Bunting - 2 - singing
Tinsley Golf Course: Green Woodpecker - 1
Wire Mill Dam: Mandarin - 2 - male and female

27 February 2015

Burbage Rocks: Buzzard - 1 - flying west, battling against headwind. ; Kestrel - 1
Canklow Woods: Common Buzzard - 4 - in the air together at 1455
Catcliffe: Buzzard - 3 - Over Biffa Tip
Catcliffe Flash: Woodcock - 1 - at back of flash
Derwent Moors: Buzzard - 5 - Cutthroat Bridge - Derwent Edge - Moscar ; Raven - 5 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Golden Plover - 2 ; Skylark - 1 ; Lapwing - 10+ ; Fieldfare - 30+